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ent place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct : And then the Priest shall say unto her, FORASMUCH as it hath pleased " Then shall the Minister say the
Almighty God, of his goodiess, to Lord's Prayer, with what follows: give you safe deliverance, and to pre- But the Lord's Prayer may be omit. serve you in the great danger of child- ted, if this be used with the Morning birth ; you shall Therefore give hearty or Evening Prayer. thanks unto God, and say,
OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Then shall the Minister say the fol
Hallowed 'he thy name; Thy lowing Hymu, laken from the 116th Kingdom come; Thy will be done on Psalm.
Earth, as it is in Heaven ; Give us Dileri, quoniam.
this day our daily bread; And forgive
us our trespasses, as we forgive those I Am well pleased that the Lord hath who trespass against us ; And lead
heard the voice of my prayer ; That he hath inclined his ear unto us from evil. Amen.
us not into temptation ; But deliver me : Therefore will I call upon him as
Min. O Lord, save this woman thy long as I live.
servant : I found trouble and heaviness, and I
Ans. Who putteth her trust in thee. called upon the name of the Lord; Min. Be thou to her a strong iower, O Lord, 'I beseech thee, deliver my Ans. From the face of her enemy. soul. Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; Ans. And let our cry come unto
Min. Lord, hear our prayer ; yea, our God is merciful.
thee. What reward shall I give unto the Min. Let us pray. Lord, for all the benefits that he hath done unto me?
O Almighty God, we give thee hum
ble thanks for that thou hast I will receive the cup of salvation, been graciously pleased to preserve, and call upon the name of the Lord.
through the great pain and peril of I will pay my vows now in the pre-Childbirth, this woman thy servant, sence of all his people; in the courts who desires now to offer her praises of the Lord's house, even in the midst and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, of thee, o Jerusalem. Praise the we beseech thee, most merciful FaLord.
ther, that she, through thy help, may Glory be to the Father, and to the both faithfully live, and walk accord. Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
Lo thy will in this life present, and As it was in the beginning, is wow, also may be partaker of everlasting and ever shall be, world without end. glory in the life to come, through JeAmnen.
sus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Womar that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offer. ings, 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.
FORMS OF PRAYER
TO BE USED AT SEA. 1 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 pleased to receive into thy Almigh
be also used in Ships of War. ty and most gracious protection, the O Eternal Lord God, who alona persons of us thy servants, and the
spreadest out the heavens, and fleet (or ship) in which we serve. rudest the raging of the sea ; who hast Preserve us from the dangers of the compassed the waters with bounds, sea, and from the violence of the eneuntil day and night come to an end; my; that we may be a safeguard unto
the United States of America, and affinite merits of our blessed Saviour, thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. The Prayer to be said before a Fight at Sea against any Enemy.
security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants of our land may in peace and quietness serve thee our God; Most powerful and glorious Lora God, the Lord of hosts, that and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with rulest and commandest all things; the fruits of our labour; and, with a thou sittest in the throne judging thankful remembrance of thy mercies, right: And therefore we make our to praise and glorify thy holy name, address to thy Divine Majesty, in this throughJesusChrist our Lord. Amen. Jour necessity, that thou wouldst take the cause into thine own hand, and
DIRECT us, O Lord, in all our Julge between us and our enemies. doings, with thy most gracious Stir up thy strength, O Lord, and favour, and further us with thy conti- come and help us; for thou givest not nual help; that in all our works be- always the battle to the strong, but gun, continued, and ended in thee, we canst save by many or by few. O let may glorify thy holy name; and finally not our sins now cry against us for by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, vengeance; but hear us thy poor ser through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. vants begging mercy, and imploring Prayers to be used in Storms at thy help, and that thou wouidest be a Sea. defence unto us against the face of the 0 Most powerful and glorious Lord enemy: Make it appear that thou art God, at whose command the our Saviour and nighty Deliverer, winds blow, and lift up the waves of through JesusChrist our Lord. Amen. the sea, and who stillest the rage Short Prayers for single Persons, thereof; we, thy creatures, but mise- who cannot meet to join in Prayer rable sinners, do in this our great dis- with others, by reason of the Fight tress cry unto thee for help: Save, or Storm. 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 there-praise thee. fore 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.
General Prayers. LORD be merciful to us sinners,and save us for thy mercies sake." Thou art the great God, who hast made and rulest all things: O deli. ver us for thy name's sake.
