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succour, the life of those who be- skall make this brief Exhortation upon lieve, and the resurrection of the
the words of the Gospel : dead; we call upon thee for this BELOVED, ye hear in this GosInfant, that he, coming to thy Christ, that he commanded the
pel the words of our Saviour holy Baptism, may receive re- children to be brought unto him; mission of sin, by spiritual regene- how he blamed those who would ration. Receive him, O Lord, as have kept them from him; how thou hast promised by thy well
he exhorteth all men to follow beloved Son, saying, Ask, and ye theirinnocency. Ye perceive how, shall have; seek, and ye shall find; by his outward gesture and deed, knock, and it shall be opened un- he declared his good will toward to you: So give now unto us who them: For he embraced them in ask; let us who seek, find; open his arms, he laid his hands upon the gate unto us who knock; that them, and blessed them. Doubt this Infant may enjoy the ever
ye not therefore, but earnestly lasting benediction of thy heaven
believe, that he will likewise fa. ly washing, and may come to the vourably receive this present Ineternal kingdom which thou hast Fant ; that he will embrace him promised by Christ our Lord with the arms of his mercy; that Amen. 1 Then the Minister shall say as follor of eternal life, and make him par
he will give unto him the blessing or dst shall pass on to the questions dressed to the Sponsors ; and from t ncc taker of his everlasting kingdom. to the Prayer immediately befo the Wherefore, we being thus perImmersion, or the pouring of Water on suaded of the good will of our Church, the intermediate parts of the heavenly Father towards this InService shall be used, once at least in fant, declared by his Son Jesus every month (if there be a Baptism | Christ; and nothing doubting, but for the better instructing of the people that he favourably alloweth this 'en the Grounds of Infant Baptism. Hear the words of the Gospel,
charitable work of ours, in bringwritten by St. Mark, in the tenthing this Infant to his holy Bapchapter, at the thirteenth verse.
tism; let us faithfully and devout.
by give thanks unto him, and say, THEF bronght young children to Christ , tinut he should touch ALMIGHTY and everlasting
God, heavenly Father, we them; and his disciples rebuked give thee humble thanks, that those who brought them. But ihou hast vouchsafed to call us to when Jesus saw it, be was much the knowledge of thy grace, and displeased, and said unto them, faith in thee : Increase this knowSuffer the little children to come ledge, and confirm this faith in us unto me, and forbid them not;levermore. Give thy Holy Spirit for of such is the kingdom of God. to this Infant ; that he may be Verily I say unto you, Whoso-born again, and be made an heir of ever shall not receive the kingdom everlasting salvation, through our of God as a little child, he shall not Lord Jesus Christ, wbo-liveth and enter therein. And he took them reigneth with thee and the Holy up in his arms, put his hands upon Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. them, and blessed them.
| Then shall the Minister speak unto the * After the Gospel is read, the Minister" Godfathers and Godmothers in this wise.
DEARLY beloved, ye have diently keep God's holy will and
brought this Child here to be commandments, and walk in the baptized; ye have prayed that our same all the days of thy life? Lord Jesus Christ would vouch Ans. I will, by God's help. safe to receive him. to release him | Then shall the Minister say, from sin, to sanctify him with the O Merciful God, grant that the Holy Ghost, to give him the king
old Adamn in this Child may dom of heaven and everlasting be so buried, that the new man life. Ye bave heard also that our may be raised up in him. Amen. Lord Jesus Christ hath promised,
Grant that all sinful affections in his Gospel, to grant all these may die in him, and that all things things that ye have prayed for: belonging to the Spirit may live which promise, he for his part and grow in bim. “Amen. will most surely keepand perform.
Grant that he may have power Wherefore, after this promise and strength to have victory, and made by Christ, this Infant must to triumph against the devil, the also faithfully, for his part
, pro- world, and the flesh. Amen. mise by you that are his sureties
Grant that whosoever is here (until ye come of age to take it dedicated to thee by our Office upon himself ) that he will re- and Ministry, may also be endued nounce the devil and ail his with heavenly virtues, and everworks, and constantly believe lastingly rewarded, through thy God's holy Word, and obediently mercy, 0 blessed Lord God, who keep his Commandments.
dost live and govern all things, " The Minister shull then demand of the world without end. Amen.
