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Then shall the Priest demand of the Sponsor looking

towards the West, DOST

OST thou in the name of this child renounce

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

stretch out the other hand, and Jay aloud, I renounce them all. Then the Sponsor Mall turn to the East, and the Priest

Mhall proceed thus : Dost thou affociate thy self to Christ, and enter into covenant with him?

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And the Sponsor lifting up the hand and eyes towards

beaven, jhall answer. I do.

Pr. Doft 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 Ghoft; 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 sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; 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 remission of sins; The resurrection of the flesh; and everlasting life after death?

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And the Sponsor lifting up the hand and eyes

towards heaven, mall answer, All this I stedfastly believe.

Pr. Wilt thou obediently keep God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of thy life? And the Sponsor lifting up the hand and eyes towards

heaven, Mall answer, I will.

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Then shall the child be cloathed in a white garment,

and the Priest fall say, AKE this white garment for a token of the

innocency, which by God's grace is given thee in the holy mystery of baptism, and for a sign whereby thou art admonished so long as thou livest, to give thy self to innocence of living : And mayest thou bring it forth without spot before the tribunal of our Lord Jesus Christ, and be a partaker of the rewards of holiness and purity in the life everlastngi. Amen. Then shall the child's Sponsor give it the kiss of peace,

and the Priest shall give it a little of the confe

crated Milk and Honey, and shall say, B!

E thou admitted into the congregation of Christ's

flock, receive the kiss of peace, and taste of this Milk and Honey in token of thy spiritual infancy, and of thy entrance into the true land of promise, the church; and mayest thou at the last day enter into the land of eternal rest, the kingdom of heaven, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Then thall the Sponsor in the name of the child say

aloud the Lord's prayer. OUR Father

, who are in heaven; Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on 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 the evil

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.

Amen.
Then Mall the Priest pronounce this Blefông over the

child.
ALmighty God, the Father of Christ his only-

begotten Son, give thee a body undefiled, a pure heart, and a watchful mind, knowledge without error, and the powerful influence of his Holy , Spirit, that thou mayest obtain and assuredly enjoy the truth, through his Chrift; by whom glory be to the Father in the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever: Amen.

I hen mall the Deacon say,
SEеing now, dearly beloved, that this child is by

Baptism regenerate and grafted into the body of Christ's church, let us give thanks unto Almighty God for these benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto him, that this child may lead the rest of his life according to this beginning.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Then Mall the Priest say,
WE yield thee hearty thanks

, most merciful Father, for that it hath pleased thee to regene

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rate this infant with thy Holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own child by adoption, and to incorporate him into thy holy church. And humbly we beseech thee to giant, that he being dead unto fin, and living unto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in his death, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of sin ; and that as be is made partaker of the death of thy Son, he may also be partaker of his resurrection, so that finally with the residue of thy holy church, he may be an inheritour of thine everlasting kingdom, through Christ our Lord. Amen. Then mall the Priest say to the Sponsor this exhor

tation following: FOrasmuch as this child hath promised by the

bis surety, to renounce the devil and all his works, to believe in God and to serve him ; thou must remember that it is thy part and duty to see that this infant be taught, so soon as he shall be able to learn, what a solemn vow, promise, and profession he hath here made by thee. And that be may know these things the better, thou shalt call upon him to hear sermons; and chiefly thou shalt provide that he may learn the Creed, the Lord's prayer,

and the ten Commandments, and all other things which a Christian ought to know and believe to his soul's health ; and thou shalt use thy utmost endeavour that this child may be virtuously brought up to lead a godly and christian life; remembring always, that Baptism doth represent unto us our profeffion, which is to follow the example of our Saviour Christ, and to be made like unto him ; that as he died and rose again for us, so should we who are baptized, dię from sin, and rise again unto righ

teousness, teousness, continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living.

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Then Mall the Deacon add, and say, Thou art to take care, that this child be brought to the Bishop to be confirmed by him so soon as conveniently may be.

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But if they who bring the infant to the church, do

make such uncertain answers to the Priesi's questions, as that it cannot appear that a lawfiil Priest or Deacon did baptize the child with Water, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, then let the Priest baptize it according to the form before appointed for Publick Baptism of Infants; except that at the dipping of the child

in the Water, he. Mall use this form of words. IF F this child is not already baptized, be N. the fer

vant of God is now baptized In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Ameno

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