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Lmighty and everlasting God, we are taught by thy

holy Word, that the hearts of Kings are in thy rule and governance, and that thou doft dispose and turn them as it leemeth best to thy godly wisdom; We huivbly befeech thee fo to dispose and govern the heart of GEORGE thy fervant, our King and Governor, that in all his thoughts, words and works, he may ever seek thy honour and glory, and study to preserve thy pecple committed to his charve, in wealih, peace, and godliness, Gran: this, o merciful Father, for thy dear Sons fake Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Tben fall be said the Colleet of the dar. And immediately after the Colleet,

the Prief shall read the Epifle, saying, The Epistle (or, The portion of Scripture appointed for the Epifle is written in the Chapter of beginning at chem Verse. And the Epiflle ended, be fall jay, Here endeth the Epiftle. Then shall be read the Gospel (obe People all funding sp) saying, 'The holy Gospel is written in the - Chapter of beginning at the Verse. And the Gospel ended, Mall be furg or faid 1be Creed following, ibe People still standing as before, Believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible:


PARAPHRASĘ. may make it his chief endeavour to act in such a manner as may tend to the honour and glory of his Almighty Maker : and that we and his fubjects in general, seriously reflecting that thou the Sovereign of the uni. verse haft conferred upon him the authority which he enjoys, may through a religious principle, and not merely for wraths fake, or being afraid of the power, (Rom. xiii. 3.) pay him all due service and respect," and yield a ready obedience to all his commands, when they shall be ip the Lord, (Epb. vi. 1.) and not inconfiftent with any fuperior duty; and may do this for thy fake, who in thy holy word hait inttructed us, (Rom. xii. 2.'. Pet. xi. 13.) to this duty : and this we beg for the sake of Jesus Chrift our Lord, who eternally reignes in the glory of the ever blessed Trinity. Amen.

Paraphrafe on the Creed. I am firmly persuaded that there is one, and but one God, though distinguished by three persons; whereof one is the Almighty Father, the Creator of the universe, and of all those that dwell in it; not only of the gris bodies which are the objects of our fight, but of invisible angels and spirits.

I also

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, 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 male, Being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were mace: Who for us men and for our salva. tion came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man, And was crucified alto for us under Pontius Pilare. He suffered and was buried, And the third day he rose again according to the Scriprures, And ascended into heaven, And fitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glery to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose kingdon ibuli have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and giver of lite, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; Who

him our

PA RA PHRASE I also stedfaflly believe in the second person of the trinity, who is not the adopted, but the true natural and only begotten Son of God, who was begotten by his eternal Father, tefore all time, God the Son of God, as iruly and properly as one man is the son of another, though after a {piri, tual manner, and purely propagated as one light is generated of another, withont diminution of substance, produced from the eternal essence, and not made as creatures are ; being of an esence similar to that of the eter, nal Father, who created the world; who, to rantom the souls of men which were forfeited, and became eternal objects of the divine vengeance, forsock his throne of glory in heaven, and came to take upon nature here on earth, and by the overshadowing of the Holy Ghost, was born of the body of Mary, an unspotted virgi1, and became a true man, and fulmitted to the death of the cross, under the presidenthip of Pontius Pilate, at that time imperial procurator of Judea." He remained in the grave during part of three days, and on the third day arose from the dead, according to the prophecies delivered in scripture : and after that, in the presence of many witneles every way worthy of credit, al. cended


into heaven, where he now holds she moft exalled station of that glorious place, and intercedes for us with his Almighty Father ; he shall come again, accompanied by millions of fainis and angels, to judge those who hall at that time duell upon earth, and those who are already dead. I no less firmly believe in the third perfon of the trinity, God the Holy Ghost, the fource and conveyer of grace and spiritual life to as, who is net, like the Son, yen rared of the Father, but, according to the scripcure phrase, proceedeth both from the Father and the Son, whom in our praises and prayers and all our acts of d-votion, we honour jointly with the Father and the Son ; by whole in piration the holy scriptures were deliver


with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spake by the prophets. And I believe one Catholick and Apostolićk Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remiffion of sins, And I look for the resurrection of the dead, And the life of the world to come. Amen. Then the Cura!e fall declare unto the people what Holydays, or Fasting-days,

are in the week following to be obferved. And then aljo (i occafion be) Hall notice be given of ibe Communion ; and the Banns of Matrimony pube lithed; and Briefs, Citations, and Excommunications read. And norbing fhall be proclaimed or published in the Church, during the time of Divine Service, but by obe Minister : Nor by him any thing, but what is prescribed in tbe Rules of Ibis Book, or enjoined by the King; or by the Ordinary of

tbe Place. Tben Jhall follow the Sermor, or one of the Homilies already set forth, or bere,

after to be fut forıb by Ausbority. Then fall thé Prieff return to the Lords Table, and begin tbe Offertory, saying ore or more of tbefe Sentences following, as he thinkeib most convenient in his

discretion, 1. ET your light so shine before men, that they may


your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. St Mattb. 5. 16.

