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The days of our age are three- your rejoicing, which I have in score years and ten; and though Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. men be so strong that they come If after the manner of men I have to fourscore years, yet is their fought with beasts at Ephesus, strength then but labour and sor- what advantageth it me, if the dead row; so soon passeth it away, and rise not? Let us eat and drink, we are gone.
for to-morrow we die. Be not deSo teach us to number our days, ceived: Evil communications corthat we may apply our hearts unto rupt good manners. Awake to wisdom.
righteousness, and sin not: for Glory be to the Father, and to some have not the knowledge of the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; God. I speak this to your shame.
As it was in the beginning, is But some man will say, How are now, and ever shall be, world with-the dead raised up ? and with out end. Amen.
what body do they come? Thou Then shall follow the Lesson, taken out of the fool, that which thou sowest is not fifteenth Chapter of the first Epistle of St. Paul to
quickened, except it die. And 1 Cor. xv. 20.
that which thou sowest, thou sowTOW is Christ risen from the est not that body that shall be, but
dead, and become the first bare grain; it may chance of fruits of them that slept. For wheat, or of some other grain. since by man came death, by man But God giveth it a body as it hath came also the resurrection of the pleased him; and to every seed his dead. For as in Adam all die, own body. All flesh is not the even so in Christ shall all be made same flesh; but there is one kind alive. But every man in his own of flesh of men, another flesh of order: Christ the first fruits; af- beasts, another of fishes, and anterwards they that are Christ's, other of birds. There are also at his coming. Then cometh the celestial bodies, and bodies terresend, when he shall have delivered trial : but the glory of the celesup the kingdom to God, even the tial is one, and the glory of the Father; when he shall have put terrestrial is another. There is down all rule, and all authority, one glory of the sun, and another
For he must reign glory of the moon, and another till he hath put all enemies under glory of the stars : For one star his feet. The last enemy that differeth from another star in gloshall be destroyed is death: for he ry.
So also is the resurrection of hath put all things under his feet. the dead. It is sown in corrupBut when he saith all things are tion; it is raised in incorruption : put under him, it is manifest that It is sown in dishonour; it is he is excepted which did put all raised in glory: It is sown in weakthings under him. And when all ness; it is raised in power: It is things shall be subdued unto him, sown a natural body; it is raised a then shall the Son also himself be spiritual body. There is a natural subject unto him that put all body, and there is a spiritual body. things under him, that God may And so it is written, The first man be all in all. Else what shall they Adam was made a living soul, the do which are baptized for the last Adam was made a quickening dead, if the dead rise not at all ? spirit. Howbeit, that was not first Why are they then baptized for which is spiritual, but that which the dead? And why stand we in is natural; and afterward that jeopardy every hour ? I protest by which is spiritual. The first
man is of the earth, earthy: Thel Yet, O Lord God most holy, 0 second man is the Lord from hea- Lord most mighty, O holy and
As is the earthy, such are most merciful Saviour, deliver us they that are earthy: and as is the not into the bitter pains of eternal heavenly, such are they also that death. are heavenly. And as we have Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets borne the image of the earthy, we of our hearts: shut not thy mercishall also bear the image of the ful ears to our prayers; but spare heavenly. Now this I say, bre- us, Lord most holy, O God most thren, that flesh and blood cannot mighty, O holy and merciful Sainherit the kingdom of God; nei- viour, thou most worthy Judge ther doth corruption inherit incor- eternal, suffer us not, at our last ruption. Behold, I show you a hour, for any pains of death to fall mystery: We shall not all sleep, from thee. but we shall all be changed, in a Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the body moment, in the twinkling of an by some standing by, the Minister shall
