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who most earnestly desireth

| Adding this : 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


I Then shall the Minister say, continue this sick member in the unity of the Church ; con- THE Almighty LORD, who sider his contrition, accept his is a most strong tower to all tears, assuage his pain, as shall those who put their trust in seem to thee most expedient him, to whom all things in for him. And forasmuch as he heaven, in earth, and under the putteth his full trust only in thy earth, do bow and obey, be now mercy, impute not unto him his and evermore thy defence; and former sins, but strengthen him make thee know and feel, that with thy blessed Spirit ; and there is none other name under when thou art pleased to take heaven given to man, in whom, him hence, take him unto thy and through whom, thou mayest favour, through the merits of receive health and salvation, thy most dearly beloved Son but only the name of our Lord JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. Jesus Christ. Amen. Then shall the Minister say this Psalm:

Here the Minister may use any part of the

service of this Book, which, in his discretion, Psalm 130. De Profundis. he shall think convenient to the occasion;

and after that shall say. OUT of the deep have I called unto thee, O LORD;

UNTO God's gracious mercy LORD, hear my voice.

and protection we commit thee: O let thine ears consider well The Lord bless thee, and keep the voice of my complaint.

thee : The Lord make his face If thou, Lord, wilt be ex- to shine upon thee, and be treme to mark what is done gracious unto thee : The LORD amiss; O LORD, who


his countenance upon may

ир. abide it?

thee, and give thee peace both For there is mercy with thee: now and evermore, Amen. therefore shalt thou be feared.

Prayers which may be said with the I look for the LORD, my soul foregoing service, or any part thereof, at

the discretion of the Minister. doth wait for him ; in his word

TA Prayer for a sick Child. My soul fleeth unto the Lord, 0 ALMIGHTY God and before the morning watch; I merciful Father, to whom alone say, before the morning watch. belong the issues of life and

O Israel, trust in the Lord, death; look down from heaven, for with the LORD there is we humbly beseech thee, with mercy; and with him is plen- the eyes of mercy upon this teous redemption.

child, now lying upon the bed And he shall redeem Israel of sickness : Visit him, O Lord, from all his sins.

with thy salvation ; deliver him

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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 draweth near, so fit and prepare to prolong his days here on him, we beseech thee, against earth, he may live to thee, and the hour of death, that after his be an instrument of thy glory, departure hence in peace, and by serving thee faithfully, and in thy favour, his soul may be doing good in his generation : received into thine everlasting or else receive him into those kingdom; through the merits heavenly habitations, where the and mediation of Jesus CHRIST souls of those who sleep in the thine only Son, our Lord and LORD JESUS enjoy perpetual Saviour. Amen. rest and felicity : Grant this, O T A Commendatory Prayer for a sick LORD, for thy mercies' sake, in at the point of departure. the same thy Son our Lord O ALMIGHTY GOD, with Jesus Christ, who liveth and whom do live the spirits of just reigneth with thee and the men made perfect, after they Holy Ghost, ever one God, are delivered from their earthly world without end. Amen.

prisons ; we humbly commend

the soul of this thy servant, our 9 A Prayer for a sick person, when there dear brother, into thy hands, appeareth but a small hope of recovery.

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 con- miserable and naughty world, tinually with thy grace and through the lust of the flesh, holy Spirit, in the inner man: or the wiles of Satan, being give him unfeigned repentance purged and done away, it may for all the errors of his life past, be presented pure and without and steadfast faith in thy Son spot before thee. And teach Jesus, that his sins may be us who survive, in this, and done away by thy mercy, and other like daily spectacles of his pardon sealed in heaven, mortality, to see how frail and before he go hence, and be no uncertain our own condition is; more seen. We know, O Lord, and so to number our days, that that there is no word impossible we may seriously apply our with thee; and that, if thou hearts to that holy and heavenly wilt, thou canst even yet raise wisdom, whilst we live here, him up, and grant him a longer which may in the end bring us to life everlasting, through the webeseech thee, deeply sensible merits of JESUS CHRIST thine of the shortness and uncertainty only Son our Lord, Amen. of human life; and let thy holy 1 A Prayer for persons troubled in mind or Spirit lead us through this in conscience.

vale of misery, in holiness and O BLESSED LORD, the righteousness, all the days of Father of mercies, and the God our lives; that, when we shall of all comforts, we beseech have served thee our generathee, look down in pity and tion, we may be gathered unto 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 1 A Prayer which may be said in case of right understanding of himself, sudden surprise and immediate danger. and of thy threats and promises; 0 MOST gracious Father, 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 hiin 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. honour of thy mercy through Amen.

eternal ages, it may be to thy 91 A Prayer which may be said by the unspeakable glory, that thou

Minister, in behalf of all present at the hast redeemed the soul of this Visitation

thy servant from eternal death, O GOD, whose days are and made him partaker of the without end, and whose mercies everlasting life, which is through cannot be numbered; make us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. TA Thanksgiving for the beginning of a him seasonable relief. Perfect, recovery

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.


I 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 Collect.

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

The Gospel. St. John v. 24. 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. I unto life.

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. 1 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. 9 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 ncighbours can be gotten io 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.



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 themselves. I 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 taken away; blessed be the the life, saith the Lord; he that name of the LORD. 1 Tim. vi. 7. believeth in me, though he were Job. i. 21. dead, yet shall he live : and

1 After they are come into the church, shall whosoever liveth and believeth

be said or sung the following Anthem,

taken from the 39th and 90th Psalms. in me, shall never die. St. John xi. 25, 26.

LORD, let me know my end,

and the number of my days; I KNOW that


Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand

that I may be certified how long

I have to live. at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my days as it were a span long ,

Behold, thou hast made my skin worms destroy this body, and mine age is even as nothing yet in my flesh shall I see

in respect of thee; and verily God; whom I shall see for myself

, and mine eyes shall every man living is altogether behold, and not another. Job vanity.

For man walketh in a vain xix. 25, 26, 27.

shadow, and disquieteth himself WE brought nothing into in vain; he heapeth up riches, this world, and it is certain we and cannot tell who shall gather can carry nothing out. The them. LORD gave, and the LORD hath And now, LORD, what is my

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