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embraced him with the arms of his mercy,and as he hath promised in his holy word) will give unto him the blessing of eternal life and make bim partaker of hiseverlasting kingdom. Wherefore we being thus perswaded of the good will of our heavenly Father,declared by his Son Jesus Christ toward this Infant, let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks unto him, and say the prayer which the Lord himself taught us. O'
Ur Father, which art in heaven; Hallowed be thy
Name. Thy kingdom come. Thty will be done in earth, As it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespalles, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen. Almighty and everlasting God, heavenly Father, we
give thee humblethanks, that thou halt vouchsafed to call us to the knowledge of thy grace and faith in thee; increase this knowledge, and confirm this faith in us evermore. Give thy holy Spirit to this Infant,that he being born again, and being made an heir of everlasting falvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, may continue thy servant, and attain thy promise, through the same our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the holy Spirit,now and for ever. Amen. g Then shall the Priest demand the name of the Child,which being by the Godfathers and Godmothers pronounced, the Minister shall say,
devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of this world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the carnal desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them?
Answer. I renounce them all.
Die rebenbalieneind God the Father Almighty, Ma
And in Jesus Christ his only begotten Son our Lord? and that he was conceived by the holy Ghost; born of the Virgin Mary ; that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; that he went down into hell, and also did rise again the third day; that he arcended into heaven and litteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence shall come again at the end of the world to judge the quick and the dead?
And dost thou believe in the holy Ghost; the holy Catholick Church,the Communion of Saints, the remission of sins; the Resurrection of the flesh; and everlasting.life after death?
and commandments and walk in the same all the days of thy life? Answer, I will.
g Then the Priest shall say, + The Priest shall
E receive this child into the make a cross upon
congregation of Christs the childs fore
flock,and do fsign him with
the sign of thecross,in token that hereafter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner against sin, the world, and the devil; and to continue Christs faithful souldier and servant unto his lives end. Amen.
Then shall the Priest say, now, dearly beloved brethren, that this child is by baptisin regenerate and grafted into the body of Christs Church, let us give thanks to Almighty God for these benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto him, that he may lead the rest of his life accordng to this beginning.
VV veld the most hearty thanks, most merci
ful Father that it hath pleased thee to regenerate this infant with thy holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own child by adoption and to incorporate him into thy holy Church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, that he being dead unto fin, and living unto righteoulness, and being buried with Christ in his death,may cru
Jis the cifie the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of Ch sin, and that as he is made part aker of the death of thy Son, be may also be partaker of his resurrection ; so that finally with the residue of thy holy Church, he may be the an inheritour of thine everlasting kingdom, through Jerry sus Christ our Lord. Amen. g Then all standing up, the Minister shall make this Exhor
tation to the Godfathers and Godmothers. Foirasi
Orasmuch as this child hath promised by you his sure
ties, to renounce the devil and all his works, to be .Com lieve in God,and to serve him; ye must remember thaq it is your parts and duties to see that thisInfant be taught
so soon as he shall be able to learn, what a folemn vow, promise and profession he hath made by you. And that, he may know these things the better, ye shall call upon him to hear Sermons, and chiefly ye Mall provide that he may learn the Creed,the Lords Prayer and the ten Commandments, in the vulgar tongue, and all other things which a Christian ought to know and believe to his souls health; and that this child may be vertuously brought up to lead a Godly and a Christian life ; reniembring alway,that-Baptifm doth represent unto us our profession, which is to follow the example of our Saviour Christ, and be made like unto him, that as he died and rose again for us; so should we who are baptized,dye from fin, and rise again unto righteousness,continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections and daily proceeding In all vertue and godliness of living.
Bilt if they which bring the Infant to the Church do make such uncertain Answers to the Priests questions, as that it cannot appear that the child was baptized with water, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, (which are essential parts of Baptism)chen let the Priest baptize it in the form before appointed for pilblick" Baptism of infants; saving that at the dipping of the child in the Font, be fall uje this form of words.
TF thou art not already baptized, N. I bptize thee TE
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy Ghoft. Amen.
The Ministration of Baptism to fuch as are of riper
years, and able to answer for themselves. VV Heim any fuck perfons, as are of riper
years are to be baptized appoint for that purposes a week before at the leajł, by the Parents or some other discreet persons that fo due çare may be taken for their examination, whether they be fufficiently instructed in the principles of the Christian Religion; and that they may be exhorted to prepare themJelves with prayers and fafting for the receiving of this Holy SaAnd if they shall be found fit, then the Godfathers and Godmothers (the people being affenabled upon the Sunday or Holy-day appointed)skal beready to present them at the
Font immediately after the second Leffor, either at morning or Evening Prayer
as the Curate in kis discretion sbate And standing there, the Prielt shall ask whether any of the persons here presented be baptized or no: If they Jr.all answer, No: tren Ikall the Prieft lay thrus. DEarly beloved ; Forasmuch as all men are con
ceived and born in sin, (and that which is born of the flesh is flesh) and they that are in the flesh cannot please God, but live in sin, committing many actual transgressions, and that our Saviour Christ faith, None can enter into the kingdom of God, except he be regehierate and born anew of water and of the holy Gholt; | beseech you to call upon God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, that of his bcunteous goodness he will grant to these perfonis that which by nature they can
do? replied and said unto them, Repent and be baptized every one of you for the remission of sins,and ye shall receive the gift of the holy Ghost. For the promise is to you and your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words exhorted he them, saying, Save your selves from this untoward generation. For(as the fame Apostle testifieth in another place) even baptisin doth also now fave us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience towards God) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he will favourably receive these present perfons, truly repenting and conting unto him by faith ; that he will grant them remission of their fins, and bestow upon them the holy Ghost; that he will give them the blessing of eternal life, and make them par takers of his everlasting kingdom.
Wherefore we being thus perswaded of the good will of our heavenly Father towards these persons, declared by his Son Jesus Christ ; let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks to him, and say, A
Lmighty and everlasting God, heavenly Father, wel
give thee humble thanks, for that thou hast vouchfafed to call us to the knowledge of thy grace and faith in thee; Increase this knowledge, and confirm this faith in us evermore: Give thy holy Spirit to these persons, i that they may be born again, and be made heirs of everlasting falvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. g Then the Priest shall speak to the persons to be baprized
on this wise, W Elbeloved, who are come hither desiring
toreceive holy baptism,ye have heard how the Congregation hath prayed that our Lord Jesus Christ would Touchsafe to receive you and bless you, to release you