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Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Or ibis Pfalm. Jubilate Deo. Pfalm C.
with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.
2. Be ye sure that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourfelves, we are his people, and the Theep of his pasture.
3. O go your way into his gates with thankfgiving, and into his courts with praise : be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
4. For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth from generation to generation.
PA RA P H R AS E. hadow of death, and have had nothing else to direct them but the imperfect revelation of the Mofaic law, by the glorious light of the gospel guiding their feet with certainty in the paths to everlasting happineis.
Tbe title, in the original Hebrew, implies a Psalm of praise: the Jews sell us, that it was customary 10 ping it at the Euchariftical Sacrifices, just as :be prift was entering tbe temple.
1. O give thanks unto God, all ye heathen nations, join with us in the praise and adoration of the one true God, and present yourselves before him in his holy temple.
2. Doubt not that the Lord our God, Jehovah, is the only true God: for it was he that called us into existence, which is the undoubted proof of omnipotent power ; by which power he governs the whole universo wbich he created; but having singled out the posterity of Abraham to be bus flock and his peculiar people, we are become his by election, and ho is our God in a particular manner.
3. Now, fince we have received these extraordinary fivours, do you, se facted ministers who are entitled, by your office, ca make the neareit approach to the divine presence, enter the temple-gates with fongs of thanksgiving : and do you, O people, who are not permitted to go any farther than the court, join, on your part, in the universal praise.
4. For what can be thronger inducements to praise, than the goodness, the mercy, and the truth of God;" his goodness, in creating us, his mercy in sparing as, and his truth revealed unto us, and for ever to remain with us.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost :
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world, without end. Amen.
Iben shall be sung or faid the Apoftles Creed' by the Minister, and the People,
ftanding. Except only on fucb Days as the Creed of St. Athanasius is appointed to be read.
Believe in God 2. the Father Almighty, 4. Maker of
Heaven and Earth : 5. And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; 6. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin
PA RA PHRASE. I bere make confeffion of my faith, with regard to those truths which are re
vealed unto me by God himself, and supported by the divine teftimony. 1. I believe that there is one only God. Deut. iv.
35. i Cor. viii. 2. That he is Father of all men by being their Creator.
But in a peculiar manner the Father of our blessed Lord by eternal generation.
4. I moreover believe that this one God is poffessed of an infinite power of doing all things, and governing all things by his will and pleasure, that he was the Maker of Heaven and Earth, i. c. the whole universe. and every thing contained in it.
5. I also believe in Jesus Chrift, being thoroughly convinced that he is what his name implies, i.e. the Saviour of the world ; that he is Chrift, ar the Messiah, concerning whom prophecies were delivered so long before in the Old Testament. That he is the only Son of God, begotten from all eternity ; it being said concerning him that he came down from keaven, (Joha vi. 22.) and likewise that he made the world, (Heb. i. 2. Col. i. 15.) He is moreover, in many parts of scripture, called the Son of God, and we are exprelly told that the Divine essence was communicated to him, (John xvi. 15.) and that in a manner entirely different from all created beings. (Heb. i. 13.) Who is likewise our Lord, by being the true Jehovah, or Lord. (Hof. i. 7. Matt. iii. 1.) All things were subjected to his dominion. (Psalm cx. 5.) By him we were redeemed from the power of the devil, who had formerly enflaved us. (Heb. i. 2.4. Col. ij. 15.) By his blood he purchased us, and we voluntarily became his servants and followers by baptism.
6. We moreover believe that tho' Chrilt was literaily man, yet he was not produced after the ordinary methods of conception, but by the miraculous influence of the Holy Ghoft: (Luke i. 35.). Was born of Mary, a poor maid of David's race, who continued a virgin after that supernatutal birih. Luke i. 27,
Mary, 7. Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, deat, and buried, 8. He descended into Hell; 9. The third day he rose again from the dead; 10. He ascended into Heaven, 11. and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty ; 12. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
13. I believe in the Holy Ghost; 14. The holy Catho
PA RA PHRASE. 7. That he suffered an ignomenious death upon the cross, as was forecold by the prophet Isaiah ; and that this came to pass when Pontius Pilate was imperial procurator of Judea ; that he was nailed to a cross, a dreadful and infamous punishment by which the Romans used to put their wicked laves to death : that in this grieyous cormene he really expired; (Luke xxiii. 46. Mark xv. 37.) and after that was buried by a faithful difciple.
8. And descended into hell or Hades, the abode destined for separate foals
9. Three days after his crucifixion he rose again, according to his own prediation, delivered in the xxvib chapter of the gospel according to St Manbew.
10. After that, in the presence of a great many witne Tes worthy of credit, he ascended in a moft glorious manner up into heaven, as the prophet had long before foretold, and was shortly after promoted to a particalar honour, which was never conferred upon any person before him.
11. He was admitted to fit on the righi hand of God, which is the mot honourable place in heaven, wherein his spiritual kingdom commences, and where he tramples upon the necks of his principal adversaries, Sin, Satan, and Death.
