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miffions of Sin * this Day, wherewith I have fo lately offended thine * Here name particular Sins infinite Majesty and Goodness, and fo grievously wounded my own and Failings Cow lings Soul : Of these and all other my Transgressions I most earnestly re.
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pent, and am heartily torry for these my Mildoings; the Remembrance of them is grievous unto me, the Burden of them is intolerable: have Mercy upon me, most merciful Father ; for thy Son Jefus Christ's fake forgive me all that is past, and accept of these my Prayers and Supplications, through the Merits ant Me. diation of the same our Mediator and redeemer. And although I am unworthy, through my manifold Sins and Iniquities, to cffer unto thee any Sacrifice of Praise and Thanksgiving, yet I belcech thee to accept of this my bounden Duty, with my un. + Here name feigned thanks for all thy Goodness and loving-kindness to me and to all Bleffings and mankind, † purely proceeding from thy Bounty, and wholly inte Mercies. for my good, and particularly for preserving me this Day in the mift of to many Dangers incident to my Condition, and from so inany Calamities as are due to my Sins. Thou art my Creator, O my God, and Protetor ; thou art the ultimate End of my Bing, and supreme Perfection of my Nature ; under the Shadow of thy Wings is perpetual Repole, and from the Light of thy Countenance flows etern:I Joy and Felicity; to whom be Glory and Honour, World without End. Amen
And thou, O Lord, by whom Kings reign, and Princes decree Justice, bkli our most gracious Sovereign Lord King George, our gracious Queen CHARLOTTE, her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales, and all the Royal Family: All my Relations, Friends, and kind Benefactors. * let thy Providence
• Here Dame fuccour them and theirs from all Evil anj Danger, and do thou reward particular them feven told into their bo'om for all the go d they have done or faid Persons. of me. Be pleased likewise, O Lord, (in whose Hands are the Iffues of Life and Death) to succour, help and comfort all that are in Danger, Neceflity and Tribu
si lation, all that labour under any bodily Pain, Sickness, or Tempta• + Efpecially
or whom tion to or are disturbed in Mind; relieve luch according to their several
yers are Niceflities, giving them Patience under their Sufferings, and a happy desired.
Iffue out of all their Afflictions. Subdue in me the evil spirit of Wrath and Revenge, and dispose my Heart patiently to bear Reproaches and Wrongs and to be ready not only to forgive, but also to do Good for Evil, that all Men may know that I am Christ's Disciple. And finally, O Lord, since thou haft ordained the Day to labour in, and the Night to take our Rest, as I praise thee for the Mer. cies of the Day, fo 1 humbly beg the Continuance of thy gracious Protection over me this Night. Let thy holy Angels pitch their l'ents about my Bed, that being fafel delivered from all Perils and Dangers of this Night, and comturianly retreth ed with moderate Sleep, I may be enabl. d to discharge the Duties of my Calling, and faithfully to persevere in Holiness and Pureness of Living all the Days of ny Life to thy Honour and Glory, through our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Grant that he may have power and strength to have victory, and to triumph against the devil, the world and the flesh. Amer. "
Grant that whosoever is here dedicated to thee by our Office and Ministry, may also be endued with hea. venly virtues, and everlastingly rewarded, through thy mercy, O blessed Lord God, who dost live and govern all things, world without end. Ainen. .
A LMIGHT Y and everliving God whofe most dearly beloved Son Jesus Chrift, for the forgivnefs of our A fins, did shed out of his precious side both water and blood, and gave commandment to his disciples, that they Mould go teach all nations, and baptize them, In the Name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft; regard we beseech thee, the supplications of thy Congregation; fanctify this Water to the mystical washing away of fin: and grant that this child now to be baptized therein, may receive the fulness of thy grace, and ever remain in the number of thy faithful and elect children, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thin ibe Prieft fall take the Child into his hands, and full say to the Godfathers and Godmor bers.
Name this Chiid. And then naming it after them (if they fall certify him that he Child may well endure it) he fall dip it in the water
discreetly and warily, saying, I baptize thee, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. ..
But if they certify skal the Child is weak, it full fuffice to pour water upon it, saying the aforesaid words.
Tken the Priett hall say,
* Here the Priest jhall in token after tha: he shall not be aMamed to confess the faith of Christ cru-
and the devil; and to continue Christ's faithful foldier and servant unto h s life's end Amen.
Then ball the Priest Jay.
Then shall be said, all kneeling.
