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O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people and praise him in the seat of the elders!

Who turneth the floods into a wilderness and drieth up the watersprings.

A fruitful land maketh he barren:

for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Again, he maketh the wilderness a standing water and water-springs of a dry ground.

And there he setteth the hungry: that they may build them a city to dwell in;

That they may sow their land, and plant vineyards to yield them fruits of increase.

He blesseth them, so that they multiply exceedingly and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

And again, when they are minished, and brought low through oppression, through any plague, or trouble;

Though he suffer them to be evil intreated through tyrants: and let them wander out of the way in the wilderness;

Yet helpeth he the poor out of misery and maketh him housholds like a flock of sheep.

The righteous will consider this, and rejoice and the mouth of all wickedness shall be stopped.

Whoso is wise will ponder these

things and they shall understand
the loving-kindness of the Lord.
Glory be to the Father, and to the
Son and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be world without
end. Amen.

Collects of Thanksgiving.
MOST blessed and glorious Lord
God, who art of infinite goodness
and mercy; We thy poor creatures,
whom thou hast made and preserv.
ed, holding our souls in life, and
now rescuing us out of the jaws of
death, humbly present ourselves a-1
gain before thy Divine Majesty, to
offer a sacrifice of praise and thanks-
giving, for that thou heardest us
when we called in our trouble, and
didst not cast out our prayer, which
we made before thee in our great
distress: Even when we gave all for
lost, our ship, our goods, our lives,
then didst thou mercifully look upon
us, and wonderfully command a de-
liverance; for which we, now being
in safety, de give all praise and glory
to thy holy Name; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.

Or this:

MOST mighty and gracious good

God, thy mercy is over all thy works, but in special manner hath been extended toward us, whom thou hast so powerfully and wonderfully defended. Thou hast shewed us terrible things, and wonders in the deep, that we might see how power ful and gracious a God thou art; how able and ready to help them that trust in thee. Thou hast shewed us how both winds and seas obey thy command; that we may learn, even from them, hereafter to obey thy voice, and to do thy will. We therefore bless and glorify thy Name, for this thy merey in saving us, when we were ready to rerish. And, we beseech thee, make us as truly sen. sible now of thy mercy, as we were then of the danger: And give us hearts always ready to express our thankfulness, not only by words, but also by our lives, in being more obedient to thy holy commandments. Continue, we beseech thee, this thy goodness to us; that we, whom theu hast saved, may serve thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

end. Amen.

world without

2 Cor. xiii.

An Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiv- and ever shall be
ing after a dangerous Tempest.
COME, let us give thanks unto
the Lord, for he is gracious: and
his mercy endureth for ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; let the redeemed of the Lord say so whom he hath delivered from the merciless rage of the sea. The Lord is gracious and full of compassion slow to anger, and of great mercy.

He hath not dealt with us according to our sins: neither rewarded us according to our iniquities.

But as the heaven is high above the earth so great hath been his mercy towards us.

We found trouble and heaviness we were even at death's door.

The waters of the sea had wellnigh covered us the proud waters had well-nigh gone over our soul.

The sea roared and the stormy wind lifted up the waves thereof.

We were carried up as it were to heaven, and then down again into the deep our soul melted within us, because of trouble;

Then cried we unto thee, O Lord: and thou didst deliver us out of our distress.

Blessed be thy Name, who didst not despise the prayer of thy servants but didst hear our cry, and hast saved us.

Thou didst send forth thy comImandment and the windy storm ceased, and was turned into a calm.

O let us therefore praise the Lord for his goodness and declare the wonders that he hath done, and still doeth for the children of men.

Praised be the Lord daily even the Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.

He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation: God is the Lord by whom we have escaped death.

Thou, Lord, hast made us glad through the operation of thy hands and we will triumph in thy praise.

Blessed be the Lord God: even the Lord God, who only doeth wondrous things;

And blessed be the Name of his Majesty for ever: and let every one of us say, Amen, Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now,


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.

After Victory or Deliverance from an Enemy.

A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after Victory.

F the Lord had not been on our

Lord himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us;

They had swallowed us up quick : when they were so wrathfully displeased at us.

Yea, the waters had drowned us, and the stream had gone over our soul the deep waters of the proud had gone over our soul.

But praised be the Lord who hath not given us over as a prey unto them.

The Lord hath wrought: a mighty salvation for us.

We gat not this by our own sword, neither was it our own arm that saved us but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy coun tenance, because thou hadst a favour unto us.

The Lord hath appeared for us: the Lord hath covered our heads, and made us to stand in the day of battle.

The Lord hath appeared for us: the Lord hath overthrown our enemies, and dashed in pieces those that rose up against us.

Therefore not unto us, O Lord, not unto us: but unto thy Name be given the glory.

The Lord hath done great things for us the Lord hath done great things for us, for which we rejoice.

