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Let us pray.
mine yourself, and your estate settling, of their temporal estates, both toward God and man; so " The Exhortation before rehearsed may
whilst they are in health. that, accusing and condemning
be said before the Minister begin his yourself for your own faults, you Prayer, as he shall see cause. may find mercy at our heavenly The Minister shall not omit earnestly Father's hand for Christ's sake, to move such sick persons as are of and not be accused and con
ability, to be liberal to the poor.
1 And then the Minister shall say the Coldemned in that fearful judgment.
lect following: Therefore I shall rehearse to you the Articles of our Faith; that you may know whether you do believe O MOST merciful God, who THere the Minister shall rehearse the Ar- of thy mercies, dost so put away ticles of the Faith, saying thus: the sins of those who truly repent,
no Father Almighty, Maker of more; open thine eye of mercy upheaven and earth?
on this thy servant, who mostearAnd in Jesus Christ his only be- nestly desireth pardon and forgotten Son our Lord? And that he giveness. Renew in him, most was conceived by the Holy Ghost, loving Father, whatsoever hath born of the Virgin Mary; that he been decayed by the fraud and suffered under Pontius Pilate, was malice of the devil, or by his own crucified, dead, and buried; that carnal will and frailness; preserve he went down into hell, and also and continue this sick member in did rise again the third day; that the unity of the Church; consider he ascended into heaven, and sit- his contrition, accept his tears, teth on the right hand of God the assuage his pain, as shall seem to Father Almighty;and from thence thee most expedient for him. An shall come again at the end of the forasmuch as he putteth his full world, to judge the quick and the trust only in thy mercy, impute dead?
not unto him his former sins, but And dost thou believe in the strengthen him with thy blessed Holy Ghost; The holy Catholic Spirit; and when thou art pleased Church; The Communion of to take him hence, take him unto Saints; The Remission of sins; thy favour, through the merits of The Resurrection of the flesh; thy most dearly beloved Son Jeand everlasting life after death? sus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I The sick Person shall answer, All this I steadfastly believe.
1 Then shall the Minister say this Psalm: Then shall the Minister examine, whe
Psalm 130. De Profundis. ther be repent him truly of his sins, and be in charity with all the world; ex- OUT of the deep have I called borting him to forgive from the bottom
unto thee, O Lord; Lord, hear of his heart, all persons that have of my voice. fended him; audif he hath offendedany O let thine ears consider well other, to ask them forgiveness; and the voice of my complaint. where be hath done injury or wrong If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme toany man, that he make amends to the utter most of his power. And if he hath to mark what is done amiss; O not before disposed of his goods, let Lord, who may abide it? bim then be admonished to make his For there is mercy with thee; Will,
and to declare his debts, what he therefore shalt thou be feared. sweth, and what is owing unto him, for the better dicharging of his con- doth wait for him; in his word
I look for the Lord, my soul science, and the quietness of his Exécutors. But men should often be put in is my trust. remeinberance to take order for the My soul fleeth unto the Lord
before the morning watch; I say, save his soul forthy mercles'sake; before the morning watch. that if it shall be thy pleasure to
O Israel, trust in the Lord, for prolong his days here on earth, with the Lord there is mercy; she may live to thee, and be an inand with him is plenteous re- strument of thy glory, by serving demption.
thee faithfully, and doing good in And he shall redeem Israel his generation: or else receive him from all his sins.
into those heavenly habitations, 1 Adding this:
where the souls of those who O
by thy Cross and precious perpetual rest and felicity: Grant Blood hast redeemed us; save this, O Lord, for thy mercies' sake, us and help us, we humbly be in the same thy Son our Lord Je. seech thee, O Lord.
