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¶ Then shall the Minister say, THE Almighty LORD, who
who most earnestly desireth pardon and forgiveness. Renew O SAVIOUR of the world, in him, most loving Father, who by thy cross and precious whatsoever hath been decayed blood hast redeemed us; save by the fraud and malice of the us, and help us, we humbly devil, or by his own carnal beseech thee, O LORD. will and frailness; preserve and continue this sick member in the unity of the Church; consider his contrition, accept his is a most strong tower to all tears, assuage his pain, as shall seem to thee most expedient for him. And forasmuch as he putteth his full trust only in thy mercy, impute not unto him his former sins, but strengthen him with thy blessed Spirit; and when thou art pleased to take him hence, take him unto thy favour, through the merits of thy most dearly beloved Son JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
¶ Then shall the Minister say this Psalm: Psalm 130. De Profundis. OUT of the deep have I called unto thee, O LORD; LORD, hear my voice.
O let thine ears consider well the voice of my complaint.
If thou, LORD, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss; O LORD, who may abide it?
For there is mercy with thee: therefore shalt thou be feared.
I look for the LORD, my soul doth wait for him; in his word is my trust.
My soul fleeth unto the LORD, before the morning watch; I say, before the morning watch.
O Israel, trust in the LORD, for with the LORD there is mercy; and with him is plenteous redemption.
And he shall redeem Israel from all his sins.
those who put their trust in him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do bow and 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 mayest receive health and salvation, but only the name of our Lord JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
Here the Minister may use any part of the service of this Book, which, in his discretion, he shall think convenient to the occasion; and after that shall say.
UNTO God's gracious mercy and protection we commit thee: The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace both Amen. now and evermore.
T Prayers which may be said with the foregoing service, or any part thereof, at the discretion of the Minister.
A Prayer for a sick Child.
O ALMIGHTY GOD and merciful Father, to whom alone belong the issues of life and death; look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, with the eyes of mercy upon this child, now lying upon the bed of sickness: Visit him, O LORD, with thy salvation; deliver him
draweth near, so fit and prepare him, we beseech thee, against the hour of death, that after his departure hence in peace, and in thy favour, his soul may be received into thine everlasting kingdom; through the merits and mediation of JESUS CHRIST thine only Son, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
in thy good appointed time | continuance amongst us: yet, from his bodily pain, and save forasmuch as in all appearance his soul for thy mercies' sake; the time of his dissolution that if it shall be thy pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation: or else receive him into those heavenly habitations, where the souls of those who sleep in the LORD JESUS enjoy perpetual rest and felicity: Grant this, OT A Commendatory Prayer for a sick person LORD, for thy mercies' sake, in the same thy Son our Lord JESUS CHRIST, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the HOLY GHOST, ever one GOD, world without end. Amen.
¶ A Prayer for a sick person, when there appeareth but a small hope of recovery.
at the point of departure.
O ALMIGHTY GOD, with whom do live the spirits of just men made perfect, after they are delivered from their earthly prisons; we humbly commend the soul of this thy servant, our dear brother, into thy hands, as into the hands of a faithful O FATHER of mercies, and Creator, and most merciful GOD of all comfort, our only Saviour; most humbly beseechhelp in time of need; we fly ing thee, that it may be precious unto thee for succour in behalf in thy sight: wash it, we pray of this thy servant, here lying thee, in the blood of that under thy hand in great weak- immaculate Lamb, that was ness of body: look graciously slain to take away the sins of upon him, O LORD; and the the world; that whatsoever more the outward man decayeth, defilements it may have constrengthen him, we beseech tracted in the midst of this thee, so much the more continually with thy grace and holy Spirit, in the inner man: give him unfeigned repentance for all the errors of his life past, and steadfast faith in thy Son JESUS, that his sins may be done away by thy mercy, and his pardon sealed in heaven, before he go hence, and be no more seen. We know, O LORD, that there is no word impossible with thee; and that, if thou wilt, thou canst even yet raise him up, and grant him a longer
miserable and naughty world, through the lust of the flesh, or the wiles of Satan, being purged and done away, it may be presented pure and without spot before thee. And teach us who survive, in this, and other like daily spectacles of mortality, to see 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, whilst we live here, which may in the end bring us
to life everlasting, through the | we beseech thee, deeply sensible
of the shortness and uncertainty of human life; and let thy holy Spirit lead us through this vale of misery, in holiness and righteousness, all the days of our lives: that, when we shall have served thee in our generation, we may be gathered unto
O BLESSED LORD, the Father of mercies, and the GoD of all comforts, we beseech thee, look down in pity and compassion upon this thy our fathers, having the testiafflicted servant. Thou writest mony of a good conscience; in bitter things against him, and the communion of the catholic makest him to possess his Church; in the confidence of a former iniquities: thy wrath certain faith; in the comfort lieth hard upon him, and his of a reasonable, religious, and soul is full of trouble: but, O holy hope; in favour with thee merciful God, who hast written our GOD, and in perfect charity thy holy word for our learning, with the world: All which we that we, through patience and ask through JESUS CHRIST our comfort of thy holy Scriptures, Lord. Amen.
