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beneath, or in the water under -1 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 thoufands in them that love me, and keep my Commandments. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Minifter. Thou thalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hoid him guiltlets that taketh his name in vain.
People. Lord, have mercy upon
us, and incline our hearts to keep
Minifler. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days fhait 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 maid-fervant, thy cattle, and the firanger that is within thy gates. For in fix days the Lord made heaven and earth, the fea, and all that in them is, and refted the feventh day wherefore the Lord bleffed the feventh day, and hallowed it. People, Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep
Minifter. Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days
Minifter. Thou shalt not bear falie witnefs against thy neighbour. People. Lord, have mercy uopn us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Minister. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's houfe, thou fhalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his fervant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his afs, nor any thing that is his.
People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all thefe thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee.
Then hall follow one of these two Collets for the King, the Priest Standing as before, and faying, Let us pray.
A kingdom is everlating, and
LMIGHTY God, whofe
infinite; Have mercy upon the whole Church; and fo rule the heart of thy chofen fervant GEORGE, our King and Governor, that he (knowing whofe miniffer he is) may above all things feek thy honour and glory; and that we, and all his fubjects (duly confidering whofe authority he hath) may faithfully ferve, honour, and humbly obey him, in thee, and for thee, according to thy bleffed Word and ordinance, through Jefus Chrift our Lord; who with thee and the Holy Ghoft liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
LMIGHTY and everlasting
may be long in the land which A God, we are taught by thy
holy Word, that the hearts of Kings are in thy rule and governance, and that thou dost difpofe and turn them as it feemeth beft to thy godly wifdom; We. humbly befeech thee fo to dif pole and govern the heart of GEORGE thy fervant, our King and Governor, that in all his thoughts, words, and works, he may ever feck thy honour and glory; and study to preferve thy people committed to his charge, in wealth, peace, and godliness, Grant this, O merciful Father, for thy dear Son's fake Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then Shall be faid the Collect of the Day. And immediately after the Collect, the Priest fhal! read the Epistle, faying, The Epiftle, [or, The portion of Scripture appointed for the Epifile] is written in theChapter of, beginning at the -Verfe. And the Epift le ended, he hall fay, Here endeth the Epitile. Then Jhall he read the Gofpel (the People all standing up) faying, The Holy Gospel is written in the- Chapter of-, beginning at the-Verfe. And the Gospel ended, shall be fung or faid the Creed following, the People still standing as before.
BELIEVE in one God, the
Then the Curate fhall declare unto the People what Holy-Days, or Fafting-Days, are in the week following to be obferved. And then alfo (if occafion be) jhall notice be given of the Communion; and the Banns of Mairimony published; and Briefs, Citations, and Excommunica tions read. And nothing hall be proclaimed or published in the Church, during the time of Divine Service, but by the Minifter; nor by him any thing but what is prescribed in the Rules of this Book, or enjoined by the King, or by the Ordinary of the place.
Then Jhall follow the Sermon, or one of the Homilies already fet Bather Almighty, Maker of forth, or hereafter to be fet for th
heaven and earth, And of all things vifible and invifible:
And in one Lord Jefus Chrift, the only-begotten Son of God, Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God, Begotten, not made, Being of one fubitance with the Father, By whom all things were made: Who for us men, and for our falvation, came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghoft of the Virgin Mary, And was made man, And was crucified alfo for us under Pontius Pilate: He fuffered and was buried, And the third day he rofe again according to the Scriptures, And afcended into heaven, And fitteth on the right hand of the Father: And he fhall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead; Whofe kingdom thall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghoft, The Lord and giver of life; Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; Who with the Father and the Son together is worthipped and glorified, Who fpake by the prophets. And I believe one Catholic and Apoftolic Church; I acknowledge one Baptiim for the remiffion of fins; And I look for the refurrection of the dead, And the life of the world to come. Amen.
Then Jhall the Priest return to the Lord's Table, and begin the Offertory, Jaying one or more of thefe Sentences following, as he thinketh most convenient in his aifcretion.
LET your light fo fhine before
men, that they may fee your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matt. v. 16.
Lay not up for yourfelves treafures upon earth, where the ruft and moth doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and fleal: but lay up for yourfelves treasures in heaven, where neither ruft nor moth doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor fteal. Matt.vi. 19, 20.
Whatsoever ye would that men fhould do unto you, even fo do unto them; for this is the law and the prophets. Matt. vii. 12.
Not every one that faith unto me, Lord, Lord, thall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matt, vii. 21.
