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Then, all ftanding up, the Mi- up to lead a godly and a nifter fhall fay to the Godfa- Chriftian life: remembering thers and Godmothers this always, that Baptifin doth Exhortation following: represent unto us our profes ORASMUCH as this fion; which is, to follow Child bath promifed by the example of our Saviour you his Sureties, to renounce Christ, and to be made like the devil and all his works, unto him; that as he died, to believe in God, and to and rofe again for us, fo serve him ;, ye must rememshould we, who are baptized, ber, that it is your parts and die from fin, and rife again duties to fee that this Infant unto righteoufnefs; continube taught, fo foon as be fhall ally mortifying all our evil and be able to learn, what a fo- corrupt affections, and daily lemn vow, promife, and pro- proceeding in all virtue and feffion be bath here made by godliness of living. you. And that be may know these things the better, ye fhall call upon him to hear Sermons; and chiefly ye shall provide, that he may learn the to the Bishop to be confirmed Creed, the Lord's Prayer, by him, so foon as be can say and the Ten Command- the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, ments, and all other things and the Ten Commandments, which a Christian ought to and is fufficiently inftructed know and believe to his foul's in the other parts of the health; and that this Child Church Catechifm, set forth may be virtuously brought for that purpose.

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¶The Minifter of every Parish fhall often admonish the People, that they defer not the Baptifm of their Children longer than the firft or fecond Sunday next after their birth, or other Holy-day falling between, unless upon a great and reasonable Cause. ¶ And alfo they fhall warn them, that, without like great caufe, and neceffity, they procure not their Children to be baptized at bome in their boufes. But when need fhall compel them fo to do, then Baptifm fhall be adminiftered as followeth. Firft, let the Minifter of the Parish (or, in his abfence, any lawful Minifter that can be procured) with those who are prefent, call upon God, and fay the Lord's Prayer, and fo many of the Collects appointed to be faid before in the Form of Public Baptifm, as the time and prefent exigence will fuffer. And then, the Child being named by fome one who is prefent, the Minifter fhall pour water upon it, faying these words:

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terly abolish the whole body of fin; and that as he is made Partaker of the death of thy Son, he may also be Partaker of his Refurrection; fo that

finally, with the refidue of thy holy Church, he may be an Inheritor of thine everlafting Kingdom, through Chrift our Lord. Amen.

Then the Minifter fhall give thanks unto God, and fay, E yield thee hearty thanks, moft merciful Father, that it hath pleafed thee to regenerate this Infant with thy holy Spirit, to receive ¶ bim for thine own Child by adoption, and to incorporate him into thy holy Church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, that he, being dead unto fin, and living unto righteousness, and being buried with Chrift in his death, may crucify the old man, and ut

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fter of the fame Parish did as the Holy Gofpel doth withimfelf baptize that Child, the nefs to our comfort on this Congregation may be certified wife. of the true form of Baptifm, by him privately before used: In which cafe he fhall fay thus,

Certify you, that according to the due and prefcribed Order of the Church, at fuch a time and at fuch a place, before divers witneffes, I baptized this Child.

Then the Minifter fhall fay as follows: or elfe shall pass on to the questions addressed to the Sponfers.

Hear the words of the Gofpel, written by St. Mark, in the tenth Chapter, at the thirteenth Verfe.

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HEY brought young But if the Child were baptichildren to Chrift, that zed by any other lawful Mini- he thould touch them; and fter, then the Minifter of the his difciples rebuked thofe who Parifh where the Child was brought them. But when Jeborn or chriftened, fhall exa- fus faw it, he was much difmine whether the fame hath pleafed, and faid unto them, been lawfully done. And if Suffer the little children to the Minifter fhall find, by the come unto me, and forbid anfwers of fuch as bring the them not; for of fuch is the Child, that all things were kingdom of God. Verily I done as they ought to be; then lay unto you, Whofoever fhall fhall not be chriften the Child not receive the kingdom of again, but fhall receive him as God as a little child, he shall one of the Flock of true Chrif. not enter therein. And he tian People, faying thus, took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and bleffed them.

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Certify you, that in this cafe all is well done, and according unto due order, ¶ concerning the baptizing of this Child; who is now by Baptifm incorporated into the Chriftian Church: For our Lord Jefus Chrift doth not deny his grace and mercy unto fuch infants; but most lovingly doth call them unto him,

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blamed those that would have kept them from him; how he exhorteth all men to follow their innocency. Ye perceive how, by his outward gesture and deed, he declared his good will toward them: For he embraced them in his arms, he laid his hands upon them, and bleffed them, Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he hath likewife favourably received this prefent Infant; that he hath embraced him with the arms of his mercy; and as he hath promised in his holy and, by God's help, will enword, will give unto him the deavour not to follow, nor be bleffing of eternal life, and led by them.

of this Child, renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all covetous defires of the fame, and the finful defires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them?

Anfw. I renounce them all;

Anfw. I do..

make him Partaker of his ever- Minift. Doft thou believe lafting kingdom. Wherefore, all the Articles of the Christian we being thus perfuaded of Faith, as contained in the the good will of our heavenly Apoftles Creed? Father, declared by his Son Jefus Chrift, towards this Infant, let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks unto him, and fay the Prayer which the Lord himself taught us.

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Minift. Wilt thou be baptized in this Faith?

Anfw. That is my defire. Minift. Wilt thou then obediently keep God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the fame all the days of thy life?

Anfw. I will, by God's help.

Then the Minifter fhall fay,

Give us this day our daily WE receive this Child

bread; and forgive us our trefpaffes, as we forgive thole who trefpafs against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

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into the Congregation of Chrift's Flock, and *Here the Mi- do* fign him with nister shall make the fign of the Child's forehead. Crofs; in token a Cross upon the

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that hereafter be fhall not be his death, may crucify the

afhamed to confefs the faith of Chrift crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner, against fin, the world, and the devil; and to continue Chrift's faithful foldier and fervant unto his life's end. Amen.

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¶ The fame Rule is to be obferved here, as to the Omission of the Sign of the Cross, as in the Public Baptifm of Infants. Then shall the Minifter fay, EEING now, dearly beloved brethren, that this Child is regenerate, and grafted into the body of Chrift's Church; let us give thanks unto Almighty God for thefe benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto him, that this Child may lead the reft of his life according to this beginning.

old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of fin; and that as he is made Partaker of the death of thy Son, he may alfo be Partaker of his Refurrection; fo that finally, with the refidue oft hy holy Church, he may be an Inheritor of thine Chrift our Lord. Amen. everlasting Kingdom, through

¶Then, all standing up, the Minifter fhall fay to the Godfathers and Godmothers this Exbortation following :

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ORASMUCH as this Child bath promised by you his Sureties, to renounce the devil and all his works, to believe in God, and to ferve him; ye muft remember, that it is your parts and duties to fee that this Infant bé taught, fo foon as he fall be able to learn, what a folemn vow, promise, and profeffion he hath ¶Then fhall be faid, all kneeling, here made by you. And that WEthanks, moft merci- the better, ye shall call upon yield thee hearty be may know these things

ful Father, that it hath pleaf- him to hear Sermons; and ed thee to regenerate this In- chiefly ye fhall provide, that fant with thy Holy Spirit, to be may learn the Creed, the receive him for thine own Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Child by adoption, and to in- Commandments, and all other corporate him into thy holy things which a Chriftian Church. And humbly we ought to know and believe to befeech thee to grant, that he, his foul's health; and that being dead unto fin, and liv- this Child may be virtuously ing unto righteousness, and brought up to lead a godly being buried with Chrift in and a Christian life: remem

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