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millions of Sin * this Day, wherewith I have fo lately offended thine particular Sins infinite Majesty and Goodness, and fo grievously wounded my own and Failings Soul : Of these and all other my Transgressions I most earnestly reof the Day.
pent, and am heartily turry for these my Mildoings; the Remembrance of theın is grievous unto me, the Burden of them is intolerable : have Mercy upon me, most mercitul Father ; for thy Son Jefus Christ's sake 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 beseech thee to accept of this my bounden Duty, with my un
feigned thanks for all thy Goodness and loving-kindness to me and to all Bleffings and mankind, † purely procecding from thy Bounty, and wholly intended
for my good, and particularly for preserving me this Day in the midst 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 Protector ; thou art the ultimate End of my Bring, 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, bkls our most gracious Sovereign Lord King Georgt, our gracious Queen CHARLOTTE, her Royal Highneis the Princess Dowager of Wales, and all the Royal Family: All my Relations, Friends, and kind Benefactors * let thy Providence fuccour them and theirs from all Evil and Danger, and to thou reward particular them feven told into their bo om for all the go :d they have done of 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, N.ceflity and Tribu
lation, all that labour under any bodily Pein, Sickness, or Tempta• those for whom tion f or are disturbed in Mind; relieve iuch according to their several our Prayers are N-cessities, giving them Patience under their Sufferings, and a happy
Iflue 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 Tents about my Bed, that being tafeldelivered from all Perils and Dangers of this Night, and comfortably refreth ed with moderate Sleep, I may be enablid to discharge the Duties of my Calling, and faithfully to perlevere 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.
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Grant that he may have power and frength to have victory, and to triumph against the devil, the world and the fiesh. Amer..
Grant that whosoever is here dedicated to thee by our Office and Ministry, may also be endued with beavenly virtues, and everlastingły rewarded, through thy mercy, O blessed Lord God, who dost live and govern all things, world without end. Amen.
LMIGHTY and everliving God whose moft dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, for the forgivnefs of oor they mould go teach all nations, and baptize them, In the Name of the Father and of the Son, and of ihe 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 taithful and elect children, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thin the Prieft snall take the Child into his hands, and full say to the Godfathers and Godmothers.
Name this Chiid. And then naming it after them (if they fall certify him that the Child may well endure it) be fall dip it in the water
difereerly and warily, saying,
But if they certify that the Child is weak, it fhall fuffce to pour water upon it, saying the aforesaid words.
Then the Prieft jhall say,
* Here the Priest Jhall in token after tha: he shall not be amamed to confess the faith of Christ crumake a cross won the cified, and manfully to fight here under Iris banner, against fin, the world, Child's forehead.
and the devil; and to continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto his life's end Amen.
Then ball the Prief Jay. EEING now, dearly beloved brethren, that this Child is regenerate, and grafted into the body of Christ's
Church, let us give thanks unta Almighty God for these benefits, and with one accord make our prayers” unto him, that this child may lead the rest of his life according to this beginning.
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will be done in them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Then nall the Prief Jay, with thy Holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by adoption, and to incorporate him into thy hely Church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, thac 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 abolilh 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 fall say to the Godfathers and Godnothers this Exhortation following. ORASMUCH as thi; Child hath promised by you his sureties, to renounce the devil and all his works, ta F taught, so soon as he shall be able to learn, what a folemn vou, promise, and profesion he hath here made by
And that he may know these things the better, ye shall call upon him to beat Sermons, and chiefly ye shall provide that he may learn the Creed, the Lords Prayer, and the Ten Commandments in the vulgar Tongue, and all other things which a Chriftian ought to know and believe to his fouls health ; and that this Child may be virtuously brought up to lead a godly and a Chriftian life; remembering always, that Baptism doth represent unto us our profeflon 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 thould we, who are baptized, die from fin, and rise again unto righteousness, continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affection, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living.
