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Behold the days come, saith the Lord, And Israel dwelleth in safety That I will make a new covenant And full of the blessing of the Lord. with the house of Israel.
The eternal God is thy dwelling I will put my law in their inward place, parts,
And underneath are the everlasting And in their heart will I write it.
arms. And I will be their God,
O give thanks unto the Lord; And they shall be my people. Sing unto him, sing praises unto And they shall teach no more every him, man his neighbor,
For the precious things of heaven, And every man his brother, saying, for the dew, , Know the Lord;
And for the deep that coucheth beFor they shall all know me,
neath. From the least unto the greatest, And for the precious fruits brought Saith the Lord.
forth by the sun, Blessed be the Lord, the God of our And for the precious things put forth fathers,
by the moon, From everlasting even to everlasting. And for the chief things of the
ancient mountains, Sixtb tReading
And for the precious things of the Thanksgiving Day
And for the precious things of the Praise ye the Lord;
earth and its fullness. For it is good to sing praises unto our God;
Let everything that hath breath For it is pleasant, and praise is comely praise the Lord;
Sing unto the Lord with thanks. Praise ye the Lord.
Seventb Reading our God
Missions Who covereth the heaven with clouds, Arise, shine, for thy light is come, Who prepareth rain for the earth, And the glory of the Lord is risen Who maketh grass to grow upon the upon thee. mountains.
For behold darkness shall cover the He giveth to the beast his food
earth, And to the young ravens which cry. And gross darkness the peoples. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem,
But upon thee shall the Lord arise, Praise thy God, o Zion.
And his glory shall be seen upon For he hath strengthened the bars of thee. thy gates,
And nations shall come to thy light, He hath blessed thy children within And kings to the brightness of thy thee.
rising He maketh peace in thy borders; Lift up thine eyes round about, and He filleth thee with the finest of the see, wheat.
They all gather themselves together, Happy art thou, O Israei;
they come to thee, Who is like unto thee, a people saved Who are these that fly as a cloud, by the Lord ?
And as doves to their windows?
Surely the isles shall wait for me He putteth forth his hand upon the And the ships of Tarshish first,
flinty rock; To bring thy sons from far,
He overturneth the mountains by the Their silver and gold with them,
roots. Unto the name of the Lord thy God,
He cutteth out channels among the
rocks; And to the Holy One of Israel, For he hath glorified thee.
And his eye seeth every precious thing. Thy gates also shall be open con
He bindeth the streams that they tinually,
trickle not; They shall not be shut day nor night;
And the thing that is hid bringeth he
forth to light. That men may bring unto thee the wealth of the nations
But where shall wisdom be found? And their kings led with them.
And where is the place of understand
ing? The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee,
Man knoweth not the price thereof; The fir tree, the pine tree, and the
Neither is it found in the land of the box together, .
living. To beautify the place of my sanctuary,
The deep saith, It is not in me; And that I may make the place of my
And the sea saith, It is not with me. feet glorious.
It cannot be gotten for gold, In the latter days it shall come to
Neither shall silver be weighed for pass
the price thereof. That the mountain of the Lord's It cannot be valued with the gold of house shall be established in the top Ophir, of the mountains,
With the precious onyx or sapphire. And it shall be exalted above the hills. Whence then cometh wisdom? And peoples shall flow to it,
And where is the place of understandAnd many nations shall go and say:
Doth not wisdom cry, Come and let us go up to the moun
And understanding put forth her tain of the Lord And 'to the house of the God of
In the top of high places by the way, And he will teach us his ways,
Where the paths meet, she standeth; And we will walk in his paths.
Beside the gates, at the entry of the
city, Eigbtb Reading
At the coming in of the doors, she
crieth aloud: Education
Receive instruction, and not silver: Surely there is a mine for silver And knowledge rather than choice And a place for gold which they refine. gold. Iron is taken out of the earth,
For wisdom is better than rubies; And brass is molten out of the stone. And all things that may be desired Man setteth an end to darkness
are not to be compared unto her. And searchest out to the furthest Behold the fear of the Lord, that is bound
wisdom, The stones of thick darkness, and of And to depart from evil is underthe shadow of death:
with thee, world without end, through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Let every adult person, and the parents of every child to be baptized, have the choice of either sprink
O Merciful God, grant that all carnal ling. pouring. or immersion.]
affections may die in him, and that all We will on no account whatever make a charge for administering Baptism.)
things belonging to the Spirit may live
and grow in him. Amen. Order for the Administration of Baptism to Grant that he may have power and Infants
strength to have victory, and to triThe Minister, coming to the Font, which umph against the devil, the world, and
is to be filled with pure Water. shall the flesh. Amen. use the following:
Grant that whosoever is dedicated
to thee by our office and ministry may DEARLY BELOVED, forasmuch as all
also be endued with heavenly virtues, men are conceived and born in sin, and
and everlastingly rewarded through thy that our Saviour Christ saith, Except
mercy, O blessed Lord God, who dost a man be born of water and of the Spirit
live and govern all things, world withhe cannot enter into the kingdom of
out end. Amen. God; I beseech you to call upon
Almighty, Everliving God, whose God the Father, through our Lord
most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, that having, of his boun
for the forgiveness of our sins, did shed teous mercy, redeemed this child by the
out of his most precious side both water blood of his Son, he will grant that he,
and blood, regard, we beseech thee, our being baptized with water, may also be
supplications. Sanctify this water for baptized with the Holy Ghost, be received into Christ's holy Church, and
this Holy Sacrament; and grant that become a lively Member of the same.
