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be fent auto you to correct and amend in you whatsoever doth offend the eyes of your heavenly Father; know you certainly, that if you truly repent you of your fins and bear your fickness patiently, truiting in God's mer cy, for his dear Son Jefus Chrift's fake, and render unto him humble thanks for his fatherly visitation, submitting your elf wholly unto his will; it fhall turn to your profit, and help you forward in the right way that leadeth unto everlasting life..
If the Perfon vifited be very fick, then the Curate may end bis Exhortation in this place, or else proceed.
the chatifement of the Lord: For St. Paul faith in the twitch
to the Hebrews) whem the Lord loveth he chaileneth, and fcourgeth, every fon whom he receivethe If ye endure chaftening, God dealeth with you as with fons; for what fon is he whom the fathe.. chafteneth not? But if ye be without chaft fement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not lons. Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh, which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: fhall we not much rather be in fubjection unto the Father of Spirits, and live? For they ver:ly for a few days chatened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Thefe words, good bre ther, are written in holy Scripture for our comfort and inftruction, that we should patiently, and with thankf giving, bear our heavenly Fathers correction, whenfoever by any manner of adverfity it thalt please his grá cious goodness to vifit us. And there fhould be no greater comfort to Chriftian pertons, than to be made like unto Chrift, by fuffering patiently adverfities, troubles, and fickneffes. For he himieli went not up to juy, but first he suffered pain; he entered nct his glory before he was crucified. So truly our way to eternal joy is to fuffer here with Chrift; and our door to enter into eternal life is gladly to die with Chrift: that we may rife again from death, and dwell with him in everlasting life. Now therefore taking your fickness, which is thus profitable for you, patiently, I exhort you in the Name of God to remember the protetion which you made unto God in your Baptifm. And forafmuch as after this life there is an account to be given unto the righteous Judge, by whom all must be judged without refpect of perfons; I require you to examine yourself and you eftate, both toward God and man; to that accufing and condemning yourfelt for your own faults, you may find mercy at our heavenly Fathers hand for Chrifl's fake, and not be accufed and condemned in that fearful judgment. Therefore I fhall rehearse to you the Articles of our Faith, that you may know whether you do believe as a Chriftian man should, or no. Here the Minifter fhall rehearse the OST thou believe in God the Father Aimighty, And in Jefus Chrift his only begotten Son our Lord? And that he was conceived by the Holy Ghoft; born of the Virgin Mary; that he fuffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified dead, and buried; that he went down into Hell, and allo did rife again the third day; that he afcended into Heaven, and fitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence hall come again at the end of the world, to judge the quick and the dead
Articles of the Faith, faying thus,
And doft thou believe in the Holy Ghoft; the holy Catholick Church; the Communion of faints; the Remiffion of fins; the Resurrection of the teth; and everlasting life after death?
The fick Perfon fhall answer,
All this I ftedfaftly believe.
Tlen fball the Minister examine whether be repent him truly of his fins, and be in charity with all the world: exbor eting him to forgive, from the bottom of his heart, all perfons that have offended bim; and if he bath offended any other to ask them forgiveness; and where he hath doneinjury or wrong to any man, that he make amends to the utmost of his power. And if he bath not before dijpojea of his goods, let him then be admonished to make bis Will, and to declare his Debts, what he oweth, and what is owing unto him, for the better discharging of his Con fcience, and the quietness of his Executors. But men should often be put in remembrance to take order for the jet• tling of their temporal eftates whilft they are in health.
These words before rehearsed, may be jaid before the Minifter begin his Prayer, as he shall fee cauft. 296-1 The Minifter fould not omit earnestly to move fuch fick perfons as are of ability to be liberal to the poord kau ant ng Here fhall the fick perfon be movea to make a spiciul Confession of his fins, if he feel his Confcience troubled with any weighty matter. After which Confeffion, the priest fail abfolve cim (if he humbly and beartily agfire *) after this fort:
UR Lord Jefus Chrift, who hath left power to his Church to abfolve all finners who truly repent, and be lieve in him, of his great mercy forgive thee thine offences: And by his authority committed to me, I abfolve thee from all thy fins, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft. Amen. And then the Prieft fhall Jay the following Collect
Let us pray...
