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we gave them reverence: Shall shall rehearse to you the Artiwe not much rather be in sub-cles of our Faith; that you may jection unto the Father of spi- know whether you do believe rits, and live? For they verily as a Christian man should, for a few days chastened us af or no. ter their own pleasure, but he 1 Here the Minister shall refor our profit, that we might be hearse the Articles of the partakers of his holiness. These words, good brother, are writ: Dithe Father
Faith, saying thus: ten in holy Scripture, for our comfort and instruction; that ker of heaven and earth we should patiently, and with And in Jesus Christ his only thanksgiving, bear our heaven- begotten Son our Lord? And ly Father's correction, whenso- that he was conceived by the eyer, by any manner of adver- Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin sity, it shall please his gracious Mary; that he suffered under gondness to visit us. And there Pontius Pilatç, was crucified, should be no greater comfort dead, and buried; that he went to Christian persons, than to be down into hell, and also did rise made like onto Christ, by suf- again the third day; that he asfering patiently, adversities, cended into heaven, and sitteth troubles, and sicknesscs. For on the right hand of God the he himself went not up to joy, Father Almighty; and from but first he soffered pain: He thence shall come again at the entered not into his glory, be end of the world, to judge the fore he was crucified. So truly quick and the dead? our way to eternal joy, is to And dost thou believe in the enffer here with Christ; and our Holy Ghost; The holy Catholic door to enter into eternal life, is Church; The Communion of gladly to die with Christ; that Saints; The Remission of sins; we may rise again from death, The resurrection of the flesh and dwell
with him in everlast- and everlasting life after death? ing life. Now, therefore, tak- 1 The sick Person shall an ing your sickness, which is thus profitable for you, patiently, I
swer, exhort you in the name of God,
All this I steadfastly believe. to remember the profession 1T T'hen shall the Minister exwhich you made unto God in amine, whether he repent your Baptism. And forasmuch hjin truly of his sins, and be as after this life there is an ac- in charity with all the world : count to be given unto the exhorting him to forgive. righteous Judge, by whom al from the bottom of his heart. must be judged, without re- all persons that have offendspect of persons; I require you ed him; and if he hath of to examine yourself, and your fended any other, to ask them estate, both toward God and forgiveness ;, and where he man; 80 that, accusing and hath done injury or wrong to condemning yourself for your any man, that he may make own faults, you may find mercy amends to the uttermost of at our heavenly Father's hand his power. And if he hath for Christ's sake, and not be not before disposed of his accused and condemned in that
goods, let him then be adfearful judgment. Therefore Il monished to make his Will
and to declare his debts, what Psalm 130. De Profundis.
UT of the deep_have I unto him, for the better dis- called unto thee, O Lord; charging of his conscience, Lord, hear my voice. and the quietness of his Ex- Olet thine ears consider well ecutors. But men should of the voice of my complaint. ten be put in remembrance If thou, Lord, wilt be exto take order for the seitling treme to mark what is done of their temporal estates, amiss; O Lord, who may abide whilst they are in health. it? The Exhortation before re- For there is mercy with hearseil may be said before thee; therefore shalt thou be the Minister begin his Pray- feared.
er, as he shall see cause. I look for the Lord, my soul 1 The Minister shall not omit doth wait for him; in his word
earnestly to move such sick is my trust. · persons as are of ability, to My soul fleeth unto the Lord, he liberal to the poor.
before the morning, watch; 1 And then the Minister shall say, before the morning watch. say the Collect following. Ö Israel, trust in the Lord,
for with the Lord there is merLet us pray. O MOST merciful God, who redemptiwith him is pienteous
And he shall redeem Israel of thy mercies, dost so put away from all his sins. the sins of those who truly repent, that thou rememberest 11 Adring this: them no more open thine eye O SAVIOUR of the world, who most earnestly desireth cious Blood hast redeemed us; pardon and forgiveness. Re- save us, and help us, we humnew in him, most loving Father, bly beseech thee, O Lord. whatsoever hath been decayed by the fraud and malice of the I Then shall the Minister say, deyil, or by his own carnal wil THE Almighty Lord, who and 'frailness ;, preserve and all those who put their trust in continue this sick member in him, to whom all things in heathe unity of the Church; con-Iven, in earth, and under the sider his contrition, accept his seemn to thee most expedient for make thee know and feel, that tears, assuage his pain, as shall earth, do bow and obey, be now
and evermore thy defence : and him. And forasmuch as he put- there is none other name under teth his full trust only in thy heaven given to man, in whom, mercy; impute not unto him his and through whom, thou maytormer sins, but strengthen him with thy blessed Spirit; and est receive health and salvawhen thou art pieased to take tion, but only the name of our him hence, take him unto thy. Here the Minister may use
Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. furour, through the merits of thy most dearly beloved Son
