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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 Government after
erruption; 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.
I 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 Day next before every such
Twenty-ninth of May, and notice to be given for the due 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. 1 If this Day shall happen to be Ascension-Day, or Whit-Sunday, the Collects of this Of
fice 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 Psalms 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 shall 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.
q Morning Prayer shall begin with these | | Instead of Venite exultemus shall be sung Sentences.
or said this Hymn following; one Verse
by the Priest, and another by the Clerk TO the Lord our God belong
and people. I mercies and forgivenesses, M Y song shall be alway of though we have rebelled against W the loving-kindness of the him: neither have we obeyed the Lord : with my mouth will I voice of the Lord our God, to ever be shewing forth his truth walk in his laws which he set from one generation to another. before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10.
Psal. lxxxix. 1. It is of the Lord's mercies The merciful and gracious that we were not consumed : be- | Lord hath so done his marvellous cause his compassions fail not. works : that they ought to be had Lam. iii. 22.
in remembrance. Psal. cxi. 4.
Who can express the noble and yet didst thou turn and reacts of the Lord : or shew forth fresh us : yea, and broughtest us all his praise? Psal. cvi. 2. I from the deep of the earth again.
The works of the Lord are Psal. lxxi. 18. great : sought out of all them! Thou didst remember us in that have pleasure therein. Psal. our low estate, and redeem us cxi. 2.
from our enemies : for thy mercy The Lord setteth up the meek: / endureth for ever. Psal. cxxxvi. and bringeth the ungodly down 23, 24. to the ground. Psal. cxlvii. 6. | Lord, thou art become gra
The Lord executeth righteous- | cious unto thy land : thou hast ness and judgement : for all them turned away the captivity of Jathat are oppressed with wrong. cob. Psal. Ixxxv. 1. Psal. ciii. 6.
God hath shewed us his goodFor he will not alway be chid ness plenteously : and God hath ing : neither keepeth he his an let us see our desire upon our ger for ever. Ver. 9.
enemies. Psal. lix. 10. He hath not dealt with us after They are brought down and our sins : nôr rewarded us ac- fallen but we are risen and cording to our wickedness. Ver. | stand upright. Psal. xx. 8. 10.
There are they fallen, all that For look how high the heaven work wickedness : they are cast is in comparison of the earth : so down, and shall not be able to great is his mercy toward them stand. Psal. xxxvi. 12. that fear him. Ver. 11.
The Lord hath been mindful Yea, like as a father pitieth of us, and he shall bless us : even his own children : even so is the he shall bless the house of Israel, Lord merciful unto them that | he shall bless the house of Aaron. fear him. Ver. 13.
Psal. cxv. 12. Thou, O God, hast proved us : ' He shall bless them that fear thou also hast tried us, even as the Lord : both small and great. silver is tried. Psal. lxvi. 9.
Thou sufferedst men to ride O that men would therefore over our heads, we went through praise the Lord for his goodness : fire and water : but thou hast and declare the wonders that he brought us out into a wealthy doeth for the children of men ! * place. Ver. 11.
Psal. cvii. 21. O how great troubles and ad- That they would offer unto versities hast thou shewed us! | him the sacrifice of thanksgiving:
and tell out his works with glad
Proper Lessons.. ness! Ver. 22.
The First, 2 Sam. xix. ver. 9. And not hide them from the
or Numb. xvi. children of the generations to
Te Deum. come : but shew the honour of The Second, The Epistle of St. the Lord, his mighty and won
Jude. derful works that he hath done!
Jubilate Deo. Psal. lxxviii. 4.
1 The Suffrages next after the Creed shall That our posterity may also
stand thus. know them, and the children that Priest. O Lord, shew thy are yet unborn : and not be as mercy upon us. their forefathers a faithless and Answer. And grant us thy stubborn generation. Ver. 6, 9. salvation.
Give thanks, O Israel, unto Priest. O Lord, save the King; God the Lord in the congrega- Answer. Who putteth his trust tions : from the ground of the in thee. heart. Psal. lxviii. 26.
Priest. Send him help from Praised be the Lord daily : thy holy place. even the God who helpethus, Answer. And evermore mighand poureth his benefits upon us. tily defend him. Ver. 19.
Priest. Let his enemies have 0 let the wickedness of the no advantage against him. wicked come to an end : but es- / Answer. Let not the wicked tablish thou the righteous. Psal. approach to hurt him. vii. 9.
Priest. Endue thy Ministers Let all those that seek thee be with righteousness. joyful and glad in thee : and let Answer. And make thy chosen all such as love thy salvation say people joyful. alway, The Lord be praised.] Priest. Give peace in our Psal. xl. 19.
time, O Lord. Glory be to the Father, and · Answer. Because there is none to the Son : and to the Holy other that fighteth for us, but Ghost;
only thou, O God. As it was in the beginning, is 1. Priest. Be unto us, O Lord, now, and ever shall be : world | a strong tower, without end. Amen.
