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13 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates : and hath blessed thy children within thee.
14 He maketh peace in thy borders : and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.
15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth : and his word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth snow like wool : and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels : who is able to abide his frost?
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them : he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.
19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob : his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation : neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.
PSALM CXLVIII. Laudate Dominum. O Praise the Lord of heaven : praise him in the
height. 2 Praise him, all ye angels of his : praise him, all his host.
3 Praise him, sun and moon : praise him, all ye stars and light.
4 Praise him, all ye heavens : and ye waters that are above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the Name of the Lord : for he spake the word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath made them fast for ever and ever : he hath given them a law which shall not be broken.
7 Praise the Lord upon earth : ye dragons, and all deeps ; 8 Fire and hail, snow and vapours : wind and storm, fulfilling his word;
9 Mountains and all hills : fruitful trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle : worms and feathered fowls; 11 Kings of the earth and all people : princes and all judges of the world;
12 Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the Name of the Lord : for his Name only is excellent, and his praise above heaven and earth.
13 He shall exalt the horn of his people; all his saints shall praise him : even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth him.
PSALM CXLIX. Cantate Domino. O Sing unto the Lord a new song : let the con
of 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him : and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise his Name in the dance : let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp.
4 For the Lord hath pleasure in his people : and helpeth the meek-hearted.
5 Let the saints be joyful with glory : let them rejoice in their beds.
6 Let the praises of God be in their mouth : and a two-edged sword in their hands;
7 To be avenged of the heathen : and to rebuke the people;
8 To bind their kings in chains : and their nobles with links of iron.
9 That they may be avenged of them, as it is written : Such honour have all his saints.
PSALM CL. Laudate Dominum. O Praise God in his holiness : praise him in the
of 2 Praise him in his noble acts : praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him in the sound of the trumpet : praise him upon the lute and harp.
4 Praise him in the cymbals and dances : praise him upon the strings and pipe.
5 Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals : praise him upon the loud cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath : praise the Lord.
1 The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at Sea shall be the same
which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer.
These two following Prayers are to be also thy mercy's sake in Jesus Christ thy
used in her Majesty's Navy every day. Son, our Lord. Amen. O ETERNAL Lord God, who alone
Or thie. spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; who hast
MOST glorious and gracious Lord O
God, who dwellest in heaven, but compassed the waters with bounds until beholdest all things below; Look down, day and night come to an end ; Be
we beseech thee, and hear us, calling pleased to receive into thy Almighty out of the depth of misery, and out of and most gracious protection the per: the jaws of this death, which is ready sons of us thy servants, and the Fleet
to swallow us up: Save, Lor in which we serve. Preserve us from else we perish. The living, the living, the dangers of the sea, and from the shall praise thee. O send thy word of violence of the enemy; that we may command to rebuke the raging winds, be a safeguard unto our most gracious and the roaring sea ; that we, being Sovereign Lady, Queen VICTORIA, and delivered from this distress, may live to her Dominions, and a security for such
serve thee, and to glorify thy Name all as pass on the seas upon their lawful the days of our life. Hear, Lord, and occasions; that the inhabitants of our
save us, for the infinite merits of our Island may in peace and quietness serve blessed Saviour, thy Son, our Lord Jesus thee our God; and that we may return Christ. Amen. in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labours, and I The Prayer to be said before a Fight at
Sea against any Enemy. with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies to praise and glorify thy holy O MOST powerful and glorious Lord Name ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. and commandest all things; Thou sit
God, the Lord of hosts, that rulest Amen. The Collect.
test in the throne judging right, and
therefore we make our address to thy PREVE REVENT us, O Lord, all ou doings, with thy most gracious that thou wouldest take the cause into
Divine Majesty in this our necessity, favour, and further us with thy conti- thine own hand, and judge between us nual help; that in all our works begun, and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, continued, and ended in thee, we may O Lord, and come and help us; for glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy thou givest not alway the battle to the mercy obtain everlasting life; through strong, but canst save by many or by Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
few. O let not our sins now cry against
us for vengeance; but hear us thy poor Prayers to be used in Storms at Sea.
servants begging mercy, and imploring O
MOST powerful and glorious Lord thy help, and that thou wouldest be a
God, at whose command the winds defence unto us against the face of the blow, and lift up the waves of the sea, and who stillest the rage thereof; We Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through
enemy. Make it appear that thou art our thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. in this our great distress cry unto thee for help: Save, Lord, or else we perish. Short Prayers for single persons, that can
not meet to join in Prayer with others, by We confess, when we have been safe,
reason of the Fight, or Storm. and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgot thee our God, and refused
General Prayers. thearlene to the stom woice of thy word: LORD be mercifmeterus sinners, and and to : now we see, how terrible thou art in Thou art the great God, that hast all thy works of wonder ; the great God made and rulest all things: O deliver to be feared above all: And therefore us for thy Name's sake. we adore thy Divine Majesty, acknow Thou art the great God to be feared ledging thy power, and imploring thy | above all : Osave us, that we may goodness. Help, Lord, and save us for praise thee.
Special Prayers with respect to the
heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous
THOU, O Lord, art just and power. unto us; The burden of them is in
Have mercy upon us, Have the face of the enemy.
mercy upon us, most merciful Father; O God, thou art a strong tower of de- For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's fence to all that flee unto thee: O save sake, Forgive us all that is past; And us from the violence of the enemy.
grant that we may ever hereafter Serve O Lord of hosts, fight for us, that and please thee In newness of life, To
the honour and glory of thy Name; we may glorify thee.
o suffer us not to sink under the Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. weight of our sins, or the violence of Then shall the Priest, if there be any in the the enemy.
Ship, pronounce this Absolution. O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us
AL for thy Name's sake.
