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Thou broughtest us into the snare; Then are they glad, because they and laidest trouble upon our loins. are at rest; and so he bringeth them
I will go into thine house with unto the haven where they would be. burnt-offerings; and will pay thee my O that men would therefore praise. vows which I promised with my lips, the LORD for his goodness; and de. and spake with my mouth, when I clare the wonders that he doeth for was in trouble.
the children of men ! O come hither, and hearken, all
ye That they would exalt him also in that fear God; and I will tell you the congregation of the people; and what he hath done for my soul. praise him in the seat of the elders!
I called unto him with my mouth; Glory be to the FATHER, and to and gave him praises with my tongue. the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
If I incline unto wickedness with As it was in the beginning, is now, mine heart, the LORD will not hear and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen. But God hath heard me; and # Collects of Thanksgivingconsidered the voice of my prayer. Praised be God, who hath not LORD God, who art of infinite good.
O MOST blessed and glorious cast out my prayer, nor turned his
ness and mercy; we, thy poor crea. mercy from me.
tures, whom thou hast made and Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; and now rescuing us out of the jaws
preserved, holding our souls in life, As it was in the beginning, is now, of death, humbly present ourselves and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
again before thy divine majesty, to
offer a sacrifice of praise and thanksPsalm 107. Confitemini Domino. giving, for that thou heardest us when
O THAT men would praise the we called in our trouble, and didst LORD for his goodness; and declare not cast out our prayer, which we the wonders that he doeth for the made before thee in our great distress; children of men!
even when we gave all for lost, our That they would offer unto him ship, our goods, our lives, then didst the sacrifice of thanksgiving; and thou mercifully look upon us, and tell out his works with gladness!
wonderfully command a deliverance; They that go down to the sea in
for which we now, being in safety, ships; and occupy their business in
do give all praise and glory to thy great waters ;
holy name, through JESUS CHRIST These men see the works of the our Lord. Amen. LORD, and his wonders in the deep.
Cr this. For at his word, the stormy wind O MOST mighty and gracious. arised; which lifteth up the waves good God, thy mercy is over all thy thereof.
works, but in special manner hath They are carried up to the heaven, been extended toward us, whom thou, and down again to the deep; their hast so powerfully and wonderfully soul melteth away because of the defended. Thou hast showed us ter. trouble.
rible things, and wonders in the deep, They reel to and fro, and stagger that we might see how powerful and like a drunken man; and are at their gracious a God thou art; how able wit's end.
and ready to help those who trust in So when they cry unto the LORD thee. Thou hast showed us how in their trouble, he delivereth them both winds and seas obey thy comout of their distress.
mand; that we may learn even from For he maketh the storm to cease, them hereafter to obey thy voice, and Bo that the waves thereof are atill. Ito do thy will. We therefore blese and glorify thy name, for this thy Thou didst send forth thy commercy,
in saving us when we were mandment; and the windy storns ready to perish. And, we beseech ceased, and was turned into a calm. thee, make us as truly sensible now O let us therefore praise the LORD of thy mercy, as we were then of the for his goodness; and declare the danger; and give us hearts always wonders that he hath done, and still ready to express our thankfulness doeth, for the children of men! not only by words, but also by our Praised be the LORD daily; even lives, in being more obedient to thy the LORD that helpeth us, and pour. holy commandments. Continue, weeth his benefits upon us. beseech thee, this thy goodness to us; He is our God, even the God of that we, whom thou hast saved, may whom cometh salvation : God is the serve thee in holiness and righteous- LORD, by whom we have escaped 'ness all the days of our life, through death. JESUS CHRIST qur Lord and Sav- Thou, LORD, hast made us glad iour. Amen.
through the operation of thy hands ;
and we will triumph in thy praise. TA Hymn of praise and thanksgiving after a
Blessed be the LORD God; even dangerous tempesta
the LORD God, who only doeth O COME, let us give thanks unto wondrous things; the LORD, for he is gracious; and And blessed be the name of his his mercy endureth for ever.
majesty for ever; and let every one Great is the LORD, and greatly to of us say, Amen, Amen. be praised : let the redeemed of the
Glory be to the FATHER, and to LORD say so, whom he hath deli- the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; vered from the merciless rage of the As it was in the beginning, is now, sea.
and ever shall be, world without end. The LORD is gracious, and full of Amen. compassion; slow to anger, and of
1 A Psalm or Hymn of praise and thanksgiving great mercy.
after victory He hath not dealt with us according to our sins; neither rewarded us IF the LORD had not been on our according to our iniquities.
side, now may we say; if the LORD But as the heaven is high above himself had 'not been on our side, the earth; 80 great hath been his when men rose up against us ; mercy toward us.
