Imatges de pÓgina

Man like himself, and doth he ask Forgiveness of his own
Sins ? (Eccluf. xxviii. 3, 4.

M. IF Ye forgive Men their Trefpaffes, your heavenly Father will also forgive You: But if Ye forgive not Men their Trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your Trefpasles. (Matth. vi. 14, 15.)

P. He that hath Ears to hear, let him hear. (Luke vüj. 8.-Marth. xi. 15.)

M. Now unto God and our Father, who hath manifested his Love towards us, in fending his only begotten Son into the World, that We might live thro' Him, and unto Him who died, and rose again and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and the living, be Glory and Thanks giving for ever and ever.

P. Amen. Blessing and Honor and Glory and Power ke unto Him that fitteth upon the Throne, and to the Lamb for ever and ever. Amen. (Rev. v. 13:)

Upon the First Day of every Month, as also on every Son-
day, let the Minister read the COMMANDMENTS,
making a fhort Pause betwixt each, in which Every One
that bears should silently reflect, particularly confess and
mentally beg Pardan of his own Sins, and as the End of
the Whole, seriously join in the Petition annexed for the

People to repeat.
N. B. dt seems also very fuitable for the Minifter to read the

following Verses from Deuteronomy iv. as prefatory to the
Commandments, at least sometimes, if not always.

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1.)TTEARKEN now, Oye People, unto the Sta

tutes which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may

2.) Ye shall not add unto the Word which I como:
mand you, neither shall you diminish ought from it, that
ye may keep the Commandments of the Lord your God,
which I command you.

6.) Kcep therefore and do them; for this is your
Wisdom and your Understanding in the Sight of the Na-
tions, which İhall hear all thefe Statutes, and say, furely
this great Nation is a wife and understauding People.

7.) For what Nation is there so great, who hath God so'nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all Things that we call upon him for?

8.) And

8.). And what Nation is there so great, that hath Statutes and Judgements fo righteous, as all this Law'which I set before you this Day!

9.) Only take Heed to thyself, and keep thy Soul diligently, left thou forget the Things which thine Eyes have seen, and left they depart from thy Heart all the Days of thy Life; but teach them thy Sons, and thy Sons' Sons.

39.) Know therefore this Day, and confiderit in thine Heart, that THE LORD HE is God, in Heaven above, and upon the Earth beneath; there is none else.

40.) Thou shalt keep therefore his Statutes, and his Commandments wbich I command thee this Day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy Children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong 'thy Days upon the Earth, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for ever.

Peop. Amen.

Min. God fpake all these Words, saying, I AM THE LORD THY GOD; (Exod. xx.)

1. Thou shalt have no other Gods before Me.

II. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven I. mage, or the Likeness of any Thing, that is in Heaven above, or that is in the Earth beneath, or that is in the Water under the Earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the Iniquity of the Fathers upon the Children, unto the third and fourth Generation of them that hate me; and shewing Mercy unto thousands of them that love me and kcep my Command, ments.

III. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his Name in vain.

IV. REMEMBER the Sabbath-Day, to keep it holy, Six Days shalt thou labor, and do all thy Work; but the Seventh Day is the Sabhath of the Lord thy God: in it thou fhalt not do any Work, Thou, nor thy Son, nor thy Daughter, thy Man-Servant, nor thy Maid-Servant, nor thy Cattle, nor thy Stranger that is within thy Gates, For in Six Days the Lord made Heaven and Earth, the Sea, and all that in them is, and refted the Seventh Day:


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Wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath-Day, and hallowed it.

V. Honor thy Father and thy Mother, that thy Days may be long upon the Land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

VI. Thou shalt do no Murder.
VII. Thou shalt not commit Adultery.
VIII. THOU fhalt not steal.

IX Thou shalt not bear falfe Witness against thy Neighbor.

X. Thou shalt not covet thy Neighbor's Houfe, thou fhalt not covet thy Neighbor's Wife, nor his Man-Servant, not his Maid-Servant, nor his Ox, nor his Als, nor any Thing that is thy Neighbor's.