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the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandmenis, in the vugar congue, and further be in fructed in the Church Catechism set forth for that purpote. IT is certain by God's Word, that Children which are baptized, dying before they commit actual fin are undoubt
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 first.published in the year MDCIV,
But if the Child were baptized by any other lawful Minister; then * The Ministration of private B'A PTISM of Children in Houses. THE HE Curates of every Parish Mall oftın admonish the People that they defer not the Baptism of their Children longer
thin the fire or second Sunday not after their Birth, or other Holy-day falling between unless upon a great and teamable causē, to bie approved by the Curate. And also they Hall warn them, te at without like great couse and necessity they procure nat their Children to be
B prized at home in their biujes. But when need shall compel them fo to ao, then Baptism jhult be admini/
tered on this fashion :: Firft, let the Niinister of the Parish lor in his absence, any other lawful Minister that can be procured) with them that are 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, tie Child being named by some one that is prefent, the Minister Mall pour water upon it, Jaying these words : I baptize thee, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." Amen. Then all knreling down, the Minister shall give thanks unto God and
Sig. 7 E 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, fo he may be also of his resurrection : and that finally, with the residue of thy Saints, he may inherit thine everlasting kingdom, through the Tame thy. Son Jelus Chriit our Lord. Amen. lnd let them nci doubt, but that the Child to haptizeddy is lawfully and fufficiently baptized, and ought not to be baptized again. Vet nevertheless
, if the Child, which is after this fort baptized, do afterward live, it is expedient that it be brought into the church, torbe intent that if the Miniser of tbe jame Parish did himjėlf baptize that Child, the Cert
: gregation may be certified of the true Form of Baptism, by him privately before used: In which cajė be shall say, obal, Certify you, that according to the due and prescribed Order of the Church,
place, before divers witnesses I baptized this Child.;. il bonor chriftened, shall examine and try whrther the Child
be lawfully baptized or no: 'In which tale, if tbefroliad bring any Child to the church, do anfwer that the same Child is already baprizéd, then all the Minister examine
tbem further saying: BY
Y whom was this Child baptized ?
Who Because some things, eflential to this Sacrament may, happen to be omitted through fear or halte, in such times of extremity; therefore I demand further of
, you, what matter was this Child baptized ? With what words was this Child baptized ? And if the Minister shall find by the answers of such as bring the Child, i hat all things were done as ibey ought zo be ; then shall not be chriften the child again bur fi all receive him as one of the Flock of true christian People, Jazing thus. Certify you, that in this case all is well done, and according anto due order, concerning the baptizing of this Child; who being born in original fin, 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 Chrift 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 10. 13. HEY brought young children to Christ, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that dren to come unto me, and forbid them not : for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto
Who. foever 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 racks of sickness, or any pressing necellity of this nature, without it; provided it is not owing to their own negligence which may happen before the Child can receive public Bapor or impiety. For there is no doubt but that he who faid tilin, that it inay receive the visible Seal of Admiffion into “Suffer the little Children to coine unto me, and fo báu them Covenant with God before it leaves the world. Yet let no not," will graciously and mercifully receive it.
* The MINISTRATION OF PUBLIC BAPTISM
of Infants, to be used in the Church.
THE People are to be admonished, that it is most convenient shat Baptism frould not be adminiftered but upon Sundays,
and other Holy-days, when the most number of People come cogerber : as well for that the Congregation there prefent may ! ify the receiving of ibem that be newly baptized into the number of Christs Churcb; as also becanse in the Baptism of Infants, every man present may be pui in remembrance of his own profesion made to God in bis Baptism. For which cause allo it is expedient that Baptism he ministered in the Vulgar Tongue. Nevertheless (if
necefiry so require) Children may be baprized upon any other day. And note, That there mall be for every Male-Child to be baptized, two Godfathers and one Godmorher; and for every
Fema'e, one Godfather and two Godmothers. When there are children to be taptized, the Parents shall give knowledge thereof over Night, or in the Morning before
the beginning of florning Prayer, to the Curate. And then the Godfathers and Godmothers, and the People with ibe Children, must be ready at the Font, either immediately after the last Lisjon at Morning Prayer, or else immediately. after the last Leffen at Evening Prayer, as the Curate by his discretion shall appoint. Ana the Priest coming to the Font (which is iben to be filed with pure Water) and standing ibere, fall
Let us pray.
CATH this Child been already baptized, or oo ?
If they fall answer, No: Tben foall the priest proceed as followeth,
fa th, None can enter into the kingdom of God except he be regenerate and born anew of Water and of the Holy Gholt; I beseech 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 fame.
