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up the waves of the sea, and who stillest the
rage thereof; We, thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do in this our great distress cry unto thee for help: Save, Lord, or else we perish. We confess, when we have been safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgotten thee our God, and refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word, and to obey thy commandments : But now we see how terrible thou art in all thy works of wonder; the great God to be feared above all: And therefore we adore thy Divine Majesty, acknowledging thy power, and imploring thy goodness. Help, Lord, and save us for thy mercy's sake, in Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord. Amen.
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things below; Look down, we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out of the depth of misery, and out of the jaws of this death, which is now ready to swallow us up: Save, Lord, or else we perish. The living, the living shall praise thee. O send thy word of command to rebuke the raging winds and the roaring sea; that we, being delivered from this distress, may live to serve thee, and to glorify thy Name all the days of our life. Hear, Lord, and save us, for the infinite merits of our blessed Saviour, thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. I The Prayer to be said before a fight at sea against any
enemy. MOST powerful and glorious Lord God,
mandest all things ; Thou sittest in the throne judging right, and therefore we make our address to thy Divine Majesty in this our necessity, that thou wouldest take the cause into thine own
hand, and judge between us and our enemies.
for thy mercy's sake. Thou art the great God, who hast made and rulest all things : deliver us for thy Name's sake.
Thou art the great God to be feared above all : O save us, that we may praise thee.
T Special Prayers with respect to the enemy. NHOU, O Lord, art just and powerful : 0
defend our cause against the face of the enemy.
O God, thou art a strong tower of defence to all who fly unto thee: O save us from the violence of the enemy.'
O Lord of hosts, fight for us, that we may glorify thee.
O suffer us not to sink under the weight of our sins, or the violence of the enemy.
O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thy Name's sake.
1 Short Prayers in respect of a storm. THOU, O Lord, who stillest the raging of the sea, hear, hear us, and save us,
that we perish not.
O blessed Saviour, who didst save thy disciples ready to perish in a storm, hear us, and save us, we beseech thee.
Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. O Lord, hear us. O Christ, hear us. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, save us now and evermore. Amen. UR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen. I When there shall be imminent danger, as many as can be
spared from necessary service in the Ship shall be called together, and make an humble Confession of their sin to God: In which, every one ought seriously to reflect upon those particular sins of which his conscience shall accuse him; saying as followeth.
, A Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we from time to time most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us ; The burden of them is intolerable.
Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's
sake,Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name;'Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I Then shall the Priest, if there be any in the Ship, say,
of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him ; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I Thanksgiving after a storm.
Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo. O
BE joyful in God, all ye lands; sing praises
unto the honour of his Name; make his praise to be glorious.
Say unto God, o how wonderful art thou in thy works; through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars unto thee.
For all the world shall worship thee, sing of thee, and praise thy Name.
O come hither, and behold the works of God; how wonderful he is in his doing toward the children of men. He ruleth with his
eyes behold the people: and such as will not believe shall not be able to exalt themselves.
O praise our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard ;
Who holdeth our soul in life; and suffereth not our feet to slip.
For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou also hast tried us, like as silver is tried.
Thou broughtest us into the snare; and laidest trouble upon our loins.
I will go into thine house with burnt-offerings; and will pay thee my vows, which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouble.
O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God; and I will tell you what he hath done for
I called unto him with my mouth, and gave him praises with my tongue.
If I incline unto wickedness with mine heart, the Lord will not hear me.
But God hath heard me; and considered the voice of my prayer.
Praised be God, who hath not cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalm 107. Confitemini Domino. O
THAT men would praise the LORD for his
goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!.
That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and tell out his works with gladness !
They that go down to the sea in ships, and occupy their business in great waters ;
These men see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.
For at his word the stormy wind ariseth, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; their soul melteth away because of the trouble.
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.