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Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy SOR our Lord Jesus Christ's fake, Forgive us all that is part, And grant that we mayever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then shall the Priest for the Bishop being presene) Aand up, and turning
himself to the People, pronounce ibis Absolution :
mercy hath promised forgiveness of lins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him ; Have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your fins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then all the Priest fay, 1. Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ faith unto all that truly turn to him : NOME unto me all ye that travel, and are heavy laden,
and I will refresh you. S Matih. 11. 28.
PA RA P H R A SE. Majesty, thereby most exciting thy anger, and indignation against us. We repent O Lord, we most sincerely repènt of, and are beartily forry for these oar crimes, and the recollection of them affords us matrer of the fincereit grief, have mercy upon us O Lord, and pity us, for the sake of thy Son our Saviour, pardon O God, our paft faults, and enable us to serve thee hereafter in purity of heart and newness of life, for the honour of thy holy name, through the merits and mediation, of thy Son, our bleifed Lord and Savivar, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Paraphrase on the Abfolution. The Almighty Father of heaven and earth, who out of his great and abundant mercy, hath promised to forgive the fing and blot oåt from his remembrance the tranfgreflions of all those who with faith unfeigned turn unto him ; this gracious and merciful God, brath commanded me the minister of his holy word, to pronounce his pardon to you on your fincere repentance. May the God of all mercy confirm and strengthen you in your refolutions of amendment, and finally conduct you to the regions of everlatting bliss, through jefus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
1. Attend, I beseech you, to the comfortable words of your Lord and Saviour, in favoar of ali those who fince:ely repent of their fins.
2. So God loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. S. John 3. 16.
Hear also what Saint Paul. faith : This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be reeeived, that Christ Jesus came into the world to saye sinners.
1 Tim. 1. 15.
4. Hear also what Şaiot John faith :
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the propiciation for our fins. IS John 2. 1, 2.
After which the Prieff shall procud, saying,
PAR PA HRAS E. Come unto me, all ye who are depressed and weighed down with the insupportable burden of your fins, ahd I will make you easy, I will relieve the burden of your minds, by acquitting you of your guilt.
2. The Almighty God, has given the moft convincing proofs of his love for the fintul 'sons of Adam, by sending his only begotten Son to make satisfaction for our transgrefbons, to the end, that all who fincerely believe in him, and obey his commands, hould not only avoid final deAruction, but obtain, through his merits, everlasting life.
3. Attend also, I pray you, to the words of the holy Apostle, St Paul : This is a saying, not only true, but of the utmost importance, and well worthy of general acceptation, that the great design and intention of Christ's coming into the world, was to offer terms of salvation to the finful sons of men.
4. Give equal attention to what is said of Şt John :
If any mao fall into fin, let him not utterly despair of pardon and reconciliation with God, inasmuch as we have a powerful advocate with the Father, even the holy Jefus, who will plead his merits and mediation, in our behalf.
Prieft. i. Raise your minds, though depressed with grief, from a sense of your fins, to join with me in the duty of praise and thanksgiving.
Answer. As our duty demands, and in compliance with your desire, we raise our minds to heaven. ,
Prici, 2. Let us chearfully return our thanks to the Lord our God, for his seany and great mercies towards us.
Answer. It is by all means proper to comp ply with your request.
Then shall the Prief turn to the Lord's Table, and jay,
should at all times, and in all places give thanks unto thee, O Lord, * Holy Father, Almighty, everlasting God,
Thise words (Holy Pacher] must be omiljed on Trinity-Sunday. Here fhall follow the proper Proface, according to the time, if there be an
specially appointed or else immediately fall followi, Herefore with Angels and Archangels, and avith a!!
the company of heaven, we laud and magnity thy glorious Name, evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to theç, O Lord most high. Amen.
be born as at this time for us, who, by the operacion of the Holy Ghoft, was made very man of the fubftance of the Virgin Mary his mother, and that without spot of fin, to make us clean from all fin. Therefore with Angels, &c
Upon Eafter-day, and seven days after.
PA RA PHRASE., 3. It is no doubt our duty, at all times and in all places, both pobficly and privately, to pay our acknowledgenients unto thee, O Lord, who art our Father, our Almighty protector, and everlatting God.
