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( Then the Priest shall say,
Minister. Lord, hear our prayer. Let us pray
Answer. And let our cry come
unto thee. Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us.
Minister. Let us pray. Lord, have mercy upon us.
ALMIGHTY God, we give OV UR Father, which art in hea- thee humble thanks for that
ven, Hallowed be thy Name. thou hast vouchsafed to deliver Thy kingdom come. Thy will be this woman thy servant from the done in earth, As it is in heaven. great pain and peril of ChildGive us this day our daily bread. birth ; Grant, we beseech thee, And forgive us our trespasses, most merciful Father, that she, As we forgive them that trespass through thy help, may both against us. And lead us not into faithfully live, and walk accordtemptation; But deliver us from ing to thy will, in this life preevil: For thine is the kingdom, sent; and also may be partaker The power, and the glory, For of everlasting glory in the life to ever and ever. Amen.
come; through Jesus Christ our Minister. O Lord, save this Lord. Amen. woman thy servant;
Answer. Who putteth her trust The Woman, that cometh to give in thee.
her Thanks, must offer accusMinister. Be thou to her a tomed Offering: ; and, if there strong tower;
be a Communion, it is conveAnswer. From the face of her nient that she receive the holy
OR DENOUNCING OF GOD'S ANGER AND JUDGEMENTS
WITH CERTAIN PRAYERS, TO BE USED ON THE FIRST DAY OF LENT,
AND AT OTHER TIMES, AS THE ORDINARY SHALL APPOINT.
After Morning Prayer, the Litany ended according to the accus. tomed manner, the Priest shall, in the Reading-Pew or Pulpit, say, BR
Minister. Cursed is he that tive Church there was a removeth his neighbour's landgodly discipline, that, at the be- mark. ginning of Lent, such persons as Answer. Amen. stood convicted of notorious sin Minister. Cursed is he that were put to open penance, and maketh the blind to go out of punished in this world, that their his way. souls might be saved in the day Answer. Amen. of the Lord; and that others, ad- Minister. Cursed is he that monished by their example, might perverteth the judgement of the be the more afraid to offend.
stranger, the fatherless, and wiInstead whereof, (until the said dow. discipline may be restored again, Answer. Amen. which is much to be wished, Minister. Cursed is he that it is thought good, that at this smiteth his neighbour secretly. time (in the presence of you all) Answer. Amen. should be read the general sen- Minister. Cursed is he that tences of God's cursing against lieth with his neighbour's wife. impenitent sinners, gathered out Answer. Amen. of the seven and twentieth Chap- Minister. Cursed is he that ter of Deuteronomy, and other taketh reward to slay the innoplaces of Scripture; and that ye cent. should answer to every Sentence, Answer. Amen. Amen: To the intent that, being Minister. Cursed is he that admonished of the great indig- putteth his trust in man, and nation of God against sinners, taketh man for his defence, and ye may the rather be moved to in his heart goeth from the Lord. earnest and true repentance ; Answer. Amen. and may walk more warily in Minister. Cursed are the unthese dangerous days ; fleeing merciful, fornicators, and adul. from such vices, for which ye terers, covetous persons, idolaters, affirm with your own mouths the slanderers, drunkards, and excurse of God to be due.
URSED is the man that
Minister. image, to worship it.
accursed (as the prophet DaAnd the people shall answer
vid beareth witness) wlio do err
and go astray from the commandAmen.
ments of God; let us (remem
bering the dreadful judgement Minister. Cursed is he that hanging over our heads, and alcurseth his father or mother. ways ready to fall upon us) reAnswer. Amen.
turn unto our Lord God, with all
contrition and meekness of heart; and his angels. Therefore, brebewailing and lamenting our sin- thren, take we heed betime, while ful life, acknowledging and con- the day of salvation lasteth; for fessing our offences, and seeking the night cometh, when none can to bring forth worthy fruits of work. But let us, while we have penance. For now is the ax put the light, believe in the light, unto the root of the trees, so that and walk as children of the light; every tree that bringeth not forth that we be not cast into utter good fruit is hewn down, and darkness, where is weeping and cast into the fire. It is a fearful gnashing of teeth. Let us not thing to fall into the hands of the abuse the goodness of God, who living God: he shall pour down calleth us mercifully to amendrain upon the sinners, snares, ment, and of his endless pity fire and brimstone, storm and promiseth us forgiveness of that tempest; this shall be their por- which is past, if with a perfect tion to drink. For lo, the Lord and true heart we return unto is come out of his place to visit him. For though our sins be as the wickedness of such as dwell red as scarlet, they shall be made upon the earth. But who may white as snow; and though they abide the day of his coming? | be like purple, yet they shall be Who shall be able to endure made white as wool. Turn ye when he appeareth? His fan is (saith the Lord) from all your in his hand, and he will purge wickedness, and your sin shall his floor, and gather his wheat not be your destruction : Cast into the barn; but he will burn away from you all your ungodthe chaff with unquenchable fire. liness that ye have done: Make The day of the Lord cometh as you new hearts, and a new spia thief in the night: and when rit: Wherefore will ye die, Oye men shall say, Peace, and all house of Israel, seeing that I things are safe, then shall sud- have no pleasure in the death of den destruction come upon them, him that dieth, saith the Lord as sorrow cometh upon a woman God? Turn ye then, and ye shall travailing with child, and they live. Although we have sinned, shall not escape. Then shall ap- yet have we an Advocate with pear the wrath of God in the day the Father, Jesus Christ the righof vengeance, which obstinate teous; and he is the propitiation sinners, through the stubborn for our sins. For he was woundness of their heart, have heaped ed for our offences, and smitten unto themselves; which despised for our wickedness. Let us therethe goodness, patience, and long fore return unto him, who is the sufferance of God, when he call- merciful receiver of all true penieth them continually to repent- tent sinners; assuring ourselves ance. Then shall they call upon that he is ready to receive us, me, (saith the Lord,) but I will and most willing to pardon us, not hear ; they shall seek me if we come unto him with faithearly, but they shall not find ful repentance; if we submit ourme; and that, because they hated selves unto him, and from henceknowledge, and received not the forth walk in his ways; if we will fear of the Lord, but abhorred take his easy yoke, and light burmy counsel, and despised my den upon us, to follow him in correction. Then shall it be too lowliness, patience, and charity, late to knock when the door shall and be ordered by the governance be shut; and too late to cry for of his Holy Spirit; seeking almercy when it is the time of jus- ways his glory, and serving him tice. O terrible voice of most just duly in our vocation with thanksjudgement, which shall be pro- giving: This if we do, Christ will nounced upon them, when it deliver us from the curse of the shall be said unto them, Go, ye law, and from the extreme macursed, into the fire everlasting, lediction which shall light upon which is prepared for the devil them that shall be set on the left
hand; and he will set us on his Deliver me from blood-guiltiright hand, and give us the gra- ness, O God, thou that art the cious benediction of his Father, God of my health and my commanding us to take posses- tongue shall sing of thy rightsion of his glorious kingdom: Uneousness. to which he vouchsafe to bring Thou shalt open my lips, 0 us all, for his infinite mercy. Lord : and my mouth shall shew Amen.
