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Here the Minister shall rehearse the Articles of Renew in him, most loving Father,
OST thou believe in God the whatsoever hath been decayed by heaven and earth?
or by his own carnal will and frailAnd in Jesus Christ his only be- ness; preserve and continue this gotten Son our Lord ? And that he sick member in the unity of the was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
Church; consider his contrition, born of the Virgin Mary, that he accept his tears, assuage his pain, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was
as shall seem to thee most expe
dient for him. And forasmuch as crucified, dead, and buried; that he went down into hell, and also he putteth his full trust only in thy did rise again the third day; that Inercy, impute not unto him his he ascended into heaven, and sit- former sins,
but strengthen him with teth on the right hand of God the thy blessed Spirit; and when thou Father Almighty; and from thence art pleased to take him lience, take shall come again at the end of the him unto thy favour, through the world, to judge the quick and the merits of thy most dearly beloved dead ?
Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I Then shall the Minister say this Psalm: And dost thou believe in the Psalm 130. De Profundis. Holy Ghost; The holy Catholic Church ; The Communion of OUT of the deep have I called
unto thee, O Lord; Lord, Saints; The Remission of sins; hear my voice. The Resurrection of the flesh; O let thine ears consider well the and everlasting life after death?
voice of my complaint. The sick Person shall answer, All this I steadfastly believe.
If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme
to mark what is done amiss; O 1 Then shall the Minister examine, whether he re
pent him truly of his sins, and be in charity with Lord, who may abide it? all the world; exhorting him to forgive, from the For there is mercy with thee; bottom of his heart, all persons that have offended him; and if he hath offended any other, to ask therefore shalt thou be feared. them forgiveness; and where he hath done injury I look for the Lord, my soul doth or wrong to any man, that he make amends to the uttermost of his power. And if he hath not
wait for him; in his word is my trust. before disposed of his goods, let him then be ad. My soul ficeth unto the Lord, monished to make his Will, and to declare his before the morning watch; I say, him, for the better discharging of his conscience, before the morning
watch. and the quietness of his Executors. But men Israel, trust in the Lord, for should often be put in remembrance to take order for the settling of their temporal estates, whilst with the Lord there is mercy; and 1 The Exhortation before rehearsed may be said with him is plenteous redemption. before the Minister begin his Prayer, as he shall
And he shall redeem Israel from
all his sins. 1 The Minister shall not omit earnestly to move such sick persons as are of ability, to be liberal
T Adding this:
SAVIOUR of the world, And then the Minister shall say the Collect fol who by thy Cross and prelowing:
cious Blood hast redeemed us; Let us pray. MOST merciful God, who, beseech thee, O Lord.
save us, and help us, we humbly according to the multitude of
| Then shall the Minister say, thy mercies, dost so put away the THE
most strong tower to all those thou rememberest them no more; who put their trust in him, to whom open thine eye of mercy upon this all things in heaven, in earth, and thy servant, who most earnestly under the earth, do bow and obey, desireth pardon and forgiveness. (be now and evermore thy defence;
to the poor.
0 those of those who truly
repent, that THE Almighty Lord, who is a
that shall say,
and make thee know and feel, that thee for succour in behalf of this there is none other name under thy servant, here lying under thy heaven given to man, in whom, and hand in great weakness of body : through whom, thou mayest re-Look graciously. upon him, o ceive health and salvation, but on- Lord; and the more the outward ly the name of our Lord Jesus man decayeth, strengthen him, we Christ. Amen.
beseech thee, so much the more 1 Here the Minister may use any part of the ser continually with thy grace and Hoshall think convenient to the occasion ; and after ly Spirit, in the inner man : Give
him unfeigned repentance for all NTO God's gracious mercy the errors of his life past, and thee: The Lord bless thee, and that his sins may be done away by keep thee: The Lord make his thy mercy, and his pardon sealed face to shine upon thee, and be gra- in Heaven, before he go hence, and cious unto thee: The Lord lift up be no more seen. We know, O his countenance upon thee, and Lord, that there is no word imposgive thee peace botli now and ever-sible with thee; and that, if thou more. Amen.
