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Devotions. Now being made one to hope for all the blesswith Christ and Christ | ings which a tender Father with us, we have full knows to be necessary for liberty to apply to God, as our heavenly Father, and

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Now join with the to His service, with the Church, and dedicate your greatest sincerity and dewhole self, your spirit, soul, votion. and body, unto God, and


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.

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LMIGHTY and everliving God, we most


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 Tesus 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, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.


1 Then shall be said or sung, LORY 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, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesu Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon

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, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.




| Then the Priest (or Bishop if he be present) shall

let them depart with this blessing." 'HE peace of God, which passeth all under

standing, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord: and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.

Observations. After the example of our | praise God the Father, blessed Lord, who, when Son, and Holy Ghost, for He had instituted and or- our redemption, in this dained this Sacrament, most excellent hymn. sung an hymn ; so do we

7 Receive this blessing, as coming from God Himself, with all imaginable devotion. The solemn blessing with which the priest dismissed the people after the daily sacrifice, by God's especial order Numb. vi. 24), was this--The LORD bless thee, and keep thee!

The LORD make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee! The LORD lift up the light of His conntenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

And with what devotion they received this blessing, we are told, Ecclus. i. 21. The priest lifted up his hand over the congregation, to give the blessing of the Lori with his lips: and they boweit themselves down that they might receive the blessing from the Most High.

And lest any one should think too lightly of this blessing, because pronounced by a poor mortal like himself, it is added (Num. vi. 27). 1 (the Lord will bless them: showing, that the effect of the blessing does not depend upon man, but upon the Ordinance of God from the mouth of His own Minister, whom Gov hath chosen to bless in the name of the LORD. Deut. xxi. 5.

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