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And in Jefus Chrift his only
begotten Son our Lord? And
that he was conceived by the
Holy Ghoft; born of the Vir-
gin Mary;
that he suffered un-

der Pontius Pilate, was cruci-hall

fied, dead, and buried; that he
went down into hell, and alfo
did rife again the third day;
that he afcended into heaven,
and fitteth at the right hand¶
of God the Father Almighty;
and from thence fhall come
again at the end of the world,
to judge the quick and the dead?

And doft thou believe in the Holy Ghoft; The Hoy Catholick Church; The Communion of Saints; The remiffion fins; refurrection of the flesh, and vertating

life after death?

ftates, whilst they are in health.

These words before rehearsed, may be faid before the Minifter begin his Prayer, as he fee cause.

The Minifter should not omit earnestly to move fuch fick perfons as are of ability, to be liberal to the poor.

Here frali the fick perfon be moved to make a Special Confeffion of his fins, if he feel his Confcience troubled with any weighty matter. After which Confeffion, the Prieft fhall Ab folve him if he humbly and heartily defire it ) after this fort.

UrLord Jefus Chrift, who hath left power to hi

Church to abfolve all finners who truly repent and believe in him, of his great mercy forgive thee thine offences: And by his Authority committed to me, I abfolve thec from all thy fins, In theName of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft. Amen.

And then the Priest shall say
the Collet following.
Let us pray.

The fick perfon fhall answer,
All this I ftedfaftly believe.
Then fhall the Minifter exa-
mine whether he repent him
truly of his fins, and be in
charity with all the world;
exhorting him to forgive from
the bottom of his heart all per-
fons that have offended him,
and if he hath offended any o-
ther, to ask them forgiveness;
and where he ba b done injury
or wrong to any man, that he
make amends to the uttermoft of thy mercies, doft fo put a-
of his power. And if he hath way the fins of those who tru-
not before difpofed of hisGoods, ly repent, that thou remem-
let him then be admonished to brett them no more; Open
make his Will, and to declare thine eye of mercy upon this
his Debts, what he oweth, thy fervant, who most carneft-
and what is owing unto him, ly defireth pardon and forgive-
for the better difcharging of nefs. Renew in him (most lo-
his Confcience, and the quiet- ving Father) whatsoever hath
nefs of his Executors. But men been decayed by the fraud aad
fould often be put in remem- malice of the devil, or by his
brance to take order for the own carnal will and frailnefs
fettling of their temporal e- preserve and continue this fick

according to the multitude
Moft merciful God, who



member in the unity of the Church; confider his contrition, accept his tears, affwage his pain, as fhall feem to thee moft expedient for him. And foraf much as he putteth his full truft only in thy mercy, impute not unto him his former fins; but ftrengthen him with thy bleffed Spirit; and when thou art pleafed to take him hence, take bim unto thy favour, through the merits of thy most dearly beloved Son Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

Then hall the Minister say
this Pfalm.

In te, Domine, fperavi. Pfal. 71.
N thee, O Lord, have I put


my truft, let me never be thee more and more. put to confufion: but rid me, and deliver me in thy righteoufnefs; incline thine ear unto me, and fave me.

Be thou my ftrong hold, whereunto I may alway refort: thou haft promised to help me, for thou art my houfe of defence, and my castle.

Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly: out of the hand of the uniighteous and cruel man.

Caft me not away in the time of age: forfake me not when my ftrength faileth me.

For mine enemies speak againft me, and they that lay wait for my foul, take their counfel together, faying: God hath forfaken him, perfecute him, and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

Go not far from me, O God: my God, hafte thee to help me.

Let them be confounded and perish, that are against my foul: let them be covered with shame and difhonour, that seek to do me evil.

For thou, O Lord God, art the thing that I long for: thou art my hope even from my youth.

As for me, I will patiently a bide alway: and will praise

My mouth fhall daily speak of thy righteoufnefs and falvation: for I know no end thercof.

I will go forth in the ftrength of the Lord God: and will make mention of thy righte oufnefs only.

Thou, O God, haft taught me from my youth up until now: therefore will I tell of thy wondrous works.


Forfake me not, O God, in mine old age, when I am grayheaded until I have fhewed thy ftrength unto this generation, and thy power to all them that are yet for to come.

Thy righteousness, O God, is very high, and great things are they that thou haft done : O God, who is like unto thee? Glory be to the Father, . As it was in the beginning, &c.

Through thee have I been holden up ever fince I was born: thou art he that took me out of my mothers womb; my praise fhall alway be of thee.

I am become as it were a moniter unto many: but my fure truft is in thee.

Adding this Saviour the by thy Crofs and precious

let my mouth be filled with thy praife that I may fing of thy glory and honour Blood haft redeemed us, fave all the day long.




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Then fhall the Minifter fay, He Almighty Lord, who The is a moft ftrong tower to all them that put their truft in him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey, be now and evermore thy defence, and make thee know and feel, that there is none other name under heaven given to man, in whom,

us, and help us, we humbly where the fouls of them that befeech thee, O Lord. sleep in the Lord Jesus, enjoy perpetual reft and felicity. Grant this, O Lord, for thy mercies fake, in the fame thy Son our Lord Jefus Chrift, who liveth and reigneth with thee, and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

and through whom thou mayft receive health and falvation, but only the Name of our Lord Jefus Chrift. Amen.

And after that shall fay, U Nto Gods gracious mercy thee. The Lord bless thee and keep thee. The Lord make his face to fhine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace, both now and evermore. Amen

A Prayer for a fick Perfon, when there appeareth Small hope of Recovery.

