HOMILY ON COMMON PRAYER AND SACRAMENTS

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<bkdv3 n="12238"><f t="rl">AN HOMILIE WHERE{\-}<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="12239">in is declared that Common Prayer and Sacra{\-}
<bkdv3 n="12240">ments ought to bee ministred in a tongue
<bkdv3 n="12241">that is vnderstood of the
<bkdv3 n="12242">hearers.<f t="bl">
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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-1"><bkdv3 n="12243"><f t="bk">A<f t="bl">Mong the manifold <app>exereises<rdg resp="IL">exercises</rdg><app> of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-2"><bkdv3 n="12244">people (deare Christians) there is none
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-3"><bkdv3 n="12245">more necessary for all estates, and at all
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-4"><bkdv3 n="12246">times, then is publike prayer, and the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-5"><bkdv3 n="12247">due vse of Sacraments. For in the first,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-6"><bkdv3 n="12248">wee beg at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> hands all such
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-7"><bkdv3 n="12249">things, as otherwise we can not obtain.
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-8"><bkdv3 n="12250">And in the other, hee imbraceth vs, and
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-9"><bkdv3 n="12251">offereth himselfe to bee embraced of vs.
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-10"><bkdv3 n="12252">Knowing therefore that these two exer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-11"><bkdv3 n="12253">cises are so necessary for vs, let vs not
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-12"><bkdv3 n="12254">thinke it vnmeet to consider, first what
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-13"><bkdv3 n="12255">prayer is, and what a Sacrament is,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-14"><bkdv3 n="12256">and then how many sorts of prayers there bee, and how many Sacra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-15"><bkdv3 n="12257">ments, so shall wee the better vnderstand how to vse them aright. To
<ttdv4 n="II.9:1;16><bkdv3 n="12258">know what they be, Saint <f t="r"><cit work=""Augustine, Of the Spirit and the Soul">Augustine</name><f t="bl"> teacheth vs in his booke entituled,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-17"><bkdv3 n="12259">Of the spirite and the soule</cit>. He sayth thus of prayer: Prayer is (saith

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="12260"><cit work="Augustine, `De Spiritu et anima'"> August.de
<bkdv3 n="12261">spiritu |&| a{\-}
<bkdv3 n="12262">nima. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-18"><bkdv3 n="12263">hee) the deuotion of the minde, that is to say, the returning to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-19"><bkdv3 n="12264">through a godly and humble affection, which affection is certaine wil{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-20"><bkdv3 n="12265">ling and sweete inclining of the minde it selfe towards <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And in
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-21"><bkdv3 n="12266">the second booke against the aduersary of the Law and the Prophets, hee

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="12267"><cit work="Augustinem `Contra Adversarios et Proph.', bk. 2">August.li.2.
<bkdv3 n="12268">contra ad{\-}
<bkdv3 n="12269">uersarios le{\-}
<bkdv3 n="12270">gis |&| proph.</cit>
<f t="bl"><lang t="e">
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-22"><bkdv3 n="12271">calleth Sacraments, holy signes. And writing to <f t="r"><name t="ps">Bonifacius</name><f t="bl"> of the Bap{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-23"><bkdv3 n="12272">tisme of infants, he saith, If Sacraments had not a certaine similitude
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-24"><bkdv3 n="12273">of those things whereof they bee Sacraments, they should bee no Sacra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-25"><bkdv3 n="12274">ments at all. And of this similitude they doe for the most part receiue the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-26"><bkdv3 n="12275">names of the selfe things they signifie. By these wordes of Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Au{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="12276"><cit work="Augustine, `Ad Boniface'">August.ad
<bkdv3 n="12277">Bonifacium.</cit>
<f t="bl"><lang t="e">
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-27"><bkdv3 n="12278">gustine</name><f t="bl"> it appeareth, that hee alloweth the common description of a Sa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-28"><bkdv3 n="12279">crament, which is, that it is a visible signe of an inuisible grace, that is to
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-29"><bkdv3 n="12280">say, that setteth out to the eyes and other outward senses, the inward
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-30"><bkdv3 n="12281">working of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> free mercy, and doeth (as it were) seale in our hearts

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<bkdv3 n="12283"><f t="r"><fw t=page>134</fw><fw t="header">Of common Prayer.</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-31"><bkdv3 n="12284">the promises of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And so was circumcision a Sacrament, which
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-32"><bkdv3 n="12285">preached vnto the outward senses the inward cutting away of the fore{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-33"><bkdv3 n="12286">skin of the heart, and sealed and made sure in the hearts of the Circum{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-34"><bkdv3 n="12287">cised the promise of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> touching the promised seede that they loo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-35"><bkdv3 n="12288">ked for. Nowe let vs see how many sorts of prayer, and howe many
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-36"><bkdv3 n="12289">Sacraments there bee. In the scriptures wee reade of three sorts of

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12290"><cit work="NT. 1 Timothy 2.8"><f t="r">1.Tim.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-37"><bkdv3 n="12291">prayer, whereof two are priuate, and the thirde is common. The first is
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-38"><bkdv3 n="12292">that which Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> speaketh of in his Epistle to <f t="r"><name t="ps">Timothie</name><f t="bl">, sayinge,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-39"><bkdv3 n="12293">I will that men pray in euery place, lifting vp pure handes, with
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-40"><bkdv3 n="12294">out wrath or striuing. And it is the deuout lifting vp of the mind to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-41"><bkdv3 n="12295">without the vtteringe of the hearts griefe or desire by open voyce. Of

