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them who, with hearty repentance and true faith, turn unto Him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Then shall the Presbyter also say,

Comfortable Words our

Saviour Christ saith unto all that

truly turn to Him.

Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

S. Matt. xi. 28.

God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. S. John iii. 16.

Hear also what S. Paul saith, This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 S. Tim. i. 15.

Hear also what S. John saith,

If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous; and He is the Propitiation for our sins. 1 S. John ii. 1, 2.

Then shall the Presbyter, turning him to the
Altar, kneel down and say, in the name of all

them that shall communicate, this Collect of Humble Access to the Holy Communion, as followeth :

WE Thy Holy Table, O Merciful Lord,

do not presume to come to this

trusting in our own righteousness, but in Thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under Thy Table; but Thou art the same Lord, Whose property is always to have mercy. Grant us, therefore, Gracious Lord, so to eat the Flesh of Thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink His Blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by His most Sacred Body, and our souls washed through His most Precious Blood, and that we may evermore dwell in Him, and He in us. Amen.

Then shall the Bishop, if he be present, or else the Presbyter that celebrateth, first receive the Communion in Both Kinds himself, and next deliver It to other Bishops, Presbyters, and Deacons (if there be any present), and after that to the People also in order, all humbly kneeling. And when he receiveth himself, or delivereth the Sacrament of the Body of Christ to any one, he shall say.

HE Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, Which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life.

THere the person receiving shall say', Amen. And the Presbyter or Minister that receiveth the Cup himself, or delivereth It to any one, shall say,


HE Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, Which was shed for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life.

Here the person receiving shall say, Amen.

If the Consecrated Bread or Wine be all spent before all have communicated, the Presbyter is to consecrate more, according to the form before prescribed, beginning at the words, All glory be to Thee, &c., and ending with the words, that they may become the BODY and BLOOD of Thy most Dearly-beloved Son.

¶ When all have communicated, and the remaining Elements are covered with a fair linen cloth, he that celebrates, shall say,

Body and Blood of Christ, let us give thanks to our Lord God, Who hath graciously vouchsafed to admit us to the participation of His Holy Mysteries; and let us beg of Him grace to perform our vows, and to persevere in our good resolutions; and that, being made holy, we may obtain everlasting life, through the Merits of the All-sufficient Sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Then the Presbyter shall say this Collect of
Thanksgving as followeth,

ALMIGHTY and Ever-living 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 Blood of Thy Son, our Saviour Jesus 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 His most Precious Death and Passion. We now most humbly beseech Thee, O Heavenly Father, so to assist us with Thy grace and Holy Spirit, that we may continue in that Holy Communion and Fellowship, and do all such good works as Thou hast commanded us to walk in, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to Whom, with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

Then shall be said or sung, Gloria in excelsis, as followeth:


LORY be to God in the highest, and on 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; and to Thee, O God, the Only Begotten Son Jesu Christ; and to Thee, O God, the Holy Ghost.

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 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 Presbyter (or Bishop, if he be present), shall let them depart with this Blessing.

HE Peace of God, which passeth all

Tunderstanding, keep your hearts and

minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord:

ND the Blessing of God Almighty,

A the Father, Son, and holy

Ghost be amongst you, and remain with you always, Amen.

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