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which I promised with my lips, and their trouble : he delivered them out of spake with my mouth, when I was in their distress. trouble.

For he brought them out of darkness, I will offer unto thee fat burnt-sacri- and out of the shadow of death : and fices, with the incense of rams : I will brake their bonds in sunder.

and enterams offer bullocks and goats.

" " that men would therefore praisa O come hither, and hearken, all ye the Lord for his goodness : and declare that fear God : and I will tell you what the wonders that he doeth for the chil. he hath done for my soul.

dren of men ! I called unto him with my mouth : For he hath broken the gates of and gave him praises with my tongue. brass : and smitten the bars of iron in

If I incline unto wickedness with mine sunder. heart : the Lord will not hear me.

Foolish men are plagued for their of. But God hath heard me : and con- fence : and because of their wickedness. sidered the voice of my prayer.

Their soul abhorred all manner of Praised be God who hath not cast out meat : and they were even hard at my prayer : nor turned his mercy from death's door. me.

So when they cried unto the Lord in Glory be to the Father, and to the their trouble : he delivered then out Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

of their distress. As it was in the beginning, is now,

He sent his word, and henled them : and ever shall be : world without end.

and they were saved from their de

struction, Amen.

O that men would therefore praise Confitemini Domino. Psal. cvii.

the Lord for his goodness : and declare GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for the wonders that he doeth for the chil.

he is gracious : and his mercy en-dren of men ! dureth for ever.

That they would offer unto him the Let them give thanks whom the Lord sacrifice of thanksgiving : and tell out hath redeemed : and delivered from the his works with gladness! hand of the enemy;

They that go down to the sea in And gathered them out of the lands, ships : and occupy their business in from the east, and from the west : from great waters; the north, and from the south.

These men see the works of the Lord : They went astray in the wilderness and his wonders in the deep. out of the way : and found no city to For at his word the stormy wind dwell in;

ariseth ; which lifteth up the waves Hungry and thirsty : their soul fainted | thereof. in them.

They are carried up to the heaven, So they cried unto the Lord in their and down again to the deep : their soul trouble : and he delivered them from | melteth away because of the trouble. their distress.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like He led them forth by the right way : a drunken man : and are at their wit's that they might go to the city where end. they dwelt.

So when they cry unto the Lord in O that men would therefore praise the their trouble : he delivereth them out Lord for his goodness : and declare the of their distress. wonders that he doeth for the children For he maketh the storm to cease : of men !

so that the waves thereof are still. For he satisfieth the empty soul : and Then are they glal, because they are filleth the hungry soul with gooilness, at rest : and so he bringeth them unto

Such as sit in darkness, and in the the haven where they would be. shadow of death : being fast bound in 0 that men would therefore praise misery and iron;

the Lord for his goodness : and declare Because they rebelled against the words the wonders that he doeth for the chil. of the Lord : and lightly regarded the dren of men ! counsel of the most Highest ;

That they would exalt him also in • He also brought down their heart the congregation of the people : and throngh heaviness: they fell down, and praise him in the seat of the elders ! there was none to help them.

Who tureth the floods into a wilder. So when they cried unto the Lord in ness : and drieth up the water-springs.

A fruitful land maketh he barren : and wonders in the deep, that we might for the wickedness of them that dwell see how powerful and gracious a God therein.

thou art ; how able and ready to help Again, he maketh the wilderness a them that trust in thee. Thou hast standing water : and water-springs of a shewed us how both winds and seas dry ground.

obey thy command ; that we may learn, And there he setteth the hungry: that even from them, hereafter to obey thy they may build them a city to dwell in; voice, and to do thy will. We therefore

That they may sow their land, and bless and glorify thy Name, for this thy plant vineyards : to yield them fruits of mercy in saving us, when we were ready increase.

to perish. And, we beseech thee, make He blesseth them, so that they multi- us as truly sensible now of thy mercy, ply exceedingly : and suffereth not their as we were then of the danger : And cattle to decrease.

give us hearts always ready to express And again, when they are minished, our thankfulness, not only by words, but and brought low : through oppression, | also by our lives, in being more obedient through any plague, or trouble ;

to thy holy commandments. Continue, Though he suffer them to be evil in- we beseech thee, this thy goodness to us; treated through tyrants : and let them that we, whom thou hast saved, may wander out of the way in the wilderness; serve thee in holiness and righteousness

Yet helpeth he the poor out of misery : all the days of our life; through Jesus and maketh him housholds like a flock Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen. of sheep.

an lymn of Praise and Thanksgiving The righteous will consider this, and

after a dangerous Tempest. rejoice : and the mouth of all wickedness shall be stopped.

