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Then shall be said or fung tbe Apople's Creed by the minister and the people,
Aanding Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth. And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried ; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead ; He ascended into Heaven, and Gitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty ; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
PA RA PHRASE.
On the CRE E D. I make this confeffion of my faith concerning those truths which have beca revealed to me upon the ieftimony of God himself.
I believe that there is one only God. (Deut. vi. 35. i Cor. viï. 9.) That he, by the work of creation, is the Father of all men, (Matt. ii. 10.) by redemption, and adoption ; bat in a more particular manner the Father of our blessed Lord by eternal generation. I believe likewise that this one God is omnipotent, and governs the universe according to his pleasure. That he was the Maker of heaven and earth and every thing therein con cained.,-! believe also in Jesus Christ, being convinced that he is the Saviour of the world, as his name Jesus imports. That he is. the Messiah, whose coming was predicted so long beforehand by the prophets. That he is the only Son of God, as the Divine essence was communicated to him, and that, in a manner, different from all created beings, as he is moreover our Lord by being the true Jehovah or God, fince all things were subjected to his dominion, and since he redeemed us from the power of Satan, purchased us by his blood, and made us become his servants and scholars by baptism. We believe likewise that Chrift, cho' truly man, was not produced according to the common course of nature, but by the overshadowing of the Holy Ghoft. That he was born of Mary, a poor maid of the race of David, who retained her virginity, notwithstanding that miraculous conception. That he suffered an ignominious death, according to the prediction of the prophet Isaiah, when Pontius Pilate was imperial procurator of Judea. That he died upon a cross, a punishment which the Romans inflicted only upon flaves; and was afterwards buried by a faithful disciple. That he descended into hades or hell, the mansion of separate fpirits. That he rose again on the third day after his crucifixion, according to his own prediction, and after that gloriouily ascended into heaven in the presence of many credible witnelses; and was shortly after advanced to a distinguished honour never conferred upon any person before. That he was seated on the right hand of God, a place of the greatest dignity in heaven, where his fpiritual
I believe in the Holy Ghoft; The holy Catholic Church: The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of Sins ; The Resurrection of the Body, And the Life everlasting. Amen.
And after that these Pragers following, all devoutly kneeling, the Minifter
firf Pronouncing with a loud Voice, 1. The Lord be with you. Answ. 2. And with thy spirit. Minifter. 3. Let us pray.
PA RA PHRASE. kingdom begins, and where he tramples under foat the grand enemies of his jurifdiion, Sin, Satan, and Death. That, at the end of the world, he ihall come in glorious triumph
accompanied with the angels, and that power shall be given to him to judge all who shall then be alive, as well as those who arise from their graves.-I believe the Holy Ghost to be God himself, the third Person of the blessed Trinity, and not a virtue or grace as fome bave vainly imagined. I likewise believe that there is a number of men separated from the rest of the world by faith in Jesus Christ, that have continued from the apostolic age, and Mall do so till the coming of Chrift, the assembly of these I call the Catholic Church, which is boly, of account of the holy profession to which they are called. It is moreover Catholic, because it has been univerfally diffuled through the world. I believe that there is a communion of the faints, and of God's elect with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghot, and with all the saints in every church now upon earth, as also with all the saints that have departed this life. I believe likewise, that though by our fins we have incurred the divine displeasure, we may, through the blood of Chrift who has expiated them, obtain forgiveness, not only by baptism, but by a lincere repentance. I also believe the resurrection of the body, face all things are possible to God, and fince it was univerfally expected by the Jews. I believe that this resurrection Thall extend to wicked as well as virtuous men. Finally, I believe that wicked men shall exist in eternal terments, and all good men in a state of felicity, which springs from freecom from all pain, from beatifick visions, and from the inconceivablo jors to which they all then be admitted. Amen.
1. My good people, I now commend you to God's blefling, in a forma of salvation generally received among holy people under the old law.
2. And we, O holy Paftor, in the words of St Paul, earnestly pray, that the Lord Jesus may be with your fpirit.
3: I now give you notice to apply yourselves to fervent devotion, after having made confession of your faith, and heard the leveral portions of God's holy word read to you.
4. Lord have mercy upon us. Christ have mercy upon us. Lord have mercy upon us.
Then the Minister, Clerks, and People fall say the Lord's Prayer with a
UR 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 trefpáfs against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen. . See the Paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer, Page 8, 9.
