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against him : they laid to his charge O how suddenly do they consume : things that he knew not. Psalm perish, and come to a fearful end! Xxxv. 11.

Psalm lxxiii. 18. For the sins of the people, and the Yea, even like as a dream, when iniquities of the priests : they shed one awaketh : so didst thou make the blood of the just in the midst of their image to ranish out of the city. Jerusalem. Lam. iv. 13.

ver. 19. O my soul, come pot thou into Great and marvellous are thy works, their secret; unto their assembly, | O Lord God Almighty : just and true mine honour, be not thou united : are thy ways, O King of saints. Rer. for in their anger they slew a man;

xv. 3. Gen. xlix. 6.

Righteous art thou, O Lord : and Even the man of thy right hand : just are thy judgements. Psalm cxix. the Son of man, whom thou hadst 137. made so strong for thine own self. Glory be to the Father, and to the Psalm 1xxx. 17.

Son : and to the Holy Ghost; In the sight of the unwise he seem- As it was in the beginning, is now, ed to die : and his departure was and ever shall be : world without end. taken for misery. Wisd. iii. 2. Amen.

They fools counted his life madness, Proper Psalms. ix, x, xi. and his end to be without honour : but

Proper Lessons. he is in peace. Wisd. v. 4. & Üï. 3.

The First, 2 Samuel i. For though he was punished in

The Second, St. Matth. xxvii. the sight of men : yet was his hope

q Instead of the first Collect at Murning full of immortality. Wisd. iii. 4.

Prayer shall these two which next follow lie How is he numbered with the chil- used. dren of God : and his lot is

among
the
O

Most mighty God, terrible in saints! Wisd. v. 5.

thy judgements, and wonderful But, O Lord God, to whom ven- in thy doings toward the children of geance belongeth, thou God, to whom men ; who in thy heavy displeasure vengeance belongeth : be favourable didst suffer the life of our gracious and gracious unto Sion. Psalm xciv. Sovereign King Charles the First, to 1. & li. 18.

be (as this day) taken away by the Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy peo- hands of cruel and bloody men We ple, whom thou hast redeemed : and thy sinful creatures here assembled lay not innocent blood to our charge. before thee, do, in the behalf of all Deut. xxi. 8.

the people of this land, humbly conO shut not up our souls with sin- fess, that they were the crying sins of ners : nor our lives with the blood- this Nation, which brought down this thirsty. Psalm xxvi. 9.

heavy judgement upon us. But, o Deliver us from blood-guiltiness, gracious God, when thou makest inO God, thou that art the God of our quisition for blood, lay not the guilt salvation : and our tongues shall sing of this innocent blood, (the shedding of thy righteousness. Psalm li. 14. whereof nothing but the blood of thy

For thou art the God that hast Son can expiate,) lay it not to the no pleasure in wickedness : neither charge of the people of this land ; shall any evil dwell with thee. Psalm nor let it ever be required of us, or

our posterity. Be merciful, O Lord, Thou wilt destroy them that speak be merciful unto thy people, whom leasing : the Lord abhors both the thou hast redeemed ; and be not blood-thirsty and deceitful man. angry with us for ever: But pardon

us for thy mercy's sake, through the

V, 4.

ver. 6.

merits of the Son Jesus Christ our serable sinners: but so turn thine anger Lord. Amen.

from us, who meekly acknowledge in of the death of thy saints is pre- faults; and so nake haste to help cious; We magnify iny Name for us in this world, that we may ever thine abundant grace bestowed upon live with thee in the world to come; our martyred Sovereign; by which he throngh Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

URN thou us, o good Lord, the steps of his blessed Master and and so strall we be turned. Be 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 even ing, fasting, and praying. For thou then, according to the same pattern, art a pierciful Gori, Full of compaspraying for his murderers. Let his sion, Long-suffering, and of great pity. inemory, O Lord, be ever blessed Thou sparest when we deserve puamong us; that we may follow the nishment, And in thy wrath thinkest example of his courage and constancy, ypon mercy. Spare thy people, good bis meekness and patience, and great Lord, spare them, And let not thine charity. And grant, that this our land heritage be brought to confusion. may be freed from the vengeance of Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy is his righteous blood, and thy mercy great, And after the multitude of thy glorified in the forgiveness of our sins: mercies look upon us ; Through the and all for Jesus Christ his sake, our merits and mediation of thy blessed only Mediator and Advocale. Amen. Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Asier. 9 In the end of the Litany (which shall al

* In the Communion Serrice, after the Prayer ways on this Day be used) immediately after

for the king (Almighty God, whose kingthe Collect (We hombly beseech thee, o

dom is everlasting, &c.) instead of the Father, gc.) the three Collects next follow

Collect for the Day shall these two be used. ing are to be read.

