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And yet not three Lords: but one Lord.
For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity: to acknowledge every Person by himself to be God and Lord;
So are we forbidden by the Catholick religion: to say, There foe three <3ods, or three Lords.
The Father is made of none; neither created, nor begotten.
The Son is of the Father alone: not made, nor created, but begotten.
The Holy Ghost is of the Father, and of the Son: neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.
So there is one Father, not three Fathersone Son, not three Sons s one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts.
And in this Trinity, none is afore, or after other: none is -greater, or less than another;
But the whole three persons are co-eternal together: and co-equal.
So that in all things, as is aforesaid: the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshiped.
He therefore that will be saved: must thus think of the Trinity,
Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting salvation: that he also Relieve rightly the incarnation osour Lord Jesus Christ.
For the right faith is, that we believe and confess: that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and Man;
God of the substance os the Father, begotten before the world: and Man -of the substance os his Mother, born in the world.
Perfect God, and perfect Man-: of a reasonable soul, and human flesh subsisting;
Equal to the Father, as touching his Godhead: and inferior to the Father, as touching his manhood.
Paraphrase on the Atbanafian Creed. Jn hit otvn Body-on the Tree, 5. Pet. ii. 21. 24. But hh ruffian, Acts ii. 31. for be rpse again the third Day, Saul ivat mt left in Htll, neither aid hit -Body see Gor- 1 Cor. xv. 4. ascended up far ain't all Hesvtvt, Ephes.
Who, although lie be God and Man: yet he is not two, but one Chiist.
One; not by conversion of the Godhead into flesh, but bv taking of the Manhood into God.
One altogether; net by confusion os Substance: but by unity of person.
For as the reasonable foul and flesh is one man: So God and man is one Christ:
Who suffered for our salvation: descended into Hell, rose a^ain the third day from the dead.
He ascended into Heaven, he sitteth on the right hand os the Father, God Almighty: from whence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
At whose coming all men mall rife again with their bodies: and shall give account for their own works.
And they that have done good, mall go into life everlasting: and they that have done evil, into everlasting sire.
Th is is the Catholick Faith: which except a man believe faithfully he cannot be saved.
Glory be to the Fa'her, &c.
Here followeth -f the LITANY, or Gejieral Supplication, to be sung or said aster Morning Prayer upon Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and at other times, when it pall be commanded by the Ordinary.
Paraphrase on the Athanafmn Creed.
iv. 10. andfitttth on the right Hand of God, Col. lii. I. every one of us Jkall give an account of himself to God,
and he Jhall judge the quick and the dead at his ap- Rom. xiv. 12. And the wicked Jhall go away into
fearing, and his Kingdom 2. Tim. iv. I. for the hour is everlasting punishment : but the righteous tnto Life eternal,
earning, in the which all that are in the Graves Jhall hear Mat. xxv. 46. All Glory and Praise, &c. bit -voice, and Jhall come forth, John v. 28. 29. and
t The Litany signifies, as it is expressed in the Rub- is petition for others, from We Sinners do beseech, 13c.
rick, a General Supplication ! and, according to the A- to the end. It is therefore an excellent Form of Prayer
postles Rule, I. Tim. ii. t. consists 1st of a Depreca- in itself: and, as the People are allowed such a share
tion, that is, of petition against Evil, from 0 God the in the delivery of it with their Voice, seems well calcu
Fother, &e. to in all Times of our Tribulation, tffr. zdly, lated for devotion. trayer, that is petition for good. 3<ily Intercession, that
i/^\God the Father os heaven: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
0 God the Father of heaven: have mercy upon us mijer able sinners.
2 O God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
0 God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us miserable firmers.
3 O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father, and the Son: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
0 God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father, and the Son: have mercy upon us miserable fnners.
4 O Holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three Persons, and one God: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
0 Holy, blessed, and glorious "Trinity, three Persons, and one God: have mercy upon us miserable fmners.
5 Remember not, Lord, our offences, nor the offences of our forefathers, neither take thou vengeance of our sins: spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever.
Spare us, good Lord.
6 From all evil and mischief, from sin, from the crafts and assaults of the devil, from thy wrath, and from everlasting damnation,
Good Lord, deliver us.
7 From all blindness of heart; from pride, vain glory, and
Paraphrase on the Litany.
1 O God our heavenly father pardon and forgive us visit upon us the iniquities of our fathers, neither inpenitent Sinners. flict that punishment upon us which our sins have de
2 O God the Son, who art the Saviour of mankind, served: but pardon r.nd have mercy upon us for the intercede for the remission of our Sins. fake of that precious Blood, which was slied for our
3 O God the Holy Ghost who proceedest from the Redemption.
Father and the Son, help our infirmities, and enable 6 Gracious Lord preserve us, we beseech thee, from
ns to pray as we ought, and sanctify us unto all Obe- all things that may injure us, particularly from Sin the
dience. greatest of Evils, from the devices and temptations of
4 O holy, holy, holy Lord God of Hosts, be merciful Satan, 'from tlvy displeasure, and' its consequences, onto thy people that prayeth, and pardon our Sins. eternal punishment.
j Remember not against us our old Sins, O Lord, nor
hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness,
Good Lords deliver us. 8 From fornication, and all other deadly sin; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil,
Good Lord, deliver us.
