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persons are joined togetherotherwise than as God's word doth allow, their marriage is not lawful. The Minister, if he shall have reason to
Then shall they loose their Hands, and the Woman with her Right Hand taking the Man by his Right Hand, shall likewise say after the Minister.
doubt of the lawfulness of the proposed N. take thee M. to my wedded Marriage, may demand sufficient sure- Husband, to have and to hold, ty for his indemnification; but if no from this day forward, for better impediment shall be alleged, or suspect for worse, for richer for poorer, ed, the Minister shall say to the man,
M.WILT thou have this Wo-in sickness and in health, to love, man to thy wedded Wife, cherish, and to obey, till death us to live together after God's ordi-do part, according to God's holy nance, in the holy estate of Matri- ordinance; and thereto I give mony? Wilt thou love her, com-thee my Troth. fort her, honour, and keep her, in" sickness and in health; and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?
T The man shall answer, I will.
NWILT thou have this man
Then shall they again loose their Hands; and the Man shall give unto the Woman a Ring. And the Minister taking the Ring shall deliver it unto the Man, to put it upon the fourth finger of the Woman's Left Hand. And the Man hold ing the Ring there, and taught by the Minister, shall say,
WITH this Ring I thee wed, and with all my worldly to thy wedded Husband, goods I thee endow : In the name to live together after God's ordi- of the Father, and of the Son, Bance, in the holy estate of Matri- and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. mony? Wilt thou obey him, and Then the Man leaving the Ring upon serve him, love, honour, and keep Hand, the Minister shall say, the fourth Finger of the Woman's Left him, in sickness and in health;
and forsaking all others, keep
T The Woman shall answer, I will.
Who giveth this Woman to be
Let us pray.
OUR Father, who art in Hea
ven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Wilĺ be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us The Minister receiving the Woman at not into temptation; But deliver her Father's or Friend's Hands, shall us from evil. Amen. cause the Man with his Right Hand to
married to this Man?
Then shall they give their Troth to each
other in this Manner:
take the Woman by her Right Hand, and to say after him as followeth:
Eternal God, Creator and
IM. take thee N. to my wed-er of all spiritual grace, the auded Wife, to have and to hold, thor of everlasting life; send thy from this day forward, for better blessing upon these thy servants, for worse, for richer for poorer, this man and this woman, whom in sickness and in health, to love we bless in thy name; that as Isaac and to cherish, till death us do and Rebecca lived faithfully topart, according to God's holy or-gether, so these persons may dinance and thereto I plight thee surely perform and keep the vow my Troth. and covenant betwixt them made,
(whereof this Ring given and re-jsame by giving and receiving ceived is a token and pledge) and Ring, and by joining hands; I promay ever remain in perfect love nounce, that they are Man and and peace together, and live ac-Wife; in the name of the Father, cording to thy laws, through Jesus and of the Son, and of the Holy Christ our Lord. Amen. Ghost. Amen.
Then shall the Minister join their Right And the Minister shall add this Bless Hands together, and say,
Those whom God hath joined
Then shall the Minister speak unto
together, let no man put asunder. GOD the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, bless preserve, and keep you: The FORASMUCH as M. and N. Lord mercifully with his favour have consented together in look upon you, and fill you with holy Wedlock, and have witness-all spiritual benediction and ed the same before God and this grace; that ye may so live togethcompany, and thereto have given er in this life, that in the world to and pledged their troth, each to come ye may have life everlastthe other, and have declared theling. Amen.
THE ORDER FOR
THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.
When any person is sick, notice shall be given thereof to the Minister of the Parish; who, coming into the sick Person's House, shall say,
PEACE be to this House, and
to all that dwell in it. When he cometh into the sick Man's pre sence, he shall say, kneeling down,
REMEMBER not, Lord, our iniquities, nor the iniquities of our forefathers; Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood; and be not angry with us for ever.
Ans. Spare us, good Lord.
