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shall rehearse to you the Articles of our
Let us pray. Faith, that you may know whether you do believe as a Christian man should,
O MOST merciful God, who, accordo
ing to the multitude of thy ineror no.
cies, dost so put away the sins of those Here the Minister shall rchearse the who truly repent, that thou rernemArticles of the faith, saying thus, Lerest them no more; Open thine eye OST thou believe in God the Father of mercy upon this thy servant, who
Almighty, Maker of heaven and most earnestly desireth pardon and earth?
forgiveness. Renew in him, most lov. And in Jesus Christ his only-begotten ing Father, whatsoever hath been de. Son our Lord ? And that he was con. cayed by the fraud and malice of the ceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the devil, or by his own carnal will and Virgin Mary; that he suffered under frailness; preserve and continue this Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, sick member in the unity of the and buried; that he went down into Church; consider his contrition, ac. hell, and also did rise again the third cept his tears, asswage his pain, as shall day; that he ascended into heaven, seem to thee most expedient for him. and sitteth at the right hand of God And forasmuch as he putteth his full the Father Almighty; and from thence trust only in thy mercy, impute not shall come again at the end of the unto him his former sins, but strengthworld, to judge the quick and the dead ? en him with thy blessed Spirit; and,
And dost thou believe in the Holy when thou art pleased to take him Ghost; the holy Catholick Church; hence, take him unto thy favour, the Communion of Saints; the Kemis through the merits of thy most dearly sion of sins; the Resurrection of the beloved Son Jesus Christ our Loni. flesh; and everlasting Life after death? Ainen.
The sick person shall answer, 1 Then shall the Minister say this Psalm.
In te, Domine, speravi. Psal. lxxi. Then shall the Minister examine whe IN thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; ther he repent him truly of his sins, let mé never be put to confusion und be in charity with all the world but rid me, and deliver me in thy right. exhorting him to forgive, from the eousness; incline thine ear unto me, bottom of his heart, all persons that
and save me. have offended him; and if he hath of Be thou my strong hold, whereunto fended any other, to ask them forgive I may alway resort : thou hast proFLCSS ; anii where he hati done injury mised to help me; for thou art my or wrong to any man, that he malce house of defence, and my castle. amends to the uttermost of his power. Deliver me, ó my God, out of the And if he hath not before disposed of hand of the ungodly : out of the hand kis goods, let him then be admonished of the unrighteous and cruel man. to make his Will, and to declare his For thou, O Lord God, art the thing Debts, what he oweth, and what is ow that I long for : thou art my hope, ing unto him; for the better discharg even from my youth. ing of his conscience, and the quietness Through thee have I been holden up of his Exccutors. But men should of ever since I was born : thou art he that ten be put in remembrance to take or took me out of my mother's womb; der for the settling of their temporal my praise shall alway be of thee. estates, whilst they are in health.
I am become as it were a monster These words before rchcarscd may be unto many : but my sure trust is in said before the Minister begin his thee. Prayer, as he shall see cause.
o let my mouth be filled with thy The Minister should not omit carnest praise : that I may sing of thy glory ly to move such sick persons as are of and honour all the day long. ability to be liberal to the poor.
Cast me not away in the time of Here shall the sick person be moved to age : forsake me not when my strength make a special Confession of his sins, faileth me. if he feci his conscience troubled with For mine enemies speak against me, any weighty matter. After which Con. and they that !ay wait for my soul také Jession, the Priest shall absolve him their counsel together, saying : God (if he humbly and heartily desire it) hath forsaken him, persecute him, and after this sort.
take him; for there is none to deliver Ou UR Lord Jesus Christ, who hath him.
left power to his Church to absolve Go not far from me, O God : niy all sinners who truly repent and believe God, haste thee to help me, in him, of his great mercy forgive thee Lét them be confounded and perish thine oitences: And by his authority that are against my soul : let them be committed to me, I absolve thee from covered with shame and dishonour all thy sins, In the Name of the Father, that seek to do me evil. and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. As for me, I will patiently abide al. Anen,
way : and will praise thee more and $ And then the Priest shall say true Cole more. lect following:
Jy mouth shall daily speak of thy
righteousness and salvation : for I eth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever know no end thereof.
