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work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom
(2Tim.4:6-^, 18>.

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and for
ever (Heb. 13 : 8).

Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a
crown of life (Kev. 2: 10).

I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write,
Blessed ariB the dead which die in the Lord from hence-
forth : Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from
tiieir labors; and their works do follow them (Rev.
14:13).

Prayers,
I.

ALMIGHTY and gracious God, Thou Who upholdest
xjL our life in the midst of death : We beseech Thee
to look meroifiiUy upcm this sick one, to strengthen him
in body and soul, and in Thy mercy to forgive him all

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sin. Accept the offering of the innocent death of Jesus
Christ Thy dear Son as the ransom for his transgres-
sions, since he hath been baptized into the Name of
Jesus, and hath been washed and cleansed with His
blood. Deliver him also from his bodily distress and
pain; shorten his sufferings; uphold him against the
accusations of conscience, and against all temptations
of the evil one ; to the end that he may overcome in
the good fight of faith. Grant him a blessed departure
to life eternal, and send Thy holy angels to bear him to
the general assembly of all Thine elect in Christ Jesus
our Lord. Amen.

II.

OLORD Jesus Christ, Thou Who alone art the door
to eternal life, through the which whosoever shall
enter in shall be saved : We earnestly beseech Thee to
open this door of salvation to this dying one, and
speedily deliver him out of all anguish of sin, and from
all the craft and power of the de^il. Help, O Lord,
that he may not go astr^, nor suffer harm in the valley
and shadow of death. I>o Thou, as a faithAil shepherd,
receive him as Thy servant and one of Thy flock. Let
Thy Word shine in his heart. Stand by him in the
trying hour, and show him Thy salvation* Suffer him
not to fall away from the right faith. Take his soul
into Thy hands, and so minister to him of Thy grace
that he may not be touched by any evil, but have an
abundant entrance into life everlasting. Amen.

m.

OTHOU true Saviour, Jesus Christ ! Thou Who art
the Lamb of God that takest away the sin of the
world, and hast washed and cleansed me in Thy blood :
I beseech Thee, by Thy bitter Passion, and especially by
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body, have mercy upon my poor soul in the hour of its
departure, and bring me to life everlasting ; Thou Who
livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen.

IV.

HELP, O Lord Jesus Christ, that, in this my last
extremity, I may joyfully overcome by Thy grace.
Uphold me in true faith, and comfort me with Thy
Spirit when my end shall come, that even in death I
may not be severed from Thee. O Lord, to Thee I
commend my soul which Thou hast purchased with Thy
precious Blood. Amen.

V.

OTHOU ever faithful God, shorten to me the agonies
of death, and vouchsafe a peaceful and happy end,
according to Thy lovingkindnesses as they have been
ever of old, that I may thank and praise Thee for Thy
mercy for ever and ever. Amen.

II. Communion of the Sick.

^ The Lord's Supper shall not be administered to any one who
does not give evidence of sincere repentance and living faith
in Jesus Christ, and of an earnest desire to receive the Sacra-
ment. Nor shall it be given to any one who is without ability
to discern, or who, by reason of sickness, is unable rightly to
receive and retain the bread or wine ; of which things the
Minister shall be reasonably assured before administering the
Sacrament.

^ If the side person be so weak, or in such peril of death, that
the Order here given cannot be fully observed, it shall suffice
to use the most essential parts, to wit : the Confession and Ab-
solution, the Words of Institution, and the giving of tiie Bread
and Wine.

Minister.

FORASMUCH as thou desirest to receive the Holy
SacraBient of the Body and Blood of our Lord and

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Saviour Jesus Christ, for the comfort and relief of thy
conscience, and for the strengthening of thy faith, in
this thine affliction; it is meet and right that thou
shouldest make Confession of thy sins, receive in the
Absolution assurance of forgiveness, and thus be pre-
pared worthily to receive the Holy Supper to thy soul's
health.

Tf ITie Confession may be made by the skkverson in his own words,
or he may use one of those given in the Order for Privale Confes-
sion, or any other suitable Confession, The Minister may say
the Confession and the sick person say it voith hisn, or otherwise make
it his own,

1[ Confession having been made, the Minister shaU pronounce the Ab-
sohUion, as follows :

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, is merciful
xjL and gracious, and ready to forgive thee all thy sins,
for the sake of His Son Jesus Christ, Who suffered and
died for thee ; therefore, in His Name, in obedience to
His command, and by virtue of His words : " Whose
soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them," I
declare thee, being penitent, absolved and free from all
thy sins. They are forgiven, as abundantly and com-
pletely as Jesus Christ hath merited by His sufferings
and death, and commanded to be preached by the Gos-
pel throughout the world. Take to thyself, then, for
thy comfort and peace, the assurance which I now give
thee in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and believe with-
out doubt that thy sins are forgiven thee, In the Name
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Amen.

