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of himself, and of thy threats and thine hand. If it be thy will. prepromises; that he may neither serve his life, that there may be cast away his confidence in thee. place for repentance : But, if thou nor place it any where but in hast otherwise appointed, set thy thee. Give him strength against inercy supply to him the want of all his temptatious, and heal all his the usual opportunity for the trimdistempers: Break not the bruised ming of his lamp. Stir up in him reed, nor quench the smoking fax: such sorrow for sin and suc. or. Shut not up thy tender mercies in vent love to thee, as inay in a displeasure; but make him to hear short time do the work of many of joy and gladness, that the bones days : That among the praises which thou hast broken may re- which thy Saints and holy Angels joice: Deliver him from fear of shall sing to the honour of thy the enemy, and lift up the light mercy through eternal ages, it of thy countenance upon him ; may be to thy unspeakable glory, and give him peace, through the that thou hast redeemed the soul merits and mediation of Jesus of this thy servant from eternal Cbrist our Lord. Amen. death, and made him partaker I A Prayer which may be said by the Mi- of the everlasting life, which is
nist:r, in behalf of all present at the through Jesus Christ our Lord. i Visitation.
Amen. O God, whose days are without end, and whose mercies can-T, A Thanksgiving for the beginning of a
recovery. bot be numbered; make us, we beseech thee, deeply sensible of GREAT and mighty God, who the shortness and uncertainty of
bringest down to the grave, duman life; and let thy Holy Spi.
and bringest up again ; we bless rit lead us through this vale of thy wonderful goodness, for hava misery, in holiness and righteous and our mourning into gladness,
ing turned our heaviness into joy ness, all the days of our lives: by restoring this our brother to That, when we shall have served thee in our generation, we may Blessed be thy name, that thou
some degree of his former health, be gathered unto our fathers, hav
didst not forsake him in his sick. ing the testimony of a good conscience; in the Communion of the ness; but didst visit him with comCatholic Church ; in the confi- him in patience and submission to
forts from above ; didst support dence of a certain faith ; in the comfort of a reasonable, religious, hin seasonable relief. Perfect, we
thy will; and, at last, didst send and holy hope ; in favour with thee our God, and in perfect cha- wards him; and prosperthe means
beseech thee, this thy mercy to. rity with the world : All which which shall be made use of for his we ask through Jesus Christ our cure: That being restored to Lord. Amen. I A Prayer which may be said in case of health of body, vigour of mind,
sudden surprise and immediate dunger. and cheerfulness of spirit, he may O Most gracious Falber, we fly be able to go to thine house, to
unto thee for mercy in behalf offer thee an oblation with great of this thy servant, here lying gladness; and to bless thy holy under the sudden, visitation of name for all thy goodness towards
hin, through Jesus Christ our Sa-Ithe Holy Spirit, be all honour and viour: To whom with thee and glory, world without end. Amen.
THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK. Forasmuch as all suortal men are subj ct to many sudden perils, diseases, and sicknesses, and ever uncertain what time they shall dipart out of this life; therefore, to the intent they may be alwus in realiness to die, whensoever it shall please Almighty God to call them, the Minister shall diligently from time to time
brut especially in the time of pestilence, or other infectious sickness) echort their Parishioners to the often receiving of the Holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, when it shall be publicly adininistered in the Church; that so doing, they may, in case of sudden visitatiur, have the least cause to be disquicted 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 houst; 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 Minisier shall there celebrate the Holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle and Gospel, here following: The Collect.
Heb. xii. 5. ALMIGHTY everliving God,
Maker of mankind, who dosi My son, despise not thon the correct those whom thou dost
chastening of the Lord, nor love,and chastise every one whom
faint when thou art rebuked of thou dost receive; we beseech bim. For whom the Lord love thee to have mercy upon this thy eth, he chasteneth ; and scourgservant visited with thive hand : eth every son whom he receiv
etb. and to grant that he may take his sickness patiently, and recover his The Gospel. St. John. v. 24. bodily health, if it be thy gracious VERILY, verily, I say unto you, will; and that whensoever his He that heareth my word, and soul shall depart from the body, believeth on him that sent me, it may be without spot presented, hath everlasting life, and shall not unto thee, through Jesus Christ come into condemnation ; but is our Lord. Amen.
