ALMIGHTY God the Maker of every thing in Heaven and Earth; the Darkness goes away, and the Day light comes at thy Command. Thou art good and doest good continually.
I thank thee that thou has taken such Care of me this Night, and that I am alive and well this Morning.
Save me, O God, from Evil, all this Day long, and let me love and serve thee forever, for the Sake of Jesus Christ thy Son. AMEN.
The INFANT'S or young CHILD'S Evening Prayer.From Dr. WATTS.
O LORD God who knowest all Things, thou seest me by Night as well as by Day.
I pray thee for Christ's Sake, forgive me whatsoever I have done amiss this Day, and keep me all this Night, while I am asleep.
I desire to lie down under thy Care, and to abide forever under thy Blessing, for thou art a God of all Power and everlasting Mercy. AMEN.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W X Y Z. Ab eb ib ob ub ac ec ic oc uc ad ed id od ud af ef if of uf ag eg ig og ug aj ej ij oj uj ak ek ik ok uk al el il ol ul am em im om um an en in on un ap ep ip op up ar er ir or ur as es is os us at et it ot ut av ev iv ov uv ax ex ix ox ux az ez iz oz uz
Words of one Syllable.Age all ape are Babe beef best bold Cat cake crown cup Deaf
|dead dry dull Eat
ear eggs eyes Face feet fish foul Gate good grass great Hand hat head
heart Ice ink isle jobb Kick kind kneel know Lamb lame land long Made
mole moon mouth Name night noise noon Oak once one ounce Pain pair pence
pound Quart queen quick quilt Rain raise rose run Saint sage salt said
Take talk time throat Vain vice vile view Way wait waste would
Words of two Syllables.Ab-sent ab-hor a-pron au-thor Ba-bel be-came be-guile bold-ly Ca-pon cel-lar con-stant cup-board Dai-ly de-pend di-vers du-ty Ea-gle ea-ger en-close e-ven Fa-ther fa-mous fe-male fu-ture Ga-ther gar-den gra-vy glo-ry
hu-mane hus-band In-fant in-deed in-cence i-sland Ja-cob jeal-ous jus-tice
ju-lep La-bour la-den la-dy la-zy Ma-ny ma-ry mo-tive mu-sick
Words of three Syllables.A-bu-sing a-mend-ing ar-gu-ment Bar-ba-rous be-ne-fit beg-gar-ly Cal-cu-late can-dle-stick con-foun-ded Dam-ni-fy dif-fi-cult drow-si-ness Ea-ger-ly em-ploy-ing evi-dence Fa-cul-ty fa-mi-ly fu-ne-ral Gar-de-ner glo-ri-ous gra-ti-tude Hap-pi-ness har-mo-ny ho-li-ness
Words of four Syllables.A-bi-li-ty ac-com-pa-ny af-fec-ti-on Be-ne-fi-ted be-a-ti-tude be-ne-vo-lent Ca-la-mi-ty ca-pa-ci-ty ce-re-mo-ny De-li-ca-cy di-li-gent-ly du-ti-ful-ly E-dy-fy-ing e-ver-last-ing e-vi-dent-ly Fe-bru-a-ry fi-de-li-ty for-mi-da-bly Ge-ne-ral-ly glo-ri-fy-ing gra-ci-ous-ly
|Words of five Syllables.A-bo-mi-na-ble
ad-mi-ra-ti-on Be-ne-dic-ti-on be-ne-fi-ci-al Ce-le-bra-ti-on con-so-la-ti-on
De-cla-ra-ti-on de-di-ca-ti-on E-du-ca-ti-on ex-hor-ta-ti-on For-ni-ca-ti-on
fer-men-ta-ti-on Ge-ne-ra-ti-on ge-ne-ro-si-ty
Words of six Syllables.A-bo-mi-na-ti-on Gra-ti-fi-ca-ti-on Be-ne-fi-ci-al-ly Hu-mi-li-a-ti-on Con-ti-nu-a-ti-on I-ma-gi-na-ti-on De-ter-mi-na-ti-on Mor-ti-fi-ca-ti-on E-di-fi-ca-ti-on Pu-ri-fi-ca-ti-on Fa-mi-li-a-ri-ty Qua-li-fi-ca-ti-on
A Lesson for Children.Pray to God. Call no ill names. Love God. Use no ill words. Fear God. Tell no lies. Serve God. Hate Lies. Take not God's Speak the Truth. Name in vain. Spend your Time well. Do not Swear. Love your School. Do not Steal. Mind your Book. Cheat not in your play. Strive to learn. Play not with bad boys. Be not a Dunce.