Sponsors as follows in the questions be- ALMIGHTY, everliving God, verally, and the answers to be made ac- Son Jesus Christ, for the forgive
whose most dearly beloved cordingly. I demand therefore,
ness of our sins, did shed out of his DOST thou, in the name of this most precious
side both water and Child, renounce the devil and blood; and gave commandment all his works, the vain pomp and to his disciples, that they should glory of the world, with all cove-go teach all nations, and baptize tous desires of the same, and the them in the name of the Father, sinful desires of the flesh; so that and of the Son, and of the Holy thou wilt not follow, nor be led Ghost; regard, we beseech thee, by them?
the supplications of thy CongreAns. I renounce them all ; and, gation ; sanctify this water to the by God's help, will endeavour not mystical washing away of sin; to follow, nor be led by them. and grant that this Child, now to
Minis. Dost thou believe all the be baptized therein, may receive Articles of the Christian Faith, as the fulness of thy grace, and ever contained in the Apostles' Creed ? remain in the number of thy Ans. I do.
faithful children, through Jesus Minis. Wilt thou be baptized Christ our Lord. Amen. in tois Faith?
T Then the Minister shall take the Child Ans. That is my desire.
into his hands, and shall scey to the Gad
fathers and Godmothers, Minis. Wilt thou then ober Name this Child.
and then we coming one after en be shall WE yield the hearty thanks
, dip it in the Water discreetly, or pour Water upon it, saying, N. I baptize thee in the name it hath pleased thee to regenerate
of the Father, and of the this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, Son, and of the Holy Ghost. to receive him for thine own Amen.
Child by adoption, and to incor1 Then the Minister shall say, porate him into thy holy Church. WE receive this Child into the And bumbly we beseech thee to Congregation of Christ's grant, that he, being dead unto
Flock, and do *sign sin, and living unto righteousness, Here the him with the sign of and being buried with Christ in
cross the Cross; in to- bis death, may crucify the old upon the Child's ken that hereafter man, and utterly abolish the forehead. he shall not be whole body of sin ; and that az ashamed to confess the faith of he is made Parlaker of the Deatla Christ crucified, and manfully to of thy Son, he may also be Parfight under his banner, against sin, taker of his Resurrection; so that the world, and the devil; and to finally, with the residue of thy continue Christ's faithful soldier holy Church, he may be an In. and servant unto his life's end. heritor of thine everlasting kingAmen.
dom, through Christ our Lord. If those who present the Infant shall Amen. desire the sign of the Cross to be omit-a Then, all standing up, the Minister ted, although the Church knows no worthy cause of scruple concerning the
shall say to the Godfathers and Godsame, yet, in that case, the Minister may
E.chortation following: omit that part of the above which fol. FORASMUCH as this Child lows the immersion, or the pouring of hath promised by you his Water on the Infant.
Sureties, to renounce the devil and 1 Then shall the Minister say,
all his works, to believe in God, and SEEING now, dearly beloved brethren, that this Child is re
to serve him; ye must remember, generate, and grafted into the bo-that it is your parts and duties to
see that this Infant be taught, so dy of Christ's Church; let us give thanks unto Almighty God for
soon as he shall be able to learn, these benefits, and with one accord
what a solemn vow, promise, and make our prayers unto him, that profession he hath here made by
you. this Child may lead the rest of
And that he may know his life according to this beginning call upon him to hear Sermons ;
these things the better, ye shall Then shall be said, all leneeling. OUR Father, who art in Hea-land chiefly ye shall provide, that
ven, Hallowed be thy Name; he may learn the Creed, the Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Combe done on Earth, as it is in mandments, and all other things Heaven; Give us this day our wbich a Christian ought to know daily bread; And forgive us our and believe to his soul's health; trespasses, as we forgive those and that this Child may be virtuwho trespass against us; And lead ously brought up to lead a godly us not into temptation ; But de- and a Christian life : rememberliver us from evil. Amen. ing always, that Baptism doth I Then shall the Minister say,
represent unto us our profession
which is, to follow the example
1 Then shall he add, and say, of our Saviour Christ, and to be are to take care that this made like unto him; that as he Child be brought to the Bidied, and rose again for us, so shop to be confirmed by him, so should we, who are baptized, die soon as he can say the Creed, the from sin, and rise again unto Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Comrighteousness; continually mor- mandments, and is sufficiently intifying all our evil and corrupt structed in the other parts of the affections, and daily proceeding Church Catechism set forth for in all virtue and godliness of living.Ithat purpose.
