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other of God's command- only requires that we rements ?
pent of the sins we comA high reverence mit, and endeavour to live of God, and a sincere better lives for the future. good will to our fellow Q. What should a sense creatures, joined with a of our frailty and pronejust regard to our own real ness to sin teach us? interest.
A. Humility and watchQ. What is the best fulness, and earnestness in method we can take, to our prayers to God; to enguard ourselves from all able us to resist temptavice and wickedness? tion, and to strengthen
A. By being careful not and confirm our good disto indulge sinful thoughts; positions. and by correcting every Q: Did Christ appoint thing which is amiss in the any outward ordinances as beginning, before we have means of promoting his become accustomed to it, religion and have formed a habit A. He commanded his which cannot easily be disciples to go and teach broken ; particularly by all nations, baptizing them avoiding the company of in the name of the Father, wicked
persons, who and of the Son, and of the would soon make us like holy Ghost; and he also themselves ? and by being, commanded them to eat in a more especial manner, bread and drink wine in upon our guard against remembrance of him. This those vices, to which our rite is called the Lord's situation and circumstan- Supper. ces make us peculiarly Q. What is the meanprone.
ing of baptism? Q. Is any man able to A. The washing of wafulfil all the commands of ter in baptism probably God, so as to live entirely represents the purity of without sin ?
heart and life, required A. No. Our merciful rom all who become the God and Father knows disciples of Christ. that we are not able to do Q. What is the nature this, and therefore doth and use of the Lord's not expect it from us. He supper?
A. By eating bread and will come to judge the livdrinking wine in remem- ing and the dead. For brance of Christ, we keep this hope which was set alive the memory of his before him, he endured the death and resurrection; we cross, and despised the acknowledge ourselves to shame of that ignominious be Christians; we cherish death. a grateful sense of the Q. What do the scripblessings of the gospel of tures say concerning the Christ; and strengthen our day of judgment ? resolutions to live as be- A. That Christ will comes his disciples. come in the clouds of hea
૨. Had Christ no par- ,ven with power and great ticular_reward on account glory, when every eye shall of what he did and suffer- see him; that he will seped for the good of-men? arate the wicked from the
A. Because he hum- good ; that he will send bled himself to death, God the wicked into a place of has highly exalted him, and punishment, and take the made him head over all righteous to a place of things to his church; and happiness, where they shall at the end of the world he live for ever with himself,
END OF THE CATECHISM.
DOMESTIC AND PRIVATE USE.
MORNING AND EVENING.
1. C. M. WATTS.
A Morning Song.
Salutes my waking eyes,
To him who rules the skies.
The day renews the sound,
To turn the seasons round.
My tongue shall speak his praise :
And yet his wrath delays.
Whilst I enjoy the light;
And bring a pleasant night.
C. M. DRENNAN.
Whose sun creates my day,
And spotless as his ray.
2 This day thy favouring hand be nigh,
So oft vouchsafed before ;
And I that hand adore.
Some profit let me gain ;
May send to me in vain.
Still wiser than the past;
I may find peace at last.
3. C. M.
And gave me sweet repose ;
Or I had never rose. 2 Sweet rest hath gained that strength to me,
Which labour did devour;
But it is raised in power.
pay ; And unto thee I dedicate
The first fruits of the day. 4 Let this day praise thee, O my God,
And so let all my days; And O let mine eternal day
Be thine eternal praise.
4. L. M.
In peace and rest hath passed away ;
My father's smile that makes it day. 2 Be thou my guide, and let me live
As under thine all seeing eye ;