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During the communion, there shall or may be devoutly sung, a psalm, or some chapter read, in remembrance of the death of Christ, as the 53d chap. of Isaiah, the 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18, chapters of John, or the like.
S After the COMMUNION,
} 2 the Minister shall say,
Beloved in the Lord, since the Lord hath now fed our souls at his table, let us therefore jointly praise his holy name with thanksgiving, and every one say in his heart, thus :
Bless the Lord, O my foul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities: who healeth all thy diseases.
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction, who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, how to anger and plenteous in mercy,
He hath not dealt with us after our fins, nor rewardeth us according to our iniquities.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy towards them that fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
Who hath not spared his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, and given us all things with him. Therefore God commendeth therewith his love towards us, in that while we were yet finners, Christ died for us; much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him ; for if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son: much more being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. Therefore shall my mouth and heart shew forth the praise of the Lord from this time forth for evermore, AMEN.
Let every one say with an attentive heart,
Almighty, merciful God and Father, we render thee
moft humble and hearty thanks, that thou hast, of thy infinite mercy, given us thine only begotten Son, for a Mediator and a sacrifice for our fins, and to be our meat and drink unto life eternal, and that thou giveft us a lively faith, whereby we are made partakers of such of thy benefits-thou hast also been pleased, that thy beloved Son Jesus Chrift should institute and ordain his holy Supper for the confirmation of the fame; grant, we beseech thee, O faithful God and Father, that through the operation of thy holy Spirit, the commemoration of the death of our Lord Jesus Christ, may tend to the daily increase of our faith, and saving fellowship with him, through Jesus Christ thy Son, in whose name we conclude our prayers, saying, Our Father, &c.
The end of the Adminitration of the Lord's Supper.
Copp-Right Secured according to Law.
Rev. Dr. JOHN H. LIVINGSTON, s. s.T. P.
WITH WHOSE FRIENDSHIP AND AFFECTION I HAVE
NOT ONLY SINCE MY BEING CALLED TO THE OFFICE
OF THE SACRED MINISTRY,
BUT FROM MY EARLIEST YOUTH;
Rev. JOHN B. JOHNSON,
LATE A BELOVED COLLEAGUE, WHOSE FAITHFULNESS,
ON ALL OCCASIONS MANIFESTED,
HAS MADE AN IMPRESSION ON MY MIND WHICH
CAN NEVER BE EFFACED;
REVEREND SYNODS OF THE REFORMED Dutch
Churches in North AMERICA;
ALL WHO LOVE THE LORD Jesus Christ, IN SIN.
CERITY AND TRUTH:
TAE FOLLOWING TRANSLATION OF THE PRACTICAL
WRITINGS OF THE LATE Rev. PETRUS IMMENS,
IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED, BY
Albany, 08. 25, 1802. .
Claps of Albany, Jan. 18:6, 1798. WHEREAS the Rev. Joun BASSETT has been a confiderable time esgaged in the tranllation of a work, called “ The Pious Communicant," in a high degree pra&ical, and calculated to afford inftru&ion and convey comfort to Christians of every denomination ; therefore, Refolyed, That the said work merits the attention of all serious persons, and is hereby recommended to the churches under our immediate care, and to all who bear the Christian name.
Ex:ract from the minutes,
J. B. JOHNSON, Secretary.
THE pradical work of the Rev. Peter Immens upon the Lord's Supper, is so well adapted to the instruction and consolation of real Christians, that any attempt to render it of general use by an English tranflation, deserves the encouragement of serious persons of every denomination. It is hoped, therefore, that the labour of the Rev. Joon Bassett for this purpose, will be cordially received and encouraged by the public.
JOHN B. SMITH, Pref. of Union College.
DIRCK ROMEYN, S. S. Theo. Prof. Scbenedlady, Jan 271b, 1798.
THE Subscriber having for many years been acquainted with the book, entitled " The Pious Communicant," written by the learned and pious Mr. Immens, Minister of the Gospel at Middleburgh, the chief city of the Province of Zealand, in Holland, recommends it as a work, which is highly esteemed by all that fear the Lord, and which has, under the divine blefling, proved beneficial to many precious souls, by exhibiting to their view the grace of God, as abounding to the chief of finners-and by displaying the all-fufficiency of the Saviour, in the commencement, progress, and completion of the life of faith. The fubfcriber expresses his gratitude to the great King of Zion, for having inclined the heart of his esteemed friend to tranflate, for the use of the Churches of Christ in America, the above excellent performance, and flatters himself, that every friend of religion will encourage the publication thereof.
PETRUS VAN VLIERDEN,
Minister of the Gospel at Sagerties Albany, Feb. 141, 1798.
In Synod, Nov. 12, 1801. THE Rev. Mr. Baffett having informed Synod, that he had completed a translation of Immens's Pious Communicant; the Synod expressed their warmest approbation of the undertaking; rejoiced that a work so justly celebrated for its masterly execution, and the vein of piety which pervades it, may now be read in thc English Language ; and resolved to patronize its publication NICHOLAS LANSING, p. t. præses
. P. STRYKER, Clk. p. t.
The birder is requefied to place this leaf next to the title-page of Vol.1.