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and not the shepherd, whose own the agreement in the faith and knowledge sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, of God, and to that ripeness and perand leaveth the sheep, and fleeth; and fectness of age in CHRIST, that there be the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth no place left among you, either for error the sheep. The hireling fleeth because in religion, or for viciousness in life. he is an hireling, and careth not for the Forasmuch then as your office is both sheep. I am the good shepherd, and of so great excellency, and of so great know my sheep, and am known of mine. difficulty, ye see with how great care As the Father knoweth me, even so and study ye ought to apply yourselves, know I the Father: and I lay down my as well to show yourselves dutiful and life for the sheep. And other sheep I thankful unto that Lord who hath have, which are not of this fold; them i placed you in so high a dignity; as also also 1 must bring, and they shall hear to beware that neither you yourselves my voice: and there shall be one fold, offend, nor be occasion that others offend. and one shepherd.
Howbeit ye cannot have a mind and
will thereto of yourselves; for that will Then the Bishop shall say unto them as
and ability is given of God alone: therefolloweth.
fore ye ought, and have need to pray YE have heard, brethren, as well earnestly for his holy Spirit. And seein your private examination, as in the ing that ye cannot by any other means exhortation which was now made to compass the doing of so weighty a work, you, and in the holy lessons taken out pertaining to the salvation of man, but of the gospel, and the writings of the with doctrine and exhortation taken out Apostles, of what dignity, and of how of the holy Scriptures, and with a life great importance this office is, where- agreeable to the same ; consider how unto ye are called. And now again studious ye ought to be in reading and we exhort you in the name of our Lord | learning the Scriptures, and in framing Jesus Christ, that ye have in remem- the manners both of yourselves, and of brance, into how high a dignity, and to them that specially pertain unto you, how weighty an office and charge ye according to the rule of the same Scripare called: that is to say, to be messen- tures; and for this self-same cause, how gers, watchmen, and stewards of the ye ought to forsake and set aside, as LORD ; to teach, and to premonish, much as ye may, all worldly cares and to feed and provide for the LORD's | studies. family; to seek for Christ's sheep that! We have good hope that ye have well are dispersed abroad, and for his children weighed these things with yourselves who are in the midst of this naughty long before this time; and that ye have world, that they may be saved through clearly determined, by God's grace, to CHRIST for ever."
tarit give yourselves wholly to this office, Have always therefore printed in whereunto it hath pleased God to call your remembrance, how great a treasure you : so that, as much as lieth in you, is committed to your charge. For they ye will apply yourselves wholly to this are the sheep of CHRIST, which he one thing, and draw all vour cares and bought with his death, and for whom studies this way; and that ye will conhe shed his blood. The Church and tinually pray to God the FATHER, by congregation whom you must serve, is the mediation of our only Saviour JESUS his spouse, and his body. And if it Christ, for the heavenly assistance of shall happen that the same Church, or ) the Holy Ghost; that by daily reading any member thereof, do take any hurt or | and weighing the Scriptures, ye may hinderance by reason of your negligence, wax riper and stronger in your ministry; ye know the greatness of the fault, and and that ye may so endeavour yourselves also the horrible punishment that will from time to time to sanctify the lives ensue. Wherefore consider with your of you and yours, and to fashion thenı selves the end of the ministry towards after the rule and doctrine of CHRIST, the children of God, towards the spouse that ye may be wholesome and godly and body of CHRIST ; and see that ye examples and patterns for the people to never cease your labour, your care and follow. diligence, until .ye have done all that And now, that this present congregalieth in you, according to your bounden tion of Cirist may also understand duty, to bring all such as are or shall be your minds and wills in these things, committed to your charge, unto that and that this your promise may the
That through the ages all along
| goodness towards us, hast given to us This may be our endless song; tatto!!thy only and most dearly beloved Son Praise to thy eternal merit,
Jesus Christ, to be our redeemer, and FATHER, Son, and HOLY SPIRIT.