Zaccheus ftood forth, and faid unto the Lord, Behold, Lord,, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have done any wrong to any man, I refiore fourfold. Luke xix. 8.
Who goeth a warfare at any time of his own coft? Whoplanteth
a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? Or who feedeth the flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? 1 Cor. ix. 7.
If we have fown unto you fpiritual things, is it a great matter if we fhall reap your worldly things? 1 Cor. ix. 11.
Do ye not know that they who minifter about holy things, live of the facrifice and they who wait at the altar, are partakers with the altar? Even fo hath the Lord alfo ordained, that they who preach the Gofpel, thould live of the Gofpel. 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14. He that foweth little fhall reap little; and he that foweth plenteoufly fhall reap plenteously. Let every man do according as he is difpofed in his heart, not grudgingly, or of neceffity; for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7.
Let him that is taught in the Word minifier unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatfoever a man foweth, that fhall he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7.
While we have time, let us do good unto all men, and fpecially unto them that are of the household of faith. Gal. vi. 10,
Godliness is great riches, if a man be content with that he hath for we brought nothing into the world, neither may we carry any thing out. 1 Tim. vi. 6,7.
Charge them who are rich in this world, that they be ready to give, and glad to diftribute; laying up in tore for themfelves a to come, that they may attain eternal life. 1 Tim. vi, 17, 18, 19. God is not unrighteous, that he will forget your works, and labour that proceedeth of love; which love ye have thewed for his Name's fake, who have ministered unto the faints, and yet do minifter. Heb. vi. 10.
To do good, and to diftribute, forget not; for with fuch facrifices God is well pleated. Heb.
Whofo hath this world's good, and feeth his brother have need, and thutteth up his compatiion
from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1John iii. 17.
Give alins of thy goods, and never turn thy face from any poor man; and then the face of the Lord thall not be turned away from thee. Tob. iv. 7.
Be merciful after thy power. If thou haft much, give plente oufly: if thou hafi liule, do thy diligence gladly to give of that little for fo ga hereft thou thy felf a good reward in the day of neceffity.. Tab. iv. 8, 9.
He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord and look, what he layeth out it thall be paid him again. Prov. xix. 17.
Bleffed be the man that provideth for the fick and needy: the Lord fhall deliver him in the time of trouble. Pal. xli. 1. Whilft thefe Sentences are in reading, the Deacon, Churchwardens, or other fil Perfons ap pointed for that purpose, shall receive the Alms for the Poor, and other devotions of the Peo ple, in a decent Balon to be provided by the Parish for that purpofe; and reverently bring it to the Pricft, who hali hume bly prefent and place it upon the And when there is a Communion, hly Table. the Pricht hall then place upon the Table fo much Bread and Wine as he shall think fufficient. After which done, the Let us pray for the whole flate of Prief hall fay, Chri's Church militant here in
God, who by the bus LMIGHTY and everliving Apofile haft taught us to make to give thanks for all men; We prayers and fupplications, and humbly beseech thee moft mer cifully to accept our alms and abla[*to tions, and] to re
* If there be lations, then no alms or ob
(to accept our ms on Ma be lett
prayers, which we offer unto thy Divine Majefty; beinfpire continually the universal feeching thee to Church with the Spirit of truth, unity, and concord: And grant
that all they that do confefs thy holy Name, may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, and live in unity and godly love. We befeech thee alfo to fave and defend all Chriftian Kings, Princes, and Governors; and especially thy fervant GEORGE our King; that under him we may be godly and quietly governed: And grant unto his whole Council, and to all that are put in authority under him, that they may truly and indifferently minifter juftice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and Curates; that they may both by their life and doctrine fet forth thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly adminifter thy holy Sacraments. And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace; and efpecially to this Congregation here prefent; that with meek heart, and due reverence they may hear, and receive thy holy Word; truly ferving thee in helinefs and righteoufnefs all the days of their life. And we moft humbly befeech thee of thy good neis, O Lord, to comfort and fuccour all them who in this tranfitory life are in trouble, forrow, need, fick nefs, or any other adverfity. And we aife blefs thy holy Name for all thy fervants departed this life in thy faith and fear; befeeching thee to give us grace fo to follow their good ex: amples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom: Grant this, O Father, for Jefus Chrifi's fake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen. When the Minifter giveth warn ing for the celebration of the Holy Communion, (which he that always do upon the Sunday, or fome Holy-Day, immediately preceding.) after the Sermon or Homily ended, he hail read this Exhortation following.
