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upholden me. Psal. Ixiži. I said in my heart, I am 6, 7, 8.

cut off from before thine God restoreth my soul; eyes; nevertheless, thou he leadeth me in the path heardest the voice of my of righteousness, for his supplication when I cried name's sake. Yea, though unto thee. Psal. xxxi. 22. I walk through the valley

Be of good courage, and of the shadow of death, I

he shall strengthen your will fear no evil; for thou heart, all ye who hope in art with me; thy rod and

the Lord. Psal. xxxi. 24. thy staff they comfort me. Psal. xxiii. 3, 4.

Then shall be said such of The Lord is my portion, the following Prayers as saith my soul; therefore may be thought most fit will I hope in him. The for the occasion. Lord is good unto those

O LORD, look down who wait for him, to the

from heaven, behold, visit, soul that seeketh him. It

and relieve this thy servant. is good that a man should

Look upon him with the both hope and quietly wait

eyes of thy mercy ; give for the salvation of the

him comfort, and sure conLord. Lam. iii. 24, 25, 26. fidence in thee; support

For the Lord will not him under all the trials of castoff for ever ; but though his present sickness, relieve he cause grief, yet will he

his pains, if it seem good have compassion according unto thee, and keep him in to the multitude of his perpetual peace and safety; mercies. For he doth not through Jesus Christ our afflict willingly, nor grieve Lord. Amen. the children of men. Lam. iii. 31, 32, 33.

ALMIGHTY and everI am like a broken ves

lasting God, maker of sel. But I trusted in thee, mankind, who dost correct O Lord; I said, Thou art those whom thou dost love, my God. My times are

and chastise every in thy hand; make thy whom thou dost receive; face to shine upon thy ser we beseech thee to have vant; save me for thy mercy upon this thy sermercy's sake. Psal. xxxi.

vant visited with thy hand, 12, 14, 15, 16.

and grant that he may take


Hear our

thy visitation patiently; Instead of the three preced-
and fit him, O Lord, for ing Prayers, may be said
whatever in thy righteous the following Prayer.
providence thou hast ap-
pointed for him; that he

OUR Father in heaven, may

have cause to glorify look down with mercy and thy name for his present pity upon thy servant, and sufferings, and find that

lay not thy chastening hand thou, O God, of very faith upon him more heavily than fulness, hast caused him to he can bear. Let him acbe troubled.

knowledge, with submission prayers, O Lord, and grant and humility, that even in our requests, for thy mer judgment thou art merciful, cy's sake in Christ Jesus and that of very faithfulour Lord. Amen.

ness thou hast caused him
to be troubled. Thou dost

afflict him with a Parent's HEAR us, almighty and wisdom - O sustain him most merciful God and with a Parent's love. Let Father ; extend thy accus thy grace be sufficient for tomed goodness to this thy him in all his need, and let servant who is grieved with the holy influences of thy sickness. Sanctify, we Spirit hold him up in his beseech thee, this thy fath weakness, and inspire his erly correction to him, that heart with strength, and the sense of his weakness

hope, and

confidence. may add strength to his Let not any pain or suffaith, and seriousness to his fering, however acute, disrepentance; that if it shall

compose the order of his be thy good pleasure to re thoughts, his submission, store him to his former his gratitude, or his duty. health, he may lead the re Together with his trials, sidue of his life in thy fear wilt thou provide a way for and to thy glory; or else his escape, even by the give him grace so to take mercies of a longer and thy visitation, that after this holier life, or by the mer

nful life is ended, he may cies of a peaceful and dwell with thee in life ev blessed death erlasting, through Jesus it pleaseth thee, O Lord. Christ our Lord. Amen. Thou knowest all the

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necessities and all the in Then may be said this firmities of thy servant ; Psalm, commonly called fortify his soul, we beseech De Profundis. thee, with spiritual joys and perfect resignation, and fill

Psalm 130. him with desires of holiness and of thy heavenly

OUT of the deep have kingdom. Make his re

I called unto thee, O Lord; pentance entire, and his

Lord, hear my voice. faith strong, and his hope

O let thine ears consider steadfast, so that if thou

well the voice of my comdost please to continue him

plaint. yet longer in life, he may

If thou, Lord, wilt be serve thee with a devoted

extreme to mark what is heart, and whenever thou

done amiss, O Lord, who shalt call his spirit away from earth, it may enter

For there is mercy with into the rest of the sons of

thee, therefore shalt thou God, and be with thee,

be feared. and the holy Jesus, and the I look for the Lord, my spirits of the just made

soul doth wait for him, in perfect, for ever and ever.

