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up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is fin, and the strength of fin is the law. But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. Then shall they go to the grave, the Priest and Dea
con walking before the Corps; who as they go along, Shall say or fing, T Saw a great white throne, and him that fat on it,
from whose face the earth and the heaven fed away, and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened : and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades delivered up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every man according to their works. Rev. 20. 11, 12, 13. When they are come to the grave, while the Corps is
made ready to be laid into the earth, the Priest
Mall say, M AN that is born of a woman, hath but a short
M time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower, he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay. - In the midst of life we are in death: of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased ?
Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, and thou O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death. 'Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears to our prayers : but spare us, O Lord most holy, O God most mighty; and thou O holy and merciful Saviour, the most worthy judge eternal, luffer us not at our last hour for any pains of death to fall from our hope in thee.
Then the Priest casting earth upon the Corps, shall say,
and thy body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, duft to dust, in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change our vile body, that it may be like unto his glorious body, according to the mighty working, whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.
Then fall the Priest and Deacon say or fing,
From henceforth, blessed are the dead who die in the Lord: even so faith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours. Rev. 14. 13.
Then shall the Deacon Say,
Then shall the Priest and People say the Lord's prayer. OUR Father, who art in heaven ; Hallowed be U thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from the evil one. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Pr. Enter not into judgment with thy servant, O Lord;
Answ. For in thy fight shall no man living be justified.
Pr. Deliver his soul, O Lord,
Then mall the Deacon say, T ET us pray for this our brother departed in the u faith of Christ; that God, the lover of mankind, who hath taken bis soul out of this world,
* This is not to be 1 * would forgive him all his fins voaused for such children luntary and involuntary, and] of his as the priest in his dif- great mercy would graciously place cretion shall think were not capable of commit- him in the region of the just, who ting actualsin. rest in the bosom of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, with all those who have pleased him and
done his will from the beginning of the world, in the place whence sorrow, grief, and lamentation are banished away. Let us commend our felves and one another to the Eternal God through the Word who was in the beginning.
Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear uś, good Lord. Then the Priest shall say the three following prayers.
Thou, who art by nature immortal and everv lasting, from whom every thing mortal and immortal deriveth it's Being; who madeft thy rational creature Man the inhabitant of the world mortal in his conftitution, but didst promise him a resurrection to eternal life; who didit not suffer Enoch ånd Elias to undergo the sentence of death: O God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, who art the God of men, not as they are dead, but as they are living; because the souls of all live unto thee, and the spirits of the righteous whom no torment shall touch in any degree, are in thy hand, all who are sanctified being under thy peculiar custody: Do thou now look down upon this thy servant, whom thou haft taken out of this world, and removed to another state, [* and pardon all his tranf- * This is not to be gressions voluntary and involuntary;] used for such children, give thy holy angels charge over cretion thall think were
as the Priest in his difbim, and place him in the region of not capable of committhe Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, ting actual fin. and all who have pleased thee from the beginning of the world; the region, in which there is no sorrow, grief, or trouble, but which is a calm and quiet place of peace to the godly, and an haven of rest to the just, who therein behold the glory of thy Christ; through
whom to Thee in the Holy Ghost, be glory, honour, and worship, thanksgiving, and adoration, now, henceforth, and for evermore. Amen.
0 Merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, V who is the resurrection and the life, in whom whosoever believeth shall live though he die, and whosoever liveth and believeth in him shall not die eternally; who hath also taught us by his holy apoftle Saint Paul, not to be sorry as men without hope, for them that neep in him: We give thee heatty thanks for that it hath pleased thee to deliver this our brother out of the mileries of this finful world ; meekly beseeching thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of fin to the life of righteousness, that when we shall depart out of this life, we may rest in Chrift, as our hope is this our brother doth: And we humbly pray thee, that it may please thee of thy gracious goodness shortly to accomplish the number of thine elect, and to hasten thy kingdom, that at the general resurrection at the last day, both we and this our brother departed receiving our bodies again to glory then made pure and incorruptible, and rising again in thy most gracious favour, may be found acceptable in thy fight, and with all those who are of the mystical body of thy Son, may all together be set on his right hand, and hear that his most joyful voice; Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.