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ceived;

them;

That it may please thee to give That it may please thee to have to all thy people increase of mercy upon all men; grace, to hear meekly thy We beseech thee to hear us, good Word, and to receive it with pure Lord. affection, and to bring forth the

That it may please thee to fruits of the Spirit;

forgive our enemies, persecutors, We beseech thee to hear us, good and slanderers, and to turn their Lord.

hearts;

to bring into the way of truth all Lord. such as have erred and are de

That it may please thee to

give and preserve to our use We beseech thee to bear us, good the kindly fruits of the earth, so Lord.

as in due time we may enjoy That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand, and We beseech thee to hear us, good to comfort and help the weak. Lord. hearted, and to raise up them that

That it may please thee to fall, and finally to beat down

give us true repentance, to forgive Satan under our feet;

us all our sins, negligences, and We beseech thee to bear us, good | ignorances, and to endue us with Lard.

the grace of thy Holy Spirit, to That it may please thee to amend our lives according to thy succour, help, and comfort all

holy Word; that' are in danger, necessity, We beseech thee to hear us, good and tribulation;

Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good

Son of God : we beseech thee Lord.

to hear us. That it may please thee to

Son of God : we beseech thee to preserve all that travel by land

hear us. or by water, all women labour

O Lamb of God: that takest ing of child, all sick persons

away

the sins of the world ; especially those

Grant us thy peace. for whom our when any desire the

O Lamb of God: that takest prayers are de- Prayers of the Con

gregation. sired] and young

away the sins of the world;

Have mercy upon us. children, and to shew thy pity

O Christ, hear us. upon all prisoners and captives;

O Christ, hear us. We beseech thee to bear us, good

Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord.

Lord, have mercy upon us. That it may please chee to

Christ, have mercy upon us. defend and provide for the

Christ, bave mercy upon us. fatherless children, and widows,

Lord, have mercy upon us. and all that are desolate and

Lord, have mercy upon us. oppressed;

We beseech thee to bear us, good Then shall the Priest, and the People with Lord.

bim, say the Lord's Prayer.

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He ascended into heaven; he they that have done evil, into sitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty : from This is the Catholic Faith : whence he shall come to judge which except a man believe faiththe quick and the dead.

fully, he (i) cannot be saved. At whose coming all men shall Glory be to the Father, and rise again with their bodies : and to the Son : and to the Holy shall give account for their own Ghost; works.

As it was in the beginning, is And they that have done good, now, and ever shall be : world shall go into life everlasting: and without end. Amen.

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(i)“ Cannot be saved." The Prelates, who in 1689 were commissioned to review and correct the Liturgy, of whom Abp. Tillotson was oné, prepared a Rubric, in which one Part was, that the Articles of this Creed “ought to be received and “ believed, as being agreeable to the 56 Holy Scriptures,” but that “the con. " demping clauses were to be understood

as relating to those only who obsti“ nately denied the substance of the “ Christian Faith."

Anon. 54, 55. Dr. Waterland says,

" he inclines to the "moderate opinion of those whothink the "author of this Creed does not here lay “the stress upon every little nicety of “ explication before given, but upon the “ main doctrine of aco-equalandco-eternal Trinity." Wat. Crit.Hist.c.10. Should he not have added also, “ and of the in. carnation, &c. of Jesus Christ,” there being no “ other name given under hea

ven, whereby men can obtain remission “ of their sins, and hope for everlasting “ life.” According to Mark xvi. 16." He " that believeth, and is baptised, shall be “ saved: but he that believeth not, shall “ be damned.” So John iii. 18, “ He “ that believeth on him (i. e. Jesus “ Christ) is not condemned: but he that “ believeth not, is condemned already, “ because he hath not believed in the

name of the only begotten Son of “ God.” Bp. Tomline says,

" Great " objections have been made to the * clauses which denounce eternal dam“ nation against those who do not be“ lieve the Faith, as here stated : and it * certainly is to be lamented, that asser* tions of so peremptory a nature, un

explained and unqualified, should have

“ been used in any human composition, “ It is indeed impossible to admit the " divine authority of the New Testa

ment, and doubt the necessity of faith “ in general: and surely the faith thus “ required, must include the leading and " characteristic doctrines of the Christian

