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life : in thy light we shall see light. Therefore my
Psal. xvi. 9, 11. heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; and at thy right hand are pleasures for
Psal. xxiii. 6. evermore. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life ; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. O conPsal. xxxvi. 10. tinue thy loving-kindness to them that know thee, and thy righteousness to the upright in
Psal. xxx. 12. heart. To the end that my glory may sing praise unto thee, and not be silent, O Lord my God, I give thanks to thee for ever.
The Third Part.
Luke ii. 14. GLORY to God in the highest : on earth peace, good will towards men ! Praise ye the Lord ; Psal. cxlix. 1, sing to the Lord a new song: his
4, 5, 6. praise is in the congregation of saints. For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people : he will beautify the meek with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory : let the high praises of God be
Psal. cxlv. in their mouths. All thy works praise 10, 11, 12, 13. thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy
kingdom, and talk of thy power : to make known to the sons of men thy mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of thy kingdom. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion is through all generations. The elders and saints Rev. iv. 8, 11. about thy throne rest not day nor night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honour, and power ; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. They sing unto Rev. xv. 3, 4. thee the song of Moses and of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty ; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name ? For thou only art holy : for all nations shall come and worship before thee : for thy judgments are made manifest. Worthy Rev. v. 12, 13. is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory. For thou hast redeemed us to 9, 10. God by thy blood, and made us kings and priests to God.
The Fourth Part.
Psal. cvii. 8, O That men would praise the Lord for
21, 22. his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men ! Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works
Psal. xcvi. 2. with rejoicing. Sing unto the Lord, bless his name ; shew forth his salvation from day
Psal. xxix. 2. to day. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness : fear before him all the earth. Let Psal. xcvi. 9, the heavens rejoice, and the earth be
11,13. glad before the Lord ; for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall be judge the world, and the people with equity. Ps. ciii.20,21,22. Bless the Lord, ye his angels that excel in strength ; that do his commandments, hearkening to the voice of his word. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts, ye ministers of his that do his pleasure. Bless the Lord all his works, in all places of his dominions. Bless the Lord, O my soul: my mouth Psal. cxlv. 21. shall speak the praises of the Lord ; and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
Psal. cl. 6. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
The Order of Celebrating the Sacrament of the
Body and Blood of Christ.
This, or the like explication of the nature, use, and benefits of
this Sacrament, may be used at the discretion of the Minister, when he seeth it needful to the instruction of the communicants.
That you may discern the Lord's body, and understand the nature, use, and benefits of this Sacrament, you must know that God created man in his own image, to know, and love, and serve his Maker. That man fell under the guilt of sin, and condemnation, and left his holy fitness for the work for which he was created. That hereupon the wonderful love and wisdom of God provided us a remedy in our Redeemer, to the end he might not lose the glory of his creation: that he might pardon and save us upon terms securing the honour of his justice, and attaining the ends of his law and government; and recover us to his love and service, by appearing to the world in the greatest demonstrations of goodness, love, and mercy. By the greatest miracle of condescension, he first promised, and then gave, his only Son, the eternal Word, to take man's nature into personal union with his Godhead; that, being God and man, he might be a fit Mediator between God and man, to restore us and reconcile us to himself. Thus Jesus Christ, conceived by the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary, became the second Adam, the Physician and Saviour of undone sinners, the Captain of our salvation, to be the glorious King and Head of all that are sanctified and saved. He revealed the holiness, the goodness, and the love of God, by the perfect holiness, the goodness, and love, of his blessed person, doctrine, and conversation ; and by suffering for us all the afflictions of this life, and at last the cursed death of the cross, as a sacrifice and ransom for us. That all this might be effectual to our recovery, he made for us a new and better covenant, and preached it himself, undertaking the pardon, justification, and sanctification of all that by unfeigned faith do take him for their Saviour, repenting of their sins, and consenting to be sanctified by his word and Spirit; (by which also he inviteth and draweth men to himself, and giveth them to believe.) Into this blessed, pardoning, saving covenant we are first solemnly entered by baptism. And when Christ was ready to leave the world, and to give up himself a sacrifice for us, and intercede and exercise,