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Father, to raise us from the death receive the kingdom prepared for of sin unto the life of righteousness; you from the beginning of the world: that when we shall depart this life, Grant this, we beseech thee, O we may rest in him; and that at merciful Father, through Jesus the general resurrection in the last Christ our Mediator and Redeem day, we may be found acceptable er. Amen.

in thy sight; and receive that bless-THE grace of our Lord Jesus ing, which thy well-beloved Son Christ, and the love of God, shall then pronounce to all who and the fellowship of the Holy love and fear thee, saying, Come, Ghost, be with us all evermore. ye blessed children of my Father,Amen.

The 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 bath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shali say unto her,


ORASMUCH as it hath pleas-presence of all his people; in the ed Almighty God, of his good-courts of the Lord's house, even in ness, to give you safe deliverance, the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. and to preserve you in the great Praise the Lord.

danger of child-birth; you shall Glory be to the Father, and to therefore give hearty thanks unto the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; God, and say,

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

Dilexi, quoniam.
Am well pleased that the Lord
hath heard the voice of my prayer;|
That he hath inclined his ear un-
to 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.

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Then shall the Minister say the Lord's

Prayer, with what follows: But the
Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if this
he used with the Morning or Evening

UR Father, who art in Heaven, I found trouble and heaviness, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy and I called upon the name of the Kingdom come; Thy will be done Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee,de-on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give liver my soul. us this day our daily bread; And Gracious is the Lord, and right-forgive us our trespasses, as we foreons; yea, our God is merciful. give those who trespass against us; What reward shall I give unto And lead us not into temptation; the Lord, for all the benefits that But deliver us from evil. Amen. he hath done unto me? Min. O Lord, save this woman thy servant:

I will receive the cup of salvation; and call upon the name of the Lord. Ans. Who putteth her trust in I will pay my vows now in the thee.

Min. Be thou to her a strong peril of Child-birth, this woman tower, thy servant, who desires now to Ans. From the face of her enemy. offer her praises and thanksgivings Min. Lord, hear our prayer; Ans. And let our cry come unto


Min. Let us pray.

unto thee. Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Father, that she, through thy help, may both faithfully live, and walk according to Almighty God, we give thee thy will in this life present, and also humble thanks for that thou may be partaker of everlasting glohast been graciously pleased to pre-ry in the life to come, through Jeserve, through the great pain and sus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerings, 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 re ceive 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 may be and lift up the waves of the sea, and who also used in Ships of War. stillest the rage thereof; we, thy creatures, O Eternal Lord God, who alone spread-but miserable sinners, do in this our great est out the heavens, and rulest the distress cry unto thee for help: Save, Lord, raging of the sea; who hast compassed the or else we perish. We confess when we waters with bounds, until day and night have been safe, and seen all things quiet come to an end; be pleased to receive into about us, we have forgotten thee our God thy Almighty and most gracious protection, and refused to hearken to the still voice of the persons of us thy servants, and the fleet thy word, and to obey thy commandments: [or ship] in which we serve. Preserve us But now we see how terrible thou art in from the dangers of the sea, and from the all thy works of wonder; the great God to Violence of the enemy; that we may be be feared above all; and therefore we a safeguard unto the United States of adore thy Divine Majesty, acknowledging America, and a security for such as pass thy power, and imploring thy goodness. on the seas upon their lawful occasions; Help, Lord, and save us for thy merci that the inhabitants of our land may insake, in Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord peace and quietness serve thee our Ged; Amen. and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labour; and, with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies, to praise and glorify thy holy came, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect.

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Most glorious and gracious Lord God, who dwellest in heaven, but beholdest all things below; look down, we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out of the depth of misery, and out of the jaws of this death,