might have hope; give him a¶ A Prayer which may be said in case of right understanding of himself, and of thy threats and promises;
sudden surprise and immediate danger.
that he may neither cast away we fly unto thee for mercy in his confidence in thee, nor place behalf of this thy servant, here it any where but in thee. Give lying under the sudden visitahim strength against all his tion of thine hand. If it be thy temptations, and heal all his will, preserve his life, that there distempers: break not the may be place for repentance: bruised reed, nor quench the but, if thou hast otherwise smoking flax shut not up thy appointed, let thy mercy supply tender mercies in displeasure; to him the want of the usual but make him to hear of joy opportunity for the trimming and gladness, that the bones of his lamp. Stir up in him which thou hast broken may such sorrow for sin, and such rejoice deliver him from fear fervent love to thee, as may in of the enemy, and lift up the a short time do the work of light of thy countenance upon many days: that among the him; and give him peace, praises which thy saints an through the merits and media- holy angels shall sing to the tion of JESUS CHRIST Our Lord.
TA Prayer which may be said by the
O GOD, whose days are without end, and whose mercies cannot be numbered; make us,
honour of thy mercy through eternal ages, it may be to thy unspeakable glory, that thou hast redeemed the soul of this thy servant from eternal death, and made him partaker of the everlasting life, which is through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
T A Thanksgiving for the beginning of a him seasonable relief. Perfect, we beseech thee, this thy mercy GREAT and mighty GoD, towards him; and prosper the who bringest down to the grave, means which shall be made use and bringest up again; we bless of for his cure that being thy wonderful goodness, for restored to health of body, having turned our heaviness vigour of mind, and cheerfulness into joy and our mourning into of spirit, he may be able to go gladness, by restoring this our to thine house, to offer thee an brother to some degree of his oblation with great gladness; former health. Blessed be thy and to bless thy holy name for name that thou didst not forsake all thy goodness towards him, him in his sickness; but didst through JESUS CHRIST Our Savisit him with comforts from viour: to whom with thee and above; didst support him in the HOLY SPIRIT, be all honour patience and submission to thy and glory world without end. will; and, at last, didst send Amen.
THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK.
¶ Forasmuch as all mortal men are subject to many sudden perils, diseases, and sicknesses, 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 less cause to be disquieted for lack of the same. But if the sick person be 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 Epistle. Heb. xii. 5.
ALMIGHTY everliving GOD, MY son, despise not thou the Maker of mankind, who dost chastening of the LORD, nor correct those whom thou dost faint when thou art rebuked love, and chastise every one of him. For whom the LORD whom thou dost receive; we loveth, he chasteneth; and beseech thee to have mercy scourgeth every son whom he upon this thy servant visited receiveth. with thine hand; and to grant that he may take his sickness patiently, and recover his bodily VERILY, verily, I say unto health, if it be thy gracious you, He that heareth my word, will; and that whensoever his and believeth on him that sent soul shall depart from the me, hath everlasting life, and body, it may be without spot shall not come into condemnapresented unto thee, through tion; but is passed from death JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. unto life.
The Gospel. St. John v. 24.
¶ After which the Minister shall proceed according to the form before prescribed for the Holy Communion, beginning at these words, Ye who do truly, &c.
At the time of the distribution of the Holy Sacrament, the Minister shall first receive the Communion himself, and after minister unto those who are appointed to communicate with the sick, and last of all to the sick person.
But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning in due time to the Minister, or for lack of company to receive with him, 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 steadfastly believe 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 profitably to his soul's health, although he do not receive the sacrament with his mouth.
When the sick person is visited and receiveth the Holy Communion all at one time, then the Minister, for more expedition, shall cut off the form 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 gotten 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.
Here is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any unbaptized adults
I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the LORD; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live and
whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die. St. John xi. 25, 26.
I KNOW that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see GOD; whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another. Job xix. 25, 26, 27.
WE brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. The LORD gave, and the LORD hath
taken away; blessed be the
T After they are come into the church, shall
LORD, let me know my end,
days as it were a span long,
For man walketh in a vain
And now, LORD, what is my