fires of our own hearts. 4. We have offended against thy holy laws. 5. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; 6. And we have done thofe things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. 7. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miferable offenders. 8. Spare thou, them, O God, which confefs their faults. 9. Reftore thou them that are penitent; 10. According to thy promifes declared unto mankind in Christ Jefu our Lord. 11. And grant, O moft merciful Father, for his fake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and fober life; To the glory of thy holy Name.



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4. To thefe we have added many actual tranfgreffions of thy holy laws, which we were so strictly bound to obferve.

5. We morcover acknowledge ourselves to have been guilty of variors kinds of actual fins, being chargeable with many fins of omiffion, by neglecting the feveral duties commanded us.

6. And many fins of commiffion, by wilfully doing what we were exprefly forbid, fo that every part of our fouls is infected with fin, and they are, as it were, attacked with an universal disease, (for we can hope for no health or falvation from ourselves.)

7. We therefore have recourfe to thy goodnefs, O God, for a deliverance from this load of our fins, and, after the example of the penitent publican, intreat thee to be merciful to us finners.

8. Remit therefore, we pray thee, the punishment due to our fins, upon our confeffion of and fincere repentance for them.

9. And, upon our being truly penitent, reftore us to the place which we formerly held in thy favour, and which, by our difobedience, we have forfeited, let us partake of the benefits of thine ele&t faints, from whose priviledges unrepenting finners are excluded.

10. According to the promifes thou haft made us in the charter of the gofpel delivered to us by Jefus Chrift.

11. We therefore befeech thee, O gracious God, not for the fake of any faint or angel, but for the fake of thy beloved Son, in whofe name, when we afk any thing, thou haft promifed to give it, (John xvi. 23.) to afford us fuch a powerful affiftance of the grace of thy holy Spirit, that, for the future, we may punctually difcharge all the parts of cur chriftian duty that we may live a godly life, by paying a devout worfhip to the Almighty: that we may live righteously, in doing all acts of charity and justice to our neighbour: and foberly, in performing all the duties of temperance, chaitity, and other virtues which are centered in ourfelves: nor do we afk this to reflect any honour upon ourselves, or to acquire any merit by fuch a religious life, but only that the greater glory



The Abfolution, or Remiffion of Sins, to be pronounced by the Prieft alone, ftanding; the People still kneeling.


Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift,

who defireth not the death of a finner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness, and live; and hath given power and commandment to his Minifters, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Abfolution and Remiffion of their fins: He pardoneth and abfolveth all them that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gofpel. 2. Wherefore let us befeech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit; that thofe things may please him, which we do at this prefent, and that the reft of our life hereafter may be pure and holy; fo that at the last we may come to his eternal joy, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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may be afcribed to thy goodness, whereby we expect to have thofe difpofitions and habits wrought in us.

1. The omnipotent God, who is poffeffed of the fole power over all things, both in heaven and earth, and who does not defire that any finner fhould perish everlaftingly, (Ezek. xviii. 28.) but rather, that repenting of his fins, he fhould obtain everlafting happinefs; for which end he has empowered and commanded the minifters of the gofpel, (Matt. xviii. 18. John xx. 33.) to declare remiffion of fins, to thofe who are truly peni-. teat: be therefore, by the mouth of his minifler, pronounceth pardon and abfolution to every one of you, that is duly qualified for it; in order to obtain this, he requires of you a true repentance of your fins, and a fincere belief of his holy gofpel. Mark. xy. Acts xx, 21.

2. To the end therefore that we may obtain the benefit of this holy or dinance, let us pray to God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift, to afford us the grace of true repentance; and at the fame time the alance of his Holy Spirit; for nothing but the illumination of this bleffed Spirit, which helps our infirmities, can render our devotion acceptable unto him. The afliftance of his Holy Spirit is likewife neceffary, to prevent us from returning again to cur fins, and to make our fouls, which have formerly been polluted with many vices, fhine with that purity and holiness which are required of us by the gofpel: fo that, when the hour of death approaches, we may hope to enter into the joy of the Father, thro' the merits and mediation of Jefus Christ our blessed Saviour and Redeemer.

Then the Minifter fhall kneel, and fay the Lord's Prayer; the People alfo kneeling, and repeating it with bim.


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 trefpafs against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.


See the Paraphrafe on the Lord's Prayer, Page 8, 9.

Then like wife he fall fay.

O Lord, open thou our lips.

Anfw. And our mouth fhall fhew forth thy praife.
Prieft. O God, make speed to fave us.

Anfw. O Lord, make hafte to help us.

