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fences, and make me not a re-strength then but labour and sor. buke unto the foolish.
so soon passeth it away, When thou with rebukes dost and we are gone. chasten man for sin, thou makest So teach us to number our his beauty to consume away, like days, that we may apply our as it were a moth fretting a gar- hearts unto wisdom. ment: every man therefore is but Glory be to the Father, and to vanity.
the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; Hear my prayer, O Lord; and As it was in the beginning, is with thine ears consider my call- now, and ever shall be, world ing: Hold not thy peace at my without end. Amen. tears.
? Then shall follow the Lesson, taken out For I am a stranger with thee, of the fifteenth Chapter of the first and a sojourner; as all my fa- Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. thers were.
1 Cor. xv. 20. Co spare pereneth Before may Nows, Christ risen from the recover my strength; before hence, and be no more seen. fruits of them that slept. For
Lord, thou hast been our re- since by man came death, by fuge, from one generation to an- man came also the resurrection other.
of the dead. For as in Adam all Before the mountains were die, even so in Christ shall all be brought forth, or ever the earth made alive. But every man in and the world were made, thou his own order: Christ the first art God from everlasting, and fruits; afterward they that are world without end.
Christ's, at his coming: Then Thou turnest man to destruc-cometh the end, when he shall tion; again thou sayest, Come have delivered up the kingdom again, ye children of men.
to God, even the Father; when For a thousand years in thy he shall have put down all rule, sight are but as yesterday; see- and all authority, and power. ing that is past as a watch in the For he must reign till he hath night.
put all enemies under his feet. As soon as thou scatterest them, The last enemy that shall be dethey are even as asleep; and fadestroyed is death: for he hath put away suddenly like the grass. all things under his feet. But
In the morning it is green, and when he saith all things are put groweth up; but in the evening under him, it is manifest that he it is cut down, dried up, and wi- is excepted which did put all thered.
things under him. And when all For we consume away in thy things shall be subdued unto him, displeasure; and are afraid at then shall the Son also himself thy wrathful indignation. be subject unto bim, that put all
Thou hast set our misdeeds be-things under him, that God may fore thee; and our secret sins in be all in all. Else what shall the light of thy countenance. they do which are baptized for
For when thou art angry, all the dead, if the dead rise not at our days are gone: We bring all? Why are they then baptized our years to an end, as it were a for the dead? And why stand we tale that is told.
in jeopardy every hour? I protest i The days of our age are three- by your rejoicing, which I have score years and ten; and though in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die men be so strong that they come daily. I after the manner of men to fourscore years, yet is their I have fought with beasts at
Ephesus, what advantageth it me, venly. And as we have borne if the dead rise not? Let us eat the image of the earthy, we shall and drink, for to-morrow we die. also bear the image of the heaBe not deceived: Evil communi- venly. Now this I say, brethren, cations corrupt good manners. that flesh and blood cannot inAwake to righteousness, and sin herit the kingdom of God; neinot: for some have not the know-ther doth corruption inherit inledge of God. I speak this to your corruption. Behold, I show you shame. But some man will say, a mystery: We shall not all sleep, How are the dead raised up? and but we shall all be changed, in a with what body do they come? moment, in the twinkling of an Thou fool, that which thou sowest eye, at the last trump: For the is not quickened, except it die. trumpet shall sound, and the And that which thou sowest,thou dead shall be raised incorruptisowest not that body that shall ble, and we shall be changed. For be, but bare grain; it may chance this corruptible must put on inof wheat, or of some other grain. corruption, and this mortal must But God giveth it a body as it put on immortality. So when hath pleased him; and to every this corruptible shall have put seed his own body. All flesh is not on incorruption, and this mortal the same flesh; but there is one shall have put on immortality, kind of flesh of men, another flesh then shall be brought to pass the of beasts, another of fishes, and saying that is written, Death is another of birds. There are also swallowed up in victory. 0 celestial bodies, and bodies ter- death, where is thy sting? restrial: But the glory of the ce- grave, where is thy victory? The lestial is one, and the glory of sting of death is sin, and the the terrestrial is another. There strength of sin is the law. But is one glory of the sun, and ano- thanks be to God, which giveth ther glory of the moon, and ano-us the victory through our Lord ther glory of the stars: For one star Jesus Christ. Therefore, my bediffereth from another star in loved brethren, be ye steadfast, glory. So also is the resurrec-unmoveable, always abounding tion of the dead. It is sown in in the work of the Lord; forascorruption; it is raised in incor- much as ye know that your la ruption: It is sown in dishonour; bour is not in vain in the Lord. it is raised in glory: It is sown in When they come to the grave, while weakness; it is raised in power: the Corpse is made ready to be laid It is sown a natural body; it is into the earth, shall be sung or said, raised a spiritual body. There is
MAN, that is born of a woman,
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 shadow,
made a quickening spirit. How-and never continueth in one stay. beit, that was not first which is In the midst of life we are in spiritual, but that which is natu- death: Of whom may we seek for ral; and afterward that which is succour, but of thee, O Lord, who spiritual. The first man is of the for our sins art justly displeased. earth, earthy: The second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they that are most merciful Saviour, deliver us earthy and as is the heavenly, not into the bitter pains of eter such are they also that are hea-nal death.
Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and
a is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts: shut not thy
LMIGHTY God, with whom
do live the spirits of those merciful ears to our prayers; but who depart hence in the Lord; spare us, Lord most holy, O'God and with whom the souls of the most mighty, O holy and merci- faithful, after they are delivered ful Saviour, thou most worthy from the burden of the flesh, are Judge eternal, suffer us not, at in joy and felicity; we give thee our last hour, for any pains of hearty thanks for the good exam. death to fall from thee.
ples of all those thy servants, wbo, I Then, while the earth shall be cast up- having finished their course in
on the body by some standing by, the faith, do now rest from their laMinister shall say,
bours. And we beseech thee, FORASMUCH as it hath pleas- that we, with all those who are Providence, to take out of this holy name, may have our perfect world the Soul of our deceased consummation and bliss, both in Brother, we therefore commit his body and soul, in thy eternal and Body to the ground; earth, to everlasting glory, through Jesus earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Christ our Lord." Amen. looking for the general resurrection in the last Bay, and the life O MERCIFUL God, the Faof the World to come, through Christ, who is the resurrection
ther of our Lord Jesus our Lord Jesus Christ; at whose and the life; in whom whoso. second coming in glorious Ma- ever believeth, shall live, though jesty, to judge the World, the he die; and whosoever liveth Earth and the Sea shall give up and believeth in him, shall not their Dead; and the corruptible die eternally;, who also bath Bodies of those who sleep in taught us, by his holy Apostle St. him shall be changed, and made Paul, not to be sorry, as men like unto his own glorious Body; without hope, for those who sleep according to the mighty working in him; we humbly beseech thee, whereby he is able to subdue all O Father,to raise us from the death things unto himself.
of sin unto the life of righteous* Then shall be said, or sung, ness; that when we shall depart saying unto me, Write, from that at the general resurrection henceforth blessed are the dead in the last day, we may be found who die in the Lord; even so saith the Spirit; for they rest ceive that blessing, which thy
acceptable in thy sighi; and refrom their labours. Rev. xiv. 13.
well-beloved Son shall then proThen the Minister shall say the Lord's Prayer.
nounce to all who love and fear UR Father, who art in Hea- thee, saying, Come, ye blessed
: , ven, Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will the kingdom prepared for you be done on Earth, as it is in Hea- from the beginning of the world: yen; Give us this day our daily Grant this, we beseech thee, o bread; And forgive us our tres. merciful Father, through Jesus passes, as we forgive those who Christ our Mediator and Re trespass against us; And lead us deemer. Amen. us tinto temptation; But deliver THE grace of our Lord Jesus $ Then the Minister shall say one or both and the fellowship of the Holy of the following Prayers, at lus discre-Ghost, be with us all evermore
The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-Birth,
THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.
