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Thou knowest, Lord, the se ALMIGHTY, God, with whom crets of our hearts: shut not thy A 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 inighty, O holy and merci faithful, after they are delivered ful Saviour, thou most worthy from the burden of the fesh, 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 etam. death to fall from thee.

ples of all those thy servants, who, I Then, while the earth shall be cast up- having finished their course in

on thé body by some standing by, the faith, do now rest from their la. Minister shall say,

bours. And we beseech thee, TVORASMUCH as it hath please that we, with all those who are T ed Almighty God, in his wise departed in the true faith of thy Providence, to take out of this holy name, may have our perfect world the Soul of our deceased consummation and bliss, both in Brother, we therefore commit his body and soul, in thiy eternal and Body to the ground; earth to leverlasting glory, through Jesus earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Christ our Lord." Amen. looking for the general resurrec- O MERCIFUL God, the F:tion in the last Day, and the life o 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 whoso. second coming in glorious Ma- ever believeth, shall live, thought 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 hata Bodies of those who sleep in taught us, by his boly 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 righteous. Then shall be said, or sung, T HEARD a voice from heaven, this life. wem

ness; that when we shall depart

ven, this life, we may rest in him; and I saying unto me, Write, from the

that at the general resurrection henceforth blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; even so

in the last day, we may be found saith the Spirit; for they rest!

acceptable in thy sight; and re

ceive that blessing, which thy from their labours. Rev. xiv. 13. I Then the Minister shall say the Lord's.

well-beloved Son shall then proPrayer.

nounce to all who love and fear OUR Father, who art in Heathee, saying, Come, ye blessed O ven, Hallowed be thy Name; children of my Father, receive Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will the kingdom prepared for you be done on Earth, as it is in Hea- from the beginning of the world: ven; Give us this day our daily Grant this, we beseech thee, O bread; And forgive us our treš. merciful Father, through Jesus passes, as we forgive those who Christ our Mediator and R.. trespass against us; And lead us deemer. Amen. not into temptation; But deliver THE grace of our Lord Jesus lis from evil. Amen.

1 Christ, and the love of God, # Then the Minister shall say one or both and the fellowship of the Holy of the following Prayers, at his discre- / Ghost, be with us all evermore

Amen.

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The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-Birth,

COMMONLY CALLED · THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

1 This Service, or the concluding Prayer alone, as it stands among the Occasional

Prayers and Thanksgivings, may be used at the disoretion of the Minister. 1 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 bath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her,

Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if this I ed Almighty God, of his be used with the Morning or Evening goodness, to give you safe deli-1 Prayer. verance, and to preserve you in OUR Father, who art in Heathe great danger of child-birth;|. ven, Hallowed be thy Name; you shall therefore give hearty Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will thanks unto God, and say, . be done on Earth, as it is in Hea

ven; Give us this day our daily Then shall the Minister say the follow

bread; And forgive us our tres. ing Hymn, taken from the 16th Psalın.

passes, as we forgive those who Dilexi, quoniam.

trespass against us; And lead us T AM well pleased that the Lord, not into temptation; But deliver I hath heard the voice of mylus from evil. Amen. prayer;

. : Min. O Lord, save this woman That he hath inclined his ear thy servant: unto me: Therefore will I call Ans. Who putteth her trust in upon him as long as I live. thee.

I found trouble and heaviness,/Min. Be thou to her a strong and I called upon the name of tower, the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, Ans. From the face of her en. deliver my soul."

wem: Gracious is the Lord, and right-1 Min. Lord, hear our prayer: eous; yea, our God is merciful. Ans. And let our cry come un

What reward shall I give unto to thee. the Lord, for all the benefits that Min. Let us pray. i : he hath done unto me?

n ALMIGHTY God, we give ,. I will receive the cup of salva- thee humble thanks, for that tion; and call upon the name of thou hast been graciously pleas

ed to preserve, through the great I will pay my vows now in the pain and peril of Child-birth, this presence of all his people; in the woman thy servant, who desires courts of the Lord's house, even now to offer her praises and in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, Praise the Lord.

we beseech thee, most merciful Glory be to the Father, and to Father, that she, through thy the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; help, may both faithfully live,

As it was in the beginning, is and walk according to thy will now, and ever shall be, world in this life present, and also may without end. Amen.

the partaker of everlasting glory Then shall the Minister say the Lord's in the life to come, through Jesne Tuser, with what follows: But the Christ our Lord. Amen.

the ford the Lord.

The Woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offeris which shall be applied by the Minister and the Church-Wardens to the relief distressed Women in Child-Ved: And if there be a Communion, it is convenien! that she receive the Hoty Communion.

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FORMS OF PRAYER

TO BE USED AT SEA. # the Morning and Evening Service to be wod doily at Sea, shall be the same word

appointed in the Book of Common Prayer. These two following Prayers may be Help, Lord, and save us for thy mercies · also usrd in Skips of Wor s ake, in Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lart ETERNAL Lord God, who alone Amen. spreadest out the heavens, and rulest

for this. the raging of the sea; who bast compas-lo MOST glorious and gracious Lord sed the waters with bounds, until day and God, who dwellest in beaven but night come to an end; be pleased to re-beboldest all things below; look down, ceive into thy Almighty and most gra- we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out cious protection, the persons of us thy ser- of the depth of misery, and out of the vants, and the fleet (or ship) in which we jaws of this death, which is now cady to serve. Preserve us from the dangers of swallow us up: Save, Lond, or else we the sea, and from the violence of the ene-perish. The living, the living shall praise my; that we may be a safeguard unto thee. O send thy word of command to the United States of America, and a secu- rebuke the raging Winds, and the roar. rity for such as pass on the seas upon their ing Sea; that we, being delivered from lawful occasions; that the inhabitants of this distress, may live to serve thee, and our land may in peace and quietness to glorify thy name all the days of our serve thee our God; and that we may re-life. Hear, Lord, and save us, for the inturn in safety to enjoy the blessings of the finite merits of our blessed Saviour, t land, with the fruits of our labour; and, Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. with a thankful remenıbrance of thy mer- | The Prayer to be said before a Ficked cies, to praise and glorify thy holy name,

Sea against any Enemy througti Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.' The Collect..

MOST powerful and glorious la DIRECT us, O Lord, in all our doings,

God, the Lord of hosts, that role with thy most gracious favour, and

and commandest all things; thou sitte further us with thy continuat help; that in

In: that in the throne judging right: And there in all our works bewun. continued, and fore we make our address to thy Divine ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy ! Majesty, in t

orify thy boly | Majesty, in this our necessity, that thou name; and finally by thy mercy obtain wouldest take the cause into thine owa everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our band, and judge between us and our Loril. Amen.

enemies. Stir up thy strength, O Lord

and come and help us; for thou givese Prayers to be used in Storms nt Sea.

not alway the battle to the strong, but n MOST powerful and glorious Lord

canst save by many or by few. Olet noe God, at whose command the winds

our sins now cry against us for venblow, and lift up the waves of the sea, and

geance; but hear us Why poor servant who stillest the rage thereof; we, thy

begging mercy, and imploring thy heln creatures, but miserable sinners, do in

and that thou wouldekt be a defence unto this our great distress cry unto thee for

us against the face of the enemy: Male help; Save, Lord, or else we perish, We

it appear that thou art our Saviour and confess when we have been safe, and

mighty Deliverer, through Jesas Christ been all things quiet about us, we have

our Lord. Amen. forgotten thec, our God, and refused to bearken to the still voice of thy word. Il Short Prayers for single Persone. Ipka And to obey thy commandments: But

cannot meet to join in Prayer will now we see how terrible thou art in all ] others, by reason of the Fight or Storm thy works of wonder; the great God to

1 General Prayers. de feared above all; and therefore wet ORD be merciful to us sinners, adore thy Divine Majesty, acknowledging save us for thy mercies' sake. * lay power, and imploring iby goodness. Thou art the great God, wbo last made

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and rulat all things: O deliver us for Father: For thy Son our Lond Jesus thy name's sake.

Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past; Thou art the great God to be feared and grant, that we may ever hereafter above all: O save us, that we may praise serve and please thee in newness of life, thee.

to the honour and glory of thy name, Special Prayers with respect to the through Jesus Christ our Lord." Amen.

Enemy.
THOU. O Lord, art just and powerful :

Then shall the Minister, if there be any

in the ship, say, 1 O defend our cause against the face ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Faof the enemy.

16 ther, who, of his great mercy, hath O God, thou art a strong tower of de

I promised forgiveness of sins to all those fence to all wbo fly unto thee: O save us who with hearty repentance and true from the violence of the enemy.

faith turn unto him; bave mercy upon O Lord of Hosts, fight for us; that we vou: pardon and deliver you from all may glorify thee.

your sins; confirm and strengthen you o suffer us not to sink under the weight in all goodness, and bring you to ever. of our sins, or the violence of the enemy. lasting life, through Jesus Christ our

O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us, Lord. Amen. for thy name's sake. Short Prayers in respect of a Storm.

Thanksgiving after a Storm. T OU, O Lord, who stillest tbe raging

Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo. 1 of the sea, hear, hear us, and save usel BE joyful in God, all ye lands; sing that we perish not.

praises unto the honour of his name, O blessed Saviour, who didst save thy make his praise to be glorious. disciples ready to per ish in a storm; bear Say unto God, o how wonderful art As, and save us, we beseech thée.

thou in thy works; through the greatness Lord, have mercy upon ns.

of thy power shall thine enemies 'e Christ, have mercy upon us.

found liars unto thee. Lord, have mercy upon us.

1 For all the world shall worship thee, O Lord, hear us.

sing of thee, and praise thy name. O Christ, hear us.

0 come hither, and behold the works God the Father, God the Son, God the of God; how wonderful he is in his Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, save us doings towards the children of men! now and evermore. Amen.

He ruleth with his power for ever; his UR Eather, who art in Heaven, Haleyes behold the people; and such as will

"lowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom not believe, shall not be able to exalt come ; Thy Wu be done on Eath, as it themselves.' is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily! O praise our God, ye people, and make bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as the voice of his praise to be heard; we forgive those who trespass against us; Who holdeth our soul in life; and sufAnd lead us not into temptation; But de- fereth not our feet to slip. Hver us from evil Amen.

For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou ? When there shall be innenent danger. I also hast tried us, like as silver is tried.

as many as can be spared from neces- Thou broughtest us into the snare; and sary service in the ship shall be called laidest trouble upon our loins. together, and make an humble Confes I will go into thine house with burntson of their sins to God: in which every offerings; and will pay thee my vows one ought seriously to reflect upon those which I promised with my lips, and spake particular sins, of which his conscience with my mouth, when I was in trouble. Thall docune him; saying as followeth: O come hither, and hearken, all ye that

fear God, and I will tell you what he LMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord hath done for my soul. A Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, I called unto him with my mouth; and Judge of all men; we acknowledge and I gave him praises with my tongue. tewail our manifold sins and wickedness, If I incline unto wickedness with mine which we from time to time most griev- heart, the Lord will not hear me. ously have committed, by thougbt, word, But God hath beard me; and consi. and deed, against thy Divine Majesty, derell the voice of my prayer. provoking most justly thy wrath and in- Praised be God, who hath not cast out dignation against us. We do earnestly my prayer, nor turned his mercy from repent, and are heartily sorry for these me. our misdoings; the remembrance of Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, them is grievous unto wy; the burden of and to the Holy Ghost; them is intolerable. Have mercy upon As it was in the beginning, is now and us, have mercy upon the most merciful ever strall be, world without end. Anien.

doweth:1. O come month, when I lips, and spaks

ALMIGHTY Goamission.

down aga because of the troublecer like a thee, this thy goosaved, may serve thee

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

THAT 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 ns of men!

how both winds and seas obey thy comThat they would offer unto him the sa-mand; that we may learn even from crifice of thanksgiving; and tell out his them hereafter to obey thy voice, and to works with gladness!

do thy will. We therefore bless and They that go down to the sea in ships; glorify thy name, for this thy mercy, in and occupy their business in great waters; saving us when we were ready to perish.

