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make restitution and satisfaction, accord. Wash me throughly from my wicked. ing to the uttermost of your power, for all ness, and cleanse me from my sin. injuries and wrongs done by you to any For I acknowledge my faults, and my other: and being likewise ready to forgive sin is ever before me. others who have offended you, as you would Against thee only have I sinned, and have forgiveness of your offences at God's done this jevil in thy sight; that thou hand. And to this true repentance and mightest be justified in thy saying, and change of mind you must add a lively and clear when thou art judged. steadfast faith, and dependence upon the Behold, I was shapen in wickedness, merits of the death of Christ, with an en- and in sin hath my mother conceived me. tire resignation of yourself to the will of But lo, thou requirest truth in the inGod. Except you repent, and believe, ward parts, and shalt make me to under. we can give you no hope of salvation. But stand wisdom secretly. if you do sincerely repent and believe, God Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and hath declared, though your sins be as red I shall be clean; thou shalt wash me, and as scarlet, they shall be made white as I shall be whiter than snow. snow; though your wickednesses have Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gone over your head, yet shall they not be gladness, that the bones which thou hast your destruction,
broken may rejoice. We exhort you therefore in the Naine Turn thy face from my sins, and put of God, and of his dear Son Jesus Christ out all my misdeeds. our Saviour, and as you tender your own
Make me a clean heart, O God, and resalvation, to take good heed of these new a right spirit within me. things in time, while the day of salvation Cast me not away from thy presence, lasteth; for the night cometh, when no and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.. man can work. While you have the O give me the comfort of thy help again, light, believe in the light, and walk as and stablish me with thy free Spirit. children of the light, that you be not cast Then shall I teach thy ways unto the into outer darkness; that you may not wicked, and sinners shall be converted knock, when the door shall be shut; and unto thee. cry for mercy, when it is the time of jus- Deliver me from blood-gulltiness, O God, tice. Now, you are the object of God's thou that art the God of my health ; and mercy, if by repentance and true faith my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness. you turn unto him; but if you neglect Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord, and these things, you will be the object of his my mouth shall show iby praise. justice and vengeance. Now, you may
For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would claim the merits of Christ; but if you die I give it thee; but thou delightest not in in your sins, his sufferings will tend to burnt-offerings. your greater condemnation. O beloved, The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: consider in this your day, how fearful á a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thing it will be to fall into the hands of thou not despise, the living God, when you can neither fly to his mercy to protect you, nor to the 1 Then the Minister shall say, merits of Christ to cover you in that ter rible day.
Let us pray. 1 Here the Minister shall examine him O LORD, we beseech thee, mercifully
concerning his faith, and rehearse the who confess their sins unto thee; that they, Articles of the Creed, Dost thou believe whose consciences by sin are accused, by in God, &c. And the prisoner shall thy merciful pardon may be absolved; answer,
through Christ our Lord. Amen. All this I steadfastly believe. he repent him truly of his sins, and be and compassion upon the sufferings of this Then shall the Minister examine whether O GOD, whose meroy is everlasting, and
power infinite; Look down with pity in charity with all the world, and furthy servant; and whether thou visitest for ther admonish him particularly con- trial of his patience, or punishment of his cerning the crimes wherewith he is offences, enable him by thy grace cheer. charged; and exhort him, v ho have fully to submit himself to thy holy will any scruples, that he would declare the and pleasure. Go not far from those, o same, and prepare himself for the Holy Lord, whom thou hast laid in a place of Communion, against the time that it darkness, and in the deep; and foras.
may be proper to administer it to him. much as thou hast not cut him of sud1 Then, all kneeling, the Minister shall denly, but chastenest him as a father, say as follows, from the 51st Psalm.
grant that he, duly considering thy great
mercies, may be unfeignedly thankful, HA [AVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy and turn unto thee with true repentance
great goodness ; according to the multi and sincerity of heart; through Jesut tude of thy mercies do away mine offences. Christ our Lord. Amon.
Prayers for Persons under Sentence of perfect and a true heart we return unto Death.
