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through whom, thou mayest receive thee; and that, if thou wilt, thou health and salvation, but only the canst even yet raise him up, and Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. A grant him a longer continuance a. men.
mongst us: Yet, forasmuch as in all And after that shall say, appearance the time of his dissoluNTO God's gracious mercy and tion draweth near, so fit and prepare Lord bless thee, and keep thee. The hour of death, that after his deparLord make his face to shine upon ture hence in peace, and in thy fathee, and be gracious unto thee. vour, his soul may be received into The Lord lift up his countenance thine everlasting kingdom, through upon thee, and give thee peace, both the merits and mediation of Jesus now and evermore. Amen.
Christ, thine only Son, our Lord and
A commendatory Prayer for a rick person
at the point of departure. O
ALMIGHTY God, and mer.
ALMIGHTY God, with whom
do live the spirits of just men long the issues of life and death; made perfect, after they are deliver Look down from heaven, we hum ed from their earthly prisons; We bly beseech thee, with the eyes of humbly commend the soul of this mercy upon this child now lying thy servant, our dear brother, into upon the bed of sickness : Visit him, thy hands, as into the hands of a O Lord, with thy salvation ; deliver faithful Creator, and most merciful him in thy good appointed time from Saviour; most humbly beseeching his bodily pain, and save his soul for thee, that it may be precious in thy thy mercies' sake: That, if it shall sight. Wash it, we pray thee, in be thy pleasure to prolong his days the blood of that immaculate Lamb, here on earth, he may live to thee, that was slain to take away the sins and be an instrument of thy glory, of the world; that whatsoever defile. by serving thee faithfully, and doing ments it may have contracted in the good in his generation; or else re- midst of this miserable and naughty ceive him into those heavenly habi.world, through the lusts of the flesh, tations, where the souls of them that or the wiles of Satan, being purged sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy per- and done away, it may be presented petual rest and felicity. Grant this, pure and without spot before thee. O Lord, for thy mercies' sake, in the And teach us who survive, in this same thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, and other like daily spectacles of who liveth and reigneth with thee mortality, to see how frail and unand the Holy Ghost, ever one God, certain our own condition is; and so world without end. Amen.
to number our days, that we may A Prayer for a sick person, when there seriously apply our hearts to that appeareth small hope of recovery.
holy and heavenly wisdom, whilst FATHER of mercies, and God bring us to life everlasting, through
we live here, which may in the end 0
of all comfort, our only help in the merits of Jesus Christ thine only time of need; We fly unto thee for Son our Lord. Amen. suecour in behalf of this thy servant, here lying under thy hand in great A Prayer for persons troubled in mind weakness of body. Look graciously
or in conscience. the outward man decayeth, strength
mercies, and the God of all comen him, we beseech thee, so much forts; We beseech thee, look down the more continually with thy grace in pity and compassion upon this thy and holy Spirit in the inner man. afflicted servani. Thou writest bit. Give him unfeigned repentance for ter things against him, and makest all the errors of his life past, and him to possess his former iniquities; stedfast faith in thy Son Jesus ; that thy wrath lieth hard upon him, and his sins may be done away by thy his soul is full of trouble: But, o mercy, and his pardon sealed in hea merciful God, who hast written thy
ven, before he go hence, and be no holy Word for our learning, that we, more seen. We know, Ó Lord, that through patience and comfort of thy there is no word impossible with holy Scriptures, might have hope;
give him a right understanding of der mercies in displeasure; but make himself, and of thy threats and pro- him to hear of joy and gladness, that mises; that he may neither cast a- the bones which thou hast broken way his confidence in thee, nor place may rejoice. Deliver him from fear it any where but in thee. Give him of the enemy, and lift up the light of strength against all his temptations, thy countenance upon him, and gire and heal all his distempers. Break him peace, through the merits and not the bruised reed, nor quench the mediation of Jesus Christ our Lord. smoking flax. Shut not up thy ten. Amen.
THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK.
