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The Table at the Communion-time having a fair white linen Cloth upon it, fhall stand in the body of the Church, or in the Chancel, where Morning and Evening Prayer are appointed to be faid. And the Prieft ftanding at the North-fide of the Table, fhall fay the Lords Prayer, with the Collect following, the People kneeling.

UR Father, which art in heaven; Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trefpaffes, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into tempta


tion; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

See the Paraphrafe on the Lord's Prayer, Page 8, 9.
The Collect.

all hearts be open, all de

fires known, and from whom no fecrets are hid; Cleanfe the thoughts of our hearts by the infpiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name, through Chrift our Lord. Amen."

Then fhall the Prieft, turning to the People, rehearse distinctly all the TEN COMMANDMENTS; and the People fill kneeling, shall after every commandment, afk God mercy for their tranfgreffion thereof for the time paft, and grace to keep the fame for the time to come, as followstb.




OD fpake thefe words, and faid, I am the Lord thy God: thou shalt have none other gods but me.



O omnipotent God, who fearcheft the hearts and trieft the reins, (Jer. xvii. 9. Rev. ii. 23.) cleanfe us from all our fecret faults (Pfal. xix. 12.) by the infpiration of thy holy fpirit, which searchest all things (2 Cor. ii. 10.) that being aware of every hidden fin which has a tendency to alienate our affections from thee, we may acquire a perfect love of thy excellent being, and may pay an acceptable homage unto thee; and this we beg for the fake of our blefled Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen.

Paraphrafe on the Ten Commandments.

1. Thefe are the things enjoined us by God Almighty, who thus declared

Peep. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 2. Thou shalt not make to thyfelf any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and vifit the fins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, and fhew mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 3. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his Name in vain.


clared his will, faying, Firft, thou fhalt adore me as thy God, paying me all the duties which I claim, as an eternal Creator and an almighty Governor, believing in me, (Heb, xi. 6.) trufting in me, (Prov. iii. 5.) hoping in me, (1 Tim. i. 1.) loving me, (1 John iv. 19.) obeying me, (1 John v. 3.) fearing me, (Pfal. cxi. 10.) Secondly, Thou fhalt worship Do God jointly with me, or exclufively of me, but avoid Polytheifm, (Deut. vi. 14. idolatry, (Jer. v. 19.) forcery, (Deut. xviii. 10, 11) and idolizing of riches, (Job. xxxi. 24. Col. iii. 5.)

People. O Lord, fhew thy mercy to us, by granting us the remiffion of our paft tranfgreflions of this commandment, and enable us by thy grace, to obferve it more strictly for the future.

2. Thou shalt not worship me, as the Pagans do, by reprefentations, either of celeftial bodies, as fun, moon and ftars, (Job xxxi. 26.) or of the inhabitants of earth, as of men and beafts, &c. (Dan. iii. 5.) or of the fishes in the water. Thou shalt in no wife pay any adoration to them, either by bowing to them, or kneeling, or by fhewing any other token of religious regard; for all fuch honours are due to me alone; and I fhall punish all who are guilty of this crime, not only in their own perfons, but in their families, likewife during feveral fucceeding generations, but fecondly, thou fhal; worship me after the manner that I myfelf appoint, (Deut. xii. 31.) by, praying to me (Luke xxi. 36.) by praifing me, (Deut. x. 21. As xvi. 25.) by hearing my holy word, (Deut. iv. 10. Matt. iv. 18.) by frequenting the public congregations which affemble in order to worship me, Pfal. xxii. 22. Heb. x. 25.

People. O Lord, fhew thy mercy to us, &c.

3. Thou shalt not make use of my name in an oath, in order to atteft a faithood, (Lev. xix. 12. Numb. xxx. 2.) nor upon any trivial occafion,


Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.


Minift. 4. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbathday. Six days fhalt thou labour, and do all that thou haft to do; but the feventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou fhalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy fon, and thy daughter, thy man-fervant, and thy maidfervant, thy cattle, and the ftranger that is within thy gates. For in fix days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and refled the feventh day: wherefore the Lord bleffed the feventh day, and hallowed it.


