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Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.
Adding this Anthem,
SAVIOUR of the world, save us, which by thy cross and precious blood hast redeemed us, help us, we beseech thee, O God.
Then shall the Minister say.
HE Almighty Lord, which is a most strong tower to all them that put their trust in him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey, be now and evermore thy defence; and make thee know and feel, that there is no other name under heaven given to man, in whom, and through whom, thou mayest receive health and salvation, but only the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
for succour in behalf of this thy servant, here lying under thy hand in great weakness of body. Look graciously upon him, O Lord; and the more the outward man decayeth, strengthen him, we beseech thee, so much the more continually with thy grace and Holy Spirit in the inner man. Give him unfeigned repentance for all the errors of his life past, and stedfast faith in thy Son Jesus; that his sins may be done away by thy mercy, and his pardon sealed in heaven, before he go hence, and be no more seen. We know, O Lord, that there is no word impossible with thee; and that if thou wilt, thou canst even yet raise him up, and grant him a longer continuance amongst us: Yet forasmuch as in all appearance the time of his dissolution draweth near, so fit and prepare him, we beseech thee, against the hour of death, that after his departure hence in peace, and in thy favour, his soul may be received into thine everlasting kingdom, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thine only Son, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
I do live the spirits of just men made perfect, after they are delivered from their earthly prisons; We humbly commend the soul of this thy servant, our dear brother, into thy hands, as into the hands of a faithful Creator, and most merciful Saviour; most humbly beseeching thee that it may be precious in thy sight. Wash it, we pray thee, in the blood of that immaculate Lamb that was slain to take away the sins of the world; that whatsoever defilements it may have contracted in the midst of this miserable and naughty world, through the lusts of the flesh, or the wiles of Satan, being purged and done away, it may be presented pure and without spot before thee. And teach us who survive, in this and other like daily spectacles of mortality, to see how frail and uncertain our own condition is; and so to number our days, that we may seriously apply our hearts to that holy and heavenly wisdom, whilst we live here, which may in the end bring us to life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord. Amen.
2 the Father of mercies, and the God of all comforts; We beseech thee, look down in pity and compassion upon this thy afflicted servant. Thou writest bitter things against him, and makest him to possess his former iniquities; thy wrath lieth hard upon him, and his soul is full of trouble: But, O merciful God, who hast written thy holy Word for our learning, that we, through patience and comfort of thy holy Scriptures, might have hope; give him a right understanding of himself, and of thy threats and promises; that he may neither cast away his confidence in thee, nor place it any where but in thee. Give him strength against all his temptations, and heal all his distempers. Break not the bruised
reed, nor quench the smoking flax. Shut not up thy tender mercies in displeasure; but make him to hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Deliver him from fear of the enemy, and lift up the light of thy countenance upon him, and give him peace, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
thy body outwardly is anointed, so our heavenly Father, almighty God, grant of his infinite goodness that thy soul inwardly may be anointed with the holy Ghost, who is the Spirit of all strength, comfort, relief, and gladness. And vouchsafe for his great mercy (if it be his blessed will) to restore unto thee thy bodily health and strength, to serve him; and send thee release of all thy pains, troubles, and diseases, both in body and mind. And howsoever his goodness (by his divine and unsearchable providence) shall dispose of thee; we, his unworthy ministers and servants, humbly beseech the eternal majesty to do with thee according to the multitude of his innumerable mercies, and to pardon thee all thy sins and offences committed by all thy bodily senses, passions, and carnal affections: who also vouchsafe mercifully to grant unto thee ghostly strength, by his holy Spirit, to withstand and overcome all temptations and assaults of thine adversary, that in no wise he prevail against thee: but that thou mayest have perfect victory and triumph against the devil, sin, and death; through Christ our Lord; who by his death hath overcomed the prince of death; and with the Father and the holy Ghost evermore liveth and reigneth, God, world without end. Amen.
Communion of the Sick.
Communion of the Sick.
die, whensoever it shall please Almighty God to call them, the Curates shall diligently from time to time, but spe cially in the plague time, exhort their Parishioners to the oft receiving (in the Church of the holy Communion of the body and blood of our Saviour Christ, which if they do, they shall have no cause in their sudden visitation to he unquict for lack of the same. But if
Forasmuch as all mortal men be subject to many sudden perils, diseases, and sicknesses. and ever uncertain what time they shall depart out of this life; therefore, to the intent they may be always in a readiness to God to call them, the Curates shall | diligently from time to time, (but espe cially in the time of pestilence, or other infectious sickness) exhort their Parishioners to the often receiving of the holy Communion of the body and blood of our Saviour Christ, when it shall be publicly administered in the Church; that so doing, they may, in case of sudden visitation, have the less cause to be¦ disquieted for lack of the same. But! if the sick person be not able to come to the church, and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his house; then he must give timely notice to the Curate, signifying also how many there are to communicate with him, (which shall be three, or two at the least) and haring a convenient place in the sick man's house, with all things necessary so prepared, that the Curate may reverently minister, he shall there celebrate the holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, here following.
the sick person be not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his house, then he must give knowledge over night, or else early in the morning, to the Curate, signifying also how many be appointed to communicate with him: And haring a convenient place in the sick man's house, where the Curate may reverently minister, and a good number to receive the Communion with the sick person, with all things necessary for the same, he shall there minister the holy Comemunion.
1 Presbyters or Curates [S. L.]
Presbyter or Curate [S. L.]
a sufficient number, at least two or three to receive [S. L.]
Forasmuch as all mortal men be subject to many sudden perils, diseases, and sickand ever uncertain what time they shall depart out of this life; Therefore, to the intent they may be always in a readiness to die, whensoever it shall please almighty God to call them; The Curates shall diligently from time to time, but specially in the plague time, exhort their Parishioners to the oft receiving in the Church of the holy Communion of the body and blood of our Saviour Christ. Which Af they do they shall have no cause, in their sudden visitation, to be unquieted for luck of the same. But if the sick person not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his house; then ye must give knowledge over night, or else carly in the morning, to the Curate, signifying also how many be appointed to communicate with him. And having a convenient place in the sick man's house, where the Curate may reverently minister, and a good number to receive the Conanynion with the sick person, with all things nee ssary for the sam?, he shall there minister the holy Communion.
And if the same day there be a celebration of the holy Communion in the Church, then shall the Priest reserve (at the open Communion) so much of the Sacrament of the body and blood, as shall serve the sick person, and so many as shall Communicate with him, (if there be any.) And so soon as he conveniently man, after the open Communion ended in the Church, shall go and minister the same, first to those that are appointed to communicate with the sick, (if there be any) and last of all to the sick person himself. But before the Curate distribute the holy Communion, the appointed general confession must be made in the name of the Communicants, the Curate adding the Absolution, with the comfortable sentences of Scripture folloaring in the open Communion. And after the communion ended, the Collect,