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fhall feem to thee most expedient for him and forafmuch as he putteth his full tuft only in thy mercy, impute not? urto him his former fins; but ftrengthen him with thy bleffed Spirit; and when thou art pleafed to take him. hence, take him unto thy favour thro' the merits of thy most dearly beloved Son Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then the Minifter shall fay the 7ft Pfalm. Adding this... Saviour of the world, who by thy crofs and precious blood haft redeemed us, Save us, and help us, wel humbly beseech thee, O Lord. Then fall the Priest fay,
HE Almighty Lord, who is a moft ftrong tower to all them that put their trust in him; to whom all make thee know and feel, that there is none other Name under heaven given to man, in whom, and through. whom thou mayeft receive health and filvation, but only the Name of our Lord Jefus Christ. Amen. And after that fall fay,
NTO God's gracious mercy and protection we commit thee: The Lord bless thee, and keep thee The Lord make his face to fhine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; The Lord lift up his coun tenance upon thee, and give thee peace, both now and evermore. Amen.
Prayer for a Jick Child.
Almighty God, and merciful Father to whom alone belong the iffaes of life and death: look down from Heaven, we beseech thee, with the eyes of mercy upon this Child now lying upon the bed of fickness: vifit him, O Lord, with thy falvation, deliver him in thy good appointed time from his bodily pain, and fave his foul for thy mercies fake. That if it fhall be thy pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by ferving thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation or elfe receive him into thofe heavenly habitations, where the fouls of them that fleep in the Lord Jefus enjoy perpetual reft and felicity. Grant this, O Lord, for thy mercies fake, in the fame thy Son our Lord Jefus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the holy Ghost; ever one God, world without end. ⠀ Amen. A Prayer for a fick Perfon, when there appeareth Small hope of recovery...
O Father of mercies, and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need; We fly unto thee for
fuccour in behalf of this thy fervant, here lying under thy hand in great weakness of body. Look graciously upon him, O Lord; and the more the outward man decayeth, ftrengthen him, we beseech thee, fo much the more continually with thy grace and Holy Spirit in the inner man. Given him unfeigned repentance for all the errors of his life past, and stedfaft faith in thy Son Jefus, that his fins may be done away by thy mercy, and his pardon fealed in heaven, before he go hence, and be no more feen. We know, O Lord, that there is no word impoffible with thee; and that if thou wilt, thou canst even yet raife him up, and granthin a longer continuance amongst us. Yet, forafmuch as in all appearance the time of his diffolution draweth near, fo fit and prepare him we beseech thee, against the hour of death, that after his departure hence in peace, and in thy favour, his foul may be received into thine everlafting kingdom, through the merits and mediation of Jefus Christ thine only Son, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
A commendatory Prayer for a fick perfon at the point of departure.
Almighty God, with whom do live the fpirits of juft men made perfect, after they are delivered from their earthly prifons; we humbly commend the foul of this thy fervant, our dear brother, into thy hands, as into the hands of a faithful Creator, and moft merciful Saviour; moft humbly beseeching thee, that it may be precious in thy fight. Wash it, we pray thee, in the blood of that immaculate Lamb, that was flain to take away the fins of the world; that whatfoever defilements it may have contracted in the midst of this miferable and naughty world, through the lufts of the flesh, or the wiles of Satan, being purged and done a◄ way, it may be prefented pure and without spot before thee. And teach us who survive, in this and other likedaily fpectacles of mortality, to see how frail and uncertain our own condition is, and so to number our days, that we may feriously apply our hearts to that holy and heavenly wifdom, whilft we live here, which may in the end bring us to live everlafting, through the merits of Jefus Chritt, thine only fan our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for Perfons troubled in mind or in conftience.
Bleffed Lord, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comforts, we beseech thee look down in pity and compaffion upon this thy afflicted fervant. Thou writeft bitter things against him, and makeft him to poflefs his former iniquities; thy wrath lieth hard upon him, and his foul is full of trouble: But, O merciful God, who haft written thy holy Word for our learning, that we, through patience and comfort of thy. holy Scriptures might have hope; give him a right understanding of himself, and of thy threats and promifes, that he may neither caft away his confidence in thee, nor place it any where but in thee. Give him ftrength against all his temptations, and heal all his diftempers. Break not the bruited reed, nor quench the fmoaking Rax. Shut not up thy tender mercies in difpleature; but make him to hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou haft broken may rejoice. Deliver him from fear of the enemy, and lift up the light of thy countenance upon him, and give him peace, through the merits and mediation of Jefus Chrift our Lord..
