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unfeignedly thankful, and turn unto thee teth not up his mercies for ever in diswith true repentance and sincerity of pleasure: But if we confess our sins, lie heart, through Jesus Christ our Lord. is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, Amen.
and to cleanse us from all unrighteous1 Prayers for Persons under Sentence ness. Do not either way abuse the goodof Death.
ness of God, who calleth us mercifully to
amendment, and of his endless pity proIT When a Criminal is under Sentence of miseth us forgiveness of that which is
Death, the Minister shall proceed, im- past, if with a perfect and true heart we mediately after the Collect, o God, who return unto him. sparest, &c. to exhort him after this Since therefore you are soon to pass inForm, or other like:
to an endless and unchangeable state, and EARLY beloved, it hath pleased Al- your future happiness or misery depends you under the sentence and condemna- you; I require you strictly to examine tion of the law: You are shortly to suffer yourself, and your estate both towards death in such a manner, that others, God and towards man; and let no worldwarned by your example, may be the ly consideration hinder you from making more afraid to offend; and we pray God, a true and full confession of your sins, that you may make such use of your pu- and giving all the satisfaction which is nishments in this world, that your soul in your power to every one whom you may be saved in the world to come. have wronged or injured; that you may
Wherefore we come to you in the bow- find mercy at your heavenly Father's els of compassion; and, being desirous band, for Christ's sake, and not be conthat you should avoid presumption on demned in the dreadful day of judgment. the one hand, and despair on the other, Lastly, beloved, submit yourself with shall plainly lay before you the wretched Christian resignation to the just judge ness of your condition, and declare how ment of God, which your own crimes far you ought to depend on the mercies have brought upon you, and be in chaof God, and the merits of our Saviour. rity with all men; being ready sincerely Consider then seriously with yourself, in to forgive all such as have offended you, all appearance the time of your dissolu: not excepting those who have prosecuted tion draweth near; your sins have laid you even unto death: And, though this fast hold upon you; ou are soon to be may seem a hard saying, yet know as. removed from among men hy a violent suredly, that without it your charity is death; and you shall fade away sudden- not yet perfect. And fail not earnestly ly like the grass, which in the morning to endeavour and pray for this blessed is. green and groweth up, but in the temper and composure of mind. So evening is cut down, dried up, and with may you cast yourself with an entire deered. After you have thus finished the pendence upon the mercies of God, course of a sinfuland miserable life, you through the merits of our Saviour and shall appear before the Judge, of all Redeemer Jesus Christ. fiesh; who, as he pronounces blessings T Here the Minister shall examine him on the righteous, shall likewise say, with a terrible voice of most just judgment, to
concerning his Faith, and rehearse the the wicked, Go, ye accursed, into the fire
Articles of the Creed, Dost thou believe everlasting, prepared for the devil and
in God, &c. And the Criminal shall his angels.
answer, Your sins have brought you too near All this I steadfastly believe. this dreadful sentence: It is therefore " Then shall the Minister examine roheyour part and duty, my brother, hum- ther he repent him truly of his sins, ce bly to confess and bewail your great and horting him to a particular confession manifold offences, and to repent you of the sin for which he is condemned truly of your sins, as you tender the eter- and upon Confession, he shall instruct nal salvation of your soul.
him what satisfaction ought to be made Be not deceived with a vain and pre
to those whom he has offended thereby, sumptuous expectation of God's favour, and if he knoweth nor say within yourself, Peace, Peace, wickedness, or any city combinations in
practices designwhere there is no peace; for there is no ed against others, let him be admonishpeace, saith my God, to the wicked God ed to the utmost of his power to discover is not mocked; he is of purer eyes than and prevent them. to behold iniquity; and without holiness T After his Confession, the Minister shall no man shall see the Lord. On the other declare to him the pardoning mercy of hend, despair not of God's mercy, though God, in the Form which is used in the wwwlite is on every side; for Gus shap Communion Service.
After which shall be said the Collect | Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eterfollowing.
nal, suffer us not, at our last hour, for any O
HOLY Jesus, who of thine infinite pains of death to fall from thee.
say, sion of a sinner on the cross; open thine THE Almighty God, who is a most eye desireth pardon and forgiveness, though their trust in him ; to whom all things in in his latest hour he turneth unto thee. Re-heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do new in him whatsoever hath been decay- bow and obey; be now and ever more ed by the fraud and malice of the devil, thy defence; and make thee know and or by his own carnal will and frailness. feel that there is none other name under Consider his contrition; accept his re-heaven given to man, in whom, and pentance; and forasmuch as he putteth through whom, thou mayest receive salhis full trust only in thy mercy, impute vation, but only in the name of our Lord not unto him his former sins, but strength- Jesus Christ. Amen. en him with thy blessed Spirit; and when thou art pleased to take him hence, take
And after that shall say, him unto thy favour: This we beg through UNTO God's gracious mercy and pro Redeemer. Amen.
