^|gg|EARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture movcth us ir> sundry places to acknow ledge and confoss our manifold sins and wickednessand that we should not dis semble nor clokc them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with an humble, lowly, pe nitent, and obedient heart; to the end that idc may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And al though idc ought at all times humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought wo most chiefly so to do, when wo assemble and moot together to render thanks for the groat benefits that wo hauc received at his hands, to sot forth his most worthy praise, to hoar his most holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are hero present, to accompany mo with a pure heart, and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying after mo; A general Confession to bo said of the whole Congregation after the Minister, all kneeling. LMIGHTYand most merciful FatherWo have erred,® strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. Wo have followed too much the devices®desires of our own hearts. Wo have offended against thy holy laws. Wohavoloftundono those things which wo ought to have done; And wo have done those things which wo ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Josu our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That wo may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, Co the glory of thy holy Name. Amen. The Absolution, or Remission of sins, to bo pronounced by the Priost alone, standing; the people still kneeling. JH/ft QILMIGHCY God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who dc- K siroth not the death of a sinner, but rather that ho may turn JLjQv from his wickedness,and live; and hath given power,® com mandment,to his Ministers,to,declare and pronounce to his people, 59 Aus dem Prayer Book Edwards VII. eilage 2um „Archiv ftir Buchgewerbe** Zum Artikel: Das Buchgewerbe auf der Weltausstellung in St. Louis Druck von Breitkopf H&rtel in Leipzig

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