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they come? Thou fool, that which when this corruptible shall have put thou sowest is not quickened except on incorruption, and this mortal shall it die. And that which thou sowest, have put on immortality, then shall thou sowest not that body that shall be brought to pass the saying that is be, but bare grain; it may chance of written, Death is swallowed up in wheat, or of some other grain. But victory. O death, where is thy sting? Gopgiveth it a body as it hath pleased O grave, where is thy victory? The him; and to every seed his own body. sting of death is sin, and the strength All Aesh is not the same flesh; but of sin is the law. But thanks be to there is one kind of flesh of men, an. God, which giveth us the victory other flesh of beasts, another of fishes, through our Lord JESUS CHRIST. and another of birds. There are also Therefore, my beloved brethren, be celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial : ye steadfast, unmoveable, always but the glory of the celestial is one, abounding in the work of the LORD; and the glory of the terrestrial is an- forasmuch as ye know that your la. other. There is one glory of the sun, bor is not in vain in the LORD.. and another glory of the moon, and
they come to the grave, while the corpse another glory of the stars: for one is made ready to be laid into the earth, shall be star differeth from another star in sung or said, glory. So also is the resurrection of MAN, that is born of a woman, the dead. It is sown in corruption; hath but a short time to live, and is it is raised in incorruption. It is full of misery: He cometh up, and sown in dishonor ; it is raised in glo. is cut down like a flower ; he fleeth ry: It is sown in weakness; it is as it were a shadow, and never con. raised in power.
It is sown a natu- tinueth in one stay. ral body; it is raised a spiritual body. In the midst of life we are in death: There is a natural body, and there is of whom may. We seek for succor, but a spiritual body. And so it is writ- of thee, O LORD, who for our sins art ten, The first man Adam was made a justly displeased? living soul, the last Adam was made Yet, O LORD God most holy, O a quickening spirit. How beit, that LORD nost mighty, O holy and most was not first which is spiritual, but merciful Saviour, deliver us not that which is natural; and afterward into the bitter pains of eternal death. that which is spiritual. The first Tliou knowest, LORD, the secrets man is of the earth, earthy : the se- of our hearts : shiut not thy merciful cond man is the Lord from heaven. ears to our prayers ; but spare us, As is the earthy, such are they that LORD most holy, O God most mighare earthy: and as is the heavenly, ty, O holy and merciful SAVIOUR, such are they also that are heavenly. thou most worthy Judge eternal, sufAnd as we have borne the image offer us not, at our last hour, for any the earthy, we shall also bear the im. pains of death to fall from thee. age of the heavenly. Now this I say. Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the brethren, that flesh and blood cannot body by some standing by, the Minister shall inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Behold, I show you a mystery: we ALMIGHTY Gon, in his wise provi, shall not all sleep, but we shall all be dence, to take out of this world the changed, in a moment, in the twink. soul of our deceased brother, we thereling of an eye, at the last trump: for fore commit his body to the ground; the trumpet shall sound, and the dead earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to shall be raised incorruptible, and we dust.: looking for the general resur, shall be changed. For this corrupti-rection in the last day, and the life of ble must put on incorruption, and this the world to come, through our Lord morial must put on immortality. So Jesus CHRIST; at whose second coming in glorious majesty to judge seech thee, that we, with all those the world, the earth and the sea shall who are departed in the true faith of give up their dead; and the corrupti- thy holy name, may have our perfect ble bodies of those who sleep in him consummation and bliss, both in body shall be changed, and made like unto and soul, in thy eternal and everlasthis own glorious body; according to ing glory, through Jesus CHRIST the mighty working whereby he is our Lord. Amen. able to subdue all things unto himself.
O MERCIFUL GOD, the Father 1. Then shall be said, or gung, of our Lord Jesus CHRIST, who is I HEARD a voice from heaven, the resurrection and the life; in whom saying unto me, Write, from hence whosoever believeth, shall live, though forth blessed are the dead who die in he die; and whosoever liveth and bethe LORD; even so saith the SPIRIT; lieveth in him, shall not die eternally; for they rest from their labors. Rev. who also hath taught us, by his holy xiv. 13.
apostle St. Paul, not to be sorry, as 1 Then the Minister shall say the Lord's Prayer. men without hope, for those who sleep
OUR Father, who art in heaven, in him; we lrumbly beseech thee, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king: Father, to raise us from the death of dom come; Thy will be done on eartl, sin unto the life of righteousness; that as it is in heaven ; Give as this day when we shall depart this life, we may our daily bread; And forgive us our rest in himn; and that at the general trespasses, as we forgive those who resurrection in the last day, we may trespass against us; And lead us not be found acceptable in thy sight; and into temptation ; But deliver us from receive that blessing, which thy wellevil. Amen.
