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They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; their soul melteth away because of the trouble.
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.
So when they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, he delivereth them out of their distress.
For he maketh the storm to cease, so that the waves thereof are still. 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!
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.
Collects of Thanksgiving.
MOST blessed and glorious Lord God, who art of infinite goodness and mercy; We, thy poor creatures, whom thou hast made and preserved, holding our souls in life, and now rescuing us out of the jaws 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.
O MOST mighty and gracious good God, thy mercy is over all thy works,
but in special manner hath been extended towards us, whom thou hast so powerfully and wonderfully defended. Thou hast showed us terrible 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 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 beseech thee, this thy goodness to us; that we, whom thou hast saved, may serve thee in 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. 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 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.
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 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; even the Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.
He is our God, even the God 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.
A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after Victory.
F the Lord had not been on our side, now may we say; if the Lord himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us; They had swallowed us up quick, when they were so wrathfully displeased at us.
Yea, the waters had drowned us, and the stream had gone over our soul; the deep waters of the proud had gone over our soul.
But praised be the Lord, who hath not given us over as a prey unto them.
The Lord hath wrought a mighty salvation for us.
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 favour unto us.
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.
After this Hymn may be said the Te Deum.
Then this Collect.
ALMIGHTY God, the Sovereign Commander of all the world, in whose hand is power and might, which none is able to withstand; Webless 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 country, and, as much as in us lieth, to the good of all mankind. And, we beseech thee, give us such a sense of this great mercy, as may engage us to a true thankfulness, such as may 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 honour, world without end. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii. 14.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all 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 glo rious body, according to the mighty working whereby he is ab.e to subdue all things unto 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 ezme let us sing, &c., shall be read the 130th Psalm: and the Minister shall insert, after the Col. lect 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, fc.
¶ And when notice is given to the Minister, that a Prisoner is confined for some great or capitai crime, he shall visit him; and when he cometh into the place where the Prisoner is, he shall say, kneeling down,
not, Lord, our iniquities, nor the iniquities of our fore
fathers; neither take thou vengeance of our sins: spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever. Answer. Spare us, good Lord.
Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
UR Father, who art in heaven, &c.
Minister. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us;
Answer. And grant us thy salvation.
Answer. For thine indignation lieth hard upon us.
Minister. O Lord, hear our prayer;
Answer. And let the sighing of the prisoners come before thee.
RANT, 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.
GOD, who sparest when we deserve punishment, and in thy wrath rememberest mercy; We humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness to comfort and succour 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 confidence in thee, nor place it any where but in thee. Relieve the distressed, protect the innocent, and awaken the guilty: and forasmuch as thou alone bringest light out of darkness, and good out of evil, grant that
the pains and punishments which these thy servants endure, through their bodily confinement, may tend to setting free their souls from the chains of sin; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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, fc., 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. EARLY beloved, know this, that Almighty God, whose never-failing
providence governeth all things both in heaven and earth, hath so wisely and mercifully ordered the course of this world, that his judgments 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 endeavour 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 neighbours ; then to reconcile yourself to them, being ready to make restitution 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 of your offences at God's hand. And to this true repentance and change of mind you must add a lively and steadfast faith, and dependence upon the merits of the death of Christ, with an entire resignation of yourself to the will of God. Except 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.
We exhort you therefore in the name of God, and of his dear Son Jesus Christ our Saviour, and as you tender your own salvation, to take good heed of these things in time, while the day of salvation lasteth; for the night cometh, when no man can work. While you have the light, believe in the light, and 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