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12296"><cit work="OT. 1 Samuel 1.13"><f t="r">1.King.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-42"><bkdv3 n="12297">this prayer wee haue example in the first booke of the Kinges in <f t="r"><name t="ps">Anna</name><f t="bl"> the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-43"><bkdv3 n="12298">mother of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Samuel</name><f t="bl">, when in the heauinesse of her heart shee prayed in the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-44"><bkdv3 n="12299">Temple, desiring to be made fruiteful. Shee prayed in her heart (saith the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-45"><bkdv3 n="12300">text) but there was no voyce hearde. After this sort must all Christians
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-46"><bkdv3 n="12301">pray, not once in a weeke , or once in a day onely: but as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12302"><cit work="NT. 1 Thessalonians 5.17"><f t="r">1.Thess.5.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="12303"><cit work="NT. James 5.16">Iames 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-47"><bkdv3 n="12304">writeth to the Thessalonians, without ceasing. And as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-48"><bkdv3 n="12305">writeth, The continuall prayer of a iust man is of much force. The se{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-49"><bkdv3 n="12306">cond sort of prayer is spoken of in the Gospel of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Matthew</name><f t="bl">, where it is sayd,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12307"><cit work="NT. Matthew 6.6"><f t="r">Matt.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-50"><bkdv3 n="12308">when thou prayest, enter into thy secret closet, and when thou hast
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-51"><bkdv3 n="12309">shutte the doore to thee, pray vnto thy Father in secret, and thy Father
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-52"><bkdv3 n="12310">which seeth in secret shall reward thee. Of this sort of prayer there bee
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-53"><bkdv3 n="12311">sundry examples in the Scriptures, but it shall suffice to rehearse one,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-54"><bkdv3 n="12312">which is written in the actes of the Apostles.
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<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12313"><cit work="NT. Acts 10.1, 3, 30-31"><f t="r">Actes 10.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-55"><bkdv3 n="12314"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Cornelius</name><f t="bl">, a deuoute man, a captaine of the Italian army, sayth to
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-56"><bkdv3 n="12315"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl">: that being in his house in prayer at the ninth houre, there ap{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-57"><bkdv3 n="12316">peared vnto him one in a white garment |&|c. This man prayed vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-58"><bkdv3 n="12317"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in secret, and was rewarded openly. These bee the two pri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-59"><bkdv3 n="12318">uate sorts of prayer. The one mentall, that is to say, the deuout lifting
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-60"><bkdv3 n="12319">vp of the minde to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: And the other vocall, that is to say, the secret
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-61"><bkdv3 n="12320">vttering of the griefes and desires of the heart with wordes, but yet in a
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-62"><bkdv3 n="12321">secret closet, or some solitary place. The third sort of prayer is publike or
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-63"><bkdv3 n="12322">common. Of this prayer speaketh our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, when he sayth,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12323"><cit work="NT. Matthew 18.19-20"><f t="r">Matth.18.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-64"><bkdv3 n="12324">If two of you shall agree vpon earth vpon any thing, whatsoeuer ye shall
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-65"><bkdv3 n="12325">aske, my Father which is in heauen shall doe it for you, for wheresoe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-66"><bkdv3 n="12326">euer two or three bee gathered together in my name, there am I in the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-67"><bkdv3 n="12327">middest of them. Although <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath promised to heare vs when
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-68"><bkdv3 n="12328">we pray priuately, so it be done faithfully and deuoutly (for he saith, Call

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12329"><cit work="OT. Psalms 50.15"><f t="r">Psal.50.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-69"><bkdv3 n="12330">vpon me in the day of thy trouble, and I will heare thee. And <f t="r"><name t="ps">Elias</name><f t="bl"> be{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12331"><cit work="NT. James 5.17-18"><f t="r">Iames 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-70"><bkdv3 n="12332">ing but a mortall man, saith Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name><f t="bl">, prayed, and heauen was shut
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-71"><bkdv3 n="12333">three yeeres and sixe moneths, and againe he prayed, and the heauen gaue
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-72"><bkdv3 n="12334">raine:) Yet by the histories of the Bible it appeareth, that publike and
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-73"><bkdv3 n="12335">common prayer is most auaileable before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and therefore is much
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-74"><bkdv3 n="12336">to be lamented that it is no better esteemed among vs which professe to be

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12337"><cit work="OT. Jonah 3.4-10"><f t="r">Ionas 3<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-75"><bkdv3 n="12338">but one body in <name t="ps">Christ</name>. Wh&emacron; the city of <f t="r"><name t="pl">Niniue</name><f t="bl"> was threatned to be destroy{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-76"><bkdv3 n="12339">ed within fortie dayes, the Prince and the people ioyned themselues to{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-77"><bkdv3 n="12340">gether in publike prayer and fasting, and were preserued. In the Prophet

<bkdv3 n="12341"><fw t="catch"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Ioel</name><f t="bl"></fw>

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<bkdv3 n="12342"><f t="r"><fw t="header"><f t="r">and Sacraments.</fw><fw t=page>135</fw>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-78"><bkdv3 n="12343"><name t="ps">Ioel</name><f t="bl">, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> commanded a fasting to be proclaimed, and the people to be

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12344"><cit work="OT. Joel 2.15-17"><f t="r">Ioel 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-79"><bkdv3 n="12345">gathered together, young and olde, man and woman, and are taught to
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-80"><bkdv3 n="12346">say with one voyce: Spare vs, O Lord, spare thy people, and let not
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-81"><bkdv3 n="12347">thine inheritance bee brought to confusion. When the Iewes should
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-82"><bkdv3 n="12348">haue beene destroyed all in one day through the malice of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Haman</name><f t="bl">, at the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-83"><bkdv3 n="12349">commaundement of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Hester</name><f t="bl"> they fasted and prayed, and were preserued.

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12350"><cit work="OT. Esther 4.16"><f t="r">Hester 4.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-84"><bkdv3 n="12351">When <f t="r"><name t="ps">Holophernes</name><f t="bl"> besieged <f t="r"><name t="pl">Bethulia</name><f t="bl"> by the aduice of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iudith</name><f t="bl"> they fasted and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12352"><cit work="Apocrypha. Judith 8.17"><f t="r">Iudith 8.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-85"><bkdv3 n="12353">prayed, and were deliuered. When <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> was in prison, the congregation

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12354"><cit work="NT. Acts 12.5"><f t="r">Actes.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-86"><bkdv3 n="12355">ioyned themselues together in prayer, and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> was wonderfully deliue{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-87"><bkdv3 n="12356">red. By these histories it appeareth, that common or publike prayer is of
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-88"><bkdv3 n="12357">great force to obteine mercy, |&| deliuerance at our heauenly Fathers hand.
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<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-89"><bkdv3 n="12358">Therefore brethren, I beseech you, euen for the tender mercies of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-90"><bkdv3 n="12359">let vs no longer bee negligent in this behalfe: but as the people willing
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-91"><bkdv3 n="12360">to receiue at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> hand such good things as in the common prayer of
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-92"><bkdv3 n="12361">the Church are craued, let vs ioyne our selues together in the place of com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-93"><bkdv3 n="12362">mon prayer, and with one voyce and one heart, begge at our heauenly
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-94"><bkdv3 n="12363">father all those things, which hee knoweth to bee necessary for vs.
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-95"><bkdv3 n="12364">I forbid you not priuate prayer, but I exhort you to esteeme common
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-96"><bkdv3 n="12365">prayer as it is worthy. And before all things, bee sure, that in all these
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-97"><bkdv3 n="12366">three sortes of prayer, your mindes bee deuoutly lifted vp to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-98"><bkdv3 n="12367">else are your prayers to no purpose, and this saying shalbe verified in you:
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-99"><bkdv3 n="12368">This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is farre from

