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TITH this Ring I thee peace together, and live

according to thy laws; worldly goods I thee endow: through Jesus Christ our In the Name of the Father, Lord. Amen. and of the Son, and of the Then shall the Minister join Holy Ghost. Amen.

their right hands together,

and say, Then, the Man leaving the of the Woman's left hand, the joined let Minister shall say,

man put asunder. Let us pray.

Then shall the Minister speak UR Father, who art in unto the company.

N. have consented tocome. Thy will be done gether in holy wedlock, and on earth, As it is in heaven. have witnessed the same Give us this day our daily before God and this combread. And forgive us our pany, and thereto

have trespasses, As we forgive given and pledged their those who trespass against troth, each to the other, us. And lead us not into and have declared the same temptation; But deliver us by giving and receiving, a from evil. Amen,

Ring, and by joining nands;
I pronounce that they are

Man and Wife, In the Name tor and Preserver of of the Father, and of the all mankind, Giver of all Son, and of the Holy Ghost. spiritual grace, the Author Amen. of everlasting life; Send And the Minister shall add thy blessing upon these thy

this Blessing. woman, whom we bless in J Son, thy Name; that, as Isaac Ghost, bless, preserve, and and Rebecca lived faith- keep you; the Lord mercifully together, so these per- fully with his favour look sons may surely perform upon you, and fill you with and keep the vow and cove- all spiritual benediction and nant betwixt them made, grace; that ye may so live (whereof this Ring given together in this life, that and received is a token and in the world to come ye pledge,) and may, ever re- may have life everlasting. main in perfect love and Amen.

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THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.

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When any person is sick, notice shall be given thereof to the Minister

of the Parish ; who, coming into the sick person's house, shall say, PEACE be to this house, and to all

Answer. And let our cry come .

unto thee.

Minister. When he cometh into the sick man's presence, he shall say, kneeling O LORD; look down from heaven,

behold, visit, and relieve this

thy servant. Look upon him with EMEMBER not, Lord, our ini. R

the eyes of thy mercy, give him

confort and sure confidence in thee, forefathers : Spare us, good Lord, defend him from the danger of the spare thy people, whom thou hast re- enemy, and keep him in perpetual deemed with thy most precious blood, peace and safety through Jesus and be not angry with us for ever. Christ our Lord. Amen. Answer. Spare us, good Lord. Then the Minister shall say,

merciful God and Saviour ; ex

, Let us pray.

tend thy accustomed goodness to this Lord, have mercy upon us.

thy servant, who is grieved with Christ, have mercy upon us.

sickness. Sanctify, we beseech thee, Lord, have mercy upon us.

this thy fatherly correction to him ;

that the sense of his weakness may UR Father, who art in heaven, add strength to his faith, and serious

ness to his repentance: that, if it kingdom come. Thy will be done on shall be thy good pleasure to restore earth, As it is in heaven. Give us him to his former health, he may this day our daily bread. And for lead the residue of his life in thy fear, give us our trespasses, As we for- and to thy glory: or else, give him give those who trespass against us. grace so to take thy visitation, that. And lead us not into temptation ; after this painful life ended, he may But deliver us from evil. Amen. dwell with thee in life everlasting;

Minister. Lord, save thy ser- through Jesus Christ our Lord. Avant,

men.
Answer, Who putteth his trust
in thee.

( Then shall the Minister exhort the Minister. Send him help from sick Person after this form, or other thy holy place ;

like.
Aruswer. And evermore mightily
defend him.

Almighty God is the Lord of life Minister. Let the enemy have no and death, and of all things to them advantage of him ;

pertaining; as youth, strength, Answer. Nor the wicked approach health, age, weakness, and sickness. to hurt him.