MOST merciful God, who according to the multitude of thy mercies, doft fo put away the fins of thofe who truly repent, that thou remembereft them no more; Open thine eye of mercy upon this thy fervant, who moft earnestly defireth pardon and forgivenefs. Renew in him, moft loving Father, whatsoever hath been decayed by the fraud and malice of the devil, or by his own carnal will and frailnefs; preferve and continue this fick member in the unity of the Church; confider his contrition, accept his tears, afwage his pain, as
fhall feem to thee most expedient for him: and forafmuch as he putteth his full truft only in thy mercy, impute not unto him his former fins; but ftrengthen him with thy bleffed Spirit; and when thou art pleafed to take him hence, take him unto thy favour thro' the merits of thy most dearly beloved Son Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen, Then the Minifter shall fay the 7ft Pfalm. Adding this;
humbly befeech thee, O Lord. Saviour of the world, who by thy crofs and precious blood haft redeemed us, Save us, and help us, we
Then fall the Priest fay,
HE Almighty Lord, who is a moft frong tower to all them that pot their trust in him; to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth do bow ana obey; be now and evermore thy defence, and make thee know and feel, that there is none other Name under heaven given to man, in whom, and through whom thou mayeft receive health and filvation, but only the Name of our Lord Jefus Christ. Amen.
And after that fall fay,
U NTO God's gracious mercy and protection we commit thee: The Lord bless thee, and keep theep
The Lord make his face to fhine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; The Lord lift up his coun tenance upon thec, and give thee peace, both now and evermore.
Prayer for a Jick Child.
Almighty God, and merciful Father to whom alone belong the iffaes of life and death t look down from Heaven, we beseech thee, with the eyes of mercy upon this Child now lying upon the bed of fickness : vifit him, O Lord, with thy falvation, deliver him in thy good appointed time from his bodily pain, and fave his foul for thy mercies fake. That if it fhall be thy pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by ferving thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation or elle receive him into thofe heavenly habitations, where the fouls of them that fleep in the Lord Jetus enjoy perpetual reft and felicity. Grant this, O Lord, for thy mercies fake, in the fame thy Son our Lord Jefue Chrift, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the holy Ghost; ever one God, world without end. Amen. A Prayer for a fick Perfon, when there appeareth small hope of recovery... of and all comfort, in time of one fuccour in behalf of this thy fervant, here lying under thy hand in great weakness of body. Look graciously upon him, O Lord; and the more the outward man decayeth, ftrengthen him, we beseech thee, fo much the more continually with thy grace and Holy Spirit in the inner man. Given him unfeigned repentance for all the errors of his life paft, and ftedfast faith in thy Son Jefus, that his fins may be done away by thy mercy, and his pardon fealed in heaven, before he go hence, and be no more feen. We know, O Lord, that there is no word impoffible with thee; and that if thou wilt, thou canst even yet raife him up, and granthin a longer continuance amongst us. Yet, forafmuch as in all appearance the time of his diffolution draweth near, fo fit and prepare him we beseech thee, against the hour of death, that after his departure hence in peace, and in thy favour, his foul may be received into thine everlasting kingdom, through the merits and mediation of Jefus Chrift thine only Son, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
A commendatory Prayer for a fick perfon at the point of departure.
Almighty God, with whom do live the fpirits of juft men made perfect, after they are delivered from their earthly prifons; we humbly commend the foul of this thy fervant, our dear brother, into thy hands, as into the hands of a faithful Creator, and moft merciful Saviour; moft humbly befeeching thee, that it may be precious in thy fight. Wash it, we pray thee, in the blood of that immaculate Lamb, that was flain to take away the fins of the world; that whatfoever defilements it may have contracted in the midst of this miferable and naughty world, through the lufts of the flesh, or the wiles of Satan, being purged and done away, it may be prefented pure and without fpot before thee. And teach us who furvive, in this and other likedaily fpectacles of mortality, to fee how frail and uncertain our own condition is, and so to number our days, that we may seriously apply our hearts to that holy and heavenly wisdom, whilft we live here, which may in the end bring us to live everlafting, through the merits of Jefus Christ, thine only fan our Lord. Amen. A Prayer for Perfons troubled in mind or in conftience.
the of we thee in compaffion upon this thy afflicted fervant. Thou writeft bitter things against him, and makeft him to poflefs his former iniquities; thy wrath lieth hard upon him, and his foul is full of trouble: But, O merciful God, who haft written thy holy Word for our learning, that we, through patience and comfort of thy holy Scriptures might have hope; give him a right understanding of himself, and of thy threats and promifes, that he may neither caft away his confidence in thee, nor place it any where but in thee. Give him ftrength against all his temptations, and heal all his diftempers. Break not the bruited reed, nor quench the moaking Rax. Shut not up thy tender mercies in difpleature; but make him to hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou haft broken may rejoice. Deliver him from fear of the enemy, and lift up the light of thy countenance upon him, and give him peace, through the merits and mediation of Jefus Chrift our Lord.
