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not away from thy fer fhall Jay as follozes, from prefente; and take not thyt the "51f Psalm 21099. Ci Holy Spirit from me.1981
Et lortC7 16-11 1. Orgive me the comfort of AVE mercy upon the, thy help again ; and ftablish
O God, after thy great me with thy free Spirit."11 goodness, according to the b» (Then thall I teach thy ways. multitude of thy mercies, do unto the wicked ; and finners, away mine offences.
shall be converted into thee. Wash me thoroughly from Deliver me from blood my wickedness; and cleanfe guiltiness, O God, thou that me from my fin.
i art the God of my health ; For I acknowledge my and my tongue shall fing of faults; and my sin is ever thy righteousness. before me.
'Thou fhalt open my lips, Against thee only have I O Lord; and my mouth fioned, and done this evil in shall show thy praise. thy sight; that thou mightest For thou defireft no facribe justified in thy saying, and fice, else would I give it clear when thou art judged. thee; but thou delightest
Behold, I was shapen in not in burnt-offerings. wickedness; and in sin hath The sacrifice of God is 1 my mother conceived me. troubled spirit ; a broken and
But lo, thou requirest truth contrite heart, O God, shalt in the inward parts; and shalt thou not despise. make me to understand wildom secretly.
Then the Minister shall Jay, Thou shalt purge me with hyffop, and I shall be clean ; thou shalt wash me, and I
Lord, we befeech
thee, Thall be whiter than snow.
mercifully hear our prayThou Thalt make me hear ers, and spare all those who of joy and gladness; that the confess their Gns unto theers bones which thou hast broken that they, whose consciences may rejoice.
by fin are accufed, by thy Turn thy face from my
merciful pardon may,
be abfins; and put out all my solved, through Christ our misdeeds.
everlasting, and power within me.
inlinite; look down with pity
Let us pray.
God; and renew a right fpirit O God whose mercy is
and compaflion upon the fuf- and we pray God," that you ferings of this thy fervant; and may make such use of your whether thou visitest for trial punishments in this worid, of his patience, or punishment that your soul may be saved of bis offences, enable bim by in the world to come. thy grace cheerfully to submit
Wherefore we come to you bimself to thy holy will and in the bowels of compaffion; pleafure. Go not far from and, being desirous that you. those, O Lord, whom thou should avoid presumption on haft laid in a place of dark- the one hand, and despair ness, and in the deep; and on the other, shall plainly lay forasmuch as thou haft not before you the wretchedness cut him off suddenly, but of your condition, and dechastenest him as a Father; clare how far you ought to grant that he, duly considering depend on the mercies of God, thy great mercies, may be and the merits of our Saviunfeignedly thankful, and our. Consider then ferioufly turn unto thee with true re- with yourself, in all appearpentance and fincerity of ance the time of your diffoluheart, through Jesus Christ tion draweth near ; your fins our Lord, Amen.
have laid fast hold upon you;
you are soon to be removed Prayers for Persons under from among men by a violent 1. Sentence of Death.
death; and you shall fade When a Criminal is under away suddenly like the grass, Sentence of Degih, the Mini- which in the morning is green fter shall proceed, immediately and groweth up, but in the after the Collezi, O God, evening is cut down, dried whọ sparest, &c. to exhort up, and withered. After yoä bim after this Form, or other have thus finished the course
of a sinful and a miserable life,
you shall appear before the EARLY beloved, it Judge of all filesh ; who, as he
hath pleased Almighty pronounces blessings on the God, in his juftice, to bring righteous, shall likewife fay, you under the sentence and with a terrible voice of most condemnation of thelaw: You just judgment, to the wicked, are shortly to suffer death in Go, ye accursed, into the fire such a manner, that others, everlasting, prepared for the warned by your example, may devil and his angels. be the more afraid to offend; Your fins have brought yor
too near this dreadful sen- depends upon the few motence: It is - therefore your ments which are left you ; I part and duty, my brother, 'require you strictly to exahumbly to confess and bewail mine yourself, and youręstate your great and manifold of- both towards God, and tofences, and to repent you wards man; and let no worldtruly of your fins, as you ly consideration hinder you tender the eternal falvation from making a true and full of your soul.
