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THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD. Here is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any that die
unbaptized, or excommunicate, or have laid violent hands upon themselves. 1 The Priest and Clerks meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the Church-yard, and
going before it, either into the Church, or towards the Grave, shall say, or sing, I
AM the resurrection and the life, consume away, like as it were a moth
saith the Lord : he that believeth in fretting a garment : every man therefore me, though he were dead, yet shall he is but vanity. live: and whosoever liveth and believeth Hear my prayer, O Lord, and with in me shall never die. St. John si. 25, 26. thine ears consider my calling : hold KNOW that my Redeemer liveth,
not thy peace at my tears. I and that he shall stand at the latter
For I am a stranger with thee : and day upon the earth. And though after
a sojourner, as all my fathers were. my skin worms destroy this body, yet in
O spare me a little, that I may recover my flesh shall I see God : whom I shall
my strength : before I go hence, and be see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold,
no more seen. and not another. Job xix. 25, 26, 27.
Glory be to the Father, and to the
Son : and to the Holy Ghost; WE brought
nothing into this world, As it was in the beginning, is now, and and it is certain we can carry no- ever shall be: world without end. Amen. thing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord
Domine, refugium. Psalm xc. hath taken away; blessed be the Name of the Lord. 1 Tim, vi. 7. Job i. 21.
from one generation to another. After they are come into the Church, shall be Before the mountains were brought read one or both of these Psalms following.
forth, or ever the earth and the world Dixi, custodiam. Psalm xxxix. were made : thou art God from everI SAID, I will take heed to my ways : lasting, and world
Thou turnest man to destruction : I will keep my mouth as it were with again thou sayest, Come again, ye chil. a bridle : while the ungodly is in my
dren of men. sight.
For a thousand years in thy sight are I held my tongu and spake nothing : but as yesterday : seeing that is past as I kept silence, yea, even from good a watch in the night. words; but it was pain and grief to me. As soon as thou scatterest them, they
My heart was hot within me, and while are even as a sleep: and fade away sudI was thus musing the fire kindled : and denly like the grass. at the last I spake with my tongue;
In the morning it is green, and grow. Lord, let me know mine end, and the eth up : but in the evening it is cut number of my days : that I may be cer- down, dried up, and withered. tified how long I have to live.
For we consume away in thy displeaBehold, thou hast made my days as it sure : and are afraid at thy wrathful were a span long : and mine age is even indignation. as nothing in respect of thee; and verily Thou hast set our misdeeds before every man living is altogether vanity. thee : and our secret sins in the light of
For man walketh in a vain shadow, thy countenance, and disquieteth himself in vain : he For when thou art angry all our days heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who are gone : we bring our years to an end, shall gather them.
as it were a tale that is told. And now, Lord, what is my hope : The days of our age are threescore truly my hope is even in thee.
years and ten; and though men be so Deliver me from all mine offences : and strong, that they come to fourscore make me not a rebuke unto the foolish. years : yet is their strength then but
I became dumb, and opened not my labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it mouth : for it was thy doing.
away, and we are gone. Take thy plague away from me: I am But who regardeth the power of thy even consumed by means of thy heavy wrath : for even thereafter as a man hand.
feareth, so is thy displeasure. When thou with rebukes dost chasten O teach us to number our days : that man for sin, thou makest his beauty to we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last : this to your shame. But some man will and be gracious unto thy servants. say, How are the dead raised up ? and
O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that with what body do they come? Thou fool, soon : so shall we rejoice and be glad all that which thou sowest is not quickenthe days of our life.
ed, except it die. And that which thou Comfort as again now after the time sowest, thou sowest not that body that that thou hast plagued us : and for the shall be, but bare grain, it may chance years wherein we have suffered adversity of wheat, or of some other grain : But
Shew thy servants thy work : and God giveth it a body, as it hath pleased their children thy glory.
him, and to every seed his own body. And the glorious Majesty of the Lord All flesh is not the same flesh; but there our God be upon us : prosper thou the is one kind of flesh of men, another work of our hands upon us, O prosper flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and anthou our handy-work.
