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Keep far our foes, give peace at home; q That ended, the Presiding Bi-
shop shall say,
Lord, hear our prayer;
Ans. And let our cry come
Presid. Bishop. Let us pray.
LMIGHTY God and most The God of peace and love ;
merciful Father, who of Visit our minds, into our hearts Thy heavenly grace inspire;
thine infinite goodness hast givThat truth and godlines8 we may
en thine only and dearly beloved Pursue with full desire. Thou art the very Comforter
Son Jesus Christ, to be our ReIn grief and all distress;
deemer, and the Author of everThe heavenly gift of God most High;
lasting life; who, after that he No tongue can it express; The fountain and the living spring
had made perfect our redempOf joy celestial;
tion by his death, and was asThe fire so bright, the love 80 sweet, The Unction spiritual.
cended into heaven, poured Thou in thy gifts art manifold,
down his gifts abundantly upon By them Christ's Church doth stand: In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy law, men, making some Apostles, The finger of God's hand.
some Prophets, some EvangeAccording to thy promise, Lord, Thou givest speech with grace;
lists, some Pastors and Doctors, That, through thy help, God's praises may to the edifying and making perResound in ev'ry place.
fect his Church; grant, we beO Holy Ghost, into our minds Send down thy heav'ply light;
seech thee, to this thy servant Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal, such grace, that he may ever.
To serve God day and night. Our weakness strengthen and confirm, more be ready to spread abroad For, Lord, thou know'st us frail;
thy gospel, the glad tidings of That neither devil, world, nor flesh Against us may prevail.
reconciliation with thee; and Put back our enemies far from us,
use the authority given him, And help us to obtain Peace in our hearts with God and man,
not to destruction, but to salvaThe best, the trucst gain;
tion; not to hurt, but to help: And grant that thou being, O Lord,
so that as a wise and faithful Our leader and our guide, We may escape the snares of sin,
servant, giving to thy family And never from thee slide.
their portion in due season, he Such measures of thy pow'rful grace Grant, Lord, to us, we pray;
may at last be received into That thou may'st be our Comforter everlasting joy, through Jesus
At the last dreadful day. Of strife and of dissension
Christ our Lord, who, with Dissolve, O Lord, the bands,
thee and the Holy Ghost, liveth And knit the knots of peace and love and reigneth, one God, world
Throughout all Christian lands. Grant us the grace that we may know
without end. Amen. The Father of all might, That we of his beloved Son,
T Then the Presiding Bishop May gain the blissful sight; And that we may with perfect faith
and Bishops present, shall lay Ever acknowledge thee;
their Hands upon the Head The Spirit of Father, and of Son, One God in Persons Three.
of the elected Bishop kneeling To God the Father laud and praise,
before them, the Presiding And to his blessed Son,
Caequal Three in One.
ECEIVE the Holy Ghost,
Bishop in the Church of God,
now committed unto thee by Then the Presiding Bishop shall proceed
in the Communion Services with whom the imposition of our hands: In
the new consecrated Bishop, with others, the name of the Father, and of shall also communicate. the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. (And for the last Collect, imAmen. And remember that mediately before the Benedicthou stir up the grace of God, tion, shall be said this Prayer: which is given thee by this im- M beseech thee to send down God hath not given us the spirit upon this thy servant thy heaof fear; but of power, and love, venly blessing; and so endue and soberness.
him with thy Holy Spirit, that | Then the Presiding Bishop he, preaching thy word, may
shall deliver him the Bible, beseech, and rebuke with all pasaying,
tience and doctrine; but also GUE LIVE heed unto reading, may be to such as believe, a
exhortation, and doctrine; wholesome example in word, in think upon the things contained conversation, in love, in faith, in this book; be diligent in in chastity, and in purity; that them, that the increase coming faithfully fulfilling his course, at thereby may be manifest unto the latter day he may receive all men : for by so doing thou the crown of righteousness laid shalt both save thyself and them up by the Lord, the righteous that hear thee. Be to the flock Judge, who liveth and reigneth of Christ a shepherd, not a one God with the Father and wolf; feed them, devour them the Holy Ghost, world without not: Hold up the weak, heal end. Amen. the sick, bind up the broken; THE peace of God, which the lost. Be so merciful, that keep your hearts and minds in you be not too remiss; so mi- the knowledge and love of God, nister discipline, that you forget and of his Son Jesus Christ our not mercy; that when the Chief Lord: And the blessing of God Shepherd shall appear, you may Almighty, the Father, the Son, receive the never-fading crown and the Holy Ghost, be amongst of glory, through Jesus Christ you, and remain with you alour Lord. Amen.
