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time, let it be thy pleasure pleasure to prolong his to rescue the soul of thy days here on earth, he may servant from all the evils live to thee, and be an inhe hath deserved, and all strument of thy glory, by the evils he fears. Stir up serving thee faithfully and in him such effectual con doing good in his generatrition for sin, and fervent tion; or else receive him love for thee, as may make to thyself among those who him to be accepted with have fallen asleep in the thee; so that among the Lord Jesus, and who shall songs which to eternal

be raised by thee to endages thy saints and holy less life and happiness at angels shall sing to the the last day. Grant this, honour of thy mercy,

it O Lord, for thy mercy's may be ascribed to thy sake, in the name of thy glory that thou hast re Son our Lord Jesus Christ. deemed thy servant from Amen. the second death, and made him partaker of the PRAYER FOR A LUNATIC. gift of God, eternal life through Jesus Christ our O LORD, the only wise Lord. Amen.

God, from whom we have

received all the faculties PRAYER


of our souls; thou art good CHILD.

and righteous in all thy O ALMIGHTY God dispensations, though the and merciful Father, to reasons of them may be whom alone belong the is unknown to us thine impersues of life and death ; look fect creatures. We humdown from heaven,we hum- bly beseech thee to dispel, bly beseech thee, with the if it be agreeable to thine eyes of mercy upon this infinite wisdom, the clouds child now lying upon the in which the soul of thy bed of sickness; visit him, servant is now involved; O Lord, with thy salvation; that he may regain his undeliver him in thy good ap- derstanding, and the right pointed time from his bodi use of his faculties. Heal ly pain, and sanctify this his disordered mind, comthy fatherly chastisement to pose his passions, pacify him; that if it shall be thy his imaginations; prosper




the means used for his re soul is full of trouble. But, covery;

make him tracta O merciful God, who hast ble in the use of remedies, written thy holy word for and willing to comply with our learning, that the advice of his friends. through patience and comBut if no means can effect fort of thy holy scriptures his cure, let him possess his might havehope ; give him soul in peace, and in every a right understanding of interval of reason address himself, and of thy threats his prayer unto thee; that

and promises, that he may when his earthly taberna neither cast away his concle shall be dissolved he fidence in thee, nor place may rejoice in his former

it any where but in thee. inability to pursue the Give him strength against pleasures of the world, and all his temptations, and be presented unto thee heal all his troubles. Break pure and undefiled. Hear

not the bruised reed, nor our prayer when we call quench the smoking flax. upon thee; hear us for him, Shut not up thy tender who is not able to pray for mercies in displeasure ; but himself, for the sake of make him to hear of joy thine infinite mercy in and gladness, that the Jesus Christ

bones which thou hast Amen.

broken may rejoice. De

liver him from all disquietPRAYER Persons ing sears, and lift up the

IN MIND OR light of thy countenance IN CONSCIENCE.

upon him, and give him

peace, through the mediaO BLESSED Lord, tion of Jesus Christ our the Father of mercies, and Lord. Amen. the God of all comforts, we beseech thee to look down in pity and compassion up


God's on this thine afflicted ser

vant. Thou writest bitter
things against him, and
makest him to possess his

O ALMIGHTY God, former iniquities; thy wrath the aid of all who are in lieth hard upon him, and his need, and the helper of all

our Lord.






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who flee to thee for suc- God, who bringest down cour ; accept we beseech

to the grave and bringest thee, our humble supplica- up again; we bless thy tions for this thy servant wonderful goodness, for labouring under the dread- having turned our heaviful apprehensions of thy into joy and wrath. O Lord, enter not mourning into gladness, into judgment with him; by restoring this our brother but make him sensible that to some degree of his forthough the wages of sin mer health.

Blessed be are death, the gift of God thy name, that thou didst is eternal life; that thou not forsake him in his sickwouldst not the death of a ness; but didst visit him sinner, and art not willing with comforts from above; that any should perish; didst

support that thou dost always pun

tience and submission to ish less than we deserve, thy will, and at last didst and in the midst of judg- send him relief. Perfect, ment dost remember mer we beseech thee, this thy cy. Revive his soul with

mercy towards him, and a sense of thy love, and prosper the means which the hopes of obtaining thy shall be made use of for pardon, and the joy of thy his cure; that being resalvation; that he may be stored to health of body, raised from this dejection, vigour of mind, and cheerand show with gladness fulness of spirit, he may what thou hast done for his offer thee a spiritual oblasoul; and this we humbly tion with great gladness, ask in the name of Jesus and bless thy holy name Christ our Lord. Amen. for all thy goodness to

wards him, through Jesus THANKSGIVING FOR THE

Christ our Saviour, through BEGINNING OF A RECOVERY. whom we ascribe unto thee

all honour and glory, world GREAT and mighty without end. Amen.




When the Procession is entering the Church, the Minister

shall utter these Sentences.

Lord. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job, i. 21.

in me,

I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord; he who believeth

though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John, xi. 25, 26.

Then shall be said the following Passages from the 39th and 90th Psalms.

Psalm 39.

my skin,

I KNOW that my Re LORD, make me to deemer liveth, and that he know mine end, and the shall stand at the latter measure of my days, that I day upon the earth. And may know how frail I am. though after

Behold thou hast made worms destroy this body, my days as it were a span yet in my

flesh shall I see long, and mine age is even God. Job, xix. 25, 26. as nothing in respect of

thee; and verily every WE brought nothing in man living is altogether to this world, and it is cer vanity. tain we can carry nothing For man walketh in a out. The Lord gave, and vain shadow, and disquithe Lord hath taken away ;

eteth himself in vain; he blessed be the name of the heapeth up riches, and


cannot tell who shall gath- everlasting to everlasting, er them.

thou art God. And now, Lord, what is Thou turnest

man to my hope? truly my hope destruction ; and sayest, is even in thee.

Return, ye children of I became dumb, and opened not my mouth; for For a thousand years in it was thy doing.

thy sight are but as yesterTake thy plague away day when it is past, or a from me; Í am consumed

watch in the night. by the blow of thy heavy As soon as thou scatterhand.

est them, they are even as When thou with rebukes a sleep, and fade away dost chasten man for sin, suddenly like the grass ; thou makest his beauty to In the morning it is consume away, like as it green, and groweth up; were a moth fretting a gar but in the evening it is cut ment; surely every man is down, dried up, and withvanity.

ered. Hear my prayer, O

The days of our age Lord, and with thine ears are threescore years and consider my calling; hold ten; and though men be not thy peace at my tears. so strong, that they come

with to fourscore years, yet is thee, and a sojourner, as all their strength then but my fathers were.

labour and sorrow; 0

spare me a little, that soon passeth it away, and I

may recover my strength, we are gone. before I go hence, and be So teach us to number no more seen.

our days, that we may ap

ply our hearts unto wisPSALM 90.


For I am a stranger


Then shall follow these Se

lections from 1 Cor. xv.

LORD, thou hast been our refuge from one generation to another.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from

NOW is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of those who slept.


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