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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 that 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. Amen.
I Then shall be said or sung. GLORY be to God on high, and in 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.
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, have mercy upon us,
T'hou 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.
T Then the Priest, (or Bishop if he be present) shall 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 Son JESUS CHRIST our LORD: and the blessing of God ALMIGHTY, the FATHER, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.
[ At the time of the distribution of the holy Sacrament, the Priest
shall first receive the Communion himself, and after minister unto them that are appointed to communicate with the sick,
and last of all to the sick ferson. | But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for
want of warning in due time to the Curate, or for lack of company to receive with him, or by any other just impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood, the Curate shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and steadfastly believe that Jesus Christ hath suffered death upon the Cross for him, and shed His blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving Him hearty thanks therefore, he doth eat and drink the Body and Blood of our SAVIOUR CHRIST profitably to his soul's health, although he do not receive the
Sacrament with his mouth. I When the sick person is visited, and receiveth the holy Com
munion, all at one time, then the Priest, for more expedition, shall cut off the form of the Visitation at the Psalm [In THEE, O LORD, have I put my trust, &c.] and go straight to the
Communion. [ In the time of the Plague, Sweal, or other like contagious times
of sickness or diseases, when none of the Parish or neighbours can be gotten to comm ate with the sick in their houses, for fear of the infection, upon special request of the diseased, the Minister may only communicate with him.
Private Baptism of Children
T The Curates of every Parish shall often admonish the people
that they defer not the Baptism of their Children longer than the first or second Sunday next after their birth, or other Holy-day falling between,
unless upon a great and reasonable cause, to be approved by the Curate. | And also they shall warn them that without like great cause
and necessity they procure not their Children to be baptized at home in their houses. But when need shall compel them
so to do, then Baptism shall be administered on this fashion : | First, let the Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any
other lawful Minister that can be procured) with them that are present call upon God, and say the LORD's Prayer, and so many of the Collects appointed to be said before in the Form of Public Baptism, as the time and present exigence will suffer.
Our FATHER, Which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. 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.
I Then shall the Priest say,
Let us pray
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who of Thy great mercy didst save Noah and his family in the ark from perishing by water; and also didst safely lead the children of Israel Thy people through the Red Sea, figuring thereby T'hy holy Baptism; and by the Baptism of Thy well-beloved Son JESUS CHRIST, in the river Jordan, didst sanctify Water to the mystical washing away of sin; We beseech Thee, for I'hine infinite mercies, that Thou wilt mercifully look upon this Child; wash him and sanctify him with the Holy Ghost; that he, being delivered from Thy wrath, may be received into the ark of CHRIST's Church; and being stedfast in faith, joyful through hope, and rooted in charity, may so pass the waves of this troublesome world, that finally he may come to the land of everlasting life, there to reign with Thee world without end; through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.
ALMIGHTY and immortal God, the aid of all that need, the helper of all that flee to Thee for succour, the life of them that believe, and the resurrection of the dead ; We call upon Thee for this Infant, that he, coming to Thy holy Baptism, may receive remission of his sins by spiritual regeneration. Receive him, O LORD, as Thou hast promised by Thy well-beloved Sox, saying, Ask, and ye shall have; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: So give now unto us that ask ; let us that seek, find ; open the gate unto us that knock; that this Infant may enjoy the everlasting benediction of Thy heavenly washing, and may come to the eternal kingdom which Thou hast promised by CHRIST our LORD. Amen.
Then shall the Priest say, O MERCIFUL God, grant that the old Adam in this Child may
be so buried, that the new man may be raised up in him. Amen.
Grant that all carnal affections may die in him, and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow in him. Amen.
Grant that he may have power and strength to have victory, and to triumph, against the devil, the world, and the flesh. Amen.
Grant that whosoever is here dedicated to Thee by our office and ministry may also be endued with heavenly virtues, and everlastingly rewarded, through Thy mercy, o blessed LORD God, who dost live, and govern all things, world without end. Amen.
ALMIGHTY, everliving God, whose most dearly beloved Son JESUS CHRIST, for the forgiveness of our sins, did shed out of His most precious Side both water and blood; and gave commandment to His disciples, that they should go teach all nations, and baptize them in the Name of the FATHER, the Son, and the Holy Ghost;
Regard, we beseech Thee, the supplications of Thy congregation; Sanctify this Water to the mystical washing away of sin; and grant that this Child, now to be baptized therein, may receive the fulness of Thy grace, and ever remain in the number of Thy faithful and elect children ; through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen. And then, the Child being named by some one that is present,
the Minister shall pour water upon it, saying these words: N. I baptize thee In the Name of the FATHER, and of the Son, and of the HOLY GHOST. Amen.