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O Lord God of our salvation, &c. beseech thee to continue thy grace and as in the Morning Prayer.

favour towards us, that no such dismal calamity may ever again fall upon us.

Infatuate and defeat all the secret counThe Epistle. 1 Pet. ii. 11 to 17. ante, 152.

sels of deceitful and wicked men against

us : Abate their pride, asswage their The Gospel. Matt. xxii. 16 to 22. malice, and confound their devices. ante, 231.

Strengthen the hands of our gracious

Sovereign King GEORGE, and all In the Offertory shall this Sentence be read.

that are put in authority under him, Nor

with judgement and justice to cut off every one that saith unto me,

all such workers of iniquity, as turn Lord, Lord, shall enter into the king- Religion into Rebellion, and Faith into dom of heaven; but he that doeth the

Faction: that they may never again will of my father which is in heaven. prevail against us, nor triumph in the Matt. vii. 21.

ruin of the Monarchy and thy Church among us.

Protect and defend our After the Prayer [For the whole State of Sovereign Lord the King, with the Christ's Church, &c.] this Collect fol- whole Royal Family, from all treasons lowing shall be used.

and conspiracies. Be unto him an

helmet of salvation, tower who of thine infinite and unspeakable enemies : Clothe (a) them with shame goodness towards us, didst in a most

and confusion ; but upon himself and extraordinary and wonderful manner

his posterity let the Crown for ever disappoint and overthrow the wicked

flourish. So we thy (6) people, and the designs of those traitorous, heady, and sheep of thy pasture, will give the high-minded men, who, under the pre

thanks for ever, and will always be tence of Religion, and thy, most holy shewing forth thy praise, from generation Name, had contrived, and well-nigh to generation, through Jesus Christ our effected, the utter destruction of this only Saviour and Redeemer; to whoni

, Church and Kingdom : As we do this with thee, O Father, and the Holy day most heartily and devoutly adore

Ghost, be glory in the Church throughand magnify thy glorious Name for this

out all ages, world without end. thine infinite goodness already vouchsafed to us; so do we most humbly (a) Ps. cxxxii, 19. (6) Ps. Ixxix. 14.

THE KING'S ACCESSION. A Form of Prayer with Thanksgiving to Almighty God, to be used in all Churches and

Chapels within this Realm, every Year, upon the Twenty-ninth Day of January, being the Day on which his Majesty began his happy Reign.


The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy-Duys 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 O hold thou up his goings in thy paths : Sentences,

that his footsteps slip not. Psalm xvii. 5. I EXHORT that, first of all, supplica- make him glad with the joy of thy

Grant the King a long life : and tions, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for

countenance. Psalm lxi. 6. and xxi. 6. Kings, and for all that are in authority;

Let him dwell before thee for ever : that we may lead a quiet and peaceable

O prepare thy loving mercy and faithfullife in all godliness and honesty: for

ness, that they may preserve him. Psalm

lxi. 7. this is good and acceptable unto God our Saviour. 1 Tim. ii. 1, 2, 3.

In his time let the righteous flourish: If we say that we have no sin, we

and let peace be in all our borders. deceive ourselves, and the truth is not

Psalm lxxii. 7. and cxlvii. 14. in us : but if we confess our sins, he is

As for his enemies, clothe them with faithful and just to forgive us our sins,

shame : but upon himself let his crown and to cleanse us from all unrighteous-florirish. Psalm cxxxii. 19. 1 John i. 8, 9.

Blessed be the Lord God, even the God of Israel : which only doeth won

drous things. Psalm lxxii. 18. Instead of Venite exultemus, the Hymn

And blessed be the Name of his Mafollowing shall be said or sung; one Verse by the Priest, and another by the jesty for ever : and all the earth shall be Clerk and People.

filled with his Majesty. Amen, Amen,

ver. 19. O LORD our Governor : how excellent Glory be to the Father, &c. is thy Name in all the world! Psalm As it was in the beginning, &c. viii. 1.

Lord, what is man that thou hast such respect unto him ; or the son of man,

xx. xxi. ci. that thou so regardest him! Psalm cxliv. 3.

PROPER LESSONS. The merciful and gracious Lord The First. Josh. i. to end of verse 9. hath so done his marvellous works :

Te Deum. that they ought to be had in remembrance. Psalm cxi. 4.

The Second. Rom. xiii. O that men would therefore praise the

Jubilate Deo. Lord for his goodness : and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of The Suffrages next after the Creed shall men! Psalm cvii. 21.

stand thus : Behold, O God, our defender : and Priest. O Lord, shew thy mercy look upon the face of thine Anointed.

upon us; Psalm lxxxiv. 9.

Answ. And grant us thy salvation.


Priest. O Lord, save the King;

may never be wanting in honour to his Answ. Who putteth his trust in thee. person, and dutiful submission to his

Priest. Send him help from thy holy authority: let his reign be long and place;



crown him with imAnsw. And evermore mightily defend mortality in the life to come, through him.

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Priest. Let his enemies have no advantage against him;

In the end of the Litany (which shall alAnsw. Let not the wicked approach

ways be used upon this Day) after the to hurt him.