THE LITANY AND SUFFRAGES. O God, the Father of heaven; O God the Son, Redeemer of
have mercy upon us mise- the world; have mercy upon us rable sinners.
miserable sinners. O God, the Father of heaven;
O God the Holy Ghost, prohave mercy upon us miserable ceeding from the Father and the sinners.
Son; have mercy upon us miseO God the Son, Redeemer rable sinners. of he world; have mercy upon
O God the Holy Ghost, prous miserable sinners.
ceeding from the Father and the
Son; have mercy upon us mise- ty and circumcision; by thy rable sinners.
baptism, fasting, and temptaO holy, blessed, and glorious tion, Trinity, three Persons, and one Good Lord, deliver us. God; have mercy upon us mi- By thine agony and bloody serable sinners.
sweat; by thy cross and passion; O holy, blessed, and glorious by thy precious death and buriTrinity, three Persons, and one al; by thy glorious resurrection God; have mercy upon us mise- and ascension; and by the comrable sinners.
ing of the Holy Ghost, Remember not, Lord, our of- Good Lord, deliver us. fences, nor the offences of our In all time of our tribulation; forefathers; neither take thou in all time of our prosperity; in vengeance of our sins: Spare the hour of death, and in the us, good Lord, spare thy people day of judgment, whom thou hast redeemed with Good Lord, deliver us. thy most precious blood, and be We sinners do beseech thee not angry with us for ever; to hear us, O Lord God; and
Spare us, good Lord. that it may please thee to rule
From all evil and mischief; and govern thy holy Church from sin; from the crafts and universal in the right way; assaults of the devil; from thy
We beseech thee to hear us, wrath, and from everlasting good Lord. damnation,
That it may please thee to Good Lord, deliver us. bless and preserve all Christian
From all blindness of heart; rulers and magistrates; giving from pride, vain-glory, and hy- them grace to execute justice, pocrisy; from envy, hatred, and to maintain truth; and malice, and all uncharita- We beseech thee to hear us, bleness,
good Lord. Good Lord, deliver us.
That it may please thee to ilFrom all inordinate and sin- luminate all Bishops, Priests, ful affections; and from all the and Deacons, with true knowdeceits of the world, the flesh, ledge and understanding of thy and the devil,
word; and that both by their Good Lord, deliver us. preaching and living they may
From lightning and tempest; set it forth, and show it accordfrom plague, pestilence, and fa- ingly; mine; from battle, and murder,
Wé beseech thee to hear us, and from sudden death,
good Lord. Good Lord, deliver us.
That it may please thee to From all sedition, privy con- bless these thy servants, now to spiracy, and rebellion; from be admitted to the order of Deaall false doctrine, heresy and cons (or Priests), and to pour şchism; from hardness of heart, thy grace upon them; that they and contempt of thy word and 'may duly execute their office, commandment,
to the edifying of thy Church, Good Lord, deliver us. and the glory of thy holy name;
By the mystery of thy holy We beseech thee to hear us, incarnation; by thy holy nativi. good Lord.
That it may please thee to We beseech thee to hear us, bless and keep all thy people; good Lord.
