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THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD.

Here is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any that die un. baptized, or excommunicate, or have laid violent hands upon themselves. The Priest and Cierks 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,

I AM the resurrection and the

saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believ eth in me shall never die. St. John xi. 25, 25.

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KNOW that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. 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.

Domine, refugium. Psal, xc.

WE brought nothing into this world, LORD, thou hast been our refuge:

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.

from one generation to another. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the carth and the world were made thou art God from ever. lasting, and world without end.

After they are come into the Church, shall be read one or both of these Psalms following.

Dixi, Custodiam. Psal. xxxix. I SAID, I will take heed to my ways: that I offend not in my tongue.

I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle while the ungodly is in my sight.

I held my tongue, and spake no thing: I kept silence, yea, even from good words; but it was pain and grief

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Hear my prayer, O Lord, and with thine ears consider my calling not thy peace at my tears.

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For I am a stranger with thee: and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

O spare me a little, that I may re. cover my strength: before I go hence, and be no more seen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be; world without end. Amen.

When thou with rebukes dost chas ten man for sin, thou makest his beau ty to consume away, like as it were a inoth fretting a garment: every man therefore is but vanity.

Thou turnest man to destruction: again thou sayest, Come again, ye chil. dren of men.

For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday: seeing that is past as a wat. h in the night.

As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as a sleep and tade a way suddenly like the grass.

In the morning it is green, and grow. eth up but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.

For we consume away in thy dis. pleasure; and are afraid at thy wrath. iul indignation.

Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee; and our se ret sins in the light of thy countenance.

For when thou art angry all our days are gone: we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.

The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong, that they come to four core years: yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gene.

But who regardeth the power of thy wrath for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is thy displeasure.

O teach us to number our days: that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last; and be gracious unto thy servants.

O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

Comfort is again now after the time that thou hast jlagued us and for the years wherein we have suffered adver. aity.

Show thy servants thy work; and their children thy glory.

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And the glorious Majesty of the Lord our God be upon us: prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, O prosper thou our handy-work,

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

Then shall follow the Lesson taken out of the fifteenth Chapter of the former Epistle of Saint Paul to the Corin

thians.

1 Cor. xv. 20.

NOW is Christ risen from the dead,

and become the first-fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ's, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority, and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is ma nifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? and why stand we in jeopardy every hour? I protest by your rejoicing, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die. Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what

body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body, as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and an

other glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead: It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, (for the trumpet shall sound,) and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality; then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

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to our prayer; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us not, at our last hour, for any pains of death, to fall from thee.

Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the Body by some standing by, the Priest shall say, FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Al

mighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear brother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resur rection to eternal life, through our Lord esus Christ; who shall change our vile body, that it may be like unto his glorious body, according to the mighty working, whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.

Then shall be said or ung, HEARD a voice from heaven, say ing unto me, Write, From hence. forth blessed are the dead which die in the Lord: even so saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours.

Then the Priest shall say,
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

OUR Father, which art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

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LMIGHTY God, with whom do live the spirits of them that depart hence in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful, after they are

delivered from the burden of the flesh, are in joy and felicity; We give thee hearty thanks, for that it hath pleased thee to deliver this our brother out of the miseries of this sinful world; beseeching thee, that it may please thee, of thy gracious goodness, shortly to accomplish the number of thine elect, and to hasten thy kingdom; that we, with all those that are departed in the true faith of thy holy Name, may have our perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Collect.

MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the life; in whom whosoever believeth shall live, though he die; and whosoever liveth, and be. lieveth in him, shall not die eternally; who also hath taught us, by his holy Apostle Saint Paul, not to be sorry, as men without hope, for them that sleep in him; We meekly beseech thee, Ô Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness; that, when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him, as our hope is this our bro ther doth; and that, at the general Re surrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight; and receive that blessing, which thy well-be loved Son shall then pronounce to all that love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of my Father, re ceive the kingdom prepared for rou from the beginning of the world: Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Fa. ther, through Jesus Christ, our Media tor and Redeemer. Amen.

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THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,

FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God of his goodness to give you safe deliverance, and hath preserved you in the great danger of Childbirth; you shall therefore give hearty thanks unto God, and say,

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fel lowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

COMMONLY CALLED,

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

(Then shall the Priest say the exvith Prat,)

The Woman, at the usual time after her Delivery, thall come into the Church des cently apparelled, and there shall kneel down. În pɔme convenient place, as kath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct; And then the Priest shall say sunto her,

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Except the Lord keep the city: the watchman waketh but in vain.

