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Let this immortal hope, and the comforts of thy gracious Spirit, sustain in this their bereavement, the family and friends of our departed brother. Be thou, O God, their refuge, and their consolation, and their sure trust. The more they are brought to perceive that things seen are temporal, so much the more may they find that the things which are unseen are eternal; that thou art faithful, and that Christ is worthy, and that heaven, and not earth, is their home. May they embrace thy promises and be thankful; may they know that thou art God, and be still.

it without reluctance; knowing whom we have believed, and persuaded that he is able to keep that which we have committed to him, against that day. We offer our prayers through him who is the resurrection and the life, thy son Jesus Christ. Amen.

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

At the Burial of the dead at Sea, the preceding Service may be used; only instead of these words, We therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; looking for, &c. shall be said, We therefore commit his body to the deep, to be turned into corruption; looking

And grant, we beseech thee, O holy Father and eternal Judge, that we may all live mindful of our mortality, and prepared for thy will; and that when thou sayest unto us, Return ye children of men, we may hear the command without dismay, and obey for, &c.

END OF THE BURIAL SERVICE.

A SELECTION

FROM THE

PSALMS OF DAVID.

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wither; and whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.

As for the ungodly, it is not so with them; but they are like the chaff which the wind scattereth away.

Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgment; neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish. PSALM 3.

LORD, how are they increased who trouble me! many are they who rise up against me.

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HEAR me when I call, O God of my righteousness; thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame, and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after falsehood?

Know this, that the

Stand in awe, and sin not; commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.

Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.

There be many who say, Who will show us any good?

Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than when their corn, and wine, and oil, increased.

I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest, for it is thou, O Lord, only, who makest me dwell in safety.

Now unto the King eternal, &c.

Be honor and glory, &c.

EVENING PRAYER.

PSALM 5.

GIVE ear unto my

words, O Lord; consider their trust in thee rejoice ; my meditation.

O hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, my King and my God; for unto thee will I make my prayer.

they shall ever be giving
of thanks, because thou
defendest them; they
who love thy
ame shall
be joyful in thee.
For thou, Lord, wilt
give thy blessing unto
the righteous; and with
thy favorable kindness
wilt thou defend him as
with a shield.

My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord; early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up..

For thou art a God who hast no pleasure in wickedness; neither shall any evil dwell with thee.

Such as be foolish shall not stand in thy sight; for thou hatest all those who work vanity.

Thou shalt destroy those who speak falsehood; the Lord will abhor both the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

PSALM 7.

O LORD my God, in thee have I put my trust; save me from all those who persecute me, and deliver me;

Lest he devour my soul like a lion, and tear it in pieces, while there is none to help.

O Lord my God, if I have done this thing; or if there be any wickedness in my hands;

If I have rewarded evil unto him who dealt friendly with me; (yea, I have I have delivered delivered him who without any cause is mine enemy ;)

Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and Let all those who put take it; yea, let him tread

even

But as for me, I will come into thy house, upon the multitude of thy mercy; and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies; make thy way plain before my face.

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