Then the Prief Aanding up, shall Jay. 1. O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us. Answ. 2. And grant us thy falvation. Priest. 3. O Lord save the King. Answ. 4. And mercifully hear us, when we call upon thee. Priest. 5. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness. Antw. 6. And make thy chosen people joyful. Priest. 7. O Lord, save thy people. Answ. 8. And bless thine inheritance. Priest. 9. Give peace in our time, O Lord.
PA RA PHRA S E. 4. Lord have mercy upon us : Lord thew mercy unto us, by granting us the remission of our sins. Chrilt be inerciful to us, &c.
Min. 1. We pray thee, O God, in the words of the Pfalmift, to thew thy mercy upon us.
People. 2. And grant us thy salvation, that our souls may enjoy everlafting glory and bliss in the heavenly mansions.
Min. 3. O Lord preserve our sovereign lord the king.
M 9. O God, we, after the example of good prieces in ages paft, intreat thee to bless the present age with peace.
Answ. 10. Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.
Prieft. II. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
Axfw. 12. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us. The fall follow Three Colleets; the Firft of tbe Day; the Second for Peace; tebe Tbird for Aid against all Perils, as hereafter follorweth: Wbich twa laft Colle&is fall be daily said at Evening Prayer without Alteration.
The Second Colleet at Evening Prayer.
and all just works do proceed; Give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give ; that both our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jelus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
PA RA PHRASE People. 10. For we are unable to procure it by our own arm, it is thou alone that art our defender, and we cannot hope for such a blefing, except from thee.
Min. 11. Let us, in the words of the royal Psalmist, beseech Goi tq make us clean hearts. Pfal. li.
People. 12. And to renew a right spirit in us. ibid.
Paraphrafe on the second COLLECT at Evening Prayer. O God, from whose grace does spring every thing good and virtuous, ince, without thy alistance, we cannot form a holy defire, we are beholden to thee to prepare our hearts, when we yield to any prudent counIel, or for any virtuous purpose or resolution ; and if we do any good action we mul depend upon thy aid who workeft in us to will and to do. We beseech thee to give us that blessing which our gracious Lord and Saviour has bequeathed to his faithful forvánts, in these terms, “my peace I leave unto you, not such as the world giveth, give. I unto you. (Joór. xiv. 27.) O grant us this blessed peace of mind here promised, which we cannot hope to obtain except by doing our duty and walking iccording to thy commandments, there being no peace to the wicked: (Ijarab xlviii. 12.) beseeching thee, if it be thy good pleasure, to afford us also external peace, and to place us in a ftate of security and freedom from any fear of oor enemies ; that we may go through this transitory life in a date of tranquillity, and have leisure to prepare ourselves for a better Ésie. And this we beg for the sake of the merits of our Saviour and the risfa&tion made by him. Amen.
The Third Colleat for Aid against all Perils. IGHTEN our darkness, we befeech thee, O Lord ;
and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love of thy only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. In Choirs and Places where they fing, bere followetb the Anthem.
A Prayer for 'the King's Majesty.
kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who doft from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth ; Most heartily we beleech thee with thy favour to behold our moft gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE; and so replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue him plenteously with heavenly gifts, grant him in health and wealth long to live, strengthen him, that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PA RA P H R AS E.
On the COLLECT for Aid againf all Perils. O Lord, we, in the words of the royal Psalmist, intreat thee to enlightea our darkness; and whereas we shall soon be overshadowed by the darkness of the night, let the light of thy countenance shine upon us, which will be more beneficial to us than that of the fan; we beseech thec likewise, thro' thy tender mercy to all thy creatures, and more especially 10 thy faithful servants, that thou wouldert vouchfafe to defend us from all the dangers with which the night is often attended ; from fire and thieves, from bodily disorders, and sudden death, from all impure thoughts and terrifying dreams; and that thou wouldelt preserve os in health and safety till the next morning ; and we are encouraged to hope for this favour, by the love which thou beareft' to thy only Son who is a constant intercessor for mankind. Amen.
Paraphrase on the PRAYER for the King's Majesty. O Lord, who doft condescend to permit us to call thee by the name of Father, tho? thou art fo far raised above us, and tho' heaven and the Heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; thou who art King of kinga, and Lord of lords, whose providence extends to the meanelt inhabitants
of the earth, but dort watch, in a more particular manner, over those whom chou hast raised to royal dignity. We earheatly incrcat thee to watch