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hope? Truly my hope is even before thee ; and our secret in thee.

sins in the light of thy counteDeliver me from all mine nance. offences; and make me not a For when thou art angry, all rebuke unto the foolish. our days are gone : We bring

When thou with rebukes our years to an end, as it were dost chasten man for sin, thou a tale that is told. makest his beauty to consume The days of our age are away, like as it were a moth threescore years and ten; and fretting a garment: every man though men be so strong that therefore is but vanity. they come to fourscore years,

Hear my prayer, O LORD; yet is their strength then but and with thine ears consider labour and sorrow; so my calling : hold not thy peace passeth it away, and we are gone. at my tears.

So teach us to number our For I am a stranger with thee, days, that we may apply our and a sojourner; as all my hearts unto wisdom. fathers were.

Glory be to the Father, and O spare me a little, that I may to the Son, and to the Holy recover my strength; before I Ghost; go hence, and be no more seen. As it was in the beginning,

LORD, thou hast been our is now, and ever shall be, world refuge, from one generation to without end. Amen. another.

| Then shall follow the Lesson, taken out Before the mountains were of the fifteenth chapter of the first Epistle brought forth, or ever the earth of St. Paul to the Corinthians. and the world were made, thou

1 Cor. xv. 20. art God from everlasting, and world without end.

NOW is CHRIST risen from Thou turnest man to destruc- the dead, and become the first tion; again thou sayest, Come fruits of them that slept. For again, ye children of men. since by man came death, by

For a thousand years in thy man came also the resurrection sight are but as yesterday ; of the dead. For as in Adam seeing that is past as a watch in all die, even so in Christ shall the night.

all be made alive. As soon as thou scatterest man in his own order : CHRIST them, they are even as a sleep; the first fruits ; afterwards they and fade away suddenly like the that are Christ's, at his coming. grass.

Then cometh the end, when he In the morning it is green, shall have delivered up the and growth up; but in the kingdom to God, even the evening it is cut down, dried FATHER; when he shall have up, and withered.

put down all rule, and all For we consume away in thy authority, and power.

For he displeasure ; and are afraid at must reign till he hath put all thy wrathful indignation. enemies under his feet. The

Thou hast set our misdeeds last enemy that shall be de.

But every

stroyed is death: for he hath | terrestrial : but the glory of the put all things under his feet. celestial is one, and the glory of But when he saith all things are the terrestrial is another. There put under him, it is manifest is one glory of the sun, and that he is excepted which did another glory of the moon, and put all things under him. And another glory of the stars : for when all things shall be subdued one star differeth from another unto him, then shall the Son star in glory. So also is the also himself be subject unto resurrection of the dead. It is him that put all things under sown in corruption; it is raised him, that God may be all in all. in incorruption. It is sown in Else what shall they do which dishonour; it is raised in glory, are baptized for the dead, if the It is sown in weakness; it is dead rise not at all ? Why are raised in power. It is sown a they then baptized for the dead? natural body; it is raised a And why stand we in jeopardy spiritual body, There is a every hour? I protest by your natural body, and there is a rejoicing, which I have in spiritual body. And so it is CHRIST JEsus our Lord, I die written, The first man Adam daily. If after the manner of was made a living soul, the last men I have fought with beasts Adam was made a quickening at Ephesus, what advantageth spirit. Howbeit, that was not it me, if the dead rise not ? Let first which is spiritual, but that us eat and drink, for to-morrow which is natural; and afterward we die. Be not deceived : evil that which is spiritual. The communications corrupt good first man is of the earth, earthy:

Awake to righteous- the second man is the Lord ness, and sin not: for some from heaven. As is the earthy, have not the knowledge of God. such are they that are earthy: I speak this to your shame. and as is the heavenly, such are But some man will say, How they also that are heavenly, are the dead raised up? and And as we have borne the with what body do they come? image of the earthy, we shall Thou fool, that which thou also bear the image of the sowest is not quickened exceptit heavenly. Now this I say, die. And that which thou sowest, brethren, that flesh and blood thou sowest not that body cannot inherit the kingdom of that shall be, but bare grain; God; neither doth corruption it may chance of wheat, or some inherit incorruption. Behold, other grain. But God giveth I show you a mystery: we shall it a body as it hath pleased him; not all sleep, but we shall all and to every seed his own body. be changed, in a moment, in All flesh is not the same flesh; the twinkling of an eye, at the but there is one kind of flesh last trump: for the trumpet of men, another flesh of beasts, shall sound, and the dead shall another of fishes, and another be raised incorruptible, and we of birds.

There are also shall be changed. For this celestial bodies, and bodies Icorruptible must put on incor.

manners.

shall say,

ruption, and this mortal must suffer us not, at our last hour, put on immortality. So when for any pains of death to fall this corruptible shall have put from thee. on incorruption, and this mortal 1 Then, while the earth shall be cast upon shall have put on immortality, the body by some standing by, the Minister then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death

FORASMUCH as it hath is swallowed up in victory. pleased ALMIGHTY God, in his O death, where is thy sting? wise providence, to take out O grave, where is thy victory? of this world the soul of our The sting of death is sin, and deceased brother, we therefore the strength of sin is the law. commit his body to the ground; But thanks be to God, which earth to earth, ashes to ashes, giveth us the victory through dust to dust : looking for the our Lord Jesus Christ. There- general resurrection in the last fore, my beloved brethren, be ye day, and the life of the world steadfast, unmoveable, always to come, through our Lord abounding in the work of the JESUS CHRIST; at whose second LORD; forasmuch as ye know coming in glorious majesty to that your labour is not in vain judge the world, the earth and in the Lord.

the sea shall give up their dead; 4 When they come to the grave, while the those who sleep in him shall be

and the corruptible bodies of corpse is made ready to be laid into the earth, shall be sung or said,

changed, and made like unto his MAN, that is born of a lown glorious body; according woman, hath but a short time to the mighty working whereby to live, and is full of misery.

he is able to subdue all things He cometh up, and is cut down

unto himself. like a flower; he fleeth as it

I Then shall be said, or sung, a shadow, and

I HEARD a voice from continueth in one stay.

heaven, saying unto me, Write, In the midst of life we are from henceforth blessed are the in death: of whom may we dead who die in the LORD ; seek for succour, but of thee, even so saith the SPIRIT; for O LORD, who for our sins art they rest from their labours. justly displeased ?