These men see the works of the Lord, And we beseech thee, make us as truly and his wonders in the deep.

sensible now of thy mercy, as we were For at his word, die stormy wind ari- then of the danger; and give us hearts seth; which lifteth up the waves thereof, always ready to express our thankful

They are carried up to the heaven, and ness not only by words, but also by our down again to the deep; their soul melt- lives, in being more obedient to thy holy eth away because of the trouble,

commandments. Continue, we beseech They reel to and fro, and stagger like a thee, this thy goodness to us; that we, drunken man; and are at their wit's end. whom thou hast saved, may serve thee

So when they cry unto the Lord in in holiness and righteousness all the days their trouble, he delivereth them out of of our life, through Jesus Christ our their distress.

Lord and Saviour. Amen. For he maketh the storm to cease, soEA Humn of Praise and Thanksgiving that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad, because they are

after a dangerous T'empest, at rest, and so he bringeth them unto the COME, let us give thanks unto the haven where they would be.

O Lord, for he is gracious; and his O that men would therefore praise the mercy endureth for ever. Lord for his goodness; and declare the Great is the Lord, and greatly to be wonders that he doeth for the children of praised: Let the redeemed of the Lord mmen!

say so, whom he hath delivered from the That they would exalt him also in the merciless rage of the sea. congregation of the people, and praise The Lord is gracious, and full of combim in the seat of the elders!

passion; slow to anger, and of great mer. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,cy. and to the Holy Ghost;

He hath not dealt with us according to As it was in the beginning, is now, and our sins; neither rewarded us according ever shall be, world without end. Amen. to our iniquities. ! Collects of Thanksgiving.

But as the heaven is high above the A MOST blessed and glorious Lord earth; so great hath been his mercy to

God, who art of infinite goodness wards us. and mercy; we, thy poor creatures, whom We found trouble and heaviess; we thou hast made and preserved, holding were even at death's door. our souls in life, and now rescuing us out the waters of the sea had well nigh of the jaws of death, humbly present covered us; the proud waters had well ourselves again before thy Divine Ma- nigh gone over our soul. jesty, to offer a sacrifice of praise and The sea roared; and the stormy wind thanksgiving, for that thou heardest us lifted up the waves thereof. when we called in our trouble, and didst We were carried up as it were to hea. not cast out our prayer, which we made ven, and then down again into the deep; before thee in our great distress; even our soul melted within us, because of when we gave all for lost, our Ship, our trouble.

| Then cried we unto thee, O Lord, and fully look upon us, and wonderfully thou didst deliver us out of our distress. command a deliverance, for which we Blessed be thy name, who didst not now, being in safety, do give all praise despise the prayer of thy servants; but and glory to thy holy name, through Je- didst hear our cry, and hast saved us. sus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thou didst send forth thy command Or this.

ment; and the windy storm ceased, and MOST mighty and gracious good was turned into a calm.

God, thy mercy is over all thy! Olet us therefore praise the Lord for works, but in special manner bath been his goodness; and declare the wonders extended towards us, whom thou hast so that he hath done, and still doeth, for the powerfully and wonderfully defended. I children of men! Thou hast showed us terrible things, and Praised be the Los

; even Rie

ahou hast mlife, and no humbly pre Ma- nighie sea roared thereof, were to hea.

offer a sacrit thou heardestidst) We were

thee in oil for lost, our su merci-. Thedidst deliver uname, who unt Wheds, our Lives, then and wonderfully th Blessed be thy name servants; !

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