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us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt do no murder. am the Thou People. Lord, have mercy upon shalt have none other gods but Me. us, and incline our hearts to keep

People. Lord, have mercy upon this law. , and incline our hearts to keep Minister. Thou shalt not commit this law.

adultery. Minister. Thou shalt not make People. Lord, have mercy upon to thyself any graven image, por the us, and incline our hearts to keep likeness of any thing that is in hea- this law. ren above, or in the earth beneath, Minister. Thou shalt not steal. or in the water under the earth. People. Lord, have mercy upon Thou shalt not bow down to them, us, and incline our hearts to keep nor worship them : for I the Lord this law. thy God am a jealous God, and visit Minister. Thou shalt not bear the sins of the fathers upon the chil. false witness against thy neighbour. dren, unto the third and fourth ge. People. Lord, have mercy upon Deration of them that hate Me, and us, and incline our hearts to keep shew mercy unto thousands in them this law. that love Me, and keep My com Minister. Thou shalt not covet mandments.

thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not People. Lord, have mercy upon covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his us, and incline our hearts to keep servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor this law.

his ass, nor any thing that is his. Mmister. Thon shalt not take the People. Lord, have mercy upon Name of the Lord thy God in vain: us, and write all these Thy laws in for the Lord will not hold him guilt our hearts, we beseech Thee. less, that taketh His Name in vain.

Then shall folloo one of these two Collects People. Lord, have mercy upon for the Queen, the Priest standing as biE, and incline our hearts to keep fore, and saying, this law.

Let us pray. keepinhole the Sabbath-day. Six Al dom is everlasting, and power

Minister. thou days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh infinite; Have mercy upon the whole

Church; and so rule the heart of day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy Thy chosen Servant VICTORIA, God. In it thou shalt do no manner

our Queen and Governour, that she of work, thon, and thy son, and thy (knowing Whose minister she is) daughter, thy man-servant, and thy

may above all things seek Thy homaid-servant, thy cattle, and the

nour and glory: and that we, and all stranger that is within thy gates. her subjects (duly considering Whose For in six days the Lord made heayen and earth, the sea, and all that

authority she hath) may faithfully in them is, and rested the seventh

serve, honour, and humbly obey her,

in Thee, and for Thee, according to day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Thy blessed Word and ordinance ; seventh day, and hallowed it. People. "Lord, have mercy upon

through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who as, and incline our hearts to keep and reigneth, ever one God, world

with 'Thee and the Holy Ghost liveth this law.

without end. Amen. Minister. Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be

Or, long in the land, which the Lord thy A God, we are taught by Thy God giveth thee.

People. Lord, have mercy upon holy Word, that the hearts of Kings

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are in Thy rule and governance, and Son together is worshipped and glothat Thou dost dispose and turn them rified, Who spake by the Prophets. as it seemeth best to Thy godly wis And I believe one Catholick and dom: We humbly beseech Thee so Apostolick Church. I acknowledge to dispose and govern the heart of one Baptism for the remission of VICTORIA Thy Servant, our Queen sins, And I look for the Resurrection and Governour, that, in all her of the dead, And the life of the thoughts, words, and works, she may world to come. Amen. ever seek Thy honour and glory, and study to preserve Thy people com

Then the Curate shall declare unto the

people what Holy-days, or Fasting-days, mitted to her charge, in wealth, are in the Wok yo'lovcing to be observed. peace, and godliness: Grant this, o And then also lif occasion be) shall notice merciful Father, for Thy dear Son's

be given of the Communion; and Bricts,

Citations, and Fxcommunications raad. sake, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

And nothing shall be proclaimed or pub Then shall be said the Collect of the Day.

lished in the Church, during the time of And immediately after the Collect the Priest

Dirine Sorrice, but by the Minister: nor shall read the Epistle, saying, The Epistle

by him any thing, but what is prescrita [or, The portion of Scripture appointed for

in the Rules of this Book, or enjoind hy the Epistle] is written in the Clip

the Queen, or by the Ordinary of the place. ter of beginning at the

Verse. Then shall follow the Sermon, or one of And the Epistle ended, he shall say, Here the Homilies alrcody set forth, or hereafter endeth the Epistle. Then shall he read the to be set forth, by authority. Gospl (the people all standing up) saying, The holy Gospel is written in the Chap

Then shall the Pricst return to the Lord's ter of — beginning at the

Table, and begin the Offrlory, saying one And the Gospel cudel, shall be sung or

or more of these Sentences follorcing, as Ae said the Creed follorcing, the people still

thinketh most convenient in his discretion. standing, as before.