The Infant's Grace before and after Meat.BLESS me, O Lord, and let my food strengthen me to serve thee, for Jesus Christ's sake. AMEN.
I Desire to thank God who gives me food to eat every day of my life. AMEN.
right and good now shew me Lord, and lead me by they grace and word. Thus
shall I be a child of God, and love and fear they hand and rod.
An Alphabet of Lessons for Youth.A Wise son maketh a glad father, but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
BEtter is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure & trouble therewith.
COme unto Christ all ye that labor and are heavy laden and he will give you rest.
DO not the abominable thing which I hate saith the Lord.
EXcept a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
FOolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
GODLINESS is profitable unto all things, having the promise of the life that now is, and that which is to come.
HOLINESS becomes GOD's house for ever.
IT is good for me to draw near unto GOD.
thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.
LIARS shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.
MANY are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivereth them out of them all.
NOW is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation.
OUT of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
PRAY to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which sees in secret shall reward thee openly.
QUIT you like men, be strong, stand fast in the faith.
REMEMBER thy Creator in the days of thy youth.
SEest thou a man wise in his own conceit, there is more hope of a fool than of him.
TRUST in God at all times, ye people, pour out your hearts before him.
UPON the wicked, God shall rain an horrible tempest.
WO to the wicked, it shall be ill with him, for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
one another daily while it is called to day, lest any of you be hardened
thro' the deceitfulness of sin.
YOUNG men ye have overcome the wicked one.
ZEal hath consumed me, because thy enemies have forgotten the word of God.
The LORD's Prayer.OUR Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. AMEN.
The CREED.I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, which was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried. He descended into hell. The third day he arose again from the dead, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God, the Father,
|Almighty. From thence
he shall come to judge both the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy
Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness
of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlafting. AMEN.
Dr. WATTS'S Cradle Hymn.HUSH my dear, lie still and slumber,
holy angels guard thy bed,
Heavenly blessings without number,
Sleep my babe, thy food and raiment
All without thy care or payment,
How much better thou'rt attended,
When from heaven he descended,
Soft and easy is thy cradle,
When his birth-place was a stable,
Blessed Babe ! what glorious features
Must he dwell with brutal creatures,
|how could angels
bear the sight !
Was there nothing but a manger,
To receive the heavenly stranger;
Soft my child I did not chide thee,
'Tis thy mother sits beside thee,
Yet to read the shameful story,
How they serv'd the Lord of glory,
See the kinder shepherds round him,
There they sought him, there they found him,
See the lovely Babe a dreaming;
When he wept, the Mother's blessing
Lo ! he slumbers in his manger,
Peace my darling here's no danger
'Twas to save thee, child from dying,
|Bitter groans and
that thy blest Redeemer came.
May'st thou live to know and fear him,
Then go dwell for ever near him,
I could give thee thousand kisses,
Not a mother's fondest wishes,
VERSES for Children.THOUGH I am young a little one,
If I can Speak and go alone,
Then I must learn to know the Lord,
And learn to read his holy word.
'Tis time to seek to God and pray
For what I want for every day:
I have a precious soul to save,
And I a mortal body have,
Tho' I am young yet I may die,
And hasten to eternity:
There is a dreadful fiery hell,
Where wicked ones must always dwell:
There is a heaven full of Joy,
Where godly ones must always stay:
To one of these my soul must fly,
As in a moment when I die:
|When God that made
me, calls me home,
I must not stay I must be gone.
He gave me life, and gives me breath,
And he can save my soul from death,
By JESUS CHRIST my only Lord,
According to his holy word.
He clothes my back and makes me warm:
He saves my flesh and bones from harm.
He gives me bread and milk and meat
And all I have that's good to eat.
When I am sick, he if he please,
Can make me well and give me ease:
He gives me sleep and quiet rest,
Whereby my body is refresh'd
The Lord is good and kind to me,
And very thankful I must be:
I must obey and love and fear him
, By faith in Christ I must draw near him.
I must not sin as others do,
Lest I lie down in sorrow too:
For God is angry every day,
With wicked ones who go astray,
All sinful words I must restrain:
I must not take God's name in vain.
I must not work, I must not play,
Upon God's holy sabbath day.
And if my parents speak the word,
|I must obey them
in the Lord.
Nor steal, nor lie, nor spend my days,
In idle tales and foolish plays,
I must obey my Lord's commands,
Do something with my little hands:
Remember my creator now,
In youth while time will it allow.
Young SAMUEL that little child,
He serv'd the Lord, liv'd undefil'd;
Him in his service God employ'd,
While ELI's wicked children dy'd:
When wicked children mocking said,
To a good man, Go up bald head,
God was displeas'd with them and sent
Two bears which them in pieces rent,
I must not like these children vile,
Displease my God, myself defile.
