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The Table at the Communion-time having a fair white linen

Cloth upon it, shall stand in the body of the Church, or in the Chancel, where Morning and Evening Prayer are appointed to be said. And the Priest standing at the North-fide of the Inble, fall say the Lords Prayer, with the Colleet following, the People kneeling

UR Father, which art in heaven; Hallowed be thy U in earth, as it is in heaven. Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done

Give us this

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen. See the Paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer, Page 8, 9,

The Colleet.


fires known, and from whom no fecrets are hid; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name, through Christ our Lord. Amen. Then shall the Pries, turning to the People, rebearse diftinætly all tbe TEN

COMMANDMENTS; and the People Pill kneeling, all aflır every commandment, ask God mercy for their transgrefion thereof for the time paff, and grace to keep tbe same for the time to come, as followstb.

OD spake these words, and said, I am the Lord

thy God: thou shalt have none other gods but me.

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On the COLLECT. O omnipotent God, who searchest the hearts and trieft the reins, (Jer. xvi. 9. Rev. ii. 23.) cleanse us from all our secret faults (Psal. xix. 12.) by the inspiration of thy holy spirit, which searchest all things (2 Cor. ii. 10.) that being aware of every hidden fin which has a tendency to alienate our affe&tions from thee, we may acquire a perfect love of thy excellent being, and may pay an acceptable homage unto thee; and this we beg for the sake of our blefied Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Paraphrafe on the Ten Commandments. 1. These are the things enjoined us by God Almighty, who thus de


Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 2. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them : for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hatę me, and shew mercy unto' thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 3. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain : for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that caketh his Name in vain.

PA RA PHRASE. clared his will, saying, First, thou shalt adore me as thy God, paying me all the duties which I claim, as an eternal Creator and an almighty Governor, believing in me, (Heb, xi. 6.) trusting in me, (Prov. ii. 5.) hoping in me, (1 Tim. i. 1.) loving me, (1 John iv. 19.) obeying me, li Jebe v. 3.) fearing me, (Psal. cxi. 10.) Secondly, Thou shalt worship Do God jointly with me, or exclusively of me, but avoid Polytheism, (Deut. vi. 14.) idolatry, (Fr. v. 19.) sorcery, (Deut. xviii. io, u.) and idoliging of riches, (Job. xxxi. 24. Col. j. 5.)

Pesple. O Lord, shew thy mercy to us, by granting us the remission of our paft transgressions of this commandment, and enable us by thy grace, to observe it more striály for the future.

7. Thou thalt not worthịp me, as the Pagans do, by representations, either of celestial bodies, as sun, moon and stars, (Job xxxi. 26.) or of the inhabitants of earth, as of men and beasts, &c. (Dan. iii. 5.) or of the files in the water. Thou shalt in no wise pay any adoration to them, either by bowing to them, or kneeling, or by Thewing any other token of religious regard; for all such honours are due to me alone ; and I shall punish all who are guilty of this crime, not only in their own persons, but in their families, likewise during several fucceeding generations, but fecondly, thou hali worship me after the manner that I myself appoint, (Deut. xii. 31.) by, praying to me (Luke xxi. 36.) by praising me, (Deut. x. 21. Afts xvi. 25.) by hearing my holy word, (Deut. iv. 10. Matr. iv. 18.) by frequenting the public congregations which aflem ble in order to worship me, Pfal. xxii. 22. Heb. x. 25.

People. O Lord, shew thy mercy to us, &c. 3. Thou shalt not make use of my name in an oath, in order to atteft a fallhood, (Lev. xix. 12. Numb. xxx. 2.) nor upon any trivial occasion,



Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minist. 4. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbathday. . Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-feryant, and thy maidfervant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in fix days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and relled the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.

