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fall seem to the most expedient for him and forasimuch as he putteth tristul tuft only in thy mercy, impute got! urro him his former fins; but strengthen him with thy blessed Spirit; and when thou art pleased to take him hence, take kim unto thy favour thro' the merits of thy most dearly beloved Son Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen,

Then the Minifler fall fay the 71 Palm. Adding cbus ;
O bumibly belete them to Lord.
Saviour of the world, who by thy cross and precious blood haft redeemed us, Save us, and help us, we?

Then fall the Prief say,
T: HE Almighty Lord, 'who is a moft trong tower to all then that pot their trust in him ; to whom all

things in heaven, in earth,' and under the earth do bow ana obey; be now and evermore thy defence, and make thee know and feel, that there is none other Name under heaven given to man, in whom, and through whom thou mayeft receive health and filvation, but only the Name of our Lord Jesus Chrilt. Amen.

And after that fall say, UN

(NTO God's gracious mercy and protection we commit thee : The Lord bless thee, and keep thee 5

The Lord inake his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; The Lord lift up his coun. tenance upon thec, and give thee peace, both now and evermore.


Prayer for a fick Child.

Almighty God, and merciful Father to whom alone belong 'he iflaes of life and deathi': look down from

Heaven, we beseech thee, with the eyes of mercy upon this Child now lying upon the bed of fickness: visit him, O Lord, with thy falvation, deliver him in thy good appointed time from his bodily pain, and save his soul for thy mercies fake. That if it shall be thy pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thec, and be an instrument of thy glory, by ferring thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation or elle receive him into those heavenly habitations, where the souls of them that seep in the Lord Jetus enjoy perpetual rest and felicity, Grant this, O Lord, four thy mercies fake, in the same thy Son our Lord Jelus Chrift, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the holy Ghoit; "ever one God, world without end, Amen.?

A Prayer for a fick Perfon, when there appeareth small hope of recovery. ..
succour in tehalf of this thy servant, here lying under thy hand in great weakness of body. Look
graciously upon him, O Lord; and the more the outward man decayeth, itrengthen him, we beseech thee, so
much the more continually with thy grace and Holy Spirit in the inner man. Given him unfeigned repentance
for all the errors of his life pat, and itedfast faith in thy Son Jesus, that his fins may be done away by thy.
mercy, and his pardon sealed in heaven, before he go hence, and be no more seen. We know, O Lord,
that there is no word impossible with thee ; and that if thou' wilt, thou cant even yet raife him op; and grant-
hian a longer continuance among us. Yet, forasmuch as in all appearance the time of his diffolut:on
draweth near, fo fit and prepare him we beseech thee, against the hour of death, that after his departure
hence in peare, and in thy favour, his soul may be received into thine everlalting kingdom, through the
merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thine only Son, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

A commendatory Prayer for a fick person at the point of departure.
Almighty God, with whom do live the spirits of just men made perfect, after they are delivered from

hands, as into the hands of a faithful Creator, and moft merciful Saviour; mot humbly beleeching thee,
it may be precious in thy fight. Wash it, we pray thee, in the blood of that immaculate Lamb, that was
Main to take away the fins of the world ; that whatsoever deflements it may have contracted in the midt of this
miserable and naughty world, through the lofts of the flesh, or the .wiles of Satan, being purged and done, a.
way, it may be presented pure and without spot before thee. And teach us who survive, in this and other like-
daily spectacles of mortality, to see how frail and uncertain our own condition is, and fo to number our days,
that we may seriously apply our hearts to that holy and heavenly wisdom, whilft we live here, which may
in the end bring us to live everlasting, through the merits of Jelus Christ, thine only fan our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for Perforis troubled in mind or in tonfrience.
Blelled Lord, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comforts, we bészech thee look down in pity and

