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our God, and in perfect charity with¶ A Thanksgiving for the begin

the world: All which we ask through| Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer which may be said in G

ning of a recovery. REAT and mighty God, who bringest down to the grave,

case of sudden surprise and im- and bringest up again; we bless thy mediate danger. wonderful goodness, for having tur

Most gracious Father, we flyned our heaviness into joy and our unto thee for mercy in behalf mourning into gladness, by restor of this thy servant, here lying un-ing this our brother to some deder the sudden visitation of thine gree of his former health. Blesshand. If it be thy will, preserve ed be thy name, that thou didst his life, that there may be place for not forsake him in his sickness; repentance: But, if thou hast other-but didst visit him with comforts wise appointed, let thy mercy sup-from above; didst support him in ply to him the want of the usual patience and submission to thy will; opportunity for the trimming of and, at last, didst send him seasonhis lamp. Stir up in him such sor-able relief. Perfect, we beseech row for sin, and such fervent love thee, this thy mercy towards him; to thee, as may in a short time do and prosper the means which shall the work of many days: That be made use of for his cure: That among the praises which thy Saints being restored to health of body, and holy Angels shall sing to the vigour of mind, and cheerfulness of honour of thy mercy through eter- spirit, he may be able to go to thine nal ages, it may be to thy unspeak-house, to offer thee an oblation with able glory, that thou has redeemed great gladness; and to bless thy the soul of this thy servant from holy name for all thy goodness toeternal death, and made him par-wards him, through Jesus Christ our taker of the everlasting life, which Saviour: To whom with thee and is through Jesus Christ our Lord. the Holy Spirit, be al honour and Amen. glory world without ead. Amen.

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Forasmuch as all mortal men are subject to many sudden perils, diseases, and sick nesses, and ever uncertain what time they shall depart out of this life; therefore, to the intent they may be always in readiness to die, whensoever it shall please Almighty God to call them, the Ministers shall diligently from time to time (but especially in the time of pestilence, or other infectious sickness) exhort their Parishioners to the often receiving of the Holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, when it shall be publicly administered in the Church; that so doing, they may, in case of sudden visitation, have the least cause to be disquieted for lack of the same. But if the sick person he not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his house; then he must give timely notice to the Minister, signifying also how many there are to communicate with him (which shall be two at the least:) and all things necessary being prepared, the Minister shall there celebrate the Holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, here following:

The Collect.

and chastise every one whom thou

ALMIGHTY everliving God, dost receive; we beseech thee to

Maker of mankind, who dost have mercy upon this thy servant correct those whom thou dost love, visited with thine hand; and to

grant that he may take his sickness faint when thou art rebuked of patiently, and recover his bodily him. For whom the Lord loveth, health, if it be thy gracious will; he chasteneth; and scourgeth ev. and that whensoever his soul shall ery son whom he receiveth. depart from the body, it may be The Gospel. St. John v. 24. without spot presented unto thee: VERILY; verily1 say wpto. Forma

He that heareth my word, and Amen.

believeth on him that sent ine, The Epislle. Heb. xii. 5. hath everlasting life, and shall not

come bat is chastening of the Lord, nor passed from death unto life. q After which the Minister shall proceed according to the Form before prescribed for

the lIoly Communion, beginning at these words, Ye who lo truly, &c. At the time of the distribution of the Iloly Sacrament, the Minister shall first re. ceive the Communion himself, and after minister unto those who are appointed to

communicate with the sick, and last of all to the sick person. 9 But if a man, either hy reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning in

due time to the Minister, or for lack of company to receive with hiin, or by any other just impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood, the Minister shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and stead, fastly beljeve that Jesus Christ hath suffered death upon the Cross for him, and shed his blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving him hearty thanks therefor, he doth eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitabiy to his soul's health, although he do not reccive

the Sacrament with his mouth. 9 When the sick Person is visited and receiveth the Holy Co:nmunion all at one time,

then the Minister, for more expedition, shall cut off the Forin of the Visitation at the Psalm, and go straight to the Communion. In the times of contagious sickness or disease, when none of the Parish or Neighbours can be cotten to communicate with the sick in their houses, for fear of the infection; upon special request of the diseased, the Minister alone may communicate with him.

