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TO BE USED AT SEA
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 may be waves of the sea, and who stillest also used in Ships of War. the rage thereof; we, thy creaEternal Lord God, who alone tures, but miserable sinners, do spreadest out the heavens, and in this our great distress cry unto rulest the raging of the sea; who thee for help: Save, Lord, or else hast compassed the waters with we perish. We confess when we bounds, until day and night come have been safe, and seen all things to an end; be pleased to receive quiet about us, we have forgot into thy Almighty and most graten thee our God, and refused to cious protection, the persons of hearken to the still voice of thy us thy servants, and the fleet [or word, and to obey thy commandship] in which we serve. Pre-ments: But now we see how terserve us from the dangers of the rible thou art in all thy works of sea, and from the violence of the wonder; the great God to be enemy; that we may be a safe-feared above all; and therefore guard unto the United States of we adore thy Divine Majesty, acAmerica, and a security for such knowledging thy power, and im as pass on the seas upon their law-ploring thy goodness. Help, Lord, ful occasions; that the inhabitants and save us for thy mercies sake, of our land may in peace and in Jesus Christ. thy Son our quietness serve thee our God; Lord. Amen. and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land. with the fruits of our labour; and. with a thankful remembrance of heaven, but beholdest all things thy mercies, to praise and glorify below; look down, we beseech thy holy name, through Jesus thee, and hear us, calling out of Christ our Lord. Amen. the depth of misery, and out of the jaws of this death, which is DIRECT us, O Lord, in all our now ready to swallow us up: doings, with thy most gracious Save, Lord, or else we perish. avour, and further us with thy The living, the living shall praise continual help; that in all our thee. O send thy word of comworks begun,continued, and end-mand to rebuke the raging Winds, ed in thee, we may glorify thy holy and the roaring Sea; that we, name; and finally by thy mercy being delivered from this distress, obtain everlasting life, through may live to serve thee, and to Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. glorify thy name all the days of Prayers to be used in Storms at Sea.our life. Hear, Lord, and save Most powerful and glorious us, for the infinite merits of our Lo.d God,at whose command blessed Saviour, thy Son our the winds blow, and lift up the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
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Most glorious and gracious
the weight of our sins, or the vio lence of the enemy.
O Lord, arise, help us, and de liver us, for thy name's sake.
Short Prayers in respect of a Storm.
▾ The Prayer to be said before a Fight O suffer us not to sink under at Sea against any Enemy 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 THOU, O Lord, who stillest the Majesty, in this our necessity, that raging of the sea, hear, hear thou wouldest take the cause into us, and save us, that we perish not. thine own hand, and judge be- O blessed Saviour, who didst tween us and our enemies. Stir save thy disciples ready to perish up thy strength, O Lord, and in a storm; hear us, and save us Come and help us; for thou givest we beseech thee. not alway the battle to the strong, Lord, have mercy upon us. but canst save by many or by few. Christ, have mercy upon us. Olet not our sins now cry against Lord, have mercy upon us. O Lord, hear us. us for vengeance; but hear us thy O Christ, hear us. poor servants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou God the Father, God the Sou, wouldest be a defence unto us God the Holy Ghost, have mercy against the face of the enemy:upon us, save us now and ever Make it appear that thou art our more. Amen. Saviour and mighty Deliverer. OUR Father, who art in Hea through Jesus Christ our Lord. ven, Hallowed be thy Name, Amen. Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will * Short Prayers for single Persons, who be done on Earth, as it is in Hea cannot meet to join in Prayer with ven; Give us this day our daily others, by reason of the Fight or Storm. bread; And forgive us our tresGeneral Prayers. LORD be merciful to us sinners, passes, as we forgive those who and save us for thy mercies trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver
Thou art the great God, who us from evil. Amen. hast made and rulest all things O deliver us for thy name's sake. Thou art the great God to be feared above all: O save us, that we may praise thee.
Special Prayers with respect to the
THOU. O Lord, art just and powerful: O defend our cause against the face of the enemy.
When there shall be imminent danger, as many as can be spared from necessary service in the ship shall be called together, and make an humble Confession of their sins to God: in which every one ought criously to reflect upon those particular sins, of which his conscience shall accuse him; saying as followcth: The Confession. ALMIGHTY God, Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by
O God, thou art a strong tower ef defence to all who fly unto thee: O save us from the violence of the enemy. O Lord of Hosts, fight for us; thought, word, and deed, against that we may glorify thee. thy Divine Majesty, provoking
most justly thy wrath and indig-jever; his eyes behold the people, nation against us. We do earnest-land such as will not believe, ly repent, and are heartily sorry shall not be able to exalt themfor these our misdoings; the re-selves.
membrance of them is grievous O praise our God, ye people, unto us; the burden of them is and make the voice of his praise intolerable. Have mercy upon to be heard;
us, have mercy upon us, most Who holdeth our soul in life; merciful Father: For thy Son our and suffereth not our feet to slip. Lord Jesus Christ's sake forgive For thou, O God, hast proved us all that is past; and grant, that us: thou also hast tried us, like we may ever hereafter serve and as silver is tried.
please thee in newness of life, to Thou broughtest us into the the honour and glory of thy name, snare; and laidest trouble upon through Jesus Christ our Lord. our loins.
I will go into thine house with Then shall the Minister, if there be burnt-offerings; and will pay thee any in the ship, say,
ALMIGHTY God, our healy vows which I promised with venly Father, who, of his my lips, and spake with my mouth, great mercy, hath promised for when I was in trouble. O come hither, and hearken, giveness of sins to all those who
with hearty repentance and all ye that fear God; and I will
tell you what he hath done for
true faith turn unto him; have mercy upon you; pardon and de-my soul. liver you from all your sins; con-mouth; and gave him praises I called unto him with my firm and strengthen you in all with my tongue.
goodness, and bring you to ever- If I incline unto wickedness asting life, through Jesus Christ with mine heart, the Lord will
our Lord. Amen.
