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Then shall be said or sung, I consummation and bliss, both in T HEARD a voice from heaven,

body and soul, in thy eternal and I saying unto me, Write, From

everlasting glory; through Jesus henceforth blessed are the dead

Christ our Lord. Amen. which die in the Lord : even so

The Collect. saith the Spirit; for they rest from

MERCIFUL God, the Fatheir labours.

ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, Then the Priest shall say, who is the resurrection and the Lord, have mercy upon us.

life; in whom whosoever belieyChrist, have mercy upon us.

eth'shall live, though he die; and Lord, have mercy upon us.

whosoever liveth, and believeth in UR Father, which art in hea

him, shall not die eternally; who ven, Hallowed be thy Name.

also hath taught us, by his holy Thy kingdom come. Thy will be

Apostle Saint Paul, not to be sor. done in earth, As it is in heaven.

ry, as men without hope, for them Give us this day our daily bread.

that sleep in him; We meekly And forgive us our trespasses, As

beseech thee, O Father, to raise

us from the death of sin unto we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into

the life of righteousness; that, temptation; But deliver us from

when we shall depart this life, we evil. Amen.

may rest in him, as our hope is

this our brother doth; and that, Priest.

at the general Resurrection in the ALMIGHTY God, with whom last day, we may be found acA do live the spirits of them ceptable in thy sight; and receive that depart hence in the Lord, thật blessing, which thy well-beand with whom the souls of the loved Son shall then pronounce to faithful, after they are delivered all that love and fear thee, sayfrom the burden of the flesh, are ing, Come, ye blessed children of in joy and felicity; We give thee my Father, receive the kingdom hearty thanks for that it hath prepared for you from the beginpleased thee to deliver this our ning of the world : Grant this, brother out of the miseries of this we beseech thee, O merciful Fasinful world; beseeching thee, that ther, through Jesus Christ, our it may please thee, of thy gra Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. cious goodness, shortly to accomplish the number of thine elect, THE grace of our Lord Jesus and to hasten thy kingdom; that 1 Christ, and the love of God. we, with all those that are de- and the fellowship of the Holy parted in the true faith of thy Ghost, be with us all evermore. holy Name, may have our perfect | Amen.

THE

THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,

COMMONLY CALLED,
THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

The Woman, at the usual time after her Delivery, shall come into the Church decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her, DORASMUCH as it hath pleas- 1 I will receive the cup of salva

T ed Almighty God of his good- tion : and call upon the Name of ness to give you safe deliverance, | the Lord. and hath preserved you in the I will pay my vows now in the great danger of Child-birth; you presence of all his people : in the shall therefore give hearty thanks courts of the Lord's house, even in unto God, and say,

the midst of thee, O Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord. ( Then shall the Priest say the Glory be to the Father, and to 116th Psalm,)

the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is Dilexi quoniam.

now, and ever shall be : world I AM well pleased : that the without end. Amen. 1 Lord hath heard the voice of my prayer;

Or, Psalm cxxvii. Nisi Dominus. That he hath inclined his ear DXCEPT the Lord build the unto me : therefore will I call U house : their labour is but upon him as long as I live.

lost that build it. The snares of death compassed Except the Lord keep the city : me round about : and the pains the watchman waketh but in vain. of hell gat hold upon me.

It is but lost labour that ye haste I found trouble and heaviness, to rise up early, and so late take and I called upon the Name of rest, and eat the bread of carefulthe Lord : 0 Lord, I beseech thee, ness : for so he giveth his beloved deliver my soul.

sleep. Gracious is the Lord, and righ- Lo, children and the fruit of teous : yea, our God is merciful. the womb : are an heritage and

The Lord preserveth the sim- | gift that cometh of the Lord. ple: I was in misery, and he Like as the arrows in the hand helped me.

of the giant : even so are the Turn again then unto thy rest, young children. O my soul : for the Lord hath Happy is the man that hath his rewarded thee.

quiver full of them : they shall And why? thou hast delivered not be ashamed when they speak my soul from death : mine eyes with their enemies in the gate. from tears, and my feet from fall Glory be to the Father, and to ing.

the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; I will walk before the Lord : in As it was in the beginning, is the land of the living.

now, and ever shall be : world I believed, and therefore will I without end. Amen. speak; but I was sore troubled :

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

Let us pray. What reward shall I give unto Lord, have mercy upon us. the Lord : for all the benefits that Christ, have mercy upon us. he hath done unto me?

Lord, have mercy upon us.

