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tences of Scripture: or he may say, instead (hereof, any of tlie Sentences eUsewhere
set forth in this Book,

O how amiable are thy dwellings, thou LoRl> of hosts! My soul hath a de-
sire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh
rejoice in the living God. Psalm Ixxxiv. 1, 2.

One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require, even that I may
dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair
beauty of the Lord, and to visit his temple. Btahn zxvii. 4.

The Lord, even the most mighty Qod, hath spoken, and called Missions,
the world, from the rising up of the sun unto the going down thereof.
FMlm 1. 1.

Tell it out among the heathen, that the Lord is King. PMm xcvi. 10.

Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to har-



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Test And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eter*
nal. iSt JbAn ir. 85, 89.

Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all
that thou hast. 1 ^Sinffi. xxy. 6.

Where two or three are gathered together in my Name, In pHwUe hausa.
there am I, in the midst of them. St. Matt, xviiL ^.

Come, ye children, and hearken unto me; I will teach jon the CcUeehmng-
fear of the Lobd. P^alm xxxiv. 11.

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days
come not, nor the years draw nigh when thou shalt say, I hare no pleasure in
them. Eedei, xii. 1.

Trust in the Lobd with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own under-
standing. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Prav, iii. 5, 6.

1 ThentheMirMer and the People kneeUng (Uncn^kaUsay the Lord'i Prayer, the
Minister firet pronauneinff
Let thy merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us.
Antwer. Like as we do put our trust in thee.

Miniiter. Let us pray.
Our Father, etc.

^ ThenlihewieehsihaUeaif,

O Lord, open thou our lips.

Anewer, And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

IT Dere, aU etanding tip, the Minute ehaU eay.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son. and to the Holy Ghost;
Amwer, As it was in the beginning, is now , and ever shall be, world with
out end. Amen.

JfiTnMtor. Praise ye the Lobd.
Antwer. The Lobd's name be praised.

IT Then$haUbe$aidar$ungaPmlm, or one of the Sdeethm of Pkihm.
T Then ehaU be read a Leeon of Holy Scripture, And, afUr ihait^ ehaXL be iuny a

Hymn, an Anthem, or a Caniide,
1 Then may be m4d the ApoeUee* Creed a$ foUoneth:

% Then ehaU the Minuter bid them to praiyer, eaying.
The Lobd be with you.
Anmioer, And with thy spirit.

Minister , Let us pray.
O Lobd, show thy mercy upon us.
Anewer, And grant us thy salvation.
Miniver, O God, make clean our hearts within us.
Amw&r. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.
% Then ihaUfoUote the OoUeet for the day, together with $uch oiher Prayen, eUe-
where $et forth in thi$ Book, ae the Miniiter, in hie diecreUon, ehatt think ft,
aU devoutly kneeling.

IT And after the Prayers, the Minister shall say.
The Almighty and mereiful God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost,
bless and preserve us, now and for evermore. Amen.



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TO THE BOOK OF COMMON PBA TEB. 487

The Collects, Epistles, and Gospels to be Used through-
out the Yeab.

Insert after the general title, the foUowing rubric:

Y The (Meet, EpisOe, and Ooipel, appointed for the Bunday, ehaXi eerve aU the

Week after, where Uienot in Ihie Book otherwiee ordered.

Place the new Collect, Epistle and Gospel after the old
and insert between the two this rubric:

^ Or the OoOeet, EpidU and Ooepet that fdOowelh may be need.
O God, who makest ub glad with the yearly remembrance of the birth of
thine only Son, Jeans Christ; Grant that as we joyfully receive him for our
Bedeemer, so we may with sure confidence behold him, when he shall come to
be our Judge, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One
God, world without end. Amen.

TheEpietU,n^y>, ii. 14-18.
The Ooepel, St Luke ii. 12-21.

Insert immediately after the Gospel for Christmas-day^
the Collects, Epistles, and Gospels for St. Stephen^s Day^
St. John the Evangeltsfs Day, the Innocents? Day, omitting
them from their present place, and putting after the Collect
for St. Stephen^s Day the following rubric:

T Then ihaUfoCUno one of the CoUeeteofihe NatieUy, which shall be eaid eontin-
uaXLy untU thefeaet of Oireumeieion,

And after the Chspel for the Innocents!* Day the following
rubric:

Y ff there be any mere daye before the Sunday after Ohrietmae'day, The CoUeet,
Epietle, and Qoepel for Chrtetmae'day ehaU sertefor them.

Insert after The Oospel for The Epiphany, this rubric: —

^ The $ame CoUeet, Epistle, and Oospel shaU serve for every. day afUr, untU the
next Sunday.

