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there is no peace; for there to the just judgment of God, is no peace, says my God, which your own crimes have to the wicked. God is not brought upon you, and be in mocked; he is of purer eyes charity with all men ; being than to behold iniquity ; and ready sincerely to forgive all without holiness no man shall such as have offended you, not see the Lord. On the other excepting those who have prohand, despair not of God's secuted you even unto death : mercy, though trouble is on And, though this may seem a every side ; for God shutteth hard saying, yet know assurnot up his mercies for ever in edly, that without ityour chardispleasure : But if we confessity is not yet perfect. And our sins, he is faithful and just fail not earnestly to endeavour to forgive us our sins, and to and pray for this blessed temcleanse us from all unrighte-per and composure of mind : ousness. Do not either way So may you cast yourself with abuse the goodness of God, an entire dependence upon the who calleth us mercifully to mercies of God, through the amendment, and of his endless merits of our Saviour and Repity promiseth us forgiveness deemer Jesus Christ. of that which is past, if with
T Here the Minister shall ex. a perfect and true heart we
amine him concerning his return unto him.
Faith, and rehearse the Ar. Since therefore you are soon
ticles of the Creed, Dost to pass into an endless and
thou believe in God, &c. unchangeable state, and your
And the Criminal shall anifuture happiness or misery de
swer, pends upon the few moments which are left you ; I require All this I steadfastly believe. you strictly to examine your-Then shall the Minister exself, and your estate both to amine whether he repent him wards God and towards man; truly of his sins, exhorting and let no worldly considera him to a particular Confestion hinder you from making sion of the sin for which he a true and full confession of is condemned; and upon your sins, and giving all the Confession, he shall instruct satisfaction which is in your him what satisfaction ought power to every one whom you to be made to those whom he have wronged or injured; that has offended thereby; and if you may find mercy at your he knoweth any combinations heavenly Father's hand, for in wickedness, or any evil Christ's sake, and not be con fractices designed against demned in the dreadful day others, let him be admon. of judgment.
ished to the utmost of his Lastly,beloved,submit your-frower to discover and preself with Christian resignation vent them.
& After his Confession, the complaint ; give him, we be
Minister shall declare to him seech thee, patience in this his the pardoning mercy of God, uime of adversity, and support in the Form which is used under the terrors which enin the Communion Service. compass him; set before his After which shall be said in the body, which have justly
eyes the things he hath done the Collect following.
provoked thee to anger; and OHOLY Jesus,who of thine forasmuch as his continuance
infinite goodness, didst ac- appeareth to be short amongst cept the conversion of a sinner us, quicken him so much the on the cross ; open thine eye more by thy grace and holy of mercy upon thisthy servant, Spirit; that he, being convertwho desireth pardon and for- ed and reconciled unto thee, giveness, though in his latest before thy judgments have cut hour he turneth unto thee. him off from the earth, inay Renewin bim whatsoeverhath at the hour of his death debeen decayed by the fraud and part in peace, and be receivmalice of the devil, or by his ed into thine everlasting kingown carnal will and frailness.dom, through Jesus Christ Consider his contrition ; ac-our Lord. Amen. cept his repentance; and for
[Adding this : asmuch as he putteth his full trustonly in thy mercy,impute O SAVIOUR of the world, not unto him his former sins, who by thy cross and prebut strengthen himn with thy cious blood hast redeemed us, blessed Spirit; and when thou save us and help us, we hum. art pleased to take him hence, bly beseech thee, O Lord. take him unto thy favour :
T Then the Minister, slandThis we beg through thy merits, O Lord, our Saviour and
ing, shall say, our Redeemer. Amen. N the midst of life we are
in death : Of whom may Then the Minister shall say,
we scek for succour, but of O FATHER of mercies and thee, O Lord, who for our
God of all comfort ; we sins art justly displeased. fly unto thee for succour in be Yet, O Lord God most holy, half of this thy servant, who O Lord most mighty, O holy is now under the sentence of and most merciful Saviour, condemnation. The day of deliver us not into the bitter his calamity is at hand, and he pains of eternal death. is accounted as one of those Thou knowest, Lord, the who go down into the pit. secrets of our hearts : Shut Blessed Lord, remember thy not thy merciful ears to our mercies; look upon his infir- prayers : but spare us, Lord mities; hear the voice of his most holy,OGodmost mighty,
O holy and merciful Saviour, beseech thee to have mercy thou most worthy Judge eter- upon this thy servant, who for nal, suffer us not, at our last his transgressions is appointhour, for any pains of death ed to die. Grant that he may to fall from thee.
take thy judgments patiently, Then the Minister shall say,
and repent him truly of his THE Almighty God, who
sins; that he recovering thy is a most strong tower
favour, the fearful reward of to all those who put their trust
his actions may end with this in him ; to whom all things in shall depart from the body, it
life ; and whensoever his soul heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey ;
may be without spot presented be now and evermore thy de
untothee,through Jesus Christ fence ; and make thee know
our Lord. Amen, and feel that there is none oth- The Epistle. Heb. xii. 11. ername under heaven given to man, in whom and through NO chastening for the prewhom thou mayest receive
sent seemeth to be joyous, salvation, but only the name of
but grievous ; nevertheless afour Lord Jesus Christ. Amen, terwards it yieldeth the peace
able fruits of righteousness, And after that shall say,
unto them which are exerUNTO God's gracious cised thereby.
mercy and protection we commit thee: The Lord bless
St. John v. 24.
