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saying unto me, Write, From henceforth blessed are the dead which die in the Lord : even so saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours.

Then the Priest shall say,
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

UR Father, which art in heaThy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Priest.

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consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect. Other Recour Lord Jesus Christ,

God, who is the resurrection and the life; in whom whosoever believeth shall live, though he die; and whosoever liveth, and believeth in him, shall not die eternally; who also hath taught us, by his holy Apostle Saint Paul, not to be sor. ry, as men without hope, for them that sleep in him; We meekly beseech thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness; that, when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him, as our hope is this our brother doth; and that, at the general Resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight; and receive that blessing, which thy well-beloved Son shall then pronounce to all that love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world: Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, through Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. THE grace of our Lord Jesus

Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

do live the spirits of them that depart hence in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the flesh, are in joy and felicity; We give thee hearty thanksg for that it hath pleased thee to deliver this our brother out of the miseries of this sinful world; beseeching thee, that it may please thee, of thy gracious goodness, shortly to accomplish the number of thine elect, and to hasten thy kingdom; that we, with all those that are departed in the true faith of thy holy Name, may have our perfect

THE

THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN. AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,

COMMONLY CALLED,

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

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 Ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her, FORASMUCH as it hath pleas- I will receive the cup of salva

ed Almighty God of his good- tion : and call upon the Name of ness to give you safe deliverance, the Lord. and hath preserved you in the I will pay my vows now in the great danger of Child-birth; you presence of all his people : in the shall therefore give hearty thanks courts of the Lord's house, even in unto God, and say,

the midst of thee, O Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord. (Then shall the Priest say the Glory be to the Father, and to 116th Psalm,)

the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; Dilexi quoniam.

As it was in the beginning, is

now, and ever shall be : world I

without end. Amen. Lord hath heard the voice of my prayer;

Or, Psalm cxxyii. Nisi Dominus. That he hath inclined his ear unto me : therefore will I call house : their labour is but upon him as long as I live.

lost that build it. The snares of death compassed Except the Lord keep the city : me round about : and the pains the watchman waketh but in vain. of hell gat hold upon me.

It is but lost labour that ye haste I found trouble and heaviness, to rise up early, and so late take and I called upon the Name of rest, and eat the bread of carefulthe Lord : 0 Lord, I beseech thee, ness : for so he giveth his beloved deliver my soul.

sleep. Gracious is the Lord, and righ- Lo, children and the fruit of teous : yea, our God is merciful. the womb : are an heritage and

The Lord preserveth the sim- gift that cometh of the Lord. ple : I was in misery, and he Like as the arrows in the hand helped me.

of the giant : even so are the Turn again then unto thy rest,

young children. O my soul : for the Lord hath Happy is the man that hath his rewarded thee.

quiver full of them : they shall And why? thou hast delivered not be ashamed when they speak my soul from death : mine eyes with their enemies in the gate. from tears, and my feet from fall- Glory be to the Father,

and to ing.

the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; I will walk before the Lord : in As it was in the beginning, is the land of the living.

now, and ever shall be : world I believed, and therefore will I without end. Amen. speak; but I was sore troubled :

Then the Priest shall say, I said in my haste, All men are

Let us pray. liars.

What reward shall I give unto Lord, have mercy upon us. the Lord : for all the benefits that Christ, have mercy upon us. he hath done unto me?

Lord, have mercy upon us.

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UR Father, which art in hea.

ven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

Minister. O Lord, save this woman thy servant;

Answer. Who putteth her trust in thee.

Minister. Be thou to her a strong tower;

Answer. From the face of her enemy.

Minister. Lord, hear our prayer.

Answer. And let our cry come unto thee.

Minister. Let us pray.
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thee humble thanks for that thou hast vouchsafed to deliver this woman thy servant from the great pain and peril of Childbirth; Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Father, that she, through thy help, may both faithfully live, and walk according to thy will, in this life present; and also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

I The Woman, that cometh to give

her Thanks, must offer accustomed Offerings, and, if there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the holy Communion.

