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Then fhall the Prieft fay, Lord, have mercy upon us. Chrift, bave mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. UR Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven: Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trefpaffes, as we forgive them that trefpafs against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen. Prieft.

The Collect.
Merciful God, the Father

Our Lord Jefus Chrift,

who is the refurrection and the life

in whom whofoever believeth all live, though he die; and whofoever liveth and believeth in him, fhall not die eternally; who also hath taught us by his holy Apottle Saint Paul, not to be forry, bas men without hope, for them that fleep in him: We meekly befeech thee, O Father, to raise uss from the death of fin unto the

Almighty God, with whom wife of righteousness; that when

do live the fpirits of them that depart hence in the Lord, and with whom the fouls of the faithful after they are delivered from the burden of the flesh, are in joy and felicity; We give thee hearty thanks, for that it hath pleased thee to deliver this our brother out of the miferies of this finful world; befeeching thee that it may please thee, of thy gracious goodnefs, fhortly to accomplish the number of thine elect, and to hasten thy kingdom; that we, with all thofe that are departed in the true faith of thy holy Name, may have our perfect confum

mation and blifs, both in body

and foul, in thy eternal and everlafting glory, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

we shall depart this life, we may reft in him, as our hope is this: our brother doth; and that at the general refurrection in the laft day we may be found acceptable in thy fight,” and receive that bleffing which thy well beloved Son fhall then pro nounce to all that love and fear thee, faying, Come ye blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you! from the beginning of the world. Grant this, we beseech thee, Omerciful Father, through Jefus Chrift our mediator and Redeemer. Amen.


HE grace of our Lord Jefus Chrift, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghoft, be with us all

evermore. Amen.

The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-birth, commonly called, The Churching of Women.

The Woman at the ufual time after her Delivery, fall come into the Church decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in fome convenient places as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct: and then fhall the Prieft fay unto her,

Orafmuch as it hath pleafed in the great danger of childAlmighty God of his good- birth, you fhall therefore give nefs to give you fafe deliver hearty thanks unto God, and ance, and hath preferved you fay:


(Then fhall the Prift fay the city the watchman waketh but in vain.

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116. Pfalm.)

Dilexi quoniam.

I Lord hath healed that
Am well pleafed that the

my prayer;

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That he hath inclined his ear unto me therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. The fnares of death compaffed me round about and the pains of hell gat hold upon me.

I found trouble and heaviness, and I called upon the Name of the Lord: O Lord, I befeech thee, deliver my foul.

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous: yea, our God is merciful. The Lord preferveth the fimple: I was in mifery, and he helped me.

Turn again then unto thy reft, O my foul: for the Lord hath rewarded thee.

It is but loft labour that ye late take reft, and eat the bread hafte to rife up early, and fo

of carefulnels for fo he giveth his beloved fleep.

Lo, children and the fruit of the womb are an heritage and gift that cometh of the Lord.

hand of the giant; even so are the young children.

Like as the arrows in the

Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them they fhall not be afhamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.
¶ Then fhall the Priest fay,
Let us pray.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Cbrift, bave mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

UR Father, which art in

And why? thou haft deli-heaven, hallowed be thy vered my foul from death: mine. eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

1 believed, and therefore will I fpeaks but I was fore troubled I faid in my hafte, All men are liars.

What reward fhall I give unto the Lord for all the benefits that he hath done unto me?

I will receive the cup of falvation and call upon the Name

of the Lord.

I will pay my vows now in the prefence of all his people: in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midft of thee, O Jerufalem. Praife the Lord."

Glory be to the Father, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c. Or Pfalm 127. Nifi Dominus. Except the Lord build the

name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven: Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trefpaffes, as we forgive them that trefpafs against us; And lead us not into tempta tion; But deliver us from evil : For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

Minifter. O Lord, fave this woman thy fervant;

Anfwer. Who putteth her truft in thee.

Minifler. Be thou to her a ftrong tower;

Anfwer. From the face of her enemy.

Min. Lord, hear our prayer; Answer. And let our cry comé unto thee.

Minifter. Let us pray.

houfe: their labour is but Almighty God, we give

loft that build it.

Except the Lord keep the

thee humble thanks for that thou haft vouchfafed to deliver this woman thy fervant


from the great pain and peril of child-birth; Grant, we befeech thee, moft merciful Father, that The through thy help may both faithfully live, and walk according to thy will in this life prefent, and alfo may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to

come, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

The woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accuftomofferings; and if there be a Commation, it is convenient that he receive the boly Com


A COMMINATION, or Denouncing of God's anger and judgements against finners; with certain Prayers to be used on the firft Day of Lent, and at other times, as the Ordinary shall appoint.

After Morning Prayer, the Litany ended according to the accustomed manner, the Prieft fhall in the Reading-Pew or pulpit say,

Urfed is the man that mak

Brethren, in the Prigodly Cleth any carved of meisen

there was a

difcipline, that at the beginning of Lent, fuch perfons as flood convicted of notorious fin, were put to open penance, and punished in this world, that their fouls might be faved in the day of the Lord; and that others, admonifhed by their example, might be the more afraid to offend.

Instead whereof (until the faid difcipline may be restored again, which is much to be wifhed) it is thought good, that at this time (in the prefence of you all) fhould be read the general Sentences of God's curfing againft impenitent finners, gathered out of the feven and twentieth chap, ter of Deuteronomy, and other places of Scripture; and that ye fhould answer to every fentence, Amen to the intent that being admonished of the great indignation of God againft finners, ye may the rather be moved to earneft and true repentance, and may walk more warily, in thefe dangerous days; fleeing from fuch vices, for which ye affirm with your own mouths the curfe of God to be due.

