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rants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldst be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy: Make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Short Prayers for single Persons, that cannot meet to join in Prayer with others, by reason of the Fight or Storm.

General Prayers.

Lord, be merciful to us sinners, and save us for thy mercies' sake.

Thou art the great God, that hast made and rulest all things: O deliver us for thy Name's sake.

Thou art the great God to be feared above all: O save us, that we may praise thee.

Special Prayers with respect to the Enemy.

1 Hou, O Lord, art just and powerful: 0 defend our cause against the face of the enemy.

0 God, thou art a strong tower of defence to all that flee unto thee:

0 save us from the violence of the enemy.

0 Lord of hosts, fight for us; that we may glorify thee.

0 suffer us not to sink under the weight of our sins, or the violence of the enemy.

0 Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thy Name's sake.

Short Prayers in respect of a Storm.

1 Hou, O Lord, that stillest the raging of the sea; hear, hear us, and save us; that we perish not.

0 blessed Saviour, that didst save thy disciples, ready to perish in a storm; hear us, and save us, we beseech thee.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
O Lord, hear us.
O Christ, hear us.

God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, save us now and evermore. Amen.

Our Father, &c to—For ever and ever. Amen.

When there shall be imminent danger, as many as can be spared from necessary service in the Ship, shall be called together, and make an humble Confession of their Sins to God: In which every one ought seriously to reflect upon those particular Sins of which his conscience shall accuse him; saying asjbllowelh:

The Confession.

Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we from time to time most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us, The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; for thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ's sake forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Priest, if there be any in the Ship, pronounce this Absolution.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them which with hearty repentance, and true faith, turn unto him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting fife, through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

THANKSGIVING AFTER A STORM.

Psalm lxvi.

(J Be joyful in God, all. ye lands: sing praises unto the honour of his Name, make his praise to be glorious, &c. (ante, 332.)

Glory be to the Father, &c.

As it was in the beginning, &c.

Psalm cvii.

O Give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever, &c. (ante, 373.)

Collects of Thanksgiving.

O Most blessed and glorious Lord God, who art of infinite goodness and mercy; We thy poor creatures, whom thou hast made and preserved, holding our souls in life, and now rescuing us out of the jaws of death, humbly present ourselves again before thy Divine Majesty, to offer a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, for that thou heardest us, when we called in our trouble, and didst not cast out our prayer, which we made before thee in our great distress: Even when we gave all for lost, our ship, our goods, our lives, then didst thou mercifully look upon us, and wonderfully command a deliverance; for which we, now being in safety, do give all praise and glory to thy holy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Or this:

O Most mighty and gracious good God, thy mercy is over all thy works, but in special manner hath been extended towards us whom thou hast so powerfully and wonderfully defended. Thou hast shewed us terrible things, and wonders in the deep ; that we might see, how powerful and gracious a God thou art; how able and ready to help them, that trust in thee. Thou hast shewed us, how both winds and seas obey thy command; that we may learn even from them hereafter to obey thy voice, and to do thy will. We therefore bless and glorify thy Name for this thy mercy, in saving us, when we were ready to perish. And we beseech thee, make us as truly sensible now of thy mercy, as we were then of the danger; and give us hearts always ready to express our thankfulness, not only by

words, but also by our lives, in being more obedient to thy holy Commandments. Continue, we beseech thee, this thy goodness to us; that we, whom thou hast saved, may serve thee in holiness and righteousness all the dap of our fife, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

An Hynin of Praise and Thanksgiving after a dangerous Tempest.

O Come (b), let us give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; let the redeemed of the Lord say so: whom he hath delivered from the merciless rage of the sea.

The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

He hath not dealt with us according to our sins: neither rewarded us according to our iniquities.

But as the heaven is high above the earth: so great hath been his mercy towards us.

We found trouble and heaviness: we were even at death's door.

The waters of the sea had well-nigh covered us: the proud waters had wellnigh gone over our soul.

The *>ea roared: and the stormy wind lifted up the waves thereof.

We were carried up as it were to heaven, and then down again into the deep: our soul melted within us, because of trouble.

Then cried we unto thee, 0 Lord: and thou didst deliver us out of our distress.

Blessed be thy Name, who didst not despise the prayer of thy servants: but didst hear our cry, and hast saved us.

Thou didst send forth thy commandment: and the windy storm ceased, and was turned into a calm.

O let us therefore (c) praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he hath done, and still doeth for the children of men!

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Praised (d) be the Lord daily: even the Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.

He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation: God is the Lord, by whom we have escaped death.

Thou (e), Lord, hast made us glad through the operation of thy hands: and we will triumph in thy praise.

Blessed (g) be the Lord God: even the Lord God, who only doeth wondrous things;

And blessed be the Name of his Majesty for ever: and let every one of us say, Amen, Amen.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

As it was in the beginning, &c.

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

1 He grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

AFTER VICTORY OR DELIVERANCE FROM AN ENEMY.

A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after Victory.

W (h) the Lord had not been on our s|de, now may we say: If the Lord himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us;

They had swallowed us up quick: when they were so wrathfully displeased at us.

Yea, the waters had drowned us, and the stream had gone over our soul: the deep waters of the proud had gone over our soul.

But praised be the Lord: who hath notgiven us over as a prey unto them.

The Lord hath wrought: a mighty salvation for us.

We (i) gat not this by our own sword, neither was it our own arm that saved us : but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy counte

nance, because thou hadst a favour unto us.

The Lord hath appeared for us : the Lord hath covered our heads, and made us to stand in the day of battle.

The Lord hath appeared for us: the Lord hath overthrown our enemies, and dashed in pieces those that rose up against us.

Therefore not (k) unto us, O Lord, not unto us: but unto thy Name be given the glory.

