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People. Lord, have mercy upon ry rand that we; land all his suba us, and incliné our hearts to keep jects (duly considering whose authis law.; !! :' o 901 bis ; thority he hath) may faithfully
Minister. Thou shalt do no serve, honour, and humbly obey murder.jua kyps Lelling him, in thee, and for thee, 'ac,, People. Lord, have mercy upon cording to thy blessed Word and us, and incline our hearts to keep -ordinance, through Jesus Christ this law., :, ;
our Lord; who with thee and the Minister. Thou shalt not com Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, mit, adultery. ,, ; iiveyou ever one God, world without end.
People. Lord, have mercy upon Amen. Mi us, and incline our hearts to keep .10. 'Or,.. this law. . .. ... 's
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, Minister. Thou shalt not steal, People. Lord, have mercy upon
we are taught by thy holy Word, us, and incline our hearts to keep
that the hearts of kings are in thy this law. : ; :
rule and governance, and that Minister. Thou shalt not bear
thou dost dispose and turn them false witness against thy neigh
as it seemeth best to thy godly
wisdom ; We humbly beseech bour., ? ,,, ;
thee so to dispose and govern the People. Lord, have mercy upon
heart of GEORGE thy servant, us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. it is Hus ! :
ll our King and Governor, that in
| all his thoughts, words, and Ministeri Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou
works, he, may ever seek thy shalt not covet thy neighbour's
honour and glory; and study to wife, nor his servant, nor his
preserve thy people committed to maid, nor his ox, nor his ass,
his charge, in wealth, peace, and
godliness. Grant this, O mercinor any thing that is his. : * People: Lord, have mercy upon
ful Father, for thy dear Son's sake us, and write all these thy laws in
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 1 our hearts, we beseech thee. 31";}
I (6) BELIEVE in one God, the Fa. Let us pray."
ther Almighty, Maker of heaven ALMIGHTY God, whose king and earth, And of all things vi. dom is everlasting, and power in- sible and invisible: ..... finite; Have mercy upon the - And in one Lord Jesus Christ, whole Church; and so rule the the only-begotten Son of God, heart of thy chosen servant Begotten of his Father before all GEORGE, our King and Go worlds, God of God, Light of vernor, that he (knowing whose Light, Very God of very God, minister he is) may, above all Begotten, not made, Being of things seek thy honour and glo. one substance with the Father,
(b). The Nicene (or it is sometimes || added at the Council of Constantinople, called the Constantinopolitan) Creed. It A. D. 381, except only the words " and was established down to " And I be. " the Son," after proceedeth from the « lieve in the Holy Ghost','' at the Coun Father," and they were inserted by the cil of Nice, A.D. 325; the rest was || Spanish Bishops, A. D. 447.
By whom all things were made: Not every one that saith unto Who for us 'men, and for our me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into salvation, came down from hea the kingdom of heaven; but he ven, And was incarnate by the that doeth the will of my Father Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, which is in heaven. Matt. vii. 21. And was made man, And was Zaccheus stood forth, and said crucified also for us under Pon unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the tius Pilate: He suffered and was half of my goods I give to the buried, And the third day he rose poor; and if I have done any again according to the Scriptures, wrong to any man, I restore four. And ascended into heaven, And fold. Luke xix. 8. sitteth on the right hand of the Who goeth a warfare at any Father: And he shall come again time of his own cost? Who with glory to judge both the planteth a' vineyard, and eateth quick and the dead; Whose king not of the fruit thereof? Or who dom shall have no end.
feedeth the flock, and eateth not And I believe in the Holy of the milk of the flock? Cor. Ghost, The Lord and giver of ix. 7.
- . life; Who proceedeth from the If we have sown unto you spiFather and the Son ; Who with ritual things, is it a great matter the Father and the Son together if we shall reap your worldly is worshipped and glorified, Who things? Cor. ix. 11. spake by the prophets. And, I Do ye not know that they who believe one Catholic and Aposto. minister about holy things, live of lic Church; I acknowledge one the sacrifice ? and they who wait Baptism for the remission of sins; at the altar, are partakers with the And I look for the resurrection altar? Even so hath the Lord of the dead, And the life of the also ordained, that they who world to come. Amen.'
