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Praised be the LORD daily ;| hand, and thine arm, and the even the LORD that helpeth us, light of thy countenance, beand poureth his benefits upon cause thou hadst a favour unto

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He is our God, even the God The Lord hath appeared for of whom cometh salvation: God us; the Lord hath covered our is the LORD, by whom we have heads, and made us to stand in escaped death."

the day of battle. Thou, Lorr, hast made us The Lord hath appeared for glad through the operation of us; the LORD hath overthrown thy hands; and we will triumph our enemies, and dashed in in thy praise.

pieces those that rose up against Blessed be the LORD God; us. even the LORD God, who only Therefore not unto us, 0 doeth wondrous things; Lord, not unto us; but unto

And blessed be the name of thy name be given the glory. his majesty for ever; and let The Lord hath done great every one of us say, Amen, things for us; the Lord hath Amen.

done great things for us, for Glory be to the Father, and which we rejoice. to the Son, and to the Holy Our help standeth in the GHOST;

name of the LORD, who hath As it was in the beginning, is made heaven and earth. now, and ever shall be, world Blessed be the name of the without end. Amen.

LORD, from this time forth for TA Psalm or Hymn of praise and thanks evermore. giving after victory.

Glory be to the Father, and IF the LORD had not been to the Son, and to the Holy on our side, now may we say ; Ghost; if the LORD himself had not As it was in the beginning, is been on our side, when men now, and eyer shall be, world rose up against us ;

without end. Amen. They had swallowed us up 1 After this Hymn may be said the Te Deum. quick, when they were

Then this Collect. wrathfully displeased at us. O ALMIGHTY God, the

Yea, the waters had drowned sovereign commander of all the us, and the stream had gone world, in whose hand is power over our soul ; the deep waters and might, which none is able of the proud had gone over our to withstand ; we bless and soul.

magnify thy great and glorious But praised be the LORD, who name for this happy victory, hath not given us over as a the whole glory whereof we do prey unto them.

ascribe to thee, who art the The LORD hath wrought a only giver of victory. And we mighty salvation for us. beseech thee, give us grace

We got not this by our own to improve this great mercy to sword, neither was it our own thy glory, the advancement of arm that saved us; but thy right thy Gospel, the honour of our



country, and, as much as in us so in particular for this victory lieth, to the good of all mankind. and deliverance, be all glory And, we beseech thee, give us and honour world without end. such a sense of this great mercy, Amen. as may engage us to a true thankfulness, such as may ap

2 Cor. xiii. 14. pear in our lives, by an humble, holy, and obedient walking

THE grace

our Lord before thee all our days, through JESUS CHRIST, and the love of Jesus Christ our Lord; to God, and the fellowship of the whom, with thee, and the Holy Holy Ghost, be with us all SPIRIT, as for all thy mercies, evermore. Amen. 1 At the Burial of the Dead at sea, the Office in the Common Prayer Book may be used ,

only instead of these words, We therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, &c. say, Wc therefore commit his body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the resurrection of the body when the sea shall give up her dead, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus CHRIST ; who at his coming shall change our vile body, that it may be like his glorious body, according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things ta himself.



" When Morning or Evening Prayer shall be read in any prison, instead of the Psalm,

O come let us sing, &c. shall be read the 130th psalm ; and the Minister shall insert, after the Collect for the day, the collect in the following Service, O God, who sparest, &c. and at such times as the Litany is not read, he shall add the prayer, O God, merciful Father, who despisest not, &c.



And when notice is given to the Minister, LORD, have mercy upon us. that a prisoner is confined for some great

OUR Father, who art in or capital crime, he shall visit him; and when he cometh into the place where the heaven, fc. prisoner is, he shall kneeling down, Min. 0 LORD, show thy

REMEMBER not, LORD, mercy upon us ; uur iniquities, nor the iniquities Ans. And grant us thy salof forefathers ; neither vation. take thou vengeance of our Min. Turn thy face from our sins : Spare us, good LORD, sins ; spare thy people, whom thou Ans. And blot out all our hast redeemed with thy most iniquities. precious blood, and be not Min. Send us help from thy angry with us for ever.

holy place; Ans. Spare us, good LORD. Ans. For thine indignation

lieth hard upon us. LORD, have mercy upon us.

Min. 0 LORD, hear our CHRIST, have mercy upon us. prayer ;

T Let us pray.

you to

Ans. And let the sighing Then shall the Minister exhort the prisoner of the Prisoners come before

or prisoners after this form, or other like: thee.

DEARLY beloved, know The Collect,

this, that ALMIGHTY God,

whose never-failing providence GRANT, we beseech thee, governeth all things both in Almighty God, that we, who heaven and earth, hath so for our evil deeds do worthily wisely and mercifully ordered deserve to be punished, by the course of this world, that the comfort of thy grace may his judgments are often sent as mercifully be relieved; through fatherly corrections to us; and our Lord and Saviour JESUS if with due submission and CHRIST, Amen,

resignation to his holy will we

receive the same, they will O GOD, who sparest when work together for our good. we deserve punishment, and in It is your part and duty, thy wrath rememberest mercy; therefore, to humble yourself we humbly beseech thee, of under the mighty hand of God, thy goodness to comfort and to acknowledge the righteoussuccour all those who are under ness of his judgments, and to reproach and misery in the endeavour, that, by his grace, house of bondage; correct them this present visitation may lead not in thine anger, neither a sincere and hearty chasten them in thy sore repentance. displeasure. Give them a right

