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For man walketh in a vain to an end, as it were a tale that TERILY, verily, Jyo shadow, and disquieteth himself is told.

in vain; he heapeth up riches, The days of our age are threeand cannot tell who shall gather score years and ten; and though them.

men be so strong that they come And now, Lord, what is my to foerscore years, yet is their hope? Truly my hope is even in strength then but labour and sorthee.

row; so soon passeth it away, and Deliver me from all mine of- we are gone. 'fences, and make me not a rebuke So teach us to number our days, unto the foolish.

that we may apply our hearts unto When thou with rebukes dost wisdom. hasten man for sin, thou niakest Glory be to the Father, and to the his beauty to consume away, like Son, and to the Holy Ghost; iş it were a moth fretting a gar- As it was in the beginning, is nent: every man therefore is but now, and ever shall be, world withanity.

out end. Amen. Hear my prayer, O Lord; and - Then shall follow the Lesson, taken with thine ears consider my calling: out of the fifteenth Chapter of the Hold not thy peace at my tears. first Epistle of St. Paul to the CorinFor I am a stranger with thee,

thians. ind a sojourner, as all my fathers

1 Cor. xv. 20.

Now is Christ risen from the O spare me a little, that I may dead, and become the first ecover my strength; before I go fruits of them that slept. For hence, and be no more scen. since by man came death, by man

Lord, thou hast been our re-came also the resurrection of thie fuge, from one generation to ano- dead. For as in Adam all die, even ther.

so in Christ shall all be made alive. Before the mountains were But every man in his own order: brought forth, or ever the earth and Christ the first fruits; afterward the world were made, thou art they that are Christ's, 'at his comGod from everlasting, and world ing. Then cometh the end, when without end.

he shall have delivered up the king Thou tarnest man to destruction; dom to God, even the Father ; again thou sayest, Come again, ye when he shall have put down all children of men.

rule, and all authority, and power. For a thousand years in thy sight For he must reign till he hath

put. are but as yesterday; seeing that is all enemies under his feet. The past as a watch in the night. last enemy that shall be destroyed is

As soon as thoni scatterest them, death: for he hath put all things they are even as as 'eep; and fade under his feet. But when he saith away suddenly like the grass. all things are put under him, it is

In the morning it is green, and manifest that he is excepted which groweth up; but in the evening did put all things under him. And it is cut down, dried up, and wi- when all things shall be subdued thered.

unto him, then shall the Son also For we consume away in thy dis- himself be subject unto him, that pleasure; and are afraid at they put all things under him, that Gd wrathful indignation.

may be all in all, Else what shall Thou hast set our misdeeds be- they do which are baptized for the fore thee; and our secret sins in dead, if the dead rise not at all ? the light of thy countenance. Why are they then baptized for the

For when thou art angry, all our dead? And why stand we in jeo. days are gone: We bring our years pardy every hour? I protest hy


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your rejoicing, which I have in have borne the image of the Carthy, Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. we shall also bear the image of the If after the manner of men I have heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, fought with beasts at Ephesus, tsat flesh and blood cannot inherit what advantageth it me, if the dead the kingdom of God; neither doth rise not ? Let us eat and drink, for corruption inherit 'incorruption. to-morrow we die. Be not deceiv- Behold, I show you a mystery: We ed: Evil communications corrupt shall not all sleep, but we shall all good manners. Awake to righte- be changed, in a moment, in the ousness, and sin not: for some twinkling of an eye, at the last have not the knowledge of God. I trump: For the trumpet shall speak this to your shame. But sound, and the dead shall be raised some man will say, How are the incorruptible, and we shall be dead raised up? and with what changeå. For this corruptible must body do they come? Thou fool, put on incorruption, and this morthat which thou sowest is not quick-tal must put on immortality. So ened, except it die. And that which when this corruptible shall have put thou sowest, thou sowest not that on incorruption, and this mortal body that shall be, but bare grain; shall have put on immortality, then it may chance of wheat, or of some shall be brought to pass the saying other grain. But God giveth it a that is written, Death is swallowed body as it hath pleased him;, and to up in victory." death, where is every seed his own body. All flesh thy sting? O grave, where is thy is not the same flesh; but there is victory ? The sting of death is siri, one kind of flesh of 'men, another and the strength of sin is the law. flesh of beasts, another of fishes, But thanks be to God, which giveth and another of birds. There are also us the victory through our Lord celestial bodies, and bodies terres- Jesus Christ. Therefore, my betrial: But the glory of the celestial loved brethren, be ye steadfast