THE ORDER FOR THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 1 Here is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any unbaptized

Adults, any who die excommunicate, or who have laid violent hands upon them

selves. q The Minister, meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the Church-yard, and going

before it either into the Church, or towards the Grave, shall say, or sing, I

Am the resurrection and the shall I see God; whom I shall see

life, saith the Lord; he that be- for myself, and mine eyes shali-believeth in me, though he were hold, and not another. Job xix. dead, yet shall he live: And who- 25, 26, 27.

in , shall never die. St. John xi. 193,26 WE brought nothing into this

world, and it is certain we I can

and that he shall stand at the gave, and the Lord hath taken a. latter day upon the earth : And way; blessed be the name of the though after my skin worms de- Lord. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job i. 21. stroy this boly, yet in iny fleshls After they are come into the Church

As soon as thou scatterest them,

shall be said or sung the following An-1


them, taken from the 39th and 90th they are even as asleep; and fade away suddenly like the grass. In the morning it is green, and

ORD, let me know my end,

Land the number of my days; groweth up; but in the evening it

that I may be certified how long

have to live.

is cut down, dried up, and withered. For we consume away in thy dis Behold, thou hast made my days pleasure; and are afraid at thy as it were a span long; and mine wrathful indignation. age is even as nothing in respect

Thou hast set our misdeeds be

of thee; and verily every man liv-fore thee; and our secret sins in ing is altogether vanity.

the light of thy countenance. For man walketh in a vain shaFor when thou art angry, all dow, and disquieteth himself in our days are gone: We bring our vain; he heapeth up riches, and years to an end, as it were a tale cannot tell who shall gather them. that is told.


And now, Lord, what is my The days of our age are threehope? Truly my hope is even in score years and ten; and though Deliver me from all mine of-to fourscore years, yet is their men be so strong that they come fences; and make me not a rebuke strength then but labour and sor row; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.

unto the foolish.

When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest

So teach us to number our days, his beauty to consume away, like that we may apply our hearts unas it were a moth fretting a gar-to wisdom. ment: Every man therefore is but vanity.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is

Hear my prayer, O Lord; and with thine ears consider my call- now, and ever shall be, world withing: Hold not thy peace at my out end. Amen.


For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner; as all my fathers


O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength; before I go hence, and be no more seen.

Then shall follow the Lesson, taken out of the fifteenth Chapter of the first Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. 1 Cor. xv. 20.

NOW is Christ risen from the

dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For Lord, thou hast been our refuge, since by man came death, by man from one generation to another. came also the resurrection of the Before the mountains were dead. For as in Adam, all die, brought forth, or ever the earth even so in Christ shall all be made and the world were made, thou alive. But every man in his own art God from everlasting, and order: Christ the first fruits; afworld without end. terwards they that are Christ's, Thou turnest man to destruc-at his coming. Then cometh the tion; again thou sayest, Come end, when he shall have delivered again, ye children of men. up the kingdom to God, even the For a thousand years in thy sight Father; when he shall have put are but as yesterday; seeing that is down all rule, and all authority, past as a watch in the night. and powers For he must reign

