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Let us pray
1 The Exhortation before rehearsed may be said
1 Adding this: before the Minister begin his prayer, as he shall
O SAVIOUR of the world, who 7 The Minister shall not omit earnessly to move by thy cross and precious blood hast such sick persons as are of ability, to be liberal redeemed us; save us, and help us,
to the poor. 1 And then the Minister shall say the Collect we humbly beseech thee, O LORD. following.
Then shall the Minister say,
THE Almighty LORD, who is a O MOST merciful God, who, ac- most strong tower to all those who put cording to the multitude of thy mer- their trust in him, to whom all things cies, dost so put away the sins of in heaven, in earth, and under the those who truly repent, that thou re-earth, do bow and obey, be now and memberest thein no more; open thine evermore thy defence; and make thee ye of mercy upon this thy servant, know and feel, that there is none other who most earnestly desireth pardon name under heaven given to man, in and forgiveness. Renew in him, most whom, and through whom thou may. loving Father, whatsoever hath been est receive health and salvation, but decayed by the fraud and malice of only the name of our Lord JESUS the devil, or by his own carnal will CHRIST. Amen. and frailness; preserve and continue 1 Here the Minister may use any part of the ser this sick member in the unity of the
vice of this Book, which, in his discretion, he
shall think convenient to the occasion; and
TA Prayer for a sick Chid.
Psalm 130. De Profundis. ful Father, to whom alone belong the OUT of the deep have I called unto issues of life and death; look down thee, O LORD; 'LORD, hear my voice. from heaven, we humbly beseech
O let thine ears consider well the thee, with the eyes of mercy upon voice of my complaint.
this child, now lying upon the bed of If thou, LORD, wilt be extreme to sickness: Visit him, Ò LORD, with mark what is done amiss ; O LORD, thy salvation ; deliver him in thy good who may abide it 3
appointed time from his bodily pain, For there is mercy with thee: and save his soul for thy mercies: therefore shalt thou be feared. sake; that if it shall be thy pleasure
I look for the LORD, my soul doth to prolong his days here on earth, he wait for him ; in his word is my trust. may live to thee, and be an instru
My soul fleeth unto the LORD, be- ment of thy glory, by serving theo fore the morning watch; I say, before faithfully, and doing good in his ge. the morning watch.
neration : or else receive him into Israel, trust in the LORD, for those heavenly habitations, where the with the LORD there is mercy; and souls of those who sleep in the LORD with him is plenteous redemption. Jesus enjoy perpetual rest and feli.
And he shall redeem Israel from city: Grant this, O LORD, for thy all his sins.
mercies sake, in the same thy Son
eur Lord Jesus CHRIST, who liveth / whatsoever defilements it may have and reigneth with thee and the Holy contracted in the midst of this mise. Ghost, ever one God, world with-rable and naughty world, through out end. Amen.
the lust of the flesh, or the wiles of
Satan, being purged and done away, 1 A Prayer for a sick person, when there appear it may be presented pure and without O FATHER of mercies, and God survive, in this
, and other like daily
spot before thee. And teach us who of all comfort, our only help in time spectacles of mortality, to see how of need; we fly unto thee for succor frail and uncertain our own condition in behalf of this thy servant, here ly. is; and so to number our days, that ing under thy hand in great weakness of body : look graciously upon him, that holy and heavenly wisdom,
we may seriously apply our hearts to O LORD; and the more the outward whilst we live here, which may in man decayeth, strengthen him, we the end bring us to life everlasting, beseech thee, so much the more con through the merits of JESUS CHRIST tinually, with thy grace and holy thine only Son our Lord. Amen. Spirit, in the inner man: give him unfeigned repentance for all the errors
TA Prayer for persous troubled in mind or in of his life past, and steadfast faith in thy Son Jesus, that his sins may be
O BLESSED LORD, the Father done away by thy mercy, and his of mercies, and the God of all coni. pardon sealed in heaven, before he go forts, we beseecb thee, look down in hence, and be no more seen.
