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thanks for ever, and will alway be fhewing forth thy praise from generation to generation, through Jefus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
ND grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the courfe of this world may be fo peaceably ordered by thy Governance, that thy Church may joyfully ferve thee in all godly quietness, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
The Order for EVENING PRAYER.
The Hymn appointed to be used at Marning Prayer, instead of Venite, exul-
The First. Jer. xii. or Dan. ix. to ver. 22.
Infiead of the firft Collect at Evening Prayer, fhall these two, which next follow, be used :
Almighty Lord God, who by thy wifdom not only
guideft, and ordereft all things moft fuitably to thine own justice; but also performest thy pleasure in fuch a manner, that we cannot but acknowledge thee to be righteous in all thy ways, and holy in all thy works; We thy finful people do here fall down before thee, confeffing that thy judgments were right, in permitting cruel men, fons of Belial, as on this Day, to imbrue their hands in the Blood of thine Anointed; we having drawn down the fame upon ourfelves, by the great and long provocations of our fins against thee. For which we do therefore here humble ourfelves before thee; befeeching thee to deliver this Nation from blood-guiltinefs, that of this Day efpecially, and to turn from us and our pofterity all thofe judgments, which we by our fins have worthily deferved: Grant this, for the all-fufficient merits of thy Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift.. Amen.
Leffed God, juft and powerful, who didft 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 last murdered by them: Though we cannot reflect upon fo foul an act, but with horror and astonishment, yet do we most gratefully commemorate the glories of thy grace, which then thined forth in thine Anointed; whom thou wait 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 fon, whofe right it was, and at length by a wonderful providence bring him back, and set him thereon, to restore 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 after the Collect [Lighten our darkness, &c.] sball_these three next following be used:
O Lord, we beseech thee, &c.
As before at Morning
Immediately before the Prayer of St. Chryfoftom, all this Collect, which next followeth, be used:
like the ftrong mountains, and thy judgments like the great deep; and who by that barbarous murder, as on this Day, committed upon the facred Perfon of thine Anointed, haft taught us, that neither the greateft of Kings, nor the best of 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 ourfelves as finful duft and afhes; but that, according 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 meeknefs, mortification and felf-denial, charity and conftant perfeverance unto the end; and all this for thy Son our Lord Jefus Chrift his fake: To whom with thee and the Holy Ghoft, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
A FORM of PRAYER with THANKSGIVING 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 Goverment, after many Years Interruption : Which unspeakable Mercies were wonderfully compleated 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 At of Parliament made in the Twelfth, and confirmed in the Thirteenth
The Service shall be the fame with the ufual Office for Holy-Days, except where it is in this Office otherwife appointed
If this Day fall happen to be Afcenfion-day, or Whitfunday, the Collects 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, inftead of thofe of ordinary Courfe, fhall be alfo ufed, and the Collects added as before: And in all thefe Cafes, the reft of this Office fball 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 foever shall happen to fall upon this folemn Day of Thanksgiving, the following Hymn appointed inftead of venite, exultemus, fall be conftantly used.
Morning Prayer ball begin with thefe Sentences:
O the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveneffes, though we have rebelled against him: neither have
we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in laws, which he fet before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10.
It is of the Lords mercies that we were not confumed: because his compaffions fail not. Lam. iii. 22.
nftead of Venite, exultemus, fhall be faid or fung this Hymn following; one Verfe by the Prieft, and another by the Clerk and People:
Y fong fhall be always of the loving-kindness of the Lord: with my mouth will I ever be fhewing forth his truth from one generation to another. Pfal. lxxxix. 1. The merciful and gracious Lord hath fo done bis marvellous works: that they ought to be bad in remembrance. Pfal. cxi. 4. Who can exprefs the noble acts of the Lord or fhew forth all his praife? Pfal. cvi. 2.
The works of the Lord are great: fought out of all them that bave pleasure therein. Pfal. cxi. 2.
The Lord fetteth up the meek: and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground. Pfal. cxlvii. 6.
The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment: for all them that are oppreffed with wrong. Pfal. cii. 6.
For he will not always be chiding: neither keepeth he his anger for ever. Ver. 9.
He hath not dealt with us after our fins: nor rewarded us according to our wickedness. Ver. 10.
For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth fo great is his mercy toward them that fear him. Ver. 11.
Yea, like as a father pitieth bis own children: even fo is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him. Ver. 13.
Thou, O God, haft proved us; thou alfo haft tried us, even as filver is tried.. Pfal. lxvi. 9.
Thou fufferedft men to ride over our beads, we went through fire and water: but thou hast brought us out into a wealthy place. Ver. 11.
Oh, how great troubles and adverfities haft thou fhewed us! and yet didft thou turn and refresh us: yea, and broughteft us from the deep of the earth again. Pfalm Ixxi. 18.
Thou didst remember us in our low eftate, and redeem us from our enemies for thy mercy endureth for ever. Pfal. cxxxvi. 23, 24.
Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou haft turned away the captivity of Jacob. Pfal. lxxxv. 1.
God bath fhewed us bis goodness plenteously: and God hath let us fee our defire upon our enemies. Pfal. lix, 10.
They are brought down, and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. Pfal. xx. 8.
There are they fallen, all that work wickedness; they are caft down, and fhall not be able to ftand. Pfal. xxxvi. 12.
The Lord hath been mindful of us, and he fhall blefs us; even he shall bless the house of Ifrael, he shall bless the houfe of Aaron. Pfal. cxv. 12.
He fhall blefs them that fear the Lord: both small and great. Ver. 13.
O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodnefs and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men! Pfal. cvii. 21.
That they would offer unto him the facrifice of thanksgiving: and tell out his works with gladness. Ver. 22.
And not hide them from the children of the generations to come: but shew the honour of the Lord, his mighty and wonderful works that he hath done. Pfal, lxxviii. 4.
That our pofterity may also know them, and the children that are yet unborn: and not be as their fore-fathers, a faithless and ftubborn generation. Ver. 6. 9.
Give thanks, O Ifrael, unto God the Lord in the congregations from the ground of the heart. Pfal. lxviii. 26. Praised be the Lord daily even the God who helpeth us, and Ver. 19.
poureth bis benefits upon us.
O let the wickednefs of the wicked come to an end: but establish thou the righteous. Pfal. vii. 9.
Let all thofe that feek thee, be joyful and glad in thee: and let all fuch as love thy falvation, say always, the Lord be praised, Pfal. xl. 19.
Glory be to the Father, &c.