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vour at the day of judgment, and a neverfading crown of glory in thy heavenly kingdom; where with thy Son Jesus Christ, and the blessed Spirit, thou livest and reignest one God, world without end. After this shall be said as followeth :
Rubrick. q If the consecrated bread or wine be all spent before all have communicated, the priest is to consecrate more according to the form before prescribed, beginning at (our Saviour Christ in the same night, &c ] for the blessing of the bread; and at [likewise afier Supper, &c.) for the blessing of the cup, as you will find it on pages 114, 115.
Directions. When all have communicated, and the minister re turns to the remaining partof the communion office, (by some called the post communion,) be sure you be not unready to join with him, nay, tho' you should not have ended your prirute devotions, yet break them off, tho' in the middle, and join with the public ones, for that is better, and your duty; and go on with him in heart, till he has made an end.
Rubrick. When all have communicated, the minister shall return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the consecrated elements, covering the same with a fair linen cloth.
q Then shall the pricst say the Lord's prayer, the people repeating after him every petition.
The soinister and people. Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom conie, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven ; give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our irespasses, 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, forever and ever. Amen.
The minister. O Lord and heavenly Father, we thy humble fervants entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thankfgiving: 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 remiffion of our lins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer and prefent unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our fouls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively facrifice unto thee, humbly beseeching thee, that all we who are partakers of this holy communion, may be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unwor. thy, through our manifold fins, to offer unto thee any facrifice, 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. Amen.
Or this. Almighty and everliving God, we most heartily, thank thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have duly received thefe holy mysteries with the spiritual food of the most precious body and blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; and doft affure us thereby of tlıy 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 thro' hope of thy everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the molt gracious death and passion of thy dear Son. And we moft humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, so to affist us with ihy grace, that we may coile linue in thy holy fellow hip, and do all such goort M3
works as thou haft prepared for us to walk in, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee, and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
Then shall be said or sung, Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men.. We praise thee, we bless ihee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks unto thee for thy great glory, O Eord God, Hicavenly king, God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesus Chrift: 0 Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us ; thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayers; thou that fittest at the rightband of God the Father, have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Rubriek. Then the priest, (or, bishop if he be present,) shall let them depart with this BLESSING.
The peace of God, which passeth ali understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the kuowledge 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 amongst you, and reinain with you always. Amen.
Then say Let this day, O my God, be noted in the book of life.--Forget not my prayers, O Lord, nor let my coldness and wanderings, and infinite unworthiness, turn them into fin. Lord, hear my prayers, and let my cry come unto thee. ,
Ejaculations and a short prayer when the commu
nion service is ended, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace ac• cording to thy word. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation. Luke ii, 29.
with this heavenly banquet of thy Son's inftitution, I have sealed my repentance, and flee unto thee for pardon for all those imperfections that have accompanied me at this time, in my attendance at thy altar; forgive the deadness and dulness of my affections, the wanderings of my thoughts, and distractions of my mind ; let the fincerity of my holy purposes and refolutions be accepted, notwithstanding my weakness and frailty.
O! let this commemoration of my crucified Saviour influence all my thoughts, words, and actions, that my conversation may be as becometh the gospel of Christ. Reward me not according to my deserts, but according to my great necessities, and thine own rich mercies in Jesus Christ; to whom with thee, O God the Father, and God the Holy Ghoft, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
Directions. Now arising, dipart reverently from the Lord's table Hith a glad beart andcheerful countenance; preserve good troutils in your mind ; behave with gravity, yet be not sullen or morose; for a Christian's behaviour should not be wrdut innocent alacrity or cheerfulness.
How to live well, after a worthy receiving of the
holy sucrament. The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us, and to our children for ever. Deut. xxix. 29. 1. TF thou wouldīt preserve thy faith in
corrupt, and thy devotion from diftraction, content thyself with reverencing and admiring these holy mysteries ; and do not indulge a busy curiosity, in bold and unprofitable inquiries concerning them, for this is one way to damp a godly zeal, and to perplex thy mind with intricate and endless doubts.
2. Happy is that meekness and poverty of spirit, which industriously declines the rugged thorny paths of controversy and captious disputes; and walks in the plain smooth way of duty and practical religion; which studies God's commands, and labours to understand things of a fize with its own capacity, without troubling itself about his doings and decrees.
3. Too many instances there are of daring men, who by presuming to found the deep things of religion, have cavilled and argued themselves out of all religion. These men mistake their business : for