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take his sickness patiently, and reco- whom the LORD loveth, he chastenver his bodily health, if it be thy gra- eth; and scourgeth every son whom cious will; and that whensoever his he receiveth. soul shall depart from the body, it may be without spot presented unto thee, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
The Gospel. St. John v. 24. VERILY, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed, from death unto life.
The Epistle. Heb, xii. 5. MY son, despise not thou the chastening of the LORD, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him. For After which the Minister shall proceed according to the form before prescribed for the Holy Com munion, beginning at these words, Ye who do truly, &c.
At the time of the distribution of the Holy Sacrament, the Minister, shall first receive the Communion, himself, and after minister unto those who are appointed to communicate with the sick, and last of all to the sick person.
But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning in due time to the Minister, or for lack of company to receive with him, or by any other just impediment, do not receive the sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood, the Minister shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and steadfastly believe that Jesus Christ hath 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 therefor, 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 Minister, for more expedition, shall cut off the form of the Visitation at the Psalm, and go straight to the Communion.
In the times of contagious sickness or disease, when none of the parish or neighbors can be gotten to communicate with the sick in their houses, for fear of the infection; upon special request of the diseased, the Minister alone may communicate with him.
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD.
Here is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any unbaptized adults, any who die excommunicate, or who have laid violent hands upon themselves. The Minister, meeting the corpse at the entrance of the church-yard, and going before it either into the church, or toward the grave, shall say, or sing,
I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the LORD; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die. St. John xi. 25, 26,
I KNOW that my Redeemer liveth,
and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh, shall I see GOD; whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another. Job xix. 25, 26, 27.
WE brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. The LORD gave, and
the LORD hath taken away; blessed be. the name of the LORD. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job i. 21.
After they are come into the church, shall said or sung the following Anthem, taken from the 39th and 90th Psalms.
the number of my days; that I may LORD, let me know my end, and be certified how long I have to live.
it were a span long; and mine age is Behold, thou hast made my days as even as nothing in respect of thee; and verily every man living is altogether vanity.
For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain; he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.
And now, LORD, what is my hope? | Truly my hope is even in thee.
Deliver me from all mine offences; and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.
When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment: every man therefore is but vanity.
Hear my prayer, O LORD; and with thine ears consider my calling hold not thy peace at my tears.
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.
Then shall follow the Lesson, taken out of the fifteenth chapter of the first Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
1 Cor. xv. 20.
NOW is CHRIST risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in CHRIST
For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner; as all my fathers were. O spare me a little, that I may re-shall all be made alive. But every cover my strength; before I go hence, and be no more seen.
LORD, thou hast been our refuge, from one generation to another.
man in his own order: CHRIST the first fruits; afterward they that are CHRIST'S, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have Before the mountains were brought delivered up the kingdom to GOD, forth, or ever the earth and the world even the FATHER; when he shall were made, thou art GOD from ever-have put down all rule, and all aulasting, and world without end. thority, and power. For he must Thou turnest man to destruction; again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday; seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as a sleep; and fade away suddenly like the grass.
In the morning it is green, and groweth up; but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
For we consume away in thy displeasure; and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.
Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee; and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
For when thou art angry, all our days are gone: We bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told. The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years, yet is their strength then but labor and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death: for he hath put all things under his feet But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the SON also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that GOD may be all in all. Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all ? Why are they then baptized for the dead? And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? I protest by your re joicing, which I have in CHRIST JEsus our Lord, I die daily. If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die. Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and sin not for some have not the knowledge of GOD. I speak this to your shame. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do
When they come to the grave, while the corpse
is made ready to be laid into the earth, shall be sung or said,
MAN, that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.
In the midst of life we are in death: of whom may we seek for succor, but of thee, O LORD, who for our sins art justly displeased?
