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and rulest all tilings: 0 deliver us for (byname's sake.

Thou art the great God to he feared above all: O save us, that we may praise thee.

J Special Prayers with respect to the Enemy.

THOU, 0 Lord, art just and powerful: O defend our cause against the face of the enemy.

O God, Ihou art a strong tower of defence to all who fly unto thee: O save us from the violence of the enemy.

O Lord of Hosts, fight for us; that we may glorify thee.

6 suffer us not to sink under the weight of our sins, or the violence of the enemy. O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us, for thy name's sake. IT Short Prayers in resptet of a Storm.

THOU, O Lord, who stillest, the raging of the sea, hear, hear us, and save us, that we perish not.

0 blessed Saviour, who didst save thy disciples ready to perish in a storm; hear us, and save us, we heseech thee.

Lord, have merry upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

O Lord, hear us.

O Christ, hear us.

God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, save us now and evermore. Amen.

OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed he thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it Is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us nut into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen. IT When there shall be imminent danger, as many as can be spared from necesltary service in the snip shall be called together, and-make an humble Confession of their tins to God; in which every one ought seriously to rtjUct upon those particular sins, of which his conscience shall accuse him ,' saying as fotloweth: The Confession.

ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed,by thought, word, and deed, against thy Divine Majesty, provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us- We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us; the burden of tl.ert is intolerable. Have mercy upon is, have mercy upon us, mobt mcrcaul

Father: For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant, tliat we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. IT Thenshalt the Minister, if there be any in the ship, say,

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who, of his great mercy, hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

V Thanksgiving after a Storm.
Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo.

O BE joyful in God, all ye lands; sing praises unto the honour of his name, make his praise to be glorious.

Say unto God, O how wonderful art thou in thy works; through the greatnes* of thy power shall thine enemies ,e found liars unto thee.

For all the world shall worshlp thee, sing of thee, and praise thy name.

O come hither, and behold the works of God; how wonderful he is in his doings towards the children of men!

He ruleth with his power for ever; his eyes behold the people; and such as will not believe, shall not be able to exalt themselves.

0 praise our God,ye people; and make the voice of his praise to be heard;

Who holdeth our soul in life; and suf* fereth not our feet to slip*

For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou also hast tried us, like as silver is tried.

Thou broughtcst us into the snare; and laidest trouble upon our loins.

1 will go into thine house with burntofferings; and will pay thee my vows which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouUe.

0 come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God; and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.

1 called unto him with my mouth; and gave him praises wiih my tongue.

If I incline unio wickedness with mine heart, the Lord will rnt hear me.

But God hath beard me; and considered the voire of my prayer.

Praised be God, who hath not cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the liegmning, is now. an* ever shall he, world without emL £■

Psalm 107. Conjittmini Domino. I wonders in the deep, that we might see

OTHAT men would praise the Lord! how powerful and gracious a God thou for his goodness; and declare the art; how able and ready to help those wonders that he doeth for the children \ who trust in thee. Thou hast showed us

of men

That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving; and tell out his works with gladness!

They that go down to the sea in ships; and occupy their business in great waters;

These men see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

For at his word, the stormy wind arigeth; which lifteth up the waves thereof.

They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; their soul roe1teth away hecause of the trouble.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man; and are at their wit's end.

So when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, he delivereth them out of their distress.

For he maketh the storm to cease, so that the waves thereof are still.

Then are they glad, because they are at vest; and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would he.

O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wondersihat he doeth tor the children of .men.!

That-they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people; and praise *him in the seat of the elders!

Glory he to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the heginning, is now, and

ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V Collects of Thanksgiving.

OMOST blessed and glorious Lord God, who art of infinite goodness and mercy; we,thypoorcreatures,whom thou hast made and preserved, holding our souls in life, and now rescuing us out of the jaws of death, humbly present ourselves again hefore thy Divine Majesty, to offer a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, for that thou heardest us when we called in our trouble, and didst

how both winds and seas obey thy command; that we may learn even from them hereafter to ohey thy voice, and to do thy will. We therefore bless and glorify thy name, for this thy mercyj in saving us when we were ready to perish. And we heseech thee, make us as truly sensible now of thy mercy, as we were then of the danger; and give us hearts always ready to express our thankfulness not only by words, but also by our lives, in being more ohedient to thy holy commandments. Continue, we beseech thee, this thy goodness to us; that we, whom thou hast saved, may serve thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

IT A Hymn of Praise and ThanksgMtng after a dangerous Tempest.

OCOME, let us give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious; and his mercy endureth for ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath delivered from the merciless rage of the sea.

The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion ; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

He hath not dealt with us according to our sins; neither rewarded us according to our iniquities.

But as the heaven is high above the earth; so great hath been Ids mercy towards us.

We found trouble and heaviness; we were even at death's door.

The waters of the sea had well nigh covered us; the proud waters had well nigh gone over our soul.*

The sea roared; and the stormy wind lifted up the waves thereof.