compallion upon this thy afflicted servant. Thou writest bitter things against him, and makeft him to posless his former iniquities ; thy wrath lieth hard upon him, and his soul is full of trouble : But, O mercifal God, who haft written thy holy Word for our learning, that we, through patience and comfort of thy holy Scriptures might have hope : give him a right undertanding of himself, and of thy threats and promises, that he may neither cast away his confidence in thee, nor place it any where but in thee. Give him ftrength against all his temptations, and heal all his distempers. Break not the bruiled reed, nor quench the smoaking kax. Shut not up thy tender mercies in displeature; but make him to hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou haft broken may rejoice. Deliver him from fear of the enemy, and lift up the light of thy courtenance upon him, and give him peace, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Lorie, Ameni



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*The Order for the Burial of the DEAD.


I Know that my Redeemer live:h, and that he shall itind at the latter day upon the earth. And, shugh


$ The COMMUNION of the SIC K.

The Collect. LMIGHTY everliving God, maker of mankind, who doft correct those whom thou doft love, and with thine hand and to grant that he may take his fickness patiently, and recover his bodily health (if it he hy gracious will) and whenfoever his soul shall depart from the body, it nt.ay' be without spot prefented unto - thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord." Amen.

The Epiflc. Hebr. 12. S: Y fon, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him. For whom the Lord loveth, he chafteneth; and scourgeth every son whom pc receiveth. ***

The Gospel. S. John 5. 24. ERILY, verily I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, bath ever.

laiting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is pafled from death unto life. *** Here is to be noted, That the Office énfuing is not to be used for any that die unbaptized, or excommunicare, por bave

laid violent bands upon themselves.' Tbe Priest and Clerks 'meeting the Corps at the entrance of the Churcheyard, and going before it, either into the

Church, or rowards the Grave, fall say or fing, Am the resurrection and the lite, faith the Lord : he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet fall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die. s. John 11. 25; -26.

after my skin worms destroy this body; yet in my flesh Mall I fee God: whom I thall fee for myfir, mine eyes shall behold and not another. Yob. 19. 25. 26. 27. VE brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. The Lord gave, ind the Lord hath taken away ; blessed be the name of the Lord. 1 Tin: 6.,7. Job 3, 21. After they are come into the Church, fali be read, Pr. 39. or Pl. go.

11, Then shall follozu ihe Lefon, 1 Cor. 15. 20. ow is Chrift risen from the dead, and become the firft-fruits of them that nl.pt For since 3g trian

came deaih, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all dic, even fó in Chris síall all be made alive. But every man in his own order : Christ the first fruits ; afterward they this are Christs, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he hall have delivered up.che kingdom to God, even the father ; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority and power: For he muit reign till he hash put al enemies under his feet. The last cnemy that fall be deltroyed is death : Por he hath put all thing, under his feet. But when he faith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted which did purait thiogs under him. And when all things thall be subdued gato him, then hall the fon also himself be fubject unto hiin, that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. Eife what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? And why itand proteft by your rejoicing which I bave in Chritt Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If after the manner of men I have fought with bealts at Fphesus, what advantageth it me if the dead rise not? Let us eat and drink, fot to more row we die Be not deceived; evil como unications corrupt good manners, Awake to righteousness, and in 110t, for fome have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your fame. But fomnc man will say, How are the dead raised up and with what body do they come? Thou tool, that which thou foweit is 'not quickened

And that which thou fowell, thou foweit not that body that shall 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 feed his own body. All Aeth is not the filme Ales, but there is one kind of fieth of men, another den of beasts, apother of fishes, and another of þ.rds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of of the moon, and another glory of the stars ; for one itar differech from another star in glory. So alfo is the returr Štion of the dead : It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption"; It is town in difhonour'; 'it is raised in glory : it is fown in weakness ; it is raised in power : ft is fown a'natural body; it is raised a spiri. tual body. There is a natu al body, and there is a spiritual' body. And fo it is written, The firft man

