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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 Interruption; 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 Diy of Publick Thanksgiving, is to be read publickly in all Churches at Morning Prayer, immédiately 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. s 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 Ofice

are to be added to the Offices of those Festirals in their proper places : ļ 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 ; und
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 shull be used, as it followeth, entirely. And what Festival
soever shall happen to fall upon this solemn Day of Thanksgiving, the following Hymn, upa
pointed instead of Venite exultemus, shall be constantly used.
Morning Prayer shall begin with these The Lord executeth righteousness

Sentences.
O the Lord our God belong

and judgement : for all them that are inercies and forgivenesses

, though oppressed with wrong. Psalm ciii. 6.

For he will not alway be chiding : we have rebelled against him : neither

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neither keepeth he his anger for ever. have we obeyed the voice of the Lord

verse 9. our God, to walk in his laws which he

He hath not dealt with us after set before us. Daniel ix. 9, 10.

our sins : nor rewarded us according It is of the Lord's inercies that we

to our wickedness.

verse 10. were not consumed: because his com

For look how high the heaven is passions fail not. Lam. iii. 22.

in comparison of the earth : so great 4 Instead of Venite exultemus shall be sung is his mercy toward them that fear

or said this Hymn following ; one Verse by,
the Priest, and another by the Clerk and

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verse 11. people.

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loving-kindness of the Lord : unto them that feur him. with my mouth will I ever be shewing Thou, O God, hast proved us :. forth his truth from one generation thou also hast tried us, even as silver to another. Psalm lxxxix. 1.

is tried. Psalm lxvi. 9. The merciful and gracious Lord Thou sufferedst men to ride over hath so done his marvellous works : our heads, we went through fire und that they ought to be had in remem- water : but thou hast brought us out brance. Psalm cxi. 4.

into a wealthy place. verse 11. Who can express the noble acts of O how great troubles and adverthe Lord : or shew forth all bis sities hast thou shewed us! and yet praise? Psalm cvi. 2.

diilst thou turn and refresh us : yea, The works of the Lord are great : and broughtest us from the deep of sought out of all them that have plea- 1 The earth again. Psalm lxxi. 18. sure therein. Psalm cxi. 2.

Thou didst remember us in our low The Lord setteth up the meek : estate, and redeem us from our eneand bringeth the ungodly down to mies : for thy mercy endureth for the ground. Psalm cxlvii. 6.

Psalm cxxxvi. 23, 24.

erer.

Lord, thou art become gracious Glory be to the Father, and to unto thy laud : thou hast turned the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; away the captivity of Jacob. Psalm As it was in the beginning, is now, Ixxxv. 1.

and ever shall be : world without end. God hath shewed us his goodness Amen. plenteously : and God hath let us see Proper Psalms. cxxiv, cxxvi, our desire upon our enemies. Psalm

cxxix, cxviii. lix. 10.

Proper Lessons. They are brought down and fallen : The First, 2 Sam. xix, ver. 9. of but we are risen and stand upright. Numb. xvi. Te Deum. Psalm xx. 8.

The Second, The Epistle of S. Jude. There are they fallen, all that

Jubilate Deo. work wickedness : they are cast down, The Suffrages next after the Creed shalt and shall not be able to stand. Psalm

stand thus. Xxxvi. 12.

Priest. O Lord, shew thy mercy The Lord hath been mindful of us, upon us. and he shall bless us : even he shall

Answer. And grant us thy salbless the house of Israel, he shall bless

vation. the house of Aaron. Psalm cxv. 12.

Priest. O Lord, save the King; He shall bless them that fear the

Answer. Who putteth his trust in Lord : both small and great. verse 13.

thee. O that men would therefore praise

Priest. Send him help from thy the Lord for his goodness : and de- holy place. clare the wonders that he doeth for

Answer. And evermore mightily the children of men! Psalm cvii. 21.

defend him. That they would offer unto him the

Priest. Let his enemies have no sacrifice of thanksgiving : and tell advantage against him. out his works with gladness! ver. 22.

Answer. Let not the wicked apAnd not hide them from the chil- proach to hurt him. dren of the generations to come : but

Priest. Endue thy Ministers with shew the honour of the Lord, his righteousness. mighty and wonderful works that he

Answer. And make thy chosen peohath done! Psalm 1xxviii. 4.

ple joyful. That our posterity may also know

Priest. Give peace úl our time, O them, and the children that are yet

Lord. unborn : and not be as their fore

Answer. Because there is none fathers a faithless and stubborn gene other that fighteth for us, but only ration. verse 6, 9.

thou, O God. Give thanks, O Israel, unto God

Priest. Be unto us, O Lord, a the Lord in the congregations : from strong tower, the ground of the heart, Psalm

Answer. From the face of our onelxvii. 26.

