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ty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to us * This to be said and to all men. [* Particularly to those who when any that
, desire now to offer up their praises and thanks. have beenprayed for, desire to re- givings for thy late mercies vouchsafed unte turn praise. them.] We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life,but above all for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may shew forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our felves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee and the holy Ghost be all honour and glory,world without end. Amen.
I For Rain.
providence dost cause the former and the latter rain to descend upon the earth, that it may bring forth fruit for the use of man; We give thee humble thanks that it hath pleased thee in our great necessity to send us at the last a joyful rain upon thine inheritance, and to refresh it when it was dry, to the great comfort of us thy unworthy servants, and to the glory of thy holy Name, through thy mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
9 For fair Weather. Lord God, who hast justly humbled us by thy late
plague of immoderate rain and waters, and in thy mercy halt relieved and comforted our souls by this sea Sonable and blessed change of weather ; We praise and glorifie thy holy name for this thy mercy, and will always declare thy loving kindness from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
g For plenty. O
ness hast heard the devout prayers of thy Church, and turned our dearth and scarcity into cheapness and
plenty; We give thee humble thanks for this thy special 0 bounty,beseeching thee to continue thy loving kindness unto us that our land inay yield us her fruits of increase, to thy glory and our comfort, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I For Peace and deliverance from our enemies. O Almighty God, who art a strong towre of defence
unto thy servants against the face of their enemies; We yield thee praise and thanksgiving for our deliverance from those great and apparent dangers wherewith we were compalled. We acknowledge it thy goodness that we were not delivered over as a prey unto them beseeching thee still to continue such thy mercies towards us that all the world may know that thou art our Saviour and mighty deliverer, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
g For restoring Publick peace at home. O
Eternal God our heavenly Father, who alone mak
eft men to be of one mind in a house, and stilleft the outrage of a violent and unruly people; We bless thy holy Name that it hath pleased thee to appease the seditious tumnults which have been lately raised up amongst us ; most humbly beseeching thee to grant to all La of us grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy commandments, and leading a quiet and
peaceable life in all godlines and honesty, may contirnually offer unto thee our facrifice of praise and thankfgiving for these thy mercies towards us through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen. to e g For deliverance from the plague, or other common.
fickness. O Lord God, who hast wounded us for our
fins, and consumed ys for our transgressions løy thy late hea
vy and dreadful visitation,and now in the midst of judgment remembring mercy,hast redeemed our souls from the jaws of death; We offer unto thy fatherly goodness our selves, our souls and bodies, which thou hast delivered to be a living facrifice unto thee, always praising and magnifying thy mercies, in the midst of thy Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
g Or this. WE
E humbly acknowledge before thee, a moft
merciful Father that all the punishments which are threatned in thy law, might juftly have fallen upon us by reason of our manifold transgressions and hardness of heart." Yet seeing it hath pleased thee of thy tender mercy, upon our weak and unworthy humiliation, to allwage the contagious sickness, wherewith we lately have been sore afficted, and to restore the voice of joy and health into our dwellings; we offer unto thy divine Majesty the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, lauding and magnifying thy glorious Name for such thy preservation and providence over us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Collects,Epistles, and Gospels to be used through
out the Year. Note that the Colleet appointed for every Sunday, or for any Holyday that hath a Vigilor Eve, shall be said at the Evening Service next be fore.
The first Sunday in Advent,
The Colle&t. Lmighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us
the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life ( in which thy Son Jesus Christ canie to visit us in great humility ; ) that in the last day, when heli mall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both
quick and dead, we may rise to the life immortal,
through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the holy Ghost, 110w and ever. Amen.
This Collect is to be repeated every day with the other Collects in Advent,
until Christmas Eve. 1
The Epistle. Rom.13.8.
for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt mot kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this sayring, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy self. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour, therefore love is the fulfilling of the Law. And that, knowing the time, techat now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer then when we believedThe night is far fpent, the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the tarmour of light. Let us walk honestly as in the day, enot in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambring and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on
che Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the Peh, to fulfil the lasts thereof. 78
The Gospel. S. Matth. 21.1. WH
Hen they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were
come to Bethphage,unto the mount of Olives, hen sent Jesus two disciples,faying unto them, Go into - he village over against you, and straitway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her, loose them and bring
hem unto me. And if any man fay ought unto you, ye hall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway nie will send them. All this was done, that it might be th ulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ze the daughter of Sion, Behold, Thy King cometh uno thee, meek,and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the fole soof an ass. And the disciples went and did as Jesus comnanded them, and brought the ass' and the colt, and
put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon tre And a very great multitude spread their garments if Far the way,others cut down branches from the trees, and his strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that wen fer before, and that followed, cryed, saying, Hosanna to na the Son of David: blessed is he that cometh in the name his of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest. And when he wa ang come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying TH Who is this? And the multitude faid, This is Jefus the rei Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into No the Temple of God; and cast out all them that sold and bel bought in the Temple, and overthrew the tables of the
Ipo money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves and said unto them, It is written, My house shall bą called the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den o thieves.
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The fecond Sunday in Advent.
the Lesed Lord, who haft caused all holy Scriptures to the
be written for our learning; Grant that we may i arid such wise hear them,read, mark, learn,and inwardly di top gest them, that by patience and comfort of thy hol red word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed rabl hope of everlasting life,which thou hast given us in on they Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
felv The Epistle. Rom. 15.4.
Hatsoever things were written aforetime, were the
written for our learning ; that we through pa you, tience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope fille Now the God of patience and consolation, grant yo Wor to be like-minded one towards another, according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and on mouth glorifie God, even the Father of our Lord Jesu Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another,as Christ al
loi so received us, to the glory of God. Now I say, tha Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision, for th Grar