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thanks for ever, and will alway be shewing forth thy praise from generation to generation, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen. ND

grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course

of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy Governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Order for EVENING PRAYER. The Hymn appointed to be used at Morning Prayer, instead of Venite, exul.

temus, fall bere also be used before the proper Psalms.

Righteous art chou, O Lord, &c.
Proper Psalms. Ixxix, xciv, lxxxv.

Proper Lessons.
The First. Jer. xii. or Dan. ix, to ver. 22.
The Second. Hebr. xi. ver. 32. and xii. to ver 7.
Infead of the forf Colleet at Evening Prayer, shall these two, which next

follow, be ajid: Almighty Lord God, who by thy wisdom not only

guidelt, and orderest all things most suitably to thine own justice; but also performest thy pleasure in such a manner, that we cannot but acknowledge thee to be righteous in all thy ways, and holy in all thy works; We chy. sinful people do here fall down before chee, confessing that thy judgments were right, in permitting cruel men, ions of Bedial, as on this Day, to imbrue their hands in the Blood of thine Anointed ; we having drawn down the same upon ourselves, by the great and long provocations of our fins against thee. For which we do therefore here humble our. felves before thee; beseeching thee to deliver this Nation from blood-guiltiness, that of this Day especially, and to turn from us and our pofterity all those judgments, which we by our sins have worthily deserved: Grant this, for the all-fufficient merits of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen,

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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 despitefully used, and at the last murdered by them : Though we cannot reflect upon so fout an act, but with horror and astonishment, yet do we most gratefully commemorate the glories of thy grace, which then ihined forth in thine Anointed ; whom thou wait pleased, even at the hour of death, to endue with an eminent measure of exemplary patience, meeknefs, and charity, before the face of his cruel enemies. And albeit chou didit suffer them to proceed to such an height of violence, as to kill him, and to take poffeffion of his throne ; yet didst thou in great mercy preserve his son, whose righe it was, and at length by a wonderful providence / bring him back, and set him thereon, to restore thy true Religion, and to settle peace amongst us: for these thy great Mercies we glorify thy Name, through Jefus Christ our bleffed Saviour. Amen. Immediately after tbe Collea (Lighten our darkness, &c.] ball these ebra

next following be used: O Lord, we beseech thee, &c. O most mighty God, &c.

As before at Morning Turn thou us, o good Lord, &c.

Prayer. Immediately before the Prayer of St. Chryfoftom, Ball this Cokea, wbies

nexi followell, be used:

like the strong mountains, and thy judgments like the great deep; and who by that barbarous murder, as on this Day, committed upon the sacred Person of thine Anointed, haft taught us, that neither the greatest of Kings, nor the best of men, are more secure from violence than from natural death : Teach us also hereby fo to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom : 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 on cyes from looking upon ourselves as finful dust and ashes ; but that, according to the example of this thy bleffed Martyr, we may press forward to the prize of the high calling that is before us, in faith and patience, humility and meekness, mortification and self-denial, charity and conftant perseverance unto the end ; and all this tor thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ his fake : To whom with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

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A FORM of PRAYER with THANKSGIVING

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 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 of Parliament made in the Twelfth, and confirmed in the Thirteenth

rear of King Charles the Second, for the Observation of the T wenty-nintb Day of May yearly, as a Day of publick Thanksgiving, is to be read publickly in all Churches at Morning Prayer, immediately after she Nicene Creed, on the Lord's Day next before every such Twenty nineb of May, and

Norice to be given for the due Observation of the said Day. Tbe Service shall be the same with the usual Ofice for Holy-Days, except

wbere it is in this Office otherwise appointed If this Day Hall happen to be Ascension-day, or Whitsunday, the Colleas

of this ofíce are to be added in the Offices of those Feftivals in their proper Places : If it be Monday or Tuesday in Whitsun-week, or TrinitySunday, the proper Psalms appointed for this Day, inflead of ibose of ordinary Course, fhall be also used, and the Colleets added as before: And in all rbese Cases, the reft of ibis Office fall be omitted : But if it fall happen to be any other Sunday, this whole office frall be used, as it followeth, entirely. And what Fejlival Joever shall bappen to fall upon this folemn Day of Thanksgiving, the following Hymn appointed infitad of venite, exultemus, Ball be constantly used.

Morning Prayer all begin with these Sentences : the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveneffes, though we have rebelled against him : neither have

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we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in
laws, which he set before us.

Dan. ix. 9, 10.
It is of the Lords mercies that we were not consumed : be-
cause his compassions fail not.

Lam. iii. 22. I nftead of Venite, exultemus, shall be said or Jung this Hymn following i one Verse by the Prieft, and another by the Clerk and People :

Y fong shall be always of the loving-kindness of the

Lord: with my mouth will I ever be Thewing forth his truth from one generation to another. Pfal. lxxxix. 1.

The merciful and gracious Lord bath so done bis marveller works : that they ought to be had in remembrance. Pfal. cxi. 4.

Who can express the noble acts of the Lord or shew forth all his praise ? Psal. cvi. 2.

The works of the Lord are great : fought out of all them that bave pleasure therein. Psal. cxi. 2.

The Lord setteth up the meek : and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground. Psal. cxlvii. 6.

The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment : for all thes that are oppressed with wrong. Psal. ciii. 6.

For he will not always be chiding: neither keepeth be his anger for ever.

He hath not dealt with us after our fins : nor rewarded as according to our wickedness. Ver. 10.

For look how high-the heaven is in comparison of the earth : so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

Ver. 9.

Ver II.

Yea, like as a father pitietb bis own children : even fo is toe Lord merciful unto them that fear him. Ver, 13.

Thou, O God, hast proved us ; thou also haft tried us, even as silver is tried. Pfal. lxvi. 9.

Thou sufferedst men to ride over our beads, we went tbrough fire and water : but thou hast brought us out into a wealitz place. Ver. 11.

Oh, how great troubles and adversities hast thou shewed us ! and yet didft thou turn and refrelh us : yea, ap: broughtest us from the deep of the earth again. Pfais Lxxi. 18.

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Tbou didst remember us in our low estate, and redeem us from our enemies : for thy mercy enduretb for ever. Psal. cxxxvi. 23, 24.

Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land : thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. Psal. lxxxv. 1.

God batb lewed us bis goodness plenteously : and God bath let us fee our desire 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 cast down, and shall not be able to stand. Psal. xxxvi. 12.

The Lord hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless us ; even he shall bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house of Aaron. Pfal. cxv, 12.

He fall bless them that fear the Lord: botb small and great.

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O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his good. nefs : and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men! Psal. cvii. 21.

That they' would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving : and tell out bis 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 posterity may also know them, and the children that are yet unborn: and not be as their fore-fathers, a faithless and stubborn generation. Ver. 6. 9.

Give thanks, o Ifrael, unto God the Lord in the congregations; from the ground of the heart. Pfal. Ixviii. 26.

Praised be the Lord daily : even the God who belpeth us, and poureth bis benefits upon us.

O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end : but establish chou the righteous. Psal. vii. 9.

Let all those that seek thee, be joyful and glad in thee: and let all such as love thy salvation, say always, the Lord be praised,

Ver. 19.

Pral. xl. 19.

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

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