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since by man came death, death is sin, and the by man came also the strength of sin is the law; resurrection of the dead. but thanks be to God,
For as in Adam all die, who giveth us the victory, even so in Christ shall all through our Lord Jesus be made alive.
Christ. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory
Then the Minister, either of the moon, and another
at the Grave, or in the glory of the stars; for one
body of the Church, star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the MAN who is born of a resurrection of the dead.
woman, hath but a short It is sown in corruption, it time to live, and is full of is raised in incorruption; misery. He cometh up, it is sown in dishonour, it and is cut down like a is raised in glory; it is flower; he' fleeth as it sown in weakness, it is were a shadow, and raised in power; it is sown continueth in one stay. a natural body, it is raised In the midst of life we a spiritual body.
are in death; of whom Now this I say, breth may we seek for succour, ren, than flesh and blood but of thee, O Lord, who cannot inherit the kingdom for our sins art justly disof God; neither doth cor- pleased ? ruption inherit incorrup Yet, O Lord God most tion. For this corruptible holy, O Lord most mighty, must put on incorruption, o holy and most merciful and this mortal must put Father, deliver us not into on immortality. So when the bitter pains of eternal this corruptible shall have death. put on incorruption, and Thou knowest, Lord, this mortal shall have put the secrets of our hearts; on immortality, then shall
shut not thy merciful ears be brought to pass the say to our prayers; but spare ing that is written, Death us, Lord most holy, O is swallowed up in victory. God most mighty, O holy O death, where is thy and merciful Father, thou sting? O grave, where is
most worthy Judge eternal, thy victory? The sting of suffer us not at our last
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 eternally ; 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
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 we rest ourselves upon 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 ininds 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, their bereavement, thy son
Jesus Christ. the family and friends of Amen. our departed brother. Be thou, O God, their refuge, THE of 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 evermore. 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.
PSALMS OF DAVID.
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