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the means used for his re- soul is full of trouble. But, covery; make him tracta- O merciful God, who hast ble in the use of remedies, written thy holy word for and willing to comply with our learning, that the advice of his friends. through patience and comBut if no means can effect fort of thy holy scriptures his cure, let him possess his might havehope ; give him soul in peace, and in every a right understanding of interval of reason address himself, and of thy threats his prayer unto thee; that and promises, that he may when his earthly taberna
neither cast away
his cle shall be dissolved he fidence in thee, nor place may rejoice in his former it any where but in thee. inability to pursue the Give him strength against pleasures of the world, and all his temptations, and be presented unto thee heal all his troubles. Break pure and undefiled. Hear
not the bruised reed, nor our prayer when we call quench the smoking flax. upon thee; hear us for him,
Shut not up thy tender who is not able to pray for mercies in displeasure ; but himself, for the sake of make him to hear of joy thine infinite mercy in and gladness, that the Jesus Christ
bones which thou hast Amen.
broken may rejoice. De
liver him from all disquietPRAYER Persons ing fears, and lift up the
IN MIND OR light of thy countenance IN CONSCIENCE.
upon him, and give him
peace, through the mediaO BLESSED Lord, tion of Jesus Christ our the Father of mercies, and Lord. Amen. the God of all comforts, we beseech thee to look down in pity and compassion up
PRAYER FOR ONE UNDER on this thine afflicted ser
WRATH. vant. Thou writest bitter things against him, and makest him to possess his O ALMIGHTY God, former iniquities; thy wrath the aid of all who are in lieth hard upon him, and his need, and the helper of all
who flee to thee for suc God, who bringest down cour ; accept we beseech
to the grave and bringest thee, our humble supplica up again ; we bless thy tions for this thy servant wonderful goodness, for labouring under the dread- having turned our heaviful apprehensions of thy into joy and wrath. O Lord, enter not mourning into gladness, into judgment with him; by restoring this our brother but make him sensible that to some degree of his forthough the wages of sin mer health. Blessed be are death, the gift of God thy name, that thou didst is eternal life; that thou not forsake him in his sickwouldst not the death of a ness; but didst visit him sinner, and art not willing with comforts from above; that any should perish; didst support him in pathat thou dost always pun
tience and submission to ish less than we deserve, thy will, and at last didst and in the midst of judg- send him relief. Perfect, ment dost remember mer we beseech thee, this thy cy. Revive his soul with
mercy towards him, and a sense of thy love, and prosper the means which the hopes of obtaining thy shall be made use of for pardon, and the joy of thy his cure; that being resalvation; that he may be stored to health of body, raised from this dejection, vigour of mind, and cheerand show with gladness fulness of spirit, he may what thou hast done for his offer thee a spiritual oblasoul; and this we humbly tion with great gladness, ask in the name of Jesus and bless thy holy name Christ our Lord. Amen. for all thy goodness to
wards him, through Jesus THANKSGIVING FOR THE
Christ our Saviour, through BEGINNING OF A RECOVERY. whom we ascribe unto thee
all honour and glory, world GREAT and mighty without end. Amen.
END OF THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.
BURIAL OF THE DEAD.
When the Procession is entering the Church, the Minister
shall utter these Sentences.
I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord; he who believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John, xi. 25, 26.
I KNOW that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin, worms destroy this body, yet in
fiesh shall I see God. Job, xix. 25, 26.
Lord. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job, i. 21.
Then shall be said the following Passages from the 39th and 90th Psalms.
LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, that I may
know how frail I am. Behold thou hast made my days as it were a span long, and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee; and verily every man living is altogether vanity.
For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain; he heapeth up riches, and
WE brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away ; blessed be the name of the
everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. Thou turnest
man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or a watch in the night.
As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as a sleep, and fade away suddenly like the grass ;
In the morning it is green, and groweth up; but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong, that they come to fourscore years, yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
cannot tell who shall gather them.
And now, Lord, what is my hope? truly my hope is even in thee.
I became dumb, and opened not my mouth; for it was thy doing.
Take thy plague away from Í
am consumed by the blow of thy heavy hand.
When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment; surely every man is vanity.
O Lord, and with thine ears consider my calling; hold not thy peace at my tears.
For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my
spare me a little, that I
may recover my strength, before I go hence, and be
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Hear my prayer,
no more seen.
Then shall follow these se
lections from 1 Cor. xv.
LORD, thou hast been our refuge from one generation to another.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from
NOW is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of those who slept. For
since by man came death, death is sin, and the by man came also, the strength of sin is the law; resurrection of the dead. but thanks be to God,
For as in Adam all die, who giveth us the victory, even so in Christ shall all through our Lord Jesus be made alive.
Christ. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory
Then the Minister, either of the moon, and another
at the Grave, or in the glory of the stars; for one
body of the Church, star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the MAN who is born of a resurrection of the dead.
hath but a short It is sown in corruption, it time to live, and is full of is raised in incorruption; misery. He cometh up, it is sown in dishonour, it and is cut down like a is raised in glory; it is flower; he fleeth as it sown in weakness, it is were a shadow, and never raised in power; it is sown continueth in one stay. a natural body, it is raised In the midst of life a spiritual body.
are in death; of whom Now this I say, breth may we seek for succour, tren, than flesh and blood
but of thee, O Lord, who cannot inherit the kingdom for our sins art justly disof God; neither doth cor
pleased? ruption_inherit incorrup Yet, () Lord God most tion. For this corruptible holy, O Lord most mighty, must put on incorruption, O holy and most merciful and this mortal must put Father, deliver us not into on immortality, So when
the bitter pains of eternal this corruptible shall have death. put on incorruption, and
Thou knowest, Lord, this mortal shall have put the secrets of our hearts; on immortality, then shall
shut not thy mercisul ears be brought to pass the say to our prayers ;
spare ing that is written, Death us, Lord most holy, O is swallowed up in victory. God most mighty, O holy O death, where is thy and merciful Father, thou sting? O grave, where is
most worthy Judge eternal, thy victory? The sting of suffer us not at our last