Like young ABIJAH, I must see,
That good things may be found in me,
Young King JOSIAH, that blessed youth,
He sought the Lord and lov'd the truth;
He like a King did act his part,
And follow'd God with all his heart.
The little children they did sing,
Hosannahs to their heavenly King.
That blessed child young TIMOTHY,
Did learn God's word most heedfully.
|It seem'd to be his
Which made him wise unto salvation:
By faith in Christ which he had gain'd
With prayers and tears that faith unfeign'd
These good examples were for me;
Like these good children I must be.
Give me true faith in Christ my Lord,
Obedience to his holy word,
No word is in the world like thine,
There's none so pure, sweet and divine.
From thence let me thy will behold,
And love thy word above fine gold.
Make my heart in thy statutes sound,
And make my faith and love abound.
Lord circumcise my heart to love thee:
And nothing in this world above thee:
Let me behold thy pleased face,
And make my soul to grow in grace,
And in the knowledge of my Lord
And Saviour Christ, and of his word.
Another.AWAKE, arise, behold thou hast,
Thy life a leaf, thy breath a blast;
At night lay down prepar'd to have
Thy sleep, thy death, thy bed, thy grave.
LORD if thou lengthen out my days,
Then let my heart so fixed be,
|That I may lengthen
out thy praise,
And never turn aside from thee.
Who taketh the lambs into thy arms,
And when my days on earth shall end,
Another.Good children must,
Fear God all day, Love Christ alway,
Parents obey, In secret pray,
No false thing say, Mind little play,
By no sin stray, Make no delay,
In doing good.
Another.In the burying place may see,
Graves shorter there than I,
From death's arrest no age is free,
Young children too must die.
My God may such an awful sight,
|Awakening be to me
Oh ! that by early grace I might
For death prepared be.
Another.Now I lay me down to take my sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
Another.First in the morning when thou dost awake,
To God for his grace thy petition make,
Some heavenly petition use daily to say,
That the God of heaven may bless thee alway.
Duty to God and our neighbour.LOVE God with all your soul & strength,
With all your heart and mind;
And love your neighbour as yourself,
Be faithful, just and kind.
Deal with another as you'd have
Another deal with you:
What you're unwilling to receive,
Be sure you never do.
Our Saviour's Golden Rule.BE you to others kind and true,
As you'd have others be to you:
And neither do nor say to men,
Whate'er you would not take again.
And as thyself thy neighbour love.
Advice to Youth. Eccle. xii.Now in the heat of youthful blood,
Remember your Creator God;
Behold the months come hast'ning on,
When you sfhall say, My joys are gone.
Behold the aged sinner goes
Laden with guilt and heavy woes,
Down to the regions of the dead,
With endless curses on his head.
The dust returns to dust again,
The soul in agonies of pain,
Ascends to God not there to dwell,
But hears her doom and sinks to hell.
Eternal King I fear thy name,
Teach me to know how frail I am,
And when my soul must hence remove,
Give me a mansion in thy love.
Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth.CHILDREN your great Creator fear,
To him your homage pay,
While vain employments fire your blood,
And lead your thoughts astray.
The due remembrance of his name
Your first regard requires:
|Till your breast
glows with sacred love,
Indulge no meaner fires.
Secure his favour, and be wise
Before these cheerless days,
When age comes on, when mirth's no more,
And health and strength decays.
Some proper Names of MEN and WOMEN,
Nehemiah, Noah, Obadiah, Ozias, Paul, Peter, Philip, Phineas, Peletiah,
Ralph, Richard, Samuel, Sampson, Stephen, Solomon, Seth, Simeon, Saul,
Shem, Shubal, Timothy, Thomas, Titus, Theophilus, Uriah, Uzzah, Walter,
William, Xerxes, Xenophon, Zachariah, Zebdiel, Zedekiah, Zadock, Zebulon,
Women's Names.ABigail, Anne, Alice, Anna, Bethiah, Bridget, Cloe, Charity, Deborah, Dorothy, Dorcas, Dinah, Damaris, Elizabeth, Esther, Eunice, Eleanor, Frances, Flora, Grace, Gillet, Hannah, Huldah, Hepzibah, Henrietta, Hagar. Joanna, Jane, Jamima, Isabel, Judith, Jennet, Katharine, Katura, Kezia, Lydia, Lucretia, Lucy, Louis, Lettice, Mary, Margaret, Martha, Mehitable, Marcy, Merial, Patience, Phylis, Phebe, Priscilla, Rachel, Rebecca, Ruth, Rhode, Rose, Sarah, Susanna, Tabitha, Tamefin, Ursula, Zipporah, Zibiah
|MR. JOHN ROGERS, minister of the gospel in London, was the first martyr in Queen MARY's reign, and was burnt at Smithfield, February 14,1554. His wife with nine small children, and one at her breast following him to the stake; with which sorrowful sight he was not in the least daunted, but with wonderful patience died courageously for the gospel of JESUS CHRIST.|
|Some few days before
his death, he wrote the following Advice to his Children.
