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Psalm 107. Confitemini Domino, O THAT men would praise the LORD for his goodness; and declare

the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving; and tell out his works with gladness!

They that go down to the sea in ships; and occupy their business in great waters; These men see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

For at his word, the stormy wind arise; which lifteth up the waves thereof.

Then are they glad, because they are at rest; and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.

O that men would therefore praise the LORD for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; their soul melteth away because of the trouble.

So when they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, he delivereth them out of their distress.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man; and are at their wit's end.

For he maketh the storm to cease, so that the waves thereof are still.

That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people; and praise him in the seat 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.

Cr this.

O MOST mighty and gracious. good GOD, thy mercy is over all thy works, but in special manner hath been extended toward us, whom thou. hast so powerfully and wonderfully defended. Thou hast showed us ter. rible things, and wonders 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 Ito do thy will. We therefore bless.

¶ Collects of Thanksgiving.

O MOST blessed and glorious LORD GOD, who art of infinite good. ness and mercy; we, thy poor creatures, whom thou hast made and and now rescuing us out of the jaws preserved, holding our souls in life, of death, humbly present ourselves again before thy divine majesty, to offer a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, for that thou heardest us when we called in our trouble, and didst not cast out our prayer, which we made before thee in our great distress; even when we gave all for lost, our ship, our goods, our lives, then didst thou mercifully look upon us, and wonderfully command a deliverance; for which we now, being in safety, do give all praise and glory to thy holy name, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

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

O let us therefore praise the LORD

of thy mercy, as we were then of the for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he hath done, and still doeth, for the children of men!

Praised be the LORD daily; even the LORD that helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.

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 beseech thee, this thy goodness to us; that we, whom thou hast saved, may serve thee in holiness and righteous'ness all the days of our life, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

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

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

A Hymn of praise and thanksgiving after a dangerous tempest.

O COME, let us give thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious; and his mercy endureth for ever.

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.

The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

He hath not dealt with us according 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 toward 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.

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.

Blessed be thy name, who didst not despise the prayer of thy servants; but didst hear our cry, and hast saved us.

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.

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We got not this by our own sword, neither was it our own arm that saved us; but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favor unto us.

The LORD hath appeared for us; the LORD hath covered our heads,

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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.

and made us to stand in the day of none is able to withstand; we bless battle. 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 honor of our country, The LORD hath done great things and, as much as in us lieth, to the for us; the LORD hath done great good of all mankind. And we bethings for us, for which we rejoice.seech thee, give us such a sense of Our help standeth in the name of this great mercy, as may engage us the LORD, who hath made heaven to a true thankfulness, such as may and earth. appear in our lives, by an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee all our days, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord; to whom, with thee, and the HOLY SPIRIT, as for all thy mercies, so in particular for this victory and deliverance, be all glory and honor world without end. Amen.

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.

After this Hymn may be said the Te Deum.
Then this Collect.

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

THE grace of our Lord JESUS O ALMIGTY GOD, the sovereign CHRIST, and the love of GOD, and commander of all the world, in whose the fellowship of the HOLY GHOST, hand is power and might, which be with us all evermore. Amen.

At the Burial of the Dead at sea, the Office in the Common Prayer Rook 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.

A FORM OF PRAYER

FOR

THE VISITATION OF PRISONERS.

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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And when notice is given to the Minister that a prisoner is confined for some great or capital

crime, he shall visit him; and when he cometh into the place where the prisoner is, he shall say, kneeling down,

REMEMBER not, LORD, our iniquities, nor the iniquities of our forefathers; neither take thou vengeance of our sins: Spare us, good LORD, spare thy people, whom thou hast re

deemed with thy most precious blood,
and be not angry with us for ever.
Ans. Spare us, good LORD
Let us pray.

LORD, have mercy upon us.
CHRIST, have mercy upon us.
LORD, have mercy upon us.
OUR Father, who art in heaven,&c.

Min. O LORD, show thy mercy upon us;

Ans. And grant us thy salvation. Min. Turn thy face from our sins; Ans. And blot out all our iniquities. Min. Send us help from thy holy place;

Ans. For thine indignation lieth hard upon us.

Min. O LORD, hear our prayer; Ans. And let the sighing of the Prisoners come before thee.

The Collect.