sus Chirst, who liveth and reign1 Then shall the Minister say, eth with thee and the Holy Ghost, THE Almighty Lord, who is a
most strong tower to ali ever one God, world without end! those
who put their trust in him, "A Prayer for a sick Person, when there to whom all things in heaven, in appeareth but small hope of recovery. earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey, be now and ever
FATHER of mercies, and O
God of all comfort, our only more thy defence; and make thee help in time of need; We fly unto know and feel, that there is none thee for succour in behalf of this other name under heaven given thy servant, here lying under thy to man, in whom, and through band in great weakness of body: whom, thou mayest receive health Look graciously upon him, o and salvation, but only the name Lord; and the more the outward of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. man decayeth, strengthen him, we 1 Here the Minister may use any part of beseech thee, so much the more. the service of this Book, which, in his continually with thy, grace and discretion, he shall think convenient to Holy Spirit, in the inner man;
the occasion; and after that shall say, UNTO NTO God's gracious mercy all the errors of his life past, and
Give him unfeigned repentance for and protection we commit thee: The Lord bless thee, and steadfast faith in thy Son Jesus, keep thee: The Lord make his that his sins may be done away face to shine upon thee,
and be by thy mercy, and his pardon seal. gracious unto thee: The Lord lift and be no more seen. We know,
ed in Heaven, before he go hence, up his countenance upon thee, Lord, that there is no wordimpos. and give thee peace both now and evermore. Amen.
sible with thee; and that, if thon 1 Prayers which may be said with the wilt, thou canst even yet raise him
foregoing service, or any part thereof, up,and grant him a longer continuat the discretion of the Minister. ance amongst us: Yet, forasmuch
T A Prayer for a sick Child. as in all appearance the time of 0
ALMIĞHTY God and mer- his dissolution draweth near, so
ciful Father, to whom alone fit and prepare him, we beseech belong the issues of life and death; thee, against the hour of death, look down from heaven, we hum- that after his departure hence in bly beseech thee, with the eyes of peace, and in thy favour, his soul mercy upon this Child, now lying may be received into thine everupon the bed of sickness: Visit lasting kingdom; through the him, O Lord, with thy salvation; merits and mediation of Jesus deliver him in thy good appointed Christ thine only Son, our Lord time from his bodily pain, and and Saviour. Anien
neither cast away his confidence ALMIGHTY God, with in thee, nor place it any where just men made perfect, after they against all his temptations, and are delivered from their earthly heal all his distempers . Break not prisons; we humbly commend the bruised reed, nor quench the the soul of this thy servant, our smoking flax: Shut not up thy dear brother, into thy hands, as tender mercies in displeasure; into the hands of a faithful Crea- but make him to hear of joy and tor, and most merciful Saviour; gladness, that the bones which most humbly beseeching, thee, thou hast broken may rejoice : that it may be precious in thy Deliver him from fear of the enesight: Wash it, we pray thee, my, and lift up the light of thy he blood of that immaculate countenance upon him ; and give Lamb, that was slain to take away him peace, through the merits and the sins of the world ; that what- mediation of Jesus Christ our soever defilements it may have Lord. Amen. contracted in the midst of this T A Prayer which may be said by the miserable and naughty, world,
Minister, in behalf of all present at the
Visitation. through the lust of the flesh, or the wiles of Satan, being purged O GOD, whose days are withand done away, it may be pre
out end, and whose mercies sented pure and without spot cannot be numbered; make us, before thee. And teach us who we beseech thee, deeply sensible survive, in this, and other like of the shortness and uncertainty daily spectacles of mortality, to of human life, and let thy Holy see how frail and uncertain our
Spirit lead us through this vale of own condition is; and so to num misery, in holiness and righteous. ber our days, that we may seri- ness, all the days of our lives ously apply our hearts to that holy thee in our generation, we may
That, when we shall have served and heavenly wisdom, whilst we live here, which may in the end be gathered unto our fathers, hav. bring us to life everlasting, ing
the testimony of a good conthrough the merits of Jesus Christ science; in the communion of thine only Son our Lord. Amen. the Catholic Church; in the con.
fidence of a certain faith; in the LA Prayer for Persons troubled in Mind
comfort of a reasonable, religious,
and holy hope; in favour with of mercies, and the God of rity with the world. All which all comforts, we beseech thee, we ask through Jesus Christ our look down in pity and compassion Lord. Amen. upon this thy, afflicted servant. T A Prayer which may be said in case of Thou writest bitter things against sudden surprise and immediate danger. him, and makest him to possess kis former iniquities : Thy wrath
MOST gracious Father, we O
Ay unto thee for mercy in lieth hard upon him, and his soul behalf of this thy servant, here ly, is full of trouble: But, O merciful ing under the sudden visitation of God, who hast written thy holy thine hand. If it be thy will, word for our learning, that we preserve his life, that there may through patience and comfort of be place for repentance: But, if thy holy Scriptures, might have thou hast otherwise appointed, hope; give him a right under- let thy mercy supply to him the standing of himself, and of thy 'want of the usual opportunity for
or in Conscience.
