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The Woman, at the usual time after her Delivery, shall come into the church. and there shall leneel down in some convenient place, and then the Minister shall say unto her,

ORASMUCH as ithath' Lord, have mercy upon us. 1 pleased Almighty God of Christ, have mercy upon us. His goodness to give you safe de

UR Father, who art in liverance, and hath preserved you

heaven, Hallowed be Thy in the great danger of Child-i Name

Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy birth: you shall therefore give will be done in earth, As it is in hearty thanks unto God, and say, heaven. Give us this day our Then shall the Minister say Psalm daily bread. And forgive us our cxxvii, or cxxviii.

trespasses, As we forgive them Psalm cxxvii.

that trespass against us. And D XCEPT the Lord build the lead us not into temptation : But

V house: their labour is but deliver us froin evil: For thine is lost that build it.

the kingdom, The power, and the Except the Lord keep the city : glory, For ever and ever. Amen. the watchman waketh but ini Minister. O Lord, save this vain.

woman Thy servant ; It is but lost labour that ye

Answer. Who putteth her trust haste to rise up early, and so late ! in Thee. take rest, and eat the bread of Minister. Be Thou to her a carefulness : for go He gireth unto strong tower : His b loved while he sleeps.

Answer. From the face of the Lo, children and the fruit of the enemy. womb : are a heritage and gift Minister. Lord, hear our that cometh of the Lord.

prayer. Like as the arrows in the hands Answer. And let our cry come of the giant: even so are the unto Thee. children of the youth

Then whall the Minister say, Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them : they shall

ALMIGHTY God, we give

Thee humble thanks for not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

that Thou hast vouchsafed to de

liver this woman Thy servant Or

from the great pain and peril of Psalm cxxviii.

Child-birth; Grant, we beseech DLESSED are all they that fear Thee, most merciful Father, that

D the Lord : and walk in His she, through Thy help, may both ways.

faithfully live, and walk accord. For thou shalt eat the labours ing to Thy will, in this life preof thine hands: 0, well is thee, sent; and also may be partaker of and happy shalt thou be.

everlasting glory in the life to Thy wife shall be as the fruitful

come; through Jesus Christ our vine: upon the walls of thine Lord. Amen. house.

Thy children like the olive THE BENEDICTION. branches: round about thy table.

M HE Lord bless thee, and keep Lo, thus shall the man be

1 thee; the Lord make His blessed: that feareth the Lord.

face to shine upon thee, and be The Lord from out Sion shall

gracious unto thee; the Lord lift so bless thee: that thou shalt see

up His countenance upon thee, Jerusalem in prosperity all thy

and give thee peace. Numbers vi. life long.

24-26. Yea, thou shalt see thy chil. dren's children: and peace upon NOTE.-If the Woman cometh to Israel.

give thanks at Morning or Evening Then shall the Minister say,

Prayer, it shall suffice that the above

collect alone be read immediately before Let us pray.

the general thanksgiving.

TION.

The Service on these occasions may begin toith the Litany, and the Litany

being ended, the Minister and people shall say this Psalm. PSALM LI Miserere mei, Deus. fice, else would I give it Thee : TJAVE mercy upon me, O

but Thou delightest not in burntGod, after Thy great good

offerings. Dess: according to the multitude

17 The sacrifice of God is a of Thy mercies do away mine of

troubled spirit : a broken and fences.

contrite heart, O God, wilt Thou 2 Wash me throughly from my

not despise. wickedness: and cleanse me from

18 o be favourable and gracious my sin.

unto Sion : build Thou the walls 3 For I acknowledge my faults:

of Jerusalem. and my sin is ever before me.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased 4 Against Thee only have I

with the sacrifice of righteoussinned, and done this evil in Thy

ness, with the burnt-offerings and sight: that Thou mightest be jus

oblations : then shall they offer tified in Thy saying, and clear

young bullocks upon Thine altar. when Thou art judged.

Glory be to the Father, and to 5 Behold, I was shapen in

the Son : and to the Holy Ghost ; wickedness: and in sin hath my

As it was in the beginning, is mother conceived me.

now, and ever shall be : world 6 But lo, Thou requirest truth

without end. Amen. in the inward parts: and shalt THE EXHORTATION. make me to understand wisdom

TN order, Brethren, to your secretly.

