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ye have shewed for his Name's sake, who have ministered unto the saints, and yet do minister. Heb. vi. 10.
To do good, and to distribute, forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Heb. xiii. 16.
Whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1 John iïi. 17.
He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord ; and look, what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again. Prov. xix. 17.
Blessed is the man that provideth for the sick and needy : the Lord shall deliver him in time of trouble. Psalm xli, 1.
[While these sentences are in reading, some fit person, appointed for that purpose, shall receive the aims for the poor, and other devotions of the people, in a decent bason, to be provided for that purpose : and then bring it to the Elder, who shall place it upon the ta. ble.]
After which the Elder shall say, Ye that do rruly and earnestly repent of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, follow
ing the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; draw near with faith, and take this holy sacrament to your comfort, and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.
Then shal this general confession be made by
the Minister in the name of all those that are minded to receive the Holy Communion, both he and all the people kneeling hembly upon their knees, and saying,
Almighty God, Fatber of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men: We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy Divine Majesty, provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; for thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past; And grant, that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,
Then shall the Elder gay, O Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy great mercy hast promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto thee; hare mercy upon us : pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Collect. Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall the Elder say, It is very ineet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all
times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Al-mighty, Everlasting God.
Therefore with Angels and Arch-angels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to, thee, O Lord most high. Amen..
Then shall the Elder say, We do not presume to come to: this thy. Table, 0 merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, But is ily manifold and great mer. cies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table.. But thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to bave mercy :: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear: Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful souls and bodies may be made clean by his death, and washed through his most precious blood, and that we': may evermore dwell in him, and be in 11.5. Ainen.
Then the Elder shall say the prayer of Consecra
tion, as follo:veth: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there (by his oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient saeri. fice, oblation and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world ; and did institute, and in his holy gospel coinmand us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death until his coming again : hear us, o merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee, and grant that we, receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our bo Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood; who, in the saine night that he was betrayed, took bread ; (1) Here the El
der is to take the (1) and when he had given thanks, he
Plate of Bread
into his hand. C brake it(2) and gave
(2) Ind here to it to his disciples, break the Bread. k