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As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as asleep; and fade away suddenly like the grass.
J Know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God; whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another. In the morning it is green, and grow. Job xix. 25, 26, 27. eth up; but in the evening it is cut WE brought nothing into this down, dried up, and withered. world, and it is certain we can For we consume away in thy diecarry nothing out. The Lord gave, pleasure; and are afraid at thy and the Lord hath taken away; bless. wrathful indignation. ed be the name of the Lord. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job i. 21.
Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee; and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
For when thou art angry, all our days are gone: We bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is
After they are come into the Church shall be said or sung the following Anthem, taken from the 39th and
LORD, let me know my end, and the number of my days; that I may be certified how long I have to
Behold, thou hast made my days as it a were a span long; and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee; and verily every man living is altogether vanity. For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain; he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather then.
And now, Lord, what is my hope? Truly my hope is even in thee. Deliver me from all mine offences; and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.
For a thousand years in thy zighi are but as yesterday; seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years, yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.
Then shall follow the Lesson, taken out of the fifteenth Chapter of the first Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
1 Cor. xv. 20.
NOW is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of
Hear my prayer, O Lord; and with thine ears consider my calling; Hold not thy peace at my tears.
When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garinent: Every man there-them that slept. For since by man fore is but vanity. came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shal. all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterwards they that are Christ's, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority, and power. For he must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death: for he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted which did pu: all things un
For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner; as all my fathers were. O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength; before I go hence, and be no more seen. Lord, thou hast been our refuge, from one generation to another.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made, thou art God from everinsting, and world without end.
Thou turnest man to destruction; again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men..
municate with him (which shall be two at the least ;) and all things neces sary being prepared, the Minister shall there celebrate the Holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, here following: The Collect.
The Epistle. Heb. xii. 5. ALMIGHTY everliving Godl, Ma- My son, despise not thou the chase
ker of mankind, who dost correct those whom thou dost love, and chas- when thou art rebuked of him. For Cise every one whom thou dost receive; whom the Lord loveth, he chasteneth; we beseech thee to have mercy upon and scourgeth every son whom he rethis thy servant visited with thine ceiveth. hand; and to grant that he may take The Gospel. St. John v. 24. kis sickness patiently, and recover his VERILY, verily, I say unto you, bodily health, if it be thy gracious wil; He ihai heareth my word, and and that whensoever his soul shall believeth on him that sent me, hath depart from the body, it may be with everlasting life, and shall not come out spot presented unto thee, through into condemnation ; but is passed Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. from death unto life. 1 After which the Minister shall proceed according to the Form before pre
scribed for the Holy Communion, 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 t 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 just impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood, the Minister shall instruct 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 shed 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 Neighbours 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 ORDER FOR THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 1 Here is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any ct. baptized 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 towards the Grave, shall say or sing, I am the resurrection and the life, he live And whosoever liveth and
saith the Lord; he that believeth believeth in me, shall never die. S'I, in me, though he were dead, yet shall Jokn xi. 23, 26,
I , are
and that he shall stand at the lat- but as yesterday ; seeing that is fast ter day upon the earth: And though as a watch in the night. after my skin worms destroy this as soon as thou scatterest them, they body, yet in my flesh shall I see God; are even as asleep; and fade away whom I shall see for myself, and maine suddenly like the grass. eyes shall behold, and not another. In the morning it is green, and grow. Job xix. 25, 26, 27.
eth up; but in the evening it is cut We brought nothing iuto this down, dried up, and withered. world, and it is certain we can
For we consume away in thy discarry nothing out. The Lord gave, wrathful'indignation.
pleasure; and are afraid at thy and the Lord hath taken away ; bless-Thou hast set our misdeeds before ed be the name of the Lord.' 1 Tim. thee ; and our secret sins in the light vi, 7. Job i, 21.
of thy countenance. After they are come into the Church For when thou art angry, all our shall be said or sung the following days are gone : We bring our years Anthem, taken from the 39th and to an end, as it were a lale that is 90th Psalms.
