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GOD the Father, God the Son, God

the Holy Ghost, bless, preserve, and keep you; the Lord mercifully with his favour look upon you; and so fill you with all spiritual benediction and grace, that ye may so live together in this life, that in the world to come ye may have life everlasting. Amen.

Then the Minister or Clerks, going to the Lord's Table, shall say or sing this Psalm following.


Beati omnes. Psal. cxxviii. LESSED are all they that fear the Lord and walk in his ways.

For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: O well is thee, and happy shalt thou be.

Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine: upon the walls of thine house;

Thy children like the olive-branches: round about thy table.

Lo, thus shall the man be blessed : that feareth the Lord.

The Lord from out of Sion shall so bless thee: that thou shalt see Jerusa lem in prosperity all thy life long;

Yea, that thou shalt see thy children's children and peace upon Israel.

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.

Or this Psilm.
Deus miscreatur. Psal. lxvii.

GOD be merciful unto us, and bless

us and show us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us.

That thy way may be known upon earth thy saving health among all nations.

Let the people praise thee, O God: yen, let all the people praise thee.

Olet the nations rejoice and be glad : for thou shalt judge the folk righte ously, and govern the nations upon earth.

Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.

Then shall the earth bring forth her increase: and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.

Go shall bless us; and all the ends of the world shall fear him.

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.

The Psalm ended, and the Man and the Woman kneeling before the Lord's Tw'de, the Priest standing at the Tubide, and turning his face towards them, shall say,

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Answer, Christ, have mercy upon us.
Minister, Lord, have mercy upon us,
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Hallowed be thy Name. Thy king*dom come. Thy wil be done in carth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trea

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GOD of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, bless these thy servants, and sow the seed of eternal life in their hearts; that whatsoever in thy holy Word they shall profitably learn, they may in dead fulfil the same. Look, O Lord, mercifully upon them from heaven, and bless them. And as thou didst send thy blessing upon Abraham and Sarah, to their great com. fort, so vouchsafe to send thy blessing upon these thy servants; that they obeying thy will, and alway being in safety under thy protection, may abide in thy love unto their lives' end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. This Prayer next fållning shall be omitted, where the Woman is past child-bearing

Lord, and heavenly Father, by whose gracious gift man. kind is increased; We beseech thee, assist with thy blessing these two per sons, that they may both be fruitful in procreation o children, and also live together so long in godly love and ho nesty, that they may see their children christianly and virtuously brought up, to thy praise and honour, through Je sus Christ our Lord. Amen.

GOD, who by the mighty power hast made all things of nothing; who also (after other things set in or der) didst appoint, that out of man (created after thine own image and si militude) woman should take her be ginning; and, knitting them together, didst teach that it should n. ver be law. ful to put asun 1r those whom thou by Matrimony hadst made one: O God, who hast consecrated the state of Ms. trimony to such an ex Bent mystery, that in it is sinitief and represcuted the spiritual marria,e and unity be twist Christ and his Church; Look micrcifully upon these thy servants, that both this man may low his wife, Becording to thy Word,{ms Print đư love his spouse the Church, who gave himself for it, loving and cherishing at even as his own flesh,) and also that this woman may be loving and am able, faithful and obedient to her buke bani; and in all quictness, sobrity, and peace, be a follower of holy and

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ALL ye that are married, or that in

tend to take the holy estate of Matrimony upon you, hear what the holy Scripture doth say as touching the duty of husbands towards their wives, and wives towards their husbands.

Saint Paul, in his Epistle to the Ephe. sians, the fifth Chapter, doth give this commandment to all married men; Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water, by the Word; that he might present it to himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy, and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself: for no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the Church: for we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife; and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery; but I speak concerning Christ and the Church. Nevertheless, let every one of you in particular so love his wife, even as himself.

Hear also what Saint Peter, the Apostle of Christ, who was himself a márried man, saith unto them that are married; Ye husbands, dwell with your wives according to knowledge; giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.

Hitherto ye have heard the duty of the husband toward the wife. Now likewise, ye wives, hear and learn your duties toward your husbands, even as it is plainly set forth in holy Scripture.

Saint Paul, in the aforenamed Epistle to the Ephesians, teacheth you thus; Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church and he is the Saviour of the body. Therefore as the Church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. And again he saith, Let the wife see that she reverence her husband.