They had swallowed us up quick, We found trouble and heaviness; when they were so wrathfully diswe were even at death's door.
pleased at us. The waters of the sea had well Yea, the waters had drowned us, nigh covered us; the proud waters and the stream had gone over our had well nigh gone over our soul. soul; the deep waters of the proud
The sea roared ; and the stormy bad gone over our soul. wind lifted up the waves thereof. But praised be the LORD, who
We were carried up as it were to bath not given us over as a prey heaven, and then down again into the unto them. deep; our soul melted within us, be- The LORD hath wrought a mighty cause of trouble.
salvation for us. Then cried we unto thee, O LORD; We got not this by our own sword, and thon didst deliver us out of our neither was it our own arm that sav. distress.
ed us; but thy right hand, and thine Blessed be thy name, who didst arm, and the light of thy countenance not despise the prayer of thy serv. because thou hadst a favor unto us. ants; but didst hear our cry, and The LORD hath appeared for us; hast saved us.
the LORD hath covered our heads.
and made us to stand in the day of none is able to withstand; we bless battle.
and magnify thy great and glorious The LORD hath appeared for us; name for this happy victory, the the LORD hath overthrown our ene- whole glory whereof we do ascribe mies, and dashed in pieces those that to thee, who art the only giver of vicrose up against us.
tory. And we beseech thee, give us Therefore not unto us, O LORD, grace to improve this great mercy to not unto us; but unto thy name be thy glory, the advancement of thy given the glory.
Gospel, the honor of our country, The LORD hath done great things and, as much as in us lieth, to the for us; the LORD hath done great good of all mankind. And we be. things for its, for which we rejoice. seech thee, give us such a sense of
Our help standeth in the name of this great mercy, as may engage us the LORD, who hath made heaven to a true thankfulness, such as may and earth.
appear in our lives, by an humble, Blessed be the name of the LORD, holy, and obedient walking before from this time forth for evermore. thee all our days, through Jesus
Glory be to the FATHER, and to Christ our Lord; to whom, with the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; thee, and the Holy SPIRIT, as for
As it was in the beginning, is now, all thy mercies, so in particular for and ever shall be, world without end. this victory and deliverance, be all Amen.
glory and honor world without end.
Amen. 1 After this Hymn may be said the Te Deum
2 Cor. xiii. 14. 1 Then this Collect.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus O ALMIGTY GOD, the sovereign Christ, and the love of God, and commander of all the world, in whose the fellowship of the Holy GHOST, hand is power and might, which l be with us all evermore. Amen.
At the Burial of the Dead at sea, the Office in the Common Prayer Rook may be used ; only instead of these words, We therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, &c. say, W. *therefore commit his body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the resurrection of the body when the sea shall give up her dead, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who at his coming shall change our vile body, that it may be like his glorious body, according to the nighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.
A FORM OF PRAYER
THE VISITATION OF PRISONERS.
When Morning or Evening Prayer shall be read in any prison, instead of the Psalm, O come Let us sing, &c. shall be read the 130th Psalm; and the Minister shall insert, after the Collect for the day, the collect in the following Service, O God, who sparest, &c. and at such times as the Litany is not read, he shall add the prayer, O God, merciful Father, who despisest nol, &c. And when notice is given to the Minister that | deemed with thy most precious blood, a prisoner is confined for some great pr capitah and be not angry with us for ever. into the place where the prisoner is, he shall Ans. Spare us, good LORD say, kneeling down,
1 Let us pray REMEMBER not, LORD, our ini. quities, nor the iniquities of our fore.
LORD, have mercy upon us. fatbers ; neither take thou vengeance
CHRIST, have mercy upon us. of our sins: Spare us, good LORD,
LORD, have mercy upon us. spare thy people, whom thou hast re. OUR Father, who art in heaven, c. Min. O LORD, show thy mercy Jing providence governeth all things upon us ;
both in heaven and earth, hath so Ans. And grant us thy salvation. wisely and mercifully ordered the Min. Turn thy face from our sins; course of this world, that his judgAns. And blot out all our iniquities. ments are often sent as fatherly cor.
Min. Send us help from thy holy rections to us; and if with due subplace;
mission and resignation to his holy Ans. For thine indignation lieth will we receive the same, they will hard upon us.
work together for our good. Min. O LORD, hear our prayer; It is your part and duty, therefore,
Ans. And let the sighing of the to humble yourself under the mighty Prisoners come before thee.
hand of God, to acknowledge the The Collect.
righteousness of his judgments, and
to endeavor, that, by his grace, this GRANT, we beseech thee, Al. present visitation may lead you to a MIGHTY God, that we, who for our sincere and hearty repentance. evil deeds do worthily deserve to be The way and means thereto is, to punished, by the comfort of thy grace examine your life and conversation may mercifully be relieved; through by the rule of God's commandments; our Lord and Saviour Jesus CHRIST. and whereinsoever you shall perceive Amen.
