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The adversary and the enemy Thou wilt destroy them that entered into the gates of Jeru- speak leasing : the Lord abhors salem : saying, When shall he both the blood-thirsty and deceitful die, and his name perish? Ver. 12. man. Ver. 6. Psalm xli. 5.

O how suddenly do they conLet the sentence of guiltiness sume : perish, and come to a fearproceed against him : and now ful end! Psalm lxxiii. 18. that he lieth, let him rise up no Yea, even like as a dream, when more. Ver. 8.

one awaketh : 80 didst thoi make False witnesses also did rise up their image to vanish out of the against him : they laid to his city. Ver. 19. charge things that he knew not. Great and marvellous are thy Psalm xxxv. 11.

works, O Lord God Almighty : For the sins of the people, and just and true are thy ways, O the iniquities of the priests : they King of saints. Rev. xv. 3. shed the blood of the just in the Righteous art thou, O Lord : midst of Jerusalem. Lam. iy. 13. and just are thy judgements.

O my soul, come not thou into Psalm cxix. 137. their secret; unto their assembly, Glory be to the Father, and to mine honour, be not thou united: the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; for in their anger they slew a As it was in the beginning, is man; Gen. xlix. 6.

now, and ever shall be : world Even the man of thy right hand : without end. Amen. the Son of man, whom thou hadst made so strong for thine own self.

Proper Psalms. ix, x, xi. Psalm Ixxx. 17.

Proper Lessons. In the sight of the unwise he

The First, 2 Sam. i. seemed to die : and his departure

The Second, St. Matth. xxvii. was taken for misery. Wisd. iii. 2. They fools counted his life mad

Instead of the first Collect at ness, and his end to be without Morning Prayer shall these two honour : but he is in peace. Wisd.

which next follow be used. v. 4. and iii. 3.


MOST mighty God, terrible For though he was punished in in thy judgements, and wonthe sight of men : yet was his hope derful in thy doings toward the full of immortality. Wisd. ij. 4. children of men; who in thy

How is he numbered with the heavy displeasure didst suffer the children of God : and his lot is life of our gracious Sovereign among the saints! Wisd. v. 5. King Charles the First, to be (as

But, O Lord God, to whom ven- this day) taken away by the hands geance belongeth, thou God, to of cruel and bloody men: We whom vengeance belongeth : be thy sinful creatures here assemfavourable and gracious unto Sion. bled before thee, do, in the behalf Psalm xciv. 1. and li. 18.

of all the people of this land, Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy humbly confess, that they were people, whom thou hast redeemed : the crying sins of this Nation, and lay not innocent blood to our which brought down this heavy charge. Deut. xxi. 8.

judgement upon us. But, 0 graO shut not up our souls with cious God, when thou makest insinners : nor our lives with the quisition for blood, lay not the blood-thirsty. Psalm xxvi. 9. guilt of this innocent blood, (the

Deliver us from blood-guiltiness, shedding whereof nothing but the O God, thoi that art the God of blood of thy Son can expiate,) lay our saivation : and our tonguie it not to the charge of the people shall sing of thy righteousness. of this land; nor let it ever be Psalm li. 14.

required of us, or our posterity. For thou art the God that hast Be merciful, O Lord, be merciful no pleasure in wickedness : nei- unto thy people, whom thou hast ther shall any evil dwell with redeemed; and be not angry with thee. Psalm v. 4.

us for ever: But pardon us for

thy mercies' sake, through the thy servants, who are vile earth merits of thy Son Jesus Christ our and miserable sinners: but so Lord. Amen.

turn thine anger from us, who BLI LESSED Lord, in whose sight meekly acknowledge our vileness, the death of thy saints is

and truly repent us of our faults; precious; We magnify thy Name

and so make haste to help us in for thine abundant grace bestowed

this world, that we may ever live

with thee in the world to come; upon our martyred Sovereign ; by which he was enabled so cheer

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen. fully to follow the steps of his blessed Master and Saviour, in a TURN to us be good lord:

bar- and so shall we turned. Be barous indignities, and at last re- favourable, O Lord, be favourable sisting unto blood; and even then, to thy people, Whó turn to thee according to the same pattern, in weeping, fasting, and praying. praying for his murderers. Let For thou art a merciful God, Full his memory, O Lord, be ever of compassion, Long-suffering, and blessed among us; that we may of great pity. Thou sparest when follow the example of his courage we deserve punishment, And in and constancy, his meekness and thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. patience, and great charity. And Spare thy people, good Lord, grant, that this our land may be spare them, And let not thine freed from the vengeance of his heritage be brought to confusion. righteous blood, and thy mercy

Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy glorified in the forgiveness of our is great, And after the multitude sins: and all for Jesus Christ his of thy mercies look upon us, sake, our only Mediator and Ad- Through the merits and mediavocate. Amen.

tion of thy blessed Son Jesus $ In the end of the Litany (which

Christ our Lord. Amen. shall always on this Day be used) immediately after the Collect (

In the Communion Service, after humbly beseech thee, O Father,

the Prayer for the Queen Al&c.) the three Collects next fol

mighty God, whose kingdom is lowing are to be read.