ET your light so shine before I BELIEVE in one God the Father

Almighty, Maker of heaven and good works, and glorify your Father earth, And of all things visible and Which is in heaven. st. Matth. v. invisible:

Lay not up for yourselves treasure And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the upon the earth; where the rust and ouly-begotten Son of God, Begotten moth doth corrupt, and where thieves of His Father before all worlds, God break through and steal: but lay up of God, Light of Light, Very God of for yourselves treasures in heaven; very God, Begotten, not made, Being where neither rust nor moth doth of one substance with the Father; corrupt, and where thieves do not By Whom all things were made, break through and steal. sc. Matth. vi Who for us men, and for our salva Whatsoever ye would that men tion came down from heaven, And should do unto you, even so do unto was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of them; for this is the Law and the the Virgin Mary, And was made Prophets. St. Matth. vii. man, And was crucified also for us Not every one that saith unto Me, under Pontius Pilate. He suffered Lord, Lord, shall enter into the and was buried, And the third day | Kingdom of heaven ; but he that He rose again according to the Scrip- doeth the will of My Father Which tures, And ascended into heaven, is in heaven. St. Matth. vii. And sitteth on the right hand of the Zacchæus stood forth, and said Father. And He shall come again unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the with glory to judge both the quick half of my goods I give to the poor; and the dead: Whose kingdom shall and if I have done any wrong to any have no end.

man, I restore four-fold. sc. Luke sis. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, Who goeth a warfare at any time The Lord and Giver of life, Who of his own cost? Who planteth a proceedeth from the Father and the vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit Son, Who with the Father and the I thereof? Or who feedeth a flock,



and eateth not of the milk of the and then the face of the Lord shall sek? 16. IL

not be turned away from thee. Tob. iv. If we have sown unto you spiritual Be merciful after thy power. If things, is it a great matter if we shall thou hast much, give plenteously: if reap your worldly things? 1 Cor. ix. thou hast little, do thy diligence

Do ye not know, that they who gladly to give of that little: for so minister about holy things live of the gatherest thou thyself a good reward Ecrifice; and they who wait at the in the day of necessity. Tob.iv. aitar are partakers with the altar? He that hath pity upon the poor Eren so hath the Lord also ordain- lendeth unto the Lord : and look, ed, that they who preach the Gospel what he layeth out, it shall be paid should live of the Gospel. 1 Cor. is. him again. Pror. xir. He that soweth little shall reap

Blessed be the man that provideth little ; and he that soweth plente. for the sick and needy: the Lord ously shall reap plenteously. Let shall deliver him in the time of trouevery man do according as he is dis- ble. Psal. xli. posed in his heart, not grudgingly, or Whilst these Sentences are in reading, of necessity; for God loveth a cheer the Deacons, Church-uardens, or other hit fal giver. 2. ir.

person appointed for that purpose, shall Let him that is taught in the Word

receive the Alms for the Poor, and other

derotions of the people, in a decent hason minister unto him that teacheth, in to be provided by the Parish for that purall good things. Be not deceived, pose; and reverenlly bring it to the Priest, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a

who shall humbly present and place it man soweth that shall he reap. Gal. vi.

upon the holy Table. While we have time, let us do

And when there is a Communion, the

Priest shall then place upon the Table so good unto all men; and specially

Breali and Wine, as he shall think uuto them that are of the houshold sufficient. After which done, the Priest

shall say, of faith. Gal. si Godliness is great riches, if a man

Let us pray for the whole state of be content with that he hath : for

Christ's Church militant here in sre brought nothing into the world, earth. neither may we carry any thing LMIGHTY and everliving God, gat. 1 Tim. Ti.