other of birds. There are also celestial Glory be to the Father, and to the bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
glory of the celestial is one, and the gloAs it was in the beginning, is now, and ry of the terrestrial is another. There is ever shall be : world without end. Amen. one glory of the sun, and another glory
Then shall fullow the Lesson taken out of of the moon, and another glory of the the fifteenth Chapter of the former Epistie stars; for one star differeth from another of Saint Paul to the Corinthians.
star in glory. So also is the resurrection 1 Cor. xv. 20.
of the dead : It is sown in corruption; it NOW
OW is Christ risen from the dead, is raised in incorruption : It is sown in
and become the first-fruits of them dishonour ; it is raised in glory: It is that slept. For since by man came death, sown in weakness; it is raised in power: by man came also the resurrection of the It is sown a natural body; it is raised a dead. For as in Adam all die, even so spiritual body. There is a natural body, in Christ shall all be made alive. But and there is a spiritual body. And so it every man in his own order: Christ the is written, The first man Adam was first-fruits; afterward they that are made a living soul; the last Adam was Christ's, at his coming. Then cometh made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, the end, when he shall have delivered that was not first which is spiritual, but up the kingdom to God, even the fa. that which is natural; and afterward ther; when he shall have put down all that which is spiritual. The first man is rule, and all authority, and power. For of the earth, earthy: the second man is he must reign, till he hath put all ene
the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, mies under his feet. The last enemy such are they that are earthy: and as is that shall be destroyed is death. For he the heavenly, such are they also that hath put all things under his feet. But are heavenly. And as we have borne when he saith, all things are put under the image of the earthy, we shall also him, it is manifest that lie is excepted, bear the image of the heavenly. Now which did put all things under him this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood And when all things shall be subdued cannot inherit the kingdom of God; unto him, then shall the Son also himself neither doth corruption inherit incor be subject unto him that put all things ruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery : under him, that God may be all in all. We shall not all sleep, but we shall Else what shall they do which are bap- all be changed, in a moment, in the tized for the dead, if the dead rise not at twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, all ? Why are they then baptized for the (for the trumpet shall sound,) and the dead ? and why stand we in jeopardy dead shall be raised incorruptible, and every hour? I protest by your rejoicing, we shall be changed. For this corruptiwhich I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, ble must put on incorruption, and this I die daily. If after the manner of men mortal must put on immortality. So I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, when this corruptible shall have put on what advantageth it me, if the dead rise incorruption, and this mortal shall have not ? Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow put on immortality; then shall be we die. Be not deceived : evil commu- brought to pass the saying that is writ. nications corrupt good manners. Awake ten, Death is swallowed up in victory. to righteousness, and sin not; for some o death, where is thy sting? O grave, have not the knowledge of God. I speak where is thy victory ? The sting of
death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which
UR Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kinggiveth us the victory through our Lord dom come. Thy will be done in earth, Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved As it is in heaven. Give us this day our brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, daily bread. And forgive us our tresalways abounding in the work of the passes, As we forgive them that trespass Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your against us. And lead us not into temptalabour is not in vain in the Lord.
tion; But deliver us from evil. Amen. When they come to the Grave, while the
Priest. Corpse is made ready to be laid into the earth, the Priest shall say, or the Priest and ALMIGHTY God with whom do Clerks shall sing :
live the spirits of them that depart MAN
AN that is born of a woman hath hence in the Lord, and with whom the
but a short time to live, and is full souls of the faithful, after they are deliof misery. He cometh up, and is cut vered from the burden of the flesh, are down, like a flower; he fleeth as it in joy and felicity; We give thee hearty were a shadow, and never continueth thanks, for that it hath pleased thee to in one stay.
deliver this our brother out of the mi. In the midst of life we are in death :
series of this sinful world; beseeching of whom may we seek for succour, but thee, that it may please thee, of thy of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art gracious goodness, shortly to accomplish justly displeased ?
the number of thine elect, and to hasten Yet, o Lord God most holy, O Lord thy kingdom; that we, with all those most mighty, O holy and most merciful that are departed in the true faith of Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter thy holy Name, may have our perfect pains of eternal death.