they come? Thou fool, that which when this corruptible shall have put thou sowest is not quickened except on incorruption, and this mortal shall it die. And that which thou sowest, have put on immortality, then shall thou sowest not that body that shall be brought to pass the saying that is be, but bare grain; it may chance of written, Death is swallowed up in wheat, or of some other grain. But victory. O death, where is thy sting? GOD giveth it a body as it hath pleased O grave, where is thy victory? The him; and to every seed his own body. sting of death is sin, and the strength All flesh is not the same flesh; but of sin is the law. But thanks be to there is one kind of flesh of men, an- GOD, which giveth us the victory other flesh of beasts, another of fishes, through our Lord JESUS CHRIST. and another of birds. There are also Therefore, my beloved brethren, be celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: ye steadfast, unmoveable, always but the glory of the celestial is one, abounding in the work of the LORD; and the glory of the terrestrial is an- forasmuch as ye know that your la other. There is one glory of the sun, bor is not in vain in the LORD. and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is writ ten, The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first Thou knowest, LORD, the secrets man is of the earth, earthy: the se- of our hearts: shut not thy merciful cond man is the Lord from heaven. ears to our prayers; but spare us, As is the earthy, such are they that LORD most holy, O GOD most mighare earthy and as is the heavenly, ty, O holy and merciful SAVIOUR, such are they also that are heavenly. thou most worthy Judge eternal, suf, And as we have borne the image of fer us not, at our last hour, for any the earthy, we shall also bear the im- pains of death to fall from thee. age of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of GOD; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Behold, I show you a mystery: we ALMIGHTY GOD, in his wise provi, shall not all sleep, but we shall all be dence, to take out of this world the changed, in a moment, in the twink- soul of our deceased brother, we thereling of an eye, at the last trump: for fore commit his body to the ground; the trumpet shall sound, and the dead earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to shall be raised incorruptible, and we dust: looking for the general resur shall be changed. For this corrupti-rection in the last day, and the life of ble must put on incorruption, and this the world to come, through our Lord morial must put on immortality. So JESUS CHRIST; at whose second
Yet, O LORD GOD most holy, O LORD most mighty, O holy and most merciful SAVIOUR, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.
Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the body by some standing by, the Minister shall
coming in glorious majesty to judge seech thee, that we, with all those the world, the earth and the sea shall who are departed in the true faith of give up their dead; and the corrupti- thy holy name, may have our perfect ble bodies of those who sleep in him consummation and bliss, both in body shall be changed, and made like unto and soul, in thy eternal and everlasthis own glorious body; according to ing glory, through JESUS CHRIST the mighty working whereby he is our Lord. Amen. able to subdue all things unto himself.
T. Then shall be said, or sung,
I HEARD a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, from henceforth blessed are the dead who die in the LORD; even so saith the SPIRIT; for they rest from their labors. Rev. xiv. 13.
¶ Then the Minister shall say the Lord's Prayer. OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king. dom 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 deliver us from evil. Amen.
Then the Minister shall say one or both of the following Prayers, at his discretion.
ALMIGHTY GOD, with whom do live the spirits of those who depart hence in the LORD: and with whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the flesh, are in joy and felicity; we give thee hearty thanks for the good examples of all those thy servants, who, having finished their course in faith, do now rest from their labors.
O MERCIFUL GOD, the Father of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, who is the resurrection and the life; in whom whosoever believeth, shall live, though he die; and whosoever liveth and believeth in him, shall not die eternally; who also hath taught us, by his holy apostle St. Paul, not to be sorry, as men without hope, for those who sleep in him; we humbly beseech thee, Ó Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness; that when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him; and that at the general resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight; and receive that blessing, which thy wellbeloved Son shall then pronounce to all who love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of Famy ther, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world: Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, through JESUS CHRIST our Mediator and Redeemer.
THE grace of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, and the love of GOD, and the fellowship of the HOLY GHOST, And we be be with us all evermore.
THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILDBIRTH.
THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.
This Service, or the concluding Prayer alone, as it stands among the Occasional Prayers and Thanksgivings, may be used at the discretion of the Minister.
The Woman, at the usual time after her delivery, shall come into the church decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her,
FORASMUCH as it hath pleased give you safe deliverance, and to ALMIGHTY GOD, of his goodness, to preserve you in the great danger of
child-birth; you shall therefore give hearty thanks unto GOD, and say, Then shall the Minister say the following
Hymn, taken from the 116th Psalm.
I AM well pleased that the LORD hath heard the voice of my prayer; That he hath inclined his ear unto me: therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
I found trouble and heaviness, and I called upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our GOD is merciful.
What reward shall I give unto the LORD, for all the benefits that he hath done unto me?
I will receive the cup of salvation; and call upon the name of the LORD. I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his people; in the courts of the LORD's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise 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.
Then shall the Minister say the Lord's Prayer, with what follows: but the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if this be used with the Morning or Evening Prayer.
Min. Let us pray.
O ALMIGHTY GOD, we give thee humble thanks for that thou hast been graciously pleased to preserve, through the great pain and peril of child-birth, this woman thy servant, who desires now to offer her praises and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Father, that she, through thy help, may both faithfully live, and walk accord ing to thy will in this life present, and also may be partaker of everlast ing glory in the life to come, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
The woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerings, which shall be applied by the Minister and the Church-wardens to the relief of distressed women in child-bed : and if there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the Holy Communion.
PRAYER TO BE USED AT SEA.
The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at sea, shall be the same which is appointed in the book of Common Prayer.
in ships of war.
These two following Prayers may be also used bounds, until day and night come to an end; be pleased to receive into O ETERNAL LORD GOD, who thy Almighty and most gracious proalone spreadest out the heavens, and tection, the persons of us thy serv rulest the raging of the sea; who ants, and the fleet [or ship] in which hast compassed the waters with we serve. Preserve us from the