LM LMIGHTY everliving God, maker of mankind, who doft correct those whom thou doit love, and d chaflife every one whom thou dost receive; We befeech thee to have mercy upon this thy fervant, vifited with thine hand and to grant that he may take his fickness patiently, and recover his bodily health (if it be thy gracious will) and whenfoever his foul fhall depart from the body, it may be without spot prefented unto thee, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epifle. Hebr. 12. 5. Y fon, defpife not thou the chaftening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him. For whom the Lord loveth, he chafteneth; and fcourgeth every fon whom he receiveth. The Gospel. S. John 5, 24.
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7ERILY, verily I fay unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that fent me, bath everlatting life, and fhall not come into condemnation, but is paffed from death unto life.
§ The COMMUNION of the SICK.
*The Order for the Burial of the DEAD.
That the Office infuing is not to be used for any that die unbaptized, or excommunicate, for have
Here is to be noted,
Am the refurrection and the life, faith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whofoever liveth and believeth in me, fhall never die. S. John 11. 25, 26.
Know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall ftand at the latter day upon the earth. And, though after my fkin worms deftroy this body; yet in my flefh fhall I'fee God: whom thall fee for myfelf, auch mine eyes fhall behold and not another. Job 19. 25. 26. 27.
E brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
OW is Chrift rifen from the dead, and become the firft-fruits of them that fl-pt. For fince by man came death, by man came alfo the refurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even fo in Chri fhall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Chrift the first fruits; afterward they that are Chrifts, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the father; when he fhall have put down all rule, and all authority and power. For he must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death: For he hath put all thing, under his feet. But when he faith all things are put under him, it is manifeft that he is excepted which did put all things under him. And when all things thall be fubdued unto him, then hall the fon alfo himself be fubject unto han, that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. Eife what fhall they do which are baptized for the dead, the dead rife not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? And why ftand we in jeopardy every hour? I proteft by your rejoicing which I have in Chrift Jefus our Lord, I die daily. If after the manner of men I have fought with beafts at F.phefus, what advantageth it me it the dead rife not? Let us eat and drink, for to mor row we die Be not deceived; evil communications corrupt good manners Awake to righteoufnefs, and in uot; for fome have not the knowledge of God: I fpeak this to your thame. But fome man will fay, How are the dead raised up and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou fowelt is not quickened except it die. And that which thou fowell, thou foweit not that body that fhall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of fome other grain. But God giveth it a body, as it hath pleafed him, and to every feed his All fleth is not the fame but there is one fleth another another of fishes, and another of birds. There are alfo celestial bodies, and bodies ferretrial, but the flora of the celeftial is one, and the glory of the ter eftrial is another. There is one glory of the fan, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the ftars; for one ftar differeth from another ftar in glory. So alfo is the refurr etion of the dead: It is fown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption; It is fown in difhonour ; it is raifed in glory it is fown in weakness; it is raifed in power: It is fown a natural body; it is raised a fpiritua! body. There is a natu al body, and there is a fpiritual body. And fo it is written, The firft man
People ought to be careful that the defign of this Office be not mistaken. For tho' it is very commendable for a fick Perfon thus publickly to profefs his Faith in Chrift, and his Communion with the Church: yet it ought by no means to be looked upon as a Popish Viaticum; o as that it may be
The Lord gave,
Job s. 24.
fuppofed the receiving it will make a full Atonement for a Life of. Iniquity, and procure a fate Pallage to Heaven.
This Office feems to be very properly adapted to the ferious occafion for which it is defigned. 'Tis highly folemn and affecting, fublime and comfortable. For whilft it raifes
Adam was made a living foul, the last Adam was made a quickening fpirit. Howbeit, that was not fit which
When they come to the Grave, while the corps is made ready to be laid into the earth the Priest shall say, or the Priest
AN that is born of a woman, hath but a fhort time to live, and is full of mifery.
like a fleeth as were a never one stay.
In the midft of life we are in death: Of whom may we feck for fuccour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our fins art jully displeased?