DIRECT us, O Lord, in all our doings, which is now ready to swallow us up: Save, with thy most gracious favour, and Lord, or else we perish. The living, the further us with thy continual help; that in living shall praise thee. O send thy word all our works begun, continued, and ended of command to rebuke the raging Winds, in thee, we may glorify thy holy name; and the roaring Sea; that we, being deliand finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting vered from this distress, may live to serve life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. thee, and to glorify thy name all the days Prayers to be used in Storms at Sca. of our life. Hear, Lord, and save us, for Moet powerful and glorious Lord God, the infinite merits of our blessed Saviour, at whose command the winds blow, thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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The Prayer to be said before a Fight OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hal at Sea against any Enemy. lowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom Most powerful and glorious Lord come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it God, the Lord of hosts, that rulest is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily and commandest all things; thou sittest in bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as the throne judging right: And therefore we we forgive those who trespass against us; make our address to thy Divine Majesty, And lead us not into temptation; But dein this our necessity, that thou wouldest liver us from evil. Amen. take the cause into thine own hand, and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, O Lord, and come and help us; for thou givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. O let not our sins now cry against us for vengeance; but hear us thy poor servants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy: Make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through Jesus

Christ our Lord. Amen.

Short Prayers for single Persons, who cannot meet to join in Prayer with others, by reason of the Fight or Storm. General Prayers. ORD be merciful to us sinners, and save us for thy mercies sake. Thou art the great God, who hast made and rulest all things: O deliver us for thy name's sake.


When there shall be imminent danger, as many as can be spared from necessary service in the ship shall be called together, and make an humble Confession of their sins to God: in which every one ought seriously to reflect upon those particular sins, of which his conscience shall accuse him; saying as followeth :

The Confession.

ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness. which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy Divine Majesty, provok ing most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our inisdoings. the remembrance of them is grievous unto us; the burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father: For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant, that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy name, through Jesus Christ our La Amen

Thou art the great God to be feared above all: O save us, that we may praise thee.

Special Prayers with respect to the
THOU, O Lord, art just and powerful:
O defend our cause against the face

of the enemy.

O God, thou art a strong tower of defence to all who fly unto thee: O save us from the violence of the enemy.

O Lord of Hosts, fight for us; that we may glorify thee.

O suffer us not to sink under the weight of our sins, or the violence of the enemy. O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us, for thy name's sake.

Short Prayers in respect of a Storm.

THOU, O Lord, who stiilest the raging of the sea, hear, hear us, and save us, that we perish not.

O blessed Saviour, who didst save thy disciples ready to perish in a storm; hear us, and save us, we beseech thee.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
O Lord, hear us.

O Christ, hear us.

God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, save us Dow and evermore. Amen.

Then shall the Priest if there be any in the ship, say,

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Fa
ther, who, of his great mercy, hath
promised forgiveness of sins to all those
who with hearty repentance and true faith
turn unto him; have mercy upon you;
pardon and deliver you from all your sins;
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and bring you to everlasting life, through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thanksgiving after a Storm.
Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo.

Be joyful in God, all ye lands; sing praises unto the honour of his name; make his praise to be glorious.

Say unto God, O how wonderful art thou in thy works; through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars unto thee.

For all the world shall worship thee, sing of thee, and praise thy name.

O come hither, and behold the works of God; how wonderful he is in his doings towards the children of men!

He ruleth with his power for ever; his congregation of the people; and priss him eyes behold the people; and such as will in the seat of the elders!

not believe, shall not be able to exalt themselves.

O praise our God, ye people; and make the voice of his praise to be heard;

Who holdeth our soul in life; and suffereth not our feet to slip.

For thru, O God, hast proved us; thou also hast tried us, like as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the snare; and laidest trouble upon our loins.

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. Collects of Thanksgiving.

Most blessed and glorious Lord God, who art of infinite goodness, and mor cy; we, thy poor creatures, whom thou hast made and preserved, holding our souls in life, and now rescuing us out of the jaws I will go into thine house with burnt-of death, humbly present ourselves again offerings; and will pay thee my vows which before thy Divine Majesty, to offer a sacri1 promised with my lips, and spake with fice of praise and thanksgiving, for that my mouth, when I was in trouble.

O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God; and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.

I called unto him with my mouth; and gave him praises with my tongue.

If I incline unto wickedness with mine heart, the Lord will not hear me.

But God hath heard me; and considered the voice of my prayer.

