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Thou turnest man to de Turn thee again, () Lord, struction : again thou sayest, at the last : and be gracious Come again, ye children of unto thy servants.

O satisfy us with thy mercy, For a thousand years in thy and that soon : so shall we resight are but as yesterday : joice and be glad all the days seeing that is past as a watch of our life. in the night.

Comfort us again now after As soon as thou scatterest the time that thou hast them, they are even as a sleep: plagued us : and for the years and fade away suddenly like wherein we have suffered

adversity In the morning it is green, Shew thy servants thy and groweth up : but in the work : and their children thy evening it is cut down, dried glory. up, and withered.

And the glorious Majesty For we consume away in of the Lord our God be upon thy displeasure:and are afraid us : prosper thou the work of at thy wrathful indignation. our hands upon us, O prosper

Thou hast set our misdeeds thou our handy-work. before thee : and our secret Glory be to the Father, sins in the light of thy counte- and to the Son : and to the

Holy Ghost; For when thou art angry all As it was in the beginning, our days are gone : we bring is now, and ever shall be : our years to an end, as it were world without end. Amen. a tale that is told.

«Then shall follow the Lesson taken out

the fifteenth Chapter of the former Epistle The days of our age are of Saint Paul to the Corinthians. threescore years and ten; and

1 Corinthians xv. 20. men be so strong, COW is Christ risen from

come to fourscore the dead, and become years : yet is their strength the first-fruits of them that then but labour and sorrow; slept. For since by man came so soon passeth it away, and death, by man came also the we are gone.

resurrection of the dead. For But who regardeth the as in Adam all die, even so in power of thy wrath : for'even Christ shall all be made alive. thereafter as a man feareth, so But every man in his own oris thy displeasure.

der: Christ the first-fruits; afO teach us to number our terward they that are Christ's, days : that we may apply our at his coming. Then cometh hearts unto wisdom.

the end, when he shall have

nance.

and power.

are also

delivered

up the kingdom up? and with what body do to God, even the Father ; | they come. Thou fool, that when he shall have put down which thou sowest is not all rule, and all authority, quickened, except it die.

For he must And that which thou sowest, reign, till he hath put all ene- thou sowest not that body mies under his feet. The last that shall be, but bare grain, enemy that shall be destroyed it may chance of wheat, or of is death. For he hath put all some other grain : But God things under his feet. But giveth it a body, as it hath when he saith, all things are pleased him, and to every put under hin, it is mani- seed his own body. All flesh fest that he is excepted, is not the same flesh ; but which did put all things there is one kind of flesh of under him. And when all men, another flesh of beasts, things shall be subdued unto another of fishes, and another him, then shall the Son also of birds. There himself be subject unto him celestial bodies, and bodies that put all things under terrestrial; but the glory of him, that God may be all in the celestial is one, and the all. Else what shall they do glory of the terrestrial is which are baptized for the another. There is one glory dead, if the dead rise not at all? of the sun, and another glory Why are they thien baptized of the moon, and another for the dead? and why stand glory of the stars; for one we ih jeopardy every hour? I star differeth froin another protest by your rejoicing, star in glory. So also is the which I have in Christ Jesus resurrection of the dead: It our Lord, I die daily. If after is sown in corruption; it is the manner of men I have raised in incorruption: It is fought with beasts at Ephesus, sown in dishonour; it is what advantageth it me, if the raised in glory : It is sown dead rise not? Let us eat and in weakness; it is raised in drink, for to morrow we die. power: It is sown a natural Be not deceived: evil com níu- body; it is raised a spiritual nications corrupt good man- body. There is a natural ners. Awake to righteous body, and there is a spiritual ness, and sin not; for some body. And so it is written, have not the knowledge of The first man Adam was God. I speak this to your made a living soul; the last shame. But some man will Adam was made a quickensay, How are the dead' raised | ing spirit. Howbeit, that was

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not first which is spiritual, victory through our Lord Jebut that which is natural; sus Christ.

Therefore, my and afterward that which is beloved brethren, be ye stedspiritual. The first man is of fast, unmoveable, always athe earth, earthy: the second bounding in the work of the man is the Lord from heaven. Lord, forasmuch as ye know As is the earthy, such are that your labour is not in they that are earthy: and as vain in the Lord. is the heavenly, such are they when they come to the Grave, while the

Corpse is made ready to be laid into the also that are heavenly. And earth, the Priest shall say, or the Priest and

Clerks slali sing : as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall alsø MAN that is born of a

woman hath but a short bear the image of the heaven- time to live, and is full of ly. Now this I say, bretliren, misery. He cometh up, and that flesh and blood cannot is cut down, like a flower; he inherit the kingdom of God; fleeth as it were a shadow, and neither doth corruption in- never continueth in one stay. herit incorruption. Behold, I In the midst of life we are shew you a mystery : Wein death : of whom may we shall not all sleep, but we seek for succour, but of thee, shall all be changed, in a O Lord, who for our sins art moment, in the twinkling of justly displeased ?

