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repentance and true faith turn unto thee; Have mercy upon us; pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and bring us to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I Then shall the Minister say, Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all that truly turn unto him. NOME unto me all
that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. St. Matth. xi. 28.
God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. St. John iii. 16.
Hear also what Saint Paul saith. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15.
Hear also what Saint John saith. If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins. 1 St. John ii. 1. After which the Minister shall proceed, saying,
Lift up your hearts.
Minister. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
Answer. It is meet and right so to do.
Then shall the Minister say,
T is very meet, right, and our bounden
duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God.
Here shall follow the Proper Preface, according to the time, if there be any specially appointed: or else immediately shall fullow, NHEREFORE with Angels and Arch
angels, 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.
Upon Christmas Day. BEO ECAUSE thou didst give Jesus Christ
thine only Son, born as at this time to be the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but for those of the whole world. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Easter Day.
for the glorious Resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord: for he is our passover which was sacrificed for us; he taketh away the sin of the world; he by his death hath destroyed death; and by his rising to life
again hath assured us of everlasting life. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Ascension Day. TH THROUGH thy most dearly beloved Son
Jesus Christ our Lord; who after his most glorious Resurrection manifestly appeared to all his Apostles, and in their sight ascended úp into heaven to prepare a place for us; that
; where he is, thither we might also ascend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Whit Sunday.
cording to whose most true promise, the Holy Ghost came down as at this time from heaven, lighting upon the Apostles, to teach them, and to lead them to all truth; giving them power, 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.
Upon the Sunday after Whit Sunday.
Christ, who is one Lord, and who has confirmed our faith in that Spirit, which gave gifts to men in the holy Apostles' times; and in all ages of the Church, uniteth thy people in one Body to shew forth thy praise. Therefore with Angels, &c.
After each of which Prefaces shall immediately be said
HEREFORE with Angels and Arch
angels, 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. I Then shall the Minister, kneeling down at the Lord's
Table, say in the name of all them that shall receive the
O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We have too often attended thine ordinances, when our hearts were not filled with love and gratitude to thee, for appointing them. But thou art the same Lord, whose mercy endureth for ever. Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to partake of this bread and wine, the emblems of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, that by faith our souls may be purified from all evil, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. The Minister shall then set apart the Bread and Wine
for this Sacred Service in the following Prayer. LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father,
of thy tender mercy thou didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption ; who at the last supper did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death, until his coming
again; Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we may so receive 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, that we may become dead to sin; and thus being dead with Christ, that we may be comforted with the belief that we shall also live with him; who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took Bread; and, when he had given thanks, he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat, this is my Body which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me. Likewise after supper he took the Cup; and, when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this; for this is my Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me. Sanctify our devout obedience to this divine institution to the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.
Then shall the Minister first receive the Communion in both kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the same to the people also in order, into their hands, all meekly kneeling or sitting. And, when he partaketh of the Bread he shall
say, N obedience to the command of Christ
Jesus our Lord, we eat of this bread in grateful remembrance of him.
As he gives it to the people he shall say, Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for us; and feed on him in your hearts by faith with thanksgiving.