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Almighty God, who art a ftrong tower of defence unto thy fervants against the face of their enemies, We yield thee praise 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 ftill to continue fuch thy mercies towards us, that all the world may know that thou art

tinually offer unto thee our fa crifice of praife and thankf giving for thefe thy mercies towards us, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

For Deliverance from the Plague, or other common Sickness. Lord God, who haft wound

ed us for our fins, and confumed us for our tranfgreffions

by thy late heavy and dreadful
Vifitation; and now in the
midft of judgement remember-
ing mercy, haft redeemed our
fouls from the jaws of death
We offer unto thy fatherly good!
bodies, which thou haft deliver-
nefs ourselves, our fouls and
ed, to be a living facrifice unto
thee; always praifing and mag-
nifying thy mercies in the midst
Chrift our Lord. Amen.
of thy Church, through Jefus

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humbly acknowledge

our Saviour, and mighty Deli- W before thee, o molt mer

verer, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

For restoring Publick Peace at

bome.

O Eternal God, our heavenly Father, who alone makest men to be of one mind in an house, and stilleft the outrage of a violent and unruly people; We blefs thy holy Name, that it hath pleased thee to appease the feditious tumults which have been lately raised up amongst us; moft 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 con

ciful Father, that all the punishments which are threatened in thy law, might juftly have fallen upon us by reafon of our manifold tranfgreffions and hardnefs of heart. Yet seeing it hath pleased thee of thy tender mercy, upon our weak and unworthy humiliation, to affwage the contagious 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 praife and thanksgiving, lauding and magnifying thy glorious Name for fuch thy prefervation and providence over us, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

The

To be used throughout the Year.

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

The first Sunday in Advent.

The Collect.

Almighty 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 last day, when he fhall come again in his glorious Majefty, to judge both the quick and dead, we may rife to the life immortal, through him who liv, eth 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. 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 fhalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not fteal, Thou shalt not bear false witnefs, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this faying, namely, Thou fhalt love thy neighbour as thy felf. 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 spent, 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 drunken.

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nefs, 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. S. Matth. 21. 1.

WHEN they drew nigh un-
to Jerufalem, and were
come to Bethphage, unto the
two difciples, faying, unto them,
mount of Olives, then fent Jefus
Go into the village over against
find an afs tied, and a colt with
you, and ftraightway ye fhall
her: loafe them, and bring them
unto me. And if any man fay
ought unto you, ye fhall fay,
The Lord hath need of them
and 1traightway he will fend
them. All this was done, that it
might be fulfilled which was
spoken by the prophet, 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
brought the afs, and the colt,
and put on them their clothes,
and they fet him thereon.
a very great multitude spread
their garments in the way; o-
thers cut down branches from
the trees, and strawed them in
the way. And the multitudes
that went before, and that fol-
lowed, cried, faying, Hofanna
to the Son of David: Bleffed is
he that cometh in the Name of
the Lord; Hofanna in the high-
eft. And when he was come in-
to Jerufalem, all the city was
moved, faying, Who is this?
And the multitude faid, This is

And

Jefus

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 fecond Sunday in Advent.

Leffed

The Collect.

Bead Lord, who haft caufe written for our learning; Grant that we may in fuch wife hear them, read, mark, learn, and in wardly digeft them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the bleffed hope of everlasting life, which thou haft given us in our Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen.

The Epiftle. Rom. 15. 4. WHa THatfoever things were written aforetime, were written for our learning; that we through patience and comfort of the fcriptures might have hope. Now the God of patience and confolation grant you to be like-minded ene towards ano

ther, according to Chrift Jefus; that ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jefus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Chrift alfo received us, to the glory of God, Now I fay, that Jefus Chrift was a minifter of the circumcifion, for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the Fathers: And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy;

I will confefs to thee among the Gentiles, and fing unto thy Name. And again he faith, Re

the fun, and in

joice ye Gentiles, with his peo. ple. And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, and laud him, all ye people. And again Efaias faith, There fhall be a root of Jeffe, and he that fhall rife to reign over the Gentiles, in him fhall the Gentiles truft. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghoft. The Gofpel. S. Luke 21. 25. AND there fhall be fans in and in the fara, and the moon, earth diftrefs of nations, with perplexity; the fea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be haken. And then shall they fee the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pafs, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh, And he spake to them a parable, Behold the fig-tree, and all the trees; when they now shoot forth, ye fee and know of your

own felves that fummer is now

nigh at hand. So likewise ye,
when ye fee these things come
to pafs, know ye that the king-
dom of God is nigh at hand.
Verily I fay unto you, This ge-
neration fhall not pafs away, till
all be fulfilled: heaven and earth
fhall not pass away.
fhall pass away; but my words

The third Sunday in Advent.
The Collect.

Lord Jefu Chrift, who at

thy meffenger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the minifters and stewards of thy myfteries,

myfteries, may likewife fo prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the difobedient to the wifdom of the juft; that at thy fecond coming to judge the world, we may be found an acceptable people in thy fight, who liveft and reigneft with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epifle. 1 Cor. 4. 1. LET a man fo account of us,

as of the minifters of Chrift, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in

out into the wilderness to fee?
A reed shaken with the wind?

But what went ye out for to Tee?
A man clothed in soft raiment?
Behold, they that wear foft
clothing are in kings houses. But
what went ye out for to fee? A
prophet? yea, I say unto you,
and more than a prophet. For
this is he of whom it is written,
Behold, I fend my meffenger be-
fore thy face which fhall pre-
pare thy way before thee.
The fourth Sunday in Advent.
The Collett.
Lord, raife

Rewards, that a man be found Other, thy power, and come

faithful. But with me it is a very fmall thing, that I fhould be judged of you, or of man's judgement: yea, I judge not mine own felf. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby juftified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hid den things of darkness, and will make manifeft the counfels of

the hearts; and then mall every

man have praise of God.

The Gofpl. S. Matth. 11. 2.
OW when John had heard

N in the prifon the works

of

Chrift, he fent two of his difciples, and faid unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jefus anfwered and faid unto them, Go, and fhew John again thofe things which ye do hear and fee: the blind receive their fight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleanfed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gofpel preached to them: And bleffed is he whofoever shall not be offended in me. And as they departed, Jefus began to fay unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye

among us, and with great might fuccour us; that whereas, through our fins and wickedness, we are fore let and hindered in running the race that is fet before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us, through the fatisfaction of thy Son our Lord; to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghoft, be honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

The Epifle. Phil 4. 4. Rejoice in the Lord alway and again I fay, Rejoice Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at

hand. Be careful for nothing:

but in every thing by prayer and fupplication with thankfgiv ing, let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which paffeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jefus

The Gofpel. S. John 1. 19. THIS is the record of John,

when the Jews fent priests and Levites from Jerufalem to afk him, Who art thou? And he confeffed, and denied not; but confeffed, I am not the Chrift. And they asked him, what then? Art thou Elias?

And

And he faith, I am not. Art thou, that prophet? And he answered, No. Then faid they unto him, Who art thou that we may give an answer to them that fent us. What fayeft thou of thy felf? He faid, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ftraight the way of the Lord, as faid the prophet Efaias. And they which were fent were of the Pharifees. And they afked him, and faid unto him, Why baptizeft thou then, if thou be not that Chrift, nor Elias, neither that Prophet? John anfwered them, faying, I baptize with water: but there ftandeth one among you whom ye know not; He it is, who coming after me, is preferred before me, whofe fhoes latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethabara, beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

The Nativity of our Lord, or the Birth-day of CHRIST, commonly called Christmas-day.

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The Collect.

Lmighty God, who haft given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure Virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renew ed by thy Holy Spirit, through the fame our Lord Jefus Chrift, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the fame Spirit, ever one God, world without end, Amen.

whom alfo he made the worlds: Who being the brightnefs of his glory, and the exprefs image of his perfon, and upholding allthings by the word of his power, when he had by himfelpurged our fins, fat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: being made fo much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels faid he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he fhall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he faith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he faitli, Who maketh his angels fpirits, and his minifters a flame of fire. But unto the Son he faith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; a fcepter of righteousness, is the fcepter of thy kingdom. Thou haft loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladnefs above thy fellows. And Thou, Lord, in the beginning haft laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands. They shall perish, but thou remaineft; and they all fhall wax old as doth a garment; and as a vesture mait thou fold them up, and they fhall be changed; but thou art the fame, and thy years fhall not fail.

The Gofpel. S. John 1.1. word, beginning was the N the with God, and the Word was

Epifle. Hebr. 1. The pile at fundry times, I Go and who at fundryanners

fpake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in thefe laft days fpoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by

God. The fame was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made, that was made. In him was life

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