And in his Epistle to the Colossians, Saint Paul giveth you this short lesson; Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

When he cometh into the sick man's presence he shall say, kneeling down,

REMEMBER not, Lord, our iniqui

ties, nor the iniquities of our fore

Saint Peter also doth instruct you very well, thus saying; Ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the Word, they also may without the Word be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible; even the ornament of a meek and quiet spi rit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands; even as Sarah obeyed Abra. ham, calling him lord; whose daugh ters ye are as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

Likewise the same Saint Paul, writ ing to the Colossians, speaketh thus to all men that are married; Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter a gainst them. It is convenient that the new-married persons should receive the holy Communion ut the time of their Marriage, or at the first opportunity after their Marriage.



When any person is sick, notice shall be given thereof to the Minister of the Pa rish; who, coming into the sick person's house, shall say, PEACE be to this house, and to all

that dwell in it.

fathers: Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever. Answer. Spare us, good Lord.

Then the Minister shall say,

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Let us pray.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.


UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Minister. O Lord, save thy servant; Answer. Which putteth his trust in thee.

Minister. Send him help from thy holy place;

Answer. And evermore mightily defend him.

Minister. Let the enemy have no advantage of him ;

Answer. Nor the wicked approach to hurt him.

Minister. Be unto him, O Lord, a strong tower,

Answer. From the face of his enemy. Minister. O Lord, hear our prayers. Answer. And let our cry come unto thee.


LORD, look down from heaven, behold, visit, and relieve this thy servant. Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy, give him comfort and sure confidence in thee, defend him from the danger of the enemy, and keep him in perpetual peace and safety; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. HEAR us, Almighty and most mer

ciful God and Saviour; extend thy accustomed goodness to this thy servant who is grieved with sickness. Sanctify, we beseech thee, this thy fa therly correction to him; that the sense of his weakness may add strength to his faith, and seriousness to his repentance: That, if it shall be thy good pleasure to restore him to his former health, he may lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory: or else, give him grace so to take thy vi sitation, that, after this painful life ended, he may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Minister exhort the sick person after this form, or other like.

DEARLY beloved, know this, that

God is the of life and death, and of all things to them pertaining, as youth, strength, health, age, weakness, and sickness. Where fore, whatsoever your sickness is, know you certainly, that it is God's visitation, And for what cause soever this sick. ness is sent unto you; whether it be to try your patience for the example of others, and that your faith may be found in the day of the Lord laulable, glorious, and honourable, to the in crease of glory and endless felicity; or

else it be sent unto you to correct and amend in you whatsoever doth offend the eyes of your heavenly Father; know you certainly, that if you truly repent you of your sins, and bear your sickness patiently, trusting in God's mercy, for his dear Son Jesus Christ's sake, and render unto him humble thanks for his fatherly visitation, sub. mitting yourself wholly unto his will, it shall turn to your profit, and help you forward in the right way that lead eth unto everlasting life.

If the person visited be very sick, then the Curate may end his exhortation in this place, or els proceed. TAKE therefore in good part the chastisement of the For (as Saint Paul saith in the twelfth Chapter to the Hebrews) whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chas. tening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the fa. ther chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore, we have had fa thers of our flesh, which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be parta. kers of his holiness. These words, good brother, are written in holy Scrip ture for our comfort and instruction; that we should patiently, and with thanksgiving, bear our heavenly Fa ther's correction, whensoever by any manner of adversity it shall lease his gracious goodness to visit us. And there should be no greater confort to Christian persons, than to be made like unto Christ, by suffering patiently ad versities, troubles, and sicknesses. For be himself went not up to jov, but first he suffered pain; he entered not into his glory before he was crucified. So truly our way to eternal joy is to suffer here with Christ; and our door to en ter into eternal life is gladly to die with Christ; that we may rise agan from death, and dwell with him in everlast ing lite. Now therefore, taking your sickness, which is thus profitable for you, patiently, I exhort you, in the Name of God, to remember the pro fession which you made unt› Goð in your Baptism. And forasmash as after this life there is an account to be given unto the righteous Judge, by whom all must be judged, without respect of persons, I require you to examine yourself and your estate, both toward God and man; so that, accusing and cen kenning yourself for your own faults, you may find mercy at our hơn. venly Father's hand for Christ's sake, and not be accused and condemned in that fearful judgment. Therefore 1

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Let us pray.

MOST merciful God, who, accord. ing to the multitude of thy mercies, dost so put away the sins of those who truly repent, that thou rememberest them no more; Open thine eye of mercy upon this thy servant, who most earnestly desireth pardon and forgiveness. Renew in him, most lov. ing Father, whatsoever hath been de cayed by the fraud and malice of the devil, or by his own carnal will and frailness; preserve and continue this sick member in the unity of the Church; consider his contrition, accept his tears, asswage his pain, as shall seem to thee most expedient for him. And forasmuch as he putteth his full trust only in thy mercy, impute not unto him his former sins, but strengthen him with thy blessed Spirit; and, when thou art pleased to take him hence, take him unto thy favour, through the merits of thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

shall rehearse to you the Articles of our Faith, that you may know whether you do believe as a Christian man should,

or no.

