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ON BAPTISM.

In the name of Jesus Christ we would humbly beseech Thee, Lord God Almighty, to look with mercy upon the child this day baptized into Thy Church, and to make him indeed a child of grace. May he in Thy strength overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil, and living unto righteousness, ever remain in the number of Thy saints. So that finally, with the residue of Thy holy Church, he may be a partaker of the resurrection of Thy Son, and an inheritor of Thine everlasting kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

From Laud's Daily Office of a Christian, p. 127.

Lond. 1705.

O LORD, give me such grace as I may seek Thee while Thou mayest be found, and call upon Thee while Thou art near ; that I may detest and forsake the wick. edness of my ways, and the unrighteousness of my own imagination ; that I may return unto Thee, and Thou have mercy upon me in Jesus Christ, my only Saviour and Redeemer. Teach me Thy ways, O Lord, and I will walk in Thy truth : O knit my heart unto Thee, that I may fear Thy name.

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, the power and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

MAY the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

MAY the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep our hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord : and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be among us, and remain with us always. Amen.

ON DEATH.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast been pleased to take away from among us one member of this family, sanctify to us who survive this affliction, and enable us to submit ourselves wholly to Thy will. Teach us to feel how frail and uncertain is our own condition, and so to number our days that we may seriously apply our hearts unto wisdom. O merciful God, Father of Him who is the resurrection and the life, we meekly beseech Thee to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness, that when we shall depart this life, each of us may sleep in Jesus Christ, as our hope is this our brother doth, and that at the general resurrection in the last day we may be found acceptable in Thy sight, and be made partakers of Thy glory with all those that are departed in Thy faith and fear, through Jesus Christ, our only Mediator and Redeemer.

HYMNS

AND OTHER POEMS. HYMN I.

WE would call Thee Abba, Father!

But our conscious hearts within, Deeply troubled, bid us rather

Bow before the Judge of sin.

God of love! Thy gentlest healing

Sooth our wounded spirits now! Let Thy grace, its source revealing,

Freshen every burning brow.

Veil, O veil Thine awful splendour,

Raise not in Thy wrath the rod! Merciful, in judgment tender,

Of long suffering is our God!

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