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T Then mallrbe Priest say,

The Collect.
Lord, have mercy upon us. O
Christ, have mercy upon us.

of our Lord Jesus Christ, *Lord, have mercy upon us. wko is the resurrection and the O in whom

heaven, Hallowed be thy lieveth Tall live, though he Name; Thy kingdom come;Thy die ; -and whofoever liveth and will be done in earth, as it is in believeth in him, shall not die heaven : Give us this day our eternally; who also hath taught daily bread ; And forgive us our us by his holy Apostle Saint trespasies, as we forgive them Paul, not to be forry, bas, men that trespass against us ; And without hope, for them that lead us not into temptation ; feep in him : We meekly be. But deliver us from evil. Amen. seech thee, O Father, to raise us: Prieft.

from the death of fin unto the Amiiber che operates or hem do live the spirits of them we shall

depart this life, we may that depart hence in the Lord, reft in him, as our hope is this and with whom the fouls of the our brother doth ; and that at faithful after they are delivered the general refurrea ion in the from the burden of the ferh, last day we may be found acare in joy and felicity; We give ceptable in thy fight, and re. thee hearty thanks, for that it ceive that blessing which thy: hath pleased thee to deliver this well beloved Son Mall then proour brother out of the miseries nounce to all that love and fear of this finful world; beseeching thee, saying, Come ye blessed thee that it may please thee, of children of my Father, receive thy gracious goodness, shortly, the kingdom prepared for you to accomplish the number of from the beginning of the world. thine elect, and to haften thy Grant this, we beseech thee; kingdom that we, with all merciful Father, through thofe that are departed in the Jesus Christ our mediator and true faith of thy holy Name, Redeemer. Amen. may have our perfect confum 'HE grace of our Lord Jesus and soul, in thy eternal and e. God, and the fellowship of the verlasting glory, through Jesus Holy Ghost, be with us all Christ our Lord. Amen.

evermore. Amen.

The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-birth,

commonly called, The Churching of Women. 9 The Woman at the usual time after ber Delivery, Asall come into the

Churcb decently apparelled, and there all kneel down in some convenient place, as hátb been accustomed, or as the Ordinary sball dire&t : and ihen fhall tbe Prieft say unta ber,

Almighty God of his goods birth, you shall therefore give nefs to give you safe deliver hearty thanks unto God, and ance, and hath preserved you say:

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young children.

( got ben all the Prif say the city : the watchman waketh but 116. Pfalm.).

in vain, Dilexi quoniam.

It is but lost labour that ye I , Am well pleafed : that the hate to rise up early, and to

of carefulnels : for so he giveth my prayer; That he hath inclined his ear

his beloved Neep. unto me : therefore will I call

Lo, children and the fruit of upon him as long as I live.

the womb : are an heritage and me round about and the pains hand of the giant : even lo are The snares of death compaffed gift that cometh of the Lord.

Like as the arrows in the of hell gat hold upon me. I found trouble and heaviness,

the and I called upon the Name of

Happy is the man that hath his the Lord : O Lord, I beseech quiver full of them : they fha!! thee, deliver my soul.

not be ashamed when they speak Gracious is the Lord, and righ- with their enemies

in the gate. teous: yea, our God is merciful.

Glory be to the Father, &c. The Lord preserveth the fim

As it was in the beginning, &c. ple: I was in misery, and he I Tben fall ebe Priest say, helped me.

Let us pray. Turn again then unto thy Lord, have mercy upon us. reft, O my soul : for the Lord Cbrift, bave mercy upon us. hath rewarded thee.

Lord, have mercy upon us. And why? thou haft deli UR Father, which art in eyes from tears, and my feet name ;. thy kingdom come; from falling.

thy will be done in earth, as it I will walk before the Lord : is in heaven : Give us this day in the land of the living. our daily bread; And forgive

I believed, and therefore will us our trespasses, as we forgive I speak ; but I was fore trou. them that trespass against us; bled : I said in my hafte, All And lead us not into temptamen are liars.

tion; But deliver us from evil: What reward mall I give un. For thine is the kingdom, and to the Lord : for all the benefits the power, and the glory, For that he hath done unto me? ever and ever. Amen.

