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vants begging mercy, and imploring Our Father, &c. to— For ever and thy help, and that thou wouldst be a
Amen. lefence unto us against the face of the enemy: Make it appear that thou art When there shall be imminent danger, as our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, many as can be spared from necessary serthrough Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
vice in the Ship, shall be called together,
and make an humble Confession of their Short Prayers for single Persons, that can
Sins to God: In which every one ought not meet to join in Prayer with others, seriously to reflect upon those particular by reason of the Fight or Storm.
Sins of which his conscience shall accuse
him; saying as followeth : General Prayers.
The Confession. Lord, be merciful to us sinners, and save us for thy mercies' sake.
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Thou art the great God, that hast
Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge made and rulest all things: O deliver of all men; We acknowledge and beus for thy Name's sake.
wail our manifold sins and wickedness, Thou art the great God to be feared which we from time to time most above all : O save us, that we may grievously have committed, By thought, praise thee.
word, and deed, Against thy Divine
Majesty, Provoking most justly thy Special Prayers with respect to the Enemy. wrath and indignation against us.
We Tuou, O Lord, art just and powerful: do earnestly repent, and are heartily O defend our cause against the face of sorry for these our misdoings; the
remembrance of them is grievous unto O God, thou art a strong tower of
us, The burden of them is intolerable. defence to all that flee unto thee :
Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us from the violence of the
us, most merciful Father; for thy Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ's sake forgive enemy. O Lord of hosts, fight for us; that
us all that is past; And grant that we we may glorify thee.
may ever hereafter serve and please O suffer us not to sink under the
thee in newness of life, To the honour weight of our sins, or the violence of and glory of thy Name, Through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen. O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver
Then shall the Priest, if there be any in the us for thy Name's sake.
Ship, pronounce ihis Absolution. Short Prayers in respect of a Storm. Almigh
Ghty God, our heavenly Father, Thou, O Lord, that stillest the raging who of his great mercy hath promised of the sea ; hear, hear us, and save us ;
forgiveness of sins to all them which that we perish not.
with hearty repentance, and true faith, () blessed Saviour, that didst save
turn unto him; Have mercy upon you; thy disciples, ready to perish in a
perish in a pardon and deliver you from all your storm; hear us, and save us, we beseech sins; confirm and strengthen you in all thee.
goodness, and bring you to everlasting Lord, have mercy upon us.
life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Christ, have mercy upon us.
THANKSGIVING AFTER A STORM.
Psalm lxvi. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us,
O BE joyful in God, all. ye lands : save us now and evermore. Amen. sing praises unto the honour of his
when we gave
Name, make his praise to be glorious, words, but also by our lives, in being &c. (ante, 332.)
more obedient to thy holy CommandGlory be to the Father, &c.
ments. Continue, we beseech thee, this As it was in the beginning, &c. thy goodness to us; that we, whom
thou hast saved, may serve thee in holiPsalm cvii.
ness and righteousness all the days of O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he our life, through Jesus Christ our Lord is gracious: and his mercy endureth and Saviour. Amen. for ever, &c. (ante, 373.)
An Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after Collects of Thanksgiving.
a dangerous Tempest. O most blessed and glorious Lord O COME (6), let us give thanks anto God, who art of infinite goodness and the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy; We thy poor creatures, whom
mercy endureth for ever. thou hast made and preserved, holding Great is the Lord, and greatly to be our souls in life, and now rescuing us praised ; let the redeemed of the Lord out of the jaws of death, humbly present say so whom he hath delivered from ourselves again before thy Divine Ma- the merciless rage of the sea. jesty, to offer a sacrifice of praise and The Lord is gracious, and full of comthanksgiving, for that thou heardest us,
passion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. when we called in our trouble, and didst
He hath not dealt with us according not cast out our prayer, which we made to our sins: neither rewarded us accordbefore thee in our great distress : Even ing to our iniquities.
all for lost, our ship, our But as the heaven is high above the goods, our lives, then didst thou merci
earth: so great hath been his mercy fully look upon us, and wonderfully towards us. command a deliverance; for which we, We found trouble and heaviness: we now being in safety, do give all praise were even at death's door. and glory to thy holy Name, through The waters of the sea had well-nigh Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
covered us: the proud waters had wellOr this :
nigh gone over our soul. O most mighty and gracious good lifted up the waves thereof
The sea roared : and the stormy wind God, thy mercy is over all thy works,
We were carried up as it were to but in special manner hath been ex
heaven, and then down again into the tended towards us whom thou hast so
deep: our soul melted within us, bepowerfully and wonderfully defended.