It is but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest, and eat the bread of carefulness: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

Lo, children and the fruit of the womb are an heritage and gift that cometh of the Lord.

ver full of them they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant even so are the young children. Happy is the man that hath his qui

Then the Priest shall say,
Let us pray.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
O
UR Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name. Thy king-
dom come. Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven. Give us this day
our daily bread. And forgive us our
trespasses, As we forgive them that
trespass against us. And lead us not
into temptation; But deliver us from
evil: For thine is the kingdom, The
power, and the glory, For ever and
ever. Amen.

Minister. Let us pray.

ALMIGHTY God, we give thee humble thanks for that thou hast vouchsafed to deliver this woman thy servant from the great pain and peril of Child-birth; Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Father, that she, through thy help, may both faithfully live, and walk according to thy will, in this life present; and also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our 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 Com munion.

Minister. O Lord, save this woman thy servant;

Answer. Who putteth her trust in thec.

Minister. Be thou to her a strong tower; Answer. From the face of her enc

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Minister. Lord, hear our prayer. Answer. And let our cry come 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, BRETHREN, in the Primitive

was a godly discipline, that, at the beginning of Lent, such persons as stood convicted of notorious sin were put to open penance,

and punished in this world, that their souls might be saved in the day of the Lord; and that others, admonished by their example, might be the more afraid to offend.

Instead whereof, (until the said discipline may be restored again, which is much to be wished,) it is thought good, that at this time (in the presence of you all) should be read the general sentences of God's cursing against impe nitent sinners, gathered out of the se ven and twentieth Chapter of Deuteronomy, and other places of Scripture; and that ye should answer to every Sentence, Amen: To the intent that, being adinonished of the great indig nation of God against sinners, ye may the rather be moved to earnest and true repentance; and may walk more warily in these dangerous days; fleeing from such vices, for which ye affirm with your own mouths the curse of God to be due.

URSED is the man that maketh any carved or molten image, to wor

ship it.

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Answer. Amen.

Minister, Cursed are the unmerciful, fornicators, and adulterers, covetous persons, idolaters, slanderers, drunkards, and extortioners. Answer. Amen.

Minister.

Now seeing that all they are accurs. ed (as the prophet David beareth witness) who do crr and go astray from the conimandments of God; let us (re. membering the dreadful judgement hanging over our heads, and always ready to fall upon us) return unto our Lord God, with all contrition and meekness of heart; bewailing and la menting our sinful life, acknowledging and confessing our offences, and secking to bring forth worthy fruits of pe nance. For now is the ax put unto the root of the trees, so that every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is

hewn down, and cast Into the fire. re is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God: he shall pour down rain upon the sinners, snares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest; this shall be their portion to drink. For lo, the Lord is come out of his place to visit the wickedness of such as dwell upon the earth. But who may abide the day of his coming? Who shall be able to endure when he appeareth? His fan is in his hand, and he will purge his floor, and gather bis wheat into the barn; but he will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire, The day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night: and when men shall say, Peace, and all things are safe, then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as sorrow cometh upon a woman travailing with child, and they shall not escape. Then shall appear the wrath of God in the day of vengeance, which obstinate sinners, through the stubbornness of their heart, have heaped unto them. selves; which despised the goodness, patience, and long-sufferance of God, when he calleth them continually to repentance. Then shall they call upon me, (saith the Lord,) but I will not hear; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me; and that, be cause they hated knowledge, and received not the fear of the Lord, but abhorred my counsel, and despised my correction. Then shall it be too late to knock when the door shall be shut; and too late to cry for mercy when it is the time of justice. O terrible voice of most just judgement, which shall be pronounced upon them, when it shall be said unto them, Go, ye cursed, into the fire everlasting, which is prepared for the devil and his angels. Therefore, brethren, take we heed betime, while the day of salvation lasteth; for the night cometh, when none can work. But let us, while we have the light, he lieve in the light, and walk as children of the light; that we be not cast into utter darkness, where is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Let us not abuse the goodness of God, who calleth us mercifully to amendment, and of his endless pity promiseth us forgiveness of that which is past, if with a perfect and true heart we return unto hima, For though our sins be as red as scar let, they shall be made white as snow; and though they be like purple, yet they shall be made white as wool. Turn ye (saith the Lord) from all your wickedness, and your sin shall not be your destruction: Cast away from you all your ungodliness that we have done; Make you new hearts, and a new spi rit: Wherefore will ye die, O ye hetue of larael, ser.ng that I have no pleasure in the death of him that dirth, th the Lord God Turn ye then, and ye shall live. Although we have sinued, yet have we an Advocate with the Tax

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