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not the knowledge of God: I an eye, at the last trump; (for speak this to your shame. But the trumpet thall found, and the fome inan will say, How are the dead thall be raised incorrup.ible, dead raised up? and with what and we thall be changed.) For this body do they come! Thou tool, corruptible muft put on incorthat which thou soweft is not ruption, and this morial mult put quickened, except it die. And on immortality. So when this that which thou soweit, thou corruptible thall have put on in. foweft not that body that thall corruption, and this mortal ihall be, but bare grain, it may chance have put on immortality, then of wheat or of some other grain. thall be brought to pass the fay. But God giveth it a body as it ing that is written, Death is swalhath pleased him, and to every lowed up, in victory. O death, feed his own body. All fleth is where isthyfting? O'grave, where not the same flesh : buz there is is thy vi&ory? Thiefting of death one kind of flesh of men, an: is sin, and the Atrength of fin is the other flesh of beafts, another of law. But thanks be tu God, which fishes, and another of birds. giveth usthe victory through our There are also celestial bodies, Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my and bodies terrefria!: but the beloved brethren, be ye fedfast, glory of the celeitial is one, and unmoveable, always abounding the glory of the terrestrial is an- in the work of the Lord. forarother. There is one glory of the much as ye know that your la. fun, and another glory of the bour is not in vain in the Lord. moon, and another glory of the 7 When they come to the grave, ttars: for one ftar differeth from while the corps is made ready to another ttar in glory. So also is be laid into the earth, the Priest the resurrection of the dead. It Mall say, or the Priest and Clerks is fown in corruption, it is raised Mall fing; di honour, it is railed in glory? Mthat is born of a wo. it is sown in weakness, it is rais- to live, and is full of misery. ed in power: it is sown a na: He cometh us, and is cut down tural body, it is raised a spiritual like a flower: he fleeth as it body. There is a natural body, were a thadow, and never conti. and' there is a spiritual body; nueth in one ftay: And so it is written, The first In the midft of life we are in man Adam was made a living death : of whom may we leck foul, the latt Adam was made a for succour, but of thee, O Lord, quickening spirit. Howbeit that who for our fins art juftly difwas not first which is spiritual, pleased! but that which is natural; and Yet, O Lord God most holy, af.erward that which is spiri- O Lord moft mighty, o holy tual, The first man is of the and most merciful Saviour, deliearth, earthy; the fecond man ver us not in o the bitter pains is the Lord from heaven. As is of eternal death. the earthy, such are they that Thou knowelt, Lord, the reare earthy; and as is the hea- crets of our hearts: thut not thy venly, such are they also that are merciful ears to our prayers; heavenly, And as we have borne but spare us, Lord moft holy, the image of the earthy, we thall O God most nighty, O holy and also bear the image of the hea. merciful Saviour, thou moft wor. venly. Now this, say. brethren, thy Judge eiernal, fuffer us not that feth and blood cannot in: at our last hour for any pains of herit the kingdom of God: nei- death to fall from thee. ther doth corruption inherit in. 4 Then while the earth shall be cast corruption. Behold, I thew you upon the body by some standing a myftery; We shall not all fleep, by, the Priest shall say, but we thall all be changed in
Almighty of his
a moment, in the twinkling of F RASMUCH asit bath pleased
mercy to take unto himself the gracious goodness, shortly to soul of our dear brother here de accomplith the number of thine parted, we therefore commit his elect, and to haften thy kingbody to the ground: earth to dom; that we, with all thole that earth, ashes to alhes, dust to duft, are departed in the true faith of in fure and certain hope of the re: thy holy Name, may have our furrection to eteruallife, through perfect confumination and bliss our Lord Jesus Christ, who thall both in body and soul, in thy change our vile body, that it eternal and everlasting glory, may be like unto his glorious through Jesus Christ our Lord. body, according to the mighty Amen. working, whereby he is able to
The Collect. fubdue all things to himself.
MERCIFUL God. the Father 1 Then Ihall be said or sung,
of our Lord Jesus Christ, who I
HEARD a voice from heaven, is the resurrection and the life : in
saying unto me, Write From whom whosoever believeth thall henceforth blessed are the dead live, though he die; and wholowhich die in the Lord: even so ever liveth and believeth in him, faith the Spirit; for they reft ihall not die eternally; who also from theji labours.
hath taught us, by his holy Aro. 1 Then the Priest shall say, Atle Saint Paul, not to be sorry, Lord, have mercy upon us, as men without hope, for them Chrift, have mercy upon 44. that sleep in him; Wemeekly beLord, have mercy upon us. feech thee, O Father, to raise us
UR Father which art in from the death of fin unto the life
Name; Thykingdom come; Thy shall depart this life, we may reit will be done in earth, as it is in in him, as our hope is this our heaven : Give us this day our brother do'h; and that at the geHaily bread; And forgive us our neral refurrection in the last day, trespasses, as we forgive them that we may be found acceptable in trespass against us; And lead us thy tight, and receive that blefr. not into temptation, But delivering which thy well beloved Son us from evil. Amen.
thall then pronounce to all that Priest.
love and fear thee. saying, Come LMIGHTY God, with whom ye b!effed children of my Father, that depart hence in the Lord, for you from the beginning of and with whom the souls of the the world Grant this, we be. faithful after they are delivered feech thee, o merciful Father, from the burden of the fileth, are through Jesus Chrift our Mediain joy and felicity; We give thee tor and Redeemer. Amen. hearty thanks, for that it hath THE grace of our Lord Jesus pleased thee to deliver this our Christ. and the love of God, brother out of the miseries of this and the fellowihip of the Holy finful world; beseeching thee Ghost, be with us all evermore. that it may please thte of thy Amen.
