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The ORDER for the
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Here is to be noted, That the office ensuing is not be used for any that die un
baptized, or excommunicate, or bave laid violent Hands upon chemselves. The Priests and Glerks meeting the Corps at the Entrance of the Churcb-yard,
and going before it, cilber into tbe Church, or lowerds the Grave, jball say or fing Am the refurrection, and the life, faith the Lord: He
that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die. S. Joon. xi. 25. 26.
Know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand
at the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin, worms destroy this body; yet in my fleshi shall I see God whom I shall ice for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not ancther. Job xix. 25, 26, 27. WE brought nothing into this world
, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
The Lord gave, the Lord hath taken away; bleffed be the Name of the Lord. I Tim. vi. 7. Job i. 21. Ajter tbey are come into the Church, fhall be read ore or both of theft Pfalmus
Dini, Caftodia:n. Psalm 39. Said, I will take heed to my ways : that I offend not in
I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle : while the ungodly is in my right,
I held my tongue, and spake nothing: I kept filence, yea, even from good words ; but it was pain and grief to me.
My heart was hot , within me, and while I was thus musing, the fire kindled: and at the last I spake with my tongue.
Lord, let me know may end, and the number of my days : that I may be certified how long I have to live.
Behold, thou hast made my days as it were a span long: and mine age is even as nothing in respeet of thee, and verily every man living is altogether vanity.
For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth him self in vain : he heapech up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.
And now, Lord, what is my hope: truly my hope is even in thee.
Deliyer me from all mine offences : and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.
I became dumb, and opened not my mouth : for it was thy doing
Take thy plague away from me: I am even consumed by means of thy heavy hand.
When thou with rebukes doft chaften man for fin, thou makest his beauty to consume away like as it were a moth frecting a garment : every man therefore is but vanity,
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and with thine ears consider my calling: hold not thy peace at my tears.
For I am a stranger with thee : and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength: before
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Domine, refugium. Pfalm xc.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the carth and the world were made : chou art God from everlafting, and world without end.
Thou turnest man to destruction: again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.
For a thousand years in thy fight are but as yesterday : feciog that is past as a watch in the night.
As foon as thou scatterest them, they are even as anleep : and fade away suddenly like the grass. 9 3 B
In the morning it is green, and groweth up: but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
For we consume away in thy displeasure : and are afraid at thy wrathtul indignation.
Thou hast fet our misdeeds before thee : and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
For when thou art angry, all our days are gone : wé bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is cold.
The days of our age are threescore years and ten, and though men be fo strong, that they come to fourscore years: yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; fo soon pafseth it away, and we are gone.
But who regardeth the power of thy wrath: for even thereafter as a man feareth, lo is thy displeasure.
So teach us to number our days : that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last : and be gracious unto thy servants.
O fatisfy us with thy mercy, and that foon: so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
Comfort us again, now after the time that thou haft plagued us: and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.
Shew thy fervants thy work: and their children thy glory.
And the glorious Majesty of the Lord our God be upon us : prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, O profper thou our handy-work.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Tben fall follow tbe Lefon taken out of the fifteenth Chapter of the former
Epifle of Saint Paul io the Corintbians.
1 Cor. 15. 20. OW is Christ risen from the dead, and become the
first-fruits 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 Chrifts, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Facher ; 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 : For he hath put
all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God amay
be all in all. Elle what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? And why stand we in jeopardy every hour ? I proteft by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me if the dead rise not ? Let us eat and drink, for to morrow we die. Be not deceived ; evil communicacions corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and fin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your fhame. But fome 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 lowest 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 hin, and to every feed his own body. All flesh is not the same felh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another Ach of beafts, another of fishes, and another of birds. These are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one ftar differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead : It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption : It is sown in dishonour ; It is raised in glory: It is sown in weakness ; it is raised in power : It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a na
tural body, and there is a spiritual body, And fo it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, that was not first which is spiritual : but that which is natural, and afterward that which is fpiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they that are earthy : and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall alfo bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that Belh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption, Behold, I shew you a mystery : We shall not all Ncep, but we shall all be changed in
moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last crump: (for the trumpet shall found, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.) For this corruptible muft put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible Thall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pats the saying that is writa ten, Death is swallowed up in yictory. O death, where is thy iting? O grave, where is thy victory ? The fting of death is sin, and the strength of fin is the law. But thanks be to God which giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye sted. faft, unmoveable, always abounding in che work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. When they come to the Graue, while the Corps is made ready to be laid into
the earth, the Prirft jhall Jay, or the Prief and Clerks fall fing, AN that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to
live, and is full of misery, He comech up, and is cut down like a flower ; he Heech as it were a lhadow, and never continuech in one itay.
In the midst of life we are in death : of whom may we feek for fuccour, but of thet, O Lord, who for our fins art juifly displealed ?