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which are requisite and necessary as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace ; faying after me;
A general confeffion to be said of the
whole congregation after the Minister.
LMIGHTY and most mer
ciful Father; We have erred and strayed from thy ways like loft sheep; We have followed too much the devices and defires of our own hearts; We have offended against thy holy laws; We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things
which we ought not to have done ---But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miferable offenders. Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, О most merciful Father, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of thy holy name, Amen.
UR 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 trefpasses, 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.
Then fall the Minister say, O Lord, open thou our lips.
Answ. And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise. Then fall be said the XCVth
Psalm, or the Cth Psalm; except on Easter-day, when a proper Anthem is appointed. At the end of each of these the following doxology to be used;
Min. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God;
Answ. Be honour and glory; through Jesus Christ, for ever and ever. Amen.
i Tim. i. 17. Rom.
Psalm * Dr. Clarke strikes out the common doxology, “ Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
the Lord; let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our falvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and
" and to the Holy Ghost,” &c. and proposes one of the two following in its place; viz.
“ Glory be to God, by Jesus Christ, through “ the heavenly allistance of the Holy Spirit ;
“ As it was in the beginning, is now, and evet Mall be, world without end. Amen. “ Or, in the words of the text, Eph. iii. 21. “ Unto God be glory in the church, by Christ
Jesus, throughout all ages, world without « end. Amen.”
The former of these doxologies of Dr. Clarke is rejected, because Glory cannot be said to have been to God by Christ in the beginning, but only in these last days in which God hath spoken to us by his Son Hebr. i. 2.
The other is not admitted, as it is a wrong translation of the text, which ought to be, “ To God be glory in the church in Christ Jesus, i. e. the Christian church, &c. Compare 1 I beffal. ii. 14. Gal. i. 22. Rom. xvi. 7. &c.
shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God; and a great King above all Gods:
In his hand are all the corners of the earth; and the strength of the hills is his also.
The sea is his, and he made it; and his hands prepared the dry land.
O come, let us worship, and fall down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is the Lord our God; and we are the people of his palture, and the sheep of his hand.
To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts; as in the provocation, and in the day of temptation in the wilderness;
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works.