A terrent to lie on this thy ferva noy, and
LMIGHTY everliving God, maker of mankind, who doft correct those whom thou dolt love, and
with thine hand and to grant that he may take his ficknefs patiently, and recover his bodily health (if it he thy gracious will) and whenfoever his foul fhall depart from the body, it may be without spot prefented unto thee, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epifile. Hebr. 12. 5.
Y fon, defpife not thou the chaftening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him. For whom the Lord loveth, he chafteneth; and fcourgeth every fon whom he receiveth.
The Gospel. S. John 5, 24.
ERILY, verily I fay unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that fent me, hath everlatting life, and fhall not come into condemnation, but is paffed from death unto life.
*The Order for the Burial of the DE AD.
Here is to be noted,
That the Office enfuing is not to be used for any that die unbaptized, or excommunicate, for have
Am the refurrection and the life, faith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whofoever liveth and believeth in me, fhall never die. S. John 11. 25, 26.
Know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall ftand at the latter day upon the earth. And, through after my skin worms deftroy this body; yet in my flefh fhall I'fee God: whom thall fee for myfelf, and mine eyes shall behold and not another. Job 19. 25. 26. 27.
E brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
The Lord gave, Job 1. 28.
OW is Chrift rifen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that pt. For fince by man came death, by man came alfo the refurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even fo in Chri fhall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Chrift the first fruits; afterward they that are Christs, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the father; when he fhall have put down all rule, and all authority and power. For he mult reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death : For he hath put all thing, under his feet. But when he faith all things are put under him, it is manifeft that he is excepted which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be fubdued unto him, then hall the fon alfo himself be fubject unto his that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. Eife what fhall they do which are baptized for the dead, the dead rife not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? I the manner of men I have proteft by your rejoicing which I have in Chrift Jefus our Lord, I die daily. If after in
fought with beats at F.phefus, what advantageth it me if the dead rife not? Let us eat and drink, for to mor. row we die Be not deceived; evil communications corrupt good manners Awake to righteoufnefs, and in not for fome have not the knowledge of God: I fpeak this to your fhame. But fome man will fay, How are the dead raised up and with what body do they come ? Thou tool, that which thou foweit is not quickened except it die. And that which thou fowell, thou fowelt not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of fome other grain. But God giveth it a body, as it hath pleafed him, and to every feed his own body. All fleth is not the fame flesh, but there is one kind of fleth of men, another fleth of beafts another of fithes, and another of birds. There are alfo celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the ter eftrial is another. There is one glory of the fun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the ftars; for one ftar differeth from another ftar in glory. So alfo is the refurr Ction of the dead: It is fown in corruption; it is raifed in incorruption; It is fown in difhonour; it is raifed in glory; it is fown in weakness; it is raifed in power: It is fown a natural body; it is raifed a fpiritual body. There is a natu al body, and there is a fpiritual body. And fo it is written, The first man fuppofed the receiving it will ma
People o:ight to be careful that the defign of this Office be not mistaken. For tho it is very commendabic for a fick Perfon thus publickly to profefs his Faith in Chrift, and his Communion with the Church: yet it ought by no means to be looked upon as a Popish Viaticum; o as that it may be
it will make a full Atonement for a Life of Iniquity, and procure a fate Paffage to Heaven. * This Office feems to be very properly adapted to the ferious occafion for which it is defigned. 'Tis highly folemn and affecting, fublime and comfortable. For whilft it raies
Adam was made a living foul, the faft Adam was made a quickening fpirit. Howbeit, that was not fi:ft which is fpiritual; but that which is natural, and afterward that which is fpiritual. The first man is of the earth,earthy the fecond man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, fuch are they that are earthy and as is the heavenly, fuch are they alfo that are heavenly. And as we have born the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I fay, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I fhew you a mystery: We fhall not all fleep, but we fhall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the laft trump; (for the trumpet shall found and the dead fhall be raise incorruptible and we fall be changed) For this corruptible maft put on incorruption, and this mortal mult put on immortality. So when this corruptible fhall have put on incorrup tion, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, thea fhall be brought to pafs the fay ng that is written, Death is Iwallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy fting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is fin, and the ftrength of fin is the law. But thanks be to God which giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jefus Chrift. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye fted faft, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forafmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the the Lord.
When they come to the Grave, while the corps is made ready to be laid into the earth the Priest shall fay, or the Prieft and Clerks full fing,
AN that is born of a woman, hath but a fhort time to live, and is full of mifery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a fhadow, and never continueth in one stay.
In the midft of life we are in death: Of whom may we feek for fuccour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our fins art july difpleafed ?
Yet, O Lord God mott holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.
