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OST thou promise to love him, honour him, cherish and obey him, in joy and in sorrow,

in health and in sickness, in prosperity and in adversity ? Wilt thou be faithful to him in all things as becometh a good wife, and never forsake him so long as ye

both do live?

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HAT pledge dost thou give that thou wilt per

form these thy vows ?

The man shows the ring.

To the woman:


OST thou receive this ring in token of the same

on thy part ? Then the man (the Minister guiding his hand) shall place the ring on the fourth

finger of her left hand.

Then the Minister shall say :

Let us pray.

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GOD, our heavenly Father, Thou hast heard

these promises of Thy servant and handmaid to each other : Mercifully condescend to unite their hearts and lives by all the grace and true affection of a happy marriage. May their love never know change, or doubt, or decay. Replenish them with Thy Holy Spirit, that they may piously live together according to Thy divine will. May they be blessed in each other, and both in the knowledge of Christ Thy Son, and may they at last enter Thy blessed Kingdom : Through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. AMEN.

Then the Minister, taking their clasped hands between his, shall say:


W in the Name of God, Father, Son, and Holy

Ghost, whose servant I am, I pronounce you husband and wife.

The Lord bless you, and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.

The Lord lift


His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Then, still holding their hands, the Minister shall say to the company of wit



HAT therefore God hath joined together, let not

man put asunder.

"Let the Minister keep a proper register for the names of all persons whom he marries, and of the time of their marriage, for the perusal of all whom it may concern."





One or more of which may be read at discretion.


T is better to go to the house of mourning, than to

go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

Affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground. See now, saith the Lord, that I, even I am He, and there is no God with Me. I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal; neither is there any that can deliver out of My hand.

The Lord destroyeth the hope of man. The Lord prevaileth against him, and le passeth. He changeth his countenance, and sendeth him away.

It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not conHe re

sumed; because His compassions fail not. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him. For He knoweth our frame; membereth that we are dust.

Though He cause grief, yet will He have compassion according to the multitude of His mercies. For He doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children

of men.

Despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him : for whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous : nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees.

For we have not an High Priest which can not be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Leave thy fatherless children, saith the Lord; I

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