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and that, at the general Resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight; and receive that blessing, which thy well-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 Ro. deemer. Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Additional Prayers. OST merciful Father, who hast been pleased vant (or this child); Grant to us who are still in our pilgrimage, and who walk as yet by faith, that having served thee with constancy on earth, we may, be joined hereafter with thy blessed saints in glory everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Lord

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away the sting of death; Grant unto us thy servants so to follow in faith where thou hast led the way, that we may at length fall asleep peacefully in thee, and awake up after thy likeness; through thy mercy, who livest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

LMIGHTY and everliving God, we yield

thanks, for the wonderful grace and virtue declared in all thy saints, who have been the choice vessels of thy grace, and the lights of

the world in their several generations; most humbly beseeching thee to give us grace so io follow the example of their stedfastness in thy faith, and obedience to thy holy commandments, that at the day of the general Resur. rection, we, with all those who are of the mystical body of thy Son, may be set on his right hand, and hear that his most joyful voice: Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. frant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen. 1 Inasmuch as it may sometimes be expedient to say under shelter

of the Church the whole or a part of the service appointed to be said at the Grave, the same is hereby allowed for weighty cause

At the Burial of the Dead at Sea. T The same office may be used; but in the Sentence of Committal,

the Minister shall say, We therefore commit his body to the deep, looking for the general Resurrection in the last day, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; at whose second coming in glorious majesty to judge the world, the sea shall give up her dead; and the corruptible bodies of those who sleep in him shall be changed, and made like unto his glorious body; according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself,

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THE THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH;

COMMONLY CALLED,

THE CHUROHING OF WOMEN.

T 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. 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 Ordt nary shall direct; and then the Minister shall say unto her, TORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty

erance, and to preserve you in the great danger of Child-birth; you shall therefore give hearty thanks unto God, and say, T Then shall be said by both of them the following Hymn, the

woman still kneeling.

Dilexi, quoniam. I AM well pleased : that the LORD hath heard

the voice of my prayer; That he hath inclined his ear unto me : there. fore will I call upon him as long as I live.

I found trouble and heaviness, and I called upon the Name of the LORD : 0 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.

T Then shall the Minister say the Lord's Prayer, with what follow

eth: but the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if this be used joith the Morning or Evening Prayer.

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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 not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen. Minister, O Lord, save this woman thy ser

vant;
Answer. Who putteth her trust in thee.
Minister. Be thou to her a strong tower;
Answer. From the face of her enemy.
Minister. Lord, hear our prayer.
Answer. And let our cry

me unto thee.
Minister. Let us pray.

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ALMIGHTY God, we give thee humble

thanks for that thou hast been graciously pleased to preserve, through the great pain and peril of child-birth, this woman, thy servant, who desireth now' to offer her praises and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Father, that she, through thy 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 Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

I The Woman, that cometh to give her Thanks, must offer accus

tomed 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 and 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 spreadest out the

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compassed the waters with bounds, until day and night come to an end ; Be pleased to receive 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 e.,oy 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. DIRI IRECT us, O Lord, in all our doings, with 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 all Ships in Storms at Sea. 0

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 abovo all, and therefore we adore thy Divine Majesty, acknowledging thy power, and imploring thy

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