Father of mercies, and

God of all comfort, our only help in time of need; We fly unto thee for fuccour in behalf of this thy fervant, here lying under thy hand in great

oufly upon him, O Lord; and the more the outward man decayeth, ftrengthen him, we befeech thee, fo much the more continually with thy grace and Holy Spirit, in the inner man. Give him unfeigned repentance for all the errors of his life paft,

A Prayer for a fick Child. and mer- and stedfaft faith in thy Soun ciful Father, to whom a- Jefus, that his fins may be done lone belong the iffues of life and away by thy mercy, and his death; Look down from hea- pardon fealed in heaven, beven, we humbly befeech thee, fore he go hence, and be no with the eyes of mercy, upon more feen. We know, O Lord, this Child, now lying upon the that there is no word impoffbed of fickness: Vifit him, O ble with thee, and that if thou Lord, with thy falvation; de- wilt, thou canft even yet raise liver him in thy good appoint him up, and grant him a longer ed time from his bodily pain, continuance amongst us. Yet and fave his foul for thy mer- forafmuch as in all appearance cies fake. That if it fhall be thy the time of his diffolution pleasure to prolong his days draweth near, fo fit and prehere on earth, he may live to pare him, we beseech thee, athee, and be an inftrument of gainft the hour of death, that thy glory, by ferving thee faith- after his departure hence in fully, and doing good in his ge- peace, and in thy favour, his neration; or elfe receive him foul may be received into thine into thofe heavenly habitations, everlafting kingdom, through


the merits and mediation of Je- merits of Jefus Chrift thine


fus Chrift thine only Son, our
Lord and Saviour. Amen.
A Commendatory Prayer for
a fick Perfon at the point of

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only Son our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for perfons troubled
in Mind or in Confcience.
the Father

of mercies, and the God

we befeech

with of all

whom do live the fpirits thee look down in pity and or juft men made perfect, after compaflion upon this thy afthey are delivered from their flifted fervant. Thou writeft earthly prifons; We humbly bitter things against him, and commend the foul of this thy makeft him to poffefs his forfervant our dear brother, into mer iniquities; thy wrath lieth thy hands, as into the hands of hard upon him, and his foul is a faithful Creator, and moft full of trouble: But, O mermerciful Saviour; moft hum- ciful God, who haft written bly befeeching thee that it may thy holyWord for our learning, be precious in thy fight. Wafh that we through patience and it, we pray thee, in the blood comfort of thy holy Scriptures of that immaculate Lamb that might have hope; give him a was flain to take away the fins right understanding of himself, of the world; that whatsoever and of thy threats and promifés, defilements it may have con- that he may neither caft away tracted in the midst of this mi- his confidence in thee, nor place ferable and naughty world, it any where but in thee. Give through the lufts of the flesh, him ftrength against all his or the wiles of Satan, being temptations, and heal all his purged and done away, it may diftempers. Break not the bruibe prefented pure and without fed reed, nor quench the smofpot before thee. And teach us king flax. Shut not up thy who furvive, in this and other tender mercies in displeasure; like daily fpectacles of morta- but make him to hear of joy and lity, to fee how frail and uncer- gladnefs, that the bones which tain our own condition is, and thou haft broken may rejoyce. fo to number our days, that Deliver him from fear of the we may feriously apply our enemy, and lift up the light of hearts to that holy and heaven- thy countenance upon him, ly wisdom, whilft we live here, and give him peace, through which may in the end bring us the merits and mediation of Jeto life everlasting, through the fus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

The Communion of the SICK.

all mortal be subject to many

difeafes, and ficknesses, and ever uncertain what time they Thall depart out of this life, therefore to the intent they may be alwaysin a readiness to die,whenfoever it shall please Almighty God to call them, the Curates shall diligently from time to time


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(but especially in the time of peftilence, or other infectious ficnefs) exhort their Parishioners to the often receiving of the holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Chrift, when it fall be publickly adminiftred in the Church; that fo doing, they may in cafe of fudden vifitation, have the lefs caufe to be difquieted for lack of the fame. But if the fick perfon be not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his house; then he must give timely notice to the Curate, fignifying also how many there are to Communicate with him (which shall be three, or two at the least) and having a convenient place in the fick mansh ufe, with all things neceffary fo prepared, that the Curate may reverently minifter, he shall there celebrate the holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epiftle, and Gospel, here following.

The Colleft.

The Epistle. Heb. 12. 5.



MY fon, defpife not thou

Lmighty everliving God, maker of manthe of the kind, who doft correct Lord, nor faint when thou art thofe whom thou doft love, and rebuked of him. For whom chaftife every one whom thou the Lord loveth, he chaftneth; doft receive; We befeech thee to have mercy upon this he receiveth. and fcourgeth every fon whom thy fervant vifited with thine hand, and to grant that he may take his ficknels patiently, and

The Gospel. S. John 5. 24.
Erily verily I fay unto

thy gracious will) and whenfoe- word, and believeth on him ver his foul fhall depart from the that fent me, hath everlasting body, it may be without spot life, and fhall not come into prefented unto thee, through condemnation ; but is paffed Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen. from death unto life.

-After which, the Priest fhall proceed according to the Form before prefcribed for the holy Communion, beginning at these words, [Ye that do truly, &c]

At the time of the distribution of the holy Sacrament, the Priest fhall first receive the Communion himself, and after minifter unto them that are appointed to Communicate with the fick, and laft of all to the fick perfon.

But if a man, either by reafon of extremity of fickness, or for want of warning in due time to the Curate, or for lack of com pany to receive with him, or by any other juft Impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of Chrifts Body and Blood, the Curate hall inftruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his fins, and ftedfaftly believe that Jefus Chrift hath suffered death upon the Crofs for him, and shed his Blood for his redemption, earneftly remembring the benefits he hath thereby, and giving hearty thanks therefore, he doth eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Chrift profitably to his fouls health, I 2


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