Page images

RANT, we beseech thee, Al

G Ghost, be all honour and glory, mighty God, that the words world without end. Amen. which we have heard this day with 1 Then shall be said or sung, all standing, Gloria our outward ears, may, through

in excelsis, or some proper Hyann from the Se thy grace, be so grafted inwardly GLOI

LORY be to God on high, in our hearts, that they may bring

and on earth peace, good-will forth in us the fruit of good living; towards men. We praise thee, we to the honour and praise of thy bless thee, we worship thee, we name, through Jesus Christ our glorify thee, we give thanks to Lord. Amen.

, O , the ther Almighty.

cious favour, and further us with O Lord, the only begotten Son thy continual help ; that in all our Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb works begun, continued, and endof God, Son of the Father, that ed in thee, we may glorify thy hotakest away the sins of the world, ly name; and finally, by thy merhave mercy upon us. Thou that cy, obtain everlasting life, through takest away the sins of the world, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the worla, ALMIGHTY God, the foun

tain of all wisdom, who receive our prayer. Thou that knowest our necessities before we sittest at the right hand of God the ask, and our ignorance in asking; Father, have mercy upon us. we beseech thee to have compas

For thou only art holy; thou sion upon our infirmities ; and only art the Lord; thou only, Othose things which for our unworChrist, with the Holy Ghost, art thiness we dare not, and for our most High in the glory of God the blindness we cannot ask, vouchFather. Amen.

safe to give us, for the worthiness 1 Then the Priest (the Bishop, if he be present) of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. shall let thein depart with this blessing:

Amen. THE

THE peace your hearts and minds in the

knowledge and love of God, and of his of those who ask in thy Son's Son Jesus Christ our Lord : And name; we beseech thee mercifulthe blessing of God Almighty, they to incline thine ears to us who Father, the Son, and the Holy have now made our prayers and Ghost, be amongst you, and remain supplications unto thee; and grant, with you always. Amen.

that those things which we have 1 Collects that may be said after the Collects of

faithfully asked according to thy Morning or Evening Prayer, or Communion, at will, may effectually be obtained the discretion of the Minister. ASSISTus mercifully, O Lord, to the relief of our necessity, and prayers; and dispose the way of through Jesus Christ our Lord: .

Amen. thy servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that

Upon the Sundays and other Holy Days (if there

be no Sermon or Communion) shall be said all among all the changes and chances

that is appointed at the Communion, unto the end of this mortal life, they may ever

of the Gospel, concluding with the Blessing. And

if any of the consecrated Bread and Wine rebe defended by thy most gracious main after the Communion, it shall not be care and ready help, through Jesus

ried out of the Church ; but the Minister and

other Communicants shall, immediately after the Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same.

eth Paare understanding, keep A promised to hear the petitions




To be used in the Church. The people are to be admonished, that it is most convenient that Baptism should not be administered but upon Sundays and other Holy Days, or Prayer Days. Nevertheless (if necessity so require)

Baptism may be administered upon any other day. 1 There shall be for every Male Child to be baptized, when they can be had, two Godfathers and one

Godmother; and for every Female, one Godfather and two Godmothers; and Parents shall be ad-
mitted as Sponsors, if it be desired.
When there are Children to be baptized, the Parents or Sponsors shall give knowledge thereof, be-
fore the beginning of Morning Prayer, to the Minister. And then the Godfathers and Godmothers,
and the People with the Children, must be ready at the Font, either immediately after the last Les.
son at Morning Prayer, or else immediately after the last Lesson at Evening Prayer, as the Minister,
by his discretion, shall appoint. And the Minister coming to the Font (which is iben to be filled with
pure Water) and standing there, shall say,

Hath this Child been already baptized, or no?
1 If they answer, No; then shall the Minister proceed, as followeth.

, as all men are conceived and from thy wrath, may be received born in sin ; and our Saviour into the Ark of Christ's Church ; Christ saith, None can enter into and heing steadfast in faith, joythe kingdom of God, except he be ful through hope, and rooted in regenerate and born anew of Wa- charity, may so pass the waves of ter and of the Holy Ghost ; I be- this troublesome world, that finally seech you to call upon God the he may come to the land of everFather, through our Lord Jesus lasting life; there to reign with Christ, that of his bountcous mer- thee, world without end, through cy, he will grant to this Child that Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

11. Or this,

LMIGHTY and immortal ter and the Holy Ghost, and received into Christ's holy Church, the helper of all who flee to thee and be made a living inember of for succour, the life of those who the same.

believe, and the resurrection of the 1 Then shall the Minister say, .

