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The Morning and Evening Service, to be used daily at Sea, Mall

be the fume which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer. These two foltorving Prayers are about us, we have forgot thee

to be a fo ufed in his Majesty's our Gud, and refus d 10 hearken Navy every Day.

to the still voice of thy word, O

ETERNAL Lord God, who and to obey thy commandmenis:

alone {preadeft out the But now we see how terrible heavens, and rulelr the raging thou art in all thy works of of the sea; who haft compared wonder, the great God to be the waters with bounus, until feared above all: And therefore

day ant night come to an end, we adore thy divine Majeliy, | Be pleased to receive into thy acknowledging thy power, and * Almighty and most gracious imploring thy goodness. Help,

protection the Persons of us thy Lord, and fave us for thy mera fervands, and the Fiet in which cies' fake in Jesus Christ thy Son we terve. Preserve us from the our Lord. Amen. dangers of the fta, and froin the

Or this: violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard untó our more O MOST Glorious and gracia

ous Lord God, who dweilelt gracious Sovereign Lord King in heaven, but 'beholdett all GEORGE, and his dominions, and things below; Look down, we a security for !uch as pass on the bese ch thee, and hear us, calling seas upon their lawful occations; out of the depth of milery, and that the inhabitants of our Inand out of the jaws of this death, may in peace and quietness serve which is ready now to swallow thee our God; and that we may us up: Save, Lord, or else we return in safety to enjoy the blets: perith. The living the living ings of the land, with the fruits of ihall praise thee. O tend thy our labours; and with a thank- *word of command to rebuke the ful remembrance of thy mercies raging, winds, and the roaring to praise and glorify thy holy fea; that we, being delivered Name, through Jesus Christ our from this ditirefs, may live in Lord. Amen.

serve thee, and to glorify thy The Collect.

Name all the days of our life.
DREVENT us, o Lord, in ali Hear, Lord, and lave u:, for the

our dgings, with thy molt infinite merits of our bleired Sa. gracious favour, and further us viour, thy Son our Lord Jesus with thy continuai help; that in

Chrift. Amen. all our works begun, continued, The Prayer to be said before a and ended in thee, we may Fight at Sea against an Enemy. glorify thy holy Name, and MOST powerful and glori. finally by thy mercy

'obtain o

ous Lord God, the Lord of everlasting life, through Jerus hofis, that rules and commandeft Chrift our Lord. Amen.

* all things; thou fittest in the

throne judging right; and therePrayers to be used in Storms at

fore we make our address to thy Sea.

Divine Majesty in this our neO

MOST powerful and gin. ceffitv; that thou wouldert take

rious Lord God, at whose the cause into thine own hand, cominand the winds blow, and and judge between us and our lift up the waves of the sea, and enemies. Stir up thy strength, who ilillefi the rage thereof; We O Lord, and come and help us; thy creatures, but miserable lin- for thou giveti not alway the ners, co in this our great difirefs battle to the strong, but canii fave cry unto thee for help: save, by many or by few. Olet not

Lord, or elle we perith. We our fins now cry against us for 1

confess, when we have been vengeance; but hear us thy poor Sfe, and seen all things quiet servants begging inercy, 2nd

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imploring thy help, and that thou in heaven: Give us this day ou" wouldest' be a defence unto us daily bread; And forgive us our against the face of the enemy: trespaffes, as we forgive them the Make it appear, that thou art our trespais against us; And lead r Saviour and mighty Deliverer, not into temptation, But deliver through Jesus Christ our Lord. us from evil: For thine is th Amen.

kingdom, and the power, aud th. Short Prayers for single Perfons, glory, Forever and ever. Amer

that cannot meet to join in When there Jhall be imminen Prayer with others, by reason Danger, as many as can i of the Fight or Storm.

spared from necesary service i General Prayers.

the ship shall be called togethe

and make an humble Confe fie* ners, and save us for thy of their Sins to God: in whic mercies' sake.

every one ought seriously Thou art the great God, that refleet upon those particula haft made and ruleft all things: Sins, of which his conscient O deliver us for thy Name's fake. thall accuse him ; faying

Thou art the great God to be followeth: feared above all? O save us, that

The Confeflion. we may praise thee.