Thou knoweft, I ord, the fecrets of our hearts, fhut not thy merciful ears to our Prayers; but fpare us, Lord molt holy, O God moft mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, fuffer us not at our last hour for any pains of death to fall from thee
Then while the earth fhall be caft upon the body by fome ftanding by, the Prief fhall fay, ORASMUCH as it hath pleafed Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the foul of our dear bother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, afhes to ashes, duft to duft, in fure and certain hope of the refurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jefus Chrift, who fhall change our vile body, that it may be like unto his glorious body, according to the mighty working, whereby he is able to fubdue all things to himself.
Then fhall be faid or Jung.
Heard a voice from heaven, faying unto me, Write; From henceforth bleffed are the dead which die in the Rev. 14. 13.
Lord; even fe faith the Spirit; for they reft from their labours.
UR Father, which art earth as it is in heaven. them that trefpafs against us.
Then ball the Priest fay,
Lord, have mercy upon us.
- Chrift, bave mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
heaven; Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trefpaffes, as we forgive And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
LMIGHTY God, with whom do live the fpirits of them that depart hence in the Lord, and with whom the fouls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the fleth, are in joyand felicity; We give thee hearty thanks, for that it hath pleased thee to deliver this our brother out of the miferies of this finful world; befeeching thee that it may pleafe thee of thy gracious goodnefs, thortly to accomplish the number of thine elect, and to halten thy kingdom; that we, with all thofe that are departed in the true faith of thy holy Name, may have our perfect confumation and bliss, both in body and foul, in thy eternal and everlating glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift who is the refurrection and the life; in whom? whofoever believeth, fhall live, though he die; and whofoever liveth and believeth in him, fhall not die eternally; who also hath taught us (by his holy Apostle Saint Paul) not to be forty as men without hope, for them that fleep in him; We meekly befeech thee, O Father, to raife us from the death of fin unto the life of righteoufnels that when we fhall depart this life, we may rest in him, as our hope is this our brother doth, and that at the general refurrection in the last day we may be found acceptable in thy fight, and receive that
blefling which thy well-beloved Son fhall then pronounce to all that love and fear thee, faying, Come, ve
in us an humiliating fenfe of our Mortality; it infpires eternal Life through Jefus, Chrift,.
us, with the joyful hopes of a bleffed Refurrection to
bleffed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world. Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, through Jefus Chrift our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. HEgrace of our Lord Jefus Chrift, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghoft, be with us all evermore. Amen.
The Thanksgiving of Women after Child birth, commonly called, | The Churching of Women.» «
The Woman at the ufual time after her Delivery, fhall come into the Church decently apparrelled, and there shall kniel doren in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary fhall direct: And then the Prieft fall Jay unto her,
ORASMUCH as it hath pleafed Almighty God of his goodness to give you fafe deliverance, and hath preferved you in the great danger of Child-birth, you fall therefore give hearty thanks unto God, and fay, all the Prieft fay the 116 or 127 Pfalm. Then shall the Priefs fay, Let us prayon venn i.
Lord, have mercy upon us,..
Chrift have mercy upon us,
OUR Father, &c,
Minifer. O Lord, fave this woman thy fervant i
Minifter. Lord, hear our prayer,
Anfw. And let our cry come unto thee.
Minifter. Let us pray
ALMIGHTY God, we give thee humble thanks for that thou hast vouchsafed to deliver this Woman thy fervant from the great pain and peril of Child birth Grant, we beseech thee, moft merciful Fa that the through thy help may both faithfully live, and walk according to thy will in this life prefent, and alfo may be partaker of everlasting, glory in the life to come, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerings; and if there be a Communion, it is convenient that he receives the holy Communion,
+ A COMMINATION,
Or Denouncing of GOD's Anger and Judgements against Sinners, with certain Prayers to be used on the first Day of Lent, and at other times as the Ordinary fhall appoint.
After Morning Prayer, the Litany ended, according to the accustomed manner, the Priest shall, in the Reading. Pea, or Pulpit, fay,
Bons as flood convicted of notorious fin, were put to open penance, and punithed in this world, that their RETHREN, in the primitive Church there was a godly difcipline that at the beginning of Lent, fuch per fouls might be faved in the day of the Lord; and that others admonished by their example, might be the empre afraid to offend,
Inftead whereof (until the faid difcipline may be reftored again, which is much to be wilhed,) it is thought good, that at this time, in the prefence of you all, thould be read the general fentences of God's curfing a gainft impenitent finners, gathered out of the feven and twentieth Chapter of Deuteronomy, and other places of Scripture; and that ye fhould answer to every Sentence, Amen: To the intent, that being admonished of the great indignation of God againft finners ye may the rather be moved to earnest and true repentance; and may This Office feems to bear fome Relation to the Purificand the Bed undefiled; yet so signal a Deliverance from ation of Women after Child-birth, as appointed by the Law Danger feems juftly to call for a thankful acknowledgment, of Mofes. And tho the Ceremonial Part of that Law is in Publick, as well as Private. abolished, tho's Marriage is honourable among all Men,
+ This Office must be allowed to have a very tiffülten
walk more warily in thefe dangerous days; fleeing from fuch vices, for which you affirm with your own mouths the curfe of God to be due.