Thou art the great God to be feared above all: O save us that we may
Special Prayers with respect to the Enemy. THOU, O Lord, art just and power. ful: O defend our cause against the face of the enemy.
O God thou art a strong tower of defence to all who fly unto thee: O save us from the violence of the 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
Most glorious and gracious Lord God, who dwellest in heaven, but beholdest all things below; look down, we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out of the depths of misery, and out of the jaws of this death, which is now ready to swallow us up: Save, Lord, the enemy.
or else we perish. The living, the liv. O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver ing shall praise thee. O send thy word jus, for thy name's sake."
of command to rebuke the raging Winds, and the roaring Sea; that "ve, being delivered from this distress, may live to serve thee, and to glorify thy name all the days of our life.
Short Prayers in respect of a Storm. THOU, O Lord, who stiliest the raging of the sea, hear, hear us, and save us, that we perish not.
Ifear, Lord, and save us, for the In-1 O blessed Saviour, who didst save thy
disciples ready to perish in a storm;[mercy upon you; pardon and deliver hear us, and save us, we beseech thee. you from all your sins; confirm and Lord, have mercy upon us. strengthen you in all goodness, and Christ, have mercy upon us bring you to everlasting life, through Lord, have mercy upon us. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 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.
Thanksgiving after a Storm. Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo. Be joyful in God, all ye lands; sing praises unto the honour of his name; make his praise to be glorious.
OUR Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name; Thy) Say unto God, O how wonderful art Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on thou in thy works; through the greatEarth, as it is in Heaven; Give us ness of thy power shall thine enemies this day our daily bread; And for-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
give us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil. Amen. When there shall be imminent dan-doings towards the children of men! ger, as many as can be spared from He ruleth with his power for ever; necessary service in the ship shail his eyes behold the people; and such be called together, and make an aa will not believe, shall not be able to humble Confession of their sins to exalt themselves. God in which every one ought seriously to reflect upon those particular sins, of which his conscience shall accuse him; saying as followeth :
O praise our God, ye people; and make the voice of his praise to be heard;
Who holdeth our soul in life; and suffereth not our feet to slip.
The Confession. ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things; Judge of all men; we ac- Thou broughtest us into the snare; knowledge and bewail our manifold and laidest trouble upon our luins. sius and wickedness which we from I will go into thine house with burnt time to time most grievously have offerings; and will pay thee my vows committed, by thought, word, and which I promised with my lips, and deed, against thy Divine Majesty, spake with my mouth, when I was provoking most justly thy wrath and in trouble. indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings, the remembrance of them is grievous unto us; the burthen 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 henour and glory of thy name,through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God; and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.
I called unto him with my mouth; and gave him praises with my tongue. If I incline unto wickedness with mine heart, the Lord will not hear me. But God hath heard me; and considered the voice of my prayer.
Praised be God, who hath not cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me.
For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou also hast tried us, like as silver is tried.
Then shall the Priest, if there be any in the ship, say, ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who, of great mercy, hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; have
Glory be to the Father, and to the Sou, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalm 107. Confitemini Domino. O That men would praise the Lord
for his goodness; and declare the
wonders that he doeth for the chil-name, though Jesus Christ our Lord. dren of men!
That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving; and tell out his works with gladness!
They that go down to the sea in ships; and occupy their business in great waters;
These men see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
For at his word, the stormy wind ariseth; which lifteth up the waves thereof.
They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; their soul melteth away because of the trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man; and are at their wit's end.
So when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, he delivereth them out of their distress.
For he maketh the storm to cease, so that the waves thereof are still.
Then are they glad, because they are at rest; and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.
O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people; and praise hiin in the seat of the elders! Glory be 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. Amer.
