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THE ORDER FOR
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD.
| Here is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for
any that die unbaptised, or excommunicate, or have laid violent
hands upon themselves. I The Priest and Clerks meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the
Church-yard, and going before it, either into the Church, or towards the Grave, shall say, or sing,
AM resurrection and My heart within me, believeth in me, though he were
fire kindled : and at the last I dead, yet shall he live : and who- spake with my tongue; soever liveth and believeth in Lord, let me know mine end, me shall never die. St. John xi. and the number of my days :
that I may be certified how long
I have to live. I
KNOW that my Redeemer Behold, thou hast made my
liveth, and that he shall stand days as it were a span long : and at the latter day upon the earth. mine age is even as nothing in And though after my skin worms respect of thee; and verily every destroy this body, yet in my flesh man living is altogether vanity. shall I see God : whom I shall For man walketh in a vain see for myself, and mine eyes shadow, and disquieteth himself shall behold, and not another. | in vain : he heapeth up riches, Job xix. 25, 26, 27.
and cannot tell who shall gather
them. WE brought nothing into this
And now, Lord, what is my world, and it is certain we hope : truly my hope is even in can carry nothing out. The Lord thee. gave, and the Lord hath taken Deliver me from all mine ofaway; blessed be the Name of fences : and make me not a rethe Lord. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job i. 21. buke unto the foolish.
I became dumb, and opened 1 After they are come into the not my mouth : for it was thy
Church, shall be read one or doing. both of these Psalms following: Take thy plague away from Dixi, custodiam. Psal. xxxix.
me : I am even consumed by
means of thy heavy hand. I SAID: I will take heed to my When thou with rebukes dost
ways : that I offend not in my chasten man for sin, thou maktongue.
est his beauty to consume away, I will keep my mouth as it were like as it were a moth fretting a with a bridle : while the ungodly garment: every man therefore is is in my sight.
but vanity. I held my tongue, and spake Hear my prayer, O Lord, and nothing : I kept silence, yea, even with thine ears consider my callfrom good words; but it was pain ing : hold not thy peace at my and grief to me.
amalgade away suddenly like the Ndendis anlariste coser frem tiste
For I am a stranger with thee : Turn thee again, O Lord, at and a sojourner, as all my fathers the last : and be gracious unto were.
thy servants. O spare me a little, that I inay o satisfy us with thy mercy, recover my strength : before I go and that soon : so shall we rehence, and be no more seen. joice and be glad all the days of
Glory be to the Father, and to our life. the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; Comfort us again now after the
As it was in the beginning, is time that thou hast plagued us : now, and ever shall be : world and for the years wherein we without end. Amen.
have suffered adversity,
Shew thy servants thy work : Domine, refugium. Psal. xc. and their children thy glory. LORD: thou hast been our re- And the glorious Majesty of
fuge : from one generation to the Lord our God be upon us : another.
prosper thou the work of our Before the mountains were hands upon us, 0 prosper thou brought forth, or ever the earth our handy-work. and the world were made : thou Glory be to the Father, and art God from everlasting, and to the Son : and to the Holy world without end.
Ghost; Thou turnest man to destruc- As it was in the beginning, is tion : again thou sayest, Come now, and ever shall be : world again, ye children of men. without end. Amen.
For a thousand years in thy ? Then shall follow the Lesson sight are but as yesterday : see
taken out of the fifteenth Chaping that is past as a watch in the night.
ter of the former Epistle of
Saint Paul to the Corinthians. As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as a sleep:
1 Cor. xv. 20. grass.
, become the In the morning it is green, and fruits of them that slept. For groweth up : but in the evening since by man came death, by it is cut down, dried up, and man came also the resurrection withered.
of the dead. For as in Adam all For we consume away in thy die, even so in Christ shall all displeasure : and are afraid at be made alive. But every man thy wrathful indignation.
in his own order : Christ the Thou hast set our misdeeds be- first-fruits; afterward they that fore thee : and our secret sins in are Christ's, at his coming. Then the light of thy countenance. cometh the end, when he shall
For when thou art angry all have delivered up the kingdom our days are gone : we bring our to God, even the Father; when years to an end, as it were a tale he shall have put down all rule, that is told.