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12369"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 29.13"><f t="r">Esai.29.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-100"><bkdv3 n="12370">mee. Thus much for the three sortes of prayer, whereof we reade in the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12371"><cit work="NT. Matthew 15.8"><f t="r">Matth.15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-101"><bkdv3 n="12372">Scriptures. Now with like, or rather more breuitie, you shall heare
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-102"><bkdv3 n="12373">how many Sacraments there be, that were instituted by our Sauiour
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-103"><bkdv3 n="12374"><name t="ps">Christ</name>, and are to bee continued, and receiued of euery Christian in due
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-104"><bkdv3 n="12375">time and order, and for such purpose as our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> willed
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-105"><bkdv3 n="12376">them to be receiued. And as for the number of them, if they should be con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-106"><bkdv3 n="12377">sidered according to the exact signification of a Sacrament, namely, for
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-107"><bkdv3 n="12378">the visible signes, expresly commanded in the new Testament, whereun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-108"><bkdv3 n="12379">to is annexed the promise of free forgiuenesse of our sinne, and of our holi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-109"><bkdv3 n="12380">nesse and ioyning in <name t="ps">Christ</name>, there bee but two: namely Baptisme, and
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-110"><bkdv3 n="12381">the Supper of the Lord. For although absolution hath the promise
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-111"><bkdv3 n="12382">of forgiuenesse of sinne, yet by the expresse worde of the new Testament
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-112"><bkdv3 n="12383">it hath not this promise annexed and tyed to the visible signe, which
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-113"><bkdv3 n="12384">is imposition of hands. For this visible signe (I meane laying on of
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-114"><bkdv3 n="12385">hands) is not expresly commanded in the new Testament to be vsed in ab{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-115"><bkdv3 n="12386">solution, as the visible signes in Baptisme and the Lords Supper are:
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-116"><bkdv3 n="12387">and therefore absolution is no such Sacrament as Baptisme and the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-117"><bkdv3 n="12388">Communion are. And though the ordering of ministers hath his visible
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-118"><bkdv3 n="12389">signe and promise: yet it lackes the promise of remission of sinne, as all
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-119"><bkdv3 n="12390">other sacraments besides the two aboue named doe. Therefore neither
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-120"><bkdv3 n="12391">it, nor any other sacrament else, bee such Sacraments as Baptisme and
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-121"><bkdv3 n="12392">the Communion are. But in a generall acception, the mane of a Sacra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-122"><bkdv3 n="12393">ment may be attributed to any thing whereby an holy thing is signified.
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-123"><bkdv3 n="12394">In which vnderst&amacron;ding of the word, the ancient writers haue giuen this
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-124"><bkdv3 n="12395">name, not only to the other fiue, commonly of late yeres taken and vsed for

<bkdv3 n="12396"><fw t="sig">Mm2</fw><fw t="catch">supplying</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="136" sig="Mm2v" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="12397"><f t="r"><fw t=page>136</fw><fw t="header">Of Common Prayer.</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-125"><bkdv3 n="12398">supplying the number of the seuen Sacraments: but also to diuers and

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="12399"><cit work="Dionysius, Bernard, `De Coena Domini, Dionysius, et Abluti pedum'">
<bkdv3 n="124126">Bernard.
<bkdv3 n="12401">de ceona
<bkdv3 n="12402">Domini, |&|
<bkdv3 n="12403">abluti.pe{\-}
<bkdv3 n="12404">dum. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-127"><bkdv3 n="12405">sundry other ceremonies, as to oyle, washing of feete, and such like,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-128"><bkdv3 n="12406">not meaning thereby to repute them as Sacraments, in the same sig{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-129"><bkdv3 n="12407">nification that the two forenamed Sacraments are. And therefore
<ttdv4 n="II.9:1;130><bkdv3 n="12408">Saint <f t="r"><cit work=""Augustine, To Januarius">Augustine<f t="bl"> weighing the true signification and exact meaning of
<ttdv4 n="II.9:1;131><bkdv3 n="12409">the word, writing to <f t="r">Ianuarius</cit><f t="bl">, and also in <cit work=""Augustine, Christian Doctrine, Bk. 3">the third booke of Christian
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-132"><bkdv3 n="12410">doctrine</cit>, affirmeth that the Sacraments of the Christians, as they are
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-133"><bkdv3 n="12411">most excellent in signification, so are they most few in number, and in
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-134"><bkdv3 n="12412">both places maketh mention expresly of two, the sacrament of baptisme,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-135"><bkdv3 n="12413">and the supper of the Lord. And although there are retained by the order
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-136"><bkdv3 n="12414">of the Church of England, besides these two, certaine other Rites and
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-137"><bkdv3 n="12415">Ceremonies about the institution of Ministers in the Church, Matrimo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-138"><bkdv3 n="12416">ny, Confirmation of the children, by examining them of their knowledge
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-139"><bkdv3 n="12417">in the articles of the faith, and ioyning thereto the prayers of the Church
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-140"><bkdv3 n="12418">for them, and likewise for the visitation of the sicke: yet no man ought to
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-141"><bkdv3 n="12419">take these for Sacraments, in such signification and meaning, as the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-142"><bkdv3 n="12420">Sacrament of Baptisme. and the Lords Supper are: but either for
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-143"><bkdv3 n="12421">godly states of life, necessary in <name t="ps">Christes</name> Church, and therefore worthie
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-144"><bkdv3 n="12422">to bee set foorth by publike action and solemnity by the ministery of the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-145"><bkdv3 n="12423">Church, or else iudged to bee such ordinances, as may make for the in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-146"><bkdv3 n="12424">struction, comfort, and edification of <name t="ps">Christes</name> Church.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-147"><bkdv3 n="12425">Now vnderstanding sufficiently what prayer is, and what a Sa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-148"><bkdv3 n="12426">crament is also, and how many sortes of prayers there bee, and how
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-149"><bkdv3 n="12427">many Sacraments of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christs</name> institution: let vs see whe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-150"><bkdv3 n="12428">ther the Scriptures and examples of the Primatiue Church will alow
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-151"><bkdv3 n="12429">any vocall prayer, that is, when the mouth vttereth the petitions with
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-152"><bkdv3 n="12430">voyce, or any maner of Sacrament, or other publike or common rite or
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-153"><bkdv3 n="12431">action, pertaining to the profite and edifying of the vnlearned, to bee
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-154"><bkdv3 n="12432">ministred in a tongue vnknowne, or not vnderstood of the Minister or
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-155"><bkdv3 n="12433">people: yea, and whether any person may priuately vse any vocall prayer,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-156"><bkdv3 n="12434">in a language that hee himselfe vnderstandeth not. To this question we
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-157"><bkdv3 n="12435">must answere, no. And first of Common prayer and administration of
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-158"><bkdv3 n="12436">Sacraments. Although reason, if it might rule, would soone perswade
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-159"><bkdv3 n="12437">vs to haue our common prayer and administration of the Sacraments
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-160"><bkdv3 n="12438">in a knowne tongue, both for that to pray commonly, is for a multitude
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-161"><bkdv3 n="12439">to aske one and the selfe thing with one voyce, and one consent of minde,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-162"><bkdv3 n="12440">and to administer a Sacrament, is by the outward word and element,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-163"><bkdv3 n="12441">to preach to the receiuer the inward and inuisible grace of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-164"><bkdv3 n="12442">also for that both these exercises were first instituted, and are still conti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-165"><bkdv3 n="12443">nued to the end that the congregation of <name t="ps">Christ</name> might from time to time
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-166"><bkdv3 n="12444">bee put in remembrance of their vnity in <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and that as members
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-167"><bkdv3 n="12445">all of one body, they ought both in prayers and otherwise to seeke and
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-168"><bkdv3 n="12446">desire one anothers commodity, |&| not their owne without others: Yet
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-169"><bkdv3 n="12447">shall wee not neede to flee to reasons and proofes in this matter, sith wee
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-170"><bkdv3 n="12448">haue both the plaine and manifest wordes of the Scripture, and also the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-171"><bkdv3 n="12449">consent of the most learned and ancient writers, to commend the pray{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-172"><bkdv3 n="12450">ers of the Congregation in a knowne tongue. First, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> to the Corin{\-}