Collect [We humbly beseech thee, O

Father, &c.) shall the following Prayer Priest. Endue thy ministers with

for the King and Royal Family, be used. righteousness;

Answ. And make thy chosen people O Lord our God, who upholdest and joyful.

governest all things in heaven and earth, Priest. O Lord, save thy people: receive our humble prayers, with our Answ. And bless thine inheritance. hearty thanksgivings for our Sovereign

Priest. Give peace in our time, O Lord GEORGE, as on this Day, set Lord;

over us by thy grace and providence to Answ. Because there is none other be our King; and so together with him that fighteth for us, but only thou, O bless all the Royal Family; that they God.

all ever trusting in thy goodness, proPriest. Be unto us, O Lord, a strong tected by thy power, and crowned with tower;

thy gracious and endless favour, may Answ. From the face of our enemies. continue before thee in health, peace, Priest. O Lord, hear our prayer ; joy, and honour, and may live long and

Answ. And let our cry come unto happy lives upon earth, and after death thee.

obtain everlasting life and glory in the Instead of the first Collect at Morning mediation of Christ Jesus our Saviour,

kingdom of heaven, by the merits and Prayer shall be used this following Cal

who, with the Father and the Holy lect of Thanksgiving, for his Majesty's

Spirit, liveth and reigneth ever one Accession to the Throne.

God, world without end. Amen. Almighty God, who rulest over all the kingdoms of the world, and dis- Then follows this Collect for God's gratecposest of them according to thy good tion of the King against all his enemies. pleasure ; We yield thee unfeigned Most gracious God, who hast set thy thanks for that thou wast pleased, as on this Day, to place thy Servant, our servant GEORGE our King upon

the Sovereign Lord King GEORGE, upon throne of his Ancestors, we most humthe Throne of this Realm. Let thy bly beseech thee to protect him on the wisdom be his guide, and let thine arm same from all the dangers to which he strengthen him; let justice, truth, and may be exposed; Hide (c) him from holiness, let peace, and love, and all the gathering together of the froward, those virtues that adorn the Christian and from the insurrection of wicked profession, flourish in his days: Direct

doers: Do thou weaken the hands, all his counsels and endeavours to thy blast the designs, and defeat the enterglory and the welfare of his people ; and prizes of all his enemies; that no secret give us grace to obey him cheerfully and conspiracies, nor open violenees, may willingly for conscience sake; that nei- disquiet his reign; but that being safely ther our sinful passions, nor our private kept under the shadow of thy' wings interest, may disappoint his cares for and supported by thy power, he may the public good : let him always possess the hearts of his people, that they

(c) Pealm Ixiv. 2

triumph over all opposition; that so be shewing forth thy praise from gethe world may acknowledge thee to be neration to generation. Amen. his defender and mighty deliverer in all difficulties and adversities, through The Epistle. 1 Pet. ii. 11 to 17. ante, 140. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Gospel. Matt. xxii. 16 to 22. ante, 219. Then the Prayer for the High Court of | After the Nicene Creed shall follow the Parliament, if sitting

Ser ron. In the Communion Service, immediately in the Offertory shall this Sentence be read. before the reading of the Epistle, instead Let your light so shine before men, of the Collect for the King, and that of the Day, shall be used this Prayer for that they may see your good works, the King, as supreme Governor of this and glorify your Father which is in Church.

heaven. Matt. v. 16. Blessed Lord, who hast called Chris. After the Prayer (For the whole State of tian Princes to the defence of thy faith, Christ's Church, &c.] these Collects foland hast made it their duty to promote

lowing shall be used. the spiritual welfare, together with the

A Prayer for Unity. temporal interest, of their people; We acknowledge with humble and thankful O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus hearts thy great goodness to us in setting Christ, our only Saviour, the Prince thy Servant, our most gracious King, of Peace; Give us grace seriously to over this Church and Nation : Give him, lay to heart the great dangers we are in we beseech thee, all those heavenly graces by our unhappy divisions. Take away that are requisite for so high a trust; all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoLet the work of thee, his God, prosper ever else may Linder us from godly in his hand; Let his eyes behold the union and concord; that as there is but success of his designs for the service of one (g) body, and one Spirit, and one thy true Religion established amongst hope of our calling; une Lord, one us; and make him a blessed instrument faith, one baptism, one God and Father of protecting and advancing thy truth, of us all; so we may henceforth be all wherever it is persecuted and oppressed; of one heart and of one soul, united in Let hypocrisy and prophaneness, su- one holy bond of truth and peace, of perstition and idolatry, fly before his faith and charity; and may with one face; Let not heresies and false doc- mind and one mouth glorify thee, trines disturb the peace of the Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. nor schisms and causeless divisions weaken it; but grant us to be of one Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, heart and one mind in serving thee, our

that the course of this world

may God, and obeying him according to thy peaceably ordered by thy governance, will. And that these blessings may be that thy Church may joyfully serve thee continued to after ages, let there never in all godly quietness, through Jesus be one wanting in his house to succeed Christ our Lord. Amen. him in the government of this United Kingdom, that our posterity may see (d) Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty his children's children, and peace upon

God, that the words, which we have Israel. So we that (e) are thy people, heard this day with our outward ears, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give may through thy grace be so grafted inthee thanks for ever, and will always wardly in our hearts, that they may

be so

(d) Psalm cxxviii. 7.
(e) Psalm çlxxix. 14.

(3) Ephesians iv. 4.


bring forth in us the fruit of good liv- cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for ing, to the honour and praise of thy the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. our Lord. Amen. Amen.


HE peace of God, which passeth all Almighty God, the fountain of all understanding, keep your hearts and wisdom, who knowest our necessities minds in the knowledge and love of before we ask, and our ignorance in God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our asking; We beseech thee to have com- Lord. And the blessing of God Alpassion upon our infirmities; and those mighty, the Father the Son and the things, which for our unworthiness we Holy Ghost

, be amongst you, and redare not, and for our blindness we main with you always. Amen.

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