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Then fhall be faid or fung the Apostle's Creed by the minifter and the people, fanding.
Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth.
And in Jefus Chrift his only Son our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghoft, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He defcended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He afcended into Heaven, and fitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
PARAPHRA S E.
On the CREED.
I make this confession of my faith concerning those truths which have been revealed to me upon the teftimony of God himself.
I believe that there is one only God. (Deut. vi. 35. 1 Cor. viii. 9.) That he, by the work of creation, is the Father of all men, (Matt. ii. 10.) by redemption, and adoption; but in a more particular manner the Father of our bleffed Lord by eternal generation. I believe likewife that this one God is omnipotent, and governs the univerfe according to his pleasure. That he was the Maker of heaven and earth and every thing therein contained. I believe alfo in Jefus Chrift, being convinced that he is the Saviour of the world, as his name Jefus imports. That he is. the Meffiah, whofe coming was predicted fo long beforehand by the prophets. That he is the only Son of God, as the Divine effence was communicated to him, and that, in a manner, different from all created beings, as he is moreover our Lord by being the true Jehovah or God, fince all things were fubjected to his dominion, and fince he redeemed us from the power of Satan, purchased us by his blood, and made us become his fervants and fcholars by baptifm. We believe likewife that Chrift, tho' truly man, was not produced according to the common courfe of nature, but by the overshadowing of the Holy Ghoft. That he was born of Mary, a poor maid of the race of David, who retained her virginity, notwithstanding that miraculous conception. That he suffered an ignominious death, according to the prediction of the prophet Ifaiah, when Pontius Pilate was imperial procurator of Judea. That he died upon a erofs, a punishment which the Romans inflicted only upon flaves; and was afterwards buried by a faithful difciple. That he defcended into hades or hell, the mansion of feparate fpirits. That he rofe again on the third day after his crucifixion, according to his own prediction, and after that gloriously afcended into heaven in the prefence of many credible witnesses; and was fhortly after advanced to a distinguished honour never conferred upon any perfon before. That he was feated on the right hand of God, a place of the greatest dignity in heaven, where his fpiritual
I believe in the Holy Ghoft; The holy Catholic Church: The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of Sins; The Refurrection of the Body, And the Life everlasting. Amen.
And after that thefe Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling, the Minifter firft pronouncing with a loud voice,
1. The Lord be with you.
kingdom begins, and where he tramples under foot the grand enemies of his jurifdiction, Sin, Satan, and Death. That, at the end of the world, he shall come in glorious triumph accompanied with the angels, and that power fhall be given to him to judge all who fhall then be alive, as well as those who arife from their graves.-I believe the Holy Ghoft to be God himself, the third Perfon of the bleffed Trinity, and not a virtue or grace as fome have vainly imagined. I likewife believe that there is a number of men feparated from the reft of the world by faith in Jefus Chrift, that have continued from the apoftolic age, and fhall do fo till the coming of Chrift, the affembly of thefe I call the Catholic Church, which is holy, on account of the holy profeffion to which they are called. It is moreover Catholic, because it has been univerfally diffufed through the world. I believe that there is a communion of the faints, and of God's elect with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghoft, and with all the faints in every church now upon earth, as alfo with all the faints that have departed this life. I believe likewife, that though by our fins we have incurred the divine displeasure, we may, through the blood of Chrift who has expiated them, obtain forgiveness, not only by baptifm, but by a fincere repentance. I alfo believe the refurrection of the body, fince all things are poffible to God, and fince it was univerfally expected by the Jews. I believe that this refurrection fhall extend to wicked as well as virtuous men. Finally, I believe that wicked men fhall exift in eternal torments, and all good men in a ftate of felicity, which fprings from freedom from all pain, from beatifick vifions, and from the inconceivable joys to which they fhall then be admitted. Amen.
1. My good people, I now commend you to God's bleffing, in a form of falvation generally received among holy people under the old law.
2. And we, O holy Paftor, in the words of St Paul, earnestly pray, that the Lord Jefus may be with your spirit.
3. I now give you notice to apply yourselves to fervent devotion, after having made confeffion of your faith, and heard the feveral portions of God's holy word read to you.
4. Lord have mercy upon us. Christ have mercy upon us. Lord have mercy upon us.
Then the Minifter, Clerks, and People fhall fay the Lord's Prayer with a loud voice.
UR Father, which art in heaven; Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trefpaffes, as we forgive them that trefpáfs against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
See the Paraphrafe on the Lord's Prayer, Page 8, 9.