wilt, thou canst even yet raise him 1 Prayers which may be said with the foregoing service, or any part thereof, at the discretion of up, and grant him a longer continu
ance amongst us: Yet, forasmuch 1 A Prayer for a sick Child. ALMIGHTY God and mer
as in all appearance the time of his
dissolution draweth near, so fit ciful Father, to whom alone belong the issues of life and death;
and prepare him, we beseech thec, look down from heaven, we hum-against the hour of death, that af bly beseech thee, with the eyes of ter his departure hence in peace, , mercy upon this Child, now lying received into thine everlasting king
and in thy favour, his soul may be upon the bed of sickness : Visit him, O Lord, with thy salvation; deli: dom; through the merits and me ver him in thy good appointed time diation of Jesus Christ thine only from his bodily pain, and save his Son, our Lord and
Saviour. Amen. soul for thy mercies' sake; that if it * A Commendatory Prayer for a sick Person at the
point of departure. days here
on earth, he may live to o whom do live the spirits of thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully, are delivered from their earthly
just men made perfect, after they and doing good in his generation : Or else receive him into those hea- soul of this thy servant, our dear
prisons; we humbly commend the venly habitations, where the souls brother, into thy hands, as into the of those who sleep in the Lord Je- hands of a faithful Creator, and sus enjoy perpetual rest and felici- most merciful Saviour; most humty: Grant this, O Lord, for thy bly beseeching thee, that it may mercies' sake, in the same thy Son be precious in thy sight : Wash it, our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the we pray thee, in the blood of that Holy Ghost, ever one God, world immaculate Lamb, that was slain
to take away the sins of the world; without end. Amen. 1 A Prayer for a sick, Person, when there appear. have contracted in the midst of
that whatsoever defilements it may eth but small hope of recovery. FATHER of mercies, and this miserable and naughty world,
God of all comfort, our only through the lust of the flesh, or the help in time of need; We fly unto wiles of Satan, being purged and
done away, it may be presented we beseech thee, deeply sensible pure and without spot before thee. of the shortness and uncertainty And teach us who survive, in this, of human life; and let thy Holy and other like daily spectacles of Spirit lead us through this vale of mortality, to see how frail and un- misery, in holiness and righteouscertain our own condition is; and so ness, all the days of our lives: That, to number our days, that we may when we shall have served thee in seriously apply our hearts to that our generation, we may be gatherholy and heavenly wisdom, whilst ed unto our fathers, having the we live here, which may in the end testimony of a good conscience ; bring us to life everlasting, through in the communion of the Catholic the merits of Jesus Christ thine on-Church; in the confidence of a ly Son our Lord. Amen. certain faith ; in the comfort of a A Prayer for Persons troubled in Mind or in reasonable, religious, and holy O
BLESSED Lord, the Fa. hope ; in favour with thee our ther of mercies, and the God the worldAll which we ask
God, and in perfect charity with of all comforts, we beseech thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. look down in pity and compassion Amen. upon this thy afflicted servant. 1 A Prayer which may be said in case of sudden
surprise and immediate danger. him, and makest him to possess O Ay unto thee for mercy in behis former iniquities: thy wrath lieth hard upon him, and his soul half of this thy servant, here lying is full of trouble : But, O merciful under the sudden visitation of God, who hast written thy holy thine hand. If it be thy will, preword for our learning, that we, serve his life, that there may be through patience and comfort of place for repentance: But, if thou thy holy Scriptures, might have hast otherwise appointed, let thy hope; give him a right understand mercy supply to him the want of ing of himself, and of thy threats the usual opportunity for the trimand promises; that he may nei- ming of his lamp. Stir up in him ther cast away his confidence in such sorrow for sin, and such ferthee, nor place it any where but vent love to thee, as may in a short in thee. Give him strength against time do the work of many days : all his temptations, and heal all his That among the praises which thy distempers: Break not the bruis-Saints and holy Angels shall sing ed reed, nor quench the smoking to the honour of thy mercy through flax: Shut not up thy tender mer- eternal ages, it may be to thy uncies in displeasure; but make him speakable glory, that thou hast reto hear of joy and gladness, that deemed the soul of this thy servant the bones which thou hast broken from eternal death, and made him may rejoice: Deliver him from partaker of the everlasting life, fear of the enemy, and lift up the which is through Jesus Christ our light of thy countenance upon him; Lord. Amen. meries 'anam mediation of Jesus G bringest-down to the grave, and give him peace, through the T A Thanksgiving for the beginning of a recovery. Christ our Lord. Amen. TA Prayer which may be said by the Minister, in
and bringest up again ; we bless behalf of all present at the Visitation. thy wonderful goodness, for having O
GOD, whose days are with- turned our heaviness into joy and
out end, and whose mercies our mourning into gladness, by cannot be numbered; make us, restoring this our brother to some
degree of his former health. Bless- being restored to health of body, ed be thy name, that thou didst not vigour of mind, and cheerfulness of forsake him in his sickness; but spirit, he may be able to go to thine didst visit him with comforts from house, to offer thee an oblation above; didst support himn in pa- with great gladness; and to bless tience and submission to thy will; thy holy name for all thy goodand, at last, didst send him season-ness towards him, through Jesus able relief. Perfect, we beseech Christ our Saviour: To whom thee, this thy mercy towards him; with thee and the Holy Spirit, be and prosper the means which shall all honour and glory world without be made use of for his cure : That end. 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.