Lold. LORD), let me know my end, and The days of our age are threescore
the number of my days; that 1 years and ten; and though men be so may be certified how long I have to strong that they come to fourscore live.
years, yet is their strength then buc Behold, thou hast made my days as labour and sorrow; so soon passeth il a were a spau long; and mine age it away, and we are gone. is even as nothing in respect of thee; So teach us to number our days, and verily every man living is allo- that we may apply our hearts unto gether vanity.
wisdom. For man walketh in a vain shadow, Glory be to the Father, and to the and disquietech himself in vain; he Son, and to the Holy Ghost; heapeth up riches, and cannot tell As it was in the beginning, is now, who shall gather them.
and ever shall be, world without end, And now, Lord, what is my hope? Amen. Truly my hope is even in thee. 1. Then shall follow the Lesson, taken
Deliver me from all mine offences ; out of the filteenth Chapter of the and make me not a rebuke unto the first Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinfoolish.
thians. When thou with rebukes dost chasten
1 Cor. xv. 20. man for sin, thou makest his beauty !0 NOW is Christ risen from the dead, consume a way, like as it were a moth and become the first fruits of fretting a garment : Every man there-them that slept. For since by man fore is but vanity.
came death, by man came also the Hear my prayer, O Lord ; and with resurrection of the deach. For as in thine ears consider my calling : Hold Adam all die, even so in Christ shel. not thy peace at my tears.
all be made alive. But every man in For I am a stranger with thee, and his worder : Christ the first fruits ; & sojourner ; as all my fathers were. afterwards they that are Christ's, at
; spare me a little, that I may re- his coming. Then cometh the end, cover my strength; before I go hence, when he shall have delivered up the and be no inore seen.
kingdom to God, even the Father ; Lord, thou hast been our refuge, when he shall have put down all rule, from one generation to another. and all aythority, and power. For Before the mountains were brought he inus reign till he hath put all eneforth, or ever the earth and the world mies under his feet. The last enemy were made, thou art God from ever that shall be destroyed is death : for lasting, and world without end. he hath put all things under his feet,
Thou turnest man to destruction ; But when he saith all things are put again thou sayest, Come again, ye under him, it is manifest that he is children of meo. ,
lexcepted which did pu: all things un
der him. And when all things shall be As is the earthy, such are they tha subdued unto him, then shall the Son are earthy: and as is the heavenly also himself be subject unto him that such are they also that are heavenly put all things under him, that God may And as we have borne the image on he all in all. Else what shall they do the earthy, we shall also bear the which are baptized for the dead, if the image of the heavenly. Now this 1 dead rise not at all? Why are they say, brethren, that flesh and blood then baptized for the dead? And why cannot inherit the kingdom of God; stand we in jeopardy every hour? I neither doth corruption inherit incor protest by your rejoicing, which I ruption. Behold I show you a mys. have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die tery: We shall not all sleep, but we daily. If after the manner of men I shall all be changed, in a moment, in have fought with beasts at Ephesus, the twinkling of an eye, at the last what advantageth it me, if the dead trump: For the trumpet shall sound, rise not? Let us eat and drink, for and ihe dead shall be raised incor to-morrow we die. Be not deceived : ruptible, and we shall be changed. Evil communications corrupt good For this corruptible must put on in. manners. Awake to righteousness, corruption, and this mortal must put and sin not : for some have not the on immortality. So when this corknowledge of God. I speak this to ruptible shall have put on incorrupyour shame. But some man will say, tion, and this mortal shall have put How are the dead raised up? and on immortality, then shall be brought with what body do they come? Thou to pass the saying that is written, fool, that which thou sowest is not Deuth is swallowed up in victory. O quickened, except it die. And that death, where is thy sting? O grave, which thou sowest, thou sowest not where is thy victory? The sting of thai body that shall be, but bare grain; death is sin, and the strength of sin is it may chance of wheat, or of some the law. But thanks be to God, other grain. But God giveth it a which giveth us the victory througli body as it hath pleased him; and to our Lord Jesus Christ. 