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Praised be the Lord daily ; even the Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.
He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation : God is the Lord, by whom we have escaped death.
Thou, Lord, hast made us glad through the operation of thy hands; and we will triumph in thy praise.
Blessed be the Lord God; even the Lord God, who only doeth wondrous things ;
And blessed be the Name of his Majesty for ever; and let every one of us say, Amen, Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after
Victory. F the Lord had not been on our side, now may we say ;
if the Lord himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us;
They had swallowed us up quick, when they were so wrathfully displeased at us.
Yea, the waters had drowned us, and the stream had gone over our soul; the deep waters of the proud had gone over our soul.
But praised be the Lord, who hath not given us over as a prey unto them.
The Lord hath wrought a mighty salvation for us.
We got not this by our own sword, neither was it our own arm that saved us; but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto us.
The Lord hath appeared for us; the Lord hath covered our heads, and made us to stand in the day of battle.
The Lord hath appeared for us; the Lord hath overthrown our enemies, and dashed in pieces those that rose up against us.
Therefore not unto us, O Lord, not unto us; but unto thy Name be given the glory.
The Lord hath done great things for us; the Lord hath done great things for us, for which we rejoice.
Our help standeth in the Name of the Lord, who hath made heaven and earth.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord, from this time forth for evermore.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
After this Hymn may be said the Te Deum.
Then this Collect.
ALMIGHTY God, the Sovereign Commander of all
the world, in whose hand is power and might, which none is able to withstand; We bless and magnify thy great and glorious Name for this happy Victory, the whole glory whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art the only giver of Victory. And, we beseech thee, give us grace to improve this great mercy to thy glory, the advancement of thy Gospel, the honour of our country, and, as much as in us lieth, to the good of all mankind. And, we beseech thee, give us such a sense of this great mercy, as may engage us to a true thankfulness, such as may appear in our lives by an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with thee and the Holy Spirit, as for all thy mercies, so in particular for this Victory and Deliverance, be all glory and honour, world without end. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii. 14.
\HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of
God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
At the Burial of their Dead at Sea. | The Office in the Common Prayer Book may be used ; only instead of these words, [We
therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, fc.] say, E therefore commit his body to the deep, to be turned
into corruption, looking for the resurrection of the
body, (when the sea shall give up her dead,) and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ ; who at his coming shall change our vile body, that it may be like his glorious body, according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself.
A FORM OF PRAYER FOR
THE VISITATION OF PRISONERS.
When Morning or Evening Prayer shall be read in any Prison, instead of the Psalm, O come, let us sing, 8c., shall be read the 130th Psalm: and the Minister shall insert, after the Collect for the day, the Collect in the following Service, O God, who sparest, Sc., and at such times as the Litany is not read, he shall add the Prayer, O God, merciful Father, who despisest not, fc. And when notice is given to the Minister, that a Prisoner is confined for some great or capital crime, he shall visit him; and when he cometh into the place where the Prisoner is, he shall say, kneeling down, EMEMBER not, Lord, our iniquities, nor the iniqui
ties of our forefathers; neither take thou vengeance of our sins : spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever.
Answer. Spare us, good Lord.
Let us pray.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Minister. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us ;
And grant us thy salvation.
Answer. And let the sighing of the prisoners come before thee.
for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
GOD, who sparest when we deserve punishment, and
in thy wrath rememberest mercy; We humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness to comfort and succour all those who are under reproach and misery in the house of bondage ; correct them not in thine anger, neither chasten them in thy sore displeasure. Give them a right understanding of themselves, and of thy threats and promises ; that they may neither cast away their confidence in thee, nor place it any where but in thee. Relieve the distressed, protect the innocent, and awaken the guilty: and forasmuch as thou alone bringest light out of darkness, and good out of evil, grant that the pains and punishments which these thy servants endure, through their bodily confinement, may tend to setting free their souls from the chains of sin ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
4 Here the Minister, as he shall see convenient, may read the Prayer for All Conditions of
Men, the Collect for Ash-Wednesday, and the Collect beginning Almighty God, the foun
tain of all wisdom, fc., or any other prayer of the Liturgy, which he shall judge proper. | Then shall the Minister exhort the prisoner or prisoners after this form, or other
beloved whose never failing providence governeth all things both in heaven and earth, hath so wisely and mercifully ordered the course of this world, that his judgments are often sent as fatherly corrections to us; and if with due submission and resignation to his holy will we receive the same, they will work together for our good.
It is your part and duty, therefore, to humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, to acknowledge the righteousness of his judgments, and to endeavour that, by his grace, this present visitation
to a sincere and hearty repentance.
The way and means thereto is, to examine your life and conversation by the rule of God's commandments; and whereinsoever you shall perceive yourself to have offended either by
will, word, or deed, there to bewail your own sinfulness, and to confess yourself to Almighty God, with full purpose of amendment of life. And if you shall perceive your offences to be such as are not only against God, but also against your neighbours; then to reconcile yourself to them, being ready to make restitution and satisfaction, according to the uttermost of your power, for all injuries and wrongs done by you to any other: and being likewise ready to forgive others who have offended you would have forgiveness of your offences at God's hand. And to this true repentance and change of mind you must add a lively and steadfast faith, and dependence upon the merits of the death of Christ, with an entire resignation of yourself to the will of God. Except you repent, and believe, we can give you no hope of salvation. But if you do sincerely repent and believe, God hath declared, though your sins be as red as scarlet, they shall be made white as snow; though your wickednesses have gone over your head, yet shall they not be your destruction.
We exhort you therefore in the Name of God, and of his dear Son Jesus Christ our Saviour, and as you tender your own salvation, to take good heed of these things in time, while the day of salvation lasteth; for the night cometh, when no man can work. While you have the light, believe in the light, and walk as children of the light, that you be not cast into outer darkness; that you may not knock, when the door shall be shut; and cry for mercy, when it is the time of justice. Now, you are the object of God's mercy, if by repentance and true faith you turn unto him ; but if you neglect these things, you will be the object of his justice and vengeance. Now, you may claim the merits of Christ; but if you die in your sins, his sufferings will tend to your greater condemnation. O beloved, consider in this your day, how fearful a thing it will be to fall into the hands of the living God, when you can neither fly to his mercy to protect you, nor to the merits of Christ to cover you in that terrible day.
Here the Minister shall examine him concerning his faith, and rehearse the Articles of the Creed, Dost thou believe in God, fc. And the prisoner shall answer,
All this I steadfastly believe.