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lightly; but reverently, discreet- sickness and in health; and forly, advisedly, soberly, and in saking all others, keep thee only the fear of God. Into this holy unto him, so long as ye both estate, these two persons pre- shall live? sent come now to be joined. If 1 The Woman shall answer, any man can show just cause,
I will. why they may not lawfully be Then shall the Minister say, joined together, let him now
Who giveth this Woman to speak, or else hereafter for ever be married to this Man? hold his peace.
Then shall they give their Troth to each
other in this manner: 9 And also speaking unto the Persons who
The Minister receiving the Woman at her are to be married, he shall say,
Father's or Friend's hands, shall cause the I Require and charge you both Man with his right hand to take the Wo
man by her right hand, and to say after
him as followeth: dreadful day of judgment, when the secrets of all hearts shall be I M. take thee N; to my wed. disclosed) that if either of you hold, from this day forward, for
ded Wife, to have and to know any impediment, why ye better for worse, for richer for may not be lawfully joined to- poorer,
in sickness and in health, gether in Matrimony, ye do now to love and to cherish, till death confess it: For be ye well assured, that if any persons are holy ordinance; and thereto I
us do part, according to God's joined together otherwise than plight thee my Íroth. as God's word doth allow, their
1 Then shall they loose their hands, and the marriage is not lawful.
Woman with her right hand taking the The Minister, if he shall have reason to
Man by his right hand, shall likewise say doubt of the lawfulness of the proposed
after the Minister, Marriage, may demand sufficient surety I ,
N. take thee M. to my wedfor his indemnification; but if no impedi- ded Husband, to have and ment shall be alleged, or suspected, the Minister shall say to the Man,
to hold, from this day forward, M. TILT thou have this for better for worse, for richer
Woman to thy wed- for poorer, in sickness and in ded Wife, to live together after health, to love, cherish, and to God's ordinance, in the holy obey, till death us do part, acestate of Matrimony ? Wilt cording to God's holy ordithou love her, comfort her, ho- nance; and therefore I give thee nour, and keep her, in sickness my Troth. and in health; and forsaking all Then shall they again loose their hands;
and the Man shall give unto the Woman a others, keep thee only unto her, Ring. And the Minister taking the Ring
shall deliver it unto the Man, to put it upon so long as ye both shall live?
the fourth finger of the Woman's left 1 The Man shall answer,
hand. And the Man holding the Ring. I will.
there, and taught by the Minister, shall 1 Then shall the Minister say unto the Wo
and my Man to thy wedded goods I thee endow: In the Husband, to live together after name of the Father, and of the God's ordinance, in the holy Son, and of the Holy Ghost. estate of Matrimony ? Wist Amen. thou obey him, and serve him, Then the Man leaving the Ring upon the love, honour, and keep him, in
fourth finger of the Woman's left hand, 'the Minister shall say,
WITH this Ring I thee wed,
N: WILT thou have this
Let us pray.
Then shall the Minister join their right
hands together, and say, OURI
UR Father, who art in Hea- Those whom God hath join
ven, Hallowed be thyed together, let no man put asunName; Thy Kingdom come; der. Thy Will be done on Earth, as 1 Then shall the Minister speak unto the
Company : it is in Heaven ; Give us this day our daily
bread; And for- FORASMUCH as M. and give us our trespasses, as we in holy Wedlock, and have witforgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not in- nessed the same before God to temptation; But deliver us have given and pledged their
and this company, and thereto from evil. Amen.
troth, each to the other, and O
Eternal God, Creator and have declared the same by giv,
Preserver of all mankind, ing and receiving a Ring, and giver of all spiritual grace, the by joining hands; I pronounce, author of everlasting life; send that they are Man and Wife; thy blessing upon these thy ser- In the name of the Father, and vants, this man and this woman, of the Son, and of the Holy whom we bless in thy name; Ghost. Amen. that as Isaac and Rebecca lived 1 And the Minister shall add this Blessing: faithfully together , so these pera GSon, God the Holy Ghost
OD sons may surely perform and keep the vow and covenant be- bless, preserve, and keep you: twixt them made, (whereof this The Lord mercifully with his Ring given and received is a to- favour look upon you, and fill ken and pledge) and may ever you with all spiritual benediction remain in perfect love and peace and grace; that ye may so live together, and live according to together in this life, that in the thy laws, through Jesus Christ world to come ye may have life our Lord. Amen.