any part of the service of this Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book, which, in his discre
tion, he shall think conveni"Then shall the Minister say ent to the occasion; and af this Psalm :
ter that shall say,
cy and protection we com- the more the outward mani de
/ mit thee: The Lord bless thee, cayeth, strengthen hiin, we beand keep thee: The Lord make seech thee, so much the more his face to shine upon thee, and continually with thy grace and be gracious unto thee: The Holy Spirit, in the inner inan: Lord lift up his countenance Give him unfeigned repentance upon thee, and give thee peace for all the errors of his life past, both now and evermore. Amen. and steadfast faith in thy Son 1 Prayers which may be said Jesus, that his sins may be done with the foregoing service, or away by thy mercy, and his any part thereof, at the dis- pardon sealed in Heaven, becretion of the Minister. fore he go bence, and be no 1 A Prayer for a sick Child. more seen. We know, O Lord, O
merciful Father, to whom ble with thee; and that, if thou alone belong the issues of life wilt, thou canst even yet raise and death; look down from him up, and grant him a longer heaven, we humbly beseech continuance amongst us: Yet, thee, with the eyes of mercy forasmuch as in all appearance upon this Child, now lying up- the time of his dissolution on the bed of sickness : Visit draweth near, so fit and prehim, O Lord, with thy salvation; parę him, we beseech thee, deliver him in thy good appoint- against the hour of death, that ed time from his bodily pain, after his departure bence in and save his soul for thy mer- peace, and in thy favour, his cies' sake; that if it shall be thy soul may be received into thine pleasure to prolong his days everlasting kingdom; through here on earth, he may live to the merits and mediation of Jethee, and be an instrument of sus Christ thine only Son, our thy glory, by serving the faith- Lord and Saviour. Amen. fully, and doing good in his T A Commendatory Prayer for neration : Or else receive him into those heavenlyhabitations,
a sick Person at the point of where the souls of those who
departure. sleep in the
Lord Jesus enjoy O hom do live the spirits of perpetual rest and folicity : Grant this, O Lord, for thy mer- just men made perfect, after cies' sake, in the same thy Son they are delivered from their our Lord Jesus Christ, who earthly prisons; we humbly liveth and reigneth with thee commend the soul of this thy and the Holy Ghost, ever one servant, our dear brother, into God, world without end. Amen. thy hands, as into the hands of T A Prayer for a sick Person, a faithful Creator, and most
when there appeareth but mercitul Saviour; most humbly
small hope of recovery. beseeching thee, that it may be O
FATHER of mercies, and precious in thy sight: Wash it,
God of all comfort, our we pray thee, in the blood of only help in time of need; We that immaculate Lamb, that fly unto thee for succour in be- was slain to take away the sins half of this thy servant, here of the world, that whatsoever lying under thy hand in great defilements it may have conweakness of body: Look gra-Itracted in the midst of this mi.
serable and naughty world, of the enemy, and lift up the
by the Minister, in behalf of uncertain our own condition is;
all present at the Visitation. and so to number our days
, O GOD whose days are our hearts to that holy and mercies cannot be numbered; heavenly wisdom, whilst we
make us, we beseech thee, live here, which may in the deeply sensible of the shortend bring us to life everlasting, life, and let thy Holy Spirit
ness and uncertainty of human Christ thine only Son our Lord. lead us through this
vale of mi
sery, in holiness and righteousAmen.
ness, all the days of our lives : TA Prayer for Persons trou- That, when we shall have servbled in Mind or in Conscience. ed thee in our generation, we O , be
ther of mercies, and the thers, having the testimony of God of all comforts, we be- munion of the Catholic Church;
a good conseience; in the comseech thee, look down in pity in the confidence of a certain and compassion upon this thy faith; in the confort of a reaafflicted servant. Thou writest sonable, religious, and holy bitter things against him, and hope ; in favour with thee our makest
him to possess his for: God, and in perfect charity mer iniquities: Thy wrath lieth with the world All which we hard upon him, and his soul is ask through Jesus Christ our fall of trouble But, O merci.Lord. Amen. ful God, who hast written thy holy word for our learning, that 11 A Prayer which may be said we, through patienee and com- in case of sudden surprise fort of thy holy Scriptures, and immediate danger might have hope ; give him a MOST gracious Father, right understanding of himself, we tly unto thee for mercy and of thy threats and promi- in behalf of this thy servant, Bes; that he may neither cast here lying under the sudden away is confidence in thee, nor visitation of thine hand. If it place it any where but in thee. be thy will, preserve his life, Give him strength against all that there may be place for rehis temptations, and heal all his pentance : But, if thou hast distempers : Break not the otherwise appointed, let thy bruised reed, nor quench the mercy supply to him the want smoking flax: Shut not up thy of the usual opportunity for the tender mercios in displeasure ; trimming of his lamp. Stir up but make him to hear of joy in him such sorrow for sin, and and gladness, that the bones such fervent love to thee, as which thou hast broken maymay in a short time do the work rejoice : Deliver him from fear lof many days: That among the