GIVE ear my children to my words
Lay up his laws within your heart,
I leave you here a little book
That you may see your father's face
Who for the hope of heavenly things,
Gave over all his golden years
Where I, among my iron bands,
Not many days before my death,
And for example to your youth,
I send you here God's perfect truth,
To you my heirs of earthly things:
That you may read and understand
That as you have been heirs of that
|that once shall wear
You also may possess that part,
Keep always God before your eyes
Commit no sin in any wise,
Abhor that arrant whore of ROME,
And drink not of her cursed cup,
Give honor to your mother dear,
And recompence her in her age,
Be always ready for her help,
Remember well your father all,
Give of your portion to the poor,
And from the needy naked soul,
For he that doth not hear the cry
Shall cry himself and not be heard,
|If GOD hath given
and blessed well your store,
Remember you are put in trust,
Beware of foul and filthy lust,
Keep clean your vessels in the LORD,
Ye are the temples of the LORD,
And they that do defile the same,
Be never proud by any means,
But always have before your eyes,
Defraud not him that hired is,
But pay him still without delay,
And as you would that other men
Do you the same to them again,
Impart your portion to the poor,
|And send the feeble
of that which you do eat.
Ask counsel always of the wise,
And ne'er refuse the sweet rebuke
Be always thankful to the LORD,
Begging of him to bless your work,
Seek first, I say, the living GOD,
And then be sure that he will bless,
And I beseech Almighty GOD,
That I may meet you in the heavens,
And though the fire my body burns,
That I cannot enjoy your love
Yet I do hope that when the heavens
I shall see you in perfect shape,
And that I may enjoy your love,
|and you enjoy the
I do beseech the living LORD,
Though here my body be adjudg'd
My soul I trust, will straight ascend
What though this carcase smart awhile
My soul I hope will be with GOD,
I know I am a sinner born,
And that I do deserve to die
But by our SAVI0UR'S precious blood,
Who freely offer'd up his life,
I hope redemption I shall have,
When I shall see him face to face,
Why then should I fear death's grim look
For King and Caesar, rich and poor,
|When I am chained
to the stake,
and fagots girt me round,
Then pray the LORD my soul in heaven
Come welcome death the end of fears,
Those earthly flames will send my soul
Farewell my children to the world,
The LORD of hosts be your defence,
Farewell my true and loving wife,
I hope in heaven to fee you a11,
If you go on to serve the LORD,
You shall walk safely all your days,
GOD grant you so to end your days,
That I may meet you in the heavens,
OUR days begin with trouble here,
our life is but a span,
|And cruel death is
so frail a thing is man.
Then sow the seeds of grace whilst young,
Thou may'st sing forth that triumph song,
Choice Sentences.1. PRAYING will make us leave sinning, or sinning will make us leave praying.
2. OUR weakness and inabilities break not the bond of our duties.
3. WHAT we are afraid to speak before men, we should be afraid to think before GOD.
Learn these four lines by heart.HAVE communion with few,
Be intimate with ONE,
Deal justly with all,
Speak evil of none.
AGUR's Prayer.REMOVE far from me vanities and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord ? Or lest I be poor and steal and take the name of my GOD in vain.
Quest. WHAT is the chief end of man ?
Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify
and enjoy him ?
Q. 3. What do the scriptures principally teach ?
Q. 4. What is God ?
Q. 5. Are there more Gods then one ?
|A. There is but ONE
only, the living and true GOD.
Q. 6. How many persons are there in the God-head ?
Q. 7. What are the decrees of God ?
Q. 8. How doth God execute his decrees ?
Q. 9. What is the work of creation ?
Q. 10. How did God create man ?
Q. 11. What are God's works of providence ?
|Q. 12. What special
act of providence did God exercise towards man in the state wherein he
was created ?
A. When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him upon condition of perfect obedience, forbidding him to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, upon pain of death.
Q. 13. Did our first parents continue in the estate wherein
they were created ?
Q. 14. What is sin?
Q. 15. What was the sin whereby our first parents fell from
the estate wherein they were created ?