everlasting, Sc.) instead of the

Collect for the Day shall these O

LORD, we beseech thee mer- two be used.

cifully hear our prayers, and O most mighty God, &c. spare all those who confess their

Blessed Lord, in whose sight, fc. sins unto thee; that they whose consciences by sin are accused,

[As in the Morning Prayers.] by thy merciful pardon may be ab- The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. ii. 13. Amen.

dinance of man for Lord's O , sake; whether it be to the King,

merciful Father, who hast as supreme; or unto governours, compassion upon all men, and as unto them that are sent by hatest nothing that thou hast him, for the punishment of evilmade; who wouldest not the doers, and for the praise of them death of a sinner, but that he that do well. For so is the will should rather turn from his sin, of God, that with well-doing ye and be saved: Mercifully forgive may put to silence the ignorance us our trespasses; receive and of foolish men: as free, and not comfort us, who are grieved and using your liberty for a cloke of wearied with the burden of our maliciousness, but as the servants sing. Thy property is always to of God. Honour all men. Love have mercy; to thee only it ap- the brotherhood. Fear God. Hopertaineth to forgive sins. Spare nour the King. Servants, be subus therefore, good Lord, spare thy ject to your masters with all fear, people, whom thou hast redeem- not only to the good and gentle, ed; enter not into judgement with but also to the froward. For this

solved through Christ our Lord. SUBMNT younelves to er gratis

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-worthy, if a con- HATSOEVER

ye would suffering wrongfully. For what you, even so do unto them; for glory is it, if when ye be buffeted this is the Law and the Prophets. for your faults ye shall take it pa- St. Matth. vii. 12. tiently? but if when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it pa

1 After the Prayer (For the whole tiently; this is acceptable with

state of Christ's Church 8-c.) these

two Collects following shall be God. For even hereunto were ye used. called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an ex- O

LORD, our heavenly Father,

who didst not punish us as ample, that ye should follow his

onr sins have deserved, but hast steps; who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.

in the midst of judgement remem

bered mercy; We acknowledge it The Gospel. St. Matth. xxi. 33. thine especial favour, that, though

for our many and great provocaTHERE was a certain hous

tions, thou didst suffer thine anholder which planted a vine

ointed blessed King Charles the yard, and hedged it round about,

First (as on this day) to fall into and digged a wine-press in it, and

the hands of violent and bloodbuilt a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far

thirsty men, and barbarously to

be murdered by them, yet thou country. And when the time of

didst not leave us for ever, as the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that sheep without a shepherd; but by they might receive the fruits of thy gracious providence didst mi. it. And the husbandmen took his

raculously preserve the undoubted

Heir of his Crowns, our then graservants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. A

cious Sovereign King Charles the

Second, from his bloody enemies, gain he sent other servants, more than the first : and they did unto

hiding him under the shadow of

thy wings, until their tyranny was them lil vise. But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying,

overpast; and didst bring him


back, in thy good appointed time, They will reverence my son. But when the husbandmen saw the

to sit upon the throne of his Fason, they said among themselves,

ther; and together with the Royal

Family didst restore to us our This is the heir, come, let us kill

ancient Government in Church him, and let us seize on his in

and State. For these thy great heritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard,

and unspeakable mercies we ren

der to thee our most humble and and slew him. When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh,

unfeigned thanks; beseeching thee,

still to continue thy gracious prowhat will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him, mily, and to grant to our gracious

tection over the whole Royal FaHe will miserably destroy those

Sovereign Queen VICTORIA, a wicked men, and will let out his

long and a happy Reign over us: vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits

So we that are thy people will in their seasons.

give thee thanks for ever, and

will alway be shewing forth thy After the Nicene Creed, shall be praise from generation to generead, instead of the Sermon for ration; through Jesus Christ our that Day, the first and second Lord and Saviour. Amen. parts of the Homily against Dis. obedience and wilful Rebellion, set A Seech thee, that the course of

ND grant, , forth by Authority; or the Minister who officiates shall preach this world may be so peaceably a Sermon of his own composing ordered by thy governance, that upon the same argument.

thy Church may joyfully serve ( In the Offertory shall this Sen- thee in all godly quietness; through tence be read.

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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THE ORDER FOR EVENING PRAYER. (The Hymn appointed to be used measure of exemplary patience, at Morning Prayer instead of meekness, and charity, before the Vepite exultemus shall here also face of his cruel enemies. And be used before the Proper Psalms. albeit thou didst suffer them to Righteous art thou, O Lord, &c. proceed to such an height of vioProper Psalms. lxxix, xciv,lxxxv. lence, as to kill him, and to take Proper Lessons.

possession of his Throne; yet didst

thou in great mercy preserve his TheFirst, Jer.xii.or Dan. ix. to v.22.