beloved Son shall then pronounce to
all who love and fear thee, saying, Then the Minister shall say one or both of the following Prayers, at his discretion.
blessed children of my Fa. ALMIGHTY GOD, with whom do ther, receive the kingdom prepared live the spirits of those who depart world: Grant this, we besecch thee,
for you from the beginning of the hence in the Lord; and with whom o merciful Father, through Jesus the souls of the faithful, after they are CHRIST our Mediator and Redeemer. delivered from the burden of the festi,
Amen. are in joy and felicity; we give thee hearty thanks for the good examples THE grace of our Lord JESUS of all those thy servants, who, having CHRIST, and the love of God, and finished their course in faith, do now the fellowship of the Holy GHOST, rest from their labors. And we be be with us all evermore. Amen.
THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH.
THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.
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. af The Woman, at the usual time after her delivery, shall come into the church cecently apparelled,
and there sha'l kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her,
FORASMUCH as it hath pleased |give you safe deliverance, and to ALMIGHTY GOD, of his goodness, to preserve you in the great danger of
child-birth; you shall therefore give OUR Father, who art in heaven, hearty thanks unto GOD, and
Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king
dom | Then shall the Minister say the following
come; Thy will be done on Hymn, taken from the 116th Psalm. earth, as it is in heaven; Give us Dilexi, quoniam.
this day our daily bread; And for
give us our trespasses, as we forgive I AM well pleased that the LORD those who trespass against us; And hath heard the voice of my prayer; lead us not into temptation ; But de
That he hath inclined his ear unto liver us from evil. Amen. me: therefore will I call
Min. O LORD, save this woman long as I live.
thy servant: I found trouble and heaviness, and
Ans. Who putteth her trust in I called upon the name of the LORD; thee. O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my Min. Be thou to her a strong soul.
tower, Gracious is the LORD, and right- Ans. From the face of her ene. eous; yea, our God is merciful.
my: What reward shall I give unto the Min. LORD, hear our prayer ; LORD, for all the benefits that he hath
Ans. And let our cry come unto done unto me?
thee. I will receive the cup of salvation;
Min. Let us pray. and call upon the name of the LORD.
O ALMIGHTY GOD, we give I will pay my vows now in the thee humble thanks for that thou hast presence of all his people; in the been graciously pleased to preserve, courts of the LORD's house, even in through the great pain and peril of the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. child-birth, this woman thy servant, Praise the LORD.
who desires now to offer her praises Glory be to the FATHER, and to and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
we beseech thee, most merciful Fa. As it was in the beginning, is now, ther, that she, through thy help, may and ever shall be, world without end. both faithfully live, and walk accord. Amen.
ing to thy will in this life present, 4 Then shall the Minister say the Lord's Prayer, and also may be partaker of everlast
with what follows: but the Lord's Prayer may ing glory in the life to come, through be omitted, if this be used with the Morning or
Jesus CHRIST our Lord. Evening Prayer.
Amen. The woman 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 convenient that she receive the Holy Communion.
PRAYER TO BE USED AT SEA.
T The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at sea, shall be the same which is appointed
in the book of Common Prayer. These two following Prayers may be also used | bounds, until day and night come in ships of war.
to an end; be pleased to receive into O ETERNAL LORD GOD, who thy Almighty and most gracious proalone spreadest out the heavens, and tection, the persons of us thy serv. rulest the raging of the sea ; who ants, and the fleet (or ship] in which hast compassed the waters with we serve. Preserve us from the dangers of the sea, and from the vio-calling out of the depth of misery, lence of the enemy; that we may be and out of the jaws of this death, a safeguard unto the United States of which is now ready to swallow us America, and a security for such as up: Save, LORD, or else we perish. pass on the seas upon their lawful The living, the living shall praise occasions; that the inhabitants of our thee. O send thy word of command land may in peace and quietness serve to rebuke the raging winds, and the thee our God; and that we may re- roaring sea; that we, being delivered turn in safety to enjoy the blessings from this distress, may live to serve of the land, with the fruits of our labor; thee, and to glorify thy name all the and, with a thankful remembrance of days of our life. Hear, LORD, and thy mercies, to praise and glorify thy save us, for the infinite merits of our holy name, through Jesus CHRIST blessed Saviour, thy Son our Lord our Lord. Amen.
JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
1 The Prayer to be said before a fight at sea The Collect.
against any enemy. DIRECT us,
O LORD, in all our O MOST powerful and glorious doings, with thy most gracious favor, LORD God, the LORD of hosts, that and further us with thy continual rulest and commandest all things; help; that in all our works begin, thou sittest in the throne judging continued, and ended in thee, we may right: and therefore we make our glorify thy holy name; and finally, address to thy divine majesty, in this by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, our necessity, that thou wouldest take through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. the cause into thine own hand, and Amen.
judge between us and our enemies. 1 Prayers to be used in storms at sea. Stir up thy strength, O LORD, and O MOST powerful and glorious come and help us;
for thou givest not LORD God, at whose command the alway the battle to the strong, but canst winds blow, and lift up the waves of save by many or by few. O let not our the sea, and who stillest the rage but hear us thy poor servants begging
sins now cry against us for vengeance; thereof; we, thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do in this our great that thou wouldest be a defence unto
mercy, and imploring thy help, and distress cry unto thee for help: Save, LORD, or else we perish. We con
us against the face of the enemy: fess when we have been safe, and
make it appear that thou art our Sav, seen all things quict about us, we
iour and mighty deliverer, through,
JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. have forgotten thee our God, and refused to hearken to the still voice 1 Short Prayers for single persons, who cannot:
meet to join in prayer with others, by reason of of thy word, and to obey thy com. the fight or storm. mandments: but now we see how
# General Prayers terrible thou art in all thy works of wonder; the great God to be feared
LORD be merciful to us sinners, above all, and therefore we adore and save us for thy mercies' sake. thy divine majesty, acknowledging
Thou art the great GOD, who hast thy power, and imploring thy guod made and rulest all things: 0 deliver ness. Help, LORD, and save us for us for thy name's sake. thy mercies sake, in JESUS CHRIST, feared above all: 8 save us, that we
Thou art the great God to be thy Son our Lord. Amen.
may praise thee. O MOST glorious and gracious Special Prayers with respect to the enemy. LORD God, who dwellest in heaven, THOU, O LORD, art just and
pow but beholdest all things below; look erful: O defend our cause against down, we besecch thee, and hear us, the face of the enemy.
! Or this.
O God, thou art a strong tower of estly repent, and are heartily sorry defence to all who Ay unto thee : 0 for these our misdoings; the remem. save us from the violence of the brance of them is grievous unto us; enemy.
the burden of them is intolerable. O LORD of hosts, fight for us ; that Have mercy upon us, have mercy we may glorify thee.
upon us, most merciful Father : for O suffer us not to sink under the thy Son our Lord JESUS CHRIST'S weight of our sins, or the violence of sake, forgive us all that is past; and
grant, that we may ever hereafter O LORD, arise, help us, and de. serve and please thee in newness of liver us, for thy name's sake. life, to the honor and glory of thy 1 Short Prayers in respect of a storm.
name, through JESUS CHRisT our THOU, O LORD, who stillest the Lord. Amen. raging of the sea, hear, hear us, and Then shall the Priest, if there be any in the ship, save us, that we perish not. O blessed SAVIOUR, who didst
ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly save thy disciples ready to perish in Father, who, of his great mercy, hath a storm: hear us, and save us, we promised forgiveness of sins to all beseech thee.
those who with hearty repentance LORD, have mercy upon us.
and true faith turn unto him; have CHRIST, have mercy upon us.
mercy upon you; pardon and deliver LORD, have mercy upon us.
you from all your sins; confirm and O LORD, hear us.
strengthen you in all goodness, and O CHRIST, hear us.
bring you to everlasting life, through God the Father, God the Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen God the Holy Ghost, have mercy
Thanksgiving after a storm. upon us, save us now and evermore.
Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo. Amen. OUR Father, who art in heaven, sing praises unto the honor of his
O BE joyful in God, all ye lands; Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king- namne; make his praise to be glorious. dom come; Thy will be done on
Say unto God, O how wonderful earth, as it is in heaven; Give us art thou in thy works ; through the this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive enemies be found liars unto thee.
greatness of thy power shallthine those who trespass against us; And For all the world shall worship lead us not into temptation ; But de. thee, sing of thee, and praise thy liver us from evil. Amen. 1 When there shall be imoninent danger, as many as can be spared from necessary service in the
O come hither, and behold the ship
shall be called together, and make an hum- works of GOD; how wonderful he is ble Confession of their sites to God : in which in his doings toward the children of particular sins, of which his conscience shall men ! accuse him; saying as followeth:
He ruleth with his power for ever; The Confession.
his eyes behold the people; and such ALMIGHTY GOD, Father of our as will not believe, shall not be able Lord JESUS CHRIST, Maker of all to exalt theinselves. things, Judge of all men; we ac- Opraise our GOD, ye people, and knowledge and bewail our manifold make the voice of his praise to be sins and wickedness, which we from heard ; time to time most grievously have Who holdeth our soul in life ; and committed, by thought, word, and suffereth not our feet to slip. deed, against thy divine majesty, For thou, O God, hast proved us ; provoking most justly thy wrath and thou also hast tried us, like as silver indignation against us. We do earn. I is tried.