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Then all the Priest take one of the children by the

right hand, the others being brought after him;
and as he walkețb towards the Baptistery or Font,
be mall say,
T HE Lord vouchsafe to receive you into his

holy houshold, and to keep and govern you
always in the same, that ye may have everlasting
life. Amen.
When they are all come with the People to the Bap-

tistery or Font, which is then to be filled with · pure water, the Priest fall speak to the Sponfors

on this wife. DEarly beloved, ye bave brought these children

here to be baptized, ye have prayed that our Lord Jesus Christ would vouchsafe to receive them, to release them of their fins, to fanctify them with the Holy Ghost, to give them the kingdom of hea. ven and everlasting life, Ye bave heard also, that our Lord Jesus Christ hath promised in his Gospel, to grant all these things that ye have prayed for which promise he for his part will most surely keep and perform. Wherefore after this promise made by Christ, these infants must also faithfully for their parts, promise by you who are their fureties, that they will renounce the devil and all his works, and constantly believe God's holy word, and obediently keep his commandments. I demand therefore, Then Mall the Priest demand of each Sponsor severally

looking towards the West, DOST thou in the name of this child renounce

the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all covetcus desires

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of the same, and the carnal desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow them nor be led by them?

Then the Sponsor holding the child in one arm, fhall

stretch out the other hand, and say aloud, I renounce them all.

Then the Sponsor shall turn to the East, and the Priest

Mall proceed thus. Dost thou associate thy self to Christ, and enter into covenant with him?

And the Sponsor lifting up the hand and eyes towards

beaven, Mall answer, I do.

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Pr. Dost thou believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth?

And in Jesus Christ his only begotten Son our Lord? And that he was conceived by the Holy Ghost; born of the Virgin Mary; that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; that he went down into Hades, and also did rise again the third day; that he ascended into heaven, and fittech at the right hand of God the Father Al mighty; and from thence shall come again at the end of the world to judge the quick and the dead?

And dost thou believe in the Holy Ghost; The Holy Catholick Church ; The communion of Saints; The remiffion of fins; The resurrection of the flesh; And cverlasting life after death?

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And the Spónsor lifting' up the band and eyes to

wards heaven, hall answer,
All this I stedfastly believe:
Pr. Wilt thou be baptized in this faith?

And the Sponsor bowing fall answer,
That is my desire.

Pr. Wilt thou then obediently keep God's holy
will and commandments, and walk in the fame all
the days of thy life?
And the Sponsor lifting up the band and eyes to-

wards heaven, hall answer, I will. Then the Priest asking the Sponsor the name, fall

anoint the child with the Holy Oil, making, the hign of the Cross upon it's forehead, breast, and palms of the hands, and saying,

N. the servant of God is anointed with Holy Oil, and signed with the sign of the Cross, in token that hereafter he may not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, but may have courage and strength to fight manfully under his banner against fin, the world, and the devil, and to continue Christ's faith: ful soldier and fervant unto his life's end. Amen.

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And thus shall it be said and done to each Sponsor

and child separately ; after which the Priest Mall say,

Merciful. God, grant that the old Adam in these children

may be fo buried, that the new man may be raised up in them. Amen.

Grant

Grant that all carnal affections may die in them; and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow in them. Amen.

Grant that they may have power and strength to have victory, and to triumph against the devil, the world, and the flesh. Amen.

Grant that they being here dedicated to theė by our office and ministry, may also be endued with heavenly vertues, and everlastingly rewarded, through thy mercy, O blessed Lord God, who dost live, and govern all things, world without end. Amen.

Then the Priest Mall consecrate the water, saying,
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E bless thee, we glorify thee, O Lord God

Almighty; the Father of the only-begotten God; we give thee thanks for that thou hast fent thy Son to be made Man for us and for our falvation, and for that he vouchsafed during his incarnation to be obedient in all things, to preach the kingdom of heaven, the remiffion of fins, and the resurrection of the dead. We also adore thee; thou onlybegotten God the Son, and give thanks to thee, and through thee to the Father, for that thou didft submit to suffer death upon the cross for all mens appointing the baptism of regeneration as the type or symbol thereof. We farther praise theė, o God, thou Lord of the universe, through the name of Christ, in the Holy Ghost, for that thou didst not utterly cast off mankind, but at different feasons didft exercise different difpenfations of thý providence over them. At first thou gavest to Adam in Paradise that Paradise for an habitation of pleasure, and on account of thy providence didît lay a command upon him; which when he had transgressed, thou didit juftly expel him; yet in thy goodness thou

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didft not abandon and reject him, but didst instruct and chastise his posterity in various manners, and at last didst send thy Son to be made Man for the fake of men, and to take upon him all the paffions of human nature; lin only excepted. Do thou therefore, O Lord God, look down from heaven, and sanctify here the Priest is to make the fign of the cross over the water this water; give it grace and power, that they who are to be baptized therein, according to the command of thy Christ, may be crucified with him and die with him, may be buried with him, and rise again with him to the adoption which cometh by him, chat so they may die unto sin and live unto righteousness, 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. Then shall the Priest take each child into his hands;

and dip it in the water three times, once at the distinct name of each person of the Blessed Trinity, Saying

N. the servant of God is baptized In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Then fall the children be cloathed in white garments,

and the Priest shall say, ΤΑ! Ake these white garments for a token of the innow

cency, which by God's grace is given you in the holý mystery of baptism, and for a fign whereby yé are admonished so long as ye live, to give your selves to innocence of living : And may ye bring them forth without spot before the tribunal of our Lord

Jesus

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