Then the Priest fanding up, shall say.
1. O Lord, fhew thy mercy upon us.
Anfw. 4. And mercifully hear us, when we call upon thee.
4. Lord have mercy upon us: Lord fhew mercy unto us, by granting us the remiffion of our fins. Chrift be merciful to us, &c.
Min. 1. We pray thee, O God, in the words of the Pfalmift, to thew thy mercy upon us.
People. 2. And grant us thy falvation, that our fouls may enjoy everlafting glory and blifs in the heavenly manfions.
Min. 3. O Lord preferve our fovereign lord the king.
People. 4. And when we call upon thee for his prefervation, hear us with mercy.
Min. 5. Let thofe who ferve at thy altar be clothed with righteoufnefs. People. 6. And let thy peculiar people rejoice and fing.
Min. 7. O Lord be gracious to the laity now affembled here.
People. 8. And bless thine inheritance.
Min. 9. O God, we, after the example of good princes in ages paft, intreat thee to blefs the prefent age with peace.
Anfw. 10. Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.
Prieft. 11. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
The fall follow Three Collets; the First of the Day; the Second for Peace; the Third for Aid against all Perils, as hereafter follorveth: Which twa laft Collects shall be daily said at Evening Prayer without Alteration.
The Second Collect at Evening Prayer.
and all just works do proceed; Give unto thy fervants that peace which the world cannot give; that both our hearts may be fet to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pafs our time in reft and quietnefs, through the merits. of Jefus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
People. 10. For we are unable to procure it by our own arm, it is thou alone that art our defender, and we cannot hope for fuch a bleffing, except from thee.
Min. 11. Let us, in the words of the royal Pfalmift, beseech God to make us clean hearts. Pfal. li.
People. 12. And to renew a right spirit in us. ibid.
Paraphrafe on the fecond COLLECT at Evening Prayer.
O God, from whofe grace does fpring every thing good and virtuous, fince, without thy affiftance, we cannot form a holy defire, we are beholden to thee to prepare our hearts, when we yield to any prudent counlel, or for any virtuous purpose or refolution; and if we do any good action we must depend upon thy aid who workeft in us to will and to do. We befeech thee to give us that blefling which our gracious Lord and Saviour has bequeathed to his faithful fervants, in these terms, peace I leave unto you, not fuch as the world giveth, give I unto you.' (Job. xiv. 27.) O grant us this bleffed peace of mind here promifed, which we cannot hope to obtain except by doing our duty and walking according to thy commandments, there being no peace to the wicked: (jarab xlviii. 12.) befeeching thee, if it be thy good pleafure, to afford us alfo external peace, and to place us in a ftate of fecurity and freedom from any fear of our enemies; that we may go through this tranfitory life in a state of tranquillity, and have leifure to prepare ourselves for a better fate. And this we beg for the fake of the merits of our Saviour and the fatisfaction made by him. Amen.
The Third Collect for Aid against all Perils. IGHTEN our darkness, we befeech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love, of thy only Son our Saviour Jefus Christ. Amen.
In Choirs and Places where they fing, here followeth the Anthem.
Lord our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who doft from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Moft heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our moft gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE; and so replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue him plenteously with heavenly gifts, grant him in health and wealth long to live, ftrengthen him, that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally after this life, he may attain everlafting joy and felicity, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
On the COLLECT for Aid against all Perils.
O Lord, we, in the words of the royal Pfalmift, intreat thee to enlighten our darkness; and whereas we shall foon be overshadowed by the darknefs of the night, let the light of thy countenance fhine upon us, which will be more beneficial to us than that of the fan; we beseech thee likewife, thro' thy tender mercy to all thy creatures, and more especially to thy faithful fervants, that thou wouldest vouchfafe to defend us from a the dangers with which the night is often attended; from fire and thieves, from bodily diforders, and fudden death, from all impure thoughts and terrifying dreams; and that thou wouldeft preferve us in health and fafety till the next morning; and we are encouraged to hope for this favour, by the love which thou beareft to thy only Son who is a conftant interceffor for mankind. Amen.
Paraphrafe on the PRAYER for the King's Majefty.
O Lord, who doft condefcend to permit us to call thee by the name of Father, tho' thou art fo far raised above us, and tho' heaven and the Heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; thou who art King of kings, and Lord of lords, whofe providence extends to the meanest inhabitants of the earth, but doft watch, in a more particular manner, over those who thou haft raised to royal dignity. We earnestly tatreat thee to watchi