till he hath put all enemies un- and another glory of the stars: For der his feet. The last enemy one star differeth from another star that shall be destroyed is death: in glory. So also is the resurrecfor he hath put all things under tion of the dead. It is sown in corhis feet. But when he saith all ruption ; it is raised in incorrupthings are put under him, it is tion : It is sown in dishonour; it is manifest that he is excepted which raised in glory : It is sown in weakdid put all things under him. Andness; it is raised in power: It is when all things shall be subilued sown x natural body; it is raised a unto him, then shall the Son also spiritual borly. There is a natural himself be subject unto him that body, and there is a spiritual body. put all things under him, that God And so it is written, The first man may be all in all. Else what shall Adam was made a living soul, the they do which are baptized for the last Adam was male a quickening dead, if the dead rise not at all? spirit. How beit, that was not first Why are they then baptized for which is spiritual, but that which the dead? And why stand we in is natural; and afterward that which jeopardy every hour? I protest by is spiritual. The first man is of the your rejoicing, which I have in earth, earthy: The second man is Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. the Lord from heaven. As is the If after the manner of men I have earthy, such are they that are fought with beasts at Ephesus, earthy: and as is the heavenly,. what advantageth it me, if the such are they also that are heaven. dead rise not? Let us eat and ly. And as we have borne the drink, for to-morrow we die. Be image of the earthy, we shall also not deceived : Evil communications bear the image of the heavenly. corrupt good manners. Awake to Now this I say, brethren, that flesh righteousness, and sin not: for and blood! cannot inherit the kingsome have not the knowledge of dom of God; neither doth corrupGod. I speak this to your shame. tion inherit incorruption. Behold, But some man will say, How are I show you a mystery : We shall the dead raised up?" and with not all 'sleep, but we shall all be what body do they come? Thou changed, in a moment, in the twinkfool, that which thou sowest is not ling of an eye, at the last trump: quickened, except it die. And For the trumpet shall sound, and that which thou sowest, thou sow- the dead shall be raised incorrupti. est not that body that shall be, but ble, and we shall be changed. For bare grain; it may chance of this corruptible must put on incorwheat, or of some other grain. ruption, and this mortal must put But God giveth it a body as it hath on immortality. So when this corpleased him; and to every seed his ruptible shall have put on ipcorrupown body. All flesh is not the tion, and this mortal shall have put same flesh; but there is one kind onimmortality,then shall be brought of flesh of men, another flesh of to pass the saying that is written, beasts, another of fishes, and ano- Death is swallowed up in victory. ther of birds. There are also celes-o death, where is thy sting? O tial bodies, and bodies terrestrial : grave, where is thy victory ? The But the glory of the celestial is one, sting of death is sin, and the strength and the glory of the terrestrial is of sin is the law. But thanks be another. There is one glory of the to God, which giveth us the victory Bun, and another glory of the moon, through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Then shall be said, or sung,

Therefore, my beloved brethren, whereby he is able to subdue all be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always things unto himself. abounding in the work of the Lord; forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. When they come to the grave, while the Corpse is made ready to be laid into the earth, shall be sung or said,


Heard a voice from heaven, say ing unto me, Write, 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.

Then the Minister shall say the Lord's

AN, 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;UR Father, who art in Heaven, he fleeth as it were a shadow, and Hallowed be thy Name; Thy never continueth in one stay. Kingdom come; Thy will be done


In the midst of life we are in on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give death Of whom may we seek for us this day our daily bread; And succour, but of thee, O Lord, who forgive us our trespasses, as we for our sins art justly displeased? forgive those who trespass against Yet, O Lord God most holy, Ous; And lead us not into temptaLord most mighty, O holy and most tion; But deliver us from evil. merciful Saviour, deliver us not in-Amen. to the bitter pains of eternal death. Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets

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

of our hearts: shut not thy merci-A do live the spirits of those who ful ears to our prayers; but spare depart hence in the Lord; and with us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and merciful Sa-whom the souls of the faithful, after viour, thou most worthy Judge eter-they are delivered from the burden nal, suffer us not, at our last hour, of the flesh, are in joy and felicity; for any pains of death to fall from we give thee hearty thanks for the good examples of all those thy serThen, while the earth shall be cast upon vants, who, having finished their the body by some standing by, the Mi-course in faith, do now rest from their labours. And we beseech ORASMUCH as it hath pleas- thee, that we, with all those who


nister shall say,

For Smighty God, in th. tart in the true faith of thy

Providence, to take out of this holy name, may have our perfect world the Soul of our deceased Bro-consummation and bliss, both in ther, we therefore commit his Bo-body and soul, in thy eternal and dy to the ground; earth to earth, everlasting glory, through Jesus ashes to ashes, dust to dust: looking Christ our Lord. Amen. for the general resurrection in the Merciful God, the Father of last Day, and the life of the World our Lord Jesus Christ, who is to come, through our Lord Jesus the resurrection and the life; in Christ; at whose second coming whom whosoever believeth, shall in glorious Majesty to judge the live, though he die; and whosoever World, the Earth and the Sea shall liveth and believeth in him, shall give up their Dead; and the cor-not die eternally; who also hath ruptible Bodies of those who sleep taught us, by his holy Apostle St. n him shall be changed, and made Paul, not to be sorry, as men with like unto his own glorious Body; out hope, for those who sleep in according to the mighty working him; we humbly beseech thee, O

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