, imis one, and the glory of the terres-moveable, always abounding in the trial is another. There is one glory work of the Lord; forasmuch as of the sun, and another glory of the ye know that your labou is not in moon, and another glory of the vain in the Lord, stars! For one star differeth from 17 When they come to the grave, while another star in glory. So also is the Corpse is made ready to be laid tie resurrection of the dead. It is into the earth, shall be sung or said, sown in corruption; it is raised

in MAN, that is born of a woman, nour; it is raised in glory: It is and is full of misery. He cometh up, sown in weakness; it is raised in and is cut down like a flower ; he power : It is sown a natural body; fleeth as it were a shadow, and ne' it is raised a spiritual body. There ver continueth in one stay. is a natural body, and there is a spi-. In the midst of life we are in ritual body. And so it is written, death: Of whom may we seck for The first man Adam was made a succour, but of thee, 'o Lord, who living soal, the last Adam was for our sins art justly displeased. made a quickening spirit. How- . Yet

, O Lord God most holy, O beit, that was not first which is spi- Lord most mighty, o holy and most ritual, but that which is natural; merciful Saviour, deliver us not and afterward that which is spiri- into the bitter pains of eternal tual. The first man is of the earth, death. earthy: The second man is the Thou knowest, Lord, the secret Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, or our hearts : shut not thy merci such are they that are earthy: and ful ears to our prayers; but spare as is the keavenly, such are they us, Lord most holy, O God most also that are heavenly. And as welmighty, O holy and merciful Su

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i viour, thou most worthy Judge depart hence in the Lord; and Eternal

, suffer us not, at our last with whom the souls of the faithbour, for any pains of death to fall ful, after they are delivered from from thee.

the burden of the flesh, are in joy 1 Then, while the earth shall be cast and felicity; we give thee hearty upon the body by some scanding by, thanks for the good examples of all the Minister shall say,

those thy servants, who, having FORASMUCH as it hath pleased finished their course in faith, do vidence, to take out of this world we beseech thee, that we, with all the Soul of our deceased Brother, (those who are departed in the true we therefore commit his Body to faith of thy holy name, may have the ground ; earth to earth, ashes our perfect consummation and bliss, 1o ashes, dust to duşt: looking for both in body and soul, in thy eterthe geceral resurrection in the last nal and everlasting glory, through Day, and the life of the World to Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. come, - through our Lord Jesus christ ; at whose second coming O. MERCIFUL God, the Father in glorious Majesty to judge the is the resurrection and the life ; in World, the Earth and the Sea shall whom whosoever believeth, shall give up their Dead; and the cor- live, though he die; and whosoFuptible Bodies of those who sleep ever liveth and believeth in him, a him shall be changed, and made shall not die eternally; who also like unto his own glorious Body ; hạth taught us, by his holy Apostle according to the mighty working St. Paul, not to be sorry, is men whereby he is able to subdue all without hope, for those who sleep things unto himself.

in him; we humbly beseech thee, Then shall be said, or sung. HEARD, a voice from heaven, death of sin unto the life of righte

O Father, to raise us from the saying unto me, Write, from


that when we shall depart hericeforth blessed are the dead this life, we may rest in him; and who die in the Lord; even so saith that at the general resw.tection in the Spirit; for they rest from their the last day, we may be found aclabours. Rev. xiv. 13. * Then the Minister shall say the that blessing, which thy well-be

ceptable in thy sight; and receive OUR Father , who art in Heaven, all who love

and fear thee, saying, Kingdom

come ; Thy Will be done Come, ye blessed children of my on Earth, as it is in Heaven: Father, receive the kingdom preGive us this day our daily bread pared for you from the beginning of And forgive us our trespasses, as

the world: Grant this, we beseech we forgive those who trespass Jesus Christ our Mediator and Re

thee, O merciful Father, through against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from

deemer. "Amen. evil. Amen.

THE grace of our Lord Jesus 1 Then the Minister shall say one or

Christ, and the love of God, both of the following prayers, at his and the fellowship of the Holy discretion.

Ghost, be with us all evermore. ALMIGHTY God, with whom Amen.

do live the spirits of those who

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The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-Birth,


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THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN. T This service, or the concluding Prayer alone, as it stands among the Occk

sional 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 decenily apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct: And Wier ihe Priest shall say unto her,

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ed Almighty God, of his good-1 But the Lord's Prayer may be onit ness, to give you safe deliverance, ted, if this be used with the Morning and to preserve you in the great

or Evening Prayer, danger of child-birth; you shall OUR Father, who art in heaven

Hallowed be thy Name; Thy therefore give hearty thanks unto Kingdom come; Thy Will be done God, and say,

Give Then shalt the Minister say the fol on Earth, as it is in Heaven; lowing IIymn, taken from ile 110th us this day our daily bread And Psalm.

forgive us our trespasses, as we forDilexi, quoniam.

give those who trespass against us; I

AM well pleased that the Lord And lead us not into temptation

hath heard the voice of my But deliver us from evil, Amen. pra ver ;

Min. () Lord, save this woman That' he hath inclined his ear thy servant: unto me: Therefore will I call Ans. Who put:eth her trust in upon him as long as I live. thee,

I found trouble and heaviness,l. Min. Be thou to her a strong and I called upon the name of the tower Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, de- Ans. From the face of her en liver my soul.

