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bear the image of the heavenly cut down like a flower; he Now this I say, brethren, that fleeth as it were a shadow, and flesh and blood cannot inherit never continueth in one stay. the kingdom of God; neither In the midst of life we are doth corruption inherit cor-in death: Of whom may we ruption. Behold, I show you seek for succour, but of thee, a mystery: We shall not all O Lord, who for our sins art sleep, but we shall all be justly displeased? changed, in a moment, in the Yet, O Lord God most holy, twinkling of an eye, at the O Lord most mighty, O holy last trump: For the trumpet and most merciful Saviour, shall sound,and the dead shall deliver us not into the bitter be raised incorruptible, and pains of eternal death. we shall be changed. For this Thou knowest, Lord, the corruptible must put on incor- secrets of our hearts: Shut ruption, and this mortal must not thy merciful ears to our put on immortality. So when prayers; but spare us, Lord this corruptible shall have put most holy, O God most mighon incorruption, and this mor- ty, O holy and merciful Satal shall have put on immor-viour,thou most worthy Judge tality, then shall be brought eternal, suffer us not, at our to pass the saying that is writ-last hour, for any pains of ten, Death is swallowed up in death to fall from thee. victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks

Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the Body by some standing by, the Minister shall say,

be to God,which giveth us the FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God, in victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my be- his wise Providence, to take loved brethren,be ye steadfast, out of this world the soul of unmoveable, always abound-our deceased Brother, we ing in the work of the Lord; therefore commit his Body to forasmuch as ye know that the ground; earth to earth, your labour is not in vain in ashes to ashes, dust to dust: looking for the general Resurthe Lord. rection in the last Day, and the When they come to the grave, life of the world to come, while the Corpse is made through our Lord JesusChrist; ready to be laid into the! at whose second coming in earth, shall be sung or said, glorious Majesty to judge the MAN, that is born of a wo-World, the Earth and the Sea

man, hath but a short shall give up their Dead; and time to live, and is full of mi-the corruptible Bodies of those sery. He cometh up, and is who sleep in him shall be

changed and made like unto departed in the true faith of his own glorious Body; ac-thy holy Name, may have our cording to the mighty work-perfect consummation and ing whereby he is able to sub-bliss, both in body and soul, in due all things unto himself. thy eternal and everlasting ¶ Then shall be said, or sung, glory, through Jesus Christ

our Lord. Amen.

I HEARD a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, O MERCIFUL_God, the

from henceforth blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; even so saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours. Rev. xiv. 13.

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,

Then the Minister shall say shall not die eternally; who the Lord's Prayer.

also hath taught us, by his OUR Father, who art in Holy Apostle St. Paul, not to Heaven; Hallowed be thy be sorry,as men without hope, for those who sleep in him; Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth,as we humbly beseech thee, O it is in Heaven; Give us this Father, to raise us from the day our daily Bread; And for-death of sin unto the life of give us our trespasses, as we righteousness; that when we shall depart this life, we may forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not rest in him; and that at the into temptation; But deliver general resurrection in the last us from evil. Amen.

Then the Minister shall say one or both of the following Prayers, at his discretion.

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

ALMIGHTY God, with fear thee, saying, Come, ye whom do live the spirits blessed children of my Father, of those who depart hence in receive the kingdom prepared the Lord; and with whom the for you from the beginning of souls of the faithful,after they the world: Grant this, we are delivered from the burthen beseech thee, O merciful Faof the flesh, are in joy and fe-ther, through Jesus Christ licity; we give thee hearty our Mediator and Redeemer. thanks,for the good examples Amen.

of all those thy servants, who THE grace of our Lord Jehaving finished their course in sus Christ, and the love of faith, do now rest from their God, and the fellowship of labours. And we beseech thee, the Holy Ghost, be with us that we, with all those who are all evermore.



Thanksgiving of Women after Child-Birth,



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 vation; and call upon the pleased Almighty God, of Name of the Lord.

his goodness, to give you safe I will pay my vows now in deliverance, and to preserve the presence of all his people; you in the great danger of in the courts of the Lord's Child-birth; you shall there-house, even in the midst of fore give hearty thanks unto thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the God, and say, Lord.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy

Then shall the Minister say
the following Hymn, taken Ghost.
from the 116th Psalm.

Dilexi, quoniam.
IAM 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.