GRANT, we beseech thee, ALMIGHTY GOD, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST. Amen.

ing providence governeth all things both in heaven and earth, hath so wisely and mercifully ordered the course of this world, that his judg ments are often sent as fatherly corrections to us; and if with due submission and resignation to his holy will we receive the same, they will work together for our good.

It is your part and duty, therefore, to humble yourself under the mighty hand of GoD, to acknowledge the righteousness of his judgments, and to endeavor, that, by his grace, this present visitation may lead you to a sincere and hearty repentance.

The way and means thereto is, to examine your life and conversation by the rule of GOD's commandments; and whereinsoever you shall perceive yourself to have offended either by will, word, or deed, there to bewail your own sinfulness, and to confess yourself to ALMIGHTY GOD, with full purpose of amendment of life. And if you shall perceive your offences to be such as are not only against GOD, but also against your neighbors; then to reconcile yourself to them, being ready to make restitution and satisfaction, according to the uttermost of your power, for all injuries

O GOD, who sparest when we deserve punishment, and in thy wrath rememberest mercy; we humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness to comfort and succor all those who are under reproach and misery in the house of bondage; correct them not in thine anger, neither chasten them in thy sore displeasure. Give them a right understanding of themselves, and of thy threats and promises: that they may neither cast away their and wrongs done by you to any confidence in thee, nor place it any other and being likewise ready to where but in thee. Relieve the dis- forgive others who have offended tressed, protect the innocent, and you, as you would have forgiveness of awaken the guilty: and forasmuch your offences at GOD's hand. And as thou alone bringest light out of to this true repentance and change of darkness, and good out of evil, grant mind you must add a lively and that the pains and punishments which steadfast faith, and dependence upon these thy servants endure, through the merits of the death of CHRIST, their bodily confinement, may tend to with an entire resignation of yourself setting free their souls from the chains to the will of GOD. Except you of sin; through JESUS CHRIST our repent, and believe, we can give you Lord. Amen. no hope of salvation. But you do hath declared, though your sins be sincerely repent and believe, GOD as red as scarlet, they shall be made white as snow; though your wicked ness have gone over your head, yet shall they not be your destruction.

We exhort you therefore in the name of GOD, and of his dear Son JESUS CHRIST our Saviour, and as

Here the Minister, as he shall see convenient,
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.
Then shall the Minister exhort the prisoner or
prisoners after this form, or other like:

DEARLY beloved, know this, that ALMIGHTY GOD, whose never-fail

you tender your own salvation, to Behold, I was shapen in wicked take good heed of these things in ness; and in sin hath my mother time, while the day of salvation last-conceived me.

eth; for the night cometh, when no But lo, thou requirest truth in the man can work. While you have inward parts; and shalt make me to the light, believe in the light, and 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.

walk as children of the light, that you be not cast into outer darkness; that you may not knock, when the door shall be shut; and cry for mercy, when it is the time of justice. Now you are the object of GOD's mercy, if by repentance and true faith you 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 the living GOD, when you can neither fly to his mercy to protect you, nor to the merits of CHRIST to cover you in that terrible day.

Here the minister shall examine him concern-
ing his faith, and rehearse the artich
Creed, Dost thou believe in God, &c.
prisoner shall answer,

of the
And the

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.

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

Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Turn thy face from my sins; and put out all my misdeeds.

Make me a clean heart, O GOD; and renew a right spirit within me.

HAVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness; according to the multitude of thy mercies, do away mine offences.

Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy Spirit from me.

O give me the comfort of thy help again; and stablish me with thy free Spirit.

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

Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O GOD, thou that art the GOD of my health; and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.

Thou shalt open my lips, O LORD; and my mouth shall show thy praise.

For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it thee; but thou delightest not in burnt offerings.

The sacrifice of GOD is a troubled spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O GOD, shalt thou not despise.

Then the Minister shall say,

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Let us pray.

O LORD, we beseech thee, merall those who confess their sins unto cifully hear our prayers, and spare thee; that they, whose consciences pardon may be absolved, through by sin are accused, by thy merciful

CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

For I acknowledge my fault; and my sin is ever before me.

Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight; that thou mightest be justified in thy say

O GOD, whose mercy is ever. lasting, and power infinite; look down with pity and compassion upon the sufferings of this thy servant; and whether thou visitest for trial of

ing, and clear when thou art judged. This patience, or punishment of his

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