Charge them who are rich in this taught us to make prayers, and supworld, that they be ready to give, plications, and to give thanks, for sad glad to distribute; laying up in all men; We humbly beseech 'Thee store for themselves a good founda

If there be no almo most mercifully [to tion against the time to come, that or oblations, the accept our alms and they may attain eternal life. 1 Tim. vi.

accepting our alma oblations, and ] to reGod is not unrighteous, that He

be ceive these our praywill forget your works, and labour

ers, which we offer that proceedeth of love; which love unto Thy Divine Majesty ; beseechye have shewed for His Name's sake, ing Thee to inspire continually the who have ministered unto the saints, universal Church with the spirit of and yet do minister. Det, si.

truth, unity, and concord: And grant, To do good, and to distribute, for that all they that do confess Thy get not; for with such sacrifices God holy Name may agree in the truth of is well pleased. Heb. xiii.

Thy holy Word, and live in unity, Whoso hath this world's good, and and godly love. We beseech Thee seeth his brother have need, and also to save and defend all Christian shutteth up his compassion from him, Kings, Princes, and Governours; and how dwelleth the love of God in specially Thy Servant VICTORIA him? 12. John fil.

our Queen; that under her we may Give alms of thy goods, and never be godly and quietly governed: And turn thy face from any poor man; grant unto her whole Council, and to


and oblations
left ou unsaid.

all that are put in authority under | His Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, her, that they may truly and indiffer- | not only to die for us, but also to be ently minister justice, to the punish our spiritual food and sustenance in ment of wickedness and vice, and that holy Sacrament. Which being to the maintenance of Thy true re so divine and comfortable a thing to ligion, and virtue. Give grace, othem who receive it worthily, and so heavenly Father, to all Bishops and dangerous to them that will presume Curates, that they may both by their to receive it unworthily; my duty life and doctrine set forth Thy true is to exhort you in the mean season and lively Word, and rightly and to consider the dignity of that holy duly administer Thy holy Sacra- mystery, and the great peril of the ments: And to all Thy people give unworthy receiving thereof; and so Thy heavenly grace; and especially to search and examine your own to this congregation here present; consciences, (and that not lightly, that, with meek heart and due re and after the manner of dissemblers verence, they may hear, and receive with God; þut so) that ye may come Thy holy Word; truly serving Thee holy and clean to such a heavenly in holiness and righteousness all the Feast, in the marriage-garment redays of their life. And we most quired by God in holy Scripture, and humbly beseech Thee of Thy good be received as worthy partakers of ness, O Lord, to comfort and suc that holy Table. cour all them, who in this transitory The way and means thereto is ; life are in trouble, sorrow, need, First, to examine your lives and consickness, or any other adversity. versations by the rule of God's comAnd we also bless Thy holy Name mandments; and whereinsoever ye for all Thy servants departed this shall perceive yourselves to have of. life in Thy faith and fear; beseech- fended, either by will, word, or deed, ing Thee to give us grace so to follow there to bewail your own sinfulness, their good examples, that with them and to confess yourselves to Al we may be partakers of Thy hea- mighty God, with full purpose of venly kingdom : Grant this, O Fa- | amendment of life. And if ye shall ther, for Jesus Christ's sake, our perceive your offences to be such as only Mediator and Advocate. Amen. are not only against God, but also

against your neighbours ; then ye { When the Minister giveth warning for shall reconcile yourselves into them; the celebration of the holy Communion,

being ready to make restitution and (uchich he shall always do upon the Sunday, or some Holy-day, immediately pre satisfaction, according to the utter. ceding,) after the Sermon or Homily most of your powers, for all injuries ended, he shall read this Exhortation and wrongs done by you to any following.

