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to mark what is done arniss; 0,9 A Prayer for a sick Child. Lord, who may abide it?

O Almighty God and merciful For there is mercy with thee; Father, to whom alone belong therefore shalt thou be feared. the issues of life and death ; look

I look for the Lord, my soul down from heaven, we hambly bedoth wait for him; in his word is seech thee, with the eyes of inercy

upon this Child, now lying upon the My soul fleeth unto the Lord, bed of sickness : Visit

him, O Loril, before the morning watch; 1 say, with thy salvation ; deliver ruim in before the morning watch. thy good appointed time from his

O Israel, trust in the Lord, for bodily pain, and save les sout for with the Lord there is mercy; and thy mercies sake; that if it shall with him is plenteous redemption. bc thy pleasure to prolong his days

And he shall redeem Israel from here on earth, he may live to thee, all his sins.

and be an instrument of thy glory, Adding this:

by serving thee faithfully, and doing O

Saviour of the world, who by good in his generation : Or else re

thy Cross and precious Blood ceive him into those heavenly babihast redeemed us; save us, and tations, where the souls of those help us, we humbly beseech thee, who sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy O Lord.

perpetual rest and felicity : Grant Then shall the Minister say,

this, O Lord, for thy mercies sake,

in the same thy Son our Lord Jesus THE Almighty Lord, who is a

most strong tower to all those Christ, who liveth and reigneth who put their trust in him, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever all things in heaven, in earth, and one God, world without end. Amen. under the earth, do bow and obey, A Prayer for a sick Person, be now and evermore thy defence;

when there appeareth but smuú and make thee know and feel, that

hope of recovery. there is none other name under O Father of mercies, and God of

man,
in whom, and

all comfort, our only help in through whom, thou mayest receive time of need; We fly unto thee for health and salvation, but only the succour in behalf of this thy servant, name of our Lord Jesus Christ. here lying under thy hand in great Amen.

weakness of body: Look graciously T Here the Minister may, use any part of theoutward mandecayeth,strength.

upon him, O Lord; and the more the service of this Book, which, in his discretion, he shall think convenient to en him, we beseech thee, so much the occasion; and after that shall the more continually with thy grace

: protection we commit thee: Give him unfeigned repentance for The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: all the errors of his life past, and The Lord make his face to shine steadfast faith in thy Son Jesus, upon thee, and be gracious unto that his sins may be done away by thee: The Lord lift up his coun- thy mercy, and his partion sealed tenance upon thee, and give thee in Heaven, before he gn hence, and peace both now and evermore. be no more seen. We know, o Amen.

Lord, that there is no word impose Prayers which may be said with the sible with thee; and that, it thou foregoing service, or any part thereof, wilt, thou canst even yet raise him at the discreuon of the Minister, lup,

and

grant him a longer continu

say,

ance amongst us : Yet, forasmuch comforts, we beseech thee, look as in all appearance the time of his down in pity and compassion upon dissolution draweth near, so fit and this thy afilicted servant. Thou prepare him, we beseech thee, a- writest bitter things against him, gainst the hour of death, that after and makest him to possess his forhis departure hence in peace, and mer iniquities: Thy wrath lieth in thy favour, his soul may be re-hard upon him, and his soul is full ceived into thine everlasting king- of trouble : But, O merciful God, dom; through the merits and me- who hast written thy holy word for diation of Jesus Christ Chine only our learning, that we, through paSon, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.tience and comfort of thy holy 9 A Commendatory Prayer for a Scriptures, might have hope; give

sick Person at the point of de-him a right understanding of him. parture.

self, and of thy threats and proAlmighty God, with whom do mises, that he may neither cast

live the spirits of just men away his confidence in thee, nor maade perfect, after they are deliv- place it any where but in thee. ered from their earthly prisons; we

Give him strength against all his humbly commend the soul of 'this temptations, and heal all his disthy servant, our dear brother, into tempers: Break not the bruised thy hands, as into the hands of a Shut not up thy tender mercies in

reed, nor quench the smoking flax : faithful Creator, and most merciful Saviour; most humbly beseeching

displeasure; but make him to hear thee, that it may be precious in thy of joy and gladness, that the bones

which thou hast broken may resight: Wash it, we pray thee, in the blood of that imınaculate Lamb, joice: Deliver him from fear of that was slain to take away the sins the enemy, and lift up the light of of the world; that whatsoever de thy countenance upon him; and filements may have contracted

