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these Kingdoms from THE GREAT
REBELLION, and all the Miseries
and Oppressions consequent thereupon, under which they had so long groaned. We acknowledge it thy goodness, that we were not utterly delivered over as a prey unto them; beseeching thee still to continue such thy mercies towards us, that all the world may know that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord God of our salvation, who hast been exceedingly gracious unto this land, and by thy miraculous providence didst deliver us out of our miserable confusions; by restoring to us, and to his own just and undoubted Rights, our then most gracious Sovereign Lord, King Charles the Second, notwithstanding all the power and malice of his enemies; and, by placing him on the Throne of these Kingdoms, didst restore also unto us the publick and free profession of thy true Religion and Worship, together with our former Peace and Prosperity, to the great comfort and joy of our hearts: We are here now before thee, with all due thankfulness, to acknowledge thine unspeakable goodness herein, as upon this day shewed unto us, and to offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise for the same; humbly beseeching thee to accept this our unfeigned, though unworthy oblation of ourselves; vowing all holy obedience in thought, word, and work, unto thy Divine Majesty; and promising all loyal and dutiful Allegiance to thine Anointed Servant now set over us, and to his Heirs after him; whom we beseech thee to bless with all increase of grace, honour and happiness, in this world, and to crown him with immortality and glory in the world to come, for Jesus Christ his sake our only Lord and Saviour. Amen.
In the end of the Litany (which_shall always this Day be used) after the Collect [We humbly beseech thee, O Father, &c.] shall this be said which next followeth.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast in all ages shewed forth thy power and mercy in the miraculous and gracious deliverances of thy Church, and in the protection of righteous and religious Kings and States, professing thy holy and eternal truth, from the malicious Conspiracies and wicked Practices of all their enemies; We yield unto thee our unfeigned thanks and praise, as for thy many other great and publick mercies, so especially for that signal and wonderful Deliverance, by thy wise and good Providence as upon this day completed, and vouchsafed to our then most gracious Sovereign King Charles the Second, and all the Royal Family, and in them, to this whole Church 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 sad confusions and ruin thereupon ensuing. From all these, O gracious and merciful Lord God, not our merit, but thy mercy; not our foresight, but thy Providence; not our own arm, but thy right hand, and thine arm, did rescue and deliver us. And therefore, not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto 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.
In the Communion Service, immediately be fore the reading of the Epistle, shall these two Collects be used, ins, ad of the Collect for the King and the Collect of the Day. O Lord God of our salO Almighty God, &c. As before at Morning vation, &c. S Prayer. The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 11. EARLY beloved, I beseechi you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conver
sation honest among the Gentiles:
ALMIGHTY God and hea
nite and unspeakable goodness towards us, didst in a most extraordinary and wonderful manner disappoint and overthrow the wicked designs of those traiterous, heady, and high
that, whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, by your good works which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake; whether it be to the King, as supreme; or unto Go-minded men, who, under the pretence vernours, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the King.
The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 16. AND they sent out unto him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way God in truth, neither carest thou for any man; for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore,
What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to
give tribute unto Cæsar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute-money. And they brought unto him a peny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this
image and superscription? They say unto him, Cæsar's. Then saith he
unto them, Render therefore unto
In the Offertory shall this Sentence be
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaSt. Matth. vii. 21.
After the Prayer [For the whole State of Christ's Church &c.] this Collect folJowing shall be used.
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 thine infinite goodness already vouchsafed to us; so 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, their devices. Strengthen the hands asswage their malice, and confound GEORGE, and all that are put in of our gracious Sovereign King authority under him, with judgement and justice to cut off all such workers of iniquity, as turn Religion into Rebellion, and Faith into Faction; 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 Sovereign 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 ene
mies; clothe them with shame and confusion, but upon Himself and his Posterity let the Crown for ever flourish. So we thy people, and the sheep 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.
TO ALMIGHTY GOD;
To be used in all Churches and Chapels within this Realm, 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 Holy-days in all things, except where it is in this Office otherwise appointed.
If this Day shall happen to be Sunday, this whole Office shall be used, as it followeth, entirely.
Exhort that first of all, Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions, and giving of Thanks, be made for all men; 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. 1 Tim. ii. 1, 2, 3.
If we say that we have no sin, 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 us from all unrighteousness. 1 St. John i. 8, 9.
Instead of Venite exultemus the Hymn following shall be said or sung; one Verse by the Priest, and another by the Clerk and people.
Lord our Governour: how excellent is thy Name in all the world! Psalm viii. 1.
Lord, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him: or the son of man, that thou so regardest him? Psalm cxliv. 3.
The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his marvellous works that they ought to be had in remembrance. Psalm cxi. 4.
O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men! Psalm cvii. 21. Behold, O God our Defender: and look upon the face of thine Anointed. Psalm lxxxiv. 9.
O hold thou up his goings in thy paths that his footsteps slip not. Psalm xvii. 5.
Grant the King a long life and make him glad with the joy of thy countenance. Psalm lxi. 6. & xxi. 6.
Let him dwell before thee for ever; O prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve him. Psalm lxi. 7.
In his time let the righteous flourish: and let peace be in all our borders.
Psalm lxxii. 7. & cxlvii. 14. As for his enemies, clothe them with shame: but upon himself let his crown flourish. Psalm cxxxii. 19.