(Matt. v. 34. James v. 12.) nor talk of my attributes or my holy Word difrefpectfully thou shalt not even make a vow, which is an oath of an inferior kind, rafhly, infincerely, or without fufficient authority, (Numb. xxx. 5.) nor upon any but a very important occafion, (Gen. xxviii. 20. Numb. xxx. 14.) and when made thou shalt perform it with exactness and promptitude, (Numb. xxx. 3. As v. 4.) but on the contrary thou fhalt honour me, by fwearing truly and reverently by my name, (Deut. xvi. 13. and x. 12.) more particularly if it be to promote a charitable defign in deciding differences, (Gen. xxxvii. 28. Heb. vi. 16.) if thou at any time mention my name, it shall be with reverence, and an awful admiration of my being. (Rom. ix. 5. 2 Cor. xi. 13.) And if thou reafon out of my revealed word, it must not be out of wantonnefs but for edification, (As xvii. 11. Pfal. cxix. 172.) If thou art induced to make a vow by any good and praife-worthy motive, (Gen. xxviii. 20.) thou fhalt perform it confcientiously; (Pfal. cxxxii. 2.) now he who tranfgreffes in any of thefe particulars, is highly culpable in the fight of God, who will not fail to punish him feverely.

People. O Lord fhew thy mercy to us, &c.

4. Be particularly careful to ferve the fabbath day religiously, as I have fet apart that day for my worship, in commemoration of my creating the univerfe: that day thou shalt keep holy by abstaining thyself, and caufing, all that belong to thee to abitain, from work and ordinary bufinefs: from buying and telling, (Neb. xiii. 15.) from carrying burdens, (Jer. xvii. 22.) or going journies: (Exod. xvii. 29.) works of neceffity however, fuch as provisions of food and looking after cattle, are not comprised in this prohibition; neither does it extend to fighting for the defence of our country, nor to works of charity, fuch as healing the fick and affifting women in labour; the labour of minitters in their calling and travelling to places of public worship are likewife excepted. But the chief part of the fanctification of this day confits in performing the fpiritual exercises, to which all devout perfons dedicate that day, joining in the public devotion, and hearing the word preached (Lev. xxiii. 2. 1 Cor. xvi. 2.) and mak

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 5. Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.


ing it afterwards the fubject of their meditations at home: in private devotions with their families, and in a more retired one by themselves in their own clofets, by reading the holy fcripture, and books that treat of religious fubjects; by vifiting the poor and relieving the indigent; and by accommodating unhappy differences amongst neighbours.

People. O Lord fhew thy mercy to us, &c.

5. Be careful to discharge thy duty, as well to thy political parent the prince, under whofe government thou liveft; to thy domeftic parent, the mafter who feeds and clothes thee; to thy ecclefiaftical parent, who inftructs thee; as to thy natural father and mother, who begat thee. Firft, if thou art a subject, thou art in duty bound to honour the prince whom God has fet over thee, (1 Pet. ii. 17.) ftand in awe of him, and obey him in all things that are not forbid by God and inconfiftent with the national conftitution and liberties; (Rom. xiii. 1. 1 Pet. ii. 13.) fubmit to his correction and punishment, (1 Pet. ii. 19, 20) and affift him with thy perfon or thy money in the wars which he undertakes for the defence of the ftate, or in fupport of his royal dignity, (Matt. xxii. 17. Rem. xiii. 6, 7.) and him I will require to govern thee according to the rules of juftice and piety, (1 Tim. ii. 2.) that he fhall do the utmost to promote the good of thee and all his people. (Rom. xiii. 4.) Secondly, If thou beeft a fervant, reverence and honour thy master, (1 Tim. vi. 1.) fear to incur his difpleasure, (Mal. i. 6.) obey his commands, (Eph. vì. 5.) be patient under his corrections, (1 Pet. ii. 18.) and be diligent in thy fervice, (Col. iii. 22, 23. making it thy chief ftudy to pleafe him, (Tit. ii. 9.) as I will in thy favour require of thy master, that he should not behave himself in a cruel or opprefive manner towards thee, (1 Pet. ii. 18. Deut. xxiv. 14, 15.) but that he be indulgent and kind, as he fhall expect to find favour from me, (Col. iv. r.) and provide for thee when grown old, if thou shouldft fpend thy whole life in his fervice; (Prov. xvii. 2.) Thirdly, If thou art a layman, thou art in duty bound to love thy paflor, who takes care of thy fpiritual welfare, (1 The. v. 13. Gal. iv. 19.) thou must pay him all due reverence and refpect, (Phil. ii. 19. 1 Tim. 17.) thou art bound to follow his directions in fpiritual matters, (Heb. xiii. 17) thou must contribute to fupport him in return for his diligence and care, (1 Tim. xvii. 18.) and I will require of him that he hall look upon thee, and all thofe committed to his care as his children, (Gal. iv. 19. Phil. 10.) that, by his exemplary life and religious converfation, he fhall fet an example for thee to copy, (Tit. ii. 7. 2 Tim. iv. 12.) that he shall be affiduous in preaching the word in due feafon;


Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 6. Thou fhalt do no murder.

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.


and laftly, that he thall be meek, peaceable and courteous. Fourthly, As thou art a fon or a daughter, reverence and refpe&t thy parents, however mean their condition may be, (Mal. i. 6. Matt. xxi. 31.) obey all their lawful commands, (Eph. vi. 1. Col. iii. 20.) fupport them when in an indigent condition, (Matt. xv. 4, 5. 1 Tim. v. 4) fubmiffively receive their inftructions, (Prov. i, 8.) and their corrections when thou art young, (Heb. xii. 7.) and when thou art grown up take their advice in every important affair of life, (Gen. xviii. 1, 2.) Now, in return for this, I expect on the fide of thy parents, that they should nourish and bring thee up in thy childhood, (1 Tim. i- 10.) provide every thing neceffary for thee in that ftate, clothes, &c. (Prov. xxxi. 15. 1 Tim. v .8.) inftruct thee in the duties of religion, (Deut. vi. 6, 7. 2 Tim. iii. 15. fet thee a good example, (Job. i. 5. Jo. xxiv. 15. keep thee in obedience, by a just awe, equally avoiding the extremes of indulgence and feverity, (1 Tim. Hi. 4.) and providing thee wherewithal to put thee into the world according to thy birth and quality. (2 Cor. xii. 19.) If thou dost difcharge thefe duties, I will reward thy obedience both with temporal and fpiritual blefings.

People. O Lord fhew thy mercy to us, &c.

6. Thou shalt not only avoid the heinous fin of murder upon the body of thy neighbour, (Gen. ix. 5, 6. Numb. xxxv. 16.) but the laying vio lent hands upon thyfelf, as fome impious and difcontented men have done, (1 Sam. xxxi. 4. Acts i. 18.) as alfo the carelefs handling of fuch weapons as may deftroy them that are near us, efpecially the ftriking with them in a rage, (Numb. xxxv. 16, 17, &c. thou shalt likewise study to avoid whatever gives occafion to murder, as immoderate anger, (Matt. xxi. 22.) hatred, (John iii. 15.) malice and bitterness of fpeech. (Epb. iv. 31.) But on the contrary, thou fhalt practife the virtues of peaceableness, meeknefs, and charity.

People. O Lord, fhew thy mercy to us, &c.

7. Thou shalt not pollute thy felf, by the foul fin of adultery, by a criminal correfpondence with the husband or wife of another, (Lev. xx. 10. Heb. xiii. 4. Ezek xxii. 2.) or, which is worse, to conceal it under the pretext of marriage, which is called polygamy; (Lev. xviii. 18. Mal. ii. 15. 1 Cor, vii, 2.) and, which is ftill more criminal, have an unlav ful commerce with thofe of the fame blood, (Lev, xviii. 6. 1 Cor.) or with thofe of the fame fex, (Rom. i. 26, 27. Lev. xvii. 22.) or with thofe of a different kind, (Lev, xviii. 23 and 20.) thou thalt likewife avoid for


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