I understanding aright the 7 Thou shalt purge me with

necessity of humiliation and hyssop, and I shall be clean : Thou

prayer, I shall set before you good shalt wash me, and I shall be

and evil, life and death, blessing whiter than snow.

and cursing, in the words of God 8 Thou shalt make me hear of

Himself, Who cannot lie, and in Joy and gladness: that the bones

Whom there is neither variablewhich Thou hast broken may

ness nor shadow of turning. I rejoice. 9 Turn Thy face from my sins:

shall read to you some of the

blessings of the Gospel, as also and put out all my misdeeds.

some of the heavy denunciations 10 Make me a clean heart, O

of God's wrath, that are set down God: and renew a right spirit

in the New Testament, that in within me.

these you may see the blessedness 11 Cast me not away from Thy presence : and take not Thy holy

to which our Saviour calls us, and Spirit from me.

also the dreadful judgments of 12 O give me the comfort of

God against impenitent sinners;

that by these you may be warned Thy help again : and stablish me

to flee from the wrath which is to with Thy free Spirit. 13 Then shall I teach Thy ways

come, and to lay hold on Eternal

Life. unto the wicked : and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.

Minister. Blessed are the poor 14 Deliver me from bloodguilti- in spirit; for theirs is the king ness, O God, Thou that art the dom of heaven. God of my health : and my tongue People. Lord have mercy upon shall sing of Thy righteousness. | us, and make us partakers of this

15 Thou shalt open my lips, O blessing. Lord : and my mouth shall shew Minister. Blessed are they that Thy praise.

mourn: for they shall be com16 For Thou desirest not sacri. | forted.

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People. Lord have mercy upon these, adultery, fornication, unus, and make us partakers of this cleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, blessing.

witchcraft, hatred, variance, emu. Minister. Blessed are the meek; lations, wrath, strife, seditions, for they shall inherit the earth. heresies, envyings, murders,

People. Lord have mercy upon drunkenness, revellings, and such us, and make us partakers of this like; of the which I tell you beblessing.

fore, as I have also told you in time Minister. Blessed are they past, that they which do such which do hunger and thirst after things, shall not inherit the kingrighteousness; for they shall be dom of God. Gal. v., 19-22. filled.

People. O Lord, preserve us People. Lord have mercy upon from these sins, and from Thy us, and make us partakery of this wrath, which they justly deserve. blessing.

Minister. This you know that Minister. Blessed are the merci- no whoremonger, nor unclean per ful: for they shall obtain mercy. son, nor covetous man who is an

People. Lord have mercy upon idolater, hath any inheritance in us, and make us partakers of this the kingdom of Christ and of God. blessing.

Let no man deceive you with vain Minister. Blessed are the pure words, for because of these things in heart; for they shall see God. cometh the wrath of God upon

People. Lord have mercy upon the children of disobedience. us, and make us partakers of this | Ephes. v. 5-7. blessing.

People. From these and all Minister. Blessed are the other sing, and from Thy wrath, peacemakers; for they shall be which they justly deserve, save called the children of God.

and deliver us we humbly beseech People. Lord have mercy upon Thee, O Lord. ug, and make us partakers of this Minister. Lord, have mercy blessing.

upon us, Minister. Blessed are they People. Christ, have mercy which are persecuted for right | upon us. eousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

UR Father, Who art in People. Lord have mercy upon

heaven, Hallowed be Thy us, and endue us with all these Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy graces, and make us partakers of will be done in earth, As it is in the blessedness promised to them, heaven. Give us this day our we humbly beseech Thee.

daily bread. And forgive us our Minister. You have already | trespasses, As we forgive them heard the blessings promised to that trespass against us. And the obedient, now hear the judg- | lead us not into temptation ; But ments of God denounced against deliver us from evil. Amen. sinners.

Know ye not that the un Minister. O Lord, save Thy righteous shall not inherit the servants; kingdom of God! Be not de Answer. Who put their trust ceived neither fornicators, nor | in Thee. idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effe Minister. Send unto them help minate, nor abusers of themselves from above; with mankind, nor thieves, nor Answer. And evermore mightcovetous, nor drunkards, nor re ily defend them. vilers, nor extortioners, shall in

Minister. Help us, O God our herit the kingdom of God. 1 Cor. Saviour. vi. 9, 10.

Answer. And for the glory of People. O Lord, preserve us Thy Name deliver us; and be from these sins, and from Thy merciful to us sinners, for Thy wrath, which they justly deserve. | Name sake.

Minister. The works of the Minister. O Lord, hear our flesh are manifest, which are' prayer.

Answer. And let our cry come the world to come; through Jesus unto Thee.

Christ our Lord. Amen.
Minister. Let us pray.

