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fences, and make me not a re-strength then but labour and sor buke unto the foolish. row; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.

When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment: every man therefore is but vanity.

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; Hear my prayer, O Lord; and As it was in the beginning, is with thine ears consider my call-now, and ever shall be, world ing: Hold not thy peace at my without end. Amen.

tears.

For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner; as all my fathers were.

Then shall follow the Lesson, taken out
of the fifteenth Chapter of the first
Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
1 Cor. xv. 20.

O spare me a little, that I may NOW is Christ risen from the recover my strength; before dead, and become the hence, and be no more seen. fruits of them that slept.

For

Lord, thou hast been our re-since by man came death, by fuge, from one generation to an- man came also the resurrection other.

Thou turnest man to destruction; again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.

For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday; seeing that is past as a watch in the night.

As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as asleep; and fade away suddenly like the grass.

of the dead. For as in Adam all Before the mountains were die, even so in Christ shall all be brought forth, or ever the earth made alive. But every man in and the world were made, thou his own order: Christ the first art God from everlasting, and fruits; afterward they that are world without end. Christ's, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority, and power. For he must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death: for he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him, that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? I protest The days of our age are three- by your rejoicing, which I have score years and ten; and though in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die men be so strong that they come daily. If after the manner of men to fourscore years, yet is their I have fought with beasts at

In the morning it is green, and groweth up; but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.

For we consume away in thy displeasure; and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.

Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee; and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

For when thou art angry, all our days are gone: We bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.

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Ephesus, what advantageth it me, venly. And as we have borne if the dead rise not? Let us eat the image of the earthy, we shall and drink, for to-morrow we die. also bear the image of the heaBe not deceived: Evil communi- venly. Now this I say, brethren, cations corrupt good manners. that flesh and blood cannot inAwake to righteousness, and sin herit the kingdom of God; neinot: for some have not the know-ther doth corruption inherit inledge of God. I speak this to your corruption. Behold, I show you shame. But some man will say, a mystery: We shall not all sleep, How are the dead raised up? and but we shall all be changed, in a with what body do they come? moment, in the twinkling of an Thou fool, that which thou sowest eye, at the last trump: For the is not quickened, except it die. trumpet shall sound, and the And that which thou sowest,thou dead shall be raised incorruptisowest not that body that shall ble, and we shall be changed. For be, but bare grain; it may chance this corruptible must put on inof wheat, or of some other grain. corruption, and this mortal must But God giveth it a body as it put on immortality. So when hath pleased him; and to every this corruptible shall have put seed his own body. All flesh is not on incorruption, and this mortal the same flesh; but there is one shall have put on immortality, kind of flesh of men, another flesh then shall be brought to pass the of beasts, another of fishes, and saying that is written, Death is another of birds. There are also swallowed up in victory. 0 celestial bodies, and bodies ter- death, where is thy sting? restrial: But the glory of the ce- grave, where is thy victory? The lestial is one, and the glory of sting of death is sin, and the the terrestrial is another. There strength of sin is the law. But is one glory of the sun, and ano- thanks be to God, which giveth ther glory of the moon, and ano-us the victory through our Lord ther glory of the stars: For one star Jesus Christ. Therefore, my bediffereth from another star in loved brethren, be ye steadfast, glory. So also is the resurrec-unmoveable, always abounding tion of the dead. It is sown in in the work of the Lord; forascorruption; it is raised in incor- much as ye know that your la ruption: It is sown in dishonour; bour is not in vain in the Lord. it is raised in glory: It is sown in When they come to the grave, while weakness; it is raised in power: the Corpse is made ready to be laid It is sown a natural body; it is into the earth, shall be sung or said, raised a spiritual body. There is

MAN, that is born of a woman,

hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow,

made a quickening spirit. How-and never continueth in one stay. beit, that was not first which is In the midst of life we are in spiritual, but that which is natu- death: Of whom may we seek for ral; and afterward that which is succour, but of thee, O Lord, who spiritual. The first man is of the for our sins art justly displeased. earth, earthy: The second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they that are most merciful Saviour, deliver us earthy and as is the heavenly, not into the bitter pains of eter such are they also that are hea-nal death.

Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and

a is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was

Thou knowest, Lord, the se

crets of our hearts: shut not thy ALMIGHTY God, with whom do live the spirits of those merciful ears to our prayers; but who depart hence in the Lord; spare us, Lord most holy, O'God and with whom the souls of the most mighty, O holy and merci- faithful, after they are delivered ful Saviour, thou most worthy from the burden of the flesh, are Judge eternal, suffer us not, at in joy and felicity; we give thee our last hour, for any pains of hearty thanks for the good exam. death to fall from thee. ples of all those thy servants, who, Then, while the earth shall be cast up-having finished their course in on the body by some standing by, the faith, do now rest from their laMinister shall say, bours. And we beseech thee, that we, with all those who are

ORASMUCH as it hath pleas

holy name, may have our perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

MERCIFUL God, the Fa

Providence, to take out of this world the Soul of our deceased Brother, we therefore commit his Body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust: looking for the general resurrection in the last Day, and the life ther of our Lord Jesus of the World to come, through Christ, who is the resurrection our Lord Jesus Christ; at whose and the life; in whom whososecond coming in glorious Ma- ever believeth, shall live, though jesty to judge the World, the he die; and whosoever liveth Earth and the Sea shall give up and believeth in him, shall not their Dead; and the corruptible die eternally; who also hath Bodies of those who sleep in taught us, by his holy Apostle St. him shall be changed, and made Paul, not to be sorry, as men like unto his own glorious Body; without hope, for those who sleep according to the mighty working in him; we humbly beseech thee, whereby he is able to subdue all O Father,to raise us from the death things unto himself. of sin unto the life of righteousness; that when we shall depart

Then shall be said, or sung,
a voice

saying unto me, Write, from that at the general resurrection henceforth blessed are the dead in the last day, we may be found who die in the Lord; even so saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours. Rev. xiv. 13.

