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( Here the Minister shall rebearse the Articles of whatsoever hath been decayed by
the Faith, saying thus : OST thou believe in God the the fraud and malice of the devil,
Father Almighty, Maker of or by his own carnal will and frailheaven and earth?
ness; preserve and continue this And in Jesus Christ his only be - sick member in the unity of the gotten Son our Lord? And that he Church; consider his contrition, was conceived by the Holy Ghost, accept his tears, assuage his pain, born of the Virgin Mary; that he as shall seem to thee most expedisuffered under Pontius Pilate, was ent for him. And forasmuch as he crucified, dead, and buried; that putteth his full trust only in thy he went down into hell
, and also mercy, impute not unto him his did rise again the third day; that former sins, but strengthen him he ascended into heaven, and sit- with thy blessed Spirit; and when teth on the right hand of God the thou art pleased to take him hence, Father Almighty; and from thence take him unto thy favour, through shall come again at the end of the the merits of thy most dearly beworld, to judge the quick
and the loved Son Jesus Christ our Lord. dead?
Amen. And dost thou believe in the Ho
1 Then shall the Minister say this Psalm:
Psalm 130. De Profundis. ly Ghost; The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of OUT of the deep have I called Saints; The Remission of sins; hear my voice.
unto thee, O Lord; Lord, The Resurrection of the flesh;
O let thine ears consider well and everlasting life after death? the voice of my complaint.
The sick Person shall answer, All this I steadfastly believe.
If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme 1 Then shall the Minister examine, whether he re- to mark what is done amiss; O pent him truly of his sins, and be in charity with
all Lord, who may abide it? the world ; exhorting him to forgive, from the bottom of his heart, all persons that have offended
For there is mercy with thee; him;
and if he hath offended any other, to ask therefore shalt thou be feared. them forgiveness; and where he hath done injury or wrong to any man, that he make amends I look for the Lord, my soul to the utiermost of his power. And if he hath not doth wait for him ; in his word is before disposed of his goods, let him then be admonished' to make his Will, and to declare his my trust. debts, what he oweth, and what is owing unto My soul fleeth unto the Lord, him, for the better discharging of his conscience, and the quietness of his Executors. But men before the morning watch; I
say, should often be put rememborunce to take order before the morning watch. for the settling of their temporal estates, whilst they are in health.
O Israel, trust in the Lord, for 1 The Exhortation before rehearsed may be said with the Lord there is mercy; and before the Minister begin his Prayer, as he shall
with him is plenteous redemption. 1 The Minister shall not omit earnestly to move And he shall redeem Israel from such sick persons as are of ability, to be liberal to
all his sins. 1 And then the Minister shall say the Collect fol
| Adding this: lowing: MOST merciful God, who, hast redeemed us; save us, and help
bythy Cross and preciousBlood according multitude of thy mercies, dost so put away the us, we humblybeseech thee, O Lord.
1 Then shall the Minister say, sins of those who truly repent, that THE Almighty Lord, who is a open thine eye of mercy upon this who put their trust in him, to whom thy servant, who most earnestly all things in heaven, in earth, and desireth pardon and forgiveness. under the earth, do bow and obey, Renew in him, most loving Father,!be now and evermore thy defence;
Let us pray.
and make thee know and feel, that, thee for succour in behalf of this there is none other name under thy servant, here lying under thy heaven given to man, in whom, and hand in great weakness of body: through whom,thou mayest receive Look graciously upon him, O health and salvation, but only the Lord; and the more the outward name of our Lord Jesus Christ. man decayeth, strengthen him, we Amen.
beseech thee, so much the more Here the Minister may use any part of the ser continually with thy grace and Hoshall think convenient to the occasion ; and afterly Spirit, in the inner man: Give that shall say, NTO God's gracious mercy the errors of his life past, and
him unfeigned repentance for all and protection we commit steadfast faith in thy Son Jesus, thee: The Lord bless thee, and that his sins may be done away by keep thee: The Lord make his thy mercy, and his pardon sealed face to shine upon thee, and be gra-in Heaven, before he go hence, and cious unto thee: The Lord lift up be no more seen. We know, O his countenance upon thee, and Lord, that there is no word imposgive thee peace both now and ever-sible with thee; and that, if thou more. Amen.
wilt, thou canst even yet raise him | Prayers which may be said with the foregoing
service, or any part thereof, at the discretion of the up, and grant him a longer continuMinister
ance amongst us: Yet, forasmuch L A Prayer for a sick Child.
