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7 Prayers which may be said with the fore. that his sins going service, or any part thereof, at the
may discretion of the Minister.
by thy mercy, and his pardon | A Prayer for a sick Child.
sealed in Heaven, before he go O
Almighty God and merci- hence, and be no more seen.
ful Father, to whom alone We know, O Lord, that there belong the issues of life and is no word impossible with thee; death; look down from Heaven, and that, if thou wilt, thou canst we humbly beseech thee, with even yet raise him up, and the eyes of mercy upon this grant him a longer continuance Child, now lying upon the bed amongst us: Yet, forasmuch as of sickness: Visit him, O Lord, in all appearance the time of his with thy salvation; deliver him dissolution draweth near, so fit in thy good appointed time from and prepare him, we beseech his bodily pain, and save his thee, against the hour of death, soul for thy mercies' sake; that that after his departure hence in if it shall be thy pleasure to peace, and in thy favour, his prolong his days here on earth, soul may be received into thine he may live to thee, and be an everlasting Kingdom; through instrument of thy glory, by the merits and mediation of Jeserving thee faithfully, and do- sus Christ thine only Son our ing good in his generation : Or Lord and Saviour. Amen. else receive him into those hea- f A Commendatory Prayer for a sick Pervenly habitations, where the
son at the point of Departure. souls of those who sleep in the Almighty God, with whom and felicity: Grant this, O Lord, men made perfect, after they are for thy mercies' sake, in the delivered from their earthly prisame thy Son our Lord Jesus sons; we humbly commend the Christ, who liveth and reigneth soul of this thy servant, our with thee and the Holy Ghost, dear brother, into thy hands, as ever one God, world without into the hands of a faithful Creaend. Amen.
tor, and most merciful Saviour; S A Prayer for a sick Person, when there most humbly beseeching thee,
appeareth but small hope of Recovery. that it may be precious in thy O , ,
of all comfort, our only in the blood of that immaculate help in time of need; we fly Lamb, that was slain to take unto thee for succour in behalf away the sins of the world; that of this thy servant, here lying whatsoever defilements it may under thy hand in great weak- have contracted in the midst of ness of body: Look graciously this miserable and naughty upon him, O Lord; and the world, through the lusts of the more the outward man decay- flesh, or the wiles of Satan, beeth, strengthen him, we beseech ing purged and done away, it thee, so much the more conti- may be presented pure and nually with thy grace and Holy without spot before thee. And Spirit, in the inner man: Give teach us who survive, in this, and him unfeigned repentance for all other like daily spectacles of the errors of his life past, and mortality, to see how frail and steadfast faith in thy Son Jesus, uncertain our own condition is;
and so to number our days, mercies cannot be numbered; that we may seriously apply our make us, we beseech thee, deephearts to that holy and heaven- ly sensible of the shortness and ly wisdom, whilst we live here, uncertainty of human life; and which may in the end bring us let thy Holy Spirit lead us to life everlasting, through the through this vale of misery, in merits of Jesus Christ thine on. holiness and righteousness, all ly Son our Lord. Amen. the days of our lives: That, TA Prayer for Persons troubled in Mind or
when we shall have served thee
in our generation, we may be O
Blessed Lord, the Father gathered unto our fathers, hav
of mercies, and the God ing the testimony of a good con. of all comforts, we beseech thee, science; in the communion of look down in pity and compas- the Catholic Church; in the sion upon this thy afflicted ser-confidence of a certain faith; in vant. Thou writest bitter things the comfort of a reasonable, reagainst him, and makest him to ligious, and holy hope; in fa. possess his former iniquities: your with thee our God, and Thy wrath lieth hard upon him, in perfect charity with the world. and his soul is full of trouble: All which we ask through JeBut, O merciful God, who sus Christ our Lord. Amen. hast written thy holy word for our learning, that we, through q A Prayer which may be said in case of
sudderi surprise and immediate danger. patience and comfort of thy ho. ly Scriptures, might have hope; O Most gracious Father, we of himself, and of thy threats and behalf of this thy servant, here promises; that he may neither lying under the sudden visitacast away his confidence in thee, tion of thine hand. If it be thy nor place it any where but in will, preserve his life, that there thee. Give him strength against may be place for repentance: all his temptations, and heal all But, if thou hast otherwise aphis distempers: Break not the pointed, let thy mercy supply bruised reed, nor quench the to him the want of the usual opsmoking fax: Shut not up thy portunity for the trimming of tender mercies in displeasure; his lamp: Stir up in him such but make him to hear of joy and sorrow for sin and such fervent gladness, that the bones which love to thee, as may in a short thou hast broken may rejoice: time do the work of many days: Deliver him from fear of the That among the praises which enemy, and lift up the light of thy Saints and holy Angels shall thy countenance upon him; and sing to the honour of thy mercy give him peace, through the me- through eternal ages, it may be rits and mediation of Jesus to thy unspeakable glory, that Christ our Lord. Amen.
