0 LORD our God, how excellent is Your name in all the earth, who has set Your glory above the heavens! While cherubim and seraphim continually cry, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts, we Your creatures would adore Your glorious majesty, O God, for who is like to You, 0 Lord, among the gods, who is like You, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders!
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows Your handiwork: day to day utters speech, and night to night shows knowledge. “When we behold Your wisdom and Your goodness throughout inanimate creation, and in the creatures You have formed, we can but exclaim, You are worthy 0 Lord to receive glory and honor and power, for You have created all things and for Your pleasure they are, and were created.
Sovereign of the Universe, You have prepared Your throne in the heavens, and Your kingdom rules over all. A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. We bless You for the power and goodness manifested in that providence which is over all the works of Your hands, but we adore You for the richer displays of Your grace in the gift of our Lord Jesus Christ who is the brightness of Your glory, and the express image of Your person.
Spirit of Grace, affect all hearts with the glories of our Redeemer’s person, the condescension of His life, the wonders of His death, and the infinite righteousness he has purchased for sinful man, until he shall have the heathen for His inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth for His possession. Lord, we have seen Your glory, this day, in Your earthly abode; bless to us the exercises of the Sabbath, preserve us during the night which is coming on, and bring us at length to Your upper sanctuary where there is no more night, for the glory of God lights it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. Amen!
Manual of Devotion or Religious Exercises for The Morning and Evening of Each Day in The Month For the Use of Schools and Private Families.
By N. C. Brooks, A. M., President of The Baltimore Female College.
Sixth Edition. New York: Published by A. S. Barnes & Co. Cincinnati: H. W. Derby & Co. 1855