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the gracious benediction of his Fa- death of a sinner, but that he should ther, commanding us to take posses- rather turn from his sin, and be sion of his glorious kingdom : unto saved; Mercifully forgive us our which he vouchsafe to bring us all, trespasses ; receive and comfort us, for his infinite mercy. Amen. who are grieved and wearied with

the burden of our sins. Thy proThen shall they all kncel upon their knees;

perty is always to have mercy; to and the Priest and Clerks kneeling in the place where they are accustomed to say

thee only it appertaineth to forgive Litany, shall say the 51st Psalm, ante 304.

sins. Spare us therefore, good Lord,

spare thy people, whom thou hast Lord, have mercy upon us.

redeemed; enter not into judgement Christ, have mercy upon us.

with thy servants, who are vile earth, Lord, have mercy upon us.

and miserable sinners; but so turn; The Lord's Prayer.

thine anger from us, who meekly

acknowledge our vileness, and truly Our Father, &c. to---But deliver us

repent us of our faults; and so make from evil. Amen.

haste to help us in this world, that Minister. O Lord, save thy ser

we may ever live with thee in the vants ;

world to come, through Jesus Christ Answer. That put their trust in

our Lord. Amen. thee. Minister. Send unto them help

Then shall the People say this that followeth, from above ;

after the Minister. Answer. And evermore mightily defend them.

Turn thou us, O good Lord, and Minister. Help us, o God, our so shall we be turned. Be favourable, Saviour

O Lord, be favourable to thy people, i Answer. And for the glory of thy who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, Name deliver us; be merciful to us and praying : For thou art a merciful sinners, for thy Name's sake.

God, full of compassion, long-sufMinister. O Lord, hear fering, and of great pity. Thou prayer ;

sparest when we deserve punishment, Answer, And let our cry come And in thy wrath thinkest upon unto thee.

mercy. Spare thy people, good Lord,

spare them; And let not thine he Minister. Let us pray.

ritage be brought to confusion. Hear O Lord, we beseech thee, mercifully us, O Lord, for thy mercy is great ; hear our prayers, and spare all those and after the multitude of thy merwho confess their sins unto thee; cies look upon us, Through the that they, whose consciences by sin merits and mediation of thy blessed are accused, by thy merciful pardon | Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

be absolved, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Minister alone shall say. O most mighty God, and merciful | The Lord bless us, and keep us ; Father, who hast compassion upon the Lord lift up the light of his counall men, and hatest nothing that thou tenance upon us, and give us peace hast made ; who wouldest not the now and for evermore. Amen.




The Morning and Evening Service, to be used daily at Sea, shall be the same which is

appointed in the Book of Common Prayer.

These two following Prayers are to be also

used in his Majesty's Navy every Day. O ETERNAL Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; who hast compassed the waters with bounds, until day and night come to an end; Be pleased to receive into thy Al. mighty and most gracious protection the Persons of us thy servants, and the Fleet in which we serve. Preserve us from the dangers of the sea, and from the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto our most gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE, and his dominions, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions ; that the inhabitants of our Island may in peace and quietness serve thee our God; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labours; and with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies to praise and glorify thy holy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

unto thee for help : Save, Lord, or else we perish. We confess, when we have been safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgot thee our God, and refused to hearken to the still voice of thy Word, and to obey thy commandments : But now we see how terrible thou art in all thy works of wonder ; the great God to be feared above all : And therefore we adore thy Divine Majesty, acknowledging thy power, and imploring thy goodness. Help, Lord, and save us for thy mercies' sake in Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.

Or this: O most glorious and gracious Lord God, who dwellest in heaven, but beholdest all things below; Look down, we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out of the depth of misery, and out of the jaws of this death, which is ready now to swallow us, up: Save, Lord, or else we perish. The living, the living, shall praise thee. O send thy word of command to rebuke the raging winds, and the roaring sea ; that we, being delivered from this distress, may live to serve thee, and to glorify thy name all the days of our life. 'Hear, Lord, and save us, for the infinite merits of our blessed Saviour, thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Colleet. PREVENT us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help ; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayers to be used in Storms at Sea. O

MOST powerful and glorious Lord God, at whose command the winds blow, and lift up the waves of the sea, and who stillest the rage thereof; We thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do in this our great distress cry

