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Then shall the Minister say,
done on earth, As it is in heaven. Who giveth this Woman to be
Give us this day our daily bread. married to this Man ?
And forgive us our trespasses, As
we forgive those who trespass aThen shall they give their Troth
gainst us. And lead us not into to each other in this manner. The Minister, receiving the Woman
temptation; But deliver us from
evil. Amen. at her father's or friend's hands, shall cause the Man with his zight hand to take the woman ETERNAL God, Creator
and Preserver of all mankind, by her right hand, and to say Giver of all spiritual grace, the after him as followeth.
Author of everlasting life; Send I
M. take thee N. to my wedded thy blessing upon these thy ser
wife, to have and to hold from vants, this man and this woman, this day forward, for better for whom we bless in thy Name; that, worse, for richer for poorer, in as Isaac and Rebecca lived faithsickness and in health, to love fully together, so these persons and to cherish, till death us do may surely perform and keep the part, according to God's holy or- vow and covenant betwixt them dinance; and thereto I plight thee made, (whereof this Ring given
and received is a token and pledge,) Then shall they loose their hands;
and may ever remain in perfect and the Woman with her right
love and peace together, and live hand taking the Man by his right according to thy laws; through hand, shall likewise say after
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. the Minister :
Then shall the Minister join their I
N. take thee M. to my wedded husband, to have and to hold
right hands together, and say, from this day forward, for better
Those whom God hath joined for worse, for richer for poorer, in
together let no man put asunder. sickness and in health, to love, Then shall the Minister speak cherish, and to obey, till death us
unto the company : do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I give thee
have consented together in
holy wedlock, and have witnessed Then shall they again loose their the same before God and this comhands; and the Nian shall give pany, and thereto have given and unto the Woman a Ring. And pledged their troth, each to the the Minister taking the Ring other, and have declared the same shall deliver it unto the Man, to put it upon the fourth finger,
by giving and receiving a Ring, of the Woman's left hand. And
and by joining hands; I prothe Man holding the Ring there,
nounce that they are Man and and taught by the Minister, shall
Wife, In the Name of the Father, say,
and of the Son, and of the Holy
and with all my worldly And the Minister shall add this goods I thee endow: In the Name
Blessing: of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
VOD the Father, God the Son, G C
God the Holy Ghost, bless, Then the Man, leaving the Ring preserve, and keep you; the Lord upon the fourth finger of the mercifully with his favour look Woman's left hand, the Minister upon you, and fill you with all
spiritual benediction and grace ;
that ye may so live together in OUR
UR Father, who art in hea- this life, that in the world to
ven, Hallowed be thy Name. come ye may have life everlastThy kingdom come. Thy will be / ing.
Let us pray.
THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.
R Aniquities, nor the iniquities this why
, serbaht: Look" upon him
I 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, PEACEbe to this house, and
Minister. O Lord, hear our to all that
prayer. When he cometh into the sick
Answer. And let our cry come man's presence, he shall say, unto thee. kneeling down,
Minister. EMEMBER not, Lord, our O LORD, look down from hea
ven, behold, visit, and relieve of our forefathers; Spare us, good with the eyes of thy mercy, give Lord, spare thy people, whom
him comfort and sure confidence thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry
in thee, defend him from the danwith us for ever.
ger of the enemy, and keep him
in perpetual peace and safety; Answer. Spare us, good Lord. through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. Then the Minister shall say, Let us pray.
HEAR:, Almighty and most
merciful God and Saviour ; Lord, have mercy upon us.
extend thy accustomed goodness Christ, have mercy upon us.
to this thy servant, who is grieved
with sickness. Sanctify, we beLord, have mercy upon us. seech thee, this thy fatherly corOUE UR Father, who art in hea- rection to him; that the sense of
ven, Hallowed be thy Name. his weakness may add strength to Thy kingdom come. Thy will be his faith, and seriousness to his done on earth, As it is in heaven. repentance: That, if it shall be Give us this day our daily bread. thy good pleasure to restore him And forgive us our trespasses,
to his former health, he may lead As we forgive those who trespass
the residue of his life in thy fear, against us. And lead us not into and to thy glory: or else, give teinptation ; But deliver us from him grace so to take thy visitaevil. Amen.
tion, that, after this painful life Minister. O Lord, save thy ser
ended, he may dwell with thee
in life everlasting; through Jesus vant;
Christ our Lord.
