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LESSED Lord, in whose
sight 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 cheerfully to follow the steps of his blessed Master and Saviour, in a constant meek suffering of all barbarous indignities, and at last resisting 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 follow the example of his courage and constancy, his meekness and patience, and great charity. And grant, that this our land may be freed from the vengeance of his righteous blood, and thy mercy glorified in the forgiveness of our sins: and all for Jesus Christ his sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
* In the end of the Litany (which shall always on this Day be used) immediately after the Collect [We humbly beseech thee, O Father, &c.] the three Collects neart following are to be read. Lord, we beseech thee mercifully hear our prayers, and spare all those who confess their sins unto thee; that they whose consciences by sin are accused, by thy merciful pardon may be absolved; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Most mighty God, and merciful Father, who hast compassion upon all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made; who wouldest not the death of a sinner, but that he should rather turn from his sin, and be saved: Mercifully forgive us our trespasses; receive and comfort us, who are grieved and wearied with the burden of our sins. Thy property is always to have mercy; to thee only it appertaineth to forgive sins. Spare us therefore, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed; enter not into judgement with thy servants, who are vile earth and miserable sinners: but so turn thine anger from us, who meekly acknowledge our vileness, and truly repent us of our faults; and so make haste to help us in this world, that we may ever live with thee in the world to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. URN thou us, O good Lord, and so shall we be turned. Be favourable, O Lord, be favourable to thy people, Who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For thou art a merciful God, Full of compassion, Longsuffering, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, And in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare thy peo
ple, good Lord, spare them, And * A a 2
let not thine heritage be brought | wrongfully. For what glory is to confusion. Hear us, O Lord, it, if when ye be buffeted for for thy mercy is great, And after your faults ye shall take it pathe multitude of thy mercies look tiently ? but if when ye do well, upon us, Through the merits and and suffer for it, ye take it pamediation of thy blessed Son Je tiently; this is acceptable with sus Christ our Lord. Amen. God.' For even hereunto were
ye called ; because Christ also I In the Communion Service, after the
suffered for us, leaving us an exPrayer for the King [Almighty God, whose kingdom is everlasting, &c.] instead
ample, that ye should follow his of the Collect for the Day shati these two steps; who did no sin, neither be used.
was guile found in his mouth. O most mighty God, ģc. As in the Blessed Lord, in whose Morning
The Gospel. St. Matth. xxi. 33.
Prayers. sight, &c.
THERE was a certain hous
1 holder which planted a vineThe Epistle. 1 St. Pet. ii. 13.
yard, and hedged it round about, CUBMIT yourselves to every and digged a wine-press in it, N ordinance of man for the and built a tower, and let it out Lord's sake; whether it be to the to husbandmen, and went into a King, as supreme; or unto go far country. And when the time vernours, as unto them that are of the fruit drew near, he sent sent by him, for the punishment his servants to the husbandmen, of evil-doers, and for the praise that they might receive the fruits of them that do well. For so is of it. And the husbandmen took the will of God, that with well- his servants, and beat one, and doing ye may put to silence the killed another, and stoned anignorance of foolish men: as free, other. Again he sent other serand not using your liberty for vants, more than the first : and a cloke of maliciousness, but as they did unto them likewise. But the servants of God. Honour | last of all he sent unto them his all men. Love the brotherhood. son, saying, They will reverence Fear God. Honour the King. my son. But when the husbandServants, be subject to your mas men saw the son, they said aters with all fear, not only to the mong themselves, This is the good and gentle, but also to the heir, come, let us kill him, and froward. For this is thank-wor | let us seize on his inheritance. thy, if a man for conscience to- | And they caught him, and cast ward God endure grief, suffering him out of the vineyard, and slew
1 After t
him. When the lord therefore of ever, as sheep without a shepthe vineyard cometh, what will herd; but by thy gracious prohe do unto those husbandmen? vidence didst miraculously preThey say unto him, He will mi- serve the undoubted Heir of his serably destroy those wicked men, Crowns, our then gracious Soveand will let out his vineyard un- reign King Charles the Second, to other husbandmen, which shall from his bloody enemies, hiding render him the fruits in their him under the shadow of thy seasons.
wings, until their tyranny was
overpast; and didst bring him After the Nicene Creed, shall be read. in. stead of the Sermon for that Day, the first
back, in thy good appointed time, :: and second parts of the Homily against to sit upon the throne of his FaDisobedience and wilful Rebellion, set forth
ther; and together with the Royby Authority; or the Minister who officiates shall preach a Sermon of his own al Family didst restore to us our composing upon the same argument. ancient Government in Church 1 In the Offertory shall this Sentence be and State. For these thy great read.
and unspeakable mercies we renW HATSOEVER ye would der to thee our most humble
W that men should do unto and unfeigned thanks; beseechyou, even so do unto them; for ing thee, still to continue thy grathis is the Law and the Prophets. cious protection over the whole St. Matth. vii. 12.
