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Instead whereof, (until the said discipline may be restored again, which is much to be wished,) it is thought good, that at this time (in the presence of you all) should be read the general sentences of God's cursing against impe nitent sinners, gathered out of the se ven and twentieth Chapter of Deutero. nomy, and other places of Scripture; and that ye should answer to every Sentence, Amen: To the intent that, being admonished of the great indig nation of God against sinners, ye may the rather be moved to earnest and true repentance; and may walk more warily in these dangerous days; fleeing from such vices, for which ye affirm with your own mouths the curse of God to be due.
URSED is the man that maketh any carved or molten image, to wor ship it.
And the people shall answer and say, Amen. Minister, Cursed is he that curseth his father or mother.
NOW seeing that all they are accurs. ed (as the prophet David beareth witness) who do err and go astray from the conimandments of God; let its (re. nembering the dreadful judgement hanging over our heads, and always ready to fall upon us) return unto our Lord God, with all contrition and meekness of heart, bewailing and la. menting our sinful life, acknowledging and confessing our offences, and s'ek. ing to bring forth worthy fruits of pe nance. For now is the as put unto the root of the trees, so that every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit iş
hewn down, and cast into the fire. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God: he shall pour down rain upon the sinners, snares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest; this shall be their portion to drink. For lo, the Lord is come out of his place to visit the wickedness of such as dwell upon the earth. But who may abide the day of his coming? Who shall be able to endure when he appeareth? His fan is in his hand, and he will purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the barn; but he will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire. The day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night: and when men shall say, Peace, and all things are safe, then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as sorrow cometh upon a woman travailing with child, and they shall not escape. Then shall appear the wrath of God in the day of vengeance, which obstinate sinners, through the stubbornness of their heart, have heaped unto them. selves; which despised the goodness, patience, and long-sufferance of God, when he call th them continually to repentance. Then shall they call upon me, (saith the Lord,) but I will not hear; they shall scek me early, but they shall not find me; and that, be cause they hated knowledge, and received not the fear of the Lord, but ab horred my counsel, and despised my correction. Then shall it be too late to knock when the door shall be shut; and too late to cry for mercy when it is the time of justice. O terrible voice of most just judgement, which shall be pronounced upon them, when it shall be said unto them, Go, ye cursed, into the fire everlasting, which is prepared for the devil and his angels. Therefore, brethren, take we heed betime, while the day of salvation lasteth; for the night cometh, when none can work, But let us, while we have the light, be lieve in the light, and walk as children of the light; that we be not cast into utter darkness, where is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Let us not abuse the goodness of God, who calleth us mercifully to amendment, and of his endless pity promiseth us forgiveness of that which is past, if with a perfect and true bout we return unto him. For though our sins be as red as scar. let, they shall be made white as snow; and though they be like purple, yet they shall be made white as wool. Turn ye (saith the Lord) from all your wickedness, and your sin shall not be your destruktion: Cast away from you all your unliness that ye have done: Make you new hearts, and a new spis rit: Wherefore will ye djc, O ye hela of Jarac, sexing that I have no pleasure in the death of him that dirth, saith the Lord God Turn ye then, and ye shail live Although we have satised, yet have we an Advocate with this las
ther, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins. For he was wounded for our offences, and smitten for our wickedness. Let us therefore return unto him, who is the merciful receiver of all true penitent sinners; assuring ourselves that he is ready to receive us, and most willing to pardon us, if we come unto him with faithful repentance; if we submit ourselves unto him, and from hence forth walk in his ways; if we will take his easy yoke, and light burden upon us, to follow him in lowliness, pa tience, and charity, and be ordered by the governance of his Holy Spirit; seeking always his glory, and serving him duly in our vocation with thanksgiving: This if we do, Christ will deliver us from the curse of the law, and from the extreme malediction which shall light upon them that shall be set on the left hand; and he will set us on his right hand, and give us the gracious benediction of his Father, commanding us to take possession of his glorious kingdom: Unto which he vouchsafe to
Then shall they all kneel upon their knees, and the Priest und Clerks kneeling (in the place where they are accustomed to say the Litany) shall say this Psalm.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world with out end. Amen.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
bring us all, for his infinite mercy. OUR Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from
Misercre mei, Deus. Psal. li. HAVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences.
Wash me throughly from my wickedness and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my faults and my sin is ever before me.
Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged.
Behold, I was shapen in wickedness: and in sin hath my mother conceived
God, thou that art the God of my health and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.
Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord: and my mouth shall shew thy praise.
For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it thee; but thou delight. est not in burnt-offerings.
The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.
O be favourable and gracious unto Sion: build thou the walls of Jerusa. lem.
Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O
Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt-offerings and oblations: then shall they offer young bullocks upon thine altar.
Minister. O Lord, save thy servants; Answer. That put their trust in thee. Minister. Send unto them help from above.
Answer. And evermore mightily defend them.
Minister. Help us, O God our Sa. viour.
Answer. And for the glory of thy Name deliver us; be merciful to us sinners, for thy Name's sake.
Minister. O Lord, hear our prayer. Answer. And let our cry come unto thee.
Minister. Let us pray.
LORD, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and spare all those who confess their sins unto thee; that they, whose consciences by sin are accused, by thy merciful pardon may be absolved; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
MOST mighty God, and merciful Father, who hast compassion upon all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made; who wouldest not the death of a sinner, but that he should rather turn from his sin, and be saved; Mercifully forgive us our trespasses; receive and comfort us, who are grieved and wearied with the burden of our sins. Thy property is always to have mercy; to thee only it appertaineth to forgive sins. Spare us therefore, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed; enter not into judge.
PSALMS OF DAVID.
THE FIRST DAY.
PSAL. i. Beatus vir, qui non abiit &c. BLESSED is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners: and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord: and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side that will bring forth his fruit in due season.
4 His leaf also shall not wither: and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
5 As for the ungodly, it is not so with them: but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
7 But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous and the way of the ungodly shall perish. PSAL. ii. Quare fremuerunt gentes? WHY do the heathen so furiously rage
together and why do
gine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together: against the Lord, and against his Anointed.
3 Let us break their bonds asunder cast away their cords from us.
4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6 Yet have I set my King: upon my holy
hill of Sion.
7 I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me: Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
8 Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance: and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord in fear and rejoice unto him with reverence.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way if his wrath be kindled, (yea, but a little,) blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
PSAL. iii. Domine, quid multiplicati? ORD, how are they increased that trouble me many are they that rise against me. 2 Many one there be that say of my soul: There is no help for him in his God.
3 But thou, O Lord, art my defender : thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.
4 I did call upon the Lord with my voice: and he heard me out of his holy hill.