If Then ^uM the Minister make ready for the Administration of the
Sacrament, and if Confession has prevumdy been made the Office
may begin with the 25th Psalm :

UNTO Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. O my
God, I trust in Thee : let me not be ashftmed. Etc.



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^Then shall the Mimster my (he Gospelf John Hi, 16,

GOD so loved the world, that He ^ve His Only-
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.

\ Then shall, be said the Apostles' Creed.

I BELIEVE in God, the Father Almighty, Maker
of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord ; Who
was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin
Mary ; Suffered under Pontius Pilate ; Was crucified,
dead, and buried ; He descended into hell ; The third
day He rose again from the dead ; He ascended into
heaven. And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father
Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the
quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost ; The Holy Christian
Church, the Communion of Saints ; The Forgiveness of
sins; The Resurrection of the body; And the Life
everlasting. Amen.

If Then shall the Minister turn to the table whereon the Bread and
Wine have beenplacedj and shall say:

OUR Father, Who art in heaven ; Hallowed be Thy
Name ; Thy kingdom come ; Thy will be done on
earth, as it is m heaven; Give us this day our daily
bread ; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive
those who 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.

Tf Then shall he say the Words of Institution,

OUR Lord Jesus Christ, in the night in which He
was betrayed, took bread ; and when He had given
thanks, He brake it, and gave it to His disciples, say-

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ing: Take, eat; this is Mj Body, which is given for
you: this do in remembrance of Me.

I" Then shali he give to the sick person the Bread^ saying :

THE Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, given for thee,
strengthen and preserve thee in true faith unto
everlasting fife. Amen.

% Then shall he take the Otip and say :

4 FTER the same manner, also, when He had supped,
i\. He took the Cup, and when He had given thanks.
He gave it to them, saying : Drink ye all of it ; this
Cup is the New Testament in My Blood, which is shed
for you, and for man v for the remission of sins ; this
do, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me.

If Then shaU he give the Wine^ saying :

THE Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, shed for thy
sins, strengthen and preserve thee in true faith unto
everlasting life. Amen.

f After cammunicatingj Psalm ciii, or cxi, or cxvii, or cxviii, may
be said, ana then shall follow the Thanksgiving.

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good.
And His mercy endureih for ever,

WE thank Thee, Almighty God, that Thou hast re-
freshed this Thy servant with this salutary gift ;
and we beseech Thee, of Thy mercy, to strengthen him,
through the same, in faith toward Thee, in love toward
all mankind, in patience under trials, and in the blessed
hope of everlasting life ; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son
our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the
Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE Lord bless thee, and keep thee. The Lord
make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious

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unto thee. The Lord lift up His countenance upon
thee, and give thee peace. Amen.

III. The Commendation of the Dying.

T[ When the Minister is called to a member of the Church, being in
peril of deathf he may^ with those present, offei' prayers as here Jot-
umeth:

LORD, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy,
Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

^ Then shall all present say togethei':

OUR Father, Who art in heaven ; Hallowed be Thy
Name ; Thy kingdom come ; Thy will be done on
earth, as it is in heaven : Give us this day our daily
bread ; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive
those who 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.

Minister.

OGOD, our heavenly Father : Thou hast promised
us by Thy Son, " If two of you shall agree on earth
as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be
done for them of My Father which is in heaven."
Upon this Thy promise, we beseech Thee on behalf of
Thy servant, who hath been baptized in the Name of
Jesus, and hath openly confessed Thee the everlasting
God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Graciously accept
him, and forgive him all his sins ; mercifully defend him
against all temptations ; and grant him everlasting life ;
through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

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1[ Then may be mid one or more Psalms or Scripture Lessons, cts
given in the Lessons and Prayers for the Sick, as the strength
of the sick person may allow. When the end is at hand, portions
of the History of the Passion of our Lord may be read^ ana at the
last may be saia the Nunc Dimittis.

^ Then may be said

THE LITANY FOR THE DYING.

LORD, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy,
Christ, have mercy.

Christy have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

O God, the Father in heaven;

Have mercy upon him.
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world ;

Have mercy upon him.
O God, the Holy Ghost;

Have mercy upon him.
Be gracious unto him.

Spare him, good Lord.
Be gracious unto him.

Help him, good Lord,
From Thy wrath ;
From an evil death ;
From the pains of hell ;
From the power of the devil ;
From all evil ;

Good Lord, deliver him.
By Thjr holy Nativity ;
By Thme Agony and Bloody Sweat ;
By Thy Cross and Passion ;
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By the Grace of the Holy Ghost, the Comforter :

Help him, good Lora,
In the hour of death ;
And in the day of judgment :

Help him, good Lord.
We poor sinners do beseech Thee ;

To hear u¬Ђ, Lord God,
That Thou wouldest spare him;

We beseech Tfiee to hear vs^ good Lord,



Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have m^ercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

A r



Amen.

