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merits of thy Son Jesus Christ our | serable sinners: but so turn thine anger Lord. Amen.
BLESSED Lord, in whose sight
from us, who meekly acknowledge our vileness, and truly repent us of our faults; and so make haste to help us in this world, that we may ever live with thee in the world to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Tand so shall we be turned. Be
URN thou us, O good Lord,
the death of thy saints is precious; We magnify thy Name for thine abundant grace bestowed upon our martyred Sovereign; by which he was enabled so cheerfully to follow the steps of his blessed Master and Saviour, in a constant meek suffering favourable, O Lord, be favourable to of all barbarous indignities, and at thy people, Who turn to thee in weeplast resisting unto blood; and evening, fasting, and praying. For thou then, according to the same pattern, art a merciful God, Full of compaspraying for his murderers. Let hission, Long-suffering, and of great pity. imemory, O Lord, be ever blessed among us; that we may follow the example of his courage and constancy, his meekness and patience, and great charity. And grant, that this our land may be freed from the vengeance of his righteous blood, and thy mercy glorified in the forgiveness of our sins: and all for Jesus Christ his sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
Most mighty God, and merciful Father, who hast compassion upon all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made; who wouldest not the death of a sinner, but that he should rather turn from his sin, and be saved: Mercifully forgive us our trespasses; receive and comfort us, who are grieved and wearied with the burden of our sins. Thy property is always to have mercy; to thee only it appertaineth to forgive sins. Spare us therefore, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed; enter not into judgement with thy servants, who are vile earth and mi
Thou sparest when we deserve pu-
In the Communion Service, after the Prayer
The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 13.
UBMIT yourselves to every or
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 welldoing 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. Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. For this is thank-worthy, if a mau for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory
The Gospel. St. Matth. xxi. 33.
HERE was a certain housholder
Twhich planted a vineyard, and
hedged it round about, and digged a wine-press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants, more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir, come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in
After the Nicene Creed, shall be read, instead of the Sermon for that Day, the first and second parts of the Homily against Dis obedience and wilful Rebellion, set forth by Authority; or the Minister who officiales shall preach a Sermon of his own composing upon the sume argument.
¶ In the Offertory shall this Sentence be read. Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do unto
them; for this is the Law and the Prophets. St. Matth. vii. 12.
After the Prayer [For the whole state of Christ's Church &c.] these two Collects following shall be used.
Lord, our heavenly Father, who didst not punish us as our sins have deserved, but hast in the midst of judgement remembered mercy; We acknowledge it thine especial favour, that, though for our many and great provocations, thou didst suffer thine anointed blessed King Charles the First (as on this day) to fall into the hands of violent and blood-thirsty men, and barbarously to be murdered by them, yet thou didst not leave us for ever, as sheep without a shepherd; but by thy gracious providence didst miraculously preserve the undoubted Heir of his Crowns, our then gracious Sovereign King Charles the Second, from his bloody enemies, hiding him under the shadow of thy wings, until their tyranny was overpast; and didst bring him back, in thy good appointed time, to sit upon the throne of his Father; and together with the Royal Family didst restore to us our ancient Government in Church and State. For these thy great and unspeakable mercies we render to thee our most humble and unfeigned thanks; beseeching thee, still to continue thy gracious protection over the whole Royal Family, and to grant to our gracious Sovereign King GEORGE, a long and a happy Reign over us: So we that are thy people will give thee thanks for ever, and will alway be shewing forth thy praise from generation to generation; through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
ND grant, O Lord, we beseech
world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE ORDER FOR EVENING PRAYER.
The Hymn appointed to be used at Morning | patience, meekness, and charity, be-
The First, Jer. xii. or Dan. ix.
The Second, Hebr. xi. ver. 32.
Instead of the first Collect at Evening Prayer shall these two which next follow be used.
Almighty Lord God, who by thy wisdom not only guidest and orderest all things most suitably to thine own justice; but also performest thy pleasure in such a manner, that we cannot but acknowledge thee to be righteous in all thy ways, and holy in all thy works: We thy sinful people do here fall down before thee, confessing that thy judgements were right, in permitting cruel men, sons of Belial, (as on this day) to imbrue their hands in the blood of thine Anointed; we having drawn down the same upon ourselves, by the great and long provocations of our sins against thee. For which we do therefore here humble ourselves before thee; beseeching thee to deliver this Nation from blood-guiltiness, (that of this day especially,) and to turn from us and our posterity all those judgements, which we by our sins have worthily deserved: Grant this, for the all-sufficient merits of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
LESSED God, just and powerful, who didst permit thy dear Servant, our dread Sovereign King Charles the First, to be (as upon this day) given up to the violent outrages of wicked men, to be despitefully used, and at the last murdered by them: Though we cannot reflect upon so foul an act, but with horror and astonishment; yet do we most gratefully commemorate the glories of thy grace, which then shined forth in thine Anointed; whom thou wast pleased, even at the hour of death, to endue with an eminent measure of exemplary
fore the face of his cruel enemies. And albeit thou didst suffer them to proceed to such an height of violence, as to kill him, and to take possession of his Throne; yet didst thou in great mercy preserve his Son, whose right it was, and at length by a wonderful providence bring him back, and set him thereon, to restore thy true Religion, and to settle peace amongst us: For these thy great mercies we glorify thy Name, through Jesus Christ our blessed Saviour. Amen.