The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-birth,
Commonly called, The Churching of Women. 1 The Woman, at the ufual time after her Delivery, shall come into the
Church decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some conTenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary fhall di.
Telt; and then the Priest shall say unto her, F
ORASMUCH as it hath you in the great dançer of
plealed Almighty God of Child-birth, you thall therefore his. 2oodness to give you safe give hearty thanks unto God, deliverance, and hath preserved and say,
I Then shall the Priest say, gift that cometh of the Lord, Dilexi, quoniam. PSAL. 116. Like as the arrows in the hand I
AM well pleased : that the of the giant : even so are the
Lord hath heard the voice of young children. my prayer ;
Happy is the man that hath his That he hath inclined his quiver full of them : they thall ear un'o mc : therefore will I not be athamed when they speak call upon him as long as I live. with their enemies in the gate.
The snares of death compass. Glory be to the Father, &c. ed me round about ; and the As it was in the beginning, . pains of hell gat hold upon me. 1 Then the Prie! mall say, I found trouble and lieaviness,
Let us pray. and I called upon the Name of Lord, have mercy upon us. the Lord : 0 Lord, I beseech Christ, have mercy upon us. thee, deliver my soul.
Lord, have mercy upon us. Gracious is the Lord, and righ
O teous : yea, our God is merciful. heaven, Hallowed be thy
The Lord preservech the fim- Name; Thy kingdom come, Thy ple : ! was in misery, and he will be done in earth, as it is in helped me.
heaven : Give us this day our Turn again then unto thy daily bread; And forgive us our reft, O my soul : for tlie Lord tretpalles, as we forgive them hath rewarded thee.
that trespass against us; and And why! thou haft deli. lead us not into remptation, But vered my foul from death : mine deliver us from evil: For ihine eyes from tears, and my feet is the kingdom, and the power, from falling:
and the glory, For ever and I will walk before the Lord : ever. Amen. in the land of the living:
Minister. O Lord, fave this I believed, and therefore will woman thy servant; I speak; but I was fore trou. Answer.' who putterh hier bled : I said in my hafte, All men trust in thee. are liars.
Minifler. Be thou to her a What reward thall I give un- strong tower; to the Lord : for all the benetics Antwer. From the face of her that he hath done unto me? enemy.
I will receive the cup of fal. Min, Lord, hear our prayer ; vation : and call upon the Name Answer. And let our cry come of the Lord.
unto thee. I will pay my pows now Minister. Let us pray. in the presence of all his people :
thee humble hanks for inat even in the midft of thee, o je: thou haft vouchsafed to deliver rusalem. Praise the Lord. this woman thy fervant from the
Glory be to the Father, Sc. great pain and peril of Child.
As it was in the beginning, 66. birih : Grant, we beseech thee, 1 Or, PSAL. 127. Nifi Dominus. moft merciful Father, that the
house : their labour is but fully live, and walk according to lost that build it.
thy will in this life present, and Except the Lord keep the ci- also may be partaker of everlattty: the watchinan waketh but ing glory in the life to come, in vain.
through Jelus Chritt our Lord. It is but lost labour that ye Amen. hafte to rise up early, and to late 1 The Woman that cometh to take reft, and eat the bread of give her Thanks, must offer. carefulnels : for so he giveth his accufiomed Offerings ; and if beloved sleep.
there be 4 Communion, it is Lo, children, and the fruit of convenient that she receive the the womb ; are an beritage and holy Communioni
in the cour:s of the
, O ALMIGHTY.God, we give
Anger and Judgements against Sinners, with certain Prayers to be used on the first Day of Lent, and
at other times, as the Ordinary fall appoint. 1 After Morning Prayer, the Litany ended according to the accustomed
manner, the priest shall in the Reading.pew or Pulpit say, BRELUCHE Nere the pringiodys imiterii facis neighbour
' fecretiya discipline, that at the beginning Answer. Amen. of Lent, such perfons as ftood Minifter. Cursed is he that lieth convicted of notorious fin, were with his neighbour's wife. put to open penance, and punith- Answer. Amen. ed in this world, that their souls Min. Curfed is he that taketh might be iaved in the day of he reward to say the innocent. Lord; and that others, admo- Answer. Amen. nithed by their example, might Min. Cursed is he that putteth be the more afraid to offend. his truft in man, and taketh
Instead whereof, (until the faid man for his defence, and in his discipline may be rettored again, heart goeth from the Lord. which is much to be withed) it Answer. Amen. is thought good, that at this Min. Cursed are the unmerci. time in the presence of you all, ful, fornicators, and adulterers, should be read the general sen- covetous persons, idolaters, flanetences of God's curling againt derers, drunkards, and extorimpenitent finners, gathered out tioners. of ihe fever and twentieth Chap
Anfrver. Amen. ter of Deuteronomy, and other
Minister. Thould answer to every resitence,
Nacau ffeine asiat el prepare
accursed, as the prophet Amen : To the in:ent'that being David beareth witness, who do admonished of the great indig- err and go aftray from the comnatiin of God against finners, ye mandments of God, let us (re. may the rather be moved to membering the dreadful jude. carnest and crue repentance, and ment lianging over our heads, may walk more warily in these and always ready to fall upon dangerous days: Heeing froin us,) return unto our Lord God fuch vices wl
ye affirm with contricion and meeknefs with your own mouths the curse of heart; bewailing and lament. of God to be due.
