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fins of this Nation, which brought | fpare all those who confefs their down this heavy judgment upon fins unto thee, that they whose us. But, O gracious God, when confciences by fin are accused, by thou makeft inquifition for blood, thy merciful pardon may be ablay not the guilt of this innocent folved, through Christ our Lord. blood (the thedding whereof nothing but the blood of thy Son can expiate) lay it not to the charge of the people of this land; nor let it ever be required of us, or our pofterity. Be merciful, O Lord, be merciful unto thy people, whom thou haft redeemed; and be not angry with us for ever: But pardon us for thy mercies fake, through the merits of thy Son Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
Leffed Lord, in whofe fight the death of thy Saints is precious; We magnify thy Name for thine abundant grace beftowed upon our martyred Sovereign; by which he was enabled fo cheerfully to follow the steps of his blessed Mafter and Saviour, in a conftant meek fuffering of all barbarous indignities, and at laft refifting unto blood; and even then, according to the fame pattern, praying for his murderers. Let his memory, O Lord, be ever bleffed among us; that we may follow the example of his courage and conftancy, his meekness and patience, and great charity. And grant tirat this our land may be freed from the vengeance of his righteous blood, and thy mercy glorified in the forgiveness of our fins: and all for Jefus Chrift his fake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
In the end of the Litany (which hall always on this day be used) immediately after the Collect [We humbly beseech thee, O Father, &c.] the three Collects next following are to be read.
Lord, we beseech thee mer-
Moft mighty God, and merciful Father, who hast compaffion upon all men, and hateft nothing that thou haft made, who wouldeft not the death of a finner, but that he should rather turn from his fin, and be faved; Mercifully forgive us our trefpaffes; receive and comfort us, who are grieved and wearied with the burden of our fins. Thy property is always to have mercy; to thee only it appertaineth to forgive fins. Spare us therefore, good Lord, fpare thy people, whom thou haft redeemed; enter not into judgment with thy fervants, who are vile earth and miferable finners; but so turn thine anger from us, who meekly acknowledge our vilenefs, and truly repent us of our faults; and fo make hafte to help us in this world, that we may ever live with thee in the world to come, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Urn thou us, O good Lord, and fo fhall we be turned. Be favourable, O Lord, be favourable to thy people, Who turn to thee in weeping, fafting, and praying. For thou art a merciful God, Full of Compaffion, Long-fuffering, and of great pity. Thou fpareft when we deferve punishment, and in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare thy people, good Lord, fpare them, And let not thine heritage be brought to confufion. Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy is great, And after the multitude of thy mercies look upon us, Through the merits and mediation of thy bleffed Son Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.
fake; whether it be to the King, as fupreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are fent by him, for the punishment of evil doers, and for the praise of them that do well. For fo is the will of God, that with well-doing, ye may put to filence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your Jiberty for a cloke of malicioufnefs, but as the fervants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the King. Servants, be fubject to your mafters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. For this is thankworthy, if a man for confcience toward God endure grief, fuffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye fhall take it patiently? but if when ye do well and fuffer for it, ye take it patiently; this is acceptable with God. For evenhereunto were ye called; because Chrift alfo foffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye thould follow his fteps; who did no fin, neither was guile found in his mouth.
built a tower, and let it out to hufbandmen, and went into a far country. And when the time of the fruit drew near, he fent his fervants to the hufbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the hufbandmen took his fervants, and beat one, and killed another, and ftoned another. Again, he fent other fervants, more than the firft: and they did unto them likewife. But laft of all he fent unto them his fon, faying, They will reverence my fon. But when the hufbandmen faw the fon, they faid among themselves, This is the heir, come, let us kill him, and let us feize on his inheritance. And they caught him, and caft him out of the vineyard, and flew him. When the Lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto thofe hufbandmen? They fay unto him, He will miferably deftroy thofe wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their feafons.
Alter the Nicene Creed, ball be read, in ftead of the Sermon for that Day, the first and fecond parts of the Homily against Disobedience and wilful Rebellion, fet forth by Authority; or the Minifter, who officistes, ball preach a Sermon of his own compofing upon the fame argument.
In the Offertory shall this Sentence be read:
Hatfoever ye would that
men do unto you, even fo do unto them; for this is the law and the prophets. S. Matth.
After the Prayer [For the whole State of Chrifts Church, &c.] thefe two Colles following fall be used. O Lord,
Lord, our heavenly Father, Lord, our heavenly Father, who didft us as our fins have deserved, but haft in the midst of judgment remembered mercy; We acknowledge it thine especial favour, that though for our many and great provocations, thou didst fuffer thine anointed, bleffed King Charles the firft (as on this day) to fall into the hands of violent and blood-thirsty men, and barbaroufly to be murdered by them; yet thou didst not leave us for ever, as fheep without a fhepherd, but by thy gracious providence didft miraculously preferve the undoubted Heir of his Crowns, our then gracious Sovereign King Charles the fecond, from his bloody enemies, hiding him under the fhadow of thy wings, until their tyranny was overpaft; and didit bring him back, in thy good appointed time, to fit upon the
The ORDER for EVENING PRAYER.