Son, whose right it was, and at The Second, Hebr. xi. ver. 32. length by a wonderful providence and xii. to ver. 7.

bring him back, and set him Instead of the first Collect at thereon, to restore thy true ReliEvening Prayer shall these two gion, and to settle peace amongst which next follow be used.

us: For these thy great mercies we ALMIGHTY Lord God, who glorify thy Name, through Jesus by thy wisdom not only guid

Christ our blessed Saviour. Amen. est and orderest all things most Immediately after the Collect suitably to thine own justice; but (Lighten our darkness, fc.) shall also performest thy pleasure in these three next following be used. such a manner, that we cannot O Lord, we beseech 8c. but acknowledge thee to be right

O most mighty God, 8c. eous in all thy ways, and holy in

Turn thou us, &c. all thy works: We thy sinful peo- (As before at Morning Prayer.] ple do here fall down before thee, Immediately before the Prayer of confessing that thy judgements Saint Chrysostom shall this Coi. were right, in permitting cruel men, lect which next followeth be used. sons of Belial, (as on this day) to imbrue their hands in the blood of ALMIGHTY and everlasting

God, whose righteousness is thine Anointed; we having drawn like the strong mountains, and thy down the same upon ourselves, by judgements like the great deep; the great and long provocations of and who, by that barbarous murour sins against thee. For which

der (as on this day) committed we do therefore here humble our- upon the sacred Person of thine selves before thee; beseeching thee Anointed, hast taught us, that to deliver this Nation from blood- neither the greatest of Kings, nor guiltiness, (that of this day espe- | the best of men, are more secure cially,) and to turn from us and from violence than from natural our posterity all those judgements, death : Teach us also hereby so which we by our sins have wor- to number our days, that we may thily deserved: Grant this, for the apply our hearts unto wisdom. all-sufficient merits of thy Son our And grant, that neither the splenSaviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

dor of any thing that is great, nor BLESSEDGod just amicoon the conceit of any thing that is

erful, who didst permit thy good in us, may withdraw our dear Servant, our dread Sovereign eyes from looking upon ourselves King Charles the First, to be (as as sinful dust and ashes; but that, upon this day) given up to the according to the example of this violent outrages of wicked men, thy blessed Martyr, we may press to be despitefully used, and at the forward to the prize of the high last murdered by them: Though calling that is before us, in faith we cannot reflect upon so foul an and patience, humility and meekact, but with horror and asto

ness, mortification and self-denial, nishment; yet do we most grate- charity and constant perseverance fully commemorate the glories of unto the end: And all this for thy grace, which then shined forth thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ his in thine Anointed; whom thou sake; to whom with thee and the wast pleased, even at the hour of Holy Ghost be all honour and death, to endue with an eminent glory, world without end. Amen.


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 Government after many Years' interruption; which unspeakable Mercies were wonderfully completed 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 Act of Parliament made in the Twelfth, and confirmed in the Thirteenth Year of King Charles the Second, for the Observation of the Twenty-ninth Day of May yearly, as a Day of Publick Thanksgiving, is to be read publickly in all Churches at Morning Prayer, immediately after the Nicene Creed, on the Lord's Day next before every such Twenty-ninth of May, and notice to be given for the due Observation of the said Day. The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy days ; except where it is in this Office otherwise appointed.

If this Day shall happen to be Ascension-day, or Whit-sunday, the Collects of this Office are to be added to the Offices of those Festivals in their proper places : If it be Monday or Tuesday in Whitsun-week, or Trinity-Sunday, the Proper Psalms appointed for this Day, instead of those of ordinary Course, shall be also used, and the Collects added as before, and in all these cases the rest of this Office shall 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 soever shall happen to fall upon this solemn Day of Thanksgiving, the following Hymn, appointed instead of Venite exultemus, shall be constantly used. Morning Prayer shall begin with The works of the Lord are great : these Sentences.

sought out of all them that have TO

the Lord our God belong pleasure therein. Psalm cxi. 2.

mercies and forgivenesses, The Lord setteth up the meek : though we have rebelled against and bringeth the ungodly down to him : neither have we obeyed the the ground. Psalm cxlvii. 6. voice of the Lord our God, to walk The Lord executeth righteousin his laws which he set before us.

ness and judgement : for all them Dan. ix. 9, 10.

that are oppressed with wrong. It is of the Lord's mercies that Psalm ciii. 6. we were not consumed : because his For he will not alway be chidcompassions fail not. Lam. iii. 22. ing : neither keepeth he his anger

Instead of Venite exultemus shall for ever. Ver. 9.
be sung or said this Hymn follow- He hath not dealt with us after
ing ; one Verse by the Priest, and our sins: nor rewarded us accord-
another by the Clerk and people. ing to our wickedness. Ver. 10.

My song shall be alway of the

For look how high the heaven loving-kindness of the Lord : is in comparison of the earth : so with my mouth will I ever be great is his mercy toward them shewing forth his truth from one that fear him. Ver. 11. generation to another.

Psalm Yea, like as a father pitieth his Ixxxix. 1.

own children : even so is the Lord The merciful and gracious Lord merciful unto them that fear him. hath so done his marvellous works : Ver. 13. that they ought to be had in remem- Thou, O God, hast proved us : brance. Psalm cxi. 4.

thou also hast tried us, even as Who can express the noble acts silver is tried. Psalm lxvi. 9. of the Lord : or shew forth all his Thou sufferedst men to ride over praise? Psalm cvi. 2.

our heads, we went through fire

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