THE ORDER FOR THE VISITATION OF THE SICK. When any person is sick, notice shall be Then the Minister shall say, given thereof to the Minister of the Pa
Let us pray. rish; who, coming into the sick Person's House, shall say,
Lord, have mercy upon us. EACE be to this House, Christ, have mercy upon us.
and to all that dwell in it. Lord, have mercy upon us. 9 When he cometh into the sick Man's pre
OUR Father, who art in Heasence, he shall say, kneeling down,
, ; , ;
. our iniquities, nor the ini- be done on Earth, as it is in quities of our forefathers; Spare' Heaven; Give us this day our us, good Lord, spare thy peo- daily bread; And forgive us our ple, whom thou hast redeemed trespasses, as we forgive those with thy most precious blood; who trespass against us; And and be not angry with us for ever. lead us not into temptation ; But
Ans. Spare us, good Lord. deliver us from evil. Amen.
Min. O Lord, save thy ser. in life everlasting, through Je. vant;
sus Christ our Lord. Amen. Ans. Who putteth his trust I Then shall the Minister exhort the sick in thee
Person after this Form, or other like :
. Send him help from thy DFhis, that Almighty God is
O , :
Ans. And evermore mightily the Lord of life and death, and defend him.
of all things to them pertain. Min. Let the enemy have no ing; as youth, strength, health, advantage of him;
age, weakness, and sickness. Ans. Northe wicked approach
Wherefore, whatsoever your to hurt him.
sickness is, know you certainly Min. Be unto him, O Lord, a that it is God's visitation. And strong tower;
for what cause soever this sick. Ans. From the face of his ness is sent unto you; whether enemy.
it be to try your patience for Min. O Lord, hear our pray- the example of others, and that er;
your faith may be found, in the Ans. And let our cry come day of the Lord, laudable, glounto thee.
rious, and honourable, to the Minister.
increase of glory and endless
felicity; or else it be sent unto ven, behold, visit, and re- whatsoever doth offend the eyes lieve this thy servant. Look of your heavenly Father; know upon him with the eyes of thy you certainly, that if you truly mercy; give him comfort and repent you of your sins, and sure confidence in thee; defend bear your sickness patiently, him from the danger of the ene. trusting in God's mercy, for his my; and keep him in perpetual dear Son Jesus Christ's sake, peace and safety, through Jesus and render unto him humble Christ our Lord. Amen.
thanks for his Fatherly visitaEAR us, Almighty and tion, submitting yourself whol
most merciful God and Sa. ly unto his will, it shall turn to viour: Extend thy accustomed your profit, and help you forgoodness to this thy servant, ward in the right way that leadwho is grieved with sickness. eth unto everlasting life. Sanctify, we beseech thee, this if the Person visited be very sick, then the
Minister may end his Exhortation in this thy Fatherly correction to him ; Place, or else proceed:
YAKE therefore may add strength to his faith, and seriousness to his repent. Lord: For, as Saint Paul saith ance: That if it shall be thy in the twelfth chapter to the He. good pleasure to restore him to brews, Whom the Lord loveth his former health, he may lead he chasteneth, and scourgeth the residue of his life in thy fear, every son whom he receiveth. and to thy glory: Or else give If ye endure chastening, God him grace so to take thy visita- dealeth with you as with sons: tion, that after this painful life For what son is he whom the ended, he may dwell with thee Father chasteneth not? But if
that the sense of his weakness Take thastisement of the
ye be without chastisement, yourself, and your estate, both whereof all are partakers, then toward God and man; so that, are ye bastards, and not sons. accusing and condemning your Furthermore, we have had fa- self for your own faults, you thers of our flesh, which cor- may find mercy at our heavenly rected us, and we gave them Father's hand for Christ's sake, reverence: Shall we not much and not be accused and conrather be in subjection unto the demned in that fearful judgFather of spirits, and live? For ment. Therefore I shall rethey verily for a few days chas- hearse to you the Articles of tened us after their own plea- our Faith; that you may know sure; but he for our profit, that whether you do believe as a we might be partakers of his ho- Christian man should, or no. liness. These words, good bro. Here the Minister shall rehearse the Arther, are written in holy Scrip
ticles of the Faith, saying thus :
OST thou believe in God ture, for our comfort and instruction; that we should pa- ker of heaven and earth?
the Father Almighty, Matiently, and with thanksgiving, bear our heavenly Father's cor- begotten Son our Lord? And
And in Jesus Christ his onlyrection, whensoever, by any that he was conceived by the manner of adversity, it shall please his gracious goodness to Holy Ghost, born of the Virvisit us.