The Hymn appointed to be used at
juftice; but also performeft thy
The First, Jer. 12. or Dan. 9. to ver.
The Second, Hebr. 11. ver. 32, and
12. to ver. 7.
In ftead of the firft Collect at Even-
throne of his Father; and together with the Royal Family didft restore to us our ancient Government in Church and State. For these thy great and unfpeakable mercies we render to thee our most humble and unfeigned thanks; befeeching thee ftill 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 Jefus Chrift our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
feech thee, that the courfe ND grant, O Lord, we beof this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully ferve thee in all godly quietnefs, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
Almighty Lord God, who by thy wisdom not only guideft, and orderest all things moft fuitably to thine own
Anointed; We having drawn down the fame upon ourfelves, by the great and long provocations of our fins against thee. which we do therefore here humble ourselves before thee; befeeching thee to deliver this Nation from blood-guiltinefs (that of this day especially) and to turn from us and our pofterity all thofe judg
ments which we by our fins have worthily deferved: Grant this, for the all-fufficient merits of thy Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen.
O Lord, we beseech
Leffed God, juft and powerful, who didit 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 defpitefully used, and at the laft murdered by them: Though we cannot reflect upon fo foul an act, but with horror and aftonifhment; yet do we moft 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 meafure of exemplary patience, meeknefs, and charity, before the face of his cruel enemies. And albeit thou didst fuffer them to proceed to fuch an height of violence, as to kill him, and to take poffeffion of his throne; yet didft thou in great mercy preferve his Son, whofe right it was, and at length by a wonderful providence bringing him back, and fet him thereon, to reftore thy true Religion, and to fettle peace amongst us: For thefe thy great Mercies we glorify thy Name, through Jefus Chrift our bleffed Saviour. Amen.
Immediately before the Prayer of St. Chryfoftom, ball this Collect, which next followeth, be used.
mighty and everlasting God, whofe righteoufnels is like the ftrong mountains, and thy judgments like the great deep; and who by that barbarous murder (as on this day) committed upon the Sacred Perfon of thine Anointed, haft taught us, that neither the greatest of Kings, nor the beft cf men, are more fecure from violence than from natural death: Teach us alfo hereby fo to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wifdom. And grant that neither the fplendor 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 finful duft and afhes: but that accord
to the example of this thy bleffed Martyr, we may prefs forward to the prize of the high calling that is before us, in faith and patience, humility and meekness, mortification and felf-denial, charity and conflant perfeverance unto the end; and all this for thy Son our Lord Jefus Chrift his fake: To whom with thee and the Ho
Ghoft, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
Immediately after the Collet
to Almighty God, for having put an end to the great Rebellion, by the Reftitution of the King and Royal Family, and the Restoration of the Government after many Years interruption: Which unfpeakable 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 Obfervation of the Twenty ninth Day of May yearly, as a Day of Publick Thankf giving, is to be read publickly in all Churches at Morning Prayer, immediately after the Nicene Creed, on the Lords day next before every fuch Twenty ninth of May, and Notice to be given for the due Obfervation of the faid Day.
The Service fhall be the fame with the ufual Office for Holy-days, except where it is in this office otherwife appointed.
If this day fhall happen to be Afcenfion-day, or Whitfunday, the Col lets of this office are to be added to the Offices of thofe Festivals in their proper places: If it be Monday or Tuesday in Whitfun-week, or Trinity-Sunday, the proper Pfalms appointed for this Day, in ftead of thofe of ordinary course, fhall be alfo ufed, and the Collects added as before; and in all thefe cafes the rest of this office fball be omitted: But if it hill happen to be any other Sunday, this whole office fhall be used, as it followeth, entirely. And what Festival foever shall happen to fall upon this folemn Day of Thanksgiving, the following Hymn, appointed in slead of Venite, exultemus, fhall be conftantly used.
Morning Fayer shall begin with thefe Sentences.
10 the Lord our God be
T long mercies and forgive-M the loving kindnefs of the
neffes, though we have rebelled against him: neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws, which he fet before us, Dan. 9. 9, 10.
Lord: with my mouth will I ever be fhewing forth his truth from one generation to another. Pfal. 89. 1.
It is of the Lords mercies that we were not confumed: because his compaffions fail not. Lam. 3.
following; one Verfe by the Prieft, and another by the Clerk and peo
In fead of Venite, exultemus, hall be faid or fung this Hymn
The merciful and gracious Lord hath fo done his marvellous works: that they ought to be had in remembrance. Pfal. 111. 4.
Who can exprefs the noble Acts of the Lord: or fhew forth all his praife? Pfalm. 106. 2.