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And yet not three Lords: but one Lord.

For like as we are compelled by the Chriftian verity: to acknowledge every Perfon by himfelf to be God and Lord;

So are we forbidden by the Catholick religion: to say, There be three Gods, 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 Ghoft is of the Father, and of the Son: neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.

So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons: one Holy Ghoft, not three Holy Ghofts.

And in this Trinity, none is afore, or after other: none is greater, or less than another ;

But the whole three perfons are co-eternal together: and co-equal.

So that in all things, as is aforefaid: the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshiped.

He therefore that will be faved: must thus think of the Trinity. Furthermore, it is neceffary to everlasting falvation: that he alfo believe rightly the incarnation of our Lord Jefus Chrift.

For the right faith is, that we believe and confess: that our Lord Jefus Chrift, the Son of God, is God and Man;

God of the substance of the Father, begotten before the world: and Man of the fubftance of his Mother, born in the world. Perfect God, and perfect Man: of a reasonable foul, and human flesh fubfifting;


Equal to the Father, as touching his Godhead and inferior to the Father, as touching his manhood.


Paraphrase on the Athanafian Creed.

in his own Body on the Tree, 1. Pet. ii. 21. 24. But his ruption, Acts ii. 31. for he rose again the third Day, Soul was not left-in Hell, neither did his Body fee Cora Cor. xv. 4. afcended up far above all Heavens, Ephef.

Who, although he be God and Man: yet he is not two, but one Chrift.

One; not by converfion of the Gedhead into flesh, but by taking of the Manhood into God.

One altogether; not by confufion of Substance: but by unity of person.

For as the reafonable foul and flesh is one man: So God and man is one Chrift:

Who fuffered for our falvation: defcended into Hell, rofe again the third day from the dead.

He afcended into Heaven, he fitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty: from whence he fhall come to judge the quick and the dead.

At whose coming all men fhall rife again with their bodies: and fhall give account for their own works.

And they that have done good, fhall go into life everlasting: and they that have done evil, into everlasting fire.

This is the Catholick Faith: which except a man believe faithfully he cannot be faved.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

Here followeth

the LITANY, or General Supplication, to be fung or faid after Morning Prayer upon Sundays, Wednefdays, and Fridays, and at other times, when it shall be commanded by the Ordinary.

Paraphrafe on the Athanafian Creed.

iv. 10. and fitteth on the right Hand of God, Col. iii. 1. and be hall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing, and his Kingdom 2. Tim. iv. 1. for the bour is coming, in the which all that are in the Graves fhall hear bis voice, and shall come forth, John v. 28. 29. and

The Litany fignifies, as it is expreffed in the Rubrick, a General Supplication: and, according to the Apoftles Rule, 1. Tim. ii. 1. confifts 1ft of a Deprecation, that is, of petition against Evil, from O God the Father, &c. to in all Times of our Tribulation, &c. zdly, Prayer, that is petition for good. 3dly Interceffion, that

every one of us shall give an account of himself to God, Rom. xiv. 12. And the wicked shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into Life eternal, Mat. xxv. 46. All Glory and Praife, &c.

is petition for others, from We Sinners do befeech, c. to the end. It is therefore an excellent Form of Prayer in itself: and, as the People are allowed fuch a fhare in the delivery of it with their Voice, feems well calcalated for devotion.


God the Father of heaven: have mercy upon us miferable finners.

O God the Father of heaven: have mercy upon us miferable finners. 2 O God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us miferable finners.

O God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us miferable finners.

3 O God the Holy Ghoft, proceeding from the Father, and the Son have mercy upon us miferable finners.


O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father, and the Son: have mercy upon us miferable finners.

4 O Holy, bleffed, and glorious Trinity, three Persons, and one God: have mercy upon us miferable finners.

O Holy, bleffed, and glorious Trinity, three Perfons, and one God: have mercy upon us miferable finners.

5 Remember not, Lord, our offences, nor the offences of our forefathers, neither take thou vengeance of our fins: fpare us, good Lord, fpare thy people, whom thou haft redeemed with thy moft precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever. Spare us, good Lord.

6 From all evil and mischief, from fin, 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

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hypocrify; from envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitablenefs,

Good Lord, deliver us.

