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Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: Be thankful unto Him, and bless His Name.

For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.

3. Venite Exultemus Domino. Ps. xcv.

COME, let us sing unto the Lord: Let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving: And make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms.

For the Lord is a great God: And a great King above all gods.

In His band are the deep places of the earth The strength of the hills is his also. The sea is His, and He made it and His hands formed the dry land.

O come, let us worship and bow down: Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

For He is our God: And we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His

hand.

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4. Laetatus Sum. Ps. cxxii.

WAS glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord; our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusa lem.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: They shall prosper that love thee.

Peace be within thy walls: And prosperity within thy palaces.

5. Lavabo Inter Innocentes.

Ps. xxvi.

WILL wash mine hands in innocency: So will I compass Thine Altar, O Lord. That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving and tell of all Thy wondrous works.

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Lord, I have loved the habitation of Thy house: And the place where Thine honor dwelleth.

Then shall be said or sung the Gloria Patri, the Congregation standing.

Gloria Patri.

GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Then may the Minister say the Confession of Sins as here followeth. The Congregation standing until the end of the Kyrie, or the Minister may omit all until the end of the Kyrie, at his discretion.

The Confession of Sins.

DEARLY Beloved: If we say that we

have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and

the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Let us therefore confess our sins unto God our heavenly Father, and humbly beseech Him, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to grant us forgiveness.

Let us pray.

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father:

we poor sinners acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against Thy Divine Majesty. We have provoked Thy wrath and indignation against us, and deserve at Thy hands the punishment due to the guilty. But we do earnestly repent and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; and we beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to 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; for the sake of Thy dear Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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¶Then shall the Congregation sing or say the

Kyrie.

ORD, have mercy upon us! Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us!

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Or this:

Amen.

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.

The Minister here readeth a lesson from the Old Testament, after which one of the following Canticles shall be sung; or, if but one lesson is used, this may be omitted.

Levabi Oculos Meos. Psalm cxxi.

WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; He that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel, shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is thy keeper; The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil; He shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in, from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Or this:

Bonum est Confiteri. Psalın xcii.

Amen.

IT is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O Most Highest.

To tell of Thy loving kindness early in the morning, and of Thy truth in the night

season.

Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute; upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.

For Thou, Lord, hast made me glad, through Thy works, and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of Thy hands.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

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