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ness 5 preserve and continue this sick member in the unity of the church; consider his contrition, accept his tears, and asiwage bis pain, as shall seem to thee most expedient for him. And forasmuch as he putteth his full trust only in thy mercy, impute not unto him his former sins, but strengthen him with thy blessed Spirit; and when thou art pleased to take him hence, take him unto thy favour, through the merits of thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then jhall the Priest fay this Psalm /landing, the Jick person repeating it aster him, is he be able; but is the person visited be very sck, the Psalm may be omitted.
In te, Domine, speravi. Psal. 71.
T N thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, let me ne." ver be put to confusion: but rid me, and deliver me in thy righteousness; incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
Be thou my strong hold, whereunto I may alway resort: thou hast promised to help me, for thou art my house of defence, and my castle.
For thou, O Lord God, art the thing that I long for: thou art my hope, even from my youth.
Through thee have I been holden up ever since I was born: thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb; my praise shall be always of tl ee.
O let my mouth be filled with thy praise: that I may sing of thy glory and honour all the day long.
Cast me not away in the time of age: forsake me not, when my strength faileth me.
Go not far from me, O God: my God, Juste thee to help me.
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As for me I will patiently abide alway: and will praise thee more and more.
My mouth shall daily speak of thy righteousness and salvation: for I know no end thereof.
I will go forth in the strength of the Lord God: and will make mention of thy righteousness only.
Thou, O God, hast taught me from my youth up until now: therefore will I talk of thy wondrous works.
Forsake me not, O God, in mine old age, when I am gray-headed: until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to all them that are yet for to come.
Thy righteousness, O God, is very high, and great things are they that thou hast done; O God, who is like unto thee?
O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength: before I go hence, and be no more seen.
Pr. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost}
Answ. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen,
then Jhall the Priest say,
s\ Saviour of the world, who by thy cross and ^-^ precious blood hast redeemed us, save us, and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord.
'Then Jhall the Priest anoint the fick person, (is the Priest think prof er in his discretion, and the sck per Jon destre it) upon the forehead "with the koly oil, making the sign os the cross, and faying,
AS with this visible oil thy body outwardly is anointed; So Almighty God pur heavenly Father grant of his infinite goodness, that thy soul inwardly maybe anointed with the Holy Ghost, who is the Spirit of all strength, comfort, relief, and gladness; and vouchsafe of his great mercy, if it be his blessed will, to restore unto thee thy bodily health and strength to serve him, and send thee release of all thy pains, troubles, and diseases [both in body and mind.] And howsoever his goodness by his divine and unsearchable providence mall dispose of thee, I his unworthy minister and servant humbly beseech his eternal majesty to do with thee according to the multitude of his innumerable mercies, and [to pardon thee all thy fins and offences, committed by all thy bodily fenses, passions, and carnal affections; and may he also vouchsafe mercifully] to grant unto thee ghostly strength by his Holy Spirit, to withstand and overcome all temptations and assaults of thine Adversary, that in no wise he prevail against thee, but that thou mayest have perfect victory and triumph over the devil, sin, and death, through Jesus Christ our Lord; who by his death hath overcome the prince of death, and with the Father and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Note, that the words between hooks are to be omitted, -when a Jjck child is anointed.
Then the Pries fall fay to the sick person,
1H E Almighty Lord, who is a most strong tower to all them that put their trust in him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth do bow and obey, be now and evermore thy defence; and make thee know and feel, that there is no other name under heaven given to man,
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in whom and through whom thou mayest receive health and salvation, but only the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
'then the Priest /hall bless the sick person, saying,
T TNto God's gracious mercy and almighty protec^ tion I commit thee. The Lord bless thee and keep thee. The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace, both now and evermore. Amen.
A 'Prayer for a sick child.
f~\ Almighty God and merciful Father, to whom *~* alone belong the issues of life and death; look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, with the eyes of mercy upon this child now lying upon the bed of sickness: Visit him, O Lord, with thy salvation, deliver him in thy good appointed time from his bodily pain, and save his soul for thy mercies fake. That if it shall be thy pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation; or else receive him into Abraham's bosom, where the fouls of them that sleep in the Lord Jesus, rest in perpetual peace. Grant this, O Lord, for thy mercies fake, in the same thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one G6d, world without end. Amen.
A Prayer for a sick person, when there appeareth small hope os recovery.
r\ Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our ^-^ only help in time of need; we fly unto thee for succour in behalf of this thy servant, here lying under thy hand in great weakness of body. Look graciously upon him, O Lord; and the more the outward man decayeth, strengthen him, we beseech thee, so much the more continually with thy grace and Holy Spirit in the inner man. Give him unfeigned repentance for all the errors of his life past, andstedfast faith in thy Son Jesus, that his fins may be done away by thy mercy, and his pardon sealed in heaven, before he go hence, and be no more seen. We know, O Lord, that there is no word impossible with thee; and that if thou wilt, thou canst even yet raise him up, and grant him a longer continuance amongst Us: Yet forasmuch as in all appearance the time of his dissolution draweth near, so fit and prepare him, we beseech thee, against the hour of death, that after his departure hence in peace and in thy favour, his soul may be received into the bosom of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the region of the pious, who have pleased thee from the beginning of the world, where there is no sorrow, grief, or lamentation. And this we beg through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thine only Son, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
A Commendatory Tray er for a sick person at the point os departure.
C\ Almighty God, in whose hand are the spirits ^^ of the righteous, after they are delivered from their earthly prisons \ we humbly commend the foul
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