8 From fornication, and all other deadly fin; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil,

Good Lord, deliver us.

9 From lightning and tempeft; from plague, peftilence, and famine; from battel and murder, and from fudden death, Good Lord, deliver us.

10 From all fedition, privy confpiracy, and rebellion; from all falfe doctrine, doctrine, herefy, and schism; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word and Commandment,

Good Lord, deliver us.

1 By the mystery of thy holy Incarnation; by thy holy Nativity and Circumcifion; by thy Baptism, Fafting, and Temptation, Good Lord, deliver us.

12 By thine Agony and bloody Sweat; by thy Crofs and Paffion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resur

Paraphrafe on the Litany.

7 Preferve us alfo, gracious God, from wilful ignorance, haughty arrogance, felf-conceit, and diffimulation; from repining at another's welfare, hatred of their Perfons, malicious defigns against them, and uncharitable judgement upon them.

8 Keep us we beseech thee O Lord from Fornication and all other abominable Uncleanness; and from all the deceitful allurements of the wicked World of diforderly Affection, or of Satan the great Adverfary of Mankind.

9 And as we have implored thy merciful prefervation O Lord from fuch Things as may hurt the Soul, fo we beseech thee to grant us thy protection against whatfoever may injure the Body, fuch as deftructive ftorms by Sea and Land, peftilential Difeafes, and Dearth of Food; War, Murder, and unprepared fudden Death.

10 Defend us alfo, good God, from the woeful Dif orders of Faction and Licentioufnefs, from fecret Plots and open Rebellion; from Doctrines which are not according to thy Truth, from divifions and feparations in the Church which are inconfiftent with Chriftian Uni

ty; from impenitent hardness of Heart, and a contemptuous difregard to thy holy Commandments.

Gracious Lord hear thefe our fupplications, for the fake of that great mystery of Religion, God manifeft in the flesh; for the fake of Jefus Chrift's humble Birth, and patient Circumcifion; for the fake of his fubmiffion to Baptifm, in order to fulfil all Righteoufnefs-to Fafting, that we might learn to mortify our fenfual defires; and to Temptation, that we might be inftructed by his example how to overcome the Tempter.

12 But hear us more especially we beseech thee O Lord for the fake of thofe bitter forrows which the Son of God endured in the Garden, and upon the Crafs, for our Salvation; for the fake of his death and burial, by which he overcame Death; for the fake of his triumphant Refurrection and Afcenfion into Heaven, by which he hath opened unto us the Gate of everlafting Life; and for the fake of that bleffed Spirit which he fent upon his Apostles at first, and which he hath promised fhall be with his Church, as a Comforter and Advocate for ever.

rection and Afcenfion; and by the coming of the Holy Ghost, Good Lord, deliver us.

13 In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our wealth; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment, Good Lord, deliver us.

14 We finners do befeech thee to hear us, O Lord God, and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church univerfal in the right way;

We befeech thee to hear us, good Lord.

15 That it may please thee to keep and ftrengthen in the true worshipping of thee, in righteoufnefs and holinefs of life, thy fervant 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;

We 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 fake of thefe wonderful Things, which Christ Jefus hath wrought for us, be thou our Protector and Deliverer in Adverfity and Profperity, at the Time of our departure out of this World, and at the Day when an eternal fentence shall be paffed upon us.

14 As we have implored thy deliverance, O merciful God, from the fpiritual and temporal Evils of this Life: fo we now offer up our petitions to thee for fuch Things as are needful for us and our fellow Creatures. And firft, we thy unworthy Servants, befeech thee to protect the univerfal Church of Christ, and guide it into all Trath.

15 Direct and support thy Servant our most bene

volent Sovereign King George in the true worship and fervice of thee according to Godliness.

16 Infpire his Heart, gracious God, with firm Faith, filial Fear, and ardent Love towards thee. Give him a steady reliance on thee, and teach him to make thy Glory the general aim of all his actions.

17 Grant himh Almighty Father, thy defence and protection, and enable him to triumph over all his Adverfaries.

18 O God of all goodness fend down thy choiceft bleffings upon our amiable Queen Charlotte, their Royal Highneffes George Prince of Wales, the Princefs Dowager of Wales, and all the Royal Family.

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