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Pfalmicvii. Confitemini Domino. that he doeth for the children

That men would praise the Lord for his goodnefs; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

That they would offer unto him the facrifice of thankfgiving; and tell out his works with gladness!

They that go down to the fea in fhips; and occupy their business in great waters;

These men see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

For at his word, the ftormy wind arifeth; which lifteth up the waves thereof.

They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; their foul melteth away because of the trouble.

They reel to and fro, and ftagger like a drunken man; and are at their wits end.

of men!

That they would exalt him alfo in the congregation of the people; and praise him in the feat of the elders!

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever fhall be, world without end. Amen. Collects of Thanksgiving.

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ous Lord God, who art of infinite goodness and mercy; we, thy poor creatures, whom thou haft made and preferved, holding our fouls in life, and now refcuing us out of the jaws of death, humbly present ourselves again before thy Divine Majesty, to offer a facrifice of praife and thankfgiving, for that thou heardeft us when we called in our trouble, and didst not caft out our prayer, which we made before thee in our great diftrefs; even when we gave all for loft, our Ship, our Goods, our Lives, then didst thou mercifully look upon Then are they glad, be- us, and wonderfully comcause they are at reft; and fo mand a deliverance; for he bringeth them unto the which we now, being in haven where they would be. fafety, do give all praise and O that men would therefore glory to thy holy Name, praise the Lord for his good- through Jefus Christ our nefs; and declare the wonders Lord. Amen.

So when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, he delivereth them out of their diftrefs.

For he maketh the ftorm to cease, so that the waves thereof are ftill.

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Come, let us give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious; and this mercy endureth for ever.

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Great is the Lord, and

The Lord is gracious, and full of compaffion; flow to anger, and of great mercy.

He hath not dealt with us according to our fins; neither rewarded us according to our iniquities.

Moft mighty and gracious good God, thy mercy is over all thy works, but in fpecial manner hath been extended towards us, whom thou haft fo powerfully and wonderfully defended. greatly to be praifed: let Thou haft showed us terrible the redeemed of the Lord fay things, and wonders in the fo, whom he hath delivered deep, that we might fee how from the merciless rage of powerful and gracious a God the fea. thou art; how able and ready to help them that truft in thee. Thou haft fhowed us how both Winds and Seas obey thy command; that we may learn even from them hereafter to obey thy voice, and to do thy will. We therefore blefs and glorify thy Name, for this thy mercy, in faving us when we were ready to perith. And we befeech thee, make us as truly fenfible now of thy mercy, as we were then of the danger; and give us hearts always ready to exprefs our thankfulness not only by words, but alfo by our lives, in being more obedient to thy holy commandments. Continue, we befeech thee, this thy goodness to us; that we, whom thou haft faved, may serve thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen

But as the heaven is high above the earth; fo great hath been his mercy towards us.

We found trouble and heavinefs; we were even at death's door.

The waters of the fea had well nigh covered us; the proud waters had well nigh gone over our foul.

The fea roared; and the ftormy wind lifted up the waves thereof.

We were carried up as it were to heaven, and then down again into the deep; our foul melted within us,because of trouble..

Then cried we unto thee, O Lord; and thou didst deliver us out of our diftrefs.

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Bleffèd be thy Name, who ¶A Pfalm or Hymn of Praife

didft not defpife the prayer of thy fervants; but didft hear our cry, and haft faved

us.

⚫ Thou didst fend forth thy commandment; and the windy ftorm ceased, and was turned into a calm.

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O let us therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he hath done, and still doeth, for the children of men!

Praised be the Lord daily; even the Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.

He is our God, even the God of whom cometh falvation: God is the Lord,

by whom we have escaped

death.

Thou, Lord, haft made us glad through the operation of thy hands; and we will triumph in thy praise.

Bleffed be the Lord God; even the Lord God, who only doeth wondrous things;

And bleffed be the Name of his Majefty for ever; and let every one of us fay, Amen, Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghoft;

As it was in the beginning, is-now, and ever fhall be, Amen. world without end.

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on our fide, now may we fay; if the Lord himself had not been on our fide, when men rose up against us;

They had swallowed us up quick, when they were fo wrathfully displeased at us.

Yea, the waters had drowned us, and the ftream had gone over our foul; the deep waters of the proud had gone over our foul.

But praised be the Lord; who hath not given us over as a prey unto them.

The Lord hath wrought a mighty falvation for us.

We got not this by our own fword, neither was it our own arm that faved us; but thy

right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadft a favour unto us.

The Lord hath appeared for us; the Lord hath covered our heads, and made us to stand in the day of battle.

The Lord hath appeared for us; the Lord hath overthrown our enemies, and dafhed in pieces thofe that rofe up against us.

Therefore not unto us, O Lord, not unto us; but unto thy Name be given the glory. R 2.

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The Lord hath done great things for us; the Lord hath done great things for us, for which we rejoice.

Our help ftandeth in the Name of the Lord, who hath made heaven and earth.

Bleffed be the Name of the Lord, from this time forth for evermore.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever fhall be, world without end.

Amen.

thee, who art the only giver of victory. And we beseech thee, give us grace to improve this great mercy to thy Glory, the advancement of thy Gospel, the honour of our Country, and, as much as in us lieth, to the good of all mankind. And we beseech thee, give us fuch a fense of this great mercy, as may engage us to a true thankfulnefs, fuch as may appear in our lives, by an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee all our days, through Jefus Chrift our Lord; to

After this Hymn may be faid whom, with thee, and the

the Te Deum.

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Holy Spirit, as for all thy mercies, fo in particular for this victory and deliverance,

and honour, world

without end. Amen.

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At the Burial of the Dead at Sea, the Office in the Common Prayer Book may be used; only inftead of these words, We therefore commit his Body to the Ground, Earth to Earth, &c. fay, We therefore commit his Body to the Deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the refurrection of the Body when the Sea fhall give up her Dead, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jefus Chrift; who at his coming fhall change our vile Body, that it may be like his glorious Body, according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.

A FORM

FOR THE

VISITATION OF PRISONERS.

When Morning or Evening Prayer fhall be read in any Prifon, inftead of the Pfalm, O come let us fing, &c. fhall be read the 130th Pfalm; and the Minifter fhall infert, after the Collect for the Day, the Collect in the following Service, O God, who fpareft, &c. and at fuch times as the Litany is not read, he Jhall add the Prayer, O God, merciful Father, who defpifeft not, &c.

And when Notice is given to the Minifter, that a Prifoner is confined for fome great or capital crime, he shall visit him; and when be cometh into the place where the Prisoner is, he shall fay, kneeling down,

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EMEMBER not, Lord, our iniquities, nor the iniquities of our forefathers; neither take thou vengeance of our fins: Spare us, good Lord, fpare thy people, whom thou haft redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever. Anfw. Spare us, good Lord.

Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Chrift, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
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Ο Heaven, &c.

Minift. O Lord, how thy

mercy upon us.

Anf. And grant us thy falvation.

Minift. Send us help from thy holy place;

Anf. For thine indignation lieth hard upon us. Minift. O Lord, hear our prayer;

Anfw. And let the fighing of the Prifoners come before thee.

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The Collect. RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen.

Minift. Turn thy face from God, who fpareft when

our fins

we deserve punishment, and in thy wrath remembereft

¿ Anfw. And blot out all our mercy; we humbly beseech

iniquities.

thee of thy goodness, to

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