Forasmuch as all mortal men be subject to many sudden perils, diseases, and sicknesses, and ever uncertain what time they shall depart out of this life; therefore, to the intent they may be always in a readiness to die, whensoever it shall please Amighty God to call them, the Curates shall diligently from time to time (but especially in the time of pestilence, or other infectious sickness) exhort their Parishioners to the often receicing of the holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Chrisi, when it shall be publickly administeral in the Church; that so doing, thy may, in case of sudden visitation, have the less cause to be disquieted for lack of the same. But if the sick person be not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his house; then he must give timely notice tolle Curate, signifying also how many there are to communicate with him, (which shall be three or two at the least,) and having a convenient place in the sick man's house, with all things necessary so prepared, that the Curate may reverently minister, he shall there celebrate the holy communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, here following. The Collect.
The Epistle. Heb. xll. 5. Maker of mankind, who dos: Mson, despise not thou the
chastening of the Lord, nor correct those whom thou dost love, faint when thou art rebuked of him. and chastise every one whom thou For whom the Lord loveth he chas. dost receive; We beseech thee to teneth; and scourgeth every son have mercy upon this thy servant whom he receiveth. visited with thine hand, and to grant that he may take his sickness patient. The Gospel. St. John v. 84. he band recover his body healthien. VER b: neglech say wote wana it be thy gracious will
He that heareth my word, soever his soul shall epart from the believeth on him that sent me, hath body, it may be without spot present. everlasting life, and shall not come ed unto thee; through Jesus Christ into condemnation; but is passed our Lord. Amen.
from death unto life. After which the Priest shall proceed according to the form before prescribed for the holy Communion, beginning at these words (Ye that do truly &c.] 1 At the time of the distribution of the holy Sacrament, the Priest shall first receive the
Communion himself, and after minister unto them that are appointel to communicate with the sick, and last of all to the sick person. Dut if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning in due time to the Curate, or for lack of company to receive with him, or by any other just impediment, do not receive the sucranient of Christ's Body and Bloodl, the Curate shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and sledfastly belirte that Jesus Christ haih suffered death upon the Cross for him, and shed his Blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving him hearty thanks therefore, he doth eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to his soul's health, although he do not receive the Sacrament with his mouth. When the sick person is visited, and receiveth the
holy Communion all at one time, then the Priest, for more expedition, shall cut off the form of the Visitation at the
Psalm (In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, &c.] and go straight to the Communion, T In the time of the Plague, Sweat, or such other like contagious times of sickness or
diseases, when none of the Parish or neighbours can be gotten to communicate with the sick in their houses, for fear of the infection, upon special request of the discased, the Minister may only communicate with him.
THE ORDER FOR
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD.
T Here is to be noted, that the office ensuing is not to be used for any that dio unbap
tized, or excommunicate, or have laid violent hands upon themselves. T The Priest and Clerks meeting the Corps 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, Deliver me from all mine offences :
saith the Lord : he that believeth and make me not a rebuke unto the in me, though he were dead, yet shall foolish. he live : and whosoever liveth and I became dumb, and opened not believeth in me shall never die. St. my mouth : for it was thy doing. John xi. 25, 26.
Take thy plague away from me: I I
KNOW that my Redeemer liv. am even consumed by means of thy
eth, and that he shall stand at heavy hand. the latter day upon the earth. And
When thou with rebukes dost chas. though after my skin worms destroy ten man for sin, thou makest his this body, yet in my flesh shall I see beauty to consume away, like as it God : whom I shall see for myself, were a moth fretting a garment : and mine eyes shall behold, and not every man therefore is but vanity. another. Job xix. 25, 26, 27.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and with
thine ears consider my calling: hold W world, and it is certain we can
not thy peace at my tears. carry nothing out. The Lord gave,
For I am a stranger with thee : and the Lord hath taken away ; bless and a sojourner, as all my fathers ed be the Name of the Lord. 1 Tim.
were. vi. 7. Job i. 21.
O spare me a little, that I may re1 After they are come into the Church, cover my strength : before I go hence,
shall be read one or both of these Psulms and be no more seen. following.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Diri, custodiam. Psalm xxxix.
Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, ways : that I offend not in my end. Amen. tongue. I will keep my mouth as it were
Domine, refugium. Psalm zc. with a bridle : while the ungodly is L.
ORD, thou hast been our refuge : in my sight.
from one generation to another. I held my tongue, and spake no- Before the mountains were brought thing : I kept silence, yea, even forth, or ever the earth and the world from good words; but it was pain were made : thou art God from ever. and grief to me.
lasting, and world without end. My heart was hot within me, and Thou turnest man to destruction : while I was thus musing the fire again thou sayest, Come again, ye kindled : and at the last I spake with children of men. my tongue;
For a thousand years in thy sight Lord, let me know mine end, and are but as yesterday : seeing that is the number of my days : that I may past as a watch in the night. be certified how long I have to live. As soon as thou scatterest them,
Behold, thou hast made my days they are even as a sleep : and fade as it were a span long : and mine away suddenly like the grass. age is even as nothing in respect of In the morning it is green, and thee; and verily every man living is groweth up : but in the evening it is altogether vanity.
cut down, dried up, and withered. For man walketh in a vain sha- For we consume away in thy disdow, and disquieteth himself in pleasure : and are afraid at thy vain : he heapeth up riches, and i wrathful indignation. cannot tell who shall gather them.
Thou hast set our misdeeds before And now, Lord, what is my hope: thee : and our secret sins in the light truly my hope is even in thee. of thy countenance.
For when thou art angry all our subdued unto him, then shall the days are gone : we bring our years to Son also himself be subject unto him an end, as it were a tale that is told. that put all things under him, that
The days of our age are threescore God may be all in all. Else what years and ten; and though men be shall they do which are baptized for So strong, that they come to four. the dead, if the dead rise not at all ? score years : yet is their strength Why are they then baptized for the then but labour and sorrow; so soon dead ? and why stand we in jeopardy passeth it away, and we are gone. every hour? i protest by your re
But who regardeth the power of joicing, which I have in Christ Je. thy wrath : for even thereafter as a sus our Lord, I die daily. If after man feareth, so is thy displeasure. the manner of men I have fought
O teach us to number our days : with beasts at Ephesus, what advan. that we may apply our hearts unto tageth it me, if the dead rise not? wisdom.
Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow Turn thee again, O Lord, at the we die. Be not deceived: evil comlast : and be gracious unto thy ser munications corrupt good manners. vants.
Awake to righteousness, and sin not; O satisfy us with thy mercy, and for some have not the knowledge of that soon : so shall we rejoice and God. I speak this to your shame. be glad all the days of our life. But some man will say, How are the
Comfort us again now after the dead raised up? and with what body time that thou hast plagued us : and do they come Thou fool, that which for the years wherein we have suf. thou sowest is not quickened, except fered adversity.
it die. And that which thou sowest, Shew thy servants thy work i and thou sowest not that body that shali their children thy glory.
be, but bare grain, it may chance of And the glorious Majesty of the wheat, or of some other grain : But Lord our God be upon us : prosper God giveth it a body, as it hath thou the work of our hands upon us, pleased him, and to every seed his O prosper thou our handy-work. own body. All flesh is not the same
Glory be to the Father, and to the flesh; but there is one kind of flesh Son : and to the Holy Ghost, of men, another flesh of beasts, an
As it was in the beginning, is now, other of fishes, and another of birds. and ever shall be : world without There are also celestial bodies, and end. Amen.
bodies terrestrial; but the glory of Then shall follow the Lesson taken out the celestial is one, and the glory of of the fifteenth Chapter of the former the terrestrial is another.