A COMMINATION,

OR DENOUNCING OF GOD'S ANGER AND JUDGEMENTS

AGAINST SINNERS,

WITH CERTAIN PRAYERS, TO BE USED ON THE FIRST DAY OF LENT,

AND AT OTHER TIMES, AS THE ORDINARY SHALL APPOINT.

After Morning Prayer, the Litany ended according to the accustomed manner, the Priest shall, in the Reading-Pew or Pulpit, say,

ture; and that ye should answer Church there was a godly dis- to every Sentence, Amen: To the cipline, that, at the beginning of intent that, being admonished Lent, such persons as stood con- of the great indignation of God victed of notorious sin were put against sinners, ye may the rato open penance, and punished in ther be moved to earnest and true this world, that their souls might repentance; and may walk more be saved in the day of the Lord; warily in these dangerous days; and that others, admonished by fleeing from such vices, for which their example, might be the more ye affirm with your own mouths afraid to offend.

the curse of God to be due. Instead whereof, (until the said discipline may be restored again,

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maketh any carved or molten which is much to be wished, it image, to worship it. is thought good, that at this time (in the presence of you all) should

And the people shall answer and be read the general sentences of

say, God's. cursing against impenitent

Amen. sinners, gathered out of the seven Minister. Cursed is he that and twentieth Chapter of Deuter- curseth his father or mother. onomy, and other places of Scrip- Answer. Amen.

Minister. Cursed is he that re- appeareth ? His fan is in his hand, moveth his neighbour's land-mark. and he will purge his floor, and Answer. Amen.

gather his wheat into the barn ; Minister. Cursed is he that mak- but he will burn the chaff with eth the blind to go out of his way. unquenchable fire. The day of Ansuer. Amen.

the Lord cometh as a thief in the Minister. Cursed is he that per- night: and when men shall say, verteth the judgement of the stran- Peace, and all things are safe, ger, the fatherless, and widow. then shall sudden destruction come Answer. Amen.

upon them, as sorrow cometh upMinister. Cursed is he that on a woman travailing with child, smiteth his neighbour secretly. and they shall not escape. Then Answer. Amen.

shall appear the wrath of God in Minister. Cursed is he that lieth the day of vengeance, which obstiwith his neighbour's wife.

nate sinners, through the stubAnswer. Amen.

bornness of their heart, have Minister. Cursed is he that tak- heaped unto themselves; which eth reward to slay the innocent. despised the goodness, patience, Ansurer. Amen.

and long-sufferance of God, when Minister. Cursed is he that put- he calleth them continually to reteth his trust in man, and taketh pentance. Then shall they call man for his defence, and in his upon me, (saith the Lord,) but I heart goeth from the Lord.

will not hear; they shall seek me Answer. Amen.

early, but they shall not find me; Minister. Cursed are the unmer- and that, because they hated knowciful, fornicators, and adulterers, ledge, and received not the fear of covetous persons, idolaters, slan- the Lord, but abhorred my counderers, drunkards, and extortion- sel, and despised my correction. ers.

Then shall it be too late to knock Answer. Amen.

when the door shall be shut; and Minister.

too late to cry for mercy when it OW

is the time of justice. O terrible accursed (as the prophet Da- voice of most just judgement, vid beareth witness) who do err which shall be pronounced upon and go astray from the command- them, when it shall be said unto ments of God; let us (remember- them, Go, ye cursed, into the fire ing the dreadful judgement hang- everlasting, which is prepared for ing over our heads, and always the devil and his angels. Thereready to fall upon us) return unto fore, brethren, take we heed beour Lord God, with all contrition time, while the day of salvation and meekness of heart; bewailing lasteth; for the night cometh, and lamenting our sinful life, ac- when none can work. But let us, knowledging and confessing our of- while we have the light, believe fences, and seeking to bring forth in the light, and walk as children worthy fruits of penance. For now of the light; that we be not cast is the ax put unto the root of into utter darkness, where is weepthe trees, so that every tree that ing and gnashing of teeth. Let us bringeth not forth good fruit is not abuse the goodness of God, hewn down, and cast into the fire. who calleth us mercifully to aIt is a fearful thing to fall into the mendment, and of