bless thee and keep thee: The Lord make
his face to shine upon thee, and be graThen the Minister shall say,
cious unto thee: The Lord lift up bis O up . give thee
comfort; we fly unto thee for suc- peace, both now and evermore. cour in behalf of this thy servant, who is 1 At the time of Execution, besides all, now under the sentence of condemnation. The day of his calamity is at hand, and
or such parts of the foregoing Office at
the Mihister shall judge proper, shall he is accounted as one of those who go down into the pit. Blessed Lord, remem
be said the Commendatory Prayer for
a person at the point of Departure, as ber thy mercies; look upon his infirmi. tes; hear the voice of his complaint;
it is in the Visitation of the Sick. give him, we beseech thee, patience in "The Collect for the Comitunion Service. this his time of adversity, and support GOD, who declarest thy Almighty under the set before his eyes the things he hath pity; we beseech thee to have mercy done in the body, which have justly pro- upon this thy servant, who for his transvoked thee to anger; and forasmuch as gressions is appointed to die. Grant that his continuance appeareth to be short he may take thy judgments patiently, amongst us, quicken him so much the and repent him truly of his sins; that he more by thy grace and Holy Spirit; that recovering thy favour, the fearful reward he, being converted and reconciled unto of his actions may end with this life; thee, before thy judgments bave cut him and whensoever his soul shall depart off from the earth, may at the hour of his from the body, it may be without spot death depart in peace, and be received presented unto thee, through Jesus Christ into thine everlasting kingdom, through our Lord. Amen. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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, SAVIOUR of the world, who by thy N.ochastening for the present seemeth
to be joyous, but grievous; neverthedeemed us, save us and help us, we bum- fruit of righteousness, unto them which bly beseech thee, O Lord.
are exercised thereby. I Then the Minister, standing, shall say, The Gospel. St. John v. 24. IN
of whom may we seek for succour, bui VERILY, verily, I say unto you, He of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art just-eth on him that sent me, hath everlasting ly displeased?
life, and shall not come into condena Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord tion; but is passed from death unto lie. most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter TA Prayer for imprisoned Debtors. pains of eternal death.
OST gracious God, look down in Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our pity and compassion upon the hearts : Shut not thy nierciful ears to our thine difficted servants, who are fallen prayers; but spare 16, Lord most holy, under the misery of a close restraire O Gud most migbiy, o 'holy and a murivu! Give me always a deep sease vist
sins, and of thy fatherly love and correc-, injuries and losses which others bave tion; and the more their confinement sustained by them. Raise them up friends presseth hard upon them, the more let to pity and relieve them; give them the ibe comforts of thy grace and mercy continued comfort of thy countenance abound towards theni. Give to their here; ayd so sanctify their afflictions, creditors tenderness and compassion, that they may work for them an eternal and to them a meek and forgiving spirit weight of Glory, through the merits and towards all those who have confined mediation of Jesus Christ thy Son our them, and a full purpose to repair all the Lord. Amen.
A FORM OF
PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING
To Almighty God, for the Fruits of the Earth, and all the other
Blessings of his merciful Providence; to be used yearly on the first Thursday in November, or on such other Day as shall be appointed by the Civil Authority.
The Service sball be as usual, except where it is hereby otherwise appointed. 1 Among the Sentences at the beginning God; for it is pleasant, and praise
of Morning Prayer, shall be the fol- is comely. lowing:
The Lord doth build up JerusaHO TONOUR the Lord with thy lem; he gathereth together the
substance, and with the first outcasts of Israel. fruits of all thine increase: So He healeth those that are broshall thy barns be filled with ken in heart, and bindeth up plenty, and thy presses shall their wounds. burst out with new wine. Prov. He covereth the heaven with iii. 9, 10.
clouds, and prepareth rain for the The Lord by wisdom hath found- earth; he maketh the grass to ed the earth; by understanding grow upon the mountains. hath he established the heavens: He giveth to the beast his food; By his knowledge the depths are and to the young ravens which broken up, and the clouds drop cry: down the dew. Prov. iii. 19, 20. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem:
The eternal God is thy refuge, Praise thy God, o Sion. and underneath are the everlast- For he hath strengthened the ing arms. Deut. xxxiii. 27. bars of thy gates; he hath bless
Israel then shall dwell in safety ed thy children within thee. alone; the fountain of Jacob shall He maketh peace in thy borbe upon the land of corn and of ders, and fille thee with the fin. wine, also his heaven shall drop est of the wheat. down dew. Deut. xxxiii. 28. 1 Then shall be said or sung one of the
Happy art thou, O Israel; who Selections, or some other portion of is like unto thee, O people saved
the Psalms, at the discretion of the
Minister. by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy " The first Lesson shall be Deut. viii.
and the Second Lesson shall be 1 oxcellency' Deut. xxxiii. 29.
