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all desires known, and from Him no secrets are hids.'

PRAYER.

Almighty and everlasting God, Lord of all power and might, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth, and art the Author and Giver of all good things; graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

SECTION IV.

OF THE TRINITY.

IN the former section have been set forth the nature and attributes of the Deity,-that there is but one living and true God.' And in unity of this Godhead there be three Persons, of one substance, power, and eternity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost ".' And in this Trinity none is afore or after other; none is greater or less than another; but the whole three Persons are co-eternal together, and co-equal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Ghost: uncreate, incomprehensible, eternal, and almighty. So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord, and the Holy Ghost Lord; and yet not three Lords, but one Lord. The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God; and yet they are not three Gods, but one God: the Glory equal, the Majesty co-eternal *' Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we

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• Collect before Communion.

t Collects, Second Sunday after Epiphany, and Seventh Sunday after Trinity.

u Article I.

x Athanasian Creed.

laud and magnify his glorious Name; evermore praising Him, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: glory be to thee, O Lord most High!' 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 2.

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PRAYER.

Almighty and everlasting God, who hast given unto us, thy servants, grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity; we beseech thee that thou wouldest keep us stedfast in this faith, and evermore defend us from all adversities, who livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen "??

'The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen b'

SECTION V.

OF GOD, THE FATHER.

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THE first Person of the Holy Trinity' is God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible ;' who is, also, 'the Creator and Preserver of all mankind.

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safely brings us to the beginning of each day defends us in the same with his mighty power;' and supplies us with all things necessary to our

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bodily sustenance .' He, also, as it were, 'lightens our darkness, and by his great mercy defends us from all perils and dangers of the night. By his gracious providence, He causes the former and the latter rain to descend upon the earth',' and gives and preserves to our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so as in due time we may enjoy them *.' He is, in short, the Father of all mercies, and God of all comfort',' whose never failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth ".'

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But not only is He the Lord OUR heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, and who, from his throne, beholds all the dwellers upon earth ";' but He is, also, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ';' as will be shewn more fully in the next section; as well as the Father, from whom, and the Son, proceedeth the Holy Ghost P;' which will also be made to appear in its proper place.

PRAYER.

Our 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 trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass 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. Amen.'

Prayer for Rain.

n Third Collect. For aid against all perils. Evening Prayer. Thanksgiving for Rain.

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Litany.

1 General Thanksgiving, and Prayer in Visitation of Sick.

m Collect for Eighth Sunday after Trinity.

n Prayer for the King.

O Confession.

P Litany.

Communion.

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SECTION VI.

OF GOD, THE SON.

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THE second Person of the blessed Trinity' is 'God the Son, Redeemer of the world .' He is the honourable, true, and only Son of the Father; his everlasting and only begotten Son, Jesu Christ';' 'begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God.' He was begotten, not made nor created, being of one substance with the Father. By Him all things were made. He is, also, the Lamb of God, who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven ",' and, 'by the operation of the Holy Ghost, was made very man of the substance of the Virgin Mary his Mother, and that without spot of sin, to make us clean from all sin .' He took our nature upon Him,'' to suffer death upon the Cross for our redemption".' He was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life. For this purpose,' He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And He shall come again with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; and his kingdom shall have no end '.'

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(Vide Part II. Section 3.)

a Litany.

Nicene Creed.

u Nicene Creed.

Te Deum, and Doxology in Communion. * Doxology in Communion, et diversis locis. * Preface for Christmas Day. Communion.

y Collect for Christmas Day.

2 Consecration of Elements. Communion. a Collect for Sixth Sunday after Epiphany.

b Nicene Creed.

PRAYER.

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.'

Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ. Graciously hear us, O Christ; graciously hear us, O Lord Christ d.' Amen.

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SECTION VII.

OF GOD, THE HOLY GHOST.

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THE third Person of the holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity,' is 'God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son; who, with the Father and the Son together, is worshipped and glorified; being of one substance, majesty, and glory, with the Father and the Son, very and eternal God.' He is the Lord and giver of life;' the Comforter,' who sanctifieth all the elect people of God k.'

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