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We give thee humble thanks for this thy special bounty ; beleeching thee to continue thy loving kindness unto us, that our land may yield us her fruits of increase, to thy glory
, and our comfort, through Jesus Christ our Lord. a.
For Peace and Deliverance from our Enemies.
thy servants against the face of their enemies; We yild thee praise and thanksgiving for our deliverance from chofe
apparent dangers wherewith we were compassed. We acknowledge it thy goodness, that we were not delivered over as a prey unto them; beseeching thee fill to continue such thy mercies towards us, that all the world may know that thou art our Saviour and mighty deliverer, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Åmen.
For restoring public Peace at Home.
men to be of one mind in a house, and stillest the outrage of a violent and unruly people ; We bless thy holy Name, that it hach pleased thee to appease the seditious tumults which have been lately raised up amongst us; most humbly beseeching thee to grant to all of us grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy commandments; and leading a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and
a honesty, may continually offer unto thee our facrifice of praise and thanksgiving for these thy mercies towards us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. For Deliverance from the Plague, or other common fickness. Lord God, who haft wounded us for our sins, and.
consumed us for our transgressions, by thy late heavy and dreadful visitation, and now in the midit of judgment, remembering mercy, haft redeemed our souls from the jaws of death ; We offer unto thy Fatherly goodness ourselves, our fouls, and bodies, which thou hast delivered, to be a living facrifice unto thee; always praising and magnifying thy mercies in the midst of thy Church, through Jesus Chrilt our Lord. Amen.
ful Father, that all the punishments which are threatened in thy law, might justly have fallen upon us, by reason of our manifold transgressions and hardness of heart:' yet seeing it hath pleased thee of thy tender mercy, upon our weak and unworthy humiliation, to affwage the contagious fickness, wherewith we lately have been fore afflicted, and to restore the voice of joy and health into our dwellings; we offer unco thy Divine Majesty the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; lauding and magnifying thy glorious Name for such thy preservation and providence over us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
, Tbat ibe Colle& appointed for every Sunday, or for any Holy Day ibat barb a Vigil or Eve, fall be said at the Evening Service next before.
The First Sunday in Advent.
The Colleet. A
Lmighty God, give us grace that we may cast away
the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life (in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility ;) that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majefty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may ribe to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghoft, now and ever. Amer. This Colleft is to be repeated every Day with the other Culleets
in Advent, until Christmas-eve.
P Á RA P H R AS E. On ibe COLLECT for ibe Firs Sunday in Advent. Almighty God, we beseech thee to enable us by thy grace to forsake the works of darkness, the lins and frailies which men are liable to, whil4 they remain under the blindness of a gentile ignorance; and that may put on the armour of light, (Rom. xiii. 12.) that christian deagzinkt fin, during this our abode upon earth ; (in which thy Son
The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8.
he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not Iteal, Thou shall not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other command- . ment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love workech
. no ill to his neighbour, therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that,
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of deep: för now is our salvation nearer than when we believed: The night is far spent, the day is ac
hand'; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and · let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly,
as in the day ; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonnels, not in ftrife and envying : But put ye on the Lord Jefus Christ, and make not provision for The flesh, to fulfil the luits thereof.
The Gospel. St Matth. xxi. 1.
. HEN they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come
Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jerus two disciples, laying unto them, Go into the village over againit you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her : loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The
. Lord hath need of them ; and straightway he will fend them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophets, faying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto chee, meek, and fitting upon an ass, and a colt the fole of an afs. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, and
PA RA PHRASE Jerus Christ came to visit us in great humility) that when he hall come again in his glorious m jefty, at the day of judgment to decide the fate both of the quick and the dead, we may rise to everlalting life; which we beg for the sake of our Weffed Saviour, who liveth and reignech, together with the Father and the Holy Gholt, for ever in the heavens. Amen.
brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon And a very great multitude Ipread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, faying, Hosanna to the Son of David : Blessed is he that comech in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude faid, This is Jesus the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that fold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that fold doves; and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer ; but
have made it a den of thieves.
The Second Sunday in Advent.
written for our learning ; Grant that we may in such wile hear them, read, 'mark, learn, and inwardly digest them; that, by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, We may embrace, and ever hold fast the blefied hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
PA RA PHRASE. On the COLLECT for the Second Sunday in Advent. O ever-blessed God, who has given us to underliand by thy holy apostle St Paul, that all things which were written aforetime in the holy icriptures, were written for our learning; (Rom. xv. 4.) grant that we may, with such diligence of application and piety of difpofition, read and observe what is written therein, and treasure them up in our hearts in such 2 manner, that we may thereby receive patience and comfort capable of affording us the blessed hope of everlasting life, (Rom. xv. 4) which thou haft been gracioully pleased to give us, on account of the merits of our bleled Saviour Jesus Chrift. Amen.