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Let us pray:

I believed, and therefore Happy is the man that hath will I speak; but I was sore his quiver full of them : they troubled : I said in my haste, shall not be ashamed when All men are liars.

they speak with their enemies What reward shall I give in the gate. unto the Lord : for all the

Glory be to the Father, benefits that he hath done and to the Son : and to the unto me?

Holy Ghost; I will receive the cup of As it was in the beginning, salvation : and call upon the is now, and ever shall be : Name of the Lord.

world without end. Amen. I will pay my vows now in

Then the Priest shall say, the presence of all his people: in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of Lord, have mercy upon us. thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord.

Lord, have mercy upon us. Glory be to the Father, and to the rison to and to the Holy O hea vent, Hallowed be thy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, Thy will be done in earth,

Name. Thy kingdom come. is now, and ever shall be :

As it is in heaven. Give world without end. Amen. Or, Psal.cxxvii. Nisi Dominus.

us this day our daily bread. EXCEPT

the Lord build As d e presenti e ben te passes, is but lost that build it.

pass against us. And lead us Except the Lord keep the not into temptation; But decity : the watchman waketh liver us from evil: For thine but in vain.

is the kingdom, The power, It is but lost labour that and the glory, For ever and ye haste to rise up early, and ever. Amen. so late take rest, and eat the Minister. O Lord, save this bread of carefulness : for so he woman thy servant; giveth his beloved sleep. Answer. Who putteth her

Lo, children and the fruit trust in thee. of the womb : are an heritage Minister. Be thou to her a and gift that cometh of the strong tower; Lord.

Answer. From the face of Like as the arrows in the her enemy. hand of the giant : even so

Minister. Lord, hear our young

children. prayer.

are the

Answer. And let our cry , we beseech thee, most mercicome un thee.

ful Father, that she, through Minister. Let us pray. thy help, may both faithfully

thee humble thanks for thy will, in this life present; that thou hast vouchsafed to and also may be partaker of deliver this woman thy ser- everlasting glory in the life vant from the great pain and to come; through Jesus Christ peril of Child-birth; Grant, our Lord. Amen. « The Woman that cometh to give her Thanks, must offer accustomed Offerings; and, if there

be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the holy Communion.

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OR DENOUNCING OF GOD'S ANGER AND JUDGEMENTS AGAINST SINNERS, WITH CERTAIN PRAYERS, TO BE USED ON THE FIRST DAY OF LENT,

AND AT OTHER TIMES, AS THE ORDINARY SHALL APPOINT.

After Morning Prayer, the Litany ended according to the accustomed manner, the Priest

shall, in the Reading-Pew or Pulpit, say, B RETHREN, in the Pri- Chapter of Deuteronomy, and

mitive Church there was other places of Scripture; and a godly discipline, that, at that ye should answer to every the beginning of Lent, such Sentence, Amen: To the intent persons as stood convicted of that, being admonished of the notorious sin were put to open great indignation of God penance, and punished in this against sinners, ye may the world, that their souls might rather be moved to earnest be saved in the day of the and true repentance; and may Lord; and that others, admo- walk more warily in these nished by their example, dangerous days; fleeing from might be the more afraid to such vices, for which ye affirm offend.

with your own mouths the Instead whereof, (until the curse of God to be due. said discipline may be restored

URSED is the man that , which is much to be wished,) it is thought good,

maketh any carved or that at this time in the pre- molten image, to worship it. sence of you all) should be « And the people shall answer and say, Ameu. read the general sentences of Minister. Cursed is he that God's cursing against impe- curseth his father or mother. nitent sinners, gathered out Answer. Amen. of the seven and twentieth Minister. Cursed is he that

his way.

removeth his neighbour's | God; let us (remembering land-mark.

the dreadful judgement hangAnswer. Amen.

ing over our heads, and alMinister. Cursed is he that ways ready to fall upon us) maketh the blind to go out of return unto our Lord God,

with all contrition and meekAnswer. Amen.

ness of heart; bewailing and Alinister. Cursed is he that lamenting our sinful life, acperverteth the judgement of knowledging and confessing the stranger, the fatherless, our offences, and seeking to and widow.

bring forth worthy fruits of Anszer. Amen.

penance. For now is the ax Minister. Cursed is he that put unto the root of the trees, smiteth his neighbour se- so that every tree that bringcretly.

eth not forth good fruit is Answer. Amen.

hewn down, and cast into Minister. Cursed is he that the fire. It is a fearful thing lieth with his neighbour's to fall into the hands of the wife.

living God: he shall pour Answer. Amen.

down rain upon the sinners, Minister. Cursed is he that snares, fire and brimstone, taketh reward to slay the in- storm and tempest; this shall nocent.

be their portion to drink. For Answer. Amen.

lo, the Lord is come out of Minister. Cursed is he that his place to visit the wickedputteth his trust in man, and ness of such as dwell upon taketh man for his defence, the earth. But who may and in his heart goeth from abide the day of his coming? the Lord.

