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But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning in due time to the Curate, or for lack of company to receive with him, or by any other just impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of
Christ's Body and Blood; the Curate shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and stedfastly believe that Jesus Christ hath suffered death upon the cross for him, and shed his Blood for his redemp tion ; earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving him hearty thanks therefore ; he doth eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to his soul's health, although he do not
receive the Sacrament with his mouth. When the sick Person is visited, and receiveth the Holy Communion all at one time, then the Priest, for more
erpedition, shall cut off the Form of the Visitation at the Psalm [In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, &c.]
and go straight to the Communion. In the time of the Plague, Sweat, or such other like contagious times of sickness or diseases, when none of the
Parish or Neighbours can be gotten to communicate with the Sick in their houses, for fear of the infection ; upon special request of the diseased, the Minister may only communicate with him.
THE ORDER FOR
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD. HERE is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any that die unbaptized, or excommunicate, or have laid violent hands
themselves. The Priests and Clerks meeting the Corpse at the entrance of the Church-yard, and
going before it, either into the Church, or towards the Grave, shall say, or sing, I
Name of the Lord. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job AM the resurrection and the life,
i. 21. saith the Lord : he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he
After they are come into the Church, shall live: and whosoever liveth and believeth
be read the 39th and 90th Psalms, or in me, shall never die. John xi. 25,
one of them. 26.
Then shall follow the Lesson, taken out of
the fifteenth Chapter of the former I know that my Redeemer liveth, and
Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. that he shall stand at the latter day the earth. And though after my
1 Cor. xv. 20. upon skin, worms destroy this body; yet in Now (a) is Christ risen from the my flesh shall I see God: whom. I dead, and become the first-fruits of shall see for myself, and mine eyes
them that slept. 21. For since by man shall behold, and not another. Job
came death, by man came also the xix. 25, 26, 27.
resurrection of the dead. 22. For as in
Adam all die, even so in Christ shall We
E brought nothing into this world, all be made alive. 23. But every man and it is certain we can carry nothing in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; out. The Lord gave, and the Lord afterward (6) they_that are Christ's at hath taken away ; blessed be the his coming. 24. Then cometh the end,
(a) v. 20. “ Now, &c." St. Paul had had an expectation that before the genebeen noticing the objection, “ that there ration of men then living should be gone, " is no resurrection of the dead;" and at the time so often referred to, as “the had observed, “ that if the dead rise not, “coming," or “ day of the Lord,” they " then had not Christ risen ;” and here should receive some signal mark of glory, he asserts triumphantly that Christ is risen, the final judgment should take place, and and concludes from thence, that the dead the world should end. According to shall also rise.
Matt. xxiv. 3. our Saviour was asked (6) v. 23, 24.“ Afterwards they that are “ what should be the sign of his coming, “ Christ's at his coming : then cometh the “ and of the end” (as we translate it) “ end, &c.” There are many passages
of the world;" and in his answer he which seem to import that the Apostles says, among other
says, among other things, “ this Gospel
when he shall have delivered up the he must reign, till (c) he hath put all kingdom to God, even the Father; enemies under his feet.
. 26. The last when he shall have put down all rule enemy that shall be destroyed is death. and all authority and power.
