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BURIAL OF THE DEAD.

When the Procession is entering the Church, the Minister

shall utter these Sentences.

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I KNOW that my Re LORD, make me to deemer liveth, and that he know mine end, and the shall stand at the latter measure of my days, that I day upon the earth. And may know how frail I am. though after my skin, Behold thou hast made worms destroy this body, my days as it were a span yet in my flesh shall I see long, and mine age is even God. Job, xix. 25, 26. as nothing in respect of

thee; and verily every WE brought nothing in man living is altogether to this world, and it is cer vanity. tain we can carry nothing For man walketh in a out. The Lord

gave,

and vain shadow, and disquithe Lord hath taken

away ;

eteth himself in vain; he blessed be the name of the heapeth up riches, and

men.

cannot tell who shall gath- everlasting to everlasting, er them.

thou art God. And now, Lord, what is Thou turnest

man to my hope? truly my hope destruction

;

and sayest, is even in thee.

Return, ye children of I became dumb, and opened not my mouth ; for For a thousand years in it was thy doing.

thy sight are but as yesterTake thy plague away

day when it is past, or a from me ;

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am consumed

watch in the night. by the blow of thy heavy As soon as thou scatterhand.

est them, they are even as When thou with rebukes a sleep, and fade away dost chasten man for sin, suddenly like the grass ; thou makest his beauty to In the morning it is consume away, like as it green, and groweth up; were a moth fretting a gar- but in the evening it is cut ment; surely every man is down, dried up, and withvanity.

ered.
Hear
my prayer,

O The days of our age Lord, and with thine ears are threescore years and consider my calling; hold ten; and though men be not thy peace at my tears. so strong, that they come For I am a stranger with

to fourscore years, yet is thee, and a sojourner, as all their strength then but my fathers were.

labour and sorrow; O spare me a little, that soon posseth it away, and I may recover my strength, we are gone. before I go hence, and be So' teach us to number

our days, that we may ap

ply our hearts unto wisPSALM 90.

dom.

SO

no more seen.

Then shall follow these Se

lections from 1 Cor. xv.

LORD, thou hast been our refuge from one generation to another.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from

NOW is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of those who slept.

For

man

Burt mar thou turnool-To dust

since by man came death, death is sin, and the came also the strength of sin is the law;

honla he to God,

the victory, even so in Christ Suan an

Lord Jesus be made alive.

Christ.

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sting? O grave, where is

most worthy Judge etei
thy victory? The sting of suffer us not at our

cannot tell who shall gath- everlasting to everlasting, er them.

thou art God. And now, Lord, what is Thou turnest

man to my hope? truly my hope destruction ; and sayest, is even in thee.

Return, ye children of
men.

Now out

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Lord Jesus Chnst himself, and

Goajeron Father, which hath loved us, and hath guion ho certasting condition, and good hafic Thomgh gore, trompet your hearts, and establish you ine every good

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ood word and work.

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shail say,

never

since by man came death, death is sin, and the by man came also the strength of sin is the law; resurrection of the dead. but thanks be to God,

For as in Adam all die, who giveth us the victory, even so in Christ shall all through our Lord Jesus be made alive.

Christ. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory

Then the Minister, either of the moon, and another

at the Grave, or in the glory of the stars; for one

body of the Church, star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the MAN who is born of a resurrection of the dead.

woman, hath but a short It is sown in corruption, it time to live, and is full of is raised in incorruption; misery. He cometh up, it is sown in dishonour, it and is cut down like a is raised in glory; it is flower; he fleeth as it sown in weakness, it is were a shadow, and raised in power; it is sown continueth in one stay. a natural body, it is raised In the midst of life we a spiritual body.

are in death; of whom Now this I say, breth may we seek for succour, ren, than flesh and blood

but of thee, O Lord, who cannot inherit the kingdom for our sins art justly disof God; neither doth cor

pleased ? ruption inherit incorrup Yet, O Lord God most tion. For this corruptible holy, O Lord most mighty, must put on incorruption, o holy and most merciful and this mortal must put Father, deliver us not into on immortality. So when

the bitter pains of eternal this corruptible shall have

death. put on incorruption, and Thou knowest, Lord, this mortal shall have put the secrets of our hearts; on immortality, then shall shut not thy merciful ears be brought to pass the say to our prayers; but spare ing that is written, Death us, Lord most holy, o is swallowed up in victory. God most mighty, O holy O death, where is thy and merciful Father, thou sting? O grave, where is

most worthy Judge eternal, thy victory? The sting of suffer us not at our last

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