¶ At the beginning of Morning and Evening Prayer the Minister may read with a loud voice some one or more of these Sentences of the Scriptures that follow. And then may be said that which is written after the said Sentences, together with other suitable portions of the usual Service.
W HEN the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Prov. xxix. 2.
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry : they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty. Job, xxxv. 9.
If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked. Prov. xxix. 12.
The wicked walk on every side when the vilest men are exalted. Psalm xii. 8.
They are exalted for a little while, but they are gone and brought low : they are taken out of the way as all other, and cut off as the tops of green corn.
Job, xxiv. 24.
A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring. Prov.
A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth
the wheel over them. Prov. xx. 26.
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¶ This Hymn following may be used; one Verse by the Priest, and another by the Clerk and People.
GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious:
and his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm cvii. 1.
Let them give thanks whom the Lord bath redeemed : and delivered from the hand of the enemy. Verse 2.
Many a time have they fought against me from my youth up. Psalm cxxix. 1.
Yea, many a time have they vexed me from my youth up : but they have not prevailed against me. Verse 2.
They have privily laid their net to destroy me without a cause: yea, even without a cause have they made a pit for my soul. Psalm xxxv. 7.
They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul: they have digged a pit before me, and are fallen into the midst of it themselves. Psalm lvii. 7.
Great is our Lord, and great is his power: yea, and his wisdom is infinite. Psalm cxlvii. 5.
The Lord setteth up the meek : and bringeth the un- godly down to the ground. Verse 6.
¶ Two Psalms appointed in the Book of Common Prayer to be said on the 29th of each month throughout the year.
PSALM CXL. Eripe me, Domnine.
D ELIVER me, 0 Lord, from the evil man : and preserve me from the wicked man.
2 Who imagine mischief in their hearts: and stir up strife all the day long.
3 They have sharpened their tongues like a ser- pent : adders' poison is under their lips.
4 Keep me, 0 Lord, from the hands of the un-
godly preserve me from the wicked men, who are
purposed to overthrow my goings.
5 The proud have laid a snare for me, and spread a net abroad with cords : yea, and set traps in my way.
6 I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God : hear the voice of my prayers, 0 Lord.
7 0 Lord God, thou strength of my health : thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
8 Let not the ungodly have his desire, 0 Lord : let not his mischievous imagination prosper, lest they be too proud.
9 Let the mischief of their own lips fall upon the head of them : that compass me about.
10 Let hot burning coals fall upon them : let them be cast into the fire, and into the pit, that they never rise up again.
11 A man full of words shall not prosper upon the earth : evil shall hunt the wicked person to overthrow him.
12 Sure I am that the Lord will avenge the poor : and maintain the cause of the helpless.
13 The righteous also shall give thanks unto thy Name : and the just shall continue in thy sight.
PSALM CXLI. Domine clamavi.
L ORD, I call upon thee, haste thee unto me • and consider my voice when I cry unto thee.
2 Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense : and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.
3 Set a watch, 0 Lord, before my mouth : and keep the door of my lips.
4 0 let not mine heart be inclined to any evil
thing : let me not be occupied in ungodly works with
the men that work wickedness, lest I eat of such
things as please them.
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5 Let the righteous rather smite me friendly : and reprove me.
6 But let not their precious balms break my head : yea, I will pray yet against their wickedness.
7 Let their judges be overthrown in stony places : that they may hear my words, for they are sweet.
8 Our bones lie scattered before the pit : like as when one breaketh and heweth wood upon the earth.
9 But mine eyes look unto thee, 0 Lord God : in thee is my trust, 0 cast not out my soul.
10 Keep me from the snare that they have laid for me : and from the traps of the wicked doers.
11 Let the ungodly fall into their own nets toge- ther : and let me ever escape them.
¶ The Sicfrages may be as follozveth.
Priest. 0 Lord, save the Queen.
People. Who putteth her trust in thee.
Priest. Send her help from thy holy place.
People. And evermore mightily defend her.
Priest. Let her enemies have no advantage against her.
People. Let not the wicked approach to hurt her.
¶ After the Collects [for Peace and Deliverance from our Enemies] may be said that which followeth.
A LMIGHTY God and heavenly Father, who of thy
gracious providence, and tender mercy towards
us, didst prevent the malice and imaginations of our
enemies, by discovering and confounding their horrible
and wicked Enterprize, plotted and intended to have
been executed against the Queen and the whole State
of England, for the subversion of the Government
and Religion established among us ; and didst like-
wise wonderfully conduct thy Servant Queen Caroline,
hull) Elonitcsottlino. 7 and bring her safely into England, and preserve us from the attempts of our enemies to bereave us of our religion and laws : We most humbly praise and mag- nify thy most glorious Name for thy unspeakable goodness towards us, expressed in both these acts of thy mercy. Let the consideration of this thy re- peated goodness, 0 Lord, work in us true repentance, that iniquity may not be our ruin. And increase in us more and more a lively faith and love, fruitful in all holy obedience; that thou mayest still continue thy favour, with the light of thy Gospel, to us and our posterity for evermore. Amen.
