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so bless thee : that thou shalt see now, and ever shall be : world Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life without end. Amen. long;

I The Psalm ended, and the Man and the Woman Yea, that thou shalt see thy chil

kneeling before the Lord's Table, the Priest stand

ing at the Table, and turning his face towards them, dren's children : and peace upon shall say, Ifrael.

Lord, have mercy upon us. Glory be to the Father, and to Answer, Christ, have mercy upthe Son : and to the Holy Ghoft; on us.

As it was in the beginning, is Minister. Lord, have mercy upnow, and ever shall be : world on us. without end. Amen.

OUR Father, which art in heaOr this Psalm.

U ven, Hallowed be thy Name. Deus mifereatur. Pfal. lxvii. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be N OD be merciful unto us, and done in earth, As it is in heaven.

U bless us : and shew us the Give us this day our daily bread. light of his countenance, and be And forgive us our trespaffes, As merciful unto us.

we forgive them that trespass aThat thy way may be known gainst us. And lead us not into upon earth : thy saving health a temptation ; But deliver us from mong all nations.

evil. Amen. Let the people praise thee, O Minifter. O Lord, fave thy fer. God : yea, let all the people praise | vant, and thy handmaid; thee.

Answer. Who put their trust in O let the nations rejoice and be thee. glad : for thou shalt judge the folk Minifter. O Lord, send them righteously, and govern the nations help from thy holy place; upon earth.

Answer. And evermore defend Let the people praise thee, O them. God : yea, let all the people praise Minister. Be unto them a tower thee.

of strength, Then shall the earth bring forth Answer. From the face of their her increase : and God, even our enemy. own God, shall give us his blessing. | Minist. O Lord, hear our prayer.

God shall bless us : and all the Answer. And let our cry come ends of the world shall fear him. I unto thee. Glory be to the Father, and to

Minister. the Son : and to the Holy Ghoft; God of Abraham, God of Ifaac, As it was in the beginning, is 1 O God of Jacob, bless these thy

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fervants, and fow the feed of eter- / that it should never be lawful to nal life in their hearts; that what- put asunder those whom thou by soever in thy holy Word they shall Matrimony hadft made one: O God, profitably learn, they may in deed who haft confecrated the state of fulfil the fame. Look, O Lord, Matrimony to such an excellent mercifully upon them from hea- mystery, that in it is signified and ven, and bless them. And as thou represented the spiritual marriage didft send thy blessing upon Abra- | and unity betwixt Christ and his ham and Sarah, to their great com Church ; Look mercifully upon fort, fo vouchsafe to send thy bleff- these thy servants, that both this ing upon these thy servants; that man may love his wife, according they obeying thy will, and alway to thy Word, (as Christ did love being in safety under thy protec- | his fpouse the Church, who gave tion, may abide in thy love unto himself for it, loving and cherish. their lives' end ; through. Jesus ing it even as his own flesh,) and Christ our Lord. Amen." | also that this woman may be lov9 This Prayer next following shall be omitted, where ing and amiable, faithful and obethe Woman is past child-bearing.

dient to her husband; and in all n Merciful Lord, and heavenly quietness, fobriety, and peace, be

Father, by whose gracious gift a follower of holy and godly mamankind is increased; We beseech trons. O Lord, bless them both, thee, assist with thy blessing these and grant them to inherit thy evertwo persons, that they may both lasting kingdom; through Jesus be fruitful in procreation of chil Christ our Lord. Amen. dren, and also live together so long

9 Then shall the Priest say, in godly love and honesty, that

ALMIGHTY God, who at the they may see their children chrif

A beginning did create our first tianly and virtuously brought up, to thy praise and honour; through

parents, Adam and Eve, and did Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

fanctify and join them together in

marriage; Pour upon you the riches God, who by thy mighty pow

of his grace, fanctify and bless you, er haft made all things of no

that ye may please him both in thing; who also (after other things

ings body and soul, and live together set in order) didst appoint, that in holy love unto your lives' end. out of man (created after thine Ami own image and fimilitude) woman should take her beginning; and,

After which, if there be no Sermon declaring the

duties of Man and Wife, the Minister shall read knitting them together, didst teach as followeth.

| Amen.