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. Amen.
Then all the Prief Jay, W E yield chce hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it hash pleased thee to regenerate this Infant
V with thy Holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by adoption, and to incorporate himn into thy hely Church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, that he being dead unto fin, and living unto righ. teousness, and being buried with Christ in his death, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of sin, and that as he is made partaker of the death of thy Son, he may also be partaker of his refurrection ; so that finally with the residue of thy holy Church, he may be an inheritor of thine everlasting kingdom, through Chrill our Lord. Amen.
Then all panding up, the Priest shall say to the Godfathers and Godnothers this Exhortation following. TORASMUĆH as this Child hath promised by you his fureties, to renounce the devil and all his works, to
I believe in God and serve him, ye must remember that it is your parts and duties to see that this Infant be taught, so soon as he shall be able to learn, what a solemn vou, promise, and profefion he hath here made by vou. And that he may know these things the better, ye shall call upon him to hear Sermons, and chiefly ye Thall provide that he may learn the Creed, the Lords Prayer, and the Ten Commandinents in the vulgar Tonque, and all other things which a Christian ought to know and believe to his souls health ; and that this Child may be virtuously brought up to lead a godly and a Christian life; remembering always, that Baptism doth reprefent unto us our profeflion which is to follow the 'example of our Saviour Christ, and to be made like unto him : that as he died, and rose again for us ; so should we, who are baptized, die from fin, and rise again unto righteousness, continual y mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living. "
Then fall be add, and fay. V E are to take care that this Child be brought to the Bishop to be confirmed by him, so soon as he can fry
the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, in the vuigar congue, and further be in fructed in the Church Catechism set forth for that purpote. TT is certain by God's Word, that Children which are baptized, dying before they commit actual sin are undoubtdedly saved.
To take away all scruple concerning the use of the Sign of the Cross in Baptism ; the true Explication thereof, and the just reasons for the retainingof it, may be seen in the xxxth Canon firstpublished in the year MDCIY,
* The Ministration of private B'APTISM of Children in Houses.
..".*** - 14 S[ THE Curates of every Parish Mall oftın admonish the People that they defer not the . Baptism of their Children b longer than the first or second Sunday next after t?eir Birth, or other Holy-day falling between unless upon a
great and teasonable causz, to be approved by the Curatë. ** And also they hall warn them, tc at without like great.couse and necessity they procure not their Children to be *B ptized at home in sheir houses..' But when need shall compel them so to do, then Baptism fhull be adminis
tered on this fashion :; , .. . First, let the Minifler of the Parish lor in his absence, any other lawful Minister that can be procured) with
them that, une present, call upon God, and say the Lords Prayer, and so many of the Collects appointed to be faid before in the Form of Public Baptism, as the time and present exigence will suffer.' And then, the
Child being nained by someone that is present, the Minister shall pour water upon it, saying these words: N I baptize thee, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghod." Amen." *.13
... T'hen all kneeling down, the Minister shall give thanks unto God and frig. VE yield thee hearty thanks, molt merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate this Infant with
thy Holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by adoption, and to incorporate him into thy holy Church. And we humbly beseech thee to grant, that as he is 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, he may inherit thine everlasting kingdom, through the same chy. Son Jelus Chriit our Lord. Amen. - 22, End let them ne i doubt, but that the Child so hapsized, is lawfully and sufficiently baptized, and ought not to be baptized
again. 7°ct nevertheless, if the Child, which is after this fort baptized, do afterward live, it is expedient that it be brought into the church, 10tbe intent that if the Minifler of the jane Parish did himjelf baplize that Child, the Cen:
gregation may be certified of the true Form of Baptism, by him privately before used : In which case be foall say that, T Certify you, that according to the due and prescribed Order of the Church, at fuch a time, and at fucha 1 place, before divers witnesses I baptized this Child. ; il s 'don';. '. B. tu But if the Child were baptized by any other lawful Minifter; then the Minister of the Pariib where the Child was
boinor chriftened, hall examine and try whether the Child be lawfully baptized or no. In whicbiale, if those bal * bring any Child to the church, do answer that the same Child is already baprizéd, then Wall i be Minister examine
them further saying. ker . . . DY whom was this Child baptized ? D Who was present when this "Child was baptized ..
Because some things esential to this Sacrament may, happen to be omitted through fear or halte, in such times of extremity ; therefore I demand further of you, With what matter was this Child baptized ?!".