Here the Minister shall rehearse the Articles of the Faith, saying thus, DOST thou believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and


And in Jesus Christ his only-begotten Son our Lord? And that he was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; that he went down into hell, and also did rise again the third day; that he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence shall come again at the end of the world, to judge the quick and the dead?

And dost thou believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholick Church; the Communion of Saints; the Remission of sins; the Resurrection of the flesh; and everlasting Life after death? The sick person shall answer, All this I stedfastly believe. ¶Then shall the Minister examine whcther he repent him truly of his sins, and be in charity with all the world; exhorting him to forgive, from the bottom of his heart, all persons that have offended him; and if he hath of fended any other, to ask them forgiveness; and where he hath done injury or wrong to any man, that he make amends to the uttermost of his power. And if he hath not before disposed of his goods, let him then be admonished to make his Will, and to declare his Debts, what he oweth, and what is owing unto him; for the better discharg ing of his conscience, and the quietness of his Executors. But men should of ten be put in remembrance to take order for the settling of their temporal estates, whilst they are in health. These words before rehearsed may be said before the Minister begin his Prayer, as he shall see cause.

The Minister should not omit earnestly to move such sick persons as are of ability to be liberal to the poor. Here shall the sick person be moved to make a special Confession of his sins, if he feel his conscience troubled with any weighty matter. After which Confession, the Priest shall absolve him (if he humbly and heartily desire it) after this sort.

OUR Lord Jesus Christ, who hath left power to his Church to absolve all sinners who truly repent and believe in him, of his great mercy forgive thee thine offences: And by his authority committed to me, I absolve thee from all thy sins, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

And then the Priest shall say the Collect following.

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A Prayer for a sick child. ALMIGHTY God, and merciful Father, to whom alone belong the issues of life and death; Look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, with the eyes of mercy upon this child now lying upon the bed of sickness: Visit Aim, O Lord, with thy salvation; deliver him in thy good appointed time from Air bodily pain, and save his soul for thy mercies' sake: That, if it shall be thy pleisure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and be an instrumetit of thy glory, by scrv. Ing thee faithfully, and doing good in kit generation; or else rective Aim in. to those heavenly habitations, where the souls of them that sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy perpetual rest and felicity. Grant tha, O Lord, for thy mercies' sake, in the same the Son our Lord Jesus Christ,who liveth and reign.


eth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. A Prayer for a sick person, when there appeareth small hope of recovery. FATHER of mercies, and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need; We fly unto thee for succour in behalf of this thy servant, here lying under thy hand in great weakness of body. Look graciously upon him, O Lord; and the more the outward man decayeth, strengthen him, we beseech thee, so much the more continually with thy grace and holy Spirit in the inner man. Give him unfeigned repentance for all the errors of his life past, and stedfast faith in thy Son Je sus; that his sins may be done away by thy mercy, and his pardon sealed in heaven, before he go hence, and be no more seen. We know, O Lord, that there is no word impossible with thee; and that, if thou wilt, thou canst even yet raise him up, and grant him a longer continuance amongst us: Yet, forasmuch as in all appearance the time of his dissolution draweth near, so fit and prepare him, we beseech thee, against the hour of death, that after his departure hence in peace, and in thy favour, Afr soul may be re ceived into thine everlasting kingdom, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thine only Son, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

A commendatory Prayer for a sick per. son at the point of departure. ALMIGHTY God, with whom do live the spirits of just men made perfect, after they are delivered from their earthly prisons; We hunddy commend the soul of this thy servant, our dear brother, into thy hands, as into the hands of a faithful Creator, and most merciful Saviour; mest humbly beseeching thee, that it may be precious In thy sight. Wash it, we pray thee, in the blood of that immaculate Lamb, that was slain to take away the sins of the world; that whatsoever defile. ments it may have contracted in the midst of this miserable and naughty world, through the lusts of the flesh, or the wiles of Satan, being purged and done away, it may be presented pure And and without spot before thee. teach us who survive, in this and other like daily spectacics of mortality, to see how frail and uncertain our own condition is; and so to number our days, that we may seriously apply our hearts to that holy and heavenly wis. dom, whilst we live here, which may in the c bring us to be everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ the only Son our Lord. Amen. A Prayer for persons troubled in mind or in condone.

BLESSED Lord, the Father of mer. cies, and the God of all comforts; We beseech thee, look down in pity and compassion upon this thy afflicted

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