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and rulest all things: O deliver us for Father: For thy Son our Lord Jesus thy name's sake.

Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past; Thou art the great God to be feared and grant, that we may ever hereafter above all: O save us, that we may praise serve and please thee in newness of life, thee.

to the honour and glory of thy name, Special Prayers with respect to the through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Enemy.

9 Then shall the Minister, if there be any THOU, O Lord, art just and powerful:

in the ship, say,

LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Fa. of the enemy. O God,

thou art a strong tower of de promised forgiveness of sins to all those fence to all who fly unto thee: O save us who with hearty repentance and true from the violence of the enemy. faith turn unto him, have mercy upon O Lord of Hosts, fight for us; that we

you; pardon and deliver you from all may glorify thee. o suffer us not to sink under the weight in all goodness, and bring you to ever.

your sins; confirm and strengthen you of our sins, or the violence of the enemy lasting life, through Jesus Christ our

O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us, Lord." Amen.
for thy name's sake.
1 Short Prayers in respect of a Storm.

1 Thanksgiving after a Storm.

Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo.
THU, Lord, who stilles. the raging

of the rest hear, hear us, and save us, o pasesinorkelinluxe danes ni asing
O blessed Saviour, who didst save thy make his praise to be glorious.
disciples ready to perish in a storm; hear Say unto God, o how wonderful art
us, and save us, we beseech thee. thou in thy works; through the greatness
Lord, have mercy upon us.

of thy power shall thine enemies le Christ, have mercy upon us.

found liars unto thee. Lord, have mercy upon us.

For all the world shall worship thee, O Lord, hear us.

sing of thee, and praise thy name. Christ, hear us.

O come hither, and behold the works God the Father, God the Son, God the of God; how wonderful he is in his Holy Ghost, have rcy upon us, save us doings towards the childre of men! now and evermore. Amen.

He ruleth with his power for ever; his UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hal-eyes behold the people; and such as will come ; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it themselves. is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily O praise our God, ye people; and make bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as the voice of his praise to be heard; we forgive those who trespass against us; Who holdeth our soul in life; and sufAnd lead us not into temptation; But de- fereth not our feet to slip. liver us from evil. Amen.

For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou When there shall be imminent danger, also hast tried us, like as silver is tried. as many as can be spared from neces- Thou broughtest us into the snare; and sary service in the ship shall be called laidest trouble upon our loins. together, and make an humble Con fes- I will go into thine house with burntsion of their sins to God: in which every offerings; and will pay thee my vows one ought seriously to reflect upon those which I promised with my lips, and spake particular sins, of which his conscience with my mouth, when I was in troubie. shall accuse him ; saying as followeth: O come hither, and hearken, all ye that The Confession.

fear God; and I will tell you what he A LMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord hath done for my soul.

Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, I called unto hiin with my mouth; and Judge of all men; we acknowledge and gave him praises with my tongue. bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, If I incline unto wickedness with mine which we from time to time most griev- heart, the Lord will not hear me. ously have committed, hy thought, word, But God hath heard me; and consi. and deed, against thy Divine Majesty, dered the voice of my prayer. provoking most justly thy wrath and in- Praised be God, who hath not cast out dignation against us. We do earnestly my prayer, nor turned his mercy from repent, and are heartily sorry for these me. our misdoings; the remembrance of Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, them is grievous unto us; the burden of and to the Holy Ghost; tem is intolerable. Have mercy upon As it was in the beginning, is now? 29, have mercy upon us, most mierciful ever shall be, world without endt.

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Psalm 107. Confitemini Domino. I wonders in the deep, that we might see

THAT men would praise the Lord! how powerful and gracious a God thou wonders that he doeth for the children who trust in thee. Thou hast showed us of men !

how both winds and seas obey thy comThat they would offer unto him the sa- mand; that we may learn even from crifice of thanksgiving; and tell out his them hereafter to obey thy voice, and to works with gladness!

do thy will. We therefore bless and They that go down to the sea in ships; glorify thy name, for this thy mercy, in and occupy their business in great waters; saving us when we were ready to perish.