Rev. xiv. 13. Yet, O LORD God most holy, Then the Minister shall say the Lord's O LORD most mighty, O holy

Prayer and most merciful SAVIOUR, OUR Father, who art in headeliver us not into the bitter ven, Hallowed be thy Name; pains of eternal death. Thy kingdom come; Thy wilí

Thou knowest, LORD, the be done on earth, as it is in secrets of our hearts : shut heaven; Give us this day our not thy merciful ears to our daily bread; And forgive us our prayers; but spare us, LORD trespasses, as we forgive those most holy, O God most mighty, who trespass against us; And O holy and merciful Saviour, lead us not into temptation ; thou most worthy Judge eternal, But deliver us from evil. Amen.

were

never

1 Then the Minister shall say one or both of eternally; who also hath taught the following Prayers, at his discretion.

us, by his holy apostle St. Paul, ALMIGHTY GOD, with not to be sorry, as men without whom do live the spirits of hope, for those who sleep in those who depart hence in the him; we humbly beseech thee, LORD ; and with whom the O Father, to raise us from the souls of the faithful, after they death of sin unto the life of are delivered from the burden righteousness ; that when we of the flesh, are in joy and shall depart this life, we may felicity; we give thee hearty rest in him; and that at the thanks for the good examples general resurrection in the last of all those thy servants, who, day, we may be found acceptable having finished their course in in thy sight; and receive that faith, do now rest from their blessing, which thy well-beloved labours. And we beseech thee, Son shall then pronounce to all that we, with all those who who love and fear thee, saying, are departed in the true faith Come, ye blessed children of of thy holy name, may have my Father, receive the kingdom our perfect consummation and prepared for you from the bliss, both in body and soul, beginning of the world: Grant in thy eternal and everlasting this, we beseech thee, O merciful glory, through JESUS CHRIST Father, through Jesus CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

our Mediator and Redeemer. O MERCIFUL God, the Amen. Father of Lord JESUS CHRIST, who is the resurrection THE

grace of our Lord and the life; in whom whosoever Jesus Christ, and the love of believeth, shall live, though he God, and the fellowship of the die ; and whosoever liveth and Holy Ghost, be with us all believeth in him, shall not die evermore. Amen.

our

THE

THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,

COMMONLY CALLED

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

This Service, or the concluding prayer alone, as it stands among the Occasional Prayers

and Thanksgivings, may be used at the discretion of the Minister. 4 The Woman, at the usual time after her delivery, shall come into the church decently

apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the ordinary shall direct : And then the Priest shall say unto her,

FORASMUCH as it hath you in the great danger of pleased Almighty God, of his child-birth; you shall therefore goodness, to give you safe give hearty thanks unto God, deliverance, and to preserve land say,

5 Then shall the Minister say the following OUR Father, who art in hea. Hymn, taken from the 116th Psalm.

ven, Hallowed be thy Name; Dileri, quoniam.

Thy kingdom come; Thy will

be done on earth, as it is in I AM well pleased that the heaven; Give us this day our LORD hath heard the voice of daily bread; And forgive us our my prayer;

trespasses, as we forgive those That he hath inclined his ear who trespass against us; And unto me: therefore will I call lead us not into temptation; But upon him as long as I live. deliver us from evil. Amen. I found trouble

and heaviness, Min. 0 LORD, save this and I called upon the name of woman thy servant : the LORD; O LORD, I beseech Ans. Who putteth her trust thee, deliver my soul.

in thee. Gracious is the LORD, and Min. Be thou to her a strong righteous ; yea, our God is tower, merciful.

Ans. From the face of her What reward shall I give enemy. unto the LORD, for all the Min. LORD, hear our prayer: benefits that he hath done unto Ans. And let our cry come me ?

unto thee. I will receive the cup of Min. Let us pray. salvation ; and call upon the name of the LORR.

0 ALMIGHTY God, we I will pay my vows now in give thee humble thanks for the presence of all his people ;

that thou hast been graciously in the courts of the LORD's pleased to preserve, through the house, even in the midst of great pain and peril of childthee, O Jerusalem. Praise the birth, this woman thy servant, LORD.

who desires now to offer her Glory be to the Father, and praises and thanksgivings unto to the Son, and to the Holy

thee. Grant, we beseech thee, Ghost;

most merciful Father, that she, As it was in the beginning, is through thy help, may both now, and ever shall be, world faithfully live, and walk accordwithout end. Amen.

ing to thy will in this life present, and also

may be partaker of 1 Then shall the Minister say the Lord's everlasting glory in the life to

Prayer may be omitted, if this be used come, through JESUS CHRIST with the Morning or Evening Prayer.

our Lord. Amen.

The woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerings, which shall

be applied by the Minister and the church-wardens to the relief of distressed women in child-bed: and if there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the Holy Communion.

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