Who shall be able to endure Answer. Amen.

when he appeareth ? His fan Minister. Cursed are the is in his hand, and he will unmerciful, fornicators, and purge his floor, and gather adulterers, covetous persons, his wheat into the barn; but idolaters, slanderers, drunk he will burn the chaff with ards, and extortioners. unquenchable fire. The day Ansuci. Amen.

of the Lord cometh as a thief Minister.

in the night: and when men OW seeing that all they shall say, Peace, and all things

are accursed (as the are safe, then shall sudden deprophet David beareth wit-struction come upon them, as ness) who do err and go astray sorrow cometh upon a woman from the commandments of travailing with child, and

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they shall not escape. Then | God, who calleth us mercishall

appear the wrath of God fully to amendment, and of in the day of vengeance, which his endless pity promiseth us obstinate sinners, through the forgiveness of that which is stubbornness of their heart, past, if with a perfect and have heaped unto themselves; true heart we return unto him. which despised the goodness, For though our sins be as red patience, and long-sufferance as scarlet, they shall be made of God, when he calleth them white as snow; and though continually to repentance. they be like purple, yet they Then shall they call upon me, shall be made white as wool. (saith the Lord,) but I will Turn ye (saith the Lord) from not hear; they shall seek me all your wickedness, and your early, out they shall not find sin shall not be your destrucme; and that, because they tion : Cast away from you all hated knowledge, and receiv- your ungodliness that ye have ed not the fear of the Lord, done: Make you new hearts, but abhorred my counsel, and a new spirit: Wherefore and despised my correction will ye die, O ye house of IsThen shall it be too late to rael, seeing that I liave no knock when the door shall pleasure in the death of him be shut; and too late to cry that dieth, saith the Lord for mercy when it is the time God? Turn ye then, and ye of justice. O terrible voice of shall live. Although we have most just judgement, which sinned, yet have we an Advoshall be pronounced upon cate with the Father, Jesus them, when it shall be said Christ the righteous; and he unto them, Go, ye cursed, in- is the propitiation for our sins. to the fire everlasting, which For he was wounded for our is prepared for the devil and offences, and smitten for our his angels. Therefore, bre- wickedness. Let us therefore thren, take we heed betime, return unto him, who is the while the day of salvation merciful receiver of all true lasteth; for the night cometh, penitent sinners ; assuring when none can work. But ourselves that he is ready to let us, while we have the receive us, and most willing light, believe in the light, and to pardon us, if we come unto walk as children of the light; him with faithful repentance; that we be not.cast into utter if we submit ourselves unto darkness, wliere is weeping him, and from henceforth and gnasling of teeth. Let us walk in his ways; if we will not abuse the goodness of take his easy yoke, and light

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burden upon us, to follow and clear when thou art
him in lowliness, patience, judged.
and charity, and be ordered Behold, I was shapen in
by the governance of his wickedness ; and in sin hath
Holy Spirit; seeking always my mother conceived me.
his glory, and serving him But lo, thou requirest truth
duly in our vocation with in the inward parts : and shalt
thanksgiving: This if we do, make me to understand wis-
Christ will deliver us from dom secretly.
the curse of the law, and Thou shalt purge me with
from the extreme maledic-hyssop, and I shall be clean :
tion which shall light upon thou shalt wash me, and I
them that shall be set on the shall be whiter than snow.
left hand; and he will set Thou shalt make me hear
us on his right hand, and of joy and gladness : that the
give us the gracious benedic-bones which thou hast broken
tion of his father, command-may rejoice.
ing us to take possession of Turn thy face away from
his glorious kingdom : Unto my sins : and put out all my
which he vouchsafe to bring misdeeds.
us all, for his infinite mercy. Make me a clean heart, O
Amen.

God : and renew a right spirit

within me. « Then shull they all kneel upon their kners, and the Priest and Clerks kneeling (in the Cast me not away from thy place where they are accustomed to say the Litany) shall say this Psulm.

presence : and take not thy Miserere mei, Deus. Psalm li. holy Spirit from me.

give me the comfort of CAVE

mercy upon me, Othy help again : and stablish God, after thy great me with thy free Spirit. goodness : according to the Then shall I teach thy ways multitude of thy mercies do unto the wicked : and sinners away mine offences.

shall be converted unto thee. Wash me throughly from Deliver me from bloodmy wickedness : and cleanse guiltiness, O God, thou that me from my sin.

art the God of my health : For I acknowledge my and my tongue shall sing of faults : and my sin is ever thy righteousness. before me.

Thou shalt open my lips, O Against thee only have Lord : and my mouth shall I sinned, and done this evilshew thy praise. in thy sight : that thou mighl For thou desirest no sacriest be justified in thy saying, fice, else would I give it thee :

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