Royal Family, and to grant to After the Prayer (For the whole state of Christ's Church &c.] these two Collects WILLIAM, a long and a happy following shall be used.
Reign over us : So we that are Lord, our heavenly Father, thy people will give thee thanks
who didst not punish us as | for ever, and will alway be shewour sins have deserved, but hast ing forth thy praise from genein the midst of judgement re- ration to generation; through membered mercy; We acknow- Jesus Christ our Lord and Saledge it thine especial favour, viour. Amen. that, though for our many and A ND grant, O Lord, we begreat provocations, thou didst suf A seech thee, that the course fer thine anointed blessed King of this world may be so peaceCharles the First (as on this day ably ordered by thy governance, to fall into the hands of violent that thy Church may joyfully and blood-thirsty men, and bar- serve thee in all godly quietness ; barously to be murdered by them, through Jesus Christ our Lord. yet thou didst not leave us for Amen.
THE ORDER FOR EVENING PRAYER.
* The Hymn appointed to be used at Morning Prayer instead of Venite exultemus shall here also be used before the Proper Psalms.
Righteous art thou, O Lord, &c.
Proper Psalms. lxxix., xciv, lxxxv.
Almighty Lord God, who
by thy wisdom not only guidest and orderest all things most suitably to thine own justice; but also performest thy pleasure in such a manner, that we cannot but acknowledge thee to be righteous in all thy ways, and holy in all thy works: We thy sinful people do here fall down before thee, confessing that thy judgements were right, in permitting cruel men, sons of Belial, (as on this day) to imbrue their hands in the blood of thine Anointed; we having drawn down the same upon ourselves, by the great and long provocations of our sins against thee. For which we do therefore here humble ourselves before thee; be
seeching thee to deliver this Nation from blood-guiltiness, (that of this day especially,) and to turn from us and our posterity all those judgements, which we by our sins have worthily deserved: Grant this, for the all-sufficient merits of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
LESSED God, just and powerful, who didst permit thy dear Servant, our dread Sovereign King Charles the First, to be (as upon this day) given up to the violent outrages of wicked men, to be despitefully used, and at the last murdered by them: Though we cannot reflect upon so foul an act, but with horror and astonishment; yet do we most gratefully commemorate the glories of thy grace, which then shined forth in thine Anointed; whom thou wast pleased, even at the hour of death, to endue with an eminent measure of exemplary patience, meekness, and charity, before the face of his cruel enemies. And albeit thou didst suffer them to proceed to such an height of violence, as to kill him, and to take possession of his Throne; yet didst thou in great mercy preserve his Son, whose right it was, and at length by a wonderful providence bring him
back, and set him thereon, to re- Kings, nor the best of men, are store thy true Religion, and to more secure from violence than settle peace amongst us: For from natural death: Teach us also these thy great mercies we glo hereby so to number our days, rify thy Name, through Jesus that we may apply our hearts unChrist our blessed Saviour. Amen. to wisdom. And grant, that nei9 Immediately after the Collect [Lighten
ther the splendor of any thing our darkness, &c.] shall these three next
that is great, nor the conceit of following be used.
any thing that is good in us, may O Lord, we beseech ģc. As before at
withdraw our eyes from looking O most mighty God, gc. Morning upon ourselves as sinful dust and
Prayer. Turn thou us, &c.
ashes; but that, according to the Immediately before the Prayer of Saint
example of this thy blessed MarChrysostom shall this Collect which next | tyr, we may press forward to the followeth be used.
prize of the high calling that is A LMIGHTY and everlasting before us, in faith and patience, A God, whose righteousness humility and meekness, mortifiis like the strong mountains, and cation and self-denial, charity and thy judgements like the great constant perseverance unto the deep; and who, by that barba end: And all this for thy Son rous murder (as on this day) com- our Lord Jesus Christ his sake; mitted upon the sacred Person to whom with thee and the Holy of thine Anointed, hast taught Ghost be all honour and glory, us, that neither the greatest of world without end. Amen.