give him peace, through the merits

and mediation of Jesus Christ our in the midst of this miserable and

Loril. Amen. naughty world, through the lust of the flesh, or the wiles of Satan, be- A Prayer which may be suid by ing purged and done away, it may

the Minister, in behalf of all be presented pure and without spot present at the Visitation. before thee.. And teach us who O God, whose days are without survive, in this, and other like daily not be numbered ; make us, we bespectacles of mortality, to see how frail and uncertain our own condi- seech thee, deeply sensible of the tion is; and so to number our days, life ; and let thy Holy Spirit lead

shortness and uncertainty of human that we may seriously apply our hearts to that holy and heavenly holiness and righteousness, all the

us through this vale of misery, in wisdom, whilst we live here, which may in the end bring us to life ever- shall have served thee in our gene

days of our lives : That, when we lasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord. ration, we may be gathered unto

onr Amen.

fathers, having the testimony of a

good conscience; in the comm!i. 1 A Prayer for Persons troubled nion of the Catholic Church ; in the

in Mind or in Conscience. confidence of a certain faith ; in the O

Blessed Lord, the Father of comfort of a reasonable, religious, mercies, and the God of all and holy hope; in favvur with the

our God, and in perfect chiarity with 1 A Thanksgiving for the begin. the world: All which we ask through ning of a recovery. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. CREAT and mighty God, who T A Prayer which may be said in bringest down to the grave,

case of sudden surprise und im- and bringest up again; we bless thy metlidie dunger.

wonderful goodness, for having tur. Most gracious Father, we fly ned our heaviness into joy and our

unto thee for mercy in behalf mourning into gladness, by restorof this ihy servant, here lying un-ing this our brother to sume deder the sudden visitation of thine gree of his former health. Blesshand. If it be thy will, preserve ed be thy nama, that thou didst his life, that there may be place for not forsake him in his sickness; repentance: But, if thou hast other- but didst visit him with comforts wise appointed, let thy mercy sup- from above; didst support him in ply to him the warit of the usual patience and submission to thy will; opportunity for the trimming of and, at last, didst send him season. his lamp. Stir up in him such sor-able relief. Perfect, we beseech row for sin, and such fervent love thee, this thy mercy towards him; to thee, as may in a short time do and prosper the means which shall the work of many days: That be made use of for his cure : That among the praises which thy Saints being restored to health of body, and holy Angels shall sing to the vigour' of mind, and cheerfulness of honour of thy mercy through eter- spirit, he may be able to go to thine nal

ages, it may be to thy unspeak-house, to offer thee an oblation with able glory, that thou has redeemeil great gladness; and to bless thy the soul of this thy servant from holy name for all thy goodness to)eternal death, and made him par-wards him, through Jesus Christ our taker of the everlasting life, which Saviour: To whom with thee and is through Jesus Christ our Lord. the Holy Spirit, be ali honour and Amen.

Iglory world without e:d. Amen.

THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK.

9 Forasmuch as all mortal men are subject to many sudden perils, diseases, and sick

nesses, and ever uncertain what time they shall depart out of this life; therefore, to the intent they may be always in readiness to die, whensoever it shall please Almighty God to call them, the Ministers shall diligently from time to time (hut especially in the time of pestilence, or other infectious sickness) exhout their Pa. rishioners to the often receiving of the Holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, when it shall be publicly administered in the Church; that so doing, they may, in case of sudden visitation, have the least cause to be disquieted for lack of the same. But of the sick person he not able to come in the Church, and yet, is desirous to receive the Communion in his house; then he must give timely nctice to the Minister, signifying also how many there are to communicate with himn (which shall be two at ihe least :) and all things necessary being pr-pared, the Minister shall there celebrate the Holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, here following: The Collect.

and chastise every one whom thou ALMIGHTYM everliving God; dost receive ; we beseech thice to

Maker of mankind, who dost have mercy upon this thy servant correct those whom thou dost love, visited with thinc hand; and to

grant that he may take his sickness faint when thou art rebuked of patiently, and recover his bodily him. For whom the Lord loveth, health, if it be thy gracious will; he chasteneth ; and scourgeth ev.. and that whensoever his soul shall cry son whom he receiveth. depart from the body, it may be The Gospel. St. John v. 24. without spot presented unto thee: VERLY; verily, 11 say unto you

. Amen.