the author of everlasting life; who after Sie spalat , I Or this:
he had made perfect our redemption by COME, HOLY GHOST, eternal GOD,
his death, and was ascended into heaven, Proceeding from above,
dhe sa Both from the FATHER and the Son, sent abroad into the world his Apostles, "I The God of peace and love;
Prophets, Evangelists, Doctors, and Visit our minds, into our hearts
Pastors; by whose labour and ministry Thy heavenly grace inspire; That truth and godliness we may
he gathered together a great flock in all Pursue with full desire.
the parts of the world, to set forth the Thou art the very Comforter ;
eternal praise of thy holy name : for In grief and all distress;
these so great benefits of thy eternal The heavenly gift of God most High; No tongue can it express;
goodness, and for that thou hast vouchThe fountain and the living spring
safed to call these thy servants here A: Of joy celestial;
present to the same office and ministry The fire so bright, the love so sweet, The unction spiritual.
appointed for the salvation of mankind, Thou in thy gifts art manifold,
we render unto thee most hearty thanks, By them CHRIST's Church doth stand: we praise and worship thee; and we In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy law,
humbly beseech thee by the same thy The finger of God's hand. According to thy promise, LORD,
blessed Son, to grant unto all, which Thou givest speech with grace;
either here or elsewhere call upon thy That, through thy help, God's praises may holy name, that we may continue to Resound in every place.
show ourselves thankful unto thee for O Holy Ghost, into our minds Send down thy heavenly light;
these and all thy other benefits; and Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal, that we may daily increase and go forTo serve God day and night :
wards in the knowledge and faith of Our weakness strengthen and confirm, For, LORD, thou know'st us frail;
thee and thy Son, by the Holy SPIRIT: That neither devil, world, nor flesh so that as well by these thy ministers, as Against us inay prevail.
by them over whom they shall be apPut back our enemies far from us,
pointed thy ministers, thy holy name And help us to obtain Peace in our hearts with God and man,
may be for ever glorified, and thy blessed The best, the truest gain;
kingdom enlarged, through the same And grant that thou being, O LORD,
thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who Our leader and our guide,
liveth and reigneth with thee in the We may escape the snares of sin, And never from thee slide.
unity of the same HOLY SPIRIT, world Such measures of thy powerful grace
without end. Amen. Grant, LORD, to us, we pray; That thout may'st be our Comforter
When this prayer is done, the Bishop with At the last dreadful day.
the Priests present, shall lay their hands Of strife and of dissension
severally upon the head of every one that Dissolve, O LORD, the bands,
receiveth the order of Priesthood; the rer And knit the knots of peace and love
ceivers humbly kneeling, and the Bishop ? Throughout all Christian lands. sk
saying, Grant us the grace that we may know The FATHER of all might,
RECEIVE the Holy Ghost for the That we of his beloved Son;"; flest office and work of a Priest in the Church "May gain the blissful sight; indir
of God, now committed unto thee by And that we may with perfect fai Ever acknowledge thee,
the imposition of our hands: whose sins The SPIRIT of FATHER, and of Son, thou dost forgive, they are forgiven: and One Gop in Persons three. 17.!
whose sins thou dost retain, they are To God the FATHER laud and praise, C. And to his blessed Son,
retained: And be thou a faithful disAnd to the Holy SPIRIT of g
penser of the word of God, and of his Co-equal Three in One Milli hi holy sacraments: In the name of the And pray we, that our only LORD 13761937A|FATHER, and of the Son, and of the
Would please his Spirit to send rurky HOLY GHOST. Amen. J On all that shall profess his name,
je, From hence to the world's end. Amen."
AT BADA * That done, the Bishop shall pray in this wise, | TAKE thou authority to execute the and say,
office of a Priest in the Church of God 11. Let us pray. 11g
now committed to thee by the imposition ALMIGHTY God and heavenly cf our hands; and be thou a faithful Father, who, of thine infinite love and dispenser of the word of God, and of his