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faption, and this mortal must suffer us not, at our last hour, put on immortality. So when for any pains of death to fall this corruptible shall have put from thee. on incorruption, and this mortal 1 Then, while the earth shall be cast upon shall have put on immortality, the body by some standing by, the Minister then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death
FORASMUCH as it hath is swallowed up in victory. pleased ALMIGHTY God, in his O death, where is thy sting? wise providence, to take out O grave, where is thy victory? of this world the soul of oui The sting of death is sin, and deceased brother, we therefore the strength of sin is the law. commit his body to the ground; But thanks be to God, which earth to earth, ashes to ashes, giveth us the victory through dust to dust : looking for the our Lord Jesus Christ. There general resurrection in the last fore, my beloved brethren, be ye day, and the life of the world steadfast, unmoveable, always to come, through our Lord abounding in the work of the JESUS CHRIST; at whose second Lord; forasmuch as ye know coming in glorious majesty to that your labour is not in vain judge the world, the earth and in the Lord.
the sea shall give up their dead;
and the corruptible bodies of 1 When they come to the grave, while the those who sleep in him shall be corpse is made ready to be laid into the earth, shall be sung or said,
changed, and made like unto his MAN, that is born of a
own glorious body ; according woman, hath but a short time to the mighty working whereby to live, and is full of misery. he is able to subdue all things He cometh up, and is cut down
unto himself. like a flower; he fleeth as it
I Then shall be said, or sung, a shadow, and
I HEARD a voice from continueth in one stay.
heaven, saying unto me, Write, In the midst of life we are from henceforth blessed are the in death : of whom may we dead who die in the LORD ; seek for succour, but of thee, even so saith the SPIRIT ; for O LORD, who for our sins art they rest from their labours. justly displeased ?
Rev. xiv. 13. Yet, O LORD God most holy, 1 Then the Minister shall say the Lord's O Lord most mighty, O holy
Prayer and most merciful Saviour, OUR Father, who art in headeliver us not into the bitter ven, Hallowed be thy Name; pains of eternal death. Thy kingdom come; Thy will
Thou knowest, LORD, the be done on earth, as it is in secrets of our hearts : shut heaven ; Give us this day our not thy merciful ears to our daily bread; And forgive us our prayers; but spare us, LORD trespasses, as we forgive those most holy, O God most mighty, who trespass against us; And O holy and merciful Saviour, lead us not into temptation ; thou most worthy Judge eternal, But deliver us from evil. Amen.
1 Then the Minister shall say one or both of eternally; who also hath taught the following Prayers, at his discretion.
us, by his holy apostle St. Paul, ALMIGHTY GOD, with not to be sorry, as men without whom do live the spirits of hope, for those who sleep in those who depart hence in the him; we humbly beseech thee, LORD; and with whom the O Father, to raise us from the souls of the faithful, after they death of sin unto the life of are delivered from the burden righteousness ; that when we of the flesh, are in joy and shall depart this life, we may felicity; we give thee hearty rest in him; and that at the thanks for the good examples general resurrection in the last of all those thy servants, who, day, we may be found acceptable having finished their course in in thy sight; and receive that faith, do now rest from their blessing, which thy well-beloved labours. And we beseech thee, Son shall then pronounce to all that we, with all those who who love and fear thee, saying, are departed in the true faith Come, ye blessed children of of thy holy name, may have my Father, receive the kingdom our perfect consummation and prepared for you from the bliss, both in body and soul, beginning of the world: Grant in thy eternal and everlasting this, we beseech thee, O merciful glory, through Jesus Christ Father, through Jesus CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
our Mediator and Redeemer. O MERCIFUL GOD, the Amen. Father of Lord JESUS CHRIST, who is the resurrection THE grace of our Lord
and the life; in whom whosoever Jesus Christ, and the love of I believeth, shall live, though he God, and the fellowship of the
die; and whosoever liveth and Holy Ghost, be with us all believeth in him, shall not die evermore. Amen.
THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,
THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.
9 This Service, or the concluding prayer alone, as it stands among the Occasional Prayers
and Thanksgivings, may be used at the discretion of the Minister. 4 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 you in the great danger of pleased ALMIGHTY GOD, of his child-birth; you shall therefore goodness, to give you safe give hearty thanks unto God, deliverance, and to preserve and say,
Then shall the Minister say the following OUR Father, who art in hea. Hymn, taken from the 116th Psalm.
ven, Hallowed be thy Name ; Dilexi, quoniam. Thy kingdom come; Thy will
be done on earth, as it is in I AM well pleased that the heaven ; Give us this day our Lord hath heard the voice of daily bread; And forgive us our my prayer ;
trespasses, as we forgive those That he hath inclined his ear who trespass against us; And unto me: therefore will I call lead us not into temptation; But upon him as long as I live. deliver us from evil. Amen. I found trouble
and heaviness, Min. 0 LORD, Save this and I called upon the name of woman thy servant: the LORD; O LORD, I beseech Ans. Who putteth her trust thee, deliver my soul.
in thee. Gracious is the LORD, and Min. Be thou to her a strong righteous ; yea, our God is tower, merciful.
Ans. From the face of her What reward shall I give enemy. unto the LORD, for all the Min. LORD, hear our prayer: benefits that he hath done unto Ans. And let our cry come me ?
unto thee. I will receive the cup of
Min. Let us pray. salvation ; and call upon the name of the LORD.
