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brought nothing into this world, 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. her exceptions :-All catechumens dying in a voluntary neglect of baptism; all biuthaniti, or luch as laid violent hands on themselves; and all ex. communicated persons who continued obftinate and impenitent, in a manifelt contempt of the discipline and censure of the church.
Name of the Lord). The above three passages of holy fcripture coni. mence thë burial service in Edward Vith's first book. The order of it then differs from the present arrangement in the following particulars:Rubric, “ When they be come to the grave,” &c. then · Man that is born of a woman,' &c. Rubric, “Then the priest casting earth upon the corpse fhall say, 'I commend thy soul to God the Father Almighty, and thy body to the ground, earth to earth,' &c. “ Then shall be said or fung, "I heard a voice,' &c. Let us pray, We commend into thy hands of mercy, most merciful Father, the foul of this our brother departed, N.; and his body we commit to the earth, beseeching thine infinite goodness to give us grace to live in thy fear and love, and to die in thy favour; that when the judgment shall come which thou hast committed to thy wellbeloved Son, both this our brother and we may be found acceptable in thy fight, and receive that blelling which thy well-beloved Son,' &c. Rubric
, “ This prayer shall also be added, “ Almighty God, we give thee hearty. thanks for this thy servant, whom thou halt delivered from the miseries of this wretched world, from the body of death, and all temptation; and as we trust, haft brought his soul, which he committed into thy holy hands, into fure contolation and reft; grant, we beseech thee, that at the day of judgment his soul, and all the souls of thy elect, departed out of this life
, may with us, and we with them, fully receive thy promises, and be made perfect altogether, through the glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ.' Rubric, “ Thele psalms, with other fuffrages following, are to be said in the church, either before or after the burial of the corpse: pfalm cxv.
pf. clxvi. Note, that this psalm is to be said after the other that followeth. Pfalm cxxix.; the lesson, 1 Cor. xv. 20.” “The lesson ended, then thall the priett tay,
• Lord, have mercy upon us.
And lead us not into temptation.
Let us pray. O Lor with whom do live the spirits of them that be dead; and in whom the lo; Is of them that be elected, after they be delivered from the
After they are come into the Church, shall be read one.
or both of these Psalms following.
Psalm xxxix. Dixi, custodiam. I SAD, to will take heed to my ways that I offend not
I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle: while the ungodly is in my sight.
I held my tongue, and spake nothing: I kept silence, yea, even from good words; but it was pain and grief to me.
My heart was hot within me; and while I was thus muling, the fire kindled: and at the last I spake with my tongue;
Lord, let me know my end, and the number of my days: that I may be certified how long I have to live.
Behold, thou hast made my days as it were a span long: and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee; and verily every man living is altogether vanity.
For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain: he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.
And now, Lord, what is my hope: truly my hope is even in thee.
burthen of the flesh, be in joy and felicity: Grant unto this thy servant, that the fins which he hath committed in this world be not imputed unto him, but that he, escaping the gates of hell, and pains of eternal darkness, may ever dwell in the regions of light, with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in the place where there is no weeping, forrow, nor heaviness; and when that dreadful day of the general resurrection shall come, make him to rise also with the just and righteous; and receive this body again to glory, then made pure and incorruptible: set him on the right hand of thy Son Jesus Christ, among thy holyand elect, that then he may hear with them
these most sweet and comfortable words: Come to me, ye blessed of my Father, possess the kingdom which hath been prepared for you from the beginning of the world. Grant this, we beseech thee, o merciful Father, through Jesus Christ our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.'
Rubric, “The celebration of the holy communion, when there is a burial of the dead: psalm lxii; the collect, “O merciful God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the life,' &c.; the epifdle, 1 Thell. iv.; the gospel, John vi. In King Edward the Vith's second book, the three pfalms cxvith, cxxxixth, clxvth, wete omitted, and none appointed in their place till the review 1662; but the lesson was directed to be read after the interment. The service for the communion was alfo leftout. The xxxixth and cxth psalms were introduced, and the present arrangement was made at the review 1662.
Deliver me from all mine offences: and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.
I became dumb, and opened not my mouth: for it was thy doing.
Take thy plague away from me: I am even consumed by means of thy heavy hand.
When thou with rebukes doft chasten man for fin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment: every man therefore is but vanity.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and' with thine ears consider my calling: hold not thy peace at my tears;
For I am a stranger with thee, and a lojourner, as all my fathers were.
O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength: before I go hence, and be no more seen.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
another. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made: thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
Thou turneft man to destruction: again thou sayeit, Come again, ye children of men.
For a thousand years in thy fight are but as yesterday: seeing that is paft as a watch in the night.
As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as a leep: and fade away suddenly like the grass.
In the morning it is green, and groweth up: but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
For we consume away in thy displeasure: and are afraid ar thy wrathful indignation.
Thou hast fet our misdeeds before thee: and our fecret fins 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 fourscore
LRion to another.
years: yet is their strength then but labour and forrow; lo foon pafferh it away, and we are gooe.
But who regardeth the power of thy wrath: for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is thy displeasure.
So teach as 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 fatisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon: so fhall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
Comfort us again now after the time that thou haft plagued us: and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.
Shew thy servants thy work:and their children thy glory.
And the glorious majesty of the Lord our God be upon us: prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, O profper thou our handy-work.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c. T Then shall follow
the Lesson taken out of the xvth Chapter of the former Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. N
OW is Christ risen from the dead, and become the
first-fruits of them that flept. For fiuce by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even fo in Christ thall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. Then cometh the end, when be 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 feeta The last enemy that shall be destroyed, is death. For be hath put all things under his feet. But when he faith all things are put under him, it is manifeft that he is excerted which did put all things under him And when all hins shall be subdued unto him, then shall the fon also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, ibat God may be all in all. Else what Mall 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 Jelus 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 fin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I fpeak this to your shame. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do thy come? Thou fool, that which thou fowest, is not quickened except it die: and that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of fome other grain: but God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every feed his own body. All flesh is not the fame 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 terrestial; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestial is another. There is one glory of the fun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one ftar differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in cor. ruption; it is raised in incorruption : It is sown in dilhonour; 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 fpiritual 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 foul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, that was not first which is fpiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is fpiritual. 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 lhew