The Prayer to be said before a Fight at Sex

against an Enemy. O most powerful and glorious Lord God, the Lord of hosts, that rulest and commandest all things ; Thou sittest in the throne judging right; and therefore we make our address to thy Divine Majesty in this our necessity; that thou wouldest take the cause into thine own hand, and judge

between us and our enemies. Stir up Christ, have mercy upon us. thy strength, O Lord, and come and Lord, have mercy upon us. help me: for thou givest not alway

O Lord, hear us. the battle to the strong, but canst save

O Christ, hear us. by many or by few. Olet not our God the Father, God the Son, God sins now cry against us for ven the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, geance ; but hear us thy poor ser save us now and evermore. Amen.' vants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest be

Our Father, &c. to-For ever and a defence unto us against the face of ever. Amen. the enemy : Make it appear that thou

When there shall be imminent danger, as art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer,

many as can be spared from necessary ser. through Jesus Christ our Lord.

vice in the Ship, shall be called together, Amen.

and make an humble Confession of their

Sins to God : In which every one ought Sbart Prayers for single Persons, that can seriously to refled upon those particular

not meet to join in Prayer with others, by Sins of which his conscience shall accuse reason of the Fight or Storm.

him ; saying as followeth : General Prayers.

The Confession. LORD, be merciful to us sinners, and

Almighty God, Father of our save us for thy mercies' sake. Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things,

Thou art the great God, that hast Judge of all men ; We acknowledge made and rulest all things : O deliver and bewail our manifold sins and us for thy Name's sake.

wickedness, Which we from time to Thou art the great God to be time most grievously have committed, feared above all : O save us, that we By thought, word, and deed, Against may praise thee.

thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most

justly thy wrath and indignation Special Prayers with respea to the Enemy. against us. We do earnestly repent, Thou, O Lord, art just and power

And be heartily sorry for these our ful: O defend our cause against the

misdoings; the remembrance of them

is grievous unto us, The burden of face of the enemy

them is intolerable. Have mercy O God, thou art a strong tower of defence to all that flee unto thee :

upon us, Have mercy upon us, most

merciful Father; for thy Son our O save us from the violence of the

Lord Jesus Christ's sake forgive us all enemy. O Lord of hosts, fight for us ; that

that is past ; And grant that we may

ever hereafter serve and please thee in we may glorify thee.

newness of life, To the honour and O suffer us not to sink under the

glory of thy Name, Through Jesus weight of our sins, or the violence of

Christ our Lord. Amen. the enemy. - O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver Then shall the Priest, if there be any in the us for thy Name's sake.

Shipi pronounce this Absolution.

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly FaShort Prayers in respe&t of a Storm.

ther, who of his great mercy hath THOU, O Lord, that stillest the promised forgiveness of sins to all raging of the sea; hear, hear us, and them which with hearty repentance, save us, that we perish not.

and true faith, turn unto him ; Have O blessed Saviour, that didst save mercy upon you ; pardon and deliver thy disciples, ready to perish in a you from all your sins; confirm and storm; hear us, and save us, we be strengthen you in all goodness, and seech thee..

bring you to everlasting life, through Lord, have mercy upon us.

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

that we may learn even from them THANKSGIVING AFTER A STORM.

hereafter to obey thy voice, and to Psalm lxvi.

do thy will. We therefore bless and O BE joyful in God, all ye lands : glorify thy Name for this thy mercy, sing praises unto the honour of his

in saving us, when we were ready to Name, make his praise to be glorious, perish. And we beseech thee, make &c.

us as truly sensible now of thy mercy, Glory be to the Father, &c.

as we were then of the danger; and As it was in the beginning, &c. give us hearts always ready to express

our thankfulness, not only by words, Psalm cvii.

but also by our lives, in being more O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for

obedient to thy holy Commandments

. he is gracious : and his mercy endur

Continue, we beseech thee, this thy eth for ever, &c.

goodness to us; that we, whom thou

hast saved, may serve thee in holiness Glory be to the Father, &c.

and righteousness all the days of our As it was in the beginning, &c.

life, through Jesus Christ our Lord

and Saviour. Amen. Colleds of Thanksgiving. O

Most blessed and glorious Lord God, who art of infinite goodness

An Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after and mercy; We thy poor creatures,

a dangerous Tempest. whom thou hast made and preserved,

O COME, let us give thanks unto the holding our souls in life, and now

Lord, for he is gracious : and his rescuing us out of the jaws of death,

mercy endureth for ever. humbly present ourselves again before

Great is the Lord, and greatly to thy Divine Majesty, to offer a sacri

be praised ; let the redeemed of the fice of praise and thanksgiving, for

Lord say so : whom he hath delivered that thou heardest us, when

from the merciless called in our trouble, and didst not

of the sea.