T[ When the soul w about to departy the Minister may lay his hand on
the head of the dyirig believer, and eay :

DEPART in peace, thou ransomed soul, in the Name
of God the Father Almighty, Who created thee ;
in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living
God, Who redeemed thee ; in the Name of the Holy
Ghost, Who sanctified thee. Enter now into Mount
Zion, the City of the Living Grod, the heavenly Jerusa-
lem, to the innumerable company of angels, and to the
General Assembly and Church of the first-born, which
are written in heaven. The Lord preserve thy going
out and thy commg in, from this time forth, even for
evermore. Amen.

Tf When the spirit of a believer has departed, the foUomng Prayer
may be said :

WE thank Thee, liord Jesus, Thou Prince of Life,
that Thou hast kept this our brother steadfast in
true repentance and faith, and hast granted him a

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blessed end. Now he is at home, and present with the
Lord. All his sorrows are passed. God shall wipe
away all tears from his eyes. Everlasting jojr and
gladness shall be on his head ; and sorrow and sighing
shall flee away. Comfort us, O Lord, who are still in
this vale of tears. Help us, O Christ, to bear in pa-
tience to the end the burdens and trials of our earthly
pilgrimage. Enable us to follow our brother's faith,
and to stand ever ready, that, when our last hour shall
come, we also mfln^ cease from our labor, depart in peace,
and enter into Thy heavenly rest; Thou Who livest
and reignest, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever
one God, world without end. Amen.

The peace of the Lord be with us all. Amen.



THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD.

f The Order of Service here following is provided only for the

Burial of members of the Church, or those who depart this

life in Christian faith.
If When the services are held at the house, or in the Church,

before the Burial, the order here given may be used in full to

what is given for use at the grave.
T[ When the services are held in the Church after the Burial,

only the Order for the Act of Burial shall be used at the

grave, and the full Service used afterward.
Tf When a brief Service is held at the house before going to the

Church, or to the grave, a Hymn may be sung, followed by

one of the Lessons and a Collect or Prayer.
Tf The regular Service may begin as follows.

LORD, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us,
Christ, have merely upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

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^ Then ahali be 8tmg or aaid one or more of the Psalms herefoUoto-
ing. The Psalm may be preceded and followed by its Antiphon.
The Gloria Patri is not used in this Service to either Psalm or
Canticle.

Psalm cxxx.

Antiphon: If Thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities; O Lord,
wno shall stand?

OUT of the depths : have I cried unto Thee, O Lord.
Lord, hear my voice : let thine ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplications.

K Thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities: O Lord,
who shall stand?

But there is forgiveness with Thee : that Thou mayest
be feared.

I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait ; and in His
Word do I hope.

My soul waiteth for the Lord, more than they that
watch for the morning: I say, more than they that
watch for the morning.

Let Israel hope in the Lord, for with the liord there
is mercy : and with Him is plenteous redemption.

And He shall redeem Israel : from all his iniquities.

Antiph(m: If Thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord,
who shall stand?

Or.

Psalm xa

Antiph<m: So teach us to number our days, that we may apply
oar hearts unto wisdom.

LORD, Thou hast been our dwellingplace : in all
generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever
Thou hadst formed the earth and the world : even from
everlasting to everlasting. Thou art God.

Thou turnest man to destruction : and sayest, Return,
ye children of men.

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For a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yester-
day when it is past : and as a watch in the night.

Thou earnest them away as with a flood : they are
as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass that
groweth up.

In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up: in
the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

For we are consumed by Thine anger : and by Thy
wrath are we troubled.

Thou hast set our iniquities before Thee : our secret
sins in the light of Thy countenance.

For all our dajrs are passed away in Thy wrath : we
spend our years as a tale that is told.

The days of our years are threescore years and ten :
and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years,
yet is their strength labor and sorrow, for it is soon cut
off, and we fly away.

Who knoweth the power of Thine anger: even
according to Thy fear, so is Thy wrath.

So teach us to number our days : that we may apply
our hearts unto wisdom.

Return, O Lord, how long : and let it repent Thee
concerning Thy servants.

O satisty us early with Thy mercy : that we may
rejoice and be glad all our days.

Make us glad according to the days wherein Thou
hast afliicted us : and the years wherein we have seen
evil.

Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants : and Thy
glory unto their children.

And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon
us: and establish Thou the work of our hands upon
us ; yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it.

Antiphon : So teach ns to number our days, that we may apply
our hearts unto wisdom.

If Instead of thescy Psalm xxiii, xxv, xxvii, zxxix, xlii, Ixziii,

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czvi, czzi, cxxziz, or cxlyi, may be used. The Antiphon may

be taken from those at the end of the Antiphons for the Church
Year, (Page lOS.)

f A Hymn may be sung after the PMbOy and then shaU one or more
of the Scripture Lessons here following be read*

! The Lessons.

