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Let us pray.
at the right hand of God the Fa- offences: And by his authority ther Almighty; and from thence committed to me, I absolve thee shall come again at the end of from all thy sins, In the Name the world, to judge the quick and of the Father, and of the Son, the dead?
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. And dost thou believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholick | And then the Priest shall say Church;
the Communion of the Collect following. Saints; the Remission of sins ; the Resurrection of the flesh; and everlasting life after death?
according to the multitude I The sick person shall answer, of thy mercies, dost so put away
the sins of those who truly reAll this I stedfastly believe.
pent, that thou rememberest
them no more; Open thine eye Then shall the Minister era. mine whether he repent him
of mercy upon this thy servant, truly of his sins, and be in cha
who most earnestly desireth parrity with all the world; exhort- don and forgiveness. Renew in ing him to forgive, from the bot. him, most loving Father, whattom of his heart, all persons that soever hath been decayed by the have offended him; and if he fraud and malice of the devil, or hath offended any other, to ask by his own carnal will and frailthem forgiveness, and where he
ness; preserve and continue this hath done injury or wrong to sick member in the unity of the any man, that he make amends
Church; consider his contrition, to the uttermost of his power. accept his tears, asswage his pain, And if he hath not before dis
as shall seem to thee most expeposed of his goods, let him then
dient for him. And forasmuch be admonished to make his Will, and to declare his Debts, what
as he putteth his full trust only he oweth, and what is 'owing in thy mercy, impute not unto unto him; for the better dis- him his former sins, but strengthcharging of his conscience, and en him with thy blessed Spirit; the quietness of his Executors. and, when thou art pleased to But men should often be put in take him hence, take him unto. remembrance to take order for thy favour, through the merits the settling of their temporal es. of thy most dearly beloved Son tates, whilst they are in health.
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. These words before rehearsedThen shall the Minister say this may be said before the Minister
Psalm. begin his Prayer, as he shall see cause.
In te, Domine, speravi. Psal. Ixxi. The Minister should not omit In thee, O Lord, have I put
my trust; let me never be put earnestly to move such sick per, to confusion : but rid me, and sons as are of ability to be liberal deliver me in thy righteousness; to the poor.
incline thine ear unto me, and I Here shall the sick person be save me.
moved to make a special Con- Be thou my strong hold, wherefession of his sins, if he feel his unto I may alway res : th conscience troubled with any hast promised to help me; for weighty matter. After which thou art my house of defence, Confession, the Priest shall ab, and my castle. solve him (if he humbly and
Deliver me, O my God, out of heartily desire it) after this sort.
the hand of the ungodly : out of OUR Lord Jesus Christ, who the hand of the unrighteous and
hath left power to cruel to absolve all sinners who truly For thou, O Lord God, art the repent and believe in him, of his thing that I long for : thou art great mercy forgive thee thine my hope, even from my youth.
Through thee have I been
Adding this. holden up ever since I was born: thou art he that took me out of O SAVIOUR of the world, who my mother's womb; my praise Blood hast redeemed us, Save us,
by thy Cross and precious shall alway be of thee.
and help us, we humbly beseech I am become as it were a mon- thee, O Lord. ster unto many : but my sure trust is in thee.
Then shall the Minister say, 0 let my mouth be filled with thy praise : that I may sing itf The Almighty Lord, who is
a most strong tower to all thy glory and honour all the day them that put their trust in him, long.
to whom all things in heaven, in Cast me not away in the time earth, and under the earth, do of age : forsake me not when my bow and obey, be now and everstrength faileth me.
more thy defence; and make For mine enemies speak a- thee know and fees, that there gainst me, and they that lay is none other Name under heawait for my soul take their coun- ven given to man, in whom, sel together, saying : God hath and through whom, thou mayforsaken him, persecute him, est receive health and salvation, and take him; for there is none but only the Name of our Lord to deliver him.
Jesus Christ. Amen. Go not far from me, O God : my God, haste thee to help me.
And after that shall say, Let them be confounded and UNTO God's gracious mereix perish that are against my soul :
protection we commit let them be covered with shame thee. The Lord bless thee, and and dishonour that seek to do keep thee. The Lord make his me evil.
face to shine upon thee, and be As for me, I will patiently a- gracious unto thee. The Lord bide alway: and will praise thee lift up his countenance upon more and more.
thee, and give thee peace, both My mouth shall daily speak of now and evermore. Amen. thy righteousness and salvation : for I know no end thereof. I will go forth in the strength
A Prayer for a sick child. of the Lord God; and will make O ALMIGHTY God, and mera
ciful Father, to whom alone only.
belong the issues of life and death; Thou, O God, hast taught me Look down from heaven, we from my youth up until now : humbly beseech thee, with the therefore will I tell of thy won- eyes of mercy upon this child drous works.
now lying upon the bed of sickForsake me not, O God, in ness: Visit him, O Lord, with mine old age, when I am gray- thy salvation ; deliver him in thy headed : until I have shewed thy good appointed time from his strength unto this generation, bodily pain, and save his soul for and thy power to all them that thy mercies' sake: That, if it are yet for to come.
shall be thy pleasure to prolong Thy righteousness, O God, is his days here on earth, he may very high, and great things are live to thee, and be an instruthey that thou hast done : 0 God, ment of thy glory, by, serving who is like unto thee?
thee faithfully, and doing good
in his generation; or else receive Glory be to the Father, and him into those heavenly habitato the Son : and to the Holy tions, where the souls of them Ghost;
that sleep in the Lord Jesus enAs it was in the beginning, is joy perpetual rest and felicity. now, and ever shall be : world Grant this, O Lord, for thy merwithout end. Amen.