Q. 16. Did all mankind fall in Adam's first transgression
|all mankind descending
from him by ordinary generation, sinned in him, and fell will him in his
Q. 17. Into what estate did the fall bring mankind ?
Q. 18. Wherein consists the sinfulness of that estate where
into man fell ?
Q. 19. What is the misery of that state whereinto man fell
Q. 20. Did God leave all mankind to perish in the State of sin and
|of sin and misery,
and to bring them into a state of salvation by a Redeemer.
Q. 21. Who is the Redeemer of God's elect?
Q. 22. How did Christ being the Son of God become man ?
Q. 23. What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer ?
Q. 24. How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet ?
Q. 25. How doth Christ execute the office of a priest ?
|A. Christ executeth
the office of a priest in his once offering up himself a sacrifice to
satisfy divine justice, and reconcile us to God, and in making continual
intercession for us.
Q. 26. How doth Christ execute the office of a king ?
Q. 27. Wherein did Christ's humiliation consist?
Q. 28. Wherein consists Christ's exaltation?
Q. 29. How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased
by Christ ?
|of it to us by his
Q. 30. How doth the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased
by Christ ?
Q. 31. What is effectual calling?
Q. 32. What benefits do they that are effectually called partake
of in this life ?
Q. 33. What is justification ?
|Q. 34. What is
A. Adoption is an act of God's free grace, whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges of the sons of God. Q. 35. What is sanctification ?
A. Sanctification is the work of God's free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man, after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.
Q. 36. What are the benefits which in this life do accompany
or flow from justification, adoption and sanctification ?
Q. 37. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at their
|Q. 38. What benefits
do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection ?
A. At the resurrection believers being raised up to glory, shall be openly acknowledged and acquitted in the day of judgment, and made perfectly blessed in the full enjoyment of God to all eternity.
Q. 39. What is the duty which God requires of man ?
Q. 40. What did God at first reveal to man for the rule of
his obedience ?
Q. 41. Where is the moral law summarily comprehended ?
Q. 42. What is the sum of the ten commandments ?
Q. 43. What is the preface to the ten commandments ?
|A. The preface to
the ten commandments is in these words, I am the Lord thy God which have
brought thee out of the land of Egypt, and out of the house of bondage.
Q. 44. What doth the preface to the ten commandments teach
Q. 45. Which is the first commandment ?
Q. 46. What is required in the first commandment ?
Q. 47. What is forbidden in the first commandment ?
|Q. 48. What are
we especially taught by these words (before me) in the first commandment
A. These words (before me) in the first commandment, teach us, that God who seeth all things, taketh notice of and is much displeased with the sin of having any other God.
Q. 49. Which is the second commandment ?
Q. 50. What is required in the second commandment ?
Q. 51. What is forbidden in the second commandment ?
|A. The second commandment
forbiddeth the worshipping of God by images or any other way not appointed
in his word.
Q. 52. What are the reasons annexed to the second commandment
Q. 53. Which is the third commandment ?
Q. 54. What is required in the third commandment ?
Q. 55. What is forbidden in the third commandment ?
Q. 56. What is the reason annexed to the third commandment ?
|A. The reason annexed
to the third commandment is, That however the breakers of this commandment
may escape judgment from men, yet the Lord our God will not suffer them
to escape his righteous judgment.
Q. 57. Which is the Fourth commandment ?
Q. 58. What is required in the fourth commandment ?
Q. 59. Which day of the seven hath God appointed to be the weekly sabbath ?
|A. From the beginning
of the world, to the resurrection of Christ, God appointed the seventh
day of the week to be the weekly sabbath, and the first day of the week
ever since to continue to the end of the world which is the Christian
Q. 60. How is the sabbath to be sanctified ?
Q. 61. What is forbidden in the fourth commandment ?
Q. 62. What are the reasons annexed to the fourth commandment
|a special propriety
in the seventh, his own example, & his blessing the sabbath day.
Q. 63. Which is the fifth commandment ?
Q. 64. What is required in the fifth commandment ?
Q. 65. What is forbidden in the fifth commandment ?
Q. 66. What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment
Q. 67. Which is the sixth commandment ?
|A. The sixth commandment
is, Thou shalt not kill.
Q. 68. What is required in the sixth commadment?
Q. 69. What is forbidden in the sixth commandment ?
Q. 70. Which is the seventh commandment ?
Q. 71. What is required in the seventh commandment ?
Q. 72. What is forbidden in the seventh commandment ?
Q. 73. Which is the eighth commandment ?
|shalt not steal.
Q. 74. What is required in the eighth commandment ?
Q. 75. What is forbidden in the eighth commandment ?
Q. 76. Which is the ninth commandment?
Q. 77. What is required in the ninth commandment ?
Q 78. What is forbidden in the ninth commandment ?