O COME, let us give thanks unto Whoso is wise will ponder these things: 1

the Lord, for he is gracious : and and they shall understand the loving his mercy endureth for ever. kindness of the Lord.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be Glory be to the Father, and to the praised ; let the redeemed of the Lord Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

say so : whom he hath delivered from As it was in the beginning, is now, and

the merciless rage of the sea. ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

The Lord is gracious and full of com

passion : slow to anger, and of great Collects of Thanksgiving.

mercy. MOST blessed and glorious Lord He hath not dealt with us according

God, who art of infinite goodness to our sins: neither rewarded us acand mercy; We thy poor creatures, cording to our iniquities. whom thou hast made and preserved, But as the heaven is high above the holding our souls in life, and now res- earth : so great hath been his mercy cuing us out of the jaws of death, towards us. humbly present ourselves again before

1 We found trouble and heaviness : we thy Divine Majesty, to offer a sacrifice

were even at death's door. of praise and thanksgiving, for that The waters of the sea had well-nigh thou heardest us when we called in our covered us : the proud waters had welltrouble, and didst not cast out our nigh gone over our soul. prayer, which we made before thee in The sea roared : and the stormy wind our great distress : Even when we gave lifted up the waves thereof. all for lost, our ship, our goods, our lives, We were carried up as it were to then didst thou mercifully look upon us, heaven, and then down again into the and wonderfully command a deliverance; I decp : our soul melted within us, befor which we, now being in safety, do give cause of trouble ; all praise and glory to thy holy Name; Then cried we unto thee, O Lord : and through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amon. I thou didst deliver us out of our distress. Or this :

Blessed be thy Name, who didst not MOST mighty and gracious good despise the prayer of thy servants : but

God, thy mercy is over all thy didst hear our cry, and hast saved us. works, but in special manner hath been Thou didst send forth thy commandextended toward us, whom thou hast ment : and the windy storm ceased, and so powerfully and wonderfully defended. was turned into a calm. Thou hast shewed us terrible things, O let us therefore praise the Lord for


od, who art by poor creserved,

with us can Sovereign, a of all o

his goodness : and declare the wonders The Lord hath done great things for that he hath done, and still doeth for us: the Lord hath done great things for the children of men.

us, for which we rejoice. Praised be the Lord daily : even the | Our help standeth in the Name of the Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his Lord : who hath made heaven and earth. benefits upon us.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord : He is our God, even the God of whom from this time forth for evermore. cometh salvation : God is the Lord by Glory be to the Father, and to the whom we have escaped death

Son : and to the Holy Ghost; Thou, Lord, hast made us glad through As it was in the beginning, is now, the operation of thy hands : and we will and ever shall be : world without end. triumph in thy praise.

Amen. Blessed be the Lord God: even the Lord

TAfter this Hymn may be sung the Te Deum. God, who only doeth wondrous things; And blessed be the Name of his Ma.

[Then this Collect. jesty for ever : and let every one of us

ALMIGHTY God, the Sovereign say, Amen, Amen.

Commander of all the world, in Glory be to the Father, and to the

whose hand is power and might which Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

none is able to withstand ; We bless and As it was in the beginning, is now, and

magnify thy great and glorious Name ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

for this happy Victory, the whole glory

whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art 2 Cor. xiii.

the only giver of Victory. And, we M HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, beseech thee, give us grace to improve

1 and the love of God, and the fel. this great mercy to thy glory, the adlowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us vancement of thy Gospel, the honour of all evermore. Amen.

our Sovereign, and, as much as in us

lieth, to the good of all mankind. And, After Victory or Deliverance from an

we beseech thee, give us such a sense of Enemy.

this great mercy, as may engage us to a A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and Thanks

true thankfulness, such as may appear giving after Victory.

in our lives by an humble, holy, and obeTF the Lord had not been on our side,

dient walking before thee all our days, I now may we say : if the Lord him

through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom self had not been on our side, when

with thee and the Holy Spirit, as for all men rose up against us ;

thy mercies, so in particular for this VicThey had swallowed us up quick : when tory and Deliverance, be all glory and they were so wrathfully displeased at us. I honour, world without end. Amen. Yea, the waters had drowned us, and

2 Cor. xiii. the stream had gone over our soul : the M HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, deep waters of the proud had gone over 1 and the love of God, and the fel. our soul,

lowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us But praised be the Lord : who hath all evermore. Amen. not given us over as a prey unto them.

The Lord hath wrought : a mighty salvation for us.

At the Burial of their Dead at Sea. We gat not this by our own sword, The Office in the Common Prayer-book may neither was it our own arm that saved be used; only instead of these words (We us : but thy right hand, and thine arm, therefore commit his body to the ground, and the light of thy countenance, be

earth to earth, &c.] say, cause thou hadst a favour unto us. W E therefore commit his body to

The Lord hath appeared for us : the W the deep, to be turned into cor. Lord hath covered our heads, and made ruption, looking for the resurrection of us to stand in the day of battle.

the body, (when the Sea shall give up The Lord hath appeared for us : the her dead,) and the life of the world to Lord hath overthrown our enemies, and come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; dashed in pieces those that rose up who at his coming shall change our vile against us.

body, that it may be like his glorious Therefore not unto us, O Lord, not body, according to the mighty working, unto us : but unto thy Name be given whereby he is able to subdue all things the glory.

to himself.

