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These men see the works of the things : and they shall understand Lord : and his wonders in the the loving-kindness of the Lord. deep.

Glory be to the Father, and to the For at his word the stormy wind Son : and to the Holy Ghost; ariseth : which lifteth up the waves As it was in the beginning, is now, thereof.

and ever shall be : world without They are carried up to the hea end. Amen. ren, and down again to the deep :

Collects of Thanksgiving. their soul melteth away because of the trouble.


MOST blessed and glorious Lord They reel to and fro, and stagger God, who art of infinite goodness like a drunken man : and are at and mercy; We thy poor creatures, their wit's end.

whom thou hast made and presert. So when they cry unto the Lord ed, holding our souls in life, and in their trouble: he delivereth them now rescuing us out of the jaws of out of their distress.

death, humbly present ourselves a. For he maketh the storm to cease : gain before thy Divine Majesty, to so that the waves thereof are still. offer a sacrifice of praise and thanks.

Then are they glad, because they giving, for that thou heardest us are at rest : and so he bringeth them when we called in our trouble, and unto the haven where they would didst not cast out our prayer, which be.

we made before thee in our great O that men would therefore praise distress: Even when we gare all for the Lord for his goodness : and de lost, our ship, our goods, our lives, clare the wonders that he doeth for then didst thou inercifully look upon the children of men!

us, and wonderfully command a deThat they would exalt him also liverance; for which we, now being in the congregation of the people : in safety, do give all praise and glory and praise him in the seat of the to thy holy Name; through Jesus elders!

Christ our Lord. Amen. Who turneth the floods into a wil.

Or this: derness : and drieth up the water. springs.

O A fruitful land maketh he barren : God, thy mercy is over all thy for the wickedness of them that works, but in special manner hath dwell therein.

been extended toward us, whom thou Again, he maketh the wilderness hast so powerfully and wonderfully a standing water : and water-springs defended. Thou hast shewed us of a dry ground.

terrible things, and wonders in the And there he setteth the hungry : deep, that we might see how power. that they may build them a city to ful and gracious a God thon art; dwell in;

how able and ready to help them That they may sow their land, that trust in thee. Thou hast shev. and plant vineyards : to yield them ed us how both winds and seas obey fruits of increase.

thy command ; that we may learn, lle blesseth them, so that they even from them, hereafter to obey multiply exceedingly : and suffereth thy voice, and to do thy will. We not their cattle to decrease.

therefore bless and glorify thy Name, And again, when they are min- for this thy mercy in saving us, when ished, and brought low : through we were ready to rerish. And, we oppression, through any plague, or beseech thee, make us as truiy sen. trculle;

sible now of thy mercy, as we were Though he suffer them to be evil then of the danger: And give us intreated through tyrants : and let hearts always ready to express our them wander out of the way in the thankfulness, not only by words, but wilderness;

also by our lives, in being more obeYet helpeth he the poor out of dient to thy holy commandments. misery : and maketh him housholds Continue, we heseech thee, this the like a flock of sheep.

goodness to us; that we, whom thou The righteous will consider this, hast saved, may serve thee in holiand rejoice : and the mouth of all ness and righteousness all the days wickedness shall be stopped.

of our life; through Jesus Christ our Whoso is wise will ponder these Lord and Saviour. Amen.

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An Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiv. and ever shall be : world without ing after a dangerous Tempest.

end. Amen.

2 Cor. xill. O COME, let us give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious : and TUe

grace of our Lord Jesus his mercy endureth for


Christ, and the Great is the Lord, and greatly to

the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be be praised ; let the redeemed of the with us all everinore. Amen. Lord say so : whom he hath deliver. ed from the merciless rage of the sea. The Lord is gracious and full of

After Victory or Deliverance from compassion : slow to anger, and of

an Enemy. great mercy.

A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and ThanksHe hath not dealt with us accord.

giving after Victory. ing to our sins : neither rewarded us according to our iniquities.

side, now may we say : if the But as the heaven is high above Lord himself had not been on our the earth : so great' hath been his side, when men rose up against us; mercy towards us.

They had swallowed us up quick : We found trouble and heaviness :

when they were so wrathfully dis. we were even at death's door.

pleased at us. The waters of the sea had well. Yea, the waters had drowned us, nigh covered us : the proud waters and the stream had gone over our had well-nigh gone over our soul. soul : the deep waters of the proud

The sea roared : and the stormy had gone over our soul. wind lifted up the waves thereof. But praised be the Lord : who

We were carried up as it were to hath not given us over as a prey un. heaven, and then down again into to them. the deep : our soul melted within The Lord hath wrought : a mighty us, because of trouble;

salvation for us. Then cried we unto thee, O Lord : We gat not this by our own sword, and thou didst deliver us out of our neither was it our own arm that distress.

saved us : but thy right hand, and Blessed be thy Name, who didst thine arm, and the light of thy coun. not despise the prayer of thy ser tenance, because thou hadst a favour vants : but didst hear our cry, and unto us. hast saved us.

The Lord hath appeared for us : Thou didst send forth thy com- the Lord hath covered our heads, mandment : and the windy storm and made us to stand in the day of ceased, and was turned into a calm. battle.

