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We give thee humble thanks for this thy fpecial bounty; beleeching thee to continue thy loving kindness unto us, that our land may yield us her fruits of increafe, to thy glory, and our comfort, through Jefus Christ our Lord, Amen.

For Peace and Deliverance from our Enemies. tower of defence unto thy fervants against the face of their enemies; We yield thee praife and thanksgiving for our deliverance from thofe great and apparent dangers wherewith we were compaffed. We acknowledge it thy goodnefs, that we were not delivered over as a prey unto them; befeeching thee fill to continue fuch thy mercies towards us, that all the world may know that thou art our Saviour and mighty deliverer, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For reftoring public Peace at Home.


Eternal God, our heavenly Father, who alone makest men to be of one mind in a houfe, and ftilleft the outrage of a violent and unruly people; We bless thy holy Name, that it hath pleafed thee to appease the feditious tumults which have been lately raised up amongst us; most humbly befeeching thee to grant to all of us grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy commandments; and leading a quiet and peaceable life in all godlinefs and honesty, may continually offer unto thee our facrifice of praife and thanksgiving for these thy mercies towards us, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Deliverance from the Plague, or other common fickness. Lord God, who haft wounded us for our fins, and. our tranfgreffions, thy late and dreadful vifitation; and now in the midst of judgment, remembering mercy, haft redeemed our fouls from the jaws of death; We offer unto thy Fatherly goodness ourselves, our fouls, and bodies, which thou haft delivered, to be a living facrifice unto thee; always praifing and magnifying thy mercies in the midst of thy Church, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.


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E humbly acknowledge before thee, O moft merci. ful Father, that all the punishments which are threatened in thy law, might juftly have fallen upon us, by reafon of our manifold tranfgreffions and hardness of heart: yet fecing it hath pleafed thee of thy tender mercy, upon our weak and unworthy humiliation, to affwage the conta gious fickness, wherewith we lately have been fore afflicted, and to restore the voice of joy and health into our dwellings; we offer unto thy Divine Majefty the facrifice of praise and thanksgiving; lauding and magnifying thy glorious Name for fuch thy prefervation and providence over us, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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Note, That the Collect appointed for every Sunday, or for any Holy Day that bath a Vigil or Eve, fhall be faid at the Evening Service next before.

The First Sunday in Advent.

The Collect.


Lmighty God, give us grace that we may caft 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 Jefus Chrift came to vifit us in great humility;) that in the laft day, when he fhall come again in his glorious Majefty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rife to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghoft, now and ever. Amen. This Collect is to be repeated every Day with the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas-eve.


On the COLLECT for the Firft Sunday in Advent.

Almighty God, we beseech thee to enable us by thy grace to forfake the works of darkness, the fins and frailties which men are liable to, while they remain under the blindness of a gentile ignorance; and that we may put on the armour of light, (Rom. xiii. 12.) that chriftian defence against fin, during this our abode upon earth; (in which thy Son



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The Epiftle. Rom. xiii. 8.


WE no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not fteal, Thou shalt not bear falfe witnefs, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this faying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyfelf. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour, therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of fleep: for now is our falvation nearer than when we believed: The night is far fpent, the day is at hand; let us therefore caft off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honeftly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkennefs, not in chambering and wantonnefs, not in ftrife and envying: But put ye on the Lord Jefus Chrift, and make not provifion for the flesh, to fulfil the lufts thereof.

The Gospel. St Matth. xxi. 1.


HEN they drew nigh unto Jerufalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jefus two difciples, faying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and ftraightway ye fhall find an ass tied, and a colt with her loofe them, and bring them unto me. And if any man fay ought unto you, ye fhall fay, The Lord hath need of them; and ftraightway he will fend them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was fpoken by the Prophets, faying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and fitting upon an afs, and a colt the fole of an afs. And the difciples went, and did as Jefus commanded them, and


Jefus Chrift came to vifit us in great humility) that when he fhall come again in his glorious majefty, at the day of judgment to decide the fate both of the quick and the dead, we may rife to everlasting life; which we beg for the fake of our bleffed Saviour, who liveth and reigneth, together with the Father and the Holy Ghoft, for ever in the heavens. Amen.

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brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they fet him thereon And a very great multitude fpread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and, ftrawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hofanna to the Son of David: Bleffed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, Hofanna in the highest. And when he was come into Jerufalem, all the city was moved, faying, Who is this? And the multitude faid, This is Jefus the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jefus went into the temple of God, and caft out all them that fold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the feats of them that fold doves; and faid unto them, It is written, My houfe fhall be called the houfe of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

The Second Sunday in Advent.

The Collett.


Leffed Lord, who haft caufed all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in fuch wife hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digeft them; that, by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the bleffed hope of everlafting life, which thou haft given us in our Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen.


On the COLLECT for the Second Sunday in Advent.

O ever-bleffed God, who haft given us to understand by thy holy apostle St Paul, that all things which were written aforetime in the holy fcriptures, were written for our learning; (Rom. xv. 4.) grant that we may, with fuch diligence of application and piety of difpofition, read and obferve what is written therein, and treasure them up in our hearts in fuch 2 manner, that we may thereby receive patience and comfort capable of affording us the bleffed hope of everlasting life, (Rom. xv. 4) which thou haft been graciously pleafed to give us, on account of the merits of our bleed Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen.


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