cause of trouble. Thou hast shewed us terrible things, and wonders in the deep ; that we might and thou didst deliver us out of our
Then cried we unto thee, O Lord: see, how powerful and gracious a God distress. thou art; how able and ready to help
Blessed be thy Name, who didst not them, that trust in thee. Thou hast
despise the prayer of thy servants: but shewed us, how both winds and seas
didst hear our cry, and hast saved us. obey thy command ; that we may learn Thou didst send forth thy commandeven from them hereafter to obey thy
ment: and the windy storm ceased, voice, and to do thy will. We there
and was turned into a calm. fore bless and glorify thy Name for this
O let us therefore (c) praise the Lord thy mercy, in saving us, when we were
for his goodness : and declare the ready to perish. And we beseech thee,
wonders that he hath done, and still make us as truly sensible now of thy doeth for the children of men ! mercy, as we were then of the danger; and give us hearts always ready to
(6) “ O come, &c.” See Ps. ciii, and cvii. express our thankfulness, not only by (c) Psalm cvii. 8.
Praised (d) be the Lord daily: even nance, because thou hadst a favour the Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.
The Lord hath appeared for us : the He is our God, even the God of Lord hath covered our heads, and made whom cometh salvation : God is the us to stand in the day of battle. Lord, by whom we have escaped The Lord hath appeared for us: the death.
Lord hath overthrown our enemies, and Thou (e), Lord, hast made us glad dashed in pieces those that rose up through the operation of thy hands : against us. and we will triumph in thy praise.
Therefore not (k) unto us, O Lord, Blessed (g) be the Lord God: even not unto us : but unto thy Name be the Lord God, who only doeth won- given the glory.
The (1) Lord hath done great things And blessed be the Name of his for us : the Lord hath done great things Majesty for ever : and let every one of for us, for which we rejoice. us say, Amen, Amen.
Our help standeth in the Name of Glory be to the Father, &c.
the Lord : who hath made heaven and As it was in the beginning, &c.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord : 2 Cor. xii. 14.
from this time forth for evermore. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory be to the Father, &c. and the love of God, and the fellow- As it was in the beginning, &c. ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
After the Hymn may be sung the Te Deum.
Then this Collect.
0 Almighty God, the Sovereign AFTER VICTORY OR DELIVERANCE
Cominander of all the world, in whose FROM AN ENEMY.
hand is power and might, which none A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and Thanks- is able to withstand ; We bless and giving after Victory.
magnify thy great and glorious Name F () the Lord had not been on our for this happy Victory, the whole glory side, now may we say : If the Lord whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art himself had not been on our side, when the only giver of Victory. And, we men rose up against us;
beseech thee, give us grace to improve They had swallowed us up quick : this great merey to thy glory, the adwhen they were so wrathfully displeased vancement of thy Gospel, the honour of
our Sovereign, and, as much as in us Yea, the waters had drowned us, lieth, to the good of all mankind. And, and the stream had gone over our soul : we beseech thee, give us such a sense the deep waters of the proud had gone of this great mercy, as may engage us over our soul.
to a true thankfulness, such as may apBut praised be the Lord : who hath pear in our lives, by an humble, holy, not given us over as a prey unto them. and obedient walking before thee all
The Lord hath wrought: a mighty our days, through Jesus Christ our salvation for us.
Lord; to whom with thee and the Holy We (i) gut not this by our own Spirit, as for all thy mercies, so in parsword, neither was it our own arm that ticular for this Victory and Deliverance, saved us : but thy right hand, and thine be all glory and honour, world without arm, and the light of thy counte- end. Amen. (d) Psalm 1xviii. 19, 20.
(i) Psalm xliv. 3, 4. (e) Psalm xcii. 4.
(k) Psalm cxv. 1. (g) Psalm lxxii. 18, 19.
(1) Psalm cxxvi. 3. 1) Psalm cxxiv. 1 to 5.
2 Cor. xiii. 14.
We therefore commit his Body to THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Deep, to be turned into corruption, and the love of God, and the fellow- looking for the resurrection of the body ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us (when the (m) Sea shall give up her all evermore. Amen.
dead) and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who
at his coming shall (n) change our vile AT THE BURIAL OF THEIR DEAD body, that it may be like his glorious AT SEA.
body, according to the mighty working, The Office in the Common Prayer-Book whereby he is able to subdue all things may be used , only instead of these words
to himself. [We therefore commit his Body to the ground ; earth to earth, &c.] say,
(m) Rev. xx. 13. (n) Philipp. iii. 21.