The Gospel. thee and keep thee; The Lord VERILY; verily, I say unto
you, He that heareth my thee, and be gracious unto word, and believeth on him thee: The Lord list up his that sent me, hath everlasting countenance upon thee, and life, and shall not come into give thee peace, both now and condemnation ; but is passed evermore.
from death unto lise. [ At the time of Execution, besides all, or such parts of
TA Prayer for imprisoned
Debtors. the foregoing Office as the Niinister shall judge pro- MOST gracious God, look frier, shall be said the Com. down in pity and commendatory Prayer for a Per-passion upon these thine afson at the point of Depar-flicted servants, who are fallen ture, as it is in the Visitation under the misery of a close of the Sick.
restraint. Give them always The Collect for the Commu-a deep sense of their sins, and
nion Service. of thy fatherly love and corO GOD, who declarest thyrection; and the more their
Almighty powerchiefly in confinement presseth hard showing mercy and pity ; we upon them, the more let the
A FORM OF PRAYER, s.) comforts of thy grace and them up friends to pity and mercy abound towards them. relieve them; give them the Give to their creditors tender-continued comfortofthy counness and compassion, and to tenance here; and so sanctify them a meek and forgiving their afflictions, that they may spirit towards all those who work for them an eternal have confined them, and a full weight of glory, through the purpose to repair all the inju-merits and mediation of Jesus ries and losses which others Christ thy Son our Lord. have sustained by them. Raise Amen.
A FORM OF PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING To Almighty God, for the Fruits of the Earth, and all the
other Blessings of his merciful Providence; to be used yearly on the First Thursday in November, oron such
other Day as shall be appointed by the Civil Authority. ( The Service shall be as usual, except where
is hereby otherwise appointed. Among the Sentences at the beginning of Morning Prayer
shall be the following : ONOUR the Lord withjof corn and of wine, also his
the first fruits of all thine in- Deut. xxxiii. 28. crease : So shall thy barns be Happy art thou, O Israel ; filled with plenty, and thy who is like unto thee, O peopresses shall burst out with ple saved by the Lord, the hew wine. Prov. iii. 9, 10. shield of thy help, and who is
The Lord by wisdoin hath the sword of thy excellency! founded the earth ; by under- Deut. xxxiii. 29. standing hath he established the heavens: By his know. Instead of O come let us ledge the depths are broken sing, &c. the following shall up, and the clouds drop down
be said or sung : the dew. Prov. iii. 19, 20. The eternal God is thy
it is good to sing praises refuge, and underneath are unto our God; for it is pleathe everlasting arms. Deut. sant, and praise is comely. xxxiii. 27
The Lord doth build up Israel then shall dwell in Jerusalem ; he gathereth tosafety alone; the fountain of gether the out-casts of Israel. Jacob shall be upon the land! He healeth those that are
O Moslemerciful Father
broken in heart, and bindeth 'give us a just sense of this up their wounds.
great mercy; euch as may apHe covereth the hearen pearin our lives, liyan huruble, with clouds, and prepareth holy, and obedient walking Lerain for the earth ; he maketh fore thee all our days, through the grass to grow upon the Jesus Christ our Lord; to mountains.
whom, with thee and the Holy He giveth to the beast his Ghost,be all glory and honour, food; and to the young ravens world without eid. Amen.
1 The Collect to be used in, Praise the Lord, O Jerusa
stead of that for the day. lem : Praise thy God, O Sion. thc bars of thy gates; he hath
who hast blessed the lablessed thy children within bours of the husbandman in thee.
the returns of the fruits of the He maketh peace in thy earth; we give thee humble borders, and filleth thee with and hearty thanks for this thy the finest of the wheat.
bounty ; beseeching thee to q Then shall be said or sung to us ; that our land may still
continue thy loving kindness one of the Selections, or some other portion of the Psalm 8, and our comfort, through Je
yield her increase, to thy glory at the discretion of the Mi
sus Christ our Lord. Amen. nister.
The Epistle. St. James i. 16. The First Lesson shall be Deut. viii. and the Second
D : Lesson shall be 1 Thess. y.
brethren: every good 12 to 24.
gift and every perfect gift is
from above ; and cometh down After the General Thanks.
from the Father of Lights, giving, shall be said this with whom is no variableness, which followeth :
neither shadow of turning. OST gracious God, by Of his own will begat he us of
whose knowledge the the word of truth, that we depths are broken up and the should be a kind of first fruits clouds drop down the dew; we of his creatures. Wherefore yield thee unfeigned thanks my beloved brethren,let every and praise, as for all thy mer-'man be swist to hear, slow to cies, so especially for the re- speak, slow to wrath: for the turns of Seed-time and Har- wrath of man worketh not the vest, and for crowning the righteousness of God. Whereyear with thy goodness in the fore lay apart all filthiness and increase of the ground and the superfluity of naughtiness and gathering in of the fruits there- receive with meekness the enof. And we beseech thee, grafted word, which is able to