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LORD God of our salvation, who haft been
exceedingly gracious unto this land, and by thy miraculous providence didst deliver us out of our mise rable confusions ; by restoring to us, and to his own just and undoubted rights, our then molt gracious Sovereiga Lord King Charles the Second, aotwithstandiog all the power and malice of his enemies; and by placing him on ihe throne of these kingdoms, didst restore also unto us the public and free profeflion of thy true religion and worship, together with our former peace and prosperity, to the great comfort and joy of our hearts : We are here now before thee, with all due thankfulaess to acknowledge thine unspeakable goodness herein, as upon this day shewed unto us, and to offer unto thee our facrifice of praise for the fame; humbly beseeching thee to accept this our unfeigned, though unworthy oblation of ourselves; rowing all holy obedience, in thought, word, and work, unto thy Divine Majesty; and promising all loyal and dutiful allegiance to thine anointed Servant now ser over us, and to his heirs after hir : Whom we beseech thee to bless with all increase of grace, honour, and happiness in this world, and to crown him with immortality and glory in the world to come, for Jesus Christ his fake, our only Lord and Saviour. Amen.
In the end of the Litany (which shall always this day be used) after the Collect [We humbly beseech thee, Father, &c.] fhall this be said which next followeth.
LMIGHTY God, who hast in all A
ages thy power and mercy in the miraculous and gracious deliverances of thy Church, and in the protc&tion of righteous and religious Kings and States, profefling thy holy and eternal truth, from the malicious conspiracies and wicked practices of all their enemies; We yield unto thee our uofeigned thanks and praise, as for thy many other great and public mercies, so especially for that sig. bal and wonderful deliverance, by thy wife and good providence, as upon this day completed and vouchlafed to our then most gracious Sovereign King Charles the Second, and all the Royal Family, and in them to this
whole Church and State, and all orders and degrees of men in both; from the unnatural rebellion, usurpation, and tyranny of ungodly and cruel men, and from the fad confusions and ruin thereupon enfuing. From all these, O gracious and merciful Lord God, not our merit, but thy mercy; not our foresight, but thy providence; nog our owo arm, but thy right hand, and thine arm, did resa cue and deliver us. And therefore not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name be ascribed all honour, agd glory, and praise, with most hụmble and hearty thanks, in all Churches of the Saints: Even so blessed be the Lord our God, who alone doeth wondrous things, and blessed be the Name of his Majesty for ever, through Jesus Christ our Lord and only Saviour. Amen. 9 In the Communion Service, immediately before the reading
of the Epiftle, skall these two Colleets be used, instead of the
O Almighty God, &c.
As before at Morning Prayer.
The Epiftle, St. Peter ii. 11.
pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that whereas they speak against you as cuil.doers, they may by your good works which they hall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Sub mit yourselves to every ordinance of man, for the Lord's fake: whether it be to the King, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punillment of exil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to Glence the ignorance of foolih men : as #ce, and not using your liberty for a cloak of malicious Dess, but as the servants of Gade Honour all men. Lave the brotherhood Fear God. Honour the King,
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 16.
, Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou are true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardelt not the person of men. Tell us, therefore, what thinkelt thou? Is it law. ful to give tribute unto Cæsar, or not? But Jefus per. ceived their wickedness, and said, Why' tempt ye me, ye hypocrites ? Shew me the tribute money.
And they brought unto him a penny. And he faith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Cæsar's. Then faith he unto them, Render there. fore unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar's; and unto God the things that are God's. · When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
In the Offertory Mall this Sentence be rend. Not every one that faith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven : but he that doeth the will of my Fatherwhich is in heaven. St. Matt. vii. 21. After the Prayer (For the whole state of Christ's
Church, &c.] this Colleet following shall be used.
thine infinite and unspeakable goodness towards us, didst in a most extraordinary and wonderful manner disappoint and overthrow the wicked designs of those traitorous, heady, and highminded men, who, under the pretence of Religion, and thy most holy Name, had contrived, and well-nigh effected, the utter destruction of this Church and Kingdom: As we do this day most heartily and devoutly adore and magnify thy glorious Name for this thine infinite goodness already vouchsafed to us;
fo do we most humbly beseech thee to continue thy grace and favour towards us, that no such dismal calamity may ever again fall upon us. Infatuate and defeat all the secret counsels of deceitful and wicked men against us. Abate their pride, affuage their malice, and confound their devices. Strengthen the hands of our gracious
Sovereign King George, and all that are put in authority under him, with judgment and justice, to cut off all such workers of iniquity, as turn religion into rebellion, and faith into faction; that they may never again prevail against us, nor triumph in the ruin of the monarchy and thy Church among us.
Protect and defend our Sovereign Lord the King, with the whole Royal Family, from all treasons and conspiracies. Be unto him an helmet of salvation, and a strong tower of defence against the face of all his enemies: Clothe them with shame and confusion, but upon himself and his posterity let the crown for ever flourish. So we thy people, and the Theep of thy pasture, will give thee thanks for ever, and will always be shewing forth thy praise from generation to generation, through Jesus Christ our only Saviour and Redeemer; to whom, with thee, O Father, and the Holy Ghost, be glory in the Church throughout all ages, world withour end.Amen.
A Form of Prayer,
THANKSGIVING TO ALMIGHTY GOD, To be used in all Churches and Chapels within this Realın
every Year upon the Twenty-fifth day of Oétober, being the day on which his Majesty began his happy reign.
I The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for
Holy-days in all things, except where it is in this Office otherwise appointed. If this day frall happen to be on Sunday, this whole Office
Thall be used, as it followeth, entirely. A form of Prayer, &c.] As the godly Christian Emperors in ancient times, so it appears that our most religious princes since the Reformation, have always caused the days of their inauguration to be publicly celebrated by all their subjects with prayers and thanksgivings to Almighty God. And to the end that this day might be duly celebrated, we find that particular forms of prayer have been appointed by authority, at leaft
defender and mighty deliverer in all difficulties and adves. fries, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. $ Then the Prayer for the High Court of Parliament, if
filling ( In the Communion Service, immediately before the reading
of the Epiflle, instead of the Colle El for the King, and ibat of the day, shall be used this Prayer for the King, as fupreme governor of ibis Church. LESSED Lord, who haft called Christian Princes to
in to promote the fpiritual welfare, together with the temporal interest of their people; We acknowledge with humble and thankful hearts thy great goodness to us, in setting thy servant our most gracious King over this Church and Nation : Give him, we beseech thee, all shofe heavenly graces that are requisite for fo higla a troft; Let the work of thee his God profper in his hand; let his eyes behold the success of his defigns for the fer. vice of thy true Religion established amongst us; and make him a blessed instrument of protecting and advancing thy truth, wherever it is perfecuted and oppressed; Let hypocrify and profaneness, fuperftition and idolatry, fly before his face; Let not herefies and false doctrines dis. turb the peace of the Church, por fchilms and caufeless divifions weaken it; but grant us to be of one heart and onc mind in ferving thee oor God, and obeying him according to thy will: And that these blessings may be continued to after-ages, let there never be one wanting in his house to succeed him in the government of this United Kingdom, that our posterity may see his children's children, and peace upon Ifrael.' So we that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever, and will always be thewing forth thy praise from generation to generation. Amen.
The Epiftle. St. Peter ii. 11.
pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the foul; having your conversation honcft among the