|The Book of Common Prayer
An order for Evening Prayer
throughout the year
After the sentences, exhortation, confession, and absolution, as is appointed at morning prayer, the Presbyter shall say, or sing,
OUR Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdome 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 wee forgive them that trespasse against us. And leade us not into temptation : but deliver us from evil, for thine is the knigdome, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Then likewise he shall say or sing.
Lord open thou our lips.
ye the Lord.
Then Psalmes in order as they be appointed in the Table for Psalmes,
except there be proper Psalmes appointed for that day. Then a Lesson
of the old Testament, as it is appointed likewise in the Kalender, except
there be proper Lessons appointed for that day. After that, the Magnificat,
in English, as followeth.
soul doth magnifie the LORD, and my
spirit hath rejoyced in God my Saviour.
else this Psalme.
Magnificat. Luke 1. 46.
SING unto the LORD a new song; for
he hath done marvellous things : his right hand, and his holy arm, hath
gotten him the victory.
a Lesson of the new testament. And after that, Nunc dimittis, in English,
Cantate domino. Ps. 98
now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
else this Psalme.
Luke 2. 29.
be mercifull unto us, and blesse us : and cause his face to shine upon
¶ Then shall follow the Creede, with other prayers, as is before appointed at Morning prayer, after Benedictus, and with three Collects, First of the day. The second of peace. The third for aide against all perils, as hereafter followeth: which two last Collects shall be daily said at Evening Prayer without alteration.
¶ The second Collect at Evening prayer
O GOD, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, an all just works do proceede : give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give, that both our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended from the feare of our enemies, may passe our time in rest and quietnesse, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
¶ The third Collect, for aid against all perils
LIGHTEN our darknesse we beseech thee, O Lord, and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love of thy onely Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Then shall follow the prayer for the Kings Majesty, with the rest of the prayers at the end of the Letany, to the Benediction.
Deus misereatur. Ps. 67.
the feasts of Christmas, the Epiphany, Saint Matthias, Pasch or Easter,
the Ascension, Pentecost, Saint John Baptist, Saint James, Saint Bartholomew,
Saint Matthew, Saint Simon and Jude, Saint Andrew, and Trinity Sunday,
shall be sung or said, immediately after Benedictus, this confession
of our Christian faith, the Presbyter and all the people standing.
will be saved : before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholique
Glory be to the Father, and to the Sonne : and to the holy Ghost.
endeth the Order of Morning and Evening prayer, through the whole year.
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