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in his hand, and he will purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the barn ; but he will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire. The day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night: and when men shall say, Peace, and all things are safe, then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as forrow cometh upon a woman travailing with child, and they shall not escape. Then shall appear the wrath of God in the day of vengeance, which obstiDate finners, through the stubbornness of their heart, have heaped unto themselves; which despised the goodness, patience, and long sufferance of God, when he calleth them continually to repentance. Then shall they call upon me, (faith the Lord) but I will not hear; they fhall seek me early, but they shall not find me; and that, because they hated knowledge, and received not the fear of the Lord, but abhorred my counsel, and despised my correction. Then shall it be too late to knock when the door shall be shut; and too late to cry for mercy when it is the time of justice. O terrible voice of most just judg. ment, which shall be pronounced upon them, when it shall be said unto them, Go, ye cursed, into the fire everlasting, which is prepared for the devil and his angels. Therefore, brethren, take we heed betime, while the day of salvation lasteth; for the night cometh, when none can work. But let us, while we have the light, believe in the light, and walk as children of the light; that we be not cast into utter darkness, where is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Let us not abuse the goodness of God, who calleth us mercifully to amendment, and of His endless pity promiseth us forgiveness of that which is past, if with a perfect and true heart we return unto him. For though our sins be as red as scarlet, they shall be made white as snow; and though they be like purple, yet they shall be made white as wool. Turn ye (faith the Lord) from all your wickedness, and your fin shall not be your destruction. Caft away from you all your ungodliness that ye have done : Make you new hearts, and a new {pirit: Wherefore will ye die, O ye house of Ifrael; seeing that I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, faith the Lord God? Turn ye then, and ye


live. Although we have finned, yet have we an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins. For he was wounded for our offences, and sinitten for our wickedness. Let us therefore return unto him, who is the merciful receiver of all true penitent finners; affuring ourselves that he is ready to receive us, and most willing to pardon us, if we come unto him with faithful repentance; if we submit ourselves unto him, and from henceforth walk in his ways; if we will take his eafy yoke, and light burden upon us, to follow him in lowliness, patience, and charity, and be ordered by the governance of his Holy Spirit; seeking always his glory, and serving him duly in our vocation with thanksgiving : This if we do, Christ will deliver us from the curse of the law, and from the extreme maledice tion which shall light upon them that shall be set on the left hand; and he will let us on his right hand, and give us the gracious benediction of his Father, commanding us to take possession of his glorious kingdom : unto which he vouchsafe to bring us all, for his infinite mercy. Amen.

Then mall they all kneel upon their knees, and the Priest and Clerks kneeling (in the place where they are accustomed to say the Litany) fall say this Psalm.

Miserere mei, Deus. Pfalm li.
AVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy great good.

ness: according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences.

Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness: and cleanse me from my

fin. For I acknowledge my faults : and my fin is ever before me.

Against thee only have I finned, and done this evil in thy light: that thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged.

Behold, I was shapen in wickedness: and in fin hath my mother conceived me.

But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts; and fhalt make me to understand wisdom secretly,


"Thou shalt purge me with hyffop, and I shall be clean: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness : that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Turn thy face from my sins: and putout all my misdeeds.

Make me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence: and take not thy holy Spirit from me.

O give me the comfort of thy help again: and stablish, me with thy free Spirit.

Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked: and line ners shall be converted unto thee.

liver me from blood-guiliness, O God, thou that art the God of my health: and my tongue shall sing of thy righteoufness.

Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord; and my mouth shall (hew thy praise.

For thou desirest no facrifice, else would I give it thee: but thou delightest not in burnt-offerings.

The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.

O be favourable and gracious unto Sion; build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of rightcousness, with the burnt-offerings and oblations: then thall they offer young

bullocks upon

thine altar,
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Answ. As it was in the beginning, &C

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon use
UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy

Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in carth, 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,

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Min. Lord, save thy servants,
Answ. That put their trust in thec.
Min. Send unto them help from above;
Answ. And evermore mightily defend them.
Min. Help us, () God our Saviour ;

Answ. And for the glory of thy Name deliver us ; be merciful to us finners, for thy Name's fake.

Min., O Lord, hear our prayer ;
Answ. And let our cry come unto thee.

Minister. Let us pray:
Lord, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our pray.

ers, and spare all those who confess their fins unto thee; that they, whose consciences by sin are accused, by thy merciful pardon may be absolved, through Christ our Lord. Ameni.

Most mighty God, and merciful Father, who hast

compallion upon all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made, who wouldest not the death of a finner, but that he ihould rather turn from his fin, and be saved; Mercifully forgive us our trespasses; receive and comfort us, who are grieved and wearied with the burthen of our sins. Thy property is always to have mercy; to thee only it appertaineth to forgive sins. Spare us therefore, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed ; enter not into judgment with thy servants, who are vile earth, and miserable sinners; but so turn thine anger from us, who meekly acknowledge our vileness, and truly repent us of our faults; and so make haste to help us in this world, that we may ever live with thee in the world to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then all the people say this that followeth, after the

Minister. TUR TURN thou us, O good Lord, and so shall we be

turned. Be favourable, O Lord, be favourable to thy people, who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For thou art a merciful God, full of compassion, Jong-luitering, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we


deserve punilıment, and in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare thy people, good Lord, spare them, and let not thine heritage be brought to confusion. Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy is great; and after the multitude of thy mercies look upon us, through the merits and mediation of thy blessed Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Minister alone shall say, THE "HE Lord bless us, and keep us ; the Lord lift up

the light of his countenance upon us, and give us peace now and for evermore. Amen.

Then the Minister, &c.] This rubric and the blessing were added at the last review.-In Edward's ant book, after the Commination, comes the discourse of cereinonies wliy fome be abolished and some retained;" and the book concludes with “ certain notes for the more plain explication and decent minitration of things contained in this book ;" which have been quoted before.

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