thou hast redeemed the soul of
this thy servant from eternal 1 A Prayer which may be said by the Minister, in behalf of all present at the Visita death, and made him partaker
of the everlasting life, which is O God, whose days are through Jesus Christ our Lord.
9 A Thanksgiving for the Be- him seasonable relief. Perfect,
ginning of a Recovery. we beseech thee, this thy mercy REAT and mighty God, towards him; and prosper the
means which shall be made use grave, and bringest up again; of for his cure: That being rewe bless thy wonderful good- stored to health of body, vigour ness, for having turned our hea. of mind, and cheerfulness of viness into joy and our mourn- spirit, he may be able to go to ing into gladness, by restoring thine House, to offer thee an obthis our brother to some degree lation with great gladness; and of his former health. Blessed to bless thy holy name for all be thy name, that thou didst not thy goodness towards him, forsake him in his sickness; but through Jesus Christ our Sa didst visit him with comforts viour: To whom with thee and from above; didst support him the Holy Spirit, be all honour in patience and submission to and glory, world without end. thy will; and, at last, didst send Amen.
THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK. | Forasmuch as all mortal men are subject to many sudden perils, diseases, and sicknesses,
and ever uncertain what time they shall depart out of this life; therefore, to the intent they may be always in readiness to die, whensoever it shall please Almighty God to call them, the Ministers 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 publicly administered in the Church, that so doing, they may, in case of sudden visitation, have the less cause to be disquieted 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 Minister, signifying also how many there are to communicate with him which shall be two at the least
;) and all things necessary being prepared, the Minister shall there celebrate the Holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, here following : The Collect.
The Epistle. Heb. xii. 5. everliving God,
son, despise Maker who dost correct those whom thoạ nor faint when thou art rebuked dost love, and chastise every of him. For whom the Lord one whom thou dost receive; loveth, he chasteneth; and we beseech thee to have mercy scourgeth every son whom he upon this thy servant visited receiveth. with thine hand; and to grant that he may take his sickness
The Gospel. St. John v. 24. , recover bodi
, verily, I say unto , be thy
He that heareth my will; and that whensoever his word, and believeth on him that soul shall depart from the body, sent me, hath everlasting life, it may be without spot present and shall not come into coned unto thee, through Jesus demnation ; but is passed from Christ our Lord. Amen. death unto life.
9 After which the Minister shall proceed according to the Form before prescribed for the
Holy Communion, beginning at these words, Ye who do truly, &c.
Communion himself, and after minister unto those who are appointed to conmunicate 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 Minister, or for lack of company to receive with him, or by any 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 steadfastly believe that Jesus Christ hath suffered death upon the Cross for him, and shed his Blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving him hearty thanks therefor, he doth eat anıl drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to his souls health, although he do not receive the Sacrament with his mouth. | Wlen : he sick Person is visited and receiveth the Holy Communion all at one time, then
the Minister, for more e.rpedition, shall cut off the Form of the Visitation at the Psalm,
and go straight to the Communion. 9 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 infection ; upon special request of the diseased, the Minister alone may communicate with him.
