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                     Church Covenant 220


         The following Covenant at a Meeting of ye

    Church Feb. 14. 1738. was propounded by ye Pastor

    agreed upon & Consented to by ye Brethren ~ ~

         We who thrō ye mercy of God are Members

    of ye first Church of Christ in Rowley being Sen-

    sible how dangerous it is to sit loose from the

    Covenant We make with God & how apt we are

    to wander into by paths even to ye losing of our first

    Aims in Entring unto Church Fellowship, do therefore

    Solemnly in ye presence of ye Eternal God both for our

    own Comforts & those who shall or may be Joyned

    unto us Renew our Covenant with ye Lord & one

    with another & do bind our selves in ye presence of God

    to walk together in all his ways according as he is

    pleased to reveal himself unto us in his blessed word

    of Truth & do more Expicitly in ye Name & fear

    of God profess & protest to walk as followeth thrō

    ye power & grace of our Lord Jesus Christ –––––––––

         We Avouch ye Lord to be our God & our Selves

    to be his people in ye Truth & Simplicity of our Spirits

         We give our Selves to ye Lord Jesus Christ & ye

    word of his grace for ye Teaching ruling & Sanctifying

    of us in Matters of Worship & Conversation resolving

    to Cleave to him alone for life & glory & to oppose

    all Contrary ways Cannons & Constitutions of men in

    his Worship. ––

         We promise to own & obey them that are over us