Here all fanding up, the Prieft fhall fay,

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son; and to the Holy Ghoft;

Anfw. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever fhall be: world without end. Amen.

Priest. Praise ye the Lord.

Anfw. The Lords Name be praised.


Prieft. O God, to whom we owe the gift of utterance, (Exod. vi. 11. Prov. xvi.) aflift us in our devotion by the influence of thy Holy Spirit. Anfw. And then we fhall utter forth thy praises as we ought to do.

Prieft. Afford us fpeedily thy affiftance, in order to further us in al! things neceffary to our falvation.

Anfw. And do not refuse us any thing that may contribute to forward us in that most important of all our concerns.

Prift. May all glory be afcribed to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghoft, the three perfons of the ever-bieffed trinity. Anf. As they have from all eternity existed in ever glorious felicity, and ftill exist in glory, and will to all eternity.

Prieft. Sing to God hallelujah.

Anju. Hallelujah.

Then fall be faid or fung the Pfalms in order as they are appointed. Ther a Leffen of the Old Teftament, as is appointed: and after that, Magnificat (or the Song of the blessed Virgin Mary) in English, as followeth,"


Magnificat. St. Luke 1. 46.

Y foul doth magnify the Lord: and my spirit hath
rejoiced in God my Saviour.

2. For he hath regarded: the lowlinefs of his hand-maiden." 3. For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me bleffed.

4. For he that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is his Name.

5. And his mercy is on them that fear him throughout all generations.

6. He hath fhewed ftrength with his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

7 He hath put down the mighty from their feat: and hath exalted the humble and meek.


1. My foul doth praife the Lord, and gratefully rejoices in God who has afforded me his protection in my helplefs condition, and conferred to many favours upon me.

2. For he has condefcended so far, as to fhew the highest regard to his poor maid-fervant, notwithstanding all the meanness of her condition.

3. For fince he has been graciously pleafed to indulge me, in fo extra. ordinary a manner, no one can reproach me with the meannefs of my circumftances, but all fucceeding generations fhall look upon me as the happiest of mortals.

4. For the Almighty has exalted me to the highest honour, wherefore 1 thall glorify his holy Name for ever.

5. Not meerly for this honour conferred upon myself, but for his mercy continued to his faithful fervants,Abraham, Tiaac, Ee. many generations after their deaths.

6. He, by making choice of a poor maid to bring forth the Meffian into the world, has proved, what his omnipotent arm or power was capable of effecting; and has quelled the proud imaginations of the hearts of those who were prepoffeffed with a notion, that he was to make his entrance spon earth with fplendor and worldly pomp.

7. He has humbled thofe great perfons who had affembled to themfelves a dignity fuperior to that of others, and difappointed the expectations of all the illuftrious women in the world, who might have expected that this honour would have been conferred upon them; and has exalted to this exaordinary dignity a poor and humble virgin.

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8 He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath fent empty away.


He remembering his mercy, hath holpen his fervant Ifrael as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his feed for ever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

Or else this Pfalm; except it be on the Nineteenth Day of the Month, when it is read in the ordinary courfe of the Pfalms.


Cantate Domino. Pfalm 98.

Sing unto the Lord a new fong: for he hath done marvellous things.

2. With his own right hand, and with his holy arm: hath he gotten himself the victory.

3. The Lord deciared his falvation: his righteoufnefs hath he openly fhewed in the fight of the heathen.

4. He hath remembered his mercy and truth toward the houfe of Ifrael: and all the ends of the world have seen the falvation of our God.


9. He, having no refpect to perfons, has confidered charity more than magnificence, chufing rather to feaft the poor, than feed the rich.

9. And herein he has remembered his mercy, i. e. fent relief to his diftreffed people (2 Cor. vi. 42.) of the Jewish nation; thereby fulfilling the everlasting promife which he made to Abraham and his feed.


1. O fing a new and extraordinary fong unto the Lord, for he hath done, for the fake of his church, things which excite our wonder and amazement. 2. He has gained a victory, not by the affiftance of any mortal hand, bat by his own omnipotent arm; and that as well over our temporal as piritual enemies.

3. He hath fhewn forth his falvation, univerfally extended by the coming of the Meffiah: he has manifefted his righteoufnefs to all the heathen world, by defroying the kingdom of darkness.

4. He hath held in remembrance the promife of the Merah, made to the antient Jewish patriarchs; and all the Pagan nations have feen, (which means in the prophetic phrafe, fall fee) that falvation or bleffing which they fhall receive from Abraham's feed. Gen. xii. 3.

5. There

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