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grace, that with meek heart and due reverence they may hear and receive thy holy word, truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life. And we commend especially unto thy merciful goodness this congregation, which is here assembled in thy name to celebrate the commemoration of the most glorious death of thy Son. And we most humbly beseech thee of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all them, who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity j especially this thy servant afflicted with sickness. And here we do give unto thee most high praise and hearty thanks for the wonderful grace and virtue declared in all thy Saints from the beginning of the world, the Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, and Confessors; whose examples, O Lord, and stedfastnefs in thy faith and keeping thy holy commandments, grant us to follow. We commend unto thy mercy, O Lord, all thy servants, who are departed hence from us with the sign of faith, and now do rest in the sleep of peace: Grant unto them, we beseech thee, thy mercy and everlasting peace j and that at the day of the general resurrection, we and all they who are of the mystical body of thy Son, may all together be set on his right hand, and hear that his most joyful voice: Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Grant this, O Father, for the sake of thine onlybegotten Son Jesus Christ, our blessed Lord and Sa^ yicmr. Amen.
tfhen /ball the Prieji and People fay the Lord's
f~\ U R Father, who art in heaven; Hallowed be ^-' thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy wHi be done on 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 the evil one. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Then jh all the Pricjl kneel down, and fay this prayer
1T7E do not presume to come to this thy table, O * * merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table; but thou art the fame Lord, whose property is always to have mercy. Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our fouls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us. Amen.
But if the Prieji have already received the Holy Eucharist that day, instead of the foregoing pray er^ he Jhall fay the following one, standing.
'TPHese thy servants do not presume to partake of
.*■ thy holy table, O merciful Lord, trusting in
their own righteousness, but in thy manifold and
great mercies. They are not worthy so much as to
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gather up the crumbs under thy table; but thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy. Grant them therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that their sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and their fouls washed through his most precious blood, and that they may evermore dwell in him and he in them. Amen.
then Jhall the Priest receive the Communion himself \ (if be have not already received it that day) and after adminifler to them that are appointed to communicate with the sck, and lajl of all to the sick person, according to the form before prescribed in the Holy Liturgy.
Aster which the Pries Jhall say the following 'thanksgivings sanding.
ALmighty and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee, for that thou hast vouchsafed to feed us with the most precious body and blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us, and that we are very members incorpcr rate in the mystical body of thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people, and are also heirs through hope of thine everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of thy dear Son. And we most humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
Then the Prieji Jhall turn to the People, and pronounce this BleJJing,
*T* H E peace of God, which passeth all under* standing, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.
If ajick person be desirous of receiving the Communion, and a Prieji is not to be had, the Deacon may carry the Holy Eucharift to him, and communicate him according to the form before prescribed in the Holy Liturgy.
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 excommunicate, or out of the communion of the Church, or unbaptized, sex* cept the person unbaptized be a Catechumen whs hath not 'voluntarily neglecJed to receive baptism) or for any that have laid violent hands upon themselves, or were publickly executed for crimes unless they were admitted to the Eucharif before their death, or for any who die in the actual commission of any sin.
The driest and Deacon meeting the Corps at the en~ trance of the Church-yard, and going before it into the Church, Jhall fay or sing,
I AM the resurrection and the life, faith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live, and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die. S. John n. 25, 26.
I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though aster my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: whom I shall see for my self, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another. Job 19. 25, 26, 27,