The Lord is gracious, and full of cast out our prayer, which we made

compassion : slow to anger, and of before thee in our great distress: Even

great mercy. when we gave all for lost, our ship, He hath not dealt with us according our goods, our lives, then didst thou

to our sins : neither rewarded us acmercifully look upon us, and wonder

cording to our iniquities. fully command a deliverance ; for

But as the heaven is high above the which we, now being in safety, do

earth : so great hath been his mercy give all praise and glory to thy holy toward us. Name, through Jesus Christ our

We found trouble and heaviness : Lord. Amen.

we were even at death's door,

The waters of the sea had well-nigh Or this :

covered us : the proud waters had O most mighty and gracious good well-nigh gone over our soul. God, thy mercy is over all thy The sea roared : and the stormy works, but in special manner hath wind lifted


the waves thereof. been extended toward us, whom thou We were carried up as it were to hast so powerfully and wonderfully heaven, and then down again into the defended. Thou hast shewed us ter- deep : our soul melted within us rible things, and wonders in the deep ; because of trouble. that we might see, how powerful and Then cried we unto thee, O Lord : gracious a God thou art ; how able and thou didst deliver us out of our and ready to help them, that trust in distress. thee. Thou hast shewed us, how both Blessed be thy Name, who didst winds and seas obey thy command ; not despise the prayer of thy servants :


1 unto us.


but didst hear our cry, and hast We gat not this by our own sword, saved us.

neither was it our own arm that saved Thou didst send forth thy com- us : but thy right hand, and thine mandment : and the windy storm arm, and the light of thy counteceased, and was turned into a calm. nance, because thou hadst" a favour

Olet us therefore praise the Lord for his goodness : and declare the The Lord hath appeared for us : wonders that he hath done, and still the Lord hath covered our heads, and doeth for the children of men ! made us to stand in the day of battle.

Praised be the Lord daily : even The Lord hath appeared for us : the Lord that helpeth us, and poureth

the Lord hath overthrown our enehis benefits upon us.

mies, and dashed in pieces those that He is our God, even the God, of rose up against us. whom cometh salvation : God is the Therefore not unto us, O Lord, Lord, by whom we have escaped not unto us : but unto thy Name be death.

given the glory. Thou, Lord, hast made us glad The Lord hath done great things through the operation of thy hands : for us : the Lord hath done great and we will triumph in thy praise. things for us, for which we rejoice.

Blessed be the Lord God : even Our help standeth in the Name of the Lord God, who only doeth won- the Lord ; who hath made heaven drous things;

and earth. And blessed be the Name of his Blessed be the Name of the Lord : Majesty for ever : and let every one

from this time forth for evermore. of us say, Amen, Amen.

Glory be to the Father, &c. Glory be to the Father, &c.

As it was in the beginning, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c. 2 Cor. xiii. 14.

After this Hymn may be sung the Te Deumi.

Then this Colleå. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

O ALMIGHTY God, the Sovereign and the love of God, and the fellow

Commander of all the world, in
ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us
all evermore. Amen.

whose hand is power and night,
which none is able to withstand ;
We bless and magnify thy great and

glorious Name for this happy Vic-

tory, the whole glory whereof we do

ascribe to thee, who art the only giver 4 Psalm or Hymn of Praise and Thanks

of Victory. And, we beseech thee, giving after Viaory.

give us grace to improve this great If the Lord had not been on our mercy to thy glory, the advancement side, now may we say : If the Lord of thy Gospel, the honour of our Sohimself had not been on our side, vereign, and, as much as in us lieth, when men rose up against us ; to the good of all mankind. And, we

They had swallowed us up quick : beseech thee, give us such a sense of when they were so wrathfully dis- this great mercy, as may engage us to pleased at us.

a true thankfulness, such as may ap. Yea, the waters had drowned us, pear in our lives, by an humble, and the stream had gone over our holy, and obedient walking before soul : the deep waters of the proud thee all our days, through Jesus had gone over our soul.

Christ our Lord; to whom with thee But praised be the Lord : who hath and the Holy Spirit, as for all thy mer. not given us over as a prey unto them. cies, so in particular for this victory

The Lord hath wrought : a mighty and Deliverance, be all glory and salvation for us.

honour, world without end. Amen.


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