People oright to be careful tiat the design of this Ofice supposed the receiving it wilt inake a futt Atonemem for be not mistaken. For tho'it is very commendable for a sick a Life of Iniquity, and procure a late Paffage 10 Heaven. Perfon thus publickly to profess his Faith in Christ, and his * This Office seems to be very properly adapted to the Communion with the Church: yet it ought by no means to serious occalion for which it is designed. 'Iis highly solemn be looked upon as a Popish Viaticum; so as that it may be aud affecting, sublime and comfortable. For whilf it sailes


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Adam was made a living foul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, that was not fit which is spiritual; but that which is natural, and afterward that which is fpiritual. The first man is of the ear:h,'. 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 born the image of the earthy, we fall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that felh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God neither doth corraptfon inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery : We shall not all sleep, but we hall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump ; (for the trumpet håll found and the dead shall be raise l incorruptible and we skall be changed ) For this corruptible mast put on incorruption, and this mortal mult put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorrup. tion, and this morral hall have put on impiortality, thea fall be brought to pass the say ng that is written, Deach is swallowed up in victory: O death, where is thy sting? O'grave, where is thy victory ? The sting of death is fin; and the Itrengih cf fin is the law. But tharks be to God which giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye fted fast, onmoveable, al vays abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the the Lord. When they come to tbe Grave, while the corps is made ready to be laid into the earth the Priest foall say, or sbe Prief

and Clerks full fing; AN that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and M

is cut down a fower ; 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 feek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our fins art juftly difpleased ?

Yet, O Lord God mott holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not ine to the bitter pains of eternal death,

Thou knowveft, I ord, the secrets of our hearts, fut not thy merciful ears to our Prayers ; but fpare us, Lord molt holy, O God most mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us not at our lait hour for any pains of death to fall from thee

Then while rbe earth shall be call upon the body. by fome ftanding by, the Prief fhall say, FORASMUCH as it hath plea ed Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear

b other here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes 'to alhes, dult to dust, in fure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ, who thall change our vile body, that it may be like unto his glorious body, according to the mighty working, whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.

when fall be faid or Jung, Heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write; From henceforth blessed are the dead which die in the I Lord: even for raich ehe Spirit; for they reint from their Tabourse tokav. 14.03.

Iben Aball tbe Prief Jay,
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Chrift, bave mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
O is . us

UR Father, which art in heaven ;'Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in: them that trespass against us, And lead us not into temptation; but deliver as from evil. 'Amen.

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IMIGHTY God, with whom do live the spirits of them that depart hence in the Lord, and with

whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the fifth, are in joyand fear licity; We give thee hearty thanks, for that it hath pleased thee to deliver this our brother out of the mise ries of this finful world; beseeching thee that it may plealu thee of thy gracious goodnefs, ihortly to accomplith the number of thine ele&t, and to halten thy kingdom ; that we, with all those that are departed in the true fạith of thy holy. Name, may have our perfect consumation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlaiting glory, through Jelus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

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whosoever believeth, Ahall live, though he die; and whosoever liveth and believeth in him, shall not die eternally, who also hath taught us (by his holy Apostle Saint Paul) not to be forly as men without hope, for them that lecp in him; We meekly beseech thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of fin unto the life of righteousness; that when we fall depart this life, we may rest in him, as our hope is this our breiher doth, and that at the general resurrection in the last day we may be found acceptable in thy sight, and receive that bleling which thy, well-beloved Son Thall then pronounce to all that love and fear thee, saying, C:me, ve: in us an humiliating sense of our Mortality ; it inspires eternial Life throughJesus Christ... wa, with the joyful hópes of a blessed Resurrection to


blefied children of my Father, receive the kingdom, prepared for you from the beginning of the world, Gradt
ibis, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, through Jesus Christ our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Chrift, and the love of God, and the fellow hip of the Holy Ghol, be

with us all es ermore. Amen

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The Thanksgiving of Women after Child birth, commonly called,

| The Churching of. Women's The Ilonan at ibi ufual time after, ber Delivery, foall come into the Church decently apparrelled, hrdybere hall kezel dure .. in jeme conuenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary fall dira : And then ile Pric fall preserved you in the great danger of Chird-birth, you all therefore give hearty thanks unto God, and say,

7 ben hallihe Proeft jay the 116 or 127 Plalm.