27. For he (d) hath put all things
St. Paul says,
“ of the kingdom shall be preached in ment were then at hand. In 1 Pet. i. 19. “ all the world for a witness unto all he exhorts them to “gird up the loins of “ nations, and then shall the end come, “ their mind,” (that is to have their minds “ Matt. xxiy. 14." and after other charac- in a proper state) and to be sober, and teristics which clearly looked forward to hope to the end. In v. 51. infra, St. Paul the time of the destruction of Jerusalem, says, we shall not all sleep, but we shall he “ verily, I say unto you, this “all be changed; in a moment, in the “ generation shall not pass till all these “ twinkling of an eye, at the last trump,
things be fulfilled.” What we trans- (for the trumpet shall sound) and the late " the world,” might perhaps mean “ dead shall be raised incorruptible, and " that
age of the world," the time when we shall be changed." And Philipp. iii. 21. the Jewish establishment should be over
we look for the Saviour, the thrown, and Christ's kingdom be con- “ Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change sidered as commencing, but the disci- our vile body that it may be fashioned ples might mistake its meaning, and might “ like unto his glorious body.” So 1 John suppose that “ the end of all the peo- iii. 2. ante, 73. Other passages will occur “ple upon earth" was really the thing upon further pursuing the point, and this intended. St. Peter says, 1 Pet. iv. 7. mistake of the Apostles, (if they really “ The end of all things is at hand." In were mistaken, and if the effect of these 2 Pet. iii. 10. he says, “ The day of the passages is not misapprehended,) so far ” Lord will ome as a thief in the night : from disparaging their writings, appears “ in which the heavens shall pass away to furnish very strong, (not to say irre“ with a great noise, and the elements sistible,) critical evidence, that those in u shall melt with fervent heat, the earth which the mistake occurs were written “ also, and the works that are therein before the destruction of Jerusalem, that “ shall be burnt up." In 1 Thess. iv. 15. is, in less than 40 years after the cruciSt. Paul says, “ This we say unto you fixion; and this is a point of no incon“ by the word of the Lord, that we siderable importance. Our Saviour had “ which are alive and remain unto the said, (Matt. xxiv. 36.) “ of that day and
coming of the Lord, shall not pre- “ hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels “ vent,” (i. e. come before,) " them which “ of heaven, but my Father only.” So
are asleep," (i. e. the dead,) for the that it might be part of the plan of Pro“ Lord himself shall descend from heaven vidence that as to the period and particulars “ with a shout, with the voice of the of that day, even the Apostles should be “ archangel, and with the trump of God, left to conjecture only; and if these epis“ and the dead in Christ shall rise first. tles had not been written until after the “ Then we which are alive, and remain, event, this mistake in them could not “ shall be caught up together with them in have occurred. See ante, 73. note on “ the clouds to meet the Lord in the air : 1 John iii. 2. Tillotson's ? 29th Serm. and " and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” Whitby, note on Matt. xxiv, 3. Mr. In 2 Tim. iv. 1. St Paul adds to the
“ it was a received opinion mention of Jesus Christ, “who shall “ amongst the Jews, that when the Mes“ judge the quick and the dead at his “siah came, the just should rise, and live “ appearing, and his kingdom ;” and " with him for ever. Locke's 2d Vindi. in the same chapter, v. 18. he says,
“ cation, 298." “ Lord shall deliver me from every evil
Till, &c. This may allude work, and will preserve me unto his to the passage in the prophetic Psalm cx. “ heavenly kingdom," as if he expected 1. “ The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit that kingdom before he himself should “thou on my right hand, until I make die. In 1 Pet. iv. 5. he speaks of them “ thine enemies thy footstool ;" or to Ps. whom he addresses as persons “who shall viii. 27. “ Thou hast put all things in “ give account to him that is ready to judge “ subjection under his feet." "! the quick and the dead," as if the judg- (d) v. 27. “ He," i. e.“ God."
(c) v. 25. “
under his (e) feet. But when he saith, sowest is not quickened, except it die: “ All things are put under him,” it 37. and that which thou sowest, thou is manifest that he is excepted, which sowest not that body that shall be, did put all things under him. 28. And but bare (m) grain, it may chance of when all things shall be subdued unto wheat, or of some other grain : 38. but him, then shall the Son also himself God giveth it a body as it hath pleased be subject unto him that put all things him, and to every seed his own body. under him, that God may be all in 39. All flesh is not the same flesh : all. 29. Else what shall they do which but there is one kind of flesh of men, are baptized for the dead (f), if the another flesh of beasts, another of dead rise not at all? Why are they then fishes, and another of birds. 40. There baptized for the dead ? 30. and why are also celestial bodies, and bodies terstand we in jeopardy (g) every hour? restrial; but the glory of the celestial 31. I protest by your (h) rejoicing which is one, and the glory of the terrestrial I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die is another. 41. There is one glory of daily. 32. If after the manner of men the sun, and another glory of the moon, I have fought (c) with beasts at Ephesus, and another glory of the stars : for what advantageth it me, if the dead rise one star differeth from another star in not? “ Let us eat (k) and drink; for glory. 42. So also (n) is the resur“ to-morrow
33. Be not rection of the dead. It is sown in deceived (l): evil communications cor- corruption; it is raised in incorruption; rupt good manners. 34. Awake to 43. it is sown in dishonour; it is raised righteousness, and sin not; for some in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is have not the knowledge of God: I raised in power: 44. it is sown a natural speak this to your shame. 35. But (0) body; it is raised a spiritual body. some man will
How the dead There is a natural body, and there is a raised up? and with what body do they spiritual body. 45. And so it is come ? 36. Thou fool, that which thou written, “ The first (p) man Adam was (e) “ His," i. e. “ Christ's.”