Religion : and though the gospel has

not particularly enumerated these par“ ticular doctrines, none seem to have a

stronger claim to be so considered than " those which relate to the Three Persons,

in whose name we are commanded “ to be baptised, to the incarnation of “ Christ, and to a future judgment, « These are the doctrines of the Atha. “ nasian Creed : and therefore it would “ follow, that a belief in the doctrines" (meaning probably the general doctrines) “ of the Athanasian Creed is “ essential to salvation. He adds, how. ever, afterwards,“ but since the gospel

no where informs us, what degree of

error will exclude from eternal happi“ ness, I am ready to acknowledge, that “ in my judgment, notwithstanding the “ authority of former times, our Church “ would have acted more wisely, and

more consistently with its general prin. “ ciples of mildness and toleration, if it “ had not adopted the damnatory clauses “ of the Athanasian Creed. Though I

firmly believe that the doctrines of this “ Creed are all founded in Scripture, I

cannot but conceive it to be both un,

necessary and presumptuous to say, “ that “except every one do keep them « whole and undefiled, without doubt “ he shall perish everlastingly.” 7 Bp. Tomline's Theology, 219 to 222,

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OR

GENERAL SUPPLICATION,

TO BE SUNG OR SAID AFTER MORNING PRAYER,

UPON SUNDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND FRIDAYS,
AND AT OTHER TIMES, WHEN IT SHALL BE COMMANDED

BY THE ORDINARY.

O God the Father of heaven : || thy most precious blood, and be have mercy upon us miserable || not angry with us for ever. sinners.

Spare us, good Lord. O God the Father of heaven : From all evil and mischief ; bave mercy upon us miserable șin from sin, from the crafts and asners.

saults of the devil; from thy O God the Son, Redeemer of wrath, and from everlasting dam. the world : have mercy upon us

nation, miserable sinners.

Good Lord, deliver us. O God the Son, Redeemer of the From all blindness of heart; world : have mercy upon us miser from pride, vain glory, and hypoable sinners.

crisy ; from envy, hatred, and O God the Holy Ghost, pro

malice, and all uncharitableness, ceeding from the Father and the

Good Lord, deliver us. Son : have mercy upon us miser

From fornication, and all other able sinners.

deadly sin; and from all the deO God the Holy Ghost, proceed- |

ceits of the world, the flesh, and ing from the Father and the Son :)

the devil, bave mercy upon us miserable sin

Good Lord, deliver us. ners. O holy, blessed, and glorious

From lightning and tempest; Trinity, three Persons and one

from plague, pestilence, and fa. God: have mercy upon us mi

mine; from battle and murder, serable sinners.

and from sudden death, O holy, blessed, and glorious

Good Lord, deliver us. Trinity, three Persons and one From all sedition, privy con God : have mercy upon us miser. spiracy, and rebellion; from all able sinners.

false doctrine, heresy, and schism; Remember not, Lord, our of from hardness of heart, and confences, nor the offences of our tempt of thy Word and Com. forefathers; neither take thou mandment, vengeance of our sins : Spare us,

Good Lord, deliver us. good Lord, spare thy people, By the mystery of thy holy Inwhom thou hast redeemed with Il carnation; by thy holy Nativity

and Circumcision ; by thy Bap- || and preserve our gracious Queen tism, Fasting, and Temptation, Charlotte, their Royal Highnesses

Good Lord, deliver us. George Prince of Wales, the Prin. By thine Agony and bloody cess of Wales, and all the Royal Sweat (a); by thy Cross and Pas. Family;

, sicn; by thy precious Death and We beseech thee to hear us, good Burial; by thy glorious Resur- Lord. rection and Ascension ; and by That it may please thee to illuthe coming of the Holy Ghost, minate all Bishops, Priests, and

Good Lord, deliver us. Deacons, with true knowledge In all time of our tribulation; and understanding of thy Word; in all time of our wealth; in the and that both by their preaching hour of death, and in the day of and living they may set it forth, judgement,

and shew it accordingly; Good Lord, deliver us.