Collects of Thanksgiving. Most blessed and glorious Lord God, who art of infinite goodness and mercy; we, thy poor creatures, whom thou hast made and preserved, holding our souls in life, and now rescuing us out of the jaws of death, humbly present ourselves again before thy Divine Majesty, to offer a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, for that thou heardest us when we called in our trouble, and didst not cast out our prayer, which we made before thee in our great distress; even when we gave all for lost, our Ship, our Goods, our Lives, then didst thou mercifully look upon us, and wonderfully command a deliverance; for which we now, being in safety, do give all praise and glory to thy holy
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Most mighty and gracious good God, thy aercy is over all thy works, but in special manner hath been extended towards us, whom thou hast so powerfully and wonderfully defended. Thou hast showed us terrible things, and wonders in the deep, that we might see how powerful and gracious a God thou art; how able and ready to help those who trust in thee. Thou hast showed us how both winds and seas obey thy coinmand; that we may learn even from them hereafter to obey thy voice, and to do thy will. We therefore bless and glorify thy name, for this thy mercy, in saving us when we were ready to perish. And we beseech thee, make_us as truly sensible now of thy mercy as we were then of the danger; and give us hearts always ready to express out thankfulness not only by words, but also by our lives, in being more obedient to thy holy commandments. Continue, we beseech thee, this thy goodness to us; that we, whom thou hast saved, may serve thee in holiness and righteousness alt the days of our life, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen. A Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after a dangerous Tempest. O Come, let us give thanks unto the
Lord, for he is gracious; and his
mercy endureth for ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath delivered from the merciless rage of the sea. The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
He hath not dealt with us according to our sins; neither rewarded us ac cording to our iniquities.
But as the heaven is high above the earth; so great hath been his mercy towards us.
aeaven, and then down again into the farm, and the light of thy comxen. deep; our soul melted within us, be- ance, because thou hadst a favour tause of trouble.
unto 16. Then cried we unto thee, O Lord ; The Lord hath appeared for us ; the and thou didst deliver us out of our Lord hath covered our heads, and distress.
made us to stand in the day of battle. Blessed be thy name, who didst not The Lord hath appeared for us ; the despise the prayer of thy servants; Lord hath overthrown our enemies, but didst hear our cry, and hast sav- and dashed in pieces those that rose ed us,
up against us. Thou didst send forth thy command. Therefore not unto ns, O Lord, not ment; and the windy storm ceased, unto us ; but unto thy name be given and was turned into a calm,
the glory. let us therefore praise the Lord for The Lord hath done great things for his goodness; and declare the won- us; the Lord hath done great things ders that he hath done, and still doeth, for us, for which we rejoice. for the children of men !
Our help standeth in the name of Praised be the Lord daily ; even the the Lord, who hath made heaven and Lord that helpeth as, and poureth his earth. benefits upon us.
Blessed be the name of the Lord, He is our God, even the God of from this time forth for evermore. whom cometh salvation : God is the Glory be to the Father, and to the Lord, by whom we have escaped Son, and to the Holy Ghost; death.
As it was in the beginning, is now, Thou, Lord, hast made us glad and ever shall be, world without end. through the operation of thy hands ; Amen. and we will triumph in thy praise. After this Hymn may be said the Blessed be the Lord God; even the
Te Deum. Lord God, who only doeth wondrous 1 Then this Collect. things;
O Almighty, God, the Sovereign And blessed be the name of his Ma- Commander of all the world, in jesty for ever; and let every one of whose hand is power and mighe, us say, Amen, Amen.
which none is able to withstand; we Glory be to the Father, and to the bless and magnify thy great and glori. Son, and to the Holy Ghost; ous name for this happy victory, the
As it was in the beginning, is now, whole glory whereof we do ascribe to andever shall be, world without end. thee, who art the only giver of vicAmen.
tory. And we beseech thee, give us LA Psalm or Hyrnn of Praise and grace to improve this great mercy tc
Thanksgiving after Victory. thy glory, the advancement of thy If the Lord had not been on our Gospel, the honour of our
country, side, now may we say; if the Lord and, as much as in us lieth, to the good) himself had not been on our side, of all mankind. And, we beseech when men rose up against us ; thee, give us such a sense of this great
They had swallowed us up quick, mercy, as may engage us to a true when they were so wrathfully dis- thankfulness, such as may appear in pleased at us.
our lives, by an bumible, holy, and Yea, the waters had drowned us, obedient walking before thee all our and the stream had gone over our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord ; soul; the deep waters of the proud had to whom, with thee, and the Holy gone over our soul.
Spirit, as for all thy mercies, so in But praised be the Lord, who hath particular for this victory and deli not given us over as a prey unto verance, be all glory and honour hein.
world without end. Amen. The Lord hath wrought a mighty
2 Cor. xiii. 14. salvation for us.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ We got not this by our own sword, and the love of God, ar.d the fel. neither was it our own arm that sav- lowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us ed us; but thy right hand, and thine all evermore. Amen.