one God, world without end. Amen. I will go forth in the strength of the
A Prayer for a sick person, when there Lord God: and will make mention of
appeareth small hope of recovery. thy righteousness only. Thou, o God, hast taught me from O FATHER of mercies, and God of
all comfort, our only help in time my youth up until now : therefore
or need ; We fly unto thee for succour will I tell of thy wondrous works,
in behali of this thy servant, here lying Forsake me not, o God, in mine old
under thy hand in great weakness of age, when I am gray-headed : until I
body. Look graciously upon him, o have shewed thy strength unto this ge Lord; and the more the outward man neration, and thy power to all them
decayeth, strengthen him, we beseech that are yet for to come.
thee, so much the more continually Thy righteousness, O God, is very with thy grace and holy Spirit in the high, and great things are they that
inner man. Give him inte med re. thou hast done : 0 God, who is like
pentance for all the errors of his life into thee?
past, and stellast faith in the Son Je. Glory be to the Father, and to the
sus; that his sins may be done away Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
by thy mercy, and his parton sealed in As it was in the beginning, is now, heaven, before he go hence, and be no and ever shall be : world without end.
more seen. We know, o Lord, that Amen.
there is no word impossible with thee; Aditing this.
and that, if thou wilt, thou canst even O
SAVIOUR of the world, who by thy yot raise him up, and grant him A
Cross and precious Blood hast re. longer continuance amongst tus: Yet, deeine us, Save us, and help us, we forasmuch as in all appearance the humbly beseech thee', o Lord.
time of his dissolution drawith ncar, Then shall the Minister sony, so fit and prepare him, we beseeb THE Almighty lord, who is a most thee, against the hour of death, that
strong tower to all them that put after his departure bence in pare, their trust in him, to whom all things and in thy favour, Alt sou may be rein heaven, in earth, and under the ceived into thine everlasting kingdom, earth, do bow and obey, be now and through the merits and mediation of evermore thy defence; and make thee
Jesus Christ, thine only Son, our Lord know and feel that there is none other and Saviour. Amen. Name under heaven given to man, in A commoulutory Pratet for a sick per. whom, and through whom, thou nay. ton the point of cirlur. est receive health and salvation, but only the Name of our Lord Jesus O ALMIGHTY God, with whom do
live the spirits of just men made Christ. Amen.
perfect, after they are delivered from Antaner that shall s',
their earthly prisons: Wehumly com. UNTO NTO God's gracious merry and mend the soul of this thy krymt, our
protection we commit thee. The daar byther, int thy hands, as into Lord bless thee, and keep thee. The the hands of a faithful Creator, and Lord make his face to shine upon thee, most utiful Samur; most humbly and be gracious tinto thee. The Lord bese hing the, that it may pre lift up his countenance upon ther, and in thy sicht. Wash it, we pray thee, Rire thee peace, both now and ever. in the Wow! of that immaculate Lamb, more. Anch.
that was slain to take away the sits of
the world that whatuxtor dhe file. A Prin for a sick chill.
nants it may have contracted in the O
mat of this miserable and naughty Father, to whom alone belong the world, through the lusts of the thith, issues of life and death; lanik down or the wiles of Satan, being purpou and from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, done away, it may be presented pure with the eyes of mercy upon this chili and without spot before tree. And now lying upon the bed of sukness: teach us who survive, in this and other Visit hin, o Lund, with thy lation; like fly , ex tales of mortality, to deliver him in thy foxx10;ointed time Kw frall and uncertain otir own from his tx lily pain, and save his soul condition is; and so to trumlir our for thy men les sale: That, if it still dars, that we may ser.ously appuy our be thy pleasure to prolong his days heart to that holy an
lely wis. here on earth, he may live to thee, and dott, while we live on, who may lac an instrument of the glory, lysri. in the end bring us to li'e eventutith, in the faithfully, an I dont la threxith the merits of Jesus (ut A peneration; at itse receive him in. thi seconly in ogirl to the heavenly bubitations, where A Prt spersos Ir Ned in mind the wuls of the triat skep in the ont Jesus en petual reat and 0 BLFY11) Lord, the father of mer.