Yet, O Lord God most the trumpet shall sound,) and holy, 'O Lord most mighty, the dead shall be raised incor-o holy and most merciful ruptible, and we shall be Saviour, deliver us not into changed. For this corrupti- the bitter pains of eternal ble must put on incorruption, death. and this mortal must put on Thou knowest, Lord, the immortality. So when this secrets of our hearts; shut corruptible shall have put on

not thy merciful ears to our incorruption, and this mortal

spare us, Lord shall have put on immortality; | most holy, O God most then shall be brought to pass mighty, o holy and merciful the saying that is written, Saviour, thou most worthy Death is swallowed up in Judge eternal, suffer us not, victory. O death, where is at our last hour, for any pains thy sting? O grave, where of death, to fall from thee. is thy victory? The sting of Then, while the earth shaļl be cast upon the death is sin, and the strength

Body by some standing bij, the Priest shall of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the

God

prayer; but

say,

I Heard sa yonce tirom hee

; in the true-faith vef thy help

of his great mercy to take rits of them that depart unto himself the soul of our hence in the Lord, and with dear brother here departed, whom the souls of the faithwe therefore commit his body ful, after they are delivered to the ground; earth to earth, from the burden of the flesh, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; are in joy and felicity; We in sure and certain hope of give thee hearty thanks, for the Resurrection to eternal that it hath pleased thee to life, through our Lord Jesus deliver this our brother out Christ; who shall change of the miseries of this sinful our vile body, that it may be world; beseeching thee, that like unto his glorious body, it may please thee, of thy according to the mighty gracious goodness, shortly to working, whereby he is able accomplish the number of to subdue all things to him-thine elect, and to hasten self.

thy kingdom ; that we, with Then shall be said or sung, all those that are departed

saying unto me, , perWrite, From henceforth bless-fect consummation and bliss, ed are the dead which die in both in body and soul, in thy the Lord : even so saith the eternal and everlasting glory; Spirit; for they rest from through Jesus Christ our Lord. their labours.

Amen. q Then the Priest shall say,

The Collect. Lord, have mercy upon us. Merciful God, the FaChrist, have mercy upon us.

ther of our Lord Jesus Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, who is the resurrec

UR Father, which art in tion and the life; in whom

heaven, Hallowed be thy whosoever believeth shall live, Name. Thy kingdom come. though he die; and whosoThy will be done in earth, As ever liveth, and believeth in it is in heaven. Give us this him, shall not die eternally; day our daily bread. And who also hath taught us, by forgive us our trespasses, As his holy Apostle Saint Paul, we forgive them that trespass not to be sorry, as men withagainst us. And lead us not out hope, for them that sleep into temptation ; But deliver in him; We meekly beseech us from evil. Amen.

thee, O Father, to raise us Priest.

from the death of sin unto LMIGHTY God, with the life of righteousness; that, whom do live the spi- | when we shall depart this

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life, we may rest in him, as for you from the beginning our hope is this our brother of the world : Grant this, we doth; and that, at the general beseech thee, O merciful FaResurrection in the last day, ther, through Jesus Christ, we may be found acceptable our Mediator and Redeemer. in thy sight; and receive that Amen. blessing, which thy well-beloved Son shall then pro Jesus Christ, and the nounce to all that love and love of God, and the felfear thee, saying, Come, ye lowship of the Holy Ghost, blessed children of my Father, be with us all evermore. receive the kingdom prepared | Amen.

THE

THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,

COMMONLY CALLED,

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

FORASMUCH as it hath

q The Woman, at the usual time after her Delivery, shall come into the Church decently uppurelled, and there shall kneel down in some conrenient place, as hath been accustomed, or us the Ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her,

I found trouble and heavipleased Almighty God of ness, and I called upon the his goodness to give you safe Name of the Lord' : 0 Lord, deliverance, and hath preserv- I beseech thee, deliver my ed you in the great danger of soul. Child-birth; you shall there Gracious is the Lord, and fore give hearty thanks unto righteous : yea, our God is God, and say,

merciful. (Then shall the Priest say the cxvith Psalm.) The Lord preserveth the Dileri quoniam.

simple : I was in misery, and Am well pleased : that the he helped me.

Lord hath heard the voice Turn again then unto thy of my prayer;

rest, O my soul : for the That he hath inclined his Lord hath rewarded thee. ear unto me : therefore will I And why? thou hast decall upon him as long as I live. livered my soul from death :

The snares of death com- mine eyes from tears, and my passed me round about : and feet from falling. the pains of hell gat

hold

up I will walk before the Lord : on me.

in the land of the living.

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