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A Prayer which may be said in mare of sudden surprise and in GREAT and mighty God, who

bringest down to the grave, mediate danger

and bringest up again ; We bless O

MOST gracious Father, we thy wonderful goodness, for

fy unto thee for mercy in having turned our heaviness behalf of this thy servant, here into joy and our mourning into lying under the sudden visita gladness, by restoring this our tion of thine hand. If it be thy

brother to some degree of his will, preserve his life, that there former health. Blessed be thy may be place for repenta

Name that thou didst not forsaka auce; but ít thou hast other. him in his sickness; but didst wise appointed, let thy mercy

visit him with comforts from supply to him the want of the above; didst support him in usual opportunity for the trim patience and submission to thy ming of his lamp. Stir up in him will; and, at last, didst send such sorrow for sin, and such hin seasonable relief. Perfect, fervent love to thee, as may in a

we beseech thee, this thy mercy short time do the work of many towards him; and prosper the days: That among the praises means which shall be made use which thy saints and holy angels of for his cure: That being shall sing to the honour of thy restored to health of tody, mercy through eternal ages, it vigour of mind, and cheerfulmay be to thy, unspeakable Dess of spirit, he may be able to glory, that thou has redeemed go to thine house, to offer thee the soul of this thy servant from

an oblation with great gladness; eternal death, and made him and to bless thy holy Name for partaker of the everlasting life, all thy, goodness towards him; which is through Jesus Christ through Jesus Christ our Saour Lord. Amen.

viour, to whom, with thee and

the Holy Spirit. be all honour A Thanksgiving for the beginning and glory, world without end. of a recovery.



| Forasmuch as all mortal men are subject to many sudden perils, diseases,

and sicknesses, and ever uncertain what time they shall depart out of this life; therefore, to the intent they may be always in readiness to die, whensoever it shall please Almighty God to call them, the Ministers shall diligently from time to time (but especially in the time of pestilence, or other

infectious sickness) exhort their parishioners to the often receiving of the Holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, when it shall be publicly administered in the Church; that so doing, they may, in case of sudden visitation, have the less cause to be disquieted for lack of the sanie. But if the sick person 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 Minister, signifying also how many there are to communicate with him, (which shall be tro at the least;) and all things necessary being prepared, the Minister shall there celebrate the Holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, here following. The Collect.

dost correct those whom thou LMIGHTY, everliving God, dost love, and chastise every

who one whom thou dost receive;

A Maker at mankind

We beseech theo to have mercy nor faint when thou art rebuked upon this thy servant visited of him For whom the Lord with thine hand, and to grant loveth he chasteneth;

and that he may take his sickness scourgeth every son whom he patiently, and recover his bodily receiveth. health, if it be thy gracious will; and that whensoever his

The Gospel. St. John v. 24. soul shall depart from the body, it may be without spot presented VI

ERILY, verily, I say unto

Christ you, He that hearetn my our Lord. Amen.

word, and believeth on Him

that ent me, hath everlasting The Epistle Heb. xii. 5.

life, and shall not come into MY Y son, despise not thou the condemnation; but is passed

chastening of the Lord, I from death unio lite. | After which the Minister shall proceed according to the form before

prescribed for the Holy Communior, beginning at these words, Ye who do truly, &c. At the time of the distribution of the holy Sacrament, the Minister shall first receive the Communion himself, and after minister unto those who are appointed to communicate with the sick, and last of all to the

sick person.

But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning in due time to the Minister, or for lack of company to receive with him, or by any other just impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood, the Minister shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and steadfastly believe that Jesus Christ hath suffered death upon the Cross for him, and shed his Blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving him hearty thanks therefor, he doth eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to his Soul's health, although he do not receive the Sacrament with his mouth. When the sick Person is visited, and receiveth the Holy Communion all at one time, then the Minister, for more expedition, shall cut off the form of the Visitation at the Psalm, and go straight to the Communion. f In the times of contagious sickness or disease, when none of the Parish

or neighbours can be gotten to communicate with the sick in their houses, for fear of the infection, upon special request of the diseased, the Minister alone may communicate with him.



{ Here is to be noted, that the Ofice ensuing is not to be used for any um

baptized adults, any who die excommunicate, or who have laid violent hands upon

themselves. | The Minister, meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the Churchyard,

and going before it, either into the Church, or towards the Grave, shali say, or sing.