Since therefore you are soon to pass into 1 When a Criminal is under sentence of an endless and unchangeable state, and
death, the Minister shall proceed, im- your future happiness or misery depends mediately after the Collect, o God, who upon the few moments which are left you, sparest, &c., to exhort him after this I require you strictly to examine yourself, form, or other like.
and your estate both towards God and to
wards man; and let no worldly consideraDEARLI beloved, lt hath, pleased. Al
mighty God, in his justice, to bring tion hinder you from making a true and you under the sentence and condemna full confession of your sins, and giving all tion of the law. You are shortly to suffer
the satisfaction which is in your power to death in such a manner, that others,
every one whom you have wronged or inwarned by your example, may be the jured; that you may find mercy at your more afraid offend; and we pray God, heavenly Father's hand, for Christ's sake, that you may make such use of your
and not be condemned in the dreadful day punishments in this world, that your soul
of judgment. may be saved in the world to come.
Lastly, beloved, submit yourself with Wherefore we come to you in the bowels Christian resignation to the just judgment of compassion; and, being desirous that of God, which your own crimes have you should avoid presumption on the one
brought upon you, and be in charity with hand, and despair on the other, shall all men; being ready sincerely to forgive plainly lay before you the wretchedness all such as have offended you, not exceptof your condition, and declare how far ing those who have prosecuted you even you ought to depend on the mercies of unto death: and, though this may seem God, and the merits of our Saviour. Con.
a hard saying, yet know assuredly, that sider then seriously with yourself, in all
without it your charity is not yet perfect. appearance the time of your dissolution
And fail not earnestly to endeavour and draweth near; your sins have laid fast pray for this blessed temper and comhold upon you; you are soon to be re
posure of mind. So may you cast your moved from among men by a violent self with an entire dependence upon the death; and you shall fade away suddenly mercies of God, through
the merits of our like the grass, which in the morning is Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ. green and groweth up, but in the evening 1 Here the Minister shall examine him is cut down, dried up, and withered.
concerning his faith, and rehearse the After you have thus finished the course of Articles of the Creed, Dost thou believe a sinful and miserable life, you shall ap- in God; &c. And the Criminal shau pear before the Judge of all flesh; who,
answer, as he pronounces blessings on the righteous, shall likewise say, with a terrible
All this I steadfastly believe. voice of most just judgment, to the I Then shall the Minister examine whether wicked, Go, ye accursed, into the fire everlasting, prepared for the devil and
he repent him truly of his sins, exhorthis angels.
ing him to a particular confession of Your sins have brought you too near
the sin for which he is condemned; and this dreadful sentence: it is therefore your
upon confersion, he shall instruct him part and duty, my brother, humbly to con.
what satisfaction ought to be made to fess and bewail your great and manifold
those whom he has offended thereby; and offences, and to repent you truly of your
he knoweth any combinations in wick.
edness, or any evil practices designed sins, as you tender the eternal salvation of your soul.
against others, let him be admonished Be not deceived with a vain and pre
to the utmost of his power to discover
and prevent them. sumptuous expectation of God's favour, nor say within yourself, Peace, peace, After his confession, the Priest shall dewhere there is no peace; for there is no clare to him the pardoning mercy of peace, saith my God, to the wicked. God God, in the form which is used in the is not mocked; he is of purer eyes than to Communion Service. behold iniquity; and without holiness no man shall see the Lord. On the other
9 After which shall be said the Collect hand, despair not of God's mercy, though
following. trouble is om every side; forn God shutteth HOLY Jesus, whose of thine infinite but if we confess our sins, he is faithful of a sinner on the cross; Open thine eye and just to forgive us our sins, and to of mercy upon this thy servant, who de cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Do sireth pardon and forgiveness, though in not either way abuse the goodness of God, his latest hour he turneth unto thee. Re. who calleth us mercifully to amendment, new in him whatsoever hath been decayed and of his endless pity promiseth us for by the fraud and malice of the deril, or giveness of that which is past, if with a by his own carnal will and frailness. Con. afflicted servants, who are fallen under Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our the misery of a close restraint. Give them hearts; shut not thy merciful ears to our always a deep sense of their sins, and of prayer; but spare us, Lord most holy, o thy fatherly love and correction; and the God most mighty, O holy and merciful more their confinement presseth hard Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, upon them, the more let the comforts of suffer us not, at our last hour, for any thy grace and mercy abound towards pains of death, to fall from thee.
sider his contrition; accept his repent 1 And after that shall say, ance; and forasmuch as he putteth his full trust only in thy mercy, impute noti UNTO God's gracious mercy and protechim with thy biessed Spirit: and when thee, and keep thee. The Lord make his thou art pleased to take him hence, take
face to shine upon thee, and be graciout him unto thy favour. This we beg through tenance upon thee, and give thee peace,
unto thee. The Lord lift up his counthy merits, O Lord, our Saviour and our
both now and evermore. Amen. Redeemer. Amen.