These inen see the works of the Lord, And we beseech thee, make us as truly and his wonders in the deep.

sensible now of thy mercy, as we were For at his word, the stormy wind ari- tben of the danger; and give us hearts seth; which lifteth up the waves thereof. always ready to express our thankful

They are carried up to the heaven, and ness not only by words, but also by our down again to the deep; their soul melt-lives, in being more obedient to thy holy eth away because of the trouble. commandments. Continue, we beseech

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a thee, this thy goodness to us; that we, drunken man; and are at their wit's end. whom thou hast saved, may serve thee

So when they cry unto the Lord in in holiness and righteousness all the days their trouble, he delivereth them out of of our life, through Jesus Christ our their distress.

Lord and Saviour. Amen. For he maketh the storm to cease, so T A Hymn of Praise and Thanksgittag that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad, because they are

after a dangerous Tempest. at rest and the bringt bebem unto the O COME let us give thanks unto the

O that men would therefore praise the mercy endureth for ever. Lord for his goodness; and declare the Great is the Lord, and greatly to be wonders that he doeth for the children of praised: Let the redeemed of the Lord men!

say so, whom he hath delivered from the That they would exalt him also in the merciless rage of the sea. congregation of the people; and praise The Lord is gracious, and full of comhim in the seat of the elders!

passion; slow to anger, and of great merGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, cy. and to the Holy Ghost;

He hath not dealt with us according to As it was in the beginning, is now, and our sins; neither rewarded us according ever shall be, world without end. Amen. to our iniquities.

Collects of Thanksgiving. But as the heaven is high above the

God, who art of infinite goodness wards us. and mercy; we, thy poor creatures, whom We found trouble and heaviness; we thou hast made and preserved, holding were even at death's door. our souls in life, and now rescuing us out The waters of the sea had well nigh of the jaws of death, humbly present covered us; the proud waters had well ourselves again before thy Divine Ma- nigh gone over our soul. jesty, to offer a sacrifice of praise and The sea roared; and the stormy wind thanksgiving, for that thou heardest us lifted up the waves thereof. when we called in our trouble, and didst We were carried up as it were to heanot cast out our prayer, which we made ven, and then down again into the deepi before thee in our great distress; even our soul melted within us, because of when we gave ail for lost, our Ship, our trouble. Goods, our Lives, then didst thou merci- Then cried we unto thee, O Lord, and fully look upon us, and wonderfully thou didst deliver us out of our distress. command a deliverance, for which we Blessed be thy name, who didst not now, being in safety, do give all praise despise the prayer of thy servants; but and glory to thy holy name, through Je- didst hear our cry, and hast saved us. sus Christ our Lord. Anuens

Thou didst send forth thy command7 Or this.

ment; and the windy storm ceased, and O MOST mighty and stacious good was turned into a calm.

Olet us therefore praise the Lord for works, but in special manner bath heen his goodness; and declare the wonders extended towards us, whom thou hast so that he hath done, and still doeth, for the powerfully and wonderfully defenced. children of men! Thou hast showed us terrible things, anu! l'raised be the Lord daily; even the

O great hath been his mercy to

Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his be- Therefore not unto us, O Lord, not unto nefits upon us.

us; but unto thy name be given the He is our God; even the God of whom glory. etmeth salvation: God is the Lord, by The Lord hath done great things for whom we have escaped death. us; the Lord hath done great things for

Thou, Lord, hast made us glad through us, for which we rejoice. the operation of thy hands; and we will Our help standeth in the name of the triumph in thy praise.

Lord, who hath made heaven and earth. Blessed be the Lord God; even the Blessed be the name of the Lord, from Lord God, who only doeth wondrous this time forth forevermore. things;

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, Aud blessed be the name of his Majes and to the Holy Ghost; ty for ever; and let every one of us say, As it was in the beginning, is now, and Amen, Amen.

ever shall be, world without end. Amen, Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, After this Hymn may be said the Te , and to the Holy Ghost;

Deum. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Then this Collect. 1 A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and O

Commander of all the world, in Thanksgiving after Victory.

whose hand is power and might, which F

now may we say; if the Lord himself magnify thy great and glorious name for had not been on our side, when men rose this happy victory, the whole glory up against us;

whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art They had swallowed us up quick, when the only giver of victory. And we beseeeh they were so wrathfully displeased at us. I thee, give us grace to improve this great

Yea, the waters had drowned us, and mercy to thy glory, the advancement of the stream had gone over our soul; the thy Gospel, the honour of our country, deep waters of the proud bad gone over and, as much as in us lieth, to the good our soul.

