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So, when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, he delivered them out of their distress.

He sent his word, and healed them; and they were saved from their destruction.

O that men would, therefore, praise the Lord for his goodness, and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and tell out his works with gladness!

They that go down to the sea in ships, and occupy their business in great waters;

These men see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. For, at his word, the stormy wind ariseth, which lifteth up the waves thereof;

They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; their soul melteth away because of the trouble:

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.

So, when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, he delivereth them out of their distress.

For he maketh the storm to cease, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad, because they are at rest: and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.

O that men would, therefore, praise the Lord for his goodness, and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

That they would exalt him, also, in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders!

Who turneth the floods into a wilderness, and drieth up the watersprings.

A fruitful land maketh he barren, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Again, he maketh the wilderness a standing water, and water-springs of a dry ground.

And there he setteth the hungry, that they may build them a city to dwell in;

That they may sow their land, and plant vineyards, to yield them fruits of increase.

He blesseth them, so that they multiply exceedingly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

And again, when they are minished and brought low, through oppression, through any plague, or trouble,

Though he suffer them to be evil intreated through tyrants, and let them wander out of the way in the wilderness,

Yet helpeth he the poor out of misery, and maketh him households like a flock of sheep.

The righteous will consider this, and rejoice; and the mouth of all wickedness shall be stopped.

Whoso is wise will ponder these things, and they shall understand the loving-kindness of the Lord.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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Collects of Thanksgiving.

Most blessed and glorious Lord God, who art of infinite goodness and mercy; we, thy poor creatures, whom thou hast made and preserved, holding our souls in life, and now rescuing us out of the jaws of

death, humbly present ourselves again before thy Divine Majesty, to offer a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, for that thou heardest us when we called in our trouble, and didst not cast out our prayer which we made before thee in our great distress; even when we gave all for lost, our ship, our goods, our lives, then didst thou mercifully look upon us, and wonderfully command a deliverance; for which we, now being in safety, do give all praise and glory to thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Or this:

Most mighty and gracious good God, thy mercy is over all thy works, but in special manner hath been extended toward us, whom thou hast so powerfully and wonderfully defended. Thou hast showed. us terrible things, and wonders in the deep, that we might see how powerful and gracious a God thou art; how able and ready to help them that trust in thee. Thou hast showed us how both winds and seas obey thy command; that we may learn, even from them, hereafter to obey thy voice, and to do thy will. We, therefore, bless and glorify thy Name, for this thy mercy in saving us, when we were ready to perish. And, we beseech thee, make us as truly sensible now of thy mercy, as we were then of the danger; and give us hearts always ready to express our thankfulness, not only by words, but, also, by our lives, in being more obedient to thy holy commandments. Continue, we beseech thee, this thy goodness to us; that we, whom thou hast saved, may serve thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

A Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after a dangerous Tempest. Come, let us give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath delivered from the merciless rage of the sea. The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

He hath not dealt with us according to our sins, neither rewarded us according to our iniquities.

But, as the heaven is high above the earth, so great hath been his mercy towards us.

We found trouble and heaviness; we were even at death's door. The waters of the sea had well-nigh covered us; the proud waters had well-nigh gone over our soul.

The sea roared, and the stormy wind lifted up the waves thereof; We were carried up, as it were, to heaven, and then down again into the deep; our soul melted within us, because of trouble;

Then cried we unto thee, O Lord, and thou didst deliver us out of our distress.

Blessed be thy Name, who didst not despise the prayer of thy servants, but didst hear our cry, and hast saved us.

Thou didst send forth thy commandment, and the windy storm ceased, and was turned into a calm.

O let us, therefore, praise the Lord for his goodness, and declare the wonders that he hath done, and still doeth, for the children of men. Praised be the Lord daily; even the Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.

He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation; God is the Lord by whom we have escaped death.

Thou, Lord, hast made us glad through the operation of thy hands, and we will triumph in thy praise.

Blessed be the Lord God, even the Lord God who only doeth wondrous things;

And blessed be the Name of his majesty for ever; and let every one of us say, Amen, Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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2 Cor. xiii.

HE of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore.

After Victory or Deliverance from an Enemy.


A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after Victory.
F the Lord had not been on our side, now may we say, if the Lord

If the Lord had not on our low rose up against us,

They had swallowed us up quick, when they were so wrathfully displeased at us.

Yea, the waters had drowned us, and the stream had gone over our soul; the deep waters of the proud had gone over our soul.

But praised be the Lord, who hath not given us over as a prey unto them.

The Lord hath wrought a mighty salvation for us.

We gat not this by our own sword, neither was it our own arm that saved us; but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto us.

The Lord hath appeared for us: the Lord hath covered our heads, and made us to stand in the day of battle.

The Lord hath appeared for us; the Lord hath overthrown our enemies, and dashed in pieces those that rose up against us.

Therefore, not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name, be given the glory.

The Lord hath done great things for us; the Lord hath done great things for us, for which we rejoice.

Our help standeth in the Name of the Lord; who hath made heaven and earth.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord, from this time forth for evermore. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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After this Hymn may be sung the Te Deum.

Then this Collect.

Almighty God, the Sovereign Commander of all the world, in whose hand 1s power and might which none is able to withstand; we bless and magnify thy great and glorious Name for this happy victory, the whole glory whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art the only giver of victory. And, we beseech thee, give us grace to improve this great mercy to thy glory, the advancement of thy Gospel, the honour of our sovereign, and, as much as in us lieth, to the good of all mankind. And, we beseech thee, give us such a sense of this great mercy as may engage us to a true thankfulness, such as may appear in our lives by an

humble, holy, and obedient, walking before thee all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with thee and the Holy Spirit, as for all thy mercies, so, in particular, for this victory and deliverance, be all glory and honour, world without end. Amen.

At the Burial of their Dead at Sea.

The Office in the Common Prayer-book may be used; only instead of these words [We therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, &c.] say,


E, therefore, commit his body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the resurrection of the body, (when the sea shall give up her dead,) and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who, at his coming, shall change our vile body, that it may be like his glorious body, according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.

2 Cor. xiii.

THE of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the

fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore.









The United Church of England and Ereland.

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-T is evident unto all men diligently reading the holy Scripture and ancient authors, that from the Apostles' time, there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church; Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Which Offices were evermore had in such reverend estimation, that no man might presume to execute any of them, except he were first called, tried, examined, and known to have such qualities as are requisite for the same; and also by public prayer, with imposition of hands, were approved and admitted thereunto by lawful authority. And therefore, to the intent that these orders may be continued, and reverently used and esteemed, in the United Church of England and Ireland; no man shall be accounted, or taken to be, a lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon, in the United Church of England and Ireland, or suffered to execute any of the said functions, except he be called, tried, examined, and admitted thereunto, according to the form hereafter following; or hath had, formerly, Episcopal Consecration, or ordination.

And none shall be admitted a Deacon, except he be twenty-three years of age, unless he have a faculty. And every man which is to be admitted a Priest, shall be full four-and-twenty years old. And every man which is to be ordained or consecrated Bishop, shall be fully thirty years of age,

And the Bishop, knowing either by himself, or by sufficient testimony, any person to be a man of virtuous conversation, and without crime; and after examination and trial, finding him learned in the Latin tongue, and sufficiently instructed in the holy Scripture, may, at the times appointed in the Canon, or else, on urgent occasion, upon some other Sunday or holy-day, in the face of the Church, admit him a Deacon, in such manner and form as hereafter followeth.

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