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dangers of the sea, and from the vio-calling out of the depth of misery, lence of the enemy; that we may be and out of the jaws of this death, a safeguard unto the United States of which is now ready to swallow us America, and a security for such as up: Save, LORD, or else we perish. pass on the seas upon their lawful The living, the living shall praise occasions; that the inhabitants of our thee. O send thy word of command land may in peace and quietness serve to rebuke the raging winds, and the thee our GOD; and that we may re- roaring sea; that we, being delivered turn in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labor; and, with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies, to praise and glorify thy holy name, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
from this distress, may live to serve thee, and to glorify thy name all the days of our life. Hear, LORD, and save us, for the infinite merits of our blessed Saviour, thy Son our Lord JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
The Prayer to be said before a fight at sea against any enemy.
DIRECT us, O LORD, in all our O MOST powerful and glorious doings, with thy most gracious favor, LORD GOD, the LORD of hosts, that and further us with thy continual rulest and commandest all things; help; that in all our works begun, thou sittest in the throne judging continued, and ended in thee, we may right: and therefore we make our glorify thy holy name; and finally, by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.
address to thy divine majesty, in this our necessity, that thou wouldest take the cause into thine own hand, and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, O LORD, and come and help us; for thou givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. O let not our but hear us thy poor servants begging sins now cry against us for vengeance; that thou wouldest be a defence unto mercy, and imploring thy help, and make it appear that thou art our Sav, us against the face of the enemy: iour and mighty deliverer, through,
¶ Prayers to be used in storms at sea. O MOST powerful and glorious LORD GOD, at whose command the winds blow, and lift up the waves of the sea, and who stillest the rage thereof; we, thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do in this our great distress cry unto thee for help: Save, LORD, or else we perish. We confess when we have been safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgotten thee our GOD, and refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word, and to obey thy commandments: but now we see how terrible thou art in all thy works of LORD be merciful to us sinners, wonder; the great GOD to be feared above all; and therefore we adore and save us for thy mercies' sake. 1 thy divine majesty, acknowledging Thou art the great GOD, who hast thy power, and imploring thy good made and rulest all things: O deliver ness. Help, LORD, and save us for us for thy name's sake.
JESUS CHRIST our Lord.
Short Prayers for single persons, who cannot meet to join in prayer with others, by reason of. the fight or storm.
¶ General Prayers.
Thou art the
thy mercies' sake, in JESUS CHRIST, feared above all: 8 GOD to be
thy Son our Lord. Amen.
may praise thee.
save us, that we
Special Prayers with respect to the enemy. THOU, O LORD, art just and pow erful: O defend our cause against the face of the enemy.
O LORD of hosts, fight for us; that we may glorify thee.
O GOD, thou art a strong tower of estly repent, and are heartily sorry defence to all who fly unto thee: O for these our misdoings; the remem save us from the violence of the brance of them is grievous unto us; the burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father: for thy Son our Lord JESUS CHRIST'S sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant, that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honor and glory of thy name, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
O suffer us not to sink under the weight of our sins, or the violence of the enemy.
O LORD, arise, help us, and deliver us, for thy name's sake.
Short Prayers in respect of a storm. THOU, O LORD, who stillest the raging of the sea, hear, hear us, and save us, that we perish not.
O blessed SAVIOUR, who didst
save thy disciples ready to perish in a storm: hear us, and save us, we
LORD, have mercy upon us.
O CHRIST, hear us.
OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But de
liver us from evil.
When there shall be imminent danger, as many as can be spared from necessary service in the ship shall be called together, and make an humble Confession of their sins to God: in which every one ought serionsly to reflect upon those particular sine, of which his conscience shall accuse him; saying as followeth:
Then shall the Priest, if there be any in the ship,
ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Father, who, of his great mercy, hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen
¶ Thanksgiving after a storm. Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo.
O BE joyful in GOD, all ye lands; sing praises unto the honor of his name; make his praise to be glorious.
Say unto God, O how wonderful art thou in thy works; through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars unto thee.
For all the world shall worship thee, sing of thee, and praise thy
He ruleth with his power for ever; his eyes behold the people; and such as will not believe, shall not be able to exalt themselves.
