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ample, may be the more afraid On the other hand, despair not to offend; and we pray God, that of God's mercy, though trouble you may make such use of your is on every side ; for God shutpunishments in this world, that teth not up his mercies for ever your soul may be saved in the in displeasure: but if we conworld to come

fess our sins, he is faithful and Wherefore we come to you in just to forgive us our sins, and the bowels of compassion; and, to cleanse us from all uprightbeing desirous that you should eousness. Do not either way avoid presumption on the one abuse the goodness of God, who hand, and despair on the other, calleth us mercifully to amend. shall plainly lay before you the ment, and of his endless pity wretchedness of your condition, promiseth us forgiveness of that and declare how far you ought which is past, if with a perfect to depend on the mercies of and a true heart we return unto God, and the merits of our Sa- hini. viour. Consider then seriously Since therefore you are soon with yourself, in all appearance to pass into an endless and in. the time of your dissolution changeable state, and your fudrawrth near; your sins have ture happiness or misery delaid fast hol i upon you; yon are pends upon the few moments soon to be removed from among which are left you, I require you men by a violent death; and strictly to examine yourself, and you shall fade away suddenly your estate both towards God like the grass, which in the land towards man; and let no morning is green and groweth worldly consideration hinder up, but in the evening is cut you froin making a true and full down, dried up, and withered. confession of your sins, and givAfter you have thus finished the ing all the satisfaction which is course of a sinful and miserable in your power to every one whom life, you shall appear before the you have wronged or injured; Judge of all flesh; who, as he that you may find mercy at pronounces blessings on the your heavenly Father's hand, righteous, shall likewise say, for Christ's sake, and not be with a terrible voice of most condemned in the dreadful day just judgment, to the wicked, of judgment. Go, ye accursed, into the fire Lastly, beloved, submit your everlasting, prepared for the self with Christian resignation devil and his angels.

to the just judgment of God, Your sins have brought you which your own crimes have too near this dreadful sentence: brought upon you, an t be in it is therefore your part and charity with all men; being dity, my brother, humbly to ready sincerely to forgive all confess and bewail your great such as have offended you, not and manifold offences, and to excepting those who have proserepent you truly of your sins, as cuted you

even

unto death: you tender the eternal salvation and, though this may seem a of your soul.

hard saving, yet know assuredly, Be not deceived with a vain ihat without it your charity is and presumptuous expectation not yet perfect. And fail not of God's favour, nor say within earnestly to endeavour and pray yourself, Peace, peace, where for this blessed temper and there is no peace; for there is composure of mind.

So may no peace, saith my God, to the you, cast yourself with an entire wicked. God is not mocked; dependence upon the mercies he is of purer eyes than to be of God, through the merits of hold iniquity; and without holi- our Saviour and Redeemer Jesus ness no man shall see the Lord. Christ.

Here the Minister shall examine of this thy servant, who is now him concerning his faith, and re- under the sentence of condemhearse the Articles of the Creed, nation. The day of his calamity Dost thou believe in God, &c. is at hand, and he is accounted And the Criminal shall answer, as one of those who go down

into the pit. Blessed Lord, reAll this I steadfastly believe.

member thy mercies; look upon Then shall the Minister examine his infirmities; hear the voice whether he repent him truly of of his complaint; give him, we his sins, exhorting him to a par. beseech thee, patience in this ticular confession of the sin for his time of adversity, and supwhich he is cond ed; and upon port under the terror's which confession, he shall instruct him encompass him; set before his what satisfaction ought to be eyes the things he hath done in made to those whom he has of the body, which have justly profended thereby; and if he know- voked thee to anger; and foraseth any combinations in wicked- much as his continuance apness, ur any evil practices de peareth to be short amongst us, signed against others, let him be quicken him so much the more admonished to the utmost ot his by thy grace and Holy Spirit; power to discover and prevent that he being converted and Them.

reconciled unto thee, before thy 1 After his confession, the Priest Judgments have cut him off from shall declare to him the pardon the earth, may at the hour of ing mercy of God, in the form his death depart i" peace, and be which is used in the Communion received into thine everlasting Service.

kingdom; through Jesus Christ

our Lord. Amen. ( After which shall be said the Collect following.