and all authority, and power. The days of our age are three- For he must reign, till he hath score years and ten; and though put all enemies under his feet. men be so strong, that they come The last enemy that shall be deto fourscore years : yet is their stroyed is death. For he hath strength then but labour and put all things under his feet. sorrow; so soon passeth it away, But when he saith, all things and we are gone.
are put under him, it is manifest But who regardeth the power that he is excepted, which did of thy wrath : for even thereafter put all things under him. And as a man feareth, so is thy dis- when all things shall be subdued pleasure.
unto him, then shall the Son O teach us to number our also himself be subject unto him days : that we may apply our that put all things under him, hearts unto wisdom.
that God may be all in all. Elsé
what shall they do which are is spiritual. The first man is of baptized for the dead, if the the earth, earthy: the second dead rise not at all? Why are man is the Lord from heaven. they then baptized for the dead? As is the earthy, such are they and why stand we in jeopardy that are earthy: and as is the every hour? I protest by your heavenly, such are they also that rejoicing, which I have in Christ are heavenly. And as we have Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If borne the image of the earthy, after the manner of men I have we shall also bear the image of fought with beasts at Ephesus, the heavenly. Now this I say, what advantageth it me, if the brethren, that flesh and blood dead rise not? Let us eat and cannot inherit the kingdom of drink, for to-morrow we die. Be God; neither doth corruption not deceived: evil communica- inherit inco ruption. Behold, I tions corrupt good manners. A- shew you a mystery: We shall wake to righteousness, and sin not ali sleep, but we shall all be not; for some have not the changed, in a moment, in the knowledge of God. I speak this twinkling of an eye, at the last to your shame. But some man trump, (for the trumpet shall will say, How are the dead raised sound, and the dead shall be up? and with what body do they raised incorruptible, and come? Thou fool, that which shall be changed. For this corthou sowest is not quickened, ruptible must put on incorrupexcept it die. And that which tion, and this mortal must put thou sowest, thou sowest not on immortality. So when this that body that shall be, but bare corruptible shall have put on ingrain, it may chance of wheat, corruption, and this mortal shall or of some other grain : But God have put on immortality; then giveth it a body, as it hath pleas- shall be brought to pass the sayed him, and to every seed his ing that is written, Death is own body. All flesh is not the swallowed up in victory. O death, same flesh; but there is one kind where is thy sting? o grave, of flesh of men, another flesh where is thy victory? The sting of beasts, another of fishes, and of death is sin, and the strength another of birds. There are also of sin is the law. But thanks celestial bodies, and bodies ter- be to God, which giveth us the restrial; but the glory of the victory through our Lord Jesus celestial is one, and the glory of Christ. Therefore, my beloved the terrestrial is another. There brethren, be ye stedfast, unis one glory of the sun, and moveable, always abounding in another glory of the moon, and the work of the Lord, forasmuch another glory of the stars; for as ye know that your labour is one star differeth from another not in vain in the Lord. star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead: It is [ When they come to the Grave, sown in corruption; it is raised
while the Corpse is made ready
to be laid into the earth, the in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory:
Priest shall say, or the Priest
and Clerks shall sing : It is sown in weakness; it is rais power: It is sown a
AN that is born of a wonatural body;
it is raised a spi- man hath but a short time ritual body. There is a natural to live, and is full of misery. He body, and there is a spiritual cometh up, and is cut down, like body. And so it is written, The a flower; he fleeth as it were first man Adam was made a a shadow, and never continueth living soul; the last Adam was in one stay. made a quickening spirit. How- In the midst of life we are in beit, that was not first which is death : of whom may we seek for spiritual, but that which is na- succour, but of thee, O Lord, who tural; and afterward that which for our sins art justly displeased ?
Yet, O Lord God most holy, that depart hence in the Lord, O Lord most mighty, O holy and and with whom the souls of the most merciful Saviour, deliver faithful, after they are delivered us not into the bitter pains of from the burden of the flesh, are eternal death.
in joy and felicity; We give thee Thou knowest, Lord, the se- hearty thanks, for that it hath crets of our hearts; shut not thy pleased thee to deliver this our merciful ears to our prayer; but brother out of the miseries of this spare us, Lord most holy, o God sinful world ; beseeching thee, most mighty, o holy and mer- that it may please thee, of thy ciful Saviour, thou most worthy gracious goodness, shortly to acJudge eternal, suffer us not, at complish the number of thine our last hour, for any pains of elect, and to hasten thy kingdeath, to fall from thee.