. another 1 Cor. xv. 20.
glory of the moon, and another glory dead, and become the first from another star in glory. So also fruits of them that slept. For since is the resurrection of the dead. It is by man came death, by man came sown in corruption; it is raised in also the resurrection of the dead. incorruption : It is sown in disho. For as in Adam all die, even so in nour; it is raised in glory : It is sown Christ shall all be made alive. But in weakness; it is raised in power : every man in his own order : Christ It is sown a natural body; it is raised the first-fruits; afterward they that a spiritual body. There is a natural are Christ's, at his coming. Then body, and there is a spiritual body. cometh the end, when he shall have And so it is written, The first man delivered up the kingdom to God, Adam was made a living soul; the even the Father; when he shall have last Adam was made a quickening put down all rule, and all authority, spirit. Howbeit, that was not tirst and power. For he must reign, tili which is spiritual, but that which is he hath put all enemies under his natural ; and afterward that which is feet. The last enemy that shall be spiritual. The first man is of the destroyed is death. For he hath put earth, earthy: the second man is the all things under his feet. But when Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, he saith, all things are put under such are they that are earthy : and him, it is manifest that he is except. as is the heavenly, such are they ed, which did put all things under also that are heavenly. And as we him. And when all things shall be have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the to take unto himself the soul of our heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, dear brother here departed, we there. that flesh and blood cannot inherit fore commit his body to the ground; the kingdom of God; neither doth earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust corruption inherit incorruption. Be to dust; in sure and certain hope hold, I shew you a mystery: We of the Resurrection to eternal life, i shall not all sleep, but we shall all be through our Lord Jesus Christ; who changed, in a moment, in the twink - shall change our vile body, that it ling of an eye, at the last trump, (for may be like unto his glorious body, the trumpet shall sound,) and the according to the mighty working, dead shall be raised incorruptible, wherely he is able to subdue all and we shall be changed. For this things to himself. corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on
Then shall be said or sung, immortality. So when this copriup: I HEAR Dna. Voice from heaven; put on incorruption,
unto me, Write, From and this mortal shall have put on henceforth blessed are the dead immortality; then shall be brought which die in the Lord : even so saith to pass the saying that is written, the Spirit; for they rest from their Death is swallowed up in victory. O labours. death, where is thy sting? O grave,
Then the Priest shall say, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin Lord, have mercy upon us. is the law. But thanks be to God, Christ, have mercy upon 148. which giveth us the victory through
Lord, have mercy upon us. our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, OUR Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name. Thy unmoveable, always abounding in kingdom come. Thy will be done in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as earth, As it is in heaven. Give us ye know that your labour is not in
this day our daily bread. And for. vain in the Lord.
give us our trespasses, As we forgive
them that trespass against us. And When they come to the Grave, rohile the Corpse is made ready to be laid into the lead us not into temptation; But deearth, the Priest shall say, or the Priest liver us from evil. Amen. and Clerks shall sing:
Priest. that is born of a and is full of misery. He cometh up, depart hence in the Lord, and with
do live the spirits of them that and is cut down, like a flower; he
whom the souls of the faithful, after fleeth as it were a shadow, and never they are delivered from the burden continueth in one stay. In the midst of life we are in We give thee hearty thanks, for that
of the flesh, are in joy and felicity; death : of whom may we seek for it hath pleased thee to deliver this succour, but of thee, O Lord, who
our brother out of the miseries of this for our sins art justly displeased ?
sinful world; beseeching thee, that Yet, O Lord God most holy, 0 Lord most mighty, O holy and most goodness, shortly to accomplish the
it may please thee, of thy gracious merciful Saviour, deliver us not into number of thine elect, and to hasten the bitter pains of eternal death.
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets thy kingdom; that we, with all those of our hearts; shut not thy merciful thy holy Name, may have our per.
that are departed in the true faith of ears to our prayer ; but spare us, fect consummation and bliss, both in Lord most holy, O God most mighty, body and soul, in thy eternal and O holy and merciful Saviour, thou everlasting glory, through Jesus most worthy Judge eternal, suffer Christ our Lord. Amen. us not, at our last hour, for any pains of death, to fall from thee.
The Collect. Then, while the earth shall be cast wipome O of our Lord Jesus Christ, who
MERCIFUL God, the Father The Body by some standing by, the Priest shall say,
is the resurrection and the life; in
M haina uue a short time womenALMIGHTY God, with whom
Almighty God of his great mercy though he die; and whosoever liv