his word is my trust. O Lord, hear; O Lord, be merciful; O Lord, heal, Lord, before the morning

My soul fleeth unto the and pity, and save.


wateh, I say, before the cept the prayer now offer

morning watch. ed in behalf of thine afflict

0 Israel, trust in the ed servant. Bless all his

Lord; for with the Lord friends, and reward all the kindness which is shown him is plenteous redemp

there is mercy, and with him. Forgive him his tres

tion. passes, as he forgives those

And he shall redeem who trespass against him. Israel from all his sins. Be with him every moment; be with him in the hour of

Then shall the Minister say, death, and O in the day of judgment deliver him, through thine infinite mercy THE Almighty Lord in Christ Jesus, our Lord. who is a most strong towAmen.

er to all those who put their

trust in him; to whom all need; we fly unto thee for things in heaven, in earth, succour in behalf of this and under the earth, do thy servant, here lying unbow and obey, be now and der thy han:/ in great weakevermore thy defence; and ness of body. Look gramake thee know and feel, ciously upon him, O Lord; that there is none other and the more the outward name under heaven given man decayeth, strengthen to man, in whom, and him, we beseech thee, so through whom, thou may

much the more continually est receive health and sal with thy grace and holy vation, but only the name Spirit in the inner man. of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Give him unfeigned repenAmen.

tance for the errors of his

life past, and steadfast faith UNTO God's gracious

in thy Son Jesus, that his

sins may be done away by mercy and protection we commit thee The Lord thy mercy, and his pardon bless thee and keep thee.

sealed in heaven, before he The Lord make his face

go hence and be no more

We know, O Lord, to shine upon thee, and be

that there is no word imgracious unto thee. The Lord list his

possible with thee; and up counten

that if thou wilt, thou canst ance upon thee, and give thee peace, both now and

even yet raise him

and men.

grant him a longer continuance amongst us. Yet for

asmuch as in all appearance Note. Any portion of the

the time of his dissolution above Service may be omitted, if the Sick Person is

draweth near; so fit and too weak to hear the whole.

prepare him, we beseech thee, against the hour of

death, that after his deparPRAYER FOR A Sick PER

ture hence in peace, and in thy favour, he may in thy appointed time be received

into thine everlasting kingO FATHER of mer

dom, which thou hast procies, God of all comfort, mised by Jesus Christ our our only help in time of Lord and Saviour. Amen.







COMMENDATORY PRAYERS of the errors of his life;

but strengthen him in his agony, and carry him safe

ly through his last distress. O ALMIGHTY God

Let not his faith waver, and Father of mankind,

nor his hope fail; may he with whom the spirits of die in peace, and rest in just men made perfect hope, and rise in glory, for shall live forever; we hum

thine infinite mercy's sake bly commend the soul of in Jesus Christ our Lord. this thy servant, our dear

Amen. brother, into thy hands, as into the hands of a faith PRAYER IN CASE OF SUDful Creator, and most merciful Saviour; most humbly beseeching thee that it O MOST gracious Famay be precious in thy ther, Judge of the living sight. And teach us who and the dead, behold thy survive, in this and other servants running to thee like daily spectacles of for pity and mercy in bemortality, to see how frail half of this thy servant and uncertain our own con

whom thou hast smitten dition is, and so to number with thy hasty rod and a our days, that we may se

swist angel. If it be thy riously apply our hearts to will, O spare him a little, that holy and heavenly wis that he may recover his dom, while we live here, strength before he go hence, which may in the end and be bring us to life everlasting,

But if thou hast otherwise through Jesus Christ thy appointed, let the miracles Son our Lord. Amen. of thy compassion and thy

wonderful mercy supply to O LORD God Almigh- him the want of the usual ty, most holy and gracious measures of time, and the Father, we humbly com periods of repentance, and mend the soul of thy ser the trimming of his lamp. vant into thy hands, thy O thou, who regardest the most merciful hands. Im heart and the measures of pute not unto him the fol the mind more than the delies of his youth, nor any lay and the measures of





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