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Thou art the great God to be feared above all: 0 save us, that we may praise thee.
Special Prayers with respect to the enemy. HOU, O Lord, art just and powerful: O defend our
cause against the face of the enemy. O God, thou art a strong tower of defence to all who fly unto thee: O save us from the violence of the enemy.
O Lord of hosts, fight for us, that we may glorify thee.
O suffer us not to sink under the weight of our sins, or the violence of the enemy.
O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thy Name's sake.
Short Prayers in respect of a storm. HOU, O Lord, who stillest the raging of the sea, hear,
O blessed Saviour, who didst save thy disciples ready to perish in a storm, hear us, and save us, we beseech thee.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
O Christ, hear us. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, save us now and evermore. Amen.
UR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
When there shall be imminent danger, as many as can be spared from necessary service in the ship shall be called together, and make an humble confession of their sin to God; In which, every one ought seriously to reflect upon those particular sins of which his conscience shall accuse him ; saying as followeth.
The Confession LMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker
of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we from time to slip
to time most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us ; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father ; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall the Priest, if there be any in the ship, say, ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of his
great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you ; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thanksgiving after a Storm.
Jubilate Deo. From Psalm lxvi.
the honour of his Name; make his praise to be glorious.
Say unto God, o how wonderful art thou in thy works; through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies bé found liars unto thee.
For all the world shall worship thee, sing of thee, and praise thy Name.
O come hither, and behold the works of God; how wonderful he is in his doing toward the children of men.
He ruleth with his power for ever; his eyes behold the people : and such as will not believe shall not be able to exalt themselves.
O praise our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard ;
Who holdeth our soul in life ; and suffereth not our feet
For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou also hast tried us, like as silver is tried.
Thou broughtest us into the snare; and laidest trouble
upon our loins.
I will go into thine house with burnt-offerings; and will pay thee my vows, which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouble.
O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God; and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.
I called unto him with my mouth, and gave him praises with my tongue.
If I incline unto wickedness with mine heart, the Lord will not hear me.
But God hath heard me; and considered the voice of my prayer.
Praised be God, who hath not cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me.
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.
Confitemini Domino. From Psalm cvii. THAT men would praise the LORD for his goodness; O
and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men !
That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and tell out his works with gladness!
They that go down to the sea in ships, and occupy their business in great waters;
These men see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.
For at his word the stormy wind ariseth, which lifteth up
the waves thereof. They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; their soul melteth away because of the trouble.
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits end.
So when they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, he delivereth them out of their distress.
For he maketh the storm to cease, so that the waves thereof are still.
Then are they glad, because they are at rest; and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.
O that men would therefore praise the LORD for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men !
That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders !
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.
Collects of Thanksgiving. O MOST blessed and glorious Lord God, who art of
infinite goodness and mercy; We, thy poor creatures, whom thou hast made and preserved, holding our souls in life, and now rescuing us out of the jaws of death, humbly present ourselves again before thy Divine Majesty, to offer a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, for that thou heardest us when we called in our trouble, and didst not cast out our prayer, which we made before thee in our great distress : Even when we gave all for lost, our ship, our goods, our lives, then didst thou mercifully look upon us, and wonderfully command a deliverance; for which we, now being in safety, do give all praise and glory to thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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is over all thy works, but in special manner hath been extended towards us, whom thou hast so powerfully and wonderfully defended. Thou hast showed us terrible things, and wonders in the deep, that we might see how powerful and gracious a God thou art; how able and ready to help those who trust in thee. Thou hast showed us how both winds and seas obey thy command; that we may learn, even from them, hereafter to obey thy voice, and to do thy will. We therefore bless and glorify thy Name, for this thy mercy in saving us, when we
were ready to perish. And, we beseech thee, make us as truly sensible now of thy mercy, as we were then of the danger ; And give us hearts always ready to express our thankfulness, not only by words, but also by our lives, in being more obedient to thy holy commandments. Continue, we beseech thee, this thy goodness to us; that we, whom thou hast saved, may serve thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
A Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after a dangerous
COME, let us give thanks unto the Lord, for he is
gracious; and his mercy endureth for ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised ; let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath delivered from the merciless rage of the sea.
The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
He hath not dealt with us according to our sins; neither rewarded us according to our iniquities.
But as the heaven is high above the earth; so great hath been his mercy towards us.
We found trouble and heaviness; we were even at death's door.
The waters of the sea had well-nigh covered us; the proud waters had well-nigh gone over our soul.
The sea roared; and the stormy wind lifted up the waves thereof.
We were carried up as it were to heaven, and then down again into the deep; our soul melted within us, because of trouble.
Then cried we unto thee, O Lord; and thou didst deliver us out of our distress.
Blessed be thy Name, who didst not despise the prayer of thy servants ; but didst hear our cry, and hast saved us.
Thou didst send forth thy commandment; and the windy storm ceased, and was turned into a calm.
O let us therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he hath done, and still doeth for the children of men !