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estly 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 erpedition, 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.
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 diseased, the Minister may only communicate with him."
THE ORDER FOR
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD.
Here is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any that die unbaptized, or excommunicate, or have laid violent hands upon themselves. The Priest and Clerks meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the Churchyard, and going before it, either into the Church, or towards the Grave, shall say, or sing,
Am the resurrection and the, were with a bridle while the life, saith the Lord: he that ungodly is in my sight. 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 held my tongue, and spake nothing: I kept silence, yea, even from good words; but it was pain and grief to me.
My heart was hot within me, and while I was thus musing the fire kindled: and at the last I spake with my tongue;
Lord, let me know mine end, and the number of my days: that I may be certified how long I have to live.
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.
vi. 7. Job i. 21.
After they are come into the Church,
ways that I offend not my tongue.
I will keep my mouth as it
Behold, thou hast made my days as it were a span long and mine age is 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
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
displeasure and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.
O teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last and be gracious unto thy servants.
O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon: so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
Comfort us again now after the time that thou hast plagued us and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.
Shew thy servants thy work : and their children thy glory.
And the glorious Majesty of the Lord our God be upon us : prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, O prosper thou our handy-work.
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 former Epistle of Saint Paul to the Corinthians.
1 Corinthians xv. 20.
TOW is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.
by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every 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 delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority, and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be stroyed 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 rejoicing, 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, fór 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. speak this to your shame. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall
For since by man came death, | be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body, as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the de-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 dishonour; 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 written, 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 man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, bre. thren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, (for the trumpet shall
of death, to fall from
sound,) and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put
on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality; then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
When they come to the Grave, while the Corpse is made ready to be laid into the earth, the Priest shall say, or the Priest and Clerks shall sing:
that is born of a wo
man 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 and never continueth in one stay.
In the midst of life we are in death : of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased?
Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, de
liver us not into the bitter pains
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears to our prayer; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us not, at our last hour, for any
Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the Body by some standing by the Priest shall say,
FORAS MUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear bro commit his body to the ground; ther here departed, we therefore earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall change like unto his glorious body, acour vile body, that it may be cording to the mighty working, whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.
Then shall be said or sung,
Heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, henceforth blessed are the dead which die in the Lord even so saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours.
miseries of this sinful world; | sleep in him; We meekly bebeseeching thee, that it may seech thee, O Father, to raise us please thee, of thy gracious from the death of sin unto the goodness, shortly to accomplish life of righteousness; that, when the number of thine elect, and we shall depart this life, we may to hasten thy kingdom; that rest in him, as our hope is this we, with all those that are de- our brother doth; and that, at parted in the true faith of thy the general Resurrection in the holy Name, may have our per- last day, we may be found acfect consummation and bliss, ceptable in thy sight; and reboth in body and soul, in thy ceive that blessing, which thy eternal and everlasting glory; well-beloved Son shall then prothrough Jesus Christ our Lord. nounce to all that love and fear Amen. thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world: Grant this, we beseech thee, () merciful Father, through Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Re
THE East, and the love of grace of our Lord JeGod, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,
THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.
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 Almighty God of his goodness to give you safe deli-pains verance, and hath preserved you in the great danger of Childbirth; you shall therefore give hearty thanks unto God, and say,
(Then shall the Priest say the
That he hath inclined his ear unto me therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
The snares of death compassed me round about and the of hell gat hold upon me. 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.
The Lord preserveth the simple: I was in misery, and he helped me.
Turn again then unto thy rest. O my soul for the Lord hath rewarded thee.