Add to the rubric after The Collect for Ash Wednesday,
the following words, until the Sunday before Easter.

Omit the second rubric after The Collect for Ash Wed-
nesday, and the prayei!s that follow it.

Insert after The Oospel for Ash Wednesday, the follow-
ing rubric: —

1* The some OoGeet, Ejpistle, and Oospel shall serve for every day after ^ uniH the
next Sunday, except upon the Feaet of St, Matthias,

Insert after The Collect for The Sunday next before
Easter, the following rubric: —

IF This Colleet shall be said continually, after the Collect for the day, until Good
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Insert before the Epistles for the respective Asajs— Monday,
Tuesday i Wednesday and Thursday before Easter^ the fol-
lowing Collects:

MOKDAT BbFOBE EaBTEK.

Almighty and Everlasting God, Grant us bo to celebrate the mysteries of our
Lord's Passion, that we, obtaining pardon through his precious Blood, may
come with Joy to the commemoration of that sacrifice by which thou hast
been pleased to redeem us; through the same thy Son our Saviour, Jesus
Christ Amen,

TUBflDAT BEFORB EaSTEB,

O Lord <jk>d, whose blessed Son, our Saviour, gave his back to the smiters,
and did not hide his face from shame; Grant us grace to take joyfully the
sufferings of the present time, in full assurance of the glory that shall be re-
vealed; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,

Wbdnssdat Bbfobe Easteb.
Merciful Father, give us grace that we never presume to sin through the
example of a fellow creature; but if we be led at any time to oilend thy
Divine Majesty, vouchsafe us to repent with Peter, rather than to despair with
Judas, so that by a godly sorrow and a lively faith we may obtain remission
of our sins; through the only merits of thy Son, Christ our Lord. Am^en,

Thvbsdat Bbfobb Eastbb.
Almighty Father, whose dear Son did, in the Garden of Gethsemane, accept
the cup thou gavest him to drink, that so he might taste death for every man;
Mercifully grant that we to whom he ministers the cup of bles^gmay thank-
fully^receive it in remembrance of him, and show our Lord's death till he
come; who liveth and reignoth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world
without end. Amen,

After the title Easter-day omit the rubric and Anthems,
and after the Oospel add the alternate Collect, Epistle, and
Gospel as follows:

^ Or the Collect, EpMe and Gospel thatfoUoweth may be need:
O God, who for our redemption didst give Thine only begotten Son to the
death of the Cross; and by His glorious resurrection bast delivered us from the
power of our enemy; Grant us so to die daily from sin, that we may ever-
more live with Him in the Joy of His resurrection, through the same Christ
our Lord. Amen,

The EpieOe, 1 Thess. iv. 18-18.
The Gospel, St. Mark, xvl. 1-8.

Af er the titles Monday m Easter-week, and Tuesday ik
Easter-week, substitute for the present Collect^ the follow-
ing Collects:

Monday m Eabteb-weee.
The CoUeet.
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us citizens of the Jenisalem which is above; Grant that whensoeyer in the
dimness of this life present, our eyes are holden that we see thee not, our
hearts may alway bo attentive to thy holy Word, and bum within us, as it is
opened by thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen,

TUESDAT IN KaSTSB-WBBK.

The CoOeet.

O, Holy Jesus, who by the travail of thy soul, hast made a people to be
bom out of every kindred and nation and tongue; Grant that all those who are
called into the unity of thy Church to be the children of God by the washing
of regeneration, may have one faith in their hearts, and one law of holiness
in their lives, through thy merits who livest and reignest with the Father and
the Holy Ghost, one €K>d, world without end. Afnen.

After The Oospel for The Ascension Day^ insert the follow-
ing rubric:—

% The same CoReet, EpMe, and Oospel ehaU serve for every day itfler unto the
next Sunday, except upon the Feast of St, PhtUp and St, James,

After the title Whitsun-day, insert the following al-
ternative, The Collect, Epistle and Gospel.

^ Or the OoUeet, EpisUe and Oospel thatfoUaweth may he used:

The CoOeet,
O God, Holy Ghost, who, as on this day, didst descend in the likeness of
fiery tongues, bringing to the Church the promise of the Father in the gift of
power; Take away all vices from our hearts, and fill us with all wisdom and
spiritual understanding. Grant this, O blessed Spirit, who, with the Father
and the Son, livest and reignest, ever one God, world without end. Amen,
The Epistle, 1 Cor. ii. 9-16.
The Gospel, S. Luke zii. 8-12.