O most mighty God, As in the

&c. O ,

Morring hear our prayers, and spare all Blessed Lord, &c. Prayers. those who confess their sins unto thee;

The Epistle. i St. Peter ï. 13. that they

UBMIT yourselves to may be absolved; through Christ our sake; whether it be to the King, as Lord. Amen.

supreme; or unto governours, as unto O a

Father, who hast compassion punishment of evil-doers, and for the upon all men, and hatest nothing that praise of them that do well. For so thou hast made; who wouldest not is the will of God, that with wellthe death of a sinner, but that he doing ye may put to silence the ignoshould rather turn from his sin, and rance of fuolish men: as free, and not be saved : Mercifully forgive us our using your liberty for a cloke of malitrespasses; receive and comfort us, ciousness, but as the servants of God. who are grieved and wearied with the Honour all men. Love the brotherburden of our sins. Thy property is hood. Fear God. Honour the King. always to have mercy; to thee only Servants, be subject to your masters it appertaineth to forgive sins. Spare with all fear, not only to the good and us therefore, good Lord, spare thy gentle, but also to the froward. For people, whom thou hast redeemed; this is thank-worthy, if a mau for enter not into judgemeut with thy conscience toward God endure grief, servants, who are vile earth and mi- | suffering wrongfully. For what glory

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is it, if when ye be buffeted for your them; for this is the Law and the faults ye shall take it patiently? but Prophets. St. Matth. vii. 12. if when ye do well, and suffer for it,

Afler the Prayer (For the whole state of ye take it patiently; this is acceptable Christ's Church gc.) these two Collecls folwitb God. For even hereunto were lowing shall be used. ye called; because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that

O

Lord, our heavenly Father, who

didst not punish us as our sins - ye should follow his steps ; who did have deserved, but hast in the midst no sin, neither was guile found in his of judgement remembered mercy; mouth.

We acknowledge it thine especial faThe Gospel. St. Matth. xxi. 33. vour, that, though for our many and WHERE was a certain housholder great provocations, thou didst suffer

which planted a vineyard, and thine anointed blessed King Charles hedged it round about, and digged a

the First (as on this day) to fall into wine-press in it, and built a tower,

the hands of violent and blood-thirsty and let it out to husbandnien, and

men, and barbarously to be murdered went into a far country. And when by them, yet thou didst not leave us the time of the fruit drew near, be for ever, as sheep without a shepherd; sent his servants to the busbandmen, but by thy gracious providence didst that they might receive the fruits of miraculously preserve the undoubted it. And the husbandmen took his Heir of his Crowns, our then graservants, and beat one, and killed

cious Sovereign King Charles the another, and stoned another. Again Second, from his bloody enemies, he sent other servants, more than the hiding him under the shadow of thy first: and they did unto them like- wings, until their tyranny was overwise. But last of all he sent unto past; and didst bring liim back, in thy them his son, saying, They will rever- good appointed time, to sit upon the ence my son. But when the husband-throne of his Father; and together men saw the son, they said among

with the Royal Family didst restore to themselves, This is the heir, come,

us our ancient Government in Church let us kill him, and let us seize on his and State. For these thy great and inheritance. And they caught him, unspeakable mercies we render to thee and cast him out of the vineyard, and

our most humble and unfeigned thanks; slew him. When the lord therefore beseeching thee, still to continue thy of the vineyard cometh, what will he gracious protection over the whole do unto those husbandmen? They say Royal Family

, and to grant to our unto him, He will miserably destroy gracious Sovereigu King GEORGE, those wicked men, and will let out

a long and a happy Reign over us : Su bis vineyard unto other husbandmen, thanks for ever, and will alway be

we that are thy people will give thee which shall render hin the fruits in shewing forth thy praise from genetheir seasons.

ration to generation; through Jesus 9 After the Nicene Creed, shall be read, in- Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

stead of the Sermon for that Day, the first and second parts of the Humily against Disobedience und wilful Rebellion, set forth by

ND grant, O Lord, we beseecha

Oh Authority; or the Minister who oficiales shall preach a Sermon of his own coññposing world may be so peaceably ordered upon the sume urgunent.

by thy governance, that thy Church ? In the Offertory shall this Sentence be read. may joyfully serve thee in all godly

Whatsoever ye would that men quietness; through Jesus Christ our sliould do upto you, even so do unto Lord. Amen.

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THE ORDER FOR EVENING PRAYER. The Hymn appointed to be used at Morning | patience, meekness, and charity, bePrayer instead of Venite exultemus shall here also be used before the Proper Psalms.

fore the face of his cruel enemies. Righteous art thou, O Lord, &c.