mies. Praised be the Lord daily : even

Priest. O Lord, hear our prayer. the God who helpeth us, and poureth

Answer. And let our cry come his benefits upon us. verse 19.

unto thee. O let the wickedness of the wicked

q Instead of the first Collect at Morning

Prayer shall these two which follow be come to an end : but establish thou

used. the righteous. Psalm vii. 9. Let all those that seek thee be joyful Almighty God, who art a strong

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tower of defence unto thy serand glad in thee : and let all such as vants against the face of their enelove thy salvation say alway, The mies; We yield thee praise and thanksLord be praised. Psalm xl. 19. giving for the wonderful deliverance of

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these Kingdoms from THE GREAT LMIGHTY God, who hast in

A and Oppressions consequent there and mercy in the miraculous and graupon, under which they had so long cious deliverances of thy Church, and groaned. We acknowledge it thy in the protection of righteous and regoodness, that we were not utterly ligious Kings and States, professing delivered over as a prey unto them; thy holy and eternal truth, from the beseeching thee still to continue such malicious Conspiracies and wicked thy mercies towards us, that all the Practices of all their enemies; We world may know that thou art our Sa- yield unto thee our unfeigned thanks viour and mighty Deliverer; through and praise, as for thy many other Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

great and publick mercies, so espe

cially for that signal and wonderful O ,

hast been exceedingly gracious Providence as upon this day comunto this land, and by thy miraculous pleted, and vouchsafed to our then providence didst deliver us out of our

most gracious Sovereign King Charles miserable confusions ; by restoring to the Second, and all the Royal Faus, and to his own just and undoubted mily, and in them, to this whole Rights, our then most gracious So- Church and State, and all orders and vereign Lord, King Charles the Second, degrees of men in both, from the unnotwithstanding all the power and natural Rebellion, Usurpation, and malice of his enemies; and, by placing Tyranny of ungodly and cruel men, him on the Throne of these King- and from the sad confusions and ruin Joms, didst restore also unto us the thereupon ensuing. From all these, publick and free profession of thy true gracious and inerciful Lord God, Religion and Worship, together with not our merit, but thy mercy; not our our former Peace and Prosperity, to foresight, but thy Providence; not our the great confort and joy of

own arm, but thy right band, and hearts: We are here now before thee, thine arm, did rescue and deliver us. with all due thankfulness, to acknow- | And therefore, not unto us, O Lord, ledge thine unspeakable goodness here- not unto us, but unto thy Name be in, as upon this day shewed unto us, ascribed all Honour, and Glory, and and to offer unto thee our sacrifice of Praise, with most humble and hearty praise for the same; humbly beseech- thanks, in all Churches of the Saints: ing thee to accept this our unfeigned, Even so blessed be the Lord our though unworthy oblation of our God, who alone doeth wondrous selves; vowing all holy obedience in things, and blessed be the Name of thought, word, and work, unto thy his Majesty for ever; through Jesus Divine Majesty; and promising all Christ our Lord and only Saviour. loyal and dutiful Allegiance to thine Amen. Anointed Servant now set over us, q In the Communion Service, immediately be and to bis Heirs after him; whom we fore the reading of the Epistle, shall these beseech thee to bless with all increase

tuo Collects be used, inst, ad of the Collect

for the King and the Collect of the Day. of grace, honour and happiness, in

O Almighty God, 8c. ) As before at this world, and to crown him with

O Lord God of our sal- Morning immortality and glory in the world to

vation, $c.

Prayer. come, for Jesus Christ his sake our only Lord and Saviour. Amen.

The Epistle. i St. Peter ii. 11. DE

EARLY beloved, I beseecli In the end of the Litany (which shall always this Ďay be used) after the Collect abstain from fleshly lusts, which war

you as strangers and pilgrims, (We humbly beseech thee, O Father, &c.] shall this be said which nest followeth.

against the soul; having your converof iniquity, as turn Religion into ReJesus perceived their wickedness, and they may never again prevail against said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypo- us, nor triumph in the ruin of the crites ? Shew me the tribute-money. Monarchy and thy Church among us. And they brought unto him a peny. Protect and defend our Sovereign And he saith unto them, Whose is this Lord the King, with the whole Royal image and superscription? They say Family, from all Treasons and Conunto him, Cæsar's. Then saith he spiracies. Be unto him an helmet of unto them, Render therefore unto