<bkdv3 n="12451"><fw t="catch">thians</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="137" sig="Mm3r" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="12452"><fw t="header"><f t="r">and Sacraments</fw><fw t=page>137</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-173"><bkdv3 n="12453">thians saith: Let all things be done to edifying. Which cannot be, vnlesse

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12454"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 14.26"><f t="r">1.Cor.14<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-174"><bkdv3 n="12455">common prayers and administration of Sacraments bee in a tongue
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-175"><bkdv3 n="12456">knowen to the people. For where the prayers spoken by the minister,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-176"><bkdv3 n="12457">and the wordes in the administration of the Sacraments, bee not vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-177"><bkdv3 n="12458">derstood of them that bee present, they cannot thereby bee edified. For as
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-178"><bkdv3 n="12459">when the trumpet that is blowne in the field giueth an vncertaine sound,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-179"><bkdv3 n="12460">no man is thereby stirred vp to prepare himselfe to the fight. And as
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-180"><bkdv3 n="12461">when an instrument of musicke maketh no distinct sound, no man can
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-181"><bkdv3 n="12462">tell what is piped: Euen so when prayers or administration of Sacra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-182"><bkdv3 n="12463">ments shall bee in a tongue vnknowen to the hearers, which of them
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-183"><bkdv3 n="12464">shall bee thereby stirred vp to lift vp his minde to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and to begge
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-184"><bkdv3 n="12465">with the minister at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> hand, those things which in the wordes
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-185"><bkdv3 n="12466">of his prayers the minister asketh? Or who shall in the ministration of
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-186"><bkdv3 n="12467">the Sacraments vnderstand what inuisible grace, is to be craued of the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-187"><bkdv3 n="12468">hearer, to bee wrought in the inward man? Truely no man at all. For
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-188"><bkdv3 n="12469">(saith Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">) hee that speaketh in a tongue vnknowne, shall be
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-189"><bkdv3 n="12470">to the hearer an aliant, which in a Christian Congregation is a great
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-190"><bkdv3 n="12471">absurditie.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-191"><bkdv3 n="12472">For wee are not strangers one to another, but wee are the citizens of

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12473"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 2.19"><f t="r">Ephe 2.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="12474"><cit work="1 Corinthians 10.17, 12.12">1.Cor.10.
<bkdv3 n="12475">and 12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-192"><bkdv3 n="12476">the Saints, and of the houshold of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, yea, and members of one
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-193"><bkdv3 n="12477">body. And therefore whiles our minister is in rehearsing the prayer that
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-194"><bkdv3 n="12478">is made in the name of vs all, wee must giue diligent eares to the words
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-195"><bkdv3 n="12479">spoken by him, and in heart begge at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> hand those things that
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-196"><bkdv3 n="12480">hee beggeth in wordes. And to signifie that wee doe so, wee say Amen,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-197"><bkdv3 n="12481">at the end of the prayer that hee maketh in the name of vs all. And this
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-198"><bkdv3 n="12482">thing can wee not doe for edification, vnlesse wee vnderstand what is
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-199"><bkdv3 n="12483">spoken. Therefore it is required of necessity, that the Common prayer
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-200"><bkdv3 n="12484">bee had in a tongue that the hearers doe vnderstand. If euer it had bin
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-201"><bkdv3 n="12485">tolerable to vse strange tongues in the congregations, the same might
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-202"><bkdv3 n="12486">haue beene in the time of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> and the other Apostles, when they were
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-203"><bkdv3 n="12487">miraculously endued with gifts of tongues. For it might then haue per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-204"><bkdv3 n="12488">swaded some to imbrace the Gospel, when they had heard men that were
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-205"><bkdv3 n="12489">Hebrewes borne and vnlearned, speake the Greeke, the Latine, and other
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-206"><bkdv3 n="12490">languages. But <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> thought it not tolerable then: And shall wee vse it
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-207"><bkdv3 n="12491">now, when no man commeth by that knowledge of tongues, otherwise
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-208"><bkdv3 n="12492">then by diligent and earnest study? <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> forbid. For wee should by
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-209"><bkdv3 n="12493">that meanes bring all our Church exercises to friuolous superstition, and
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-210"><bkdv3 n="12494">make them altogether vnfruitfull. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Luke</name><f t="bl"> writeth that when <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> and
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-211"><bkdv3 n="12495">Iohn were discharged by the Princes and high Priestes of <name t="pl">Hierusalem</name>,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12496"><cit work="NT. Acts 4.23-24"><f t="r">Actes 4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-212"><bkdv3 n="12497">they came to their fellowes, and tolde them all that the Princes of the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-213"><bkdv3 n="12498">Priestes and Elders had spoken to them. Which when they heard, they
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-214"><bkdv3 n="12499">lifted vp their voyce together to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> with one assent, and sayd, Lord,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-215"><bkdv3 n="12500">thou art he that hast made heauen and earth, the sea, and all things that
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-216"><bkdv3 n="12501">are in them. |&|c. Thus could they not haue done, if they had prayed in a
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-217"><bkdv3 n="12502">strange tongue, that they had not vnderstood. And no doubt of it, they
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-218"><bkdv3 n="12503">did not all speake with seuerall voyce: but some one of them spake in the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-219"><bkdv3 n="12504">name of them all, and the rest giuing diligent eare to his wordes consen{\-}