other; and being likewise ready to EARLY beloved, on

forgive others that have offended assistance, to administer to all such of your offences at God's hand : for as shall be religiously and devoutly otherwise the receiving of the holy disposed the most comfortable Sa- Communion doth nothing else but crament of the Body and Blood of increase your damnation. Therefore Christ; to be by them received in re if any of you be a blasphemer of membrance of His meritorious Cross God, an hinderer or slanderer of His and Passion; whereby alone we ob- Word, an adulterer, or be in malice, tain remission of our sins, and are or envy, or in any other grievous made partakers of the Kingdom of crime, repent you of your sins, or heaven. Wherefore it is our duty else come not to that holy Table; to render most humble and hearty | lest, after the taking of that holy Sathanks to Almighty God our hea-crament, the devil enter into you, as venly Father, for that He hath given i he entered into Judas, and fill you

fall of all iniquities, and bring you to fore am afraid to come : wherefore destruction both of body and soul. then do ye not repent and amend?

When God calleth you, are ye not And because it is requisite, that no ashamed to say ye will not come? man should come to the holy Com. When ye should return to God, will munion, but with a full trust in God's ye excuse yourselves, and say ye are merey, and with a quiet conscience; not ready? Consider earnestly with therefore if there be any of you, who yourselves how little such feigned by this means cannot quiet his own

excuses will avail before God. They conscience herein, but requireth fur- that refused the feast in the Gospel, ther comfort or counsel, let him come to me, or to some other discreet and would try their yokes of oxen, or

because they had bought a farm, or learned Minister of God's Word, and because they were married, were not open his grief;

that by the ministry of God's holy Word he may receive the heavenly feast. I, for my part,

so excused, but counted unworthy of the benefit of absolution, together shall be ready; and, according to with ghostly counsel and advice, to mine Office, I bid you in the Name the quieting of his conscience, and of God, I call you in Christ's behalf, svoiding of all scruple and doubt- I exhort you, as ye love your own fulness

salvation, that ye will be partakers 909, in cose he shall see the people neg. of this holy Communion. And as the Igent to come to the holy Communion, Son of God did vouchsafe to yield instrad of the former, he shall use this

ap His soul by death upon the Cross Exhortation

for your salvation; so it is your duty DEA EARLY beloved brethren, on to receive the Communion in remem

- I intend, by God's grace, brance of the sacrifice of His death, to celebrate the Lord's Supper: unto as He Himself hath commanded : which, in God's behalf, I bid you all which if ye shall neglect to do, conthat are here present; and beseech sider with yourselves how great inyou, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, jury ye do unto God, and how sore That ye will not refuse to come there- punishment hangeth over your heads to, being so lovingly called and bid for the same; when ye wilfully abden by God Himself. Ye know how stain from the Lord's Table, and segrierous and unkind a thing it is, parate from your brethren, who come when a man hath prepared a rich to feed on the banquet of that most feast, deeked his table with all kind heavenly food. These things if ye of provision, so that there lacketh earnestly consider, ye will by God's nothing but the guests to sit down; grace return to a better mind: for and yet they who are called (without the obtaining whereof we shall not any cause) most unthankfully refuse cease to make our humble petitions to come. Which of you in such a unto Almighty God our heavenly case would not be moved? Who Father. would not think a great injury and wrong done unto him? Wherefore, Al the time of the celebration of the Com

munion, the Communicants being conmost dearly beloved in Christ, také

veniently placed for the receiving of the ye good heed, lest ye, withdrawing holy Sacrament, ihe Priest shall say this yourselves from this holy Supper,

Exhortation. provoke God's indignation against DEA

EARLY beloved in the Lord, you. It is an easy matter for a man ye that mind to come to the to say, I will not communicate, be- holy Communion of the Body and cause I am otherwise hindered with Blood of our Saviour Christ, must worldly business. But such excuses consider how Saint Paul exhorteth are not so easily accepted and al- all persons diligently to try and exlowed before God. If any man say,

amine themselves, before they preI am a grievous sinner, and there sume to eat of that Bread, and drink


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