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fences , and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.
When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment: every man therefore is but vanity.
Hear my prayer, O Lord; and with thine ears consider my calling: Hold not thy peace at my tears.
Fori am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner; as all my fathers were.
O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength; before I go hence, ana be no more seen.
Lord, thou hast been our refuge, from one generation to another.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made, thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
Thou turnest man to destruction; again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday; seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
As soon as thouscatterest them, they are even as asleep; and fade away suddenly like the grass.
In the morning it is green, and groweth up; but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
For we consume away in thy displeasure; and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.
Thou hast set our misdeeds be, fore thee; and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
For when thou art angry, all our days are gone: We bring our years to an end, as it were a 'tale that is told.
The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years, yet b their
strength then but labour and sor row; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
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. IT Then shall follow the Lesson, taken out
of the fifteenth Chapter of the first
Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
1 Cor. iv. 20.
NOW is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall 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 things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him; then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him, that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? I protest by your rejoicing, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die. Be not deceived: Evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and sin not: for some have not the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame. But some man will say. How are the dead raised up ? ana with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die. And that which thousowest,thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain; it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain. But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him; and to every seed bisown body. All flesh is not the same flesh ; "but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: But the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: Forone star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: The second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heat-
venly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I show you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory ? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord; forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. V When they come to the grave, while
: i ,; Corpse is made ready to be laid
into the earth, shall be sung or said, iV/f AN, that is born of a woman, ivl hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometti up,and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and nevercontinueth in one stay.
In the midst of life we are in death: Of whom may we seek for succour,but of theejO Lord,who for our sins art justly displeased.
Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts: shut not thy merciful ears to our prayers; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us not, at our last hour, for any pains of death to fall from thee. IT Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the body by some standing by, the Minister shall say,
FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God, in his wise Providence, to take out of this world the Soul of our deceased Brother, we therefore commit his Body to the ground; earth to earth,ashes to ashes, dust to dust: looking for the general resurrection in the last Day, and the life of the World to come, through oar Lord Jesus Christ; at whose second coming in glorious Majesty to judge the World, the Earth and the Sea shall give up their Dead; and the corruptible Bodies of those who sleep in him shall be changed, and made like unto his own glorious Body; according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself.
iT Then shall be said, or sung,
I HEARD a voice from heaven, saying 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. IT Then the Minister shall say the Lord's Prayer.
OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen. IT Then the Minister shall say one or both of the following Prayers, at his discretion.
ALMIGHTY God, with whom do live the spirits of those who depart hence in the Lord; and with whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the flesh, are in joy and felicity; we give thee hearty thanks for the good examples of all those thy servants, who, having finished their course in faith, do now rest from their labours. And we beseech thee, that we, with all those who are departed in the true faith of thy holy name, may have our perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
O MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the life; in whom whosoever believeth, shall live, though he die; and whosoever liveth and believeth in him, shall not die eternally; who also hath taught us, by his holy Apostle St. Paul, not to be sorry, as men without hope,for those who sleep in him; we humbly beseech thee, O Father,to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness; that when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him ; and that at the general resurrection in the last day, we maybe found acceptable in thy sight; and receive that blessing, which thy well-beloved Son shall then pronounce to all who love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed 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 Jesus Christ our Mediator and Re deemer. Amen.
THE grace of our Lord Jestrs Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore Amen.
The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-Birth,
THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.
FORASMUCH as it hath pleas. a ed Almighty God, of his goodness, to give you safe deliverance, and to preserve you in the great danger of child-birth; you shall therefore give hearty thanks unto God, and say,
'Then shall the Minister say the following Hymn, taken from the 116th Psalm.
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 upon him as long as I live.
I found trouble and heaviness, and I called upon the name of
Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if this be used with the Morning or Evening
the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, I deliver my soul.
Gracious is the Lord, and right eous; yea, our God is 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 presenceof 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.
Then shall the Minister say the Lord's I
(")UR Father, who art in HeaV vt"' H?llowed be thy Name; Ihy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Min. 0 Lord, save this woman thy servant:
Ans. Who puttetli her trust in thee.
Min. Be thou to her a strong tower,
Ans. From the face of her enemy.
Min. Lord, hear our prayer:
Am. And let our cry come upto thee.
Min. Let us pray. n ALMIGHTY God, we give V-* thee humble thanks.for that thou hast been graciously pleased to preserve, through the great pain and peril of Child-birth, this woman thy servant, who desires now to offer her praises and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Father, that she, through thy 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 Jest" Christ our Lord. Amen.
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that site receive the Holy Commuinon.
FORMS OF PRAYER
TO BE USED AT SEA
1 Tit Morning and Bon** Service to boued daily at Sea shall U thc«smcuMch is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer.
Help, Lord, and save us for thy mercies sake, in Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord. Amen,
II Or this.
OMOST glorious and gracious Lord God, who dwellest in heaven, but heholdest all things helow; look down, we heseech thee, and hear us, calling out of the depth of misery, and out of the jaws of this death, which is now ready to swallow us up: Save, Lord, or else we perish. The living, the living shall praise thee. O send thy word of command to rebuke the raging Winds, and the roaring Sea; that we, being delivered from this distress, may live to serve thee, and to glorify thy name all the days of our life.' Hear, Lord, and save us, for the infinite merits of our blessed Saviour, thy Son our Lord Jesus C hrist. Amen.
■kj spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; who hast compassed the waters with bounds, until day and nio-htcome to an end; he pleased to receive into thy Almighty and most gracious protection, the persons of us thy servants, and the fleet (or ship] in which we serve. Preserve us from the dangers ol the sea, and from the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto the United States of America, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants of our land may in peace and qiuetness serve thee our God; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labour; and, withathankful remembrance of thy mercies, to praise and glorify thy holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Collect.
DIRECT us,OLord,inallourdoings, With thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that iu all our works hegun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy name; ainl finallv bv thy mercy obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,
^ Prayers tobe used in Storms at Sea.
OMOST powerful and glorious Lord God, at whose command the winds Mow.Hnri lift up the waves ofthe sea,and who stillest the rage thereof; we, thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do m this our great distress cry unto thee for help: Save, Lord, or else we perish. We confess when we have heen safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgotten thee, our God, and refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word, and to ohey thy commandments^ But now we see" how terrible thou art in all thy works of wonder; the great God to he fearc-l a'.xive all; and therefore we o*lovelliyL,ivineMHJesty,acknowledgiiig "'V power, nnd imploring thy goodness.
1 The Prayer to be said before a Fight at Sea against any Enemy.
OMOST powerful and glorious Lord God, the Lord of hosts, that rulest and commandest all things; thou sittest in the throne judging right: And therefore we make our address to thy Divine Majesty, in this our necessity, that thou wouldest take the cause into thine own band, 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 *y poor servants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest he a defence unto us against the face ofthe enemy: Make it appear tliat thou art our Saviour iw mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Tt Short Prayers fir single Persons, trfl
LORD be merciful to us sinners, ar'i