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subdued umo him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may he all in all. Else what shall 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 evcrv hour? I protest by your rejoicing, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, 1 die daily. If after

For when thou art angry all Out days are gone : we bring our years to an end, aa it were a tale that is told.

The days of our age are threescore vears and ten; and though men be so strong, that they come to fourscore years ; yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it awav, and we are gone.

But who regarrteth the power of thy wrath : for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is thy displeasure.

O teach us 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 satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon : so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

Comfort us again:

after the

time that thou hast 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 prosper thou our handy-work.

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.

« Then nhntl fdOme the Letson takm out of the fifteenth Chatter of the former

Epittle «f Saint Paul to tht Corinth-tans. 1 Cot. Sv. 20.

NOW is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christis, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he 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 feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under it is manifest that he is except

the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Fphesus, 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 sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up ? and with what body dotheycome? Thoufool,thatwhich thou sowest is not quickened,except it die. And that which thou wwt-i, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body, as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh Is not the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of iishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differetb from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead: It is sown in corruption; it is raised in interruption: It is sown in dishonour; 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 spiritual 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 soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, that was not iirst which is spiritual, hut that which natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man U of,the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from Heaven. As is the earthy, such are they that are earthy: and is the heavenly, such are they we Khali also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this 1 say, brethren, that flesh and htood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, (for the trumpet shall sound,) and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible mast put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incoiruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality; then shall be brought to pass the savins that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The stmg of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedtast, immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

ed, which did put all things under.I also that are heavenly. And as we him. And when all things shall be I have borne the image of the earthy,

1 fVhen they eome to ihe Grave, while Uie Corpte it mnde ready to be laid into the earth, the Priest shall say, or the Priest and Clerk." shall ring:

MAN that is born of a woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down, like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continneth in one stay.

In the midst of life we are in death : of whom may wc seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, who fur our sins art justly displeased?

Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears to our prayer; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty,

0 holy and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us not, at our last hour, for any pains of death, to fall from thee.

1 Then, while the earth thall be east upon the Hmty by tone standing by, the Priest thall tay,

IORAHMUCH as lt hath pleased
Almighty God of his great mercy

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to take unm himself the soul of our dear brotfter here departed, we therefore commit hit body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall change our vile body, that it may be like unto his glorious body, according to the mighty working, whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.

% Then shallbe said or semy,

I HEARD a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, From heneeforth blessed are the dead which die in the Lord : even so saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours.

1 Then (he Priest /hull tof,
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy npun us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

OUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Priest.

ALMIGHTY God, with whom do live the spirits of them that depart hence in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the flesh, are in joy and felicity; We give thee hearty thanks, for that it hath pleased thee to deliver this our brother out of the miseries of this sinful world; beseeching thee, that it may please thee, of thy gracious goodness, shortly to accomplish the number of thine elect, and to hasten thy kingdom ; that we, with all those that are departed in the true faith of thy holy Name, may have our perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect.

MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the life; in whom whosoever believeth shall live, though he die; and whosoever liv

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eth, and believeth in him, shall not die eternally; who also hath taught ii, by his holy Apostle Saint Paul, not to be sorry, as men without hope, for them that sleep in him; We meekly beseech thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness; that, when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him, as our hope is this our brother doth; and that, at the general Resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight; and receive that blessmg,

which thy well-beloved Son shall then pronounce to all that love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye-blessed children of my Father, veceive the kingdom prepared for yoa from the beginning of the world: Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Father through Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen,

TH E grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be

with us all evermore. Amen.f t

THANKSCHVING. OP WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,

COMMONLY CAv.LFI),

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

«, The Woman, at the usual time offer her Delivery, shall come into the Church AeeVutlZwunlUI . Zd there shall hwel ^ •fts 'oiee convenient phue, at hathbeeeeutieai P»r*um,nnn ftdirtet. ^„d then tht pneel ^l l wunto W,

aeeukomed,

FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God of his goodness to give you safe deliverance, and hath preserved you in the great danger of Child-birth; you shall therefore give hearty thanks unto God, and say,

(* Then thatt the Priest say the cxvlik

Psahnt)

Dilaxi attoniam.

I AM well pleased : that the Lord hath heard the voice of my

me : therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

The snares of death compassed me vound about ; and the pains of hell gat hold upon me.

I found trouble and heaviness, and I called upon the Name of the Lord : O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous : yea, our God is merciful.

The Lord preserveth the simple: I was in misery, and he helped me.

Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul : for the Lord hath reward, ed thee.

And why ? thou hast delivered my

soul from death : mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

I will walk before the Lord : ia the land of the living.

I believed, and therefore will I speak; but I was sore troubled : I said in my haste, All men are liars.

What reward shall I give unto the Lord : for all the benefits that he hath done unto me?

I will receive the cup of salvation : and call upon the Name of the Lord.

I will pay my vowi now in the presence of all his people : in the courts of the Lordis house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.

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.

Or, Psalm exxvii. Niei Domtmu.

EXCEPT the Lord build the house : their labour is but lost that build it.

Except the Lord keep the city : the watchman waketh but in vain.

It is but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so iate take rest, power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

and eat the bread of carefulness : for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

la, children and the fru,t of the womb : are an heritage and gift that cumeth of the Lord.

Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant : even so are the young children.

Haypy Is the man that hath his quiver full of them : they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

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.

\ Then the Print shallsaf,
Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

OUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass a, gainst us. And lead us not into I temptation; But deliver us from evil; For thine i s the kingdom, The

A COMMINATION,

Ministev. O Lord, save this woman thy servant;

Answev. Who putteth her trust in thee.

Mhtinter. Be thou to her a strong tower;

From the face of her

Answer, enemy. Ministev.

Answer,
unto thee.

Lord, hear our prayev.
And let our cry come

Ministev. Let us pray.

0 ALMIGHTY God, we give thee humble thanks for that thou hast vouchsafed to deliver this woman thy servant from the great pain and peril of Child-birth; Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Father, that she, through thy help, may both faithfully live, and walk according to thy will, in this life present; and also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

1 The Woman, that eometh to give her
Thanks, must offer accustomed Offer-
ing*; and, if there he a Communion,
it is convenient that ,ke receive- the
holy Communion.

OB DENOUNCING OF GOD'B ANGER AND JUDGEMENTS
AGAINST SINNERS,

With certain Prayers, to be used on the first Day of Lent, and at other times, as the Ordinary shall appoint.

1 After Morning Prayer, the Litany ended according to the accustomed manner,, the Priest shall, in the Beading-Pew or Pulpit, my,

hich is much to be wished,l it Is

BRETHREN, in the Primitive Church there was a godly discipline, that, at the beginning of Lent, such persons as stood convicted of notorious sin were put to open penance, and punished in this world, that their souls might be saved in the day of the Lord; and that others, admonished by their example, might be the more afraid to offend.

Instead whereof, (until the said discipline may be restored again,

thought good, that at this time (in the presence of you alll should be read the general sentences of God's cursing against impenitent sinnevS, gathered out of the seven and twentieth Chapte, of Deuteronomy, and other places of Scripture, and that ye should answer to every Sentence, Amen: To the intent that, being admonished of the great indignation of God against sinners, ye may the rather be moved to earnest and true

repentance; and maj walk mote warily in these dangerous days; fleeing from such vices, for which ye affirm with your own mouths the curse of God to be due.

CURSED is the man that maketh any carved or molten image, to worship it.

1 And the people shall answer and tay. Amen.

Minister. Cursrxl is he that curseth his father or mother.

A n Hirer, A men.

Mini eier. Cursed is he that removeth his neighbouris land-mark.

Answer. Amen.

Minister. Cursed is he that maketh the blind to go out of his way.

Answer. Amen.

Minister. Cursed is he that perverteth the judgement of the stranger, the fatherless, and widow.

Answer. Amen.

Minister. Cursed is he thai smiteth his neighbour secretly.

Answer, Amen.

Minister. Cursed is he that lieth with his neighbouris wife.

Answer. Amen.

Minister. Cursed is he that taketh reward to slay the innocent.

Answer. Amen.

Minister. Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, and taketh man for his defence, and in his heart goeth from the Lord.

Answer. Amen.

Minister. Cursed are the unmerciful, fornicators, and adulterers, covetous persons, idolaters, slanderers, drunkards, and extortioners.

Answer, Amen.

Minister.

NOW seeing that all they are accursed (as the prophet David beareth witness) who do err and go astray from the commandments of God; let us (remembering the dreadful judgement hanging over our heads, and always ready to fall upon us) return unto our Lord God, with all contrition and meekness of heart i bewailing and lamenting our sinful life, acknowledging and confessing our offences, and seeking to bring forth worthy fruits of penance. For now is the ax put unto the root of the trees, so that every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands

of the living Godt he shall pour down rain upon the sinners, snare*, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest; this shall he their portion to drink. For lo, the Lord is come out of his place to visit the wickedness, of such as dwell upon the earth. But who may abide the day of his coming I* Who shall be able to endure when he appeareth? His fan is in his hand, and he will purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the barn; but he will burn the chaff: with unquenchable fire. The day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night: and when men shall say, Peace, and all things are safe, then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as sorrow cometh upon a woman travailing with child, and they shall not escape. Then shall appear the wrath or God in the day of vengeance, which obstinate sinners, through the stubbornness of their heart, have heaped unto themselves; which despised the goodness, patience, and long-sufferance of God, when he calleth them continually to repentance. Then shall they call upon me, (saith the Lord,) but I will not hear; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me; and that, because they hated knowledge, and received not the fear of the Lord, but abhorred my counsel, and despised my correction. Then shall it he too late to knock when the door shall be shut; and too late to cry for mercy when it is the time of justice. O terrible voice of most just judgement, which shall be pronounce*! upon them, when it shall be said unto them, Go, ye cursed, into the fire everlasting, which is prepared for the devil and his angels. Therefore, brethren, take we heed betime, while the day of salvation lasteth; for the night cometh, when none can work. But let us, while we have the light, believe in the light, and walk as children of the Tight; that we be not cast into utter darkness, where is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Let us not abuse the goodness of God, who calleth us mercifully to amendment, and of his endless pity promiseth us forgiveness of that which is past, if with a perfect and true heart we return unto him. For though our sins be as red as scarlet, they shall be made white as snow; and though they be like purple, yet

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