(l) v. 33. “ Be not deceived, &c." (f) v.29. “ For the dead," i. e. (proba- Checking the thought in verse 32. bly) “ for Jesus Christ, in his Name," for (m) v. 37. “ Bare," i. e. (probably) if the dead rise not, then, according to “ without any body." v. 13. 16. Christ is not risen, he is still (n) v. 42. “ So also, &c.' i. e.“ in the redead. See Rom. vi. 3. ante, 191.
“surrection the body shall be celestial, dif(g) v. 30." In jeopardy," i. e." subject fering in kind and in glory from the ter“to persecution, &c.”
Should we be so “ restrial body; the one, the earthly, being mad as to expose ourselves as we do, had “ corruptible, dishonourable, weak, and we not the fullest conviction of Christ's “ subject to the infirmities of human naresurrection ? Though St. Paul was not “ ture; the other, the heavenly one, incorconverted until after our Saviour's ascen- “ruptible, honourable, glorious, powerful, sion, yet what passed upon his own con.
« and free from all human imperfections. version, and the miraculous power he (o) v. 44. For “ natural," the reading received, left him no room for doubt! should probably be “ animal.” Yuxunov,
(h) v. 31. For“ your,” some read “our," not quoinoy, “man in his animal state here which depends upon the change of a single letter ; but whether it were his rejoicing or (p) v. 45. “ The first, &c.” This refers theirs, he protests thereby, that he is daily to Gen. ii. 7. “ The Lord God formed in a situation equal to or as bad as death. “ man of the dust of the ground, and
(1) v. 32. “ Fought, &c.” This proba- 66 breathed into his nostrils the breath of bly alludes to something which had hap- “ life ; and man became a living soul.” pened to him at Ephesus.
The present translation does not perhaps (k) “Let us eat, &c." If it be true shew so clearly as might be the contrast that the dead rise not, then might we St. Paul intends. The meaning seems to follow this advice, attend to present grati- be this ; “ The first Adam was made" fication, the gratification of the body, and (as we read of him in Genesis) “ a living disregard futurity. He alludes to Isaiah • soul,” si. e. with the breath of life in hintxxii. 13.
“made a living soul,” the last Adam brought to pass the saying that is was made a quickening spirit. 46. How-written, “Death is swallowed up in vicbeit, that was not first (9) which is tory (z).” 55. O death where is thy spiritual, but that which is natural; and sting? O grave where is thy victory (a)? afterward that which is spiritual. 56. The sting of death is sin, and the 47. The first man (r) is of the earth, strength ot' sin is the law (6). 57. But earthy; the second man (r) is the thanks be to God, which giveth us the Lord (s) from heaven. 48. As (t) is victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. the earthy, such are they that are 58. Therefore my beloved brethren, be earthy: and as (t) is the heavenly, ye stedfast, unmoveable, always aboundsuch are they also that are heavenly. ing in the work of the Lord, forasmuch 49. And as we have borne the image of as ye know that your labour is not in the earthy (u), we shall also bear the vain in the Lord. image of the heavenly. (u) 50. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and When they come to the Grave, while the blood (x) cannot inherit the kingdom
Corpse is made ready to be laid into the of God; neither doth corruption in
earth, the Priest shall say, or the Priest
and Clerks shall sing : herit incorruption. 51. Behold, I shew you a mystery.
We shall not all Man that is born of a woman, hath sleep (y), but we shall all be changed, but a short time to live, and is full of 52. in a moment, in the twinkling of misery. He cometh up, and is cut an eye, at the last trump: for the trum- down like a flower ; he fleeth as it were pet shall sound, and the dead shall be a shadow, and never continueth in one raised incorruptible, and we shall be ştay. changed. 53. For this corruptible must In the midst of life we are in death : put on incorruption, and this mortal of whom may we seek for succour, must put on immortality. 54. So when but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins this corruptible shall have put on incor- art justly displeased ? ruption, and this mortal shall have Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord put on immortality ; then shall be most mighty, O holy and most merci
self, but nothing more, “but the last
to grant life to others.
(9) v. 46. “ Not first, &c." “ As Adam, "who had nothing beyond the natural or “ animal state of man, was before Christ,
so man must first be in a natural or “ animal state; his spiritual state is to “ follow."
