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'forty and four thousand, of all the tribes of the children of Lirael.

Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Afer were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Manaffes were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Isachar were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the cribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands : and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God, which fitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders, and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, saying, Amen; Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever.

Amen.

The Gospel. St Matth. v. 1. ESUS seeing the multitudes, went up into a moun

tain ; and when he was fet, his disciples came unto him. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they Thall be comforted. Bleffed are the meek : for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness : for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blefed are the pure in heart: for they shall fee. God Blessed are the peaceli

makers :

makers : for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are perfecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and perfecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you fally for my fake. Rejoice and

be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven : for 'fo persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

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Order for the ADMINISTRATION

OF THE

LORD's SUPPER, or HOLY COMMUNION.

veniently may.

So many as intend to be partakers of the holy Communion, fall

Signify ibeir Names to the Curate at least some time the day

before. And if any of those be an open and notorious evil liver, or bave

done any wrong to bis neighbours by word or deed, so that the Congregation be thereby offended; the Curate baving knowledge thereof, shall call bim and advertise him, that in any wise be presume not to come to the Lords Table, until he hatb openly declared bimself to bave truly repented and amended bis former naughty life, that the Congregation may thereby be satisfied, which before were offended; and that be bath recompened the Parties to whom he bath done wrong, or at least

declare bimself to be in full purpose fo to do, as foon as he conTbe same Order Mall the Curate use with those betwixt whom

be perceiveth malice and batred to reign; not suffering them to be partakers of the Lords Table, until he know them to be reconciled. And if one of the Parties, jo at variance, be content to forgive from the bottom of his heart all that the other batb irespassed against him, and to make amends for that he bimself bath offended ; and the other Party will not be perfuaded to a godly unity, but remain still in his frowardness and malice : the Minister in that case ought to admit the penitent person to the holy Communion, and not bine that is obstinate. Provided, that every Minister fo repelling any, as is specified in this, or the next precedent Paragraph of this Rubrick, Mall be obliged to give an account of the same to the Ordinary within fourteen days after at the farthest. And the Ordinary shall proceed against the offending person according to the Canon.

The

U in earth, as it is in heaven. 244 THE COMMON PRAYER, &c. The Table at the Communion-time having a fair white linen

Cloth upon it, shall stand in the body of the Church, or in the Chancel, where Morning and Evening Prayer are appointed to be said. And the Priest standing at the North-fide of the Inble, fall say the Lords Prayer, with the Colleet following, the People kneeling

UR Father, which art in heaven; Hallowed be thy
Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen. See the Paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer, Page 8, 9,

The Colleet.

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fires known, and from whom no fecrets are hid; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name, through Christ our Lord. Amen. Then shall the Pries, turning to the People, rebearse diftinætly all tbe TEN

COMMANDMENTS; and the People Pill kneeling, all aflır every commandment, ask God mercy for their transgrefion thereof for the time paff, and grace to keep tbe same for the time to come, as followstb.

Minister.
OD spake these words, and said, I am the Lord

thy God: thou shalt have none other gods but me.

1.

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PA RA PHRASE,

On the COLLECT. O omnipotent God, who searchest the hearts and trieft the reins, (Jer. xvi. 9. Rev. ii. 23.) cleanse us from all our secret faults (Psal. xix. 12.) by the inspiration of thy holy spirit, which searchest all things (2 Cor. ii. 10.) that being aware of every hidden fin which has a tendency to alienate our affe&tions from thee, we may acquire a perfect love of thy excellent being, and may pay an acceptable homage unto thee; and this we beg for the sake of our blefied Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Paraphrafe on the Ten Commandments. 1. These are the things enjoined us by God Almighty, who thus de

clared

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

Minift. 2. 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 worship them : for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, and shew mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.

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

Minift. 3. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain : for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that caketh his Name in vain.

PA RA PHRASE. clared his will, saying, First, thou shalt adore me as thy God, paying me all the duties which I claim, as an eternal Creator and an almighty Governor, believing in me, (Heb, xi. 6.) trusting in me, (Prov. iii. 5.) hoping in me, (1 Tim. i. 1.) loving me, (1 John iv. 19.) obeying me, (i Jebu v. 3.) fearing me, (Psal. cxi. 10.) Secondly, Thou shalt worship Do God jointly with me, or exclusively of me, but avoid Polytheism, (Deut. vi. 14.) idolatry, (Jer. v. 19.) sorcery, (Deut. xviii. io, u.) and idoliging of riches, (Job. xxxi. 24. Col. iii. 5.)

Pesple. O Lord, shew thy mercy to us, by granting us the remission of our pak transgreslions of this commandment, and enable us by thy grace, to observe it more striály for the future.

7. Thoa thalt not worthịp me, as the Pagans do, by representations, either of celestial bodies, as sun, moon and stars, (Job xxxi. 26.) or of the inhabitants of earth, as of men and beasts, &c. (Dan. iii. 5.) or of the files in the water. Thou shalt in no wise pay any adoration to them, either by bowing to them, or kneeling, or by Thewing any other token of religious regard; for all such honours are due to me alone ; and I shall punith all who are guilty of this crime, not only in their own persons, but in their families, likewise during several fucceeding generations, but fecondly, thou hali worship me after the manner that I myself appoint, (Deut. xii. 31.) by, praying to me (Luks xxi. 36.) by praising me, (Deut. x. 21. Afts xvi. 25.) by hearing my holy word, (Deut. iv. 10. Matr. iv. 18.) by frequenting the public congregations which allemble in order to worship me, Pfal. xxii. 22. Heb. x. 25.

People. O Lord, shew thy mercy to us, &c. 3. Thou shalt not make use of my name in an oath, in order to atteft a fallhood, (Lev. xix. 12. Numb. xxx. 2.) nor upon any trivial occasion,

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