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infinite goodness, didst ac- by thy Cross and precious cept the conversion of a sinner Blood hast redeemed us; Save on the cross; Open thine eye of us, and help us. we humbly be. mercy upon this thy servant, seech thee, O Lord. who desireth parion and for giveness, though in his latest

Then the Minister, stunding, hour he tuineth unto thee. Renew in him whatsoever hath N the midst of life we are in been decayed by the fraud and death: of whom may we malice of the devil, or by his seek for succour, but of thee, O own carnal will and frailness. Lord, who for our sins art justly Consider his contrition ; accept displeased ? his repentance; and forasmuch Yet, O Lord God most holy, O as he putteth his full trust only Lord mosi mighty. O holy and in thy mercy, impute not unto most merciful Saviour, deliver him his former sins, but strength- us not into the bitter pains of en him with thy blessed Spirit: eternal death. and when thou art pleased to Thou knowest, Lord, the setake him hence, take him unto crets of our hearts; shut not thy favour. This we beg through thy merciful ears to our prayer; thy merits, O Lord, our Saviour but spare us, lord most holy, o and our Redeemer. Amen. God most mighty, o holy and

merciful Saviour, thou most Then shall the Minister say, worihy Judge eternal, suffer us FATHER of mercies, and not, at our last hour, for any

God of all comfort; We iy pains of death, to fall from unto thee for succour in behalf thee.

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Then the Minister shall say, without spot presented unto THE Almighty God, who is a thee; through Jesus Christ our those who put their trust in him,

The Epistle. Heb. xii. 11. to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the eari h,

O chastening for the present do bow and obey, Be now and

seemeth to be joyous, but evermore thy defence; and make grievous; nevertheless, afterthee know and feel that there ward it yieldeth the peaceable is none other Name under hear fruit of righteousness, unto them en given to man, in whom, and which aro exercised thereby. through whom, thou mayest re

The Gospel. St. John v. 24. ceive salvation, but only the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. V

ERILY, verily, I say unto Amen.

you, He that heareth my

word, and believeth on Him that | And after that shall say, sent me, hath everlasting life, God's

not into conthee. The Lord bless thee, and death unto life. keep thee. The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be

A Prayer for imprisoned Debtor 8. gracious unto thee. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace, both

down in pity and compas. now and evermore. Amen.

sion upon these thine afflicted

servants, who are fallen under f. At the time of Execution, besides the misery of a close restraint. all, or such parts of the foregoing Give them always a deep sense Office as the Minister shall judge of their sins, and of thy fatherly proper, shall be said the Com- love and correction; and the mendatory Prayer for a person more their confinement pressat the point of departure, as it eth hard upon them, the moro is in the Visitation of the Sick. let the comforts of thy grace

and mercy abound towards theni.

Give to their creditors tenderThe Collect for the Communion

ness and compassion, and to Service.

them a meek and forgiving spirit GOD, who declarest thy al- towards all those who have con

mighty power chiefly in fined them, and a full purpose showing mercy and pity; We to repair all the injuries and beseech thee to have mercy losses which others have sus. upon this thy servant, who for tained by them. Raise them up his transgressions is appointed friends io pity and relieve them; to die, Grant that he may take give them the continued comthy judgments patiently, and re-fort of thy countenance here; pant him truly of his sins; that and so sanctify their afflictions, he recovering, thy favour, the that they may work for them fearful reward of his actions eternal weight of glory; may end with this life; and through the merits and mediawhengoever his soul shall de- tion of Jesus Christ thy Son our part from the body it may be Lord. Amen.

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A FORM OF PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING

TO ALMIGHTY GOD, For the fruits of the earth, and all the other blessings of His

merciful Providence; to be used yearly on the FIRST THURS. DAY IN NOVEMBER, or on such other day as shall be ape pointed by the Civil Authority.