I will receive the cup of sal. Minifter. O Lord, fave this vation : and call upon the Name woman thy servant ; of the Lord,

Answer. Who putteth- her I will pay my vows now in trust in thee. the presence of all his people : Minifter. Be thou to her a in the courts of the Lord's house, strong tower; even in the midst of thee, O Je Answer. From the face of her rusalem. Praise the Lord.' enemy.

Glory be to the Father, &c. Min, Lord, hear our prayer ; As it was in the beginning, &c. Answer. And let our cry.comé

unto thee. I Or Psalm 127. Nifi Dominus.

Minister. Let us pray. Xcept the Lord build the

thee humble thanks for loft that build it.

that thou hast vouchsafed to Except the Lord keep the deliver this woman thy servant


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from the great pain and peril of come, through Jesus Chrif our child-birth: Grant, we heseech Lord. Amen. thee, most merciful Father, that I The woman that cometh to give He through thy help may both piber tbanks, muft offer accuftomfaithfully live, and walk accord and offerings ; and if there be a ing to thy will in this life pre Communion, it is convenient fent, and also may be partaker that pe receive the boly Comof everlasting glory in the life to munion.

A COMMINATION, or Denouncing of God's

anger and judgements against finners; with certain Prayers to be used on the first Day of Lent, and at

other times, as the Ordinary shall appoint. 9 After Morning Prayer, the Litany ended according to the accustomed manner, the Priest jall in the Reading-Pew or pulpit fuy, Rethren, in the primitive Chered any.carved or molten

is the man discipline, that at the beginning of image to worship it. Lent, such persons as tłocd con- And the people shall answer and victed of notorious fin, were put

say, Amen. to open penance, and punished Minister. Cursed is he that in this world, that their souls curseth his father or mother. might be saved in the day of the Answer. Amen. Lord; and that others, admo. Min. Curred is he that remov. nished by their example, might eth his neighbour's land-mark. be the more afraid to offend. Anjwer. Amen.

Initead whereof (until the said Min. Curfed is he that maketh discipline may be restored again, the blind to go out of his way.. which is much to be wished) it Answer. Amen. is thought good, that at this

Min. Curfed is he that perverttime in the presence of you all) eth the judgement of the stranfhould be read the general Sen ger, the fatherless, and widow, tences of God's curling against Answer. Amen. impenitent sinners, gathered out Min. Cursed is he that smiteth of the seven and twentieth chap, his neighbour secretly. ter of Deuteronomy, and other Answer. Amen. places of Scripture ; and that Min. Cursed is he that lieth ye fhould answer to every sen- with his neighbour's wife. tence, Amen : to the intent that Answer. Amen, being admonished of the great Min. Cursed is he that taketh indignation of God against lin. reward to Nay the innocent, pers, ye may the rather be mov. Answer. Amen. ed to earnest and true repent

Min. Cursed is he that putteth ance, and may walk more wari- his trust in man, and taketh ly, in these dangerous days; fee man for his defence, and in his ing from such vices, for which heart goeth from the Lord. ye affirm with your own moutlas Answer. Amen. the curse of God to be due. Min, Cursed are the unmerci.




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! 1, fornicators, and adulterers, ners, through the stubbornness covetous pe: sons, idolaters, fans of their heart, have heaped unto rivrers, drunkards, and extor- themselves ; wliich despised the

goodness, patience, and longAnywir. Amen.

fuffering of God, when he called Minifter.

them continually to repentance. Jow recing that all they are Then all they call upon me

accursed as the prophet (faith the Lord) but I will not I vid beareth witness) who do hear ; they shall seek me early, err and go astray from the com- but they shall not find me ; and mandments of God, let us (re- that because they hated knowmembering the dreadful judge. ledge, and received not the fear ment hanging over our heads, of the Lord, but abhorred my and always ready to fall upon counsel, and despised my corus) return unto our Lord God rection. Then mall it be too with all contrition and meek late to knock, when the door ness of heart ; bewailing and shall be fhut; and too late to lamenting our sinful life, ac- cry for mercy, when it is the knowledging and confefsing our time of justice. O terrible voice offences, and fecking to bring of most just judgement, which forth worthy fruits of penance, sha'l be pronounced upon them, For now is the ax put unto the when it shall be said unto them, foot of the trees, so that every Go, ye cursed, into the fire evertree that bringeth not forth lasting, which is prepared for good fruit, is hewn down, and the devil and his angels. Therecaft into the fire. It is a fearful fore, brethren, take we heed thing to fall into the hands of betime, while the day of falvashe living God. He shall pour tion laiteth; for the night com.