O ALMIGHTY GOD, we I will pay my vows now in give thee humble thanks for the presence of all his people; that thou hast been graciously in the courts of the LORD's pleased to preserve, through the house, even in the midst of great pain and peril of childthee, O Jerusalem. Praise the birth, this woman thy servant, Lord.
who desires now to offer her Glory be to the Father, and praises and thanksgivings unto to the Son, and to the Holy thee. Grant, we beseech thee, Ghost;
most merciful Father, that she, As it was in the beginning, is through thy help, may both now, and ever shall be, world faithfully live, and walk accordwithout end. Amen.
ing to thy will in this life present,
and also may be partaker of 1 Then shall the Minister say the Lord's everlasting glory in the life to Prayer, with what follows: hut the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if this be used come, through JESUS CHRIST with the Morning or Evening Prayer.
our Lord. Amen.
1 The woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerings, which shall
be applied by the Minister and the church-wardens to the relief of distressed women in child-bed: and if there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the Holy Communion.
PRAYER TO BE USED AT SEA.
| The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at sea, shall be the same which is
appointed in the book of Common Prayer. 1 These two following Prayers may be also and finally by thy mercy obtain used in ships of war.
everlasting life, through Jesus O ETERNAL LORD God, Christ our Lord. Amen. who alone spreadest out the TT Prayers to be used in storms at sea. heavens, and rulest the raging
0 MOST powerful and
0 of the sea ; who hastcompassed glorious LORD God, at whose the waters with bounds, until command the winds blow, and day and night come to an end ; lift up the waves of the sea, and be pleased to receive into thy who stillest the rage thereof; Almighty and most gracious we, thy creatures, but miserable protection, the persons of us thy sinners, do in this our great servants, and the fleet (or ship] distress cry unto thee for help: in which we serve. Preserve Save, Lord, or else we perish. us from the dangers of the sea, We confess when we have been and from the violence of the safe, and seen all things quiet enemy; that we may be a safe about us, we have forgotten guard unto the United States thee our God, and refused to of America, and a security for hearken to the still voice of such as pass on the seas upon thy word, and to obey thy their lawful occasions; that the commandments : but now we inhabitants of our land
see how terrible thou art in peace and quietness serve thee all thy works of wonder; the our God; and that we may great God to be feared above return in safety to enjoy the all; and therefore we adore thy blessings of the land, with the divine majesty, acknowledging fruits of our labour ; and, with thy power, and imploring thy a thankful remembrance of thy goodness.
Help, LORD, and mercies, to praise and glorify
save us for thy mercies' sake, thy holy name, through Jesus in JESUS CHRIST, thy Son our Christ our Lord. Amen. Lord. Amen.
O MOST glorious and graDIRECT us, O LORD, in cious Lord God, who dwellest all our doings, with thy most; in heaven, but beholdest all gracious favour, and further us things below; look down, we with thy continual help ; that beseech thee,
and hear us, in all our works begun, con- calling out of the depths of tinued, and ended in thee, we misery, and out of the jaws of may glorify thy holy name; this death, which is now ready
to swallow us up: Save, LORD, Thou art the great Gon, who or else we perish. The living, hast made and rulest all things: the living shall praise thee. Do deliver us for thy name's send thy word of command to sake. rebuke the raging winds, and Thou art the great God to be the roaring sea ; that we, being feared above all: O save us, delivered from this distress, that we may praise thee. may live to serve thee, and to a Special Prayers with respect to the enemy. glorify thy name all the days
THOU, O LORD, art just and of our life. Hear, LORD, and powerful: o defend our cause save us, for the infinite merits against the face of the enemy. of our blessed Saviour, thy Son O God, thou art a strong our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. tower of defence to all who fly II The Prayer to be said before a fight at sea unto thee: O save us from the against any enemy.
violence of the enemy. 0 MOST powerful and O Lord of hosts, fight for us; glorious LORD God, the LORD that we may glorify thee. of hosts, that rulest and com- O suffer us not to sink under mandest all things; thou sittest the weight of our sins, or the in the throne judging right: and violence of the enemy. therefore we make our address
O LORD, arise, help us, and to thy divine, majesty, in this deliver us, for thy name's sake. our necessity, that thou would
T Short Prayers in respect of a storm. est take the cause into thine own hand, and judge between the raging of the sea, hear, hear
THOU, O LORD, who stillest us and our enemies. Stir
up thy strength, O LORD, and us, and save us, that we perish
not. come and help us ; for thou
O blessed SavIOUR, who didst givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by save thy disciples ready to perish
in a storm ; hear us, and save many or by few. O let not our sins now cry against us for us, we beseech thee.
LORD, have mercy upon us. vengeance; but hear us thy poor servants begging mercy,
CHRIST, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us. and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest be a defence unto
O LORD, hear us. us against the face of the enemy:
O Christ, hear us. :
God the FATHER, God the make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty de- Son, God the Holy Ghost,
have mercy upon us, save us liverer, through Jesus CHRIST Amen.
now and evermore. Amen. Short Prayers for single persons, who
OUR Father, who art in hea cannot meet to join in prayer with others, ven, Hallowed be thy Name
; by reason of the fight or storm.
Thy kingdom come; Thy wilí 1 General Prayers.
be done on earth, as it is in LORD be merciful to us heaven; Give us this day our sioners, and save us for thy daily bread; And forgive us our mercies' sake.
trespasses, as we forgive those