Page images



To be used in all Churches and Chapels within this Realm, every Year, upon the Twenty-ninth Day of January; being the Day on which His Majesty began His happy Reign.

The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy-days in all things, except where it is in this Office otherwise appointed.

If this Day shall happen to be Sunday, this whole Office shall be used, as it followeth, entirely.

Morning Prayer shall begin with these Sentences.

Exhort that first of all, Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions, and giving of Thanks, be made for all men; for Kings, and for all that are in Authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty: For this is good and acceptable unto God our Saviour. 1 Tim. ii. 1, 2, 3.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but, if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 St. John i. 8, 9.

Instead of Venite exultemns the Hymn following shall be saia or sung; one Verse by the Priest, and another by the Clerk and people.

Lord our Governour: how excellent is thy Name in all the world! Psalm viii. 1. Lord, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him: or the son of man, that thou so regardest him? Psalm cxliv. 3.

doeth for the children of men. Psalm cvii. 21.

Behold, O God our defender: and look upon the face of thine Anointed. Psalm lxxxiv. 9.

O hold thou up his goings in thy paths: that his footsteps slip not. Psalm xvii. 5.

Grant the King a long life: and make him glad with the joy of thy countenance. Psalm Ixi. 6. & xxi. 6.

Let him dwell before thee for ever: O prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve him. Psalm lxi. 7.

In his time let the righteous flourish and let peace be in all our borders. Psalm lxxii. 7. & cxlvii. 14.


As for his enemies, clothe them with shame but upon himself let his crown flourish. Psalm cxxxii. 19.

Blessed be the Lord God, even the God of Israel: which only doeth wondrous things. Psalm Ixxii. 18.

And blessed be the Name of his Majesty for ever and all the The merciful and gracious earth shall be filled with his MaLord hath so done his marvel-jesty. Amen, Amen. Verse 19. lous works that they ought to Glory be to the Father, and be had in remembrance. Psalm to the Son and to the Holy cxi. 4. Ghost;

O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he


As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.

Proper Psalms. xx, xxi, ci.

Proper Lessons.

The First, Joshua i. to the end of the 9th Verse.

Te Deum.

The Second, Romans xiii.
Jubilate Deo.

The Suffrages next after the Creed

shall stand thus.

Priest. O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us.

Answer. And grant us thy salnation.

Priest. O Lord, save the King;

Answer. Who putteth his trust

in thee.

Priest. Send him help from thy holy place.

Answer. And evermore mightily defend him.

Priest. Let his enemies have no advantage against him. Answer. Let not the wicked approach to hurt him.

Priest. Eudue thy Ministers with righteousness. Answer. And make thy chosen people joyful.

Priest. O Lord, save thy people.

His Majesty's Accession


to the

LMIGHTY God, who rulest over all the kingdoms of the world, and disposest of them according to thy good pleasure; We yield thee unfeigned thanks, for that thou wast pleased, as on this day, to place thy Ser, vant our Sovereign Lord, King GEORGE upon the Throne of this Realm. Let thy wisdom be his guide, and let thine arm strengthen him; let justice, truth, and holiness, let peace and love, and all those virtues that adorn the Christian Profession, flourish in his days; direct all his counsels and endeavours to thy glory, and the welfare of his people; and give us grace to obey him cheerfully and willingly for conscience sake; that neither our sinful passions, nor our private interests, may disappoint his cares for the publick good; let him always possess the hearts of his people, that they may never be wanting in honour to his Person, and dutiful submis sion to his Authority; let his Reign be long and prosperous, and crown him with immortal

Answer. And bless thine inhe-ity in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Priest. Give peace in our time, O Lord.

[ocr errors]

Answer. Because there is none ather that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.

Priest. Be unto us, O Lord, a strong tower;

Answer. From the face of our enemies.

Priest. O Lord, hear our prayer.

Answer. And let our cry come unto thee.

Instead of the first Collect at Morn ing Prayer shall be used this fol lowing Collect of Thanksgiving for


In the end of the Litany (which shall always be used upon this Day) after the Collect [We humbly beseeen thee, O Father, &c.] shall the follo ing Prayer, for the King and Royal Family, be used.