2. Lay not up for yourlelves treasures upon earth, where the rust and moth doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal : but lay up for yourfelves treasures in heaven, where neither rust nor muth doth corrupt, and


P A R P A HR AS E. ed. I believe there is one catholic or universal church, and but one alone ; which is built upon the foundation laid by the Apoities, and maintains the doctrine by the preached. I acknowledge a baptifin instituted by Chrift, the remission of lins, to be administered in one form of words, and not to be repeated I expect that all the dead snail arise, and that good men shall then be admitted to an everlasting itate of glory. Amen.

1. Let the light of you christians shine forth in such {plendour in the eyes of all who behold you, by displaying to them an extraordinary ex. ample of holiness, charity, and all praise-worthy actions, that they may be fo fully convinced of the goodness of your religion, as to be forced to ascribe its original unto God, and to glorify him by their conversion to the Faith.

2. You muf not hoard up for yourselves, as worldly-minded men do earthly treasures, such as money and magnificent habits, one of which is cankered by the rut, the other eaten up by moths, and both of them fabjeft to be folen by thieves ; but lay up for yourselves hçavenly treafores,


where thieves do not break through nor steal. St Mattle. 6. 19, 20.

3. Whatsoever ye wuld that men should do unto you, even fo do unto them; for this is the law and the prophets. St Matth. 7. 12.

4. Not every one that faith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that duth the will of my Father which is in heaven. St Matıb. 7. 21.

5. Zaccheus stood forth, and said 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 restore four-fold. St Luke 19. 8.

6. Who goeth a warfare at any time of his own cost ? Who plantech a vineyard, and eatech not of the fruit thereof? Or who feedeth a fock, and cateth not of the milk of the flock? 1 Cor. 9. 7.

PA RA P H R AS E. such as holy and charitable actions are, which are not liable to any of these accidents, and which will be of the greatest advantage to you at the last day, when all earthly treasures shall perish and be lost for ever.

3. Let all your proceedings in your intercourse with other men discover as much justice and charity, as we could reasonably with they would thew us; and this is the sum of the whole first table in the Mosaic law, and of what is delivered concerning social duties in all the writings of the prophets.

4. Men mall not be made partakers of eternal glory, only for the believing in Chrift, and calling upon him Lord, Lord, in the language of his disciples; but unless they moreover discharge the duties enjoined them by God, and yield a sincere obedience to his laws, they shall never eater into that happy state.

5. Zaccheus having received full conviction of the excellence of Christ's doctrine, by the report he had of it the firft time he saw his Períon, in in this manner declared his form resolution of obeying his laws; Lord, though other people imagine that they have sufficiently complied with the rule of charity, by setting apart one fifth of their income for alms, be. hold I am ready o give one half of what I am poffefled of to the poor and if I have wronged any one, I do not ay to be convicted before a judge, and to be compelled to make a fourfold reftitution according to the Mo faic law; I make a voluntary offer of it.

6. What soldier goes out to fight who has not his pay appointed him by those in whose cause he exposes his life? What labourer works and coils in a vineyard, and is not allowed to pluck a few of the grapes? What thep. herd looks after a flock or herd of cattle, and is npi allowed to muchas to talte of the milk which they yield?

7 If we have fown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things ? 1 Cor.9. 11.

8. Do ye not know that they who minister about holy things, live of the facrifice and they who wait at the altar, are partakers with the altar ? Even so hach the Lord also ordained, that they who preach the Gospel, should live of the Gospel. Cor. 9. 13, 14.

9. He that soweih litle, shall reap little: and he that foweth plenteously, shall reap flenteously. Let every mati do according as he is difpoled in his heart, not grudgingly, or of neceffity; for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. 9.6, 7.

10. Let him that is taught in the word, minister unto him that teacheth, in all good things. Be nor deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that Thail

Gal. vi. 6, 7 11. While we have cime, let us do good unto all men,

be reap

PARAPHRASE. 7. If we, in discharging the ministerial function, have sowo among you the spiritual treasures of the gospel, is it any great matter, if, in reward of our trouble, we reap from you fuch a portion of worldly things, as will duft ferve to procure us food and raiment, and the other necessaries of life i

8. Do not they who, under the judaical law minister in the killing and offering the facrifices, gain a livelihood thereby? do not they who for that parpofe attend at the altar, retain a portion of the sacrifices for their own ufe? as we read (Deut. xviii. 1.) in like manner our blefied Lord has ordained, that those who are the preachers of his gospel, suuld thereby acquire a comfortable livelihood.

9. If the lower is fparing. he will have but a small crop ; fo those who are sparing in acts of charity shall mcer with a smaller reward : however, in your contributions, give 'as you had before designed to do ; not being prevailed upon by example to give more than yoa can spare, and then Frudging it when it is done ; for God confiders the cheariulaess as one of the most effential parts of charity.

10. Let the perfoo who reaps the benefit of the preaching of the gospel chearfully contribute to the support of him that teacherh ; let no perion, deceive himself with idle excuses, saying, I have little enough for my own use, why shoald I labour to maintain others ; seinember, that thothele excofes may pass with men, God is not to be mocked, but that he will be feady in his determination with regard to charity, that as a man foneth, even fo fall he reap.

11. During our continuance in this world, let us extend our benevokence to all war fellow-creatures, but particularly unto tkvie, whose fis


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