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MAN, that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.

they come? Thou fool, that which when this corruptible shall have put thou sowest is not quickened except on incorruption, and this mortal shall it die. And that which thou sowest, have put on immortality, then shall thou sowest not that body that shall be brought to pass the saying that is be, but bare grain; it may chance of written, Death is swallowed up in wheat, or of some other grain. But victory. O death, where is thy sting? GOD giveth it a body as it hath pleased O grave, where is thy victory? The him; and to every seed his own body. sting of death is sin, and the strength All flesh is not the same flesh; but of sin is the law. But thanks be to there is one kind of flesh of men, an- GOD, which giveth us the victory other flesh of beasts, another of fishes, through our Lord JESUS CHRIST. and another of birds. There are also Therefore, my beloved brethren, be celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: ye steadfast, unmoveable, always but the glory of the celestial is one, abounding in the work of the LORD; and the glory of the terrestrial is an- forasmuch as ye know that your laother. There is one glory of the sun, bor is not in vain in the LORD. and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made living soul, the last Adam was made. a quickening spirit. Howbeit, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. ears to our prayers; but spare us, As is the earthy, such are they that LORD most holy, O GOD most mighare earthy and as is the heavenly, ty, O holy and merciful SAVIOUR, such are they also that are heavenly. thou most worthy Judge eternal, sufAnd as we have borne the image of fer us not, at our last hour, for any the earthy, we shall also bear the im- pains of death to fall from thee. age of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of GOD; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I show you a mystery: we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we dust: looking for the general resur shall be changed. For this corrupti-rection in the last day, and the life of ble must put on incorruption, and this the world to come, through our Lord morial must put on immortality. So JESUS CHRIST; at whose second

In the midst of life we are in death: of whom may we seek for succor, but of thee, O LORD, who for our sins art justly displeased?

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Yet, O LORD GOD most holy, O LORD most mighty, O holy and most merciful SAVIOUR, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.

Thou knowest, LORD, the secrets of our hearts: shut not thy merciful

When they come to the grave, while the corpse is made ready to be laid into the earth, shall be sung or said,

Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the body by some standing by, the Minister shall

say,

FORASMUCH as it hath pleased ALMIGHTY Gon, in his wise provi. dence, to take out of this world the soul of our deceased brother, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to

coming in glorious majesty to judge seech thee, that we, with all those the world, the earth and the sea shall who are departed in the true faith of give up their dead; and the corrupti- thy holy name, may have our perfect ble bodies of those who sleep in him consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

shall be changed, and made like unto his own glorious body; according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself.

T. Then shall be said, or sung, I HEARD a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, from henceforth blessed are the dead who die in the LORD; even so saith the SPIRIT; for they rest from their labors. Rev.

xiv. 13.

¶ Then the Minister shall say the Lord's Prayer. OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king. dom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Then the Minister shall say one or both of the following Prayers, at his discretion.

O MERCIFUL GOD, the Father of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, who is the resurrection and the life; in whom whosoever believeth, shall live, though he die; and whosoever liveth and believeth in him, shall not die eternally; who also hath taught us, by his holy apostle St. Paul, not to be sorry, as men without hope, for those who sleep in him; we rumbly beseech thee, Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness; that when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him; and that at the general resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight; and receive that blessing, which thy wellbeloved Son shall then pronounce to all who love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world: Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, through JESUS CHRIST our Mediator and Redeemer.

Amen.

ALMIGHTY GOD, with whom do live the spirits of those who depart hence in the LORD and with whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the flesh, are in joy and felicity; we give thee hearty thanks for the good examples of all those thy servants, who, having finished their course in faith, do now rest from their labors. And we be be with us all evermore.

THE grace of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the HOLY GHOST, Amen.

THE

THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,

COMMONLY CALLED

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

This Service, or the concluding Prayer alone, as it stands among the Occasional Prayers and Thanksgivings, may be used at the discretion of the Minister.

The Woman, at the usual time after her delivery, shall come into the church decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her,

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FORASMUCH as it hath pleased give you safe deliverance, and to ALMIGHTY GOD, of his goodness, to preserve you in the great danger of

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Min. LORD, hear our prayer;
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Min. Let us pray.

O ALMIGHTY GOD, we give thee humble thanks for that thou hast been graciously pleased to preserve, through the great pain and peril of child-birth, this woman thy servant, who desires now to offer her praises and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Fa ther, that she, through thy help, may both faithfully live, and walk according to thy will in this life present, and also may be partaker of everlast ing glory in the life to come, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

The woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerings, which shall be applied by the Minister and the Church-wardens to the relief of distressed women in child-bed: and if there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the Holy Communion.

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PRAYER TO BE USED AT SEA.

The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at sea, shall be the same which is appointed in the book of Common Prayer.