THE ORDER FOR THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 9 Here is to be noted that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any unbaptized Adults,
any who die excommunicate, or who have laid violent hands upon themselves. 1 The Minister, meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the Church-yard, and going before it either into the Church, or towards the Grave, shall say, or sing, AM the resurrection and the Behold, thou hast made my
life, saith the Lord; he that days as it were a span long; and believeth in me, though he were mine age is even as nothing in dead, yet shall he live: And respect of thee; and verily every whosoever liveth and believeth man living is altogether vanity. in me, shall never die. St. John For man walketh in a vain xi. 25, 26.
shadow, and disquieteth himI
Know that my Redeemer self in vain ; he heapeth ur
liveth, and that he shall stand riches, and cannot tell who shal at the latter day upon the earth: gather them. And though after my skin, And now, Lord, what is my worms destroy this body, yet in hope ? Truly my hope is even my flesh shall I see God; whom in thee. I shall see for myself, and mine Deliver me from all mine of eyes shall behold, and not ano- fences; and make me not a rether. Job xix. 25, 26, 27. buke unto the foolish.
into When thou with rebukes dost this world, and it is cer- chasten man for sin, thou makest tain we can carry nothing out. his beauty to consume away, The Lord gave, and the Lord like as it were a moth fretting a hath taken away ; blessed be the garment: Every man therefore name of the Lord. 1 Tim. vi. is but vanity. 7. Job i. 21.
Hear my prayer, O Lord; and
with thine ears consider my After they are come into the Church, shall he said or sung the following Anthem, ta- calling : Hold not thy peace at ken from the 39th and 90th Psalms.
my tears. ORD, let me know my end, For I am a stranger with thee,
and the number of my and a sojourner; as all my fadays; that I may be certified thers were. how long I have to live.
O spare me a little, that I may
recover my strength; before I As it was in the beginning, go hence, and be no more seen. is now, and ever shall be, world
Lord, thou hast been our re- without end. Amen. fuge, from one generation to Then shall follow the Lesson, taken out of another.
the fifteenth Chapter of the first Epistle of Before the mountains were
Saint Paul to the Corinthians. brought ,
1 Cor. xv. 20.
W is Christ risen from art God from everlasting, and world without end.
first fruits of them that slept. Thou turnest man to destruc. For since by man came death, tion; again thou sayest, Come by man came also the resurrecagain, ye children of men.
tion of the dead. For as in For a thousand years in thy Adam all die, even so in Christ sight are but as yesterday ; see. shall all be made alive. But ing that is past as a watch in the every man in his own order: night.
Christ the first fruits; afterwards As soon as thou scatterest they that are Christ's, at his them, they are even as asleep; coming. Then cometh the end, and fade away suddenly like the when he shall have delivered up grass.
the kingdom to God, even the In the morning it is green, Father, when he shall have put and groweth up; but in the down all rule, and all authority, evening it is cut down, dried up, and power. For he must reign and withered.
till he hath put all enemies unFor we consume away in thy der his feet. The last enemy displeasure; and are afraid at that shall be destroyed is death: thy wrathful indignation.
for he hath put all things under Thou hast set our misdeeds his feet. But when he saith all before thee; and our secret things are put under him, it is sins in the light of thy counte- manifest that he is excepted nance.
which did put all things under For when thou art angry, all him. And when all things shall our days are gone: We bring be subdued unto him, then shall our years to an end, as it were the Son also himself be subject a tale that is told.
unto him that put all things unThe days of our age are der him, that God may be all in threescore years and ten; and all. Else what shall they do though men be so strong that which are baptized for the dead, they come to fourscore years, if the dead rise not at all? Why yet is their strength then but are they then baptized for the labour and sorrow;
dead? And why stand we in passeth it away, and we are jeopardy every hour ? I protest gone.
by your rejoicing, which I have So teach us to number our in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die days, that we may apply our daily. If after the manner of hearts unto wisdom.
men I have fought with beasts Glory be to the Father, and at Ephesus, what advantageth it to the Son, and to the Holy me, if the dead rise not ? let us Ghost;
eat and drink, for to-morrow