In the Communion Service, after the Prayer for the King [Almighty God, whose kingdom is everlasting, &c.1 instead of the Collect for the Day shall these two be used.

O most mighty God, &c.
Blessed Lord, in whose sight, &c.
[As in the Morning Prayers.]

The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 13. SUBMIT yourselves to every ordi

nance of man for the Lord's sake; whether it be to the King, as supreme; or unto governours, as unto them that are sent by him, for the punishment of evil-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 silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the King. Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. For this is thank-worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if when ye be buffeted for your faults ye shall take it patiently? but if when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently; this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called; because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps; who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.

The Gospel. St. Matth. xxi. 33. THERE was a certain housholder

which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a wine-press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants, more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir, come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. When the lord there. fore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably de

stroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

After the Nicene Creed, shall be read, instead of the Sermon for that Day, the first and second parts of the Homily against Disobedience and wilful Rebellion, set forth by Authority; or the Minister who officiales shall preach a Sermon of his own composing upon the same argument.

In the Offertory shall this Sentence be read.

WHATSOEVER ye would that men

should do unto you, even so do unto them; for this is the Law and the Prophets. St. Matth. vii. 12.

After the Prayer [For the whole state of Christ's Church, &c.] these two Collects following shall be used.

LORD, our heavenly Father, who didst not punish us as our sins have deserved, but hast in the midst of judgement remembered mercy: We acknow. ledge it thine especial favour, that, though for our many and great provocations, thou didst suffer thine anointed blessed King Charles the First (as on this day) to fall into the hands of vio. lent and blood-thirsty men, and bar. barously to be murdered by them, yet thou didst not leave us for ever, as sheep without a shepherd; but by thy gracious providence didst miraculously preserve the undoubted Heir of his Crowns, our then gracious Sovereign King Charles the Second, from his bloody enemies, hiding him under the shadow of thy wings, until their tyranny was overpast; and didst bring him back, in thy good appointed time, to sit upon the throne of his Father; and together with the Royal Family didst restore to us our ancient Government in Church and State. For these thy great and unspeakable mercies we render to thee our most humble and unfeigned thanks; beseeching thee, stil! to continue thy gracious protection over the whole Royal Family, and to grant to our gracious Sovereign King GEORGE, a long and a happy Reign o'er us: So we that are thy people will give thee thanks for ever, and will alway be showing forth thy praise from generation to generation; through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

A ND grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy govern. ance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Hymn appointed to be used at Morning Prayer instead of Venite exultemus shall here also be used before the Proper Psalms.

Righteous art thou, O Lord, &c.

Proper Psalms. lxxix, xciv, lxxxv.

Proper Lessons.

The First, Jer. xii. or Dan, ix. to ver. 22.

The Second, Hebr. xi. ver. 32. and xii.

to ver. 7.

Instead of the first Collect at Evening Prayer shall these two which next follow be used.

ALMIGHTY Lord God, who by thy wisdom not only guidest and orderest all things most suitably to thine own justice; but also performest thy pleasure in such a manner, that we cannot but acknowledge thee to be righteous in all thy ways, and holy in all thy works: We thy sinful people do here fall down before thee, confessing that thy judgements were right, in permitting cruel men, sons of Belial, (as on this day) to imbrue their hands in the blood of thine Anointed; we having drawn down the same upon ourselves, by the great and long provocations of our sins against thee. For which we do therefore here humble ourselves before thee; beseeching thee to deliver this Nation from blood-guiltiness, (that of this day especially,) and to turn from us and our posterity all those judgements, which we by our sins have worthily deserved: Grant this, for the all-sufficient merits of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

BLESSED God, just and powerful,

who didst permit thy dear Servant, our dread Sovereign King Charles the First, to be (as upon this day) given up to the violent outrages of wicked men, to be despitefully used, and at the last murdered by them: Though we cannot reflect upon so foul an act, but with horror and astonishment; yet do we most gratefully commeniorate the glories of thy grace, which then shined forth in thine Anointed; whom thou wast pleased, even at the hour of death,

to endue with an eminent measure of exemplary patience, meekness, and charity, before the face of his cruel enemies. And albeit thou didst suffer them to proceed to such an height of violence, as to kill him, and to take possession of his Throne; yet didst thou in great mercy preserve his Son, whose right it was, and at length by a wonderful providence bring him back, and set him thereon, to restore thy true Religion, and to settle peace amongst us: For these thy great mer cies we glorify thy Name, through Je sus Christ our blessed Saviour. Amen. Immediately after the Collect [Lighten our darkness, &c.] shall these three next following be used.

O Lord, we beseech &c.
O most mighty God, &c.
Turn thou us, &c.

[As before at Morning Prayer.] Immediately before the Prayer of Saint Chrysostom shall this Collect which next followeth be used.

LMIGHTY and everlasting God,

whose righteousness is like the strong mountains, and thy judgements like the great deep; and who, by that barbarous murder (as on this day) committed upon the sacred Person of thine Anointed, hast taught us, that neither the greatest of Kings, nor the best of men, are more secure from violence than from natural death: Teach us also hereby so to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. And grant, that neither the splendor of any thing that is great, nor the conceit of any thing that is good in us, may withdraw our eyes from looking upon ourselves as sinful dust and ashes; but that, according to the example of this thy blessed Martyr, we may press forward to the prize of the high calling that is before us, in faith and patience, humility and meekness, mortification and self-denial, charity and constant perseverance unto the end: And all this for thy Son our Lord. Jesus Christ his sake; to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.


