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likewise favourably receive here to be baptized; ye have this present Infant ; that he prayed that our Lord Jesus will embrace bim with the Christ would vouchsafe to rearms of his mercy ; that he ceive bim, to release brim from will give unto him the blessing fin, to sanctify him with the of eternal life, and make him Holy Ghost, to give him the Partaker of his everlasting kingdom of heaven and everkingdom. Wherefore, we lasting life. Ye have heard being thus persuaded of the also that our Lord Jesus good will of our heavenly Fa- Christ hath promised, in his ther towards this Infant, de- Gospel, to grant all these clared by his Son Jesus Christ; things that ye have prayed and nothing doubting, but for ; which promise, he for that he favourably alloweth his part will most surely keep this charitable work of ours, and perform. Wherefore, afin bringing this Infant to his ter this promise made by holy Baptilm; let us faithfully Christ, this Infant must also and devoutly give thanks un- faithfully, for his part, promise to bion, and say,
by you that are bis fureties LMIGHTY and ever- (until he come of age to take
lasting God, heavenly it upon himself) that he will Father, we give thee humble renounce the devil and all his thanks, that thou haft vouch- works, and constantly besafed to call us to the know- lieve God's holy Word, and ledge of thy grace, and faith obediently keep his Comin thee : Increase this know. mandments. ledge, and confirm this faith in us evermore.
Give thy | The Minister shall then demand Holy Spirit to this Infant ;
of the Sponsors as follows ; the that be may be born again,
Questions being considered as and be niade an heir of ever
addressed to ibem severally, lasting salvation, through our
and the answers to be made Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth accordingly. and reigneth with thee and
I demand therefore, the Holy Spirit, now and for Amen.
OST thou, in the name T Then Mall the Minister Speak of this Child, renounce
unto the Godfathers and God- the devil and all his works, mothers in this wife : the vain pomp and glory of EARLY beloved, ye the world, with all covetous have brought this Child desires of the same, and the 0
finful desires of the flesh; fo be endued with heavenly virthat thou wilt not follow, nor tues, and everlastingly rebe led by them?
warded, through thy mercy, Answ. I renounce them all; O bleffed Lord God, who and, by God's help, will en- doft live and govern all things, deavour not to follow, nor be world without end. Amen. led by them.
LMIGHTY,everliving Minift. Dost thou believe
God, whose most dearly all the Articles of the Chris- beloved Son Jesus Christ, for tian Faith, as contained in the forgiveness of our sins, did the Apostles Creed?
Thed out of his most precious Anfw. I do.
side both water and blood ; Minift
. Wilt thou be bap- and gave commandment to tized in this Faith?
his disciples, that they should Answ. That is my desire.
teach all nations, and bap
go Minift. Wilt thou then tize them in the Name of the obediently keep God's holy Father, and of the Son, and will and commandments, and of the Holy Ghoft; regard, walk in the same all the days we beseech' thee, the suppliof thy life?
cations of thy Congregation ; Answ. I will, by God's help. sanctify this water to the mysThen shall the Minister say, tical washing away of fin ;
and grant that this Child, now Merciful God, grant to be baptized therein, may
that the old Adam in receive the fulness of thy this Child may be so buried, that the new man may be grace, and ever remain in the
number of thy faithful chil. raised up in him. in him. Amen.
dren, through Jesus Christ Grant that all sinful affec
our Lord. Amen. tions may die in him, and that all things belonging to the f Then the Minister shall take Spirit may live and grow in
the Child into his hands, and bim. Amen.
Jhall say to the Godfathers and Grant that he may have
Name this Child. power and strength to have victory, and to triumph s And then, naming it after against the devil, the world, them, he mall dip it in the and the flesh. Amen.
Water discreetly, or shall pour Grant that whosoever is
Water upon it, Jaying, here dedicated to thee by our I baptize thee in the
Fan, Malowed be WIR
and of the Son, and of the Then shall be said, all kneeling, Holy Ghost. Amen.
