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ther, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins. For he was wounded for our offences, and smitten for our wickedness. Let us therefore return unto him, who is the merciful receiver of all true penitent sinners; assuring ourselves that he is ready to receive us, and most willing to pardon us, if we come unto him with faithful repentance; if we submit ourselves unto him, and from hence forth walk in his ways; if we will take his easy yoke, and light burden upon us, to follow him in lowliness, patience, and charity, and be ordered by the governance of his Holy Spirit; seeking always his glory, and serving him duly in our vocation with thanksgiving: This if we do, Christ will deliver us from the curse of the law, and from the extreme malediction which shall light upon them that shall be set on the left hand; and he will set us on his right hand, and give us the gracious benediction of his Father, commanding us to take possession of his glorious kingdom: Unto which he vouchsafe to bring us all, for his infinite mercy.
God, thou that art the God of my health and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.
Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord: and my mouth shall shew thy praise.
For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it thee: but thou delight. est not in burnt-offerings.
The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.
O be favourable and gracious unto Sion build thou the walls of Jerusa lem.
Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with the burnt-offerings and oblations: then shall they offer young bullocks upon
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world with out end. Amen.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
OUR 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 servants; Answer. That put their trust in thee. Minister. Send unto them help from above.
Answer. And evermore mightily de. fend them.
Minister. Help us, O God our Sa.
Answer. And for the glory of thy Name deliver us; be merciful to us sinners, for thy Name's sake.
Minister. O Lord, hear our prayer. Answer. And let our cry come unto thee.
Minister. Let us pray. LORD, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our prayers, 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.
MOST mighty God, and merciful Father, who hast compassion upon all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made; who wouldest not the death of a sinner, but that he should rather turn from his sin, and be saved; Mercifully forgive us our trespasses; receive and comfort us, who are grieved and wearied with the burden of our sins. Thy property is always to have mercy; to thee only it appertaineth to forgive sins. Spare us therefore, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed; enter not into judge.
ment with thy servants, who are vile earth, and miserable sinners; but so turn thine anger from us, who meekly acknowledge our vileness, and truly repent us of our faults, and so make haste to help us in this world, that we may ever live with thee in the world to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall the people say this that followeth, after the Minister.
URN thou us, O good Lord, and so shall we be turned. Be favourable, O Lord, Be favourable to thy people, Who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For thou art a merciful
God, Full of compassion, Long-suffer. ing, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, And in thy wrath thinke t upon mercy. Spare thy people good Lord, spare them, And let not thine heritage be brought to confusion. Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy is great, And after the mul titude of thy mercies look upon us; Through the merits and mediation of thy blessed Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Then the Minister alone shall say, THE Lord bless us, and keep us; the Lord lift up the light of his coun tenance upon us, and give us peace, now and for evermore. Amen.
PSALMS OF DAVID.
THE FIRST DAY.
Beatus vir, qui non abiit &c.
LESSED is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners: and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord : and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side that will bring forth his fruit in due season.
4 His leaf also shall not wither and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
5 As for the ungodly, it is not so with them : but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement: neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
7 But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous and the way of the ungodly shall perish. PSAL. ii. Quare fremuerunt gentes?
HY do the heathen so furiously rage together and why do the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together: against the Lord, and against his Anointed.
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD.
Here is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any that die un. baptized, or excommunicate, or have laid violent hands upon themselves. The Priest and Clerks meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the Church-yard, and going before it, either into the Church, or towards the Grave, shall say, or sing,
I AM the resurrection and the life,
saith the Lord; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believ eth in me shall never die. St. John xi. 25, 25.
After they are come into the Church, shall be read one or both of these Psalms following.
Dixi, Custodiam. Psal. xxxix. SAID, I will take heed to my ways: that I offend not in my tongue. I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle while the ungodly is in my sight.
I held my tongue, and spake no. thing: I kept silence, yea, even from good words; but it was pain and grief
I KNOW that
and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another. Job xix. 25, 26, 27.
Domine, refugium. Psal, xC.
WE brought nothing into this world, LORD, thou hast been our refuge:
from one generation to
and it is we can carry nothing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the Name of the Lord. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job i. 21.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the carth and the world were made: thou art God from ever. lasting, and world without end.
My heart was hot within me, and while I was thus musing the fire kin died and at the last I spake with my tongue;
Lord, let me know mine end, and the number of my days that I may be certified how long I have to live.
Behold, thou hast made my days as it were a span long; and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee; and verdy every man living is altoge thier vanity.
For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.
And now, Lord, what is my hope: truly my hope is even in thee.
Deliver me from all mine offences: and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.
I became dumb, and opened not my mouth for it was thy doing.
Take thy plague away from me: I an even consumed by means of thy heavy hand,
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and with thine ears consider my calling: hold not thy peace at my tears.
When thou with rebukes dost chas ten man for sin, thou makeat his beau. ty to consume away, like as it were a inoth fretting a garment: every man therefore is but vanity.
For I am a stranger with thee: and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
O spare me a little, that I may re cover my strength: before I go hence, and be no more seen.
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.
Thou turnest man to destruction : again thou sayest, Come again, ye chil. dren of men.
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday: seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as a sleep: and fade a way suddenly like the grass.
In the morning it is green, and grow. eth up but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
For we constime away in thy dis. pleasure and are afraid at thy wrath. ful indignation.
Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
For when thou art angry all our days are gone: we bring our years to an ent, as it were a tale that is told.
The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong, that they come to fourscore years yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
But who regardeth the power of thy wrath for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is thy displeasure.
O teach us to nuniber our days: that we may apply our hearts unto wisdorn. Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last ; and be gracious unto thy servants.
O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon: so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
Comfort us again now after the time that thou hast plagued us and for the years wherein we have suffered adver. sity.
Shew thy servants thy work; and their children thy glory.
And the glorious Majesty of the Lord our God be upon us : prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, O prosper thou our handy-work.
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.
Then shall follow the Lesson taken out of the fifteenth Chapter of the former Epistle of Saint Paul to the Corinthians.
1 Cor. xv. 20.
NOW is Christ risen from the dead,
and become the first-fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ's, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority, and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is ma nifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? and why stand we in jeopardy every hour? I protest by your rejoicing, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die. Be not deceiv ed: evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body, as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and an
other glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differet h from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead: It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorrup tion: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, (for the trumpet shall sound,) and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality; then shall be brought to pass the saying that is writ ten, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.