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wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live: We pray Thee, graciously pardon all our sins, through the same, Thy Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
II. Epistle, I Thes. v: 12–23. Gospel, Matt. xi: 25—30.
TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
The Collect. (The Collect for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany shall be used on the last Sunday after Trinity in each year).
DAY OF HUMILIATION AND PRAYER.
The Collect. O gracious God, merciful Father, who dost bountifully forgive and show mercy unto all who truly repent of their sins: We heartily beseech Thee, dear Father, forgive us all our sins, and grant us Thy grace, that all we who call upon Thy name, each day abstain from all unrighteousness and sin, and turn unto Thee with all our hearts, that by the power of Thy Spirit we may daily be found in sincere faith and obedience, bringing forth fruits of true repentance; grant us also that, seeking and calling upon Thee in faith and confidence, we may find Thee a merciful God and Father, and be assured of Thy gracious help and blessing in every need of body and soul, until at length, by Thy grace, we obtain eternal salvation; through Thy dear Son, our Lord and Savior, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one true God, world without end. Amen.
Introit. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, for the Lord hath spoken: I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
They have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger: They are gone away backward.
Ps. If Thou, Lord, shouldst mark iniquities: O Lord, who shall stand? Glory be to the Father. &c.
The Collect. Almighty and most merciful God, our heavenly Father, of whose compassion there is no end, who art long-suffering, gracious, and plenteous in goodness and truth; forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin: We have sinned and done perverseiy, we have forsaken and grievously offended Thee; against Thee, Thee only, have we sinned and done evil in Thy sight; but we beseech Thee, O Lord, remember not against us former iniquities; let Thy tender mercies speedily forgive us, for we are brought very low; help us, O God of our salvation, and purge away our sins, for the glory of Thy holy name, for the sake of Thy dear Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. I. Lesson. Is. lv 6–7.
Gospel, Matt. iii:8–10.
Gospel, Luke xiii: 23–30.
THE FESTIVAL OF HARVEST.
Introit. O Lord, Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness: and l'hy paths drop fatness.
Thou visitest the earth and waterest it: Thou blessest the springing thereof.
Ps. Praise waiteth for Thee, O God, in Zion: and unto Thee shall the vow be performed. Glory be to the Father, &c.
The Collect. Almighty God, most merciful Father, who openest Thy hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing: We give Thee most humble and hearty thanks that Thou hast crowned the fields with Thy blessing, and hast permitted us once more to gather in the fruits of the earth; and we beseech Thee to bless and protect the living seed of Thy word sown in our hearts, that in the plenteous fruits of righteousness we may always present to Thee an acceptable thank-offering; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
THE FESTIVAL OF THE REFORMATION.
Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be removed: and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.
Ps. God is our refuge and strength: a very present help in trouble.
The Collect. O Lord God, heavenly Father: Pour out, we beseech Thee, Thy Holy Spirit upon Thy faithful people, keep them steadfast in Thy grace and truth, protect and comfort them in all temptation, defend them against all enemies of Thy word, and bestow upon Christ's Church militant Thy saving peace, through the same, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
A DAY OF GENERAL OR SPECIAL THANKSGIVING.
Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
Ps. Praise ye the Lord; praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in the firmament of His power. Glory be to the Father, &c.
The Collect. Almighty God, our heavenly Father, whose mercies are new unto us every morning, and who, though we have in no wise deserved Thy goodness, dost abundantly provide for all our wants of body and soul; Give us we pray Thee, Thy Holy Spirit, that we may heartily acknowledge Thy merciful goodness toward us, give thanks for all Thy benefits, and serve Thee in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly: Nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord: And in His law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water: That bringeth forth his fruit in his season.
His leaf also shall not wither: And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment: Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the IIoly Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Why do the heathen rage: And the people imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together: Against the Lord and against His anointed, saying,
Let us break their bands asunder: And cast away their cords from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: The Lord shall have them in derision.
Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath: And vex them in His sore displeasure.
Yet have I set any king: Upon my holy hill of Zion.
I will declare the decree: The Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance: And the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron': Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: Be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear: And rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little: Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.
O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth: Who hast set Thy glory above the heavens.
Out of the inouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength because of Thine enemies: That Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers: The moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained;
What is man, that Thou art mindful of him: And the son of man, that Thou visitest him?
For Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels: And hast crowned him with glory and honor.
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands: Thou hast put all things under his feet:
All sheep and oxen: Yea, and the beasts of the field;
The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea: And whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Lord: How excellent is Thy name in all the earth!
The heavens declare the glory of God: And the firmament showeth His handiwork.
Day unto day uttereth speech: And night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language: Where their voice is not heard.
Their line is gone out through all the earth: And their words to the end of the world.
In them hath He set a tabernacle for the sun: Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever: The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Moreover by them is Thy servant warned: And in keeping of them there is great reward.
Who can understand his errors? Cleanse Thou me from secret faults.
Keep back Thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: Then shall I be upright and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight: O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: For Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof: The world, and they that dwell therein.
For He hath founded it upon the seas: And established it upon the floods.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?: Or who shall stand in His boly place?
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart: Who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive the blessing from the Lord: And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation of them that seek him: That seek thy face, O Jacob.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors: And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?: The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors: And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?: The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.
Unto Thee, O Lord: Do I lift my soul.
O my God, I trust in Thee: Let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me:
Yea, let none that wait on Thee be ashamed: Let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
Show me Thy ways, O Lord: Teach me Thy paths.
Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me: For Thou art the God of my salvation; on Thee do I wait all the day.
Remember, O Lord, Thy tender mercies, and Thy loving-kindnesses: For they have been ever of old,
Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: According to Thy mercy remember Thou me for Thy goodness' sake, O Lord.
Good and upright is the Lord: Therefore will He teach sinners in the way.
All the paths of our Lord are mercy and truth: Unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
For Thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity: For it is great.
What man is he that feareth the Lord?: Him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose.
His soul shall dwell at ease: And his seed shall inherit the earth.
The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him: And He will show them His covenant.
Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord: For He shall pluck my feet out of the net. Turn Thee unto me, and have mercy upon me:
For I am desolate and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring Thou me out of my distresses. Look upon mine affliction and my pain: And forgive me all my sins.
Consider mine enemies, for they are many: And they hate me with cruel hatred.
O keep my soul and deliver me: Let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in Thee.
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me: For I wait on Thee.