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those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever.
Then shall be sung the following Hymn:
Our heavenly Father calls,
And Christ invites us near;
And our communion dear.
God pities all my griefs ;
He pardons every day;
And wise to guide my way.
Jesus, my living Head,
I bless thy faithful care;
And my Forerunner there.
Here fix, my roving heart,
Here wait, my warmest love,
In nobler scenes above.
Or this :
O, HERE, if ever, God of love,
Let strife and hatred cease,
And every thought harmonious move,
And every heart be peace.
Not here, where met to think of Him
Whose latest thoughts were ours,
The prayer devotion pours.
No, gracious Master, not in vain
Thy life of love hath been;
Though thou no more art seen.
“ Thy kingdom come;" we watch, we wait,
To hear thy cheering call,
And God be all in all.
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The Minister shall then read such portions of the
Scriptures as he may select ; after which he may deliver an Address, or Discourse, upon any suitable topic. He shall then offer, in the name of all present who shall receive the communion, this Prayer following :
We do not presume to come to this thy table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table; but thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy; grant us, therefore, gracious Lord, so to partake of this holy ordinance, that our minds may be impressed with gratitude to thy dear Son, Jesus Christ, and that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us. Amen.
Then shall the Minister read the following account
of the institution, from 1 Cor. xi. 23—25 :
The Lord Jesus, the same night that he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you ; this do, in remembrance
After the same manner, also, he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This is the new testament in my blood ; this do ye, as oft as ye drink of it, in remembrance of me.
Then the Minister shall break the bread and pour
out the wine; after which he shall offer the Prayers following:
Almighty God, we, thy sinful and erring children, do humbly thank thee for this holy institution, by the hearty observance of which we may be brought into nearer communion with thee and with Jesus Christ. We acknowledge before thee our manifold transgressions; we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts; we have offended against thy holy laws. But we thank thee that when our consciences rebuke us, and the burden of sin becomes intolerable, we
are here enabled, by beholding the love of Jesus Christ, his body broken, and his blood shed, for our sake, to obtain assurance of pardon and acceptance with thee. We hear the most gracious words which he spoke, Come unto me, all ye that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest; and we humbly beseech thee, O God, that thy servants, who are weary with the cares of the world and heavy laden with its sins, may have grace to obtain that holy rest to their souls. Give peace to our consciences and quietness to our hearts. By faith in thy dear Son, and by obedience to his words, may we present our bodies and our souls a living sacrifice to thee! May we, and all those who partake of this holy communion, so eat of this bread and drink of this cup, as to show forth the Lord's death till he come. By worthily receiving thereof, may we make one body with Jesus Christ, that he may dwell in us and we in him. Hear us, O God, and most mercifully accept us, through our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Then may be sung the following Hymn:
ACCORDING to thy gracious word,
In meek humility,
I will remember thee.
Thy body, broken for my sake,
My bread from heaven shall be;
And thus remember thee.
When to the cross I turn my eyes,
And rest on Calvary,
I must remember thee
Remember thee, and all thy pains,
And all thy love to me;
Will I remember thee.
And when these failing lips grow dumb,
And mind and memory flee,
Jesus, remember me.
Then shall the Minister proceed to deliver the bread
and the wine to the People, and shall receive the same himself. And when he delivers the bread to the People, he shall say,
Take and eat this in remembrance of Jesus Christ.
And when he delivers the cup to them, he shall say,
DRINK this in remembrance of Jesus Christ.