Registrum Statutorum et Consuetudinum Ecclesiae Cathedralis Sancti Pauli Londiniensis. Originally published by Nichols and Sons, London, 1873.
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XII. FORM OF PRAYER AT THE INSTALLMENT OF A MEMBER OF THE MINOR CANONS.
I, Henry Smith, Subdean, or A.B. Succentor of this Cathedral Church of S. Paul, London, doe by virtue of a Mandate and Power given me from the Dean and Chapter of the said Church induct and install you, James Clifford or C.D. into the reall, actuall, and corporall possession of Senior Cardinall, second Prebend and Minor Canonship founded in this Cathedrall Church, with all the rights, profits, and emoluments belonging to the same. In the name of the Father, and of the Sonne, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Let us pray.
O Lord save Thy servant.
Answer. Which putteth his trust in Thee.
Send him helpe from Thy holy place.
Answer. And evermore mightily defend him.
Let the enemy have noe advantage of him.
Answer. Nor the wicked approach to hurt him.
Be unto him O Lord a strong Tower.
Answer. From the face of the enemy.
O Lord hear our prayer.
Answer. And let our cry come unto Thee.
O God, the Author and Finisher of all good things, the Giver of all grace, and the most bountifull Rewarder of all good workes, we beseech the infinite aboundance of Thy goodness, by the merits and intercession of Thy Sonne Jesus Christ, to grant to this Thy servant N. who by Thy good providence Thou hast brought into our number and fraternity, soe religiously to serve Thee in this Thy house, and soe to converse with his brethren in true charity, that after the course of this present life finished, he may by Thy mercie obtaine the crowne of everlasting life, throw Jesus Christ our Lord, to Whom with Thee and the Holy Ghost be honour and glory world without end. Amen.