believeth on him that sent me, The Epistle. Heb. xii. 5. hath everlasting life, and shall not MY son, despise not thou the come into condemnation ; bat is

chastening of the Lord, nor passed from death unto life. & After which the Minister shall proceed according to tac Forin hefore prescribed for

the Holy Communion, beginning at these words, Ye who lo truly, &c. TAt the time of the distribution of the Holy Sacrament, the Minister shall first re

ceive the Communion himself, and after minister unto those who are appointed to

communicate with the sick, and last of all to the sick person. 9 But if a man, either hy reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning in

due time to the Minister, or for lack of company to receive with him, or by any other just impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood, the Minister shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and stead fastly believe that Jesus Christ hath suffered death upon the Cross for him, and shed his blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving him hearty thanks therefor, he doth eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitabiy to his soul's health, alihough he do not receive

the Sacrament with his mouth. 4 When the sick Person is visited and receiveth the Holy Co:nmunion all at one time, then the Minister, for more expedition, shall cut off the Forın of the Visitation at

Psalm, and go straight to the Communion. q In the times of contagious sickness or disease, when none of the Parish or Neighbours

can be cotten to coinmunicate with the sick in their houses, for fear of the infec. tion; upon special request of the diseased, the Minister alone may communicate with him.

THE ORDER FOR THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD. | Here is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any unbaptized

Adults, any who die excommunicate, or who have laid violent hands upon them

selves. 9 The Minister, meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the Church-yard, and going

before it either into the Church, or towards the Grave, shall say, or sing, I

Am the resurrection and the shall I see God; whom I shall see

life, saith the Lord; he that be- for myself, and mine eyes shali-believeth in me, though he were hold, and not another. Job xix. dead, yet shall he live: And who- 25, 26, 27.

in me,

world, and it is certain we 1

Know that my Redeemerliveth, can carry pothing out. The Lord

and that he shall stand at the guve, and the Lord hath taken alatter day upon the earth : And way; blessed be the name of the thouglı after my skin worms de- Lord. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job i. 21. suroy this body, yet in iny tesh's After they are come into the Chuich

shall never die

. St. John ext. 95,26. We brought nothing into this

shall be said or sung the following An. As soon as thou scatterest them, them, taken from the 39th and goth they are even as asleep; and fade Psalms.

away suddenly like the grass. LORD let me know my end, In the morning it is green, and

and the number of my days; groweth up; but in the evening it that I may be certified how long I is cut down, dried up, and withered. have to live.

For we consume away in thy dise Behold, thou hast made my days pleasure; and are afraid at thy as it were a span long; and mine wrathful indignation. age is even as nothing in respect Thou hast set our misdeeds be. of thee; and verily every man liv- fore thee; and our secret sins in ing is altogether vanity.

the light of thy countenance. For man walketh in a vain sha

For when thou art angry, all dow, and disquieteth himself in our days are gone: We bring our vain; he heapeth up riches, and years to an end, as it were a tale cannot tell who shall gather them. that is told. And now, Lord, what is my

The days of our age are threehope? Truly my hope is even in score years and ten; and though thee. Deliver me from all mine of- to fourscore years, yet is their

men be so strong that they come fences; and make me not a rebuke strength then but labour and sor, unto the foolish. When thou with rebukes dost we are gone.

row; so soon passeth it away, and chasten man for sin, thou makest

So teach us to number our days, his beauty to consume away, like that we may apply our hearts un. as it were a moth etting a gar- to wisdom. ment: Every man therefore is but

Glory be to the Father, and to vanity.

the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; Hear my prayer, O Lord; and

As it was in the beginning, is with thine ears consider my csil- now, and ever shall be, world with. ing: Hold not thy peace at my out end. Amen. tears.

Then shall follow the Lessoin, taken out For I am a stranger with thee,

of the fifteenth Chapter of the first and a sojourner; as all my fathers Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians.

1 Cor. xv. 20. O spare meranlittle, that I may Now is Christ risen from the hence, and be no more seen. fruits of them that slept. For

Lord, thou hast been our refuge, since by man came death, by man from one generation to another. came also the resurrection of the

Before the mountains were dead. For as in Adam all die, brought forth, or ever the earth even so in Christ shall all be made and the world were made, thou alive. But every man in his own art God · from everlasting, and order: Christ the first fruits; af. world without end.

terwards they that are Christ's, Thou turnest man to destruc- at his coming Then cometh the tion; again thou sayest, Come end, when he shall have delivered again, ye children of inen. up the kingdom to God, even the

For a thousand years in thy sight Father; when he shall have put are but as yesterday ; seeing that is down all rue, and all authority, past as a watch in the night. and power For he must reign

were.

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