preach the Gospel, should live
of the Gospel. i Cor. ix. 13, 14. Let your light so shine before He that soweth little shall reap men, that they may see your good little; and he that soweth plenworks, and glorify your Father teously shall reap plenteouly. which is in heaven. Matt. v. 16. || Let every man do áccording as he
Lay not up for yourselves trea. || is disposed in his heart, not grude sures upon earth, where the rust ingly, or of necessity; for God and moth doth corrupt, and where Il loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. thieves break through and steal : | ix. 6,7. but lay up for yourselves trea. Let him that is taught in the sures in heaven, where neither Word minister unto him that rust nor moth doth corrupt, and teacheth in all good things. Be where thieves do not break through nor steal. Matt. vi. 19, for whatsoever a man soweth, that 20.
shall he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7, Whatsoever ye would that men While we have time, let us do should do unto you, even so do good unto all men, and specially unto them; for this is the law and unto them that are of the housethe prophets. Matt. vii. 12. hold of faith. Gal. vi. 10.
teachethived; God is not wech, that
- Godliness is great riches, if a || the Lord shall deliver him in the man be content with that he hath time of trouble. Psal. xli. 1. . for we brought nothing into the world, neither may we carry any
Let us pray for the whole state of thing out. i Tim. vi. 6,7
. Christ's Church militant here * Charge them who are rich in
· in earth. this world, that they be ready to ALMIGHTY and everliving God, give, and glad to distribute ; lay-|| who by thy holy Apostle hast ing up in store for themselves a taught us to make prayers and good foundation against the time supplications, and to give thanks to come, that they may attain for all men; We humbly beseech eternal life. I Tim. vi. 17, 18, | thee most mercifully if there be ne 19.1 ,
[* to accept our alms alms or oblations, • God is not unrighteous, that
ad then shall the words
sto accept vur alms he will forget your works, and to receive these our and oblations] be labour that proceedeth of love;
prayers, which we left unsaid. which love ye have shewed for offer unto thy Divine Majesty ; his Name's sake, who have mi beseeching thee to inspire connistered unto the saints, and yet tinually the universal Church with do minister. Heb. vi. 10.
the spirit of truth, unity, and • To do good, and to distribute, concord: And grant that all they forget not; for with such sacri. that do confess thy holy Name, fices God is well pleased. Heb. may agree in the truth of thy xi. 16. , ,
holy Word, and live in unity and Whoso hath this world's good, godly love. We beseech thee also and seeth his brother have need, to save and defend all Christian and shutteth up his compassion Kings, Princes, and Goverfrom him, how dwelleth the love nors; and especially thy servant of God in him? 1 John äi. 17. GEORGE our King ; that un. . Give alms of thy goods, and der him we may be godly and never turn thy face from any poor quietly governed: And grant man'; and then the face of the unto his whole Council, and to Lord shall not be turned away all that are put in authority unfrom thee. Tob. iv. 7.'
der him, that they may truly and Be merciful after thy power indifferently minister justice, to If thou hast much, give plente the punishment of wickedness and ously: if thou hast little, do thy vice, and to the maintenance of diligence gladly to give of that thy true religion and virtue. Give little: for so gatherest thou thy grace, O heavenly Father, to all self a good reward in the day of Bishops and Curates; that they necessity.' Tob. iv. 8, 9.
may both by their life and doc· He that hath pity upon the trine set forth thy true and lively poor, lendeth unto the Lord: Word, and rightly and duly ad. and look, what he layeth out it minister thy holy Sacraments. shall be paid him again. Prov. And to all thy people give thy xix. 17. i ;
heavenly grace; and especially to Blessed be the man that pro- this Congregation here present; videth for the sick and needy: that with meek heart, and due
sakė. O Fathely king
reverence, they may hear and || it unworthily'; my duty is to ex. receive thy holy. Word ; . truly hort you, in the mean season to serving thee in holiness and consider the dignity of that holy righteousness all the days of their mystery, and the great peril of life. And we most humbly be the unworthy receiving thereof; seech thee of thy goodness, O and so to search and examine Lord, to comfort and succour all your own consciences (and that them who in this transitory life not lightly, and after the manner are in trouble, sorrow, need, of dissemblers with God, but so) sickness, or any other adversity. that ye may come holy and clean And we also bless thy holy Name ll to such a heavenly feast, in the for all thy servants departed this marriage garment required by life in thy faith and fear; be God in holy Scripture, and be seeching thee to give us grace so to received as worthy partakers of follow their good examples, that that holy tables, with them we may be partakers ; The way and means thereto is; of thy heavenly kingdom : Grant First, to examine your lives and this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's conversations by the rule of God's sake, our only Mediator and commandments: and whereinAdvocate, Amen. ,
soever ye shall perceive yourselves
to have offended, either by will, Notice of the Intention to administer the word, 'or deed, there to bewail Sacrament.
