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in perfect charity with all men, so shall ye be meet partakers of those holy mysteries. 5. And above all things ye must give most humble and hearty thanks to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, for the redemption of the world by the death and passion of our Saviour Christ, both God and man, who did humble hi nself even to the death upon the Cross, for us miserable finners, who lay in darkriefs, and the shadow of death, that he might make us the children of God, and exale us to everlasting life. 6. And to the end that we should alway remember the exceeding great love of our Master, and only Saviour Jesus Christ, thus dying for us, and the innumerable benefits which by his precious blood-lhedding he hath obtained to us; he hath instituted and ordained holy mysteries, as pledges of his love, and for a continual remembrance of his death, to our great and endless comfort. 7. To him therefore, with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, let us give (as we are most bounden) continual thanks, submitting ourselves wholly to his holy will and pleasure, and studying to serve him in true holiness and righteousness all the days of our life. Amen.
P A R A P H R AS E. 5. All these qualifications we ought to have before we approach the facramental table. But, as at all times in general, so upon this occafion in particular, we must entertain fenciments of the fincerelt gratitude for our redemption by the death and fuíferings of our Lord and Saviour, who for our fakes bumbled himself and became obedient unto dearb; even the death of the cross, Phil. ii. 8. in order that we might be partakers of life everlafting.
6. And indeed one principal reason of the institution of the Lord's fupper, is to give us frequent opportunities of exercising our gratitude ; for these holy mysteries are to be considered as a pledge or token, to per us in mind of the great advantages derived to us froin his fuffetings and death.
7. Let us therefore be constant, fincere and uniform, in our grateful acknowledgements to our blessed Lord and Saviour, who with the Father and the Holy Ghost, is one God. And let our gratitude be teftibed by con fororing our lives in all respects to his holy will, revealed to us in his written word, always endeavouring to ferve himn in true holiness and righ teousness to the end of our lives.
Then all the Prie faj to them that come ta receive the bely Communion.
minded to receive the holy Communion, by one of the Ministers; borts be and allebe People kneeling bumbly upon their knees, and Saying,
Lmighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Chrift,
Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manitold sins and wickedness, Which we from time to time most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, against thy Divine Majelty, Provoking mot justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our mildoings ; The remembrance of them is gri vous unto us, The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us,
P A R A P H R AS E. So many of you as do truly and fincerely, through a deep sense of the Wrath of Almighty God, and the deplorableness of your condition, repent of your manifold fins and transgressions, who are in love and charity with your neighbours, and fincerely from your heart forgive every one who have any way offended you, and who determine for the future to lead a better life than you have hitherto done, approach the sacred table of the Lord with faith, in the merit of his sacrifices and partake of this holy facrament, which will be productive of the greatest comfort to you, by fealing the pardon of your fins; and beltowing upon you the gifts and graces of God's holy spirit. Come then, and the better to qualify yourfelves to pastake of these great benefits, and to testify the fincerity of your repentance, kneel before ine Lord, and make a public confeilion of your kas in that molt humble poiture.
Paraphrafe or the Confeffion. O Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, (Rom. xv. 6.) who madel the world and all things therein, (A&s xvii. 24.) thou O Lord, are the judge of all men; before thy throne, we mot humbly acknowledge and lament the many and great tranfgressions, which we have been committing in thought, word and deed, again thy divine
Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy SOR our Lord Jesus Christ's fake, Forgive us all that is part, And grant that we mayever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then shall the Priest for the Bishop being presene) Aand up, and turning
himself to the People, pronounce ibis Absolution :
mercy hath promised forgiveness of lins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him ; Have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your fins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then all the Priest fay, 1. Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ faith unto all that truly turn to him : NOME unto me all ye that travel, and are heavy laden,
and I will refresh you. S Matih. 11. 28.
