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source of light, and fountain of all wisdom, help thy young servants, we pray thee, in acquiring a right knowledge of thee and of thy holy will and word. Dispose their hearts to the love of truth, and their minds to the attainment of all good learning. Assist them to search the Scriptures, and to find in them eternal life. Lead them

to their Saviour, and in

cline them to reverence, imitate and obey him. May they learn of him, who was meek and lowly in heart; and so learn of him, that they may finally live and reign with him, in glory and joy everlasting. This we humbly ask in the name of Jesus Christ our

Lord. Amen.

Then shall he say,

O LORD, thy word endureth forever in heaven; thy truth also remaineth from one generation to another.

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

Ins. The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting; O grant us understanding, and we shall live.

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

Then shall all the People say the Lord’s Prayer.

OUR Father, who art 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 those who 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.

END OF SERVICES.

A CATECHISM

For.

THE INSTRUCTION OF CHILDREN.

PART I.

Question. Can you tell me, child, who made you? Answer. God made me and all things. Q. For what did God make you? A. To be good and happy. ... What is it to be good A. To love and obey my parents, to speak the truth always, and to be just and kind to all persons. Q. Can God know whether you be good or not? A. Yes; for though we cannot see God, yet he sees us, wherever we are,

by night as well as by day.

Q. What will God do for you, if you be good : A. He will love me, and make me happy. Can you do any thing for God, who is so good to you? A. I can only love him, obey him, and be thankful to him; I can do nothing for him. Q. Can you speak to God? A. Yes; he has bid us to pray to him for every thing which is fit for us, and he is always ready to hear us. Q. In what manner should you pray to God? A. Our Saviour, Jesus Christ, has given us a form

of prayer, called the Lord's Prayer. Q. Repeat the Lord's Prayer. A. Our Father, who art 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 those who 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, forever and ever. Amen. Q. What will God do to those who are not good? A. He will punish them. Q. Is God able to punish those who are not good A. Yes; he who made all things can do all things; he can take away all our friends, and every thing which he has given us; and he can make us die, whenever he pleases. Q. After you die, shall you live again? A. Yes; God will raise us from the dead, and if we be good, we shall die no more.

Q. Where shall you

live again, if you have been good? A. If I have been good, I shall go to heaven, where I shall be very happy for eWer. Q. What shall become of the wicked, when they die? .4. They shall meet with their just punishment. Q. When you do any thing which is wrong, should you not be afraid that God, who sees you, will punish you ? .A. Yes; but he has promised to forgive us, if we be sorry for our sins, and endeavour to sin no more. Who has told us, that God will forgive us, if we repent of our sins, and endeavour to sim no more ? .4. Many persons by whom God spake, and particularly Jesus Christ. . Who was Jesus Christ .1. The well beloved Son of God, whom the Father sent to teach men their duty, and to persuade and encourage them to practise it. Q. Where do we learn" what we know concerning

Christ, and what he did,
taught, and suffered for
the good of men?
.A. In the bible, which
we should diligently read
and study, for our improve-
ment in knowledge and
goodness, in order to fit
us for heaven. 2
Is there any form
of words in which Chris-
tians express the principal
articles of their belief? /
.A. Yes; the Apostles'
Creed, which was compos-
ed in the first ages of
Christianity, is such a
form. .
Repeat the Apos-
tles' Creed.
.A.. I believe in God,
the Father Almighty, ma-
ker of heaven and earth ;
And in Jesus Christ, his
only Son our Lord; who
was conceived by the holy
Ghost; born of the Virgin
Mary; suffered under
Pontius Pilate; was cru-
cified, dead, and buried;
the third day he arose
again from the dead; he
ascended into heaven ;
and sitteth at the right
hand of God, the Father
Almighty; from thence he
shall come to judge the
living and the dead.
I believe in the holy
Ghost; the forgiveness of

sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

PART II.

Q. Does the bible inform us what God himself is ? ./1. Yes; it teaches us that he is a being who had no beginning, and that he will have no end; that he is almighty, perfectly wise, and infinitely good; that he is every where present; and that he never changes in his nature or disposition. What does God require of us, in order to live and die in his favour? .A. All that God requires of us is comprehended in these two precepts; Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart ; and thy neighbour as thyself. Q. In what manner must we express our love to God .A. By agrateful sense of his goodness to us; by a constant care to do his will; and by an entire and cheerful submission to all the dispensations of his providence. Q. How must we ex

press our love to our fellow men 2 .4. By doing to others, as we should think it right in them to do to us in the same circumstances. Q. By what methods must we cherish our love to God, and increase our confidence in him : A. We must frequently consider the benefits he confers upon us. We must also address ourselves to him in prayer, thanking him for the mercies he bestows upon us, confessing our sins before him, and asking of him whatever he knows to be needful and good for us. Q. How shall we bring ourselves into the best disposition for performing our duty to God and man? .4. By a proper government of our passions, according to the dictates of reason and conscience; by living in temperance and chastity; and never indulging a proud, malicious, or selfish temper. Q. What should we do, when persons affront and injure us? .A. We should not return evil for evil; and if they repent, we must forgive them, as we hope that

God will forgive us our of. fences against him. In what manner should we treat the inferior animals 2 .A. We should treat them with tenderness and humanity; and never torment them or destroy their lives to make ourselves sport; because they are the creatures of God, and because God has commanded us to be merciful unto them. Has God any where delivered distinct directions, concerning the several branches of our duty to him and to our neighbour? J1. Yes, in the ten commandments, which he delivered to the children of Israel from Mount Sinai. Q. Which is the first commandment? .4. Thou shalt have no other gods but me. Q. Which is the second commandment? .1. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth; thou shalt not bow down to them, nor

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