P A R P A HRASE. (Matt. v. 34: James v. 12.) nor talk of my attributes or my holy Word disrespectfully: thou shalt not even make a vow, which is an oath of an inferior kind, rafhly, insincerely, or without sufficient authority, (Numb. xxx. 5.) nor upon any but a very important occasion, (Gen. xxviii. 20. Numb. xxx. 14.) and when made thou shalt perform it with exactness and promptitude, (Numb. xxx. 3. Axs v. 4.) but on the contrary thou shalt honour me, by swearing truly and reverently by iny name, (Deut. xvi. 13. and x. 12.) more particularly if it be to promote a charitable design in deciding differences, (Gen. xxxvii, 28. Heb. vi. 16.) if thou at any time mention my name, it shall be with reverence, and an awful admiration of my being. ,(Rom. ix. 5. 2 Cor. xi. 13.) And if thou reason out of my revealed word, it must not be out of wantonness but for edification, (Ads xvii. 11. Psal. cxix. 172.) If thou art induced to make a vow by any good and praise-worthy motive, (Gen. xxviii. 20.) thou shalt perform it conscientioufly ; (Psal. cxxxii. 2.) now he who tranfgreffes in any of these particulars, is highly culpable in the fight of God, who will not fail to punish him severely.

People. O Lord thew thy mercy to us, &c.

4. Be particularly careful to serve the fabbath day religiously, as I have fet apart that day for my worship, in commemoration of my creating the universe: that day thou shalt keep holy by abstaining thyself, and causing, all that belong to thee to abstain, 'from work and ordinary business : from buying and telling, (Neb. xiii. 15.) from carrying burdens, (yer. xvii. 22.) or going journies : (Exod. xvii

. 29.) works. of neceslity however, such as provilions of food and looking after cattle, are not comprised in this prohibition; neither does it extend to fighting for the defence of our country, nor to works of charity, such as healing the sick and affisting wojnen in labour ; the labour of minilters in their calling and travelling to places of public worship are likewise excepted. But the chief part of the Tanctification of this day consists in performing the spiritual exercises, to which all devout perfons dedicate that day, joining in the public devotion, and hearing the word prcached (Liv. xxiii. 2. 1 Cor. xvi. 2.) and mak: Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 5. Honour thy father and thy mother, that tliy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.


PA RA PHRASE ing it afterwards the subject of their meditations at home: in private devocions with their families, and in a more retired one by themselves in their own closets, by reading the holy fcripture, and books that treat of religious subjects ; by visiting the poor and relieving the indigent; and by accommodating unhappy differences amongst neighbours.

People. O Lord Thew thy mercy to us, &c.

5. Be careful to discharge thy duty, as well to thy political parent the prince, under whose government thou livest; to thy domeftic parent, the master who feeds and clothes thee ; to thy ecclefiaftical parent, who inftruets chee; as to thy natural father and mother, who begat thee. First, if thou art a subject, thou art in duty bound to honour the prince whom God bas set over thee, (1 Pet. ii. 17.) stand in awe of him, and obey him in all things that are not forbid' by God and inconsistent with the national conftitution and liberties; (Rom. xiii. 1. 1 Pet. ii. 13.) fubmit to his correction and punishment, (i Pet. ii. 19, 20) and assist him with thy person or thy money in the wars which he undertakes for the defence of the state, or in support of his royal dignity, (Matt. xxii. 17. Rom. xiii. 6, 7.) and bim I will require to govern thee according to the rules of justice and piety, (1 Tim. ii. 2.) that he shall do the utmost to promote the good of thee and all his people. (Rom. xiii. 4.) Secondly, If thou beeft a servant, reverence and honour thy master, si Tim. vi. 1. fear to incor his difplcafure, (Mal. i. 6.) obey his commands, (Eph. vi. 5.) be patient under his corrections, (1 Pet. ii. 18.) and be diligent in thy service, (Col. iü. 22, 23.) making it thy chief study to please him, (Til. ii. 9.) as I will in thy favour require of thy master, that he should not behave himself in a cruel or oppreflive manner towards thee, (1 Pet. ii. 18. Deut. xxiv. 14, 15.) bet that he be indulgent and kind, as he shall expect to frod favour from me, (Col. iv. F.) and provide for thee when grown old, if thou houldt spend thy whole life in his service ; (Prov. xvii. 2.) Thirdly, if thou art a layman, thou art io duty bound to love thy paflor, who takes care of thy spiritual welfare, (i Tbil. v. 13. Gel. ir. 19.) thou must pay him all due reverence and respect, (Phil. ii. 19. 1 Tim. 17.) thou art bound to follow his directions in spiritual matters, (Hib. xiii. 17 ) thou must contribute to support him in return for his diligence and care, ( 1 Tim. xvij. 18.) and I will require of him that be shall look upon thee, and all those committed to his care as his children, (Gal. iv. 19. Phil

