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ORDER OF SERVICES
MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER.
1. INTRODUCTORY SENTENCES AND Hymn. 2. CONFESSION. 3. Lord's PRAYER AND SENTENCES. 4. PSALMS FOR THE DAY, OR SELECTIONS FROM
THE PROPHETS, OR TEDEUM, OR LITANIES. 5. SELECTIONS FROM THE SCRIPTURES. 6. SINGING. 7. SERMON, OR ADDRESSES. 8. A PAUSE OF A FEW MINUTES FOR SILENT
MEDITATION AND PRAYER. 9. EXTEMPORE PRAYER. 10. SINGING. 11. BENEDICTION, OR CLOSING ASCRIPTIONS.
This order of services is not intended to be followed invariably, but may be varied, by the officiating minister, in the following ways.
Instead of the INTRODUCTORY SENTENCES AND HYMN, an introductory Hymn may be selected from the Hymn-book; preceded, if the minister 'wishes, by an EXHORTATION or INVITATION to WORSHIP.
The CONFESSION may be read or omitted.
The SENTENCES following the Lord's Prayer may be read or omitted.
Instead of the Psalms, or in addition to them, the TEDEUM, the SELECTIONS FROM THE PROPHETS, or one of the LITANIES may be used.
Whenever the Minister desires it, he may introduce an EXTEMPORE PRAYER before the Sermon.
Finally, as it is not our object to establish an inflexible form, but rather to afford the means of variety in our worship, whoever reads the service is at liberty to adopt any other alterations in this order, which he may deem expedient.
INTRODUCTORY SENTENCES AND HYMNS
When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
The Lord is in his holy Temple: let all the earth keep silence before Him.
The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit, and they who worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Jesus said, Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly of
ye shall find rest unto your souls. Again I say unto you, that if two of
agree on earth, as touching anything they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in Heaven.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him ; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.
Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life.
Minister. Lift up your hearts.
1 Lo, God is here! let us adore,
2 Lo, God is here! him day and night
United choirs of angels sing:
3 Being of beings! may our praise
Thy courts with grateful fragrance fill:
Or else this.
1 COME, thou Almighty King! Help us thy name to sing ;
Help us to praise;
Ancient of Days.
2 Come, thou all-gracious Lord,
On us descend.
3 Never from us depart;
Love and adore.