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of the Father, and of the preserve, and keep you; the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Lord mercifully with his favour Amen.
look upon you, and fill you with And the Minister shall add this grace; that ye may so live to
all spiritual benediction and Blessing:
gether in this life, that in the (OD the Father, God the Son, world to come ye may have life
God the Holy Ghost, bless, I everlasting. Amen.
THE ORDER FOR
THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.
R Finiquities, nor the iniquities
When any person is sick, notice shall be given thereof to the Minister of the Parish; who, coming into the sick person's house, shall say, EACE be to this house, and Minister. Let the enemy have a
no advantage of him; When he cometh into the sick
Answer. Nor the wicked apman's presence, he shall say,
proach to hurt him. kneeling down,
Minister. Be unto him, O Lord,
a strong tower, EMEMBER , Lord, our
Answer. From the face of his
enemy. of our forefathers; Spare us, good
Minister. O Lord, hear our Lord, spare thy people, whom
prayer thou hast redeemed with thy Answer. And let our cry come most precious blood, and be not unto thee. angry with us for ever.
Minister. Answer. Spare us, good Lord.
LORD, look down from heaI Then the Minister shall say,
ven, behold, visit, and re
lieve this thy servant. Look Let us pray.
upon him with the eyes of thy Lord, have mercy upon us.
mercy, give him comfort and Christ, have mercy upon us. sure confidence in thee, defend Lord, have mercy upon us. him from the danger of the
UR Father, who art in hea-enemy and keep him in perpetThy kingdom come. Thy will Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. be done on earth. As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our merciful God and Saviour; trespasses, As we forgive those extend thy accustomed good. who trespass against us. And ness to this thy servant, who is lead us not into temptation; But grieved with sicknoss. Sanctify, deliver us from evil. Amen. we beseech thee, this thy fa
Minister. O Lord, save thy therly correction to him; that servant;
the sense of his weakness may Answer. Who putteth his trust add strength to his faith, and in thee.
seriousness to his repentance: Minister. Send him help from That, if it shall be thy good thy holy place;
pleasure to restore him to his Answer. And evermore migh- former health, he may lead the tily defend him.
residue of his life in thy fear,
and to thy glory: or else, give chasteneth not? But if ye be him grace so to take thy visita- without chastisement, whereof tion, that, after this painful life all are partakers, then are ye ended, he may dwell with thee in bastards, and not sons. Furlife everlasting; through Jesus thermore, we have had fathers Christ our Lord Amen.
of our flesh, which corrected us,
and we gave them reverence: I Then shall the Minister, exhort shall we not much rather be in
the sick Person after this forin, subjection unto the Father of or other like.
spirits, and live? For they verily EARLY beloved, know this, for a few days chastened us after Lord of life and death, and of our profit, that we might be par. all things to them pertaining; takers of his holiness. These as youth, strength, health, age, words, good brother, are written weakness, and sickness. Where- in holy Scripture for our com. fore, whatsoever your sickness fort and instruction; that we be, know you certainly that it is should patiently, and with God's visitation. And for what thanksgiving, bear our heacause soever this sickness bevenly Father's correction, whensent unto you; whether it be to soever, by any manner of adtry your patience for the ex-versity, it shalt please his gra. ample of others, and that your cious goodness to visit us. And faith may be found, in the day there should be no greater com. of the Lord, laudable, glorious, fort to Christian persons, than and honourable, to the increase to be made like unto Christ, by of glory and endless felicity; or suffering patiently adversities, else it be sent unto you to cor- troubles, and sicknesses. For rect and amend in you what- He Himself went not up to joy, soever doth offend the eyes of but first He suffered pain; He your heavenly Father; know entered not into His glory beyou certainly, that if you truly fore He was crucified. So truly repent you of your sins, and bear our way to eternal joy is to your sickness patiently, trust- suffer here with Christ; and our ing in God's mercy for his dear door to enter into eternal life is Son Jesus Christ's sake, and gladly to die with Christ; that we render unto him humble thanks may rise again from death, and for his fatherly visitation, sub- dwell with Him in everlasting mitting yourself wholly unto his life. Now therefore, taking your will, it shall turn to your profit, sickness, which is thus profitand help you forward in the able for you, patiently, I exhort right way that leadeth unto you, in the Name of God, to reeverlasting lite.
member the profession which
you made unto God in your 1 If the Person visited be very sick, Baptism. And forasmuch as then the Minister may end his after this life there is an account Echortation in this place, or else
to be given unto the righteous proceed.
