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and glory to him t. And, in teftimony of our defire and affurance to be heard, we fay, Amen.

O Lord forgive, O Lord hearken and do, defer not, for thine own fake, O my God; for thy city, and thy people are called by thy name.

Chron. xxix. 10. Wherefore David bleffed the Lord before all the congregation and David faid, Bleffed be thou, Lord God of Ifrael, our Father, for ever and ever. V. II. Thine, O Lord, is the greatnefs, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majefty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth, is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. v. 12. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reign

eft over all, and in thine hand is power and might, and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give ftrength unto all. v. 13. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praife thy glorious name.

VI Cor. xiv. 16. Elfe when thou fhalt blefs with the fpirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned, fay amen at thy giving of thanks, feeing he understandeth not what thou fayeft? Rev. xxii. 20. Hle which teftifieth these things, faith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even fo, come, Lord Jefus. The grace of our Lord Jefus Chrift be with you all. Amen.

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OD fpake all thefe words, faying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

I. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.

II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likenefs of any thing, that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor ferve them: For 1 the Lord thy God am a jealous God, vifiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me: and fhewing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments. IJI. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain : For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

IV. Remember the Sabbath-day, to keep it holy. Six days fhalt thou labour, and do all thy work. But the feventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: In it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy fon, nor thy daughter, thy man-fervant, nor thy maid fervant, nor thy cattle, nor thy ftranger that is within thy gates. For in fix days the Lord made heaven and earth, the fea, and all that in them is,

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and refted the feventh day: Wherefore the Lord bleffed the Sabbathday and hallowed it

V Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

VI. Thou shalt not kill.

VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

VIII. Thou shalt not steal.

IX. Thou shalt not bear falfe witness against thy neighbour.

X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's houle, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-fervant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

The LORD's PRAYER, Muth. vi.

UR Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy

Give us this day our daily bread And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

for ever.


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The CRE E D.

Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jefus Chrift his only Son our Lord, Which was conceived by the Holy Ghoft, Born of the Virgin Mary, fuffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead and buried; He defcended into hell*, The third day he role again from the dead, He afcended into heaven, and fitte h on the righthand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he fhall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghoft; The holy catholick church. The communion of faints, The forgiveness of tins, The refurrection of the body, And the life everlasting. Amen.

ed in the fate of the dead, and under the power of death till the third day.


O much of every question both in the Larger and Shorter Catechi'm, is repeated in the answer, as maketh every answer an entire propofition, or fentence in it'elf; to the end the learner may further improve it, upon all occafions, for his increase in knowledge and piety, even bat of the courfe of catechifing, as well as in it

And albeit the fubftance of the doctrine comprised in that abridgment, commonly called the Apofiles Creed, be fully fet forth in each of the catechifms, fo as there is no neceffity of inferting the Creed itfelf; yet it is here annexed, not as though it were compofed by the apoftles, or ought to be efteemed canonical fcripture, as the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer, (much lefs a prayer, as ignorant people have been apt to make both it and the Decalogue) but because it is a brief fam of the Chriftian faith, agreeable to the word of God, and antiently received in the churches of Chrift. FINI S.

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John vi. 37. All that the Father hath given me, fhall come unto me, and him that cometh unto me, I will in no wife caft out.

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The fum of faving knowledge may be taken up in these four heads; 1. The woful condition wherein all men are by nature, through breaking of the covenant of works. 2. The remedy provided for the elect in Jefus Chrift by the covenant of grace. 3. The means appointed to make them partakers of this covenant. 4. The bleffings which are effectually conveyed unts Which four heads are fet down each of them in

the elect by thefe means. fome few propofitions.


Our woful condition by nature, through breaking the covenant of works, Hof. xiii. 9. O Ifrael, thou haft deftroyed thyfelf.


HE almighty and eternal God, the Father, the Son, and the

holy Ghost, three diftinct perfons in the one and the fame undivided Godhead, equally infinite in all perfections, did, before time, moft wifely decree, for his own glory, whatsoever cometh to pass in time; and doth most holily and infallibly execute all his decrees, with. out being partaker of the fin of any creature.

II. This God, in fix days, made all things of nothing, very good in their own kind: in fpecial, he made all the angels holy; and he made our first parents, Adam and Eve, the root of mankind, both upright and able to keep the law written in their heart. Which law they were naturally bound to obey under pain of death; but God was not bound to reward their fervice, till he entered into a covenant or contract with them, and their posterity in them, to give them eternal life upon condition of perfect perfonal obedience; withal threatening death in cafe they should fail. This is the covenant of works.

III. Both angels and men were fubject to the change of their own


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