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as usual; and to continue the service of the Church as appointed on every day of the week at the hours of eight in the morning, and four in the afternoon (provided you find you are able to go through .with it) excepting on Sundays, when the service is not to begin till ten.

By order of the Honourable Charles Boone, Esq; President and Governor of Bombay, &c.

Owen Phillipps, Bombay Castle, Secretary.

Dec. 24, 1718. •

Ps Al. XXIV.

Said at the opening of the Church of Bombay,

On Christmas-day 1718,

By the Chaplain to the Factory, meeting the

Governor, &c. Council coming into Church.

Psal. 24. Domini est terra.

'T'HE earth is the Lord's, and all that there* in is: the compass of the world, and they that dwell therein.

2 For he hath founded it upon the seas: and prepared it upon the floods.

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord: or who shall rise up in his holy place?

4 Even he that hath clean hands, and a pure heart: and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour.

5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord: and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6 This isthe generationof them that seek him: even of them that seek thy face, O Jacob.

7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors: and the King of glory shall come in.

8 Who is the King of glory: it is the Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle.

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors: and the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is the King of glory: even the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.

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.

Let us pray.

TDRevent us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help, that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting Life, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

In whose name, and for whose sake ye ought humbly to implore the blessing of God upon the whole race of mankind; that he would be pleased to have mercy upon all Jews, Turks, Infidels, Hereticks, and Schismaticks; that he would take from them all blindness and hardness of heart -r that so his ways may be known upon earth, his saving health unto all nations.

More especially are ye required to pray for Christ's holy catholick Church, *'. e. the congregation of christian people wheresoever dispersed or howsoever distressed over the face of the whole earth; particularly for that sound and primitive part of it the Church of England; and therein for his most excellent Majesty, our dread Sovereign, reign, GEORGE by the grace of God or* Great Britain, France and Ireland King, defender of the Faith, in all causes, and over all persons, as well ecclesiastical as civil, supreme.

Pray ye likewise for his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, the Princess, and their Issue, and all the Royal Family.

In like manner also are ye to pray for those, who are rightly ordained to serve at God's Altar, the Clergy of our Land, by what names or titles soever dignified or distinguished, whether Archbishops, Bishops, Priests or Deacons; especially for the most Reverend Father in God, William by divine Providence Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, and for the right Reverend Father in God, John by divine Permission Lord Bishop of London, our Metropolitan and Diocesan.

Pray ye likewise for the King's most Honourable Privy Council, for all the Nobility and Magistracy of his realms; particularly for the Honourable United Company ofMerchants of England trading to the East Indies,

Pray ye also for the Commons of our land: And that there be never wanting a constant supply of fit persons to do God service in Church and State, let us beseech him to prosper the two famous Universities of England, Oxford and Cambridge; to g"rant that in these, and in all other places more immediately set apart to his honour and glory, religion and learning, virtue and good manners, and whatsoever else is commendable and praise-worthy, may for ever flourish and abound.

Lastly, let us come to him for a blessing upon ourselves; to bless all orders and degrees of men amongst us, from the highest to the lowest; in a more especial manner to be propitious to


the Honourable the President, to the rest of the Council, and to all other members belonging to this royal and ample foundation; that so we may all faithfully discharge our respective duties in our several vocations, living in the true faith and fear of God, in a loyal and humble obedience to our King, and in brotherly love and charity one towards another.

And in praying, we of this place ought more especially to pray for those that are at sea; that God would secure to us our trade and shipping; {and that they may pass these parts with greater security upon their lawful occasions, that he would vouchsafe to prosper the arms of his servants, and the fleet in which they fail with success and vitJory,) that he would protect and save them in all dangers, and so guide them with his almighty presence, that they may return in safety to their desired port, to declare the wonders which God hath done, and to rejoice in him in whom they trust.

But lest our unthankfulness for mercies already received should make us unworthy of his future favours, let us be mindful to offer up our praises and thanksgivings, for all his mercies conferred upon us; to bless him for our creation, preservation, health, friends, food and raiment, for the comforts as well as the necessaries of this life particularly for the light of the glorious gospel, and for the free excercisc of his true religion in these remote parts of the Christian world.

But above all ought we to laud and magnify his great and glorious Name, for that amazino- instance of love towards us, in sending his Son, {as at this time, into the world) to die for us, and to rife again for our justification.

G Finally,

Finally, Let us praise God for the glorious examples of the Apostles, Prophets, Saints, Martyrs and Confessors, and for all other holy persons departed this life in the true faith and fear of Christ. Men and Women famous in their generatioft, (such as ;Jg£) beseeching him to give us grace so to follow their good and pious examples, that we together with them may be made partakers of his heavenly kingddm; remembring always to conclude with the Lord's Prayer, after this most perfect form and manner, faying;

QUR Father, which art in heaven; hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come; thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses^ as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ;. but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

jg£ The Honourable United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies. (§$ The Honourable William Aistabie, Esq; and && The Honourable Charles Boone, Esq; the

late and present Governors of this place. & The Honourable Robert Hedges, Esq; late

President of Bengal. ggt Mr Ephraim Bendall.

The Worshipful Stephen Strutt, Esq; ffe The Worshipful Bernard Wyche, Esq; Capt. James Hanmer. Mr John Hill. © Mr Michael Gray. f Mr Thomas mijhere.


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