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Thou shalt not bear fàlse witness against thy neighbour''

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Thou shalt not co‘vet thy neighbour's house" thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife" nor his servant' nor his maid' nor his o'x' nor his àss' nor a'ny thing that is his"

Lord have mercy upon us' and write all these thy laws in our hearts we beseech thee=

It is remarkable that our Author should have omitted an emphasis on the word “covet,” in the tenth commandment, which is so evidently the governing word. “I had not known lust, except the law had said, thou shalt not co vet.”

Another fault worth noticing, on account of its commonness, is the placing of the emphasis on “neighbour," in the ninth and tenth commandments; as if there might be some persons precluded from the benefit of the prohibitions. One would think that the man, to whom our Lord addressed the parable of the good Samaritan, had been used to this mode of delivery, by his asking, “and who is my neighbour ?"

THEN THE MINISTER MAY SAY, Hear also what our Lord Jesus Chrīst saith.

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart' and with all thy sòul and with all

thy mind" This is the first and great commandment And the sècond' is like unto it'' Thou shalt love thy neighbour às thyself"" On thèse two commandments' hang all the law and the prophets"

LET US PRAY.

• Almighty Lord and everlasting God' vouchsafe' we besēēch thee' to dire'ct' sap'ctify' and govern' both our hearts and bòdies' in the ways of thy laws' and in the works of thy commandments' that' through thy most mighty protection' both here and ever' we may

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preser'ved in body and soul through our Lord and Saviour' Jesus Christ'''

THE NICENE CREED.

I believe in one God' the Father Almighty' maker of heaven and earth' and of all things visible and invisible' and in o'ne Lord Jesus Christ" the o'nly begotten Son of God” begotten of his Father before all worlds" Göd of God" Light òf light” very God òf very God" bego't. ten' not made" being of o'ne substance with the Father' by whom all things were made" whõ' for us men' and for our salvation' came down from Heaven' and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost' of the Virgin Mary' and was made màn" and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate" He suffered and was buried' and the third day he rose again' according to the scriptures' and ascended into Heaven" and sitteth on the right hand of the Father'" And He shall come agai'n'with glòry' to judge both the quick and the dead" whose kingdom shall have no end'' And I believe in the Holy Ghost' the Lord and giver of life" who proceedeth from the Father and the Son" who' with the Father and the So'n together is worshipped' and glorified" who spake by the prophets'" And I believe one Catholic and Aposto'lic Church" I acknowledge o'ne baptism for the remission of sins" and I look for the resurrection of the dea'd' and the life of the world to co'me.'=

There is a passage in the Creed, often faultily delivered, in the following manner-'God of God, Lìght of lìght, ve'ry God of ve'ry God'-In which mode of expression—God of God'-according to the common acceptation, it would imply a superiority in him over God; as, when we say, 'King of Kings;' but, by laying the stress on, of, as God of God

-the true meaning is pointed out, which is, God proceeded from God, light from light, very God from very God.' Thus indicating the unity of the divine nature and essence, in connexion with the personal distinctions in the Godhead.

I shall now proceed to the rest of the service for the Communion.

THE OFFERTORY.

Let your light sò shine before men' that they may sèe your good works' and glorify your Father which is in Heaven=

Lay not up for yourselves' treasures upon earth' where moth and rust doth corrupt' and where thieves break through' and steal" but lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven' where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt and where thieves do no't break through por steal=

Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto yoù' even sò do unto the 'm" for this is the law and the prophets=

Not every one that sai th unto me' Lord Lord' shall enter into the kingdom of heaven" but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven''

Zaccheus stood forth' and said unto the Lord' Behold' Lord' the half of my goods I

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give to the poor" and if I have done any wro'ng to any man' I restoʻre four-fold"

Who goeth a warfare at any time at his o'wn cost? Who planteth a vineyard and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flo'ck' and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

If we have sow'n unto you spiritual things' is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things?

Do ye not know that they who minister about hõly things' live of the sa'crifice" and they who wait at the altar' are parta'kers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord also ordained that they who preach the Gospel should li've of the Gospel"

He that so weth little' shall rea'p little" and he that soweth plenteously' shall reap plen teously'' Let every man do according as he is disposed in his heårt' not grudgingly' or of necessity” for God loveth a cheerful giver"

Let him that is taught in the word' minister unto him that teacheth' in all good things"" Be not deceived' God is not mocked" For what soe ver a man so 'weth' that shall he reap"

While we have time' let us do good unto all men' and especially unto them that are of the house'hold of faith""

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