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in the End of the Lirany (which fall always this Day be used) after the
Colleet [We humbly beseech thee, O Father, &c.] jhall sbis' be said which followeth :
Lmighty God and heavenly Father, who of thy graci.
ous providence, and render mercy towards us, didst prevent the malice and imaginations of our enemies, by difa covering and confounding their horrible and wicked enterprize, plotted, and intended this Day to have been executed against the King, and the whole State of England, for the Subversion of the Government and Religion established 2mong us ; and didst likewise upon this Day wonderfully conduct thy Servant King William, and bring him safely into England, to preserve us from the attempts of our enemies to bereave us of our Religion and Laws: We most humbly praise and magnify thy most glorious Name for thy unspeakable goodness towards us, expressed in both these Acts of thy mercy. We confess it has been of thy mercy alone, that we are not consumed : for our sins have cried to Heaven against us, and our iniquities justly called for vengeance upon us. But thou hast not dealt with us after our fins, nor rewarded us after our iniquites ; nor given us over, as we deferved, to be a prey to our enemies; bur haft in mercy delivered us from their malice, and preserved us from death and destruction, Let the consideration of this thy repated goodness, O Lord, work in us true repentance, that iniquity may not be our ruin. And increase in us inore ani moreiz lively faith and love, fruitful in all holy obedience ; tius thou mayest still continue thy favour, with the light of thy Gospel, to us and our posterity for evermore; and that for thy dear Sons fake, Jesus Christ our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen. Instead of the Prayer [Io time of War and Tumults] fhall be used this
Prayer follozein :
that were laid for us, and didit wonderfully deliver us from the fame; Be theu fill our mighty Protector, and scatter our enemies that delight in blood. Infatuate and defeat their counsels, abate their pride, asswage their malice, and confound their devices. Strengthen the hands of our
gracious Sovereign King GEORGE, and all that are put in authority upder him, with judgment and justice, to cur off all luch workers of iniquity, as turn Religion into Rebellion, and Faith into Faction, that they may never prevail against us, or triumph in the ruin of thy Church among us : Bus that our gracious Sovereign and his Realms being preserved in thy true Religion, and by thy merciful goodness protefted in the same, we may all duly serve thee, and give thee thanks in thy holy Congregation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
In the Communion Service, inflead of the Collea for tbe Day, fall tbis sakich
folloruerb be used: Ternal God, and our most mighty Protector, we thy
unworthy servants do humbly present ourselves before thy Majesty, acknowledging thy Power, Wisdom, and Goodness, in preserving the King, and the three Eftares of the Realm of England, assembled in Parliament, from the D-struction this Day intended against them. Make us, we befeech thee, truly thankful for this, and for all other chy great mercies towards us, ; particularly for making this Day again memorable, by a frelh Instance of shy loving kindness towards us. We bless thee for giving his late Majelly King William a safe Arrival here, and for making all Opposition fall before him, till he became our King and Gover
We beseech thee to protect and defend our Sovereiga King GEORGE, and all the Royal Family, from all Treafons and Conspiracies ; preserve himn in thy Faith, Fear, and Love; prosper his Reign with long Happiness here on earth ; ! and crown him with everlasting Glory hereafter, through Jesus Christ our only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen. .
The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 1. to ver. 8.
there is no power buc of God: the powers that be, are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore refiftech the power, refiftech the ordinance of God: and they chat relitt, Mall rerective to thenifelves damnati, For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid
of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have
? praise of the fame : for he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not the sword in vain : for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience fake. For, for this caufe pay you tribute
, also: for they are Gods ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues; tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour.
The Gospel. S. Luke ix. 51.
should be received up, he stedfastly let his face to go to Jerusalem, and sent mesfer.gers before his face : and they went and entered into a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they laid, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did ? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of: For the Son of man is not come to destroy mens lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. After the Creed, if there be no Sermon, fall be read one of the Six Homilies
against Rebellion. This Sentence is to be read at the Ofertory : Hatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do
ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets. S. Matth. vii. 12.. After she Prayer for the Church militant, this following Brayer is 10 be
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Glory above the heavens ; who on this Day didit miraculousy preserve our Church and State from the secret contrivance and hellish malice of Popish Conspirators : and on this Day also didtt begin to give us a mighty deliverance
from the open Tyranny and Oppression of the same cruel and blood-thirsty enemies : We bless and adore thy glorious Majesty, as for the former, fo for this thy late marvellous loving-kindness to our Church and Nation, in the preservation of our Religion and Liberties. And we humbly pray, that the devout lense of this thy repeated Mercy may renew and increase in us a spirit of love and thankfulness to thee ils only Author; a spirit of peaceable submission and obedience to our gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE ; and a spirit of fervent zeal for our holy Religion, which thou hait so wonderfully rescued, and established a blessing to us and our pofterity. And this we beg for Jesus Chrift his fake Amen.
A FORM of PRAYER with FASTING, to be
used yearly, upon the Thirtieth of January, being the Day of the Martyrdom of the Blessed King Charles I. to implore the Mercy of God, that neither the Guilt of that sacred and innocent Blood, nor those other Sins, by which God was provoked to deliver up both us and our King into the Hands of cruel and unreasonable Men, may at any Time
hereafter be visited upon us, or our Posterity. If this Day Hall happen to be Sunday, this Form of Prayer fall be alud,
and the Fafit kept the next Day following. And upon the Lord's Day xx? before the Day zo be kept, at Morning Prayer, immediately after tbe Nicene
Creed, Notice Mall be given for the due Observation of the said Day. The Service on the Day shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy Days
in all Things, except where it is in this Office otherwise appointed.
He that miniflerub, Mall begin with one or more of these Sentences :
though we have rebelled against him : neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10.
Correct us, O Lord, but with judgment; not in thine anger, left thou bring us to nothing. Jer, X. 24.
Enter not into judgment with thy servants, O Lord for in thy light shall no man living be justified. Psal. cxliii. 2. Infead of Venite, exultemus, the Hymn following shall be said or fung ; one
Verse by the Priest, another by the Clerk and people.
ments. Psal. cxix. 137.
Nevertheless, our feet were almost gone : our treadings had well nigh Nipt. Pfal. lxxiii. 2.
For why? we were grieved at the wicked: we did also see the ungodly in such prosperity. Ver. 3.
The people stood up, and the rulers took counsel together: against the Lord, and against his Anointed. Psal. ii. 2.
They cast their heads together with one consent ; and were confederate against bim. Psal. lxxxiii. 5.
He heard the blasphemy of the multitude, and fear was on every side : while they conspired together against him, to take away his life. Psal. xxxi. 15.
They spoke against him with false tongues, and compassed bim about with words of hatred : and fought against bim without a caule. Psal. cix. 2.
Yea, his own familiar friends whom he tiuiied : they that eat of his bread, laid great wait for him. Psal. xli. 9.
They rewarded him evil for good : to the great discomfort of bis foul. Pfal. xxxv. 12.
They took their counsel together, saying, God hath forsaken him : persecute him, and take him, for there is none to deliver him. Pfal. Ixxi. 9.
The breath of our Nostrils, the Anointed of the Lord, was taken in their pits: of whom we said, Under bis Madow we sball be safe. Lam. iv. 20. The Adversary and the enemy entered into the
of Jerusalem : saying. When shall he die, and his Name perish? Ver. 12. Pfal. xli. 5.
Let the sentence of guiltiness proceed against him : and now that he lieth, let him rise up no more.