We pity and compassion upon this thy know, O LORD, that there is no word afflicted servant. Thou writest bitter impossible with thee; and that, if thou things against him, and makest him wilt, thou canst even yet raise him to possess his former iniquities : thy up, and grant him a loriger continu. wrath lieth hard upon him, and his ance amongst us: yet, forasmuch as soul is full of trouble: but, o merci in all appearance the time of his dis- ful God, who hast written thy holy solution draweth near, so fit and
word for our learning, that we,
prepare him, we beseech thee, against through patience and comfort of thy the hour of death, that after his de- holy Scriptures, might have hope; give parture bence in peace, and in thy him a right understanding of himself,
that favor, his soul may be received into and of thy threats and promises ; thine everlasting kingdom; through he may neither cast away his confi
. the merits and mediation of Jesus dence in thee, nor place it any where Christ thine only Son, our Lord and but in thee. Give him strength Saviour. Amen.
against all his temptations, and heal 1 A Commendatory Prayer for a sick person at bruised reed, nor quench the smoking
all his distempers: break not the O ALMIGHTY GOD, with whom
fax: shut not up thy tender mercies do live the spirits of just men made in displeasure ; but make him to hear perfect, after they are delivered from which thou hast broken may rejoice:
of joy and gladness, that the bones their earthly prisons; we humbly deliver him from fear of the enemy, commend the soul of this thy servant, and lift up the light of thy counteour dear brother, into thy hands, as into the hands of a faithful Creator, through the merits and mediation of
nance upon him; and give him peace, and most merciful Saviour ;, most JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. humbly beseeeling thee, that it may be precious in thy sight: wash it, we 1 A Prayer which may be said by the Minister,
in behalf of all present at the Visitation. pray thee, in the blood of that imma. culate Lamb, that was slain to take O GOD, whose days are without away the sins of th: world ; that lend, and whose mercies cannot be
numbered; make us, we beseech thee, honor of thy mercy through eternal deeply sensible of the shortness and ages, it may be to thy unspeakable uncertainty of human life; and let thy glory, that thou hast redeemed the Holy Spirit lead us throngh this soul of this thy servant from eternal vale of misery, in holiness and right- death, and made him partaker of the eousness, all the days of our lives : 'everlasting life, which is through that, when we shall have served thee JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. in our generation, we may be gath. 'T A Thanksgiving for the beginning of a recovery. ered unto our fathers, having the tes
GREAT and mighty God, who timony of a good conscience; in the bringest down to the grave, and bring; communion of the catholic Church; est up again; we bless thy wonderful in the confidence of a certain faith : goodness, for having turned our hea. in the comfort of a reasonable, reli. viness into joy and our mourning gious, and holy hope ; favor with into gladness, by restoring this our thee our Ġod, and in perfect charity brother to some degree of his former with the world : All which we ask health. Blessed be thy name that through Jesus CHRIST our Lord. thou didst not forsake him in his sickAmen.
ness; but didst visit him with com1 A Prayer which may be said in case of sudden forts from above; didst support him surprise and immediate danger.
in patience and submission to thy O MOST gracious Father, we fly will; and, at last, didst send him unto thee for mercy in behalf of this seasonable relief. Perfect, we be. thy servant, here lying under the seech thee, this thy mercy toward sudden visitation of thine hand. If him; and prosper the means which it be thy will, preserve his life, that shall be made use of for his cure: there may be place for repentance: that being restored to bealth of body, but, if thou hast otherwise appointed, vigor of mind, and cheerfulness of let thy mercy supply to him the want spirit, he may be able to go to thine of the usual opportunity for the trim. house, to offer thee an oblation with ming ot' his lamp. Stir up in him great gladness; and to bless thy holy such sorrow for sin, and such fervent name for all thy goodness toward him, love to thee, as may in a short time through JESUS CHRIST our Saviour do the work of many days: that to whom with thee and the Holy among the praises which thy saints SPIRIT, be all honor and glory world and holy angels shall sing to the without end. Amen.
THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK.
1 Forasınach 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 bei..g prepared, the Minister shall there celebrate the Holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Episue, and Gospel, here following: The Collect.
tise every one whom thou dost reALMIGHTY everliving God,ceive; we beseech thee to have mercy Maker of mankind, who dost correct upon this thy servant visited with those whom thou dost love, and chas- thine hand; and to grant that he may take his sickness patiently, and reco-whom the LORD loveth, he chasten: ver his bodily health, if it be thy gra. eth; and scourgeth every son whom cious will; and that whensoever his he receiveth. soul shall depart from the body, it may be without spot presented unto thee,
The Gospel. St. John v. 24. through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. VERILY, verily, I say unto you, Amen.