URSED is the man that maketh any carved or molten image, to worship it. Deut, 27, 15.
Minifter. Curfed is he that fmiteth his neighbour fecretly ver. 24.
Minifter. Curfed is he that lieth with his neighbour's wife, Lev. 20. 10. - Minifter. Curfed is he that taketh reward to flay the innocent. Deut. 27, 25 Minifter. Curfed is he that putteth his truft in man, and taketh man for his defence, and in his heart goeth from the Lord. Jer. 17. 5.Anfwer. Amen.
Minister. Curfed are the unmerciful fornicators, and adukeres, covetous perfons, idolaters, flanderers, drunkards, and extortioners. S. Matth. 25, 41. 1 Cor. 6, 9, 10.Answer, Amen,
Tow feeing that all they are accurfed (as the prophet David beareth witnefs) who do ers and go attray from the Commandments of God, let us (remembering the dreadful judgment hanging over our heads, and always ready to fall upon us) return unto our Lord God with all contrition and meekness of heart; bewailing and lamenting our finful life, acknowledging and confeffing our offences, and feeking to bring forth worthy fruits of penance. For now is the ax put unto the root of the trees; fo that every tree, that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and caft into the fire. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God: He shall pour down rain upon the finners, foares, fire and brimftone, ftorm and tempeft; this fhall be their portion to drink. For lo, the Lord is come out of his place to vifit the wickedness of fuch as dwell upon the earth. But who may abide the day of his coming? Who fhall be able to endure when he appeareth His fan is in his hand, and he will purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the barn, but he will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire. The day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night: and when men fhall fay, Peace, and all things are faft, then fball fudden deftruction come upon them, as forrow cometh upon a woman travailing with child, and they shall not escape. Then fhall appear the wrath of God in the day, of vengeance, which obftinate finners, through the ftubbornness of their heart, have heaped unto themselves which defpifed the goodness, patience, and long-fufferance of God, when he called them continually to repen. tance. Then fhall they call upon me (faith the Lord) but I will not hear; they fhall feek me early, but they *Thall not find me; and that because they hated knowledge, and received not the fear of the Lord, but abhorred my counsel, and defpifed my correction. Then fhall it be too late to knock, when the door shall be shut and too late to cry for mercy, when it is the time of juftice. O terrible voice of molt just judgment, which fhall be pronounced upon them, when it fhall be faid unto them, Go ye curfed into the fire everlafting, which is prepared for the devil and his angels. Therefore, brethren, take we hoed betime, while the day of falvation fatteth; for the night cometh when none can work: But let us, while we have the light, believe in the light, and walk as children of the light, that we be not caft into utter darkness, where is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Let us not abufe the goodness of God, who calleth us mercifully to amendment; and of his endless pity promifeth us forgiveness of that which is past, if with a perfect and true heart we return unto him. For though our fins be as red as fcarlet, they fhall be as white as fnow: and though they be like purple, yet they fhall be made white as wool. Turn ye (faith the Lord) from all your wickedness, and your fin fhall not be your deftruction. Caft away from you all your ungodlinefs that ye have done; make you new hearts, and a new fpirit: Wherefore will ye die, O ye house of lfael; teeing that I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, faith the Lord God? Turn ye then, and ye shall live. Although we have finned, yet we have an Advocate with the Father, Jefus Chrift the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our fins. For he was wounded for our offences, and fmitten for our wickednefs. Let us therefore return unto him, who is the merciful receiver of all true penitent finners; affuring ourfelves that he is ready to receive us, and moft willing to pardon us, if we come unto him with faithful repentance; if we will fubmit ourselves unto him, and from henceforth walk in his ways; if we will take his cafy yoke, and light burden upon us, to follow him in lowlinefs, patience, and charity, and be ordered by the governance of his Holy Spirit; feeking always his glory, and ferving him duly in our vocation with thanksgiving. This if we do, Chrift will deliver us from the curle of the law, and from the extreme malediction which fhall light upon them that fhall be fet on the lef: hand; and he will fet us on his right hand, and give us the gracious benediction of his Father, commanding us to take poffeffion of his glorious kingdom: unto which he vouchfafe to bring us all, for his infinite, mercy. Amen. dency; as it points out to us the dreadful confequences of "tainly mifunderstand it who repretent the laying Amen to Sin, in order to lead us to Repentance: And they molt cer- the declarations in the former part of it as Curing or Wi