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mediation of thy Son Je- We praise thee, we bless sus Christ, and through thee, we worship thee, we faith in him, we and thy glorify thee, we give whole church may obtain thanks to thee for the remission of our sins, and various manifestations of all other benefits of his thy great glory, O Lord passion. And here we of- God, heavenly King, God fer and present unto thee, the Father Almighty. O Lord, ourselves, our We bless thee for sendsouls and bodies, to be a ing thy beloved Son into reasonable, holy, and live- the world to save sinners; ly sacrifice unto for exalting him unto thy humbly beseeching thee, right hand in heaven; for that all we who are partak- all the gifts and graces of ers of this holy commu- thy holy Spirit; and for the nion, may be filled with thy hope of eternal life. grace and heavenly bene- For thou only art wise, diction. And although we and holy, and good; thou be unworthy, through our only art the Lord; thou manifold sins, to offer un- only dost govern all things, to thee any sacrifice; yet both in heaven and earth. we beseech thee to accept Therefore, blessing, and this our bounden duty and honour, and glory, and service; not weighing our power, be unto thee who merits, but pardoning our sittest upon the throne, offences,' according to and unto the Lamb for thine abundant mercies in ever and ever. Amen. Christ Jesus our Lord; through whom all honour THE grace of our Lord and glory be unto thee, O Jesus Christ, and the love Father Almighty, world of God, and the fellowship without end. Amen. of the holy Ghost, be with
us all evermore. Amen. Then shall the following Anthem be said by the
Or this. Minister and People.
THE peace of God, GLORY be to God on which passeth all underhigh, and on earth peace, standing, keep your hearts good will toward men. and minds in the knowledge and love of God and ing of God Almighty be of his Son Jesus Christ among you, and remain our Lord; and the bless- with you always. Amen.
MEDITATIONS AND PRAYERS.
The following brief Meditations and Prayers may be
used as Guides to Private Devotion before and after Communion.
MEDITATION BEFORE COM- cency, O Lord, and so
will I compass thine altar.
PRAYER ACCORDING to the exhortation of St Paul,
BEHOLD, gracious let me
examine myself, Lord, I come to thy table, and so let me eat of that as one who is sick, to the bread, and drink of that great Physician. Let me cup:
worthily receive these eleDo I approach the table ments of bread and wine, of my Lord as his humble and fill me, O Lord, with disciple ; seeking his spirit that spiritual food, the body and grace; relying on his and blood of Christ, of word; remembering his which these are the outgreat sufferings, and his ward signs; that so evil shameful death, and his affections may die in me, surpassing love for me and and all things belonging to for all men, for whose sal- the Spirit may live and vation he suffered and died? grow in me, and I be preDo I hate and renounce
served in body and soul, my sins ? Am I in charity and saved from the second with all my neighbours? death, and nourished unto Am I anxious to follow eternal life, through him my Saviour in loving and who loved me and gave serving God? - I will himself for me, thy dear wash my hands in inno- Son Jesus Christ. Amen.
MEDITATION AFTER Com
Grant that it may never turn to my judgment and condemnation, but that it
may be, together with my NOW that I have com
other spiritual privileges, memorated my Master and health and recovery under Saviour according to his
all weaknesses and infirown gracious invitation, let mities; safety and defence meditate
the against all the attacks of meaning of these words of my spiritual enemies; Jesus, when he said Whoso vigour and strength to alí eateth my flesh and drink- my good purposes and reeth
my blood, hath eternal solutions ; comfort and life, and I will raise him support under all the afflicup at the last day.' For
tions and calamities of life; my flesh is meat indeed,
assistance and direction and my blood is drink in
under all difficulties and deed. He that eateth my
doubts; courage and conflesh, and drinketh my stancy under all dangers blood, dwelleth in me, and and persecutions, in times I in him.
of sickness, and in the hour I trust that in this com
of death. And be thou, O memoration of my Lord, I God, my Father, alway have partaken of his own life, with me. which is spiritual, sacred
don and peace in this life, and eternal. I trust that mercy and favour at the his doctrine and example day of judgment, and a are within me, and that never fading crown of neither things present nor glory in thy heavenly kingthings to come, will dis
dom. These things, for solve the divine fellowship myself and for others, I between him the blessed devoutly ask in the name of Master and me his humble Jesus Christ, thy blessed disciple.
Son our Lord. Amen.
Grant me par
peace ; for mine eyes have nourish thou my soul to seen thy salvation. Let me eternal life, through Jesus always hunger and thirst Christ. Amen. after righteousness; and
THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK.
If any sick Person is desirous of receiving the Commu
nion at his house, he shall give notice to the Minister; and all things necessary being prepared, the Minister shall there celebrate the Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel here following. THE COLLECT.
Heb. xii. 5. ALMIGHTY,everliving MY son, despise not God, maker of mankind, thou the chastening of the who dost correct those Lord, nor faint when thou whom thou dost love, and art rebuked of him. For chastise every one whom whom the Lord loveth, he thou dost receive; we be- chasteneth, and scourgeth seech thee to have mercy
every son whom he receive upon this thy servant visit- eth. ed with thine hand; and
THE Gospel. to grant that he may take his sickness patiently; and
John, v. 24. to restore his bodily health, VERILY, verily, I say if it be thy gracious will ; unto you, he who loveth and that whensoever his
my word, and believeth on soul shall depart from the him who sent me, hath evbody, it may be without erlasting life, and shall not spot presented unto thee, come into condemnation; through Jesus Christ our but is passed from death Lord. Amen.
unto life. After which the Minister shall proceed according to the form before prescribed for the Holy Communion, beginning at the words, Ye who do truly, &c.
END OF THE COMMUNION.
THE BAPTISM OF INFANTS.
There should be for every Child two or three Sponsors ; who
may most properly be Parents or nearest Relations.
HEAR the words of our Saviour Christ to his Apostles. Go
ye, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Hear also what St Peter
same, and carnal desires of the flesh, so that he may not follow, nor be led by them?
Answ. I will.
Min. Will ye instruct him in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ?
Answ. I will.
Min. Will ye exhort him to keep God's holy will and commandments, and to walk in the same all the days of his life?
Answ. I will.
The baptism which saveth us, is not the putting away the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God.
Ye have brought this child here to be baptized ;
I demand therefore,
Will ye faithfully and earnestly exhort this child to renounce the hurtful vanities of this world, with all covetous desires of the
Then shall the Minister take
the Child into his hands, and say to the Sponsors,
Name this child.
Then naming it after them,
and either dipping it in the water, or sprinkling water upon it, he shall say,