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died for thee, and feed on nim in precious death and passion of thy thy heart by faith, with thanks-dear Son. And we most humbly giving. beseech thee, O heavenly Father, terlas so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fell THE Blood of our Lord Jesus lowship, and do all such good Christ, which was shed for works as thou hast prepared for us thee, preserve thy body and soul to walk in, through Jesus Christ unto everlasting life: Drink this our Lord; to whom, with thee and in remembrance that Christ's blood the Holy Ghost, be all honour and was shed for thee, and be thankful. glory, world without end. Amen. If the consecrated Bread and Wine T Then shall be said or sung, all stand ing, Gloria in excelsis, or some probe spent before all have communiper Hymn from the Selection. cated, the Priest is to consecrate more, according to the Form before GLORY be to God on high, and prescribed; beginning at-All glory on earth peace, good-will to be to thee, Almighty God and ending wards men. We praise thee, we with these words-Partakers of his bless thee, we worship thee, we most blessed Body and Blood. glorify thee, we give thanks to thee Minister shall return to the Lord's heavenly King, God the Father For, and When all have communicated, the for thy great glory, O Lord God, Table, and reverently place upon it Almighty. what remaineth of the consecrated) O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb Then shall the Minister say the of God, Son of the Father, that Lord's Prayer, the People repeating takest away the sins of the world, after him every petition. have mercy upon us. Thou that

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THE MINISTRATION OF

PUBLIC BAPTISM OF INFANTS,

To be used in the Church.

The people are to be admonished, that it is most convenient that Baptism should not be administered but upon Sundays and other Holy Days, or Prayer Days. Nevertheless (if necessity so require) Baptism may be administered upon any other day.

There shall be for every Male Child to be baptized, when they can be had, two Godfathers and one Godmother; and for every Female, one Godfather and two Godmothers; and Parents shall be adinitted as Sponsors, if it be desired.

When there are Children to be baptized, the Parents or Sponsors shall give knowledge thereof, before the beginning of Morning Prayer, to the Minister. And then the Godfathers and Godmothers, and the People with the Children, must be ready at the Font, either immediately after the last Lesson at Morning Prayer, orelse immediately after the last Lesson at Evening Prayér,< as the Minister by his discretion shall appoint. And the Minister coming to the Font (which is then to be filled with pure Water) and standing there shall say,

Hath this Child been already baptized, or no?

it' they answer No; then shall the Minister proceed, as followeth :

DEARLY beloved, forasmuch as ceive him, O Lord, as thou hast all men are conceived and born promised by thy well-beloved Son, in sin; and our Saviour Christ saying, Ask, and ye shall have; saith, None can enter into the king-seek, and ye shall find; knock, and dom of God, except he be regene-it shall be opened unto you: So rate and born anew of Water and give now unto us who ask; let us of the Holy Ghost; I beseech you who seek, find; open the gate unto to call upon God the Father, us who knock; that this Infant through our Lord Jesus Christ, may enjoy the everlasting benedic that of his bounteous mercy, he tion of thy heavenly washing, and will grant to this Child that which may come to the eternal kingdom her by nature he cannot have; that he which thou hast promised by Christ may be baptized with Water and our Lord. Amen. the Holy Ghost, and received into Christ's holy Church, and be made a living member of the same.

