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dom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.
After which shall be said as follows: O LORD and heavenly Father, we, thine humble servants, entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving ; humbly beseeching Thee to grant, that, by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we, and all thy whole Church, may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer, and present unto Thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls, and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto Thee; humbly beseeching Thee, that all we who are partakers of this Holy Communion may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto Thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech Thee to accept this our bounden duty and service, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto Thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.
Or this :
ALMIGHTY and ever-living God, we most heartily thank Thee, for that Thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have duly received these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious body and blood of thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs through hope of thy everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of thy dear Son. And we most humbly beseech Thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do
all such good works as Thou hast prepared for us to walk in, through Jesus Christ, our Lord; whom, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
Then shall be said, or sung, this hymn: GLORY be to God on high, and on earth peace, good-will towards men. We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, Heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. O Lord, the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ: 0 Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us: Thou that takest
away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us : Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us, for Thou only art holy: Thou only art the Lord: Thou only, o Christ, with the Holy Ghost, are most high in the Glory of God the Father. Amen.
Collects to be said after the Communion at the
discretion of the Minister.
Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and prayers, and dispose the
way of thy servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation, that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy most gracious and ready help, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O ALMIGHTY LORD, and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy command ments, that through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
GRANT, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that the words which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may,
through thy grace, be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruits of good living, to the honour and praise of thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PREVENT us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help, that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in Thee, we may glorify thy name, and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ALMIGHTY GOD, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking, we beseech Thee to have compassion upon our infirmities, and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.