LMIGHTY God, Father Special Prayers with respect to our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker the Enemy.

of all things, Judge of alí meo. powerful : 0 defend our manifold fins and wickednei cause against the face of the Which we from time to tim enemy.

most grievously have committed O God, thou art a strong tower By thought, word, and deer of defence to all that flee unto Against thy Divine Majesty; Prethee : o save us from the vio- voking inott jutily, thy wrac lence of the enemy.

and indignation againti us. w O Lord of hosts, fight for us; do earneftly repent, And 6 that we may glorify thee. beartily forry for these out mi.

o suffer ús not to link under doings; The, remembrance the weight of our Ans, or the them is grievous unto us, Th violence of the enemy.

burden of them is intolerable. O Lord, arise, help us, and Have mercy upon us, Har deliver us for thy Name's fake. mercy upon us, most mercife Short Prayers 'in respect of a Father; For thy Son our Lor Storm. Jesus Christ's fake forgive us a

that the raging of the sea; hear, may ever hereafter férve an hear us, and save us, that we please thee in newnefs of life, T perish not.

the honour and glory of th o blessed Saviour, that didit Name, Through Jesus Christ ou save thy disciples, ready to perish Lord. Amen. in a fiorm; hear us, and, Then skall the Priest, if there b we beseech thee.

any in the Ship, pronounce the Lord, have mercy upon us. Absolution. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.

venly Father, who of hi O Lord, hear us.

great mercy hath promised for O Christ, hear us.

giveness of fins to all then God the Father, God the Son, which with hearty repentance God the Holy Ghost, have mercy and true faith, turn unto him upon us, fave us now and ever- Have mercy upon you; pardo Amen.

and deliver you from all you heaven, Hallowed be thy in all goodness, and bring yo Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy to everlasting life, through Jesu will be done in earth as it is Christ our Lord. Amen.


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Thanksgiving after a Storm. always ready to express our Ps. Ixvi. Jubilate Deo.

thankfulness, not only by words,

but also by our lives, in being O be joyful in God, &c.

more obedient to thy holy comGlory be to the Father, &c.

mandments. Continue, we beAs it was in the beginning, &c. seech thee, this thy goodness to Pl.cvii. Confitemini Domino. us; that we, whom thou hast O give thanks, &c.

saved, may serve thee in holiness Glory be to the Father, &c.

and righteousness all the days of As it was in the beginning, &c. our life, through Jesus Christ ColleEt's of Thanksgiving.

our Lord and Saviour. Amen. MOST blessed and glorious An Hymn of Praise and Thanks

Lord God, who art of giving after a dangerous Teminfinite goodness and mercy; We peft. thy poor creatures, whom thou® haft made and preserved, hold- O COME, let us give thanks ing our fouls in life, and now gracious : and his mercy endur

unto the , for reicuing us out of the jaws of

eth for ever, death, humbly present ourselves

Great is the Lord, and greatly again before thy divine Majesty; to be praised; let the redeemed to offer a facrifice of praise and of the Lord lay

fo : whom he thanksgiving, for that

hath delivered from the merciless heardeft us, when we called in our trouble, and didit not calt rage of the sea. out our prayer, which we made of compassion : now to anger, and

The Lord is gracious, and full before thee in our great diltrels: of great mercy. even when we gave all for loft,

He hath not dealt with us our hip, our goods, our lives, according to our ans : neither then didît thou mercifully look rewarded us according to our upon us, and wonderfully cominand a deliverance; for which

iniquities. we, now being in safety, do give above the earth : so great hath

But as the heaven is high all praise and glory to thy holy been bis mercy toward us. Name, through Jesus Christ our

We found trouble and heaviLord. Amen.

ness : we were even at death's Or this:


The waters of the sea had wellMOST mighty and gracious O

good God, thy mercy, is nigh covered us : the proud over all thy works, but in spe.. waters had well-nigh gone over cial manner hath been extended our foul. towaru us, whom thou hatt to The sea roared : and the stormy powerfully and wonderfully de- wind lifted up the waves thereof. tended. Thou haft fhewed us We were carried up as it were terrible things, and wonders in to heaven, and then down again the deep, that we might fee, how into the deep : our soul melted powerful and gracious a' God within us, because of trouble. thou art; how able and ready to Then cried we unto thee, O help them, that trust in thee. Lord, and thou dicti deliver us 'Thou hast ihewed us, how both out of our distress. winds and feas obey thy com. Blessed be thy Name, who didft mand; that we may learn even not despise the prayer of thy from them hereafter to obey thy servants : but didit hear our cry, voice, and to do thy will. We and haft saved us. therefore bless and glorify thy Thou didit send forth thy Name for this thy mercy, in commandment ; and the windy saving us, when we were ready storm ceased, and was turned to perith. And we beseech thee, into a calm. make us as truly sendible now of let us therefore praise the thy mercy, as we were then of Lord for his goodness : and detlie danger; and give us hearts clare the wonders that he hath

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done, and fill doeth for the heads, and made us to stand in children of men !

the day of battle. Praised be the Lord daily : The Lord hath appeared for even the Lord that helpeth us, us : the Lord hath overthrown and poureth his benefits upon us our enemies, and dashed in pieces

He is our God, even the God, thoʻe that rose up against us. of whom cometh falvation : God Therefore not unto us, O Lord, is the Lord, by whom we have not unto us : but unto thy Name escaped deaih.

be given the glory. Thou, Lord, haft made us glad The Lord hath done great through the peration of thy things for us the Lord hath hands': and we will triumph in done great things for us, for thy praise.

which we rejoice. Bleffed be the Lord God:even Our help ftandeth in the Name the Lord God, who only doeth of the Lord : who bath made wondrous things;

heaven and earth. And blessed be the Name of his Bleffed be the Name of the Majefty for ever : and let every Lord : from this time forth for one of us say, Amen, Amen. evermore.