this child, now to be baptized, may re
ceive the fullness of thy grace, and ever Then shall the Minister say:
remain in the number of thy faithful Let us pray.
and elect children, through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen. Almighty and Everlasting God, who of thy great mercy hast condescended Then shall the Minister address the to enter into covenant relations with Parents or Guardians as followeth: man, wherein thou hast included chil Dearly Beloved, forasmuch as this dren as partakers of its gracious bene child is now presented by you for fits, declaring that of such is thy king- Christian Baptism, you must remember dom; and in thy ancient Church didst that it is your part and duty to see that appoint divers baptisms, figuring there he be taught, as soon as he shall be able by the renewing of the Holy Ghost; and to learn, the nature and end of this by thy well-beloved Son Jesus Christ Holy Sacrament. And that he may gavest commandment to thy holy know these things the better, you shall Apostles to go into all the world and call upon him to give reverent attenddisciple all nations, baptizing them in ance upon the appointed means of grace, the name of the Father, and of the Son, such as the ministry of the word, and and of the Holy Ghost: we beseech thee, the public and private worship of God; that of thine infinite mercy thou wilt and further, you shall provide that he look upon this child: wash him and shall read the Holy Scriptures, and sanctify him; that he, being saved by learn the Lord's Prayer, the Ten Comthy grace, may be received into Christ's mandments, the Apostles' Creed, the holy Church, and being steadfast in Catechism, and all other things which faith, joyful through hope, and rooted a Christian ought to know and believe in love, may so overcome the evils of to his soul's health, in order that he this present world that finally he may may be brought up to lead a virtuous attain to everlasting life, and reign and holy life, remembering always that Baptism doth represent unto us that in- restraining and renewing grace, he may ward purity which disposeth us to fol- be led to serve thee faithfully all his low the example of our Saviour Christ; days; so that, when he has glorified thee that as he died and rose again for us, so in his generation, and has served the should we, who are baptized, die unto Church on earth, he may be received sin and rise again unto righteousness, into thine eternal kingdom, through continually mortifying all corrupt af- Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. fections, and daily proceeding in all Almighty and Most Merciful Father, virtue and godliness.
let thy loving mercy and compassion Do you therefore solemnly engage to descend upon these, thy servant and fulfill these duties, so far as in you lies, handmaid, the parents (or guardians] the Lord being your helper?
of this child. Grant unto them, we beAns. We do.
seech thee, thy Holy Spirit, that they
may, like Abraham, command their Then shall the People stand up, and the household to keep the way of the Lord. Minister shall say:
Direct their actions, and sanctify their Hear the words of the Gospel, written hearts, words, and purposes, that their
by St. Mark. (Chap. 10. 13-16.) whole family may be united to our Lord
They brought young children to Jesus Christ in the bands of faith, Christ, that he should touch them. And obedience, and charity; and that they his disciples rebuked those that brought all, being in this life thy holy children them. But when Jesus saw it, he was by adoption and grace, may be admitmuch displeased, and said unto them, ted into the Church of the firstborn in Suffer the little children to come unto heaven, through the merits of thy dear me, and forbid them not; for of such is Son, our Saviour and Redeemer. Amen. the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto
Then may the Minister offer extemporary you, Whosoever shall not receive the
Prayer. kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them
Then shall be said, all kneeling: up in his arms, put his hands upon them, Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed and blessed them.
be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy
will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Then the Minister shall take the Child Give us this day our daily bread: and for
into his hands, and say to the friends give us our trespasses, as we forgive those of the Child:
who trespass against us: and lead us not
into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for Name this child.
thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the And then, naming it after them, he shall glory, forever. Amen.
sprinkle or pour Water upon it, or, if desired, immerse it in Water, saying:
Order for the Administration of Baptism to N., I baptize thee in the name of the
such as are of Riper Years Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
DEARLY Beloved, forasmuch as all
men are conceived and born in sin; and Then shall the Minister offer the following that which is born of the flesh is flesh,
Prayer, the People kneeling: and they that are in the flesh cannot O God of infinite mercy, the Father please God, but live in sin, committing of all the faithful seed, be pleased to many actual transgressions; and our grant unto this child an understanding Saviour Christ saith, Except a man be mind and a sanctified heart. May thy born of water and of the Spirit he canprovidence lead him through the dan not enter into the kingdom of God: I gers, temptations, and ignorance of his beseech you to call upon God the youth, that he may never run into folly, Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, nor into the evils of an unbridled ap- that of his bounteous goodness he will petite. We pray thee so to order the grant to these persons that which by course of his life that, by good educa nature they cannot have; that they, tion, by holy examples, and by thy being baptized with water, may also be