1 At the time of Execution, besides al, or Then shall the Minister say,
such parts of the foregoing Office as tho O ,
Minister shall judge proper, shall be comfort; We fly unto thee for succour said the Commendatory Prayer for a in behalf of this thy servant, who is now person at the point of departure, as it under the sentence of condemnation. The
is in the Visitation of the Sick, day of his calamity is at hand, and he is accounted as one of those who go down into the pit. Blessed Lord, remember The Collect for the Communion Service. thy mercies; look upon his infirmities; hear the voice of his complaint; give him, O GOD; who
declarest thy almighty power
chiefly in showing mercy and pity; we beseech thee, patience in this his time
We beseech thee to have mercy upon this of adversity, and support under the ter. rors which encompass
him; set before his thy servant, who for his transgressions is eyes the things he hath done in the body, appointed to die. Grant that he may take which have justly provoked thee to anger ; truly of his sins; that he recovering thy
thy judgments patiently, and repent him and forasmuch as his continuance appear.
favour, the fearful reward of his actions eth to be short amongst us, quicken him may end with this life; and whensoever so niuch the more by thy grace and Holy his soul shall depart from the body it may Spirit; that he, being converted and ro. conciled unto thee, before thy judgments through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
be without spot presented unto thee; have cut him off from the earth, may at the hour of his death depart in peace, and
The Epistle. Heb. xii. 11. be received into thine everlasting king. dom; through Jesus Christ our Lorá no chastening for the present seemeth
to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheAmen.
less, afterward it yieldeth the peaceablo 1 Adding this.
fruit of righteousness, unto them which 0 SAVIOUR of the world, who by thy
are exercised thereby. Cross and precious Blood hast redeemed us; Save us, and help us, we
The Gospel St. John V. 24. humbly beseech thee, O Lord.
VERILY, verily, I say unto you, He that
heareth my word, and believeth on Then the Minister, standing, shall say, Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, IN the midst of life we are in death: of and shall not come into condemnation; thee, O Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased ? Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord
A Prayer for Imprisoned Debtors. most mighty O holy and most merciful MOST gracious God, look down in pity pains of eternal death.
them. Give to their creditors tenderness
and compassion, and to them a meek and Then the Minister shall say,
forgiving spirit towards all those who have HE
, tower to all those who put their trust pair all the injuries and losses which others in him, to whom all things in heaven, in have sustained by them. Raise them up earth, and under the earth, do bow and friends to pity and relieve them; give obey, Be now and evermore thy defence; them the continued comfort of thy counand make thee know and feel, that there tenance here; and 80 sanctify their afflicis none other Name under heaven given tions, that they may work for them an to man, in whom, and through whom, eternal weight of glory; through the thou mayest receive salvation, but only the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thy Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Son our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING
TO ALMIGHTY GOD,
For the fruits of the earth, and all the other blessings of his merciu
Providence; to be used yearly on the First TUJURSDAY IN NOVEMBER, or on such other day as shall be appointed by the Civil Authority.
The Service shall be as usual, except where it is hereby otherwise appointed
1 Among the Sentences at the beginning of Morning Prayer shall be the following.
, Then shall be said or sung one of the and with the first-fruits of all thine Selections, or some other portion of the increase ; so shall thy barns be filled with Psalms, at the discretion of the Minister plenty, and thy presses shall burst out | The First Lesson shall be Deut. viii., and with new wine. Prov. iii. 9, 10. The LORD by wisdom hath founded the
the Second Lesson shall be 1 Thess. v. earth; by understanding hath he estab
12 to 24 lished the heavens: by his knowledge the After the General Thanksgiving, shall depths are broken up, and the clouds drop be said this which followeth down the dew. Prov. iii. 19, 20. The eternal God is thy refuge, and un- MOST
by whose knowledge derneath are the everlasting arms. Deut.
the depths are broken up, and the xxxiii. 27.