UR Father, who art in
, HeavenHallowed E receive ibis Child thy Naine ; Thy Kingdom into the Congregation come ; Thy Will be done on
of Christ's Flock, Earth, as it is in Heaven: * Here the Mia and do * sign him Give us this day our daily a Cross upon the with the sign of bread; And forgive us our Child's forehead. the Cross; in to- trespasses, as we forgive those ken that hereafter be shall not who trespass against us; And be ashamed to confess the lead us not into temptation; faith of Christ crucified, and But deliver us from evil. . manfully to fight under his Amen, banner, against fin, the world, and the devil; and to conti- ( Then shall the Minister say, nue Christ's faithful foldier and servant unto his life's
E yield thee hearty thanks, most
most merend. Amen.
ciful Father, that it hath If those who present the Infant pleased thee to regenerate this all defire the sign of the Cross Infant with thy Holy Spirit, to be omitted, although the to receive him for thine own Church knows no worthy cause Child by adoption, and to inof scruple concerning the same, corporate him into thy holy yet, in that case, the Minister Church. And humbly we may omit that part of the beseech thee to grant, that he, · above which follows the Im- being dead unto fin, and livmersion, or the pouring of ing unto righteousness, and Water on the Infant.
being buried with Christ in Then shall the Minister say, his death, may crucify the EEING now, dearly be- old man, and utterly abolish
loved brethren, that this the whole body of sin; and Child is regenerate, and graft- that as he is made Partaker ed into the body of Christ's of the Death of thy Son, he Church ; let us give thanks may also be partaker of his unto Almighty God for these Resurrection ; so that finally, benefits, and with one accord with the residue of thy holy. make our prayers unto him, Church, be may be an Inheritór that this Child may lead the of thine everlasting Kingdom, rest of his life according to through Christ our Lord. this beginning
Then, all standing up, the Mi- up to lead a godly and a nister shall say to the Godfa- Christian life : remembering thers and Godmothers ibis always, that Baptisin doth Exhortation following: represent unto us our profesORASMUCH as this fion ; which is, to follow
Child hath promised by the example of our Saviour you his Sureties, to renounce Christ, and to be made like the devil and all his works, unto him; that as he died, to believe in God, and to and rose again for us, so serve him į, ye must remem- should we, who are baptized, ber, that it is your parts and die from sin, and rise again duties to see that this Infant unto righteousness; continube taught, so soon as he shall ally mortifying all our evil and be able to learn, what a so- corrupt affections, and daily lemn vow, promise, and pro- proceeding in all virtue and feffion he bath here made by godliness of living. you. And that be may know these things the better, ye
Then shall be add, and say, shall call upon him to hear E are to take care that Sermons; and chiefly ye Thall
this Child be brought provide, that he may learn the to the Bishop to be confirmed Creed, the Lord's Prayer, by him, so soon as be can say and the Ten Command- the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, ments, and all other things and the Ten Commandments, which a Christian ought to and is sufficiently instructed know and believe to his foul's in the other parts of the health ; and that this Child Church Catechism, set forth may be virtuously brought for that purpose.
PRIVATE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN
The Minister of every Parish shall often admonish the People, that they defer not the Baptism of their Children longer than the first or second Sunday next after their birth, or other Holy-day falling between, unless upon a great and reasonable Cause. And also they shall warn them, that, without like great cause, and necesity, they procure not their Children to be baptized at home in their houses. But when need shall compel them so to do, then Baptism Mall be administered as followeth. First, let the Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any other lazoful Minister that can be procured) with those who are prefent, call upon God, and say the Lord's Prayer, and so many of the Collects appointed to be said before in ibe Form of Public Baptism, as the time and present exigence will suffer. And then, the Child being named by some one who is present, the Minister small pour water upon it, saying these words :
I baptize thee in the terly abolish the whole body
Name of the Father, of sin; and that as he is made and of the Son, and of the Partaker of the death of thy Holy Ghost. Amen. Son, he may also be partaker
of his Resurrection ; so that 9 Then the Minister shall give finally, with the residue of thy thanks unto God, and say,
holy Church, he may be an InE yield thee hearty heritor of thine everlasting
thanks, most merciful Kingdom, through Christ our Father, that it hath pleased Lord. Amen, thee to regenerate this Infant with thy holy Spirit, to receive | And let them not doubt, but bim for thine own Child by that the Child so baptized is adoption, and to incorporate lawfully and sufficiently bapti• him into thy holy Church. zed, and ought not 10 be bapAnd humbly we beseech thee tized again. Yet neverthelefs, to grant, that be, being dead
if the Child which is after unto fin, and living unto righ- ibis fort baptized, do afterteousness, and being buried ward live; it is expedient that with Christ in his death, may it be brought into ibe Church, crucify the old man, and ut- 10 the intent that if the Mini