The (/) Lord hath done great things for us: the Lord hath done great things for us, for which we rejoice.

Our help standeth in the Name of the Lord : who hath made heaven and earth.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord: from this time forth for evermore.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

As it was in the beginning, &c.

After the Hymn may be sung the Te Deum. Then this Collect.

\J Almighty God, the Sovereign Commander of all the world, in whose hand is power and might, which none is able to withstand; We bless and magnify thy great and glorious Name for this happy Victory, the whole glory whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art the only giver of Victory. And, we beseech thee, give us grace to improve this great mercy to thy glory, the advancement of thy Gospel, the honour of our Sovereign, and, as much as in us lieth, to the good of all mankind. And, we beseech thee, give us such a sense of this great mercy, as may engage us to a true thankfulness, such as may appear in our lives, by an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord ; to whom with thee and the Holy Spirit, as for all thy mercies, so in particular for this Victory and Deliverance, be all glory and honour, world without end. Amen.

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GUNPOWDER TREASON.

A Form of Prayer with Thanksgiving, to be used Yearly upon the Fifth Day of November; for the happy deliverance of King JAMES I. and the Three Estates of England, from the most traitorous and bloody intended Massacre by Gunpowder: and also for the happy Arrival of his Majesty King WILLIAM on this Day, for the Deliverance of our Church and Nation.

The Minister of every Parish shall give warning to his Parishioners publicUy in ib Church, at Morning Prayer the Sunday before, for the due Observation of the tad Day. And after Morning Prayer, or Preaching, upon the said Fifth Day of November, shall read publicity, distinctly, and plainly, the Act of Parliament, made in tit third Year of King James the First, for the observation of it.

The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy-Days in all things ; eraji where it is hereafter otherwise appointed.

If this Day shall happen to be Sunday, only the Collect proper for that Swa«j shall be added to this Office in its place.

Let them give thanks, whom the IM hath redeemed: and delivered from the hand of the enemy, ver. 2.

Many a time have they fought against me from my youth up: nay Israel now say. Psalm cxxix. I.

Yea, many a time have they vexed ** from my youth up .- but they have »* prevailed against mc. ver. 2.

They have privily laid their net to destroy me without a cause: yea, evea without a cause have they made a pt for my soul. Psalm xxxv. 7.

They have laid a net for my feet, <& pressed down my soul: they have digri a pit before me, and are fallen into tk midst of it themselves. Psalm IviL 7.

Great is our Lord, and great is be power: yea, and his wisdom is infinite. Psalm cxlvii. 5.

Morning Prayer shall begin with these
Sentences.

1 He Lord is full ol' compassion and
mercy: long-suffering, and of great
goodness. Psalm ciii. 8.

He will not alway be chiding: neither keepeth he his anger for ever. ver. 9.

He hath not dealt with us after our sins: nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses, ver. 10.

Instead of Venite exultemus, shall this
Hymn following be used; one Verse by
the Priest, and another by the Clerk and
People.

U Give thanks unto the Lord, for he
is gracious: and his mercy endureth
for ever. Psalm cvii. 1.

The Lord setteth up the meek: and bringeth the ungodly damn to the ground. ver. 6.

Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand: and upon the Son of man, whom thou madest so strong for thine own self. Psalm lxxx. 17.

And so will not we go back from thee: 0 let us live, and we shall call upon thy Name. ver. 18.

Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in tlie beginning, fyc.

PROPER PSALMS.

lxiv. cxxiv. cxxv.

PROPER LESSONS.

The First. 2 Sam. xxii.

Te Drum.
The Second. Acts xxiii.
Jubilate Deo.

In the Suffrages after the Creed, these shall be inserted and used for the King.

Priest. O Lord, save the King;

People. Who putteth his trust in thee.

Priest. Send him help from thy holy place;

People. And evermore mightily defend him.

Priest. Let his enemies have no advantage against him;

People. Let not the wicked approach to hurt him.

Instead of the first Collect at Morning Prayer, shall these two be used.

Almighty God, who hast in all ages shewed thy power and mercy in the miraculous and gracious deliverances of thy Church, and in the protection of righteous and religious Kings and States, professing thy holy and eternal Truth, from the wicked conspiracies, and malicious practices of all the enemies thereof; We yield thee our unfeigned thanks and praise, for the wonderful and mighty deliverance of our Sovereign King JAMES the First, the

Queen, the Prince, and all the Royal Branches, with the Nobility, Clergy, and Commons of England, then assembled in Parliament, by Popish treachery appointed as sheep to the slaughter, in a most barbarous and savage manner, beyond the examples of former ages. From this unnatural Conspiracy, not our merit, but thy mercy, not our foresight, but thy Providence, delivered us: And therefore not (o) unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name be ascribed all honour and glory in all churches of the Saints, from generation to generation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Accept also, most gracious God, of our unfeigned thanks, for filling our hearts again with joy and gladness, after (p) the time that thou hadst afflicted us, and putting a new song into our mouths, by bringing his Majesty King WILLIAM, upon this day, for the deliverance of our Church and Nation from Popish tyranny and arbitrary power. We adore the wisdom and justice of thy Providence, which so timely interposed in our extreme danger, and disappointed all the designs of our enemies. We beseech thee, give us such a lively and lasting sense of what thou didst then, and hast since that time done for us, that we may not grow secure and careless in our obedience, by presuming upon thy great and undeserved goodness; but that it may lead us to repentance, and move us to be the more diligent and zealous in all the duties of our Religion, which thou hast in a marvellous manner preserved to us. Let truth and justice, brotherly kindness and charity, devotion and piety, concord and unity, with all other virtues, so flourish among us, that they may be the stability of our times, and make this Church a praise in the earth. All which we humbly beg for the sake of our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen. ,

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