Amen. Answer. Who putteth his trust in thee.
Then shall the Minister exhort
the sick Person after this form, Minister. Send him help from or other like. thy holy place ; Answer. And evermore migh
EARLY beloved, know this, DE
that Almighty God is the tily defend him.
Lord of life and death, and of Minister. Let the enemy have
all things to them pertaining; as no advantage of him;
youth, strength, health, Answer. Nor the wicked ap
weakness, and sickness. Whereproach to hurt him.
fore, whatsoever your sickness be, Minister. Be unto him, O Lord,
know you certainly that it is
God's visitation. And for what a strong tower,
cause soever this sickness be sent Answer. From the face of his unto you; whether it be to try enemy.
your patience for the example of
others, and that your faith may be found, in the day of the Lord, laudable, glorious, and honourable, to the increase of glory and endless felicity; or else it be sent unto you to correct and amend in you whatsoever doth offend the eyes of your heavenly Father; know you certainly, that if you truly repent you of your sins, and bear your sickness patiently, trusting in God's mercy for his dear Son Jesus Christ's sake, and render unto him humble thanks for his fatherly visitation, submitting yourself wholly unto his will, it shall turn to your profit, and help you forward in the right way that leadeth unto everlasting life. 1 If the Person visited be very sick,
then the Minister may end his Exhortation in this place, or else proceed.
the chastisement of the Lord : For (as Saint Paul saith in the twelfth Chapter to the Hebrews) whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the Father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then
ye not sons.
Furthermore, we have had fa- DFathero Almighty," Maker of fended any other, to ask them out of the deep have I called
went not up to joy, but first he suffered pain; he entered not into his glory before he was crucified. So truly our way to eternal joy is to suffer here with Christ; and our door to enter into eternal life is gladly to die with Christ; that we may rise again from death, and dwell with him in everlasting life. Now therefore, taking your sickness, which is thus profitable for you, patiently, I exhort you, in the Name of God, to remember the profession which you made unto God in your Baptism. And forasmuch as after this life there is an account to be given unto the righteous Judge, by whom all must be judged, without respect of persons, I require you to examine yourself and your estate, both toward God and man; so that, accusing and condemning yourself for your own faults, you may find mercy at our heavenly Father's hand for Christ's sake, and not be accused and condemned in that fearful judgment.
Therefore I shall rehearse to you the Articles of our Faith; that you may know whether you do believe as a Christian man should, or no.
Here the Minister shall rehearse
thers of our flesh, which corrected
heaven and earth?
And in Jesus Christ his onlybegotten Son our Lord? And that he was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; that he went down into hell, and also did rise again the third day; that he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence shall come again, at the end of the world, to judge the quick and the dead?
And dost thou believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints; the Remission of sins; the Resurrection of the flesh; and everlasting Life after death?
The sick person shall answer,
Spirit; and, when thou art pleased
to take him hence, take him unto All this I steadfastly believe.
thy favour; through the merits of Then shall the Minister examine thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus whether he repent him truly of Christ our Lord.
Amen. his sins, and be in charity with all the world; exhorting him to Then shall the Minister say this forgive, from the bottom of his
Psalm. heart, all persons that have of
Psalm cxxx. De profundis. fended him; and if he hath of
UT forgiveness; and where he hath
unto thee, 0 LORD; Lord, done injury or wrong to any
hear my voice. man, that he make amends to
O let thine ears consider well the uttermost of his power. And
the voice of my complaint. if he hath not before disposed of to mark what is done amiss: 0
If thou, LORD, wilt be extreme his goods, let him then be ad. monished to make his Will, and
Lord, who may abide it? to declare his Debts, what he For there is mercy with thee; oweth, and what is owing unto therefore shalt thou be feared. him, for the better discharging I look for the LORD; my soul of his conscience, and the quiet
doth wait for him ; in his word is ness of his Executors. But men should often be put in remem
my trust. brance to take order for the set
My soul fleeth unto the Lord, tling of their temporal estates,
before the morning watch; I say, whilst they are in health.
before the morning watch.
O Israel, trust in the LORD; for The Exhortation before rehearsed, with the LORD there is mercy, and may be said before the Minister
with him is plenteous redemption, begin his Prayer, as he shall see
And he shall redeem Israel from cause.
all his sins. I The Minister shall not omit earnestly to move such sick persons
Adding this. as are of ability, to be liberal to
by thy Cross and precious And then the Minister shall say
Blood hast redeemed us; Save us, the Collect following:
and help us, we humbly beseech
thee, O Lord. Let us pray.