<bkdv3 n="12505"><fw t="sig">Mm3</fw><fw t="catch">ted</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="138" sig="Mm3v" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="12506"><f t="r"><fw t=page>138</fw><fw t="header">Of Common prayer</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-220"><bkdv3 n="12507">ted thereunto, and therefore it is sayd, that they lifted vp their voyce to{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-221"><bkdv3 n="12508">gether. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Luke</name><f t="bl"> saith not, Their voyces, as many: but, their voice,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-222"><bkdv3 n="12509">as one. That one voyce therefore was in such language as they all vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-223"><bkdv3 n="12510">derstood, otherwise they could not haue lifted it vp with the consent of
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-224"><bkdv3 n="12511">their heartes. For no man canne giue consent of the thing that he know{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-225"><bkdv3 n="12512">eth not. As touching the times before the comming of <name t="ps">Christ</name> there
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-226"><bkdv3 n="12513">was neuer man yet that would affirme, that either the people of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-227"><bkdv3 n="12514">or other, had their prayers or administrations of the Sacraments, or sa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-228"><bkdv3 n="12515">crifices, in a tongue that they themselues vnderstood not. As for the time
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-229"><bkdv3 n="12516">since <name t="ps">Christ</name>, till that vsurped power of <f t="r"><name t="pl">Rome</name><f t="bl"> began to spreade it selfe, and to
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-230"><bkdv3 n="12517">inforce all the nations of <name t="pl">Europe</name> to haue the Romish language in admi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-231"><bkdv3 n="12518">ration, it appeareth by the consent of the most ancient and learned wri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-232"><bkdv3 n="12519">ters, that there was no strange or vnknowne tongue vsed in the congre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-233"><bkdv3 n="12520">gation of Christians.

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="12521"><cit work="Justinus, `Apol.,' 2">Iustinus a{\-}
<bkdv3 n="12522">pol. 2. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-234"><bkdv3 n="12523"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Iustinus Martyr</name><f t="bl">, who liued about <f t="r">160<f t="bl"> yeeres after <name t="ps">Christ</name>, sayth thus
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-235"><bkdv3 n="12524">of the administration of the Lords Supper in his time: Upon the Sun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-236"><bkdv3 n="12525">day assemblies are made both of them that dwell in Cities, and of them
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-237"><bkdv3 n="12526">that dwell in the Countrey also. Amongst whom, as much as may bee,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-238"><bkdv3 n="12527">the writings of the Apostles |&| Prophets are read. Afterwards when the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-239"><bkdv3 n="12528">Reader doth cease, the chiefe Minister maketh an exhortation, exhorting
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-240"><bkdv3 n="12529">them to follow honest things. After this, wee rise altogether and offer
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-241"><bkdv3 n="12530">prayers, which being ended (as wee haue sayd) bread and wine and wa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-242"><bkdv3 n="12531">ter are brought foorth: Then the head Minister offereth prayers and
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-243"><bkdv3 n="12532">thankesgiuing with all his power, and the people answer, Amen. These
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-244"><bkdv3 n="12533">words, with their circumstances being duely considered, do declare plain{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-245"><bkdv3 n="12534">ly, that not onely the Scriptures were read in a knowne tongue: but al{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-246"><bkdv3 n="12535">so that prayer was made in the same in the congregations of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iustines</name><f t="bl"> time.
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-247"><bkdv3 n="12536"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Basilius Magnus</name><f t="bl">, and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohannes Chrysostomus</name><f t="bl"> did in their time prescribe pub{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-248"><bkdv3 n="12537">like orders of publike administration, which they call <f t="r">Liturgies<f t="bl">, and in
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-249"><bkdv3 n="12538">them they appointed the people to answer to the prayers of the Minister,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-250"><bkdv3 n="12539">sometime, <f t="r">Amen<f t="bl">, sometime, <f t="r">Lord haue mercy vpon vs<f t="bl">, sometime, <f t="r">and with
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-251"><bkdv3 n="12540">thy spirit<f t="bl">, and <f t="r">we haue our hearts lifted vp vnto the Lord, |&|c<f t="bl">. Which answers

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="12541"><cit work="Basil, epistle 63">Epist.63.</cit>
<f t="bl"><lang t="e">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-252"><bkdv3 n="12542">the people could not haue made in due time, if the prayers had not beene
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-253"><bkdv3 n="12543">in a tongue that they vnderstood. The same <f t="r"><name t="ps">Basil</name><f t="bl"> writing to the Clergie
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-254"><bkdv3 n="12544">of <f t="r"><name t="pl">Neoc'sarea</name><f t="bl">, sayth thus of his vsage in common prayer, appoynting
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-255"><bkdv3 n="12545">one to begin the song, the rest follow: And so with diuers songs and pray{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-256"><bkdv3 n="12546">ers, passing ouer the night, at the dawning of the day, altogether (euen
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-257"><bkdv3 n="12547">as it were with one mouth and one heart) they sing vnto the Lord a song
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-258"><bkdv3 n="12548">of confession, euery man framing vnto himselfe meete wordes of repen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-259"><bkdv3 n="12549">tance. In another place he sayth, If the Sea bee fayre, how is not the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-260"><bkdv3 n="12550">assembly of the congregation much more fayre, in which a ioyned sound
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-261"><bkdv3 n="12551">of men, women, and children (as it were of the waues beating on the

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="12552"><cit work="Basil">Basil.</cit>
<f t="bl"><lang t="e">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-262"><bkdv3 n="12553">shore) is sent foorth in our prayers vnto our <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">? Marke his words:

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12554"><cit work="Basil, Homily 4?"><f t="r"><app>Rom <rdg resp=1844>Hom</rdg></app>.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<bkdv3 n="12555">A ioyned sound (sayth he) of men, women, and children. Which cannot
<bkdv3 n="12556">be, vnlesse they all vnderstand the tongue wherein the prayer is sayd. And

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12557"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 14.16"><f t="r">1.Cor.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-263"><bkdv3 n="12558"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Chrysostome</name><f t="bl"> vpon the words of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> sayth, So soone as the people heare
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-264"><bkdv3 n="12559">these words, <f t="r">world without end<f t="bl">, they all doe foorthwith answer, <f t="r">Amen<f t="bl">.