After the titles Monday in Whitsun-week and Tuesday
IN Whttsun-weeK; substitute for the present Collect the
following:

Monday in Whitsun-week.
' The Collect,

O, Lord Jesus Christ, who didst send from the Father the Comforter,
even the Spirit of truth; Grant that he may enlighten our minds with the
teaching of thy truth, and sanctify our hearts with the power of thy grace, so
that evermore abiding in thee we may be found steadfast in faith and holy in
life, being conformed unto thine image, who art, with the Father and the Holy
Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen,

Tuesday in Whitsun-week.

The CoOeet.

O God, the light and life of all believers; grant that they whom the Holy

Ghost hath made thy children by adoption and grace, loving thee without

lukewarmness, and confessing thy faith without dissension, may obtain that



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peace which oor Lord Jesus Christ promised to all those who tml j love him,
through the same Jesus Clirist our Lord. Amen,

Substitute for the title The Twenty-fifth Sunday after
Trinity, the title. The Sunday next before Advent.

Insert immediately after the Oospel for the feast of St.
James the Apostle, The Collect , Epistle and Oospel for The
Transfiguration of Christ.

The CoOeet,

O God, who on the Mount didst reveal to choe^i witnesses thine only-
begotten Son wonderfully transfigured in raiment white and glistering; Mercl-
fulljgnmt that we, beiug delivered from the disquietude of this worid, may be
I>ermitted to behold the King in his beauty, who with Tliee, O FaUier, and
thee, O Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth one God, world without end. Amm.

The EpUsOe, 2 8t Peter i., 18-18.
The Goepel, St Luke ix., 88-36.



The Order for the Administration of The Lord's
Supper, or Holy Communion.

In the last two lines of the second rubric, for the words
that follow the word ordinary^ substitute the words within
fourteen days after ^ at the farthest.

Omit the doxology from the Lord's Prayer.

Omit from the rubric immediately before the Decalogue
the words as followeth, and add the following rubric: —

Y When more than one Celebration of the Hdl/y Chmmunion %$ had in a
Church on the tame day, the eayingofthe Decalogue may be omitted at the earUer
eertiee, provided the tchole Office be need once on thai day. But, Note, That
whenecer the Decalogue i$ omitted, the Summary of Uie Law ehaU be ueed,
beginning, Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ saith.

In the rubric after the Prayer beginning " Almighty
Lord, and everlasting God," etc., substitute for the words,
Then shall be read the Oospel {the People all standing up\
saying, the words. Then, the People all standing up, he
shall read the Oospel, saying.

For the rubric,

Y Here the people tMU eay,

substitute the rubric.

% Here ehaU be eaidorsung.



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TO THE BOOK OF COMMON PIU JER. 491

After " Glory be to thee, Lord/' insert

1 ^nd c^ter ike Oospd.

Thanks be to thee, Lord.
For the rubric T Then shall he read the Apostles\ or
Nicene Creed, etc., substitute the following rubric, placing
after it the Nicene Creed.

T Then, urUeu one of them hath been used immediatdy hrfore in the Morning
Prayer, ehaU be eaid the Apo$Uee* Oreed, or thie that fdUoweth.

Add to the rubric before the Offertory Sentences, the
words And Note, that these sentences may he used on any
other occasion of Puhlic Worship, when the alms of the
People are to he received.

Add to the Offertory Sentences certain portions of 1

Chron. zxix. 11, 12, 14.

Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the

Tictory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is

thine. Thine is the kingdom, O Lobd, and thou art exalted as head above all.

Both riches and honor come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.~

1 Chron. xxix., 11, 13, 14.

Add to the rubric which follows the Offertory Sentences
these words, — And when the Alms are presented, there may
he sung or said an Offertory Anthem.

Transfer the rubric which follows The Prayer for the
Church Militant, together with the two exhortations begin-
ning respectively, ** Dearly beloved, on day next I pur-

I)ose," and ** Dearly beloved brethren, on 1 intend,''

to a place at the end of the Office.

Add to the rubric before the Exhortation, beginning
** Dearly beloved in the Lord, ye who mind, etc.,'* the
words, Buty Note, That the Exhortation may he omitted if
it hath heen already said on one Lord's Day in that same
month.

Make the Triumphal Hymn, commonly called the ** Ter-
sanctus," a distinct paragraph, omitting the words and
People from the preceding rubric, and adding a side-
rubric:

Therefore, with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven,
we land and magnify thy holy name; evermore praising Thee, and saying

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, Lord God of Hosts. Heaven and T Priea
earth are full of Thy glory. Glory he to Thee, O Lord Most and

High. Amen. People,



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Make the Invocation in The Prayer of Consecration a
distinct paragraph as is now done in the case of the Obla-
tion.