AM the resurrection and the believeth in me, though he were I

lite, saith the Lord: he that dead, yet shall he live: and

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WEbrought nothing into this

whosoever liveth and believeth O spare me a little, that I may in me, shall never die. St. John recover my strength, before I go &i. 25, 26.

hence, and be no more seen

LORD, thou hast been our reKNOW that my Redeemer fuge, from one generation to an. stand at the latter day upon the Before the mountains earth. And though after my brought forth, or ever the earth skin worms destroy this body, and the world were made, thou yet in my flesh shall I see God: art God from everlasting, and whom I shall see for myself, and world without end. mine eyes shall behold, and not Thou turnest man to destruc another. Job xix. 25, 26, 27. tion; again thou sayest, Come

again, ye children of men.

For a thousand years in thy world, and it is certain we sight are but as yesterday; see. can carry nothing out. The Lording that is past as a watch in the gare, and the Lord hath taken night. away ; blessed be the Name of As soon as thou scatterest them the Lord. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job. i. 21. they are even as a sleep; and lade | After they are come into the away suddenly like the grass. Church, shall be said or sung the groweth up; but in the evening

In the morning it is green, and following Anthem, taken from the it is cut down, dried up, and

withered. LO ORD, let me know my end, For we consume away in thy

and the number of my days; displeasure; and are afraid at that I may be certified how long thy wrathful indignation. I have to live.

Thou hast set our misdeeds Behold, thou hast made my before thee; and our serret sins days as it were a span long, and in the light of thy countenance mine age is even as nothing in For when thou art angry, all respect of thee; and verily every our days are gone: we bring our man living is altogether vanity. years to an end, as it were a tale

For man walketh in a vain that is told. shadow, and disquieteth himself The days of our age are threein vain; he heapeth up riches, score years and ten; and though and cannot tell who shall gather men be so strong that they come them.

to fourscore years, yet is their And now, Lord, what is my strength then. bui labour and hope? Truly my hope is even sorrow; so soon passeth it away, in ihee.

and we are gone. Deliver me from all mine of. So teach us to number our felices; and make me not a re- days, that we may apply our buke unto the foolish.

hearts unto wisdom. When thou with rebukes dost

Glory be to the Father, and vo chasten man for sin, thou makest the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; his beauty to consume away, like As it was in the beginning, is as it were a moth fretting a gar- now, and ever shall be, world ment: every man therefore is without end. Amen. but vanity Hear my prayer, O LORD, and Then shall follow the Lesson,

taken out of the fifteenth Chapter with thine ears consider my call

of the first Epistle of St. Paul to ing; hold not thy peace at my the Corinthians. tears:

1 Cor. xv. 20. For I am a stranger with thee,

erede sojourner, as all my fathers Neim, Christerisme from the


deadand become the firstfruits of them that slept. For his own body. All flesh is not since by man came death, by the same flesh; but there is one man came also the resurrection kind of flesh of men, another of the dead. For as in Adam all fesh of beasts, another of fishey, die, even so in Christ shall all be and another of birds. There made alive. But every man in are also celestial bodies, and his own order: Christ the first bodies terrestrial; but the glory fruits; afterward they that are of the celestial is one, and the Christ's, at his coming. Then glory of the terrestrial is ancometh the end, when he shall other. There is one glory of the have delivered up the kingdom sun, and another glory of the to God, even the Father; when moon, and another glory of the he shall have put down all rule, stars; for one star differeth from and all authority, and power another star in glory. So also is For he must reign, till he hath the resurrection of the dead. It put all enemies under his feet. is sown in corruption; it is raised The last enemy that shall be in incorruption: it is sown in disdestroyed is death. For he hath honour; it is raised in glory: it put all things under his feet. is sown in weakness; it is raised But when he saith, all things are in power: it is sown a natural put under him, it is manifest body; it is raised a spiritual body. that he is excepted, which did There is a natural body, and there put all things under him. And is a spiritual body. And gay it is when all things shall be sub- written, The first man Adim dued unto him, then shall the was made a living soul; the last Son also himself be subject into Adam was made a quickeniny Him that put all things under spirit. Howbeit, that was not him, that God may be all in all. first which is spiritual, but that Else what shall they do which which is natural; and afterward are baptized for the dead, if the that which is spiritual. The first dead rise not at all? Why are man is of the earth, earthy: the they then baptized for the dead? second man is the Lord from and why stand we in jeopardy heaven. As is the earthy, such every hour? I protest by your are they also that are earthy: and rejoicing, which I have in Christ as is the heavenly, such are they Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If also that are heavenly. Ani as after the manner of men I have we have borne the image of the fought with beasts at Ephesus, earthy, we shall also bear the what advantageth it me, if the image of the heavenly. Now this dead rise not let us eat and I say, brethren, that flesh and drink, for to-morrow we die.blood cannot inherit the king. Be not deceived: evil.communi. dom of God; neither doth rorcations corrupt good manners. ruption inherit incorruption. A wake to righteousness, and sin Behold, I show you a mystery: not; for some ha not the know- we shall not ali sleep, but we ledge of God. I speak this to shall all be changed, in a mo. your shame. But some man will ment, in the twinkling of an say, How are the dead raised up? eye, at the last trump: for the and with what body do they trumpet shall sound, and the come? Thou fooil that which dead shall be raised incorruptithou sowest is not quickened, ble, and we shall be changed. except it die. And that which For this corruptible must put on thou sowest, thou sowest noi that incorruption, and this mortal body that shall be, but bare must put on immortality. So grain, it may chance of wheat, when this corruptible shall have or of some other grain. Bui put on incorruption, and this God giveth it a body as it hath mortal shall have put on immorpleased him, and to every seed | tality; then shall be brought to

while the Corpse is made ready, I aging unto ine Write,


pass the saying that is written, general Resurrection in the last Death is swallowed upin victory. day, and the life of the world to O death, where is thy sting? O come, through our Lord Jesus grave, where is thy victory? The Christ; at whose second coming sting of death is sin; and the in glorious majesty to judge the strength of sin is the Law But world, the earth and the sea shall thanks bo to God, which giveth give up their dead; and the corus the victory through our Lord ruptible bodies of those who Jesus Christ. Therefore, my be sleep in him shall be changed, loved brothren, be ye steadfast, and made like unto his own unmoveable, always abounding glorious body; according to the in the work of the Lord, for-mighty working whereby he is is much as ye know that your able to subdue all things unto labour is not in vain in the himself. Lord.

Then shall be said, or sung, When ,

HEARD a voice , to be laid into the earth, shall be henceforth blessed are the dead sung or said,

who die in the Lord: even so MA

AN, that is born of a woman, saith the Spirit; for_they rest

hath but a shart time to from their labours. Rev. xiv. 13. live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down. like T Then the Minister shall say the a flower; he fleeth as it were u

Lord's Prayer. shaduw,' and never continueth O'Hallowed be thy Name

UR Fatherwho , in one stay.

In the midst of life we are in Thy kingdom come. Thy will death: of whom may we seek for he done on earth, as it is in heasuccour, but of thee, O Lord, ven. Give us this day our daily who for our sins art justly dis. bread. And forgive us our trespleased ?

passes, As we forgive those who Yet, O Lord God most holy, o trespass against us.

And lead Lord most mighty, O holy and us not into temptation; But demost merciful Saviour, deliver liver us from evil. Amen. us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.

Then the Minister shall say one Thuu knowest, Lord, the se

or both of the following Prayers,

at his discretion. crets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears to our prayer; but LMIGHTY God, with whom most mighty, O holy and merci. who depart hence in the Lord, ful Saviour, thou most wortliy and with whom the souls of the Judge eternal, suffer us not, at fait iful, after they are delivered our last hour, for any pains of from the burden of the flesh, are death, to fall from thee.

in joy and felicitv; We give thee

hearty thanks for the good exT Then, while the earth shall be amples of all those thy servants,

cast, upon the Body by come stand who, having finished their course ing by, the Minister shall say,

in faith, do now rest from their pleasert Almighty God, in that we, with all those who are his wise providence, to take out departed in the true faith of thy of this world the soul of our de- holy Name, may have our perfect cerised brother, we therefore com- consummation and bliss, both in mit his body to the ground; | body and soul, in thy eternal carth to earth, ashes to ashes, and everlasting glory; through dust to dust; looking for the Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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