ing our finful life, acknowledg
ing and confefling our offences, URSED is the man that and seeking to bring forih worten iinage, to worship it.
is the ax put unto the root of the And the penp'e mall answer trees; fo that every tree that and say, Amen.
bringeth not forth good fruit is Minister. Cursed is ha that hewn down and cast into the curseth his father or mother. fire. It is a fearful thing to fall Answer. Amen.
into the hands of the living God. Minister. Curied is he that He thall pour down rain upon removech his neighbour's land. the finners, inares, fire and brim. mark
flone, storm and tempeft; this Answer. Amen.
thall be their portion to drink. Min. Cursed is he that maketh For, lo, the Lord is come out of the blind to go out of his way. his place, to visit the wockedness Answer. Amen.
of such as dwell upon the earth. Minifler Cursed is he that per- But who may abide the day of ver:eth the judgement of the his coming! Who Thall be able stranger, the fatherless and wi. to endure when he appeareth! dow.
His fan is in his hand, and he Answer. Amen
will purge his floor, and gather
his wheat into the barn; but he your fin thall not be your de will burn the chaff with un- itruction. Caft away from you quenchable fire. The day of the all your ungodliness, that ye Lord cometh as a thief in the have done ; make you new night: and when men shall say, hearts, and a new spirit: Where. Peace, and all things are safe, fore will ye die, o ye house of then thall sudden deftru&tion Ifrael ; seeing that I have no come upon them, as forrow pleasure in the death of him comerh upon a woman travail. that dieth, faith the Lord God : ing with child, and they thall · Turn ye then, and ye thall live. not escape. Then shall appear Although we have finned, yet the wrath of God in the day of have we an advocate with the vengeance, which obftinate fin- Father, Jesus Christ the righteners, through the stubbornnels ous, and he is the propitiaof their heart, have heaped unto tion for our fins. For he was themselves; which defpired the wounded for our offences, and goodness, patience, and long. fmitten for our wickednes. Let
suffering of God, when he called us therefore return unto him, them continually to repentance. who is the merciful receiver
Then shall they call upon me of alt true penitent sinners; (faith the Lord) but I will not assuring ourselves that he is hear; they tha!1 feek me early, ready to receive us, and most but they shall not find me, and willing to pardon us, if we that because they hated know. come unto 'him with faithful ledge, and received not the fear repentance: If we will submit of the Lord, but abhorred my ourselves unto him, and from counsel, and despised my correc henceforth walk in his ways; if tion. Then shall it be too late to we will take his easy yoke, and knock, when the door shall be light burden upon us, to follow thut; and too late to cry for him in lowliness, patience, and mercy, when it is the time of charity, and be ordered by the juftice. O terrible voice of moft governance of his Holy Spirit; juft judgement, which thall be leeking always his glóry, and pronounced upon them, when it ferving him duly in our vocathi'l be said unto them, Go ye tion with thanksgiving. This cured, into the fire everlafting, if we do, Chrift will deliver us which is prepared for the devil froin the curle of the law, and and his angels. Therefore, bre from the extreme malediction thren, take we heed betime, which thall light uşon them while the day of salvation lafts that shall be set on the left eth: for the nightcoineth, when hand; and he will fet us on his none can work. But let us, while right hand, and give us the grawe have the light, believe in the cious benediction of his father, light, and walk as children of the commanding us to take poffeflight, toat we be not cast into fion of his glorious kingdom: ut'er darkness, where is weep. unto which he vouchtafe ing and goathing of teeth. Let bring us all, for his infinite mere us no: aburethe goodness of God, cy. "Amen. wo calletń us mercifully to arendment, and of his endless 1 Then shall they all kneel upon pily, promiserh us forgiveness their knees, and the Priest ant of that which is pait, if with a Clerks kneeling in the place perfect and true heart we return where they are accustomed to unto him. For though our fins say the Litany, Jhall say this be as red as scarlet, they fall Psalm. be made white as inow and though they be like purple, yer Miferere mei, Deus. PSAL. 51. Hey thall be made white as AVE mercy upon me, O God, wool. Turn ye ; HA
after thy great goodnels: from all your wickedacís, and according to the multitude of