Then the Minister shall say,
Let us pray.
passes, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Min. O Lord, save thy servant; Ans. Who putteth his trust in thee.
Min. Send him help from thy holy place;
Ans. And evermore mightily defend him.
Min. Let the enemy have no advantage of him;
Ans. Nor the wicked approach to hurt him.
Min. Be unto him, O Lord, a strong tower,
Ans. From the face of his enemy.
OUR Father, who art in Hea- unto thee. ven, Hallowed be thy Name;
Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will
be done on earth, as it is in Hea-O Lord, look down from nes ven; Give us this day our daily
ven, behold, visit, and relieve bread; and forgive us our tres-this thy servant Look upon him
with the eyes of thy mercy; give know you certainly, that if you him comfort and sure confidence truly repent you of your sins, in thee; defend him from the land bear your sickness patiently, danger of the enemy; and keep trusting in God's mercy, for his him in perpetual peace and safety, dear Son Jesus Christ's sake, and through Jesus Christ our Lord. render unto him humble thanks Amen. for his Fatherly visitation, submitHEAR us, Almighty and most ting yourself wholly unto his will, merciful God and Saviour: it shall turn to your profit, and Extend thy accustomed goodness help you forward in the right way to this thy servant, who is grieved that leadeth unto everlasting life. with sickness. Sanctify, we be- If the Person visited be very sick, then seech thee, this thy Fatherly cor- the Minister may end his Exhortation rection to him'; that the sense of in this Place, or else proceed: his weakness may add strength to TAKE therefore in good part his faith, and seriousness to his the chastisement of the Lord: repentance: That if it shall be For, as Saint Paul saith in the thy good pleasure to restore him twelfth chapter to the Hebrews, to his former health, he may lead Whom the Lord loveth he chasthe residue of his life in thy fear, teneth, and scourgeth every son and to thy glory: Or else give whom he receiveth. If ye endure him grace so to take thy visitation, chastening. God dealeth with you 'that after this painful life ended, as with sons: For what son is he he may dwell with thee in life whom the Father chasteneth not? everlasting, through Jesus Christ But if ye be without chastisement, our Lord. Amen. whereof all are partakers, then ¶ Then shall the Minister exhort the sick are ye bastards, and not sons. Person after this Form, or other like: Furthermore, we have had fa
DEARLY beloved, know this, thers of our flesh, which corrected that Almighty God is the us, and we gave them reverence: Lord of life and death, and of all Shall we not much rather be in things to them pertaining; as subjection unto the Father of youth, strength, health, age, spirits, and live? For they veweakness, and sickness. Where- rily for a few days chastened us fore, whatsoever your sickness after their own pleasure; but he be, know you certainly that it is for our profit, that we might be God's visitation. And for what partakers of his holiness. These Cause soever this sickness be sent words, good brother, are written unto you; whether it be to try in holy Scripture, for our comyour patience for the example of fort and instruction; that others, and that your faith may should patiently, and with thanksbe found, in the day of the Lord, giving, bear our heavenly Falaudable, glorious, and honour-ther's correction, whensoever, by able, to the increase of glory and any manner of adversity, it shall endless felicity; or else it be sent please his gracious goodness to unto you to correct and amend in visit us. And there should be no you whatsoever doth offend the greater comfort to Christian pereyes of your heavenly Father; sons, than to be made like unto
Christ, by suffering patiently ad-fhell, and also did rise again the versities, troubles, and sickness. third day; that he ascended into For he himself went not up to heaven, and sitteth on the right joy, but first he suffered pain hand of God the Father Almigh He entered not into his glory ty; and from thence shall come before he was crucified. So again at the end of the world, to truly our way to eternal joy, is to judge the quick and the dead? suffer here with Christ; and our And dost thou believe in the door to enter into eternal life, is Holy Ghost; The holy Catholic gladly to die with Christ; that Church; The Communion of we may rise again from death, Saints; The Remission of sins; and dwell with him in everlasting The Resurrection of the flesh life. Now, therefore, taking your and everlasting life after death sickness, which is thus profitable for you, patiently, I exhort you in the name of God, to remember the profession which you made unto God in your Baptism. And forasmuch 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 condemning yourself for your own faults, you may find mercy at our heavenly Father's hand for Christ's sake, and not be accused and condemned in that fearful judgment. Therefore I shall rehearse to you the articles of our Faith; that you may know whether you do believe as a Christian man should,