Lord our God, whest "

holdest and governest all things in heaven and earth; receive our humble prayers, with our hearty thanksgivings, for our Sovereign Lord GEORGE, as on this day, set over us by be our King; and so together thy grace and providence to with him bless all the Royal

Family; that they all, ever trusting in thy goodness, protected by thy power, and crowned with thy gracious and

endless favour, may continue before thee in health, peace, joy, and honour, and may live long and happy lives up

on earth, and after death obtain everlasting life and glory in the kingdom of heaven, by the Merits and Mediation of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Then shall follow this Collect, for God's protection of the King against

all his enemies.

the King, and that of the Dag, shall be used this Prayer for the King, as supreme Governour this Church.


LESSED Lord, who hast the defence of thy Faith, and called Christian Princes to hast made it their duty to promote the spiritual welfare, together with the temporal interest of their people; We ac knowledge with humble and thankful hearts thy great goodness to us, in setting thy Servant our most gracious King over this Church and Nation Give him, we beseech thee, all those heavenly graces that are requisite for so high a trust; Let the work of thee his God prosper in his hands; Let his

MOST gracious God, who eyes behold the success of his

hast set thy Servant designs for the service of thy GEORGE our King upon the true Religion established aThrone of his Ancestors, we mongst us; And make him a most humbly beseech thee to blessed instrument of protectprotect him on the same from ing and advancing thy Truth, all the dangers to which he may wherever it is persecuted and be exposed; Hide him from the oppressed; Let Hypocrisy and gathering together of the fro-Profaneness, Superstition and ward, and from the insurrec- Idolatry, fly before his face; tion of wicked doers; Do thou Let not Heresies and false Docweaken the hands, blast the trines disturb the peace of the designs, and defeat the enter-Church, nor Schisms and causeprizes of all his enemies, that no secret conspiracies, nor open violences, may disquiet his Reign; but that, being safely kept under the shadow of thy wing, and supported by thy power, he may triumph over all opposition; that so the world may acknowledge thee to be his defender and mighty deliverer in all difficulties and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Prayer for the High Court

of Parliament (if sitting.) In the Communion Service, immo

diately before the reading of the Epistle, instead of the Collect for

less Divisions weaken it; But grant us to be of oue heart and one mind in serving thee our God, and obeying him according to thy will: And that these blessings may be continued to after-ages, let there never be one wanting in his house to succeed him in the government of this United Kingdom, that dren's children, and peace upon our posterity may see his chilIsrael. So we that are thy peoshall give thee thanks for ever, ple, and sheep of thy pasture, and will always be shewing forth thy praise from generation to generation. Amen.

[blocks in formation]

grims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, by your good works which they shall be hold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake; whether it be to the King, as supreme; or unto governours, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the King.

The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 16. AND they sent out unto him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto

Cæsar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ve hypocrites? Shew me the tributemoney. And they brought unto him a peny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Cæsar's. Then saith he

unto them, Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar's; and unto God the

[blocks in formation]

In the Offertory shall this Sentence

be reud:

LET your light so shine besee your good works, and glofore men, that they may rify your Father which is in heaven. St. Matthew v. 16.

After the Prayer [For the whole State of Christ's Church &c.] these Collects following shall be used.

A Prayer for Unity.

God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Saviour, the Prince of Peace; Give us grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions. Take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us from godly Union and Concord: that, as there is but one Body, and one Calling, one Lord, one Faith, Spirit, and one Hope of our one Baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may hence. forth be all of one heart, and of one soul, united in one holy bond of Truth and Peace, of Faith and Charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

[blocks in formation]

may through thy grace be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praise of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

LMIGHTY God, the foun

not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


HE peace of God which passeth all understanding, keep hearts and minds in

A tain of all wisdom, who the knowledge and love of God,

knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; We beseech thee to have compassion upon our infirmities; and those things, which for our unworthiness we dare

and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors][merged small]

UR Will and Pleasure is, That these Four Forms of Prayer and Service, made for the Fifth of November, the Thir"tieth of January, the Twenty-ninth of May, and the Twenty"ninth of January, be forthwith printed and published, and an"nexed to the Book of Common Prayer and Liturgy of the "United Church of England and Ireland, to be used yearly on "the said Days, in all Cathedral and Collegiate Churches and "Chapels; in all Chapels of Colleges and Halls within our Uni"versities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Dublin, and of our Col"leges of Eton and Winchester, and in all Parish Churches and "Chapels within those parts of Our United Kingdom called "England and Ireland.

"Given at Our Court at Carlton House the Twenty-first Day "of February, 1820, in the First Year of our Reign.

"By His Majesty's Command,



« PreviousContinue »