We were carried up as it were to hea

not cast out our prayer, wliich we made ven, and then down again into the deep: before thee in our great distress; even our soul melted within us, hecause o* when we gave ail for lost, our Ship, our Goods, our Lives, then didst thou mercilullv look upon us, and wonderfully

command a deliverance, for which we now, being in safety, do give all praise and glory to thy holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. * Or this.

OMOST mighty and gracious good God, thy mercy is over all thy works, but in special manner hath heen extended towards us, whum thou hast so

powerfully and wonderfully defended, t children of men!

fruou lust showed us terrible things, and . Praiied be the Lord daily;

trouble.

Then cried we unto thee, O Lord, and thou didst deliver us out of our distress.

Blessed be thy name, who didst not despise the prayer of thy servants; bnl didst hear our cry, and hast saved us.

Thou didst send forth thy commandment; and the windy storm ceased, and was turned into a calm.

O let us therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he hath done, and still doeth, for the

even Oje Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.

He is our God; even the God of whom etrmeth salvation: God is the Lord, by whom we have escaped death.

Thou, Lord, hast made us glad through the operation of thy hands; and we will triumph in thy praise.

Blessed be the Lord God; even the Lord God, who only doeth wondrous things;

And blessed be the name of his Majesty for ever j and let every one of us say, Amen, Amen.

Glory he 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.

H A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and
Thanksgiving after Victory.

IF the Lord had not been on our side, now may we say; if the Lord himself had not heen on our side, when men rose up against us;

They had swallowed us up quick, when ilny were so wrathfully displeased at us.

Yea, the* waters had drowned us, and the stream had gone over our soul; the deep waters of the proud had gone over our soul.

But praised be the Lord, who hath not given us over as a prey unto them.

The Lord hath wrought a mighty salvation for us.

We got not this by our own sword, neither was it our own arm that saved us: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto us. , The Lord hath appeared for us; the Lord hath covered our heads, and made us to stand in the day of battle.

The Lord hath appeared for us; the Lord hath overthrown our enemies, and dashed in pieces those that rose up against

Therefore not unto us, O Lord, not unto* us; but unto thy name be given the glory.

The Lord hatia done great things for us' the Lord hath done great things for us, for which we rejoice.

Our help standeth in the name of the Lord, who hath made heaven and earth.

Blessed be the name of the Lord, from this time forth for evermore.

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.

IT After this Hymn may be said the Te

Deum.

IT Then this Colled.

O ALMIGHTY God, the Sovereign Commander of all the world, in whose hand is power and might, which none is able to withstand; we bless and magnify thy great and glorious name for this happy victory, the whole glory whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art the only giverof victory. And we beseech thee, give us grace to improve this great mercy to thy glory, the advancement of thy Gospel, the honour of our country, and, as much as in us tieth, to the good of all mankind. And we beseech thee, give us such a sense of thy great mercy, as may engage us to a true thankfulness, such as may appear in our lives, by an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with thee, and the Holy Spirit, as for ail thy mercies, so in particular for this victory and deliverance, be all glory and honour, world without end. Amen.

2Cor. xiii. 14."

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

^ At the Burial of the Dead at Sea, the Office in the Common Prayer Booh may be used: only instead of these words, We therefore commit his Body to the ground, earth to earth, fyc. say, We therefore commit his Body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the Resurrection of the Body when the Sea shall give up her dead, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who at his coming shall change our vile Body, that it may be like bis glorious Body; according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue air things to himself. "■«

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Y' A FORM OF PRAYER FOP

THE VISITATION OF PRISONERS.

H When Morning or Evening Prayer shall be read in any Prison, instead of the Psalm,

O come let us sing, tfc- shall be read the IQOth Psalm; and the Minister shall insert

after the Coliut for the Day, the Collect in the following service, O God, who spar

- est, ice. and at such times as the Litany is not rcad^ he shtdl add the Prayer, O God,

merciful Father, who despisest not, fyc. your offences at God's hand. And to this Fori acknowledge my faults; and my true rep''ntance and change of mind you' sin is ever hefore me.

I T And when Notice is given to the Minister, that a Prisoner is confined for some great or capital crime, he shall visit him; and when hecometh into the place where the Prisoner is, he shall say, kneeling down,

REM EMBER not, Lord,our iniquities,
nor the iniquities of our forefathers;
neither take thou vengeance of our sins:
Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people,
whom thou hast redeemed with thy most
precious blood, and be not angry with us
for ever.
Ans. Spare us, gt,od Lord.
Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

OUR Father, who art in Heaven, trc.
Min. O Lord, show thy mercy upon
us;
Ans. And grant us thy salvation.
Min. Turn thy face from our sins,
Ans. And blot out all our iniquities.
Min, Send us help from thy holy place;
Ans. For thine indignation Ueth hard
upon us.
Min. O Lord, hear our prayer;
Ans. And let the sighing of the Pris-
oners come hefore thee.

The Collect.

