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§ 339. The priest' meeting the corpse at the church stile, shall say: Or da the priests' and clerks shall sing, and so go either into' the church, or towards* the grave.

I Am the resurrection and the life (saith the Lord): he that believeth in me, yea' though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and be- John "'k lieveth in me, shall not die for everl.

Second Edw. VI. 1552.



§ 339- The Priest meeting the corpse,

I AM the resurrection, &c.
[Same throughout as 1549.]

Elizabeth, 1559.


§ 339- The Priest meeting, &*c.
I AM the resurrection, &c .
[Same throughout as 1549.]

James I. 1604.


§ 339- The Priest meeting, dfc
I AM the resurrection, &c.
[Same throughout as 1549.]

Scotch Liturgy, 1637.


§ 339. The Presbyter meeting, &•<.
I Am the resurrection, &c.
[Same as 1549.]

I Know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand . . at the latter day upon *'"

the earth. And though after mv skin worms destroy this body; ye: in my flesh shall I see God : Whom I shall see for my self, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another.

We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry no- x 7TM: 6."' thing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away ; blessed be the Name of the Lord.

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I Know that my Redeemer liveth, and that I shall rise out of the earth in the last day, and shall be covered again with my skin, and shall see God in my ^° xuc'" flesh: yea and I myself shall behold him, not with other but with these0 same eyes.

We brought nothing into this world, neither may we carry any thing out of this world. The Lord giveth, iTim. vi. and the Lord taketh away. Even as it pleasethP J°bi'1 the Lord, so cometh things to pass: blessed be the name of the Lord.

Charles II. 1662.


§ 338. *T 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.

§ 339- T The Pr''st an,i 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,

I Am the resurrection and, &c.
[Same as 1549.]

I KNOW that my, &c.

[Same as Scotch ed., 1637.]

We brought nothing, &c . [Same as Scotch ed., 1637.] § 340. % After they are come into the

Church, shall be read one or both

of these Psalms following.

I Said, I will take „. . heed to my ways: dia.

that I offend not in Psal. xxxix. my tongue.

I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle : while the ungodly is in my sight

I held my tongue, and spake nothing : I kept silence, yea even from good words; but it was pain and grief to me.

My heart was hot within me, and while I was thus musing, the fire kindled : and at the last I spake with my tongue.

Lord, let me know mine' end, and the number of my days : that I may be certified how long I have to live.

Behold, thou hast made my days as it were a span long : and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee, and verily every man living is altogether vanity.

For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquicteth himself in vain : he heapcth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.

And now, Lord, what is my hope: truly my hope is even in thee.

Deliver me from all mine offences : and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.

I became dumb and opened not my mouth : for it was thy doing.

Take thy plague away from me: I am even consumed by means of thy heavy hand.

When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment : every man therefore is but vanity.

[Continued on p. 374.]

m In Sealed Book, 1662, the head-line is printed "Burial of the Dead," and the words " at the " prefixed by a pen.

» In one ed., 1549, miipr. John xix.

° In one ed., 1559, "the."

» In eds. 1552, as it hath pleased."

1 In ed. 1662, the references in the sidenotes are S.John xi. as, a6; Job xix. as, 26, r)\ 1 Tim. vi. 7; and Job i. ai, respectively.

'Printed in Sealed Book" my,' but altered with a pen to "mine."

§ 342. When they come at' the grave, whiles the corpse is made ready to k laid into the earth, the pt iest' shall say, or else the priest * and clerks shall sing.

Man 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; he flieth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.

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U In the midst of life we be -v in death: of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, which • for our sins justly art moved1? Yet, O Lordb God most holy, O Lord most mighty, 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 up thy merciful eyes to our prayers0: But spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and merciful* Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us not at our last hour for any pains of death to fall from thee.

In the morning it is green, and gToweth up : but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.

For we consume away in thy displeasure : and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.

Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee : and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

For when thou art angry all our days are gone : we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.

The days of our age are threescore years and ten, and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years : yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.

But who regardeth the power of thy wrath : for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is thy displeasure.

O* teach us to number our days: that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last : and be gracious unto thy servants.

O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon : so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

Comfort us again, now after the time that thou hast plagued us : and

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for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.

Shew thy servants thy work : and their children thy glory.

And the glorious Majesty of the Lord our God be upon us : prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, O prosper thou our handy work.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

§ 343- IT Then shall follow the Lesson taken out of the fifteenth chapter of the former Epistle of Saint Paul to the Corinthians.

Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the „ first-fruits of them * or'"'ao' that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall [Continued on page 376.]

our sins justly art moved? Yet, O Lord," is accidentally omltted.

• In ed. 1662, "shut not thy mercilul ears to our prayer."

d In Scotch ed., "most merciful."

* In Sealed Book apparently altered from " So " with a pen.

§ 344. Then the priest casting earth upon the corpse, shall say,

I 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 resurrection to' eternal life,

through our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change our vile

Second Edw. VI. 1552. § 344. Then while the earth shall be cast upon the body, by some standing by, the Priest * shall say. Forasmuch as it hath pleased almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear brother here departed : we therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, &c. [Same as 1549.]

§ 345. IT Then shall be said or sung. I HEARD a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write : from henceforth, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. Even so saith the Spirit, that they rest from their labours.

Elizabeth, 1559.

§ 344. Then while the earth, Sv.

Forasmuch as it hath, &c.
[Same as 1552.]

§ 345. Then shall be said or sung.

I HEARD a voice, &c .
[Same as 1552.]

James I. 1604.
§ 344. Then while the earth, &*c.
Forasmuch as it hath, &c.

[Same as 1552.]

§ 345. Then shall be said or sung.

I Heard a voice, &c.
[Same as 1552.]

Scotch Liturgy, 1637.
§ 344. Then while the earth, cVr.
Forasmuch as it hath, &c.

[Same as 1552.] § 345. Then shall be said or sung. I Heard a voice, &c. [Same as 1552.]

Charles II. 1662. have put down all rule, and all authority, and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? and why stand we in jeopardy every hour? I protest by your rejoicing, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die. Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body, as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same

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