9 From lightning and tempest; from plague, pestilence, and famine; from battel and murder, and from sudden death,
Good Lord) deliver us.
10 From all sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion; from all false doctrine, heresy, and schism; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word and Commandment,
Good Lord, deliver us. It By the mystery of thy holy Incarnation; by thy hcly Nativity and Circumcision; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation,
Good Lord, deliver us. 12 By thine Agony and bloody Sweat; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resur
Paraphrase on the Zkany.
7 Preserve us also, gracious God, from wilful ig- ty; from impenitent hardness of Heart, and a connorance, haughty arrogance, self-conceit, and dislimu- tcmptuous disregard to thy holy Commandments, lation ; from repining at another's welfare, hatred of u Gracious Lord hear these our supplications, their Persons, malicious designs againil them, and un- for the fake of that gieat mystery of Religion, God charitable judgement upon them. manifest in the slc(h; for the fake of Jesus Chiist's
8 Keep us we beseech thee O Lord from Fornica- humble Birth, and patient Circumcision; for the tion and all other abominable Uncleanncsi; and from sake of his submission to Baptism, in order to fulfil all all the deceitful allurements of the wicked World of Righteousness—to Falling, that we might learn to mordiforderly Affection, or of Satan the great Adversary of tify our sensual desires;—and to Temptation, that we Mankind. might be instructed by his example how to overcome
9 And as we have implored thy merciful preservati- the Tempter.
on O Lord from such Things as may hurt the Soul, so lz Eat hear us more especially we beseech thee O
we beseech thee to grant us thy protection against Lord for the fake of those titter sorrows which tire
whatsoever may injure the Body, such as destructive Son »f God endured in the Garden, and upon the
storms by Sea and Land, pestilential Diseases, and Cross, for our Salvation; for the fake of his death
Dearth of Food ; War, Murder, and unprepared Aid-, and burial, by which he overcame Death; for the
den Death. <soke of his triumphant Resurrection and Ascension
10 Defend us also, good God, from the woeful Dif- into Heaven, by which he hath opened unto us the orders cf Faction and Licentiousness, from secret Plots Gate of everlasting Life; and for the fake of that and open Rebellion; from Doctrines which are not ac- blessed Spirit which he sent upon his Apostles at first, cording to thy Truth, from divisions and separations in and which he hath promised shall be with his Church, the Church which are inconsistent with Christian Uni- as a Comforter «nd Advocate for ever.
section and Ascension; and by the coming of the Holy Ghost,
Good Lord) deliver us.
13 In all time os our tribulation; in all time os our wealth; in the hour os death, and in the day os judgment,
Good Lord> deliver us.
14 We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God, and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church universal in the right way; .
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
15 That it may please thee to keep and strengthen in the true worshipping os thee, in righteousness and holiness of life, thy servant GEORGE, our most gracious King and Governor;
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
16 That it may please thee to rule his heart in thy faith, fear, and love; and that he may evermore have affiance in thee, and ever seek thy honour and glory;
■- Wt beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
17 That it may please thee to be his defender and keeper, giving him the victory over all his enemies;
^We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord,
18 That it may please thee to bless and preserve our Gracious
, Paraphrase on the Litany.
13 For the sake t)s these wonderful Things, which volent Sovereign King George in the true worship Christ Jesus hath wrought for u*, be thou our Protector and service of thee according to Godliness.
and Deliverer in Adversity and Prosperity, at the Time 16 Inspire his Heart, gracious God, with firm
of our departure out of this World, and at the Day Faith, filial Fear, and ardent Love towards thee. Give
when an eternal sentence (hall be passed upon us. him a steady reliance on thee, and teach him to make
14 As we have implored thy deliverance, O merciful thy Glory the general aim of all his actions.
God, from the spiritual and temporal Evils of this Life: 17 Grant him Almighty Father, thy defence and so we now offer up our petitions to thee for such protection, and enable him to triumph over all his AdThings as are needful for us and our fellow Crea- versaries.
tares. And first, we thy unworthy Servants, be- 18 O God of all goodness fend down thy choicest
seech thee to protect the universal Church of Christ, blessings upon our amiable Queen Charlotte, their
tand guide it into all Truth. Royal Highnesses Gecrp Prince of Wales, the princess
15 Direct and support thy Servant our most bene- Dvwager of Wakt, and all the Royal Family.