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COME, Holy Ghost, eternal God,
Where thou art guide, no ill can come. Put back our enemy far from us,
Peace in our hearts with God and man, That, through the ages all along,
(The best, the truest gain ;) This may be our endless song ;
And grant that thou being, O Lord, Praise to thy eternal merit,
Our leader and our guide, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
may escape the snares of sin,
And never from thee slide.
Such measures of thy powerful grace
Grant, Lord, to us, we pray ;
That thou may'st be our Comforter Both from the Father and the Son,
At the last dreadful day. The God of peace and love ;
Of strife and of dissention Visit our minds, into our hearts
Dissolve, O Lord, the bands, Thy heavenly grace inspire ; And knit the knots of peace and love That truth and godliness we may
Throughout all Christian lands. Pursue with full desire.
Grant us the
grace that we may know Thou art the very Comforter
The Father of all might,
That we of his beloved Son
And that we may with perfect faith
The Spirit of Father, and of Son, The fire so bright, the love so sweet,
One God in Persons Three. The Unction spiritual.
To God the Father laud and praise, Thou in thy gifts art manifold,
And to his blessed Son, By them Christ's Church doth And to the Holy Spirit of grace, stand:
Co-equal Three in One. In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy law, And pray we, that our only Lord The finger of God's hand.
Would please his Spirit to send According to thy promise, Lord, On all that shall profess his Name,
Thou givest speech with grace ; From hence to the world's end. Amen. That thro' thy help God's praises may Resound in every place.
T That done, the Bishop shall pray
in this O Holy Ghost, into our minds
wise, and say, Send down thy heavenly light; Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal,
LMIGHTY God, and heaTo serve God day and night. Our weakness strengthen and con
venly Father, who, of thine firm,
infinite love and goodness towards (For, Lord, thou know'st us frail ;)
us, hast given to us thy only and That neither devil, world, nor flesh,
most dearly beloved Son Jesus Against us may prevail.
Christ, to be our Redeemer, and upon
Let us pray
the Author of everlasting life ; | the unity of the same Holy Spirit, who, after he had made perfect world without end. Amen. our redemption by his death, I When this Prayer is done, the Bishop and was ascended into heaven, with the Priests present shall lay their sent abroad into the world his
hands severally upon the head of every
one that receiveth the Order of PriestApostles, Prophets, Evangelists, hood; the Receivers humbly kneeling upon Doctors, and Pastors; by whose
their knees, and the Bishop saying, labour and ministry he gathered RI
ECEIVE the holy Ghost together a great flock in all the
for the Office and Work of parts of the world, to set forth a Priest in the Church of God, the eternal praise of thy holy now committed unto thee by the Name: For these so great bene- imposition of our hands. Whose fits of thy eternal goodness, and sins thou dost forgive, they are for that thou hast vouchsaféd to forgiven; and whose sins thou call these thy servants here
dost retain, they are retained.
present to the same Office and Min- And be thou a faithful Dispenser istry appointed for the salvation of the Word of God, and of his of mankind, we render unto thee holy Sacraments; In the Name most hearty thanks, we praise of the Father, and of the Son, and worship thee; and we hum- and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. bly beseech thee, by the same | Then the Bishop shall deliver to every thy blessed Son, to grant unto
one of them kneeling, the Bible into his
hand, saying, all, which either here or else
YAKE thou Authority to where call
, that we may continue to shew and to minister the holy Sacra
preach the Word of God, ourselves thankful unto thee for these and all other thy benefits; thou shalt be lawfully appointed
ments in the Congregation, where and that we may daily increase
thereunto. and go forwards in the knowledge and faith of thee and thy When this is done, the Nicene
be sung or said; and the Bishop shall Son, by the Holy Spirit. So that after that go on in the Service of the Comas well by these thy Ministers,
munion, which all they that receive Or
ders shall take together, and remain in as by them over whom they shall
the same place where Hands were laid be appointed thy Ministers, thy upon them, until such time as they have
received the Communion. holy Name may
be for ever glorified, and thy blessed kingdom The Communion being done, after the
last Collect, and immediately before the enlarged; through the same thy Benediction, shall be said these Collects. Son our
, liveth with thee
these thy servants thy heavenly gracious favour, and further us blessing; that they may be cloth with thy continual help; that in ed with righteousness, and that all our works begun, continued, thy Word spoken by their mouths and ended in thee, we may glomay have such success, that it rify thy holy Name, and finally may never be spoken in vain. by thy mercy obtain everlasting Grant also, that we may have life; through Jesus Christ our grace to hear and receive what Lord. Amen. they shall deliver out of thy most
passeth all understanding, same, as the means of our salva- keep your hearts and minds in tion; that in all our words and the knowledge and love of God, deeds we may seek thy glory, and of his Son Jesus Christ our and the increase of thy king- Lord: And the blessing of God dom; through Jesus Christ our Almighty, the Father, the Son, Lord. Amen.