1. Therefore with the glorious company of angels and arch-angels, and with all the hosts of heaven, we bless and praise thy holy name. Con. ftantly finging Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hofts, the whole earth is full of thy glory, Ijaiah vi. 3. --Glory to God in the higheft, Luke
1. Forasmuch as out of thy love to the fallen race of man, chou dida fend thy only begotten Son, that through the power of the holy ghoft, he might be ome in all things (fin only excepted) like unco us, to the end that he might, by his example and sufferings, purify us from in
therefore, &c. 2. But in a particular manner are we constrained to render thee our moft humble and hearty thanks for the benefit of Christ's resurrection Since by his death he hath abolished death, 2 Tim. i. !0, and by his
he is the very Pafchal Lamb, which was offered for us, and hach taken away the fin of the world, who by his death hach destroyed death, and by his rising to life again hath restored to us everlasting life. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upou Afcenfion-day, and seven days after. "Hrough thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our
Lord, who after his most glorious Relurrection manifeitly appeared to all his Apostles, and in their fight afcended up into Heaven to prepare a place for us ; that where he is, thither we might allo ascend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Whitfunday, and fix days after.
most true promise, the Holy Ghost came down as at this time from heaven with a sudden great sound, as it had been a mighty wind, in che likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the Apostles, to teach them, and to lead them to all truth, giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldness with fervent zeal, constantly to preach the Gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been brought out of darkness and error, into the clear light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son Jesus Christ. Therefore with Angels, &c.
PA RA PH RA $ E. refurre&ticæ from ibe dead, bas begottex us unto a lively bope of everlasting life, 1 Peti. 3.
3. Through the merits of thy well-beloved Son our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who, after his wonderful and glorious resurrection, frequent, ly appeared to his holy A poftles, and finally in their fight ascended to heaven, to the end that be might ge and prepare a place for us, that whera be is we might be aljo, Jbn xiv. 3. Therefore, &c.
4. Through our Saviour Jesus Chrift, according to whose promise the holy ghoft came down (as at this time) upon the A potiles with a found from heaven, as of a rushing and mighty wind, Acts is. 2. and there ap: peared unta them cloven longues, like as of fire, ver. 3. in order to guide them into, and direct them in the paths of truth, beltowing upon them the gift of divers languages, in order that they might be enabled to preach the word with boldness, fervency and zeal unto all nations, agreeable to our Saviour's inttrycțions unto them in Mati. xxviii. 19. by which mean
Upon the Feast of Trinity only.
but three persons in one substance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, without any difference or inequality. Therefore with Angels, &c.
After each of which Prefaces, all immediately be sung or said. I. Herefore with Angels, and Archangels, and with all
company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hofts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord moit high. Amen. Then fall the Prieft, kneeling down at the Lord's Table, say in the name of
all tbem that shall receive the Communion, this Prayer following: 2. E do nat presume to
Lordtrusting but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gether up the crumbs under thy table. Buc thou art the fame Lord, whose property is always to have mercy; Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, io to eat the fich of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood,
PA RA PHRASE. we have been conducted out of the darkness of ignorance, error, and fuperftition, into the perfect knowledge of thee, o God, and of thy Son Jesus Christ Therefore, &c.
5. Who art one God, one true Jehovah, not only, according to the erroneous opinions of fome, one person, but three persons in unity of essence ; for we believe that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghoff are the fame; and that there is no inequality or difference of dignity between them.
!. Let us therefore anite ourselves with the Angels and Archangels, and with all the orders of blessed fpirits in heaven, to praise
and magify thy holy name, saying with them, Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hofs
, the whole earth is full of thy glory, Ifaiab vi. 3. gloty to God in the highest, Luke ii. 14.
2. We do not presume to approach this thy facred table, O most merciful Lord God, in dependance on our own 'merits and righteousness, bu Øn thy great and abundant mercies, manifested towards us thy sinful creacure?, we are utterly unworthy, to gather up the crumbs which fall from shy table : But thou art a God of infuite mercy ; grant therefore that we