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

I found trouble and heavi- Prayer.

ness, and I called upon the OUR Father, who art in Name of the Lord; O Lord,I Heaven; Hallowed be thy beseech thee,deliver my soul. Name; thy Kingdom come; Gracious is the Lord, and Thy will be done on Earth, righteous; yea, our God is as it is in Heaven; Give us merciful. this day our daily bread; And

What reward shall I give forgive us our trespasses, as unto the Lord,for all the bene-we forgive those who trespass fits that he hath done unto against us; And lead us not me? into temptation; But deliver I will receive the cup of sal-us from evil. Amen.

Min. O Lord, save this]ciously pleased to preserve, woman thy servant; through the great pain and peAns. Who putteth her trust ril of Child-birth, this woman in thee. thy servant,who desires nowto Min. Be thou to her a strong offer her praises and thankstower, givings unto thee. Grant, we Ans. From the face of her beseech thee, most merciful enemy. Father, that she, through thy Min. Lord hear our prayer: help, may both faithfully live, Ans. And let our cry come and walk according to thy will in this life present, and also may be partaker of everlastALMIGHTY God, we ing glory in the life to come. give thee humble thanks, throughJesus Christ our Lord. for that thou hast been gra-Amen.

unto thee.

Min. Let us pray.

The Woman that cometh to give her thanks,must offer her accustomed offerings, which shall be applied by the Minister and the Church-Wardens to the relief of distressed Women in Child-bed ind if there be a Communion, it is conve nient that she receive the Holy Communion.


The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at Sea, shall be the same which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer.

These two following Prayers dangers of the Sea, and from may be also used in Ships of the violence of the enemy; that War. we may be a safeguard unto ETERNAL Lord God, the United States of America, who alone spreadest out and a security for such as pass the heavens, and rulest the on the Seas upon their lawful raging of the sea; who hast occasions; that the inhabitants compassed the waters with of our land may in peace and bounds, until day and night quietness serve thee our God; come to an end; be pleased to and that we may return in receive into thy Almighty and safety to enjoy the blessings of most gracious protection, the the land, with the fruits of our persons of us thy servants,and labour; and, with a thankful the Fleet or ship in whichwe remembrance of thy mercies, serve. Preserve us from the to praise and glorify thy holy

Name, through Jesus Christ est all things below; look down our Lord. Amen. we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out of the depth of mi

The Collect.

DIRECT us O Lord, in all sery, and out of the jaws of this our doings, with thy most Ideath, which is now ready to gracious favour, and further swallow us up: Save, Lord, us with thy continual help; or else we perish. The living,

¶ Prayers to be used in Storms at Sea.

The Prayer to be said before a Fight at Sea, against any


MOST powerful and glo

that in all our works begun, the living shall praise thee. O continued, and ended in thee, send thy word of command to we may glorify thy holy Name; rebuke the raging Winds, and holyName; and finally by thy mercy obtain the roaring Sea; that we beeverlasting life; through Jesus ing delivered from this disChrist our Lord. Amen. tress, may live to serve thee, and to glorify thy name all the days of our life. Hear, Lord, and save us, for the infinite MOST powerful and glo- merits of our blessed Saviour, rious Lord God, at whose thy Son our Lord Jesus command the winds blow, and Christ. Amen. lift up the waves of the Sea, and who stillest the rage thereof; we, thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do in this our great distress cry unto thee for help: Save, Lord, or else we perish. We confess when we have been safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgotten thee our God, and refused to hearken to the still address to thy Divine Majesty, voice of thy word, and to obey in this our necessity, that thou thy commandments: But now wouldest take the cause into we see how terrible thou art in thine own hand, and judge beall thy works of wonder; the great God to be feared above all; and therefore we adore up thy strength, O Lord, and come and help us; for thou thy Divine Majesty, acknowledging thy power, and im- givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by ploring thy goodness. Help, Lord, and save us for thy mer-sins now cry against us for many or by few. O let not our cies' sake, in Jesus Christ. Amen. thy Son our Lord.

Or this.

rious Lord God, the Lord mandest all things; thou sittest of hosts, that rulest and comin the throne judging right: And therefore we make our

tween us and our enemies. Stir

vengeance; but hear us thy poor servants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and MOST glorious and gra- that thou wouldst be a defence cious Lord God, who unto us against the face of the dwellest in heaven, but behold-enemy: Make it appear that

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