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Lord, save thy people, and bless thine inheri
tance, which thou hast purchased with the precious blood of thy Chrift: guide them with thy right hand, cover them under thy wings, and grant that they may fight the good fight, finish their course, and keep the faith, continuing stedfaft, unblameable, and unreproveable to the end, through our Lord Jesus Christ thy beloved Son; with whom to Thee and the Holy Ghost, be glory, honour, and adoration, world without end. Amen.
Then shall the Priest pronounce this Benediction. THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the
+ love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with you all evermore. Amen.
When the Communion is administred at the Burial of
the Dead, the Corps shall be brought to the Church in the morning, at the time appointed for the celebration of the Holy Eucharift: and the Priest and Deacon meeting it at the entrance of the Churchyard, Mall begin the Burial service as before pre
When the Deacon has ended the Lesson, the Communion
service shall begin according to the form before pre"scribed in the Holy Liturgy, except that the following Introit,
troit, Collect, Epistle, and Gospel shall be
The Introit for this occasion is taken out of the 23d
and other Psalms. T HE Lord is my shepherd; therefore can !
lack nothing. He shall feed me in a green pasture: and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
He shall convert my soul: and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his names fake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil : for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
I should utterly have fainted: but that I believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
O tarry thou the Lord's leisure: be strong, and he shall comfort thine heart, and put thou thy trust in the Lord.
Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul: for the Lord hath rewarded thee.
The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance: right dear in the fight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
Therefore shall every good man sing of thy praise without ceasing : O my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord: and be joyful all ye that are true of heart.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost; [Hallelujah :]
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. [Hallelujah. ]
The Colleet. A Lmighty God, we give thee hearty thanks for this n thy servant, whom thou hast delivered from the miseries of this wretched world, from the body of sin and all temptation ; and, as we trust, hast brought bis soul, which we commit into thy holy hands, into sure consolation and rest. Grant, we beseech thee, that at the last great day his soul, and the souls of all the Faithful departed out of this life in thy fear and 04
favour, may with us, and we with them, fully receive thy promises, and be made perfect all together, through the glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 Theff. 4. 13. BUT I would not have you to be ignorant, breD thren, concerning them who are asleep, that ye forrow not, even as others who have rio hope. For if we believe, that Jesus died, and rose again : even so them also who sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them who are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a fhout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air : and so fhall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
: The Gospel. S. John 6. 47 JEsus said to the Jews, Verily, verily, I say unto J you, He that believeth on me, hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread, which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give, is my fieth, which I will give for the life of the world, The Jews therefore Trove among
themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat ?' Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hach eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Facher hath sent me; and I live by the Father; fo, he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread that came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead; he that eatech of this bread, shall live for ever.
But Note, that if the day on which the Holy Eucharist
is to be celebrated at the Burial of the Dead, be a Sunday or any Festival for which a proper Introit, Collect, Epijile, and Gospel, are appointed; then the foregoing Introit is to be used, and that for the day omitted, and the foregoing Epistle and Gospel are to be omitted, and the Colle£t, Epistle, and Gospel for the day are to be used; but note, that the foregoing Colleet shall be faid immediately before the Collect for the day. But if the day be Ashwednesday or any of the fix days next before Easter, then the Introit, Collect, Epistle, and Gospel for the day shall be said before the Penitential Office, as if the Eucharist was not celebrated that day, and the foregoing Introit, Collect, Epistle, and Gospel Shall be used at the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at the Burial of the Dead."