'to "". o dol *With what words was this Child baptized · Anå if the Minifter shall find by the answers of such as bring the Child, i hat all things were done as they ought to be ;
then shall not be christen the Child again bur fiz all receive him as one of the Flock of true christian People, Jazing
thus. f Certify you, that in this case all is well done, and according goto due order, concerning the baptizing of I this Child ; who being horn in original sin, and in the wrath of God, is now by the laver of Regenera. tion in Baptism, received in to the number of the children of God, and heirs of eve lasting life: for our Lord Jesus Chrifi doth not deny his grace and mercy unto such Infants, but moit lovingly doth call them unto him as the holy Gospel doth witness to our comfort on this wise : :
'The Gospel S. Mark jo. 13. THEY brought young children to Christ, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that
I brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not : for of such is che kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Who soever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein, And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them....
Our Church has in this Office provided against the at: Christian Parents be under concern if their Child should die pack's of sickness, or any pressing necessity of this nature, without it; provided it is not owing to their own negligence which may happen before the Child can receive public Bap•' or impiety. For there is no doubt but that he who faid tilin, that it may receive the visible Seal of Admiffion into “Suffer the little Children to coine unto me, and to bid them Covenant with God before it leaves the world. Yet let no not,” will graciously and mercifully receive it.
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of Infants, to be used in the Church.
THE People are to be admonished, that it is most convenient shar Baprifm should not be adminiftered but upon Sundays,
and other Holy-days, when the most number of people come cogether : as well for that the Congregation there prefent may lify the receiving of bem that be newly baptized into the number of Christ's Churcb; as also becanje in the Baptism of Infants, every man present may be pul in remembrance of his own profeffion made to God in bis Baptism. For which cause also it is expedient that Baptism he ministered in the Vulgar longue. Nevertheless (if necesity fo require) Children may be baptized upon any other day. And note, That there shall be for every Male-Child to be baptized, two Godfathers and one Godmother : and for every
Fema e, one Godfather. ond two Godmothers. . When there are children to be baptized, the Parents shall give knowledge thereof over Night, or in the Morning before "the beginning of Morning Prayer, to the Curate. And then the Godfathers and Godmothers, and the People with
the Children, must be ready at the Font, either immediately after the last Lifon at Morning Prayer, or else immediately. after the last Leffon at Évening Prayer, as the Curate by his discretion shall appoint. Ana the Priest coming to the
Font (which is eben to be filed with pure Water) and standing there, shall, jay, ; LIATH this Child been already baptized, or no ? .time, insis,
: ;. If they fall answer, No: ben foall the priest proceed as followeth, EARLY beloved, forasmuch as all men are conceived and born in fin, and that our Saviour Chrift U faith, None can enter into the kingdom of God except he be regenerate and born anew of Water and of the Holy Gholt; I besecch you to call upon God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, that of his boun. teous mercy he will grant to this Child that thing which by nature he cannot have, that he may be baptized with Water and the Holy Ghost, and received into Chrifts holy Church, and be made a lively member of the same. n, s . 1, Luis. !nie , si
Then fall the Priest say,
Let us pray. ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who of thy great mercy didt fave Noah and his family in the ark
M from perishing, by water, and also didit safely lead the children of Israel thy people chrough the Red sea, Eguring thereby thy holy Baptism; and by the Baptism of thy well beloved Son Jesus Chrift, in the river Jordan, didit fan&ity Water to the mystical washing away of Gin ;.: We beseech thee for ebine infinite mercies, that chou wili mercifully look upon this Child; walh bim and fan&ify him with the Holy Ghost; that be being delivered from thy wrath, may be received into the ark of Christs Church ; and being fedfart in faitä, joyful through hope, and rooted in charity, may so pafs: the waves of this troublesome world,'that finally be may come to the land of everlasting life; there to reign with the world without end, through Jesus Chrif our Lord. Amen. A LMIGHTY and immortal God, the aid of all that need, the helper of all that flee to thee for Succour,
A the life of them that believe, and the resurrection of the dead ; We call upon thee for this Infant, that be coming to thy holy Baptism, may receive remission of his fins by spiritual regeneration." Receive bim, O Lord, as thou hast promised by thy well-beloved Son, saying, Al, and ye Mall have ; seek, and ye Mall find; knock, and it thall be opened unco' you : So give now unto us that alk. ; let us that feck, find ; open the gate unto us that knock; that this Infant may enjoy the everlasting benediction of thy heavenly washing, and may come to the eternal kingdom which thou has promiled by Chrift our Lord. Amen. iii."
