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Praised be the LORD daily; even the LORD that helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon

us.

He is our God, even the Gon of whom cometh salvation: GOD is the LORD, by whom we have escaped death.

Thou, Lorr, hast made us glad through the operation of thy hands; and we will triumph in thy praise.

Blessed be the LORD GOD; even the LORD GOD, who only doeth wondrous things;

And blessed be the name of his majesty for ever; and let every one of us say, Amen, Amen.

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.

hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto

us.

The LORD hath appeared for us; the LORD hath covered our heads, and made us to stand in the day of battle.

The LORD hath appeared for us; the LORD hath overthrown our enemies, and dashed in pieces those that rose up against us.

Therefore not unto us, O LORD, not unto us; but unto thy name be given the glory.

The LORD hath done great things for us; the LORD hath done great things for us, for which we rejoice.

Our help standeth in the name of the LORD, who hath made heaven and earth.

Blessed be the name of the LORD, from this time forth for

TA Psalm or Hymn of praise and thanks: evermore,

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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.

T After this Hymn may be said the Te Deum.

T Then this Collect.

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country, and, as much as in us so in particular for this victory lieth, to the good of all mankind. and deliverance, be all glory And, we beseech thee, give us and honour world without end. such a sense of this great mercy, Amen.

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

as may engage us to a true thankfulness, such as may appear in our lives, by an humble, holy, and obedient walking THE grace of our Lord before thee all our days, through JESUS CHRIST, and the love of JESUS CHRIST our Lord; to GOD, and the fellowship of the whom, with thee, and the HOLY HOLY GHOST, be with us all SPIRIT, as for all thy mercies, evermore. Amen.

At the Burial of the Dead at sea, the Office in the Common Prayer Book may be used, only instead of these words, We therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, &c. say, We therefore commit his body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the resurrection of the body when the sea shall give up her dead, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord JESUS CHRIST; who at his coming shall change our vile body, that it may be like his glorious body, according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.

A FORM OF PRAYER FOR

THE VISITATION OF PRISONERS.

¶ When Morning or Evening Prayer shall be read in any prison, instead of the Psalm, O come let us sing, &c. shall be read the 130th psalm; and the Minister shall insert, after the Collect for the day, the collect in the following Service, O GOD, who sparest, &c. and at such times as the Litany is not read, he shall add the prayer, O GOD, merciful Father, who despisest not, &c.

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Ans. And let the sighing ¶ Then shall the Minister exhort the prisoner of the Prisoners come before or prisoners after this form, or other like: thee.

DEARLY beloved, know this, that ALMIGHTY GOD, whose never-failing providence governeth all things both in heaven and earth, hath so wisely and mercifully ordered the course of this world, that his judgments are often sent as fatherly corrections to us; and

The Collect. GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty GoD, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Saviour JESUS if with due submission and CHRIST, Amen,

resignation to his holy will we receive the same, they will work together for our good.

O GOD, who sparest when we deserve punishment, and in It is your part and duty, thy wrath rememberest mercy; therefore, to humble yourself we humbly beseech thee, of under the mighty hand of God, thy goodness to comfort and to acknowledge the righteoussuccour all those who are under ness of his judgments, and to reproach and misery in the endeavour, that, by his grace, house of bondage; correct them this present visitation may lead not in thine anger, neither you to a sincere and hearty chasten them in thy sore repentance. displeasure. Give them a right The way and means thereto understanding of themselves, is, to examine your life and and of thy threats and promises: conversation by the rule of that they may neither cast away GoD's commandments; and their confidence in thee, nor whereinsoever you shall perplace it any where but in thee.ceive yourself to have offended Relieve the distressed, protect either by will, word, or deed, the innocent, and awaken the there to bewail your own singuilty and forasmuch as thou alone bringest light out of darkness, and good out of evil, grant that the pains and punishments which these thy servants endure, through their bodily confinement, may tend to setting free their souls from the chains of sin; through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

¶ Here the Minister, as he shall see convenient, may read the Prayer for All conditions of Men, the Collect for Ash Wednesday, and the Collect beginning Almighty GOD, the fountain of all wisdom, &c. or any other prayer of the Liturgy, which he shall judge proper.

fulness, and to confess yourself to ALMIGHTY GOD, with full purpose of amendment of life. And if you shall perceive your offences to be such as are not only against GOD, but also against your neighbours; then to reconcile yourself to them, being ready to make restitution and satisfaction, according to the uttermost of your power, for all injuries and wrongs done by you to any other: and being likewise ready to forgive others who have offended you, as you would have forgiveness

