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following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort, and make your humble confeffion to Almighty God, meckly kneeling upon your knees.

Then Shall this general Confeffion be made by the Prieft and People, both he and they kneeling humbly upon their knees with their faces towards the Altar, and faying,

ALmighty God, Father of our Lord Jefus

Chrift, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold fins and wickedness, Which we from time to time moft grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, against thy Divine Majefty, Provoking moft justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily forry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us, The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, moft merciful Father For thy Son our Lord Jefus Chrift's fake, Forgive us all that is paft; And grant, that we may ever hereafter ferve and please thee in newness of life, To the Honour and Glory of thy Name, Through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

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his great mercy hath promifed forgiveness of fins to all them, that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your fins confirm and ftrengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

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So God loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him fhould not perish, but have everlafting Life. S. John iii. 16.

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This is a true faying, and worthy of all men to be received, That Chrift Jefus came into the world to fave finners. 1 Tim. 1. 15.

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If any man fin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jefus Chrift the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our Sins. 1 S. John ii. 1, 2.

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Then fhall the Priest, turning him to the Altar," kneel down, and fay in the name of all them that shall receive the Communion, this Prayer following. WE E do not prefume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trufting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy fo much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table; but thou art the fame Lord, whofe property is always to have mercy. Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, fo to eat the Flesh of thy dear Son Jefus Christ, and to drink his Blood, that our linful Bodies may be made clean by his Body, and our fouls washed through his most precious Blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us. Amen.

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• Then fhall the Bishop if he be prefent, or else the Priest that officiateth, kneel down and receive the Communion in both kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the fame to other Bishops, Priests, and Deacons in like manner, if any be there prefent; and after that to the People alfo in order into their hands, all meekly kneeling. 9 And when be delivereth the Sacrament of the Body of Chrift to any one, he shall fay,

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THE Body of our Lord Jefus Chrift, which was given for thee, preferve thy Body and Soul unto everlasting life.

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Amen.

And the Prieft or Deacon that delivereth the Sacrament of the Blood of Chrift to any one, Shall say,

THE Blood of our Lord Jefus Chrift, which was fhed for thee, preferve thy Body and Soul unto everlasting life.

Here the Perfon receiving shall say,
Amen.

9 Note, when the Prieft receiveth the Communion himself, he shall fay aloud the fame words which be doth when he delivereth it to any one, excepting that inftead of thee he shall fay me, and inftead of thy he shall fay my.

If there be a Deacon or other Priest, then shall he follow with the Chalice: And as the Priest miniftreth the Sacrament of the Body, So fhall he (for more expedition) minifter the Sacrament of the Blood in form before written. When all have communicated, the Priest hall return to the Altar, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the confecrated Elements, covering the fame with a fair linen cloth.

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9 Then the Priest shall turn to the Altar; and Standing before it, he shall fay the following Collect of Thanksgiving.

ALmighty and everliving God, we most hearti

ly thank thee, for that thou doft vouchsafe to feed us, who have duly received these holy myfteries, with the fpiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift; and doft affure 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 bleffed company of all faithful people, and are alfo heirs through hope of thy everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the moft precious death and paffion of thy dear Son. And we most humbly befeech thee, O heavenly Father, fo to affift us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all fuch good works as thou haft prepared for us to walk in, through Jefus Chrift our Lord; to whom,' with Thee and the Holy Ghoft, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

Then shall be faid or fung by the Priest and People Gloria in excelfis in English, as followeth.

Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace,' good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee,

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