GRANT, we heseech thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Amen,

OGOD, who sparest when we deserve punishment, and in thy wrath rememberest mercy; we humbly heseech thee, of thy goodness,to comfort and succour all those who are under reproach and misery in the house of bondage; correct them not in thine anger, neither chasten them in thy sore displeasure. Give them a right understanding of themselves, and of thy threats and promises; that they may neither cast away their confidence in thee, nor place tf any where but in thee. Relieve the distressed, protect the innocent, and awaken the guilty: and forasmuch as thou alone

bringest light outof darkness, and good out of evil, grant that the pains and punishments which these thy servants endure, tlirough their bodily confinement, may tend to setting free their souls from the chains of sin; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

IT Here the Minister, as he shall see con venient, may read the Prayer for All conditions of Men, the Collect for AshWednesday, and the Collect beginning. Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, «rc. or any other Praytr of the Liturgy, which he shall judge proper. T Then shall the Minister exhort the Prisoner or Prisoners after this- Form, or othtrlike-:

DEARLY beloved, know this, that Almighty God, whose never-failing Erovidence governeth all things both in eaven and earth, hath so wisely and mercifully ordered the course of this world, that his judgments are often sent as fatherly corrections to us; and if with due submission and resignation to nil holy will we receive the same, they will work together for our good.

It is your part and duty, therefore, to humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, to acknowledge the righteousness of his judgments, and to endeavour, that, by his grace, this present visitation may lead you to a sincere and hearty repentance.

The way and means thereto is, to examine your life and conversation by the rule of God's commandments; and whereinsoever you shall perceive yourself to have offended either by will, word, or deed, there to hewail y6ur own sinfulness, and to confess yourself to Almighty God, with full purpose of amendment of life. And if yon shall perceive your offences to he such as are not only against God, but also against your neighbours; then to reconcile yourself to them, heing ready to make restitution and satisfaction, according to the uttermost of your power, for all injuries and wrongsdone by you to any other: and being likewise ready to forgive others who have offended you, as rou would have forgiveness uf must add a lively and steadfast faith, and dependence upon the merits of the death of Christ, with an entire resignation of yourself to the will of God. Except you repent, and believe, we can give you no hope of salvation. But if you do sincerely repent and helieve, Gou hath declared, though your sins be as red as ■ scarlet, they shall he made white us now; though your wickednesses have gone over your head, yet shall they not be your destruction.

we exhort you therefore in the name Of God, and of his dear Son Jesus Christ our Saviour, and as you tender your own salvation, to take good heed of these things in time,while the day of salvation lasteth; for the night cometh, when no man can work. While you have the light, believe in the light, and walk as children of the light, tliat you be not cast into outer darkness ; tii.it you may not knock, when the door shall be shut; and cry for mercy, when it is the time of justice. Now you are the object of God's merry, if by repentance and true faith ynn turn unto him; but if you neglect these things, you will he the object of his justice and vengeance: Now you may claim the merits of Christ; but if you die in your sins, his sufferings will tend to your greater condemnation. O beloved, consider in this your day, how fearful a thing it will be to fall into the hands of the living God, when you can neither fly to his mercy to protect you, nor to the merits of Christ to cover you in that terrible day.

f Here the Minister shall examine him concerning hii Faith, and rehearse the Articles of the Creed, Dost thou helieve In God, ifc. And the prisoner shall answer, All this I steadfastly believe.

7 Then shall the Minister examine whether he repent Aim truly of his sins, and be in charity with all the world, and further admonish him particularly concerning the crimes wherewith he is charged; and exhort him. if he have any scruples, that he would declare the same. a-nd prepare himself for the Holy Commuinon, against the time that it may be property administer ii to Aim.

% Then, all kneeling, the Minister shall say asfollowStfrom the Blst Psalm:

HAVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy great jroodness; according to the multitude of thy mercies, do away mine offences.

Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness ) ami cleanse me from my sib.

Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight; that thou mightest be justifieu in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged.

Behold, I was shapen in wickedness; and in sin hath my mother conceived me.

But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts; and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.

Thou shalf purge me with hyssop, and I shall he clean; thou shalt wash me, and 1 shall be whiter than snow.

Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Turn thy face from my sins; and put out all my misdeeds.

Make me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.

O give me the comfort of thy help again; and stahlish me with thy free Spirit.

Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou that ail the God of my health; and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.

Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord; and my mouth shall show thy praise.

For thou desirest no sacrifice, eke would 1 give it thee; but thou delightest not in burnt-offerings.

The sacrifice of God is a troubled Spirit, a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.

TT Then the Minister shall say,
Let us pray.

OLORD, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and spare all those who confess their sins unto thee; that they, whose consciences by sin are accused, by thy merciful pardon may be absolved, through Christ our Lord. Amen. OGOD, whose mercy is everlasting, and power infinite; look down with pity and compassion upon the sufferings of this thy servant; and whether thou visitest for trial of his patience, or punishment of Aw offences, enable Aim by thy grace cheerfully to submit himself to thy holy will and pleasure. Go not far from those, O Lord, whom thou hast laid in a place of darkness, and in the deep; and forasmuch as thou hast not cut Aim off suddenly, but chastenest Aim as a father; grant that he, duly considering thy great mercies, may be

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