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SUNDAY SERVICE

OF THE

METHODISTS

LATE IN CONNEXION WITH

THE REV. JOHN WESLEY, M.A.

WITH

OTHER OCCASIONAL SERVICES.

THE SIXTH EDITION

LONDON :

Printed at the Conference of

BY THOMAS CORDEUX, AGENT :
Sold by Tuomas BLANSHARD, 14, City-Road; and

at the
Methodist Preaching-Houses in Town and Country.

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I BELIEVE there is no LITURGY in the world, either in ancient or modern language, which breathes more of a solid, scriptural, rational piety, than the Common Prayer of the CHURCH of ENGLAND. And though the main of it was compiled considerably more than two hundred years ago, yet is the language of it not only pure, but strong and elegant, in the highest degree.

Little alteration is made in the following edition of it, except in the under-mentioned instances :

1. Most of the holy-days (so called) are omitted, as at present answering no valuable end.

2. The service of the Lord's Day, the length of which has been often complained of, is considerably shortened.

3. Some sentences in the offices of Baptism, and for the Burial of the Dead, are omitted ; 'und,

4. Many Psalms left out, and many parts of the others, as being highly improper for the mouths of a Christian Congregation.

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JOHN WESLEY.

Bristol, Sept. 9, 1784.

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