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mercy have obtained: through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Rings lying in one bason or more, this prayer is to be said over them:
O God, the Maker of heavenly and earthly creatures, and the most gracious Restorer of mankind, the Dispenser of spiritual grace, and the Origin of all blessings; send downe from heaven thy Holy Spirit the Comforter upon these Rings, artificially fram'd by the workman; and by thy greate power purify them So, that all the malice of the fowle and venomous Serpent be driven out; and so the metal, which by Thee was created, may remaine pure, and free from all dregs of the enemy: through Christ our Lord. Amen. The Blessing of the Rings.
O God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, heare mercifully our prayers. Spare those who feaie Thee. Be propitious to thy suppliants; and graciously be pleased to send downe from Heaven thy holy Angel, that he may sanctify >$< and blesse ^ these Rings; to the end they may prove a healthy remedy to such as implore thy name with humility, and accuse themselves of the sins which ly upon their conscience: who deplore their crimes in the sight of thy divine clemency, and heseech, with earnestness and humility, thy most serene piety. May they in fine, by the invocation of thy holy name, become profitable to all such as weare them, for the health of their soule and body, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Blessing. O God, who hast manifested the greatest wonders of thy power by the cure of diseases, and who were pleased that Rings should be a pledge of fidelity in the Patriark Judah, a priestly ornament in Aaron, the mark of a faithful guardian in Darius, and in this Kingdom a remedy for divers diseases ; graciously be pleased to blesse >J< and sanctify >J< these Rings; to the end that all such who weare them may be free from all snares of the Devil, may be defended by the power of celestial armour; and that no contraction of the nerves, or any danger of the falling-sickness, may infest them; but that in all sort of diseases by thy help they may find relief. In the name of the Father, >fr and of the Son, ^* and of the Holy Ghost >i< Amen.
Blesse, O ray soule, the Lord, ¥ and let all things which are within me praise his holy name.
Blesse, Q my soule, the Lord, * and do, not forget all his favours.
He forgives all thy iniquities, * he heales all thy infirmities.
He redeemes thy life from ruin, * he crownes thee with mercy and commiseration.
He fils thy desires with what is good: *thy youth, like that of the eagle, shall be re-: newed.
The Lord is he who does mercy, * and does iustice to those who suffer wrong.
The merciful and pitying Lord: * the long sufferer, and most mighty merciful.
He wil not continue his anger for ever; ^ neither wil he threaten for ever.
He has not dealt with us in proportion to, our sins ; * nor has he rendered unto us according to our offences.
Because according to the distance of heaven from earth, * so has he enforced his mercies upon those who feare him.
As far distant as the east is from the west, * so far has he divided our offences from us.
After the manner that a Father takes pity of his sons; so has the Lord taken pity of those who feare him: * because he knows what we are made of.
He remembers that we are but dust. Man, like hay, such are his days; * like the flower in the field, so wil he fade away.
Because his breath wil passe away through him, and he wil not be able to subsist, * and it wil find no longer its owne place.
But the mercy of the Lord is from all eternity; * and wil be for ever upon those who feare him.
And his iustice comes upon the children of their children, * to those who keep his wil.
And are mindful of his commandments, * to performe them.
The Lord in heaven has prepared himself a throne, and his kingdom shall reign over all.
Blesse yee the Lord, all yee Angels of his; yee who are powerful in strength: * who execute his commands, at the hearing of his voice when he speakes.
Blesse yee the Lord, all yee vertues of his : * yee Ministers who execute his wil.
Blesse yee the Lord, all yee works of his throughout all places of his dominions : * my Soule praise thou the Lord.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, and now and ever, * and for ever and ever. Amen.
Wee humbly implore, O merciful God, thy infinit clemency; that as we come to Thee with a confident soule, and sincere faith, and a pious assurance of mind: with the like devotion thy beleevers may follow on these tokens of thy grace. May all superstition be banished hence; far be all suspicion of any diabolical fraud; and to the glory of thy name let all things succeede: to the end thy beleevers may understand Thee to be the dispenser of all good; and may be sensible, and publish, that whatsoever is profitable to soule or body, is derived from Thee: through Christ our Lord. Amen.
These Prayers being said, the King's Highnes rubbeth the Rings between his hands, saying,