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ousness;

when we

this life, we

doth;

3. we meek- 3. Then cried I unto thee, O Lord : and gat me Iy beseech thee, O to my Lord right humbly. Psal. xxx. 8. And you Father, to raise us from

hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and the death of sins; wherein in time past ye walked according to life of righte- the course of this world, according to the prince of

the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ. Eph. ii. 1, 2. 4, 5. Reckon yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. vi. 11. Who his ownself bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousn

isness. 1 Pet. ii. 24. 4. that, 4. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss shall depart

for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus

my Lord : for whom I have suffered the loss of all may rest in him, as our things, and do count them but dung, that I may hope is this win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine

own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith : that I may

know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made comformable unto his death ; if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Phil. ii. 8 to 11. It is appointed unto men once to die. Heb. ix. 27. What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? Shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave ? Psal. lxxxix. 48. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matt. xi. 28. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For we which have believed do enter into rest. Heb. iv. 9. 3. The righteous is taken away from the evil to come. He shall enter into peace; they shall rest in their beds. Isa. lvii. 1, 2. Charity thinketh no evil : believeth all things, hopeth all things. 1 Cor. xiii. 5. 7. The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. Psal. cxlvii. 11. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged : condemn

tion in the

6. and receive that

not, and ye shall not be condemned. Luke vi. 37. Who art thou that judgest. another man's servant ? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Rom. xiv. 4. We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. 2 Cor. v. 10. See also, Gen. iii. 19.

Eccl. iii. 20. 5. and that,

5. There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both at the gener of the just and unjust. Acts xxiv. 15. I will raise

him up at the last day. John vi. 40. I know that last day owad he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last acceptable in day. John xi. 24. The Lord grant unto him that thy sight;

he
may
find

mercy of the Lord in that day. 2 Tim. i. 18. The word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. John xii. 48. God accepteth no man's person. Gal. ii. 6. Wherefore we Jabour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 2 Cor. v. 9. He hath made us accepted in the beloved. Eph. i. 6. See also, Rom. xiv. 10.-2 Cor. x. 18.

6. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.

Rev. xiv. 13. I go to prepare a place for you. And blessing, which thy if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come

again, and receive you unto myself; that where I

am, there ye may be also. John xiv. 2, 3. It is that love and written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither fear thee,

have entered into the heart of man, the things which saying, Come,

God hath prepared for them that love him. I Cor. my Father,

ii. 9. Continue ye in my love. John xv. 9. Fear receive the

not them which kill the body, but are not able to kingdom prepared for kill the soul : but rather fear him which is able to you from the begin

destroy both soul and body in hell. Matt. x. 28. ning of the . The Father judgeth no man, bat hath committed this, we be- all judgment unto the Son. John v. 22. He receivseech thee, ed from God the Father honour and glory, when

there came such a voice to him from the excellent through Jesus Christ,

glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well our Media- pleased. 2 Pet. i. 17. Verily, verily, I say unto you,

The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. John v. 25. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared

well-beloved Son shall

then pro

nounce to all

ye blessed children of

O merciful
Father,

tor and Redeemer. Amen.

for you from the foundation of the word. Matt. xxv. 34. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Pet. i. 3, 4, 5. Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound : that as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. v. 20, 21. See also, James i. 12.-Psal.cxxxiii. 3.-Luke xii. 32.—2 Tim. ii. 12.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowsnip of the Loly Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Cor. xiii. 14.

THE

THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILDBIRTH,

COMMONLY CALLED

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God of his goodness to

CCXXX. Address to the Woman. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception ; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children ; and thy desire shall be

to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. Gen. give you safe iü. 16. When the days of her purifying are fuland hath pre- filled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring the great dan- a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a

young pigeon, or a turtle dove, for a sin offering, birth; you

unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, fore give hearty thanks

unto the priest : who shall offer it before the Lord, unto God, and make an atonement for her. Lev. xii. 6, 7. And

when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which

ger of child.

shall there

and say,

was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord ; and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord. Luke ii. 21, 22. 24. The woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in child bearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. I Tim. ii. 14, 15. Call upon me in the day of trouble : I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. Psal. 1. 15. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I

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 brought low, and he helped me. Return unto thy rest, O my soul ; for the Lord hath dealt bounti. fully with thee. Psal. cxvi. 3 to 7.

upon

Psalm cxvi.-I am well pleased : that the Lord hath heard the voice of my prayer, That he hath inclined his ear unto me: therefore will I call aspon him as long as I lice. - The snares of death compassed me round about: and the pains of hell gat hold upon me.-I found trouble and heaviness, and I called upon the name of the Lord: 0 Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.-Gracious is the Lord, and righteous : yea, our God is merciful.The Lord preserreth 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. And thy! thou hast delivered my soul from death: mine eyes from lears, and my feet from falling.-I will walk before the Lord: in the land of the living.- I believed, and therefore will I speak; but I was sore troubledI said in my haste, All men are liars.- 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 ears 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, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c.

Psalm cxxvii.-Except the Lord build the house : their labour is but lost that build it.-Except the Lord keep the city: the watchman enketh but in rain.-I! is but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest, and eat the bread of careful ness : for so he giveth his beloved sleep.--Lo, children and the fruit of the tombi are an heritage and gift that cometh of the Lord.-Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant: even so are the young children.- Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate. Glory be to the Father, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy npon us.
Our Father, &c.

CCXXXI. The Intercession or Suffrages.

1, 2. O Lord, save this woman thy servant; who putteth her trust in thee.

1, 2. Preserve my soul; for I am holy : 0 thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. Psal. lxxxvi. 2.

3, 4. Be thou to her a strong tower; from the face of her enemy.

3, 4. Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a

strong tower from the enemy. Psal. Ixi. 3. 5, 6. Lord, hear our prayer; and let our cry come unto thee.

5, 6. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. Psal. lxi. 1.

live a

1. O Al

humble thanks for that thou

liver this

servant from

CCXXXII. A Prayer that the woman may

holy life. 1. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgivmighty God, ing, and will call upon the name of the Lord. I

will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the pre

sence of all his people, in the courts of the Lord's hast vouch- house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord. Psal. cxvi. 17, 18, 19.

A woman woman thy when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour the great is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, pain and peril of Child

she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that birth; a man is born into the world. John xvi. 21. Thou

hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I was greatly afflicted. What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? Psal. cxvi. 8. 10. 12.

2. The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the

name of the God of Jacob defend thee. Send thee merciful Fa- help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of she, through Zion. Psal. xx. 1, 2. I can do all things through thy help, may Christ which strengtheneth me. Phil. iv. 13. Our ly live, and help is in the name of the Lord. Psal. cxxiv, 8. walk accord. Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that this life pre- we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in also may be time of need. Heb. iv. 16. Deal bountifully with

2. Grant, we beseech thee, most

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