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:e of the devil, or by his own al will and frailness; preand continue this sick melnn the unity of the Church ; der his contrition, accept his assuage his pain, as shall to thee most expedient for

And forasmuch as he putwis full trust only in thy mernpute not unto him his forins, but strengthen him with lessed Spirit; and when thou eased to take him hence, take into thy favour, through the s of thy most dearly beloved Jesus Christ our I, ord. Amen. n shall the Minister say this Psalm : alm 130. , De Profundis. T of the deep have I called Anto thee, O Lord ; Lord, my voice. let thine ears consider well oice of my complaint. hou, Lord, wilt be extreme ark, what is done amiss; 0 , who may abide it? rthere is mercy with thee; fore shalt thou be feared. ook for the Lord, my soul wait for him; in his word is rust. 7 soul fleeth unto the Ilord, e the morning watch; I say, e the morning watch. Israel, trust in the Lord, for the Lord there is mercy; with him is plenteors rertion. d he shall redeem Israel all his sins.

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Saviour of the world, who y thy Cross and precious i hast redeemed us; save us, it'p us, we humbly beseech

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E Almighty Lord, who is a most strong tower to all those!

who put their trust in him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey, be now and ever. more thy defence; and makethee know and feel, that there is none other name under beaven given to man, in whom, and o whom, thoumayestreceivehealth and salvation, but only the namo of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amth, T Here the Minister may use any port of the service of this Book, which in ho discretion, he shall think convenient to the occasion; and after that shall to

UNTQ God's gracious merry and protection we commit thee: The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and ho gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon ther, and give thee peace both now and evermore. .shmen. T Prayers which may be said with thoso going service, or any part thertofit” discretion of the Minister; ... T A Prayer for a Sick Child.

O Almighty God and mercial Father, to whom alone ho long the issues of life and death: look down from heaven, wehumbly beseech thee, with the eye of mercy upon this Child, now lying upon the bed of sicknes; Visit him, O Lord, with thy sal; vation; deliver him in thy appointed time from his bodily pain, and save his soul for to morcies sake; that if it shall be thy pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation: Or else receive him into those heavenly habitations, where the souls of those who sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy perpetual re:

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for thy mercies sake, in the same thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. .#men. F A Prayer for a sick Person, when there oppeureth but small hope of recovery, Father of merciés, and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need; We fly unto thee for succour in behalf of this thy servaut, here lying under thy land 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 steadfast faith in thy Śon Jesus, that his sins may be done away by thy mercy, and his ardon sealed in Heaven, before ego 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 alonger 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, his soul may be received into thine overlasting . ; through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thine only Son, our Lord and Saviour. mem. * 4 Commendatory Prayer for a sick Person at the point of departure. O Almighty God, with whom do live the spirits of just men

made perfect, after they are deli. vered from their earthly prisons; we humbly 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; most 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 defic. ments it may have contracted in the midst of this miserable and naughty world, through the lust of the flesh, or the wiles of Satan, being purged and dome away, it may be presented pure and withoutspot before thee. And teach us who survive, in this, and other like daily spectacles 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 wisdom, whilst we live here, which may in the end bring us to life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord. Jimen.

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VISITATION OF THE SICK.

self, and of thy threats and ses; that he may neither way his confidence in thee, lace it any where but in Give him strength against temptations, and heal all his pers: Break not the bruised norquench the smoking slax: hot up thy tender mercies in asure; but make him to hear and gladness, that the bones thou hast broken may reDeliver him from fear of remy, and lift up the light 7 countenance upon him ; ive him peace, through the 3 and mediation of Jesus ! our Lord. .4men. 'ayer which may be said by the Mir, in behalf of all present at the !ation. od, whose days are without nd, and whose mercies cane numbered; make us, we ch thee, deeply sensible of nortness and uncertainty of n life; and let thy Holy Spiad us through this vale of y, in holiness and righteousall the days of our lives: when we shall have served n our generation, we may hered unto our fathers, have testimony of a good con:e; in the Communion of the lic Church ; in the confiof a certain faith; in the rt of a reasonable, religious, loly hope; in favour with our God, and in perfect cha'ith the world: All which k through Jesus Christ our .Amen. 'ayer which may be said in case of in surprise &nd in mediate danger. lost gracious Father, we fly nto thee for mercy in behalf is thy servant, here lying