(r) v.47.“ The first man," i.e.“ Adam ;" " the second man," i. e.“ Jesus Christ."
(s) “ The Lord from heaven." Does not this import his pre-existence and divinity ? 'O Kúpos 25 epavê with the article: properly, " the Lord out of heaven."
(t) v. 48. “ As, &c.”i. e.“ as was Adam,
so is man on earth ; as was Christ, so « shall man be in heaven."
(u) v. 49.“ The earthy," i. e.“ Adam ;" " the heavenly," i. e." Jesus Christ."
(x) v. 50.“ Flesh and blood," i. e. “ bodies in their natural state." See the queries in verse 53.
(y) v. 51.“ Not all sleep." See note on erse 24.
(z) v. 54. “In victory,” or “ for ever." This is from Is. xxv. 8. where, in looking forward to the times of Christ's kingdom, is this passage,
“ He will swallow up “ death in victory," (or, for ever) " and “ the Lord God will wipe away tears from “ off all faces, and the rebuke of “ his people shall he take away from off " all the earth ; for the Lord hath spoken
(a) v. 55. This verse, with a very small alteration, is from the Septuagint translation of Hos. xiii. 14. The passage there is, “ O death, where is thy punishment? “O grave, where is thy sting?" si δίκη σε θάνατε; π 7ο κένθρον σε, άδη; and the Greek here is, tre, fával, 7a op, så σε, άδη, 7ο νίκος;
(6) v. 56. “ The law." For, according to Rom. iii. 20. “ By the law is the know. “ ledge of sin;" and Rom. iv. 15. "where no law is, there is no transgression."
ful Saviour, deliver us not into the the faithful, after they are delivered bitter pains of eternal death.
from the burden of the flesh, are in Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of joy and felicity; We give thee hearty our hearts ; shut not thy merciful thanks, for that it hath pleased thee to ears to our prayers; but spare us, deliver this our brother out of the mi
Lord most holy, o God most mighty, series of this sinful world; beseeching : O holy and merciful Saviour, thou thee, that it may please thee of thy
most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us gracious goodness, shortly to accomnot at our last hour for any pains of plish the number of thine elect, and to death to fall from thee,
hasten thy kingdom: that we, with all
those that are departed in the true faith Then while the earth shall be cast upon the of thy holy name, may have our perBody, by some standing by, the Priest | fect consummation and bliss, both in
body and soul, in thy eternal and everORASMUCH as it hath pleased Al- lasting glory, through Jesus Christ our m.ghty God of his great mercy to take
Lord. Amen. unto himself the soul of our dear
The Collect. brother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground ; earth O MERCIFUL God, the Father of our to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust ; Lord Jesus Christ, who is (d) the rein sure and certain hope of the resur- surrection and the life, in whom whorection to eternal life, through our
soever believeth shall live, though he Lord Jesus Christ; who (c) shall change die; and whosoever liveth and believeth our vile body, that it may be like unto
in him shall not die eternally; who also his glorious body, according to the hath taught us, by his holy Apostle mighty working, whereby he is able to Saint Paul, not to be sorry, as men subdue all things to himself.
without hope, for them that sleep in
him; We meekly beseech thee, O Then shall be said, or sung,
Father, to raise us from the death of HEARD a voice from heaven, saying sin unto the life of righteousness; that
when we shall depart this life, we may “ Write, From henceforth 6 blessed are the dead which die in the
rest in thee, as our hope is this our
brother doth; and that at the general " Lord :” even so saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours. Rev.
resurrection in the last day, we may
be xiv, 13.
found acceptable in thy sight, and re
ceive that blessing, which thy wellThen shall the Priest say,
beloved Son shall then pronounce to
all that love and fear thee, saying, Lord, have mercy upon us.
Come (e), ye blessed children of my Christ, have mercy upon us.
Father, receive the kingdom prepared Lord, have mercy upon us.
for you from the beginning of the The Lord's Prayer.
world : Grant this, we beseech thee,
O merciful Father, through Jesus Our Father, &c. to – But deliver us Christ our Mediator and Redeemer. from evil. Amen.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, Almighty God, with whom do live and the love of God, and the fellowthe spirits of them that depart hence in ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all the Lord, and with whom the souls of evermore. Amen.
(c) “ Who, &c." Phillip. iji. 21.
(d) “ The resurrection, &c." John xi. 25. (c) “Come, &c.” Matt. xxv. 34.