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O COME, let us síng unto the Lord : let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.

Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving : and shew ourselves glád in him with Psalms.

For the Lord is a great God : and a great King ăbove all gods.

In his hand are all the corners of the earth : and the strength of the hills is his also.

The sea is his, and he made it : and his hands prepárěd the dry land.

O come, let us worshăp, and fall down : and kneel before the Lord our maker.

For he is thě Lord our God : and we are the people of his pasture*, ánd thě sheep of his hánd.

To-day if ye will hear his voice*, hárděn not your hearts : as in the provocation*, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness ;

TONE 1.

When your fáthers tempted me : proved me, ånd sáw my works.

Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said : It is a people that do err in their hearts*, for they have not known my ways.

Unto whom I sware in my wrath : that they should not enter into my rést.

Glory be to the Father*, ănd to the Son : and to thề Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning*, is now, and ever shall be : world withoŭt end. Amen.

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We praise thee, O God a : we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.

All the earth doth worship thee : the Father évěr. lasting.

To thee all Angels crý šloud : the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.

To thee Cherubin, and Sérăphin : contínually do cry,

Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of Sabaoth;

Heaven and earth are full of the Májěsty : of thy Glóry.

· See Rule VII., Preface.

TONE 2.

The glorious company of the Apostles : praiseb thee.

The goodly fellowship of the Prophets : praise thee.

The noble army of Martyrs : praise thee.

The holy Church throughout all the world : doth acknowledge thee;

The Father : of an infinite Majesty ; Thine honourable, true : and only Son; Also the Holy Ghost : the Comforter. Thou art the King of Glory : 0 Christ. Thou art the everlasting Son : of the Father. When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man i thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.

When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death ; thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all bě. liévers.

Thou sittest at the right hand of God: in the Glóry of the Father.

We believe that thou shalt come : to be our Judge.

We therefore pray thee, help thy servants : whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.

Make them to be numbered with thy Saints : in

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TONE 2.

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And we worship thy Name : ever world without end.

Vouchsafe, O Lord : to keep us this dáy without sin.

O Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy úpón us.

O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us : as our trust is in thee.

O Lord, in thee have I trusted : let me never be confounded.

Benedicite, omnia Opera.

TONE 8.

O ALL ye works of the Lord *, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Angels of the Lord *, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye heavens*, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye waters that be above the firmament*, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O all ye powers of the Lord *, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye sun and moon*, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

c See Rule VII., Preface.

TONE 8.

O ye stars of heaven *, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye showers and dew*, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye winds of God*, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye fire and heat*, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye winter and summer*, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye dews and frosts*, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye frost and cold*, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye ice and snow*, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye nights and days*, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye light and darkness *, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye lightnings and clouds *, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever. · O let the earth bless the Lord : yea, let it praise him, and magnify him for ever.

Oye mountains and hills *, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O all ye green things upon the earth*, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

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