Here the Minister shall rehearse the
The sick person shall answer, All this I steadfastly believe. Then shall the Minister examine, whether he repent him truly of his sins, and be in charity with all the world; exhorting him to forgive, from the bottoms of his heart, all persons that have of fended him; and if he hath offendes 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 kis debts, what he oweth, better discharging of his conscience, and and what is owing unto him, for the the quietness of his Executors. But men should often be put in remembrance to take order for the settling of their tem The exhortation before rehearsed may poral estates, whilst they are in health be said before the Minister begin his Prayer, as he shall see cause. T7he Minister shall not omit earnestly move such sick persons as are of ability, to be liberal to the poor. And then the Minister shall say the Cos lect following.
Let us pray.
O Most merciful God, who, according to the multitude of
DOST thou believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of thy mercies, dost so put away the heaven and earth? sins of those who truly repent, And in Jesus Christ his only-that thou rememberest them no begotten Son our Lord? And that more; open thine eye of mercy he was conceived by the Holy upon this thy servant, who most Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary ;earnestly desireth pardon and forthat he suffered under Pontius giveness. Renew in him, most Pilate, was crucified, dead, and loving Father, whatsoever hath buried; that he went down into been decayed by the fraud and
malice of the devil, or by his own who put their trust in him, to carnal will and frailness; pre-whom all things in heaven, in serve and continue this sick mem-earth, and under the earth, do ber in the unity of the Church ; bow and obey, be now and everconsider his contrition, accept his more thy defence; and make thee tears, assuage his pain, as shall know and feel, that there is none seem to thee most expedient for other name under heaven given him. And forasmuch as he put-to man, in whom, and through teth his full trust only in thy mer- whom, thou mayest receive health cy, impute not unto him his for- and salvation, but only the name mer sins, but strengthen him with of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 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.
Here the Minister may use any part of the service of this Book, which, in his discretion, he shall think convenient to the occasion; and after that shall say,
NTO God's gracious mercy and protection we commit
Then shall the Minister say this Psalm: thee: The Lord bless thee, and Psalm 130. De Profundis.
keep thee: The Lord make his OUT of the deep have I called face to shine upon thee, and be unto thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.
O let thine ears consider well the voice of my complaint.
If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss; O Lord, who may abide it?
For there is mercy with thee; therefore shalt thou be feared.
I look for the Lord, my soul doth wait for him; in his word is
gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace both now and evermore. Amen.
Prayers which may be said with the foregoing service, or any part thereof, at the discretion of the Minister.
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 humMy soul fleeth unto the Lord,bly beseech thee, with the eyes before the morning watch; I say, lying upon the bed of sickness: mercy upon this Child, now
before the morning watch.
O Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy and with him is plenteous redemption.
And he shall redeem Israel from all his sins.
vation; deliver him in thy good Visit him, O Lord, with thy salappointed time from his bodily pain, and save his soul for thy mercies sake; that if it shall be thy pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to Saviour of the world, who thee, and be an instrument of thy by thy Cross and precious glory, by serving thee faithfully, Blod hast redeemed us; save us, and doing good in his generation: any help us, we humbly beseech Or else receive him into those thee, O Lord. heavenly habitations, where the souls of those who sleep in the THE Almighty Lord, who is a Lord Jesus enjoy perpetual rest most strong tower to all those and felicity: Grant this, O Lord,
Then shall the Minister say,