Then fall the Priest fay,
from perishing by water, and also didit safely lead the children of Israel thy people through the Red sea, Eguring thereby thy holy Baptism; and by the Baptism of thy well beloved Son Jesus Christ, in the river Jordan, didit fan&ity Wager to the mystical washing away of lins. We beseech thee for thine infinite mercies, that thou wil mercifully look upon this Child; walh bim and sanctify him with the Holy Ghost; that be being delivered from thy, wrath, may be received into the ark of Christs Church ; and being stedfalt in faita, joyful through hope, and rooted in charity, may fo pafs the waves of this troublesome world, 'that finally he may come to the land of everlasting life; there to reign with the world without end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amer.
LMIGHTY and immortal God, the aid of all that need, the helper of all that fee to thee for succour, be coming to thy holy Baptism, may receive remifiion of bis fins by spiritual regeneration." Receive bim, o Lord, as thou haft promised by thy well-beloved Son, faying, Ak, and ye Mall have ; seek, and ye hall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you': So give now unto us thac ak ; let us that seek, find ; open the gate unto us that knock; that this Infant may enjoy the everlasting benedi&ion of thy heavenly wafhiog, and may come to the eternal kingdom which thou has promiled by Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall : be People fand up, and the Priest jħall say.
, that he should touch them; and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. Bat when Jesus saw it, he was mach displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid then not : for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say un:0 you, Whofoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he hall 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 ; fo it appears no Chrilt seems to have instituted iristead of the other : and is leis proper' that Infants thould early be made partakers in deligned as a folemn Dedication of thole who partake of
After the Gospel is read, the Minister fall make this brief Exhortation upon the words of the Gospel. B 2ELOVED, ye bear in this Gospel the words of our Saviour Christ
, that he conim nded the childrea to be brought' unto him ; how he blamed those that would have kept them from him ; how he exhorieth 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 blefied them.Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he will likewife 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 kingdomn. Wherefore being thus perfuaded of the good will of our heavenly Father towards this Infant, declared by his Son Jesus Chriit ; and nothing doubting, but that he favousably 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,
IMIGHTY and everlasting Go.l, heavenly F.,ther, we give thee humble thanks, that thou haft confirm this faith in us evermore. Give thy Holy Spirit to rhis Infant, that he may be born again, and be made an heir of everlasting falvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneh with the: and the Holy Spirit, now ang for ever. Amen.
Then all the Prielt fjeak unto the Godfathers and Godmothers on this rije. EARLY beloved ye have brought this Child here to be baptized; ye have prayed that our Lord Jesus to give him the kingdom of heaven, and everlasting life. Ye have heard also, that cur Lord Jesus Chritt hach promised in his Goipel 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 Christ, this Infant must also faithfully for bis part, promise by you that are bis fureties (until he coine of age to take it upon bimself, ) that he will renounce the devil and all his works, and constantly beiieve Go:l's holy Word, and obedienily keep his Commandments.
I demand therefore, Do.
OST thou in the Name of this Child renounce the devil and all liis works, the vaio pomp and g'ory
of the world, with all covetous desires of the fame, and the carnal desires of the flesh, so that thou wile not follow, nor be led by them? Anfw. I renounce them all.
Minifter. OST thou believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth? And in Jesus Christ his
only begotton Son our Lord ? And that he was conceived by the Holy Ghost; 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 third day; that he ascended into heaven, and fitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence shall come again at the end of the world, to judge the quick and the dead?
And doft thou believe in the Hɔly Ghost; the holy Catholick Church; the communion of saints ; the emission of fins; the Resurrection of the flesh; and everlalting Life after death? Answ. All this I stedfaltly believe.
days of thy life? Anfw. I will,
Tben fball the Prif fay.
O MERCADO LL.God, grant that the old Adam in this Child may be fo baried, that the new man may
be raised ap in himAmen. 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 service of God; and to point out that moral Purity institution was more particularly useful in the early Ages and Righteoufaels of Life, which should adorn every Pro- of the Gospel, when Christians were exposed to Perfecution, fessor of Christianity. See Rom. 6, 3.4 1 Pet. 3, 21. and Children were liable to be deprived of their Parents
GODFATHERS and GODMOTHERS seem to have been ori. by Martyrdom, and educated in Pagan Principles : and ginally appointed to inftruét the Child in his Duty, if Need were Sponsers 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 Inltitution would Jieve 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