the trimming of his lamp. Stir, by restoring this our brother to up in him such sorrow for sin, some degree of his former health. and such fervent love to thee, as Blessed be thy name, that thou may in a short time do the work didst not forsake him in his sickof many days: That among the ness; but didst visit him with com. praises which thy Saints and holy forts from above; didst support Angels shall sing to the honour him in patience and submission to of thy mercy through eternal thy will; and, at last, didst send ages, it may be to thy unspeaka-him seasonable relief. Perfect, ble glory, that thou hast redeem- we beseech thee, this thy mercy ed the soul of this thy servant towards him; and prosper the from eternal death, and made him means which shall be made use partaker of the everlasting life, of for his cure: That being rewhich is through Jesus Christ stored to health of body, vigour our Lord. Amen.
of mind, and cheerfulness of spi& A Thanksgiving for the beginning of a house, to offer thee an oblation
rit, he may be able to go to thine recovery,
with great gladness; and to bless bringest down to the grave, nese towards him, through Jesus and bringest up again; we bless Christ our Saviour: To whom thy wonderful goodness, for hav- with thee and the Holy Spirit, be ing turned our heaviness into joy all honour and glory world with. and our mourning into gladness, out end. Amen.
THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK. 1 Forasmuch as all mortal men are subject to many sudden perils, dismases, 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 be must give timely notice to the Minister, signifying also how many there are to communicate with him (which sball 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:
soul shall depart from the body, A
Maker of mankind, who dost unto thee, through Jesus Christ correct those whom thou dost our Lord. Amen. love,and chastise everyone whom thou dost receive; we beseech
The Epistle. Heb. xi.6. tere to have mercy upon this thy Mson, despise not thou the and to grant that he may take his faint when thou art rebuked or sickness patiently, and recover his him. For whom the Lord loveth, bodily health, if it be thy gracious be chasteneth; and scourgeth will; and that whensoever his every son whom he receiveth.
VEROL verily, Isay unto you, not
The Gospec. St. John v. 24. me, hath everlasting life, and shall
come into condemnation; He that heareth my word, but is passed from death unto life. and believeth on him that sent 9 After which the Minister shall proceed according to the Form before prescribed
for the Holy Communion, beginning at the words, Ye who do truly, &c. f At the time of the distribution of the Holy Sacrament, the Minister shall first re
ceive the Communion himself, and after minister unto those who are appointed to communicate 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 liim, 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 bim of his sins, and steadfastly believe that Jesus Christ bath 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 and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to his soul's health, although he do not receive the Sacrament with his mouth. When the sick Person is visited and receiveth the Holy Communion all at one time, then the Minister, for more expedition, shall cut off the Form of the Visita
tion at the Psalm, and go straight to the Communion. 1 In the times of contagious sickness or disease, when none of the Parish or Neigh
bours 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 communi. cate with him.
THE ORDER FOR THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD. I Rere is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any unbaptizett Adults, any who die excommunicate, or who have laid violent hands upon them
selves. 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, , saith the Lordhe
shall be said or sung the following Anbelieveth in me, though he were
them, taken from the 39th and 20th dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in LORD, let me know my end,
. . 25, 26.
that I may be certified how long
Redeemer liv. I have to live. I eth, and that he hadde standat
Behold, thou hast made my the latter day upon the earth: days as it were a span long; and And though after my skin worms mine age is even as nothing in destroy this body, yet in my flesh respect of thee; and verily every shall I see God; whom I shall man living is altogether vanity. see for myself, and mine eyes For man walketh in a vain shall behold, and not another. shadow, and disquieteth himself Job xix. 25, 26, 27.
in vain; he heapeth up riches, We brought nothing into this and cannot tell who shall gather can carry nothing out. The Lord And now, Lord, what is my gave, and the Lord hath taken a- hope? Truly my hope is even in way; blessed be the name of the thee. Lord. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job i. 21. Deliver me from all mine of