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being in safety, do give all cious; and his mercy endureth praise and glory to thy holy for ever. name, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

T Or this.

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath delivered from the merciless rage of the sea.

But as the heaven is high above the earth; so great hath been his mercy towards us.

We found trouble and heaviness; 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.

O MOST mighty and gracious good GoD, thy mercy is over The LORD is gracious, and all thy works, but in special full of compassion; slow to manner hath been extended anger, and of great mercy. towards us, whom thou hast He hath not dealt with us so powerfully and wonderfully according to our sins; neither defended. Thou hast showed rewarded us according to our us terrible things, and wonders iniquities. in the deep, that we might see how powerful and gracious a GOD thou art; how able and ready to help those who trust in thee. Thou hast showed us how both winds and seas obey thy command ; that we may learn even from them hereafter to obey thy voice, and to do thy will. We therefore bless 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 sensible now of thy mercy, as we were then of the danger; and give us hearts always ready to express our thankfulness not only by words, but also by our lives, in being more obedient to thy holy commandments. Continue, we Blessed be thy name, who beseech thee, this thy goodness didst not despise the prayer of to us; that we, whom thou thy servants; but didst hear hast saved, may serve thee in our cry, and hast saved us. holiness and righteousness all the days of our life, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

¶ A Hymn of praise and thanksgiving after a dangerous tempest.

O COME, let us give thanks unto the LORD, for he is gra

The sea roared; and the stormy wind lifted up the waves thereof.

We were carried up as it were to heaven, and then down again into the deep; our soul melted within us, because of trouble.

Then cried we unto thee, O LORD; and thou didst deliver us out of our distress.

Thou didst send forth thy commandment; and the windy storm ceased, and was turned into a calm.

O let us therefore praise the LORD for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he hath done, and still doeth, for the children of men!

Praised be the LORD daily; | hand, and thine arm, and the even the LORD that helpeth us, light of thy countenance, beand poureth his benefits upon cause thou hadst a favour unto


He is our GOD, even the Gon of whom cometh salvation: GOD is the LORD, by whom we have escaped death.

Thou, LORD, hast made us glad through the operation of thy hands; and we will triumph in thy praise.

Blessed be the LORD GOD; even the LORD GOD, who only doeth wondrous things;

And blessed be the name of his majesty for ever; and let every one of us say, Amen, Amen.

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.

TA Psalm or Hymn of praise and thanks

giving after victory.

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The LORD hath appeared for us; the LORD hath covered our heads, and made us to stand in the day of battle.

The LORD hath appeared for us; the LORD hath overthrown our enemies, and dashed in pieces those that rose up against us.

Therefore not unto us, O LORD, not unto us; but unto thy name be given the glory.

The LORD hath done great things for us; the LORD hath done great things for us, for which we rejoice.

Our help standeth in the name of the LORD, who hath made heaven and earth.

Blessed be the name of the LORD, from this time forth for evermore.

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.

T After this Hymn may be said the Te Deum.

T Then this Collect.

O ALMIGHTY GOD, the sovereign commander of all the world, in whose hand is power and might, which none is able to withstand; we bless and magnify thy great and glorious name for this happy victory, the whole glory whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art the only giver of victory. And we beseech thee, give us grace to improve this great mercy to thy glory, the advancement of thy Gospel, the honour of our

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

country, and, as much as in us so in particular for this victory lieth, to the good of all mankind. and deliverance, be all glory And, we beseech thee, give us and honour world without end. such a sense of this great mercy, Amen. as may engage us to a true thankfulness, such as may appear in our lives, by an humble, holy, and obedient walking THE grace of our Lord before thee all our days, through JESUS CHRIST, and the love of JESUS CHRIST our Lord; to GOD, and the fellowship of the whom, with thee, and the HOLY HOLY GHOST, be with us all SPIRIT, as for all thy mercies, evermore. Amen.

At the Burial of the Dead at sea, the Office in the Common Prayer Book may be used, only instead of these words, We therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, &c. say, We therefore commit his body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the resurrection of the body when the sea shall give up her dead, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord JESUS CHRIST; who at his coming shall change our vile body, that it may be like his glorious body, according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.



When Morning or Evening Prayer shall be read in any prison, instead of the Psalm, O come let us sing, &c. shall be read the 130th psalm; and the Minister shall insert, after the Collect for the day, the collect in the following Service, O GOD, who sparest, &c. and at such times as the Litany is not read, he shall add the prayer, O GOD, merciful Father, who despisest not, &c.

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Ans. And let the sighing | of the Prisoners come before thee.