THESE are the Ten COMMANDMENTS delivered unto Mojes at Mount Sinai, written with the Finger of God himself upon two Tables of Stone, which were to be kept and observed for ever by his people. Our blerfed Savior hath confirmed the same, and given us also a new Commandment, that We love one another as He hath loved Us. (John xiii. 34). And the SUM of the Whole is this; Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy Heart, and with all thy Soul, and with all thy Mind. This is the First and great

Commandment. And the Second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy Neighbor as thyfelf: And all Things whatsoever We would that Men should do unto Us, We should do even so unto Them; (Matth. xxii. 37-40.--vii. 12.) treat them in every Instance, just as We would think it reasonable to be treated by them, if We were in their Cira cumstances, and They in Ours. On these two Com. mandments, (faith our LORD,) hang all the Law and the Prophets.--And to encourage our Observation of these Rules, we thould remember, that to obey God is happy Life eternal; but to disobey him is Death and Condemnation, if not repented of: 'And the Apostle James (ii.


10.) says, “ Whosoever fall keep the whole Law and
yet offend in one Point, he is guilty of All."
A PETITION to be repeated after the Minister, by all the

People, ftanding or kneeling.
LORD our God, have Mercy upon us, and par-

don our many Tranfgreffions of thy holy Laws; and We beseech Thee, write these thy Commandments so deep in our Hearts, that we may always incline to do thy Will, and evermore fear to offend Thee. Amen.

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Then Mall be said the following HYMN, sanding. M. IGHTEOUS art Thou, O Lord, in all thy

Ways, and true is thy Judgement. P. The Testimonies that Thou haft commanded, are exceeding righteous and true. czy M. Thy Righteousness is an everlasting Righteoulness, and thy Law is the Truth. (Pl. cxix. 137, 138, 142.)

P. The Words of the Lord are pure Words, even as the Silver which from the-Earth is tried, and purified feven Times in the Fire (Pf. xii. 6.) + M. The Statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the Heart; the Commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth Light unto the Eyes. (Pf. 'xix. 8.)

P. Gracious and righteous is the Lord, therefore will He téach Sinners in the Way.

M. Them that are meek shall He guide in Judgement: And such as are gentle, them shall He learn his Way. (Pf. xx. 8, 9.)

P. Blessed are those that are undefiled in the Way, and walk in the Law of the Lord.

M. Blessed are they that keep his Testimonies, and -seek Him with their whole Heart. (Pl. cxix. I, 2.)

P. Great Peace have they that love thy Law, and nothing shall offend them. (ib. 165.) And now All fitting down, where there is an Organ, it is proper to play fowe sublime and chrarful Tune: Or in a short Poule (if there is no Organ,) Every one mould filently use



fuch, devout and pious Meditations, as beft suit their own par-
ticular Frame of Mind: 'Till the Clerk or the Minister rising
up, shall call upon them to fing some Pfalm or Hymn in Mens
tre, of the fame Impart as the firft in the Morning Service;
(pag. 9.) which being ended, the following Hymn fall be
faid aiternately by Minister and People, All standing.
EM. Lift up your Hearts to magnifie the Lord.
P. It is meet and right fo to do.
M. O Lord, open Thou our Lips.
P. And our Mouth shall fhew forth thy Praise.]

HYMN upon the Divine ATTRIBUTES.
LORD our God, Thou art very great, Thou
art cloathed with Honor and Majesty, and cover-.

est thyself with Light, as with a Garment.
Our highet P. Thou hast prepared thy Throne in the
Praiscs are due Heayens, and thy Kingdom ruleth over all.
to the supreme

"M_Thoufands of glorious Angels minister

unto Thee, and ten thousand Times ten thous"; fand stand before Thee, ready to do thy Commandments, hearkening to the Voice of thy Word.

P. Thou makest thine Angels Spirits, thy Minifters a flaming Fire.

M. Thy Throne, O God, is established of the Kingetère s.old, Thou art from everlasting; the first Cause nal,

of all Things, the ever-living God, who only: immortal,

haft Immortality P. With Thee there is neither Beginning of Days, nor End of Years.

M. Thou art nigh unto us, O God, but we invisible,

see Thee not; Thou workeft on the right Hand, and on the left, but we cannot perceive Thee.

P. Thou makest Darkness thy secret Place; the Pavili on round about Thee is dark Waters, and thick Clouds of ? the Sky.

M. With Thee the incorruptible God, there unchangeable,

is no Variableness, neither Shadow of turning P. Thou art the Same Yesterday, to Day, and for ever.

M. Heaven, and the heaven of Heavens infinite,

caonot contain:Thee; who filleit all Places with thy Pene.

P. Thou


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