dead; we call upon thee for this Infant, that he, coming to thy holy Baptism

, God, who, of thy great mer- of sin, by spiritual regeneration. cy, didst save Noah and his fami- Receive him, O Lord, as thou hast ly in the Ark from perishing by promised by thy well-beloved Son, water; and also didst safely lead saying, Ask, and ye shall have the children of Israel thy people seek, and ye shall find ; knock, and through the Red Sca, figuring it shall be opened unto you: So thereby thy holy Baptism; and by give now unto us who ask ; let us the Baptism of thy well-beloved who seek, find; open the gate unSon Jesus Christ in the river Jor- to us who knock; that this Infant dan, didst sanctify water, to the may enjoy the everlasting benedicmystical washing away of sin: tion of thy heavenly washing, and we beseech thee, for thine infinite may come to the eternal kingdom mercies, that thou wilt mercifully which thou hast promised by look upon this Child; wash him,

Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Minister shall say as follows: or esc and sanctify him with the Holy shall pass on to the questions addressed to the

that he may be baptized with

Wa- A God,

the aid of all who need,

Let us pray.

Sponsors ; and from thence to the Prayer immedi- that he favourably alloweth this on the lufant. But note ; that, in every Church, charitable work of ours, in bringthe intermediate parts of the Service shall be ing this Infant to this holy Bap Baptism) for the better instructing of the people tism; let us faithfully and devout in the Grounds of Infant Baptism.

ly give thanks unto him, and say, Hear the words of the Gospel, written by St. Mark, in the tenth ALMIGHTY and everlasting

God, heavenly Father, we chapter, at the thirteenth verse.

give thee humble thanks, that thou NHÉY brought young children hast vouchsafed to call us to the

to Christ, that he should knowledge of thy grace, and faith touch them; and his disciples re-lin thee: Increase this knowledge, buked those who brought them. and confirm this faith in us everBut when Jesus saw it, he was more. Give thy Holy Spirit to much displeased, and said unto this Infant; that he may be born them, Suffer the little children to again, and be made an heir of come unto me, and forbid them everlasting salvation, through our not, for of such is the kingdom Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and of God. Verily I say unto you, reigneth with thee and the Holy Whosoever shall not receive the Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. kingdom of God as a little child, Then shall the Minister speak unto the Godfathers he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms,

put D EARLY beloved, ye have his hands upon them, and blessed them.

baptized; ye have prayed that our 1 After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall make

Lord Jesus Christ would vouchthis brief Exhortation upon the words of the safe to receive him, to release him

from sin, to sanctify him with the ELOVED, ye hear in this Holy Ghost, to give him the king

Gospel the words of our Şa- dom of heaven and everlasting viour Christ, that he commanded life. Ye have heard also that our the children to be brought unto Lord Jesus Christ hath promised, him ; how he blamed those who in his Gospel, to grant all these would have kept them from him; things that ye have prayed for; how he exhorteth all men to fol- which promise, he for his part will low their innocency. Ye perceive most surely keep and perform. how, by his outward gesture and Wherefore, after this promise made deed, he declared his good will by Christ, this infant must also toward them: For he embraced faithfully, for his part, promise by them in his arms, he laid his hands you that are his Sureties (until he upon them, and blessed them.come of age to take it upon himDoubt ye not therefore, but ear-self) that he will renounce the nestly believe, that he will like-devil and all his works, and conwise favourably receive this pres- stantly believe God's holy Word, ent Infant ; that he will embrace and obediently keep his commandhim with the arms of his mercy, ments.

HD90 that he will give unto him the 1 The Minister shall then demand of the Sponsors blessing of eternal life, and make

as follows; the Questions being considered as ad

dressed to them severally, and the answers to be him partaker of his everlasting made accordingly. kingdom. Wherefore, we being I demand therefore, thus persuaded of the goodwill DOSTthou, in the name of this Infant, declared by his Son Jesus and all his works, the vain pomp Christ; and nothing doubting, but and glory of the world, with all

[ocr errors]

Minis. Wilt thou then obedient-N. Thaptize thee in the name of

[ocr errors]

WE receive this Child into the


covetous desires of the same, and sanctify this water to the inystical the sinful desires of the flesh; so washing away of sin; and grant that thou wilt not follow, nor be that this Child, now to be baptized led by them?

therein, may receive the fulness of Ans. I renounce them all; and, thy grace, and ever remain in the by God's help, will endeavour not number of thy faithful children, to follow, nor be led by them. through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Minis. Dost thou believe all the Amen. Articles of the Christian Faith, as Then the Minister shall take the Child into his contained in the Apostles' Creed?! mothers,

hands, and shall say to the Godfathers and GodAns. I do.