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image to worship it.

And the people hall answer and Jay, Amen. Minifter. Curfed is he that curfeth his father or mother. Anfwer. Amen.

Min. Curfed is he that remov eth his neighbour's land-mark. Anfwer. Amen.

Min. Curfed is he that maketh the blind to go out of his way. Anfwer. Amen.

Min. Curfed is he that perverteth the judgement of the ftranger, the fatherlefs, and widow, Anfwer. Amen.

Min. Curfed is he that fmiteth his neighbour fecretly. Answer. Amen.

Min. Curfed is he that lieth with his neighbour's wife. Anfwer. Amen.

Min. Curfed is he that taketh reward to flay the innocent,

Answer. Amen.

Min. Curfed is he that putteth his truft in man, and taketh man for his defence, and in his heart goeth from the Lord.

Anfwer. Amen.

Min, Curfed are the unmerciful,

ful, fornicators, and adulterers, covetous perfons, idolaters, flan durers, drunkards, and extor


Anjwer. Amen.


JOW feeing that all they are accurfed (as the prophet Ivid beareth witnefs) who do err and go aftray from the commandments of God, let us (remembering the dreadful judgement hanging over our heads, and always ready to fall upon us) return unto our Lord God with all contrition and meek nefs of heart; bewailing and lamenting our finful life, acknowledging and confeffing our offences, and fecking to bring forth worthy fruits of penance. For now is the ax put unto the Foot of the trees, fo that every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and caft into the fire. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. He thall pour down rain upon the finners, fnares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempeft; this fhall be their portion to drink. For lo, the Lord is come out of his place, to vifit the wickednefs of fuch as dwell upon the earth. But who may abide the day of his coming? Who fhall be able to endure when he appeareth? His fan is in his hand, and he will purge his floor, and gather his wheat into his barn; but he will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire. The day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night and when men fhall fay, Peace, and all things are fafe, then fhall fudden deftruction come upon them, as forrow cometh upon a woman travailing with a child, and they hail not efcape. Then fhall appear the wrath of God in the day of vengeance, which obftinate fin

ners, through the ftubbornness of their heart, have heaped unto themfelves; which defpifed the goodness, patience, and longfuffering of God, when he called them continually to repentance. Then fhall they call upon me (faith the Lord) but I will not hear; they fhall feek me early, but they fhall not find me; and that because they hated knowledge, and received not the fear of the Lord, but abhorred my counsel, and despised my correction. Then hall it be too late to knock, when the door shall be fhut; and too late to cry for mercy, when it is the time of juftice. O terrible voice of most juft judgement, which fha'l be pronounced upon them, when it shall be faid unto them, Go, ye curfed, into the fire everlafting, which is prepared for the devil and his angels. Therefore, brethren, take we heed betime, while the day of falvation lateth; for the night com eth when none can work: But let us, while we have the light, believe in the light, and walk as children of the light; that we be not caft into utter darkness, where is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Let us not abuse the goodness of God, who calleth us mercifully to amendment, and of his endlefs pity promif eth us forgiveness of that which is paft, if with a perfect and true heart we return unto him. For though our fins be as red as fcarlet, they fhall be made white as fnow: and though they be like purple, yet they shall be made white as wool. Turn ye (faith the Lord) from all your wickednefs, and your fin fhail not be your deftruction. Caft away from you all your ungodlinefs that ye have done; make you new hearts, and a new fpirit: Wherefore will ye die, O'ye


houfe of Ifrael; feeing that have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, faith the Lord God Turn ye then, and ye fhall live. Although we have finned, yet have we an Advocate with the Father, Jefus Chrift the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our fins. For he was wounded for our offences, and fmitten for our wickedness. Let us therefore return unto him who is the merciful receiver of all true penitent finners; affuring ourselves that he is ready to receive us, and noft wil ling to pardon us, if we come unto him with faithful repentance; if we will submit ourselves unto him, and from henceforth walk in his ways; if we will take his eafy yoke and light burden upon us, to follow him in lowlinefs, patience and charity, and be ordered by the governance of his Holy Spirit; feeking always his glory, and ferving him duly in our vocation with thanksgiving. This if we do, Chrift will deliver us from the curfe of the law, and from the extreme malediction which hall light upon them that fhall be fet on the left hand; and he will fet us on his right hand, and give us the gracious benediction of his Father, commanding us to take poffeffion of his glorious Kingdom: unto which he vouchfafe to bring us all, for his infinite mercy. Amen.

Then fhall they all kneel upon their knees, and the Prieft and Clerks, kneeling in the Place where they are accustomed to say the Litany, fball fay this Pfalm. Miferere mei, Deus. PSAL. 51. AVE mercy upon me, O

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But lo, thou requireft truth in the inward parts and fhalt make me to understand wisdom fecretly.

Thou shalt purge me with hyffop, and I fhall be clean thou shalt wash me, and I fhall be whiter than fnow, read y

Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness that the bones which thou haft broken may rejoice.

Turn thy face from my fins: and put out all my misdeeds.

Make me a clean heart,✪ God: and renew a right fpirit within me.

Caft me not away from thy prefence: and take not thy Ho ly Spirit from me. zisk.

O give me the comfort of thy help again and ftablish me

with thy free Spirit v

Then fhall teach thy ways unto the wicked and finners fhall be converted unto thee

Deliver me from blood-guiltie nefs, O God, thou that art the tongue shall fing of thy righte God of my health and my


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Lord; and my mouth, shall Thou fhalt open my lips, O fhew thy praife.

For thou defireft no facrifice, Hood, after thy great good- then delighteft not in burnte elfe would I give it thee: but

ness according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences.


The facrifice of God is a troubled Spirit: a broken and con

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