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I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his people: in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midlt of thee, O Jerufalem. Praise the Lord.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Or Pfal. 127. Nifi Dominus,
Except the Lord keep the city: the watchmen waketh but in vain.
It is but loft labour that ye hafte to rise up early, and fo late take rest, and eat the bread of carefulness: for fo he giveth his beloved Neep.
Lo, children and the fruit of the womb : are an heritage and gife that cometh of the Lord.
Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant: even so are the young children.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them : they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their coemies in the gate.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Tben fall ebe Prief Jas',
Let us pray
Cbrift, bave mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in carth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trefpass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; buc deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Minister. O Lord, save this woman thy fervant ?
Answ. From the face of her enemy.
Minister. Let us pray.
thou haft vouchsared to deliver this woman thy servant from the great pain and peril of Child-birth; Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Father that she through thy help may both faithfully live, and walk according to thy will in this life present, and also may be partaker of everJasting glory in the life to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The woman that cometh to give ber Thanks, muft offer accuf
toined Offerings ; and if there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the holy Communion.
A COMMINATION, or denouncing of God's
Anger and Judgments against Sinners, with certain Prayers to be used on the First day of Lent,
and at other times as the Ordinary shall appoint. After Morning Prayer, the Lilany ended according to the accustomed manners
ibe Priel hall in the Reading-pew or Pulpit, Jay,
discipline, that at the beginning of Lent, such persons as stood convicted of notorious fin, were put to open penance, and punished in this world, that their souls might be saved in the day of the Lord; and that others, admonish, ed by their example, might be the more afraid to offend.
Instead whereof (until the said discipline may be restored again, which is much to be wished) it is thought good, that at this time (in the prefence of you all) should be read the general fentences of Gods cursing against impenitene finners, gathered out of the seven and twentieth Chapter of Deuteronomy, and other places of Scripture; and that ye should answer to every sentence, Amen : To the intent that being
admonished of the great indignation of God against sinners, ye may the rather be moved to earnest and true repentance, and may walk more warily in these dangerous days; Reeing from such vices, for which ye affirm with your own mouths the curse of God to be due.
YUrsed is the man that maketh any carved or molten image, to worship it. Deut.
27. 15. And the People Mall answer and say, Amen. Minister. Cursed is he chat curseth his father or mother. ve. 16.
Minister. Cursed is he that removeth his neighbours landmark. ver. 17.
Minister. Cursed is he that maketh the blind to go out of his way. ver. 18.
Minister. Cursed is, he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, the fatherless, and widow. ver. 19.
Minister. Cursed is he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. wer. 24
Minister. Curfed is he that lieth with his neighbours wife. Lev. 20. 10.
Deut. 27. 25.
Minister. Cursed are the unmerciful, fornicators, and adulterers, covetous persons, idolaters, Nanderers, drunkards, and extortioners. St Malth. 25. 41. 1 Cor. 6.9, 10. Answ. Amen.
David beareth witness) who do err and go astray from the commandments of God, let us (remembering the dreadful judgment hanging over our heads, and always ready to fall upon us) return unto our Lord God with all contrition and meekness of heart ; bewailing and lamenting our sinful life, acknowledging and confessing our offences, and seeking to bring forth worthy fruits of penance. For now is the ax put unto the root of the trees; fo that every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and cast into
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God: He shall pour down rain upon the sinners, Snares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempeft; this shall be their portion to drink. For lo, the Lord is come out of his place to visit the wickedness of such as dwell upon the earth. But who may abide the day of his coming? Who shall be able to endure when he appeareth ? His fan is in his hand, and he will purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the barn, but he will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire. The day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night : and when men shall say, Peace, and all things are safe, then fall sudden destruction come upon them, as forrow cometh upon a woman travailing with child, and they shall not escape. Then shall appear the wrath of God in the day of vengeance, which obftinate sinners, through the stubbornness of their heart, have heaped unto themselves, which despised the goodness, patience, and long-sufferance of God, when he called them continually to repentance. Then shall they call upon me (saith the Lord) but I will not hear; they hall leek me early, but they shall not find me ; and that because they hated knowledge, and received not the fear of the Lord, but abhorred my counsel, and despised my correction. Then shall it be too late to knock, when the door shall be shut; and too late to cry for mercy, when it is the time of justice. O terrible voice of most juft judgment, which shall be pronounced upon them, when it shall be faid unto them, Go ye cursed into the fire everlasting, which
is prepared for the devil and his angels. Therefore, bre. thren take we heed betime, while the day of salvation lalt. eth; for the night cometh when none can work : But let us, while we have the light, believe in the light, and walk as children of the light, that we be not eait into utter darkne's, where is weeping and gnashing of teeth, Let us not abuse the goodness of God, who callech us mercifully to amendment: and of his endless pity promiscth us forgiveness of that which is part, it with a perfect and true heart we return unto him. For though our fins be as red as scarlet, they shall be made white as snow : and though they be like purple, yet they shall be made white as wool. Turn ye (faith the Lord) from all your wickedness, and your fin thall not be your destruction. Caft away from your ungodliness that ye have done; make you new hearts, and a new spirit: Wherefore will ye die, O ye house of Israel ; feeing that I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, faith the Lord God? Turn ye then, and ye shall live. Al. though we have finned, yet have we an Advocace with the Fa. ther, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our sins. For he was wounded for our offences, and smitten for our wickedness. Let us therefore return unto him, who is the merciful receiver of all true penitent finners; assuring ourselves that he is ready to receive us, and most willing to pardon us, if we come unto him with faithful repentance ; if we will submit ourf.lyes unto him, and from henceforth walk in his ways; if wo will take his easy yoke, and light burden upon us, to follow him in lowliness, patience, and charity, and be ordered by the governance of his Holy Spirit; seeking always his glory, and serving him duly in our vocation with thanksgiving. This if we do, Christ will deliver us from the curse of the law, and from the extreme malediction which shall light upon them that Mall be fit on the left hand; and he will set us on his right hand, and give us tę gracious benediction of his Father, como manding us to take poffeífion of his glorious kingdom : unto 'which he vouchsafe to bring us all, for iis infinite mercy. Amen.