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For thy good gifts which we receive, 7 For thou through love, when we both now and all our days.

were lost,

didst send to seek therefore: 5 When we in grief did cry and call,

This silly bark of ours, so tost, thou holpst us by and by, And thou didst set us free from

thou broughtst full safe to shore.

When we through blindness went thrall,

astray, O God, our God most high. Thy mercy therefore will we sing, Thou sentst and set us in the way,

with burdens sore opprest, and praise thy holy Naine,

that leads us to thy rest. For working of so great a thing : O Lord, preserve the same.

8 We praise thee therefore, Lord, 6 Blessed art thou, O Lord of hosts, on high,

Our shield and buckler tried : with heart and hearty cheer: Thy Name be prais'd in all the To thee we sing, we call, we cry, coasts,

O Lord our God most dear. throughout the world so wide. Thou art the worker of my wealth, Vouchsafe this inward sacrifice, Our safeguard and our stay:

to thee (O Lord) we call: O Lord, grant this our country Our hearty thanks do not despise, health, we yield our souls and all.

on thee we wait alway.

9 To thee (O God) we yield all And let this mighty work be known The second praise, to nations far and near.

part. thou art our help alone :

A noble ancient Nurse, O Lord, To thee it is we sing always,

in England let her reign : to thee and else to none.

Her grace among us do afford, Then bow to us (good Lord) thine for ever to remain.

ear, and hear us when we cry:

12 Indue her (Lord) with virtue's

store, Preserve thy Church now planted

rule thou her royal Rod : here,

Into her mind thy Spirit pour, and watch it with thine eye.

and shew thyself her God. 10 Lord, keep Elizabeth our Queen, In truth upright, Lord, guide her defend her in thy right:

still, Shew forth thyself, as thou hast been, thy Gospel to defend;

her fortress and her might. To say and do what thou dost will, Preserve hergrace,confound her foes, and stay where thou dost end. and bring them down full low:

13 Her counsel (Lord) vouchsafe Lord, turn thy hand against all

to guide, those,

with wisdom let them shine, that would her overthrow.

In godliness for to abide, 11 Maintain her Sceptre as thinc as it becometh thine : own,

To seek the glory of thy name, for thou hast plac'd her here: their country's wealth procure,

And that they may perform the And eke declare thy truth abroad, same,

when it doth draw to night. Lord, grant thy Spirit pure. To thee, O Father, with the Son,

and Spirit be therefore 14 So will we sing unto thee, Lord, All glory now, as bath been done, betime, ere day be light;

from henceforth evermore. Amen. FINIS,

Ano Anthem or prayer for the preservation of the Church,

the Queen's Majesty, and the Realm, to be sung after Evening prayer at all times.

Save, Lord, and bless with good increase

Thy Church, our Queen and Realm in peace. As for thy gifts we render praise, Like as thy grace our Queen hath So, Lord, wecrave still blessed days: sent, Let thy sweet word and Gospel pure So bless her rule and government, With us, dear God, for aye endure. Thy glory chiefly to maintain, With prosperous reign increase it And grant her long and prosperous still,

[fill. Reign: That sound thereof the world may All foes confound, and Rebels eke, Save, Lord, and bless with good That Prince or Church's harm increase

would seek. Thy Church, our Queen and Save, Lord, and bless with good Realm in peace.

increase

Thy Church, our Queen and That vine thy right hand planted

Realm in peace. hath, Preserve, O Lord, from enemies' This English Isle, and people all, wrath ;

Preserve, for Christes blood we call. And those that practise Sion's spoil, Grant peace t' enjoy thy blessings With mighty arm (Lord) give them now, foil.

Because none fights for us but thou. Thy Church and Kingdom, Christ, So shall we live to praise thee then, we pray,

Which likewise grant. Amen, Increase and build from day to day. Amen. Save, Lord, and bless with good Save, Lord, and bless with good increase

increase Thy Church, our Queen and Thy Church, our Queen and Realm in peace.

Realm in peace.

[\ In a copy of the Accession service belonging to the British Museum, the colophon, with the date 1578, is placed here, because it has neither the Anthem, nor the Song of rejoicing.]

[ Christopher Barker had a licence in 1578 for printing this Anthem. Herbert's Ames, p. 1089.7

A song of rejoicing for the prosperous Reign of our most

gracious Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth.

Made to the tune of the 25. Psalm.

G Give laud unto the Lord, H Her Majesty's intent,
And praise his holy name :

By thy good grace and will, O O let us all with one accord

E Ever, O Lord, hath been most Now magnify the same.

bent D Due thanks unto him yield,

Thy Law for to fulfil.

