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A lumin of Praise and 'Thanksgiving hier a dangerous Tempest,
COME, let us give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and

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;

the beginning, now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

2 Cor. xii. THE grace

of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the


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A Psulm or Hymn of Praise und Thanksgiving after Victory. F the Lord had not been on our side, now may we say : if the Lord

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They had swallowed us up quick : when they were so wrathfully displeased at us.

1662 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 gat 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 sung' the Te Deubi.

Then this Collect. O in

whose hand is power and might, which none is able to withstand ; We bless 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 Sovereign, 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.

Cor. xiii. HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the

fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.


The Office in the common Prayjen-book may be used ; only instead of these words [We

therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, &c.] suy,
E therefore commit his body to the Deep, to be turned into cor-

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 glorious body, according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.

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| The Form and Manner of making and consecrating of Archbishops, Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. M.D.XLIX. [1549 G.]




T reading holy Scripture and ancient reading holy Scripture, and ancient Authors, that from the Apostles' time Authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these orders of ministers there hath been these orders of Ministers in Christ's Church, Bishops, Priests, in Christ's Church ; Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Which offices were ever- and Deacons : which offices were evermore had in such reverend estima- more had in such reverent estimation, tion, that no man might presume to that no man by his own private authoexecute any of them, except he were rity might presume to execute any of first called, tried, examined, and known them, except he were first called, tried, to have such qualities as are requisite examined, and known to have such for the same; and also by public prayer, qualities, as were requisite for the same. with imposition of hands, were ap- And also by public prayer, with impoproved and admitted thereunto by law- sition of hands, approved and admitted ful authority. And therefore, the thereunto And therefore to the intent intent that these orders may be con- these orders should be continued, and tinued, and reverently used and esteemed reverently used and esteemed in this in the Church of England; No man Church of England; it is requisite that shall be accounted or taken to be a no man(not being at this present Bishop, lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon in the Priest, nor Deacon) shall execute any Church of England, or suffered to ex- of them, except he be called, tried, ecute any of the said Functions, except examined, and admitted, according to he be called, tried, examined, and ad- the form hereafter following. mitted thereunto, according to the Form hereafter following, or hath had formerly Episcopal Consecration, or Ordination.

And none shall be admitted a Dea- And none shall be admitted a Deacon, except he be Twenty-three years con, except he be xxi. years of age at of age, unless he have a Faculty. And the least. And every man which is to every man which is to be admitted a be admitted a Priest, shall be full xxiiii. Priest, shall be full four and twenty years old. And every man which is years old. And every man which is to to be consecrated a Bishop, shall be be ordained or consecrated Bishop, fully thirty years of age. shall be fully thirty years of age,

And the Bishop knowing either by And the Bishop knowing either by himself, or by sufficient testimony, any himself, or by sufficient testimony, any person to be a man of virtuous conver- person to be a man of virtuous conversation, and without crime, and after sation, and without crime, and after examination and trial, finding him examination and trial, finding him learned in the Latin Tongue, and suffi- learned in the Latin tongue, and sufficiently instructed in holy Scripture, ciently instructed in holy Scripture, may at the times appointed in the may upon a Sunday or HolyCanon, or else on urgent occasion, day, in the face of the Church upon some other Sunday or Holy

admit him a Deacon, in day, in the face of the Church

such manner and admit him a Deacon, in

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Making of Deacons.

Ordering of Deacons. If hen the day appointed by the Bishop is First, when the day appointed by the

come, after Morning Prayer is ended, Bishop is come, there shall be an exhor there shall be a Sermon or Exhortation, tation declaring the duty and office of declaring the Duty and Office of such such as come to be admitted Ministers, as come to be admitted Deacons ; how how necessary such Orders are in the muressary that order is in the Church of Church of Christ, and also how the peoChrist ; and also, how the people ought ple ought to esteem them in their cocato esteem them in their office.


First the Arch-deucon or his Deputy shull | After the crhortation ended, the Arch

present unto the Bishop ( sitting in his deacon or his Deputy shull present such chair, near to the holy Table ) such as as come to the Bishop to be admitted, desire to be ordained Deacons ; (each saying these words. of them being decently habitu i saying these words, EVEREND Father in God, I present unto you


persons present to be admitted Deacons.

The Bishop, VAKE heed that the persons, whom ye present unto us, be apt and

, ministry duly, to the honour of God, ?and the edifying of his Church.

The Arch-deacon shall answer, HAVE enquired of them, and also examined them, and think them so to be.



Then the Bishop shull suy unto the people. And then the Bishop shall say unto the

people. RETHREN, if there be any of you who knoweth any impediment, or

notable crime, in any of these persons presented to be ordered Deacons, for the which he ought not to be admitted to that office, let him come forth in the Name of God, and shew what the crime or impediment is. And if any great crime or impediment be objected, the bishop shall surcease from

Ordering that person, until such time as the party accused 4 shall be found cleur of that crime. Then the Bishop, (commending such as shall be found meet to be Ordered, to the prayers of the Congregation) shall with

prayers of the Congregation ) with the the Clergy and people present, sing or Clerks and people present, shull say or say the Litany, with the Prayers, as sing the Litany 5 as followeth with the followeth.


to the Bishop: Every one of them, that are presented, having upon him a plain Alb, and the Archdeacon or his deputy shall say these words. [1549 G.]

and edifying [1552] [1549 G.]°3 to the same, let him, (1552] [1549 G.] * shall try himself clear of that crime (1552] 1549 G.] s as followeth. [1549 G.]

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