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And then, the Child being named by some one that is
present, the Minister shall pour water upon it, saying these words ;
N. I baptize thee in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Then, all kneeling down, the Minister shall give thanks
unto God, and say, We yield thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate this Infant with thy holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by adoption, and to incorporate him into thy holy Church. And we humbly beseech thee to grant, that as he is now made partaker of the death of thy Son, so he may be also of his resurrection ; and that finally, with the residue of thy saints, he may inherit thine everlasting kingdom : through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Catalogue of Sins, arranged according to the various
states and conditions of men, with texts of Scripture expressly or by inference forbidding the same : by glancing at which the Curate will be able more readily to determine upon what subjects he should most especially address the sick. The sins of our
Youth. The not remem- Remember now thy Creator bering our Creator. in the days of thy youth, while
the evil days come not, nor the
I have no pleasure in
them. Eccles. xii. 1. Neglect of the
Not forsaking the assembling public worship of of ourselves together. Heb. God.
Inattention during Keep thy foot when thou divine service. goest to the house of God, and
be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. Eccles. v. 1.
Neglecting the du- Continue in prayer, and watch ties of Prayer and in the same with thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Col. iv. 2. Not ordering our
Wherewithal shall a young ways according to
man cleanse his way? by taking God's Word.
heed thereto according to thy
Word. Psal. cxix. 9. Giving heed unto Exercise thyself rather unto things that are un- godliness. 1 Tim. iv. 7. profitable and vain.
Disobedience to Children obey your parents Parents.
in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Col.
iii. 20. Disrespect to- Thou shalt rise
before the wards the aged. hoary head, and honour the face
of the old man. Levit. xix. 32. Following after Abstain from fleshly lusts, the lusts of the flesh. which war against the soul.
1 Pet. ii. 11. Fornication.
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication. 1 Thess. iy. 3.
Intemperance. Take heed to yourselves, lest
hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and
drunkenness. Luke xxi. 34. Idleness.
Not slothful in business.
Rom. xii. 11. Resorting to bad Enter not into the path of company.
the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it. pass not by it, turn from it, and
pass away. Prov. iv. 14, 15. Swearing in com- Swear not at all. Matt. v. mon discourse. 34.
Presuming that Boast not thyself of to-morwe have many years
row; for thou knowest not what to live.
a day may bring forth. Prov.
xxvii. 1. Living unmindful But know thou, that for all of the judgment, these things God will bring thee walking in the ways into judgment. Eccles. xi. 9. of our hearts, and in the sight of our eyes.
Sins into which the
Aged are prone to fall.
To neglect an ex- Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; amination of consider your ways. Haggai
i. 7. The postponing Whatsoever thy hand findeth the discharge of to do, do it with thy might; many duties to a
for there is no work, nor device, future period. nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in
the grave, whither thou goest.
Eccles. ix. 10. Deferring to be Acquaint now thyself with him, reconciled to God. and be at peace. Job xxii. 21. Encumbering our
loins be girded hearts with earthly about, and your lights burning ; things, instead of and ye yourselves like unto men making preparations that wait for their Lord. Luke for our departure, xii. 35, 36. and living in expectation of our summons. Covetousness.
Take heed, and beware of covetousness. Luke xii. 15.