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 internuption; 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 Dag next before every such Twenty-ninth of May, and notice to be given for the duc 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 Paims 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 shail 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 these Sentences. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, 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 ts. Dan. ix. 9, 10.

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

Instead of Venite exultemus shall be sung or said this Hymn following; one Verse by the Priest, and another by the Clerk and people."

comparison of the earth: so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. Verse 11.

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

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

Thou sufferedst men to ride over on heads, we went through fire and water but thou hast brought us out into wealthy place. Verse 11.

O how great troubles and adversiti hast thou shewed us! and yet die

MY song shall be alway of the loving- thou turn and refresh us: yea, a

kindness of the Lord: with my mouth will I ever be shewing forth his truth from one generation to another. Psalm 1xxxix. 1.

The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his marvellous works: that they might to be had in remembrance. Psalmi cxi. 4.

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

The works of the Lord are great: sought out of all them that have plea sure therein. Psalm cxi. 2.

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broughtest us from the deep of t earth again. Psalm lxxi. 18.

Thou didst remember us in our lowe state, and redeem us from our enemi for thy merey endureth for ever. cxxxvi. 23, 24.

Lord, thou art become gracious u thy land thou hast turned away captivity of Jacob. Psalm lxxxv.

God hath shewed us his goodness j teously and God hath let us see on stre upon our enemies. Psalm lix.

They are brought down and fa? but we are risen and stand upr Psalm xx. 8.

There are they fallen, all that wickedness: they are cast down, shall not be able to stand. Psahn x 12.

The Lord hath been mindful and he shall bless us even he bless the house of Israel, he shal the house of Aaron. Psalm CXV.

He shall bless them that four the both small and great. Verse 13.

O that men would therefore the Lord for his goodness: and c

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! Verse 22.

And not hide them from the children of the generations to come: but shew the honour of the Lord, his mighty and wonderful works that he hath done! Psalm 1xxviii. 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. Verse 6,9.

Give thanks, O Israel, unto God the Lord in the congregations from the ground of the heart. Psalm 1xviii. 26.

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

"O let the wickedness of the wicked

come to an end: but establish thou the righteous. Psalm vii. 9.

Let all those that seek thee be joyful and glad in thee: and let all such as love thy salvation say alway, The Lord be pruised. Psalm x1, 19.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.

Instead of the first Collect at Morning Prayer shall these two which follow be used.

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 consequent thereupon, under which they had so long groaned. We acknowledge it thy goodness, that we were 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.

LORD God of our salvation, who

hast been exceedingly gracious unto this land, and by thy miraculous providence didst deliver us out of our miserable confusions; by restoring to us, and to his own just and undoubted Rights, our then most gracious Sovereign Lord, King Charles the Second, notwithstanding all the power and malice of his enemies; and, by placing him on the Throne of these Kingdoms, didst restore also unto us the publick and free profession of thy true Religion

Proper Psalms. cxxiv, cxxvi, cxxix, and Worship, together with our former

cxviii. Proper Lessons. The First, 2 Sam. xix. ver. 9. or Numb. xvi. Te Deum.

The Second, The Epistle of St. Jude. Jubilate Deo.

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Peace and Prosperity, to the great comfort and joy of our hearts: We are here now before thee, with all due thankfulness, to acknowledge thine unspeakable goodness herein, as upon this day shewed unto us, and to offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise for the same; humbly beseeching thee to accept this our unfeigned, though unworthy oblation of ourselves; vowing all holy obedience in thought, word and work, 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; 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 bis sake our only Lord and Saviour. A


In the end of the Litany (which shall always this Day be used) after the Collect [We humbly beseech thee, O Father, &c.] shall this be said which next followeth.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast in all

ages shewed forth thy power and mercy in the miraculous and gracious deliverances of thy Church, and in the protection of righteous and religious Kings and States, professing thy holy and eternal truth, from the malicious Conspiracies and wicked Practices of all their enemies; We yield unto thee our unfeigned thanks and praise, as for

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thy many other great and publick mercies, so especially for that signal and wonderful Deliverance, by thy wise and good Providence as upon this day completed, and vouchsafed 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 sad confusions and ruin thereupon ensuing. From all these, O gracious and merciful Lord God, not our merit, but thy mercy; not our foresight, but thy Providence; not our own arm, but thy right hand, and thine arm, did rescue and deliver us. And therefore, not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name be ascribed all Honour, and Glory, and Praise, with most humble 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.


In the Communion Servicc, immediately before the reading of the Epistle, shall these two Collects be used, instead of the Collect for the King and the Collect of the Day.

O Almighty God, &c. O Lord God of our salvation, &c. [As before at Morning Prayer.] The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 11. DEARLY beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake; whether it be to the King, as supreme; or unto Governours, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-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 silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the King.

The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 16. AND they sent out unto him their

disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man; for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived

their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute-money. And they brought unto him a peny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Cæsar's. Then saith he unto them,Render therefore 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 shall this Sentence be


NOT every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. St. Matth. vil. 21.

After the Prayer [For the whole State of Christ's Church &c.] this Collect following shall be used. ALMIGHTY God and heavenly Fa

ther, who, of thine infinite and unspeakable goodness towards us, didst in a most extraordinary and wonderful manner disappoint and overthrow the wicked designs of those traiterous, heady, and high-minded 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; so 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, asswage 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 judgement 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 flou. rish. So we thy people, and the sheep of thy pasture, will give thee thank's for ever, and will always be shewing forth thy praise from generation to ge neration; through Jesus Christ our only Saviour and Redeemer, to whom, with thee, O Father, and the Holy Ghost, be glory in the Church through out all ages, world without end. Amon

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