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over all thy works. but in special manner hath been extended to wards us, whom thou hast so powerfully and wonderfully defended. Thou hast showed us terrible things, and wonders in the deep, that we might see how powerful and gracious a God thou art; how able and ready to help those who trust in thee. Thou hast showed us how both winds and seas obey thy command; that we may learn, even from them, hereafter to obey thy voice, and to do thy will. We therefore bless and glorify thy Name, for this thy mercy in saving us when we were ready to perish. And, we beseech thee, make us as truly sensible now of thy mercy, as we were then of the danger; And give us hearts always ready to express our thankfulness, not only by words, but also by our lives, in being more obedient to thy holy commandments. Continue, we beseech thee, this thy good ness to us; that we, whom thou hast saved, may serve thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
A Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after a dangerous Tempest.
COME, let us give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious; and his mercy erdureth for ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath delivered from the merciless rage of the sea.
The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
He hath not dealt with us according to our sins; neither rewarded us according to our iniquities.
quit the heaven is high above the earth; so great hath been his mercy towards us.
We found trouble and heavi
ness; we were even at death's door.
The waters of the sea had wellnigh covered us; the proud waters had well-nigh gone over our soul.
The sea roared; and the stormy wind lifted up the waves thereof We were carried up as it were to heaven, and then down again into the deep; our soul melted within us, because of trouble.
Then cried we unto thee, O Lord; and thou didst deliver us out of our distress.
Blessed be thy Name, who didst not despise the prayer of thy servants; but didst hear our cry, and hast saved us.
Thou didst send forth thy commandment; and the windy storm ceased, and was turned into a calm.
O let us therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he hath done, and still doeth for the children of men!
Praised be the Lord daily; even the Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.
He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation: God is the Lord, by whom we have escaped death.
Thou, Lord, hast made us glad through the operation of thy hands; and we will triumph in thy praise.
Blessed be the Lord God; even the Lord God, who only doeth wondrous things;
And blessed be the Name of his Majesty for ever; and let every one of us say, Amen, Amen.
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.
4 Psalm or Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after Victory.
F the Lord had not been on
our side, now may we say; if the Lord himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us;
They had swallowed us up quick, when they were so wrathfully displeased at us.
Yea, the waters had drowned us, and the stream had gone over our soul; the deep waters of the proud had gone over our soul.
But praised be the Lord, who hath not given us over as a prey unto them.
The Lord hath wrought a mighty salvation for us.
We got not this by our own sword. neither was it our own arm that saved us; but thy right hand, and thine arm and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto
and might, which none is able to withstand; We bless and magnify thy great and glorious Name for this happy Victory, the whole glory whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art the only giver of Victory. And, we beseech thee, give us grace to improve this great mercy to thy glory, the advancement of thy Gospel, the honour of our country, and, as much as in us lieth, to the good of all mankind. And, we beseech thee, give us such a sense of this great mercy, as may engage us to a true thankfulness, such as may appear in our lives by an humble, holy and obedient walking before thee all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee and the Holy Spirit, as for all thy mercies, so in particular for this Victory and Deliverance, be all glory and honour, world without end. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii. 14.
Christ, and the love of God, HE grace of our Lord Jesus and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
At the Burial of their Dead at Sea.
The Office in the Common Prayer Book may be used; only instead of these words [We therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, &c.] say,
WE therefore commit his
body to the deep, to be turned into corruption. looking for the resurrection of the body, (when the sea shall give up her dead,) and the life of the world
1 After this Hymn may be said the to come through our Lord
Then this Collect.
Jesus Christ; who at his coming shall change our vile body, that it may be like his glorious
ALMIGHTY God, the Sover-body, according to the mighty eign Commander of all the working whereby he is able to world, in whose hand is power subdue all things unto himself
A FORM OF PRAYER FOR
THE VISITATION OF PRISONERS.
1 When Morning or Evening Prayer shall be read in any Prison, instead of the Psalm, O come, let us sing, &c., shall be read the 130th Psalm: and the Minister shall insert, after the Collect for the day, the Collect in the following Service, O God, who sparest, &c., and at such times as the Litany is not read, he shall add the Prayer, O God, merciful Father, who despisest not, &c.
And when notice is given to the Minister, that a Prisoner is confined for some great or capital crime, he shall visit him; and when he cometh into the place where the Prisoner is, he shall say, kneeling down, EMEMBER not, Lord, our | be relieved; through our Lord iniquities, nor the iniquities and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. of our forefathers; neither take thou vengeance of our sins:
spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast deemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us
Answer. Spare us, good Lord.
Let us pray.
Minister. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us;
Answer. And grant us thy salvation.
Minister. Turn thy face from our sins;
Answer. And blot out all our iniquities.
Minister. Send us help from thy holy place;
Answer. For thine indignation lieth hard upon us.
Minister. O Lord, hear our prayer;
Answer. And let the sighing of the prisoners come before thee.
