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commonly called, The Churching of Women. The Woman at the usual time after her Delivery, Mall come into the Church, decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordi. nary Mall direct : And then the Priest jall say unto her, Orasmuch as it hath plea- I said in my hafte, All men are
sed Almighty God of his liars.
What reward shall I give undeliverance, and hath preserved to the Lord : for all the benefits you, in the great danger of that he hath done unto me? Child-birth, you shall there- I will receive the cup of lalo fore give hearty thanks unto vation : and call upon the God, and say,
Name of the Lord. ( Then all the Priest say the I will pay my vows now in 116 Psalm )
the presence of all his people: Dilexi, quoniam. in the courts of the Lords house, Am well pleated : that the even in the midst of thee, of my prayer.
Glory be to the Father, c. Thai he hath inclined his ear As it was in the, c. unto me : therefore will I call & Or the 127 Psalm, upon him as long as I live.
rd build the sed me round about : and the pains of hell gat hold upon me. loft chat build it.
I found trouble and heavi. Except the Lord keep the ness, and I called upon the city : the watchman waketh Name of the Lord : O‘Lord, I but in vain. beseech thee, deliver my soul. It is but lost labour that ye
Gracious is the Lord, and haste to rise up early, and to righteous : yea, our God is late take rest, and eac the bread merciful.
of carefulners: for so he giveth The Lord preserveth the his beloved Neep. fimple: I was in misery, and Lo, children and the fruit of he helped me.
the wonib: are an heritage and Turn again then unto thy gift that comech of the Lord. reft, O my soul : for the Lord Like as the arrows in the hath rewarded thee.
hand of the giant : even so are And why? thou hast deliver- the young children. ed my soul from death : mine Happy is the man that hath eyes from tears, and my feet his quiver full of them : they from falling.
Thall not be ashamed when they I will walk before the Lord : speak with their enemies in the in the land of the living. gate.
I believed, and therefore will Glory be to the Father, etc. I speak, but I was fore troubled: As it was in the, 6.
The inares of death compafe E houle: their labour is bue
Let us pray.
Then the Priest jball say, Minister. Lord, hear our
prayer. Lord, have mercy upon us. Anfier. And let our cry Clyrist, have mercy upon us.
come unto thee. Lord, have mercy upon us. Minister. Let us pray. OI
Heaven Hallowed be thy thee humble thanks, for Name. Thy Kingdom come. that thou hast vouchsafed to Thy will be done in Earth, As deliver this woman thy servant it is in Heaven. Give us this from the great pain and peril day our daily bread. And for- of Child-birth; Grant, we begive us our trespasses, As we seech thee, most merciful Fa-,
orgive them that trespass a- ther, that she through thy gainst us. And lead us not in- help inay both faithfully live, to temptation ; But deliver us and walk according to thy from evil: Forthine is the king. will in this life present, and don, The power and the glo- also may be partaker of everry, For ever and ever. Amen. lasting glory in the life to come,
Minister. O Lord, save this through Jesus Christ our Lord. woman thy servant ;
Amen. Answer. Who putteth her (The Woman that cometh to trist in thee.
give her Thanks, must offer Minister. Be thou to her a accustomed Offerings, and if Atrong tower,
there be a communion, it is Answer. From the face of convenient that she receive the
holy Communion. A Commination, or denouncing of Gods anger and
judgments against Sinners, with certain Prayers to be used on the First Day of Lent, and at other times, as the Ordinary shall appoint.
After Morning Prayer, the Instead whereof. ( until the Litary ended according to the faid discipline may be restored accustomed manner, the Priest again, which is much to be frall in the readiny Pew or wished) it is thought good, that Pulpit, fay,
at this time ( in the presence of Rethren, in the primitive you all ) Mould be read the
Church there was a ged- neral Sentences of Gods curfing
ly discipline, that at the against impenitent sinners, gabeginning of Lent, such persons thered out of the seven and as itood convicted of notorious twentieth Chapter of Deuteryfin, were put to open penance, nomy, and.other places of Scriand punished in this world, that pture, and that ye should antheir fouls might be saved in swer to every Sentence, Amen: the day of the Lord, and that To theintent, that being admoothers admonished by their nished of the great indignation example, might be the more of God against finners, ye may afraid to offend.
keth any carved or molien Noave accurred ( as tive pro
the rather be moved to earnest Minifter. Curfel are the una
JOw seeing that all image, to worship it. Deut. 27. IS:
pnet David beareth witncis ) And the People fall answer who do err and go astray from and say, Amen.
the commandments of God, let Minister. Cursed is he that us ( remembring the dreadful curseth his father and mother. judgment hanging over our ver. 16.
heads, and always rtady to tall Answer. Amen.
upon us ) return unto our Lord Minister. Cursed is he that God, with all contrition and removeth his neighbours land- meekness of heart; bewailing niark. ver. 17.
and lamenting our sinful lifez Answer. Amen.
acknowledging and confefsing Minister. Cursed is he that our offences, and seeking to maketh the blind to go out of king forth worthy fruits of pe. his way. ver. 18.
nance. For now is the ax put Answer. Amen.
unto the root of the trees, so Minister. Cursed is he that that every tree that bringeth perverteth the judgment of the not forth good fruit, is hewn stranger, the fatherless, and down, and cast into the fire. If widow. ver. 19.
is a fearful thing to fall into the Answer. Amen.
hands of the living God : He Minister. Cursed is he that Niall pour down rain upon the smiteth his neighbour secretly. finners, snares, fire and brimver. 24
ftone, storm and tempest; this Answer. Amen.