We beseech thee to hear us, good We sinners do beseech thee to Lord. hear us, O Lord God; and that That it may please thee to enit may please thee to rule and due the Lords of the Council, govern thy holy Church univer

and all the Nobility, with grace, sal in the right way;

wisdom, and understanding ; · We beseech thee to hear us, good We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Lord. That it may please thee to That it may please thee to bless keep and strengthen in the true and keep the Magistrates ; giving worshipping of thee, in righteous | them grace to execute justice, and ness and holiness of life thy ser- to maintain truth; vant GEORGE, our most gra

We beseech thee to hear us, good cious King and Governor ; Lord. : We beseech thee to bear us, good That it may please thee to bless Lord.

and keep all thy people; That it may please thee to rule We beseech thee to hear us, good his heart in thy faith, fear, and Lord. love, and that he may evermore That it may please thee to give have affiance in thee, and ever to all nations, unity, peace, and seek thy honour and glory; concord;

We beseech thee to hear us, good We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Lord. That it may please thee to be his That it may please thee to defender and keeper, giving him give us an heart to love and dread the victory over all his enemies; thee, and diligently to live after

We beseech thee to hear us, good | thy commandments; Lord.

We beseech thee to bear us, good That it may please thee to bless Lord.

(a) “Agony and bloody sweat." This was just before he was betrayed, when he had been praying to God to remove that cup from him; and, “ being in an

agony, he prayed more earnestly, and “ his sweat was as it were great drops of “ blood falling to the ground.” Luke xxii. 44. See poft, note on Luke xxii. 44.

hearts ;

That it may please thee to give That it may please thee to have to all thy people increase of mercy upon all men; grace, to hear.

to hear meekly thy We beseech thee to bear us, good Word, and to receive it with pure Lord. affection, and to bring forth the That it may please thee to fruits of the Spirit;

forgive our enemies, persecutors, We beseech thee to hear us, good and slanderers, and to turn their Lord.

That it may please thee to We beseech thee to hear us, good bring into the way of truth all Lord. such as have erred and are de

That it may please thee to ceived;

give and preserve to our use We beseech thee to bear us, good the kindly fruits of the earth, so Lord.

as in due time we may enjoy That it may please thee to them

j strengthen such as do stand, and We beseech thee to hear us, good to comfort and help the weak. Lord. hearted, and to raise up them that

That it may please thee to fall, and finally to beat down

give us true repentance, to forgive Satan under our feet ;

us all our sins, negligences, and We beseech thee to bear us, good ignorances, and to endue us with Lard.

the grace of thy Holy Spirit, to That it may please thee to amend our lives according to thy succour, help, and comfort all holy Word; that' are in danger, necessity, We beseech thee to hear us, good and tribulation;

Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good

Son of God : we beseech thee Lord.

to hear us. That it may please thée to

Son of God : we beseech thee to preserve all that travel by land or by water, all women labour

O Lamb of God: that takest ing of child, all sick persons

away the sins of the world; especially those

Grant us thy peace. for whom our when any desire the

O Lamb of God: that takest prayers are de- Prayers of the Con

gregation. sired] and young

away the sins of the world;

Have mercy upon us. children, and to shew thy pity

O Christ, hear us. upon all prisoners and captives;

O Christ, hear us. We beseech thee to hear us, good

Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord.

Lord, have mercy upon us. That it may please thee to

Christ, have mercy upon us. defend and provide for the

Christ, have mercy upon us. fatherless children, and widows,

Lord, have mercy upon us. and all that are desolate and

Lord, have mercy upon us. oppressed;

We beseech thee to bear us, good | Then shall the Priest, and the People with Lord.

bim, say the Lord's Prayer.

bear us.

* This to be said

с

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