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being the head corner-ftone; Grant us fo to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Epifle. S. Jude 1.

Ude the fervant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are fanctified by God the Father, and preferved in Jefus Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love be multiplied. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common falvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you, that ye fhould earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the faints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation; ungodly men turning the grace of our God into lafcivioufnefs, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jefus Chrift. I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew his, how that the Lord having faved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward deftroyed them that believed not. And the angels which kept not their firft eftate, but left their own ha bitation, he hath referved in everlasting chains under darkness, untothe judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them, in like manner giving themfelves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, fuffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise alfo thefe filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

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The Gofpel. S. John 15. 17.

Hese things I command you, that ye love one another. * If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated

For there are certain Men crept in, &c. These were the Followers of Simon Magus and the Nicolaitans. Of the latter of which we are told that they allowed themselves in the practice of the most abominable lewdness: and of the former that he declared himfelf to be God the Father to the Samaritans, and God the Son to the Jews thus denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jefus Chrift.

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fideration of our Lord's fufferings fhould be a motive to patience and refignation, rot only in the cafe of perfecution for confcience fake, but alfo in all worldly afflictions. Becaufe, if he chearfully fo endured fuch forrows for our fake, who was without blemish; how. much reafon have we to bear patiently the chaftifeents of Heaven when our fins have deferved far more than God is pleafed to lay upon us.

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ye were of the world, the world would love his own: you. If but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the

word that I faid unto you, The fervant is not greater than the Jord: if they have perfecuted me, they will also perfecute you; if they have kept my faying, they will keep yours alfo. But all thefe things will they do unto you for my Names fake, because they know not him that fent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them they had not had fin: but now they have no cloke for their fin. He that hateth me, hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had fin; but now have they both feen, and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will fend unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall teftify of me. And ye alfo fhall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

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All Saints Day.
The Collect.

Almighty God, who haft knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the myftical body of thy Son Chrift our Lord; Grant us grace fo to follow thy bleffed faints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unfpeakable joys, which thou haft prepared for them that unfeigned→ ly love thee, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

For the Epifle. Rev. 7. 2.

ND I faw another angel afcending from the eaft, having the feal of the living God; and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth, and the

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Paraphrafe on the Collea for All Saints Day..

O allpowerful God, who haft united all true Chrif tians through Faith and Charity into one spiritual body of which Chrift is the head; enable us we beseech thee fo to imitate the examples of holy Men departed,

in all Piety and Righteousness, that we may attain that inconceivable Happiness which thou haft referved for thofe that fincerely love and obey thee through Jefus Chrift our Lord.

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fea, faying, Hurt not the earth, neither the fea, nor the trees, till we have fealed the fervants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were fealed; and there were fealed an hundred and forty and four thousand, of all the tribes of the children of Ifrael.

Of the tribe of Judah were fealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were fealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were fealed twelve thoufand. Of the tribe of Afer were fealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were fealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manaffes were fealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Simeon were fealed twelve thoufand. Of the tribe of Levi were fealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Ifachar were fealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Zabulon were fealed twelve thoufand. Of the tribe of Jofeph were fealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were fealed twelve thoufand. * After this, I beheld, and lo, a great multitude which no man could number of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, ftood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands: And cried with a loud voice, faying, Salvation to our God, which fitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels ftood round about the throne, and about. the elders, and the four beafts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, faying, Amen; Bleffing, and glory, and wisdom, and thankfgiving, and honour, and power, and might be unto our God for ever and ever. A.nen. The Gofpel. S. Matth. 5. 1.

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ESUS seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain; and when he was set, his difciples came unto him. And he open

After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, Sc. By this is reprefented the univerfal Church of Chrift throughout the World.-The white Robes with which they are faid to be clotbed, and the Palms in their Hands, are an emblem of their innocence and victorious con

ftancy under Trials for the Faith, who in the prefence of God and Christ, worship, and unanimously praife his Mercy for their deliverance out of, and conquest over, their Tryals.

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ed his mouth, and taught them, faying, Eleffed are the poor in fpirit: for theirs is the kingdom, of heaven. Bleffed are they that mourn: for they fhall be comforted.. Bleffed are the meek: for they fhall inherit the earth. Bleffed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteoufnefs: for they fhall be filled. Bleffed are the merciful: for they fhall obtain mercy. Bleffed are the pure in heart: for they fhall fee God. Bleffed are the peacemakers: for they fhall be called the children of God. Bleffed are they which are perfecuted for righteoufnefs fake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Bleffed are ye when men shall revile and perfecute you, and shall fay all manner of evil against you falfly for my fake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven: for fo perfecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Bleed are they which do bunger and thirft &c. That is, they who have a vehement defire after Holinefs Who tincerely endeavour to practise all thofe Duties which God requires of us, and to eschew that Evil

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which he hath forbidden-By the affittance of God's Grace they fhall obtain what they defire, and in the Practice of Righteoufnefs fhall be greatly bleffed, as well as in the Fulness of its future Rewards.

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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 trefpaffes, As we forgive them that trefpass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil.

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The Collect.

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Lmighty God, unto whom all hearts be known, and from whom no fecrets are hid; Cleanfe the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name, through Chrift our Lord. Amen.

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Minifter.

NOD fpake these words, and said, I am the Lord thy God:
Thou shalt have none other gods but me.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minifter. Thou shalt not make to thyfelf any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them: For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and vifit the fins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, and shew mercy unto thousands, in them that love me, and keep my commandments.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minifter. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltlefs, that taketh his name

in vain.

It is fo called on account of its being a facred fignments are repeated here as a preparative to the Comof our fpiritual Union and Fellowship with Chrift, and with all true Believers. See 1 Cor. x. 16, 17.

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munion; in order that every Man may examine his faft conduct by God's Law,-alk pardon for his Tranfgreffions of it,-and Grace to obey it for the future.

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