NUR Father, which art in hea. |

Minister. Let us pray. ven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be ALMIGHTY God, we give done in earth, As it is in heaven. thee humble thanks for that Give us this day our daily bread. thou hast vouchsafed to deliver And forgive us our trespasses, this woman thy servant from the As we forgive them that trespass great pain and peril of Childagainst us. And lead us not into birth; Grant, we beseech thee, temptation; But deliver us from most merciful Father, that she, evil: For thine is the kingdom, through thy help, may both faithThe power, and the glory, For fully live, and walk according to ever and ever. Amen.

thy will, in this life present; and Minister. O Lord, save this wo also may be partaker of everlastman thy servant ;

ing glory in the life to come; Answer. Who putteth her trust through Jesus Christ our Lord. in thee.

Amen. Minister. Be thou to her a strong tower;

The Woman, that cometh to give Answer. From the face of her her Thanks, must offer accusenemy.

tomed Offerings; and, if there be Minister. Lord, hear our prayer.

a Communion, it is convenient Answer. And let our cry come

that she receive the holy Com.

munion. unto thee.

A COMMINATION,

OR DENOUNCING OF GOD'S ANGER AND JUDGEMENTS

AGAINST SINNERS,

WITH CERTAIN PRAYERS, TO BE USED ON THE FIRST DAY OF LENT,

AND AT OTHER TIMES, AS THE ORDINARY SHALL APPOINT.

After Morning Prayer, the Litany ended according to the accustomed

manner, the Priest shall, in the Reading-Pew or Pulpit, say, PRETHREN, in the Primitive ture; and that ye should answer D Church there was a godly dis- to every Sentence, Amen : To the cipline, that, at the beginning of intent that, being admonished Lent, such persons as stood con- 1 of the great indignation of God victed of notorious sin were put against sinners, ye may the rato open penance, and punished in ther be moved to earnest and true this world, that their souls might repentance; and may walk more be saved in the day of the Lord ; warily in these dangerous days: and that others, admonished by fleeing from such vices, for which their example, might be the more ye affirm with your own mouths afraid to offend.

the curse of God to be due. Instead whereof, (until the said

CURSED is the man that discipline may be restored again,

U maketh any carved or molten which is much to be wished,) it image to worshin it. is thought good, that at this time (in the presence of you all) should

And the people shall answer and be read the general sentences of

say, God's- cursing against impenitent

Amen. sinners, gathered out of the seven Minister. Cursed is he that and twentieth Chapter of Deuter- curseth his father or mother. onomy, and other places of Scrip-1 Answer. Amen.

CURSP od to be din mouthe

be read the against impeniten

Minist

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eth reware. Amen.d is he th

Minister. Cursed is he that re- | appeareth ? His fan is in his hand, moveth his neighbour's land-mark. and he will purge his floor, and Answer. Amen.

gather his wheat into the barn ; Minister. Cursed is he that mak but he will burn the chaff with eth the blind to go out of his way. unquenchable fire. The day of Answer. Amen.

the Lord cometh as a thief in the Minister. Cursed is he that per night: and when men shall say, verteth the judgement of the stran Peace, and all things are safe, ger, the fatherless, and widow. then shall sudden destruction come Answer. Amen.

upon them, as sorrow cometh upMinister. Cursed is he that on a woman travailing with child, smiteth his neighbour secretly, and they shall not escape. Then Answer. Amen.

shall appear the wrath of God in Minister. Cursed is he that lieth the day of vengeance, which obstiwith his neighbour's wife.

nate sinners, through the stubAnswer. Amen.

bornness of their heart, have Minister. Cursed is he that tak heaped unto themselves; which eth reward to slay the innocent. despised the goodness, patience,

and long-sufferance of God, when Minister. Cursed is he that put he calleth them continually to reteth his trust in man, and taketh pentance. Then shall they call man for his defence, and in his upon me, (saith the Lord,) but I heart goeth from the Lord.

will not hear; they shall seek me Answer. Amen.

early, but they shall not find me; Minister. Cursed are the unmer and that, because they hated knowciful, fornicators, and adulterers, ledge, and received not the fear of covetous persons, idolaters, slan the Lord, but abhorred my counderers, drunkards, and extortion sel, and despised my correction. ers.