Then the Minister shall say the Lord's
Prayer.

O
UR Father, who art in Hea-
ven, Hallowed be thy Name;
Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will
be done on Earth, as it is in Hea-
ven; Give us this day our daily
bread; And forgive us our tres-
passes, as we forgive those who
trespass against us; And lead us
not into temptation; But deliver
us from

Then the Minister shall say one or both
of the following Prayers, at luis discre-

tion.

ceive that blessing, which thy acceptable in thy sight; and rewell-beloved Son shall then pronounce to all who love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world: Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, through Jesus Christ our Mediator and Re deemer. Amen.

grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore Amen.

161

The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-Birth,

COMMONLY CALLED

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

This Service, or the concluding Prayer alone, as it stands among the Occasional Prayers and Thanksgivings, may be used at the discretion of the Minister. The Woman, at the usual Time after her Delivery, shall come into the Church decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her,

FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God, goodness, to give you safe deliverance, and to preserve you in the great

you shall therefore give hearty thanks unto God, and say,

Then shall the Minister say the follow ing Hymn, taken from the 116th Psalm. Dilexi, quoniam. AM well pleased that the Lord IA hath heard the voice of my prayer;

Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if this be used with the Morning or Evening Prayer.

OUR Father, who art in Hea

ven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heabread; And forgive us our tresven; Give us this day our daily passes, as we forgive those who not into temptation; But deliver trespass against us; And lead us us from evil. Amen.

earthy servant:

Min. O Lord, save this woman

That he hath inclined his unto me: Therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

I found trouble and heaviness, and I called upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. What reward shall I give unto the Lord, for all the benefits that he hath done unto me?

I will receive the cup of salvation; and call upon the name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his people; in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Then shall the Minister say the Lord's
Prayer, with what follows: But the

Ans. Who putteth her trust in

thee.

Min. Be thou to her a strong

tower,

Ans. From the face of her en

emy.

Min. Lord, hear our prayer:
Ans. And let our cry come un-

to thee.

Min. Let us pray.

ALMIGHTY God, we give thou hast been graciously pleaspain and peril of Child-birth, this ed to preserve, through the great woman thy servant, who desires now to offer her praises and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, Father, that she, through thy we beseech thee, most merciful help, may both faithfully live, and walk according to thy will in this life present, and also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come, through Je Christ our Lord. Amen.

thee humble thanks, for that

The Woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerings, which shall be applied by the Minister and the Church-Wardens to the relief of distressed Women in Child-bed: And if there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the Holy Communion.

FORMS OF PRAYER

TO BE USED AT SEA.

The Morning und Evening Service to be used daily at Sea, shall be the same which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer.

These two following Prayers may be also used in Ships of War. ETERNAL Lord God, who alone

Help, Lord, and save us for thy mercies sake, in Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this.

MOST glorious and gracious Lord
God, who dwellest in

we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out
of the depth of misery, and out of the
jaws of this death, which is now ready to
swallow us up: Save, Lord, or else we
perish. The living, the living shall praise
thee. O send thy word of command to
rebuke the raging Winds, and the roar-
ing Sea; that we, being delivered from
this distress, may live to serve thee, and
to glorify thy name all the days of our
life. Hear, Lord, and save us, for the in-
finite merits of our blessed Saviour, thy
Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

the raging of the sea; who hast compassed the waters with bounds, until day and night come to an end; be pleased to re-beholdest all things below; look down, ceive into thy Almighty and most gracious protection, the persons of us thy servants, and the fleet (or ship] in which we serve. Preserve us from the dangers of the sea, and from the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto the United States of America, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants of our land may in peace and quietness serve thee our God; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labour; and, with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies, to praise and glorify thy holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Collect.

IRECT us, Lord, in all

Dwith thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy name; and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayers to be used in Storms at Sea. MOST powerful and glorious Lord God, at whose command the winds blow, and lift up the waves of the sea, and who stillest the rage thereof; we, thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do in this our great distress cry unto thee for help: Save, Lord, or else we perish. We confess when we have been safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgotten thee, our God, and refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word, and to obey thy commandments: But now we see how terrible thou art in all thy works of wonder; the great God to be feared above all; and therefore we adore thy Divine Majesty, acknowledging

wower, and imploring thy goodness.

The Prayer to be said before a Fight at Sea against any Enemy. MOST powerful and glorious Lord the Lord rulest and commandest all things, thou sittest in the throne judging right: And therefore we make our address to thy Divine Majesty, in this our necessity, that thou wouldest take the cause into thine own hand, and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, O Lord, and come and help us; for thou givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. O let not our sins now cry against us for vengeance; but hear us thy poor servants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy: Make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ

our Lord. Amen.

Short Prayers for single Persons, who cannot meet to join in Prayer with others, by reason of the Fight or Storm

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