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TO BE USED YEARLY ON THE THIRTIETH DAY OF JANUARY, Being the Day of the Martyrdom of the Blessed King Charles the First; to im
plore the mercy of God, that neither the Guilt of that sacred and innocent Blood, nor those other sins, by which God was provoked to deliver up buth us and our King into the hands of cruel and unreasonable men, may at any time
hereafter be visited upon us or our posterity. a ļ this Day shall happen to be Sunday, this form of Prayer shall be used and the Fast kept
the next Day following. And upon the Lord's Day next before the Day to be kept, Morning Prayer, immediately after the Nicene Creed, notice shall be given for the due
Observution of the said Day. s The Service of the Day shall be the saine with the usual Office for Holy-days in all things ;
except where it is in this Office olherwise appointed,
THE ORDER FOR MORNING PRAYER. < He that ministereth shall begin with one or They cast their heads together with more of these Sentences.
one consent : and were confederate cies and forgivenesses, though
He the blasphemy of the we have rebelled against him : nei
multitude, and fear was on every ther have we obeyed the voice of the side : while they conspired together Lord our God, to walk in his laws against him, to take away his life. which he set before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10.
Psalm xxxi. 15. Correct us, O Lord, but with
They spoke against him with false judgement : pot
anger, lest thou bring us to nothing. Jer tongues, and compassed him about with
words of hatred : and fought against X. 24.
him without a cause.
Psalm cix. 2. Enter not into judgement with thy
Yea, his own familiar friends, servants, O Lord : for in thy sight whom he trusted : they that eat of shall no man living be justified. his bread laid great wait for him. Psalm cxliii. 2.
Psalm xli. 9. Instead of Venite exultemus the Hymn They rewarded him evil for good : following shall be said or sung; one Verse by the Priest, and unother by the Clerk and
to the great discomfort of his soul. people.
Psalm xxxv, 12.
They took their counsel together, and just are thy judgements. saying, God hath forsaken him : perPsalm cxix. 137.
secute him, and take him, for there is Thou art just, O Lord, in all that none to deliver him. Psalm lxxi. 9. is brought upon us : for thou hast The breath of our nostrils, the done right, but we have done wickedly. | Anointed of the Lord was taken in Neh. ix. 33.
their pits : of whom we said, Under Nevertheless, our feet were al- his shadow we shall be safe. Lam. most gone : our treadings had well- iv. 20. nigh slipped. Psalm lxxiii. 2.
The adversary and the enemy elle For why? we were grieved at the tered into the gates of Jerusalem : wicked : we did also see the ungodly saying, When shall be die, and his in such prosperity. verse 3. nane perishi? ver. 12. Psalm xli. 5.
The people stood up, and the Let the sentence of guiltiness prorulers took counsel together : against ceed against him : and now that he the Lord, and against bis Anointed. lieth, let him rise up no more. ver. 8. Psalm ii, 2.
False witnesses also did rise up
Rad To Use the thrones de mends:
against bim : they laid to his charge O how suddenly do they consume : things that he knew not. Psalm perish, and come to a fearful end ! XXXV. 11.
Psalm lxxiii. 18. For the sins of the people, and the Yea, even like as dream, when iniquities of the priests : they shed one awaketh : so didst thou make the blood of the just in the midst of their image to ranish out of the city. Jerusalem. Lam. iv. 13.
ver. 19. O my soul, come not thou into Great and marvellous are thy works, their secret; unto their assembly, O Lord God Almighty : just and true mine honour, be not thou united": are thy ways, O King of saints. Rer. for in their anger they slew a man;
XV. 3. Gen. xlix. 6.
Righteous art thou, O Lord : and Even the man of thy right hand : just are thy judgements. Psalm cxix. the Son of mar, whom thou hadst 137. made so strong for thine own self. Glory be to the Father, and to the Psalm 1xxx. 17.
Son : and to the Holy Ghost; In the sight of the unwise he seem- As it was in thc beginning, is now, ed to die : and his departure was and ever shall be : world without end. taken for misery. Wisd. iii. 2. Amen.
They fools counted his life madness, Proper Psalms. ix, x, xi. and his end to be without honour : but
Proper Lessons. he is in peace. Wisd. v. 4. & iii. 3.
The First, 2 Samuel i. For though he was punished in the sight of men : yet was his hope
The Second, St. Matth. xxvii.
& Instead of the first Collect at Murning full of immortality. Wisd. iii. 4.
Prayer shall these two which next follow lie How is he numbered with the chil
used. dren of God : and his lot is among the the judgements
, and wonderful saints! Wisd. v. 5.