cies' sake, in the same thy Son
our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth | blood of that immaculate Lamb, and reigneth with thee and the that was slain to take away the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world sins of the world; that whatsowithout end. Amen.
ever defilements it may have con
tracted in the midst of this miseA Prayer for a sick person, when rable and naughty world, through
there appeareth small hope of the lusts of the flesh, or the wiles recovery.
of Satan, being purged and done O
FATHER of mercies, and away, it may be presented pure
God of all comfort, our only and without spot before thee. help in time of need; We fly And teach us who survive, in unto thee for succour in behalf of this and other like daily spectathis thy servant, here lying under cles of mortality, to see how frail thy hand in great weakness of and uncertain our own condition body. Look graciously upon him, is; and so to number our days, O Lord; and the more the out that we may seriously apply our ward man decayeth, strengthen hearts to that holy and heavenhim, we beseech thee, so much ly wisdom, whilst we live here, the more continually with thy which may in the end bring us grace and holy Spirit in the in- to life everlasting, through the
Give him unfeigned merits of Jesus Christ thine only repentance for all the errors of Son our Lord. Amen. his life past, and stedfast faith in thy Son Jesus; that his sins may A Prayer for persons troubled in be done away by thy mercy, and
mind or in conscience. his pardon sealed in heaven, bei O BLESSED
hard, the Father
more of mercies, the God of We know, O Lord, that comforts; We beseech thee, look there is no word impossible with down in pity and compassion thee; and that, if thou wilt, thou upon this thy afflicted servant. canst even yet raise him up, and Thou writest bitter things against grant him a longer continuance him, and makest him to possess amongst us: Yet, forasmuch as his former iniquities; thy wrath in all appearance the time of lieth hard upon him, and his soul his dissolution draweth near, so is full of trouble : But, O merci. fit and prepare him, we beseech ful God, who hast written thy thee, against the hour of death, holy Word for our learning, that that after his departure hence in we, through patience and compeace, and in thy favour, his fort of thy holy Scriptures, might soul may be received into thine have hope; give him a right uneverlasting kingdom, through the derstanding of himself, and of thy merits and mediation of Jesus threats and promises; that he Christ, thine only Son, our Lord may neither cast away his conand Saviour. Amen.
fidence in thee, nor place it any
where but in thee. Give him A commendatory Prayer for a strength against all his tempta
șick person at the point of de- tions, and heal all his distemparture.
pers. Break not the bruised reed, O. ALMIGHTY God, with nor quench the smoking flax.
whom do live the spirits of just Shut not up thy tender mercies men made perfect, after they are in displeasure; but make him to delivered from their earthly pri- hear of joy and gladness, that the sons; We humbly commend the bones which thou hast broken soul of this thy servant, our dear may rejoice. Deliver him from brother, into thy hands, as into fear of the enemy, and lift up the hands of a faithful Creator, the light of thy countenance and most merciful Saviour; most upon him, and give him peace, humbly beseeching thee, that it through the merits and mediamay be precious in thy sight. tion of Jesus Christ our Lord. Wash it, we pray thee, in the | Amen.
THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK.
(Forasmuch as all mortal men be subject to many sudden perils, dis
eases, and sicknesses, and ever uncertain what time they shall depart out of this life; therefore, to the intent they may be always in a readiness to die, whensoever it shall please Almighty God to call them, the Curates shall diligently from time to time (but especially in the time of pestilence, or other infectious sickness) exhort their Parishioners to the often receiving of the holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, when it shall be publickly administered in the Church; that so doing, they may, in case of sudden visitation, have the less cause to be disquieted for lack of the same. But if the sick person be not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his house; then he must give timely notice to the Curate, signifying also how many there are to communicate with him, (which shall be three, or two at the least,) and having a convenient place in the sick man's house, with all things necessary so prepared, that the Curate may reverently minister, he shall there celebrate the holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, here following. The Collect.
The Epistle. Hebr. xii. 5.
Y ALMaker TX, exerliving God. Mysore ndespise not throu the
of mankind, who chastening of the Lord, dost correct those whom thou faint when thou art rebuked of dost love, and chastise every one him. For whom the Lord lovwhom thou dost receive; We eth he chasteneth ; and scourgbeseech thee to have mercy up-eth every son whom he receivon this thy servant visited with eth. thine hand, and to grant that he may take his sickness patiently,
The Gospel. St. John y. 24. and recover his bodily health; VERILY; verily say unto it
that heareth my whensoever his soul shall depart word, and believeth on him that from the body, it may be with-sent me, hath everlasting life, out spot presented unto thee; and shall not come into condemthrough Jesus Christ our Lord. nation; but is passed from death Amen.
After which the Priest shall proceed according to the form before prescribed for the holy Communion, beginning at these words (Ye
that do truly &c.] ( At the time of the distribution of the holy Sacrament, the Priest
shall first receive the Communion himself, and after minister unto them that are appointed to communicate with the sick, and last of all to the sick person. But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning in due time to the Curate, or for lack of company to receive with him, or by any other just impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood, the Curate shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and stedfastly believe that Jesus Christ hath suffered death upon the Cross for him, and shed his Blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving him hearty thanks therefore, he doth eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to his Souls health, although he do not receive the Sacrament with his mouth.
( When the sick person is visited, and receiveth the holy Communion
all at one time, then the Priest, for more expedition, shall cut off the form of the Visitation at the Psalm [In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, fc.] and go straight to the Communion.
1 In the time of the Plague, Sweat, or such other like contagious
times of sickness or diseases, when none of the Parish or neighbours can be gotten to communicate with the sick in their houses, for fear of the infection, upon special request of the diseased, the Minister may only communicate with him.
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