In the Prayer of Consecration, change "we and all
others who" to "whosoever/^

Change the rubric after The Prayer of Consecration, so
that it shall read:

T Eiere may be iung a ^ftnn.

Amend the last clause of the rubric before the Gloria in
excelsis, so that it shall read, or some other Hymn.

Insert the five Collects, formerly at the end of the Ser-
vice, immediately after the blessing with the title: —

T OoQeeU to be icUd brfore the Benediction, or a$ ooeaeion may require-

In the last rubric but one, at the end of the Office, substi-
stitute for the word if the word though.

In the last line of the next rubric, substitute " consume''
for " eat and drink."

Insert after the last rubric, additional rubrics in the
words following: —

% There ehaU be no edAration of the Lor^e Supper, except there be a eonten-
tent number to communicate with the Prieet, according to hie diecretion.

T And even though there be not above ttcenty pereons in the parieh ofdiecretion
to recdw the Holy Communion, yet there ehaU be no celebration, except there be
three (or two at the leaet) to communicate with the Prteet.



The Ministration op Public Baptism op Infants to be
Used in the Church.

Add to the rubric immediately before the first Exhorta-
tion the words, the People aU standing until the LorcTs
Prayer.

Alter the first sentence of the rubric before the Gospel,
so that it shall read: —

1* Then the Mtnieter shall eay asfoUoteeth: or elee ehaUpau immedicMy to the
questions addressed to the Sponsors.

Print the Am^n at the end of The Prayer " Almighty
and everlasting God, heavenly Father, etc.,'^ in Boman
type, to indicate that the Prayer is to be said by Minister
and People, and also make the corresponding change in the
Office of Adult Baptism.



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TO THE BOOK OF COMMON PEA YEB. 493

The Ministkation op Private Baptism of Children in

Houses.

Omit from the first rubric all after the word Children^
ajid the word " like '^ in the second.

Change the wording of the First Prayer of Thanksgiving,
so that what follows the words ** incorporate him into thy
holy Church," shall read:

And we humbly beseech thee to grant, that as ^ m now made partaker of
the death of thy Son, so he may be also of his resurrection; and that finally,
with the residue of thy Saints, A« may inherit thine Everlasting kingdom;
through the same thy son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In the rubric after the Thanksgiving, insert i)etween the
words in which case and the words he shall say the words
all standing J and add to the form of certification which
follows the rubic the words:

Who if now by Baptism incorporated into the Christian Church: for our
Lord Jesus Christ doth not deny his grace and mercy unto such Infants, but
most lovingly doth call them unto him, as the holy Gospel doth witness to our
comfort.

Omit from the second form of certification the words on
this wisey and from the rubic that follows it the words or
else shall pass on to the questions addressed to the Spon-
sors.



The Ministration op Baptism to such as are of Riper
Years, and Able to Answer for Themselves.

After the second rubric insert the words,

Hath this person been already Baptized, or no?

Adding to the said rubric the words, And standing there,
the Minister shall say.

Omit the third rubric, and add after the question, " Hath
this Person, etc.,'' the rubric: —

liJ(f they answer, No; ihen shaU the Mmster (the People aXL standing unHl the
LortTi Prayer) proceed as foUoweth :

In the closing Exhortation change ''representeth" to
•^ doth represent."



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The Order of Confir]catio9, or LAYnra on of Hands
UPON those who are Baptized and Come to Years

OF Discretion.
Change the first rubric so that it shall read as follows: ,

^Upon the day appointed, att that are to he ikon oonfirmed, beinff plaeed and
etanding in order brfore the BUKop, eUting in hie ekair near the Holy TabU, he,or
$ome other Mtnieter appointed by him, may read thie Frtfaoe following, ike Beople
standing untU the Lord^e Prayer,

After the Preface insert as follows:—

^Then the Biehop^ or eome Minuter appointed by him, may eay.

Hear the words of the EYaogelist St Luke, in the eighth Chapter of the
Book of the AeU qf the ApoeOee,

Add the passage Acts viii. 12-17.

Insert a form for presenting the Candidates to the Bishop,
as follows: —

^7^^ the Mkueter thatt preeent unto the Bithop thoee toho are to be eon-
firmed, and ehaU eay:

Referend Father in God. I present unto jou theee Children [or theee Per^
$071$] to receive the Laying on of Hands.

The Bithop, Take heed that the ChMren [or P$r$on$'\ whom y^ present
unto us be sufficiently instructed in the principles of Christ's religion, and
that they be minded to fear €K>d and keep his Commandments.

^The Minieter $haU anewer,
I have examined them, and think them so to be.