(lThe8S.4:13-18.)

I WOULD not have you to be ignorant, brethren,
concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow
not, even as others which have no hope. For if we
believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them
also which sleep in Jesus will Grod bring with Him.
For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord,
that we which are alive and remain unto the coming
of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with
a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the
trump of God : and the dead in Christ shall rise first.
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught
up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord
in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

(1 Cor. 15: 12-19, 20-26, 35-38.)

NOW if Christ be preached that He rose from the
dead, how say some among you that there is no
resurrection of the dead ? But if there be no resurrec-
tion of the dead, then is Christ not risen : and if Christ
be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith
is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of
God ; because we have testified of God that He raised
up Christ : whom He raised not up, if so be that the
dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not
Christ raised : and if Christ be not raised, your faith

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is vain ; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which
are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are
of all men most miserable.

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become
the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man
came death, by man came also the resurrection of the
dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall
all be made alive.

But every man in his own order : Christ the first-
fruits ; afterward they that are Christ's at His coming.
Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up
the kingdom to God, even the Father ; when He shall
have put down all rule and all authority and power.
For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under
His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is
death.

But some man will say. How are the dead raised up?
and with what body do they come ? Thou fool, that
which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die : and
that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that
shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of
some other grain : but God giveth it a body as it hath
pleased Him, and to every seed his own body.

(John 11 : 21-27.)

THEN said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if Thou hadst
been here, my brother had not died. But I know,
that even now, whatsoever Thou wilt ask of Gt>d, God
will give it Thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother
shall rise again. Martha saith unto Him, I know that
he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
Jesus saith unto her, I am the resurrection and the life :
he that believe th in Me, though he were dead, yet shall
he live : and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall
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She saith unto Him, Yea, Lord : I believe that Thou
art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into
the world,

(Luke 7: 11-15.)
AND it came to pass, that Jesus went into a city called
J\. Nain ; and many of His disciples went with Him,
and much people.

Now when He came nigh to the gate of the city, be-
hold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of
his mother, and she was a widow : and much people of
the city was with her.

And when the Lord saw her. He had compassion on
her, and said unto her. Weep not. And He came and
touched the bier : and they that bare him stood still.
And He said, Young man, I say unto thee. Arise. And
he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And He
delivered him to his mother.

(Matt. 9:18, 19, 23-26.)

WHILE Jesus spake these things unto them, behold,
there came a certain ruler, and worshipped Him,
saying. My daughter is even now dead : but come and
lay Thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus
arose and followed him, and so did His disciples.

And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw
the minstrels and the people making a noise. He said
unto them. Give place ; for the maid is not dead, but
sleepeth. And they laughed Him to scorn. But when
the people were put forth. He went in, and took her by
the hand, and the maid arose. And the fame hereof
went abroad into all that land.

If Instead of these Lessons, one or more of thefoUomva^ ar any other
suitable Scripture Lessons, may be read: .

2 Sam. 12 : 16-23 ; 2 Kings 4 ; 18-37 ; Job 14 : 1-16 ;
19: 21-27; Eccles. 12: 1-7; Matt. 25: 31-43; Mark

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10 : 13-16 ; John 6 : 37-40, 47-54 ; Kom. 6 : 8-11 ; 14 :
7-9.

T[ AjUr the Lesson may follow the Responsory, or other suitable An-
them or Hymn.

RESPONSORIES.

I. Si bona suscepimus,

SHALL we receive good at the hand of the Lord,
and shall we not receive evil ? The Lord gave, and
the Lord hath taken away.

Verse : Blessed be the name of the Lord.

The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away.

II. Credo, quod Redemptor mens,

I KNOW that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall
stand at the latter day upon the earth ; and in my
flesh shall I see God.

Verse : Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes
shall behold, and not another.
And in my flesh shall I see God.

III. Si credimus.

IF we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so
them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with
with Him. Wherefore sorrow not even as others which
have no hope.

Verse: For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ
shall all be made alive.

Wherefore sorrow not even as others which have no
hope.

IV. Ecce, quomodo moritur justtis.

BEHOLD, how the righteous dieth, and no man lay-
eth it to heart ; and the just are taken away, and
none considereth. From the evil to come is he taken
away ; and his memory shall be in peace.

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Verse : In peace he rests in the earth, and in Zion is
his habitation.

His memory shall be in peace.

V. In pace in id ipsum dormiam.

I WILL lay me down in peace and sleep. None of
us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
Verse : Whether we live therefore or die, we are the
Lord's.

None of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to
himself.

1[ After the Lesson and Responsory or Hymn, mayfoUow the Ad-



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