and the Holy Ghost, be amongst PREVENT us, oh Lord, in you, and remain with you al
Amen. And if on the same day the Order of Deacons be given to some, and the Order of Priesthood to others; the Deacons shall be first presented, and then the Priests; and it shall suffice that the Litany be once said for both. The Collects shall both be used; first, that for Deacons, then that for Priests. The Epistle shall be Ephes. iv. 7–13, as before in this Office. Immediately after which, they that are to be made Deacons shall take the Oath of Supremacy, be examined, and Ordained, as is abore prescribed. Then one of them having read the Gospel (which shall be either out of St. Matth. ix. 36-38, as before in this Office; or else St. Luke xii. 35-38, as before in the Form for the Ordering of Deacons,) they that are to be made Priests shall likewise take the Oath of Supremacy, be examined, and Ordained, as is in this Office before appointed.
FORM OF ORDAINING OR CONSECRATING
ARCHBISHOP OR BISHOP;
Which is always to be performed upon some SUNDAY or HOLY.DAY.
9 When all things are duly prepared in A Bishop then must be blame
the Church, and set in order, after Morn- less, the husband of one wife, ing Prayer is ended, the Archbishop (or some other Bishop appointed) shall begin vigilant, sober, of good behavithe Communion Service; in which this our, given to hospitality, apt to
teach ; not given to wine, no The Collect. striker, not greedy of filthy lucre,
, thy Son Jesus Christ didst covetous; one that ruleth well give to thy holy Apostles many his own house, having his chilexcellent gifts, and didst charge dren in subjection with all grathem to feed thy flock; Give vity; (For if a man know not grace, we beseech thee, to all Bi- how to rule his own house, how shops, the Pastors of thy Church, shall he take care of the Church that they may diligently preach of God ?) Not a novice, lest bethy Word, and duly administer ing lifted up with pride he fall the godly Discipline thereof; and into the condemnation of the degrant to the people, that they vil. Moreover, he must have a may obediently follow the same; good report of them which are that all may receive the crown without; lest he fall into reof everlasting glory; through proach, and the snare of the devil. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
FROM Miletus Paul sent to
And another Bishop shall read the For the Epistle. Acts xx. 17.
Ephesus, and called the elHIS is a true saying, If a ders of the Church. And when
man desire the Office of a they were come to him, he said Bishop, he desireth a good work. unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, over the which the Holy Ghost after what manner I have been hath made you Overseers, to feed with you at all seasons, serving the Church of God, which he the Lord with all humility of hath purchased with his own mind, and with many tears and blood. For I know this, that temptations which befel me by after my departing shall grievous the lying in wait of the Jews: wolves enter in among you, not and how I kept back nothing sparing the flock. Also of your that was profitable unto you, but own selves shall men arise speakhave shewed you, and have taught ing perverse things, to draw away you publickly, and from house disciples after them. Therefore to house, testifying both to the watch, and remember, that by Jews, and also to the Greeks, re- the space of three years, I ceased pentance toward God, and faith not to warn every one night and toward our Lord Jesus Christ. day with tears. And now, breAnd now behold, I go bound thren, I commend you to God, in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not and to the word of his grace, knowing the things that shall be- which is able to build you up, fal me there; save that the Holy and to give you an inheritance Ghost witnesseth in every city, among all them which are sancsaying, That bonds and afflictions tified. I have coveted no man's abide me.
But none of these silver, or gold, or apparel ; yea, things move me, neither count I ye yourselves know, that these my life dear unto myself, so that hands have ministered unto my I might finish my course with necessities, and to them that were joy, and the ministry which I with me. I have shewed have received of the Lord Jesus, things, how that so labouring ye to testify the Gospel of the grace ought to support the weak; and of God. And now behold, I to remember the words of the know that ye all, among whom Lord Jesus, how he said, It is I have gone preaching the king- more blessed to give than to redom of God, shall see my face ceive. no more. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am
Then another Bishop shall read the
Gospel. pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to de
St. John xxi. 15. clare unto you all the counsel of JESUS saith to Simon Peter
, God. Take heed therefore unto
, , yourselves, and to all the flock | thou me more than these ? He