And albeit thou didst suffer them to Proper Psalms. lxxix, xciv, lxxxv. proceed to such an height of violence, Proper Lessons

as to kill him, and to take possession The First, Jer. xii. or Dan. ix.

of bis Throne; yet didst thou in great to ver. 22.

mercy preserve his Son, whose right it The Second, Hebr. xi. ver. 32.

was, and at length by a wonderful and xii. to ver. 7.

providence bring him back, and set & Instead of the first Collect at Evening Prayer

him thereon, to restore thy true Relishall these two which next follow be used. gion, and to settle peace amongst O

Almighty Lord God, who by us: For these thy great mercies we

thy wisdom not only guidest glorify thy Name, through Jesus Christ and orderest all things most suitably our blessed Saviour. Amen. to thine own justice; but also per- Immediately after the Collect (Lighten our formest thy pleasure in such a man

darkness, &c.) shall these three next followner, that we cannot but acknowledge O Lord, we beseech &c.

ing be used. thee to be righteous in all thy ways, most mighty God, Sc.

As before

at and holy in all thy works: We thy Turn thou us, o good Morning sinful people do here fall down before

Lord, &c.

Prayer thee, confessing that thy judgements

9 Immediately before the Prayer of Saint were right, in permitting cruel men,

Chrysostom shall this Collect which next sons of Belial, (as on this day) to followeth be used. imbrue their hands in the blood of A Gol, whose righteousness is

LMIGHTY and everlasting thine Anointed; we having drawn down the same upon ourselves, by like the strong mountains, and thy the great and long provocations of our judgements like the great deep; and sins against thee. For which we do who, by that barbarous murder (as on therefore here humble ourselves be- this day) committed upon the sacred fore thee; beseeching thee to deliver Person of thine Anointed, hast taught this Nation from blood-guiltiness, (that us, that neither the greatest of Kings, of this day especially,) and to turn nor the best of men, are more secure from us and our posterity all those from violence than from natural judgements, which we by our sins death: Teach us also hereby so to have wortbily deserved : Grant this, number our days, that we may apply for the all-sufficient merits of thy Son our hearts unto wisdom. And grant, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. that neither the splendor of any thing

LESSED God, just and power- that is great, uor the conceit of any

ful, who didst permit thy dear thing that is good in us, may withServant, our dread Sovereign King draw our eyes from looking upon our* Charles the First, to be (as upon this selves as sinful dust and ashes; but day) given up to the violent outrages that, according to the example of this of wicked men, to be despitefully thy blessed Martyr, we may press forused, and at the last murdered by ward to the prize of the high calling them: Though we cannot reflect upon that is before us, in faith and patience, so foul an act, but with horror and humility and meekness, mortification astonishment; yet do we most grate and self-denial, charity and constant fully commemorate the glories of thy perseverance unto the end: Avd all grace, which then shined forth in thine this for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ Anointed; whom thou wast pleased, liis sake; to whom with thee and the even at the hour of death, to endue Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, with an eminent measure of exemplary world without end. Amen..

BLEU

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.

T

9 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, inmediately 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. g 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 Festirals in their proper places : ļ 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 Festirul soever shall happen to fall upon this solemn Day of Thanksgiving, the following Hymn, up

pointed instead of Venite exultemus, shall be constantly used. « Morning Prayer shall begin with these The Lord executeth righteousness Sentences.

and judgement : for all them that are 10 the mercies and forgivenesses

, though oppressed with wrong. Psalm cii. 6. we have rebelled against him : neither neither keepeth he his anger for ever.

For he will not alway be chiding : have we obeyed the voice of the Lord

verse 9. our God, to walk in his laws which he

He hath not dealt with us after set before us. Daniel ix. 9, 10.

our sins : nor rewarded us according It is of the Lord's inercies that we

to our wickedness.

verse 10. were not consumed: because his com

For look how high the heaven is passions fail not. Lam. iii. 22.

in comparison of the earth : so great q Instead of Venite exultemus shall be sung is his mercy toward them that fear or said this Hymn following ; one Verse by

hini. the Priest, and another by the Clerk and

verse 11. people.

Yea, like as a father pitieth his own Y song shall be alway of the children : even so is the Lord merciful

MY

loving-kindness of the Lord : unto them that fear him. verse 13. with my mouth will I ever be shewing Thou, O God, hast proved us : forth his truth from one generation thou also hast tried us, even as silver to another. Psalm Ixxxix. 1.

is tried. Psalm lxvi. 9. The merciful and gracious Lord Thou sufferedst men to ride orer hath so done his marvellous works : our heads, we went through fire und that they ought to be had in remem- water : but thou hast brought us out brance. Psalm cxi. 4.

into a wealthy place. verse 11. Who can express the noble acts of O how great troubles and adverthe Lord : or shew forth all bis sities hast thou shewed us! and yet praise? Psalm cvi. 2.

diefst thou turn and refreshi us : yea, The works of the Lord are great : and broughtest us from the deep of sought out of all them that have plea- The earth again. Psalm lxxi. 18. sure therein. Psalm cxi. 2.

Thou didst remember us in our love The Lord setteth up the meek : estate, and redeem us from our eneand bringeth the ungodly down to mies : for thy mercy endureth for the ground. Psalm cxlvii. 6.

Psalm cxxxvi. 23, 24.

erer.

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