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that is before us, in faith and patience, humility and meekness, mortification and self-denial, charity and conftant perseverance unto the end ; and all this tor thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ his fake : To whom with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
A FORM of PRAYER with THANKSGIVING
to Almighty God, for having put an End to the Great Rebellion, by the Restitution of the King and Royal Family, and the Restoration of the Goverment, after many Years Interruption : Which unspeakable Mercies were wonderfully compleated 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 då of Parliament made in the Twelfth, and confirmed in the Thirteenth
rear of King Charles the Second, for the Observation of the T wenty-nintb Day of May yearly, as a Day of publick Thanksgiving, is to be read publickly in all Churches at Morning Prayer, immediately after she Nicene Creed, on the Lord's Day next before every such Twenty nineb of May, and
Norice to be given for the due Observation of the said Day. Tbe Service shall be the same with the usual Ofice for Holy-Days, except
wbere it is in this Office otherwise appointed If this Day Hall happen to be Ascension-day, or Whitsunday, the Colleas
of this ofíce are to be added in the Offices of those Feftivals in their proper Places : If it be Monday or Tuesday in Whitsun-week, or TrinitySunday, the proper Psalms appointed for this Day, inflead of ibose of ordinary Course, fhall be also used, and the Colleets added as before: And in all rbese Cases, the reft of ibis Office fall be omitted : But if it fall happen to be any other Sunday, this whole office frall be used, as it followeth, entirely. And what Fejlival Joever shall bappen to fall upon this folemn Day of Thanksgiving, the following Hymn appointed infitad of venite, exultemus, Ball be constantly used.
Morning Prayer all begin with these Sentences : the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveneffes, though we have rebelled against him : neither have
we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in laws, which he fet before us.
Dan. ix. 9, 10. It is of the Lords mercies that we were not consumed : because his compassions fail not. Lam. iii. 22. I nftead of Venite, exultemus, shall be faid or fung this Hymn following ; one Verse by the Priest, and another by the Clerk and People : Y fong shall be always of the loving-kindness of the
Lord: with my mouth will I ever be shewing forth his truth from one generation to another. Pfal. lxxxix. 1.
The merciful and gracious Lord bath so done bis marvellous works : that they ought to be had in remembrance. Psal. cxi. 4.
Who can express the noble acts of the Lord or shew forth all his praise ? Psal. cvi. 2.
The works of the Lord are great : fought out of all them that bave pleasure tberein. Psal. cxi. 2.
The Lord fetteth up the meek : and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground. Psal. cxlvii. 6.
The Lord executetb righteousness and judgment : for all them that are oppressed with wrong. Psal. ciii. 6.
For he will not always be chiding: neither keepeth he his anger for ever.
He bath not dealt with us after our fins : nor rewarded us according to our wickedness. 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 bis own children : even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him. Ver. 13.
Thou, O God, haft proved us ; thou also haft tried us, even as silver is tried.. Psal. Ixvi.
Thou sufferedst men to ride over our beads, we went tbrough fire and water : but thou hast brought us out into & wealthy place. Ver. 11.
Oh, how great troubles and adversities hast thou thewed us ! and yet didft thou turn and refrelh us : yea, and broughtest us from the deep of the earth again. Pfalm Ixxi. 18.
Thou didst remember us in our low estate, and redeem us from our enemies : for thy mercy enduretb for ever. Plal. cxxxvi. 23, 24
Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. Psal. lxxxv. 1.
God bath shewed us bis goodness plenteously : and God bath let us see our desire upon our enemies. Pfal. lix. 10.
They are brought down, and fallen : but we are risen, and stand upright. Pfal. xx. 8.
There are they fallen, all that work wickedness; they are caffe 3 down, and fall not be able to stand. Pfal. .xxxvi. 12.
The Lord hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless us ; i even he shall bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house of Aaron. Psal. cxv. 12.
He shall bless them that fear the Lord: boib small and great.
O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness : and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children 1 of men! Psal. cvii. 21.
That they would offer unto him the facrifice of thanksgiving : and tell out bis works with gladness. Ver. 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. Pfal, Ixxviii. 4.
That our posterity may also know them, and the children that are yet unborn: and not be as their fore.fathers, a faithless and .
Give thanks, o Ifrael, unto God the Lord in the congregations; from the ground of the heart. Psal. Ixviii. 26.
Praised be the Lord daily : even the God who belpeth us, and poureth bis benefits upon us.
O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end: but establish thou the righteous. Psal. vii. 9.
Let all those that seek thee, be joyful and glad in thee: and let all such as love thy salvation, say always, the Lord be praised, Pfal. xl. 19.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
Proper L flors.
Tbe Suffrages next after the Crud hall stand tbus: Priest. O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us ; Aniwer. And grant us tby salvation. Priest. O Lord, save the King; Antwer, Who puttetb bis trust in thee. Priest. Send him help from thy holy place; Antwer. And evermore mightily defend bim. Priest. Let his enemies have no advantage against him; Answer. Let not the wicked approach to burt him. Priest. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness; Answer. And make thy chosen people joyful. Priest. Give peace in our time, O Lord ;
Answer Because there is none otber that fightetb for us, but only thou, O God.
Prieft. Be unto us, O Lord, a strong tower
Answer. And let our cry come unto thee.
be used : Almighty God, who art a strong tower of defence un
to 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 acknow. ledge it thy goodness, that we were not utterly delivered over as a prey unto them ; Beleeching 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 haft been exceedingly
gracious unto this land, and by thy miraculous providence oidit 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 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 chankfulness, 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 befeeching 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 fet 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 his fake, our only Lord and Saviour. Amen. In the end of the Lilany (wbich shall always this day be fed after the
Colle&t (We humbly beseech thee, O Father, &c.] Mall this be said which next followeb: A
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 thy many other great and publick mercies, so especially for that signal and wonderful deliverance by thy wife 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