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prayers, and dispose the way of Thy infirmities; and those things, we
servants towards the attainment of for our unworthiness we dare
everlasting salvation; that, among and for our blindness we cannot e
all the changes and chances of this vouchsafe to give us, for the ward
mortal life, they may ever be de- ness of Thy Son Jesus Christ
fended by Thy most gracious and Lord. Amen.
ready help; through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen.


mised to hear the petition 0

ALMIGHTY Lord, and ever- them that ask in Thy Son's No

lasting God, vouchsafe, we be- We beseech Thee mercifully de seech Thee, to direct, sanctify, and cline Thine ears to us that we govern, both our hearts and bodies, made now our prayers and supp in the ways of Thy laws, and in the cations unto Thee ; and grant, works of Thy commandments; that those things, which we have to through Thy most mighty protection, fully asked according to The both here and ever, we may be pre may effectually be obtained

, 10 served in body and soul; through relief of our necessity

, and te our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. setting forth of Thy glory; tla Amen.

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Upon the Sundays and other Holy days (if there be no Communion) shall be said der is appointed at the Communion, until the end of the general Prayer (For the whole of Christ's Church militant here in earth] together with one or more of these called before rehearsed, concluding with the Blessing.

And there shall be no celebration of the Lord's Supper, except there be a convenient ber to communicate with the Priest, according to his discretion.

And if there be not above twenty persons in the Parish of discretion to receive the munion; yet there shall be no Communion, except four (or three at the least con with the Priest. And in Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, and Colleges, where there are many Price Deacons, they shall all receive the Communion with the Priest every Sunday at the ercept they have a reasonable cause to the contrary. And to take away all occasion of dissention, and superstition, which any person der usual to be eaten; but the best and purest Wheat Bread that conveniently may be per




and say,

The Woman, at the usual time after her Delivery, shall come into the Church decenti 2 d. apparelled, and there shall kneel doon in some convenient place, as hath been accustoined LAD or as the Ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her, VORASMUCH as it hath pleased | presence of all His people : in the auto

Almighty God of His goodness courts of the Lord's house, even it to give you safe deliverance, and the midst of thee, o Jerusalem hath preserved you in the great dan- | Praise the Lord. ger of Child-birth; you shall there Glory be to the Father, and to the big de fore give hearty thanks unto God, Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now empang ( Then shall the Priest say the exvith

and ever shall be : world without Psalm.)

end. Amen. Dilexi quoniam.

Or, Psal. cxxvii. Nisi Dominus. hath heard the voice of my

house : their labour is but lost prayer ;

that build it. That He hath inclined His ear Except the Lord keep the city: unto me : therefore will I call upon the watchman waketh but in vain. Him as long as I live.

It is but lost labour that ye haste The snares of death compassed to rise up early, and so late take me round about : and the pains of rest, and eat the bread of careful, hell gat hold upon me.

ness : for so He giveth His beloved I found trouble and heaviness, and sleep. I called upon the Name of the Lord : Lo, children and the fruit of the O Lord, I beseech Thee, deliver my womb : are an heritage and gift that soul.

cometh of the Lord. Gracious is the Lord, and right

Like as the arrows in the hand of eous : yea, our God is merciful. the giant : even so are the young

The Lord preserveth the simple : children. I was in misery, and He helped me.

Happy is the man that hath his Turn again then unto thy rest, o quiver full of them : they shall not my soul : for the Lord hath reward be ashamed when they speak with ed thee.

their enemies in the gate. And why? Thou hast delivered Glory be to the Father, and to the my soul from death : mine eyes from Son : and to the Holy Ghost; tears, and my feet from falling. As it was in the beginning, is now,

I will walk before the Lord : in and ever shall be : world without the land of the living.

end. Amen. I believed, and therefore will I speak; but I was sore troubled :I

Then the Priest shall say, said in my haste, All men are liars.

Let us pray. What reward shall I give unto the

Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord : for all the benefits that He Christ, have mercy upon us. hath done unto me?

Lord, have mercy upon us.

UR and call upon the Name of the Lord.

be Thy Name. I will pay my vows now in the Thy kingdom come. Thy will be

done in earth, as it is in heaven. Answer. And let our cry come Give us this day our daily bread. unto Thee. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against

Minister. Let us pray. tion ; bot deliver us from evil : for Thee humble thanks for that Thine is the kingdom, the power, and Thou hast vouchsafed to deliver this the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. woman Thy servant from the great

Minister. O Lord, save this wo- pain and peril of Child-birth; Grant, man Thy servant;

we beseech Thee, most merciful FaAnswer. Who putteth her trust ther, that she, through Thy help, in Thee.

may both faithfully live, and walk Minister. Be Thou to her a strong according to Thy will, in this life tower ;

present; and also may be partaker Ansier. From the face of her of everlasting glory in the life to enemy.

come; through Jesus Christ our Minister. Lord, hear our prayer. | Lord." Amen. The Woman, that cometh to give her Thanks, must offer accustomed Offerings ; and, if

there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the holy Communion.


B met walked in the countseat

of the

Day 1.
Morning Prayer.

