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Lord that helpeth us, and pouretia his be- Therefore not unto us, O Lord, not unto nefits upon us.
Jus; but unto thy name be given the He is our God; even the God of whom glory. cometh salvation: God is tbe Lord, by The Lord hath done great things for whom we have escaped death.
us; the Lord bath done great things for Thou, Lord, hast made us glad through us, for which we rejoice. the operation of thy hands; and we will. Our help standeih in the name of the triuniph in thy praise. .
(Lord, who hath made beaven and earth. Blessed be the Lord God; even the Blessed be the name of the Lord, from Lord God, who only doeth wondrous this time forth for evermore. things;
1 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son And blessed be the name of his Majes- and to the Holy Ghost; ty for ever; and let every one of us say, As it was in the beginning, is now, and Amen, Amen.
ever shall be, workel without end. Amen Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, Aftor this Hymn may be said the Te and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and
Deum. ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
# Then this Collect.
ALMIGHTY God, the Sovereign LA Psalm or Hymn of Praise and TO
Commander of all the world, in Thanksgiving ufter Victory.
whose hand is power and might, which TF the Lord had not been on our side, I none is able to withstand; we bless and
now may we say; if the Lord liiniself magnify thy great and glorious name for had not been on our side, when men rose this happy victory, the whole glory up against us;
whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art They had swallowed us up quick, when the only giverof victory. And we beseech they were so wrathfwly displeased at us. (thee, give us grace to improve this great Yen, the waters had drowned us, and mercy to thy glory, the advancement of
had gone over otur soul; the thy Gospel, the honour of our country, deep waters of the proud had gone over and, as much as in us lieta, to the good our soul.
Jof all mankind. And we beseech thee But praised be the Lord, who hath not give us such a sense of thy great mercy, given us over as a prey unto them. äs may engage us to a true thankfulness
The Lord hath wrought a mighty sal such as may appear in om lives, by an vation for us.
| humble, boly, and obedient walking beWe got not this by our own sword, nei-fore thee all our days, through Jesus ther was it our own arm that saved us; Christ our Lord; to whom, with thee, but thy right hand, and thine arm, and and the Holy Spirit, as for all thy merthe light of thy countenance, hecause cies, so in particular for this victory and thou badst a favour unto us.
I deliverance, be all glory and honour, The Lond hath appeared for us; the world without end. Amen. Lord hath covered our beads, and made
2 Cor. xii. 14. is to stand in the day of battle.
The Lord hath appeared for us; the M HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lord bath overthrown our enemies, and 1 and the love of God, and the fellow dashed in pieces those that rose up against ship of the Holy Gbost, be with us all
At the Burial of the Dend at Sea, the Office in the Common Prayer Book may be wed; only instead of these words, We therefore commit his Body to the ground, earth to earth, fc. say, We therefore commit his Body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the Resurrection of the Body when the Sen shall give up her dead, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Uhrist; who at his coming shall change our vile Body, that it may be like his glorious Body, according to the nighty working whereby he is able to subulue all things to himself.
A FORM OF PRAYER FOP THE VISITATION OF PRISONERS.. 1 When Morning or Evening Prayer shall be read in any Prison, instead of the Psalm,
O come let us sing, &c. shåll be read the 130th Psalm; and the Minister shall insert after the Collect for the Duy, the Collect in the following service, O God, who sparest, &c. and at such times as the Litany is not read, he shall add the Prayer, O God, merciful Father, who despisest not, &c.
1 And when Notice is given to the Minis-bringest light out of darkness, and good
ter, that a Prisoner is confined for some out of evil, grant that the pains and pum, great or capital crime, he shall visit him; | ishments which these thy servants enand when he cometh into the place where dure, through their bodily confinement, the Prisoner is, he shall say, keneeling may tend to setting free their souls from down,
the chains of sin; through Jesus Christ DEMEMBER not, Lord, our iniquities, our Lord. Amen. ,
n nor the iniquities of our forefathers; 11 Here the Minister, as he shall see con neither take thou vengeance of our sins: 'venient, may read the Prayer for All Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, conditions of Men, the Collect for Ashwhom thou hast redeemed with thy moşt Wednesday, and the Collect beginning precious blood, and be not angry with us Almighty God, the fountain of all wisfor ever.
dom, fre. or any other Prayer of the LiAns. Spare us, good Lord.
turgy, which he shall judge proper. Let us pray.