passed from death unto life. 1 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 re
ceive the Communion himself, and after minister unto those who are appointed
to communicate with the sick, and last of all to the sick person. 1 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 ; im, 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 huih suff red death upon the Cross for him, and shed his blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving him hearty thanies therefor, he doth eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to his soul's health, ulthough he do not
receive the Sacrament with his mouth. 11. 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. 1 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 feat of the infection; upon special request of the diseased, the Minister alone may communicate with him.
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD. Here is to be noted, that the office ensuing is nol to be used for any unbaptized Adults, any who die excommunicate, or' who have laid violent hands upon theme
selves. T The Minister, meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the Church.Yard, and going
before it either into the Church, or towards the Grare, shall say, or sing, I Am the resurrection and the hope? Truly my hope is even in
life, saith the Lord ; he that tbee. believeth in me, though he were Deliver me from all mine ofdead, yet shall he live: And who-fences; and make me not a resoever liveth and believeth in me, buke into the foolish. shall never die. St.John, xi. 25, 26. When thou with rebukes dost I Know that my Redeemerliveth, chasten man for sin, thou makest
and that he shall stand at the his beauty to consume away, like latter day upon the earth : And as it were a moth fretting a garthough after my skin worms de- ment: Every man therefore is stroy this body, yet in my flesh but vanity. shall I see God; whom I shali Hear my prayer, O Lord; and see for myself, and mine eyes with thine ears consider my callshall behold, and not another. ing:Hold not thy peace at my tears. Job, xix. 25, 26, 27.
For I am a stranger with thee,
and a sojourner; as all my fathers We brought nothing into this
world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. The Lord recover my strength; before I go
O spare me a little, that I may gave, and the Lord hath taken lience, and be no more seen. away ; blessed be the name of the Lord.' 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job, i. 21. from one generation to another.
Lord, thou hast been our refuge, After they are come into the Church, Before the mountains were shall be said or sung the following Ar brought forth, or ever the earth them, taken from the 19th and 20th Psalms.
and the world were made, thou LORD, let me know my end, art God, from everlasting, and
and the number of my days; world without end. that I may be certified how long Thou turnest man to destrucI have to live.
tion ; again thou sayest, Come Behold, thou hast made my again, ye children of men. days as it were a span lung; and For a thousand years in thy mine age is even as nothing in re- sight are but as yesterday; seeing spect of thee; and verily every that is past as a watch in the night. man living is altogether vanity. As soon as thou scatterest them,
For man walketh in a vain sha- they are even as asleep ; and fade dow, and disquieteth himself in away suddenly like the grass. vain; he heapeth up riches, and In the morning it is green, and cannot tell who shall gather groweth up; but in the evening them.
it is cut down, dried up, and wiAnd now, Lord, what is mylthered.
For we consume au ay in thy for he hath put all things under displeasure ; and are afraid at thy his feet. But when he saith all wrathfui indignation.
things are put under him, it is Thou hast set our mirdeeds be- manifest that he is excepted which fore thee; and our secret sins in uid put all things under him And the light of thy countenance. when all things shall be subdued
For when ihou art angry, all unto him, then shall the Son also our days are gone : We bring our himself be subject unto him that years to an end, as it were a tale put all things under him, that God that is told.
may be all in all. Else what shall The days of our age are three. they do which are baptized for score years and ten; and though the dead, if the dead rise not at men be so strong that they come all ? Why are they then baptized to fourscore years, yet is their for the dead? And why stand strength then but labour and sor- we in jeopardy every hour? I row; so soon passeth it away, and protest by your rejoicing, which we are gone.
i have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I So teacb us to number our days, die daily. If after the manner of that we may apply our bearts unto men I have fought with beasts at wisdom.
Ephesus, what advantageth it me, Glory be to the Father, and to it the dead rise not ? let us eat the Son, and to the Holy Ghost : and drink, for to-morrow we die.