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 1. 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 publickly in the
Church, at Morning Prayer the Sunday before, for the due Observation of the said Day. And after Morning Prayer, or Preaching, upon the said Fifth Day of November, shall read publickly, distinctly, and plainly, the Act 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 in all things ; except
where it is hereafter otherwise appointed. If this Day shall happen to be Sunday, only the Collect proper for that Sunday
shall be added to this Office in its place. Morning Prayer shall begin with these Let them give thanks, whom the Lord Sentences.
hath redeemed : and delivered from the The Lord is full oi' compassion and
hand of the enemy. ver. 2. mercy: long-suffering, and of great
Many a time have they fought goodness. Psalm ciji. 8.
against me from my youth up: may He will not alway be chiding :
Israel now say. Psalm cxxix. 1. neither keepeth he his anger for ever.
Yea, many a time have they vered m ver. 9.
from my youth up : but they have tatt He hath not dealt with us after our
prevailed against me.
ver. 2. sins : nor rewarded us according to
They have privily laid their net to our wickednesses. ver. 10.
destroy me without a cause : yea, eren
without a cause have they made a pit Instead of Venite exultemus, shall this
soul. Psalm xxxv. 7. Hymn following be used ; one Verse by They have laid a net for my feet, and the Priest
, and another by the Clerk and pressed down my soul : they have digged People.
a pit before me, and are fallen into the
midst of it themselves. Psalm Ivii. 7. O is gracious : and his mercy endureth
power : yea, and his wisdom is infiPsalm cvii. 1.
GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he Great is our
Lord, and great is his
nite. Psalm cxlvii. 5.
The Lord setteth up the meek : and Queen, the Prince, and all the Royal bringeth the ungodly down to the ground. Branches, with the Nobility, Clergy, ver. 6.
and Commons of England, then asLet thy hand be upon the man of thy sembled in Parliament, by Popish right hand: and upon the Son of man, treachery appointed as sheep to the whom thou madest so strong for thine slaughter, in a most barbarous and own self. Psalm lxxx. 17.
savage manner, beyond the examples And so will not we go back from thee : of former ages. From this unnatural O let us live, and we shall call upon thy Conspiracy, not our merit, but thy Name. ver. 18.
mercy, not our foresight, but thy ProGlory be to the Father, &c.
vidence, delivered us: And therefore As it was in the beginning, fc.
not (o) unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name be ascribed
all honour and glory in all churches lxiv. cxxiv.
of the Saints, from generation to
ACCEPT also, most gracious God, of
our unfeigned thanks, for filling our The Second. Acts xxiii.
hearts again with joy and gladness,
after (p) the time that thou hadst Jubilate Deo.
afflicted us, and putting a new song
into our mouths, by bringing his MaIn the Suffrages after the Creed, these shall
jesty King WILLIAM, upon this day, be inserted and used for the King.
for the deliverance of our Church and Priest. O Lord, save the King;
Nation from Popish tyranny and arbiPeople. Who putteth his trust in
trary power. We adore the wisdom thee.
and justice of thy Providence, which Priest. Send him help from thy
so timely interposed in our extreme holy place;
danger, and disappointed all the designs
of our enemies. We beseech thee, People. And evermore mightily defend him.
give us such a lively and lasting sense Priest. Let his enemies have no
of what thou didst then, and hast since
that time done for us, that we may advantage against him; People. Let not the wicked approach obedience, by presuming upon thy
not grow secure and careless in our to hurt him.
great and undeserved goodness; but
that it may lead us to repentance, and Instead of the first Collect at Morning move us to be the more diligent and Prayer, shall these two be used.
zealous in all the duties of our Religion, Almighty God, who hast in all ages preserved to us.
which thou hast in a marvellous manner shewed thy power and mercy in the
preserved to us. Let truth and justice, miraculous and gracious deliverances
brotherly kindness and charity, devotion of thy Church, and in the protection other virtues, so flourish among us,
and piety, concord and unity, with all of righteous and religious Kings and
that they may be the stability of our States, professing thy holy and eternal Truth, from the wicked conspiracies, and
times, and make this Church a praise
in the earth. All which we humbly malicious practices of all the enemies thereof; We yield thee our unfeigned beg for the sake of our blessed Lorů
and Saviour. Amen. thanks and praise, for the wonderful and mighty deliverance of our Sovereign King JAMES the First, the (0) Psalm cxv. 1. (p) Psalm xc. 15.