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People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the fabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-fervant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it. People

. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law,

Minister. Honour thy Father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thiee.

People. Lord, have inercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt do no murder.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt not steal.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee.

Let us pray.

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I mighty God, whose kingdom is everlasting, and power infinite ;

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mercy upon the whole Church, and so rule the heart of thy chosen servant GEORGE, our King and Governor, that he (knowing whose Minister he is) may above all things seek thy honour and glory; and that we and all his subjects (duly considering whose authority he hath) may faithfully serve, honour and humbly obey him, in thee, and for thee, according to thy blessed word and ordinance, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee, and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen. The Colleet of the Day. The Epistle,

The Gospel Believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven

and earth, and of all things visible and invisible : And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God, Begotten, not made, Being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made: Who for us men, and for our salvation came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made Man, And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with g'ory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose kingdoin shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord and giver of life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; Who with the Fas ther and the Son together, is worshipped and glorified, Who spake by the prophets. And I believe one Catholick and Apoftolick Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of fins,

I believe in God, 6. This Creed is designed of Christ, whose death we are about to commemorates

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And I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

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ET your light so shine before men, that they may see your

good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. s. Matt.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but

for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. S. Matt. 6. 19, 20. Whatsoever

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would that men should do unto you, even so do unto them; for this is the law and the prophets. S. Matt. 7. 12.

Not every one that faith unto me, Lord, Lord, fhall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. S. Matt. 7. 21.

Zaccheus stood forth, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor, and if I have done any wrong to any man, I restore four-fold. S. Luke 19. 8.

Who goeth a warfare at any time of his own cost? Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? Or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? 1 Car. 9. 7.

If we have fown unto you fpiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your wordly things ? 1 Cor. 9. 11.

Do ye not know that they who minister about holy things, live of the facrifice ? and they who wait at the altar, are partakers with the altar ? Even so hath the Lord also ordained, that they who preach the Gospel, should live of the Gospel. 1 Cor. 9. 13, 14.

He that soweth little, shall reap little : and he that soweth plenteously, shall reap plenteously. Let every man do according as he is disposed in his heart, not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. 9. 6, 7.

Let him that is taught in the Word, minister unto him that

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teacheth, in all good things. Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he

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6. 6, 7.

While we have time, let us do good unto all men, and specially unto them that are of the houshold of faith. Gal. 6. 10.

Godliness is great riches, if a man be content with that he hath: for we brought nothing into the world, neither may we carry any thing out. I Tim. 6. 6, 7.

Charge them who are rich in this world that they be ready to give, and glad to distribute, laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may attain eternal life. 1 Tim. 6. 17, 18, 19.

God is not unrighteous, that he will forget your works and labour that proceedeth of love; which love ye have shewed for his Names fake, who have ministered unto the saints, and yet do minister. Hebr. 6. 10.

To do good, and to distribute, forget not, for with such facrifices God is well pleased. Hebr. 13. 16.

Whoso hath this worlds good, and feeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1 S. John 3. 17.

Give alms of thy goods, and never turn thy face from any poor man,

and then the face of the Lord shall not be turned away from thee. Tob. 4. 7.

Be merciful after thy power. If thou hast much, give plenteously. If thou hast little, do thy diligence gladly to give of that little : for so gathereft thou thyself a good reward in the day of necessity. Tob. 4. 8, 9.

He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord : and look, what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again. Prov. 19. 17.

Bleffed be the man that provideth for the sick and needy: the Lord Ihall deliver him in the time of trouble. Pfal. 41. 1.

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A Prayer to be said in private upon giving our Alms.
Ccept, gracious God, of this small Contribution to the

lief of my necessitous Brethren ; as an humble Acknowledgment of thy Right to all I polless; and in grateful Remembrance of him, wko for my fake became poor, that I might be rich, even Jesus Christ our Lord.

Let us pray for the whole state of Christs Church militant here in earth.

If there be no alms, or oblations, then thail

taught us to make prayers and supplications, and to give thanks for all men; we humbly beseech thee moft mercifully [to accept our alms and oblations, and] to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto thy divine the words (of accept Majesty, befetching thee to inspire continually the lions] be left out un universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord: and grant that all they that do confess thy holy Name, may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, and live in unity and godly love. We beseech thee also to save and defend all Christian Kings, Princes, and Governors; and especially thy servant GEORGE our King, that under him we may be godly and quietly governed: and grant unto his whole Council, and to all that are put in authority under him, that they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true Religion and Virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and Curates, that they may both by their life and doctrine set forth thy true and lively word, and rightly and duly adıninister thy holy Sacraments: And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace; and especially to this Congregation here present, that with meek heart and due reverence they may hear and receive thy holy Word, truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the day's of their life. And we most humbly beseech thee of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all them who in this tranlitory life are in trouble, forrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. And

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