For thou desirest no sacrifice, I Then shall they all kneel upon else would I give it thee : but
their knees, and the Priest and thou delightest not in burntClerks kneeling (in the place where they are accustomed to
offerings. say the Litany) shall say this
The sacrifice of God is a trouPsalm.
bled spir broken and con
trite heart, O God, shalt thou Miserere mei, Deus. Psalm li.
not despise. HAVE mercy upon me, o God, o be favourable and gracious
after thy great goodness : unto Sion : build thou the walls according to the multitude of thy of Jerusalem. mercies do away mine offences. Then shalt thou be pleased
Wash me throughly from my with the sacrifice of righteouswickedness : and cleanse me from ness, with the burnt-offerings and
oblations : then shall they offer For I acknowledge my faults :
young bullocks upon thine al. and my sin is ever before me. tar. Against thee only have I sin
Glory be to the Father, and ned, and done this evil in thy to the Son : and to the Holy sight : that thou mightest be jus- Ghost; tified in thy saying, and clear Answer. As it was in the beginwhen thou art judged.
ning, is now, and ever shall be : Behold, I was shapen in wick world without end. Amen. edness : and in sin hath my mother conceived me.
Lord, have mercy upon us. But lo, thou requirest truth Christ, have mercy upon us. in the inward parts : and shalt Lord, have mercy upon us. make me to understand wisdom secretly.
UR Father, which art in hea.
OY Thou shalt purge me with hys- Thy kingdom come. Thy will be
ven, Hallowed be thy Name. sop, and I shall be clean : thou done in earth, As it is in heaven. shalt wash me, and I shall be Give us this day our daily bread. whiter than snow. Thou shalt make me hear of As we forgive them that trespass
And forgive us our trespasses, joy and gladness ; that the bones against us. And lead us not into which thou hast broken may re- temptation; But deliver us from joice.
evil. Amen. Turn thy face away from my sins : and put out all my mis- Minister. O Lord, save thy deeds.
servants; Make me a clean heart, O Answer. That put their trust God : and renew a right spirit in thee. within me.
Minister. Send unto them help Cast me not away from thy from above. presence : and take not thy holy Answer. And evermore mighSpirit from me.
tily defend them. o give me the comfort of thy Minister. Help us, O God our help again : and stablish me with Saviour. thy free Spirit.
Answer. And for the glory of Then shall I teach thy ways thy Name deliver us; be merciful unto the wicked : and sinners to us sinners, for thy Name's shall be converted unto thee. sake.
Minister. O Lord, hear our | truly repent us of our faults, prayer.
and so make haste to help us in Answer. And let our cry come this world, that we may ever live unto thee.
with thee in the world to come; Minister. Let us pray.
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
mercifully hear our prayers,
that followeth, after the Minand spare all those who confess
ister. their sins unto thee; that they, whose consciences by sin are ac
URN thon us, o good Lord, cused, by thy merciful pardon Be favourable, o Lord, Be fa
and so shall we be turned. may be absolved; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
vourable to thy people, Who turn
to thee in weeping, fasting, and O MOST mighty Choo hard com God, Full of compassion: Longue
praying. For thou art a merciful ciful hast passion upon all men, and hatest suffering, and of great pity. Thou nothing that thou hast made;
sparest when we deserve punishwho wouldest not the death of a ment, And in thy wrath thinkest sinner, but that he should rather upon mercy. Spare thy people turn from his sin, and be saved; good Lord, spare them, And let Mercifully forgive us our tres: not thine heritage be brought to
confusion. Hear us, O Lord, for passes ; receive and comfort us, who
are grieved and wearied with thy mercy is great, And after the the burden of our sins. Thy pro
multitude of thy mercies look upperty is always to have mercy; mediation of thy blessed Son, Je
on us; Through the merits and to thee only it appertaineth to
sus Christ our Lord. Amen. forgive sins. Spare us therefore, good Lord, spare thy people, I Then the Minister alone shall whom thou hast redeemed; en
say, ter not into judgement with thà THE Lherd blessitis,
and keep , who are vile , and us; up the light miserable sinners; but so turn of his countenance upon us, and thine anger from us, who meekly give us peace, now and for everacknowledge our vileness, and more. Amen.