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and that I am infinitely bound to bless and praise Thee while I have my being.
O Word incarnate; God manifest in the flesh to destroy the works of the devil: I acknowledge and adore Thee: I adore Thee for Thine inexpressible love and condescension in taking our nature upon Thee, and humbling Thyself even to the death of the cross for us miserable sinners. I adore Thee for instituting these holy mysteries, as pledges of Thy love, and for the continual remembrance of Thy death to our great and endless comfort. I adore Thee, O my most compassionate Saviour, for permitting me, the chief of sinners, to eat and drink at Thy table, and to rejoice before Thee. - O gracious Lord, my King and my God; my Saviour and mighty Deliverer; Thou hast done great things for us, whereof we ought to rejoice: Thy love is wonderful, passing all understanding: greater love than this hath no man, that a man lay down his life for his friend : but herein hast Thou commended Thy love to us, in that whilst we were enemies Thou wert pleased, not only to die for us, but also to ordain this holy sacrament to be a sure means of communicating to us Thy body and blood, to feed and nourish, to strengthen and refresh, to
quicken and invigorate our souls; and to preserve both our souls and bodies unto everlasting life.
Lord, what is man, that Thou art mindful of him, or the sons of men, that Thou so graciously visitest them : what am I, that Thou shouldest extend Thy favour in so signal a manner to a creature who has so much abused the riches of Thy grace. I have deserved to drink of the dregs of Thy wrath, and to have my portion with the devil and his angels; and behold, 'Thou hast fed me with the bread of Thy children, and given me freely to drink of the waters of life. O blessed Lord, what shall I render to Thy divine Majesty for these renewed assurances of Thy favour and goodness towards me? O let my soul bless Thee, and my life praise Thee; yea, let all that is within me, praise Thy name : let me love and praise Thee to all eternity. This, O Lord, is the sincere desire of my soul, and my earnest prayer to Thee, the Father of mercies, and lover of souls : and to this end I do here in Thy presence, Who art the great searcher of hearts, and before Whose righteous tribunal I know that I must ere long appear to give an account of my life, most freely, fülly, and resolvedly dedicate myself, my soul and body, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto Thee: I do from the bottom of my heart bewail and detest all the errors and provocations of my life past; and I unfeignedly promise and resolve, to the utmost of the power Thou givest me, to serve and please Thee for the future in newness and holiness of life.
O Thou, from Whom every good and perfect gift cometh, and Who hast taught us in Thy holy word, that without Thee we can do nothing ; but that through Thy grace strengthening us we shall be able to do all things'; confirm and strengthen me, I beseech Thee, in these good resolutions : and O let Thy grace be sufficient for me, to enable me to perform them unto my life's end. Manifest, I humbly pray Thee, Thy strength in my weakness : let Thy power always rest upon me, and abide continually with me and in me, to direct, sanctify, and govern both my heart and life, in the ways of Thy laws, and in the works of Thy commandments.
And as I have now renewed the vow; so be Thou graciously pleased to make me a partaker of the blessings of my baptismal covenant. Preserve me a living and sound member of Christ, a dutiful and dear child of God, and an heir through faith in Christ of the kingdom of heaven; that through Thy mercy, O God the
Father; and Thymerits and intercession, O God the Son ; and Thy guidance and sanctification, O God the Holy Ghost; I may in Thy good time obtain the end of my faith, even the salvation of my soul, to the glory of Thy grace. Amen.
By the Minister and the congregation. Our Father, Which art in Heaven ; Hallowed be Thy Name: 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 that trespass against us : And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil : For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen... .. ..
By the Minister. O Lord and heavenly Father, we Thy humble servants entirely desire Thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly. beseeching Thee to grant, that by the merits and death of Thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in His blood, we and all Thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of His passion. And here we offer and present unto Thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto Thee; humbly beseeching Thee, that all wę, who are partakers of this holy Communion, may be fulfilled with Thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto Thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech Thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by Whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto Thee, O Father Almighty, world without end.
Or, :-* ALMIGHTY and everliving God, we most heartily thank Thee, for that. Thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have duly received these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious body and blood of Thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thereby of Thy favour and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of Thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs through hope of Thine everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of Thy dear Son. And we most humbly beseech Thee, O heavenly Father, so to