1 Then shall the Minister exhort the Lord, have mercy upon us.
Prisoner or Prisoners after this Form, Christ, have mercy upon us.
or other like: · Lord, have mercy upon us. OUR Father, who art in Heaven, &c.ID
EARLY beloved, know this, that U Min. O Lord, show thy mercy upon
Almighty God, whose never-failing
providence governeth all things both in us; Ans. And grant us thy salvation.
heaven and earth, hath so wisely and
mercifully ordered the course of this Min. Turn thy face from our sins, Ans. And blot out all our iniquities.
world, that his judginents are often sent Min. Send us help from thy holy place; as
c. Jas fatherly corrections to us; and if with Ans. For thine indignation lieth' hard due submission and resignation to his
holy will we receive the same, they will upon us. Min, O Lord, hear our prayer;
work together for our good. Ans. And let the sighing of the Pris-1. It is your part and duty, therefore, to oners come before thee.
humble yourself under the mighty hand
of God, to acknowledge the righteousness The Collect.
of his judgments, and to endeavour, that, NRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty by his grace, this present visitation may
O God, that we, who for our evil deeds lead you to a sincere and hearty repenllo worthily deserve to be punished, by tance. the comfort of thy grace may mercifully The way and means thereto is, to exabe relieved; through our Lord and Sa- mine your life and conversation by the viour Jesus Christ. Amen.
rule of God's commandments; and GOD, who sparest when we deserve whereinsoever you shall perceive your
punishment, and in thy wrath re- self to have otlended either by will, word, memberest mercy; we humbly beseech or deed, there to bewail your own sinful thee, of thy goodness,to comfort and suc-ness, and to confess yourself to Almighty cour all those who are under reproach God, with full purpose of amendment of and misery in the house of bondage; life. And if you shall perceive your of correct them not in thine anger, neither fences to be such as are not only against chasten them in thy sore displeasure. Gind, but also against your neighbours; Give them a right understanding of then to reconcile yourself to them, being themselves, and of thy threats and pro- ready to inake restitution and satisfac, mises; that they may neither cast away tion, according to the utterinost of your their confidence in thee, nor place it any power, for all injuries and wrongs done avhere but in thee. Relieve the distress-by you to any other: and being likewise mil, protect the innocent, and awaken the ready to forgive others who have offentguilly: and forasmuch as thou alone ed you, as wu would have forgiveness of
t the sighing of the Fris humble you knowledge the rig
endlieve place it way
your offences at God's hand. And to this For I acknowledge my faults; and my true repentance and change of mind you sin is ever before me. must add a lively and steadfast faith, Against thee only have I sinned, and and depenulence upon the merits of the done this evil in thy sight; that thou death of Christ, with an entire resigna- mightest be justified in thy saying, and tion of yourself to the will of God. Ex- clear when thou art judged.' cept you repent, and believe, we can give Behold, I was shapen in wickedness; you no hope of salvation. But if you do and in sin hath my mother conceived sincerely repent and believe, God hath me.. declared, though your sins be as red as! But lo, thou requirest truth in the inscarlet, they shall be made white as ward parts; and shalt make me to undersnow; though your wickednesses have stand wisdom secretly. gone over your head, yet shall they not Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and be your destruction.
I shall be clean; thou shalt wash me, We exhort you therefore in the name and I shall be whiter than snow. of God, and of his dear Son Jesus Christ Thou shalt make me hear of joy and our Saviour, and as you tender your own gladness; that the bones which thou hast salvation, to take good heed of these broken may rejoice. things in time, while the day of salvation Turn thy face from my sins; and put lasteth; for the night cometh, when no out all my misdeeds. ioan can work. While you have the light, Make me a clean heart, O God; and rebelieve in the light, and walk as children new a right spirit within ne. of the light, that you be not cast into Cast me not away from thy presence; outer darkness; that you may not knock, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. when the door shall be shut; and cry for O give me the comfort of thy help mercy, when it is the time of justice. again; and stablish me with thy free Now you are the object of God's mercy, Spirit. of by repentance and true faith you turn! Then shall I teach thy ways unto the into him; but if you neglect these things, wicked; and sinners shall be converted you will be the object of his justice and unto thee. vengeance: Now you may claim the me- Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O rits of Christ; but if you die in your sins, God, thou that art the God of my liealth; bis sufferings will tend to your greater and my tongue shall sing of thy rightecondemnation. O beloved, consider in ousness. this your day, how fearful a thing it will Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord; and be to fall into the hands of the living my mouth sliall show thy praise. God, when you can neither fly to his Fortbou desirest no sacrifice, else mercy to protect you, nor to the merits would I give it thee; but thou delightest of Cbrist to cover you in that terrible not in burnt-offerings. day.
The sacrifice of God is a troubled SpiHere the Minister shall examine himrit, a broken and contrite heart, O God, concerning his Faith, and rehearse the
shalt thou not despise. Articles of the Creed, Dost thou believe
Then the Minister shall say, in God, &c. And the prisoner shall
Let us pray. answer, All this I steadfastly believe.
