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The Service fhall be the same wit the 25 Ofe for Holy-days, except where it is in this face szarje appointed.

If this day shall happen to be Ascension-day or Whidupday, the Collects of this office are to be added to the critices of these Festivals in their proper places: If it be Monday or Tuesday in Whitson-week, or Trinity Sunday, ike proper Psalms anpointed for this day, injtead of those of ordinary course, shall be also used, and the Colieas added as before ; and in all these cases the rest of this cffice fliall be omitted : But if it shall happen to be any orker Sunday, this whole office shall be ujed, as it followeth, entirely. And what festival soever fhall happen to fall upon this solemn day of Thanksgiving, ihe following Hymi, appointed instead of Venite, exultemus, shall be corJiantly ufed.

| Morning Prayer fiall begin with 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.

It is of the Lord's mercies that we were not consumed: because his compassions fail not. Lam. iii. 22.

of January, appoint these several days to be folemnly observed, and both fuppose and enact that proper prayers and praises shall be used on those days; yet not one of them provides for or establishes any office for the ufe of either one or other of the faid days : nor have our kings, by whose order and directions alone these several offices are printed and annexed to the Book of Common Prayer, and appointed to be used on their respective days, any power or authority inverted in them by King Charles Ild's Ad of Uniformity, to establish or enjoin any other form than what is provided in the Book of Common Prayer, or to do any thing else in relation to that book, than to alter and change from time to time the names of the king, queen, and royal progeny. So that it might be very well questioned whether these or any other occasional offices, put out by the same order, could fafely be used, were it not for the general connivance, or rather concurrence, of the two other parts of the legislative authority, the Lords and Commons, who, if fitting, are always present at the performance of fuch offices, and frequently address the king to order them.

Instead of Venite, exultemus, fhall be faid or sung this
Hymn following ; one verse by the Prieft, and another by the

Clerk and People.

Y song shall be alway of the loving-kindness of the

Lord: with my inouth will I ever be shewing forth his truth from one generation to another. Psalm lxxxix. 1.

The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his marveldows works : that they ought to be had in remembrance. Psalm csi. 4.

Who can express the noble acts of the Lord : or thew forth all his praise? Psalm cvi. 2.

The works of the Lord are great: foughé out of all their that have pleasure therein. Pfalm cxi. 2.

The Lord setteth up the meek: and bringeth the _ungodly down to the ground. Psalm cxlvii. 6.

The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment : for all them that are oppressed with wrong. Pfalm ciii

. 6. For he will not always be chiding: neither keepech he his anger for ever. ver. 9.

He hath not dealt with us after our fins : nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses. 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. II.

Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children : even fo is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him. ver. 13.

Thou, O God, hast proved us : thou also hast tried us, even as silver is tried. Pfalm Ixvi. 9.

Thou sufferedt men to ride over our heads, we weni through fire and water : but thou hast brought us out into a wealthy place. ver. 11.

Oh, how great troubles and adversities halt thou shewed us! and yet dialt thou turn and refresh us : yea, and broughtest us from the deep of the earth again. Psalm Ixxi. 18.

Thou didst remember us in our low estate, and redeem us from our enemies : for thy mercy endureth for ever. Pfalm

cxxxvi. 23, 24

This hymn] This was framed anew in the reign of James. II.

Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou haft turned away the captivity of Jacob. Pf.lxxxv. I.

God hath shewed us his goodness plenteously: and God hath let us see our desire ufron our enemies. Psalm lix. 10.

They are brought down, and fallen : but we are risen, and stand upright. Psalm xx. 8.

There are they fallen, all that were wickedness : they are cast down, and fall 110t be able to fiand. Psalm xxxvi. 12.

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

He fall bless them that fear the Lord: both small and gredt. ver. 13.

O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men. Psalm cvii. 21.

That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving : and tell out his works with gladness! ver. 22.

And not hide them from the children of the genera. tions to come: but shew the honour of the Lord, his mighty and wonderful works that he hath done. Psalm lxxviii. 4.