<bkdv3 n="12560"><fw t="catch">This</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="139" sig="Mm4r" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="12561"><f t="r"><fw t="header"><f t="r">and Sacraments.</fw><fw t=page>139</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-265"><bkdv3 n="12562">This could they not doe, vnlesse they vnderstood the word spoken by the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-266"><bkdv3 n="12563">Priest. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dionysius</name><f t="bl"> sayth, that hymnes were sayd of the whole multitude

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="12564"><cit work="Dionysius">Dionys.</cit>
<f t="bl"><lang t="e">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-267"><bkdv3 n="12565">of people in the administration of the Communion. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Cyprian</name><f t="bl"> sayth, The

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="12566"><cit work="Cyprian, `Ser. 6 de Ora. dominica'"> `Cyprian.ser.
<bkdv3 n="12567">6.de ora.do.{\-}
<bkdv3 n="12568">minica. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-268"><bkdv3 n="12569">Priest doth prepare the mindes of the brethren, with a preface before the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-269"><bkdv3 n="12570">prayer, saying, <f t="r">Lift vp your hearts:<f t="bl"> That whiles the people doth answer,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-270"><bkdv3 n="12571"><f t="r">We haue our hearts lifted vp to the Lord<f t="bl">, they be admonished that they ought
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-271"><bkdv3 n="12572">to thinke on none other thing then the Lord. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ambrose</name><f t="bl"> writing
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-272"><bkdv3 n="12573">vpon the words of Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> sayth, This is it that hee sayth, because

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12574"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 14.2"><f t="r">1.Cor.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-273"><bkdv3 n="12575">hee which speaketh in an vnknowne tongue, speaketh to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for hee
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-274"><bkdv3 n="12576">knoweth all things: but men know not, and therefore there is no profit
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-275"><bkdv3 n="12577">of this thing. And againe vpon these wordes: If thou blesse, or giue
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-276"><bkdv3 n="12578">thankes with the spirit, how shall hee that occupieth the roome of the vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-277"><bkdv3 n="12579">learned, say <f t="r">Amen<f t="bl">, at thy giuing of thankes, seeing hee vnderstandeth
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-278"><bkdv3 n="12580">not what thou sayest? This is (sayth <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ambrose</name><f t="bl">) if thou speake the prayse
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-279"><bkdv3 n="12581">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in a tongue vnknowen to the hearers. For the vnlearned
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-280"><bkdv3 n="12582">hearing that which he vnderstandeth not, knoweth not the end of the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-281"><bkdv3 n="12583">prayer, and answereth not <f t="r">Amen<f t="bl">: which word is as much to say, as
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-282"><bkdv3 n="12584">trueth, that the blessing or thankesgiuing may bee confirmed. For the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-283"><bkdv3 n="12585">confirmation of the prayer is fulfilled by them that doe answere, <f t="r">Amen<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-284"><bkdv3 n="12586">that all things spoken might be confirmed in the mindes of the hearers,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-285"><bkdv3 n="12587">through the testimony of the truth. And after many weighty wordes, to
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-286"><bkdv3 n="12588">the same end he sayth: The conclusion is this, that nothing should bee
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-287"><bkdv3 n="12589">done in the Church in vaine, and that this thing ought chiefly to bee la{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-288"><bkdv3 n="12590">boured for, that the vnlearned also might take profit, lest any part of the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-289"><bkdv3 n="12591">body should be darke through ignorance. And lest any man should thinke
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-290"><bkdv3 n="12592">all this to be meant of preaching, and not of prayer, he taketh occasion of
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-291"><bkdv3 n="12593">these words of Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> (<f t="r">If there be not an interpreter, let him keepe si{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-292"><bkdv3 n="12594">lence in the Church<f t="bl">) to say, as followeth: Let him pray secretly, or speake
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-293"><bkdv3 n="12595">to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, who heareth all things that be dumbe: For in the Church must
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-294"><bkdv3 n="12596">he speake that may profit all persons. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Hierome</name><f t="bl"> writing vpon these
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-295"><bkdv3 n="12597">words of Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, <f t="r">How shall hee that supplieth the place of the vnlearned,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12598"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 14.16"><f t="r">1.Cor.14.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-296"><bkdv3 n="12599">&c.<f t="bl">, sayth, It is the Lay man whom <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> vnderstandeth heere to bee in
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-297"><bkdv3 n="12600">the place of the ignorant man, which hath no Ecclesiasticall office. <f t="r">How
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-298"><bkdv3 n="12601">shall he answer, Amen, to the prayer of that he vnderstandeth not?<f t="bl"> And a little
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-299"><bkdv3 n="12602">after, vpon the words of Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, <f t="r">For if I should pray in a tongue |&|c.<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-300"><bkdv3 n="12603">he sayth thus: Thus is <f t="r"><name t="ps">Pauls</name><f t="bl"> meaning: If any man speake in strange and
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-301"><bkdv3 n="12604">vnknowen tongues, his minde is made vnfruitfull, not to himselfe, but
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-302"><bkdv3 n="12605">to the hearer: For whatsoeuer is spoken, hee knoweth it not. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Au{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12606"><cit work="OT. Psalms 18"><f t="r">Psalm.18.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-303"><bkdv3 n="12607">gustine</name><f t="bl"> writing vpon the xviii. Psalme, sayth: What this should bee wee
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-304"><bkdv3 n="12608">ought to vnderstand, that we may sing with reason of man, and not with
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-305"><bkdv3 n="12609">chattering of birds. For Owles, Popingayes, Rauens, Pyes, and o{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-306"><bkdv3 n="12610">ther such like birds, are taught by men to prate they know not what: but
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-307"><bkdv3 n="12611">to sing with vnderstanding, is giuen by <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy will to the nature
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-308"><bkdv3 n="12612">of man. Againe, the same <f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl"> sayth, There needeth no speech

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="12613"><cit work="Augustine, `De Magist.'">De magist. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-309"><bkdv3 n="12614">when we pray, sauing perhaps as the Priests doe, for to declare their
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-310"><bkdv3 n="12615">meaning, not that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, but that men may heare them. And so being
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-311"><bkdv3 n="12616">put in remembrance by consenting with the Priest, they may hang vpon
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-312"><bkdv3 n="12617"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.