A LMIGHTY God, who hast in all ages shewed thy Power and Mercy in the protection of righteous States from the wicked conspiracies, and malicious practices of all the enemies thereof: We yield thee our unfeigned thanks and praise, for the wonderful and mighty deliverance of our gracious Queen CAROLINE, by cruel treachery appointed as a sheep to the slaughter, in a most barbarous and savage manner, beyond the examples of former ages.
From this unnatural conspiracy, not our merit, but thy mercy ; not our foresight, but thy providence delivered us : And therefore not unto us, 0 Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name be ascribed all honour and glory, in all Churches of the saints, from generation to generation. Amen.
¶ Instead of the Prayer [In time of War and Tu- mults] may be used this Prayer following.
E TERNAL God, and our most mighty Protector,
we thy unworthy servants do humbly present
ourselves before thy Majesty, acknowledging thy
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power, wisdom, and goodness, in preserving the Queen from the destruction intended against her.
Make us, we beseech thee, truly thankful for this, and for all other thy great mercies towards us; par- ticularly we bless thee for giving Her Majesty a safe arrival here, and for making all opposition fall before her. We beseech thee to protect and defend her from all treasons and conspiracies ; Preserve her in thy faith, fear, and love; prosper her with long hap- piness here on earth ; and crown her with everlasting glory hereafter. Amen.
¶ The following may be said or sung, one Verse by the Priest, another by the Clerk and People.
Grant the Queen a long life and make her glad with the joy of thy countenance. Psalm lxi. 6. and xxi. 6.
Let her dwell before thee for ever : 0 prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve her.
Psalm lxi. 7.
In her time let the righteous flourish : and let peace he in all our borders. Psalm lxxii. 7. and cxlii. 14.
As for her enemies, clothe them with shame : but upon herself let her crown flourish. Psalm cxxxii. 19.
¶ Also this.
Thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wicked- ness: neither shall any evil dwell with thee. Psalm v. 4.
Thou wilt destroy them that speak leasing : the Lord abhors both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man. ver. 6.
0 how suddenly do they consume : perish, and come to a fearful end ! Psalm lxxiii. 18.
Yea, even like as a dream, when one arvaketh : so didst thou make their image to vanish out of the city.
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¶ This Sentence may be read at the Offertory.
Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them ; for this is the law and the Prophets. St. Matt. vii. 12,
¶ Also may be profitably read these Sentences.
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
Prov. xxx. 12.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil ; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter ! Isaiah, v. 20.
Woe unto you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter.
Matt. xxiii. 25.
But your inside is full of ravening and wickedness.
Luke, xi. 39.
Woe unto you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them. Luke, xi. 44.
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
Prov. v. U.
He shall die without instruction; and in the great- ness of his folly he shall go astray. Prov. v. 23.
The congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
Job, xv. 34.
¶ After the Prayer [For the whole State of Christ's Church, Sze.] this Collect following May be used.
A LMIGHTY God and heavenly Fattier, who, of
thine infinite and unspeakable goodness towards
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us, didst in a most extraordinary and wonderful man- ner disappoint and overthrow the wicked designs of those traitorous, heady, and high-minded men, who, under the pretence of Religion and thy most holy Name, had contrived, and well-nigh effected the utter destruction of thy Servant CAROLINE, our beloved Queen : as we do this day most heartily and devoutly- adore and magnify thy glorious Name for this thine infinite goodness already vouchsafed to us; so do we most humbly beseech thee to continue thy grace and favour towards us, that no such dismal calamity may ever again fall upon us. Infatuate and defeat all the secret counsels of deceitful and wicked men against us. Abate their pride, asswage their malice, and confound their devices. With judgment and justice cut off all such workers of iniquity, as turn Religion into Rebellion, and Faith into Faction ; that they may never prevail against us, nor triumph in the ruin of the Monarchy, Protect and defend Her Ma- jesty from all treasons and conspiracies. Be unto her
an helmet of salvation, and a strong tower of defence against the face of all her enemies ; clothe them with shame and confusion, but let Her for ever flourish.
So we thy people, and the sheep of thy pasture, will give thee thanks for ever, and will always be shewing forth thy praise from generation to generation.—
¶ Or there may be sung or said this Hymn following : one Verse by the Priest, and another by the Clerk and people.
M Y song shall be alway of the loving kindness of
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