LORD, we beseech thee, mercifully
hear our prayers, and spare all those 1 Then skall the Minister examine whe
who confess their sins unto thee; that ther he repent him truly of his sins, and
they, whose consciences by sin are acbe in charity with all the world, and
cused, by thy merciful pardon may be ab)further admonish him particularly con- solved, through Christ our Lord. Amen. cerning the crimes wherewith he is charge
GOD, wbose mercy is everlasting, ed; and ephort him, if he have any scru
and power infinite; look down with ples, that he would declare the same, and
pity and compassion upon the sufferings prepare himself for the Holy Commer
of this thy servant; and whether thou nio, against the time that it may be proper to administer it to him.
nishment of his offences, enable him by Then, all kneeling, the Minister shall |
thy grace cheerfully to submit himself say as follows, from the 51st Psalm : to thy holy will and pleasure. Go not UTAVE mercy upon me, O God, after far from those, O Lord, whom thou I thy great goodness; according to hast laid in a place of darkness, and in the multitude of thy mercies, do away the deep;'and forasmuch as thou hast mine offences.
not cut him off suddenly, but chastenest Wash me thoroughly from my wicked him as a father; grant that he, duly noss; and cleanse nie from my sin. 'considering thy great mercies, may.
visitest for trial of mind whether thou
ster it to him.
Wher saved in the world to comur soul in your ing all the satisfactionyour
unseignedly thankful, and turn unto thee teth not up his mercies for ever in die with true repentance and sincerity of pleasure: But if we confess our sins, be heart, through Jesus Christ our Lord. is faithful and just to forgive us our sins Amen.
and to cleanse us froin all unrighteous
ness. Do not either way abuse the good 9 Prayers for Persons under Sentence
noss of God, who calleth us mercifully to of Death.
amendment, and of his endless pity pro 1 When a Criminal is under Sentence of miseth us forgiveness of that which is
Death, the Minister shall proceed, in past, if with a perfect and true heart we mediately after the Collect, O God, who return unto him sourest, &c. to exhort him after this Since therefore you are soon to pass Form, or other likce:
to an endless and upchaugeable stalet T EARLY beloved, it hath pleased Al- your future happiness or misery depend
U mighty God, in his justice, to bring upon the few moments which are a you under the sentence and condemna- you; I require you strictly to end uan of the law: You are shortly to suffer yourself, and your estate both towards death in such a manner, that others, God and towarus man; and let no word warned by your example, may be the ly consideration hinder you from maki more afraid to offend; and we pray God, a true and full confession of your sink that you may make such use of your pur and giving all the satisfaction which nishments in this world, that your soul in your power to every one whom ! may be saved in the world to come
have wronged or injured; that you my
have w Wherefore we come to you in the bowo find mercy at your heavenly Fathe els of compassion; and, being desirous hand, for Christ's sake, and not be a that you should avoid presumption on demned in the dreadful day of judgmond the one hand, and despair on the other, Lastly, beloved, submit yourself wil shall plainly lay before you the wretched-I Christian resignation to the just iud. Dess of your condition, and declare howment of God, wbich your own crime far you ought to depend on the mercies have brought upon you, and be in cha! of God, and the merits of our Saviour.rity with all men; being ready sincerely Consider then seriously with yourself, in to forgive all such as liave offended you all appearance the time of your dissolu- not excepting those who have prosecute tion draweth near; your sins have laid you even unto death: And, though the fast hold upon you; you are soon to be inay seein a hard saying, yet know removed from among men by a violentsuredly, that without it your charity death; and you shall fade away sudden-not yet perfect. And fail not earned ty like the grass, which in the morning I to endeavour and pray for this bles is green and groweth up, but in the temper and composure of mind. evening is cut down, dried up, and with- niay you cast yourself with an entired ered. After you have thus finished the pendence upon the mercies ne course of a sinful and miserable life, you through the merits of our Saviour shall appear before the Judge of all | Redeemer Jesus Christ. ee flesh who as be pronounces blessings IT Here the Minister shall examine Aut on the righteous, shall likewise say, with a terrible voice of most just judgment, tol
concerning his Faith, and rehearse to
1 Articles of the Creed, Dost thou believe the wicked, Go, ye accursed, into the fire
in God, C. And the Criminal shall everlasting, prepared for the devil and
answer, his angels.