as in all appearance the time of his ciful Fatherto whom alone belong the issues of life and death;
him, we thee, look down from heaven, we hum- against the hour of death, that afbly beseech thee, with the eyes of
ter his departure hence in peace, mercy upon this Child, now lying received into thine everlasting king
and in thy favour, his soul may be apon the bed of sickness: Visit him, O Lord, with thy salvation;
deliv- dom; through the merits and me er him in thy good appointed time diation of Jesus Christ thine only from his bodily pain, and save his Son, our Lord and Saviour. Amen. soul for thy mercies' sake; that if it " A Commendatory Prayer for a sick Person at
the point of departure. shall be thy pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to O
ALMIGHTY God, with
whom do live the spirits of thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully, just men made perfect, after they and doing good in his generation:
are delivered from their earthly Or else receive him into those hea-/prisons; we humbly commend the venly habitations, where the souls
soul of this thy servant, our dear of those who sleep in the Lord Je brother, into thy hands, as into the sus enjoy perpetual rest and felici- most merciful Saviour; most hum
hands of a faithful Creator, and ty: Grant this, O Lord, for thy mercies' sake, in the same thy Son bly beseeching thee, that it may our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth
be precious in thy sight: Wash it, and reigneth with thee and the we pray thee, in the blood of that Holy Ghost, ever one God, world immaculate Lamb, that was slain without end. Amen.
to take away the sins of the world;
that whatsoever defilements it may A Prayer for a sick Person, when there appeareth have contracted in the midst of
but small hope of recovery. FATHER of mercies, and this miserable and naughty world,
God of all comfort, our only through the lust of the flesh, or the help in time of need; We fly unto wiles of Satan, being purged and
done away, it may be presented we beseech thee, deeply sensible pure and without spot before thee. of the shortness and uncertainty And teach us who survive, in this, of human life; and let thy Holy and other like daily spectacles of Spirit lead us through this vale of mortality, to see how frail and un- misery, in holiness and righteouscertain our own condition is; and so ness, all the days of our lives: That, to number our days, that we may when we shall have served thee in seriously apply our hearts to that our generation, we may be gatherholy and heavenly wisdom, whilst ed unto our fathers, having the we live here, which may in the testimony of a good conscience; end bring us to life everlasting, in the communion of the Catholic through the merits of Jesus Christ Church ; in the confidence of a thine only Son our Lord. Amen. certain faith ; in the comfort of a # A Prayer for Persons troubled in Mindor in Cop. reasonable, religious, and holy O
BLESSED Lord, the Fa- hope ; in favour with thee Tour
ther of mercies, and the God God, and in perfect charity with of all comforts, we beseech thee, the world : All which we ask look down in pity and compassion
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. upon this thy afflicted servant. * A Prayer which may be said in case of sudden Thou writest bitter things against surprise and immediate danger, him, and makest him to possess O MOST gracious Father, we his former iniquities: thy wrath lieth hard upon him, and his soul half of this thy servant, here lying is full of trouble : But, O merciful under the sudden visitation of God, who hast written thy holy thine hand. If it be thy will, preword for our learning, that we, serve his life, that there may be through patience and comfort of place for repentance : But, if thou thy holy Scriptures, might have hast otherwise appointed,' let thy hope; give him a right understand- mercy supply to him the want of ing of himself, and of thy threats the usual opportunity for the trimand promises ; that he may nei-ming of his lamp. Stir up in him ther cast away his confidence in such sorrow for sin, and such ferthee, nor place it any where but vent love to thee, as may in a short in thee. Give him strength against time do the work of many days: all his temptations, and heal all his That among the praises which thy distempers: Break not the bruis-Saints and holy Angels shall sing ed reed, nor quench the smoking to the honour of thy mercy through fax: Shut not up thy tender mer- eternal ages, it may be to thy uncies in displeasure ; but make him speakable glory, that thou hast reto hear of joy and gladness, that deemed the soul of this thy servant the bones which thou hast broken from eternal death, and made him may rejoice: Deliver him from partaker of the everlasting life, fear of the enemy, and lift up the which is through Jesus Christ our light of thy countenance upon him; Lord. Amen. and give him peace, through the A Thanksgiving for the beginning of a recovery. merits and mediation of Jesus GREAT and mighty God, who
bringest down to the grave, 1 A Prayer which may be said by the Minister,
and bringest up again; we bless in behalf of all present at the Visitation. thy wonderful goodness, for having O
GOD, whose days are with- turned our heaviness into joy and
out end, and whose mercies our mourning into gladness, by cannot be numbered ; make us, restoring this our brother to some
degree of his former health. Bless- being restored to health of body, ed be thy name, that thou didst not vigour of mind, and cheerfulness forsake him in his sickness; but of spirit, he may be able to go to didst visit him with comforts from thine house, to offer thee an oblaabove ; didst support him in pa- tion with great gladness; and to tience and submission to thy will ; bless thy holy name for all thy and, at last, didst send him season- goodness towards him, through able relief.' Perfect, we beseech Jesus Christ our Saviour : To thee, this thy mercy towards him ; whom with thee and the Holy and prosper the means which shall Spirit, be all honour and glory be made use of for his cure : That'world without end. Amen.
THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK.
| Forasinuch as all mortal men are subject to many sudden perils, diseases, and sicknesses, 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 (but especially in the time of pestilence, or other infectious sickness) exhort their Parishioners 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 less cause to be disquieted for lack of the same. But if the sick person be not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his house ; then he must give timely notice to the Minister, signifying also how many there are to communicate with him (which shall be two at the least ;) and all things necessary being prepared, the Minister shall there celebrate the Holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, here following: The Collect.
The Epistle. Heb. xi. 5. A MIGHTY ekinliyin the Gos: M'hasten despise the ti thay, the correct those whom thou dost love, faint when thou art rebuked of and chastise every one whom thou him. For whom the Lord loveth, dost receive; we beseech thee to he chasteneth; and scourgeth evehave mercy upon this thy servant ry son whom he receiveth. visited with thine hand; and to
The Gospel. St. Jobn v. 24. grant that he may take his sickness
, health, if it be thy gracious wili; and VERILY,
verily, I say unto you,
He that heareth my word, and that whensoeverhissoul shall depart believeth on him that sent me, hath from the body, it may be without everlasting life, and shall not come spot presented unto thee, through into condemnation; but is passed Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Amen. from death unto life.
[ After which the Minister shall proceed according to the Form before prescribed for the Holy Com.
munion, beginning at these words, Ye who do truly, &c. At the time of the distribution of the Holy Sacrament, the Minister shall first receive the Communion himself, and after minister unto those who are appointed to communicate with the sick, and last of all to the sick person. But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning in due time to the Minister, or for lack of coinpany 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 steadfastly believe that Jesus Christ haih 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 dich eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to
his soul's health, although he do not receive the Sacrament with his mouth. 1. When the sick Person is visited and receiveth the Holy Communion all at one time, then the Minister,
for more expedition, shall cut off the Form of the Visitation at the Psalm, and go straight to the Communion.
In the times of contagions sickness or disease, when none of the Parish or Neighbours can be gotten to communicate with the sick in their houses, for fear of the infection ; upon special request of the diseased, the Minister alone may communicate with him.
THE ORDER FOR
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD.
1 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 themselves. | 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, AM the resurrection and the his beauty to consume away, like I he lieveth in me, though he were ment: Every man therefore is but dead, yet shall he live: And who-vanity. soever liveth and believeth in me, Hear my prayer, O Lord; and shall never die. St. John xi. 25, 26. with thine ears consider my callI KNOW that my Redeemer Liv-ling: Hold not thy peace at my the latter day upon the earth: And For I am a stranger with thee, though after my skin worms des- and a sojourner; as all my fathers troy this body, yet in my flesh were. shall I see God; whom I shall see O spare me a little, that I may for myself, and mine eyes shall be- recover my strength; before I go hold, and not another. Job xix. hence, and be no more seen. 25, 26, 27.
Lord, thou hast been our refuge, TE brought nothing into this from one generation to another.
world, and it is certain we Before the mountains were can carry nothing out. The Lord brought forth, or ever the earth gave, and the Lord hath taken and the world were made, thou away; blessed be the name of the art God from everlasting, and Lord. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job i. 21. world without end.
After they are come into the Church, shall be said Thou turnest man to destrucor sung the following Authem, taken from the 39th and 90ch Psalms.
tion; again thou sayest, Come ORD, let me know my end, again, ye children of men.
and number of my days; For a thousand years in thy sight that I may be certified how long I are but as yesterday; seeing that is have to live.
past as a watch in the night. Behold, thou hast made my days As soon as thou scatterest them, as it were a span long; and mine they are even as asleep; and fade age is even as nothing in respect away suddenly like the grass. of thee; and verily every man liv In the morning it is green, and ing is altogether vanity.
groweth up; but in the evening For man walketh in a vain it is cut down, dried up, and withshadow, and disquieteth himself in ered. vain; he heapeth up riches, and For we consume away in thy cannot tell who shall gather them. displeasure; and are afraid at thy
And now, Lord, what is my wrathful indignation. hope? Truly my hope is even in Thou hast set our misdeeds bethee.
fore thee; and our secret sins in Deliver me from all mine offen- the light of thy countenance. ces; and make me not a rebuke For when thou art angry, all unto the foolish.
our days are gone: We bring our When thou with rebukes dost years to an end, as it were a tale chasten man for sin, thou makest that is told.