Q 79. Which is the tenth commandment ?
|A. The tenth commandment
is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy
neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox,
nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
Q . 80. What is required in the tenth commandment ?
Q. 81. What is forbidden in the tenth commandment ?
Q. 82. Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments
of God ?
Q. 83. Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous ?
|of several aggravations,
are more heinous in the sight of God than others.
Q. 84. What doth every sin deserve ?
Q. 85. What doth God require of us that we may escape his
wrath and due due to us for sin?
Q. 86. What is faith in Jesus Christ ?
Q. 87. What is repentance unto life ?
Q. 88. What are the outward and ordinary means whereby Christ
communicateth to us the benefits of redemption ?
|by Christ communicateth
to us the benefits of redemption, are his ordinances, especially the word,
sacraments and prayer; all which are made effectual to the elect for salvation.
Q. 89. How is the word made effectual to salvation ?
Q. 90. How is the word to be read and heard that it may become
effectual to salvation ?
Q. 91 How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation
Q. 92. What is a sacrament ?
|instituted by Christ,
wherein by sensable signs, Christ & the benefits of the new covenant
are represented sealed and applied to believers.
Q. 93. What are the sacraments of the New Testament?
Q. 94. What is baptism ?
Q.95. To whom is baptism to be administered ?
Q. 96. What is the Lord's supper?
|and blood, with all
his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment snd growth in grace.
Q. 97. What is required in the worthy receiving the Lord's
Q. 98. What is prayer ?
Q. 99. What rule hath God given for our direction in prayer
Q. 100. What doth the preface of the Lord's prayer teach us
|and confidence, as
children to a father, able and ready to help us, and that we should pray
with and for others.
Q. 101 . What do we pray for in the first petition ?
Q. 102. What do we pray for in thc second petition ?
Q. 103. What do we pray for in the third petition ?
Q. 104. What do we pray for in the fourth petition ?
|us this day our
daily bread, we pray, that of God's free gift we may receive a competent
portion of the good things of this life, and enjoy his blessing with them.
Q. 105. What do we pray for in the fifth petition ?
Q. 106. What do we pray for in the sixth petition ?
Q. 107. What doth the conclusion of the Lord's prayer teach
|to him, and in testimony
of our desire and assurance to be heard, we say, AMEN.
Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Rev. xxii. 14.
|Q. Are you then
born holy and righteous ?
A. No, my first father sinned and I in him.
Q. Are you then born a sinner ?
Q. What is your birth sin ?
Q. What is your corrupt nature ?
Q. What is sin ?
Q. How many commandments of the law be there ?
Q. What is the first commandment ?
Q . What is the meaning of this commandment ?
Q. What is the second commandment ?
Q. What is the meaning of this commandment ?
Q. What is the third commandment ?
|A. Thou shalt not
take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Q. What is meant by the name of God ?
Q. What is it not to take his name in vain ?
Q. Which is the fourth commandment ?
Q. What is the meaning of this commandment ?
Q. What is the fifth commandment ?
Q. What are meant by father and mother ?
Q. What is the honor due unto them ?
|Q. What is the
A. Thou shalt do no murder.
Q. What is the meaning of this commandment?
Q. What is the seventh commandment ?
Q. What is the sin here forbidden ?
Q. What is the duty here commanded ?
Q. What is the eighth commandment ?
Q. What is the stealth here forbidden ?
Q. What is the duty here commanded ?
Q. What is the ninth commandment ?
Q. What is the sin here forbidden ?
|A. To lie falsely,
to think or speak untruly of ourselves or others
Q. What is the duty here required ?
Q. What is the tenth commandment ?
Q. What is the coveting here forbidden ?
Q. Whether have you kept all these commandments ?
Q. What are the wages of sin ?
Q. How then look you to be saved ?
Q. Who is Jesus Christ ?
Q. How doth Christ redeem and save us ?
Q. How do we come to have a part & fellowship with Christl
in his death & resurrection?
Q. What is the word ?
|A. The holy scriptures
of the prophets and apostles, the old and new testament, the law and gospel.
Q. How doth the ministry of the law bring you toward Christ
Q. What are you hereby the nearer to Christ ?
Q. How doth the ministry of the Gospel help you in this cursed
Q. How doth the ministry of the Gospel humble you yet more
Q. How doth the ministry of the gospel raise you up out of
this lost estate to come to Christ?
|grace to apply Christ,
and his promise of grace unto myself, and to keep me in him.
Q. How doth the Spirit of grace apply Christ & his promise
grace unto you and keep you in him ?