Grant this, O Lord, for thy Urs, the Gen of all ofertei te ske, in die same the son our We beech ther, look down in pily Lord Jesus Christ, holivcth and reign. and cornpasston upon this thy aille tout
servant. Thou writest bitter things thee. Give him strength against all against him, and makest him to possess his temptations, and heal all his dishis former iniquities; thy wrath lieth tempers. Break not the bruised reed, hard upon him, and his soul is full of nor quench the smoking flax. Shut trouble : But, ó merciful God, who not up thy tender mercies in displeahast written thy holy Word for our sure; but make him to hear of joy and learning, that we, through patience gladness, that the bones which thou and comfort of thy holy Scriptures, hast broken may rejoice. Deliver him might have hope; give him a right from fear of the enemy, and lift up the understanding of himself, and of thy light of thy countenance upon him, threats and promises; that he may and give him peace, through the meneither cast away his confidence in rits and mediation of Jesus Christ our thee, nor place it any where but in Lord, Amen.
THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK.
| Forasmuch as all mortal men be subject to many sudden perils, diseases, and
sicknesses, and ever uncertain what time they shall depart out of this life; there. fore, to the intent they may be always in a readiness to die, whensoever it shall please Almighty God to call them, the Curates shall diligently from time to time (but especially in the time of pestilence, or other infectious sickness) exhort their Parishioners to the often receiving of the holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, when it shall be publickly administered in the Church; that so doing, they may, in case of sudden visitation, have the less cause to be disquictel for lack of the same. But if the sick person be not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his house; then he must give timely notice to the Curate, signifying also how many there are to communi. cate with him, (which shall be three, or two at the lcast,) and having a convenient place in the sick man's house, with all things nccessary so prepared, that the Cu. rate may reverently minister, he shall there celebrate the holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, here following. The Collect.
The Epistle. Heb. xii. 5. A LAUGHTY, everliving God, Maker My son, despise not thou the chas.
of mankind, who dost correct those tening of the Lord, nor faint when whom thou dost love, and chastise thou art rebuked of him. For whom every one whom thou dost receive; the Lord loveth he chasteneth; and We beseech thec to have mercy upon scourgeth every son whom he receivthis thy servant visited with thine hand, eth, and to grant that he may take his sick
The Gospel. St. John v. 24. ness patiently, and recover his bodily VERILY, verily I say unto you. He health, (if it be thy gracious will;) and that heareth my word, and believ. whensoever his soul shall depart from eth on him that sent me, hath everlast. the body, it may be without spot pre ing life, and shall not come into con. sented unto thee; through Jesus Christ demnation; but is passed from death our Lord. Amen.
unto life. After which the Priest shall proceed according to the form before prescribed for the holy Communion, beginning at these words (Ye that do truly &c.] At the time of the distribution of the holy Sacrament, the Pricst shall first receive the Communion himself, and after minister unto them that are appointed to communicate with the sick, and last of all to the sick person. But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning in due time to the Curate, or for lack of company to receive with him, or by any other just impediment, do not rceive the Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood, the Cit. rate shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and sted fastly believe that Jesus Christ hath suffered death upon the Cross for him, and shed his Blood for his relemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving him heurty thanks therefore, he doth cut and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to his soul's health, although he do not receive the Sacrament with his mouth. When the sick person is visited, and receiveth the holy Communion all at one time, then the Priest, for more expedition, shall cut off the
form of the Visitation at the Psalm [In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, &c.] and go straight to the Com
munion. - In the time of the Plague, Sweat, or such other like contagious times of sickness or
diseases, when none of the Parish or neighbours can be gotten to corinunicate with the sick'in their houses, for fear of the infection, upon special request of the dis. eased, the J[inister may only communicate with him.
Instead whereof, (until the said dis. cipline may be restored again, which is much to be wished,) it is thought good, that at this time in the presence of you all) should be read the general sen. tences of God's cursing against impe. nitent sinners, gathered out of the se. ven and twentieth Chapter of Deutero. nomy, and other places of Scripture; and that ye should answer to every Sentence, Amen : To the intent that, being adinonished of the great indignation of God against sinners, ye may the rather be moved to earnest and true repentance; and may walk more warily in these dangerous days; tieeing from such vices, for which ye affirm with your own mouths the curse of God to be due. CURSEN is the man that maketh any
carved or molten image, to wor. ship it. 1 And the people shall answer and say,
Amen. Minister. Cursed is he that curseth his father or mother.
Minister. Cursed is he that remoreth his neighbour's land-mark.
Minister. Cursed is he that maketh the blind to go out of his way.
Minister. Cursed is he that pervert. eth the judgement of the stranger, the fatherless, and widow,
Minister. Cursed Is he that smiteth his neighbour secretly.