PA RA P H R A SE. Majesty, thereby most exciting thy anger, and indignation against us. We repent O Lord, we most sincerely repènt of, and are beartily forry for these oar crimes, and the recollection of them affords us matrer of the fincereit grief, have mercy upon us O Lord, and pity us, for the sake of thy Son our Saviour, pardon O God, our paft faults, and enable us to serve thee hereafter in purity of heart and newness of life, for the honour of thy holy name, through the merits and mediation, of thy Son, our bleifed Lord and Savivar, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Paraphrase on the Abfolution. The Almighty Father of heaven and earth, who out of his great and abundant mercy, hath promised to forgive the fing and blot oåt from his remembrance the tranfgreflions of all those who with faith unfeigned turn unto him ; this gracious and merciful God, brath commanded me the minister of his holy word, to pronounce his pardon to you on your fincere repentance. May the God of all mercy confirm and strengthen you in your refolutions of amendment, and finally conduct you to the regions of everlatting bliss, through jefus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
1. Attend, I beseech you, to the comfortable words of your Lord and Saviour, in favoar of ali those who fince:ely repent of their fins.
2. So God loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. S. John 3. 16.
Hear also what Saint Paul. faith : This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be reeeived, that Christ Jesus came into the world to saye sinners.
1 Tim. 1. 15.
4. Hear also what Şaiot John faith :
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the propiciation for our fins. IS John 2. 1, 2.
After which the Prieff shall procud, saying,
PAR PA HRAS E. Come unto me, all ye who are depressed and weighed down with the insupportable burden of your fins, ahd I will make you easy, I will relieve the burden of your minds, by acquitting you of your guilt.
2. The Almighty God, has given the moft convincing proofs of his love for the fintul 'sons of Adam, by sending his only begotten Son to make satisfaction for our transgrefbons, to the end, that all who fincerely believe in him, and obey his commands, hould not only avoid final deAruction, but obtain, through his merits, everlasting life.
3. Attend also, I pray you, to the words of the holy Apostle, St Paul : This is a saying, not only true, but of the utmost importance, and well worthy of general acceptation, that the great design and intention of Christ's coming into the world, was to offer terms of salvation to the finful sons of men.
4. Give equal attention to what is said of Şt John :
If any mao fall into fin, let him not utterly despair of pardon and reconciliation with God, inasmuch as we have a powerful advocate with the Father, even the holy Jefus, who will plead his merits and mediation, in our behalf.
Prieft. i. Raise your minds, though depressed with grief, from a sense of your fins, to join with me in the duty of praise and thanksgiving.
Answer. As our duty demands, and in compliance with your desire, we raise our minds to heaven. ,
Prici, 2. Let us chearfully return our thanks to the Lord our God, for his seany and great mercies towards us.
Answer. It is by all means proper to comp ply with your request.
Then shall the Prief turn to the Lord's Table, and jay,
should at all times, and in all places give thanks unto thee, O Lord, * Holy Father, Almighty, everlasting God,
Thise words (Holy Pacher] must be omiljed on Trinity-Sunday. Here fhall follow the proper Proface, according to the time, if there be an
specially appointed or else immediately fall followi, Herefore with Angels and Archangels, and avith a!!
the company of heaven, we laud and magnity thy glorious Name, evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to theç, O Lord most high. Amen.
be born as at this time for us, who, by the operacion of the Holy Ghoft, was made very man of the fubftance of the Virgin Mary his mother, and that without spot of fin, to make us clean from all fin. Therefore with Angels, &c
Upon Eafter-day, and seven days after.
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PA RA PHRASE., 3. It is no doubt our duty, at all times and in all places, both pobficly and privately, to pay our acknowledgenients unto thee, O Lord, who art our Father, our Almighty protector, and everlatting God.
1. Therefore with the glorious company of angels and arch-angels, and with all the hosts of heaven, we bless and praise thy holy name. Con. ftantly finging Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hofts, the whole earth is full of thy glory, Ijaiah vi. 3. --Glory to God in the higheft, Luke
, 1. Forasmuch as out of thy love to the fallen race of man, chou dida fend thy only begotten Son, that through the power of the holy ghoft, he might be ome in all things (fin only excepted) like unco us, to the end that he might, by his example and sufferings, purify us from in
therefore, &c. 2. But in a particular manner are we constrained to render thee our moft humble and hearty thanks for the benefit of Christ's resurrection Since by his death he hath abolished death, 2 Tim. i. !0, and by his