These two following Prayers may be also used bounds, until day and night come in ships of war. to an end; be pleased to receive into O ETERNAL LORD GOD, who thy Almighty and most gracious proalone spreadest out the heavens, and tection, the persons of us thy serv rulest the raging of the sea; who ants, and the fleet [or ship] in which hast compassed the waters with we serve. Preserve us from the

dangers of the sea, and from the vio- calling out of the depth of misery, lence of the enemy; that we may be and out of the jaws of this death, a safeguard unto the United States of which is now ready to swallow us America, and a security for such as up: Save, LORD, or else we perish. pass on the seas upon their lawful The living, the living shall praise occasions; that the inhabitants of our thee. O send thy word of command

land may in peace and quietness serve to rebuke the raging winds, and the

thee our GOD; and that we may re- roaring sea; that we, being delivered turn in safety to enjoy the blessings from this distress, may live to serve of the land, with the fruits of our labor; thee, and to glorify thy name all the and, with a thankful remembrance of days of our life. Hear, LORD, and thy mercies, to praise and glorify thy save us, for the infinite merits of our holy name, through JESUS CHRIST blessed Saviour, thy Son our Lord our Lord. Amen. JESUS CHRIST. Amen.

The Collect.

Amen.

DIRECT us, O LORD, in all our O MOST powerful and glorious doings, with thy most gracious favor, LORD GOD, the LORD of hosts, that and further us with thy continual rulest and commandest all things; help; that in all our works begun, thou sittest in the throne judging continued, and ended in thee, we may right: and therefore we make our glorify thy holy name; and finally, address to thy divine majesty, in this by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, our necessity, that thou wouldest take through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. the cause into thine own hand, and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, O LORD, and come and help us; for thou givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. O let not our but hear us thy poor servants begging sins now cry against us for vengeance; that thou wouldest be a defence unto mercy, and imploring thy help, and us against the face of the enemy:

make it

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that thou art our Sav,

iour and mighty deliverer, through, JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

Prayers to be used in storms at sea. O MOST powerful and glorious LORD GOD, at whose command the winds blow, and lift up the waves of the sea, and who stillest the rage thereof; we, thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do in this our great distress cry unto thee for help: Save, LORD, or else we perish. We confess when we have been safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgotten thee our GOD, and refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word, and to obey thy commandments: but now we see how terrible thou art in all thy works of wonder; the great GOD to be feared above all; and therefore we adore thy divine majesty, acknowledging thy power, and imploring thy goodness. Help, LORD, and save us for thy mercies' sake, in JESUS CHRIST, thy Son our Lord. Amen.

The Prayer to be said before a fight at sea against any enemy.

Or this.

O MOST glorious and gracious

LORD GOD, who dweilest in heaven, but beholdest all things below; look down, we beseech thee, and hear us,

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O GOD, thou art a strong tower of estly repent, and are heartily sorry defence to all who fly unto thee: O for these our misdoings; the remem. save us from the violence of the brance of them is grievous unto us; the burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father: for thy Son our Lord JESUS CHRIST'S sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant, that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honor and glory of thy name, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

enemy.

O LORD of hosts, fight for us; that we may glorify thee.

O suffer us not to sink under the weight of our sins, or the violence of the enemy.

O LORD, arise, help us, and deliver us, for thy name's sake.

1 Short Prayers in respect of a storm.

THOU, O LORD, who stillest the raging of the sea, hear, hear us, and save us, that we perish not.

O blessed SAVIOUR, who didst save thy disciples ready to perish in a storm: hear us, and save us, we beseech thee.

LORD, have mercy upon us.
CHRIST, have mercy upon us.
LORD, have mercy upon us.
O LORD, hear us.
O CHRIST, hear us.
GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON,
GOD the HOLY GHOST, have mercy
upon us, save us now and evermore.
Amen.

OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But de

liver us from evil.

Amen. When there shall be imminent danger, as many as can be spared from necessary service in the ship shall be called together, and make an humble Confession of their sins to God: in which every one ought seriously to reflect upon those particular sine, of which his conscience shall accuse him; saying as followeth : The Confession.

Then shall the Priest, if there be any in the ship,

say,

ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Father, who, of his great mercy, hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen

Thanksgiving after a storm.

Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo.

O BE joyful in all ye lands; sing praises unto the honor of his name; make his praise to be glorious.

Say unto God, O how wonderful art thou in thy works; through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars unto thee.

For all the world shall worship thee, sing of thee, and praise thy

name.

O come hither, and behold the works of GOD; how wonderful he is in his doings toward the children of men!

He ruleth with his power for ever; his eyes behold the people; and such as will not believe, shall not be able to exalt themselves.

O praise our GOD, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard;

ALMIGHTY GOD, Father of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; we ac knowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy divine majesty, For thou, O GOD, hast proved us; provoking most justly thy wrath and thou also hast tried us, like as silver indignation against us. We do.earn-is tried.

Who holdeth our soul in life; and suffereth not our feet to slip.

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