Answer. From the face of our
enemies. Proper Psalms. cxxiv, cxxvi, Priest. O Lord, hear our cxxix, cxviii.
Answer. And let our cry come didst restore also unto us the unto thee.
publick and free profession of thy
true Religion and Worship, toInstead of the first Collect at Morning
gether with our former Peace and Prayer shall these two which follow be used.
Prosperity, to the great comfort Almighty God, who art a
and joy of our hearts : We are strong tower of defence un
here now before thee, with all to thy servants against the face
| due thankfulness, to acknowledge of their enemies ; We yield thee
thine unspeakable goodness herepraise and thanksgiving for the
| in, as upon this Day shewed unto wonderful deliverance of these
us, and to offer unto thee our saKingdoms from THE GREAT
crifice of praise for the same; REBELLION, and all the Mi
humbly beseeching thee to accept series and Oppressions conse
this our unfeigned, though unquent thereupon, under which
worthy oblation of ourselves; they had so long groaned. We
vowing all holy obedience in acknowledge it thy goodness, that
thought, word and work, unto
thy Divine Majesty; and prowe were not utterly delivered
mising all loyal and dutiful Alleover as a prey unto them ; beseeching thee still to continue
giance to thine Anointed Servant such thy mercies towards us, that
now set over us, and to his Heirs
after him; whom we beseech thee all the world may know that thou art our Saviour and mighty
to bless with all increase of grace, Deliverer; through Jesus Christ
honour and happiness, in this our Lord. Amen.
world, and to crown him with
immortality and glory in the Lord God of our salvation, world to come, for Jesus Christ
who hast been exceedingly his sake our only Lord and Savigracious unto this land, and by our. Amen. thy miraculous providence didst deliver us out of our miserable
T In the end of the Litany (which shall al
ways this Day be used after the Collect confusions ; by restoring to us, [We humbly beseech thee, O Father, &c.] and to his own just and undoubt
shall this be said which next followeth. ed Rights, our then most gracious A LMIGHTY God, who hast Sovereign Lord, King Charles A in all ages shewed forth thy the Second, notwithstanding all power and mercy in the miracuthe power and malice of his ene lous and gracious deliverances of mies; and, by placing him on thy Church, and in the protecthe Throne of these Kingdoms, tion of righteous and religious
| In the Communion Service, immediately be
"fore the reading of the Epistle, shall these holy and eternal truth, from the
two Collects be used, instead of the Collect malicious Conspiracies and wick- for the King and the Collect of the Day. ed Practices of all their enemies; | 0 Almighty God, &c. As before at We yield unto thee our unfeign- O Lord God of our sal- y Morning ed thanks and praise, as for thy vation, $c.
Prayer. many other great and publick The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. ii. 11. mercies, so especially for that sig- N EARLY beloved, I beseech nal and wonderful Deliverance, you as strangers and pilby thy wise and good Providence grims, abstain from fleshly lusts, as upon this Day completed, and which war against the soul ; havvouchsafed to our then most gra ing your conversation honest acious Sovereign King Charles the mong the Gentiles : that, whereSecond, and all the Royal Fa as they speak against you as evilmily, and in them, to this whole doers, they may, by your good Church and State, and all orders works which they shall behold, and degrees of men in both, from glorify God in the day of visitathe unnatural Rebellion, Usurpa tion. "Submit yourselves to every tion, and Tyranny of ungodly ordinance of man for the Lord's and cruel men, and from the sad sake; whether it be to the King, confusions and ruin thereupon en as supreme; or unto Governours, suing. From all these, O gracious as unto them that are sent by and merciful Lord God, not our him for the punishment of evilmerit, but thy mercy; not our doers, and for the praise of them foresight, but thy Providence; that do well. For so is the will not our own arm, but thy right of God, that with well-doing ye hand, and thine arm, did rescue may put to silence the ignorance and deliver us. And therefore, of foolish men: as free, and not not unto us, O Lord, not unto using your liberty for a cloke of us, but unto thy Name be ascrib- maliciousness, but as the servants ed all Honour, and Glory, and of God. Honour all men. Love Praise, with most humble and the brotherhood. Fear God. Hohearty thanks, in all Churches nour the King. of the Saints : Even so blessed be | The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 16. the Lord our God, who alone do- AND they sent out unto him eth wondrous things, and blessed A their disciples, with the Hebe the Name of his Majesty for rodians, saying, Master, we know ever; through Jesus Christ our that thou art true, and teachest Lord and only Saviour. Amen. the way of God in truth, neither