endless pity hands of the living God: he shall promiseth us forgiveness of that pour down rain upon the sinners, which is past, if with a perfect snares, fire and brimstone, storm and true heart we return unto and tempest; this shall be their him. For though our sins be as portion to drink. For lo, the Lord red as scarlet, they shall be made is come out of his place to visit white as show; and though they the wickedness of such as dwell be like purple, yet they shall be upon the earth. But who may a- made white as wool. Turn ye bíde the day of his coming? Who (saith the Lord) from all your shall be able to endure when he wickedness, and your sin shall not

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be your destruction: Cast away For I acknowledge my faults: from you all your ungodliness and my sin is ever before me. that ye have done: Make you Against thee only have I sinnew hearts, and a new spirit : ned, and done this evil in thy Wherefore will ye die, 0 ye house sight : that thou mightest be jusof Israel, seeing that I have no tified in thy saying, and clear pleasure in the death of him that when thou art judged. dieth, saith the Lord God? Turn Behold, I was shapen in wickye then, and ye shall live. AI- edness : and in sin hath my mothough we have sinned, yet have ther conceived me. we an Advocate with the Father, But lo, thou requirest truth in Jesus Christ the righteous; and the inward parts : and shalt make he is the propitiation for our sins. me to understand wisdom secretly. For he was wounded for our of- Thou shalt purge me with hysfences, and smitten for our wick- sop, and I shall be clean : thou edness. Let us therefore return shalt wash me, and I shall be unto him, who is the merciful re- whiter than snow. ceiver of all true penitent sinners; Thou shalt make me hear of assuring ourselves that he is ready joy and gladness : that the bones to receive us, and most willing to which thou hast broken may repardon us, if we come unto him joice. with faithful repentance; if we Turn thy face away from my submit ourselves unto him, and sins : and put out all my misfrom henceforth walk in his ways; deeds. if we will take his easy yoke, and Make me a clean heart, O God : light burden upon us, to follow and renew a right spirit within me. him in lowliness, patience, and Cast me not away from thy precharity, and be ordered by the go- sence and take not thy holy vernance of his Holy Spirit; seek- Spirit from me. ing always his glory, and serving o give me the comfort of thy him duly, in our vocation with help again : and stablish me with thanksgiving: This if we do, Christ thy free Spirit. will deliver us from the curse of Then shall I teach thy ways the law, and from the extreme unto the wicked : and sinners malediction which shall light up- shall be converted unto thee. on them that shall be set on the Deliver me from blood-guiltileft hand : and he will set us on ness, O God, thou that art the his right hand, and give us the God of my health : and my tongue gracious benediction of his Father, shall sing of thy righteousness. commanding us to take possession Thou shalt open my lips, O of his glorious kingdom: Unto Lord : and my mouth shall shew which he vouchsafe to bring us all, thy praise. for his infinite mercy. Amen. For thou desirest no sacrifice,

else would I give it thee : but I Then shall they all kneel upon

thou delightest not in burnt-oftheir knees, and the Priest and Clerks kneeling (in the place

ferings. where they are accustomed to

The sacrifice of God is a trousay the Litany) shall say this

bled spirit : a broken and conPsalm.

trite heart, O God, shalt thou

not despise. Miserere mei, Deus. Psalm li.

Obe favourable and gracious unto Sion : build thou the walls

of Jerusalem. God, after thy great good- Then shalt thou be pleased with ness : according to the multitude the sacrifice of righteousness, with of thy mercies do away mine of- the burnt-offerings and oblations : fences.

then shall they offer young bulWash me throughly from my locks upon thine altar. wickedness : and cleanse me from Glory be to the Father, and to my sin,

the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

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