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Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the Lord's Prayer; the people also kneeling, and repeating it with him.

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UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.


Then likewise he shall say,

O Lord, open thou our lips.

Answer. And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

Priest. O God, make speed to save us.
Answer. O Lord, make haste to help us.

Here all standing up, the Priest shall say,

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

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

Priest. Praise ye the Lord.

Answer. The Lord's Name be praised.

Then shall be said or sung the Psalms in order as they be appointed. Then a Lesson of the Old Testament, as is appointed. And after that, Magnificat (or the Song of the blessed Virgin Mary) in English, as followeth.



Y soul doth magnify the Lord : and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.


For he hath regarded the lowliness of his hand-maiden.


For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

For he that is mighty hath magnified me : and holy is his Name.

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



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 : and to the Holy Ghost;

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

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Or else this Psalm; except it be on the Nineteenth Day of the Month, when it is read in the ordinary course of the Psalms.

Cantate Domino. Psalm xcviii.

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.

Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord : for he cometh to judge the earth.

With righteousness shall he judge the world and the people with equity.

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