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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 him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience fake. For, for this caufe pay you tribute also: for they are Gods 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. S. Luke ix. 51.
should be received up, he stedfastly let his face to go to Jerusalem, and sent mesfer.gers before his face : and they went and entered into a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they laid, 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 Son of man is not come to destroy mens lives, but to save 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 be read at the Ofertory : Hatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do
ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets. S. Matth. vii. 12.. After she Prayer for the Church militant, this following Brayer is 10 be
Glory above the heavens ; who on this Day didit miraculousy preserve our Church and State from the secret contrivance and hellish malice of Popish Conspirators : and on this Day also didtt begin to give us a mighty deliverance
from the open Tyranny and Oppression of the same cruel and 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 Religion and Liberties. And we humbly pray, that the devout lense of this thy repeated Mercy may renew and increase in us a spirit of love and thankfulness to thee ils 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 hait so wonderfully rescued, and established a blessing to us and our pofterity. And this we beg for Jesus Chrift his fake Amen.
A 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 I. to implore the Mercy of God, that neither the Guilt of that sacred and innocent Blood, nor 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 Time
hereafter be visited upon us, or our Posterity. If this Day Hall happen to be Sunday, this Form of Prayer fall be alud,
and the Fafit kept the next Day following. And upon the Lord's Day xx? before the Day zo be kept, at Morning Prayer, immediately after tbe Nicene
Creed, Notice Mall be given for the due Observation of the said Day. The Service on 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.
He that miniflerub, Mall begin with one or more of these Sentences :
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.
Correct us, O Lord, but with judgment; not in thine anger, left thou bring us to nothing. Jer, X. 24.
Enter not into judgment with thy servants, O Lord for in thy fight shall no man living be justified. Psal. cxliii. 2. Infead of Venite, exultemus, the Hymn following shall be said or fung ; one
Verse by the Priest, another by the Clerk and people.
ments. Pfal. cxix. 137.
Nevertheless, our feet were almost gone : our treadings had well nigh Nipt. Pfal. lxxiii. 2.
For why? we were grieved at the wicked: we did also see the ungodly in such prosperity. Ver. 3.
The people stood up, and the rulers took counsel together: against the Lord, and against his Anointed. Psal. ii. 2.
They cast their heads together with one consent ; and were confederate against bim. Psal. lxxxiii. 5.
He heard the blasphemy of the multitude, and fear was on every side: while they conspired together against him, to take away his life. Psal. xxxi. 15.
They spoke against him with false tongues, and compassed bim about with words of hatred : and fought against bim without a cause. Psal. cix. 2.
Yea, his own familiar friends whom he tiuiied : they that eat of his bread, laid great wait for him. Psal. xli. 9.
They rewarded him evil for good : to the great discomfort of his foul. Pfal. xxxv. 12.
They took their counsel together, saying, God hath forsaken him : persecute him, and take him, for there is none to deliver him. Pfal. lxxi. 9.
Tbe breath of our Nostrils, the Anointed of the Lord, was taken in their pits: of whom we said, Under bis shadow we ball be safe. Lam. iv. 20. The Adversary and the enemy entered into the
of Jerusalem : saying. When shall he die, and his Name perish? Ver. 12. Pfal. xli. 5.
Let the sentence of guiltiness proceed against him : and now that he lieth, let him rise up no more.
False witnesses also did rise up against him; they laid to his charge things that he new not. Pfal. xxxv. 11.
For the fins of the people, and the iniquites of tbe priests : tbey med the blood of the just in the midst of Jerusalem. Lam.
O my soul, come not thou into their secret ; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united : for in their anger they new a man. Gen. xlix. 6.
Even the man of thy right hand : the Son of man whom tbou badft made so strong for thine own self. Pfal. lxxx. 17.
In the light of the unwise he seemed to die : and his de. parture was taken for misery. Wijd. iii. 2.
They fools counted his life madness, and bis end to be without honour : but he is in peace. Wisd. v. 4. & iii 3.
For though he was punished in the fight of men : yet was his hope full of immortality. Wisd. iii. 4.
How is be numbered with the children of God: and bis lat is er mong the saints! Wisd. v. 5.
But, O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth ; thou God, to whom vengeance belongeth : be favourable and gracious unto Sion. Pfal. xciv. 1. & li. 18.
Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy people, whom thou bejt redeem. ed: and lay not innocent blood to our charge. Deut. xxi. 8.
O shut not up our souls with finners : nor our lives with the blood-thirsty. Psal. xxvi. 9.
Deliver us from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou that art the God of our salvation ; and our tongues shal! fing of aby righteousness. Pral. li. 14.
For thou art the God, that haft no pleasure in wicked. ness : neither shall any evil dwell with thee. Psal. v. 4.
Thou wilt destroy them that speak leafing : the Lord abbors both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man. Ver. 6.
O how suddenly do they consume : perish, and come to a fearful end! Psal, lxxiii. 18.
Pea, even like as a dream when one awaketh: jo didft theu make their image to vanish out of the city. Ver. 19.
Great and marvellous are thy works, O Lord God Almighty : just and true are thy ways, O King of saints. Rev.
Righteous art thou, O Lord : and just are thy judgments.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Proper Psalms. ix, x, xi,
The first. 2 Sam. i.
The second. S. Matth. xxvii. .
which next follow, be used :: O
Most mighty God, terrible in thy judgments, and
wonderful in thy doings towards the children of men; who in thy heavy displeasure didst suffer the life of our gracious Sovereign King Charles the First,' to be, as this Day, taken away by the hands of cruel and bloody men : We thy sinful creatures here assembled before thee, do, in the behalf of all the people of this land, humbly confess, that they were the crying fins of this Nation which brought down this heavy judgment upon us, But, O gracious God, when thou makeit inquisition for blood, lay not the guilt of this innocent blood (the shedding whereof nothing but the blood of thy Son can expiate) Jay it not to the charge of the people of this land; nor let it ever be required of us, or our posterity. Be merciful, O Lord, be merciful unto thy people, whom thou hast redeemed ; and be not angry with us for ever : But pardon us for thy mercies fake, through the merits of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lessed Lord, in whose fight the death of thy saints is
precious; We magnify thy Name for thine abundant grace bestowed upon our martyred Sovereign ; by which he was enabled so chearfully to follow the steps of his blessed Master and Saviour, in a constant meek suffering of all barbarous indignities, and at last refifting unto blood; and even then, according to the same pattern, praying for his murderers. Let his memory, O Lord, be ever blessed among us ; that we may fallow the example of his courage and constancy, his meekness and patience, and great