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whole Chwch and State, and all orders and degrees of men in both; from the unnatural rebellion, usurpation, and tyranny of ungodly and cruel men, and from the fad confulions and ruin thereupon enfuing. From all these, O gracious and merciful Lord God, not our merit, but thy mercy; not our foresight, but thy providence; not our owo arm, but thy right hand, and thine arm, did resa cue and deliver us. And therefore not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but onto thy Name be ascribed all honour, and glory, and praise, with most humble and hearty thanks, in all Churches of the Saints: Even so blessed be the Lord our God, who alone doeth wondrous things, and blessed be the Name of his Majesty for ever, through Jesus Christ our Lord and only Saviour. Amen. 9 In the Communion Service, immediately before the reading
of the Epistle, fhall these two ColleEts be used, insteud of the
O Almighly God, &c.
As before at Morning Prayer.
The Epiftle. St. Peter ii. 11.
pilgrims, abstain from deshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that whereas they speak against you as euil-doers, they may by your good works which they fhall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Sub, mit yourselves to every ordinance of man, for the Lord's fake: whether it be to the King, as supreme; or unto Governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punilhment of exil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may pur ta Glence the ignorance of foolih men: as #ee, and not uling your liberty for a cloak of maliciouspers, but as the servants of Gade Honour all mep. Lave the brotherhood Fear God. Honour the King.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 16.
Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou are true, and teachelt the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man : for thou regardelt not the person of men. Tell us, therefore, what thinkelt thou? Is it law. ful to give tribute unto Cæsar, or not? But Jefus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why' tempt ye me, ye hypocrites ? Shew me the tribute-money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he faith unto them, Whofe is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Cæsar's. Then faith he unto them, Render therefore unto Cæfar the things which are Cæsar's; and unto God the things that are God's. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
? Is the Ofertery fr.1!l this Sentence be read. Not every one that faith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven : but he that doeth the will of my Fatherwhich is in heaven. St. Matt. vii. 21. 162 the Prizrer (For the whole state of Christ's
Church, &..) this Colket following shall be used.
thine infinite and unspeakable goodness towards us, didit in a most extraordinary and wonderful manner disappoint and overthrow the wicked designs of those craitorous, heady, and highminded men, who, under the pretence of Religion, and thy most holy Name, had contrived, and well-nigh effected, the utter destruction of this Church and Kingdom: As we do this day most heartily and devoutly adore and magnify thy glorious Name for this chine infinite goodness already vouchsafed to us; fo do we most humbly beseech thee to continue thy grace and favour towards us, that no such dismal calamity may ever again fall upon us. Infatuate and defeat all the secret counsels of deceitful and wicked men against us. Abate their pride, assuage their malice, and confound their devices. Strengthen the hands of our gracious
Sovereign King George, and all that are put in authority under him, with judgment and justice, to cut off all such workers of iniquity, as turn religion into rebellion, and faith into faétion; that they may never again prevail against us, nor triumph in the ruin of the monarchy and thy Church among us.
Protect and defend our So. vereign Lord the King, with the whole Royal Family, from all treasons and conspiracies. Be unto him an helmet of salvation, and a strong tower of defence against the face of all his enemies : Cloihe them with shame and confusion, but upon himself and his posterity let the crown for ever flourish.' So we thy people, and the Theep of thy pasture, will give thee thanks for ever, and will always be shewing forth thy praise from generation to generation, through Jesus Christ our only Saviour and Redeemer; to whom, with thee, O Father, and the Holy Ghost, be glory in the Church throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
A Form of Prayer,
THANKSGIVING TO ALMIGHTY GOD, * To be used in all Churches and Chapels within this Realin
every Year upon the Twenty-fifth day of October, being the day on which his Majesty began his happy reign.
The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for
Mall be used, as it followeth, entirely. A form of Prayer, &c.] As the godly Christian Emperors in ancient times, so it appears that our most religious princes fince the Reformation, have always caused the days of their inauguration to be publicly celebrated by all their subjects with prayers and thanksgivings to Almighty God, And to the end that this day might be duly celebrated, that particular forms of prayer have been appointed by authority, at leaft
Morning Prayer shall begin with thefe fentences. I
cessions, and giving of Thanks, be made for all mes; for Kings, and for all that are in Authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty; for this is good and acceptable unto God our Saviour. i Tim. ii, 1, 2, 3.
If we say that we have no fin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse üs from all unrighteousness. 1 St. John i. 8, 9.
Instead of Venite, exultemus, the Hymn following fall be faid or fung; one verse by the Priest, and aroiber by the Cerk and people.
hour Goverpori how excellent is thy Name in
. Lord, what is man, that thou baft such respekt unto bim ; or the fon of man, that thou fo regardeft bim Pf. cxliv. 3.
The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his mar. vellous works : that they ought to be had in remembrance. Psalm cxi. 4. ever fince the reign of King Charles I. for that day on purpofe. It is true, after the death of that prince, this pious custom received a long and doletul interruption, which changed the day, on wlrich King Charles the Second succeeded to the crown, into a day of forrow and fafting. And indeed a great part of the duty of that day, and the devotions proper to it, were performed in the service for the twenty-ninth of May. However, upon King James Ild's Accession, the former laudable and religious practice was immediately revived; a Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving having been composed by the Bishops for this purpose, in many things agreeing with this we now ufe. But in the reign of King William the Inauguration festival was again difused: and it must be owned there was fo much the less occasion for it during his reign, as there were large additions made to the Form of Thanksgiving appointed for the Fifth of November, to commemorate his arrival, which happened on that day. However, when Queen Anne succeeded to the throne, there was freth occasion to revise the festival
. And therefore the day was again ordered to be observed, and a Form of Prayer with Thanksgiving drawn up, part of it being taken from King James's office, and part of it being composed entirely new; and is, altogether, the fame (except the firft lexon) with the present office. The names of the Royal Family having been altered as occasions required--Wheadkey.
The hymru) This is an ridgment of a much longer once in the offron down up for James II.
O that men would tberefore praise the Lord for bis goodnefs: and declare the wonders that be doetb for the children of men! Psalm cvii. 21.
Behold, O God our Defender: andluok upon the face. of thine Anointed. Psalm lxxxiv. 9.
O bold Ibou up his goings in thy paths : that bis footsteps Nip not. Psalm xvii. 5.
Grant the King a long life: and make him glad with the joy of thy countenance. Psalm lxi. 6; and xxi. 6.
Lei bim dwell before thee for ever: O prepare tby loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preferze him. Ps. Ixi. 7.
In his time let the righteous flourish : and let peace be in all our borders. Psalm lxxii. 7; and cxlvii. 14.
As for bis enemies, clotbe ibem with shame : but upon bimself let bis crown flourish. Plalm cxxxii
. 19. Bleffed be the Lord God, even the God of Israel : which only doeth wondrous things. Psalm lxxii. 18.
And blessed be the Name of his Majesty for ever: and all ibe earth shall be filled wiih bis Majesty. Amen, Amen. ver. 19.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Sop: and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Proper Pfalmis, xx. xxi. ci.
Pfalm ci.] In the room of this plalm were appointed the lxxxvth and cxviith, in James Ild's office, as alluding to the exile of that prince with Charles the uld. They were omitted in the office for Queen Anne, and the cift fubftituted in their place.
The firf This lesson was the one originally appointed for the office. In James ild's reign it was altered to Proverbs viii. 13, to the end, but restored in that of Queen Agne.