clouds drop down the dew; We yield thee Israel then shall dwell in safety alone; unfeigned thanks and praise, as for all thy the fountain of Jacob shall be upon the mercies, so especially for the returns of land of corn and of wine, also his heaven seed-time and harvest, and for crowning shall drop down dew. Deut. xxxiii. 28.
the year with thy goodness, in the increase Happy art thou, O Israel ; who is like
of the ground, and the gathering in of the unto thee, 0 people saved by the LORD, fruits thereof. And, we beseech thee, give the shield of thy help, and who is the
us a just sense of this great mercy; such sword of thy excellency Deut. xxxiii. 29.
as may appear in our lives, by an humble,
holy, and obedient walking before thee all Instead of, O come let us sing, &c., the our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, following shall be said or sung.
to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost,
be all glory and honour, world without PRAISE yo the LORD: for it is good to
end. Amen. sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely.
I The Collect to be used instead of that for The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he
the day. gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
He healeth those that are broken in O MOST, merciful Father, who hast heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
He covereth the heaven with clouds, man in the returns of the fruits of the and prepareth rain for the earth; he earth; We thee humble and hearty maketh the grass to grow upon the moun.
thanks for this thy bounty; beseeching tains.
thee to continue thy loving-kindness to He giveth to the beast his food, and to
us; that our land may still yield her the young ravens which cry.
increase, to thy glory and our comfort; Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. thy God, o Zion. For he hath strengthened the bars of
The Epistle. St. James 1. 16. their heater che hath blessed thy children Do not err: my beloved
brethren is very He maketh peace in thy borders, and above; and cometh down from the Father elleth thee with tho finest of the wheat. of Lights, with whom is no variableness, Dedication of 8014 servation of us from the beginning
nelther shadow of turning. Of his own religion is vain. Pure religion and unde. will begat he us with the word of truth, filed before God and the Father is this, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of To visit the fatherless and widows in their his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved affliction, and to keep himself unspotted brethren, let every man be swift to hear, from the world. blow to speak, slow to wrath : for the wrath of man worketh not the righteous
The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 43. ness of God. Wherefore lay apart all fili Ye have heard that it hath been said,
and Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and receive with meekness the ingrafted word, hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, which is able to save your souls. Be ye Love your enemies, bless them that curso doors of the word, and not hearers only, you, do good to them that hate you, and deceiving your own selves. For if any be pray for them which despitefully use you a hearer of the word and not a doer, ho and persecute you; that ye may be the is like unto a man beholding his natural children of your Father which is in heaface in a glass; for he beholdeth himself, ven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the and goeth his way, and straightway for evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on getteth what manner of man he was. But the just and on the unjust. For if ye love whoso looketh into the perfect law of them which love you, what reward have liberty, and continueth therein, he being ye? do not even the publicans the same ? not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the Or if ye salute your brethren only, what work, this man shall be blessed in his do ye more than others ? do not even the deed. If any man among you seem to be publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, religious, and bridleth not his tongue, even as your Father which is in heaven is but deceiveth his own heart, this man's perfect.
PRAYER TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.
1 The Master or Mistress having called together as many of the Family as can conve
niently be present, let one of them, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling.
Father, who art in heaven, Halloween (that no • When disturb come. Thy will be done on earth, As it come nigh us or our
ances of any kind is in heaven, Give us this day our daily dwelling; but that befall a family, in. bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As
we are brought in stead of this, say,
that notwithstand. we forgive those who trespass against us. safety to the begin. And lead us not into temptation; But de- ning of this day.) ing our dangers, we liver us from evil: For thine is the king. For these thy mer
are brought in safedom, and the power, and the glory, forcies, we bless and ty to the beginning ever and ever. Amen.
magnify thy glorious
of this day.
Name; humbly besecching thee to accept LMIGHTY and A everlasting God,
Acknowledgment this our morning sacrifice of praise and in whom we live and of God's mercy and thanksgiving; for his sake who lay down
in the grave, and rose again for us, thy move and have our cially through the Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. being ; We, thy needy creatures, ren
of our gracious Father, that and body to God's lives to this day, and especially for baving another day is added service, with a resodelivered us from the dangers of the past to our lives; We here lution to be growing night. To thy watchful providence we dedicate both our
daily in good noss.