Tken slaall the Priest Jay, Let us p.ayg'. vieta 1.
Lord, have inercy upon uso.
Chrif have mercy upon us

Lord have mercy upon us,
OUR Father, &c,

Minifer. :. Lord, save this woman thy servant is

h. Anli... Who puttcth her trust in thee.
Minister. Be thou to her a Itrong tower,

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Answ. From the face of her enemy.
12 Minifer.. Lord, hear our prayer,
Answ. And let our cry come unto thee.

Minifter. Let us pray. ALMIGHTY God, we give thee bumble thanks for that thou haft vouchlafed to deliver this Woman 0

thy servant from the great pain and peril of Child birth Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful F2 that she through thy help may both faithfully

, live, and walk according to thy will in this life present, and allo may be partaker of everlasting. glory in the life to come through Jesus Chrilt our Lord. Amen. Tbe woman that comerb to give her thanks, muft offer accustomed offerings, and if there be a Communion, it is convenient

tbat fe receives the holy Communion,

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+ A COMMIN AT IO'N, Or Denouncing of GOD's Anger and Judgements against Sinners, with certain

Prayers to be used on the first Day of Lent, and at other times as the Ordinary s fhall appoint. Lidfier Morning Prayer, the, Litany ended, according to tse accustomed manner, the Priest shally in tbe Reading,

Pew, or Pulpit, say,
RETHREN, in the primitive Church there was a godly discipline that at the beginning of Lent, such

fintheir fouls might be saved in the day of the Lord, and that others admonithed by their example, might be the Impre afraid to offend.

Instead whereof (until the faid discipline may be restored again, which is much to be wilhed,) it is thought good, that at this uime, in the presence of you all, thould be read the general sentences of God's corsiog a. gaint impenitent finners, gathered out of the seven and twentieth Chapter of Deuteronomy, and other places of Scripture, and that ye ihould answer to every Sentence, Amen: To the inteåt, that being admonised of the great indignation of God against finners ye may the rather be moved to earnest and true repentance ; and may

1 This office seems to bear foune Relation to the Purifica and the Bed undefiled ; yet fo lignal a Deliverance from ation of Women after Child-birth, as appointed by the Law Danger seems jusly to call for a thankful acknowledgutent, of Mofes. And tho' che Ceremonial Part of that Law is in publick, as well as Private. bolished, tho! Marriage is honourable among al Men, + Thüs Office inut be allowed to have a very tikful teu

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walk more tvarily in these dangerous days; fleeing from fuch vices, for which you affirm with your own mouthsthe curse of Got to be due. CURS YURSE D is the man that maketh any carved or molten imáge, to worship iti Deut. 27; 15.

And the People fall answer and favn, Ame... Minister. Cursed is he that curseth his fa:her or mother. ver. 16. Answer. Amen. Minister. Cursed is be that removeth his neighbour's landmark. ver. 17.-Answer. Amen Minister. Cursed is he that maketh the blind to go out of his way. ver. 18.--Answer. Amen. Minister. Carred iş he that perverteth the judgement of the firanger, the fatherless, and widow.

- Answer. Amen. Minifter. Cursed is he that smiteth his neighbour fecretly ver. 24. Answer. Amen.

Minister. Cursed is he that lieth with his neighbour's wife, Lev. 20. 10. Answer. Amen. Minister. Curfed is he that takech reward to lay the innocent. Deut. 27,25 Answer. Amen.

Miniser. Curred is hc that puttech his trust in man, and taketh man for his defence, and in his heart goeth from the Lord. Jer. 17. 5. -Answer. Amen.