Judge, by whom all must be thechastisementofthe Lord: sons, I require you to examine For (as Saint Paul saith in the yourself and your estato, buth twelith Chapter to the Hebrews) toward God and man; so that, whom the Lord loveth he chast- accusing and condemning youreneth, and scourgeth every son self for your own faults, you may whom he receiveth. If ye en- find mercy at our heavenly Fadure chastening, God dealeth ther's hand for Christ's sake, with you as with sons; for what and not be accused and conson is he whom the Father | demned in that fearful judg. you the
nant. Therefore I shall rehearse the settling of their temporal esto
tates, whilst they are in health. Faith; that you may
T The Exhortation before rehearsed, whether you do believe as a Christian man should, or no.
may be said before the Minister
begin his Prayer, as he shall see | Here the Minister shall rehearse
the Articles of the Faith, saying The Minister shall not cmit earnthus,
estly to move such sick persons as (ST thou believe in God the are of ability, to be liberal to the
poor. heaven and earth?
( And then the Minister shall say And in Jesus Christ his only. the Collect following. begotten Son our Lord ? And
Let us pray. that he was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin O according to the multitude
MOST God, who, Mary; that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified,
of thy mercies, dost so put away
the sins of those who truly dead, and buried; that He went down into hell, and also did rise
repent, that thou rememberest
them no more; Open thine eye again the third day ; that He
; ascended into heaven, and sit
of mercy upon this thy servant,
who most earnestly desireth teth on the right hand of God pardon and forgiveness. Renew the Father Almighty; and From
in him, most loving Father, thence shall come again, at the whatsoever hath been decayed end of the world, to judge the by the fraud and malice of the quick and the dead ? And dost thou believe in the devil, or by his own carnal will
and frailness; preserve and conHoly Ghost; the holy Catholic
tinue this sick member in the Church; the Communion of Saints; the Remission of sins; his contrition, accept his tears,
unity of the Church; consider the Resurrection of the flesh;
assuage his pain, as shall seem and everlasting Life after death?
to thưe most expedient for him. The sick person shall answer,
And forasmuch as he putteth
his full trust only in thy mercy, All this I steadfastly believe.
impute not unto him his former I Then shall the Minister examine sins, but strengthen him with whether he repent him truly of thou art pleased to take him
thy blessed Spirit; and, when his sins, and be in charity with all the world; exhorting him to hence, take him unto thy favour; forgive, from the botton of his through the merits of ihy most heart, all persons that have of dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ fended him; and if he hath of our Lord. Amen. fended any other, to ask them I Then shall the Mintster say this forgiveness ; and where he hath
Psalm. done injury or wrong to any man, that he make amends to the utter
Psalm cxXX. De profundis. most of his power. And if he hath UT of the deep have I called not before disposed of his goods, unto thee, O LORD; Lord, let him then be admonished to hear my voice. make his Will, and to declare his O let thine ears consider well Debts, what he oweth, and what the voice of my complaint. is owing unto him, for the better If thou, LORD, wilt be extreme discharging of his conscience, and to mark 'what is done amiss, O the quietness of his Executors. Lord, who may abide it? But men should often be put in
For there is mercy with thee; remembrance to take order for therefore shalt thou be feared.
this , ?
I look for the LORD; my soul belong the issues of life and doth wait for him; in his word death; Look down from heaven, is my trust.
we humbly beseech thee, with Mý soul fleeth unto the Lord, the eyes of mercy upon this before the morning watch; I say, child, now lying upon the before the morning watch. bed of sickness: Visit him, O
O Israel, trust in the LORD; Lord, with thy salvation; dofor with the LORD there is mercy, liver him in thy good appointed and with him is pienteous re- time from his bodily pain, and demption.
save his soul for thy mercies' And he shall redeem Israel sake: That, if it shall be thy from all his sins.
pleasure to prolong his days Adding this.
here on earth, he may live to SAVIOUR of the world, who thy glory, by serving thee taithO
thee, and be an instrument of by thy Cross and precious fuily, and doing good in his Blood hast redeemed uş; Save generation; or else receive him us, and help us, we humbıy into those heavenly habitations, beseech thee, O Lord.
where the souls of those who | Then shall the Minister say,
sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy
perpetual rest and felicity. Grant most strong, tower to all sake, in the same thy Son our those who put their trust in him, Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth to whom all things in heaven, and reigreth with thee and the in earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey, Be now and world without end. Amen.