consummation and bliss, both in body Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. to our prayer; but spare us, Lord most
Amen. holy, O God most mighty, O holy and
The Collect. merciful Saviour, thou most worthy O MERCIFUL God, the Father of
ur, for any pains of death, to fall resurrection and the life; in whom from thee.
whosoever believeth shall live, though 1 Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the he die; and whosoever liveth, and be
Body by some standing by, the Priest shall lieveth in him, shall not die eternally; say,
who also hath taught us, by his holy
mighty God of his great mercy to men without hope, for them that sleep take unto himself the soul of our dear in him ; We meekly beseech thee, o brother here departed, we therefore Father, to raise us from the death of commit his body to the ground; earth sin unto the life of righteousness; that, to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; when we shall depart this life, we may in sure and certain hope of the Resur- rest in him, as our hope is this our rection to eternal life, through our Lord brother doth; and that, at the general Jesus Christ; who shall change our Resurrection in the last day, we may vile body, that it may be like unto his be found acceptable in thy sight; and glorious body, according to the mighty receive that blessing, which thy wellworking, whereby he is able to subdue beloved Son shall then pronounce to all all things to himself.
that love and fear thee, saying, Come, Then shall be said or sung,
ye blessed children of my Father, reI HEARD a voice from heaven, saying ceive the kingdom prepared for you
unto me, Write, From henceforth from the beginning of the world : Grant blessed are the dead which die in the this, we beseech thee, O merciful Fa. Lord : even so saith the Spirit; for they ther, through Jesus Christ, our Mediator rest from their labours.
and Redeemer. Amen. Then the Priest shall say,
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, Lord, have mercy upon us.
and the love of God, and the fellow. Christ, have mercy upon us.
ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all Lord, have mercy upon us.
THE THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,
COMMONLY CALLED, THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN. 1 The Woman, at the usual time after her Delivery, shall come into the Church
decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct : And then the Priest shall say unto her, FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Al- rise up early, and so late take rest, and
mighty God of his goodness to give eat the bread of carefulness : for so he you safe deliverance, and hath preserved giveth his beloved sleep.
Lo, children and the fruit of the you in the great danger of Child-birth; you shall therefore give hearty thanks womb : are an heritage and gift that unto God, and say,
cometh of the Lord. (1 Then shall the Priest say the cxvith
Like as the arrows in the hand of the Psalm,)
giant : even so are the young children. Dilexi quoniam.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver I
AM well pleased : that the Lord hath full of them : they shall not be ashamed heard the voice of my prayer ;
when they speak with their enemies in That he hath inclined his ear unto
the gate. me : therefore will I call upon him as
Glory be to the Father, and to the long as I live.
Son : and to the Holy Ghost; The snares of death compassed me
As it was in the beginning, is now, and round about : and the pains of hell gat ever shall be : world without end. Amen. hold upon me.
Then the Priest shall say,
Let us pray. I found trouble and heaviness, and I
Lord, have mercy upon us. called upon the Name of the Lord : 0 Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
Christ, have mercy upon us. Gracious is the Lord, and righteous :
Lord, have mercy upon us. yea, our God is merciful.
OUR Father, which art in heaven,
. The Lord preserveth the simple : I was in misery, and he helped me.
dom come. Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven. Give us this day our Turn again then unto thy rest, O my daily bread. And forgive us our tressoul : for the Lord hath rewarded thee.
And why ? thou hast delivered my passes, As we forgive them that trespass soul from death : mine eyes from tears, against us. And lead us not into tempta. and my feet from falling,
tion; But deliver us from evil: For thine I will walk before the Lord : in the is the kingdom, The power, and the land of the living.
glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
Min. O Lord, save this woman thy I believed, and therefore will I speak; but I was sore troubled : I said in my
servant; haste, All men are liars.
Ans. Who putteth her trust in thee. What reward shall I give unto the
Min. Be thou to her a strong tower ; Lord : for all the benefits that he hath
Ans. From the face of her enemy. done unto me?
Min. Lord, hear our prayer. I will receive the cup of salvation : and
Ans. And let our cry come unto thee.
