ners, do in this our great di- the days of our life. Hear, Atress cry unto thee for help: Lord, and save us, for the Save, Lord, or else we pe- merits of our blessed Savirish. We confess, when we our thy Son, our Lord Jehave been safe, and seen all sus Chrift. Amen. things quiet about us, we have often forgot thee our The Prayer to be said before God, and refufed to hearken a Fight at Sea, against to the still voice of thy word, any unjuft Enemy. and to obey thy commandments: But now we see how O Most powerful and gloterrible thou art in all thy rious Lord God, the works of wonder ; the great Lord of hosts, that rulest God to be feared above all, and commandeft all things; And therefore we adore thy Thou fitteth in the throne divine Majesty, acknow- judging right; and therefore ledging thy power, and im- we make our address to thy ploring thy goodness. Help, divine Majesty in this our Lord, and save us for thy necessity, that thou wouldīt mercy's fake, in Jesus take the cause into thine Christ thy Son our Lord. own hand, and judge beAmen.

tween us and our enemies. Or this.

Stir up thy strength, Lord,

and come and help us; for O Most glorious and gra- thou giveft not alway the

cious Lord God, who battle to the strong, but dwelleft in heaven, but be- canft lave by many or by holdeft all things below ; few. Olet not our fins Look down, we beseech now cry against us for vengethee, and hear us, calling out ance, but hear us thy poor of the depth of misery, and servants begging mercy, and out of the jaws of this Death, imploring thy help; and that which is ready now to swal. thou wouldit be a defence How us up: Save, Lord, or unto us against the face of else we perifh. The living, the enemy. Make it appear the living shall praise thee. that thou art our Saviour and fend thy word of command mighty deliverer, through to rebuke the raging winds,, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. and the roaring fea, that we being delivered from this di- Short Prayers for fick PerAtress, may live to serve thee, fons, that cannot meet to and to glorify thy Name all join in Prayer with others,



by reason of the Fight or didst save thy disciples reaStorm.

dy to perish in a Storm, General Prayers. hear us, and save us, we LOrd, be merciful to us beseech thee, .

finners, and save us, for When there Mall be imminent thy mercy's fake.

danger, as many as can be Thou art the great God Spared from necessary ferthat hast made and ruleft all vice in the Ship fall be cala chings:0 deliver us for thy led together, and make an Name's fake.

humble Confession of their Thou art the great God fins to God: In which every to Be feared above all : 0 one ought seriously to reflect save us that we may praise upon those particular fins of thee.

which his conscience shall

accuse him, saying as fol, Special Prayers with respect loweth : to the Enemy.

The Confeffion. THou, O Lord, art juft Almighty God, Father of and powerful; O de our

Lord Jesus Chrift, fend our cause against the Maker of all things, Judge face of the Enemy.

of all men; We acknow. O God, thou art a strong ledge and bewail our manitower of defence to all that fold fins and wickedness, flee unto thee: O fave us which we from time to time from the violence of the most grievously have com. Enemy.

mitted, by thought, word, O Lord of hosts, fight and deed, against thy difor us, that we may glorify vine Majesty, provoking thee.

moftjuftly thy wrath and in O suffer us not to fink dignation against us. Grant under the weight of our fins, that we may earnestly re, or the violence of the Enemy. pent, and be heartily sorry

O Lord, arise, help us, for all our fins and provoca and deliver us for thy tions. That the rememName's fake.

brance of them may be grie

yous unto us; as the burden Short Prayers in respect of a of them is intolerable. Have Storm.

mercy upon us,


mercy Hou, O Lord, that still- upon us, moft merciful Fan

est the raging of the ther; for thy Son our Lord rea, hear, hear us, and save JesusChrist's sake, forgive us us that we perilh not. allthat is past, andgrant that O blessed Saviour, that we may ever hereafter serve



and please thee in newness towards the children of of life, to the honour and men. glory of thy Name, thro' He turned the sea into Jesus Christ our Lord. 4. dry Land, so that they went men.

through the Water on foot: Then shall the Prieft, if there there did we rejoice there

be any in the Ship, pro- of. nounce this Absolution.

He ruleth with his power ALmighty God, our hea. for ever, his eyes behold the

venly Father, who of people : and such as will not his great mercy hath promi- believe, fhall not be able to fed forgiveness of fins to all exalt themselves. them which with hearty re

O praiseour God, ye peopentance, and true faith turn ple, and make the voice of unto him ; Have mercy up- his praise to be heard ; on you, pardon and deliver .. Who holdeth our foul in you from all your fins; con- life, and suffereth not our firm and strengthen you in feet to flip. all goodness; and bring you For thou, O God, haft to everlasting life, through proved us, thou also haft triJesus Chrift our Lord. 1. ed us, like as silver is tried.