Name this Child.
Minis. Wilt thou be baptized in And then, naming it after them, be shall dip it in

the Water discreetly, or shall pour water upon it, this Faith?

saying, Ans. That is my desire.

• the Father, and of the Son, ly keep God's holy will and com- and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. mandments, and walk in the same

Then the Minister shall say, all the days of thy life?

E receive this Child into the Ans. I will, by God's help. | Then shall the Minister say,

Flock, and do *sign

* Here the MinMERCIFUL God,grant that him with the sign of ister shall make the old Adam in this Child the cross; in token a Cross upon the


"s forehead. may be so buried, that the new man

that hereafter he shall may be raised up in him. Amen. not be ashamed to confess the faith

Grant that all sinful affections of Christ crucified, and manfully may die in him, and that all things to fight under his banner, against belonging to the Spirit may live sin, the world, and the devil, and and grow in him. Amen.

to continue Christ's faithful soldier Grant that he may have power

and servant unto his life's end. and strength to have victory, and all those who present the Infant shall desire the

Amen. to triumph against the devil, the sign of the Eross to be omitted, although the world, and the flesh. Amen. Church knows no worthy cause of scruple concern

ing the same, yet, in that case, the Minister may Grant that whosoever is here omit that part of the above which follows the Imdedicated to thee by our Office mersion, or the pouring of Water on the Infant.

1 Then shall the Minister say, and Ministry, may also be endued

SEE with heavenly virtues, and ever

EEING now, dearly beloved

brethren, that this Child is relastingly rewarded, through thy generate, and grafted into the body mercy, O blessed Lord God, who of Christ's Church; let us give dost live and govern all things, thanks unto Almighty God for world without end. Amen.

these benefits, and with one accord LMIGHTY, everliving God, make our prayers unto him, that

whose most dearly beloved this Child may lead the rest of his Son Jesus Christ, for the forgive- life according to this beginning. ness of our sins, did shed out of his Then shall be said, all kneeling,


ven, Hallowed be thy Name: his disciples, that they should go Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will teach all nations, and baptize them be done on Earth, as it is in Heain the name of the Father, and of ven; Give us this day our daily the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; bread; And forgive us our tresregard, we beseech thee, the sup-passes, as we forgive those who plications of thy congregation ;ltrespass against us; And lead us


most precious side both water and OUR Father, whoe artin Hea:

not into temptation;But deliver us what a solemn vow, promise, and from evil. Amen.

profession he hath here made by Then shall the Minister say, you. And that he may know these WE


most merciful Father, that him to hear Sermons; and chiefly it hath pleased thee to regenerate ye shall provide, that he may learn this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and to receive him for thine own Child|the Ten Commandments, and all by adoption, and to incorporate other things which a Christian him into thy holy Church. ` And sought to know and believe to his humbly we beseech thee to grant, soul's health; and that this Child that he, being dead unto sin, and may be virtuously brought up to living unto righteousness, and be- lead a godly and a Christian life. ing buried with Christ in his death, remembering always, that Baptism may crucify the old man, and ut-doth represent unto us our profesterly abolish the whole body of sion; which is, to follow the exsin; and that as he is made Par-ample of our Saviour Christ, and taker of the Death of thy Son, to be made like unto him; that as he may also be partaker of his he died, and rose again for us, so resurrection; so that finally, with should we, who are baptized, die the residue of thy holy Church, he from sin, and rise again unto righmay be an Inheritor of thine ever-teousness; continually mortifying lasting kingdom, through Christ all our evil and corrupt affections, our Lord. Amen.

and daily proceeding in all virtue 1 Then, all standing up, the Minister shall sayı

: 10 and godliness of living. the Godfathers and Godmothers this Exhortation

Then sha! he add, and say, following:


TE are to take care that this FOR

ORASMUCH as this Child

hath promised by you his Bishop to be confirmed by him, so Sureties, to renounce the devil and soon as he can say the Creed, the all his works, to believe in God, Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Comand to serve him; ye must remem-mandments, and is sufficiently inber, that it is your parts and duties structed in the other parts of the to see that this Infant be taught, Church Catechism set forth for so soon as he shall be able to learn, that purpose.




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 be-
tween, unless upon a great and reasonable Cause.
And also they shall warn them, that, without like great cause and necessity, they procure not their

Children to be baptized at home in their houses. But when need shall compel them so to do, then Bap.
lism shall be administered as followeth.
First, let the Minister of the Parish (or, in his abserce, any other lawful Minister that can be procur-
ed) with those who are present, call upon God, and say the Lord's Prayer, and so many of the Collects
appointed to be said before in the 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 shall pour water upon it,
saying these words:

« PreviousContinue »