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For we consume away in thy for he hath put all things under displeasure; and are afraid at thy his feet. But when he saith all wrathful indignation. things are put under him, it is Thou hast set our misdeeds be-manifest that he is excepted which fore thee; and our secret sins in did put all things under him. And the light of thy countenance. when all things shall be subdued For when thou art angry, all unto him, then shall t all the Son also our days are gone: We bring our himself be subject unto him that years to an end, as it were a tale put all things under him, that God that is told. may be all in all. Else what shall The days of our age are three-they do which are baptized for score years and ten; and though the dead, if the dead rise not at men be so strong that they come all? Why are they then baptized to fourscore years, yet is their for the dead? And why stand strength then but labour and sor-we in jeopardy every hour? I row; so soon passeth it away, and protest by your rejoicing, which we are gone. Thave in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at what advantageth it me, Glory be to the Father, and to if the dead rise not? let us eats the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; and drink, for to-morrow we die. As it was in the beginning, is Be not deceived: Evil communii now, and ever shall be, world cations corrupt good manners. without end. Amen. Awake to righteousness, and sin Then shall follow the Lesson, taken not: for some have not the knowthe

first Epistle of Saint Paul to the Co-edge of God. I speak this to your shame. But some man will say, How are the dead raised and


So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

1 Cor. xv. 20.

NOW is Christ risen from the with what body do they come?

dead, and become the first Thou fool, that which thou sowest fruits of them that slept. For is not quickened, except it die. since by man came death, by man And that which thou sowest, thou came also the resurrection of the sowest not that body that shall be. dead. For as in Adam all die, but bare grain; it may chance of even so in Christ shall all be made wheat, or of some other grain. alive. But every man in his own But God giveth it a body as it order: Christ the first fruits; af- hath pleased him; and to every terwards they that are Christ's, seed his own body. All flesh is at his coming. Then cometh the not the same flesh; but there is end, when he shall have deliver- one kind of flesh of men, another ed up the kingdom to God, even flesh of beasts, another of fishes, the Father; when he shall have and another of birds. There are put down all rule, and all autho-also celestial bodies, and bodies rity, and power. For he must terrestrial: But the glory of the reign till he hath put all enemies celestial is one, and the glory of under his feet. The last enemy the terrestrial is another. There that shall be destroyed is death is one glory of the sun, and an

other glory of the moon, and an- O death, where is thy sting? 0 other glory of the stars: For one grave, where is thy victory? The star differeth from another star in sting of death is sin, and the glory. So also is the resurrec-strength of sin is the law. But tion of the dead. It is sown in thanks be to God, which giveth corruption; it is raised in incor-as the victory through our Lord ruption: It is sown in dishonour; Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beit is raised in glory: It is sown in loved brethren, be ye steadfast, weakness; it is raised in power: unmoveable, always abounding It is sown a natural body; it is in the work of the Lord; forasraised a spiritual body. There is much as ye know that your la a natural body, and there is a bour is not in vain in the Lord. spiritual body. And so it is writ- When they come to the grave, while the ten, The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. MAN, that is born of a woman, Howbeit, that was not first which hath but a short time to live, is spiritual, but that which is na-and is full of misery. He cometh tural; and afterward that which up, and is cut down like a flower; is spiritual. The first man is of he fleeth as it were a shadow, and the earth, earthy:

Corpse is made ready to be laid into the earth, shall be sung or said,

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man is the Lord fe second never continueth in one stay.

heaven. In the midst of life we are in As is the earthy, such are they death: Of whom may we seek for that are earthy: and as is the hea- succour, but of thee, O Lord, who venly, such are they also that are for our sins art justly displeased? heavenly. And as we have borne Yet, O Lord God most holy, 0 the image of the earthy, we shall Lord most mighty, O holy and also bear the image of the hea- most merciful Saviour, deliver us venly. Now this I say, brethren, not into the bitter pains of eternal that flesh and blood cannot inherit death. the kingdom of God; neither doth Thou knowest,, Lord, the secorruption inherit incorruption. crets of our hearts: shut not thy Behold, I show you a mystery merciful ears to our prayers; but We shall not all sleep, but we spare us, Lord most holy, O God shall all be changed, in a moment, most mighty, O holy and merciful in the twinkling of an eye, at the Saviour, thou most worthy Judge last trump: For the trumpet shall eternal, suffer us not, at our last sound, and the dead shall be rais-hour, for any pains of death to ed incorruptible, and we shall be fall from thee. changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible ORASMUCH as it hath pleas shall have put on incorruption, ed Almighty God, in his wise and this mortal shall have put on Providence, to take out of this immortality, then shall be brought world the Soul of our deceased to pass the saying that is written, Brother, we therefore commit Death is swallowed up in victory. his Body to the ground; earth to

Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the body by some standing by, the Mi nister shall say,

JO death, where is thy grave, where is thy sting of death is sin strength of sin is the la thanks be to God, whi as the victory through

earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust all those thy servants, who, having looking for the general resurrec-finished their course in faith, do tion in the last Day, and the life now rest from their labours. And of the World to come, through we beseech thee, that we, with all our Lord Jesus Christ; at whose those who are departed in the true second coming in glorious Ma-faith of thy holy name, may have Jesus Christ. Theresty to judge the World, the our perfect consummation and loved brethren, be yes Earth and the Sea shall give up bliss, both in body and soul, in unmoveable, always their Dead; and the corruptible thy eternal and everlasting glory, the work of the La Bodies of those who sleep in him through Jesus Christ our Lord. much as ye know that shall be changed, and made like Amen. unto his own glorious Body; ac- O Merciful God, the Father of cording to the mighty working our Lord Jesus Christ, who is whereby he is able to subdue all the resurrection and the life; in things unto himself. whom whosoever believeth, shall Then shall be said, or sung, live,though he die; and whosoever Heard a voice from heaven, liveth and believeth in him, shall saying unto me, Write, from not die eternally; who also hath

our is not in vain in th

When they come to the gr Corpse is made ready to earth, shall be sung or wil

TAN, that is born of

hath but a short ti and is full of misery. He

, and is cut down like henceforth blessed are the dead taught us, by his holy Apostle St. ver continueth in on the Spirit; for they rest from without hope, for those who sleep fleeth as it were a shad who die in the Lord; even so saith Paul, not to be sorry, as men In the midst of life their labours. Rev. xiv. 13.

in him; we humbly beseech thee, Then the Minister shall say the Lord's O Father, to raise us from the


ath: Of whom may -cour, but of thee, Ola

our sins art justly dis Father, who art in Hea-death of sin unto the life of righ

ven, Hallowed be thy Name;teousness; that when we shall deThy Kingdom come; Thy Will part this life, we may rest in him; be done on Earth, as it is in Hea-and that at the general resurrec ven; Give us this day our daily tion in the last day, we may be

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et, O Lord God mos 0 -d most mighty, st merciful Saviour,

into the bitter pains bread; And forgive us our tres.found acceptable in thy sight; and

passes, as we forgive those who receive that blessing, which thy trespass against us; And lead us well-beloved Son shall then pronot into temptation; But deliver nounce to all who love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed iful ears to our pas from evil. Amen. Then the Minister shall say one or both children of my Father, receive the of the following Prayers at his discre-kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world: Grant LMIGHTY God, with whom this, we beseech thee, O merciful do live the spirits of those who Father, through Jesus Christ our depart hence in the Lord; and Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. with whom the souls of the faith-THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, burden of the flesh, are in joy and the fellowship of the Holy


dy by some standingful, after they are delivered from

while the earth shall


ASMUCH as it he and felicity; we give thee hearty Ghost, be with us all evermore

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eus, Lord most holy mighty, O holy ands Dur, thou most worthy al, suffer us not, al for any pains of om thee.

shall say,

Almighty God, in thanks for the good examples of Amen.

ence, to take out!

the Soul of our de we therefore y to the ground;



This Service, or the concluding Prayer alone, as it stands among the Occasional
Prayers and Thanksgivings, may be used at the discretion of the Minister. *
The Woman, at the usual Time after her Delivery, shall come into the Church de
cently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been
accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her,
Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if this be
used the Morning or Evening

FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God, of his goodness, to give you safe deliverance, and to preserve you in the great OUR Father, who art in Hea danger of child-birth; you shall ven, Hallowed be thy Name; therefore give hearty thanks unto Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will God, and be done on Earth, as it is in Hea



Then shall the Minister say the follow-ven; Give us this day our daily ing Hymn, taken from the 116th 'salm. bread; And forgive us our tresDileri, quoniam. passes, as we forgive those who Am well pleased that the Lord trespass against us; And lead us hath heard the voice of my not into temptation; But deliver prayer; us from evil. Amen.

