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done by you to any other; and Or, in case he shall see the people negligent to come
to the holy Communion, instead of the former, being likewise ready to forgive
shall use this Exhortation. others that have offended you, as
DEARLY beloved brethren, would have forgiveness of your ye
-I intend, by God's offences at God's hand: for other- grace, to celebrate the Lord's Supwise the receiving of the holy Com- per: unto which, in God's behalf, munion doth nothing else but in- I bid you all that are here prefent; crease your damnation. Therefore and beseech you, for the Lord Jeif any of you be a blafphemer of sus Christ's fáke, that ye will not God, an hinderer or flanderer of refuse to come thereto, being fo his Word, an adulterer, or be in lovingly called and bidden by God malice, or envy, or in any other himself. Ye know how grievous grievous crime, repent you of your and unkind a thing it is, when a fins, or else come not to that holy man hath prepared a rich feast, Table; left, after the taking of that decked his table with all kind of holy Sacrament, the devil enter in- provision, so that there lacketh noto you, as he entered into Judas, thing but the guests to fit down ; and fill you full of all iniquities, and yet they who are called (withand bring you to destruction both
out any cause) most unthankfully of body and soul.
refuse to come. Which of you in And because it is requisite, that such a case would not be moved ? no man should come to the holy Who would not think a great inCommunion, but with a full trust jury and wrong done unto him? in God's mercy, and with a quiet Wherefore, most dearly beloved conscience; therefore if there be in Christ, take ye good heed, lest any of you, who by this means ye, withdrawing yourselves from cannot quiet his own conscience this holy Supper, provoke God's herein, but requireth further com- indignation against you. It is an fort or counsel, let him come to easy matter for a man to say, I will me, or to some other discreet and
not communicate, because I am learned Minister of God's Word, otherwise hindered with worldly and open his grief; that by the business. But such excuses are ministry of God's holy Word he not so easily accepted and allowed may receive the benefit of abfolu- before God. If any man fay, I am tion, together with ghostly counsel a grievous finner, and therefore am and advice, to the quieting of his afraid to come: wherefore then do conscience, and avoiding of all ye not repent and amend? When scruple and doubtfulness.
God calleth you, are ye not alham
ed to say ye will not come? When our humble petitions unto Almighye should return to God, will ye ty God our heavenly Father. excuse yourselves, and say ye are At the time of the celebration of the Communion, not ready? Consider earnestly with
the Communicants being conveniently placed for the
receiving of the holy Sacrament, the Priest shall yourselves how little fuch feign
say this Exhortation. ed excuses will avail before God.
EARLY beloved in the Lord, They that refused the feast in the ye that mind to come to the Gospel, because they had bought holy Communion of the Body and a farm, or would try their yokes of Blood of our Saviour Christ, must oxen, or because they were marri- consider bow Saint Paul exhorteth ed, were not so excused, but count- all persons diligently to try and ed unworthy of the heavenly feaft. examine themselves, before they I, for my part, shall be ready; and, presume to eat of that Bread, and according to mine Office, I bid drink of that Cup. For as the you in the Name of God, I call benefit is great, if with a true peyou in Christ's behalf, I exhort you, nitent heart and lively faith we as ye love your own salvation, that receive that holy Sacrament; (for ye will be partakers of this holy then we spiritually eat the flesh of Communion. And as the Son of Christ, and drink his blood; then God did vouchsafe to yield up his we dwell in Christ, and Christ in soul by death upon the Cross for us; we are one with Christ, and your falvation; so it is your duty Christ with us ;) fo is the danger to receive the Communion in re- great, if we receive the same unmembrance of the facrifice of his worthily. For then we are guilty death, as he himself hath com- of the Body and Blood of Christ manded : which if ye shall neglect our Saviour; we eat and drink our to do, consider with yourselves how own damnation, not considering great injury ye do unto God, and the Lord's Body; we kindle God's how fore punishment hangeth over wrath against us; we provoke him your
heads for the same; when ye to plague us with divers diseases, wilfully abstain from the Lord's and fundry kinds of death. Judge Table, and separate from your bre- therefore yourselves, brethren, that thren, who come to feed on the ye be not judged of the Lord; rebanquet of that most heavenly food. pent you truly for your fins past; These things if ye earnestly confi- have a lively and stedfast faith in der, ye will by God's grace return Christ our Saviour; amend your to a better mind: for the obtaining lives, and be in perfect charity with whereof we shall not cease to make | all men; so shall ye be meet para
takers of those holy mysteries. And neighbours, and intend to lead a above all things ye must give most new life, following the commandhumble and hearty thanks to God, ments of God, and walking from the Father, the Son, and the Holy henceforth in his holy ways;
Draw Ghost, for the redemption of the near with faith, and take this holy world by the death and passion of Sacrament to your comfort; and our Saviour Chrift, both God and make your humble confession to man; who did humble himself, even Almighty God, meekly kneeling to the death upon the Cross, for upon your knees. us, miserable finners, who lay in darkness and the shadow of death; | 1 Then shall this general Confession be made, in the
name of all those that are minded to receive the holy that he might make us the chil
Communion, by one of the Ministers ; both he and dren of God, and exalt us to ever- all the people kneeling humbly upon their knees, lasting life. And to the end that
and saying, we should alway remember the ex- LMIGHTY God, Father of
AL ceeding great love of our Master, our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker and only Saviour, Jesus Christ, thus of all things, Judge of all men; We dying for us, and the innumerable acknowledge and bewail our mabenefits which by his precious nifold fins and wickedness, Which blood-lhedding he hath obtained we, from time to time, most grievto us; he hath instituted and or- ously have committed, By thought, dained holy mysteries, as pledges word, and deed, Against thy Diof his love, and for a continual vine Majesty, Provoking moft juftremembrance of his death, to our ly thy wrath and indignation agreat and endless comfort. To him gainst us. We do earnestly repent, therefore, with the Father and the And are heartily forry for these Holy Ghost, let us give (as we are our misdoings; The remembrance most bounden) continual thanks ; of them is grievous unto us; The submitting ourselves wholly to his burden of them is intolerable. Have holy will and pleasure, and study- mercy upon us, Have mercy upon ing to serve him in true holiness us, most merciful Father; For thy and righteousness all the days of Son our Lord Jefus Christ's fake, our life. Amen.
