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Then all the Prieft join their Right Hands together, and say, Those whom God hath joined together, let no man put

asunder. Then mall the Minister Speak unto the People: Orasmuch as N. and N. have consented together in holy

Wedlock, and have witneffed the fame before God and this company, and thereto have given and pledged their Troth either to other, and have declared the same by giving and receiving of a Ring, and by joining of Hands; I pronounce that they be Man and Wife together, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

And the Minister shall add this Bleking:
OD the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost,

bless preserve, and keep you: the Lord mercifully with his favour look upon you ; and so fill you with all spiritual benedi&tion and grace, that ye may, fo live together in this life, that in the world to come ye may have life everlaltiny. Amen. Then the Minister or Clerks going to the Lord's Table, shall say or fing

this Pralm following:

Beati omnes, Psal. cxx;
Lessed are all they that fear the Lord: and walk in his

ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: well is thee, and happy shalt thou be.

Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine : upon the walls of thine house.

Thy children like the olive-branches: round about thy table:

Lo, thus shall the man be blessed: that feareth the Lord. · The Lord from out of Sion shall fo bless thee: that thou shalt lee Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life long;

Yea, that thou shalt see thy childrens children: and peace upon Israel.

Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the, &c.


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Or this Psalm,

Deus mifereatur. Pfal. Ixvii.
OD be merciful unto us, and bless us : and show us
the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto


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That thy way may be known upon earth: thy faving health among all nations.

Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.

O let the nations rejoice and be glad: for thou shalt judge the folk righteoufly, and govern the nations upon earth.

Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.

Then Mall the earth bring forth her increase: and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.

God fhall blefs us: and all the ends of the World shall fear hini.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

As it was in the, &c. The Psalm ended, and the Man and the Woman kneeling before the

Lord's Table, the Priest standing at the Table, and turning his Face
towards them, shall say,

Lord have mercy upon us.
Answer. Christ have mercy upon us.
Minister. Lord have mercy upon us:
UR Father whích art in Heaven, Hallowed be chy

Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done in Earth, As it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Minifter. O Lord, fave thy fervant, and thy handmaid;
Answer. Who put their trust in thee.
Minister. O Lord, fend them help from thy holy place ;
Answer. And evermore defend them.
Minister. Be unto them a tower of strength,
Answer. From the face of their enemy.



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Minister. O Lord, hear our prayer ;
Answer. And let our cry come unto thee.

GOD of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob,

bless these thy servants, and low the seed of eternal
Jite in their hearts; that whatsoever in thy holy Word they
Thall profitably learn, they may in deed fulfil the same.
Look, O Lord, mercifully upon them from heaven, and
bless them. And as thou didst send thy blessing upon
Abraham and Sarah, to their great comfort ; fo vouchsafe to
send thy blessing upon these thy servants ; that they obeying
thy will, and alway being in safety under thy protection,
may abide in thy love unto their lives end, through Jesus
Chrift our Lord. Amer,
This Prayer next following fall þe omitted, where the Woman is past

Merciful Lord, and heavenly Father, by whose graci-

ous gift mankind is increased; We beseech thee assist with thy blessing these two persons; that they may both be fruitful in procreation of Children, and also live together so long in godly love and honesty, that they may see their Children christianly and virtuously brought up, to thy praise and honour, through Jesus Christ oựr Lord. Amen.

God, who by thy mighty power haft made all things

of nothing, who also (after ocher things set in order) didit appoint, that out of Man (created after thine own image and limilitude) Woman should take her beginning; and knitting them together, didst teach that it should never be lawful to put afunder those, whom thou by Matrimony hadit made one: O God, who haft consecrated the state of Matriniony to such an excellent Mystery, thac in it is fignified and represented the spiritual marriage and unity betwixt Christ and his Church; Look mercifully upon these thy servants; that both this Man may love his Wife according so thy Word (as Christ did love his spouse the Church, who gave himself for it, loving and cherishing it, even as his own




Alesh) and also that this Woman may be loving and amiable, faithful and obedient to her Husband; and in all quietness, sobriety and peace, be a follower of holy and Godly Matrons. O Lord, bless them both, and grant them to inherit thy everlasting Kingdoin, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Priest say,
Lmighty God, who at the beginning did create our first

parents, Adam and Eve, and did fanctify and join them together in Marriage ; pour upon you the riches of his grace; fantify and bless you ; that ye may please him both in body and soul, and live together in holy love unto



your lives end.


After which, if there be no Sermon declaring the Duties of Man and

Wife, the Minister shall read as followeth :
LL ye that are married, or that intend to take the ho-

ly Estate of Matrimony upon you, hear what the holy Scripture doch say as touching the duty of Husbands towards their Wives, and Wives towards their Husbands :

Saint Paul in his Epistle to the Ephesians, the fifth Chapter, doth give this commandment to all married men: Husbands, love your Wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it; that he might fanctify and cleanse it with the walhing of water, by the Word; that he might'present it to himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Soought men to love their Wives as their own bodies: he that loveth his wife, · loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own felh ; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the Church: For we are members of his body, of his fesh, and of his bones. For this caufe shall a man leave his Father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they (wo shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the Church. Nevertheless, let every one of you, in particular, fo love his wife, even as himself. Ephef. v. 25.

Likewise the fame St. Paul, writing to the Coluffians, speaketh thus to all men that are married : Husbands, love your Wives, and be not bitter against them. Col. iii. 19.

Hear also what Saint Peter, the Apostle of Christ, who was himself a married man, faith unto them that are married: Ye Husbands, dwell with your Wives according to knowledge ; giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

S. Pet. iii. 7. Hiiberto ye have heard the duty of the Husband toward the Wife. Now likewise ye Wives, hear and learn your duties toward your Hulbands, even as it is plainly sec forth in holy Scripture.

Saint Paul, in the aforenamed Epistle to the Ephesians, teacherh you thus : Wives, submit yourselves unto your own Husbands, as unto the Lord. For the Husband is the head of the Wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church: and he is the Saviour of the body. Therefore as the Church is subject unto Christ, so let the Wives be to their own Husbands in every thing. And again he faith, Let the Wife fee that she reverence her Husband. Epbes. v. 22,

And in his Epistle to the Colossians, Saint Paul giveth you this short Lesson: Wives; submit yourselves unto your own Husbands, as it is fic in the Lord. Col. iii. 18,

Saint Peter also doch instruct you very well, thus saying: Ye Wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the Wives ; while they behold your chafte conversation coupled with fear. Whole adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the fight of God of great price, For after this manner in the old time the holy Women also who trusted in God adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own Husbands ; even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord: whose daughters ye are as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. 1 $. Pet. iii, 1.

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