Thou broughteft us into the snare, and laid ft trouble

upon our loins. Thanksgiving after a Storm. Thou sufferedst men to Psalm 66.

ride over our heads; wewent Be joyful in God, all ye thro' Fire and Water; and

lands; fing praises un- thou broughteft us out into to the honour of his Names a wealthy place. make his praise to be glori- - I will go into thy house ous.

with burnt-offerings, and Say unto God, o how will pay thee my vows, wonderful art thou in thy which I promised with my works : through the great. lips, and spake with my ness of thy power shall thine mouth, when I was in trouble. enemies be found liars unto I will offer unto thee fat thee.

burnt-facrifices, with the inFor all the world shall cense of rams : I will offer worship thee, sing of thee, Bullocks and Goats. and praise thy Name.

O come hither, and hearOcome hither, and behold ken, all ye that fear God: the works of God, how and I will tell you what he wonderful he is in his doing hath done for my soul.


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Psalm 107.

I called unto him with He led them forth by the my mouth, and gave him right way, that they might praises with my tongue. go to the city where they

If I incline unto wicked. dwelt. ness with mine heart, the O that men would there. Lord will not hear me. fore praise the Lord for his

But God hath heard me, goodness, and declare the and considered the voice of wonders that he doth for

the children of men !
my prayer.
Praised be God who hath

For he satisfieth the empnot cast out my prayer, nor ty soul, and filleth the hunturned his mercy from me. gry soul with goodness.

Glory be to the Father, Such as fit in darkness, thro' the Son, in the Holy and in the shadow of death, Ghoft.

being faft bound in misery As it was in the begin- and iron; ning, is now, and ever hall Because they rebelled abe, world without end: A- gainst the words of the Lord, men.

and lightly regarded the

counsel of the most high ; O

Give thanks unto the He also brought down

Lord, for he is graci- their heart through heavious, and his mercy endurech ness : they fell down, and for ever.

there was none to help them Let them give thanks up. whom the Lord hath re So when they cried unto deemed, and delivered from the Lord in their trouble, he the hand of the enemy ;

delivered them out of their And gathered them out distress. of the lands, from the East, For he brought them out and from the West, from of darkness, and out of the the North, and from the shadow of death, and brake South.

their bonds in sunder. They went astray in the O that men would there. wilderness out of the way, fore praise the Lord for his and found no city to dwell goodness, and declare the

wonders that he doth for Hungry and thirsty, their the children of men ! soul fainted in them.

For he hath broken the So they cried unto thee gates of brass, and smitten Lord, in their trouble, and the bars of iron in sunder. he delivered them from their Foolish men are plagued distress.

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for their offence, and because For he maketh the storm of their wickedness.

to cease, so that the waves Their soul abhorred all thereof are still. manner of meat, and they Then are they glad, bewere even hard at death's cause they are at reft: and so door.

he bringeth them unto the So, when they cried unto haven where they would be. the Lord in their trouble, he O that men would there delivered them out of their fore praise the Lord for his diftress.

goodness, and declare the He sent his word, and wonders that he doth for the healed them, and they were children of men ! Saved from their destructi That they would exalt on.

him also in the congregation · Othat men would there- of the people, and praise him fore praise the Lord for his in the seat of the elders ! goodness, and declare the Who turneth the foods wonders that he doth for the into a Wilderness, and drichildren of men !

eth up the water springs. That they would offer un A fruitful land maketh he to him the sacrifice of thanks. barren, for the Wickedness giving, and tell out his of them that dwell therein. works with gladness!

Again, he maketh the wil· They that go down to the derness a standing Water, sea in ships, and occupy their and Water-springs of a dry business in great waters.

ground. ys These men see the works And there he setteth the of the Lord, and his won- hungry, that they may

build ders in the deep.

them a city to dwell in. For at his word the stor. That they may low their my wind ariseth, which lift- land, and plant vineyards, to eth up the waves thereof, yield them fruits of increase.

They are carried up to the He blesseth them, so that heaven, and down again to they multiply exceedingly ; the deep: their soul melteth and suffereth not their cattle away because of the trouble. to decrease.

They reel to and fro, and And again, when they stagger like a drunken man, are minished and brought and are at their wits end. low, thro' oppreffion, thro'

So when they cry unto che any plague, or trouble. Lord in their trouble, he de Though he suffer them to livereth them out of their be evil-intreated through tydifrelsi

rants, and let them wander


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