Wherefore, whatsoever your sickness Minister. Be unto him, O Lord, be, know you certainly that it is God's a strong tower ;

visitation. And for what cause soAnswer, From the face of his ever this sickness be sent unto you; enemy.

whether it be to try your patience for Minister. O Lord, hear our prayer. the example of others, and that your

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faith may be found, in the day of the went not up to joy, but first he Lord, laudable, glorious, and honour. sutfered pain; be entered not into able, to the increase of glory and his glory before he was crucified. So endless felicity; or else it be sent truly our way to eternal joy is to unto you to correct and amend in you suffer here with Christ; and our door whatsoever doth offend the eyes of to enter into eternal life is gladly to your heavenly Father; know you cer- die with Christ; that we may rise tainly, that if you truly repent you again from death, and dwell with him of your sins, and bear your sickness in everlasting life. Now therefore, patiently, trusting in God's mercy taking your sickness, which is thus for his dear Son Jesus Christ's sake, profitable for you, patiently, I exhort and render unto him humble thanks you, in the Name of God, to remember for his fatherly visitation, submit- the profession which you made unto ting yourself wholly unto his will, it God in your Baptism. And forasshall turn to your profit, and help you much as after this life there is an forward in the right way that leadeth account to be given unto the righteous unto everlasting life.

Judge, by whom all must be judged,

without respect of persons, I require If the Person visited be very sick, you to examine yourself and your then the Minister may end his estate, both toward God and man; Exhortation in this place, or else so that, accusing and condemning proceed.

yourself for your own faults, you TAH WAKE therefore in good part the may find inercy at our heavenly Fa.

chastisement of the Lord : for ther's hand for Christ's sake, and not (as Saint Paul saith in the twelfth be accused and condemned' in that Chapter to the Hebrews) whom the fearful judgment. Therefore I shall Lord loveth he chasteneth, and rehearse to you the Articles of our scourgeth every son whom he receiv. Faith ; that you may know whether eth. If ye endure chastening, God you do believe as a Christian man dealeth with you as with sons ; for should, or no. what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be with

Here the Minister shall rehearse the out chastisement, whereof all are Articles of the Faith, saying thres. partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had ther Almighty, Maker of heaven fathers of our flesh which corrected and earth? us, and we gave them reverence: shall And in Jesus Christ his onlywe not much rather be in subjection begotten Son our Lord? And that unto the Father of spirits, and live? he was conceived by the Holy Ghost, For they verily for a few days chasten- born of the Virgin Mary: that he ed us after their own pleasure; but suffered under Pontius Pilate, was he for our profit, that we might be crucitied, dead, and buried : that he partakers of his holiness. These went down into hell, and also did words, good brother, are written in rise again the third day that he holy Scripture for our comfort and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on instruction: that we should patient- the right hand of God the Father ly, and with thanksgiving, bear our Almighty : and from thence sball heavenly Father's correction, when- come again, at the end of the world, soever, by any manner of adversity, to judge the quick and the dead ? it shall please his gracious goodness And dost thou believe in the Holy to visit us. And there should be no Ghost : the holy Catholic Church; greater comfort to Christian persons, the Communion of Saints : the Re than to be made like unto Christ, by mission of sins: the Resurrection of suffering patiently adversities, trou- the flesh: and everlasting Life after bles, and sicknesses. For he himself | death?

The sick person shall answer, All this I stedfastly believe. S Then shall the Minister examine

whether he repent him truly of his sins, and be in charity with all the world; exhorting him to for. give, from the bottom of his heart, all persons that have offended him; and if he hath offended any other, to ask them forgiveness; and where he hath done injury or wrong to any man, that he make amends to the uttermost of his power. And if he hath not before disposed of his goods, let him then be admonished to make his Will, and to declare his Debts, what he oweth, and what is owing unto him, for the better discharging of his con. science, and the quietness of his Executors. But men should often be put in remembrance to take order for the settling of their temporal estates, whilst they are in health. (The Exhortation before rehearsed,

may be said before the Minister
begin his Prayer, as he shall see
cause.
The Minister shall not omit earn-
estly to move such sick persons as
are of ability, to be liberal to the
poor.
And then the Minister shall say
the Collect following.

Let us pray.
MOST merciful God, who, ac-

cording to the multitude of thy mercies, dost so put away the sius of those who truly repent, that thou rememberest them no more; Open thine eye of mercy upon this thy servant, who most earnestly desireth pardon and forgiveness. Renew in him, most loving Father, whatsoever hath been decayed by the fraud and malice of the devil, or by his own carnal will and frailness preserve and continue this sick member in the unity of the Church; consider his contrition, accept his tears, assuage his pain, as shall seem to thee Dost expedient for him. And forasmuch as he putteth his full trust only

in thy mercy, impute not unto him his former sins, but strengthen him with thy blessed Spirit; and, when thou art pleased to take him hence, take him unto thy favour; through the merits of thy most dearly beloved Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. f Then shall the Minister say this

Psalm. Psalm 130. De profundis. thee, O LORD : Lord, hear my voice. 0 let thine ears consider well : the voice of my complaint.