son, despise not the Maker of mankind, who dost correct those whom thou dost love, faint when thou art rebuked of and chastise every one whom thou him. For whom the Lord loveth, dost receive; we beseech thee to he chasteneth; and scourgeth evehave mercy upon this thy servant ry son whom he receiveth. visited with thine hand; and to grant that he may take his sickness
The Gospel. St. John v. 24.
I , health, if it be thy gracious will; and that whensoever his soul shall depart believeth on him that sent me, hath from the body, it may be without everlasting life, and shall not come spot presented unto thee, through into condemnation; but is passed Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. from death unto life.
patiently, and recover his bodily V He that heareth my word, and
1 After which the Minister shall proceed according to the Form before prescribed for the Holy Com
munion, beginning at these words, Ye who do truly, &c. 1 At the time of the distribution of the Holy Sacrament, the Minister shall first receive the Commu
nion 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 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 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 Visitation at the Psalm, and go straight to the
Communion. 1 In the times of contagious sickness or disease, when none of the Parish or neighbours can be gotten
to coinmunicate 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. 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. | The Minister, meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the Church-yard, and going before it either in.
to the Church, or towards the Grave, shall say, or sing, AM the resurrection and the his beauty to consume away, like
life, saith the Lord; he that be- as it were a moth fretting a garlieveth in me, though he were ment : Every man therefore is but dead, yet shall he live: And who- vanity. soever liveth and believeth in me, Hear my prayer, O Lord; and shall never die. St. John xi. 25, 26. with thine ears consider my call
KNOW that my Redeemer liv- ing: Hold not thy peace at my the latter day upon the earth: And For I am a stranger with thee, though after my skin worms de- and a sojourner; as all my fathers stroy this body, yet in my flesh were. shall I see God; whom I shall see O spare me a little, that I may for myself, and mine eyes shall be- recover my strength; before I go hold, and not another. Job xix. hence, and be no more seen. 25, 26, 27.
Lord, thou hast been our refuge, VE brought nothing into this from one generation to another. world, and
Before the mountains
were can carry nothing out. The Lord brought forth, or ever the earth gave, and the Lord hath taken and the world were made, thou away; blessed be the name of the art God from everlasting, and Lord. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job i. 21, world without end. After they are come into the Church, shall be Thou turnest man to destruc. said or sung the following Anthem, taken from
tion; again thou sayest, Come ORD, let me know my end, again, ye children of men.
and the number of my days; For a thousand years in thy sight that I may be certified how long I are but as yesterday; seeing that is have to live.
past as a watch in the night. Behold, thou hast made my days. As soon as thou scatterest them, as it were a span long; and mine they are even as asleep; and fade age is even as nothing in respect away suddenly like the grass. of thee; and verily every man liv In the morning it is green, and ing is altogether vanity.
groweth up; but in the evening For man walketh in a vain it is cut down, dried up, and withshadow, and disquieteth himself in ered. vain; he heapeth up riches, and For we consume away in thy cannot tell who shall gather them. displeasure; and are afraid at thy
And now, Lord, what is my wrathful indignation. hope ? Truly my hope is even in Thou hast set our misdeeds bethee.
fore thee; and our secret sins in Deliver me from all mine offen- the light of thy countenance. ces;
and make me not a rebuke For when thou art angry, all unto the foolish.
our days are gone: We bring our When thou with rebukes dost years to an end, as it were a tale chasten man for sin, thou makest that is told.
the 39th and 90th Psalms.