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fervent zeal, constantly to preach the gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been brought from darkness and error, into the light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy son Jesus Christ. Therefore, with angels, &c.
1 Upon the Feast of Trinity only. Who art one God, one Lord; not only one person 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.
1 After each of which Prefaces shall immediately be sung or said,
Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify 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 thee, O Lord, most high. Amen.
RUBRICK. i Then shall the priest kneeling down at the Lord's table, sny in the name of all them that shall receive the communion, this prayer following:
DIRECTIONS. K When the priest acknowledges in this form of humiliation his own, and the communicant's unworthiness, and God's unmerited kindness in admitting them to his holy table, make this act of humiliation your own by your most devout atten, tion, anti joining with an hearty amen.
THE MINISTER. We do not presume to come to this thy table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great rcies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table; but thou art the same Lord whose property is always to have mercy: grant us, therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us. Amen.
RUBRICK. ( When the priest, standing before the atble hath so ordered the bread and wine, that he may with more readiness and decency break the bread before the people, and take the cup into his hands, he shall say the proyer of CONSECRATION as followeth.
DIRECTIONS. 6 This is the prayer of consecration, to be said by the priest alone; and whilst he is consecrating the bread and wine, raise up thy soul to see with the eye of faith what great things the Lord hath left thee in that sacrament; and pray that they may be a means of conveying into your soul all the benefits of his precious death, saying, secretly,
Send down thy spirit and blessing upon this means of grace and salvation, which thou thyself, O Jesu, hast ordained.
THE MINISTER. Almighty God our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mer. cy didst give thine only son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption, who made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world, and did institute, and in his holy gospel command us to continue a perpetual memory of that his precious death until bis coming again : hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee, and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed body and blood; who, in the same night that he was betrayed, (a) took bread; and when he had given thanks (6) he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat, (c) this is my body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of me; like. wise after supper, (d) he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this; for
(a) Here the priest is to take the patten into his hands. (6) And here to break the bread. (c) And here to lay his hands upon all the bread. (d) Here he is to take the cup into his hands. (e) And here to lay his hands upon every vessel (be it chalice or flagon) in which there is any wine to be consecrated,
this (e) is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for
you, and for many, for the remission of sins: Do this as oft · as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me. Amen.
(a) Here the priest is to take the patten into his hands. (6) And here to break the bread. (c) And here to lay his hands upon all the bread. (d) Here he is to take the cup into his hands. (e) And here to lay his hands upon every vessel (be it chalice or fiagon) in which there is any wine to be consecrated.
DIRECTIONS. 6 Be not discouraged if you cannot fill up all spaces with regular devotion, or with intense meditation between the prayer of consecration and the time of receiving the bread and wine; in this case do as well as you can: remember your own offences with as much sorrow as you can, and the mercies of God to you in Christ Jesus, with as much love, joy, and gratitude; recommend to God's mercy your parents, relations, friends, and all the world. Do any thing that is good and proper to fill up the time; and leave the rest to God, who is a bounteous rewarder of them that seek him.
6 Or when the prayer of consecration is over, if you have time before the bread and wine are brought to you, use the following prayer. A Prayer immediately after the Consecration of
the Bread and Wine. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving: and will call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Lord, in the sight of all his people; in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem, praise the Lord. Psalm cxvi. 14, 15, 16.
NOW; O my God, prostrate before thine altar, I dare not so much as look upon this mystery of our salvation, if thou hadst not invited me: I beseech thee therefore, accept of this representation we make before thee of that all-sufficient sacrifice, which thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ made upon the cross : let the merit of it plead
effectually for the pardon and forgiveness of all my sins, and render thee favourable and propitious to me a miserable sinner; let the power of it prevail against all the powers of darkness;· let the wisdom of it make me wise unto salvation; and let the peace of it reconcile me unto thee, and bring to me peace of conscience.
And then, o blessed Jesus my redeemer, I shall be enabled to adore thee, who didst endure the painful and shameful death of the cross, to recover me from the state of sin and misery: I admire thine infinite condescension, who was pleased to be made miserable, that I might be made happy; poor, that I might be enriched; and didst die that I might live for ever. With all my soul, O dear Jesus, I love and praise thee, for the stupendous expressions of thy bounty and goodness towards me: O lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon me; O lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world, grant me thy peace. Amen. Lord Jesus. Amen.
RUBRICK. 1 Then shall the minister first receive the communion in both kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the same to the hishops, priests, and deacons in like manner, (if any be present,) and after that to the people also in order, into their hands, all meekly kneeling.
DIRECTIONS. 6 The first person that receives is the minister, who has a request to you in behalf of himself, namely, that as he prays for you with great fervency, you would comfort and encourage him with un heurty Amen upon your knees, to the petitions at bis taking the holy elements: and in the interval between his receiving the bread and wine, use the following prayer.
A Prayer to be said when the Priest is receiving
the Bread and the Wine. Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness : aud let thy
saints sing with joyfulness. Psalm cxxxii. 9. GIVE thy grace, O Lord, we humbly beseech thee, to all those who are called to any office or. administration in thy church; and so replenish them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great name and benefit of thy holy church, thro’ Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
DIRECTIONS. After the minister has received the communion in both kinds and is proceeding to deliver the same to the people, lift up your hearts to God in the following prayer. A Prayer before receiving the Holy Sacrament.
BEHOLD, gracious Lord, I come to this holy table, as a sick man to the great physician of life; I beseech thee, O Lord, to cure my infirmities, and let me not only receive the outward and visible sign, but the inward and spiritual grace, the body and blood of thy son Jesus Christ, that so all carnal affections may die in me, and that all things belonging to the spirit may live and grow in me: that I may have power and strength, and victory, to triumph against the world, the flesh, and the devil; and also may be endued with all such heavenly virtues which are pleasing to thee, and which thou wilt eternally reward, for the merit of thy Son's death; to whom with the Father and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.