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When all nave received the Communion, the following
Prayer may be offered :
ALMIGHTY GOD, we thank thee that we have thus been permitted to remember our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and thereby to be brought into spiritual communion with him and with each other. Wilt thou assist us, by thy grace, so to continue in this holy fellowship, that, by the practice of every virtue and abhorrence of every vice, by simplicity and godly sincerity, by a spirit of self-denial and selfsacrifice, we may become worthy of entering into thy heavenly kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then may be sung the following Anthem :
Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good-will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee, for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, through thy only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, who taketh away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Through him who taketh away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Through him who taketh away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Through him who sitteth at thy right hand, O God our Father, have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord. Thou only, O Christ, by the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Or this Hymn:
From the table now retiring,
Which for us the Lord hath spread,
Grow in all things like our Head.
His example by beholding,
May our lives his image bear;
His commands may we revere.
Love to God and man displaying,
Walking steadfast in his way,
Peace from God through endless day.
The peace of God, which passeth understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty be among you and remain with you always. Amen.
MORNING OF COMMUNION DAY, AND AT OTHER TIMES, WHEN THE
MINISTER CHOOSES, THE SERVICES MAY BE COMMENCED BY READING THE COMMANDMENTS, AS FOLLOWS:
God spake these words, and said, I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt have none other gods but me.
Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them; for I, the Lord thy God, am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, and show mercy unto the thousandth generation of them that love me and keep my commandments.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt not do any work; thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.
Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Thou shalt do no murder.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.
Jesus said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Love is the fulfilling of the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear alse witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.