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To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: and to guide our feet into the way of peace. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Or else this Psalm.
O be joyful in the Lord (all ye lands :) serve the Lord Jubilate deo. with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.
Be ye sure 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.
O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting and his truth endureth from generation to generation.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son. &c. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without Amen.
¶ Then shall be said the Creed, by the minister and the people standing.
I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven
I believe in the
And the life everlasting. Amen.
[3 Grafton, Or the .c. Psalme. Jubilate. Grafton has nothing in the margin here: it is uncertain whether he has elsewhere, as the book is slightly damaged. 1596, Or this C. Psalme. Jubilate Deo. Jubilate
Deo, also in the margin.] [Grafton, arose.]
[Grafton and 1596, he shall.]
And after that, these prayers following, as well at Evening prayer as at Morning prayer: all devoutly kneeling.
The Minister first pronouncing with a loud voice.
The Lord be with you.
Then the Minister, Clerks and people, shall say the Lord's prayer, in English, with a loud voice.
Our Father which art 2. &c.
Then the Minister standing up, shall say.
O Lord shew thy mercy upon us:
And mercifully hear us, when we call upon thee.
O Lord save thy people:
And bless thine inheritance.
Priest. Give peace in our time O Lord:
Answer. Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou O God.
Priest. O God make clean our hearts within us:
Then shall follow three Collects, The first of the day, which shall be the same that is appointed at the Communion. The second for peace. The third for grace to live well. And the two last Collects shall never alter, but daily be said at Morning prayer throughout all the year, as followeth.
The Second Collect for Peace.
O GOD, which art author of peace, and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom: defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies, that we, surely trusting in thy defence,
[Grafton has not, The.]
[2 art, not in Grafton. And so elsewhere.]
1578, Minister. So, also, in the next four instances.]
may not fear the power of any adversaries: through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord.
The third Collect for grace.
O LORD our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, which hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day defend us in the same with thy mighty power, and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
for Evening prayer
throughout the year.
The Priest shall say.
Our Father which art. &c.
Then likewise he shall say.
O Lord open thou our lips:
Answer. And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.
Praise ye the Lord.
Then Psalms, in order as they be appointed in the Table for Psalms, except there be proper Psalms appointed for that day. Then a lesson of the old Testament as is appointed likewise in the Kalendar, except there be proper lessons appointed for that day. After that, Magnificat, in English, as followeth.
My soul doth magnify the Lord.
[ 1596, O Lord.]
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me and holy is
And his mercy is on them that fear him throughout all generations.
He hath shewed strength with his arm : he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He, remembering his mercy, hath holpen his servant Israel: as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed for
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son. &c.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever. &c.
¶ Or else this Psalm.
O SING unto the Lord a new song: for he hath done marvellous things.
With his own right hand, and with his holy arm : hath he gotten himself the victory.
The Lord declared his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.
He hath remembered his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.
Shew yourselves joyful unto the Lord all ye lands sing, rejoice and give thanks.
Praise the Lord upon the harp sing to the harp with a Psalm of thanksgiving.
With trumpets also and shawms: O shew yourselves joyful before the Lord the king.
Let the sea make a noise and all that therein is the round world, and they that dwell therein.
[Grafton, Or the .xcviii Psalme, Cantate Domino Canticum novum.] [the, not in Grafton.]
Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord: for he is come to judge the earth. With righteousness shall he judge the world and the people with equity.
Glory be to the Father. &c.
As it was in the. &c.
Then a Lesson of the New Testament. And after that, (Nunc dimittis) in English, as followeth.
LORD, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace: according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.
before the face of all
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles and to be the glory of thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and. &c.
As it was in the beginning, and is now. &c.
Or else this Psalm.
GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us : and shew us the Deus miselight of his countenance, and be merciful unto us.
That thy way may be known upon earth thy saving health among all nations.
Let the people praise thee O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.
O let the nations rejoice and be glad : for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.
Let the people praise thee, O God let all the people praise thee.
Glory be to the Father. &c.
As it was in the beginning. &c.
Then shall the earth bring forth her increase and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.
God shall bless us and all the ends of the world shall fear him.
Then shall follow the Creed, with other prayers, as is before appointed at Morning prayer, after Benedictus; and with three Collects :
[ Grafton, Or this Psalm, Deus misereatur nostri, in English.]
[LITURG. QU. ELIZ.]