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Then shall be said or sung the


O God, the Father in Heaven, have mercy upon us!

O God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us!

O God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, and grant us thy peace! Amen.

Then may the Minister say this prayer, or it may

be omitted.

ALMIGHTY God, our Heavenly Father, who of Thy great mercy hast promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto Thee; have mercy upon us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Apostles' Creed be said by the Minister and the Congregation.

Apostles' Creed.

BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy

Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into the place of departed spirits; The third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian Church; The communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.

Then shall be sung the Te Deum Laudamus, or the Gloria in Excelsis, as here followeth.

Gloria in Excelsis.

GLORY be to God on high, and on earth


peace, good will towards men. praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee for Thy great glory, O Lord God, Heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. . Thou

that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For Thou only art holy; Thou only art the Lord; Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

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Then shall the Minister offer a brief prayer, which may close with the Lord's Prayer, in which the people may join; and it is fitting that they should do so whenever it occurs in public worship.


The Lord's Prayer.

UR Father, who art in heaven; Hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from

evil; For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Then shall follow a Hymn and the


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.


The Lord bless thee and keep thee; The Lord make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:

The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Amen.

After the Benediction, the Congregation, still standing, should offer silent prayer.


The Service shall begin with one of the following Invitatories. The Invitatory may be said responsicely by the Minister and Congregation.


The Invitatory.

1. Deus Misereatur. Ps. ìxvii.

OD be merciful unto us, and bless us : And cause his face to shine upon us. That Thy way may be known upon earth; Thy saving health among all nations.

Let the people praise Thee, O God: Let all the people praise Thee.

Then shall the earth yield her increase; And God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us: And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.

2. Jubilate Deo. Ps. c.

MAKE a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands: Serve the Lord with gladness, come before His presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord He is God; It is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves: We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.

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