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: | ALMIGHTY Good and be that, whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, by your good nite and unspeakable goodness toworks which they shall behold, glorify wards us, didst in a most extraordiGod in the day of visitation. Submit nary and wonderful manner disappoint yourselves to every ordinance of man and overthrow the wicked designs for the Lord's sake; whether it be to of those traiterous, heady, and highthe King, as supreme; or unto Go- minded men, who, under the pretence vernour's, as unto them that are sent of Religion and thy most holy Name, by him for the punishment of evil- had contrived, and well-nigh effected doers, and for the praise of them that the utter destruction of this Church do well. For so is the will of God, and Kingdom: As we do this day that with well-doing ye may put to most heartily and devoutly adore and silence the ignorance of foolish men: magnify thy glorious Name for this as free, and not using your liberty for thine infinite goodness already voucha cloke of maliciousness, but as the safed to us; so do we most bumbly servants of God. Honour all men. beseech thee to continue thy grace Love the brotherhood. Fear God, and favour towards us, that no such Honour the King.

dismal calamity may ever again fall The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 16. upon us. Infatuate and defeat all the

secret counsels of deceitful and wicked A

men against us. Abate their pride, their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that their devices. Strengthen the hands

asswage their nalice, and contound thou art true, and teachest the way of of our gracious Sovereign King God in truth, neither carest thou for GEORGÈ, and all that are put in any man; for thou regardest not the authority under him, with judgement person of men.

Tell us therefore, and justice to cut off all such workers What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cæsar, or not? But bellion, and Faith into Faction; tbat

salvation, and a strong tower of deCæsar the things which are Cæsar's ; fence against the face of all his eneand unto God the things that are

mies; clothe them with shame and God's. When they had heard these confusion, but upon Himself and his words, they marvelled, and left him, Posterity' let the Crown for and went their way.

fiourish. So we thy people, and the s In the Offertory shall this Sentence be

sheep of thy pasture, will give thee

thanks for ever, and will always be Not every one that saith unto me, shewing forth thy praise from generaLord, Lord, shall enter into the king. tion to generation; through Jesus dom of heaven: but he that doeth Christ our only Saviour and Redeemthe will of my Father which is in hea

er, to whom with thee, O Father, and St. Matth. vii. 21.

the Holy Ghost, be glory in the « After the Prayer [For the whole State Church throughout all ages, world

of Christ's Church 8c.) this Collect fol without end. Amen. lowing shall be used.

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TO ALMIGHTY GOD; To be used in all Churches and Chapels within this Realm, every Year, "pon

the Twenty-fifth Day of October; Being the Day on which His Majesty began His happy Reign. q The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy-days in all things, except where

it is in this Office otherwise appointed. If this Day shall happen to be Sunday, this whole Office shall be used, as it followeth, entirely. . Morning Prayer shall begin with these

Grant the King a long life : and Sentences.

make him glad with the joy of thy Exhort that first of all,

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countenance. Psalm lxi. 6. & xxi. 6. plications, Prayers, Intercessions, Let him dwell before thee for ever : and giving of Thanks, be made for

O prepare thy loving mercy and all men; for Kings, and for all that faithfulness, that they may preserve are in Authority; that we may lead a him. Psalm lxi. 7. quiet and peaceable life, in all god

In his time let the righteous flouliness and honesty: For this is good rish : and let peace be in all our borand acceptable unto God our Saviour. ders. Psalm 1xxii. 7. & cxlvii. 14. 1 Tim. ii. 1, 2, 3.

As for his enemies, clothe them with If we say that we have no sin, we

shame : but upon himself let his crown deceive ourselves, and the truth is not flourish. Psalm cxxxii. 19. in us; but, if we confess our sins, he is Blessed be the Lord God, even the faithful and just to forgive us our sins, God of Israel : which only doeth and to cleanse us from all unrighte- wondrous things. Psalm Ixxii. 18. 1 St. John i. 8, 9.

And blessed be the Name of his Instead of Venite exultemus the Hymn Majesty for ever : and all the earth following shall be said or sung; one Verse by shall be filled with his Majesty. Amen, the Priest, and another by the Clerk and people.

Amen. verse 19.

Glory be to the Father, and to the cellent is thy Name in all the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; world! Psalm viii. 1.

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As it was in the beginning, is Lord, what is man, that thou hast now, and ever shall be : world withsuch respect unto him : or the son of out end. Amen. man, that thou s regardest him? Proper Psalms. xx, xxi, ci. Psalm cxliv, 3.

Proper Lessons. The merciful and gracious Lord hath The First, Joshua i. to the end of so done his marvellous works : that

the ninth Verse. they ought to be had in remem

Te Deum. brance. Psalm cxi. 4.

The Second, Romans xii. O that men would therefore praise

Jubilate Deo. the Lord for his goodness : and

The Suffrages next after the Creed shal. declare the wonders that he doeth for

stand thus, the children of men! Psalm cvii. 21.

Priesi. O Lord, shew thy mercy Behold, O God our Defender : and upon us.

the face of thine Anointed. Answer. And grant us thy salvaPsalm lxxxiv. 9.

tion. O hold thou up his goings in thy Priest. O Lord, save the King ; paths : that his footsteps slip not. Answer. Who putteth his trust in Psalm xvii. 5.

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