Holy Ghost, ever one God, evermore thy defence; and make thee know and feel, that A Prayer for a sick Person, when there is none other Name under there appeareth but small hope heaven given to man, in whom,
of recovery. and through whom, thou mayest FATHER of mercies, and receive health and salvation, God of all comfort, our only but only the Name of our Lord help in time of need; We Hy Jesus Christ. Amen.
unto thee for succour in behalf Here the Minister may use any
of this thy servant, here lying
under thy hand in great weak. part of the service of this book, which, in his discretion, he shalí
ness of body. Look graciously think convenient to the occasion ; more the outward man decayeth,
upon him, O Lord; and the and after that shall say,
strengthen him, we beseech ihee, U NTO God's gracious mercy so much the more continually
and protection we commit with thy grace and Holy Spirit thee. The Lord bless thee, and in the inner man. Give him keep thee. The Lord make his unfeigned repentance for all the face to shine upon thee, and be errors of his life past, and steadgracious unto thee. The Lord fast
faith in thy Son Jesus; that lift up his countenance upon his sins may be done away by thee, and give thee peace, both thy mercy, and his pardon sealed now and evermore. Amen. in heaven, before he go hence,
and be no more seen. We know, Prayers which may be said with the foregoing service of any part impossible with thee; and
O Lord, that there is no word thereof, at the discretion of the Minister.
if thou wilt, thou canst even yet
raise him up, and grant him a A Prayer for a sick Child.
longer continuance amongst us: ALMIGHTY God, and mer- Yet, forasmuch as in all appearO
ciful Father, to whom alone ance the time of his dissolution
draweth near, so fit and prepare ant. Thou writest bitter things him, we beseech thee, against against him, and makest him to the hour of death, that after his possess his former iniquities; departure hence in peace, and thy wrath lieth hard upon him, in thy favour, his soul may be and his soul is full of trouble. received into thine everlasting But, O merciful God, who hast kingdom; through the merits written thy holy Word for our and mediation of Jesus Christ learning, that we, through pathine only Son, our Lord and tience and comfort of thy holy Saviour, Amen.
Scriptures, might have hope;
give him a right understanding A commendatory Prayer for a sick of himself, and of thy threats Person at the point of departure. and promises; that he may ALMIGHTY God, with in thee, nor place it any where
neither cast away his confidence 0 whom do live the spirits of but in thee. Ĝive him strength just men made perfect, after against all his temptations, and They are delivered from their heal all his distempers. Break earthly prisons; We humbly not the bruised reed, nor quench commend the soul of this thy the smoking flax. Shut not up servant, our dear brother, into thy hands, as into the hands of thy tender mercies in displeas
ure; but make him to hear of a faithful Creator, and most merciful Saviour; most humbly which thou hast broken may re
joy and gladness, that the bones beseeching thee, that it may be precious in thy sight. Wash it, joice. Deliver him from fear of we pray thee, in the blood of of thy countenance upon him,
the enemy, and lift up the light that immaculate Lamb, that was slain to take away the sins of merits and mediation of Jesus
and give him peace, through the the world, that whatsoever de Christ our Lord. Amen. filements it may have contracted in the midst of this miserable A Prayer which may be said by and naughty world, through the
the Minister in behalf of all lusts of the flesh, or the wiles of
present at the visitation. Satan, being purged and done away, it may be presented pure and without spot before there. O Got Penthose days are with
, and whose And teach us who survive, in cannot be numbered; Make us, this, and other like daily spec. we beseech thee, deeply sensible tacles of mortality, to see how of the shortness and uncertainty frail and uncertain our own con- of human life; and let thy Holy dition is; and so to number our Spirit lead us through this vale days, that we may seriously of misery, in holiness and rightapply our hearts to that holy cousness, all the days of our and heavenly wisdom, whilst we lives: That, when we shall have live here, which may in the end served thee in our generation, bring us to life everlasting; we may be gathered unto our through the merits of Jesus fathers, having the testimony of Christ thine only Son our Lord. a good conscience; in the com. Amen.
munion of the catholic Church;
in the confidence of a certain A Prayer for Persons troubled in faith; in the comfort of a reamind or in conscience,
sonable, religious, and holy O
BLESSED Lord, the Father hope; in favour with thee our
of mercies, and the God of God, and in perfect charity with all comfort, We beseech thee, the world. All which we ask look down in pity and compas- through Jesus Christ our Lord. sion upon this thy afficted sery- Amen.