Glory be to the Father, &c. Glory be to the Father, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c. 2 Cor. xiii. 14.

After this Hymn may be sung the

Te Deuin.
Chrift, and the love of God,

Then this Colleet.
and the fellow thip of the Holy
Gkost, be with us all evermore.


vereign Commander of all Amen.

the world, in wh le hand is

power and might, which none is AFTER

able to withstand; We bless and VICTORY OR DELIVERANCE Name for this liappy Victory, the

magnify thy great and glorious FROM AN ENEMY. whole glory whoreof do Pfalm or Hymn of Praise and ascribe in thee, who art the only Thanksgiving after Viciory. giver of Victory. And, we beseech I. F ihe Lord had dit been on thee, give us grace to improve our fide, now may we say: If

this great mercy to thy glory, the Lord himselt had not been

the advancement of thy Gospel, on our side, when men rose up

theh nour of our Sovereign, and, against us;

as much as in us lieth, to the They had swallowed us up god of all mankind. And, we quick : when her were fo wratti- bureech thee, give us such a sense fully displaf dat us.

of this great mercy, as may Yea, the waters had drwned engage us to a true thankfulness, us, and the fiream had gone over such as may appear in our lives, our f ul : the dep waiers of the by an humble, toll, and obe proud hai gobe over our ful.

dient waiking before thee all But pra:fed be the Lord: who


our days, through Jerus Chriit hath n't given us over as a prey and the Holy Spirit, as for all

our L rd; to whim with thee, unto them. The Lord hath wrought : a

thy mercies, so in particular for mights falvation for us.

this Victory and Deliverance, le We gai not this by our own

all glory and honour, world 'w d vither was it our (wn

without end Amen. arm tatied us : bu thy right

2 Cor. xiii. 14. Highroth Conince, becaule


Christ, and the love of God, tü laialino us.

and the fellowihip of the Holy Irathi speared for theft, be with us all evermore.


i AT THE BURIAL OF THEIR for the refurreclion of the body DEAD AT SEA.

(when the Sea shall give up her The Office in the Common Prayer. dead) and the life of the world

Book may be used; only insteadof to come, through our Lord Jesus these words (We therefore com- Christ; who at his coming thall mit bis Body to the ground; change our vile body, that it may earth to earth, &c.] say,

be like his glorious body, acE therefore commit his cording to the mighty working turned into corruption, looking things to himself.


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 Eftates of England, from the most traitorous and bloody intended Matsacre 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

publickiy in the Church, at Morning Prayer the Sunday before, for the due Observation of the saia Day. And after Morning Prayer, or Preaching, upon the said Fifth Day of November, shall read publicly, distinctly, and plainly, the Ad of Parliament, made in

the 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 is

all thongs; except where it is hereafter otherwise appointed. If this Day tha!! happen to be Sunday, only the Collect proper for that

Sunday shall be added to this Office in its place. Morning Prayer Jhall begin with vexed me from my youth up : but these sentences. they have not prevailed against

ver, 2.
I E Lord is full of com- me.

passion and mercy : long- They have privily laid their suffering, and of great goodness. net to destroy me without a Pfalm ciii. s.

cause : yea, even without a He will not alway be chiding : cause have they made a pit for neither keepeth he his anger for my soul. Psalm xxxv. 7. ever, ver. 9.

They have laid a net for my lle hath not dealt with us after feet, and preljed down my soul: our sins: nor rewarded us accord- they have digged a pit before me ing to our wickedness. ver. 10.

and are fallen into the midst of it Instead of Venite exultemus shall themselves. Pfalm lvii. 7. this Hymn following be ufed; his power : yea, and his wisdom

Great is our Lord, and great is one verse by the Priest, and is infinite. Psalm cxlvii. 5. another by the Clerk and People.

The Lord sétteth up the meek: GIVE thanks unto the Lord, and bringeth the ungodly down

for he is gracious : and his to the ground. ver. 6. mercy endureth for ever. Psalm Let thy hand be upon the man cvii. 1.

of thy right hand ; and upon the Let them give thanks, whom Son of man, whom thou made the Lord hath redeemed : and de- fo firong fou thine own self livered from the hand of the Psalm 1xxx. 17, enemy. ver. 2.

And so will no: we go back Many a time have they fought from thee : 0 let us live, and we against me from my youth up: thall call upon the Name. ver.18. may Israel now say. Ps. cxxix. 1. Glory be to the Father &c. Yea, many a time have the As it was in the beginning, &c.

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