10 The service shall be as usual, except where it is hereby otherwiso

appointed. Among the Sentences at the beginning of Morning Prayer shall be the

following.

thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine in

&c., the following shall be said or

sung.

uge, and

filled with plenty, and thy it is good to sing praises presses shall burst out with unto our God; for it is pleasnew wine. Prov. iii. 9, 10. ant, and praise is comely.

The LORD by wisdom hath The LORD doth built up founded the earth ; by under-Jerusalem : he gathereth tostanding hath he established gether the outcasts of Israel. the heavens: by his knowl. He healeth those that are edge the depths are broken broken in heart, and bindeth up, and the clouds drop down up their wounds. the dew. Prov. iii. 19, 20. He covereth the heaven - The eternal God is thy ref- with clouds, and prepareth

underneath are rain for the earth; he maketh the everlasting arms. Deut. the grass to grow upon the xxxiii. 27.

mountains. Israel then shall dwell in

He giveth to the beast his safety alone; the fountain of food, and to the young ravens Jacob shall be upon the land which cry. of corn and of wine, also his Praise the LORD, O Jerusa. heaven shall drop down dew. lem ; praise thy God, o Sion. Derit. xxxiii. 28.

For he hath strengthened Happy art thou, O Israel ; the bars of thy gates; he hath who is like unto thee, O peo- blessed thy children within ple saved by the LORD, the thee. shield of thy help, and who He maketh peace in thy is the sword of thy excel- borders, and filleth thee with lency! Deut. xxxiii. 29. the finest of the wheat.

Then shall be said or sung one of The Epistle. St. James i, 16. the Selections, or some other portion of the Psalms, at the discre- Do not err, my beloved tion of the Minister.

brethren. Every good q The First Lesson shall be Deut. gift and every perfect gift is

viii., and the Second Lesson shali from above; and cometh be 1 Thess. v. 12 to 24.

down from the Father of 9 After the General Thanksgivinni, | Lights, with whom is no vari

shall be said this which followeth. ableness, neither shadow of M OST gracious God, by turning. Of his own will be

whose knowledge the gat he us with the word of depths are broken up, and the truth, that we should be a clouds drop down the dew; kind of first-fruits of fis We yield thee unfeigned creatures.

Wherefore, my thanks and praise, as for 11 beloved brethren, let' every thy mercies, so especially for man be swift to hear, slow the returns of seed-time and to speak, slow to wrath : for harvest, and for crowning the wrath of man worketh the year with thy goodness, in not the righteousness of God. the increase of the ground, Wherefore lay apart all filand the gathering in of the thiness and superfluity of fruits thereof. And, we be- naughtiness, and receive with seuch thee, give us à just meekness the ingrafted word, sense of this great mercy; which is able to save your such as may appear in our

souls. Be ye doers of the lives, by an humble, holy, word, and not hearers only, and obedient walking before deceiving your own selves. thee all our days ; through For if any be a hearer of the Jesus Christ our' Lord, to word and not a doer, he is whom, with thee and 'the like unto a man beholding Holy Ghost, be all glory and his natural face in a glass; honour, world without end. for be beholdeth himself, and Amen.

goeth his way, and straight

way forgettethi what manner f The Collect to be used instead of of man he was. But whoso that for the day.

looketh into the perfect law MOST merciful Father, of liberty, and continueth

who hast blessed the therein, he being not a forlabours of the husbandman in getful hearer, but a doer of the returus of the fruits of the the work, this man shall be earth ;, We give thee hum- blessed in his deed. If any ble and hearty thanks for this man among you seem to be thy bounty; beseeching thee religious, and bridleth not to continue thy loving-kind. bis tongue, but deceiveth his ness to us; that our land own heart, this man's religmay still yield her increase, ion is vain. Pure religion to thy glory and our comfort; and undefiled before God and through Jesus Christ our the Father is this, To visit Lord. Amen.

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