But, O Lord God, to whom ven- in thy doings toward the children of geance belongeth, thou God, to whom
men ; who iu thy heavy displeasure vengeance belongeth : be favourable didst suffer the life of our gracious and gracious unto Sion. Psalm xciv. Sovereign King Charles the First, to 1. & li. 18.
be (as this day) taken away by the Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy peo- hands of cruel and bloody men: We ple, whom thou hast redeemed : and thy sinful creatures here assembled lay not innocent blood to our charge. before thee, do, in the behalf of all Deut. xxi. 8.
the people of this land, humbly conO shut not up our souls with sin- fess, that they were the crying sins of ners : nor our lives with the blood- this Nation, which brought down this thirsty. Psalm xxvi. 9.
heavy judgement upon us. But, O
. Deliver us from blood-guiltiness, gracious God, when thou makest inO God, thou that art the God of our quisition for blood, lay not the guilt salvation : and our tongues shall sing of this innocent blood, (the shedding of thy righteousness. Psalm li. 14. whereof nothing but the blood of thy
For thou art the God that hast Son can expiate,) lay it not to the no pleasure in wickedness : neither charge of the people of this land; shall any evil dwell with thee. Psalm nor let it ever be required of us, or
our posterity. Be merciful, O Lord, Thou wilt destroy them that speak be merciful unto thy people, whom leasing : the Lord abhors both the thou hast redeemed ; and be not blood-thirsty and deceitful man. angry with us for ever: But, pardon ver. 6.
us for thy mercy's sake, through the supreme; or unto governours, as unto O
merits of th: Son Jesus Christ our serable sinners: but so turn thine anger Lord. Amen.
from us, who meekly acknowledge LESSED Lord, in whose sight our vileness, and truly repent us of our
the cious; We maguify ihy Naine for us in this world, that we may ever
live with thee in the world to come; thine abundant grace bestowed upon our martyred Sovereign; by which he throngh Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. was enabled so cheerfully to follow
TURN thou us, o good Lord,
so be turned the steps of his blessed Master and Saviour, in a constant meek suffering favourable, O Lord, be favourable to of all barbarous indignities, and at thy people, Who tum to thee in weeplast resisting unto blood; and even ing, fasting, and praying. For thou then, according to the same pattern, art a merciful God, Full of compaspraying for his murderers. Let his sion, Long-suffering, and of great pity. inemory, O Lord, be ever blessed Thou sparest when we deserve puamong us; that we may follow the nishment, And in thy wrath thinkest example of his courage and constancy, upon mercy. Spare thy people, good his meekness and patience, and great Lord, spare them, And let not thine charity. And grant, that this our land heritage be brought to confusion. may be freed from the vengeance of
Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy is his righteous blood, and thy mercy great, And after the multitude of ihy glorified in the forgiveness of our sins: mercies look upon us ; Through the and all for Jesus Christ his sake, our merits and mediation of thy blessed only Mediator and Advocate. Amen. Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Asier. . In the end of the Litany (which shall al.
In the Communion Serrice, after the Prayer ways on this Day be used) immediately after
for the king (Almighty God, whose kingthe Collect (We hombly beseech thee, o dom is everlasting, &c.) instead of the Father, fc.) the three Collects next follow
Collect for the Day shall these two be used. ing are to be read.
O most mighty God, ) As in the &c.
Morring hear our prayers,
Blessed Lord, &c. I Prayer's. those who confess their sips unto thee;
The Epistle. i St. Peter ï. 13. are accused, by thy merciful pardon Shinanden och meh for the Lord's that whose
UBMIT yourselves to cvery may be absolved; through Christ our sake; whether it be to the King, as Lord. Amen.
Father, who hast compassion punishment of evil-doers, and for the upon all men, and hatest nothing that praise of them that do well. For so thou bast made; who wouldest not is the will of God, that with wellthe death of a sinner, but that he doing ye may put to silence the ignoshould rather turn from his sin, and rance of foolish men: as free, and not be saved : Mercifully forgive us our using your liberty for a cloke of malitrespasses; receive and comfort us, ciousness, but as the servants of God. who are grieved and wearied with the Honour all men. Love the brotherburden of our sins. Thy property is hood. Fear God. Honour the King. always to have mercy; to thee only Servants, be subject to your masters it appertaineth to forgive sins. Spare with all fear, not only to the good and us therefore, good Lord, spare thy gentle, but also to the froward. For people, whom thou hast redeemed; this is thank-worthy, if a mau for enter not into judgement with thy conscience toward God endure grief, servants, who are vile earth and mi- suffering wrongfully. For what glory
O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully
is it, if when ye be buffeted for your them; for this is the Law and the faults ye shall take it patiently? but Prophets. St. Matth. vii. 12. if when ye do well, and suffer for it,
q Asler the Prayer (For the whole state of ye take it patiently; this is acceptable Christ's Church &c.] these two Collects folwitb God. For even hereunto were lowing shall be used. ye called; because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example,
that Lord, our heavenly Father, who
didst not punish us as our sins “ye should follow his steps ; who did have deserved, but hast in the midst no sin, neither was guile found in his of judgement remembered mercy; mouth.