Your sins have brought you too near All this I steadfastly believe. this dreadful sentence: It is therefore I Then shall the Minister examine the your part and duty, my brother, bum ther he repent him truly of his sins, Dly to confess and bewail your great and horting him to a particular confession manifold offences, and to repent you of the sin for which he is condemned, truly of your stas, as you tender the eter and upon Confession, he shall instruct nal salvation of your soul.
him tuhat satisfaction ought to be made Bę not deceived with a vain and pre to those whom he has offended thereby, sumptuous expectation of God's favour, and if he knoweth any combinations in nor SAY within yourself, Peace, Peace wickedness, or any cvil practicus design where there is no peace; for there is no ed against others, let hint be admonich pence, saith my God, to the wicked God ed to the utmost of his power to discote is not mocked; he is of purer eyes than and prevent them. to behold iniquity, and without holiness After his Confession, the Minister sha no man shall see the Lord. On the other dedare to hin the pardoning mery Mond, despair not of Goul's mercy, though! God, in the Form which is well in l.
Le is ww cery side; for God slaw-! Curt'winio Service
After which shall be said the Collect Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eterfollowing
nal, suffer us not, at our last hour, for any HOLY Jesus, who of thine infinite pains of death to fall from thee. U goodness, didst accept the conver- | 1 Then the Minister shall say, sion of a sinner on the cross; open thine THE Almighty God, who is a most eye of mercy upon this thy servant, who 1 strong tower to all those who put desireth pardon and forgiveness, though their trust in him ; to whom all tbings in in his latest hour he turneth unto thee. Re-heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do pew in him whatsoever hath been decay-bow and obey ; be now and ever more ed by the fraud and malice of the devil, thy defence; and make thee know and or by bis own carnal will and frailness.feel that there is none other name under Consider his contrition ; accept Ins re- heaven given to man, in whom, and pentance; and forasmuch as he putteth through whom, thou mayest receive salhis full trust only in thy mercy, imputevation, but only in the name of our Lord pot unto him his former sins, but strength-Jesus Christ. Amen. en him with thy blessed Spirit; and when
sq And after that shall say, thou art pleased to take him hence, take him unto thy favour: This we leg through T INTO God's gracious mercy and prothy merits, O Lord, our Saviour and our tection we commit thee: The Lord Redeemer. Amen.
bless thee and keep thee: The Lord make 1 Then the Minister shall say,
his face to shine upon thee, and be gra
cious unto thee: The Lord lift up his FATHER of mercies, and God of all countenance upon thee, and give thee
comfort; we fly unto thee for suc- peace, both now and evermore. courin bebalf of this thy servant, who is . At the time of Execution, besides all, now under the sentence of condemnation. The day of his calamity is at hand, and
or such parts of the foregoing Office as
wand, and the Minister shall judge proper, shall he is accounted as one of those who go
be said the Commendatory Prayer for down into the pit. Blessed Lord, remem
a person at the point of Departure, as ber thy mercies; look upon lis infirmi
it is in the Visitation of the Sick. ties; hear the voice of bis complaint; give him, we beseech thee, patience in IT The Collect for the Communion Service. this his time of adversity, and support
GOD, who declarest thy Almighty under the terrors which encompass him;
power chiefly in showing mercy and set before his eyes the things he hath I pity; we beseech thee to have mercy done in the body, which have justly pro- upon this thy servant, who for his transvoked thee to anger; and forasmuch as I gressions is appointed to die. Grant that his continuance appeareth to be short he may take thy judgnients patiently. amongst us, quicken him so much the and repent him truly of his sins; that he more by thy grace and Holy Spirit; that recovering thy favour, the fearful reward. he, being converted and reconciled untol of his actions may end with this life; thee, before thy judgments have cut him and whensoever his soul shall depart off from the earth, may at the hour of his from the body, it may be without spot death depart in peace, and be received presented unto thee, through Jesus Christ into thine everlasting kingdom, through our
rough our Lord. Amen. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ileb. xii. 11.
INTO chastening for the present seemeth
cross and precious blood last re- less, afterwards it yieldeth the peaceable deemed us, save us and help us, we hum- fruit of righteousness, unto them which bly beseech thee, O Lord.
are exercised thereby. # Then the Minister, standing, shall say, The Gospel St. John v. 24. TN the midst of life we are in death:1 TTERILY. Verily, I say unto you, Heim For whom may we seek for succour, butV that heareth my word, and believe. ofthee, O Lord, who for our sins art just- eth on him that sent me, hath everlasting ty displeased?'
life, and shall not come into condemna Yet, o Lord God most boly, O Lord
tion; but is passed from death unto life. inost mighty, O holy and most mercifu Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter: A Prayer for imprisoned Debtors. pains of eternal death..
M OST gracious God, 'look down in Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our I pity and compassion upon these Searts: Shut not thy merciful ears to our tirine aillicted servants, wlio are falles prayers; but spaie u6, Lord most haly, under the nisery of a cluse restinilit & God most mighty, Olroly aux crtitut Givo dient always a deep serve of them