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By the Minister. O LORD and Heavenly Father, we Thy humble servants entirely desire Thy fatherly goodness mer. cifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching Thee to grant, that by the merits and death of Thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in His blood, we and all Thy whole church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of His passion. And here we offer and present unto Thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto Thee; humbly beseeching Thee, that all we, who are partakers of this holy communion, may be fulfilled with Thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto Thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech Thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by Whom, and with Whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto Thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.

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ALMIGHTY and Everliving God, we most heartily thank Thee for that Thou dost vouchsafe to feed

us, who have duly received these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious body and blood of Thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thereby of Thy favour and goodness towards us: and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of Thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people, and are also heirs, through hope, of Thine everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of Thy dear Son. And we most humbly beseech Thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with Thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as Thou hast prepared for us to walk in; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to Whom, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

By the Minister and the congregation. Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee for Thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

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, 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, 0 Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The blessing by the Minister. The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord : and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

A short prayer by the communicant after the blessing.

By the merit of that sacrifice which we have now commemorated, pardon, good Lord, the many des fects and infirmities that have accompanied our performance of this holy duty. · And as we have made a new dedication of ourselves to Thee; so be Thou graciously pleased to receive us for Thine own; and defend us evermore

with Thy heavenly grace, that we may continue Thine for ever, and daily increase in Thy Holy Spirit more and more, till we come to Thine everlasting kingdom. Amen.

A PSALM and PRAYER

to be used in private, after we are returned home

from the Lord's table.

1.

The Lord is my Shepherd: therefore can I lack nothing.

He shall feed me in a green pasture, and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.

He shall convert my soul, and bring me forth into the paths of righteousness for His Name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff comfort me.

Thou shalt prepare a table before me against them that trouble me : Thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.

But Thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Psal. xiii. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, praise His holy Name.

Praise the Lord, O my soul; and forget not all His benefits ;

Who forgiveth all thy sin, and healeth all thine infirmities.

Who saveth thy life from destruction, and crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kindness.

Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, making thee young and lusty as an eagle. Poal. ciii, 1–5.

II. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, longsuffering, and of great goodness.

Psal. ciii. 8. He sent redemption unto His people; He hath commanded His covenant for ever: holy and reverend is His Name.

Psal. cxi. 9. He hath given meat unto them that fear Him: He shall ever be mindful of His covenant. Psal. cxi. 6.

He rained down manna also upon them for to eat; and gave them food from heaven.

So man did eat angels' food; for He sent them meat enough.

Psal. Ixxviii. 25, 26. O that men would therefore praise the Lord for His goodness, and declare the wonders that He doeth for the children of men.

For He satisfieth the empty soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

Psal. cvii. 8, 9. He brought them out of darkness, and out of the shadow of death ; and brake their bonds in sunder.

Psal. cvii. 14.

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