Our help standeth in the Name of the Lord: who hath made heaven and earth.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord : from this time forth for evermore. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.

After this Hymn may be sung the
Te Deum.


Then this Collect. ALMIGHTY God, the Sovereign Commander of all the

world, in whose hand is power and might which none is able to withstand; We bless and magnify thy great and glorious Name for this happy Victory, the whole glory whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art the only giver of Victory. And, we beseech thee, give us grace to improve this great merey to thy glo. ry, the advancement of thy Gospel, the honour of our Sovereign, and,

as much as in us lieth, to the good of all mankind. And, we beseech thee, give us such a sense of this great mercy, as may engage us to a true thankfulness, such as may appear in our lives by an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee and the Holy Spirit, as for all thy mercies, so in particular for this Victory and

Deliverance, be all glory and ho
nour, world without end. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii.

Christ, and the love of God, and
HE grace of our Lord Jesus

the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

At the Burial of their Dead at Sea. The Office in the Common Prayer-beat may be used; only instead of these words [We therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, &c.] say,

therefore commit his body

W to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the resurrection of the body, (when the Sea shall give up her dead,) and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who at his com. ing shall change our vile body, that it may be like his glorious body, according to the mighty working, whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.

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is evident unto all men diligently reading the holy Scripture and ancient Authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church; Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Which Offices were evermore had in such reverend Estimation, that no man might presume to execute any of them, except he were first called, tried, examined, and known to have such qualities as are requisite for the same; and also by pullick Prayer, with Imposition of Hands, were approved and admitted thereunto by lawful Authority. And therefore, to the intent that these Orders may be continued, and reverently used and esteemed, in the Church of England; no man shall be accounted or taken to be a lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon in the Church of England, or suffered to execute any of the said Functions, ercept he be called, tried, examined, and admitted thereunto, according to the Form hereafter following, or hath had formerly Episcopal Consecration, or Ordination.

And none shall be admitted a Deacon, except he be Twenty-three years of age, unless he have a Faculty. And every man which is to be admitted a Priest shall be full Four-and-twenty years old. And every man which is to be ordained or consecrated Bishop shall be fully Thirty years of age.

And the Bishop, knowing either by himself, or by sufficient testimony, any Person to be a man of virtuous conversation, and without crime; and, after examination and trial, finding him learned in the Latin Tongue, and suffi ciently instructed in holy Scripture, may at the times appointed in the Canon, or else, on urgent occasion, upon some other Sunday or Holy-day, in the face of the Church, admit him a Deacon, in such manner and form as hereafter followeth.





When the day appointed by the Bishop is come, after Morning Prayer is ended, there shall be a Sermon or Exhortation, declaring the Duty and Office of such as come to be admitted Deacons; how necessary that Order is in the Church of Christ, and also, how the people ought to esteem them in their Office.

First the Archdeacon, or his Deputy, shall present unto the Bishop (ating in his chair near to the holy Table) such as desire to be ordained Deacons, (each of them being decently habited,) saying these words,

REVEREND Father in God, I present unto you these persons present, to be admitted Deacons.


The Bishop.

O God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

O God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

AKE heed that the persons, whom ye present unto us, be apt and meet, for their learning and god- O holy, blessed, and glorious Trily conversation, to exercise their Mi-nity, three Persons and one God: nistry duly, to the honour of God, have mercy upon us miserable sinand the edifying of his Church.

The Archdeacon shall answer,

HAVE enquired of them, and also examined them, and think them so to be.

Then the Bishop shall say unto the

people: RETHREN, if there be any of you who knoweth any Impediment, or notable Crime, in any of these persons presented to be ordered Deacons, for the which he ought not to be admitted to that Office, let him come forth in the Name of God, and shew what the Crime or Impediment is.

And if any great Crime or Impediment be objected, the Bishop shall surcease from Ordering that person, until such time as the party accused shall be found clear of that Crime.

Then the Bishop (commending ruch as shall be found meet to be Ordered to the Prayers of the congregation) shall, with the Clergy and people present, sing or say the Litany, with the Prayers as followeth.

The Litany and Suffrages. GOD the Father, of heaven: have mercy upon us miserable sinners. O God the Father, of heaven have mercy upon us miserable sinners.


O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three Persons and one God: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

Remember not, Lord, our offences, nor the offences of our forefathers; neither take thou vengeance of our sins spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever.

Spare us, good Lord.

From all evil and mischief; from sin, from the crafts and assaults of the devil; from thy wrath, and from everlasting damnation,

Good Lord, deliver us.

From all blindness of heart; from pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy, from envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness,

Good Lord, deliver us.

From fornication, and all other deadly sin; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil, Good Lord, deliver us.

From lightning and tempest; from plague, pestilence, and famine; from battle and murder, and from sudden death,

Good Lord, deliver us. From all sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion; from all false

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