Q. What is faith ?
Q. What is prayer ?
Q. What is repentance ?
Q. What is the newness of life, or new obedience ?
Q. What is the communion of saints ?
|A. It is the fellowship
of the church in the blessings of the covenant of grace, and the seals
Q. What is the church ?
Q, What is the bond of the covenant by which the church is joined
Q. What doth the Lord bind his people to in this covenant
Q. How do they give up themselves and their seed to the Lord
Q.How do they give up themselves and their seed to the elders
and brethren of the church ?
|of their faith, and
of their subjection to the gospel of Christ; and so they and their seed
are received into the fellowship of the church and the seals thereof.
Q. What are the seals of the covenant now in the days of the
Q. What is done for you in baptism ?
Q. What is done for you in the Lord's supper?
Q. What was the resurrection from the
|dead, which was
sealed up to you in baptism ?
A. When Christ shall come in his last judgment, all that are in their graves shall rise again, both the just and unjust.
Q. What is the judgment, which is sealed up to you in the
Lord's supper ?
Q. What is the reward that shall then be given ?
A DIALOGUE between CHRIST, YOUTH, and the Devil.
YOUTHTHose days which God to me doth send,
In pleasure I'm resolv'd to spend;
Like as the birds in th' lovely spring,
Sit chirping on the bough, and sing;
Who straining forth those warbling notes,
Do make sweet music in their throats,
So I resolve in this my prime,
In sports and plays to spend my time.
Sorrow and grief I'll put away,
Such things agree not with my day;
|From clouds my morning
shall be free;
And nought on earth shall trouble me.
I will embrace each sweet delight,
This earth affords me day and night:
Though parents grieve and me correct,
Yet I their counsel will reject.
Devil.The resolution which you take,
Sweet youth it doth me merry make.
If thou my counsel wilt embrace,
And shun the ways of truth and grace,
And learn to lie, and curse and swear,
And be as proud as any are;
And with thy brothers wilt fall out,
And fisters with vile language flout:
Yea, fight and scratch, and also bite,
Then in thee I will take delight.
If thou wilt but be rul'd by me,
An artist thou shalt quickly be,
In all my ways which lovely are,
Ther'e few with thee who shall compare.
Thy parents always disobey;
Don't mind at all what they do say:
And also pout and sullen be,
And thou thalt be a child for me.
When others read, be thou at play,
Think not on God, don't sigh nor pray
|Nor be thou such
a silly fool,
To mind thy book or go to school;
But play the truant; fear not I
Will straitway help you to a lie,
Which will excuse thee from the same,
From being whipp'd and from all blame;
Come bow to me, uphold my crown,
And I'll thee raise to high renown.
YOUTH.These motions I will cleave unto,
And let all other counsels go;
My heart against my parents now,
Shall harden'd be, and will not bow:
I won't submit at all to them,
But all good counsels will condemn,
And what I list that do will I,
And stubborn be continually.
CHRIST.Wilt thou, O youth make such a choice,
And thus obey the devil's voice !
Curst sinful ways wilt thou embrace,
And hate the ways of truth and grace ?
Wilt thou to me a rebel prove ?
And from thy parents quite remove
Thy heart also ? Then shalt thou see,
What will e'er long become of thee.
Come, think on God, who did thee make,
|And at his prefence
dread and quake,
Remember him now in thy youth,
And let thy soul take hold of truth:
The Devil and his ways defy,
Believe him not, he doth but lie:
His ways seem sweet, but youth beware,
He for thy soul hath laid a snare.
His sweet will into bitter turn,
If in those ways thou still wilt run,
He will thee into pieces tear,
Like lions which most hungry are.
Grant me thy heart, thy folly leave,
And from this lion l'll thee save;
And thou shalt have sweet joy from me,
Which shall last to eternity.
YOUTH.My heart shall chear me in my youth,
I'11 have my frolicks in good truth,
What e'er seems lovely in mine eye,
Myself I cannot it deny.
In my own ways I still will walk,
And take delight among young folk,
Who spend their days in joy and mirth,
Nothing like that I'm sure on earth:
Thy ways, O Christ ! are not for me,
They with my age do not agree.
If I unto thy laws should cleave,
|No more good days
then should I have.
CHRIST.Woul'st thou live long and good days see
Refrain from all iniquity:
True good alone doth from me flow,
lt can't be had in things below.
Are not my ways, O youth ! for thee,
Then thou shalt never happy be;
Nor ever shall thy soul obtain,
True good, whilst thou doth here remain.
YOUTH.To thee, O Christ, I'll not adhere,
What thou speak'st of does not appear
Lovely to me I cannot find,
'Tis good to set or place my mind
On ways whence many forrows spring,
And to the flesh such crosses bring,
Don't trouble me, I must fulfil,
My fleshly mind, and have my will.
