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And being found in fashion as a man, was tempted in all points like as we are, yet without sin;
For he was the Lord, the Messenger of the covenant, whom we delight in. The Lord and his Spirit hath sent him to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord :
He spoke that which he did know, and testified that which he had seen : as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God.
Behold the Lamb of God! which hath taken away the sin of the world,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and I buried 1;
Went by the Spirit and preached unto the spirits in prison;
The third day rose again from the dead, and with him many bodies of the saints which slept ;
Ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the throne of the
Let ev'ry one that heareth, answer, come!
Come soon, O come!
c shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God, to judge both the quick and the dead.
This is my Lord, who redeemed me, a lost and undone human creature, purchased and gained me from all sin, from death, and from the power of the devil,
Not with gold or silver, but with his holy, precious blood, and with his innocent suffering and dying;
To the end that I should be his own, and in his kingdom live under him and serve him, in eternal righteousness, innocence, and happiness;
· So as he, being risen from the dead, liveth and reigneth, world without end.
Cong. This Į most certainly believe. Min. I believe in the Holy Ghost, who proceedeth from the Father, and whom our Lord Jesus Christ sent, after he went away, that he should abide with us for ever;
That he should comfort us, as a mother conforteth her children;
That he should help our infirmities, and make intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered ;
That he should bear witness with our spirit, that we are he the children of God, and teach us to cry, Abba, Father !
That he should shed abroad' in our hearts the love of
God, and make our bodies his holy temples ; the And that he should work all' in all; dividing to every
man severally as he will.
To him be glory in the church, which is in Christ Jesus, the holy, universal Christian church, in the communion of saints at all times, and from eternity to eternity; Cong. Amen.
Min. I believe, that by my own reason and strength I cannot believe in Jesus Christ my Lord, or come to him ;
But that the Holy Ghost calleth me by the gospel, enlighteneth me with his gifts, sanctifieth and preserveth me in the true faith;
Even as he calleth, gathereth, enlighteneth and sanctifieth all Christendom on earth, which he keepeth by Jesus Christ in the only true faith;
In which Christian church he forgiveth me and every believer all sin daily and abundantly.
Cong. This I assuredly believe. hu
Min. I desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better; I shall never taste death; yea, I shall attain unto the resurrection of the dead : for my body, which I shall put off, this grain of corruptibility, shall put on incorruption : my flesh shall rest in hope :
And God, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, will also once quicken the bodies here interred, because the Spirit of God hath dwelt in them. Cong. Amen. We poor sinners pray,
Hear us, gracious Lord and God! Min. And keep us in everlasting fellowship with our bre
thren N. N. and with our sisters N. N.*who are entered into -1
the joy of their Lord; (and whose bodies are buried here) ty
* Here are mentioned in each congregatoin the names of those, who de parted into eternal rest since the preceding Easter.
" Also with the servants and handmaids of our church,
They are at rest in lasting bliss, --Beholding Christ our Saviour ;
And he that believeth in Him, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
Glory be to Him in the church which waiteth for Him, and in that which is around Him ; for ever and ever, CONG: Amen.
Grant us to lean unshaken-Upon thy faithfulness,
Until we hence are takenTo see thee face to face, Min. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with us all
l; CONG. Amen.
LITANIES at BAPTISM.
BAPTISM OF CHILDREN, No. 1.
(After the singing of some suitable verses, and a short discourse:) Min. HRIST, thou Lamb of God, which takest away
the sin of the world,
As thy redeemed property,
11. Baptism is the answer of a good conscience towards
God, the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, which is shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Children
also be made partakers of this grace, : For Christ hath said, “Suffer little children to come
unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the
kingdom of heaven.”
To cleanse a soul from sin,
Now make this infant clean.
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
(During the imposition of hands the minister continues :) Now art thou buried with him, by baptism, into his death; C. In the name of Jesus, Amen. T. 79. p. 2. His death and passion ever - Till soul and body sever,
Shall in thy heart engrav'd remain.
And the life which thou now livest in the flesh, live
himself for thee.
Thro Jesus Christ, our only Lord,
O Father, Son, and Spirit.
C. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
BAPTISM OF CHILDREN. No. 2. (After the singing of some suitable verses, and a short discourse :) Min. THOU Lamb of which takest
the sin of the world, Cong. Have mercy upon us, and give us thy peace! M. By all the merits of thy life, sufferings, death and
resurrection, C. Bless us, gracious Lord and God ! M. Baptism was instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ, who
said unto his disciples, "Goye, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe
all things, whatsoever I have commanded you.” He annexed this promise to it, “He that believeth
and is baptized, shall be saved." By baptism we are made partakers of the forgiveness
of and cleansing from sin, by the blood of Jesus Christ, who loved the church, and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the
washing of water by the word. As many of us as have been baptized, have put on Christ. T. 22 a. C. The Saviour's blood and righteousness
Our beauty is, our glorious dress;
When in his presence we appear.
Have they part in Christ our Saviour ?
They are objects of his favor;
Heay'n is theirs assuredly. (* Here the child is brought in, and the minister either offers up a suitable prayer, or sings an appropriate verse, for example :) T, 1. M, Thou Friend of children, in thy arms of love
Receive this child, let it thy mercy prove;
Questions which may be put to children, and answered by them.)