Minister. Cursed is he that lieth with his neighbour's wife.
Minister. Cursed is he that taketh reward to slay the innocent.
Minister. Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, and taketh man for his defence, and in his bcat gocth from the Lord.
Alinister. Cursed are the unmerciful, fornicators, and adulterers, coveous persons, Idulaters, Nanderers, drunk. ards, and extortioner. Ansucr. Amen.
Minister. NO OW seeing that all they are accurs.
ed (as the prophet David arth witness) who do cri and go astray inum the commandnients of God; litis (re. membering the drra ifal judgemat hanning over our bawls, and always ready to fall upon us) return into our Lorit Card, with all contrition and merkness of heart; bewaking and ls. nutting our annil life, a newlelping and confessita rotlenkes, and sich In to bank fairth wortliv fruits of pe mane. For now is the ar put unto the root of Use tres, so that every tree that bringeth bot lurth good fruit is
hewn down, and cast into the fire. is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God: he shall pour down rain upon the sinners, snares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest; this shall be their portion to drink. For lo, the Lord is come out of his place to visit the wickedness of such as dwell upon the earth. But who may abide the day of his coming? Who shall be able to endure when be appeareth? Mis fan is in his hand, and he will pure his floor, and gather bis wheat into the barn ; but he will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire. The day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night : and when men shall say, Peace, and all things are safe, then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as sorrow cometh upon a woman travailing with child, and they shall not escapes Then shall appear the wrath of God in the day of vengeance, which obstinate sinners, through the stubborness of their heart, have benped unto theme selves; which despised the goodness, patience, and long-sufferance of God, when he call th them continually to repentance. Then shall they call upon me, (saith the Loril,) but I will not hear; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me; and that, be. cause they hated knowledge, and re. celved not the fear of the Lun, but ab. horred my counsel, and despised my correu tion. Then shall it be too late to knock when the door shall be shut; and too late to cry for me when it is the time of justke. O terrible volce of most Just Judgement, which shall be pronounce upon them, when it stall be said unto them, Go, y cursed, into the fire everlasting, which is prepared for the devil and his angels. Therefore, brethren), take we bbw time, while the day of salvation lasteth; for the night cometh, when none can work. Rut let us, while we have the light, he. lieve in the latt, and wall as children of the liht; that we be not cast into utter clarkness, where is werin anul mashing of birth, let us not aluse the poundness of God, who calleth us meruifully to aik tidnxnt, and our his endless pity promisth us forgiveness of that which is past, with a perfet and true beast we n turn unto him. Furthough IT sin, be as rodas sar. Iet, they shall be inack white as soow and though they beliec purple, yet they shall be made white as wool. Turn ye (saith the Lord) from all your wikeln, and your sin thall wt be your distriton: Castaway from you all your unilunos that we have dote: Make you new hearts, and a new sple rit: Wheretire will yede, o yote use of latil, wing that I have ne pleasure in the death of him that duth, wasth the Lord God. Tur ye then, and ye suall live. Althonth we have died, ye hare we an Asraate with this is
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, command. ing us to take possession of his glorious kingdom: Unto which he vouchsafe to bring us all, for his infinite mercy, Amen. 1 Then shall they all kneel upon their knees, and the Priest und Clerks kneeling (in the place where they are accustomed to say he Litany) shall say this Psalm.
Miserere mei, Deus. Psal. li. НА
AVE mercy upon me, O God, after
thy great goodness : according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mnine offences.
Wash me throughly from my wick. edness : 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 ine.
But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts : and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.
Thou shalt 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 away from my sins : and put out all my misdeeds.
Make me a clean heart, O 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 help again : and stablish me with thy free Spirit.
Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked : and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O
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 sliall they offer young bullocks upon thine altar.
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.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us. OY
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 its our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us froni evil. Amen.
Minister. O Lord, save thy servants; Answer. That put their trust in thee.
Minister. Send unto them help froni above.
Answer. And evermore mightily de. fend them.
Minister. Help us, o God our Sa. viour.
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. O LORD), we beseech thee, mercifully
hear our prayers, and spare all those who confess their sins unto thee; that they, whose consciences by sini are accused, by thy merciful pardon may be absolved; through Christ our Lord. Amen. O MOST inighty 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 griev. ed 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 bast redeemed; enter not into judge.