\^0r, (f certain of them have been examined by another than himeAf, he
ehaU $ay,

I have examined them, or have enquired concerning them, and think them
so to be.]

Insert after the presentation of the Candidates and be-
fore the present Question and Answer, three questions upon
the baptismal vows, with answers, preceded by the follow-
ing rubric: —

^Then $haU the Bithop demand cf tho$e who are to be confirmed theee que^ione
foUoteing, btU he may at hie dieeretion paee to the laet one aftheeaid gueeOone.

The Biehop.
Dost thou renounce the deTO and all his works, the vain pomp and glory
of the world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the sinful desires of
the flesh, so that thou will not follow nor be led by them?
Aneteer. I renounce them all.

The Biehop,
Dost thou belieye in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and
earth?



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And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord? And that he was conceiyed by
the Holy Qhost, bom of the Yir^n Mary; that he suffered under Pontius
Pilate, was crueffled, dead and buried; that he descended into hell, and also
rose again the third day; that he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the
right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence shall come to
judge the quick and the dead?

And dost thou believe in the Holy Ghost; the Holy Catholic Church; the
Communion of Saints; the Forgiveness of sins; the Resurrection of the body;
and the Life everlasting?

Answer. I do believe.

The Biihop.

Wilt thou obediently keep God's holy will and commandments, and walk
in the same all the days of thy life?

Antwer. I will, by God's help.

Before "here" in final question insert ^^then.^^ Three
times tor ^^ Answer^^ read '^ People.^^ Print "JLmen" in
italics.

After the Prayer " Ahnighty and ever-living God," insert
the rubric:

^Then may ie mng a Eymn.

Before the Blessing insert,

^OrikU,

Finally O Lord, we beseech thee that we being saved and defended in all
dangers, spiritual and bodily, and being kept from all sin and wickedness and
from our spiritual enemy and from everlasting death, may diligently serve
thee here with a meek and quiet spirit and receive the inheritance of ever-
lasting rest in thy kingdom, to whom with the Father and the Holy Ghost
we ascribe all blessing and honour and glory and power, now and evermore
AfMn»

After the final Blessing insert the rubric: —

^The J^niBter fihaiUnot amU ea^neiUy to move the PereoTis eonfirmed to come
mihout delay to the Lor^e Supper.

After the rubric at the end of the Office put the rubric,

^This Office may le need alone, or a$ the Bishop, in his discretion, may ap-
point.



The Form op Solemnization op Matrimony.
In the Exhortation for '^St. Paul" read "fai Holy
Scripture."



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The Okdeb fob the Visitation of the Sick.

Insert after The Prayer for a Sick OhUd, the three
Prajers following, entitled,

For Uu Aged.
O Lord €k)d, who hast made the days of man at a span long, and hk age
eTen aa nothing in respect of thee; Qrant, we beseech thee, unto this thy
senrant, repentance and pardon for all the transgressions whidi As hath oom-
mitted against thee, and make Mm to spend whatever of kU life remain««tb, in
thj love and holy fear. Accept, we beseech thee, hi» prayers and services,
thoogh they be imperfect by reason of his bodily weakness, and finally, liy
the grace of thy Holy Sphrit so strengthen Mm that he may c<mtiniie thine for-
erer, and, in thine appointed time, be received into eternal rest through the
merits of Jesus Christ, our blessed Mediator and Redeemer. Amm^

In Time qf great bodUp Danger or Dietreu,
O God, our refuge and strength, who art a very present help in trouble,
look graciously, we most humbly beseech thee, upon this thy servant, and send
Mm patience and comfort in this time of hie gteeX distress. Strengthen A^
O blessed Lord, with the consolations of thy Holy Spirit, and lay not man
upon Mm than thou wilt enable Mm to bear, through Jesus Christ, our only
Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

In Prolonged Siekneu.
O Lord, who art the Qod of patience and consolation; strengthen, we be-
seech thee, this thy servant in the inner man, that he may without moumbg
and repining bear whatever thou layest upon Mm. Let not any pahi or pas-
sion discompose the order and decency of M$ thoughts and duty. Let Mm
never chaige thee foolishly nor offend thee by impatience of spirit. Make thou
all M$ bed in his sickness. Let Mm with meekness safely and peaceably pass
through this vale of misery and of the shadow of death. Give Ami such a
sense of thy fatherly love to Aim and care over A^, under this Me sore afUc-
tion, as may make A^ heartily love thee, and entirely confide in thee, and
wholly resign both soul and body to thy wise disposal. Help Aiin, in remem-
brance of thy past loving-kindness, so to trust in thy goodness, to submit to
thy wisdom, and meekly to bear what thou layest upon Aim, that A^ may be



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