NORASMUCH as it hath trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and wise Providence, to take out of we shall be changed. For this this world the Soul of our deceased corruptible must put on incorrup-Brother, we therefore commit his tion, and this mortal must put on Body to the ground; earth to earth, immortality. So when this cor- ashes to ashes, dust to dust: look ruptible shall have put on incor- ing for the general resurrection in ruption, and this mortal shall have the last Day, and the life of the put on immortality, then shall be World to come, through our Lord brought to pass the saying that is Jesus Christ ; at whose second written, Death is swallowed up coming in glorious Majesty to in victory. O death, where is thy judge the World, the Earth and sting? Ö grave, where is thy vic- the Sea shall give up their Dead; tory? The sting of death is sin, and the corruptible Bodies of those and the strength of sin is the law. who sleep in him shall be changed, But thanks be to God, which and made like unto his own giveth us the victory through our glorious Body; according to the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, mighty working whereby he is able my beloved brethren, be ye stead-to subdue all things unto himself. fast, unmoveable, always abound
Then shall be said, or sung, HEARD a voice from heaven,
labour is not in vain in the Lord. henceforth blessed are the dead * When they come to the grave, while the Corpse who die in the Lord; even so saith
is made ready to be laid into the earth, shall be sung or said,
the Spirit; for they rest from their MAN that is born of a woman, labours
. Rev. xiv. 13. hath but a short time to live, " Then the Minister sball say the Lord's Prayer: and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like
a flower: OUR Father, who art in Hea
ven, Hallowed be thy Name; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and Thy Kingdom come; thy Will be never continueth in one stay. done on Earth, as it is in Heaven;
In the midst of life we are in Give us this day our daily bread; death: Of whom may we seek for And forgive us our trespasses, as we succour, but of thee, O Lord, who forgive those who trespass against for our sins art justly displeased ? us; And lead us not into temp
ing in the work of the Lord; for- I saying unto me, Write, from
asmuch as ye
tation; But deliver us from evil. soever liveth and believeth in him, Amen.
shall not die eternally; who also 1 Then the Minister shall say one or both of the hath taught us, by his holy Apostle
following Prayers, at his discretion. St. Paul, not to be sorry, as men
do live the spirits of those in him ; we humbly beseech thee, who depart hence in the Lord, O Father, to raise us from the and with whom the souls of the death of sin unto the life of rightfaithful, after they are delivered eousness; that when we shall defrom the burden of the flesh, are part this life, we may rest in him ; in joy and felicity; we give thee and that at the general résurrechearty thanks for the good exam- tion in the last day, we may be ples of all those thy servants, who, found acceptable in thy sight; and having finished their course in receive that blessing, which thy faith, do now rest from their la- well-beloved Son shall then probours. And we beseech thee, that nounce to all who love and fear we, with all those who are de- thee, saying, Come, ye blessed parted in the true faith of thy holy children of my Father, receive the name, may have our perfect con- kingdom prepared for you from the summation and bliss, both in body beginning of the world : Grant this, and soul, in thy eternal and ever- we beseech thee, O merciful Falasting glory, through Jesus Christ ther, through Jesus Christ our Meour Lord. Amen.
diator and Redeemer. Amen. O
MERCIFUL God, the Fa- THE grace of our Lord Jesus ther of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Christ, and the love of God, who is the resurrection and the life; and the fellowship of the Holy in whom whosoever believeth, Ghost, be with us all evermore. shall live, though he die; and who- Amen.
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 Thanks
givings, may be used at the discretion of the Minister. I 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, VORASMUCH as it hath That he hath inclined his ear
pleased Almighty God, of unto me: Therefore will I call his goodness, to give you safe de- upon him as long as I live. liverance, and to preserve you in I found trouble and heaviness, the great danger of child-birth; and I called upon the name of the you shall therefore give hearty Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, dethanks unto God, and say, liver my soul. 1 Then shall the Minister say the following Hymn,
Gracious is the Lord, and righttaken from the 116th Psalm.
eous; yea, our God is merciful. Dilexi, quoniam.
What reward shall I give unto I AM well pleased that
the Lord the Lord, for all the benefits that hath of prayer;
I will receive the cup of salva
tion; and call upon the name of Ans. Who putteth her trust in the Lord.
thee. I will pay my vows now in the Min. Be thou to her a strong presence of all his people; in the tower, courts of the Lord's house, even
Ans. From the face of her enein the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. my. Praise the Lord.
Min. Lord, hear our Prayer; Glory be to the Father, and to Ans. And let our cry come unto the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; thee. As it was in the beginning, is
Min. Let us pray. now, and ever shall be,' world without end. Amen.