12. Wbence, at the end of the world, he shall come in a triumphang and glorious procession, accompanied with the angels, and have univer. fal power conferred upon him to judge those who all then be alive, (1 Theff. iv. 15.) and those who thall be rescued from the tomb and refored to life. Matt. xxv. 31.
13. I am thoroughly convinced that the Holy Ghost is God himself, and the third person of the blessed trinity ; that he is not werely a virtue u grace, according to the erroneous opinion of some, but a person (Eph. B. 30.) who, in scripture, generally goes by the namic of the Comforter ; and is exprelly named GOD in the vch chapter of the A&s, ver. the 4th.
14. I moreover believe that there are a number of men separated from the world by faith in Jesus Chrit, that have remained from thee, and thall rrmain till the coming of Chrift; the collective body of these, I call the Catholic Church, which is, in fcripture, tiled holy, on account of the boly profesion of its members, tho' all do not live up to the purity enjoined by it. (Matt. xiii. 24.) It is likewise catholic, or universal, becacícit obtains generally in all parts of the world.
15. I be
lick Church; 15. The Communion of Saints; 16. The for. giveness of fins ; 17. The resurrection of the body; 18. And the life everlasting. Amen. And after that, these Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling; the Miniftrr
first pronouncing with a loud voice. 1. The Lord be with you. Antw. 2. And with thy Spirit. Minister 3. Let us pray. 4. Lord, have mercy upon us. 5. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
PA RA PHRASE. 15. I believe that there is a communion of the faincs and chosen people of God, with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghoft, and with all the saints in all the churches, now established in different parts of the earth; as also with all the saints departed this life.
16. I believe moreover, that, whereas we have by our fins incurred the displeasure of the Almighty, we may, by the blood of Chrift, by which they are expiated, obtain the remission of them, not only in baptism, but afterwards if our repentance be unfeigned. 17.
I believe likewise the resurrection of the body, not only as a thing which may be effected by an omnipotent Being, to whom all things are posible, but as a thing which was generally expected by the Jews : 1 Job, xix. 25. Dan. xii. 2.) that this is clearly promised under the Gospel, (Rom. xiv. 9.) and moreover, that the same identical body shall rise again. And finally, that the refurrection shall be common, both to bad and good men, 1 Cor. xv. 23.
18. I moreover acknowledge, that bad men shall exist to all eternity in torments ; (Matt. xxv. 41, 46.) and that good men thall enjoy a state of glory exempt from all sorrow and inquietude ; (Rev. xxi. 4.) that they hall be blessed with the beatific vision, (1 Cor. xiii. 12.) and enjoy ineffable pleasures, which surpass the conceptions of mankind. (1 Cor. ii. 9.) Amen.
1. I now commend you, iny good people, to the blessing of the Almighty, in a form of salutation customary among devout people under the old law, Ruth ij. 4.
2. And we, O sacred Paftor, pray in the words of St Paul, that the Lord Jesus may be with your fpirit.' 2 Tim. iv. 22.
3. Í now advertise you, that after having listened to the several parts of God's word, which have been repeated to you, and having made an open confefion of your faith, you should with fervour, betake yourselves to devotion.
4. Lord be merciful to us in the remission of our fins, s. Chrift be merciful to us, &c.
bez ikr Minifter, Clerks; and People, shall say the Lord's Prayer with a
loud voice. U'R Father, which art in Heaven ; Hallowed be thy
Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in Earth, As it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them chat trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
... See ibe Paraphrafe on the Lord's Prayer, Page 8, 9.
Then the Prieft fanding upo fhall say, 1. O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us. Anfib. 2. And grant us thy falvation. Priest. 3. O Lord, save the King. enfw. 4. And mercitully hear us when we call upon thee. Prirft. 5. Endue thy ministers with righteousness. Answ. 6. And make thy chosen people joyful. Priet. 7. O Lord, save thy people. Arifw. 3. And bless thine inheritance. Priet. g. Give peace in our time, O Lord.
Anjw. 1o. Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.
PA RA PHRASE. Mon, 1. We implore thee, O God, in the words of the Pfalmift, to Itew thy mercy upon us.
People. 2. And grant us thy falvation, that our fouls may enjoy evera lating happiness in heaven.
Prieft. 3. O Lord, preserve the life of our sovereign Lord the King.
People. 4. And hear us favourably, when we call upon thy name, and intreat thee to afford him thy protection.
Mir. 5. Let thy priests be clothed with the garment of righteousness. 1 Chron. yi. 41.
6. And let thy priefis exult with joy, and sing praises to thy honous, ibid.
Mr. 7. O Lord, be gracious to the lairy who are here assembled to pay thee adoration.
People. 8. And bless the clergy, the lot of thinc inheritance.
Mr. 9. We apply to thee, O God, after the example of the virtucas princes of the paft ages, Solomon, Hezekiah, Jofiah, to give us peace and tranquillity, during our existence upon earth. Pesple. io. For we are unable to procure it for ourselves ; it is a blefprocure