Then shall it be too late to knock Answer. Amen.

when the door shall be shut; and Minister.

too late to cry for mercy when it NOW seeing that all they are is the time of justice. O terrible IV accursed (as the prophet Da voice of most just judgement, vid beareth witness) who do err which shall be pronounced upon and go astray from the command them, when it shall be said unto ments of God; let us (remember them, Go, ye cursed, into the fire ing the dreadful judgement hang everlasting, which is prepared for ing over our heads, and always the devil and his angels. Thereready to fall upon us) return unto fore, brethren, take we heed beour Lord God, with all contrition time, while the day of salvation and meekness of heart; bewailing lasteth; for the night cometh, and lamenting our sinful life, ac- when none can work. But let us, knowledging and confessing our of- while we have the light, believe fences, and seeking to bring forth in the light, and walk as children worthy fruits of penance. For now of the light; that we be not cast is the ax put unto the root of into utter darkness, where is weepthe trees, so that every tree that ing and gnashing of teeth. Let us bringeth not forth good fruit is not abuse the goodness of God, hewn down, and cast into the fire. who calleth us mercifully to aIt is a fearful thing to fall into the mendment, and of his endless pity hands of the living God: he shall promiseth us forgiveness of that pour down rain upon the sinners, which is past, if with a perfect snares, fire and brimstone, storm and true heart we return unto and tempest; this shall be their him. For though our sins be as portion to drink. For lo, the Lord red as scarlet, they shall be made is come out of his place to visit white as show; and though they the wickedness of such as dwell be like purple, yet they shall be upon the earth. But who may a- made white as wool. Turn ye bide the day of his coming? Who (saith the Lord) from all your shall be able to endure when he wickedness, and your sin shall not

be your destruction: Cast away For I acknowledge my faults: from you all your ungodliness and my sin is ever before me. that ye have done: Make you Against thee only have I sinnew hearts, and a new spirit: ned, and done this evil in thy Wherefore will ye die, O ye house sight : that thou mightest be jusof Israel, seeing that I have no tified in thy saying, and clear pleasure in the death of him that when thou art judged. dieth, saith the Lord God? Turn Behold, I was shapen in wickye then, and ye shall live. Al edness : and in sin hath my mothough we have sinned, yet have ther conceived me. we an Advocate with the Father, But lo, thou requirest truth in Jesus Christ the righteous; and the inward parts: and shalt make he is the propitiation for our sins. me to understand wisdom secretly. For he was wounded for our of Thou shalt purge me with hysfences, and smitten for our wick sop, and I shall be clean : thou edness. Let us therefore return shalt wash me, and I shall be unto him, who is the merciful re whiter than snow. ceiver of all true penitent sinners; Thou shalt make me hear of assuring ourselves that he is ready joy and gladness: that the bones to receive us, and most willing to which thou hast broken may repardon us, if we come unto him joice. with faithful repentance; if we Turn thy face away from my submit ourselves unto him, and sins : and put out all my misfrom henceforth walk in his ways; deeds. if we will take his easy yoke, and Make me a clean heart, O God : light burden upon us, to follow and renew a right spirit within me. him in lowliness, patience, and Cast me not away from thy precharity, and be ordered by the go sence : and take not thy holy vernance of his Holy Spirit; seek Spirit from me. ing always his glory, and serving O give me the comfort of thy him duly in our vocation with help again : and stablish me with thanksgiving: This if we do, Christ thy free Spirit. will deliver us from the curse of Then shall I teach thy ways the law, and from the extreme unto the wicked : and sinners malediction which shall light up shall be converted unto thee. on them that shall be set on the Deliver me from blood-guilti. left hand; and he will set us on ness, O God, thou that art the his right hand, and give us the God of my health : and my tongue gracious benediction of his Father, shall sing of thy righteousness. commanding us to take possession Thou shalt open my lips, O of his glorious kingdom: Unto Lord : and my mouth shall shew which he vouchsafe to bring us all, thy praise. for his infinite mercy. Amen.

For thou desirest no sacrifice,

else would I give it thee : but Then shall they all kneel upon

thou delightest not in burnt-oftheir knees, and the Priest and

ferings. Clerks kneeling (in the place

The sacrifice of God is a trouwhere they are accustomed to say the Litany) shall say this

| bled spirit : a broken and conPsalm.

trite heart, O God, shalt thou

not despise. Miserere mei, Deus. Psalm li. I

o be favourable and gracious

| unto Sion : build thou the walls HAVE mercy upon me, o of Jerusalem,

I God, after thy great good Then shalt thou be pleased with ness : according to the multitude the sacrifice of righteousness, with of thy mercies do away mine of the burnt-offerings and oblations : fences.

then shall they offer young bulWash me throughly from my locks upon thine altar. wickedness : and cleanse me from Glory be to the Father, and to my sin.

| the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

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