YRANT, we beseech thee, Al
mighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully
deserve punishment, and in GOD, who sparest when we thy wrath rememberest mercy; We humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness to comfort and succour all those who are under reproach and misery in the house of bondage; correct them not in thine anger, neither chasten them in thy sore displeasure., Give them a right understanding of themselves, and of thy threats and promises; that they may neither cast away their confidence in thee, nor place it any where but in thee. Relieve the distressed, protect the innocent, and awaken the guilty: and forasmuch as thou alone bringest light out of darkness, and good out of evil, grant that the pains and punishments which these thy servants endure. through their bodily confinement. may tend to setting free their souls from the chains of sin; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Here the Minister, as he shall see convenient, may read the Prayer for All Conditions of Men, the Collect for Ash-Wednesday, and the Collect beginning Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, &c., or any other prayer of the Liturgy, which he shall judge proper.
Then shall the Minister exhort the prisoner or prisoners after this form, or other like.
God hath declared, though your sins be as red as scarlet, they shall be made white as snow;
DEARLY beloved, know this, though your wickednesses have
that Almighty God, whose never-failing providence governeth all things both in heaven and earth, hath so wisely and mercifully ordered the course of this world, that his judgments are often sent as fatherly corrections to us; and if with due submission and resignation to his holy will we receive the same, they will work together for our good.
It is your part and duty, therefore, to humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, to acknowledge the righteousness of his judgments, and to endeavour that, by his grace, this present visitation may lead you to a sincere and hearty repentance.
The way and means thereto is, to examine your life and conversation by the rule of God's commandments; and whereinsoever you shall perceive your self to have offended either by will, word, or deed, there to bewail your own sinfulness, and to confess yourself to Almighty God, with full purpose of amendment of life. And if you shall perceive your offences to be such as are not only against God, but also against your neighbours; then to reconcile yourself to them, being ready to make restitution and satisfaction, according to the uttermost of your power, for all injuries and wrongs done by you to any other: and being likewise ready to forgive others who have offended you, as you would have forgiveness of your offences at God's hand. And to this true repentance and change of mind you must add a lively and steadfast faith, and dependence upon the merits of the death of Christ, with an entire resignation of yourself to the will of God. Except you repent, and believe, we can give you no hope of salvation. But if you do sincerely repent and believe,
gone over your head, yet shall they not be your destruction.
We exhort you therefore in the Name of God, and of his dear Son Jesus Christ our Saviour, and as you tender your own salvation, to take good heed of these things in time, while the day of salvation lasteth; for the night cometh, when no man can work. While you have the light. believe in the light, and walk as children of the light, that you be not cast into outer darkness; that you may not knock, when the door shall be shut; and cry for mercy, when it is the time of justice. Now, you are the object of God's mercy, if by repentance and true faith you turn unto him; but if you neglect these things, you will be the object of his justice and vengeance. Now, you may claim the merits of Christ; but if you die in your sins, his sufferings will tend to your greater condemnation. O beloved, consider in this your day, how fearful a thing it will be to fall into the hands of the living God, when you can neither fly to his mercy to protect you, nor to the merits of Christ to cover you in that terrible day.
Here the Minister shall examine him concerning his faith, and rehearse the Articles of the Creed, Dost thou believe in God, &c. And the prisoner shall answer, All this I steadfastly believe. ¶ Then shall the Minister examine whether he repent him truly of his sins, and be in charity with all the world, and further admonish him particularly concerning the crimes wherewith he is charged; and exhort him, if he have any scruples, that he would declare the same, and prepare himself for the Holy Communion, against the time that it may be proper to administer it to him.
Then, all kneeling, the Minister shall say as follows, from the 51st Psalm.
AVE mercy upon me, O God,
Hafter thy great goodness; according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine of fences.
Wash me throughly from my wickedness, and cleanse me from my sin.
For I acknowledge my faults, and my sin is ever before me. Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight; that thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged.
Behold, I was shapen in wickedness, and in sin hath my mother conceived me.
But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts. and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.
Thou shall purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; thou shalt wash me, and I shall be
whiter than snow.
Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Turn thy face from my sins, and put out all my misdeeds.
Make me a clean heart, God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
O give me the comfort of thy
thou delightest not in burnt-offerings.
The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: a broken and con
trite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.
Then the Minister shall say,
LORD, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our pray ers, and spare all those who confess their sins unto thee; that they, whose consciences by sin are accused, by thy merciful pardon may be absolved; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
GOD, whose mercy is everlasting, and power infinite; Look down with pity and compassion upon the sufferings of this thy servant; and whether thou visitest 1or trial of his pafences, enable him by thy grace tience, or punishment of his of cheerfully to submit himself to thy holy will and pleasure. Go whom thou hast laid in a place not far from those, O Lord, of darkness, and in the deep; and forasmuch as thou hast not cut him off suddenly, but chastenest him as a father, grant that he, duly considering thy great mercies, may be unfeignedly thankful, and turn unto thee with true repentance and sincerity of heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
help again and stablish me with Prayers for Persons under sentence
thy free Spirit.
Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked, and ners shall be converted unto thee.
sin-When a Criminal is under sentence of death, the Minister shall proceed, immediately after the Collect, O God, who sparest, &c., to exhort him after this form, or other like.
Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou that art the God of my health; and my tongue shall sing of thy right DEARLY beloved, it hath
Thou shall open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall show thy praise.
For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it thee; but
pleased Almighty God, in his justice, to bring you under the sentence and condemnation of the law. You are shortly to suffer death in such a manner, that others, warned by your ex