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Dr. Clarke's Amendments of the Liturgy recom
mended. The amendments of the Liturgy, proposed by Dr. Clarke, chiefly relate to the right direction of prayer and thanksgiving to its only object, the one living and true God, as taught by our Lord Jesus Christ; not but that he has made some very considerable improvements in other respects, as he passed along. It was no small satisfaction, in the perusal of them, to find that those parts of our public service, which had long seemed to me to countenance an unscriptural, and therefore unlawful, forbidden worship, i, e. the offering up of prayer to any but the one true God, the Father, were all of them either cancelled or altered by this eminent person. I should have held it fitting and needful for my own justification, to have given some account of those passages in the Liturgy on the article of Divine Worship, which I had scruples in reading, or in joining in the constant use of them; but I reckon it a fortunate circumstance, that I am able to say, they were also, in a greater or lessor degree, the objections of Dr. Clarke,
A List of exceptionable parts of the Liturgy with
respect to the Object of Worship; all of which are either quite struck out, or changed, by Dr. Cl rke. Glory be to the Father, and to
Struck out, the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
and changed, As it was in the beginning, is now, wherever it is and ever shall be, world without ordered to be
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man, thou didst not abhor the virgin's womb.
When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, thou didst open Changed; and the kingdom of heaven to all belie
the whole directed to God,
and not to Thou sittest at the right hand of
Christ. God in the glory of the Father.
We believe that thou shalt come to be our judge.
We therefore pray thee to help thy servants, whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make thee to be numbered with thy saints in glory everlasting.
Lord have mercy upon us.
Quite struck Christ have mercy upon us.
out, here and Lord have mercy upon us.
Prayer of St. Chrysostom. --when two or three are gathered / Changed to together in thy name
thy Son's name. The Creed of St. Athanasius. Struck out.
Litany. O God the Son, redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us, miserable sinners.
O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, have mercy upon us, miserable sinners.
O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three persons and one God, have mercy upon us, miserable sinners.
the whole ad-whom thou hast redeemed with dressed to the thy most precious blood.
one God the
Father. By the mystery of thy holy incarnation, by thy holy nativity and circumcision ; by thy baptism, fasting, and temptation;
By thine agony and bloody sweat; by thy cross and passion ; by thy precious death and burial; by thy glorious resurrection and ascension; and by the coming of the Holy Ghost.
Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.
Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
Grant us thy peace.
The whole of the sins of the world,
this quite Have mercy upon us.
From our enemies defend us,
Changed, and us.
God. Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ.
Graciously hear us, O Christ, Struck out. graciously hear us, O Lord Christ. Prayer in time of dearth and famine.
Struck out -to whom, with thee and the Holy here, and Ghost be all honour and glory, now
throughout and for ever.
Collects. First Sunday in Advent. -who liveth and reigneth with thee, Changed here,
and in all other and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. places.
Third Sunday in Advent.
addressed to first coming, &c.
Changed here, thee and the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end.
where. St. Stephen's Day. —who prayed for his murderers to Changed, and
directed to thee, O blessed Jesus
Struck out. Exhortation to the Communion. -above all ye must give most humble and hearty thanks to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, for the redemption of the world by the death and passion of Changed, and
directed to our Saviour Christ, both God and
To him, therefore, with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, let us give continual thanks. Preface upon the Feast of Trinity. Struck out.