Minister. Curled are the unmerciful fornicators, and adulteress, covetous persons, idolaters, fanderers, drunkards, and extortioners. 8. Matth. 25; 41. 1 Cor. 6, 9, 10. -Answer, Amen.

Minifter. TOW w seeing that all they are accurfed (as the prophet David beareth witness) who do crt and go

aftray from the Commandmenis of God, let us (remembering the dreadfuli judginent hanging over our heads, and always ready to fall upon us) return unto our Lord God with all contrition and meekness of heart; bewailing and lamenting our finful life, acknowledging and confeffing our offences, and seeking to bring forth worthy fruits of penance. For now is the ax put unto the root of the trees ; so that every tree, that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and caft into the fire. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God : He shall pour down rain upon the finners, fnares, fire and brimstone, storm and tem. pest ; this shall be their portion to drink. For lo, the Lord is come out of his place to visit the wickedness of such as dwell upon the earth. But who may abide the day of his coming : Who hall be able to endure when he appeareth ? His fan is in his hand, and he will purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the barn, but he will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire. The day of the Lord cometh

as a thief in the night: and when men shall say,Peace, and all things are saft, then fall fudden destruction come upon them, as forrow cometh upon a woman travailing with child, and they th:ll not escape. Then thall appear the wrath of God in the day of vengeance, which obftinate finners, through the ftubbornness of their heart, have heaped unto themielves which defpiled the goodness, patience, and long-sufferance of God, when he called them continually to repen. lance. Then shall they call upon me. (saith the Lord) but I will not hear; they shall seek me early, but they Thalf not find me ; and t"at because they hated knowledge, and received not the fear of the Lord, but abhorred my counsel, and despised my correction. Then thall it be too late to knock, when the door wall be shut and too late to cry for mercy, when it is the time of jultice. O terrible voice of moli just judgment, which fall be pronounced upon then, when it fhalt

be faid unto them, Go-ye cursed into the fire everlasting, which is prepared for the devil and his angels. Therefore, brethren, take we hed becime, while the day of falvation falteth; for the night cometh when none can work : But let us, while we have the light, believe in the light, and walk as children of the light, that we be not caft into utter darkness, where is weeping and gnalking of teeth. Let us not abuse the goodness of God, who calleth us mercifully to amendment, and of his endless pity promiscth us forgiveress of that which is paft, it with a pertect and true heart we return unto him. For though our fins be as sed as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow : and though they be like purple, yet they shall be made white as wool. Turn ye (faith the Lord) from all your wickedness, and your lin hall not be your defruction. Caft away from you all your ungodliness that ye have done; make you new hearts, and a new spirit : Wherefore will ye die, o ye house of Il-ael ; lecing that I have no pleafure in the death of him shat dieih, faith the Lord God ? Turn ye then, and ye shall live. Although we have finned, yet we have an Adyocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our sins. For he was wounded for our offences

, and smitten for our wickedness. Let us therefore return unto him, who is the merciful receiver of all true penitent finners ; affuring ourselves that he is ready to receive us, and most wil4 ling to pardon usy, if we come unto him with faithful repentance ; if we will submit ourselves unto him, and

from henceforth walk in his ways; if we will take his eafy yoke, and light burden upon us, to follow him in lowliness, patience, and charity, and be ordered by the governance of his Holy Spirit; seeking always his glo. ry, and serving him duly in our vocation with thanksgiving. This if we do, Chrift will deliver us from the curse of the law, and from the extreme malediction which shall light upon them that shall be set on the lef: hand; and he will fet us on his right hand, and give us the gracious benediâion of his father, commanding us to take poflession of his glorious kingdom: unto which he vouchsafe to bring us all, for his infinite mercy. Amen. dency; as it points out to us the dreadful confequences of tainly mitunderstand it who repretent the saying Amnen to Sin, in order to lead us to Repentance: And they most cer- the declarations in the former påt of it. as Curling or Wilh.


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