dom; that we, with all those
that are departed in the true I Then, while the earth shall be faith of thy holy Name, may
cast upon the Body by some standing by, the Priest shall and bliss, both in body and soul,
have our perfect consummation say,
in thy eternal and everlasting FORAS Ameliyagod of his glory through Jesus Christ our
pleased Lord. Amen. great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear brother here
The Collect. departed, we therefore commit his body' to the ground; earth O MERCIFUL God, the Fa
ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to who is the resurrection and the dust; in sure and certain hope of life; in whom whosoever believthe Resurrection to eternal life, eth shall live, though he die ; through our Lord Jesus Christ; and whosoever liveth, and bewho shall change our vile body, lieveth in him, shall not die eterthat it may be like unto his glori- nally; who also hath taught us, ous body, according to the migh: by his holy Apostle Saint Paul, ty working, whereby he is able not to be sorry, as men without to subdue all things to himself. hope, for them that sleep in him; Then shall be said or sung,
We meekly beseech thee, O Fa
ther, to raise us from the death I HEARDavnice frome, en ren of sin unto the life of righteous
saying unto me, WriteFrom henceforth blessed are the dead this life, we may rest in him, as
, which die in the Lord ; eyen so saith the Spirit ; for they rest and that, at the general Resur
our hope is this our brother doth; from their labours.
rection in the last day, we may Then the Priest shall say, be found acceptable in thy sight; Lord, have mercy upon us.
and receive that blessing, which Christ, have mercy upon us. thy well-beloved Son shall then Lord, have mercy upon us. pronounce to all that love and OVI UR Father, which art in hea- fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessven, Hallowed be thy Ņame.
ed children of my father, reThy kingdom come. Thy will be ceive the kingdom prepared for done in earth, As it is in heaven. you from the beginning of the Give us this day our daily bread.world: Grant this, we beseech And forgive us our trespasses, thee, O merciful Father, through As we forgive them that trespass Jesus Christ, our Mediator and against us. And lead us not into Redeemer. Amen. temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Christ, and the love of God, Priest.
and the fellowship of the Holy ALMOGATY. God, with whom Ghost, be with us all evermore.
do live the spirits of | .
THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,
THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.
F pleased Almighty Goat of artis
The Woman, at the usual time after her Delivery, shall come into the Church decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Or ary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her,
as it hath What reward shall I give unto
the Lord : for all the benefits goodness to give you safe deli- that he hath done unto me? verance, and hath preserved you I will receive the cup of salvain the great danger of Child- tion : and call upon the Name of birth; you shall therefore give the Lord. hearty thanks unto God, and I will pay my vows now in the say,
presence of all his people : in the
courts of the Lord's house, even ( Then shall the Priest say the in the midst of thee, O Jerusacxyith Psalm,)
lem. Praise the Lord.
Glory be to the Father, and to Dilexi quoniam.
the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; well pleased :
As was in , is my prayer;
without end. Amen. That he hath inclined his ear unto me : therefore will I call Or, Psalm cxxvii. Nisi Dominus. him long as I
XCEPT Lord build me round about : and the pains lost that build it. of hell gat hold upon me.
Except the Lord keep the city: I found trouble and heaviness, the watchman waketh but in vain. and I called upon the Name of It is but lost labour that ye the Lord : 0 Lord, I beseech haste to rise up early, and so late thee, deliver my soul.
take rest, and eat the bread of Gracious is the Lord, and righ- carefulness : for so he giveth his teous : yea, our God is merciful. beloved sleep.
The Lord preserveth the sim- Lo, children and the fruit of ple : I was in misery, and he the womb : are an heritage and helped me.
gift that cometh of the Lord. Turn again then unto thy rest, Like as the arrows in the hand O my soul : for the Lord hath of the giant : even so are the rewarded thee.
young children. And why? thou hast delivered Happy is the man that hath my soul from death : mine eyes his quiver full of them : they from tears, and my feet from shall not be ashamed when they falling.
speak with their enemies in the I will walk before the Lord : gate. in the land of the living.
Glory be to the Father, and to I believed, and therefore will I the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; speak; but I was sore troubled : As it was in the beginning, is I said in my haste, All men are now, and ever shall be : world liars.
without end. Amen.