We beseech thee to hear us, That it may please thee to de. good Lord.
fend and provide for the fatherThat it may please thee to less children, and widows, and give to all nations unity, peace, all who are desolate and oppresand concord;
sed: We beseech thee to hear us, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
good Lord. That it may please thee to That it may please thee to give us an heart to love and fear have mercy upon all men; thee, and diligently to live after We beseech thee to hear us, thy commandments;
good Lord, We beseech thee to hear us, That it may please thee to forgood Lord.
give our enemies, persecutors, That it may please thee to and slænderers, and to turn their give to all thy people increase of hearts; grace, to hear meekly thy word, We beseech thee to hear us, and to receive it with pure affec- good Lord. tion, and to bring forth the fruits That it may please thee to of the Spirit;
give and preserve to our use the We beseech thee to hear us, kindly fruits of the earth, so that good Lord.
in due time we may enjoy them; That it may please thee to
We beseech thee to hear us, bring into the way of truth, all good Lord. such as have erred and are de- That it may please thee to ceived;
give us true repentance; to forWe beseech thee to hear us, give us all our sins, negligences, good Lord.
and ignorances; and to endue That it may please thee to us with the grace of thy Holy strengthen such as do stand, and Spirit, to amend our lives acto comfort and help the weak- cording to thy holy word; hearted, and to raise up those We beseech thee to hear us, who fall, and finally to beat down good Lord. satan under our feet;
Son of God, we beseech thec We beseech thee to hear us, to hear us. good Lord.
Son of God, we beseech thee That it may please thee to to hear us. succour, help, and comfort, all O Lamb of God, who takest who are in danger, necessity, away the sins of the world, and tribulation;
Grant us thy peace. We beseech thee to hear us, O Lamb of God, who takest good Lord.
away the sins of the world, That it may please thee to Have mercy upon us. preserve all who travel by land | The Bishop may, at his disor by water, all women in the cretion, omit all that follows, perils of child-birth, all sick
per- to the Prayer, We humbly sons, and young children, and beseech thee, O Father, &c. to show thy pity upon all pri- O Christ, hear us. soners and captives;
O Christ, hear us.
Lord, have mercy upon us. have declared unto us, the noble Lord, have mercy upon us.
works that thou didst in their Christ, have mercy upon us. days, and in the old time before Christ, have mercy upon us. them. Lord, have mercy upon us. O Lord, arise, help us, and deLord, have mercy upon us. liver us, for thine
honour. I Then shall the Bishop, and Glory be to the Father, and to
the People with him, say the the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; Lord's Prayer.
As it was in the beginning, is UR 'Father, who art in now, and ever shall be, world
Heaven, Hallowed be thy without end. Amen. name; Thy Kingdom come; From our enemies defend us, Thy Will be done on Earth, as O Christ. it is in Heaven: Give us this Graciously look upon our af. day our daily bread; And for- flictions. give us our trespasses, as we for- With pity behold the sorrows give those who trespass against of our hearts. us; And lead us not into temp- Mercifully forgive the sins of tation; But deliver us from evil. thy people. Amen.
Favourably with mercy hear Bishop. O Lord, deal not our prayers. with us according to our sins; O Son of David, have mercy
Answer. Neither reward us upon us. according to our iniquities. Both now and ever, vouch
Bishop. Let us pray. safe to hear us, O Christ. O God, merciful Father, who Graciously hear us, O Christ;
despisest not the sighing of graciously hear us, O Lord a contrite heart, nor the desire Christ. of such as are sorrowful; mer- O Lord, let thy mercy be cifully assist our prayers which showed upon us; we make before thee in all our As we do put our trust in thee. troubles and adversities, when- Bishop. Let us pray.
grawhich the craft and subtilty of look upon our infirmities; and, the devilor man worketh against for the glory of thy name, turn us, may, by thy good provi- from us all those evils that we dence, be brought to nought; most justly have deserved; and that we thy servants, being hurt grant that, in all our troubles, by no persecutions, may ever- we may put our whole trust more give thanks unto thee in and confidence in thy mercy, thy holy Church, through Jesus and evermore serve thee in holiChrist our Lord.
ness and pureness of living, to O Lord, arise, help us, and thy honour and glory, through deliver us, for thy name's sake. our only Mediator and AdvoO God, we have heard with cate, Jesus Christ our Lord.
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Here endeth the Litany.