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S. H. Cooper, Esq.
J. N. Langley, Esq.
L. Wedgwood, Esg.
The Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, and Hon. Secretaries are ex-officio
Members of all Committees.
RULES OF PROCEEDING.
After the Papers and Addresses of the appointed Readers and Speakers, there will be free
and open debate under the following Regulations :(1.)—None but Members of the Church of England, or of Churches in communion with it, will be permitted to address the Congress, and no person will be permitted to speak twice on the same subject.
(2.)-All questions of Order of Proceedings will be in the discretion of the President, or presiding Chairman, whose decision will be final.
(3.)-Any Member desirous of addressing the Congress on the subject before the Meeting must give his card to the Secretary in attendance, and await the call of the Chairman.
(4.)–Every Speaker shall address the Chair only, and confine himself strictly to the subject under discussion.
(5.)-No question arising out of any Paper or Subject shall be put to the Vote.
Prayers and Humns to be used at the Meetings.
same, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve Thee; through our
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. AMEN. (At each Meeting of the Congress.)
Grant, O Lord, we beseech Thee, that LET US PRAY.
the course of this world may be so peaceLord, have mercy upon us.
ably ordered by Thy governance, that Thy Lord, have mercy upon us.
Church may joyfully serve Thee in all Christ, have mercy upon us.
godly quietness; through Jesus Christ Christ, have mercy upon us.
our Lord. AMEN. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Almighty God, the Giver of all good Lord, have mercy upon us.
gifts, vouchsafe Thy blessing to the Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed Church Congress at this time here asbe Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy sembled. Guide and govern the minds of will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. its members, so that all things may be Give us this day our daily bread. And for- ordered for the increase of its usefulness, give us our trespasses, as we forgive them and for the edification of Thy Church that trespass against us. And lead us not Give a large measure of Thy Holy Spirit into temptation : but deliver us from evil : to those who are called to take a part for Thine is the kingdom, the power, and in its discussions ; to Thy servant the prethe glory, for ever and ever. AMEN. siding Bishop, and to all the Clergy and
Laity who are met together under him. Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be Control all unruly wills and affections, open, all desires known, and from whom
and take away from us whatever may hinno secrets are hid, cleanse the thoughts of der us from godly union and concord. O our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Lord, may Thy grace prevent and follow Spirit, that we may perfectly love Thee, us in all we undertake for Theo : and and worthily magnify Thy Holy Name; make us continually to bring forth the through Christ our Lord. AMEN.
fruit of good works, that by Thee we may Almighty and everlasting God, by whose
be plenteously rewarded, through Jesus
Christ our Lord. AMEN. Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified ; receive our sup- The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and plications and prayers which we offer be. the love of God, and the fellowship of the fore Thee for all estates of men in Thy Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Holy Church, that every member of the AM EN.
HYMNS. 1. The Comforter, Which is the Holy
Praise to Thy eternal merit,
When comes the promised time
That war shall be no more, And lust, oppression, crime,
Shall flee Thy face before? We pray Thee, Lord, arise,
And come in Thy great might; Revive our longing eyes,
Which languish for Thy sight. Men scorn Thy sacred Name,
And wolves devour Thy fold; By many deeds of shame
We learn that love grows cold. O'er heathen lands afar
Thick darkness broodeth yet : Arise, O morning star,
Arise, and never set. Amen.
2. “And now abideth faith, hope, charity,
these three; but the greatest of these is
Holy, heavenly Love.
Therefore give us Love.
Therefore give us Love.
Therefore give us Love.
And the best, is Love.
Holy, heavenly Love. Amen.
4. “One hope of our calling." Through the night of doubt and sorrow
Onward goes the pilgrim band, Singing songs of expectation, Marching
to the Promised Land. Clear before us through the darkness
Gleams and burns the guiding Light; Brother clasps the hand of brother,
Stepping fearless through the night. One the Light of God's own Presence
O'er His ransomed people shed, Chasing far the gloom and terror,
Brightening all the path we tread : One the object of our journey,
One the faith which never tires, One the earnest looking forward,
One the hope our God inspires : One the strain that lips of thousands
Lift as from the heart of one ; One the conflict, one the peril,
One the march in God begun :
On the far eternal shore,
Reigns in love for evermore.
Onward with the Cross our aid ! Bear its shame, and fight its battle,
Till we rest beneath its shade. Soon shall come the great awaking,
Soon the rending of the tomb; Then the scattering of all shadows,
And the end of toil and gloom. Amep,
3. “Thy kingdom come.” Thy kingdom come, O God;
Thy rule, O Christ, begin ; Break with Thine iron rod
The tyrannies of sin. Where is Thy reign of peace,
And purity, and love? When shall all hatred cease,
As in the realms above?
5. That Rock was Christ." Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee; Let the water and the blood, From Thy riven side which flowed, Be of sin the double cure, Cleanse me from its guilt and power.
Word of life, supplying
Not the labours of my hands
to Thy Cross I cling;
6. “Thy Word is a lantern unto my feet,
and a light unto my path."
7. "When they saw the star, they rejoiced
with exceeding great joy.
1875.—Church Services during the Four Days, October 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th.
STOKE PARISH CHURCH.—7.30 a.m., Holy Communion ; 9.15 a.m., Morning Prayer; 6.15 p.m., Evening Prayer.
SHELTON, ST MARK'S.–6 and 7.15 a.m., Holy Communion ; 6 p.m., Evensong.
LONGTON, ST JAMES:-8 a.m., Holy Communion on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Morning Prayer on Tuesday and Thursday.
DRESDEN.-7 a.m., Holy Communion; 9 a.m., Morning Prayer.
UTTOXETER.-8.30a.m., Morning Prayer.
a.m.; Preacher :-THE VERY Rev. E. BICKERSTETH, D.D., Dean of Lichfield and Prolocutor.
WHAT CAN THE CHURCH DO TO COUN.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6.
PAPERS :- Sir H. Johnstone, M.P.
Rev. Basil Wilberforce
Sir Wilfred Lawson, M.P.
ADDRESS :-Mr Mark Knowles
DISCUSSION :-Dean of Manchester
Mr J. Hawkins).
Rev. E. R. Wilberforce
Rev. Prebendary Harland .
Rev. W. E. Littlewood