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" And we most humbly beseech thee of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all them who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. And we also bless thy holy Name, for all thy servants departed this life... "
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Book of Common Worship, 1946

Office of General Assembly - 1978 - 408 pages
...A LMIGHTY God, with whom do rest the spirits •*- of just men made perfect: We bless and praise Thy holy name for all Thy servants departed this life in Thy faith and fear; and especially for those most dear to us who have fallen asleep in Jesus. And we beseech Thee to give...
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Doxology: A Systematic Theology

Geoffrey Wainwright - 1984 - 624 pages
...militant ends by opening up the eschatological prospect of communion with the saints in the kingdom: 'And we also bless thy holy name for all thy servants...beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good example that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom'. In the Wesleyan experience, the...
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Commentary on the American Prayer Book

Marion J. Hatchett - 1995 - 688 pages
...1559. This was ordered to be "used before sermons" in a slightly revised form by Canon 55 of 1604: And we also bless thy holy Name for all thy servants...follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom. The American Book of 1892 adopted a prayer which is a Scottish...
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From Controversy to Co-Existence: Evangelicals in the Church of England 1914 ...

Randle Manwaring - 2002 - 240 pages
...the dead' had been softened in evangelical ears by: 'And we commend to thy gracious keeping, O Lord, all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear, beseeching thee, according to thy promises, to grant them refreshment, light and peace.' In the Alternative Services...
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Worship with One Accord: Where Liturgy and Ecumenism Embrace

Geoffrey Wainwright - 1997 - 288 pages
...places. It can pray for "the whole state of Christ's church militant here in earth" and also bless God's name for "all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear" (to speak with the Book of Common Prayer). Opportunity may also arise for a congregation to diversify...
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The Establishment of Modern English Prose in the Reformation and the ...

Ian Robinson - 1998 - 218 pages
...take the section of the Prayer for the Church Militant added to the Book of Common Prayer in 1662: And we also bless thy holy Name for all thy servants...follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom: Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator...
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Between Memory and Hope: Readings on the Liturgical Year

John Francis Baldovin - 2000 - 454 pages
...Liturgy."1^ The 1662 "Prayer for the Whole State of Christ's Church" had added a phrase blessing God for "all thy servants departed this life in thy faith...to give us grace so to follow their good examples." So, by such narrow wedges, a case could be made that some form of remembering the saints might be permissible...
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A Companion to Jane Austen Studies

Laura C. Lambdin, Robert T. Lambdin - 2000 - 315 pages
...resembles the language and sentiments of the Prayer for the Whole State of Christ's Church Militant: "And we also bless thy Holy name, for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear." Prayer 3, which begins with the affirmation, "Father of Heaven! whose goodness has brought us in safety...
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Discussions and Arguments on Various Subjects

John Henry Newman - 2004 - 490 pages
...the 'Communion Service' of The Book of Common Prayer. The conclusion reads: 'And we also bless the holy Name for all thy servants departed this life...follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom'. Charles Wheatley remarked, 'though the direct petition for the...
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The Last Things: Resurrection, Judgment, Glory

Donald G. Bloesch - 2004 - 336 pages
...departed. In the words of one of the officially sanctioned prayers: "We also bless Thy holy name for Thy servants departed this life in Thy faith and fear; beseeching Thee to grant them continual growth in Thy love and service."35 Another prayer contains the plea "Grant them...
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