confeffion of your fins, and Be not deceived with a vain giving all the fatisfaction and presumptuous expectati- which is in your power to on of God's favour, nor say every one whom you have within yourself, Peace, Peace, wronged or injured; that you when there is no peace; for may find mercy at your there is no peace, says my heavenly Father's hand for God, to the wicked. God is Christ's fake, and not be not mocked; he is of purer condemned in the dreadful eyes than to behold iniquity; day of judgment. and without holiness no man Lastly, beloved, submit shall see the Lord. On the yourself with Christian resignother hand, despair not of ation to the juft judgment of God's mercy, though trouble God, which your own crimes is on every fide ; for God have brought upon you, and shutteth not up his mercies be in charity with all-men ; for ever in displeasure: but if being ready fincerely, to forwe confess our sins, he is give all such as have offended faithful and just to forgive us you, not excepting those who our sins, and to cleanse us have prosecuted you even from all unrighteousnels. Do unto death: And, though not either way abuse the good: this may feem a hard faying, ness of God, who calleth us yet know assuredly, that withmercifully to amendment, out it your charity is not yet and of his endless pity pro- perfect. And fail not earnestmiseth us forgiveness of that ly to endeavour and pray for which is past, if with a per- this blessed temper and comfect and true heart we return posure of mind : So may you unto him.
cast yourself with an entire Since therefore you are soon dependence upon the mercies to pass into an endless and of God, through the merits unchangeable state, and your of our Saviour and Redeemer future happiness or misery Jesus Christ.
Here the Minister shall exa- by the fraud and malice of the i mine bim concerning his Faith, devil, or by his own carnal
and rehearse the Articles of the will and frailness. Consider e Creed, Doft thou believe in his contrition ; accept his reGod, Gc.
pentance; and foralmuch as And the Criminal shallanfreer,
he putteth his full trust only All this I stedfastly believe in thy mercy, impute not
unto him his former fins, but 4 Then shall the Minister exa- strengthen hin with thy bles
mine whether he repent bim sed Spirit ; and when thou art truly of bis fins, exhorting him pleased to take him hence, to a particular Confeßion of the fake him unto thy favour : fin for which he is condemned; This we beg through thy meand upon Confession, he shall rits, O Lord, our Saviour and instruct him what satisfaction our Redeemer. Amen. ought to be made to those whom be bas offended thereby; and ( Then the Minister shall say, if he knoweth any combina Father of mercies and tions in wickedness, or any O God of all comfort; we evil practices designed against fly unto thee for succour in others, let him be admonished behalf of this thy servant, who to the utmost of his power to is now under the sentence of discover and prevent them. condemnation. The day of
After his Confesion, the Mi- his calamity is at hand, and nister Mall declare to him the he is accounted as one of pardoning mercy of God, in those who go down into the the Form which is used in the pit. Blessed Lord, rememCommunion Service.
ber thy mercies ; look upon
his infirmities ; hear the voice After which shall be said the of his complaint ; give him,
Colle&t following, we beseech thee, patience in
thine infinite goodness, and support under the terrors didit accept the conversion of which encompass him ; fet a finner on the cross ; open before his eyes the things he thine eye of mercy upon this hath done in the body, which thy servant, who defireth par- have justly provoked thee to don and forgiveness, though anger; and forasmuch as his in his latest hour he turneth continuance appeareth to be unto thee. Renew in him short amongst us, quicken yvhatsoever bath been decayed him so much the more by thy
grace and holy Spirit ; that & Then the Minister shall say, he, being converted and re
T conciled unto thee, before
HE Almighty God, who
is a most strong tower thy judgments have cut bim to all those who put their trust off from the earth, may at thje in bim; to whom all things hour of his death depart in in heaven, in earth, and under peace, and be received into the earth, do bow and obey ; thine everlasting kingdom, be now and evermore thy dethrough Jeius Christ our fence: and make thee know Lord. Amen.
and feel that there is none
other name under heaven Adding this.
given to man, in whom and Saviour of the world, through whom thou mayest
who by thy cross and receive salvation, but only precious blood hart redeemed the name of our Lord Jesus us, lave us and help us, we Christ. Amen. humbly befeech thee, O Lord. And after that fall say,
gracious Minister, mercy and protection Shall say,
we commit thee: The Lord
bless thee and keep thee: The N the midst of life we are Lord make his face to shine
in death : Of whom may upon thee, and be gracious we seek for succour, but of unto thee : The Lord lift thee, O Lord, who for our his countenance upon thee,
up fins art justly displeased? Yet, O Lord God most now and evermore.
and give thee peace, both holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and moft merciful Sa At the time of Exécution,
beviour, deliver us not into the fides all, or such parts of the bitter pains of eternal death. foregoing Office as the MiniThou knowest, Lord, the
Her shall judge proper, shall secrets of our hearts : Shut
be said the Commendatory not thy merciful ears to our
Prayer for a Person at the prayers; but spare us, Lord point of Departure, as it is most holy, O God most inigh
in the Visitation of the Sick. ty, O holy and merciful Savi- The Colleet for the Communion our, thou most worthy Judge
Service. eternal, suffer us not, at our
4 I ben tbe Miniker
, Banding, Unterey God
haft. Licur, for any pains of O God, who declareft thy
death to fall from thee.
in showing mercy and pity ;