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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
Father; whence he will come, in like manner as he was
seen going into heaven.
Cong. The Spirit and the bride.of Christ say, come!

Let ev'ry one that heareth, answer, come!
Amen ! come, Lord Jesus ! come, we implore thee;
With longing hearts we now are waiting for thee;

Come soon, O come!
Min. The Lord will descend from heaven with a

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;

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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.

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" Also with the servants and handmaids of our church,
whom thou hast called home within this year, and with
the whole church triumphant; and let us once rest with
them in thy presence.
CONG. Amen.

They are at rest in lasting bliss, --Beholding Christ our Saviour ;
Our humble expectation is–To live with him for ever.
Min. Glory be to Him who is the resurrection and the
Life; He was dead, and behold! He is alive for evermore;

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.

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(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,
Cong. Leave thy peace with us! Amen.
M. By thy holy Sacraments,
C. Bless us, gracious Lord and God !
T. 90. C. An infant we present to thee,

As thy redeemed property,
And thee most fervently intreat
This child thyself to consecrate
By Baptism, and its soul to bless
Out of the fulness of thy graco,

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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.”
(Then the child which is to be baptized, is brought in, and the minister offers
up a suitable prayer; or sings an appropriate verse ; for example:)
T. 14. a. M. Be present, Lord! tho' water fails

To cleanse a soul from sin,
Yet while we pour it, let-thy blood

Now make this infant clean.
M. Ye, who are baptized into Christ Jesus, how were ye

baptized ?
C. Into his death.
M. Into the death of Jesus I baptize thee N. N. in the name

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.
M. Now therefore live, yet not thou, but Christ live in thee!

And the life which thou now livest in the flesh, live
by the faith of the Son of God, who loved thee,

himself for thee.
- 1. 132. a. p. 2. C. This grant according to thy word,

Thro Jesus Christ, our only Lord,

O Father, Son, and Spirit.
M. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee!
The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be

cious unto thee!
The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give

C. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
(Questions which may be put to the children, and answered by them.)
What is baptism?
May children also be made partakers of this grace ?
What is the ground of this hope ?

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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;
Thus well array'd we need not fear,

When in his presence we appear.
T. 83, d. M. Are the children heirs of Heav'n ?

Have they part in Christ our Saviour ?
C. Yea, this grace to them is giv'n,

They are objects of his favor;
For he saith: Bring them to me*,

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;
And cleanse it with thy blood, that it may share
In all thy merits : Jesus, hear our pray’r!

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Questions which may be put to children, and answered by them.)
Who instituted baptism?
What promise did he annex thereto ?
What are the benefits whereof we are made partakers by baptism?

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