Minister. Let us pray. call upon the Name of the Lord. sence of all his people : in the courts of vouchsafed to deliver this woman thy I will pay my vows now in the pre- O ALMIGHTY God, we give thee
humble thanks for that thou hast the Lord's house, even in the midst of
servant from the great pain and peril thee, 0 Jerusalem. Praise the Lord. Glory be to the Father, and to the most merciful Father, that she, through
of Child-birth; Grant, we beseech thee, Son : and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and walk according to thy will, in this life
thy help, may both faithfully live, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.
present; and also may be partaker of Or, Psalm cxxvii. Nisi Dominus.
everlasting glory in the life to come ; EXC XCEPT the Lord build the house : through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
their labour is but lost that build it. Except the Lord keep the city : the
1 The Woman, that cometh to give her Thanks,
must offer accustomed Offerings; and, if watchman waketh but in vain.
there be a Communion, it is convenient that It is but lost labour that ye haste to she reccive the holy Communion.
OR DENOUNCING OF GOD'S ANGER AND JUDGEMENTS
With certain Prayers, to be used on the first Day of Lent, and at other times,
as the Ordinary shall appoint.
s After Morning Prayer, the Litany ended according to the accustomed manner,
the Priest shall, in the Reading-Pew or Pulpit, say,
other places of Scripture; and that ye NOW seeing that all they are accurs
BRETHREN, in the Primitive
Minister. Cursed is he that lieth with Church there was a godly disci- his neighbour's wife. pline, that, at the beginning of Lent, Answer. Amen. such persons as stood convicted of noto- Minister. Cursed is he that taketh rious sin were put to open penance, reward to slay the innocent. and punished in this world, that their Answer, Amen. souls might be saved in the day of the Minister. Cursed is he that putteth Lord ; and that others, admonished by his trust in man, and taketh man for his their example, might be the more afraid defence, and in his heart goeth from to offend.
the Lord, Instead whereof, (until the said dis- Answer. Amen. cipline may be restored again, which is Minister. Cursed are the unmerciful, much to be wished,) it is thought good, fornicators, and adulterers, covetous perthat at this time (in the presence of you sons, idolaters, slanderers, drunkards, all) should be read the general sentences and extortioners. of God's cursing against impenitent Answer. Amen. sinners, gathered out of the seven and
Minister. twentieth Chapter of Deuteronomy, and should answer to every Sentence, Amen: witness) who do err and go astray from
ed (as the prophet David beareth To the intent that, being admonished of the great indignation of God against (remembering the dreadful judgement
the commandments of God; let us sinners, ye may the rather be moved to hanging over our heads, and always earnest and true repentance; and may ready to fall upon us) return unto our walk more warily in these dangerous Lord God, with all contrition and meekdays; fleeing from such vices, for which
ness of heart; bewailing and lamenting ye affirm with your own mouths the
our sinful life, acknowledging and concurse of God to be due.
fessing our offences, and seeking to Cu YURSED is the man that maketh bring forth worthy fruits of penance.
any carved or molten image, to wor. For now is the ax put unto the root ship it.
of the trees, so that every tree that And the people shall answer and say, bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn Amen.
down, and cast into the fire. It is a Minister. Cursed is he that curseth fearful thing to fall into the hands of his father or mother.
the living God: he shall pour down Answer. Amen.
rain upon the sinners, snares, fire and Minister, Cursed is he that removeth brimstone, storm and tempest; this shall his neighbour's land-mark.
be their portion to drink. For lo, the Answer. Amen.
Lord is come out of his place to visit Minister. Cursed is he that maketh the wickedness of such as dwell upon the blind to go out of his way.
the earth. But who may abide the day Answer. Amen.
of his coming ? Who shall be able to Minister. Cursed is he that pervert- endure when he appeareth ? His fan is eth the judgement of the stranger, the in his hand, and he will purge his floor, fatherless, and widow.
and gather his wheat into the barn; but Answer. Amen.
he will burn the chaff with unquenchMinister. Cursed is he that smiteth able fire. The day of the Lord cometh his neighbour secretly.
as a thief in the night: and when men Answer. Amen.
shall say, Peace, and all things are safe,