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benefits which by His precious blood-shedding He hath obtained to us, He hath instituted and ordained holy mysteries, as pledges of His love, and for a continual remembrance of His death, to our great and endless comfort. To Him therefore, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, let us give, as we are most bounden, continual thanks; submitting ourselves wholly to his Holy will and pleasure, and studying to serve Him in true holiness and righteousness all the days of our life. Amen.
By the Minister to the congregation. Ye that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in His holy ways, draw near with faith, and take this holy sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; we acknow
ledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against Thy divine Majesty, provoking most justly Thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us; the burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; for Thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please Thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of Thy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
by the Minister. ALMIGHTY God, our Heavenly Father, Who of His great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto Him; have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
By the Minister.
Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all that truly turn to Him:
Come unto Me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you.
Matt. xi. 28. So God loved the world, that He gave His Onlybegotten Son, to the end that all that believe in Him. should not perish, but have everlasting life. John iii. 16.
Hear also what St. Paul saith,
This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
1 Tim. i. 15,
Hear also what St. John saith,
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He is the propitiation for our sins.
1 John ii. 1, 2.
Minister-Lift up your hearts.
Minister-It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God.
[Here shall follow the proper preface, according to the time, if there be any specially appointed; or else immediately shall follow,]
By Minister and congregation. THEREFORE with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify Thy glorious Name; evermore praising Thee 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. Amen.
and seven days after. BECAUSE Thou didst give Jesus Christ Thine only Son to be born as at this time for us; Who, 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. Therefore with angels, &c.
* These words (Holy Father) are to be omitted on Trinity Sunday.
and seven days after. But chiefly are we bound to praise Thee for the glorious resurrection of Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord: for He is the very Paschal Lamb, Which was offered for us, and hath taken away the sin of the world; Who by His death hath destroyed death, and by His rising to life again hath restored to us everlasting life. Therefore with angels, &c.
and seven days after. THROUGH Thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord; Who after His most glorious resurrection manifestly appeared to all His Apostles, and in their sight ascended up into heaven to prepare a place for us ; that where He is, thither we might also ascend, and reign with Him in glory. Therefore with angels, &c.
and six days after. Through Jesus Christ our Lord; according to Whose most true promise, the Holy Ghost came