That he hath inclined his ear unto me: Therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

Min. O Lord, save this woman thy servant:

Ans. Who putteth her trust in thee.

I found trouble and heaviness, and I called upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Min. Be thou to her a strong tower,


Ans. From the face of her enemy. Min. Lord, hear our prayer; Ans. And let our cry come unto thee.

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. What reward shall I give unto the Lord, for all the benefits that he hath done unto me?

Min. Let us pray.

O Almighty God, we give thee

humble thanks for that thou

I will receive the cup of salvation; and call upon the name of the Lord. hast been graciously pleased to I will pay my vows now in the preserve, through the great pain presence of all his people; in the and peril of child-birth, this wocourts of the Lord's house, even man thy servant, who desires now in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. to offer her praises and thanksgiv Praise the Lord. ings unto thee. Grant, we beseech Glory be to the Father, and to thee, most merciful Father, that the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; she, through thy help, may both As it was in the beginning, is faithfully live, and walk according Now, and ever shall be, world to thy will in this life present, and without end. Amen. also may be partaker of everlasting Then shall the Minister say the Lord's glory in the life to come, through Prayer, with what follows: But the Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Womun that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerings which shall be applied by the Minister and the Church-Wardens to the relief of distressed Women in Child-bed And if there be a Communion, it is conveniat that she receive the Holy Communion.



T The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at Sca, shall be the same which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer.


two following Prayers may be waves of the sea, and who stillest also used in Ships of War. the rage thereof; we, thy creaEternal Lord God, who alone tures, but miserable sinners, do spreadest out the heavens, and in this our great distress cry unto rulest the raging of the sea; who thee for help: Save, Lord, or else hast compassed the waters with we perish. We confess when we bounds, until day and night come have been safe, and seen all things to an end; be pleased to receive quiet about us, we have forgotinto thy Almighty and most gra- ten thee our God, and refused to cious protection, the persons of hearken to the still voice of thy us thy servants, and the fleet [or word, and to obey thy commandship] in which we serve. Pre-ments: But now we see how terserve us from the dangers of the rible thou art in all thy works of sea, and from the violence of the wonder; the great God to be enemy; that we may be a safe-feared above all; and therefore guard unto the United States of we adore thy Divine Majesty, acAmerica, and a security for such knowledging thy power, and imas pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants and save us for thy mercies sake, ploring thy goodness. Help, Lord, of our land may in peace and in Jesus Christ, thy Son our quietness serve thee our God; Lord. Amen. and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, Most glorious and gracious with the fruits of our labour; and, Lord God, who dwellest in with a thankful remembrance of heaven, but beholdest all things thy mercies, to praise and glorify below; look down, we beseech by holy name, through Jesus thee, and hear us, calling out of Christ our Lord. Amen. the depth of misery, and out of the jaws of this death, which is DIRECT us, O Lord, in all our now ready to swallow us up: doings, with thy most gracious Save, Lord, or else we perish. Favour, and further us with thy The living, the living shall praise Continual help; that in all our thee. O send thy word of comvorks begun,continued, and end-mand to rebuke the raging Winds, ed in thee,we may glorify thy holy and the roaring Sea; that we, ame; and finally by thy mercy being delivered from this distress, btain everlasting life, through may live to serve thee, and to esus Christ our Lord. Amen. glorify thy name all the days of

T Or this.

The Collect.

Prayers to be used in Storms at Sea. our life. Hear, Lord, and save

ว Most powerful and glorious us, for the infinite merits of our Lord God,at whose command blessed Saviour, thy Son our he winds blow, and lift up the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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