EARLY beloved, on day DE Dnext, I purpose, through God's affiance, to adminifter to
all fuch as fhall be religiously and devoutly difpofed, the moft comfortable Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Chrift; to be by them received, in remembrance of his meritorious Crofs and Paflion; whereby alone we obtain remiffion of our fins, and are made partakers of the kingdom of heaven. Wherefore it is our duty to reader mot humble and hearty thanks to Almighty God our heavenly Father, for that he hath given his Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift, not only to die for us, but alfo to be our fpiritual food and fuftenance in that holy Sacrament. Which being fo divine and comfortable a thing to them who receive it. worthily, and fo dangerous to them that will prefume to receive it unworthily; my duty is to exhort you, in the mean feafon to confider the dignity of that holy myftery, and the great peril of the unworthy receiving thereof; and fo to fearch and examine your own confciences (and that not lightly, and after the manner of diffemblers with God, but fo) that ye may come holy and clean to fuch a heavenly feaft, in the marriage garment required by God in holy Scripture, and be received as worthy partakers of that holy Table.
The way and means thereto is; Firft, to examine your lives. and converfations by the rule of God's commandments: and whereinfoever ye fhall perceive yourfelyes to have, offended, either by will, word, or deed, there to bewail your own finfulneis, and to confefs yourfelves to Almighty God, with full purpofe of amendment of life. And if ye thall perceive your offences to be fuch as are not only to be fuch against God, but alfo against your neighbours, then ye fhall reconcile yourfelves unto them being ready to make reflitutior and fatisfaction, according to the uttermoft of your powers, for al injuries and wrongs done by you to any other; and being likewife ready to forgive other that have offended you, as yo
would have forgiveness of your to come.
And because it is requifite that no man thould come to the holy Communion but with a full truft in God's mercy, and with a quiet confcience, therefore if there be any of you who by this means cannot quiet his own confcience herein, but requireth further comfort or counfel, let him come to me, or to fome other difcreet and learned Minifter of God's word, and open his grief; that by the miniftry of God's holy Word he may receive the benefit of abfolution, together with ghoftly counfel and advice, to the quieting of his confcience,and avoiding of all fcruple and doubtfulness.
Or in cafe he shall fee the People negligent to come to the Holy Communion, instead of the former, he jhali ufe this Exhor
EARLY beloved brethren, on intend, by God's grace, to celebrate the Lord's Supper: unto which, in God's behalf, I bid you all that are here prefent; and befeech you for the Lord Jefus Chrift's take, that will not refufe to come thereto, being fo lovingly called and bid den by God himself. Ye know how grievous and unkind a thing it is, when a man hath prepared a rich feaft, decked his table with all kind of provifion, fo that there lacketh nothing, but the guests to fit down; and yet they who are called, without any caufe, moft unthankfully refufe
Which of you,
in fuch a cafe, would not be moved? Who would not think a great injury and wrong done unto him? Wherefore, most dearly beloved in Chrift, take ye good heed, left ye, withdrawing yourfelves from this holy Supper, provoke God's indignation against you. It is an eafy matter for a man to fay, I will not communicate, because I am otherwife hindered with worldly bufinefs. But fuch excufes are not fo easily accepted and allowed before God. If any man fay, I am a grievous finner, and therefore am afraid to come; wherefore then do ye not repent and amend? When God calleth you, are ye not afhamed to fay, ye will not come? When ye thould return to God, will ye excufe yourfelves, and fay, ye are not ready? Confider earneftly with yourselves, how little fuch feigned excufes will avail before God. They that refused the feaft in the Gospel, because they had bought a farm, or would try their yokes of oxen, or because they were married, were not fo excufed, but counted unworthy of the heavenly feat. I, for my part, fhall be ready; and according to mine office, I bid you in the Name of God;
call you in Chrift's behalf, I exhort you, as ye love your own falvation, that ye will be partakers of this holy Communion. And as the Son of God did vouch
fafe to yield up. his foul by death upon the Crofs for your falvation; fo it is your duty to receive the Communion in remembrance of the facrifice of his death, as he himself hath commanded: Which if ye thall neglect to do, connder with yourselves, how great injury ye do unto God, and howfore puniment hangeth over your heads for the fame; when ye wilfully abftain from the Lord's Table, and feparate from your brethren, who come to feed on the banquet of that mof heavenly food. Thefe things if ye earnestly confider, je will, by God's grace return to a better