DAY 1. PSALM I. Beatus vir, qui non abiit &c. 8 Desire of Me, and I shall give LESSED is the man that hath Thee the heathen for Thine inherit

ance : and the utmost parts of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sin- earth for Thy possession. ners : and hath not sat in the seat 9 Thou shalt bruise them with a of the scornful.

rod of iron : and break them in 2 But his delight is in the law of pieces like a potter's vessel. the Lord : and in His law will he 10 Be wise now therefore, O ye exercise himself day and night. kings : be learned, ye that are

3 And he shall be like a tree plant- judges of the earth. ed by the water-side : that will bring 11 Serve the Lord in fear : and forth his fruit in due season.

rejoice unto Him with reverence. 4 His leaf also shall not wither : 12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and look, whatsoever he doeth, it and so ye perish from the right way: shall prosper.

if His wrath be kindled, (yea, but a 5 As for the ungodly, it is not so little,) blessed are all they that put with them : but they are like the their trust in Him. chaff, which the wind scattereth a PSALM III. Domine, quid multiplicati way from the face of the earth.


: many are be able to stand in the judgement : they that rise against me. neither the sinners in the congre 2 Many one there be that say of gation of the righteous.

my soul : There is no help for him 7 But the Lord knoweth the way in his God. of the righteous : and the way of the 3 But Thou, O Lord, art my deungodly shall perish.

fender : Thou art my worship, and PSALM II. Quare fremuerunt gentes the lifter up of my head.

HY do the heathen so furious 4 I did call upon the Lord with

the people imagine a vain thing? His holy hill.

2 The kings of the earth stand up, 5 I laid me down and slept, and and the rulers take counsel together : rose up again : for the Lord susagainst the Lord, and against His tained me. Anointed.

6 I will not be afraid for ten thou3 Let us break their bonds asunder: sands of the people : that have set and cast away their cords from us. themselves against me round about.

4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall 7 Up, Lord, and help me, O my laugh them to scorn : the Lord shall God for Thou smitest all mine have them in derision.

enemies upon the cheek-bone; Thou 5 Then shall He speak unto them hast broken the teeth of the unin His wrath : and vex them in His godly. sore displeasure.

8 Salvation belongeth unto the 6 Yet have I set My King : upon Lord : and Thy blessing is upon Thy My holy hill of Sion.

people. 7 I will preach the law, whereof PSALM IV. Cum inrocarem. the Lord hath said unto Me : Thou

my righteousness : Thou hast ten Thee.

set me at liberty when I was in

art My Son, this day have I begrot HEAR me when I call,0 God of


trouble ; have mercy upon me, and

4 For Thou art the God that hast bearšen unto my prayer.

no pleasure in wickedness : neither 20 ye sons of men, how long will shall any evil dwell with Thee. ye blaspheme mine honour : and 5 Such as be foolish shall not stand fare such pleasure in vanity, and in Thy sight : for Thou hatest all seek after leasing?

them that work vanity. 3 Know this also, that the Lord 6 Thou shalt destroy them that bath chosen to Himself the man that speak leasing : the Lord will abhor is godly : when I call upon the Lord, both the blood-thirsty and deceitful He will hear me.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not : com 7 But as for me, I will come into mune with your own heart, and in Thine house, even upon the multiyour chamber, and be still.

tude of Thy mercy : and in Thy 5 Offer the sacrifice of righteous fear will I worship toward Thy holy ness : and put your trust in the temple. Lord.

8 Lead me, O Lord, in Thy right6 There be many that say : Who eousness, because of mine enemies : will shew us any good ?

make Thy way plain before my face. i Lord, lift Thou up : the light of 9 For there is no faithfulness in Thy eountenance upon us.

his mouth : their inward parts are 8 Thou hast put gladness in my very wickedness. heart : since the time that their corn, 10 Their throat is an open sepuland wine, and oil, increased.

chre : they flatter with their tongue. 9 I will lay me down in peace, 11 Destroy Thou them, O God, let and take my rest : for it is Thou, them perish through their own imaLord, only, that makest me dwell ginations : cast them out in the mulis safety.

titude of their ungodliness; for they PSALM V. Verba mea auribus. have rebelled against Thee.

12 And let all them that put their consider my meditation. trust in Thee rejoice : they shall 2 0 hearken Thou unto the voice ever be giving of thanks, because of my calling, my King, and my Thou defendest them; they that God : for unto Thee will I make love Thy Name shall be joyful in my prayer.

Thee; 3 My voice shalt Thou hear be 13 For Thou, Lord, wilt give Thy times, O Lord : early in the morn blessing unto the righteous : and ing will I direct my prayer unto with Thy favourable kindness wilt Thee, and will look up.

Thou defend him as with a shield, Day 1. Evening Prayer.

Day 1. PSALM VI. Domine, ne in furore. eth Thee : and who will give Thee

indignation : neither chasten 6 I am weary of my groaning; me in Thy displeasure.

every night wash I my bed : and 2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, water my couch with my tears. for I am weak : O Lord, heal me, 7 My beauty is gone for very troufor my bones are vexed.

ble : and worn away because of all 3 My soul also is sore troubled :mine enemies. bat, Lord, how long wilt Thou pu 8 Away from me, all ye that work rish me?

vanity : for the Lord hath heard the 4 Turn Thee, O Lord, and deliver voice of my weeping. ny soal : 0 save me for Thy mercy's 9 The Lord hath heard my petition:

the Lord will receive my prayer. 5 For in death no man remember 10 All mine enemies shall be con

nLord :

O LORD tabuke mesit net in Tbime thanksain the pit?

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