THE MINISTRATION OF
i The Minister of every Parish shall often admonish the People, that they defct
not the Baptism of their Children longer than the first or second Sunday neci after their birth, or other Holy Day falling between, unless upon a great and reasonable
Cause. $ And also they shall warn them, that, without like great cause and necessity,
they procure not their Children to be baptized at home in their houses. But when
need shall compel them so to do, then Baptism shall be administered as followeth. 1 First, let the Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any other lawful Minis
ter that can be procured) with those who are present, call upon God, and say the Lord's Prayer, and so many of the Collects appointed to be said before in the Form of Public Baptism, as the time and present exigence will suffer. And then, the Child being named by some one who is present, the Minister shall pour water
upon it, saying these words: N. I baptize thee in the namejker of his Resurrection; so that
of the Father, and of the finally, with the residue of thy Son, and of the Holy Ghost. holy Church, he may be an inAmen.
Theritor of thine everlasting King1 Then the Minister shall give thanks dom, through Christ our Lord. unto God, and say,
Amen. WE yield thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it
And let them not doubt, but that the
Child so baptized is lawfully and suffihath pleased thee to regenerate ciently baptized, and ought not to be bapthis Infant with thy holy Spirit, tized again. Yet nevertheless, if the child to receive him for thine own Child which is after this sort baptized, do af
terwards live; it is expedient that it be by adoption, and to incorporate brought into the Church, to the inten: him into thy holy Church. And that if the Minister of the same Parish humbly we beseech thee to grant,
did himself baptize that Child, the that he, being dead unto sin, and
Congregation may be certified of the
true form of Baptism, by him privately living unto righteousness, and before used: In which case he shall say being buried with Christ in bis thus : death, may crucify the old man, I .Certify you, that according to and utterly abolish the whole the due and prescribed Order of body of sin; and that as he is the Church, at such a time and af made Partaker of the death of such a place, before divers wit. thy Son, he may also be Parta- nesses, I baptized this Child.
But if the Child werebaptized by my other how he blamed those that would lauful Minister, thon the Minister of have kept them from him ; how christened, shall cxamine whether the he exhorteth all men to follow same hath been lawfully done. And if their innocency. Ye perceive the Minister shall find by the answers how, by his outward gesture and of ruch as bring the child, that all things deed, he declared his good will were done as they ought to bo; then shall not he christen the Child again, toward them: for he embraced brut shall receive him as one of the flock them in his arms, he laid bis hands of true Christian People, saying thus: I Certify you, that in this case upon them, and blessed them.
all is well done, and accord-Doubt ye not therefore, but earn. ing unto due order, concerning estly believe, that he hath likewise the baptizing of this Child; who favourably received this present is now by baptism incorporated Infant; that he hath embraced into the Christian Church: For him with the arms of his mercy; our Lord Jesus Christ doth not and, as he hath promised in his deny his grace and mercy unto holy word, will give unto him the such Infants ; but most lovingly|blessing of eternal life, and make doth call them unto him, as the him Partaker of his everlasting Holy Gospel doth witness to our
kingdom. Wherefore, we being comfort on this wise.
thus persuaded of the good will of Then the Minister shall say as follows: our heavenly Father, declared by or dse shall pass on to the questions ad- his Son Jesus Christ, towards this dressed to the Sponsors. Hear the words of the
Gospel, voutly give thanks unto him, and
Infant, let us faithfully and de written by St. Mark, in the tenth chapter, at the thirteenth verse. himself taught us.
say the Prayer wbich the Lord THEY brought young children to Christ, that he should touch OUR Father, who art in Hea
ven, Hallowed be thy Name; them; and his disciples rebuked Thy kingdom come; Thy Will those who brought them. But be done on earth, as it is in Heawhen Jesus saw it, he was much ven ; Give us this day our daily displeased, and said unto them, bread; And forgive us our tresSuffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; trespass against us; And lead us
passes, as we forgive those who for of such is the kingdom of God. not into temptation ; But deliver Verily I say unto you, Whoso us from evil. Amen. ever shall not receive the king-li Then shall the Minister demand the dom of God as a little child, he name of the Child; which being by the sball not enter therein. And he Godfathers and Godmothers pronounclook them up in his arms, puted, the Minister shall say as follows: his hands upon them, and blessed DOST thou, in the name of this
Child, renounce the devil and them.
all bis works, the vain pomp and 1 After the Gospel is read, the Minister
shall make this brief Exhortation upon glory of the world, with all covethe words of the Gospel :
tous desires of the same, and the BELOVED, ye bear in this Gos- sinful desires of the flesh; so that
pel the words of our Saviour thou wilt not follow, nor be led Christ, that he commanded the by them ? sbildren to be brought unto him ;l 'Ans. I renounce them all; and,