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but make him to hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Deliver him from all disquieting fears, and lift up the light of thy countenance upon him, and give him peace, through the mediation of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER FOR ONE UNDER THE DREAD OF GOD'S WRATH.
O ALMIGHTY God, the aid of all who are in need, and the helper of all who flee to thee for succor; accept we beseech thee, our humble supplications for this thy servant laboring under the dreadful apprehensions of thy wrath. O Lord, enter not into judgment with him; but make him sensible, that though the wages of sin are death, the gift of God is eternal life; that thou wouldst not the death of a sinner, and art not willing that any should perish; that thou dost always punish less than we deserve, and
in the midst of judgment dost remember mercy. Revive his soul with a sense of thy love, and the hopes of obtaining thy pardon, and the joy of thy salvation; that he may be raised from this dejection, and show with gladness what thou hast done for his soul; and this we humbly ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
THANKSGIVING FOR BEGINNING OF A RE
GREAT and mighty God, who bringest down to the grave and bringest up again; we bless thy wonderful goodness, for having turned our heaviness into joy and our mourning into gladness, by restoring this our brother to some degree of his former health. Blessed be thy name, that thou didst not forsake him in his sickness; but didst visit him with comforts from above; didst support him in patience and submission to thy will,
and at last didst send him relief. Perfect, we beseech thee, this thy mercy towards him, and prosper the means which shall be made use of for his cure; that being restored to health of body, vigor of mind, and cheerfulness of spirit, he may offer
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thee a spiritual oblation with great gladness, and bless thy holy name for all thy goodness towards him, through Jesus Christ our Saviour, through whom we ascribe unto thee all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.
BURIAL OF THE DEAD.
When the Procession is entering the Church, the Minister shall utter these Sentences.
I AM the resurrection taken away; blessed be and the life, saith the the name of the Lord. Lord; he who believeth 1 Tim. vi. 7; Job, i. 21. in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John, xi. 25,
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 my flesh shall I see God. Job, xix. 25, 26.
WE brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath
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
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 disqui
eteth himself in vain ; he heapeth up riches, and 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.
But take thy plague away from me; for I 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.
Hear my prayer, 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 fathers were.
O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength, before I go
hence, and be no more
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 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 labor and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
So teach us to number our days, that we may
tion, and this mortal shall
have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? sting of death is sin, and the strength is strength of sin the law; but thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Then the Minister, either at the Grave, or in the body of the Church, shall say,
MAN who is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.
In the midst of life we are in death; of whom may we seek for succor, but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased?
Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Father, deliver us