The way and means thereto understanding of themselves, is, to examine your life and and of thy threats and promises : conversation by the rule of that they may neither cast away God's commandments ; and their confidence in thee, nor whereinsoever you shall perplace it any where but in thee. ceive yourself to have offended Relieve the distressed, protect either by will, word, or deed, the innocent, and awaken the there to bewail your own sin. guilty : and forasmuch as thou fulness, and to confess yourself alone bringest light out of dark-to Almighty God, with full ness, and good out of evil, grant purpose of amendment of life. that the pains and punishments And if you shall perceive your which these thy servants endure, offences to be such as are not through their bodily confine-only against God, but also ment, may tend to setting free against your neighbours ; then their souls from the chains of to reconcile yourself to them, sin; through Jesus Christ our being ready to make restitution Lord. Amen.

and satisfaction, according to

the uttermost of your power, 9 Here the Minister, as he shall see con: for all injuries and wrongs venient, may read the Prayer for All conditions of Men, the Collect for Ash- done by you to any other: and Wednesday, and the Collect beginning being likewise ready to forgive Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, others who have offended you, &c. or any other prayer of the Liturgy, which he shall judge proper.

as you would have forgiveness

it to him.

of your offences at God's hand. the living God, when you can And to this true repentance and neither fly to his mercy to change of mind you must add protect you, nor to the merits a lively and steadfast faith, and of Christ to cover you in that dependence upon the merits of terrible day. the death of Christ, with an entire resignation of yourself "Where the Minister shall examine him

, to the will of God. Except articles of the Creed, Dost thou believe in

GOD, &c. And the prisoner shall answer, you repent, and believe, we can give you no hope of salvation. All this I steadfastly believe. But if you do sincerely repent Then shall the Minister examine whether and believe, God hath declared, he repent him truly of his sins, and be in though your sins be as red as charity with all the world, and further

admonish him particularly concerning the scarlet, they shall be made

crimes wherewith he is charged ; and white as snow; though your exhort him, if he have any scruples, that

he would declare the same, and prepare wickednesses have gone over himself for the Holy Communion, against your head, yet shall they not be the time that it may be proper to administer your destruction.

We exhort you therefore in 1 Then, all kneeling, the Minister shall say the name of God, and of his

as follows, from the 51st Psalm. dear Son JESUS CHRIST our HAVE mercy upon me, o Saviour, and as you tender God, after thy great goodness ; your own salvation, to take according to the multitude of good heed of these things in thy mercies, do away mine time, while the day of salvation offences. lasteth; for the night cometh, Wash me thoroughly from when no man can work. While my wickedness; and cleanse you have the light, believe in me from my sin. the light, and walk as children For I acknowledge my faults; of the light, that you be not and my sin is ever before me. cast into outer darkness ; that Against thee only have I you may not knock, when the sinned, and done this evil in door shall be shut; and cry thy sight; that thou mightest for mercy, when it is the time be justified in thy saying, and of justice. Now you are the clear when thou art judged. object of God's mercy, if by Behold, I was shapen in repentance and true faith you wickedness ; and in sin hath turn unto him : but if you my mother conceived me. neglect these things, you will But lo, thou requirest truth be the object of his justice and in the inward parts; and shalt vengeance. Now you may make me to understand wisdom claim the merits of CHRIST; secretly. but if you die in your sins, his Thou shalt purge me with sufferings will tend to your hyssop, and I shall be clean ; greater condemnation. O be- thou shalt wash me, and I shall loved, consider in this your be whiter than snow. day, how fearful a thing it will Thou shalt make me hear be to fall into the hands of of joy and gladness; that the



bones which thou hast broken thou visitest for trial of his may rejoice.

patience, or punishment of his Turn thy face from my sins ; offences, enable him by thy grace and put out all my misdeeds. cheerfully to submit himself to

Make me a clean heart, o thy holy will and pleasure, Go GOD; and renew a right spirit not far from those, O LORD, within me.

whom thou hast laid in a place Cast me not away from thy of darkness, and in the deep ; presence ; and take not thy and forasmuch as thou hast holy Spirit from me.

not cụt him off suddenly, bu O give me the comfort of thy chastenest him as a father ; help again; and stablish me grant that he, duly considering with thy free Spirit,

thy great mercies, may be Then shall I teach thy ways unfeignedly thankful, and turn unto the wicked; and sinners unto thee with true repentance shall be converted unto thee. and sincerity of heart, through Deliver

from blood- JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. guiltiness, O God, thou that art the God of

health; my

Prayers for persons under sentence of

and my tongue shall sing of thy When a criminal is under sentence of righteousness.

death, the Minister shall proceed, imme

diately after the Collect, O GOD, who Thou shalt open my lips, o sparest, &c. to exhort him after this form, LORD; and my mouth shall

or other like : show thy praise.

DEARLY beloved, it hath For thou desirest no sacrifice, pleased Almighty God, in his else would I give it thee; but justice, to bring you under the thou delightest not in burnt- sentence and condemnation of offerings.

the law : You are shortly to The sacrifice of God is a suffer death in such a manner, troubled spirit; a broken and that others, warned by your contrite heart, o God, shalt example, may be the more afraid thou not despise.

to offend ; and we pray God, Then the Minister shall say,

that you may make such use of

your punishments in this world, O LORD, we beseech thee, the world to come.

that your soul may be saved in mercifully hear our prayers, Wherefore we come to you and spare

all those who confess in the bowels of compassion; their sins unto thee; that they, and, being desirous that you whose consciences by sin are should avoid presumption on accused, by thy merciful pardon the one hand, and despair on may

be absolved, through the other, shall plainly lay CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

before you the wretchedness of 0 GOD, whose mercy is your condition, and declare how everlasting, and power infinite; far you ought to depend on the look down with pity and com- mercies of God, and the merits, passion upon the sufferings of of our Saviour. Consider then this thy servant; and whether seriously with yourself, in all

Let us pray:

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