ALL ye that are married, or | thus to all men that are married ; A that intend to take the holy Husbands, love your wives, and estate of matrimony upon you, hear | be not bitter against them. what the holy Scripture doth say Hear also what Saint Peter, the as touching the duty of husbands | Apostle of Christ, who was himtowards their wives, and wives to- self a married man, faith unto them wards their husbands.

that are married ; Ye husbands, Saint Paul, in his Epistle to the dwell with your wives according Ephesians, the fifth Chapter, doth to knowledge; giving honour unto give this commandment to all mar- | the wife, as unto the weaker vefsel, ried men; Husbands, love your and as being heirs together of the wives, even as Christ also loved the grace of life, that your prayers be Church, and gave himself for it, not hindered. that he might fanctify and cleanse! Hitherto ye have heard the duty it with the washing of water, by of the husband toward the wife. the Word; that he might present | Now likewise, ye wives, hear and it to himself a glorious Church, learn your duties toward your husnot having spot, or wrinkle, or any | bands, even as it is plainly set such thing; but that it should be forth in holy Scripture. holy, and without blemish. So Saint Paul, in the aforenamed ought men to love their wives as Epistle to the Ephesians, teacheth their own bodies. He that loveth you thus; Wives, submit yourselves his wife loveth himself: for no man unto your own husbands, as unto ever yet hated his own flesh, but the Lord. For the husband is the nourisheth and cherisheth it, even head of the wife, even as Christ is as the Lord the Church: for we | the head of the Church: and he is are members of his body, of his the Saviour of the body. Thereflesh, and of his bones. For this fore as the Church is subject unto cause shall a man leave his father Christ, so let the wives be to their and mother, and shall be joined | own husbands in every thing. And unto his wife ; and they two shall again he faith, Let the wife see be one flesh. This is a great mys- | that she reverence her husband. tery; but I speak concerning Christ' And in his Epistle to the Colofand the Church. Nevertheless, let fians, Saint Paul giveth you this every one of you in particular fo short lesson; Wives, submit yourlove his wife, even as himself. felves unto your own husbands, as

Likewise the fame Saint Paul, it is fit in the Lord. writing to the Colossians, speaketh Saint Peter also doth instruct you very well, thus saying; Ye 'l which is not corruptible; even the wives, be in subjection to your ornament of a meek and quiet own husbands; that, if any obey | fpirit, which is in the fight of not the Word, they also may with God of great price. For after out the Word be won by the con- this manner in the old time the versation of the wives ; while they holy women also, who trusted in behold your chaste conversation God, adorned themselves, being coupled with fear. Whose adorn- in subjection unto their own huling, let it not be that outward | bands; even as Sarah obeyed Aadorning of plaiting the hair, and braham, calling him lord; whose of wearing of gold, or of putting daughters ye are as long as ye do on of apparel; but let it be the well, and are not afraid with any hidden man of the heart, in that amazement..

is convenient that the new-married persons should receive the holy Communion at the time

of their Marriage, or at the first opportunity after their Marriage.

THE

· THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,

COMMONLY CALLED,

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

T The Woman, at the usual time after her Delivery, shall come into the Church decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her, TORASMUCH as it hath pleaf- | Turn again then unto thy rest, T ed Almighty God of his good- O my soul : for the Lord hath reness to give you safe deliverance, warded thee. and hath preserved you in the great | And why? thou hast delivered danger of Child-birth; you shall my soul from death : mine eyes therefore give hearty thanks unto from tears, and my feet from fallGod, and say,

ing.

I will walk before the Lord : in . (? Then shall the Priest say the cxvith Psalm)

| the land of the living Dilexi quoniam.

I believed, and therefore will I I Am well pleased : that the speak; but I was fore troubled : I I Lord hath heard the voice of said in my hafte, All men are liars. my prayer;

What reward shall I give unto That he hath inclined his ear the Lord : for all the benefits that unto me : therefore will I call he hath done unto me? upon him as long as I live.

I will receive the cup of falvaThe snares of death compassed tion : and call upon the Name of me round about : and the pains the Lord. of hell gat hold upon me.

I will pay my vows now in the I found trouble and heaviness, presence of all his people : in the and I called upon the Name of courts of the Lord's house, even the Lord : 0 Lord, I beseech thee, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. deliver my soul,

Praise the Lord. Gracious is the Lord, and righ-| Glory be to the Father, and to teous : yea, our God is merciful. the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

The Lord preserveth the fim- As it was in the beginning, is ple : I was in misery, and he help- now, and ever shall be : world ed me.

without end. Amen.

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