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art thou in thy works : through the And gathered them out of the greatness of thy power shall thine lands, from the east, and from the enemies be found liars unto thee. west : from the north, and from
For all the world shall worship the south. thee : sing of thee, and praise thy They went astray in the wilderName.
ness out of the way : and found no O come hither, and behold the city to dwell in; works of God : how wonderful he is Hungry and thirsty : their soul in his doing toward the children of fainted in them. men.
So they cried unto the Lord in He turned the sea into dry land : their trouble : and he delivered so that they went through the water them from their distress. on foot; there did we rejoice thereof. He led them forth by the right
He ruleth with his power for way : that they might go to the ever; his eyes behold the people : city where they dwelt. and such as will not believe shall that men would therefore praise not be able to exalt themselves. the Lord for his goodness : and de
O praise our God, ye people : and clare the wonders that he doeth for make the voice of his praise to be the children of men! heard ;
For he satisfieth the empty soul : Whó holdeth our soul in life : and filleth the hungry soul with and suffereth not our feet to slip. goodness.
For thou, O God, hast proved us : Such as sit in darkness, and in thou also hast tried us, like as sil- the shadow of death : being fast ver is tried.
bound in misery and iron; Thou broughtest us into the snare: Because they rebelled against the and laidest trouble upon our loins. words of the Lord : and lightly
Thou sufferedst men to ride over regarded the counsel of the most our heads : we went through fire Highest; and water, and thou broughtest us We also brought down their heart out into a wealthy place.
through heaviness : they fell down, I will go into thine house with and there was none to help them. burnt-offerings : and will pay thee So when they cried unto the Lord my vows, which I promised with in their trouble : he delivered them my lips, and spake with my mouth, out of their distress. when I was in trouble.
For he brought them out of darkI will offer unto thee fat burnt- ness, and out of the shadow of sacrifices, with the incense of rams : death : and brake their bonds in I will offer bullocks and goats. sunder.
O come hither, and hearken, all O that men would therefore praise ye that fear God : and I will tell you the Lord for his goodness : and dewhat he hath done for my soul. clare the wonders that he doeth for
I called unto him with my mouth: the children of men! and gave him praises with my tongue. For he hath broken the gates of
If I incline unto wickedness with brass : and smitten the bars of iron mine heart : the Lord will not hear in sunder. me.
Foolish men are plagued for their But God hath heard me: and con- offence : and because of their wicksidered the voice of my prayer.
edness. Praised be God who hath not cast Their soul abhorred all manner out my prayer : nor turned his mer- of mcat : and they were even hard cy from me.
at death's door. Glory be to the Father, and to the So when they cried unto the Lord Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
in their trouble :he delivered them As it was in the beginning, is out of their distress. now, and ever shall be : world with- He sent his word, and healed out end. Amen.
them : and they were saved from
their destruction. Confitemini Domino. Psalm cvii.
O that men would therefore praise GIVE the , the Lord for his goodness : and de
clare the wonders that he doeth for cy endureth for ever.
the children of men! Let them give thanks whom the That they would offer unto him Lord hath redeemed : and delivered the sacrifice of thanksgiving : and from the hand of the enemy;
tell out his works with gladness!
O for he is gracious and his
They that go down to the sea in things : and they shall understand ships : and occupy their business the loving-kindness of the Lord. in great waters;
Glory be to the Father, and to the These men see the works of the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; Lord : and his wonders in the deep. As it was in the beginning, is
For at his word the stormy wind now, and ever shall be : world withariseth : which lifteth up the waves out end. Amen. thereof. They are carried up to the hea
Collects of Thanksgiving. ven, and down again to the deep : MOST blessed and glorious their soul melteth away because of the trouble.
goodness and mercy; We thy poor They reel to and fro, and stagger creatures, whom thou hast made like a drunken man i and are at and preserved, holding our souls in their wit's end.
life, and now rescuing us out of the So when they cry unto the Lord jaws of death, humbly present ourin their trouble he delivereth selves again before thy Divine Mathem out of their distress.