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,
ORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God, of his goodness, to give you safe deliverance, and to preserve You in the danger of child-birth; you shall therefore give hearty thanks unto God, and say,
OUR Father, who art in Hea
ven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in HeaThen shall the Minister say the follow-ven; Give us this day our daily ing Hymn, taken from the 116th Psalm. bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who not into temptation; But deliver trespass against us; And lead us us from
That he hath inclined his ear unto me: Therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
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 merciful. What reward shall I give unto the Lord, for all the benefits that he hath done unto me? I will receive the cup of salvation; and call upon the name of the Lord.
I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his people; in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.
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.
Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if this
Then shall the Minister say the Lord's
Ans. Who putteth her trust in
Min. Lord, hear our prayer: to thee. Ans. And let our cry come un
Min. Let us pray.
ALMIGHTY God, we give thou hast been graciously pleasthee humble thanks, for that pain and peril of Child-birth, this ed to preserve, through the great woman thy servant, who desires now to offer her praises and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, Father, that she, through thy we beseech thee, most merciful help, may both faithfully live, and walk according to thy will in this life present, and also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 The Woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerinys,
which shall be applied by the Minister and the Church-Wardens to the relief of distressed Women in Child-bed: And if there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the Holy Communion.
FORMS OF PRAYER
TO BE USED AT SEA.
9 The Morning und Evening Service to be used daily at Sea, shall be the same whách
is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer. Ĉi These tzvo following Prayers may be Help, Lord, and save us for thy mercies
also used in Ships of War. sake, in Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord. ETERNAL Lord God, who alone Amen.
Or this. the raging of the sea; who bast compasa O God, who dwellest in heaven, but sed the waters with bounds, until day and night come to an end; be pleased to re-beholdest all things below; look down, ceive into thy Almighty and most gra- we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out cious protection, the persons of us thy ser- of the depth of misery, and out of the vants, and the fleet (or ship) in which we jaws of this death, which is now ready to serve. Preserve us from ihe dangers of swallow us up: Save, Lord, or else we the sea, and from the violence of the ene- perish. The living, the living shall praise my; that we may be a safeguard unto thee. O send thy word of command to the United States of America, and a secu- rebuke the raging Winds, and the roarrity for such as pass on the seas upon their ing Sea; that we, being delivered from lawful occasions; that the inhabitants of this distress, may live to serve thee, and our land may in peace and quietness to glorify thy name all the days of our serve thee our God; and that we may re- life. Hear, Lord, and save us, for the inturn in safety to enjoy the blessings of the finite merits of our blessed Saviour, thy land, with the fruits of our labour; and, Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. with a thankful remembrance of thy mer- " The Prayer to be said before a Fight at cies, to praise and glorify thy holy name, Sea against any Enemy. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Collect.
MOST powerful and glorious Lord
God, the Lord of hosts, that rulest DIR IRECT us, O Lord, in all our doings,
with thy most gracious favour, and and commandest all things; thou sittest further us with
thy continual help; that in the throne judging right: And therein all our works begun, continued, and fore we make our address to thy Divine ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Majesty, in this our necessity, that thou name; and finally by thy mercy obtain wouldest take the cause into thine own overlasting life, thruagh Jesus Christ our band, and judge between us and our Lord. Amen.
enemies. Stir up thy strength, O Lord,
and come and help us; for thou givest Prayers to be used in Storms at Sea.
not alway the battle to the strong, but O MOST powerful and glorious Lord canst save by many or by few. Olet not
at whose command the winds our sins now cry against us for ven. blow, and litt up the waves ofthe sea, and geance; but hear us thy poor servants who'suliest tlie rage thereof; we, thy begging mercy, and imploring thy help creatures, but miserable sinners, do in and that thou wouldest he a defence unio this our great distress cry unto thee for us against the face of the enemy: Make help: Save, Loril, or else we perish. We it appear that thou art our Saviour and confess when we have been safe, and mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ seen all things quiet about us, we have our Lord. Amen. forgotten thee, our God, and refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word, " Short Prayers for single Persons, wika and to obey thy commandments: But
cannot meet to join in Prayer with now we see how terrible thou art in all others, by reason of the Fight or Stora thy works of wouder; the great God to
1 General Prayers. bjp feared above all, and iherefore we
ORD be merciful to us sinners, and swer, and imploring thy goodness. Thou art the great God, who hast made