<bkdv3 n="12618"><fw t="catch">Thus</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="140" sig="Mm4v" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="12619"><f t="r"><fw t=page>140</fw><fw t="header">Of Common prayer</fw><f t="bl">

<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-313"><bkdv3 n="12620">Thus are we taught by the Scripture and ancient Doctours,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-314"><bkdv3 n="12621">that in the administration of Common prayer and Sacraments, no
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-315"><bkdv3 n="12622">tongue vnknowne to the hearers ought to be vsed. So that for the satis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-316"><bkdv3 n="12623">fying of a Christian mans conscience wee need to spend no more time in
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-317"><bkdv3 n="12624">this matter. But yet to stop the mouthes of the aduersaries, which stay
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-318"><bkdv3 n="12625">themselues much vpon generall decrees, it shall bee good to adde to these
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-319"><bkdv3 n="12626">testimonies of Scriptures and Doctours, one Constitution made by
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-320"><bkdv3 n="12627"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Iustinian</name><f t="bl"> the Emperour, who liued fiue hundred twenty and seuen yeeres

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="12628"><cit work="`Novel. Consti.,' 23">Nouel.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="12629">consti.23. <f t="bl"><lang t="e">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-321"><bkdv3 n="12630">after <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and was Emperour of <name t="pl">Rome</name>. The Constitution is this:
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-322"><bkdv3 n="12631">We command that all Bishops and Priests doe celebrate the holy oblation
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-323"><bkdv3 n="12632">and the prayers vsed in holy Baptisme, not speaking low, but with a
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-324"><bkdv3 n="12633">cleare or loud voyce, which may be heard of the people, that thereby the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-325"><bkdv3 n="12634">minde of the hearers may be stirred vp with great deuotion, in vttering
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-326"><bkdv3 n="12635">the prayers of the Lord <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for so the holy Apostle teacheth in his
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-327"><bkdv3 n="12636">first Epistle to the Corinthians, saying, Truely, if thou onely blesse or
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-328"><bkdv3 n="12637">giue thankes in spirit, how doeth hee that occupieth the place of the vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-329"><bkdv3 n="12638">learned, say Amen at that thy giuing thankes vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for he vnder{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-330"><bkdv3 n="12639">standeth not what thou sayest? Thou verely giuest thankes well, but the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-331"><bkdv3 n="12640">other is not edified. And againe in the Epistle to the Romanes, he saith:
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-332"><bkdv3 n="12641">With the heart a man beleeueth vnto righteousnesse, and with the mouth
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-333"><bkdv3 n="12642">confession is made vnto saluation. Therefore for these causes it is con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-334"><bkdv3 n="12643">uenient that among other prayers, those things also which are spoken in
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-335"><bkdv3 n="12644">the holy oblation, be vttered and spoken of the most religious Bishops |&|
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-336"><bkdv3 n="12645">priestes, vnto our Lord <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> our <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, with the Father and
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-337"><bkdv3 n="12646">the holy Ghost, with a loud voyce. And let the most religious Priestes
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-338"><bkdv3 n="12647">know this, that if they neglect any of these things, that they shall giue
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-339"><bkdv3 n="12648">an account for them in the dreadfull iudgement of the great <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-340"><bkdv3 n="12649">our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>. Neither will wee, when we know it, rest
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-341"><bkdv3 n="12650">and leaue it vnreuenged.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-342"><bkdv3 n="12651">This Emperour (as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Sabellicus</name><f t="bl"> writeth) fauoured the Bishop of
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-343"><bkdv3 n="12652"><name t="pl">Rome</name>, and yet wee see how plaine a decree hee maketh, for praying and
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-344"><bkdv3 n="12653">administring of Sacraments in a knowne tongue, that the deuotion
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-345"><bkdv3 n="12654">of the hearers might be stirred vp by knowledge, contrary to the iudge{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-346"><bkdv3 n="12655">ment of them that would haue ignorance to make deuotion. Hee maketh
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-347"><bkdv3 n="12656">it also a matter of damnation, to doe these things in a tongue that the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-348"><bkdv3 n="12657">hearers vnderstand not. Let vs therefore conclude with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and all
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-349"><bkdv3 n="12658">good mens assent, that no common prayer or Sacraments ought to bee
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-350"><bkdv3 n="12659">ministred in a tongue that is not vnderstood of the hearers. Now a word
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-351"><bkdv3 n="12660">or two of priuate prayer in an vnknowne tongue. Wee tooke in hand
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-352"><bkdv3 n="12661">where we beganne to speake of this matter, not onely to prooue that no
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-353"><bkdv3 n="12662">common prayer or administration of Sacraments, ought to bee in a
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-354"><bkdv3 n="12663">tongue vnknowne to the hearers: but also, that no person ought to pray
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-355"><bkdv3 n="12664">priuately in that tongue that he himselfe vnderstandeth not. Which thing
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-356"><bkdv3 n="12665">shall not be heard to prooue, if we forget not what prayer is. For if prayer
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-357"><bkdv3 n="12666">be that deuotion of the minde which enforceth |&|the; heart to lift vp it selfe to
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-358"><bkdv3 n="12667"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: how should it be said, that that person prayeth, that vnderstandeth
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-359"><bkdv3 n="12668">not the words that his tongue speaketh in prayer? Yea, how can it be said

<bkdv3 n="12669"><fw t="catch">that</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="141" sig="Mm5r" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="12670"><f t="r"><fw t="header"><f t="r">and Sacraments.</fw><fw t=page>141</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-360"><bkdv3 n="12671">that he speaketh? For to speake is by voice to vtter |&|the; thought of the mind.
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-361"><bkdv3 n="12672">And the voyce that a man vttereth in speaking, is nothing els but the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-362"><bkdv3 n="12673">messenger of the minde, to bring abroad the knowledge of that which
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-363"><bkdv3 n="12674">otherwise lyeth secret in the heart, and cannot be knowen according to
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-364"><bkdv3 n="12675">that which Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> writeth: What man (sayth hee) knoweth the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12676"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 2.11"><f t="r">1.Cor.2<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-365"><bkdv3 n="12677">things that appertaine to man, sauing onely the spirite of man, which
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-366"><bkdv3 n="12678">is in man? Hee therefore that doeth not vnderstand the voyces that his
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-367"><bkdv3 n="12679">tongue doeth vtter, cannot properly be sayd to speake, but rather to coun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-368"><bkdv3 n="12680">terfait, as Parattes, and such other birdes vse to counterfait mens voy{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-369"><bkdv3 n="12681">ces. No man therefore that feareth to prouoke the wrath of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-370"><bkdv3 n="12682">gainst himselfe, will bee so bolde to speake of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> vnaduisedly, with{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-371"><bkdv3 n="12683">out regard of reuerent vnderstanding, in his presence, but he will pre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-372"><bkdv3 n="12684">pare his heart before he presume to speake vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And therefore in
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-373"><bkdv3 n="12685">our common prayer the minister doeth often times say, <f t="r">Let vs pray<f t="bl">, mea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-374"><bkdv3 n="12686">ning thereby to admonish the people that they should prepare their eares
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-375"><bkdv3 n="12687">to heare, what he should craue at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> hand, and their hearts to
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-376"><bkdv3 n="12688">consent to the same, and their tongues to say, Amen, at the ende thereof.
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-377"><bkdv3 n="12689">On this sort did the Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> prepare his heart, when he said, My

