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and Governour. We beseech thee to protect and defend our Sovereign King WILLIAM, and all the Royal Family, from all treasons and conspiracies; Preserve him in thy faith, fear, and love; Prosper his Reign with long happiness here on earth; and crown him with everlasting glory hereafter; through Jesus Christ our only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen. The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 1. ET every soul be subject unto the higher powers; for there is no power, but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power resisteth the ordinance of God; and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 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

sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also ; for they are God's 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. St. Luke ix. 51. A\o it came to pass, when

the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, and sent messengers 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 said, 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 men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. *I After the Creed, if there be no Sermon,

shall be read one of the six Homilies against Rebellion.

* This Sentence is to be read at the Qs. Jertory. HATSOEVER ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the Law and the Prophets. St. Matth. vii. 12.

* After the Prayer for the Church militant this following Prayer is to be used.

O God, whose Name is excel

lent in all the earth, and thy glory above the heavens; who on this day didst miraculously preserve our Church and State from the secret contrivance and hellish malice of Popish conspirators; and on this day also didst 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, so 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 sense of this thy repeated mercy may renew and increase in us a spirit of love and thankfulness to thee its only Author; a spirit of peaceable submission and obedience to our gracious Sovereign Lord, King WILLIAM; and a spirit of fervent zeal for our holy Religion which thou hast so wonderfully rescued, and established, a blessing to us and our posterity. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Amen.


To be used yearly on the Thirtieth of January,

Being the Day of the Martyrdom of the Blessed King CHARLES the First; 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.

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* If this Day shall happen to be Sunday, this Form of Prayer shall be used and the Fast

kept the next Day following. And upon the Lord's Day meat before the Day to be o at Morning Prayer, immediately after the Nicene Creed, notice shall be given for the

observation of the said Day.

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| The Service of the Day shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy-days in all things; eacept where it is in this Office otherwise appointed.


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* Instead of Venite exultemus the Hymn Jollowing shall be said or sung; one Verse by the Priest, another by the Clerk and


IGHTEOUS art thou, O Lord : and just are thy judgements! Psal. cxix. 137. Thou art just, O Lord, in all that is brought upon us : for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly. Neh. ix. 33. Nevertheless, our feet were almost gone : our treadings had well-nigh slipped. Psal. lxxiii. 2. For why? we were grieved at the wicked : we did also see the ungodly in such prosperity. Wer. 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 him. 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 him about with words of hatred : and fought against him without a cause. Psal. cik. 2. Yea, his own familiar friends, whom he trusted : 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 soul. Psal. xxxv. 12. They took their counsel together, saying, God hath forsaken him : persecute him, and take him, for there is none to deliver him. Psal. lxxi. 9. The breath of our nostrils, the Anointed of the Lord was taken in their pits : of whom we said, Under his shadow we shall be safe. Lam. iv. 20. The adversary and the enemy entered into the gates of Jerusalem : saying, When shall he die, and his name perish 2 Ver. 12. Psal. xli. 5. Let the sentence of guiltiness proceed against him ; and now that he lieth, let him rise up no more. Wer. 8. False witnesses also did rise

up a

gainst him : they laid to his charge things that he knew not. Psal. xxxv. 11. For the sins of the people, and the iniquities of the priests : they shed the blood of the just in the midst of Jerusalem. Lam. iv. 13. O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united : for in their anger they slew a man; Gen. xlix. 6. Even the man of thy right hand : the Son of man, whom thou hadst made so strong for thine own self. Psal. lxxx. 17. In the sight of the unwise he seemed to die : and his departure was taken for misery. Wisd. iii. 2. They fools counted his life madness, and his end to be without honour : but he is in peace. Wisd. v. 4. & iii. 3. For though he was punished in the sight of men : yet was his hope full of immortality. Wisd. iii. 4. How is he numbered with the children of God : and his lot is among 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. Psal. xciv. 1. & li. 18. Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy people, whom thou hast re

deemed : and lay not innocent blood to our charge. Deut. xxi. 8. O shut not up our souls with sinners : nor our lives with the blood-thirsty. Psal. xxvi. 9. Deliver us from blood-guiltiness, O God, thow that art the God of our salvation ; and our tongues shall sing of thy righteousness. Psal. li. 14. For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness : neither shall any evil dwell with thee. Psal. v. 4. Thou wilt destroy them that speak leasing : the Lord abhors 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 : so didst thou make their image to vanish out of the city. Wer. 19. Great and marvellous are thy works, O Lord God Almighty : just and true are thy ways, O King of saints. Rev. xv. 3. Righteous art thou, O Lord : and just are thy judgements. Psal. cxix. 137. 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.

Proper Psalms. ix, x, xi. Proper Lessons. The First, 2 Sam. i. The Second, St. Matth. xxvii.

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

O Most mighty God, terrible in thy judgements, and wonderful in thy doings toward 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 sins of this Nation, which brought down this heavy judgement upon us. But, O gracious God, when thou makest inquisition for blood, lay not the guilt of this innocent blood, (the shedding whereof nothing but the blood of thy Son can expiate,) lay 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' sake, through the merits of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. A


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