T Then shall the people say this that

followeth, after the Minister : LORD, we beseech Thee, TURN Thou us, o good Lord, mercifully hear our prayers,

and so shall we be turned. and spare all those who confess Be favourable, O Lord, Be favourtheir sins unto Thee; that they, able to Thy people, who turn to whose consciences by sin are ac Thee in weeping, fasting, and praycused, by Thy merciful pardon

ing. For Thou art a inerciful God, may be absolved; through Christ Full of compassion, Long-sufferour Lord, Amen.

ing, and of great pity. Thou

sparest when we deserve punishMOST mighty God, and mer. ment, and in Thy wrath thinkest

ciful Father, Who hast com upon mercy. Spare Thy people, passion upon all men, and hatest 1 good Lord, spare them, and let nothing that Thou hast made; not Thine heritage be brought to Who wouldest not the death of a confusion. Hear us, O Lord, for sinner, but that he should rather Thy mercy is great, and after the turn from his sin, and be saved ; multitude of Thy mercies look Mercifully forgive us our tres- upon us, through the merits and passes ; receive and comfort us, I mediation of Thy blessed who are grieved and wearied with Jesus Christ our Lord. An the burden of our sins. Thy property is always to have mercy;

Then the Minister alone shall say: to Thee only it appertaineth to forgive sins. Spare us therefore,

THE Lord bless us and keep good Lord, spare Thy people, whom

1 us; the Lord lift up the light Thou hast redeemed; enter not

of His countenance upon us, and into judgment with Thy servants,

give us peace, now and for everwho are vile earth, and miserable

more. Amen. sinners; but so turn Thine anger NOTE,The Minister may, at his from us, who humbly acknow

discretion, introduce an extempor ledge our vileness, and truly re- aneous prayer before the final petition pent us of our faults, and so help for Mercy, with special reference to us in this world by Thy grace, that the particular cause for the day of we may ever live with Thee in humiliation.

THANKSGIVING.

To be used yearly upon the Fifth Day of November, for the happy deliverance of King James I. and the Estates of England from the cruel intended massacre by Gunpowder : and also for the happy arrival of His Majesty King William III. on this day, for the deliverance of our Church and Nation. Morning Prayer shall begin with the meek : and bringeth the unthese sentences :

1 godly down to the ground. Verse 6. M HE Lord is full of compassion

Minister. Let Thy hand he upL and mercy : long-suffering,

on the man of Thy right hand : and of great goodness. Psalm

and upon the son of man whom ciii. 8.

Thou madest so strong for Thine He will not always be chiding :

own self. Psalm lxxx. 17. neither keepeth He His anger for

People. And so will not we go ever. Verse 9.

back from Thee : 0 let us live, He hath not dealt with us after

and we shall call upon Thy Name.

Verse 18. our sins : nor rewarded us accord

Minister. Glory be to the ing to our wickedness. Verse 16.

Father, and to the Son : and to the Instead of Venite Exultemus shall

Holy Spirit : this Hymn following be used; one

People. As it was in the beverse by the Minister, and another by ginning, is now, and ever shall be : the people :

world without end. Amen. Minister.

Poper Psalms, lxiv. and cxxv.

Proper Lessons.
GIVE thanks unto the Lord,

The First, 2 Samuel xxii, or for He is gracious : and His

Proverbs i. 7-20. mercy endureth for ever. Psalm In place of the Te Deum Psalm cvii. 1.

cxxiv. may be read or sung. People. Let them give thanks, The Second Lesson, Acts xxiii., or whom the Lord hath redeemned :

Titus iii. 1-10. and delivered from the hand of

Jubilate Deo. Psalm c. the enemy. Verse 2. Minister. Many a time have

Then shall be said the Apostles' Creed, they fought against me from my

and after that these Suffrages followyouth up : may Israel now say.

ing: Psalm cxxix. 1.

Minister. O Lord, save the People. Yea, many a time have Queen. they vexed me froin my youth People. Who putteth her trust up : but they have not prevailed in Thee. against me.Verse 2

Minister. Send her help from Minister. They have privily Thy holy place. laid their net to destroy me with | People. And evermore mightily out a cause : yea, even without a defend her. cause have they made a pit for my | Minister. Let her enemies have soul. Psalm xxxv. 7.

no advantage against her. People. They have laid a net People. Let not the wicked for my feet, and pressed down my approach to hurt her. soul : they have digged a pit before me, and are fallen into the midst Instead of the first Collect at Mornof it themselves. Psalm lvii. 7. ing Prayer shall the following be Minister. Great is our Lord,

used: and great is His power : yea, and ALMIGHTY God, who hast in His wisdom is infinite. Psalm

all ages showed Thy power cxlvii. 5.

and mercy in the gracions deliverPeople. The Lord setteth up lances of Thy Church, and the

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