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of my mother's trition, accept his tears, as- womb; my praise shall al

pain, as shall seem way be of thee. to thee most expedient for I am become as it were a him. And forasmuch as he monster unto many : but my putteth his full trust only in sure trust is in thee. thy mercy, impute not un 0 let my mouth be filled to him his former sins, but with thy praise : that I may strengthen him with thy bless- sing of thy glory and honour ed Spirit; and, when thou all the day long. árt pleased to take him hence, Cast me not away in the take him unto thy favour, time of age : forsake me not through the merits of thy when my strength faileth most dearly beloved Son Je- me. sus Christ our Lord. Amen. For mine enemies speak

Then shall the Minister say this Psalm. against me, and they "that Ini te, Domine, speravi. lay wait for my soul take Psalm lxxi.

their counsel together, sayN thee, O Lord, have I put ing : God hath forsaken him,

my trust; let me never be persecute him, and take him; put to confusion : but rid me, for there is none to deliver and deliver me in thy righte- him. ousness; incline thine ear un Go not far from me, O to me, and save me.

God : my God, haste thee to Be thou my strong hold, help me. whereunto I may alway re Let them be confounded sort : thou hast promised to and perish that are against help me; for thou art my my soul : let them be coverhouse of defence, and myed with shame and dishonour castle.

that seek to do me evil. Deliver me, O my God, As for me, I will patiently out of the hand of the un- abide alway: and will praise godly : out of the hand of thee more and more. the unrighteous and cruel My mouth shall daily speak

of thy righteousness and salFor thou, O Lord God, art vation : for I know to end the thing that I long for : thereof. thou art my hope, even from I will go forth in the my youth.

strength of the Lord God : Through thee have I been and will make mention of holden up ever since I was thy righteousness only. born : thou art he that took Thou, O God, hast taught

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me from my youth up until | Name of our Lord Jesus
now : therefore will I tell of Christ. Amen.
thy wondrous works.

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Forsake me not, O God, in

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(NTO God's gracious mine old age, when I am mercy and protection gray-headed : until I have we commit thee. The Lord shewed thy strength unto bless thee, and keep thee. this generation, and thy pow- The Lord make his face to er to all them that are yet for shine upon thee, and be grato come.

cious unto thee. The Lord Thy righteousness, () God, lift up his countenance upon is very high, and great things thee, and give thee peace, are they that thou hast done: both

and evermore. O God, who is like unto Amen. thee:

Glory be to the Father, and A Prayer for a sick child. to the Son : and to the Holy O Almighty God, and men Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, alone belong the issues of is now, and ever shall be : life and death; Look down world without end. Amen. from heaven, we humbly beAdding this.

seech thee, with the eyes of O

Saviour of the world, mercy upon this child now

who by thy Cross and lying upon the bed of sickprecious Blood hast redeemed ness: Visit him, O Lord, with us, Save us, and help us, we thy salvation ; deliver him in humbly beseech thee, O Lord. thy good appointed time from

& Then shall the Minister say, his bodily pain, and save his THE

Almighty Lord, who soul for thy mercies' sake:

is a most strong tower That, if it shall be thy pleato all them that put their sure to prolong his days here trust in him, to whom all on earth, he may live to thee, things in heaven, in earth, and be an instrument of thy and under the earth, do bow glory, by serving thee faithand obey, be now and ever- fully, and doing good in his more thy defence; and make generation; or else receive thee know and feel, that him into those heavenly hathere is none other Name bitations, where the souls of under heaven given to inan, them that sleep in the Lord in whom, and through whom, Jesus enjoy perpetual rest thou mayest receive health and felicity. Grant this, O and salvation, but only the Lord, for thy mercies' sake, in

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the same thy. Son our Lord | in peace, and in thy favour, Jesus Christ, who liveth and his soul may be received into reigneth with thee and the thine everlasting kingdom, Holy Ghost, ever one God, through the merits and meworld without end. Amen. diation of Jesus Christ, thine A Prayer for a sick person, when only Son, our Lord and Savi

there appeareth small hope of our. Amen. recovery.

A commendatory Prayer for a sick O

Father of mercies, and person at the point of departure.
God of all comfort, our Almighty God, with

in time of need ; whom do live the spirits We fly unto thee for succour of just men made perfect, afin behalf of this thy servant, ter they are delivered from here lying under thy hand in their earthly prisons ; We great weakness of body. Look humbly commend the soul of graciously upon him, O Lord; this thy servant, our dear and the more the outward brother, into thy hands, as man decayeth, strengthen him, into the hands of a faithful we beseech thee, so much the Creator, and most merciful more continually with thy Saviour; most humbly. begrace and holy Spirit in the seeching thee, that it may be inner, man. Give him un- precious in thy sight. Wash feigned repentance for all the it, we pray thee, in the blood errors of his life past, and of that immaculate Lamb, stedfast faith in thy Son Je- that was slain to take away sus; that his sins may be the sins of the world; that done away by thy mercy, and whatsoever defilements it may his pardon sealed in heaven, have contracted in the midst before he go hence, and be of this miserable and naughty no more seen. We know, O world, through the lusts of Lord, that there is no word the flesh, or the wiles of Saimpossible with thee ; and tan, being purged and done that, if thou wilt, thou canst away, it may be presented even yet raise him up, and pure and without spot before grant him a longer continu- thee. And teach us who surance anongst us: Yet, for- vive, in this and other like asmuch as in all appearance daily spectacles of mortality, the time of his dissolution to see how frail and uncertain draweth near, so fit and pre- our own condition is; and so pare him, we beseech thee, to number our days, that we against the hour of death, may seriously apply our hearts that after his departure hence to that holy and neavenly

wisdom, whilst we live here, | holy Scriptures, might have which may in the end bring hope; give him a right unus to life everlasting, through derstanding of himself

, and the merits of Jesus Christ of thy threats and promises ; thine only Son our Lord that he may neither cast away Amen.

his confidence in thee, nor A Prayer for persons troubled in place it any where but in thee.

mind or in conscience. Give him strength against all O

Blessed Lord, the Father his temptations, and heal all

of mercies, and the God his distempers. Break not the of all comforts ; We beseech bruised reed, nor quench the thee, look down in pity and smoking flax. Shut not up compassion upon this thy af- thy tender mercies in disflicted servant. Thou writest pleasure; but make him to bitter things against him, and hear of joy and gladness, that makest him to possess his for the bones which thou hast mer iniquities; thy wrath li- broken may rejoice. Deliver eth hard upon him, and his him from fear of the enemy, soul is full of trouble: But, and lift up the light of thy O merciful God, who hast countenance upon him, and written thy holy Word for give him peace, through the our learning, that we, through merits and mediation of Jesus' patience and comfort of thy Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK.

Forasmuch as all mortal men be 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 a readiness to die, whensoever it shall please Almighty God to call them, the Curates 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 publickly administered in the Church; that so doing, they may, in case of sudden visitation, have the less canse to be disquieted for lack of the same. But

if the sick person be not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive the Conmunion in his house ; then he must give timely notice to the Curate, signiSying ulso horo many there are to communicate with him, (which shall be three, or tuo at the leusi,) and having a contenient place in the sick man's house, with all things necessary so pre: pared, that the Curate may reverently minister, he shall there celebrate the holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, here following. The Collect.

dost receive; We beseech thee LMIGHTY, everliving to have mercy upon this thy

God, Maker of man servant visited with thine kind, who dost correct those hand, and to grant that he whom thou dost love, and may take his sickness patichastise every one whom thou ently, and recover his bodily

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