your own sinfulness, and to conDEARLY beloved, on day fess yourselves to Almighty God, next, I purpose, through God's with full purpose of amendment assistance, to administer to all of life. And if ye shall perceive such as shall be religiously and your offences to be such as are devoutly disposed, the most com not only against God, but also fortable Sacrament of the Body against your neighbours, then ye and Blood of Christ; to be by shall reconcile yourselves into them received, in remembrance them, being ready to make restiof his meritorious Cross and tution and satisfaction, according Passion; whereby alone we ob. to the uttermost of your powers, tain remission of our sins, and for all injuries and wrongs done are made partakers of the king:
by you to any other; and being dom of heaven. Wherefore it is likewise ready to forgive others our duty to render most humble that liave offended you, as ye and hearty thanks to Almighty would have forgiveness of your God our heavenly Father, for offences at God's hand: for other that he hath given his Son our wise the receiving of the holy Saviour Jesus Christ, not only to Communion doch nothing else die for us, but also to be our but increase your damnation. spiritual food and sustenance in Therefore if any of you be a that holy Sacrament. Which
blasphemer of God, an hinderer being so' diyine and comfortable
or slanderer of his Word, an a thing to them who receive it adulterer, or be in malice or worthily, and so dangerous to envy, or in any other grievous them that will presume to receive
crime, repent you of your sins, or else come not to that holy || Which of you, in such a case, table ; lest after the taking of would not be moved? Who that holy Sacrament, the devil would not think a great injury and enter into you, as he entered wrong done unto him? Where. into Judas, and fill you full of fore, most dearly beloved in all iniquities, and bring you to Christ, take ye good heed, lest destruction both of body and soul, ye, withdrawing yourselves from
And because it is requisite that this holy Supper, provoke God's no man should come to the holy | indignation against you. It is an Communion but with a full trust easy matter for a man to say, I, in God's mercy, and with a quiet will not communicate, because conscience, therefore if there be I am 'otherwise hindered with any of you who by this means worldly business. But : such ex, cannot quiet his own conscience cuses are not so easily accepted herein, but requireth further and allowed before God. If any comfort or counsel, let him come man say, I am a grievous sinner, to me, or to some other discreet and therefore am afraid to come; and learned Minister of God's wherefore then do ye not repent Word, and open his grief; that and amend? When God calleth by the ministry of God's holy you, are ye not ashamed to say, Word he may receive the benefit ye will not come? When ye of absolution, together with ghost should return to God, will ye ly counsel and advice, to the quiet excuse yourselves, and say, ye are ing of his conscience, and avoiding not ready? Consider earnestly of all scruple and doubtfulness. with yourselves, how little, such
feigned excuses will avail before Or in case the minister shall see the People
God. They that refused the feast negligent to come to the Holy Communion, in the Gospel, because they had instead of the former he shall use this I bought a farm or would try their Exhortation.
yokes of oxen, or because they DEARLY beloved brethren, on were married, were not so ex.
I intend, by God's grace, cused, but counted unworthy of to celebrate the Lord's Supper : the heavenly feast. . I, for my unto which, in God's behalf, I bid you all that are here present; | ing to mine office, I bid you in and beseech' you for the Lord | the name of God; I call you in Jesus Christ's sake, that ye will || Christ's behalf; I exhort you, as not refuse to come thereto, being Il ye love your own salvation, that so lovingly called and bidden by ye will be partakers of this holy God himself. Ye know how Conimunion. And as the Son grievous and unkind a thing it is, of God did vouchsafe to yield up when a man hath prepared a rich his soul by death upon the cross feast, decked his table with all for your salvation; so it is your kind of provision, so that there duty to receive the Communion lacketh nothing, but the guests in remembrance of the sacrifice to sit down; and yet they who of his death, as he himself hath are called, without any cause, commanded : Which if ye shall most unthankfully refuse to come. neglect to do, consider with your
the Lord's Supper il part, shall be ready í bid you in