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The United Church of England and Ireland.

THE PREFACE. TT 18 evident unto all men diligently reading the holy Scripture and ancient

Authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church ; Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Which offices were evermore had in such reverend Estimation, that no man might presume to execute any of them, except he were first called, tried, examined, and known to have such qualities as are requisite for the same; and also by publick Prayer, with Imposition of Hands, were approved and admitted thereunto by lawful Authority. And therefore, to the intent that these Orders may be continued, and reverently used and esteemed, in the United Church of England and Ireland; no man shall be accounted or taken to be a lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon in the United Church of England and Ireland, or suffered to execute any of the said Functions, except he be called, tried, examined, and admitted thereunto, according to the Form hereafter following, or hath had formerly Episcopal Conseoration, or Ordination.

And none shall be admitted a Deacon, except he be Twenty-three years of age, unless he have a Faculty. And every man which is to be admitted a Priest shall be full Four-and-twenty years old. And every man which is to be ordained of consecrated Bishop shall be fully Thirty years of age.

And the Bishop, knowing either by himself, or by sufficient testimony, any Person to be a man of virtuous conversation, and without crime; and, after examination and trial, finding him learned in the Latin Tongue, and suffi. ciently instructed in holy Scripture, may at the times appointed in the Canon, or else, on urgent occasion, upon some other Sunday or Holy-day, in the face of the Church, admit him a Deacon, in such manner and form as hereaftor followeth.



When the day appointed by the Bishop is come, after Morning Prayer is ended, there shall be a Sermon or Exhortation, declaring the Duty and Ofice of such as come to be admitted Deacons ; how necessary that Order is in the Church of Christ, and also, how the people ought to cstcem them in their office.

li any of theses, for the

First the Archdeacon, or his Deputy, shall O God the Son, Rodeemer of the present unto the Bishop (sitling in his chair world : have mercy upon us miserable near to the holy Table) such as desire to be sinners. or lained Deacons, (cach of them being de- !

O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding cently habited) saying these words,

from the Father and the Son : have REVEREND father in God, 2 pre- | mercy upon us miserable sinners. LU sent unto you these persons present, God the lioly Ghost, proceeding to be admitted Deacons.

from the Father and the Son : have The Bishop.

mercy upon us miserable sinners. TAKE heed that the persons, whom

O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, 1 ye present unto us, be apt and meet,

three l'ersons and one God : have mercy for their learning and godly conversa

| upon us miserable sinners. tion, to exercise their Ministry duly, to

O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, the honour of God, and the edifying of three Persons and one God: have mercy his Church.

| upon us miserable sinners.

Remember not, Lord, our offences, I The Archdeacon shall answer,

nor the offences of our forefathers; T HAVE enquired of them, and also neither take thou vengeance of our sins : 1 examined them, and think them so spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, to be.

whom thou hast redeemed with thy Then the Bishop shall say unto the people :

most precious blood, and be not angry DRETHREN, if there be any of you

with us for ever. D who knoweth any Impediment, or

Spare us, good Lord. notable Crime, in any of these persons

From all evil and mischief; from sin,

from the crafts and assaults of the devil; presented to be ordered Deacons, for the

from thy wrath, and from everlasting which he ought not to be admitted to

damnation, that Office, let him come forth in the

Good Lord, deliver 13. Name of God, and shew what the Crime

From all blindness of heart; from or Impediment is.

pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy; from And if any great Crime or Impediment de

envy, hatred, and malice, and all unobjected, the Bishop shall surcease from Or

charitableness, dering that person, until such time as the

Good Lord, deliver us. party accused shall be found clear of that

From fornication, and all other deadly Crime.

sin; and from all the deceits of the Then the Bishop (commending such as shall be found meet to be Ordered to the Prayers of

world, the flesh, and the devil,

Good Lord, deliver us. the congregation) shall, roith the Clergy anul people present, sing or say the Litany, with

From lightning and tempest; from the Prayers as followeth.

plague, pestilence, and famine; from

battle and murder, and from sudden The Litany and Suffrages.

death, GOD the Father, of heaven : have

Good Lord, deliver us. mercy upon us miserable sinners. | From all sedition, privy conspiracy, O God the Father, of heavers : have and rebellion ; from all false doctrine,

heresy, and schism ; from hardness of O God the Son, Redeemer of the heart, and contempt of thy Word and world : have mercy upon us miserable Commandment, sinners.

Good Lord, deliver us.

mercy uponnes miserablcisioners of the herety and coolis

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