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Then the Minister shall say as fol lows: or else shall pass on to the questions addressed to toe Sponsors; and from thence to the Prayer immediately before the Immersion, or the pouring of Water on the Infant. Cataly But note; that, in every Church, the ALMIGHTY and everlasting intermediate parts of the Service God, who, of thy great mercy, shall be used, once at least in every didst save Noah and his family in month (if there be a Baptism) for the Ark from perishing by water; the better instructing of the People and also didst safely lead the chil- in the Grounds of Infant Baptism. dren of Israel thy people through Hear the words of the Gospel, the Red Sea, figuring thereby thy written by Saint Mark, in the tenth holy Baptism; and by the Baptism chapter, at the thirteenth verse. of thy well-beloved Son Jesus THEY brought young Christ in the river Jordan, didst to Christ, that he should touch sanctify water, to the mystical them; and his disciples, rebuked washing away of sin; we beseech those who brought them. But thee, for thine infinite mercies, that when Jesus saw it, he was much thou wilt mercifully look upon this displeased, and said unto them, Child; wash him, and sanctify him Suffer the little children to come with the Holy Ghost; that he, be- unto me, and forbid them not for ing delivered from thy wrath, may of such is the kingdom of God. be received into the Ark of Christ's Verily I say unto you, Whosoever belo Church; and being steadfast in shall not receive the kingdom of faith, joyful through hope, and God as a little child, he shall not rooted in charity, may so pass the enter therein. And he took them waves of this troublesome world, up in his arms, put his hands upon that finally he may come to the them, and blessed them. land of everlasting life; there to T After the Gospel is read, the Minis give hin reign with thee, world without end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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God, heavenly Father, we give Minis. Dost thou believe all the thee humble thanks, that thou hast Articles of the Christian Faith, as Touchsafed to call us to the know-contained in the Apostles' Creed? ledge of thy grace, and faith in Ans. I do. thee: Increase this knowledge, and Minis. Wilt thou be baptized confirm this faith, in us evermore. in this Faith? Give thy Holy Spirit to this Infant; Ans. That is my desire. that he may be born again, and be Minis. Wilt thou then obediently made an heir of everlasting salva-keep God's holy will and comtion, through our Lord Jesus Christ, mandments, and walk in the same who liveth and reigneth with thee all the days of thy life?

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DEARLY beloved, ye have be so buried, that the new man may
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baptized; ye have prayed that our
Grant that all sinful affections
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to receive him, to release him from belonging to the Spirit may live
sin, to sanctify him with the Holy and grow in him. men.
Ghost, to give him the kingdom of Grant that he may have power
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have heard also that our Lord Jesus triumph against the devil, the world,
Christ hath promised, in his Gos- and the flesh. Amen.

pel, to grant all these things that Grant that whosoever is here deye have prayed for; which promise, dicated to thee by our Office and he for his part will most surely Ministry, may also be endued with keep and perform. Wherefore, after heavenly virtues, and everlastingly this promise made by Christ, this rewarded, through thy mercy, Ö Infant must also faithfully, for his blessed Lord God, who dost live part, promise by you that are his and govern all things, world withsureties (until he come of age to out end. Amen.

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and gave commandment to his dis- T Then shall be said, all kneeling, ciples, that they should go teach all nations, and baptize them in the Father, who art in Heaven, name of the Father, and of the Son, Kingdom come; Thy Will be done Hallowed be thy Name; Thy and of the Holy Ghost; regard, we beseech thee, the supplications of on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give thy Congregation; sanctify this wa- forgive us our trespasses, as we us this day our daily bread; And ter to the mystical washing away of sin; and grant that this Child, forgive those who trespass against now to be baptized therein, may us; And lead us not into temptareceive the fulness of thy grace, and tion, But deliver us from evil. Amen. ever remain in the number of thy faithful children, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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WE yield thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it

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Amen. If those who present the Infant shall ties, to renounce the devil and all desire the sign of the Cross to be his works, to believe in God, and to omitted, although the Church knows serve him; ye must remember, that no worthy cause of scruple concern- it is your parts and duties to see that ing the same, yet, in that case, the this Infant be taught, so soon as he Minister may omit that part of the shall be able to learn, what a above which follows the Immersion,

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or the pouring of Water on the In-solemn vow, promise, and profes sion he hath ere made by you T Then shall the Minister say, And that he may know these things SEEING now, dearly beloved the better, ye shall call upon him to brethren, that this Child is rege-hear Sermons; and chiefly ye shall nerate, and grafted into the body of provice, that he may learn the Christ's Church; let us give thanks Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the unto Almighty God for these bene-Ten Commandments, and all other fits, and with one accord make our things which a Christian ought to

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