shall be their portion to drink. Minister. Cursed is he that For lo, the Lordis come out of lieth with his neighbours wife. his place, to visit the wickedLev. 20. IO.
ness of such dwell upon the Answer. Amen.
earth. But who miay abide the Minister. Cursed is he that day of his coming ? Who Thail taketh reward to Nay the inno- be able to endure when he apcent. Deut. 27. 25.
peareth ? His fan is in his land, Answer, Amen.
and he will purge his floor, and Minister. Cursed is he that gather his whcat into the barn, putteth his trust in man, and but he will burn the chaff with taketh man for his defence, and unquenchable fire. The day of in his heart goeth from the the Lord cometh as a thief in Lord. Jer. 17. 5.
the night:and whien men shall Anfwer, Amers
say, Peace, and all things are
safe, then shall sudden destru- with a perfe&t and true heart we Etión come upon them, as for- return into him. For though row cometh upon a woman tra- our fins be as red as scarlct, vailing with child, and they they shall be made white as Thall not escape. Then shall snow : and though they be like appear the wrath of God in the purple, yet they Niall be made day of vengeance, which obfti- white as wooll. Turn ye ( faith nate sinners, through the stub-. the Lord) from all your wickbornness of their heart, have edness, and your fin shall not heaped unto themselves, which te your destruction. Cast a. despised the goodness,patience, way from you all your ungodand long-sufferance of God, liness that ye have done, make when he called them continu- you new hearts, and a new spially to repentance. Then shall rit: Wherefore will ye die, O they call upon me ( faith the ye house of Israel, seein; that Lord) but I will not hear; they I have no pleasure in the death Thall seek me early, but they of him that dieth, faith the Diall not find me; and that be- Lord God? Turn ye then, and cause they hated knowlelge, ye shall live. Although we and received not the fear of the have sinned, yet have we an Lord, but abhorred my coun- Advocate with the Father, Jefel, and despised my correcti- sus Christ the righteous, and on. Then sħall it be too late to he is the propitiation for our knock when the door shall be fins. For he was wounded for thut ; and too late to cry for our offences, aud smitten for mercy when it is the time of our wickedness. Let us therejustice. O terrible voice of fore return unto him who is the most just judgment which shall merciful receiver of all true be pronounced upon them, penitent sinners; affuring our when it shall be said unto them, selves that he is ready to reGoye cursed into the fire ever- ceive us, and most willing to lasting, which is prepared for pardon us, if we come unto the devil and his angels. There- him with faithful repentance ; fore, brethren, take we heed if we submit our felves unto berinie, while the day of salva. him, and from henceforth tion laiteth; for the night co- walk in his ways; if we will meth when none can work : take his easie yoke, and light but let us, while we have the burden upon us, to follow him light, believe in the light, and in lowliness, patience, and walk as children of the light, charity, and be ordered by the that we be not cast into utter governance of his Holy Spirit; darkness, where is weeping seeking always his glory, and and gnathing of teeth. Let us serving him duly in our vocanot abuse tlie goodness of God, tion with thanksgiving. This who calleth us mercifully to if we do, Christ will deliver us amendment, and uf his end. from the curse of the law, and less pity proniseth us forgive- from the extrenie malediction ness of that which is past, if which mall light upon them
after thy great good
that shall be set on the left Make me a clean heart, o hand;
and he will set us on his God : and renew a right ipiric right hand, and give us the gra- within me. cious benediction of his Father, Caft me not away from thy commanding us to take poffer: presence: and take not thy Ho. fion of his glorious kingdonı : ly Spi unto which he vouchsafe to give me the comfort of bring us all, for his infinite thy help again : and stablish mercy. Amén.
me with thy free Spirit. Then all they all kneel upon Then thall I teach thy ways their knees, and the Priest unto the wicked : and sinners and Clerks kneeling ( in the shall be converted unto thee. place where they are accustom, Deliver me from blood. ed to say the Litany > Mall guiltiness, O God, thon that Say this Psalm,
art the God of my health : and Misérere mei, Deus. Psalm 51. my tongue Thall sing of thy Ave mercy upon me, o righteousness.
Thou shalt open my lips, neis : according to the multi- O Lord : and my mouth thali tude of thy mercies, do away Thew thy praise. ming offences.
For thou desireft no facri. Walı me throughly from my fice, else would I give it thee: wickedness : and cleanse me but thou delightest not in from my sin.
burnt-offerings. For I acknowledge my faults: The sacrifice of God is a and my fin is ever before me. troubled spirit : a broken and
Against the only have I fin- contrite heart, O God, Thalt ned, and done this evil in thy thou not despise. sight : that thou mightst be ju- O be favourable and graci. ftified in thy saying, and clear ous unto Sion : build thou the when thou art judged. walls of Jerusalem.
Behold, I was shapen in. Then thalt thou be pleased wickedness : and in sin hath with the sacrifice of righteoulmy mother conceived me. ness, with the burnt-offerings
But lo, thou requirest truth and oblations : then shall they in the inward parts : and shalt offer youngbullocks upon chine make me to understand wil altar. dom secretly.
Glory be to the Father, and Thou shalt furge me with to the Son : and to the Holy hyssop, and I shall be clean : Ghost ; thou shalt wash me, and I shall Answer. As it was in the bebe whiter than snow.
ginning, is now, and ever shall Thou shalt make me hear be : world without end. Amen. of joy and gladness : that the Lord, have mercy upon us. bones which thou hast broken Christ, have mercy upon us. may rejoyce.
Lord, have mercy upon us. Turn thy face from my sins : Ur Father, which art in and put out all my misdeeds. Heaven ; Hallowed be thy