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thine hand. If it be thy will, prey serve his life, that there may be place for repentance: But,ifthou hast otherwise appointed, let thy mercy supply to him the want of the usual opportunity forthe trimming of his lamp. Stir up in him such sorrow for sin and such fervent love to thee, as may in a short time do the work of many days : That among the praises which thy Saints and holy Angels shall sing to the honour of thy mercy through eternal ages, it may be to thy unspeakable glory, that thou hast redeemed the soul of this thy servant from eternal death, and made him partaker of the everlasting life, which is through Jesus Christ our Lord. .1men. . * A Thanksgiving for the beginning of a recovery. GREAT and mighty God, who bringest down to the grave, and bringest up again ; we bles thy wondersul goodness, for hav. ing turned our heaviness into joy and our mourning into gladness, by restoring this our brother to some degree of his former health. Riessed be thy name, that thou didst not forsake him in his sickness; but didst visit him with comforts from above; didst support him in patience and submission thy wih ; and, at last, didst send him seasonable relief. Perfect, we beseech thee. this thy mercy to: wards him; and prosperthermeans which shall be made use of for his cure: That being restored to health of body, vigour of mind, and cheerfulness of spirit, he may be able to go to thine houséoto offer thee an oblation with gladness; and to bless thy hol

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him, through Jesus Christ our Sa-the Holy Spirit, be all honour and viour: To whom with thee and glory, world without end. Amen.

• THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK.

T Forasmuch as all mortal men are subject to many sudden perils, diseases, and sicknesses, and ever wmcertain, what time they shall depart out of this life; there. ..fore, to the intent they may be always in readiness to die, whensoever it shot Please Almighty God to call them, the Minister shall diligently from time to time §. especially in the time of postilence, or other inf.ctious sickness) exhort their arishioners to the often receiving of the Holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, when it shall be publicly administercă in the church; that so doing, they may, in case of sudden visitation, have the least cause to be diswicted for lack of the same. But if the sick Person be not able to come to the 3. and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his house; then he must give timely notice to the Minister, signifying also how many there are to communicate with him; (which shall be sco at the least :) and all things necessary being reparod, the Minister shall there celebrate the Holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle,and Gospol, here following: The Collect. | The Epistle. Heb. xii. 5. ALMIGHTY everliving God, Maker of mankind, who dost correct those whom thou dost love,andchastise everyone whom thou dost receive ; we beseech thee to have mercy upon this thy servant visited with thine hand; and to grant that he may take his”. & sicknesspatiently, and recover his The Gospel. St. John, v. 24. bodily health, if it be thy gracions ERIEY, verily, I say unto you, will ; and that whensoever his He that heareth my word, and soul shall depart from the body, believeth on him that sent me, it may be without spot presented hath everlasting life, and shall not unto thee, through Jesus Christ come into condemnation ; but is our Lord. Jimen. passed from death unto life. T After which the Minister shall procced according to the Form before prescribed for the Holy Communion, boginning at those words, Ye who do truly, &c. T At the time of the distribution of the Holy Sacrament, the Minister shall first receive the Communion himself, and after minister unto those who are appointed to communicate with the sick, and last of all to the sick person. to But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning in due time to the Minister, or for lack of company to receive with him, or b o other just impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood. the Minister shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and steadfastlybelieve that Jesus Christ hath suffered death upon the Cross for him, and shed his blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he halk thereby, and giving him hearty thanks therefor, he doth eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to his sout's health, although he do not receive the Sacrament with his mouth. w Johen the sick Person is visited and receiveth the Holy Communion all at one time, then the Minister, for more expedition, shall cut off the Form of the Visitation at the Psalm, and go straight to the Communion. - * In the times of contagious sickness or disease, when none of the Parish or Neighbours can be gotten to communicate with the sick in their houses, for fear of the ofortion; upon special request of the diseased, the Minister alone may communis cate with him, | 16*

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THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD.

: Here is to be noted, that the Office ensuirg is not to be used for any unbaptized Adults, any too di. croommunicate, or who have laid violent hands upon them

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1 The Minist r, rietting the Corpse at the entrance of the Church-Yard, and going byore it lither into the Church, or towards the Grave, shall say, or sing, . . .

H 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 believeth in me, shall never die. St.John, xi. 25, 26. i Know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shail stand at the latter day upon the carth : 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. W F. brought nothing into this world, and it is certain 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. 7 After they arc come into the Church, shall be said or sung the following An

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ORD, let me know my 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 verily every man living is altogether vanity. For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain; he heapeth up riches, and oannot tell who shall gather them.

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hope 2 Truly my hope is even in thee. Deliver me from all mine of fences; and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish. When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment: Every man therefore is but vanity. Hear my prayer, O Lord; and with thine ears consider my calling:Hold not thy peace at my tears. For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner; as all my fathers WCPe. 0 spare me a little, that I may recover my strength; before I go hence, and be no more seen. Lord, thou hast been our refuge, from one generation to another. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the e and the world were made, thou art God from everlasting, ...and

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Thou turnest man to destruction ; again thou sayest, Come again, ye children 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 asthou scatterest them, they are even as asleep; and fade away suddenly like the grass. ... In the morning it is green, and groweth up; but in the o: it is cut down, dried up, and wo.

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