O let us therefore praise the Lord The Lord hath appeared for us : for his goodness : and declare the the Lord hath overthrown our enewonders that he hath done, and still mies, and dashed in pieces those that doeth for the children of men.

rose up against us. Praised be the Lord daily : even Therefore not unto us, O Lord, the Lord that helpeth us, and pour not unto us : but unto thy Name be eth his benefits upon us.

given the glory. He is our God, even the God of The Lord hath done great things whom cometh salvation : God is the for us : the Lord hath done great Lord by whom we have escaped things for us, for which we rejoice. death.

Our help standeth in the Name of Thou, Lord, hast made us glad the Lord : who hath made heaven through the operation of thy hands : and earth. and we will triumph in thy praise. Blessed be the Name of the Lord :

Blessed be the Lord God : even from this time forth for evermore. the Lord God, who only doeth won- Glory be to the Father, and to the drous things;

Son : and to the Holy Ghost; And blessed be the Name of his As it was in the beginning, is now, Majesty for ever : and let every one and ever shall be : world without of us say, Amen, Amen.

end. Amen. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

After this Hymn may be sung the As it was in the beginning, is now,

Te Deum,

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2 Cor. xiii. reign Commander of all the might which none is to with Christ, love of God, and stand; We bless and magnify thy the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be great and glorious Name for this with us all evermore. Amen. happy Victory, the whole glory whereof we do ascribe to thee, who At the Burial of their Dead at Sea. art the only giver of Victory. And, The Office in the Common Prayer book we beseech thee, give us grace to may be used; only instead of these words improve this great mercy to thy glo. [We therefore commit his body to the ry, the advancement of thy Gospel,

ground, earth to earth, &c.] say, the honour of our Sovereign, and, E therefore commit his body of all mankind. And, we beseech corruption, looking for the resurthee, give us such a sense of this rection of the body, (when the Sea great mercy, as may engage us to a shall give up her dead,) and the life true thankfulness, such as may ap- of the world to come, through our pear in our lives by an humble, holy, Lord Jesus Christ; who at his con). and obedient walking before thee all ing shall change our vile body, that our days, through Jesus Christ our it may be like his glorious body, Lord; to whom with thee and the according to the mighty working, lioly Spirit, as for all thy mercies, whereby, he is able to subdue all so in particular for this Victory and things to himself,

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I evident unto all men diligently reading the holy Scripture and ancient

Authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Minis. lers in Christ's Church; Bishwps, Priests, and Deacons. Which offices were evermore had in such reverend Estimation, that no man might presume to e.xecute 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 publick Prayer, with Imposition of Hands, were approved and admitted thereunto by lanful Authority. And therefore, to the intent that these Orders may be continued, and reverently used and esteemeil, in the Church of England; no man shall be accounted or taken to be a lanıful 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 hercufter 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 leurned 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.

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When the day appointed by the Bishop is come, after Morning Prayer is endel, there shall be a Sermon or Exhortation, declaring the Duty and office of such as come to be edmitted 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, O God the Son, Redeemer of the

shall present unto the Bishop (silting world : have mercy upon us miserain his chair near to the holy Table) ble sinners. such as desire to be orilained Deacons,

O God the Son, Redeemer of the (each of them being decenily habited) world : have mercy upon us miserable saying these words,

sinners. REVEREND. Father in God, I

O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding present unto you these persons from the Father and the Son : have present, to be admitted Deacons.

mercy upon us miserable sinners. The Bishop.

o God the Holy Ghost, proceeding T , have

whom ye present unto us, be apt mercy upon us miserable sinners. and meet, for their learning and god.

O holy, blessed, and glorious Tri. Is 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.

ners. The Archuleacon shall answer,

O holy, blessed, and glorious Trie I

HAVE enquired of them, and nity, three Persons and one God : hare also examined them, and think mercy upon tus miserable sinners.

Remember not, Lord, our offences, them so to be.

nor the offences of our forefathers; Then the Bishop shall say unto the neither take thou vengeance of our people :

sins : spare us, good Lord, spare thy B

RETHREN, if there be any of people, whom thou hast redeemed ment, or notable Crime, in any of be not angry with us for ever. these persons presented to be order.

Spare us, good Lord. ed Deacons, for the which he ought From all evil and mischief; from not to be admitted to that Office, let sin, from the crafts and assaults of him come forth in the Name of God, the devil; from thy wrath, and from and shew what the Crime or Impe- everlasting damnation, diment is.

Good Lord, delirer us.

From all blindness of heart; from And if any great Crime or Impediment be objectel, the Bishop shall surcease pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy, from

Ordering that person, until such from envy, hatred, and malice, and time as the party accused shall be found all uncharitableness, clear of that Crime.

Good Lord, deliver us. Then the Bishop (commending such as

From fornication, and all other shall be found meet to be Ordered to the deadly sin ; and from all the deceits Prayers of the congregation) shall, with of the world, the flesh, and the devil, the Clergy and people present, sing or

Good Lord, deliver us. say the Litany, with the Prayers as folLoweth.

From lightning and tempest ; from

plague, pestilence, and famine; from The Litany and Suffrages. battle and murder, and from sudden O GOD the Father, of heaven: have death, mercy upon us miserable sinners.

Good Lord, deliver us. O God the Father, of heaven : have From all sedition, privy conspi. mercy upon us miserable sinners. racy, and rebellion ; froin all false

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