Gracious is the Lord, and righte- Min. Lord, hear our prayer: ous, yea, our God is merciful. Ans. And let, our cry come unto

What reward shall I give unto thee. the Lord, for all the benefits that

Min. Let us pray. he hath done unto me?

O I will receive the cup of salva- thee humble thanks, for that tion; and call upon the name of thou hast been graciously pleased the Lord.

to preserve, through the great pain I will pay my vows now in the and peril of Child-birth, this woman presence of all his people; in the thy servant, who desires now to courts of the Lord's house, even in offer her praises and thanksgivings the midst of thee, o Jerusalem. unto thee. Grant, we beseech thee, Praise the Lord.

most merciful Father, that she, Glory be to the Father, and to the through thy help, may both faithSon, and to the Holy Ghost; fully live, and walk, according to

As it was in the beginning, is thy will in this life present, and also now,

and ever shall be, world with-may be partaker of everlasting out end. Amen.

glory in the life to come, through Then shail the Minister say the Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offer ings, 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 convenient that she receive the Roly Communion.

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The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at Sea, shall be the same

which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer. 4. These troo following Prayers may

| Or this. 0 ETERNAL Lord God, who'alone O MOST glorious and gracious Lord

God, who dwellest in heaven, but spreadest out the heavens, and beholdest all things below; look down, rulest the raging of the sea; who hast we beseech thee, and hear us, calling iš coupassed the waters with bounds, out of the depth of misery, and out of

untii day and night come to an end; the jaws of ihis death, which is now be pleased to receive into thy Almighty ready to swallow us up: Save, Lord, and most gracious protection, the per- or else we perish. The living, the

kons of us thy servants, and the fleet living shall praise thee. O send thy 2 for ship) in which we serve. Preserve word of command to rebuke the raging

us from the dangers of the sea, and Winds, and the roaring Sea; that we, from the violence of the enemy; that being delivered from this distress, may

we may be a safeguard unto the United slive to serve thee, and to glorify thy (Siates of America, and a security for name all the days of our life. Hear,

such as pass on the seas upon their Lord, and save us, for the infinité
lawful occasions, that the intiabitants merits of our blessed Savious, thy Son
of our land may in peace and quietness our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen..
serve thee our God; and that we may 1 The Prayer to be said before a Fight

return in safety to enjoy the blessings at Sea against any Enemy. sou the land, with the fruits of our bă. O MOST

powerful and glorious Lord brance of thy mercies, to praise and and commandest all things; thou sittest glorify thy holy name, through Jesus in the throne judging right: And Christ our Lord. Anien.

therefore we make our address to thy

Divine Majesty, in this our necessity,
The Collect.

that thou wouldest take the cause into doings, with thy most gracious and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, favour, and further us with thy con- O Lord, and come and help us; for tinnal help, that in all our works thou givest not alway the baitle to the begun, continued, and ended in thee, strong, but canst save by many oř by we may glorify thy holy name; and few. 'O let not our sins now cry against finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting us for vengeance; but hear us thy poor life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. servants begging mercy, and imploring Apen.

thy help, and that thou wouldest be a - I Prayers to be used in Storms at Sca. defence unto us against the face of the O

God, at whose command the winds our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, bow, and lift up the waves of the sea, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. and who stillest the rage thereof; we, It Short Prayers for single Persons, the creatures, miserable sinners, who cannot meet to join in Prayer do in this our great distress cry unto with others, by reason of the Fight or thee for help: Save, Lord, or else we Storm perish. We confess when we have

General Prayers. about us, we have forgotten thee, wier LORD be merciful to us sinners, and

save us for thy mercies' sake. God, and refused to hearken to the still Thou art the great God, who hast

Poice of thy word, and to obey thy made and rulest all things: o deliver trommandments: But now we see how us for thy name's sake.

errible thou art in all thy works of Thou art the great God to be feared vorder; the great God to be feared above all : O save us, that we may above all, and tberefore we adore thy praise thee.

Divine Majesty, acknowledging thy IT Special Prayers with respect to the - power, and imploring thy goodness.

Enemy. ries' sake, in Jesus Christ, thy Sonour erful: o defend our cause against ord Amen.

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