Blessed be the Lord God, even the God of Israel which only doeth wondrous things. Psalm lxxii. 18.
Priest. Send him help from thy holy place.
Answer. And evermore mightily defend him.
Priest. Let his enemies have no advantage against him.
Answer. Let not the wicked approach to hurt him.
Priest. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness.
Answer. And make thy chosen
his people, that they may never be wanting in honour to his Person, and dutiful submission to his Authority: let his Reign be long and prosperous, and crown him with immortality in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
In the end of the Litany (which shall always be used upon this Day) after the Collect [We humbly beseech thee, O Father, &c.] shall the following Prayer, for the King and Royal Family, be used.
Priest. O Lord, save thy people. Lord our God, who upholdest and governest all things in hea
Answer. And bless thine inheritance.
Priest. Give peace in our time, O Lord.
Answer. Because there is none
other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.
Priest. Be unto us, O Lord, a strong tower;
Answer. From the face of our
Instead of the first Collect at Morning Prayer shall be used this following Collect of Thanksgiving for His Majesty's Accession to the Throne.
ALMIGHTY God, who rulest
over all the kingdoms of the World, and disposest of them according to thy good pleasure; We yield thee unfeigned thanks, for that thou wast pleased, as on this day, to place thy Servant our Sovereign Lord, King GEORGE upon the Throne of this Realm. Let thy wisdom be his
guide, and let thine arm strengthen him; let justice, truth, and holiness, let peace and love, and all those virtues that adorn the Christian Profession, flourish in his days; direct all his counsels and endeavours to thy glory, and the welfare of his people; and give us grace to obey him cheerfully and willingly for conscience sake; that neither our sinful passions, nor our private interests, may disappoint his cares for the publick good; let him always possess the hearts of
ven and earth; receive our humble prayers, with our hearty thanksgivings, for our Sovereign Lord GEORGE, as on this day, set over us by thy and so together with him bless our grace and providence to be our King; Royal Highnesses George Prince of gracious Queen Charlotte, their Wales, the Princess of Wales, and all the Royal Family; that they all, ever trusting in thy goodness, protected by thy power, and crowned with thy gracious and endless favour, may continue before thee in health, peace, joy, and honour, and may live long and happy lives upon earth, and after death obtain everlasting life and glory in the kingdom of heaven, by the Merits and Mediation of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Then shall follow this Collect, for God's protection of the King against 'all his enemies.
Met thy Servant GEORGE MOST
OST gracious God, who hast
our King upon the Throne of his Ancestors, we most humbly beseech thee to protect him on the same from all the dangers to which he may be exposed; Hide him from the gathering together of the froward, and from the insurrection of wicked doers; Do thou weaken the hands, blast the designs, and defeat the enterprizes of all his enemies, that no secret conspiracies, nor open violences, may disquiet
A Form of Prayer for the Twenty-fifth of October.
his Reign; but that, being safely kept | thy praise from generation to generaunder the shadow of thy wing, and tion. Amen. supported by thy power, he may tri
over all that so
The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 11.
EARLY beloved, I beseech
world may acknowledge thee to be his D as strangers and pilgrims, ab
defender and mighty deliverer in all
In the Communion Service, immediately before the reading of the Epistle, instead of the Collect for the King, and that of the Day, shall be used this Prayer for the King, as supreme Governour of this Church.
BLESSED Lord, who hast called
Christian Princes to the defence of thy Faith, and hast made it their duty to promote the spiritual welfare, together with the temporal interest of their people; We acknowledge with humble and thankful hearts thy great goodness to us, in setting thy Servant
stain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, by your good works which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake; whether it be to the King, as supreme; or unto governours, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of most gracious King over this God. Honour all men. Love the broChurch and Nation; Give him, we be- therhood. Fear God. Honour the King. seech thee, all those heavenly graces The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 16. that are requisite for so high a trust; Let the work of thee his God prosper AND they sent out unto him their disciples, with the Herodians, in his hands; Let his eyes behold the saying, Master, we know that thou art success of his designs for the service of true, and teachest the way of God in thy true Religion established amongst truth, neither carest thou for any man: us; And make him a blessed instru- for thou regardest not the person of ment of protecting and advancing thy men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest Truth, wherever it is persecuted and thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto oppressed; Let Hypocrisy and Pro- Cæsar, or not? But Jesus perceived faneness, Superstition and Idolatry, fly their wickedness, and said, Why tempt before his face; Let not Heresies and ye me, ye hypocrites? shew me the false Doctrines disturb the peace of tribute-money. And they brought the Church, nor Schisins and causeless unto him a peny. And he saith unto Divisions weaken it; But grant us to them, Whose is this image and superbe of one heart and one mind in servscription? They say unto him, Cæsar's. ing thee our God, and obeying him Then saith he unto them, Render according to thy will: And that these therefore unto Cæsar the things which blessings may be continued to afterare Cæsar's; and unto God the things ages, let there never be one wanting that are God's. When they had heard in his house to succeed him in the go-these words, they marvelled, and left vernment of this United Kingdom, that him, and went their way. our posterity may see his children's children, and peace upon Israel. So we that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever, and will always be shewing forth
After the Nicene Creed shall follow the
In the Offertory shall this Sentence be read: