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do believe as a Christian man membrance to take order for the settling of

their temporal estates, wohilst they are in should, or no.


& These words before rehcarsed may be said ' Here the Minister shall rehearse the Articles

before the Minister begin his Prayer, as he of the Faith, saying thus,

shall see cause. OST thou believe in God & The Minister should not omit earnestly !o the Father Almighty,

move such sick persons as are of ability to be

liberal to the poor. Maker of heaven and earth? 1 Here shall the sick person be moved to make

a special Confession of his sins, if he feel his And in Jesus Christ his

conscience troubled with any weighiy mut only-begotten Son our Lord? ter. After tchich Confession, the Priest

shall absolve him (if he humbly and heartily And that he was conceived desire it) after this sort.

UR Lord the Virgin Mary ; that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, his Church to absolve all sinwas crucified, dead, and bu- ners who truly repent and beried; that he went down into lieve in him, of his great merhell, and also did rise again cy forgive thee thine offenthe third day; that he as ces : And by his authority cended into heaven, and sit-committed to me, I absolve teth at the right hand of God thee from all thy sins, In the the Father Almighty; and Name of the Father, and of from thence shall come again the Son, and of the Holy at the end of the world, to Ghost. Amen. judge the quick and the And then the Priest shall say the Collect dead ?

jollowing And dost thou believe in Holy holy

merciful God, Catholick ChurchCom who, according the munion of Saints; the Re- multitude of thy mercies, mission of sins; the Resur- dost so put away the sins of rection of the flesh ; and those who truly repent, that everlasting Life after death? thou rememberest them no

& The sick person shall ansicer, more; Open thine eye of All this I stedfastly believe. mercy upon this thy servant, 9 Then shall the Minister examine whether who most earnestly desireth

claurity with all the world; exhorting him to pardon and forgiveness. Reforgive, from the bottom of his heart, all per

new in him, most loving Faoffended any other, to ask them forgiveness; ther, whatsoever hath been any man, that he make amends to the milers decayed by the fraud and most of his power. And if he hath not be malice of the devil, or by his fore disposed of his goods, let him then be admonished to make his Will, and to declare own carnal will and frailneșs; his Debts, what he oroeth, and what is ow. ing unto him ; for the better discharging preserve and continue this cutors. But men should often be put in re sick member in the

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mother's trition, accept his tears, as womb; my praise shall alswage


pain, as shall seem way be of thee. to thee most expedient for I am become as it were a him. And forasmuch as he monster unto many : but my putteth his full trust only in sure trust is in thee. thy mercy, impute not un O let my mouth be filled to him his former sins, but with thy praise : that I may strengthen him with thy bless- sing of thy glory and honour ed Spirit; and, when thou all the day long. árt pleased to take him hence, Cast me not away in the take him unto thy favour, time of age : forsake me not through the merits of thy when my strength faileth most dearly beloved Son Je- me. sus Christ our Lord. Amen. For mine enemies speak

Then shall the Minister say this Psalm. against me, and they that In te, Domine, speravi. lay wait for my soul take Psalm lxxi.

their counsel together, sayN

ing : God hath forsaken him, my trust; let me never be persecute him, and take him; put to confusion : but rid me, for there is none to deliver and deliver me in thy righte-him. ousness; incline thine ear un Go not far from me, O to me, and save me.

God : my God, haste thee to Be thou my strong hold, help me. whereunto I may alway re

Let them be confounded sort : thou hast promised to and perish that are against help me; for thou art my my soul : let them be coverhouse of defence, and myed with shame and dishonour castle.

that seek to do me evil. Deliver me, my God, As for me, I will patiently out of the hand of the un- abide alway : and will praise godly : out of the hand of thee more and more. the unrighteous and cruel My mouth shall daily speak

of thy righteousness and salFor thou, O Lord God, art | vation : for I know no end the thing that I long for : thereof. thou art my hope, even from I will


forth in the

strength of the Lord God : Through thee have I been and will make mention of holden up ever since I was thy righteousness only. born : thou art he that took Thou, O God, hast taught


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health, (if it be thy gracious the Lord loveth he chastenwill;) and whénsoever his eth; and scourgeth every son soul shall depart from the whom he receiveth. body, it may be without spot The Gospel. St. John v. 24. Jesus Christ our Lord. bement VERILY, verily I say unto

you, He that heareth my The Epistle. Heb. xii. 5. word, and believeth on him

Y son, despise not thou that sent me, hath everlasting

Lord, nor faint when thou condemnation; but is passed art rebuked of him. For whom from death unto life.

After which the Priest shall proceed according to the form before prescribed for the holy Communion, beginning at these words (Ye that do truly &c.] At the time of the distribution of the holy Sacrament, the Priest shall first receive the com munion himself, and after minister unto them that are appointed to communicate with the

sick, und last of all to the sick person. 9 But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning in due time

to the Curale, or for lack of company to receive with him, or by any other just impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood, the Carate shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and stedfastly believe thut Jesus Christ hath suffered death' upon the Cross for him, and shed his Blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the be nefits he hath thereby, and giving him hearty thanks therefore, he doth eat and drink the Body anil Blood of our Sarionr Christ profitably to his Soul's health, although he do not receive the Sacrament with his mouth. When the sick person is risited, and receiveth the holy Coinmunion all at one time, then the Priest, for more expedition, shall cut off the form of the Visitation at the Psalm [In thee, O

Lord, have I put my trust, 8c.) and go straight to the Communion. e In the time of the Plague, Suceat, or such other like contagious times of sickness or diseases,

when none of the Parish or neighbours can be gotten to communicate with the sick in their houses, for fear of the infection, upon special request of the diseased, the Minister may only communicate with him.

THE ORDER FOR THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD. . Here is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any that die unbaptized, or

excommunicatë, or hare laid violent hands upon themselves. $ The Priest and Clerks meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the Church-yard, and going

before it, either into the Church, or towards the Grave, shall say, or sing, Am the resurrection and stand at the latter day upon

the life, saith the Lord : the earth. And though after he that believeth in me, my skin worms destroy this though he were dead, yet body, yet in my flesh shall I shall he live: and whosoever see God: whom I shall see liveth and believeth in me for myself, and mine eyes shall never die. St. John xi. shall behold, and not ano

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Deliver me from all mine out. The Lord gave, and offences : and make me not a the Lord hath taken away; rebuke unto the foolish. blessed be the Name of the I became dumb, and openLord. i Tim. vi. 7. Job i. 21. ed not my mouth : for it was * After they are come into the Church, shall be thy doing. read one or both of these Psalms following.

Take thy plague away from Diri, Custodiam. Psal. xxxix. me : I am even consumed by Said, I will take heed to means of thy heavy hand.


When thou with rebukes not in my tongue.

dost chasten man for sin, thou I will keep my mouth as it makest his beauty to consume were with a bridle : while the away, like as it were a moth ungodly is in my sight. fretting a garment : every

I held my tongue, and man therefore is but vanity. spake nothing : I kept si Hear my prayer, () Lord, lence, yea, even from good and with thine ears consider words; but it was pain and my calling : hold not thy grief to me.

peace at my tears. My heart was hot within For I am a stranger with me, and while I was thus thee : and a sojourner, as all musing the fire kindled : and my fathers were. at the last I spake with my O spare me a little, that I tongue;

may recover my strength : Lord, let me know mine before I go hence, and be no end, and the number of my more seen. days : that I may be certified Glory be to the Father, and how long I have to live. to the Son : and to the Holy

Behold, thou hast made my Ghost; days as it were a span long : As it was in the beginning, and mine age is even as no- is now, and ever shall be : thing in respect of thee; and world without end. Amen. verily every man living is al- Domine, refugium. Psalm xc. together vanity

LORD, thou hast been For man walketh in a vain our refuge : from one shadow, and disquieteth him-generation to another. self in vain : he heapeth up

Before the mountains were riches, and cannot tell who brought forth, or ever the shall gather them.

earth and the world were And now, Lord, what is made : thou art God from my hope : truly my hope is everlasting, and world witheven in thee.

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