Yet, O Lord God mott holy, O Lord moft mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.
Thou knoweft, I ord, the fecrets of our hearts, fhut not thy merciful ears to our Prayers; but fpare us, Lord molt holy, O God moft mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, fuffer us not at our last hour for any pains of death to fall from thee
Then while the earth fhall be caft upon the body by fome ftanding by, the Prieft fball fay,
bother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, afhes to afhes, dult to duft, in fure and certain hope of the refurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jefus Chrift, who fhall change our vile body, that it may be like unto his glorious body, according to the mighty working, whereby he is able to fubdue all things to himself.
Then shall be faid or Jung.
I Lord; even fe faith the Spirit; for they reft from their labours. Rev. 14. 13.
Then ball the Priest fay,
come. Thy will be done in
UR art in earth as it is in heaven. them that trefpafs against us,
IMIGHTY God, with whom do live the fpirits of them that depart hence in the Lord, and with : whom the fouls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the fleth, are in joyand felicity; We give thee hearty thanks, for that it hath pleased thee to deliver this our brother out of the mife-· ries of this finful world; befeeching thee that it may pleafe thee of thy gracious goodnefs, thortly to accomplish the number of thine elect, and to haften thy kingdom; that we, with all thofe that are departed in the true faith of thy holy Name, may have our perfect confumation and blifs, both in body and foul, in thy eternal and everlating glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift who is the refurrection and the life; in whom whofoever believeth, shall live, though he die; and whofoever liveth and believeth in him, fhall not die eternally; who alio hath taught us (by his holy Apostle Saint Paul) not to be forty as men without hope, for them that fleep in him; We meekly befeech thee, O Father, to raife us from the death of fin unto the life of righteoufnels that when we fhall depart this life, we may rest in him, as our hope is this our brother. doth, and that at the general refurrection in the last day we may be found acceptable in thy fight, and receive that blefling which try well-beloved Son fhall then pronounce to all that love and fear thee, faying, Cume, ve
in us an humiliating fenfe of our Mortality; it infpires eternal Life through Jefus Chrift.. u with the joyful hopes of a bleffed Refurrection to
OF bleffed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world. Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, through Jefus Chrift our Mediator and Redeemer, Amen.
HEgrace of our Lord Jefus Chrift, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghoft, be with us all evermore. Amen.
The Thanksgiving of Women after Child birth, commonly called, | The Churching of Women
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The Woman at the ufual time after her Delivery, fhall come into the Church decently apparrelled, ard there shall kniel doren, in fome convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary fall direct: And then the Prieft fall Jay unto her,
OUR Father, &c,
Minifer. O Lord, fave this woman thy fervant;
Anfw. And let our cry come unto thee..
ALMIGHTY God, we give thee humble thanks for that thou haft vouchsafed to deliver this Woman thy fervant from the great pain and peril of Child birth Grant, we befeech thee, most merciful F that the through thy help may both faithfully live, and walk according to thy will in this life prefent, and allo maybe pattaker of everlasting, glory in the life to come, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerings; and if there be a Communion, it is convenient that he receives the holy Communion,
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ORASMUCH as it hath pleafed Almighty God of his goodness to give you fafe deliverance, and hath
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Lord have mercy upon us.
fouls might be faved in the day of the more afraid to offend.
Or Denouncing of GOD's Anger and Judgements against Sinners, with certain Prayers to be used on the first Day of Lent, and at other times as the Ordinary fhall appoint.<
After Morning Prayer, the Litany ended,
RETHREN, in the primitive Church
according to the accustomed manner, the Priest halls in the Reading•
Inftead whereof (until the faid difcipline may be reftored again, which is much to be wifhed,) it is thought good, that at this time, in the prefence of you all, thould be read the general fentences of God's curing a gainft impenitent finners, gathered out of the feven and twentieth Chapter of Deuteronomy, and other places of Scripture; and that ye hould answer to every Sentence, Amen: To the intent, that being admonished of the great indignation of God against finners ye may the rather be moved to earnest and true repentance ; and may
This Office feems to bear fomne Relation to the Purificand the Bed undefiled; yet fo fignal a Deliverance from ation of Women after Child-birth, as appointed by the Law Danger feems juftly to call for a thankful acknowledgnient, of Mofes. And tho the Ceremonial Part of that Law is in Publick, as well as Private. abolished, tho' Marriage is honourable among all Men,
+ This Office must be allowed to have a very tifeful ten