Immediately after the Collect [Lighten our darkness, &c. shall these three next following be used. O Lord, we beseech &c. O most mighty God, &c. Turn thou us, O good
Immediately before the Prayer of Saint Chrysostom shall this Collect which next followeth be used.
God, whose righteousness is LMIGHTY and everlasting like the strong mountains, and thy judgements like the great deep; and who, by that barbarous murder (as on this day) committed upon the sacred Person of thine Anointed, hast taught us, that neither the greatest of Kings, nor the best of men, are more secure from violence than from natural death: Teach us also hereby so to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. And grant, that neither the splendor of any thing that is great, nor the conceit of any thing that is good in us, may withdraw our eyes from looking upon ourselves as sinful dust and ashes; but that, according to the example of this thy blessed Martyr, we may press forward to the prize of the high calling that is before us, in faith and patience, humility and meekness, mortification and self-denial, charity and constant perseverance unto the end: And all this for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ his sake; to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
TO ALMIGHTY GOD,
For having put an end to the Great Rebellion, by the Restitution of the King and Royal Family, and the Restoration of the Government after many years Interruption; which unspeakable Mercies were wonderfully completed upon the Twenty-ninth of May, in the Year 1660. And in Memory thereof that Day in every Year is by Act of Parliament appointed to be for ever kept holy.
The Act of Parliament made in the Twelfth, and confirmed in the Thirteenth Year of King Charles the Second, for the Observation of the Twenty-ninth Day of May yearly, as a Day of Publick Thanksgiving, is to be read publickly in all Churches at Morning Prayer, immediately after the Nicene Creed, on the Lord's Day next before every such "Twenty-ninth of May, and notice to be given for the due Observation of the said Day.
The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy days; except where it is in this Office otherwise appointed.
¶ If this Day shall happen to be Ascension-day, or Whit-sunday, the Collects of this Office are to be added to the Offices of those Festivals in their proper places: If it be Monday or Tuesday in Whitsun-week, or Trinity-Sunday, the Proper Psalms appointed for this Day, instead of those of ordinary course, shall be also used, and the Collects added as before; and in all these cases the rest of this Office shall be omitted: But if it shall happen to be any other Sunday, this whole Office shall be used, as it followeth, entirely. And what Festival soever shall happen to fall upon this solemn Day of Thanksgiving, the following Hymn, uppointed instead of Venite exultemus, shall be constantly used.
Y song shall be alway of the loving-kindness of the Lord with my mouth will I ever be shewing forth his truth from one generation to another. Psalm 1xxxix. 1.
The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his marvellous works : that they ought to be had in remembrance. Psalm cxi. 4.
Who can express the noble acts of the Lord or shew forth all his praise? Psalm cvi. 2.
The works of the Lord are great : sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. Psalm cxi. 2.
The Lord setteth up the meek and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground. Psalm cxlvii. 6.
The Lord executeth righteousness and judgement: for all them that are oppressed with wrong. Psalm ciii. 6.
For he will not alway be chiding : neither keepeth he his anger for ever. verse 9.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins: nor rewarded us according to our wickedness. verse 10.
For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth: so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. verse 11.
Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children: even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.
Thou, O God, hast proved us: thou also hast tried us, even as silver is tried. Psalm lxvi. 9.
Thou sufferedst men to ride over our heads, we went through fire and water but thou hast brought us out into a wealthy place. verse 11.
O how great troubles and adversities hast thou shewed us! and yet didst thou turn and refresh us: yea, and broughtest us from the deep of the earth again. Psalm lxxi. 18.
Thou didst remember us in our low estate, and redeem us from our enemies for thy mercy endureth for Psalm cxxxvi. 23, 24.
They are brought down and fallen : but we are risen and stand upright. Psalm xx. 8.
There are they fallen, all that work wickedness: they are cast down, and shall not be able to stand. Psalm xxxvi. 12.
The Lord hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless us even he shall bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house of Aaron. Psalm cxv. 12.
He shall bless them that fear the Lord: both small and great. verse 13. O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: and de
clare the wonders that he doeth for
Priest. O Lord, save the King; Answer. Who putteth his trust in thee.
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 up
the children of men! Psalm cvii. 21.
That our posterity may also know them, and the children that are yet unborn and not be as their forefathers a faithless and stubborn gene
verse 6, 9.
Give thanks, O Israel, unto God the Lord in the congregations: from the ground of the heart. Psalm lxviii. 26. Praised be the Lord daily even the God who helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us. verse 19.
O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end but establish thou the righteous. Psalm vii. 9.
Priest. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness.
Answer. And make thy chosen people joyful.
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 one
Priest. O Lord, hear our prayer. Answer. And let our cry come unto thee.
Instead of the first Collect at Morning Prayer shall these two which follow be used.
Let all those that seek thee be joyful Almighty God, who art a strong
and glad in thee: and let all such as love thy salvation say alway, The Lord be praised. Psalm xl. 19.
tower of defence unto thy servants against the face of their enemies; We yield thee praise and thanksgiving for the wonderful deliverance of