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Most merciful Father, we beseech

thee to send

down upon this thy


with thy

Holy Spirit,

that he, preaching thy Word, may not only be earnest to

reprove, be

Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, to deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. 1 Cor. v. 3, 4, 5. I wrote unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; but if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part. Sufficient to such a man is this punishment. To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also. 2 Cor. ii. 3. 5, 6. 10. When the Chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. 1 Pet. v. 4.

CCLXXVIII. A Prayer for God's blessing upon the Newly-consecrated Bishop in the discharge of his high office.

God be merciful unto us, and bless us: and shew us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us. Psal. lxvii. 1. God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies. 2 Cor. i. servant thy 3. Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father blessing; and and Christ Jesus our Lord. 2 Tim. i. 2. Grace be so endue him with thee. Amen. 1 Tim. vi. 21. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. 2 Tim. iv. 2. Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Tim. iv. 12. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. and doctrine; 2 Tim. ii. 22. but also may Watch thou in all things, endure be to such afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full wholesome proof of [marginal reading, fulfil] thy ministry. example, in For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of versation, in my departure is at hand. I have fought a good love, in faith, fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the and in purity; faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of fully fulfilling righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, his course, at shall give me at that day and not to me only, but he may re- unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 Tim.

seech, and rebuke, with

all patience

as believe a


in chastity,

that, faith

the latter day

ceive the Crown of righteous


iv. 5 to 8. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Rev. ii. 10. I give thee ness laid up charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all by the Lord the righteous things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Judge, who Pilate witnessed a good confession; that thou keep reigneth one this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until God with the the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only without end. Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords: who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen. 1 Tim. vi. 13 to 16.

Father, and

the Holy

Ghost, world


Prevent us, O Lord, &c. as CLI.

The peace of God, &c. as CXVII.



To be yearly used upon the Fifth Day of November.

The Sentences.-The Lord is full of compassion, and mercy: longsuffering, and of great goodness. He will not always be chiding: neither keepeth he his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins: nor rewarded us according to our wickedness. Psalm ciii. 8, 9, 10.

The Hymn.-O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy endur. eth for ever Let them give thanks, whom the Lord hath redeemed: and delivered from the hand of the enemy. Psalm cvii. 1, 2.-Many a time have they fought against me from my youth up: may Israel now say. Yea, many a time have they vexed me from my youth up: but they have not prevailed against me. Psalm exxix. 1, 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. The Lord setteth up the meek: und bringeth the ungodly down to the ground. Psalm cxlvii. 5, 6.-Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand: and upon the son of man whom thou madest so strong for thy own self. And so will not we go back from thee: O let us live, and we shall call upon thy name. Psalm lxxx. 17, 18.

1, 2. O rd, save

Glory be to the Father, &c.

As it was in the, &c.

Proper Psalms, LIV. CXXIV, CXXV.

The Proper Lessons, 2 Sam. XXII.-Acts XXIII.

CCLXXIX. The Suffrages or Responses.

1, 2. Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord,

the queen;

who putteth 25.

her trust in thee.

3, 4. Send

her help

I beseech thee, send now prosperity. Psal. cxviii. And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the Lord hath chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? 1 Sam. x. 24. G thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee Psal. lxxxvi. 2.

3, 4. The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; from thy holy the name of the God of Jacob defend thee. Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee The Almighty shall

place; and


mightily de- out of Zion. Psal. xx. 1, 2. be thy defence. Job xxii. 25.

fend her.

5, 6. Let

her enemies have no advantage

against her; let not the wicked approach to hurt her.

1. Almighty God, who

hast in all

thy Power

ances of
thy Church,
and in the

protection of

5, 6. Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man : preserve me from the violent man. Psal. cxl. 1. The enemy shall not be able to do him violence: the son of wickedness shall not hurt him. I will smite down his foes before his face: and plague them that hate him. Psal. lxxxix. 23, 24. When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Psal. xxvii. 2.

CCLXXX. A Thanksgiving.

1. We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their ages shewed days, in the times of old. Thou art my King, O and Mercy in God: command deliverances for Jacob. Thou hast the miracu- saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to lous and gracious deliver shame that hated us. Psal. xliv. 1. 4. 7. Thou art the Lord the God, who shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land for thou knewest that and religious they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get States, pro- thee a name, as it is this day. And thou didst difessing thy vide the sea before them, so that they went through holy and eternal truth, the midst of the sea on the dry land; and their wicked con- persecutors thou threwest into the deeps, as a stone into the mighty waters. Neh. ix. 7. 10, 11. There ous practices arose up a new king over Egypt, and he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply.

Kings and

from the


and malici

of all the enemies


Therefore they did set over them task-masters to afflict them. And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel. And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. And the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians, and troubled the host of the Egyptians; and took off their chariot wheels. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh. Exod. i. 8 to 11.—xiv. 8. 13, 14. 24, 25. 28. When the Lord raised them up judges, then the Lord delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge. Judges ii. 18. It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me. He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man. Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name. Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore. Psal. xviii. 47 to 50. David said, O Lord, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness. 2 Sam. xv. 31. And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the Lord might bring evil upon Absalom. 2 Sam. xvii. 14. He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. Job v. 13. O Lord our God, save thou us out of his [Sennacherib's] hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only. Thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord. For I will

2. We yield hee our unfeigned thanks and

praise, for the wonderful


Queen, the

Prince, and


defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake. And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand. 2 Kings xix. 19. 32 to 35. See also, The Book of ESTHER.-2 Sam. XV. xvi. xvii. xviii.

2. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. 1 Chron. xxix. 13. Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the and mighty congregation. Psal. cxi. 1. Thou art the God that of our graci- doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength King James among the people. Thou hast with thine arm rethe First, the deemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Psal. lxxvii. 14, 15. Thou art my hiding place; all the Royal thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt with the No- compass me about with songs of deliverance. Psal. bility, Clergy, xxxii. 7. Great deliverance giveth he to his king; mons of En- and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and gland, then assembled in to his seed for evermore. Psal. xviii. 50. When it Parliament, was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and by Popish treachery bound themselves under a curse, saying that they appointed as would neither eat nor drink till they had killed sheep to the slaughter, in Paul. And they were more than forty which had And they came to the chief said, We have bound our


a most barbarous and

ner, beyond

of former


made this conspiracy. savage man- priests and elders, and the examples selves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul. Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you to-morrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerning him and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him. Acts xxiii. 12 to 15. We are counted as sheep for the slaughter. Psal. xliv. 22. See also, Jer. xli. 1 to 7-—Judges ix. 2 to 5.

3. From this unna

3. The conspiracy was strong. 2 Sam. xv. 12. tural Conspi- If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, racy, not our when men rose up against us: then they had swalmerit, but lowed us up quick. Psal. cxxiv. 2, 3. Thou hast not our fore with thine arm redeemed thy people. Psal. lxxvii. sight, but thy providence 15. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake,

thy mercy;

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