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up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Then Jhall they go to the grave, the Priest and Dea* con walking before the Corps; who as they go along, foall fay or Jing,
I Saw a great white throne, and him that fat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades delivered up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every man according to their works. Rev. 20. 11, 12, 13.
When they are come to the grave, while the Corps is made ready to he laid into the earth, the Priest Jhall fay,
V/TAN that is born of a woman, hath but a short * .* time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower j he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.
In the midst of life we are in death: of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, OLord, who for our sins art justly displeased?
Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, and thou O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears to our prayers: but spare us, O Lord most holy, O God most mighty; and thou O holy and merciful Saviour, the most worthy judge eternal, suffer us not at our last hour for any pains of death to fall from our hope in thee.
then thePrieJi caftitig earth upon the Corps, Jhall say1,
T Commend thy soul to God the Father Almighty, and thy body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change our vile body, that it may be like unto his glorious body, according to the mighty working, whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.
'Then JJjall the Priest and Deacon say or sing,
T Heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me,Write; From henceforth, blessed are the dead who die in the Lord: even so faith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours. Rev. 14. 13.
7hen Jhall the Deacon say, Let us pray.
Pr. Lord, have mercy upon us.
AnpWn Christ, have mercy upon U9.
Pr. Lord, have mercy upon us.
O then Then stall the Priest and People say the Lord's prayer.
OU R Father, who art in heaven; Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will 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.
Pr. Enter not into judgment with thy servant, O Lord;
Anfw. For in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
Pr. Deliver his soul, O Lord,
Answ. From the gates of hell.
Pr. I believe to fee the goodness of the Lord
Anfw. In the land of the living.
Pr. O Lord, hear our prayer;
Anfw. And let our cry come unto thee.
Then Jhall the Deacon Jay,
LE T us pray for this our brother departed in the faith of Christ; that God, the lover of mankind, who hath taken his foul out of this world, * This is not to be [ * would forgive him &\his sinsvouftd for such children luntary and involuntary, and ] of his
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done his will from the beginning of the world, in the place whence sorrow, grief, and lamentation are banished away. Let us commend our selves and one another to the Eternal God through the Word who was in the beginning.
Anpw. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
'then the Priejl Jhall say the three following prayers.
f~\ Thou, who art by nature immortal and ever^* lasting, from whom every thing mortal and immortal deriveth it's Being; who jnadest thy rational creature Man the inhabitant of the world mortal in his constitution, but didst promise him a resurrection to eternal life; who didst not suffer Enoch and Elias to undergo the sentence of death: O God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, who art the God of men, not as they are dead, but as they are living; because the souls of all live unto thee, and the spirits of the righteous whom no torment shall touch in any degree, are in thy hand, all who are sanctified being under thy peculiar custody: Do thou now look down upon this thy servant, whom thou hast taken out of this world, and removed to another state, [ * and pardon all his trans- . This u not t0 he greffions voluntary and involuntary;] used for such children, give thy holy angels charge^ over J&^£*£ him, and place him in the region of not capable oscommitthe Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, ting actualsm. and all who have pleased thee from the beginning of the world; the region, in which there is no sorrow, grief, or trouble, but which is a calm and quiet place of peace to the godly, and an haven of rest to the just, who therein behold the glory of thy Christ; through
O 2 whom whom to Thee in the Holy Ghost, be glory, honour, and worship, thanksgiving, and adoration, now, henceforth, and for evermore. Amen.
s~\ Merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ^-^ 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 hath also taught us by his holy apostle Saint Paul, not to be sorry as men without hope, for them that sleep in him: We give thee hearty thanks for that it hath pleased thee to deliver this our brother out of the miseries of this sinful world; meekly beseeching thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of fin to the life of righteousness, that when we shall depart out of this life, we may rest in Christ, as our hope is this our brother doth: And we humbly pray thee, that it may please thee of thy gracious goodness shortly to accomplish the number of thine elect, and to hasten thy kingdom, that at the general resurrection at the last day, both we and this our brother departed receiving our bodies again to glory then made pure and incorruptible, and rising again in thy most gracious favour, may be found acceptable in thy sight, and with all those 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, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.