Then fall :be People fand up, and the Priest fall say. Hear the words of the Gospel written by Saint Mark in the tenth Chapter, at the thi teenth Verfe. THEY brought young children to Chrift, that he should touch them ; and his disciples rebuked those
that brought them. But when Jesus faw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and for bid then not : for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say ungo you, Whofoever fhall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein, And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them and blessed them. :
* As Children under the Law of Moses were admitted the Gospel Covenant by BAPTISM; as that is a Rite which into Covenant with God by Circumcision ; lo it appears no Chrift seems to bave, instituted instead of the other : and is les proper' that Infants thould early be made partakers in deligned' as a folemn Dedication of those who partake of After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall make this brief Exhortation upon the words of the Gospel. DELOVED, ye hear in this Gospel the words of our Saviour Chrift, that he conim nded the children
D to be brought unto him ; how he blamed those that would have kept them from him ; how he ex. horieth all men to follow their innocency. Ye perceive how by his outward, gesture and deed, he declared his good will toward them'; for he embraced them in his arms, he laid his hands upon them, and blessed them. Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he will likewise favourably receive this present Infant ; that he will embrace him with the arms of his mercy ; that he will give unto bim the blessing of eternal life, and make him partaker of his everlasting kingdom. Wherefore being thus perfuaded of the good will of our heavenly Father towards this Infant, declared by his Son Jesus Chriit ; and vothing doubting, but that he favou. rably alloweth this charitable work of our's, in bringing ibis Infant to his holy baptism ; let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks unto him and say, A LMIGHTY and everlasting Go.l, heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks, that thou haft
a vouchsafed to call us to the knowledge of thy grace and faith in thee : Increase this knowledge, and confirm this faith in us evermose. Give thy Holy Spirit to this Infunt, that he may be born again, and be made an heir of everlasting falvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigne.be with the. and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.
Then all the Prielt fjeak unto the Godfathers and Godmothers on this arise. EARLY beloved ye have brought this Child here to be baptized; ye have prayed that our Lord Jesus
Chriit would vouchsate to receive him, io release bem of his fins, to sanctify him with the Holy Groit, to give him the kingdom of heaven, and everlasting life. Ye have heard also, that cur Lord Jesus Chrift hach promifed in his Gospel to grant all thelc things that ye have prayed for : which promise, he for his part will molt surely keep and perform. Wher fore, after this promise made by Chrift, this Infant must also faithfully for bis part, promise by you that are bis fureties (until he co:ne of age to take it upon himself,) that he will renounce the devil and all his works, and conitantly be ieve Go:l's holy Word, and obedienily keep his Commandments. I demand therefore, OS I thou in the Name of this Child renounce the devil and all his works, the vajo pomp and g'ory
of the world, with all covetous desires of the fame, and the carnal desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them? Anfw. I renounce them all.
Minifter. LOST thou believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth? And in Jesus Christ his U only begotton Son our Lord ? And that he was conceived by the Holy Ghoft; born of the Virgin Mary; that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried'; that he went down into hell, and also did rise again the chird day; that he ascended into heaven, and fitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence Mall come again at the end of the world, to judge the quick and the dead?
And doft thou believe in the Höly Ghoft; the holy Catholick Church; the communion of saints ; the
V days of thy life? Anfw. I will, in
Iben foall the Prill fax, : O MERCIFUL God, grant that the old Adam in this Child may be so buried, that the new man may O be raised ap.in him, Amen.
Grant that all carnal affections may die in him, and chat all things belonging to the Spirit, may live and grow in him. Amen.
it to the fervice of God; and to point out that moral Purity institution was more particularly useful in the early Ages and Righteousness of Life, which should adorn every Pro of the Gospel, when Christians were exposed to Perfecution, feffor of Christianity. See Rom. 6, 3.4 1 Pet. 3, 21. and Children were liable to be deprived of their Parents
GODFATHERS and GODMOTHERS feem to have been ori. by Martyrdom, and educated in Pagan Principles : and ginally appointed to inftruct the Child in his Duty, if Need were Sponsors but careful in any degree to perform their en he, and frequently to remind him that if he does not be. gagements 'tis not to be doubted but this Inftitution would lieve and obey the Gospel, when he comes to Years of dif- be itill advanatgeous to Religion, cretion, he will reap no benefit from his Baptifin, This