That our posterity may also know them, and the children that are yet unborn : and not be as their forefathers, a faithless and stubborn generation. ver. 6, 9.

Give thanks, o Israel, unto God the Lord, in the congregations : from the ground of the heart. Pf. Ixviii. 26.

Praised be the Lord daily: even the God who helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us. ver. 19.

Ó let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end: but establish thou the righteous. Pfalm vii. 9.

Let all those that seek thee, be joyful and glad in thee : and let all such as love thy salvation Jay alway, The Lord be praised. Psalm xl. 19. Glory be to the Father, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c.

& Proper Psalms, cxxiv. cxxvi. cxxix. cxviii. Proper pfalms] These psalms were appointed in the reign of James II. in lieu of the xxth, xxiit, lxxxvth, and cxvüith.

Proper Lellons, The First, 2 Sam. xix. ver. 9; or Numb. xvi. Te Deum. The Second, The Epistle of St. Jude. Jubilate Deo.

The Suffrages next after the Creed shall stand thus : Priest. O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us; Answ. And grant 115 thy salvation., Prieft. O Lord, save the King, Antw. Who putteth his trust in thee. Prielt. Send 'him help from thy holy place, Antw. And evermore mightily defend him. Priest. Let his enemies have no advantage against him: Answ. Let not the wicked approach to hurt him. Priest. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness; Answ. And make thy chosen people joyful. Priest. Give peace in our time, O Lord:

Antw. Because there is none other that fightetb for us, but only thou, O God.

Priest. Be unto us, O Lord, a strong tower,
Answ. 'Fiom the face of our enemies.
Prieft. O Lord, hear our prayer :
Answ. And let our cry come unto thee.
Instead of the first Collect at Morning Prayer, fhall these

two which follow be used. O

Almighty God, who art a strong tower of defence

unto thy servants against the face of their enemies; We yield thee praise and thanksgiving for the wonderful deliverance of these Kingdoms from the Great Rebellion, and all the Miseries, and Oppressions conse. quent there upon, under which they had so long groaned. We acknowledge it thy goodness, that we wese not utterly delivered over as a prey unto them; beseeching thee still 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. Amen. Numb. xvith) This leffin was added in the reign of Jamės. II.

The second] Before the eigh of James II. the second leffon was Rom xiu.


ciceedingly gracious upto this land, and by thy miraculous providence didit deliver us out of our mise. rable coafulioas; by restoring to us, and to his own just and undoubted righes, our then most gracious Sovereiga Lord King Charles the Second, notwithstanding all the power and malice of his enemies; and by placing him on ibe throne of these kingdoms, didit restore allo unto us the public and free profetion of thy true religion and Forhip, together with our former peace and prosperity, to the great comfort and joy of our hearts: We are here non before thee, with all due thankfulaess to acknowledge thine unspeakable goodness herein, as upon this day themed unro us, and to offer uato thee our sacrifice of praise for the came; humbly beseeching thee to accept this our unfeigned, though unworthy, oblation of ourfelves; rowing all holy obedience, in thought, word, and Fork, unto thy Divine Majesty; and promising all loyal and dutiful allegiance to thine anointed Servant now set over us, and to his heirs after him: W'hom 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. [ Ir the end of the Litany (which fhall always this day be

sfed') after Ike Collei (We humbly beseech thee, o Father, &c.] jill this be said which next followerh. LMIGHTY God, who haft in all ages Thewed forth

thy power and mercy in the miraculous and gracious deliverances of thy Church, and in the prorcation of righteous and religious Kings and States, profeffing thy holy and eternal truth, from the malicious conspiracies and wicked pra&tices of all their enemies; We yield unto thee our unfeigned thanks and praise, as for thy many other great and public mercies, so especially for that lgcal and wonderful deliverance, by thy wise and good providence, as upon this day completed and vouchlafed to our chen most gracious Sovereign Kiog Charles che Second, and all the Royal Family, and in them to this


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