O praise our GOD, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard;
ALMIGHTY GOD, Father of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have Who holdeth our soul in life; and committed, by thought, word, and suffereth not our feet to slip. deed, against thy divine majesty, For thou, O GOD, hast proved us; provoking most justly thy wrath and thou also hast tried us, like as silver indignation against us. We do.earn-is tried.
Thou broughtest us into the snare;} and laidest trouble upon our loins.
I will go into thine house with burnt-offerings; and will pay thee my vows which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouble.
O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear GOD; and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.
I called unto him with my mouth; and gave him praises with my tongue. -If I incline unto wickedness with mine heart, the LORD will not hear
But God hath heard me; and considered the voice of my prayer. Praised be GOD, who hath not cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me.
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.
That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving; and tell out his works with gladness!
They that go down to the sea in ships; and occupy their business in great waters;
These men see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep. For at his word, the stormy wind arise; which lifteth up the waves thereof.
They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; their soul melteth away because of the
Then are they glad, because they are at rest; and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.
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!
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.
Я Collects of Thanksgiving.
LORD GOD, who art of infinite good. O MOST blessed and glorious ness and mercy; we, thy poor creatures, whom thou hast made and preserved, holding our souls in life, and now rescuing us out of the jaws of death, humbly present ourselves again 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 deliverance; for which we now, being in safety, do give all praise and glory to thy holy name, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
¶ Cr this.
O 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 showed us ter. rible things, and wonders in the deep, that we might see how powerful and gracious a GOD thou art; how able and ready to help those who trust in. thee. Thou hast showed us how both winds and seas obey thy command; that we may learn even from them hereafter to obey thy voice, and Ito do thy will. We therefore bless.
and glorify thy name, for this thy Thou didst send forth thy commercy, in saving us when we were mandment; and the windy storm ready to perish. And, we beseech ceased, and was turned into a calm. thee, make us as truly sensible now O let us therefore praise the LORD of thy mercy, as we were then of the for his goodness; and declare the danger; and give us hearts always wonders that he hath done, and still ready to express our thankfulness doeth, for the children of men! 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 thou hast saved, may serve thee in holiness and righteoushess all the days of our life, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
TA Hymn of praise and thanksgiving after a dangerous tempest.
O 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
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 toward us.
We found trouble and heaviness; we were even at death's door.
The waters of the sea had well nigh 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 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.
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, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
TA Psalm or Hymn of praise and thanksgiving after victory.
IF the LORD had not been on 'our side, now may we say; if the 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 got not this by our own sword, neither was it our own arm that sav ed us; but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favor unto us.
The LORD hath appeared for us; the LORD hath covered our heads,
and made us to stand in the day of none is able to withstand; we bless 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 said the Te Deum. Then this Collect.
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 mercy to thy glory, the advancement of thy Gospel, the honor of our country, 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 honor world without end. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii. 14.
THE grace of our Lord JESUS O ALMIGTY GOD, the sovereign CHRIST, and the love of GOD, and commander of all the world, in whose the fellowship of the HOLY GHOST, hand is power and might, which be with us all evermore.
At the Burial of the Dead at sea, the Office in the Common Prayer Rook may be used; only instead of these words, We therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, &c. say, We therefore commit his body 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 coming shall change our vile body, that it may be like his glo rious body, according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.
A FORM OF PRAYER
THE VISITATION OF PRISONERS.
When Morning or Evening Prayer shall be read in any prison, instead of the Psalm, O come let us sing, &c. shall be read the 130th Psalm; and the Minister shall insert, after the Collect for the day, the collect in the following Service, O God, who sparest, &c. and at such times as the Litany is not read, he shall add the prayer, O God, merciful Father, who despisest not, &c.
And when notice is given to the Minister that a prisoner is confined for some great or capital
crime, he shall visit him; and when he cometh into the place where the prisoner is, he shall say, kneeling down,
REMEMBER not, LORD, our iniquities, nor the iniquities of our forefathers; neither take thou vengeance of our sins: Spare us, good LORD, spare thy people, whom thou hast re-l
deemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever. Ans. Spare us, good LORD
Let us pray.
LORD, have mercy upon us. CHRIST, have mercy upon us. LORD, have mercy upon us. OUR Father, who art in heaven,&c.