The Collect.

Then shall the Minister exhort the prisoner or prisoners after this form, or other like:

DEARLY beloved, know this, that ALMIGHTY GOD, whose never-failing providence GRANT, we beseech thee, governeth all things both in Almighty GoD, that we, who heaven and earth, hath so for our evil deeds do worthily wisely and mercifully ordered deserve to be punished, by the course of this world, that the comfort of thy grace may his judgments are often sent as mercifully be relieved; through fatherly corrections to us; and our Lord and Saviour JESUS if with due submission and CHRIST. Amen.

resignation to his holy will we receive the same, they will work together for our good.


O GOD, who sparest when we deserve punishment, and in It is your part and duty, thy wrath rememberest mercy; therefore, to humble yourself we humbly beseech thee, of under the mighty hand of GoD, thy goodness to comfort and to acknowledge the righteoussuccour all those who are under ness of his judgments, and to reproach and misery in the endeavour, that, by his grace, house of bondage; correct them this present visitation may lead not in thine anger, neither you to a sincere and hearty chasten them in thy sore repentance. displeasure. Give them a right The way and means thereto understanding of themselves, is, to examine your life and and of thy threats and promises: conversation by the rule of that they may neither cast away commandments; and their confidence in thee, nor whereinsoever you shall perplace it any where but in thee. ceive yourself to have offended Relieve the distressed, protect either by will, word, or deed, the innocent, and awaken the there to bewail your own singuilty and forasmuch as thou fulness, and to confess yourself alone bringest light out of dark- to ALMIGHTY GOD, with full ness, and good out of evil, grant purpose of amendment of life. that the pains and punishments And if you shall perceive your which these thy servants endure, offences to be such as are not through their bodily confine- only against GoD, but also ment, may tend to setting free against your neighbours; then their souls from the chains of to reconcile yourself to them, sin; through JESUS CHRIST our being ready to make restitution Lord. Amen. and satisfaction, according to the uttermost of your power, for all injuries and wrongs done by you to any other: and being likewise ready to forgive others who have offended you, as you would have forgiveness

¶ Here the Minister, as he shall see con

venient, may read the Prayer for All conditions of Men, the Collect for Ash Wednesday, and the Collect beginning Almighty GOD, the fountain of all wisdom, &c. or any other prayer of the Liturgy, which he shall judge proper.

of your offences at God's hand. | the living GoD, when you can And to this true repentance and neither fly to his mercy to change of mind you must add protect you, nor to the merits a lively and steadfast faith, and of CHRIST to cover you in that dependence upon the merits of terrible day. the death of CHRIST, with an entire resignation of yourself to the will of GOD.


you repent, and believe, we can give you no hope of salvation. But if you do sincerely repent and believe, God hath declared, though your sins be as red as scarlet, they shall be made white as snow; though your wickednesses have gone over your head, yet shall they not be your destruction.

THere the Minister shall examine him concerning his faith, and rehearse the articles of the Creed, Dost thou believe in GOD, &c. And the prisoner shall answer, All this I steadfastly believe. Then shall the Minister examine whether he repent him truly of his sins, and be in charity with all the world, and further admonish him particularly concerning the crimes wherewith he is charged; and exhort him, if he have any scruples, that he would declare the same, and prepare himself for the Holy Communion, against the time that it may be proper to administer it to him.

T Then, all kneeling, the Minister shall say as follows, from the 51st Psalm.

HAVE mercy upon me, O

Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness; and cleanse me from my sin.

We exhort you therefore in the name of GOD, and of his dear Son JESUS CHRIST Our Saviour, and as you tender GoD, after thy great goodness; your own salvation, to take according to the multitude of good heed of these things in thy mercies, do away mine time, while the day of salvation offences. lasteth; for the night cometh, when no man can work. While you have the light, believe in the light, and walk as children For I acknowledge my fault; of the light, that you be not and my sin is ever before me. cast into outer darkness; that Against thee only have I you may not knock, when the sinned, and done this evil in door shall be shut; and cry | thy sight; that thou mightest for mercy, when it is the time be justified in thy saying, and of justice. Now you are the clear when thou art judged. object of God's mercy, if by Behold, I was shapen in repentance and true faith you wickedness ; and in sin hath my mother conceived me.

turn unto him: but if you neglect these things, you will be the object of his justice and vengeance. Now you may claim the merits of CHRIST; but if you die in your sins, his sufferings will tend to your greater condemnation. O beloved, consider in this your day, how fearful a thing it will be to fall into the hands of

But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts; and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.

Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness; that the

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