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thanks for filling our hearts again with joy and gladness, after the time that thou hadit afficted us, and putting a new song into our mouths, by bringing his Majesty King William upon this day, for the deliverance of our Church and Nation from Popish tyranny and arbitrary power. We adore the wisdom and justice of thy providence, which so timely interposed in our extreme danger, and disappointed all the deligns of our enemies. We beseech thee, give us such a lively and lasting sense of what thou didst then, and halt since that time done for us, that me may not grow secure and careless in our obedience, by presuming upon thy great and undeserved goodness; but that it may lead us to repentance, and move us to be the more diligent and zealous in all the duties of our religion, which thou hast in a marvellous manner preserved to us. Let truth and justice, brotherly kindness and charity, devotion and piety, concord and unity, with all other vir. tues, so flourish among us, that they may be the stability of our times, and make this Church a 'praise in the earth. All which we humbly beg for the fake of our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
In the end of the Litany (which fall always this Day
gracious providence, and tender mercy towards us, didst prevent the malice and imaginations of our enemies, by discovering and confounding their horrible and wicked enterprize, plotted and intended this day to have been executed against the King and the whole State of England, for the subversion of the Government and Religion established among us; and didst likewise upon this day wonderfully conduct thy servant King William, and bring him safely into England, to preserve us from the attempts of our enemies to bereave us of our religion and laws: We most humbly praise and magnify thy most glorious Name for thy unspeakable goodness towards us, expressed in both these acts of thy mercy. We confess it has been o'
thy mercy alone, that we are not consumed : For our fins have cried to heaven against us, and our iniquities justly called for vengeance upon us. But thou hast not deals with us after our fins, nor rewarded us after our iniquities; nor given us over, as we deserved, to be a prey to our enemies; but hait in mercy delivered us from their malice, and preserved us from death and destruction. Let the consideration of this thy repeated goodness, O Lord, work in us true repentance, that iniquity may not be our ruio; and increase in us more and more a lively faith and love, fruitful in all holy obedience; that thou mayelt still continue thy favour, with the light of thy Gospel, to us and our pofterity for evermore ; and that for thy dear Son's fake Jesus Christ, our cay Vicdiator and Advocate. Amen. ç lead of the Prayer in time of War and Tumults]
jhall be used this Prayer following. LORD, who didit this day discover the snares of
death that were laid for us, and didst wonderfully deliver us from the fame; be thou still our mighty Prorector, and scatter our enemies that delight in blood: Io. fatuate and defeat their couaiels, abate their pride, assuage their malice, and confound their devices. Strengthen the hands of our gracious forereiga King GEORGE, and all that are put in authority under hin, with judgment and justice, to cut of all such workers of iniquity, as turn religion into rebellion, and faith into faction; that they may never prerail again:t us, or triumph in the ruin of thy Church among us: but that our gracious Sovereign, and his realios, being preferred in thy true religion, and by thy mercitul goodness proiected in the same, we may ail July terve thee, and give thee thanks in thy holy congrezation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Clark Cich-Soruice, indead of the Collect for the
*** Dir, artis sech folaeth be used.
thay unworthy fervaats do humbly present ourselves before thiy kjelly, ackremedging thy power, wisdom, and Souducts, in preserving the King, and the Three Estates of
the realm of England, assembled in Parliament, from the destruction of this day intended against them. Make us, we beseech thee, truly chankful for this, and for all other thy great mercies towards us; particularly for making this day again memorable, by a fresh instance of thy loving-kindness towards us. We bless thee for giving his late Majesty King William a safe arrival here, and for making all oppo , fition fall before him, till he became our king and governor. We beseech thee to protect and defend our So. reigu King GEORGE, and all the Royal Family, from all treasons and conspiracies; preserve him in thy faith, fear, and love; prosper his reign with long happiness here on earth; and crown him with everlasting glory hereafter, thro' Jesus Christ our only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.
The Epistle. Rom. xiii, i
for there is no power but of God: the powers that be, are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resistech the ordinance of God; and they that resist, shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power ; do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the fame: for he is the minister of God to thee for good.' But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth, not the sword in vain : for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon hiin that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience fake. For, for this cause pay ye tribute alfo : for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues ; tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour.
The Gospel. St. Luke įx. 51.
he should be received up, he stedfastlý set his face The Gospel This portior of scripture was appointed in the second year of King William, in lieu of Matt. xxvii, 1–10.
to go to Jerusalem, and sent messengers before his face: and they went and entered into a village of the Samari. tans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerufalem. And when his disciples James and John faw this, they faid, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Sou of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to fave them. And they went to another village. After the Creed, if there be no Sermon, fall be read one
of the six Homilies against Rebellion.
This Sentence is to read at the Offertory. Hatsoever ye would that men should do to you,
do ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets, St. Matt. vii, 12. & After the Prayer for the Church Militant, this follow
ing Prayer is to be used. GOD, whofe Name is excellent in all the earth, didit miraculously preserve our Church and State from the fecret contrivance and hellish malice of Popish confpirators ; and on this day also didit begin to give us a mighry deliverance from the open tyranny and oppresfion of the same cruel aud blood-thirsty enemies: 'We bless and adore thy glorious Majesty, as for the former, fo for this thy late marvellous loving kindness to our Church and Nation, in the preservation of our Religioa and Liberties. And we humbly pray, that the devout fenfe of this thy repeated mercy may renew and increase in us a spirit of love and thankfulness to Thee its only Author; a spirit of peaceable submission and obedience to our gracious. Sovereign Lord King GEORGE ; and, a spirit of fervent zeal for our holy Religion, which thou halt so wonderfully rescued, and established, a blelling to us and our posterity. And this we beg for Jesus Christ
Form of Prayer, with Fasting,
TO BE USED YEARLY UPON
THE THIRTIETH OF JANUARY, Being the Day of the Martyrdom of the Blessed King
Charles the First; to implore the Mercy of God, that neither the Guilt of that sacred and innocent Blood, oor those other sins, by which God was provoked to deliver up both us and our king into the hands of cruel and unreasonable men, may at any cime hereafter be visited upon us or our 'pofterity.
If this Day shall happen to be a Sunday, this Form of Prayer shall be used, and the Fast kept the next day follows ing. And upon the Lord's Day next before the day to be kept, at Morning Prayer ifmmediately after the Nicene Creed, notice shall be given for the due Observation of the faid day.
The Service of the Day shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy-days in all things; except where it is in this Office otherwise appointed.
THE ORDER FOR MORNING PRAYER. [ He that ministereth shall begin with one or more of
these sentences. "O the Lord our God belong mercies and forgive
nesses, though we have rebelled against him: neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he set before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10.
On a Sunday, &c.] It having never been the practice of the Catholic church, nor indeed of any part of it, except the Roman, and the Presbytetian church in Scotland, to allow of humiliation or fasting on Sundays, which are appointed for duties of a different nature; it is ordered, that if this day shall happen to be Sunday, this form of prayer shall be used, and the fast kept the next day following. And upon the Lord's day next before the day to be kept, (i. e. on whatever day of the week it shall happen) at motning prayer, immediately after the Nícene Creed, notice shall be given for the due obfervation of the faid day.As to the Service of this day (like that appointed for the Fifth of November) it is to be the fame with the usual Office for Holy-days in all things, except where it is in this oflice