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hour, for any pains of death, to fall from thee.
Let us pray.
Then while the Earth shall
be cast upon the Body THE COLLECT.
O MERCIFUL God,
the Father of our Lord FORASMUCH as it Jesus Christ, who is the hath pleased Almighty resurrection and the life; God to take unto himself in whom whosoever bethe soul of our deceased lieveth shall live, though brother, we therefore com he die; and whosoever mit his body to the ground; liveth and believeth in him earth to earth, ashes to shall not die eterna ashes, dust to dust; look who also hath taught us ing for the general resur by his holy apostle St rection in the last day, Paul, not to be sorry, as when the earth and the men without hope, for sea shall give up their those who sleep in him; dead, and the corruptible we humbly beseech thee, bodies of those who sleep O Father, to raise us from in Jesus shall be changed the death of sin unto the and made like unto his life of righteousness; that glorious body, according when we shall depart this to the mighty working - life, we may rest in him ; whereby he is able to sub
and that at the general due all things to himself. resurrection in the last
day, we may
be found ac
ceptable in thy sight, and Then shall be said,
receive that blessing which
thy well beloved Son shall I HEARD a voice from then pronounce to all that heaven, saying unto me,
love and fear thee, saying, Write; From henceforth Come, ye blessed children blessed are the dead who of my Father, receive the die in the Lord; even so kingdom prepared for you saith the Spirit; for they from the beginning of the rest from their labours. world. Grant this, we be
seech thee, O merciful Fa- their love, assured that ther, through Jesus Christ though lost to them, he our Mediator and Redeem- lives to thee. May they Amen.
endure tribulation as be
cometh thy children, and Or this.
disciples of thy Son Jesus
Christ. O ALMIGHTY and O Lord, regard all thy everliving God, we fly to servants in mercy.
Lead thee as our eternal refuge; us through this valley of rest ourselves
tears with safety and peace, thee, the Rock of Ages. with holiness and religion, We see thy hand in all the with spiritual comfort and circumstances of our lives. joy; that when we have We confess the wisdom served thee in our generawhich created us of the tions, we may be gathered dust; and bow to the de- unto our fathers, having cree which has determined, the testimony of a good that unto dust we shall re- conscience, and in the hope turn. Thou knowest our
that neither death nor life, frame, thou rememberest nor things present, nor that we are but dust; we things to come, will be able therefore pray thee, help to separate us from the our infirmities, and pitifully love of God, which is in behold the sorrows of our
Christ Jesus our Lord. hearts. Sanctify to this Amen. family the affliction which thou hast called them to
Or this. bear. Pour into their troubled minds the conso- O LORD, our God, who lations of thy Spirit, and sendest forth thy spirit, and teach them to turn this we are created, who takest sorrow to their eternal away our breath, and we good. May they be still, die, and return to the dust; and know that thou art blessed be thy name for God, and that thou dost the assurance of eternal not willingly afflict or life which thou hast given grieve the children of men. us by thy beloved Son. May they resign without Blessed be thy holy name murmuring this object of for the faith which we cher
ish, that this corruptible mortality, and prepared for shall put on incorruption, thy will ; and that when and this mortal, immortali- thou sayest unto us, Return ty; and that when the ye children of men, we night of the grave is past, may hear the command a glorious morning will without dismay, and obey come; when thou shalt it
without reluctance; wipe away all tears from knowing whom we have beour eyes, and there shall lieved, and persuaded that be no more death, neither he is able to keep that sorrow, nor crying, nor which we have committed pain.
to him, against that day. Let this immortal hope, We offer
prayers and the comforts of thy through him who is the gracious Spirit, sustain in resurrection and the life, this their bereavement, thy son Jesus Christ. the family and friends of Amen. our departed brother. Be thou, O God, their refuge, THE grace of our Lord and their consolation, and Jesus Christ, and the love their sure trust. The more of God, and the fellowthey are brought to per- ship of the Holy Ghost, be ceive that things seen are with all temporal, so much the more Amen. may they find that the things which are are eternal; that thou art faithful, and that Christ is At the Burial of the dead worthy, and that heaven, at Sea, the preceding Serand not earth, is their vice may be used ; only inhome. May they em- stead of these words, We brace thy promises and be therefore commit his body thankful; may they know to the ground, earth to that thou art God, and be earth, ashes to ashes, dust still.
to dust; looking for, &c. And grant, we beseech shall be said, We therethee, O holy Father and fore commit his body to the eternal Judge, that we deep, to be turned into may all live mindful of our corruption ; looking for, &c.
END OF THE BURIAL SERVICE.
As for the ungodly, it is The First Day.
not so with them; but they
are like the chaff which MORNING PRAYER. the wind scattereth away.
Therefore the ungodly Psalm 1.
shall not be able to stand
in the judgment; neither BLESSED is the man the sinners in the congrewho walketh not in the gation of the righteous. counsel of the ungodly, For the Lord knoweth nor standeth in the way of the way of the righteous ; sinners, nor sitteth in the but the way of the ungodseat of the scornful.
ly shall perish. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his
PSALM 3. law doth he exercise himself day and night.
LORD, how are they And he shall be like a increased who trouble me! tree planted by the water many are they who rise up side, that will bring forth against me. . his fruit in due season. Many there be who say
His leaf also shall not of my soul, There is no wither; and whatsoever he help for him in his God. doeth, it shall prosper.
But thou, O Lord, art
my defender; thou art my There be many who say, glory, and the lifter up of Who will show us any
good ? I did call upon the Lord Lord, lift thou up the with my voice, and he light of thy countenance heard me out of his holy upon us. hill.
Thou hast put gladness I laid me down and in my heart, more than slept, and rose up again ; when their corn, and wine, for the Lord sustained me. and oil, increased.
Salvation belongeth un- I will lay me down in to the Lord, and thy bles- peace, and take my rest, sing is upon thy people. for it is thou, O Lord, on
ly, who makest me dwell PSALM 4.
Now unto the King eterHEAR me when I call, nal, &c. O God of my righteous- Be honour and glory, &c. ness; thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me,
EVENING PRAYER. and hearken unto my
PSALM 5. prayer. O
GIVE ear unto my long will ye turn my glory words, O Lord; consider into shame, and have such my meditation. pleasure in vanity, and seek O hearken thou unto after falsehood ?
the voice of my calling, Know this, that the my King and my God; Lord hath chosen to him- for unto thee will I make self the man who is godly; my prayer: when I call upon the Lord My voice shalt thou he will hear me.
hear betimes, O Lord; earStand in awe, and sin ly in the morning will I dinot ; commune with your rect my prayer unto thee, own heart, and in your and will look up. chamber, and be still.
For thou art a God who Offer the sacrifice of hast no pleasure in wickedrighteousness, and
evil vour trust in the Lord. dwell with thee,
ye sons of