LMIGHTY God, our heavenly
Father, who of his great mercy Short Prayers in respect of a Storm. hath promised forgiveness of sins to all THOU, O Lord, that stillest the theme that with hearty repentance and
raging of the sea, hear, hear us, true faith turn unto him; Have mercy and save us, that we perish not.
upon you ; pardon and deliver you from O blessed Saviour, that didst save thy all your sins; confirm and strengthen disciples ready to perish in a storm, hear you in all goodness, and bring you to us, and save us, we beseech thee.
everlasting life; through Jesus Christ Lord, have mercy upon us.
our Lord. Amen.
Thanksgiving after a Storm.
Jubilate Deo. Psal. lxvi.
BE joyful in God, all ye lands : the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, Name, make his praise to be glorious.
sing praises unto the honour of his save us now and evermore. Amen.
Say unto God, o how wonderful art Hallowed be thy Name. Thy king ness of thy power shall thine enemies be
In : dom come. Thy will be done in earth, found liars unto thee. As it is in heaven. Give us this day
For all the world shall worship thee : our daily bread. And forgive us our sing of thee, and praise thy Name. trespasses, As we forgive them that
O come hither, and behold the works trespass against us. And lead us not of God : how wonderful he is in his into temptation; But deliver us from doing toward the children of men. evil : For thine is the kingdom, The
He turned the sea into dry land : so power, and the glory, For ever and that they went through the water on ever. Amen.
foot; there did we rejoice thereof. I When there shall be imminent danger, as
He ruleth with his power for ever; many as can be spared from necessary service his eyes behold the people : and such in the Ship shall be called together, and make as will not believe shall not be able to an humble Confession of their sin to God: exalt themselves. In which every one ought seriously to reflect
O praise our God, ye people : and make upon those particular sins of which his con- the voice of his praise to be heard ; science shall accuse him ; saying as followeth,
Who holdeth our soul in life : and The Confession.
suffereth not our feet to slip. Α'
LMIGHTY God, Father of our For thou, O God, hast proved us : thou
Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all also hast tried us, like as silver is tried. things, Judge of all men ; We acknow. Thou broughtest us into the snare : ledge and bewail our manifold sins and and laidest trouble upon our loins. wickedness, Which we, from time to Thou sufferedst men to ride over our time, most grievously have committed, heads : we went through fire and water, By thought, word, and deed, Against and thou broughtest us out into a wealthy thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most place. justly thy wrath and indignation against I will go into thine house with burnt. us. We do earnestly repent, And are offerings : and will pay thee my vows,
which I promised with my lips, and their trouble : he delivered them out of spake with my mouth, when I was in their distress. trouble.
For he brought them out of darkness, I will offer unto thee fat burnt-sacri- and out of the shadow of death : and fices, with the incense of rams : I will brake their bonds in sunder. offer bullocks and goats.
O that men would therefore praise O come hither, and hearken, all ye the Lord for his goodness : and declare that fear God : and I will tell you what the wonders that he doeth for the chilhe hath done for my soul.
dren of men ! I called unto him with my mouth : For he hath broken the gates of and gave him praises with my tongue. brass : and smitten the bars of iron in
If I incline unto wickedness with mine sunder. heart : the Lord will not hear me.
Foolish men are plagued for their ofBut God hath heard me : and con- fence : and because of their wickedness. sidered the voice of my prayer.
Their soul abhorred all manner of Praised be God who hath not cast out meat and they were even hard at my prayer : nor turned his mercy from death's door. me.
So when they cried unto the Lord in Glory be to the Father, and to the their trouble : he delivered them out Bon : and to the Holy Ghost;
of their distress. As it was in the beginning, is now,
He sent his word, and healed them : and ever shall be : world without end. and they were saved from their deAmen.
O that men would therefore praise Confitemini Domino. Psal. cvii.
the Lord for his goodness : and declare O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for the wonders that he doeth for the chil
he is gracious : and his mercy en dren of men ! dureth for ever.
That they would offer unto him the Let them give thanks whom the Lord sacrifice of thanksgiving : and tell out hath redeemed : and delivered from the his works with gladness! hand of the enemy;
They that go down to the sea in And gathered them out of the lands, ships : and occupy their business in from the east, and from the west : from great waters; the north, and from the south.
These men see the works of the Lord : They went astray in the wilderness and his wonders in the deep. out of the way : and found no city to For at his word the stormy wind dwell in ;
ariseth which lifteth up the waves Hungry and thirsty : their soul fainted thereof. in them.
They are carried up to the heaven, So they cried unto the Lord in their and down again to the deep : their soul trouble : and he delivered them from melteth away because of the trouble. their distress.
They reel to and fro, and stagger like He led them forth by the right way :
a drunken man : and are at their wit's that they might go to the city where end. they dwelt.
So when they cry unto the Lord in O that men would therefore praise the their trouble : he delivereth them out Lord for his goodness : and declare the of their distress. wonders that he doeth for the children For he maketh the storm to cease : of men !
so that the waves thereof are still. For he satisfieth the empty soul : and Then are they glad, because they are filleth the hungry soul with goodness. at rest : and so he bringeth them unto
Such as sit in darkness, and in the the haven where they would be. shadow of death : being fast bound in O that men would therefore praise misery and iron;
the Lord for his goodness : and declare Because they rebelled against the words the wonders that he doeth for the chilof the Lord : and lightly regarded the dren of men! counsel of the most Highest ;
That they would exalt him also in · He also brought down their heart the congregation of the people : and throngh heaviness : they fell down, and praise him in the seat of the elders ! there was none to help them.
Who turneth the floods into a wilder. So when they cried unto the Lord in ness: anil drieth up the water-springs.