Q Quite thou that loving mind Who evermore hath been

With love to her again : S So strong defence, buckler, and U Unto her as thou hast been shield,

kind,
To our most Royal QUEEN. O Lord so still remain.
A And as for her this day,

E Extend thy mighty hand
Each where about us round,

Against her mortal foes :

E Express and shew that thou V Up to the Sky right solemnly

wilt stand The bells do make a sound :

With her against all those. E Even so let us rejoice

N Nigh unto her abide,
Before the Lord our king;

Uphold her Sceptre strong : T To him let us now frame our E Eke grant with us, a joyful voice

guide,
With cheerful hearts to sing. She may continue long.

I. C.

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XV.

THE? Order of Prayer upon Wednesdays and Fridays, to avert and turn God's wrath from us threatened by the late terrible earthquake, to be used in all Parish Churches.

Whereof the last prayer is to be used of all housholders with their whole families.

Set forth by authority.

Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker, Printer to the

Queen's Majesty.

case.

[" The following letter (Bibl. Lans. 30. art. 49.) is worth reprinting, as well on account of the information which it furnishes respecting the present Order, as because it clearly establishes the fact, that Strype, notwithstanding he consulted it, misunderstood the circumstances of the

See p. 464. My verie good L. I receued yo? letters at the verie instant when I was redie to departe from Fulham to sitt in the Consistorie (Convocation); besechinge the same to hold me excused, in that I could not retume my answer thereto soe speedelie as my duetie required. As touchinge the matte? I cannot but much thank God for yo' L. care, to haue all thinges donne as much as might be to the Capacitie and edifynge of the people. But for y' in my simple judgm', vnder yo' L. correccion, yt were requisit, the state of the tyme wth the mallic of o? Enemies considered, wch commonlie vpbraid vs, that we neue' fast, and seldom pray, wthout further delaye to geue some ordre and direccion to stirre vp the people to devocion, and to turne awaye Godes wrath threatened by the late earthquake. And for that the compyling of a new forme of prayer would aske a long tyme, I think if it might so please for honorable L. yt would doe much good, if the forme alredie presented to yo' L. myght be followed, speciallie for that the people is presentlie much moued wth the p'sent warninge, and are of such nature, as commonlie they make it but a ix. daies wondre; for, as he saith, Cito arescit lacryma : and we maie saye that Multo citius indolescit animus. Therefore it were necessarie that it were done out of hand. But what shall seeme best to you I wilbe readie to followe. I did not send it to yor L. written, because I ment it but onelie to my owne diocesse; and also because I hadd followed yo? L. instruccions from hir Mat, weh would not haue anie solempne matte" made of it. And likewise the forme of praye' vpon hir Matie daye [November the 17th, see p. 549] hath the psalmes as they stand in the Psalter whout alteracion of verses.

The Order of prayer for Wednesdays and Fridays. First, the Minister shall use the order set down in the book of Common Prayer, to the end of O come, let us sing unto the Lord.

Then shall follow these three Psalms, the 30. 46. and 91.

Also for the first Lesson, some one of these three chapters, the 1. or 2. of Joel, or the 58. of Isaiah, and after that, Te Deum or Benedicite, with a Chapter of the New Testament for the second Lesson, according to the book aforesaid.

Then after the Litany shall be said this prayer, Oh Eternal, mighty, and most loving Father. &c.

Then shall be read the Homily of repentance, or a part thereof, as in the book of homilies it is divided, if there be no sermon.

Also after the sermon, or homily, shall be sung the 46. Psalm in Metre.

Moreover, that the Preachers and Curates do exhort their flock to refrain those ii. days weekly from one meal, and to bestow the value or some part thereof (as God shall stir up their devotion) upon the poor, teaching them that such alms is more acceptable to God, than that which cometh by constraint of law'.

Also that they call upon their parishioners to cause their family every night, before their going to bed, all together to say the prayer set out for that purpose, meekly kneeling upon their knees.

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Then shall be read, for the first Lesson, some one of these three Chapters following. The i. Chapter of Joel. The ii. Chapter of Joel

The lviii. Chapter of Isaiah.

And soe right humblie I take my leaue of yo' honorable L. From my howse in London, this xxiich of Aprill, 1580.

Y' L. humbly to command in Xo.

JOHN LONDON. To the right honorable and my

singule' good L. the L. high

Treasore of England.] [ In the Form put forth for both provinces, it is,—The order of prayer, and other exercises vpon Wednesdayes and Frydayes, to be vsed throughout the Realme by order aforesaide.]

[ See p. 593, note 1.]

[* The Gloria Patri does not come after any of these psalms, which, like the lessons, are printed entire.]

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