Forgive us all that is paft ; And Then shall the Priest say to them that come to re- grant that we may ever hereafter ceive the holy Comnunion,
Serve and please thee In newness YE
E that do truly and earnestly of life, To the honour and glory repent you
of your fins, and of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ are in love and charity with your our Lord. Amen.
you in all goodness
; and bring you IT, is very meet, right, and our
9 Then shall the Priest (or the Bishop, being present,) 1 After which the Priest shall proceed, saying,
stand up, and turning himself to the people, pronounce this Absolution.
Lift up your hearts. LMIGHTY God, our heaven
Answer. We lift them up unto ly Father, who of his great
the Lord. mercy hath promised forgiveness
Priest. Let us give thanks unto of fins to all them that with hearty
our Lord God. repentance and true faith turn un
Answer. It is meet and right fo to him; Have mercy upon you;
to do. pardon and deliver you from all Then shall the Priest turn to the Lord's Table, your confirm and strengthen
is to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
at all times, and in all places, give
thanks unto thee, 1 Then shall the Priest say,
T'hese words [HoHear what comfortable words our
O Lord, Holy Fa
ly Father] must be
ther, Almighty, E- omitted on TrinitySaviour Christ faith unto all that
verlasting God. truly turn to him. YOME unto me all that travail Here shall follow the Proper Preface, according to
the time, if there be any specially appointed: or else and are heavy laden, and I immediately shall follow, will refresh you. St. Matt. xi. 28.
and Archangels, and with all gave his only begotten Son, to the the company of heaven, we laud end that all that believe in him and magnify thy glorious Name; should not perish, but have ever- evermore praifing thee, and saylafting life. St. John iii. 16.
ing, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Hear also what Saint Paul faith. of hosts, heaven and earth are full
This is a true saying, and worthy of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O of all men to be received, That Lord most High. Amen. Christ Jesus came into the world
Proper Prefaces. to save finners. 1 Tim. i. 15.
Upon Christmas-day, and feven Hear also what Saint John faith.
days after. If any
man fin, we have an Ad- ECAUSE thou didst give Jevocate with the Father, Jesus Christ sus Christ thine only Son to be the righteous; and he is the pro- born as at this time for us ; who, pitiation for our fins. 1 St. John by the operation of the Holy Ghost, ü. 1.
was made very man of the sub
mo- | ther; and that without spot of fin, them, and to lead them to all truth; to make us clean from all fin. giving them both the gift of divers Therefore with Angels, &c. languages, and also boldness with Upon Easter-day, and seven days fervent zeal constantly to preach after.
the Gospel unto all nations; whereBUT
UT chiefly are we bound to by we have been brought out of
praise thee for the glorious Re- darkness and error into the clear surrection of thy Son Jesus Christ light and true knowledge of thee, our Lord: for he is the very Paf- and of thy Son Jesus Christ. Therechal Lamb, which was offered for fore with Angels, &c. us, and hath taken away the sin of Upon the Feast of Trinity only. the world; who by his death hath destroyed death , and by his rifing WHO art one God, one Lord;
not one only Person, but to life again hath restored to us
three Persons in one Substance. everlasting life. Therefore with For that which we believe of the Angels, &c.
glory of the Father, the same we Upon Ascension-day, and seren
believe of the Son, and of the days after. HROUGH thy most dearly
Holy Ghost, without any differbeloved Son Jesus Christ our
ence or inequality. Therefore with
After each of which Prefaces shall immediately
be sung or said, to all his Apostles, and in their
and Archangels, and with all prepare a place for us; that where the company of heaven, we laud he is, thither we might also ascend, and magnify thy glorious Name; and reign with him in glory. Therefore with Angels, &c.
evermore praising thee, and fay
ing, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Upon Whit-funday, and fix days
of hosts, heaven and earth are full after. "HROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord most High. ‘Amen.
of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord; according to whose
| Then shall the Priest, kneeling down at the Lord's most true promise, the Holy Ghost
Table, say in the name of all them that shall receive came down as at this time from the Communion this Prayer following. heaven with a sudden great found, WE
do not presume to come as it had been a mighty wind, in to this thy Table, O merthe likeness of fiery tongues, light- ciful Lord, trusting in our own