He that heareth my word, and beThe Epistle. Heb. xii. 5. lieveth on him that sent me, hath MY son, despise not thou the everlasting life, and shall not come chastening of the LORD, nor faint into condemnation; but is passed, when thou art rebuked of him. Forfrorn death unto life. 5 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. 1 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 company to receive
with him, or by any other jnst impediment, do not receive the sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood; the Minister shall instruc: him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and steadfastly believe that Jesus Christ hath suffered death upon the cross for him, and sher his blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby,
and giving him hearty thanks therefor, he doth 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. 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 contagious sickness or disease, when none of the parish or neighbors 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 BURIAL OF THE DEAD.
* 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 toward the grave, shall say, or sing, I AM the resurrection and the life, the LORD hath taken away; blessed saith the LORD; he that believeth in be. the name of the LORD. 1 Tim. me, though he were dead, yet shall vi. 7. Job i. 21. he live: and whosoever liveth and After they are come into the church, shal Se believeth in
the 39th and 90th Psalms. John xi. 25, 26, I KNOW that my Redeemer liveth, the number of my days; that I may
LORD, let me know my end, and and that he shalt stand at the latter
be certified how long I have to live. day upon the earth : and though after my skin worms destroy this body, it were a span long; and mine age is
Behold, thou hast made my days as my flesh shall I see GOD; whom I shall see for myself, and even as nothing in respect of thee; mine shall behold, and not an. gether vanity.
and verily every man living is altoeyes other. Job xix. 25, 26, 27.
For man walketh in a vain shadow, WE brought nothing into this and disquieteth himself in vain ; he world, and it is certain we can carry heapeth up riches, and cannot tell nothing out. The LORD gave, and lwho shall gather them.
to the Corinthians.
And now, LORD, what is my hope? Glory be to the FATHER, and to Truly my hope is even in thee. the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
Deliver ine from all mine offences; As it was in the beginning, is now, and make me not a rebuke unto the and ever shall be, world without end. foolish.
Amen. When thou with rebukes dost chas- Then shall follow the Lesson, taken out of the ten man for sin, thou makest his fifteenth chapter of the first Epistle of St. Paul beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment : eve
1 Cor. xv. 20. ry man therefore is but vanity. NOW is CHRIST risen from the
Hear my prayer, O Lond; and dead, and become the first fruits of with thine ears consider my calling : them that slept. For since by man hold not thy peace at my tears. came death, by man came also the
For I am a stranger with thee, and resurrection of the dead. For as in a sojourner; as all my fathers were. Adam all die, even so in CHRIST
spare me a little, that I may re. shall all be made alive. cover my strength; before I go hence, man in his own order: Christ the and be no more seen.
first fruits; afterward they that are LORD, thou hast been our refuge, CHRIST'S, at his coming, Then from one generation to another. cometh the end, when he shall have
Before the mountains were brought delivered up the kingdom to GOD, forth, or ever the earth and the world even the FATHER; when he shall were made, thou art God from ever- have put down all rule, and all aulasting, and world without end. thority, and power.
For he must Thou turnest man to destruction ; reign till he hath put all enemies un. again thou sayest, Come again, ye der his feet. The last enemy that children of men.
shall be destroyed is death : for he For a thousand years in thy sight hath put all things under his feet are but as yesterday ; seeing that is But when he saith all things are put past as a watch in the night. under him, it is manifest that he is
As soon as thou scatterest them, excepted which did put all things un. they are even as a sleep; and fade der him. And when all things shall away suddenly like the
be subdued unto him, then shall the In the morning it is green, and Son also himself be subject unto him groweth up; but in the evening it is that put all things under him, that cut down, dried up, and withered. God may be all in all. Else what
For we consume away in thy dis- shall they do which are baptized for pleasıire; and are afraid at thy wrath the dead, if the dead rise not at all ? ful indignation.
Why are they then baptized for the Thou hast set our misdeeds before dead? And why stand we in jeopardy thee; and our secret sins in the light every hour?. I protest by your re. of thy countenance.
joicing, which I have in CHRIST JE. For when thou art angry, all our sus our Lord, I die daily. If after days are gone: We bring our years the manner of men I have fought to an end, as it were a tale that is told. with beasts at Ephesus, what advan.
The days of our age are threescore j tageth it me, if the dead rise not? Let years and ten; and thongh men be so us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die. strong that they come to fourscore Be not deceived: evil communications years, yet is their strength then but corrupt good manners. Awake to labor and sorrow; so soon passeth it righteousness, and sin not: for some away, and we are gone. have not the knowledge of God.
1 So teach us to number our days, speak this to your shame. But some that we may apply our hearts unto man will say, How are the dead wisdom.
raised up ? and with what body do