of all mankind. And we beseech thee, But praised be the Lord, who hath not give us such a sense of thy great mercy, given us over as a prey unto them.

as may engage us to a true thankfulness, The Lord hath wrought a mighty sal- such as may appear in our lives, by an vation for us.

humble, holy, and obedient walking beWe got not this by our own sword, nei- fore thee all our days, through Jesus ther was it our own arm that saved us; Christ our Lord; to whom, with thee, but thy right hand, and thine arm, and and the Holy Spirit, as for all thy mero the light of thy countenance, because cies, so in particular for this victory and thou hadst a favour unto us.

deliverance, be all glory and bonour, The Lord hath appeared for us; the world without end. Amen. Lord hath covered our heads, and made

2 Cor. xiii. 14. us to stand in the day of battle. the Lord hath appeared for us; the Thamed the love of God, and the fellow

THE grace of , Lord hath overthrown our enemies, and dashed in pieces those that rose up against ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all

evermore. Amen.

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At the Burial of the Dead at Seo, the Office in the Common Prayer Book may be used; only instead of these words, We therefore commit his Body to the ground, earth to earth, &c. say, We therefore commit his Body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the Resurrection of the Body when the Sea shall give up her dead, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who at his coming shall change our vile Body, that it may be like his glorious Body; according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.

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A FORM OF PRAYER FOP

THE VISITATION OF PRISONERS.

7 When Morning or Evening Prayer shall be read in any Prison, instead of the Psalm,

come let us sing, 8c. shall be read the 130th Psalm ; and the Minister shall insert after the Colicct for the Day, the Collect in the following service, O God, who spar. est, &c. and at such times as the Litany is not read, he shall add the Prayer, O God,

merciful Father, who despisest not, $c. 1 And when Notice is given to the Minis-, bringest light out of darkness, and good

ter, that a Prisoner is confined for some out of evil, grant that the pains and pungreat or ccpital crime, he shall visit him; ishments which these thy servants enand when he cometh into the place where dure, through their bodily confinement, the Prisoner is, he shall say, kneeling may tend to setting free their souls from down,

the chains of sin; through Jesus Christ R

EMEMBER not, Lord, our iniquities, our Lord. Amen.

nor the iniquities of our forefathers; " Here the Minister, as he shall see con neither take thou vengeance of our sins : venient, may read the Prayer for All Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, conditions of Men, the Collect for Ashwhom thou hast redeemed with thy most Wednesday, and the Collect beginning, precious blood, and be not angry with us Almighty God, the fountain of all wis. for ever.

dom, fc. or any other Prayer of the LiAns. Spare us, good Lord.

turgy, which he shall judge proper. Let us pray

1 Then shall the Minister c.chort the Lord, have mercy upon us.

Prisoner or Prisoners after this Form Christ, have mercy upon us.

or other like: Lord, have mercy upon us.

EARLY beloved, know this, that OUR , DE Min. O Lord, show thy mercy upon

Almighty God, whose never-failing

providence governeth all things both in us; Ans. And grant us thy salvation.

heaven and earth, hath so wisely and Min. Turn thy face from our sins,

mercifully ordered the course of this Ans. And blot out all our iniquities.

world, that his judgments are often seut Min. Send us help from

thy holy place; as fatherly corrections to us; and if with Ans. For thine indignation lieth hard’ | due submission and resignation to his

holy will we receive the same, they will upon us. Min. O Lord, hear our prayer;

work together for our good. Ans. And let the sighing of the Pris

It is your part and duty, therefore, to oners come before thee.

humble yourself under the mighty hand

of God, to acknowledge the righteousness The Collect.

of his judgments, and to endeavour, that, RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty by his grace, this present visitation may do worthily deserve to be punished, by tance. the comfort of thy grace may mercifully The way and means thereto is, to exabe relieved; through our Lord and Sa-mine your life and conversation by the viour Jesus Christ. Anuen.