jesty, to offer a sacrifice of praise For he maketh the storm to cease: and thanksgiving, for that thou so that the waves thereof are still. heardest us when we called in our
Then are they glad, because they trouble, and didst not cast out our are at rest : and so he bringeth prayer, which we made before thee them unto the haven where they in our great distress : Even when would be.
we gave all for lost, our ship, our O that men would therefore praise goods, our lives, then didst thou the Lord for his goodness : and de- mercifully look upon us, and wonclare the wonders that he doeth for derfully command a deliverance ; the children of men!
for which we, now being in safety, That they would exalt him also do give all praise and glory to thy in the congregation of the people : holy Name; through Jesus Christ and praise him in the seat of the our Lord. Amen. elders! Who turneth the floods into a
Or this: wilderness : and drieth up the wa- MOST mighty and gracious ter-springs.
good God, thy mercy is Ver A fruitful land maketh he bar- all thy works, but in special manren : for the wickedness of them ner hath been extended toward us, that dwell therein.
whom thou hast so powerfully and Again, he maketh-the wilderness wonderfully defended. Thou hast a standing water: and water-springs
shewed us terrible things, and won. of a dry ground.
ders in the deep, that we might see And there he setteth the hungry : how powerful and gracious a God that they may build them a city to thou art; how able and ready to dwell in;
help them that trust in thee. Thou That they may sow their land, hast shewed us how both winds and and plant vineyards : to yield them seas obey thy command ; that we fruits of increase.
may learn, even from them, hereHe blesseth them, so that they after to obey thy voice, and to do multiply exceedingly : and suffer- thy will. We therefore bless and eth not their cattle to decrease. glorify thy Name, for this thy mer
And again, when they are min- cy in saving us, when we were ished, and brought low : through ready to perish. And, we beseech oppression, through any plague, or thee, make us as truly sensible now trouble;
of thy merey, as we were then of Though he suffer them to be evil the danger: And give us hearts alintreated through tyrants : and let ways ready to express our thank. them wander out of the way in the fulness, not only by words, but also wilderness;
by our lives, in being more obedient Yet helpeth he the poor out of to thy holy commandments. Conti. misery : and maketh him hous- nue, we beseech thee, this thy goodholds like a flock of sheep.
ness to us; that we, whom thou The righteous will consider this, hast saved, may serve thee in holi. and rejoice : and the mouth of all ness and righteousness all the days wickedness shall be stopped.
of our life; through Jesus Christ Whoso is wise will ponder these our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
An Hymn of Praise and Thanks
As it was in the beginning, is giving after a dangerous Tem- now, and ever shall be : world with
out end. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii.
T Christ, and the love of God,
HE grace of our Lord
and the fellowship of the Holy
an Enemy. compassion : slow to anger, and of A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and Thanksgreat mercy.
giving after Victory. He hath not dealt with us accord. ing to our sins : neither rewarded IPaithe Lord had not been on our
side, now may we say : if the us according to our iniquities. Lord himself had not been on our
But as the heaven is high above side, when men rose up against us; the earth : so great hath been his
They had swallowed us up quick: mercy towards us. We found trouble and heaviness : pleased at us.
when they were so wrathfully diswe were even at death's door.
Yea, the waters had drowned us, The waters of the sea had well- and the stream had gone over our nigh covered us : the proud waters soul : the deep waters of the proud had well-nigh gone over our soul.
had gone over our soul. The sea roared : and the stormy
But praised be the Lord : who wind lifted up the waves thereof.
hath not given us over as a prey We were carried up as it were to unto them. heaven, and then down again into
The Lord hath wrought : a mighthe deep : our soul melted within ty salvation for us. us, because of trouble;
We gat not this by our own sword, Then cried we unto thee, O Lord: neither was it our own arm that and thou didst deliver us out of our saved us : but thy right hand, and distress.
thine arm, and the light of thy Blessed be thy Name, who didst countenance, because thou hadst a not despise the prayer of thy ser- favour unto us. vants : but didst hear our cry, and The Lord hath appeared for us : hast saved us.
the Lord hath covered our heads, Thou didst send forth thy com- and made us to stand in the day of mandment : and the windy storm battle. ceased, and was turned into a calm.
