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M. I baptize thee N. N. into the death of Jesus, in the
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
death; therefore, from henceforth live, yet not thou,
God, who loved thee, and gave himself for thee. : T. 14. a. C. With awe and heartfelt thankfulness,
Him in the dust adore ;*
Hath bliss for thee in store.
His Spirit's seal on thee impress;
Preserve thy soul and body sound,
Thy beauty is, thy glorious dress;
appear. OR, T. 79. p. 2. C. His death and passion ever,
Till soul and body sever,
Shall in thy heart engrav'd remain.
Unto the Lamb, for he was slain,
And made us kings and priests to God.
blessing of the Lord: M. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee!
The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious
unto thee ! The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give
Never ceasing praise in heav'n;
IN the church of the United Brethren there is no prescribed form
of words used at the administration of the Holy Communion. The service is opened by singing verses expressive of a penitent, contrite heart, after which a prayer for absolution is offered up. The Congregation rising, a verse is sung and the bread is consecrated by pronouncing the words of Institution, thus:
“Our Lord Jesus Christ, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, Take eat : this is my body, which is given for you, This do in remembrance of me.'
The blessed bread is then distributed by the Minister and his assistants, to cach communicant, during the singing of hymns, treating principally of the sufferings and death of our Lord : After all the communicants have received the bread, the Minister repeats the words : Take eat, this is the Lord's body given for you: The congregation partake altogether at the same time, kneeling, either in silence, or while a verse is sung, expressive of the solemn act. The congregation rising, verses of thanksgiving are sung, after which the Minister consecrates the wine, by pronouncing the words:
After the same manner also, our Lord Jesus Christ took the cup, when he had supped, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it: this is my blood, the blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you and for many, for the remission of sins. This do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.”
The Minister then partaking of the blessed cup, delivers it to his assistants, by whom it is administered to the congregation; during which hymns are +sung treating of the remission of sins in the blood of Jesus and its healing and sanctifying power.
The service is closed with such hymns as treat of brotherly love, come munion with Christ, and thankfulness for his incarnation and death.
To be used at Ordinations.
"HE service being opened by the singing of the Veni, Creator
Spiritus (Come Holy Ghost, come Lord our God !) or some other suitable hymn, the Bishop addresses the congregation in an appropriate discourse, ending with a charge to the candidate (or candidates) for ordination, after which he offers up a prayer, imploring the blessing of God upon the solemn transaction and commending the candidate (or candidates) to his grace, that he
may be endowed with power and unction and the influences of the Holy Ghost for preaching the word of God, administering the Holy
nts, and for doing all those things, which shall be committed unto him, for the promotion of the spiritual edification of the Church: The Bishop then proceeds to ordair the candidate (or candidates) with imposition of hands, pronouncing the following, or similar words ;
I ordain (consecrate) thee N: N: to be a Deacon (Presbyter) (Bishop) of the Church of the United BreIhren, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: And may the Lord bless thee, and keep thee! The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee! The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace ! In the name of Jesus, Amen.
[N. B. At the consecration of Bishops, three, or at least two, Bishops are required to assist; and the words used are such as particularly refer to the charge committed to them in the Church.]
The Bishop having returned to his place, kneels down with the whole Congregation, all worshipping in silent devotion, while the following Doxologies are sung in a solemn manner by the Choir, the Congregation joining in the Amen, Hallelujah !
The service is eoncluded with a short hymn and the Bishop pronouncing the Blessing
To be used at the Ordination
(a:) Of Deacons.
Amen, Hallelujah! Hallelujah !
Glory be to thy most holy Priesthood,
that are sanctified!
Amen, Hallelujah! Hallelujah ! 01 Cong. Amen, Hallelujah!
(c:) the Consecration of BISHOPS.
blood of the everlasting Covenant ;
our Guide and Comforter!
children on earth and in heaven!
LITANY AT BURIALS.
Have mercy upon us !
Have mercy upon us !
ir di Lord God, our Father, which art in heaven!
Hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be from done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily dei bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them fory that trespass against us; und lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the vict power, and the glory, for ever, and ever. Amen. Lord God, Son, thou Saviour of the world!
Be gracious unto us!
Bless and comfort us, gracious Lord and God!
Abide with us for ever!