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False witnesses also did rise up against him; they laid to his charge things that he new not. Pfal. xxxv. 11.

For the fins of the people, and the iniquites of tbe priests : tbey med the blood of the just in the midst of Jerusalem. Lam.

iv. 13

O my soul, come not thou into their secret ; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united : for in their anger they new a man. Gen. xlix. 6.

Even the man of thy right hand : the Son of man whom tbou badft made so strong for thine own self. Pfal. lxxx. 17.

In the light of the unwise he seemed to die : and his de. parture was taken for misery. Wijd. iii. 2.

. They fools counted his life madness, and bis end to be without honour : but he is in peace. Wisd. v. 4. & iii 3.

For though he was punished in the fight of men : yet was his hope full of immortality. Wisd. iii. 4.

How is be numbered with the children of God: and bis lat is er mong the saints! Wisd. v. 5.

But, O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth ; thou God, to whom vengeance belongeth : be favourable and gracious unto Sion. Pfal. xciv. 1. & li. 18.

Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy people, whom thou bejt redeem. ed: and lay not innocent blood to our charge. Deut. xxi. 8.

O shut not up our souls with finners : nor our lives with the blood-thirsty. Psal. xxvi. 9.

Deliver us from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou that art the God of our salvation ; and our tongues shal! fing of aby righteousness. Pral. li. 14.

For thou art the God, that haft no pleasure in wicked. ness : neither shall any evil dwell with thee. Psal. v. 4.

Thou wilt destroy them that speak leafing : the Lord abbors both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man. Ver. 6.

O how suddenly do they consume : perish, and come to a fearful end! Psal, lxxiii. 18.

Pea, even like as a dream when one awaketh: jo didft theu make their image to vanish out of the city. Ver. 19.

Great and marvellous are thy works, O Lord God Almighty : just and true are thy ways, O King of saints. Rev.

XV. 3.

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Righteous art thou, O Lord : and just are thy judgments.
Pfal. cxix. 137

Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.

Proper Psalms. ix, x, xi,

Proper Lessons.

The first. 2 Sam. i.

The second. S. Matth. xxvii. .
Instead of the first Colleet at Morning Prayer, fhall these two

which next follow, be used :: O

Most mighty God, terrible in thy judgments, and

wonderful in thy doings towards the children of men; who in thy heavy displeasure didst suffer the life of our gracious Sovereign King Charles the First,' to be, as this Day, taken away by the hands of cruel and bloody men : We thy sinful creatures here assembled before thee, do, in the behalf of all the people of this land, humbly confess, that they were the crying fins of this Nation which brought down this heavy judgment upon us, But, O gracious God, when thou makeit inquisition for blood, lay not the guilt of this innocent blood (the shedding whereof nothing but the blood of thy Son can expiate) Jay it not to the charge of the people of this land; nor let it ever be required of us, or our posterity. Be merciful, O Lord, be merciful unto thy people, whom thou hast redeemed ; and be not angry with us for ever : But pardon us for thy mercies fake, through the merits of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lessed Lord, in whose fight 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 chearfully to follow the steps of his blessed Master and Saviour, in a constant meek suffering of all barbarous indignities, and at last refifting unto blood; and even then, according to the same pattern, praying for his murderers. Let his memory, O Lord, be ever blessed among us ; that we may fallow the example of his courage and constancy, his meekness and patience, and great

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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 fake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen. In the End of the Litany (which shall always on this Day be used) immediately after the Colla (We humbly bescech thee O Father, &c] ibe bra Các kits next following are to be read:

Lord, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our prayers ;

and spare all those who confess their fins unto thee; that they whose consciences by fin are accused, by thy merciful pardon may be absolved, through Christ our Lord. Amen

Most mighty God, and merciful Father, who hait

compasfion upon all men, and hatest nothing that thou haft made; who wouldeit not the death of a sinner, but that he should rather turn from his fin 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 haft redeemed; enter not into judgment with thy fervants, who are vile earth, and miserable sinners; but lo turn thine anger from us, who meekly acknowledge our vileness, and truly repene us of our faults; and so make hate to help us in this world, that we may ever live with zl.ee in the world to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Turn thou us, O good Lord, and so shall we be turned,

Be favourable, O Lord, be favourable to thy people, Who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For thou art a merciful God, Full of Compassion, Long-suffer. ing, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve pubilhnent, And in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare thy people, good Lord, spare them, And let not thine heritage be brought to confusion. Hear us, O Lord, for thy ruercy is great and after the multitude of thy mercies look upon us, through the merits and mediation of thy blefiej Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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in ibe Communion Service after the Prayer for the King (Almighty God,

whose Kingdom is everlaiting, &c.] inftead of the Colleet for the Day, shall theje i wo be ufed : O most mighty God, &c.

? As in the Morning
Blessed Lord, in whose light, &c.

Prayer.
The Epistle. S. Pet. ii. 13.

i Ubmit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the

Lords sake : whether it be to the King, as supreme ; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him, for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well. For f) is the will of God, that with well-doing 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 all to the froward. For this is thank-worthy, if a man for conscience towards God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what Glory is it, if when ye be buffered for your faults, ye shall take it paciently? but if when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently; this is acceptable with God. For even hereuntu were ye called : because Christ also suffered for us, leaving is an example, that ye should follow his steps : who did no lin, neither was guile found in his mouth.

The Gosqel. S. Matt. xxi. 33. to ver. 42. WHERE was a certain houfholder which Janted a vine

a preis in it, and buile 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 huban Imen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his fervants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again, he feat other servants, more than the first : and they did unto tiein likewise. But last of all he fent unto them his fon, saying, They will reverence my son. But when the husbandmen taw tie fon, they said among themselvis, This is the heir, come, let us kill him, and let us feize on his inheritance. And they caught

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him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and new 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 their seasons.

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After ibe Nicene Creed, fall be read, instead of the Sermon for that Day,

the first and second Paris of the Homily against Disobedience and wilful rebellion, set forth by Authority; or the Minister who officiates, fhall preach a Sermon of his own compofing upon the fame Argument.

In the Offertory fall this Sentence be read: hatsoever ye would that men should do unto you,

even fo do unto them: for this is the law and the prophets. S. Matth. vii. 12. After the Prayer (For the whole State of Chrifts Church, &c.] tbefe tava

Colleets following fall be used : O ,

as our fins have deserved, but hast in the midst of judgment remembered mercy ; We acknowledge it thing 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 didit 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 over-past; and didft 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 ftill to continue thy gracious protection over the whole Royal Family, and to grant to

; our graious Sovereign King GEORGE, a long and a happy reign over us : So we, that are thy people, will give thee

thanks

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