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first parents, Adam and Eve, and did sanctifie and joyn them together in marriage; Pour upon you the riches of his grace, fanctifie and bless you, that ye may please him both in body and soul,and live together in holy love unto your lives end. Amen.
After mhich, if there be no Sermon declaring the duties of man and wife, the Minister shall read as followerh. LI
ye that are married, or that inted to take the choly estate of matrimony upon you hear what the holy scriprure doth fay as touching the duty of husband towards their wives, and wives towards their husbands. Saint Paul in his Epistle to the Ephesians, the fifth Chap ter, doth give this commandment to all married men Husbands, love your wives, évén'as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it, that he might sanctifi and cleanse it with the washing of water, by the word that he might present it to himself a glorious Church not having Ipot or wrinkle, or any such thing;
but that i hould be holy, and without blemish. So ought ment love their wives, as their own bodies : He that loveth hi wife, loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his ow flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lor the Church : For we are members of his body, of his fiel and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his fa ther and mother, and shall be joyned unto his wife, an they two shall be one flesh, This is a great mystery ; bu I speak concerning Christ and the Church. Neverthelei let every one of you in particular so love his wife,even himself, Ephef.5.25, Likewise the fame Saint Paul writing to the Colossian speaketh thus to all men that are married, Husban love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Col. Hear also what Saint Peter the Apostle of Christ, w
was himself a married man, faith unto them that are married, Ye husbands, dwell with your wives according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vellel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindred. 1 S. Pet
. 13. 7.
Hitherto ye have heard the duty of the Husband toward | the wife. Now likewise, ye wives, hear and learn your duties toward your husbands, even as it is plainly set forth in holy Scripture.
Saint Paul in the aforenamed Epiftle: to the Ephesians, teacheth you thụs ; Wives, submit your selves unto you own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church and he is the Saviour of the body. Therefore as the Church is subject unto Chrift, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. And again he faith;Let the wife see that she reverence her husband. Ephef. 5. 22.
And in his Epistle to the Colossians, Saint Paul givetta you this short lesson, Wives, fubmit yc ur felves wito you own husbands, as it is fty in the Lord.Col. 3. 18.
Saint Peter allo doth instruct you very well, thus fay. ing, Ye wives, be in Subjection to your own husbands: that if any obey, not the word; they also may without the word be won by the converfation of the wives; whileh they behold your chaste conversation coupled with feari Whofe adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel ; but let it be the hidden man of the heart
, in that which is nct corruptible; even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the fight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time, the holy women also who trusted in God; adorned themselves being in subjection unto their own husbands ; even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord; whose daughters ye are as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. I S.Pet. 3. I.
9 It is convenient that the nem married perjons should receive the holy Communion at the time of their Marriage , 07 at the first opportunity after their Marriage.
The Order for the Visitation of the
SI'C''K. 9 When any person is fick, notice shall be given thercof to the Minister of the Parish; who coming into the fick persons boufe, hall say Eace be to this house, and to all that dwell in
g When he cometh into the fick mans presence, he shall say, kneeling down, R
Emember not, Lord, our iniquities, nor the iniqui
ties of our fore-fathers, Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy molt precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever. Answer. Spare us, good Lord.
g Then fhall the Minister fety,
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 trespals against us. And lead us, not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Ameno
Minister Ó Lord, fave thy fervant;
mifting in Gods mercy, for his dear Son Jesus Christs
Answer, From the face of his enemy.
Minister. Lord, look down from heaven, behold, vifit and reof thy mercy, give him comfort and fure confidence in thee, defend him from the danger of the enemy, and keep him in perpetual peace and safety, through Jesus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
Ear us, Almighty and most merciful God and Savi
our ; extend thy accustomed goodness to this thy Hervant, who is grieved with fickness. Sanctifie, we befeech thee, this thy fatherly correction to him ; that the fense of his weakness may add strength to his faith, and deriousness to his repentance. That if it shall be thy good pleasure to restore him to his former health, he may lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory: or else give him grace fo to take thy visitation, that
after this painful life ended, he may dwell with thee in life everlaIting, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
G Then fhall the Minister exhort the fick per fon after this form, or other like. D , of
Early beloved, know this, that Almighty God is pertaining, as youth, strength, health, age, weakness,ard hickness. Wherefore, whatsoever your fickness is, know you certainly that it is Gods vifitation. And for what cause soever this sickness.is fent unto you, whether it be to try your patience for the example of others, and that your fáith may be found in the day of the Lord, laudable, glorious, and honourable, to the increase of glory and endless félicity ; or else it be sent unto you to corret and amend in you whatsoever doth offend the eyes of yoạr heavenly Father; know you certainly, that if you truly repent you of your sins, and bear your sickness patiently,
fake, and render unto him humble thanks for his fatherly visitation, submitting your self wholly unto his will, it Mall turn to your profít, and help you forward in the right way that leadeth unto everlasting life.
If the person visited be very fick, then the Curate may end bis Exhortation in this place, or else proceed.
Ake therefore in good part the chastisement of the ter to the Hebrews) whom the Lord loveth he chastneth, and fcourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastning, God deateth with you as with fons ; for what fon is he whom the father chalteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not fons. Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh, which correted us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits and live? For they verily for a few days chastned us after their own plea
; but he for our profit; that we might be partakers of his holiness. These words, good brother, are written in holy Scripture for our comfort and instruction, that we should patiently, and with thanksgiving bear our heavenly Fathers correction, whensoever by any manner of adversity it shall please his gracious goodness to visit us. And there should be no greater comfort to Christian perfons, then to be made like unto Christ, by suffering patiently adversities, troubles, and sickneslės. For he himself went not up to joy, but first he suffered pain; he cntred not into his glory before he was crucified. So truly, our way to eternal joy, is to suffer here with Christ; and our door to enter into eternal life, is gladly to die with Christ that we may rise again from death, and divell with him in everlasting life. Now therefore taking your fickness, which is thus profitable for you, patiently, I exhort you in the name of God, to remember the profession which you made unto God in your baptism. And forasmuch as after this life there is an account to be given unto the righteous