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12690"><cit work="OT. Psalms 57.7, 108.1"><f t="r">Psal.57.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-378"><bkdv3 n="12691">heart is ready (O <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">) my heart is ready, I will sing and declare a
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-379"><bkdv3 n="12692">Psalme. The Iewes also, when in the time of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iudith</name><f t="bl"> they did with all
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-380"><bkdv3 n="12693">their heart pray <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to visite his people of <name t="pl">Israel</name> had so prepared their
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-381"><bkdv3 n="12694">hearts before they began to pray. After this sort had <f t="r"><name t="ps">Manasses</name><f t="bl"> prepared
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-382"><bkdv3 n="12695">his heart before he prayed, and said, And now (O Lord) doe I bow the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12696"><cit work="2 Chronicles 33.12?"><f t="r">2.Pet.3<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-383"><bkdv3 n="12697">knees of my heart, asking of thee part of thy mercifull kindnes. When the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-384"><bkdv3 n="12698">heart is thus prepared, the voyce vttered from the heart, is harmonious
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-385"><bkdv3 n="12699">in the eares of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: otherwise he regardeth it not, to accept it. But
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-386"><bkdv3 n="12700">forasmuch as the person that so babbleth his words without sense in the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-387"><bkdv3 n="12701">presence of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> sheweth himselfe not to regard the maiestie of him that
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-388"><bkdv3 n="12702">he speaketh to: He taketh him as a contemner of his Almighty maiestie,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-389"><bkdv3 n="12703">and giueth him his reward among hypocrites, which make an outward
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-390"><bkdv3 n="12704">shew of holinesse, but their hearts are full of abominable thoughts,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-391"><bkdv3 n="12705">euen in the time of their prayers. For it is the heart that the Lord loo{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12706"><cit work="OT. 1 Samuel 16.7"><f t="r">1.Reg.16<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-392"><bkdv3 n="12707">keth vpon, as it is written in the historie of Kings. If wee therefore
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-393"><bkdv3 n="12708">will that our prayers bee not abominable before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, let vs so
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-394"><bkdv3 n="12709">prepare our hearts before wee pray, and so vnderstand the things that
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-395"><bkdv3 n="12710">wee aske when wee pray, that both our hearts and voyces may to{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-396"><bkdv3 n="12711">gether sound in the eares of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> maiestie, and then we shall not
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-397"><bkdv3 n="12712">faile to receiue at his hand the things that we aske, as good men which
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-398"><bkdv3 n="12713">haue beene before vs did, and so haue from time to time receiued that
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-399"><bkdv3 n="12714">which for their soules health they did at any time desire. S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl">

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="12715"><cit work="Augustine, `De Catechizandis rudibus'">De catechi{\-}
<bkdv3 n="12716">zandis ru{\-}
<bkdv3 n="12717">dibus. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-400"><bkdv3 n="12718">seemeth to beare in this matter: For he saith thus of them, which being
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-401"><bkdv3 n="12719">brought vp in Grammar and Rhetoricke, are conuerted to <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and so
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-402"><bkdv3 n="12720">must be instructed in Christian religion: Let them know also (saith hee)
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-403"><bkdv3 n="12721">that it is not the voyce, but the affection of the minde that commeth to the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-404"><bkdv3 n="12722">eares of God. And so shall it come to passe, that if happily they shall marke
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-405"><bkdv3 n="12723">that some Bishops or ministers in the Church do call vpon <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, either
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-406"><bkdv3 n="12724">with barbarous wordes, or with wordes disordered, or that they vnder{\-}

<bkdv3 n="12725"><fw t="catch">stand</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="142" sig="Mm5v" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="12726"><f t="r"><fw t=page>142</fw><fw t="header">Of Common Prayer |&|c.</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-407"><bkdv3 n="12727">stand not, or doe disorderly diuide the wordes that they pronounce, they
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-408"><bkdv3 n="12728">shall not laugh them to scorne. Hitherto he seemeth to heare with pray{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-409"><bkdv3 n="12729">ing in an vnknowen tongue. But in the next sentence hee openeth his
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-410"><bkdv3 n="12730">minde thus: Not for that these things ought not to be amended, that the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-411"><bkdv3 n="12731">people may say <f t="r">Amen<f t="bl">, to that which they doe plainely vnderstand: But
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-412"><bkdv3 n="12732">yet these godly things must bee borne withall of these Catechistes or in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-413"><bkdv3 n="12733">structors of the fayth, that they may learne, that as in the common place
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-414"><bkdv3 n="12734">where matters are pleaded, the goodnes of an oration consisteth in sound:
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-415"><bkdv3 n="12735">so in the Church it consisteth in deuotion. So that hee alloweth not the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-416"><bkdv3 n="12736">praying in a tongue not vnderstood of him that prayeth: But hee instru{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-417"><bkdv3 n="12737">cteth the skilfull Oratour, to beare with the rude tongue of the deuout
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-418"><bkdv3 n="12738">simple Minister. To conclude, if the lacke of vnderstanding the words
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-419"><bkdv3 n="12739">that are spoken in the Congregation, doe make them vnfruitfull to the
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-420"><bkdv3 n="12740">hearers: how should not the same make the words read , vnfruitfull to
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-421"><bkdv3 n="12741">the Reader? The mercifull goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, grant vs his grace to
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-422"><bkdv3 n="12742">call vpon him as we ought to doe, to his glory and our endlesse felicity,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-423"><bkdv3 n="12743">which we shall doe, if we humble our selues in his sight, and in all our

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="12744"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 35.17-18"><f t="r">Eccle.35.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-424"><bkdv3 n="12745">prayers both common and priuate, haue our mindes fully fixed vpon
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-425"><bkdv3 n="12746">him. For the prayer of them that humble themselues, shall pearce
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-426"><bkdv3 n="12747">through the clouds, and till it draw nigh vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, it will
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-427"><bkdv3 n="12748">not be answered, and till the most High doe regard it, it
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-428"><bkdv3 n="12749">will not depart. And the Lord will not be slack,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-429"><bkdv3 n="12750">but hee will deliuer the iust, and execute
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-430"><bkdv3 n="12751">iudgement. To him therefore be
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-431"><bkdv3 n="12752">all honour and glory, for
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-432"><bkdv3 n="12753">euer and euer,
<ttdv4 n="II.9.1-433"><bkdv3 n="12754"><f t="r">Amen<f t="bl">.

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