. 10:) that, by his exemplary life and religious conversacion, he hall set an example for thee to copy, (Tit. 11. 7. 2 Tim. iv. 12.) that he shall be alfduous in preaching the word in due seafon ;

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 6. Thou shalt do no murder.

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 7. Thou shalt not coinmit adultery.

PA'R A P H R A SE. and lahtly, that he thall be meck, peaceable and courteous. Fourthly, As thou art a son or a daughter, reverence and respect thy parents, how. ever mean their condition may be, (Mal. i. 6. Matt. xxi. 31.) obey all their lawful commands, (Eph. vi. 1. Col. iii. 20.) Support them when in

. an indigent condition, (Matt. XV. 4, 5. 1 Tim. v. 4.) submiffively receive their instructions, (Prov. i. 8.) and their .corrections when thou art young, (Heb. xii. 7.) and when thou art grown up take their advice in every important affair of life, (Gen. xviii. 1, 2.) Now, in return for this, I expect on the fide of thy parents, that they should nourish and bring thee up in thy childhood, (i Tim. i- 10.) provide every thing necessary for thee in that state, clothes, &c. (Prov. xxxi. 15.. 1 Tim. v.8.) instruct thee in the duties of religion, (Deut. vi. 6, 7. 2 Tim. iii, 15. set thee a good example, (Job. i. 5. Joj. xxiv. 15.) keep thee in obedience, by a just awe, equally avoiding the extremes of indulgence and severity, ri Tim. ii. 4.) and providing thee wherewithal to put thee into the world according to thy birth and quality. (2 Cor. xii. 19.) If thou doft difcharge these duties, I will reward thy obedience both with temporal and {piritual blefings.

People. O Lord fhew thy mercy to us, &c. 6. Thou shalt not only avoid the heinous fin of murder upon the body of thy neighbour, (Gen. ix. 5,6. Numb. xxxv. 16.) but the laying via lent hands upon rhyfelf, as some impious and discontented men have done, po Scm. xxxi. 4. &ets i. 18.) as also the careless handling of such weapons as may destroy them that are near us, especially the striking with them in a rage, (Numb. xxxv. 16, 17, &c. thou shalt likewise study to avoid what. ever gives occasion to murder, as immoderate anger, (Matt. xxi. 22.) hatred, (John iii, 15.) malice and bitterness of speech. (Epb. iv. 31.) But on the contrary, thou shalt practise the virtues of peaceableness, meeknefs, and charity.

People. O Lord, hew thy mercy to us, &c.

7. Thou shalt not pollute thyself, by the foul sin of adultery, by a criminal correspondence with the husband or wife of another, (Lev. xx. 10. Heb. xiii. 4. Ezek xxii. 2.; or, which is worse, to conceal it under the pretext of marriage, which is called polygamy; (Lev. xviii. 18. Afal. ii. 15. I Cor, vii. 2.) and, which is still more criminal, have an unlav ful commerce with those of the fame blood, (Lev. xviii. 6. 1 Cor.) or with those of the same for; r Rom. i. 26, 27. Lev. xvii. 22.) or with those of adfirent kind, (1.0, xviii. 23 and 20.) thou shalt likewise avoid for


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