wn rain upon the finners, eth when none can work: But snares, fire and brimstone, storm let us, while we have the light, and tempeft ; this shall be their believe in the light, and walk as portion to drink. For lo, the children of the light; that we Lord is come out of his place, be not cast into utter darkness, to vific the wickedness of such where is weeping and gnathing as dwell upon the earth. But of teeth. Let us not abuse the who may ahide the day of his goodness of God, who calleth coming? Who shall be able to us mercifully to amendment, endure when he appeareth ? and of his endless pity promis. His fan is in his hand, and he eth us forgiveness of that which will purge bis floor, and gather is past, if with a perfect and hiy wheat into his barn; but he true heart we return unto him. will burn the chaff with un- For though our fins be as red as quenchable fire. The day of the scarlet, they shall be made white Lord cometh as a thief in the as snow : and though they be night : and when men shall fay, like purple, yet they fall be Peace, and all things are fafe, made white as wool.' Turn ye then shall sudden destruction (saith the Lord) from all your come upon them, as forrow wickedness, and your fin shall cometh upon a woman travail. not be your deftruction. Caft aing with a child, and they shall way from you all your ungodlinot escape. Then shall appear ners that ye have done; make the wrath of God in the day of you new hearts, and a new spivengeance, which obstinate fin. rit: Wherefore will ye die, o ye


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house of Israet;' seeing that I Was me thoroughly front my have no pleasure in the death wickedness : and cleanse me of him that dieth, faith the Lord from my sin. God? Turn ye then, and ye For I acknowledge my faults a fhall live. Although we have a my sin is ever before me. finned, yet have we an Advocate Against thee only have I finwith the Father, Jesus Christ ned, and done this evil in thy the righteous, and he is the pro- figłat : that thou mightest be pitiation for our fins. For he justified in thy saying, and clear was wounded for our offences, when thou are judged. and smitten for our wickedness. Behold I was thapen in wickLet us therefore 'return unto edness : and in fin hath my him who is the merciful receive mother conceived me. er of all true penitent finners; But lo, thou requireft truth afsuring ourselves that he is reas in the inward parts : and shalt dy to receive us, and oft wil make me to understand wisdom ling to pardon us, if we come un- fecretly. to him with faithful repentance ;

Thou shalt purge me with If we will submit ourselves unto hyffop, and I shall be clean a bim, and from henceforth walk in thou shalt wat me, and I Mall his ways; if we will take his easy be whiter than yoke and light burden uçoh us,

Thou shalt make me hear of to follow him in lowlinefs, pa. joy and gladness.. that the bones tience and charity, and be or

which ihou hast broken may dered by the governance of his rejoice. Holy Spirit; seeking always his

Turn thy face from my fins : glory, and serving him duly in' and put out all my misdeeds. our vocation with thanksgiv.

Make me a clean heart, 0 ing: -This if we do, Christ will God: and renew a right fpirit deliver us from the curse of the within me, law, and from the extreme Caft me not away from thy maledi&tion which mall light presence : and take nottby How upon them that shall be fet on ly Spirit frem meu nist

the left hand ; and he will fet O give me the comfort of thy 1 us on his right hand, and give help again and ftablith me

us 'the gracious benedi&tion of with thy free Spirit say his Father, commanding us to

Then mall teach thy ways take poileífion of his glorious unto the wicked :: and onders kingdom : unto which he vouch shall be converted into thee. fafe to bring us all, for his in Deliver me from blood-guiltie finite mercy. Amen.

ness, O God, thou that art the ? Then shall they all kreel upon their God of my health and my knees, and the Priest and Clerks, tongue Thall sing of thy righte.

ousness, kneeling in the Place zubere ibey are accustomed to say the Litany, Lord and my mouth shall

Thou shalt open my lips, O jball say this Pfalni.

shew thy praise. Miferere mei, Deus. PSAL. 51. For thou defireft no facrifice, HA

AV E mercy upon me, o else would I give it thee but

God, after thy great good, thou delightest not in burnt, pers: according to the multi- offerings. tude of thy mercies do away The sacrifice of God is a trou. mine offences.

bled Spirit : a broken and con


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