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( 9 Then shall the Prieft say this Psalm.)
Dilexi, quoniam. Pfal. 116.
I ofmy prayer.
That he hath inclined his ear unto me: therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
The snares of death compassed me round about: and dr; the pains of hell gat hold upon me.
I found trouble and heaviness, and I called upon the Name of the Lord : O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my roul.
Gracious is the Lord, and righteous: yea, our God is merciful.
The Lord preserveth the simple: I was in misery, and he helped me.
Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul: for the Lord hath rewarded thee.
And why? thou hast delivered my soul from death : mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
I will walk before the Lord : in the land of the living
I believed, and therefore will I speak, but I was sore troubled : I said in my hafte, All men are liars.
What reward shall I give unto the Lord: for all the benefits that he hath done unto me? olt ,
I will receive the cup of salvation: and call upon the Name of the Lord.
I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his people: in the courts of the Lords house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem: Praise the Lord. 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.
g Or this Psalm. Nisi Dominus. Pfal. 127. Except the word build the house : their labour is but Except the Lord keep the city: the watchman waketh but in vain.
It is but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and a so late take rest, and eat the bread of carefulness : for so he giveth his beloved fleep.
Lo, children and the fruit of the womb: are an heritage and gift that cometh of the Lord.
Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant: even fo7 are the young children.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: 5:1 they shall not be ashamed when they fpeak with their enemies in the gate. 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. g Then the Priest shall
Let us pray: Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Ur Father, which art in heaven; Hallowed be thy
Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.Amen.
Minist. O Lord, fave this woman thy servant ;
Let us pray.
that thou hast vouchsafed to deliver this woman thy servant from the great pain and peril of Child-birth; Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Father, that she through thy help may both faithfully live, and walk according to thy will in this life present, and also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
g The woman that cometh to give her thanks,must offer ac. customed offerings ; and if there be a Communion, it is conve. nient that
she receive the holy Communion.
Denouncing of Gods anger and judgments againft
finners, with certain Prayers to be used on the first day of Lent, and at other times, as the Ordinary shall appoint. •
After Morning Prayer, the Litany ended, according to the accustomed manner, the Priest shall in the Readinga Pew or Pulpit, fay,
Rethren in the Primitive Church there was a godly discipline, that at the beginning of Lent, such
persons as stood convicted of notorious fin, were put to open penance, and punished in this world, that their souls might be saved in the day of the Lord; and that others adnionilhed by their example, might be the more afraid to offend. In stead whereof ( until the said discipline may be re
Itored again, which is much to be wished ) it is thought good, that at this time in the presence of you all) should be read the general sentences of Gods cursing against impenitent sinners, gathered out of the seven and twentieth Chapter of Deuteronomy, and other places of Scripture ; and that ye should answer to every sentence, Amen:
To the intent that being admonished of the great indig, nation of God against sinners, ye may the rather be move ed to earnest and true repentance, and may walk more warily in these dangerous days; fleeing from such vices, for which ye affirm with your own mouthes the curse of God to be due.
"Ursed is the man that maketh any carved or molten
Deut. 27. 15.
Minist. Cursed is he that curseth his father and mother, v. 16. Ansmo,
Amen. Minift. Cursed is he that removeth his neighbours land-mark. v. 17. Ansio.
Amen. Minift. Cursed is he that maketh the blind to go out of his way. v. 18. Anfre.
Amen. Minist. Cursed is he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, the fatherless and widow.v. 19. Answo.
Amen. Minift. Cursed is he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. v.24. Anfm.
Amen. Minist. Cursed is he that lieth with his neighbours wife. Lev. 20. 10. Answ.
Amen. Minist. Cursed is he that taketh reward to say the inrocent. Dent. 27.25. Antwo.
Minift. Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, and taketh Man for his defence, and in his heart goeth from the Lord. Jer. 17.5. Answ. Amen. Minister. Cursed are the unmerciful, fornicatours and adulterers, covetous persons, idolaters, llanderers, drunkards, and extortioners. S. Marth. 25. 41. I Cor. 6.9, 10. Ansiv. Amen.
phet David beareth witness ) who do err and go altray froin the commandments of God, let us , (remembring the dreadful judgment hanging over our heads, and always ready to fall upon us ) return unto our Lord God with all contrition and meekness of heart bewailing and lamenting our sinful life, acknowledging and confesling our offences, and feeking to bring forth worthy fruits of penance. For now is the ax put unto the root of the trees, so that every tree that bringech not forth good fruit, is hewen down and cast into the fire. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God: He shall pour down rain upon the sinners, fnares, fire and brimstone, storm and tempest; this Thali be their portion to drink. For lo, the Lord is come out of his place to visit the wickedness of such as dwell upon the earth. But who may abide the day of his coming? Who shall be able to endure when he appeareth ? His fan is in his hand; and he will purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the barn, but he will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire. The day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night: and when men shall say, Peace, and all things are safe, then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as forrow cometh upon a woman travailing with child, and they shall not escape. Then hall appear the wrath of God in the day of vengeance; which obstinate finners,throngh the stubbornness of their