( Then shall the Minister say, O MOST merciful
God, who, thy mercies, dost so put away the
most strong sins of those who truly repent,
who put their trust in him, to that thou rememberest them no
whom all things in heaven, in more; Open thine eye of mercy
earth, and under the earth, do upon this thy servant, who most
bow and obey, Be now and everearnestly desireth pardon and for
more thy defence; and make thee giveness. Renew in him, most
know and feel, that there is none
other Name under heaven given loving Father, whatsoever hath been decayed by the fraud and
to man, in whom, and through malice of the devil, or by his own
whom, thou mayest receive health carnal will and frailness; preserve
and salvation, but only the Name and continue this sick member in
of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. the unity of the Church; consider Here the Minister may use any his contrition, accept his tears, part of the service of this book, assuage his pain, as shall seem to which, in his discretion, he shali thee most expedient for him. And
think convenient to the occasion; forasmuch as he putteth his full
and after that shall say, unto his former
and protection we strengthen him with thy blessed thee. The Lord bless thee, and
to the multitude of The Almighty Lord, who is a
twist.comly, in thy mercy, impute UNTO God's ieracious comemin
keep thee. The Lord make his Jesus; that his sins may be done face to shine upon thee, and be away by thy mercy, and his pargracious unto thee. The Lord lift don sealed in heaven, before he up his countenance upon thee, go hence, and be no more seen. and give thee peace, both now We know, O Lord, that there is and evermore.
Amen. no word impossible with thee;
and that, if thou wilt, thou canst Prayers which may be said with
even yet raise him up, and grant the foregoing service, or any part him a longer.continuance amongst thereof, at the discretion of the us : Yet, forasmuch as in all apMinister.
pearance the time of his disso
lution draweth near, so fit and A Prayer for a sick Child.
prepare him, we beseech thee, aO ALMIGHTY God, and mer
gainst the hour of death, that afciful Father, to whom alone
ter his departure hence in peace, belong the issues of life and death;
and in thy favour, his soul may Look down from heaven, we hum
be received into thine everlasting bly beseech thee, with the eyes of kingdom; through the merits and mercy upon this child, now lying
mediation of Jesus Christ thine upon the bed of sickness: Visit only Son, our Lord and Saviour. him, O Lord, with thy salvation;
Amen. deliver him in thy good appointed time from his bodily pain, and A commendatory Prayer for a save his soul for thy mercies' sick Person at the point of desake: That, if it shall be thy plea- parture. sure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and O ALMIGHTY God, with
whom do live the spirits of by, serving thee faithfully, and just men made perfect, after they doing good in his generation; or
are delivered from their earthly else receive him into those hea- prisons; We humbly commend venly habitations, where the souls the soul of this thy servant, our of those who sleep in the Lord
dear brother, into thy hands, as Jesus enjoy perpetual rest and
into the hands of a faithful Crefelicity. Grant this, O Lord, for ator, and most merciful Saviour; thy mercies' sake, in the same thy
most humbly beseeching thee, Son our Lord Jesus Christ, who that it may be precious in thy liveth and reigneth with thee and sight. Wash it, we pray thee, in the Holy Ghost, ever one God, the blood of that immaculate world without end.
Lamb, that was slain to take
away the sins of the world; that A Prayer for a sick Person, when whatsoever defilements it may
have contracted in the midst of there appeareth but small hope of recovery.
this miserable and naughty world,
through the lusts of the flesh, or O
FATHER of mercies, and the wiles of Satan, being purged
God of all comfort, our only and done away, it may be presenthelp in time of need; We fly un- ed pure and without spot before to thee for succour in behalf of thee. And teach us who survive, this thy servant, here lying under in this, and other like daily specthy hand in great weakness of tacles of mortality, to see how body. Look graciously upon him, frail and uncertain our own conO Lord; and the more the out- dition is; and so to number our ward man decayeth, strengthen days, that we may seriously apply him, we beseech thee, so much our hearts to that holy and heathe more continually with 'thy venly wisdom, whilst we live here, grace and Holy Spirit in the inner which may in the end bring us man. Give him unfeigned repent- to life everlasting; through the ance for all the errors of his life merits of Jesus Christ thine only past, and steadfast faith in thy Son Son our Lord.