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The merciful and pitying Lord: the long sufferer, and most mighty merciful.

He will not continue his anger for ever: neither wil he threaten for ever.

He has not dealt with us in proportion to our sins: nor has he rendred unto us according to our offences. Because according to the distance of heaven from Earth so has he enforced his mercies upon those who feare him.

As far distant as the East is from the West: so far has he divided our offences from us.

After the manner that a Father takes pity of his sons; so has the Lord taken pity of those, who feare him because he knows what we are made of.

He remembers that we are but dust; Man like hey such are his days: like the flower in the field, so wil he fade away.

Because his breath wil passe away through him, and he wil not be able to subsist: and it wil find no longer its owne place.

But the mercy of the Lord is from all eternity: and will be for ever upon those, who feare him.

And his iustice comes upon the children of their children to those who keep his wil.

And are mindful of his commandements: to performe them.

The Lord in heaven has prepared himselfe a Throne and his kingdom shall reign over all.

Blesse yee the Lord all yee Angels of his, Angels of his, yee who are powerful in strength: who execute his commands, at the hearing of his voice when he speakes.


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all places of his Dominion: my Soule praise thou the Lord.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, and now and ever: and for ever and ever. Amen.

Wee humbly implore, O merciful God, thy infinit clemency; that as we come to Thee with a confident soule, and sincere faith, and a pious assurance of mind; with the like devotion thy Beleevers may follow on these tokens of thy grace. May all superstition be banished hence, far be all suspicion of any diabolical fraud, and to the glory of thy name let all things succeede; to the end thy Beleevers may understand Thee to be the Dispenser of all good; and may be sensible and publish, that whatsoever is profitable to soul or body, is derived from Thee: through Christ our Lord. Amen.

These prayers being said, the Kings highnes rubbeth the Rings between his hands, saying:

Sanctify, O Lord, these Rings, and graciously bedew them with the dew of thy benediction, and consecrate them by the rubbing of our hands, which thou hast been pleased according to our ministery to sanctify by an external effusion of holy oyle upon them; to the end that what the nature of the mettal is not able to performe, may be wrought by the greatnes of thy Grace through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then must holy water be cast on the Rings, saying: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Ghost. Amen.

O Lord, the only begotten Son of God, Mediatour of God and men, Jesus Christ, in whose name alone salvation is sought for, and to such as hope in Thee

givest an easy acces to thy Father; who when conversing among men, thyself a Man, didst promise by an assured Oracle flowing from thy sacred Mouth, that thy Father should grant whatever was asked him in thy name; lend a gracious eare of pity to these prayers of ours; to the end that approaching with confidence to the Throne of thy grace, the Beleevers may find by the benefits conferrd upon them, that by thy mediation we have obteined, what we have most humbly beg'd in thy Name; who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Wee beseech thee, O Lord, that the Spirit, which proceedes from Thee, may prevent and follow on our desires; to the end that what we beg with confidence for the good of the Faithful, we may efficaciously obteine by thy gracious gift: through Christ our Lord. Amen.

O most clement God; Father, Son, and holy Ghost; wee supplicate and beseech Thee, that what is here performed by pious Ceremonies, to the sanctifying of thy Name, may be prevalent to the defense of our soule and body on Earth; and profitable to a more ample felicity in heaven. Who livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.

A Form of Bidding the Bedes.

The Form of Bidding the Bedes, anciently used in the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Salisbury.

EINDE eat processio hoc ordine: procedat minister virgam manu gestans locum faciens processioni. Deinde puer in superpellicio cum aqua benedicta; deinde cæteri ministri juxta ordinem prædictum. Deinde pueri et clerici de secunda forma juxta ordinem quo disponuntur in capitulo, habitu non mutato; et exeat processio per ostium presbyteri septentrionale, circumiens presbyterium. Episcopus, si præsens fuerit, mitram gerat et baculum. In fine processionis sacerdos vero, sive episcopus præsens fuerit, sive non, in anteriori parte cum puero aquam deferente procedat, et in eundo singula altaria aspergat. In duplicibus tamen festis, quæ in dominicis contingunt, in procedendo altaria non aspergat. Deinde in australi parte per fontes venientes procedant ad crucem, sacerdote cum suis ministris prædictis in medio stante suo ordine, ita quod puer deferens aquam et acolytus stent ad gradum ante crucem. Quilibet autem clericus interesse potest processioni totius anni, licet nulli horæ diei præcedentis interfuit.

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