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9. Or this: Almighty and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have duly received these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious body and blocd of thy fon our Saviour Jesus Christ ; and dost-aflure us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us, and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy fon, 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 thy 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. Amer..
Then shall be said or fung, Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worfhip thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks unto thee for thy great glory, OʻLord God, heavenly king, God the father almighty.
O Lord, the only-begotten fon Jefu Chrift: 0 Lord God, Lamb of God, fon of the father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us; thou that takeft away the fins of the world, have mercy upon us ; thou that takes away the fins of the world, receive our prayers; thou that fitteit 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 ylory of God'the father. Ámen.
The Ruhrick. Then the prieft, (or bithop, if be be present) fall let them depart with this BLESSING:
The peace of God which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his fon Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God almighty, the father, the son, and the holy ghost, be amongst you, and remain with
and remain with you always. Amen.
Let this day, O my God, be noted in the book oflife.--Forget not my prayers, O Lord, nor let my coldness and wanderings, and infinite unworthiness turn them into fin.-Lord hear my prayers, and let my cry come unto thee. Ejaculations and a short prayer wben the communion
Service is ended. Lord, now letteft thou thy fervant depart in peace, accordi:3 to thy word. For mine eyes have seen thy falvation. Luke ii. 29.
O Lord, refreshed with this heavenly banquet of thy son's institution, I have sealed myrepentance, and feeunto thee for pardon for all those imperfections that have accompanied me at this time, in my attendance at thy altar; forgive the deadnessand dulness of my affections, the wanderings of my thoughts, and distractions of my mind; let the sincerity of my holy purposes and resolutions be accepted, notwithstanding my weakness and frailty.
Oh! let this commemoration of my crucified Saviour influence all my thoughts, words, and actions, that my conversation may be as becometh the gospel of Christ. Reward me not according to my deserts, but according to my great necessities, and thine own rich mercies in Jesus Christ; to whom with thee, O God the father, and God the holy ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
Directions. Now arising, depart reverently from the Lord's table with aglad hewt and chearful countenance : preserve good thoughts in your mind; bebasue with gravity, yet be not sullen or morose ; for a christian's behaviour sould not be without innocent alacrity or chearfulness.
INSTRUCTIONS How to live well, after a worthy receiving of the sa
crament. The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us, and to our children for ever. Deut. xxix. 29. I.
F thou wouldst preserve thy faith incor
rupt, and thy devotion from distraction, content thyself with reverencing and admiring these holy mysteries; and do not indulge a busy curiosity, in bold and unprofitable enquiries concerning them, for this is one way
to damp a godly zeal, and to perplex thy mind with intricate and endless doubts.
2. Happy is that meekness and poverty of fpirit, which industriously declines therugged thorny paths of controversy and captious difputes; and walks in the plain smooth
of duty and practical religion; which studies God's commands, and labours to understand things of a size with its own capacity, without troubling itself about his doings and decrees.
3. Too many instances there are of daring men, who, by presuming to found the deep things of religion, have cavilled and argued themselves out of all religion. These men
mistake their business: for the thing required of a christian, is not penetration, and subtilty of wit, nice distinction, or sublime notions, but victorious faith, and an honest holy life; fobriety, and temperance, and chastity, justice and charity, piety and devotion. 4.
These doubts are not always sinful, nor always from themselves, but frequently owing to the temptations of the devil, and industriously scattered by him, with wicked artifice and malicious design. Be not therefore too axious upon these occasions. Trouble not
thythyself to argue nicely, nor employ thy thoughts upon the matter, nor hold thyself concerned to be able to answer every cavil, which he puts into thy head: but keep close to fcripture, and do thy duty; and the enemy will soon retreat when he finds thee neglect
5. Think not these inward distractions a sign that thou art forsaken of God. They are rather on the contrary, a mark of grace. God suffers them to exercise thy patience, to try thy constancy, to promote thy spiritual advantage. Proceed then in thy christian course with resolution and patience, and still frequent the sacrament with stedfast faith, and humble reverence.
6. Whatever there thou findest to exceed thy understanding, put it to God's account; and leave him to make it good, tho’thou canst not conceive how it should be done. He will not deceivethee; but they, whorely upon their own understanding, are sure to deceive themfelves. For,
7. Remember, God hath said, that he walks and dwells with the humble, and news his ways to the meek; that be reveals himself to babes; that