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godly fear; affect them with an awful appreliension of thy divine majesty, and a deep sense of their own unworthiness; that so approaching thy sanctuary with lowliness and devotion, and coming before thee with clean thoughts and pure hcarts, with bodies undefiled, and minds sanctified, they may always perform a service acceptable to thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Regard, O Lord, the supplications of thy servants, and grant that whosoever shall be dedicated to thee in this house by baptism, may ever remain in the number of thy faithful children. Amen.

Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall receive in this place the blessed sacrament of the body and blood of Christ, may come to that holy ordinance with faitn, charity, and true repentance; and being filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, may, to their great and endless comfort, obtain remission of their sins, and all other benefits of his death. Amen.

Grant, O Lord, that by thy holy word, which shall be read and preached in this place, and by thy Holy Spirit grafting it inwardly in the heart, the hearers thereof

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may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and may have power and strength to perform the same. Amen.

Now, therefore, arise, O Lord, and come unto this place of thy rest, thou and the ark of thy strength. Let thine eye

toward this house day and night; and let thine ears be ready toward the prayers of thy children which they shall make unto thee in this place: and whensoever thy servants shall make to thee their petitions here, do thou hear them from heaven, thy dwellingplace, the throne of the glory of tlıy kingdom; and when thou hearest, forgive. And grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that here and elsewhere thy ministers may be clothed with righteousness, and thy saints rejoice in thy salvation. And may we all, with thy people every-where, grow up into a holy temple in the Lord, and be at last received into the glorious temple above; the house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. And to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be glory and praise, would without end. Amen.

The services to conclude with a Doxology and




For Admission on Trial. Candidates must be acquainted with,

The common branches of an English education.

Ancient History. Ravolinson.

Scripture History, Old and New Testament. Smith.

History of the United States. Ridpath.

History of Methodism. (Abridged.) Stevens.

Rhetoric. Haven. Logic. True. - Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

[Read-Wakefield's Theology ; Watson's Life of Wesley ; Whitney's Handbook of Bible Geography ; Foster's Christian Purity; the Student's Gibbon.]

First Year.

Theological Institutes. Watson. (Part I.)

Plain Account of Christian Perfection. Wesley.

Church History. Waddington.
Homiletics. Kidder.
Mental Philosophy. Upham.
Written Sermon.

[Read – Wesley's Sermons; Stevens's History of Methodism; New Testament Theology, Von Oosterzee; Early Years of Christianity. Pressensé.] .

Second Year.

Statement and Scripture Proofis of Bible Doctrine.

Theological Institutes. Watson. (Part II.)
Baptism. Hibbard.
Moral Science. Wayland.
Written Sermon.

[Read—Whedon on the Will; Emory's Defense of our Fathers; Porter's Com pendium of Methodism; Gaussen's Ori. gin and Inspiration of the Bible; Rawlinson's Historical Evidences; Shedd's Homiletics and Pastoral Theology.)

Third Year. Theological Institutes. Watson. (Parts III and IV.)

Introduction to the New Testament. Nast.

Analogy of Natural and Revealed Religion. Butler. (Cummings's Edition.]

Hand-Book of the Bible. Angus.
Logic. Whately.
Written Sermon.

[Read-Hagenbach's History of Doctrines; Hurst's History of Rationalism; D'Aubigné's History of the Reformation; Wythe's Agreement of Science and Revelation.]

Fourth Year. PERSONAL RELIGIOUS LIFE AND HABITS. 1. State your views of the character and source of the Christian life.

2. How may we know that we are par. takers of this life?

3. What are the evidences of a divine call to the ministry?

4. State what you consider to be the main duties of the ministerial office, and the necessary qualifications for the dis. charge of them.

5. By what means may these qualifications be cultivated?

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