CHRIST.Unto thyself then I'll thee leave,
That Satan may thee wholly have:
Thy heart in sin shall harden'd be,
And blinded in iniquity.
And then in wrath I'll cut thee down,
Like as the grass and flowers mown;
And to thy woe thou shalt espy,
|Childhood and youth
For all such things I'll make thee know
To judgment thou shall come also.
In hell at last thy soul shall burn,
When thou thy sinful race hast run.
Consider this, think on thy end
Lest God do thee in pieces rend.
YOUTH.Amazed, Lord ! I now begin,
O help me and I'll leave my sin:
I tremble, and do greatly fear,
To think upon what I do hear.
Lord ! I religious now will be,
And I'll from Satan turn to thee.
DevilNay, foolish youth, don't change thy mind,
Unto such thoughts be not inclin'd.
Come, cheer up thy heart, rouse up, be glad:
There is no hell; why art thou sad ?
Eat, drink, be merry with thy friend,
For when thou diest, that's thy last end.
YOUTH.Such thoughts as these I can't receive,
Because God's word I do believe;
None shall in this destroy my faith,
Nor do I mind what Satan saith.
|Although to thee
herein I yield
Yet e'er long I shall win the field
That there's a heaven I can't deny,
Yea, and a hell of misery:
That heaven is a love]y place
I can't deny; tis a clear case;
And easy 'tis for to come there,
Therefore take thou no further care,
All human laws do thou observe,
And from o]d customs never swerve;
Do not oppose what great men say,
And thou shalt never go astray.
Thou may'st be drunk, and swear and curse,
And sinners like thee ne'er the worse;
At any time thou may'n repent;
'Twill serve when all thy days are spent.
CHRIST.Take heed or else thou art undone;
These thoughts are from the wicked One,
Narrow's the way that leads to life,
Who walk therein do meet with strife.
Few shall be saved, young man know,
Most do unto destruction go.
If righteous ones scarce saved be,
What will at last become of thee !
Oh ! don't reject my precious call,
Lest suddenly in hell thou fall;
|Unless you soon converted
God's kingdom thou shalt never see.
YOUTH.Lord, I am now at a great stand:
If I should yield to thy command,
My comrades will me much deride,
And never more will me abide.
Moreover, this I also know,
Thou can'st at last great mercy show.
When I am old, and pleasure gone,
Then what thou say'st I'll think upon.
CHRIST.Nay, hold vain youth, thy time is short,
I have thy breath, l'll end thy sport;
Thou shalt not live till thou art old,
Since thou in sin art grown so bold.
I in thy youth grim death will send,
And all thy sports shall have an end.
YOUTH.I am too young, alas to die,
Let death some old grey head espy.
O spare me, and I will amend,
And with thy grace my soul befriend,
Or else I am undone alas,
For I am in a woful case.
CHRIST.When I did call, you would not hear,
|But did to me turn
a deaf ear;
And now in thy calamity,
I will not mind nor hear thy cry;
Thy day is past, begone from me,
Thou who didst love iniquity,
Above thy soul and Saviour dear;
Who on the cross great pains did bear,
My mercy thou didst much abuse,
And all good counsel didst refuse,
Justice will therefore vengeance take,
And thee a sad example make.
YOUTH.O Spare me, Lord, forbear thy hand,
Don't cut me off who trembling stand,
Begging for mercy at thy door,
O let me have but one year more.
CHRIST.If thou some longer time should have,
Thou wouldst again to folly cleave:
Therefore to thee I will not give,
One day on earth longer to live.
Death.Youth, I am come to fetch thy breath,
And carry thee to th' shades of death,
No pity on thee can I show,
Thou has thy God offended so.
Thy soul and body I'll divide,
|Thy body in the grave
And thy dear soul in hell must lie,
With Devils to eternity.
The conclusion.Thus end the days of woful youth,
Who won't obey nor mind the truth;
Nor hearken to what preachers say,
But do their parents disobey.
They in their youth go down to hell,
Under eternal wrath to dwell.
Many don't live out half their days,
For cleaving unto sinful ways.
The late Reverend and Venerable Mr. NATHANIEL CLAP, of Newport on Rhode Island; his Advice to children.GOOD children should remember daily, God their Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier; to believe in, love and serve him; their parents to obey them in the LORD; their bible and catechism; their baptism; the LORD's day; the LORD's death and resurrection; their own death and resurrection; and the day of judgment, when all that are not fit for heaven must be sent to hell. And they Should pray to GOD in the name of CHRIST, for saving grace.