Thanksgiving after a Storm.
Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo.
Be joyful in God, all ye lands; sing praises unto the honour of his name; make his praise to be glorious.
Say unto God, O how wonderul art thou in thy works; through ne greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars unto thee.
For all the world shall worship thec, sing of thee, and praise thy
not hear me.
But God hath heard me; and considered the voice of my prayer. Praised be God, who hath not cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, now, and ever shall be, worki without end. Amen.
Psalm 107. Confitemini Domino.
That men would praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
O com hither, and behold the works of God; how wonderful he is in his doings towards the That they would offer unto him children of men ! the sacrifice of thanksgiving; and He ruleth with his power for tell out his works with gladness
They that go down to the sealthy Divine Majesty, to offer in ships; and occupy their busi- sacrifice of praise and thanksgiv riess in great waters; ing, for that thou heardest us These men see the works of when we called in our trouble, the Lord, and his wonders in the and didst not cast ont our prayer, deep. which we made before thee in For at his word, the stormy our great distress; even when we wind ariseth; which lifteth up gave all for lost, our Ship, our the waves thereof. Goods, our Lives, then didst thou They are carried up to the mercifully look upon us, and wonheaven, and down again to the derfully command a deliverance; deep; their soul melteth away for which we now, being in safety, because of the trouble." do give all praise and glory to thy
They reel to and fro, and stag-holy name, through Jesus Christ ger like a drunken man; and are our Lord. Amen. at their wit's end.
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So when they cry unto the Most mighty and gracious Lord in their trouble, he deliver- good God, thy mercy is over eth them out of their distress. all thy works, but in special manFor he maketh the storm to ner hath been extended towards cease, so that the waves thereof us, whom thou hast so powerfulare still ly and wonderfully defended. Then are they glad, because Thou hast showed us terrible they are at rest; and so he bring-things, and wonders in the deep, cth them unto the haven where that we might see how powerful they would be. and gracious a God thou art;
O that men would therefore how able and ready to help praise the Lord for his goodness; those that trust in thee. Thou hast and declare the wonders that he showed us how both winds and doeth for the children of menseas obey thy command; that we That they would exalt him also may learn even from them herein the congregation of the peo-after to obey thy voice, and to ple; and praise him in the seat do thy will. We therefore bless of the elders!
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. 44
and glorify thy name, for this thy mercy, in saving us when we were ready to perish. And we beseech thee, make us as truly sensi. ble now of thy mercy, as we were then of the danger; and give us ¶ Collects of Thanksgiving. hearts always ready to express Most blessed and glorious our thankfulness, not only by Lord God, who art of infinite words, but also by our lives, in goodness and mercy; we, thy being more obedient to thy holy poor creatures, whom thor hast commandments. Continue, we made and preserved, holding dar beseech thee, this thy goodness souls in life, and now rescuing us to us; that we, whom thou hast but of the jaws of death, humbly saved, may serve thee in holiness present ourselves again before and righteousness all the days of
our life, through Jesus Christ our still doeth, for the children of men' Lord and Saviour. Amen. Praised be the Lord daily; even A Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving the Lord that helpeth us, and after a dangerous Tempest. poureth his benefits upon us. Come, let us give thanks unto He is our God, even the God the Lord, for he is gracious; of whom cometh salvation : God and his mercy endureth for ever is the Ford, by whom we have Great is the Lord, and greatly escaped death.
to be praised: Let the redeemed Thou, Lord, hast made us glad of the Lord say so, whom he hath delivered from the merciless hands; and we will triumph in through the operation of thy rage of the sea.
The Lord is gracious, and full Blessed be the Lord God; even of compassion; slow to anger, the Lord God, who only doeth and of great mercy. wondrous things;
He hath not dealt with us ac
cording to our sins; neither rewarded us according to our iniquities.
But as the heaven is high above the earth; so great hath been his mercy towards us.
And blessed be the name of his
Majesty for ever; and let every one of us say, Amen, Amen.
the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; Glory be to the Father, and to As it was in the beginning, is
We found trouble and heavi-now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. ness; we were even at death's door.
The waters of the sea had well nigh covered us; the proud waters had well nigh gone over our soul.
4 Psal or Hymn of Praise and
Thanksgiving after Victory.
the Lord had not been on our side, now may we say; if the Lord himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us; The sea roared; and the stormy: They had swallowed us up wind lifted up the waves thereof.quick, when they were so wrathWe were carried up as it were fully displeased at us.
to heaven, and then down again Yea, the waters had drowned into the deep; our soul melted us, and the stream had gone over within us, because of trouble. our soul; the deep waters of the Then cried we unto thee, O proud had gone over our soul. Lord; and thou didst deliver us But praised be the Lord, who out of our distress. hath not given us over as a prey unto them.
Blessed be thy name, who didst not despise the prayer of thy servants; but didst hear our cry, and hast saved us.
The Lord hath wrought a mighty salvation for us.
We got not this by our own Thou didst send forth thy sword, neither was it our own arm commandment; and the windy that saved us; but thy right hand, storm ceased, and was turned in-and thine arm, and the light of to a calm. 1 thy countenance, because thou
Olet us therefore praise the hadst a favour unto us. Lord for his goodness; and declare The Lord bath appeared for the wonders that he hath done nud us; the Lord hath covered our