rule of God's commandments; and 0

GOD, who sparest when we deserve whereinsoever you shall perceive your

punishment, and in thy wrath re- self to have offended either by will, word, memberest mercy; we humbly beseech or deed, there to bewail your own sinful thee, of thy goodness,co comfort and suc- ness, and to confess yourself to Almighty cour all those who are under reproach God, with full purpose of amendment of and misery in the house of bondage; life. And if you sball perceive your ofcorrect them not in thine anger, neither fences to be such as are not only against chasten them in thy sore displeasure. God, but also against your neighbours; Give them a right understanding of then to reconcile yourself to them, being themselves, and of tby threats and pro- ready to make restitution and satisfacmises; that they may neither cast away tion, according to the uttermost of your their confidence in thee, nor place it any power, for all injuries and wrongs done where but in thee. Relieve the distress- by you to any other: and being likewise ent, protect the innocent and awaken the ready to forgive others who have offendguilty: and forasmuch as thou alone ed you, as rou would have forgiveness of

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your offences at God's hand. And to this For I acknowledge my faults; and my true repentance and change of mind you sin is ever before me. must add a lively and steadfast faith, Against thee only have I sinned, and and dependence upon the merits of the done this evil in thy sight; that thou death of Christ, with an entire resigna- mightest be justified in thy saying, and tion of yourself to the will of God. Ex- clear when thou art judged. cept you repent, and believe, we can give Behold, I was shapen in wickedness; you no hope of salvation. But if you do and in sin hath my mother conceived sincerely repent and believe, God hath me. declared, though your sins be as red as But lo, thou requirest truth in the inscarlet, they shall be made white as ward parts; and shalt make me to undersnow; though your wickednesses have stand wisdum secretly. gone over your head, yet shall they not Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and be your destruction.

I shall be clean; thou shalt wash me, We exhort you therefore in the name and I shall be whiter than snow. of God, and of his dear Son Jesus Christ Thou shalt make me hear of joy and our Saviour, and as you tender your own gladness; that the bones which thou hast salvation, to take good heed of these broken may rejoice. things in time, while the day of salvation Turn thy face from my sins; and put lasteth; for the night cometh, when no out all my misdeeds. man can work. While you have the light, Make me a clean heart, O God; and rebelieve in the light, and walk as children new a right spirit within me. of the light, that you be not cast into Cast me not away from thy presence; outer darkness; that you may not knock, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. when the door shall be shut; and cry for O give me the comfort of thy help mercy, when it is the time of justice. again; and stablish me with thy free Now you are the object of God's mercy, Spirit. af by repentance and true faith you turn Then shall I teach thy ways unto the imto him; but if you neglect these things, wicked; and sinners shall be converted you will be the object of his justice and unto thee. vengeance: Now you may claim the me- Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O rits of Christ; but if you die in your sins, God, thou that art the God of my health; his sufferings will tend to your greater and my tongue shall sing of thy rightecondemnation. O beloved, consider in ousness. this your day, how fearful a thing it will Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord; and be to fall into the hands of the living my mouth shall show thy praise. God, when you can neither fly to his For thou desirest no sacrifice, else mercy to protect you, nor to the merits would I give it thee; but thou delightest of Christ to cover you in that terrible not in burnt-offerings. day.

The sacrifice of God is a troubled Spi1 Here the Minister shall examine him rit, a broken and contrite heart, O God,

concerning his Faith, and rehearse the shalt thou not despise.
Articles of the Creed, Dost thou believe Then the Minister shall say,
in God, fc. And the prisoner shall

Let us pray
answer,

All this I steadfastly believe. O | Then shall the Minister examine whe-) who confess their sins unto thee; that

hear our prayers, and spare all those ther he repent him truly of his sins, and they, whose consciences by sin are acbe in charity with all the world, and cused, by thy merciful pardon may be abfurther admonish him particularly con- solved, through Christ our Lord. Amen. cerning the crimes wherewith he is charged; and exhort him, if he have any scru,

O ples, that he would declare the same, and pity and compassion upon the sufferings

and power infinite; look down with prepare himself, for the Holy Commu- of this thy servant ; and whether thou nion, against the time that it may be visitest for trial of his patience, or puproper to administer it to him. 1. Then, all kneeling, the Minister shall thy grace cheerfully to submit himself

nishment of his offences, enable him by say as follows, from the 51st Psalm:

to thy holy will and pleasure. Go not AVE mercy upon me, O God, after far from those, O Lord, whom thou the multitude of thy mercies, do away the deep; and forasmuch as thou hast mine offences.

not cut him off suddenly, but chastenest Wash me thoroughly from my wicked him as a father; grant that he, duly ness; and cleanse me from my sin. considering thy great mercies, may

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