We acknowledge it thine especial faThe Gospel. St. Matth. xxi. 33. vour, that, though for our many and HERE was a certain housholder great provocations, thou didst suffer
which planted a vineyard, and thine anointed blessed King Charles hedged it round about, and digged a
the First (as on this day) to fall into wine-press in it, and built a tower, the hands of violent and blood-thirsty and let it out to busbandmen, and
men, and barbarously to be murdered went into a far country. And when by them, yet thou didst not leave us the time of the fruit drew near, he for ever, as sheep without a shepherd; sent his servants to the husband men, but by thy gracious providence didst that they might receive the fruits of
the undoubted it. And the husbandmen took his Heir of his Crowns
, our then graservants, and beat one, and killed
cious Sovereign King Charles the another, and stoned another. Again Second, from his bloody enemies, he sent other servants, more than the hiding him under the shadow of thy first: and they did unto them like wings, until their tyranny was overwise. But last of all he sent unto past; and didst bring liim back, in thy them his son, saying, They will rever- good appointed time, to sit upon the ence my son. But when the husband-throne of his Father; and together saw the son, they said among
with the Royal Family didst restore to themselves, This is the heir, come,
us our ancient Government in Church let us kill him, and let us seize on his and State. For these thy great and inheritance. And they caught him, unspeakable mercies we render to thee and cast him out of the vineyard, and
our most humble and unfeigned thanks; slew him. When the lord therefore beseeching thee, still to continue thy of the vineyard cometh, what will he gracious protection over the whole do unto those husbandmen? They say Royal Family, and to grant to our unto him, He will miserably destroy gracious Sovereigu King GEORGE, those wicked men, and will let out
a long and a happy Reign over us : Su his vineyard unto other husbandmen, thanks for ever, and will alway be
we that are thy people will give thee which shall render hin the fruits in their seasons,
shewing forth thy praise from gene
ration to generation; through Jesus $ After the Nicene Creed, shall be read, in-Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
steud of the Sermon for that Day, the first and second parts of the Humily against Dis
ND grant, O Lord, we beseech Authority; or the Minister who officiates shall preach a Sermon of his own composing world may be so peaceably ordered upon the sume urgument.
by thy governance, that thy Church « In the Offertory shall this Sentence be read. may joyfully serve thee in all godly
Whatsoever ye would that men quietness; through Jesus Christ our slould do upto you, even so do unto Lord. Amen.
THE ORDER FOR EVENING PRAYER. The Hymn appointed to be used at Morning | patience, meekness, and charity, bePrayer instead of Venite exultemus shall
fore the face of his cruel enemies. here also be used before the Proper Psalms. Righteous art thou, O Lord, &c.
And albeit thou didst suffer them to Proper Psalms. lxxix, xciv, lxxxv. proceed to such an height of violence, Proper Lessons.
as to kill him, and to take possession The First, Jer. xii. or Dan. ix.
of bis Throne; yet didst thou in great to ver. 22.
mercy preserve his Son, whose right it The Second, Hebr. xi. ver. 32.
was, and at length by a wonderful and xii. to ver. 7.
providence bring him back, and set Instead of the first Collect at Evening Prayer
him thereon, to restore thy true Relishall these two which next follow be used.
gion, and to settle peace amongst O .
Almighty Lord God, who by us: For these thy great mercies we
thy wisdom not only guidest glorify thy Name, through Jesus Christ and orderest all things most suitably our blessed Saviour. Amen. to thine own justice; but also per- Immediately after the Collect (Lighten our forinest thy pleasure in such a man
darkness, fc.) shall these three next followner, that we cannot but acknowledge O Lord, we beseech &c.
ing be used. thee to be righteous in all thy ways, o most mighty God, &c.
at and holy in all thy works: We thy Turn thou us, o good Morning sinful people do here fall down before
Prayer. thee, confessing that thy judgements
Immediately before the Prayer of Saint were right, in permitting cruel men, Chrysostom shall this Collect which next sons of Belial, (as on this day) to followeth be used. inibrue their hands in the blood of LMIGHTY and everlasting thine Anointed; we having drawn God, whose righteousness is down the same upon ourselves, by like the strong mountains, and thy the great and loug provocations of our judgements like the great deep; and sins against thee. For which we do who, by that barbarous murder (as on therefore here humble ourselves be- this day) committed upon the sacred fore thee; beseeching thee to deliver Person of thine Anointed, hast taught this Nation from blood-guiltiness, (that us, that neither the greatest of Kings, of this day especially,) and to turn
nor the best of men, are more secure from us and our posterity all those from violence than from natural judgements, which we by our sins death: Teach us also hereby so to have wortbily deserved : Grant this, number our days, that we may apply for the all-sufficient merits of thy Son our hearts unto wisdom. And grant, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. that neither the splendor of any thing
. is ful, who didst permit thy dear thing that is good in us, may withServant, our dread Sovereign King draw our eyes from looking upon ourCharles the First, to be (as upon this selves as sinful dust and ashes; but day) given up to the violent outrages that, according to the example of this of wicked men, to be despitefully thy blessed Martyr, we may press forused, and at the last murdered by ward to the prize of the high calling them: Though we cannot reflect upon that is before us, in faith and patience, so foul an act, but with horror and humility and meekness, mortitication astonishment; yet do we most grate- and self-denial, charity and constant fully commemorate the glories of thy perseverance unto the end: And all grace, which then sbined forth in thine this for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ Anointed; whom thou wast pleased, his sake; to whom with thee and the even at the hour of deathi, to endue Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, with an eminent measure of exemplary world without end. Amen..