'l'herefore, every seed his own body. All flesh is my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, not the same flesh; but there is one unmoveable, always abounding in the kind of flesh of men, another filesh of work of the Lord; forasmuch as yo beasts, another of fishes, and another know that your labour is not in vain of birds. There are also celestial in the Lord. bodies, and bodies terrestrial : But When they come to the grave, the glory of the celestial is one, and while the Corpse is made ready to the glory of the terrestrial is an- be laid into the earth, shall be sung other. There is one glory of the 2 said, sun, and another glory of the moon, MAN that is born of a woman, and another glory of the stars : hath but a short time to live, For one star differeth from another and is full of misery. He cometh up, star in glory. So also is the resurrec- and is cut down like a flower ; he fleeth tion of the dead. It is sown in cor- as it were a shadow, and never conruption; it is raised in incorruption : tinueth in one stay. It is sown in dishonour ; it is raised In the midst of life we are in death : in glory : It is sown in weakness ; it is of whom may we seek for succour, raised in power: It is sown a naturall but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins body; it is raised a spiritual body. art justly displeased ? There is a natural body, and there is Yei, o Lord God most holy, O Lord a spiritual body. And so it is writ- most mighty, O holy and most merciten, The first man Adam was made ful Saviour, deliver us not into the a living soul, the last Adam was bitter pains of eternal death. made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of that was not first which is spiritual, our hearts: shut not thy merciful but that which is natural; and after ears to our prayers ; but spare us, ward that which is spiritual. The Lord most holy, O God most mighty, first man is of the earth, earthy : The O holy and merciful Saviour, thou second man is the Lord from heaven. most worthy Judge eterna), suffer us
not, at our last hour, for any pains of ALMIGHTY God, with whom do to
live the spirits of those who de. 11 Then, while the earth shall be cast part hence in the Lord; and with upon the body by some standing by,
whom the souls of the faithful, after the Minister'shall say,
they are delivered from the burden of
the flesh, are in joy and felicity; we FORASMUCH as it hath pleased give thee hearty thanks for the good
Almighty God, in his wise Pro. examples of all those thy servante, vidence, to take out of this world the who, having finished their course in Soul of our deceased Brother, we faith, do now rest from their labours. therefore commit his body to the And we beseech thee, that we, with ground; earth to earth, ashes to all those who are departed in the true ashes, dust *o dust : looking for the faith of thy holy name, may have our general resurrection in the last Day, perfect consummation and bliss, both and the life of the World to come, in budy and soul, in thy eternal and through our Lord Jesus Christ; al everlasting glory, through Jesus Christ whuse second coming in glorious Ma our Lord." Amen. jesty to judge the World, the Earth and the Sea shall give up their Dead: O Merciful God, the Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ, who is the reand the corruptible Bodies of those surrection and the life; in whom who sleep in him shall be changed, whosoever believeth, shall live, though and made like unto his own glorious he die ; and whosoever liveth and be. Rody; according to the mighty work. lieveth in him, shall not die eternally; ing whereby he is able to subdue all who also hath taught us, by his holy things unto himself.
Apostle St. Paul, not to be sorry, as 1 Then shall be said, or sung, men without hope, for those who I Heard a voice from heaven, saying sleep in him; we humbly beseech
unto me, Write, from henceforth thee, O Father, to raise us from the blessed are the dend who die in the death of sin unto the life of righteLord; even so saith the Spirit; for ousness; that when we shall depart they rest from their labours. Rev.
this life, we may rest in him; and xiv. 13.
that at the general resurrection in the 1 Then the Minister shall say the in thy sight ; and receive that bless.
last day, we inay be found acceptable Lord's Prayer.
ing, which thy well-beloved Son shall 09 UR Father, who art in Heaven, then pronounce to all who love and
Hallowed be thy Name; Thy fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed Kingdom come ; Thy will be done on children of my Father, receive the Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give
us kingdom prepared for you from the this day our daily bread; And for beginning of the world : Grant this, give us our trespasses, as we forgive 'we beseech thee, O merciful Father, those who trespass against us; And through Jesus Christ our Mediator leail us not into temptation ; But de- and Redeemer. Amen. liver us from evil. Amen. II 'Then the Minister shall say one or
THE grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ, and the love of God, and Loth of the following Prayers, at his the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be discretion.
I with us all evermore. Amen.
THE THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH.
COMMONLY CALLED THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN. 1 This Service, or the concluding Prayer alone, as it stands among the Oc casional 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 decenivappurelled, and there shall kneel down in some conveni.