THere the Minister shall examine him
concerning his faith, and rehearse the
articles of the Creed, Dost thou believe in
GOD, &c. And the prisoner shall answer,
All this I steadfastly believe.
Then shall the Minister examine whether

of your offences at God's hand. | the living God, when you can
And to this true repentance and neither fly to his mercy to
change of mind you must add protect you, nor to the merits
a lively and steadfast faith, and of CHRIST to cover you in that
dependence upon the merits of terrible day.
the death of CHRIST, with an
entire resignation of yourself
to the will of God. Except
you repent, and believe, we can
give you no hope of salvation.
But if you do sincerely repent¶
and believe, God hath declared,
though your sins be as red as
scarlet, they shall be made
white as snow; though your
wickednesses have gone over
your head, yet shall they not be
your destruction.

he repent him truly of his sins, and be in
charity with all the world, and further
admonish him particularly concerning the
crimes wherewith he is charged; and
exhort him, if he have any scruples, that
he would declare the same, and prepare
himself for the Holy Communion, against
the time that it may be proper to administer
it to him.

¶ Then, all kneeling, the Minister shall say
as follows, from the 51st Psalm.

For I acknowledge my faults; and my sin is ever before me.

Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight; that thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged.

We exhort you therefore in the name of GoD, and of his dear Son JESUS CHRIST Our HAVE mercy upon me, O Saviour, and as you tender GoD, after thy great goodness; your own salvation, to take according to the multitude of good heed of these things in thy mercies, do away mine time, while the day of salvation offences. lasteth; for the night cometh, Wash me thoroughly from when no man can work. While my wickedness; and cleanse you have the light, believe in me from my sin. the light, and walk as children of the light, that you be not cast into outer darkness; that you may not knock, when the door shall be shut; and cry for mercy, when it is the time of justice. Now you are the object of God's mercy, if by repentance and true faith you turn unto him: but if you neglect these things, you will be the object of his justice and vengeance. Now you may claim the merits of CHRIST; but if you die in your sins, his sufferings will tend to your greater condemnation. O beloved, consider in this your day, how fearful a thing it will be to fall into the hands of

Behold, I was shapen in wickedness; and in sin hath my mother conceived me.

But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts; and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.

Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness; that the

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bones which thou hast broken thou visitest for trial of his

may rejoice.

Turn thy face from my sins; and put out all my misdeeds.

Make me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy Spirit from me.

O give me the comfort of thy help again; and stablish me with thy free Spirit,

Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou that art the GoD of my health; and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.

Thou shalt open my lips, O LORD; and my mouth shall show thy praise.

For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it thee; but thou delightest not in burntofferings.

The sacrifice of GOD is a troubled spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O GOD, shalt thou not despise.

patience, or punishment of his offences, enable him by thy grace cheerfully to submit himself to thy holy will and pleasure. Go not far from those, O LORD, whom thou hast laid in a place of darkness, and in the deep; and forasmuch as thou hast not cut him off suddenly, bu chastenest him as a father; grant that he, duly considering thy great mercies, may be unfeignedly thankful, and turn unto thee with true repentance and sincerity of heart, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

Prayers for persons under sentence of death.

When a criminal is under sentence of

death, the Minister shall proceed, immediately after the Collect, O GOD, who sparest, &c. to exhort him after this form, or other like:

DEARLY beloved, it hath pleased ALMIGHTY GOD, in his justice, to bring you under the sentence and condemnation of the law You are shortly to suffer death in such a manner, that others, warned by your example, may be the more afraid to offend; and we pray GoD, that you may make such use of your punishments in this world, that soul your the world to come. be saved in may

T Then the Minister shall say, Let us pray. O LORD, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our prayers, Wherefore we come to you and spare all those who confess in the bowels of compassion; their sins unto thee; that they, and, being desirous that you whose consciences by sin are should avoid presumption on accused, by thy merciful pardon the one hand, and despair on may be absolved, through the other, shall plainly lay CHRIST Our Lord. Amen. before you the wretchedness of O GOD, whose mercy is everlasting, and power infinite; look down with pity and compassion upon the sufferings of this thy servant; and whether

your condition, and declare how far you ought to depend on the mercies of GoD, and the merits of our SAVIOUR. Consider then seriously with yourself, in all

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