If thou, LORD, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss : 0 Lord, who may abide it?

For there is mercy with thee : berefore shalt thou be feared.

I look for the LORD ; my soul doth wait for him : in his word is my trust.

My soul teeth unto the Lord : before the morning watch, I say, before the morning watch.

O Israel, trust in the LORD ; for with the Lord there is mercy : and with him is plenteous redemption.

And be shall redeem Israel : from all his sins.

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SAVIOUR of the world, who

by thy Cross and precious Blood hast redeemed us; Save us, and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord.

{Then shall the Minister say, THI HE Almighty Lord, who is a

most strong tower to all those who put their trust in him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey, Be now and evermore thy defence; and make thee know and feel, that there is none other Name under heaven given to man, in whom, and through whom, thou mayest receive health and salvation, but only the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Here the Minister may use_any part of the service of this Book, which, in his discretion, he shaú think convenient to the occasion; and after that shall say,

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NTO God's gracious mercy and all the errors of his life past, and

stedfast faith in thy Son Jesus; LORD bless thee, and keep thee. The that his sins may be done away by LORD make his face to shine upon thy mercy, and his pardon sealed in thee, and be gracious unto thee. heaven, before he go hence, and be The Lord lift up his countenance no more seen. We know, 'O Lord, upon thee, and give thee peace, that there is no word impossible both now and evermore, Amen. with thee; and that, if thou wilt,

thou canst even yet raise him up.

and grant him a longer continuance Prayers which may be said with the

amongst us; yet, forasmuch as in foregoing Service, or any part there.

all appearance the time of his dissoof, at the discretion of the Minister.

lution draweth near, so fit and pre

pare him, we beseech thee. against A Prayer for a sick Child.

the bour of death, that after his 0

ALMIGHTY God, and merciful
Father, to whom alone belong

departure hence in peace, and in

thy favour, his soul may be receivthe issues of life and death; Look

ed into thine everlasting kingdom ; down from heaven, we bumbly be.

through the merits and mediation of seech thee, with the eyes of mercy,

Jesus Christ thine only Son, our upon this child now lying upon the

Lord and Saviour. Amen bed of sickness : Visit him, O Lord, with thy salvation ; deliver him in A Commendatory Prayer for a sick hodinyo pain, and save his soul foro do. Tre the spirits of just men thy good appointed time from his Person at the point of departure. thy mercies' sake: that, if it shall be thy pleasure to prolong his days made perfect, after they are delis. here on earth, he may live to thee, ered from their earthly prisons ; We and be an instrument of thy glory, humbly commend the soul of this by serving thee faithfully, and doing thy servant, our dear brother, into good in his generation; or else re- thy hands, as into the hands of a ceive him into those heavenly bab- faithful Creator, and most merciful itations, where the souls of those Saviour; most humbly beseeching who sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy thee, that it may be precious in thy perpetual rest and felicity, Grant sight. Wash it, we pray thee, in the this, O Lord, for thy mercies' sake blood of that immaculate Lamb, that in the same thy Son our Lord Jesus was slain to take away the sins of Christ, who liveth and reigneth with the world ; that whatsoever defile. thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one ments it may have contracted in the God, world without end. Amen. midst of this miserable and naughty A Prayer for a sick Person, when

world, through the lusts of the fiest, there appeareth but small hope of

or the wiles of Satan, being purged

and done away, it may be presented recovery:

pure and without spot before thee; FATHER of mercies, and God 0 of all comfort, our only help in

through the merits of Jesus Christ time of need: We fly unto thee for

thine only Son our Lord. Amen. succour in bebalf of this thy servant, A Prayer for Persons troubled in here lying under thy hand in great

mind or in conscience, weakness of body. Look graciously BLESSED Lord, the Father of upon him, O Lord; and the more mercies, and the God of all the outward man decayeth, strength- comfort; We beseech thee, look en kim, we beseech thee, so much down in pity and compassiou upon the more continually with thy grace this thy amicted servant. Thou and Holy Spirit in the inner man. writest bitter things against him, Give him unfeigned repentance for and makest him to possess his fute

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