Thess. y. 12 to 24. v Jostead of, o come let us sing, &c. the 1 After the General Thanksgiving, shall following shall be said or sung:
be said this which followeth:
OST gracious , good to sing praises unto our
broken up, and the clouds drop meekness the engrafted word, down the dew; we yield thee un- which is able to save your souls. feigned thanks and praise, as for Be ye doers of the word; and not all thy mercies, so especially for hearers only, deceiving your the returns of Seed-time and own selves. For if any be a Harvest, and for crowning the hearer of the word, and not a doyear with thy goodness, in the in- er, he is like unto a man beholdcrease of the ground, and the ing his natural face in a glass: for gathering in of the fruits thereof. he beholdeth himself, and goeth And, we beseech thee, give us a his way, and straightway forgetjust sense of this great mercy; teth what manner of man he was. such as may appear in our lives, But whoso looketh into the perby an humble, holy, and obedient fect law of liberty, and continueth walking before thee all our days, therein, he being not a forgetful
through Jesus Christ our Lord; hearer, but a doer of the work, ) to whom, with thee and the Holy this man shall be blessed in his El Ghost, be all glory and honour, deed. If any man among you
world without end. Amen. seem to be religious, and bridleth I The Collect to be used instead of that noi his tongue, but deceiveth his for the day.
own heart, this man's religion is MOST merciful Father, who vain. Pure religion and unde
hast blessed the labours of filed before God and the Father is the husbandman in the returns of this: to visit the fatherless and & the fruits of the earth; we give widows in their affliction, and to
thee humble and hearty thanks keep himself unspotted from the s for this thy bounty; beseeching world.
hee to continue thy loving kind. The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 43. ness to us; that our land may still Y have heard that it hath and our comfort, through Jesus thy neighbour and hate thine Christ our Lord. Amen.
enemy. But I say unto you, love The Epistie. St. James i. 16.
your enemies, bless them that
curse you, do good to them that O not err,my beloved breth- hate you, and pray for them ery perfect gift is from above; persecute you: that ye may be and cometh down from the Fa- the children of your Father ther of Lights, with whom is no which is in heaven; for he makvariableness, neither shadow of eth his sun to rise on the evil turning; of his own will begat and on the good, and sendeth ke us of the word of truth, that rain on the just and on the un.
we should be a kind of first fruits just. For if ye love them which ut of his creatures. Wherefore, my love you, what reward have ye?
beloved brethren, let every man do not even the Publicans the af he swift to hear, slow to speak, sa me? Or if ye salute your breth
slow to wrath: for the wrath of ren only, what do ye more than man worketh not the righteous others? do not even the Public ness of God. Wherefore lay a- cans so? Be ye therefore perfect, part all filthiness and superfluity even as your Father which is in of naughtiness, and receive with heaven is perfect.
FORMS OF PRAYER
TO BE USED IN FAMILIES,
MORNING PRAYER. The Master or Mistress having called together as many of the Famíly as cho conveniently be present; let one of them, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kineeling:
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 : For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. Acknowledgment
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, in whom we of God's mercy and preservation, espect needy creatures,render thee our humble
praises, for cially through the right past.
thy preservation of us from the beginning of our lives to this day, and epecially for having delivered us
from the dangers of the past night. Tothy watchful * When disturb, providence we owe it, *(that no disturbance hath ances of any
come nigh us or our dwelling; but, that we are befal a Family, in- brought in safety to the beginning
of this day.) For stead of this say: these thy mercies, we bless and
magnify thy gloing o' dangers, we rious Name; humbly, beseeching thee to accep! are brought in safe. this our morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiv ty to the beginning ing; for his sake wbo lay down in the grave, and of this day.
rose again for us, thy Son our Saviour Jesus
Christ. Amen. and edit them AND, since it is of thy mercy, gracious Fa.
ther, that another day is added to our lives; service, with a reso- we here dedicate both our souls and our bodies to bution to be growing thee and thy service, in a sober, righteous, and daily in goodness.
godly life: In wbich resolution, do thou, O merci. ful God, confirm and strengthen us; that, as we grow inage, we may grow in grace,and in the know,
ledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Prayer for grace to enable us to per
UT, O God, who knowest the weakness and BUT
corruption of our nature, and the manifold form that resolution. temptations which we daily meet with ; we hum.
bly beseech thee to have compassion on our infir, mities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit ; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited to our duty. Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed to offend thee. And, above all, keep in our minds a lively remembrance of that great Day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done in the body, be eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.