yourself to have offended either by O GOD, who sparest when we will, word, or deed, there to bewail deserve punishment, and in thy your own sinfulness, and to confess wrath rememberest mercy; we hum- yourself to ALMIGHTY GOD, with bly beseech thee, of thy goodness to full purpose of amendment of life. comfort and succor all those who are And if you shall perceive your offen. under reproach and misery in the ces to be such as are not only against house of bondage; correct them not God, but also against your neigh. in thine anger, neither chasten them bors; then to reconcile yourself to in thy sore displeasure. Give them them, being ready to make restitution a right understanding of themselves, and satisfaction, according to the utterand of thy threats and promises: that most of your power, for all injuries they may neither cast away their and wrongs done by you to any confidence in thee, nor place it any other : and being likewise ready to where but in thee. Relieve the dis- forgive others who have offended tressed, protect the innocent, and you, as you would
have forgiveness of awaken the guilty: and forasmuch your offences at God's hand. And as thou alone bringest light out of to this true repentance and change of darkness, and good out of evil, grant mind you must add a lively and that the pains and punishments which steadfast faith, and dependence upon these thy servants endure, through the merits of the death of CHRIST, their bodily confinement, may tend to with an entire resignation of yourself setting free their souls from the chains to the will of God. Except you of sin; through JESUS CHRIST our repent, and believe, we can give you Lord. Amen.
no hope of salvation. But if you do 7. Here the Minister, as he shall see convenient, sincerely repent and believe, God may read the Prayer for au conditions of hath declared, though your sins be Men, the Collect for Ash Wednesday, and the as red as scarlet, they shall be made of all wisdom, &c. or any other prayer of the white as snow; though your wicked Liturgy, which he shall judge proper. ness have gone over your head, yet Then shall the Minister exhort the prisoner or shall they not be your destruction. prisoners after this form, or other like :
We exhort you therefore in the DEARLY beloved, know this, that name of God, and of his dear Son Almighty God, whose never fail. IJesus Christ our Saviour, and as you tender your own salvation, to Behold, I was shapen in wicked take good heed of these things in ness; and in sin hath my mother time, while the day of salvation last conceived me. eth; for the night cometh, when no But lo, thou requirest truth in the man can work. While you have inward parts; and shalt make me to the light, believe in the light, and understand wisdom secretly. walk as children of the light, that Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, you be not cast into outer darkness; and I shall be clean; thou shalt wash that you may not knock, when the me, and I shall be whiter than snow. dour shall be shut; and cry for mer. Thou shalt make me hear of joy cy, when it is the time of justice. and gladness; that the bones which Now you are the object of God's thou hast broken may rejoice. mercy, if by repentance and true Turn thy face from my sins; and faith you turn unto him: but if you put out all my
misdeeds. neglect these things, you will be the Make me a clean heart, O GOD; object of his justice and vengeance. and renew a right spirit within me. Now you may claim the merits of Cast me not away from thy preCHRIST; but if you die in your sins, sence; and take not thy holy Spirit his sufferings will tend to your greater from me. condemnation. O beloved, consider O give me the comfort of thy help in this your day, how fearful a thing again ; and stablish me with thy free it will be to fall into the hands of the Spirit. living God, when you can neither Then shall I teach thy ways unto fy to his mercy to protect you, nor to the wicked ; and sinners shall be the merits of CHRIST to cover you converted unto thee. in that terrible day.
Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, 1 Here the minister shall examine him concern
O God, thou that art the God of any ing his faith, and rehearse the articles of the health ; and my tongue shall ging of Creed, Dost thou telieve in God, &c. And the thy
righteousness. prisoner shall answer,
Thou shalt open my lips, O LORD; All this I steadfastly believe.
mouth shall show thy praise.
For thou desirest no sacrifice, else * Then shall the Minister examine whether he would I give it thee; but thou de.
with all the world, and further admonish him lightest not in burnt offerings.
The sacrifice of God is a troubled soruples, that he would declare the same, and spirit; a broken and contrito heart, prepare himself for the Holy Communion, O GOD, shalt thou not despise. against the time that it may be proper to ad minister it to him.
I Then the Minister shall say, 1 Then, all kneeling, the Minister shall say as
follows, from the 5lst Psalın. HAVE mercy upon me, O God, cifully
hear our prayers, and spare
O LORD, we beseech thee, mer. after thy great goodness; according all those who confess their sins unto to the multitude of thy mercies, do away mine offences.
thee; that they, whose consciences Wash me thoroughly from my
by sin are accused, by thy merciful wickedness; and cleanse me from pardon may be absolved, through
CHRIST our Lord. Amen. For I acknowledge my fault; and O GOD, whose mercy is evermy sin is ever before me.
lasting, and power infinite; look Against thee only have I sinned, down with pity and compassion upon and done this evil in thy sight; that the sufferings of this thy servant; thou mightest be justified in thy say. and whether thou visitest for trial of ing, and clear when thou art judged. This patience, or punishment of his
Let us pray