And there should be gin Mary; that he suffered unno greater comfort to Christian der Pontius Pilate, was crucipersons, than to be made like fied, dead, and buried; that he unto Christ, by suffering pa did rise again the third day; that
went down into hell, and also tiently adversities, troubles, and sicknesses. For he himself he ascended into heaven, and went not up to joy, but first he sitteth on the right hand of God suffered pain: He entered not
the Father Almighty; and from into his glory, before he was end of the world, to judge the
thence shall come again at the crucified. So truly our way to eternal joy, is to suffer here with quick and the dead? Christ; and our door to enter
And dost thou believe in the into eternal life, is gladly to die Holy Ghost; The holy Cathowith Christ; that we may rise lic Church; The Communion again from death, and dwell of Saints; The Remission of
; with him in everlasting life. sins; The Resurrection of the Now therefore, taking your
flesh; and everlasting life after sickness, which is thus profita
The sick Person shall answer, ble for you, patiently, I exhort you in the name of God, to re
All this I steadfastly believe. and what is owing unto him, for the better to mark what is done amiss; O discharging of his Conscience, and the quietness of his Executors. But men Lord, who may abide it? should often be put in remembrance to take For there is mercy with thee; order for the settling of their temporal therefore shalt thou be feared.
Then shall the Minister examine, whether member the profession which
he repent him truly of his sins, and be in you made unto God in your charity with all the world ; exhorting him Baptism. And forasmuch as
to forgive, from the bottom of his heart, all
persons that have offended him; and if he after this life there is an account hath offended any other, to ask them forto be given unto the righteous
giveness; and, where he hath done injury
or wrong to any man, that he make amends Judge, by whom all must be to the uttermost of his power. And if he judged, without respect of per
hath not before disposed of his goods, let
him then be admonished to make his Will. sons; I require you to examine
and to declare his debts, what he oweth,
estates, whilst they are in health. 1 The Exhortation before rehearsed may I look for the Lord, my soul
be said before the Minister begin his Pray- doth wait for him ; in his word
er, as he shall see cause. & The Minister shall not omit earnestly to is my trust.
move such sick Persons as are of ability My soul fleeth unto the Lord, to be liberal to the Poor. And then the Minister shall say the Collect before the morning watch ; I following:
say, before the morning watch. Let us pray.
O Israel, trust in the Lord, Most merciful God, who, for with the Lord there is mer:
according to the multitude cy; and with him is plenteous of thy mercies, dost so put away redemption. the sins of those who truly re. And he shall redeem Israel pent, that thou rememberest from all his sins. them no more; open thine eye
of mercy upon this thy seryanto O Saviour of the world, who
desireth by thy pardon and forgiveness. Renew Blood hast redeemed us; save in him, most loving Father, us, and help us, we humbly bewhatsoever hath been decayed seech thee, O Lord. by the fraud and malice of the devil, or by his own carnal will
Then shall the Minister
say, and frailness; preserve and con
'HE Almighty Lord, who is tinue this sick member in the
a most strong tower to all unity of the Church; consider those who put their trust
in him, his contrition, accept his tears,
to whom all things in heaven, in assuage his pain, as shall seem earth, and under the earth,' do to thee most expedient for him. bow and obey, be now and everAnd forasmuch as he putteth his more thy defence; and make full trust only in thy mercy, im- thee know and feel, that there pute not unto him his former
is none other name under Heasins, but strengthen him with thy yen given to man, in whom, and blessed Spirit;
and when thou art through whom, thou mayest repleased to take him hence, take ceive health and salvation, but him unto thy favour, through only the name of our Lord Jethe merits of thy most dearly sus Christ. Amen. beloved Son Jesus Christ our
9 Here the Minister may use any part of the
service of this Book, which, in his discre. Lord. Amen.
tion, he shall think convenient to the occa
sion ; and after that shall say, I Then shall the Minister say
INTO God's gracious merthis Psalm:
cy and protection we como Psalm 130. De Profundis. mit thee: The Lord bless thee, OUT
UT of the deep have I call- and keep thee: The Lord make
ed unto thee, O Lord; his face to shine upon thee, and Lord hear my voice.
be gracious unto thee: The O let thine ears consider well Lord lift up his countenance the voice of my complaint. upon thee, and give thee peace
If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme both now and evermore. Amen,