Praised be God, who hath not cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

thou heardest us when we called in our
trouble, and didst not cast out our prayer,
which we made before thee in our great
distress; even when we gave all for lost,
our Ship, our Goods, our Lives, then didst
thou mercifully look upon us, and wonder-
fully command a deliverance; for which
we now, being in safety, do give all praise
and glory to thy holy name, through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Most mighty and gracious good God, thy mercy is over all thy works, but in special manner hath been extended toAs it was in the beginning, is now, and wards us, whom thou hast so powerfully ever shall be, world without end. Amen. and wonderfully defended. Thou hast Psalm 107. Confitemini Domino. showed us terrible things, and wonders in That men would praise the Lord for the deep, that we might see how powerful his goodness; and declare the won- and gracious a God thou art; how able and ders that he doeth for the children of men! ready to help those who trust in thee. That they would offer unto him the sa-Thou hast showed us how both winds and crifice of thanksgiving; and tell out his seas obey thy command; that we may works with gladness!

They that go down to the sea in ships; and occupy their business in great waters; These men see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

For at his word, the stormy wind ariseth; which lifteth up the waves thereof.

learn even from them hereafter to obey thy voice, and to do thy will. We therefore bless and glorify thy name, for this thy mercy, in saving us when we were ready to perish. And we beseech thee, make us as truly sensible now of thy mercy, as we were then of the danger; and give us hearts always ready to express out thankfulness not only by words, but also by our lives, in being more obedient to thy a holy commandments. Continue, we be[seech thee, this thy goodness to us; that we, whom thou hast saved, may serve thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; their soul melteth away because of the trouble.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like drunken man; and are at their wit's end. So when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, he delivereth them out of their distress.

For he maketh the storm to cease, so that the waves thereof are still.

Then are they glad, because they are at rest; and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.

O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of

AHymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after a dangerous Tempest. Come, let us give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious; and his mercy endureth for ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath delivered from the That they would exalt him also in the merciless rage of the sea.


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The sea roared; and the stormy wind lifted up the waves thereof.

We were carried up as it were to heaven, and then down again into the deep; our soul melted within us, because of trouble.

But praised be the Lord, who hath not given us over as a prey unto them. The Lord hath wrought a mighty salvation for us.

We got not this by our own sword, neither was it our own arm that saved us; but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto us.

The Lord hath appeared for us; the Lord hath covered our heads, and made us to stand in the day of battle.

The Lord hath appeared for us; the Lord hath overthrown our enemies, and dashed in pieces those that rose up against us.

Therefore not unto us, O Lord, not unto us; but unto thy name be given the glory.

The Lord hath done great things for us; the Lord hath done great things for us, for which we rejoice.

Our help standeth in the name of the

Then cried we unto thee, O Lord; and thou didst deliver us out of our distress. Blessed be thy name, who didst not des-Lord, who hath made heaven and earth. pise the prayer of thy servants; but didst hear our cry, and hast saved us.

Thou didst send forth thy commandment; and the windy storm ceased, and was turned into a calm.

O let us therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he hath done, and still docth, for the children of men!

Praised be the Lord daily; even the Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his enefits up God, even the God of whom upon us.

Blessed be the name of the Lord, from this time forth for evermore.

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

As it was in the beginning, is and now, ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

After this Hymn may be said the Te


T Then this Collect.

Almighty Goll, the Sovereign Come

cometh salvation: God is the Lord, by hand is power and might, which none is whom we have escaped death. able to withstand; we bless and magnify Thou, Lord, hast made us glad through thy great and glorious name for this happy the operation of thy hands; and we will triumph in thy praise.

Blessed be the Lord God; even the Lord God, who only doeth wondrous things; And blessed be the name of his Majesty for ever; and let every one of us say: Amen, Amen.

victory, the whole glory whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art the only giver of victory. Ana we beseech thee, give us grace to improve this great mercy to thy glory, the advancement of thy Gospel, the honour of our country, and, as much as in us lieth, to the good of all mankind. Aud, we beseech thee, give us such a sense of this great mercy, as may engage us to a As it was in the beginning, is now, and true thankfulness, such as may appear in ever shall be, world without end. Amen. our lives, by an humble, holy, and obedient A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and walking before thee all our days, through Thanksgiving after Victory. Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with thee, victory the Lord had not been on our side, and the Holy Spirit, as for ali thy mercies,

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

had not been on our side, when men rose
up against us;


ance, be all glory and honour, world without end. Amen.

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

They had swallowed us up quick, when they were so wrathfully displeased at us. Yea, the waters had drowned us, and THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. the stream had gone over our soul, the and the love of God, and the fellowdeep waters of the proud had gone over ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all everour soul.

more. Amen.

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