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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. The righteous will consider this, and an Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving
after a dangerous Tempest. rejoice : and the mouth of all wickedness shall be stopped.
COME, let us give thanks unto Whoso is wise will ponder these things :
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. O 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 researth : so great hath been his mercy cuing us out of the jaws of death, towards us. humbly present ourselves again before
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; decp : our soul melted within us, lefor 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. Amen. thou didst deliver us out of our distress. Or this :
Blessed be thy Name, who didst not O
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
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
After this Hymn may be sung the Te Deum. God, who only doeth wondrous things ;
Then this collect. And blessed be the Name of his Ma. jesty for ever : and let every one of us O
ALMIGHTY God, the Sovereign
Commander of all the world, in say, Amen, Amen.
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. whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art
for this happy Victory, the whole glory 2 Cor. xiii.
the only giver of Victory. And, we grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, beseech thee, give us grace to improve lowship 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, Aster Victory or Deliverance from an this great mercy, as may engage us to a
we beseech thee, give us such a sense of Enemy. A Pealm or Hymn of Praise and Thanks
true thankfulness, such as may appear giving after Victory.
in our lives by an humble, holy, and obe IF the Lord had not been on our side, dient walking before thee all our days,
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 al 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. honour, world without end. Amen. Yea, the waters had drowned us, and
9 Cor. xiii. the stream had gone over our soul the THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
, 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.
The Lord hath appeared for us : the 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.
FORM AND MANNER OF MAKING, ORDAINING,
BISHOPS, PRIESTS, AND DEACONS,
ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OP
The Onited Church of England and Ireland.
THE PREFACE. IT
is 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 everinore 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 Consecration, 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 or consecrated Bishop shall be fully Thirty years of age. And the Bishop, knowing either by himself, or by sufficient testimony, any
son 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 hereafter followeth.
MAKING OF DEACONS.
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 estcem them in their Office.
T First the Archdeacon, or his Deputy, shall O God the Son, Redeemer of the
present unto the Bishop (sitting in his chair world : have meroy upon us miserable near to the holy Table) such as desire to be
sinners. ordained Deacons, (cach of them being de
O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding cently habited,) saying these words,
from the Father and the Son : have
REVERENDU Fieber piersGros presente
; mercy upon us miserable sinners
these persons present,
the proceeding to be admitted Deacons.
from the Father and the Son : have The Bishop.
mercy upon us miserable sinners. NAKE heed that the persons, whom
holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, TAK
ye present unto us, be apt and meet, three Persons 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, f The Archdeacon shall answer,
nor the offences of our forefathers; I
HAVE enquired of them, and also neither take thou vengeance of our sins :
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
with us for ever. BRETHREN, if there be any of you who knoweth any Impediment, or
Spare us, good Lord. notable Crime, in any of these persons
From all evil and mischief; from sin, presented to be ordered Deacons, for the
from the crafts and assaults of the devil; which he ought not to be admitted to
from thy wrath, and from everlasting
damnation, that Office, let him come forth in the
Good Lord, deliver us. 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 be objected, the Bishop shall surcease from or charitableness,
envy, hatred, and malice, and all undering 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. Then the Bishop (commending such as shall sin; and from all the deceits of the be found meet to be ordered to the Prayers of world, the flesh, and the devil, the congregation) skall, with the Clergy and
Good Lord, deliver us. 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. GOD the Father, of heaven : have
Good Lord, deliver us. O
mercy upon us miserable sinners. From all sedition, privy conspiracy, O God the Father, of heaven : have and rebellion; from all false doctrine, mercy upon us miserablc sinners. 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.
By the mystery of thy holy Incarna- That it may please thee to bless and tion; by thy holy Nativity and Circum- keep the Magistrates, giving them grace cision ; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and to execute justice, and to maintain Temptation,
truth; Good Lord, deliver us.
Wc beseech thce to hear us, good Lord. By thine Agony and bloody Sweat ; That it may please thee to bless and by thy Cross and Passion ; by thy pre- keep all thy people ; cious Death and Burial ; by thy glorious We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Resurrection and Ascension ; and by That it may please thee to give to all the coming of the Holy Ghost,
nations unity, peace, and concord; Good Lord, deliver us.
We bescech thee to hear us, good Lord. In all time of our tribulation; in all That it may please thee to give us an time of our wealth; in the hour of heart to love and dread thee, and dili. death, and in the day of judgement, gently to live after thy commandments; Good Lord, deliver us.
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. We sinners do beseech thee to hear
That it may please thee to give to us, O Lord God; and that it may please all thy people increase of grace to hear thee to rule and govern thy holy Church meekly thy Word, and to receive it with universal in the right way;
pure affection, and to bring forth the We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. fruits of the Spirit ;
That it may please thee to keep and We bcsecch thee to hear us, good Lord. strengthen in the true worshipping of That it may please thee to bring into thee, in righteousness and holiness of the way of truth all such as have erred, life, thy Servant VICTORIA, our most and are deceived ; gracious Queen and Governour;
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please thee to strengthen
That it may please thee to rule her such as do stand; and to comfort and heart in thy faith, fear, and love, and help the weak-hearted; and to raise up that she may evermore have affiance them that fall; and finally to beat down in thee, and ever seek thy honour and Satan under our feet; glory :
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord, That it may please thee to succour,
That it may please thee to be her help, and comfort, all that are in danger, defender, and keeper, giving her the necessity, and tribulation; victory over all her enemies;
We besecch thee to hear us, good Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please thee to preserve
That it may please thee to bless and all that travel by land or by water, all preserve Albert Edward Prince of Wales, women labouring of child, all sick perand all the Royal Family;
sons, and young children ; and to shew We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. thy pity upon all prisoners and captives;
That it may please thee to illuminate We bescech thee to hear us, good Lord. all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with That it may please thee to defend, and true knowledge and understanding of provide for, the fatherless children and thy Word; and that both by their widows, and all that are desolate and preaching and living they may set it oppressed; forth, and shew it accordingly,
We bescech thee to hear us, good Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please thee to have mercy
That it may please thee to bless these upon all men; thy servants, now to be admitted to the We bescech thee to hear us, good Lord. Order of Deacons, (or Priests,) and to That it may please thee to forgive pour thy grace upon them; that they our enemies, persecutors, and slander. may duly execute their Office, to the ers, and to turn their hearts; edifying of thy Church, and the glory of We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. thy holy Name;
That it may please thee to give and We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. preserve to our use the kindly fruits of
That it may please thee to endue the the earth, so as in due time we may Lords of the Council, and all the No- enjoy them; bility, with grace, wisdom, and under- We beseech thoe to hear us, good lord. standing;
That it may please thee to give us We bcseech thcc to hcar us, good Lord. true repentance; to forgive us all our