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For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, Forgive us all that is past, And grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee, In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy name, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Absolution.
LMIGHTY GOD our heavenly Father, who of

his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance, and true faith, turn unto him; Have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver

you
from all

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sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

After which shall be said, Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith

unto all that truly turn to him. OME unto me, all that travail, and are heavy

laden, and I will refresh you. S. Matth. 11. 28. So God loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. S. John 3. 16.

Hear also what Saint Paul saith. This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim. 1. 15.

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Hear also what Saint John saith. If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our sins. 1 S. John 2. 1.

After which the Archbishop shall proceed, saying,

Archb. Lift up your

hearts.
Answ. We lift them up unto the Lord.
Archb. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
Answ. It is meet and right so to do.
Then shall the Archbishop turn to the Lord's Table,

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T is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that

we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God :

HO hast at this time given us thy Servant our

Sovereign Queen VICTORIA to be the Defender of thy Faith, and the Protector of thy People ; that under Her we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all Godliness and Honesty. THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and

with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high. Amen.

The Prayer of Address.
E do not presume to come to this thy Table,

O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy; Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the Flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his Blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his Body, and our souls

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washed through his most precious Blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.

The Prayer of Consecration.
LMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Father, who of

thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the Cross, for our redemption, who made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world, and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue a perpetual memory of that his precious Death, until his coming again; Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee, and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of Bread and Wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his Death and Passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood : who in the same night that he was betrayed (a) took bread, and when he

Archbishop is to had given thanks (6) he brake it, and take the paten ingave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat,

(b) And here to (c) this is my Body which is given for break the bread: you, do this in remembrance of me. Like- (c) And here to

lay his hand upon wise after supper (d) he took the cup, and all the bread. when he had given thanks, he gave it to

(d) Here he is them, saying, Drink ye all of this, for into his hand : this (e) is my Blood of the New Testa- (e) And here to

lay his hand upon ment, which is shed for you and for many every vessel (be it for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft in which there is as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of any wine to be

Amen. When the Archbishop, and Dean of Westminster, with the Bishops Assistants, namely, the Preacher, and

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to his hands :

to take the cup

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The Queen communicates.

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those who read the Litany, and the Epistle and Gospel,
have communicated in both kinds, the Queen advances to
the Altar and kneels down, and the Archbishop shall
administer the Bread, and the Dean of Westminster the
Cup, to Her.

At the Delivery of the Bread shall be said,
HE Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was

given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving.

At the Delivery of the Cup.
HE Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was

shed for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Drink this in remembrance that Christ's blood was shed for thee, and be thankful. 41

The Queen then puts on Her Crown, and taking the Sceptres in Her Hands again, repairs to Her Throne.

Then the Archbishop goeth on to the Post-Communion, saying,

UR 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

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41 In all the Orders which

preceded that of K. William IV. we find this rubric, or to the same effect. “While the king receives, the Bishop (Bishops, Geo. II. etc.) appointed for that service, shall hold a towel of white silk, or fine

linen, before him." Order of George IV.

I must again confess, that I do not perceive the reason why it should have been, of late, omitted.

42 Introduced for the first time in the Order of the text.

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we forgive them that trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, For ever and ever.

Amen.

Then this Prayer.
LORD and heavenly Father, we thy humble

servants entirely desire thy Fatherly Goodness, mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving ; most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his Blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, that all we, who are partakers of this holy Communion, may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice; yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.

Then shall be said,
ILORY be to God on high, and in earth peace,

good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesu Christ; O Lord

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