The Lord hath appeared for us : O let us therefore praise the Lord the Lord hath overthrown our enefor his goodness : and declare the mies, and dashed in pieces those wonders that he hath done, and that rose up against us. still doeth for the children of men. Therefore not unto us, O Lord,
Praised be the Lord daily : even not unto us : but unto thy Name the Lord that helpeth us, and pour- be given the glory. eth his benefits upon us.
The Lord hath done great things He is our God, even the God of for us : the Lord hath done great whom cometh salvation : God is things for us, for which we rejoice. the Lord by whom we have escap- Our help standeth in the Name ed death.
of the Lord : who hath made hea.
Blessed be the Lord God : even
Glory be to the Father, and to the drous things;
As it was in the beginning, is And blessed be the Name of his now, and ever shall be : world withMajesty for ever : and let every one
out end. Amen. of us say, Amen, Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the After this Hymn may be sung the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
Then this collect.
2 Cor. xiii. ALMIGHTY God, the Sove T Christ, and the love of God,
HE grace of Lord O
reign Commander of all the world, in whose hand is power and and the fellowship of the Holy might which none is able to with Ghost, be with us all evermore. stand; We bless and magnify thy Amen. great and glorious Name for this happy Victory, the whole glory whereof we do ascribe to thee, who At the Burial of their Dead at art the only giver of Victory. And,
Sea. we beseech thee, give us grace to improve this great mercy to thy & The Office in the Common Prayer-book glory, the advancement of thy Gos- may be used ; only instead of these pel, the honour of our Sovereign,
words (We therefore commit his body and, as much as in us lieth, to the
to the ground, earth to earth, &c.] good of all mankind. And, we be
TE se isha thee, give uss smely a sense of WE therefore. commit hisobindy
great mercy, as us to deep, be turned to a true thankfulness, such as may corruption, looking for the resur. appear in our lives by an humble, rection of the body, (when the Sea holy, and obedient walking before shall give up her dead,) and the thee all our days, through Jesus life of the world to come, through Christ our Lord; to whom with our Lord Jesus Christ; who at his thee and the Holy Spirit, as for all coming shall change our vile body, thy mercies, so in particular for that it may be like his glorious this Victory and Deliverance, be all body, according to the mighty work glory and honour, world without ing, whereby he is able to subdue end. Amen.
all things to himself.
ancient Authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church ; Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Which Offices were evermore had in such reverend Estimation, that no man might presume to execute any of them, except he were first called, tried, examined, and known to have such qualities as are requisite for the same; and also by publick Prayer, with Imposition of Hands, were approved and admitted thereunto by lawful Authority. And therefore, to the intent that these Orders may be continued, and reverently used and esteemed, in the United Church of England and Ireland; no man shall be accounted or taken to be a lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon in the United Church of England and Ireland, or suffered to execute any of the said Functions, except he be called, tried, examined, and admitted thereunto, according to the Form hereafter following, or hath had formerly Episcopal Consecration, or Ordination.
And none shall be admitted a Deacon, except he be Twenty-three years of age, unless he have a Faculty. And every man which is to be admitted a Priest shall be full Four-and-twenty years old. And every man which is to be ordained or consecrated Bishop shall be fully Thirty years of age.
And the Bishop, knowing either by himself, or by sufficient testimony, any Person to be a man of virtuous conversation, and without crime ; and, after examination and trial, finding him learned in the Latin Tongue, and sufficiently instructed in holy Scripture, may at the times appointed in the Canon, or else, on urgent occasion, upon some other Sunday or Holy-day, in the face of the Church, admit him a Deacon, in such manner and form as hereafter followeth.