As it was in the beginning, is Be not deceived: Evil communinow, and ever shall be, world cations corrupt good manners. without end. Amen.
Awake to righteousness, and sin Then shall follow the Lesson, taken not: for some have not the knowout of the fiftecnth Chapter of the ledge of God. I speak this to your Eerst Epistle of Saint Paul to the Co
shame. But some man will say, 1 Cor. xv. 20. How are the dead raised up? and NOW is Christ risen from the with what body do they come ?
dead, and become the first Thou fool, that which thou sowest fruits of them that slept. For is not quickened, except it die. since by man came death, by man And that which thou sowest, thou came also the resurrection of the sowest not that body that shall be, dead. For as in Adam all die, but bare grain ; it may chance of eren so in Christ shall all be made wheat, or of some other grain. alive. But every man in his own But God giveth it a body as it order : Christ the first fruits ; af- hath pleased him; and to every terwards they that are Christ's, seed his own body. All flesi is at his coming Then cometh the not the same flesh ; but there is end, when he shall bave deliver-one kind of flesh of men, another ed up the kingdom to God, even flesh of beasts, another of fishes; the Father; when he shall have and another of birds. There are put down all rule, and all autho- also celestial bodies and bodies rity, and power. For he must terrestrial : But the glory of the reign till be bath put all enemies celestial is one, and the glory of under his fest. The last enemy the terrestrial is another. There that shall be destroyed is death": is one glory of the sun, and an
other glory of the moon, and an-10 death, where is thy sting? O other giory of the stars . For che grave, where is thy victory? The star differeth from another star insting of death is sin, and the glory. So also is the recitec- strength of sip is the law. But tion of the dead. It is viwit in thanks be to God, which giveth corruption ; it is raised in incor-es the victory through our Lord ruption : Il is sown in U.02P: Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beit is raised in ciory: 11 13 504 vin loved brethren ne ye steadfast, weakness; it is raised in power : unmoveable, always abounding It is sunn a naural body; it is in the work of the Lord; forasraised a spiritual body. There is much as ye know that your laa natural body, and there is afbour is not ir vain in the Lord. spiritual body. And so it is writ- a włm they come to the grave, w sile the ten, The first man Adam was Corpse is made ready to be laid into the made a living soul, the last Adam
alith, soll be sung or said, was made a quickening spiri. VAN, that is born of a woman, How'beit, tbat was not first which
hath but a short time to live, is spiritual, but that which is na- and is full of misery. He cometh tural ; and afterward that which up, and is cut down like a flower; is spiritual. The first man is of he fleeti as it were a shadow, and the earth, eartiny: The second never continueth in one stay. man is the Lord from heaven. In the midst of life we are in As is the earthy, such are they death : Of whom may we seek for that are earthy: and as is the hea- succour, but of thee, O Lord, who venly, such are they also that are for our sins art justly displeased? heavenly. And as we have borne Yet, O Lord God most holy, O the image of the earthy, we shall Lord most mighty, O holy and also bear the image of the hea. most merciful Saviour, deliver us venly. Now this I say, brethren, not into the bitter pains of eternal that flesh and blood cannot inberit death. the kingdom of God; neither doth Thou knowest. Lord, the se corruption inherit incorruption. crets of our hearts : shut not thy Behold, I show you a mystery : inerciful ears to our prayers; but We shall not all sleep, but we spare us, Lord most holy, O God shall all be changed, in a moment, most mighty, Olivly and merciful in the twinkling of an eye, at the Saviour, thou most worthy Judge last trump: For the trumpet shall eternal, suffer us not, at our last sound, and the dead shall be rais- hour, for any pains of death to ed incorruptible, and we shall be fall from thee. changed. For this corruptible 1.Then, while the earth shall be cast repon must put on incorruption, and the body by some standing, by, the Mithis mortal must put on immor
nister shall say, tality; So when this corruptible FORASMUCH as it hath pleasshall have put on incorruption, ed Almighty God, in his wise and this mortal shall have put on Providence, to take out of this immortality, then shall be brought world the Soul of our deceased to pass the saying that is written, Brother, we therefore commit Death is swallowed up in victory. This Body to the ground; earth to