ALMIGHTY God, we give 1 Then shall the Minister say the Lord's Prayer,
thee humble thanks for that with what follows: But the Lord's Prayer may thou hast been graciously pleased be omitted, if this be used with the Morning or Evening Prayer.
to preserve, through the great pain UR Father, who art in Hea- and peril of child-birth, this wo
ven, Hallowed be thy name; man thy servant, who desires now Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will to offer her praises and thanksgivbe done on Earth, as it is in ings unto thee. Grant, we beseech Heaven; Give us this day our dai- thee, most merciful Father, that she, ly bread; And forgive us our tres-through thy help, may both faithpasses, as we forgive those who fully live, and walk according to trespass against us; And lead us thy will in this life present, and not into temptation; but deliver also may be partaker of everlastus from evil. Amen.
ing glory in the life to come, Min. O Lord, save this woman through Jesus Christ our Lord. thy servant:
9 The Woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerings, which shall be appli
ed 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.
I The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at Sea, shall be the same which is appointed in
the Book of Common Prayer. 1 These two following Prayers may be also used in the enemy; that we may be a safeShips of War.
guard unto the United States of ETERNAL Lord God, who America, and a security for such
alone spreadest out the hea- as pass on the seas upon their lawvens, and rulest the raging of the ful occasions; that the inhabitants sea ; who hast compassed the wa- of our land may in peace and ters with bounds, until day and quietness serve thee our God; and night come to an end; be pleased that we may return in safety to ento receive into thy Almighty and joy the blessings of the land, with most gracious protection, the per- the fruits of our labour; and, with sons of us thy servants, and the a thankful remembrance of thy fleet (or ship) in which we serve. mercies, to praise and glorify thy Preserve us from the dangers of holy name, through Jesus Christ the sea, and from the violence of lour Lord. Amen.
|life. Hear, Lord, and save us, for IRECT us, O Lord, in all the infinite merits of our blessed
our doings, with thy most Saviour, thy Son our Lord Jesus gracious favour, and further us Christ. Amen. with thy continual help; that in all 1 The Prayer to be said before a Fight at Sea our works begun, continued, and
against any Enemy. ended
in thee, we may glorify thy O jus Lord God, the Lord holy name; and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, through of hosts, that rulest and commandJesus Christ our Lord. Amen. est all things; thou sittest in the T Prayers to be used in Storms at Sea. throne judging right: And there
MOST powerful and glori- fore we make our address to thy
ous Lord God, at whose Divine Majesty, in this our neces command the winds blow, and lift sity, that thou wouldest take the up the waves of the sea, and who cause into thine own hand, and stillest the rage thereof; we, thy judge between us and our enemies. creatures, but miserable sinners, Stir up thy strength, O Lord, and do in this our great distress cry come and help us; for thou givest unto thee for help; Save, Lord, or not alway the battle to the strong, else we perish. We confess when but canst save by many or by few. we have been safe, and seen all O let not our sins now cry against things quiet about us, we have for- us for vengeance; but hear us thy gotten thee our God, and refused poor servants begging mercy, and to hearken to the still voice of thy imploring thy help, and that thou word, and to obey thy command-wouldest be a defence unto ug ments: But now we see how ter- against the face of the enemy: rible thou art in all thy works of Make it appear that thou art our wonder; the great God to be fear. Saviour and mighty Deliverer, ed above all, and therefore we through Jesus Christ our Lord. adore thy Divine Majesty, acknow-Amen. ledging thy power, and imploring Short Prayers for Single Persons, who cannot
meet to join in Prayer with others, by reasou of thy goodness. Help, Lord, and
the Fight or Storm. save us for thy mercies' sake, in
General Prayers. ,
ORD be merciful to us sin
cies' sake. MOST glorious and gracious Thou art the great God, who
Lord God, who dwellest in bast made and rulest all things: heaven, but beholdest all things O deliver us for thy name's sake. below, look down, we beseech Thou art the great God to be thee, and hear us, calling out of feared above all: O save us, that the depth of misery, and out of we may praise thee. the jaws of this death, which is a Special Prayers with respect to the Enemy. now ready to swallow us up: THOU, O Lord, art just and Save, Lord, or else we perish. powerful: O defend our cause The living, the living shall praise against the face of the enemy. thee. O send thy word of com O God, thou art a strong tower mand to rebuke the raging Winds, of defence to all who fly unto thee: and the roaring Sea; that we, be- O save us from the violence of the ing delivered from this distress, enemy. may live to serve thee, and to glo-l. O Lord of Hosts, fight for us; Tify thy name all the days of our that we may glorify thee.
T Or this.