The Sermon Notebook of Samuel Parris, 1689–1694


    How Blessed of God are all you, wo having been at ye Lords table, have had com̄union wth ye Lord at his Table. The Lord bless you, & keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you, & be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, & give you Peace. And ye God of Peace ye brought again from ye dead our Lord Jesus, ye great Shepherd of ye sheep, thrô ye blood of ye everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you yt wch is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be Glory for ever & ever. Amen.

    My poor & weak Ordination sermon at the Embodying of a Church in Salem Village on the 19.9.1689. The Revd Mr Nicholas Noyse Embodying of us: wo also Ordained my most unworthy Self Pastor, & together with ye Revd Mr Sam: Phillips & the Revd Mr John Hale imposed hands The same Mr Phillips giving me ye right hand of ffellowship with beautifull loveliness & humility.