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defence against the face of all his enemies. As for those that are implacable, clothe them with shame and confusion, but upon himself and his posterity let the crown for ever flourish. So we that are thy people and the sheep of thy pasture shall give thee thanks for ever, and will always be shewing forth thy praise from generation to generation; through Jesus Christ our only Saviour and Redeemer, to whom with thee, O Father, and God the Holy Ghost, be glory in the Church throughout all ages, world without Amen.






Prayer with Thanksgiving to Almighty God;


Being the Day on which Her Majesty began Her 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, the proper Office for that Sunday shall be wholly omitted, and this used instead of it: But however it shall happen, there shall be notice thereof given publicly in the Church the Sunday before. 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


UR will and pleasure is, That this Form of Prayer with Thanksgiving for March, be forthwith Printed and used yearly on the said Day, in all Cathedral and Collegiate Churches and Chapels, in all Chapels of Colleges and Halls within both our Universities, and of our Colleges of Eton and Winchester, and in all Parish-Churches and Chapels within our Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed.

Given at our Court at St. James's the seventh Day of February 1704. In

the Second Year of Our Reign.

By her Majesty's Command,


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 S. John i. 8, 9.

Instead of Venite exultemus, the Hymn following shali be said or sung; one verse by the Priest, and another by the Clerk and People,

LORD our Governor: how excellent is thy name in all the world!

Psalm viii.

Lord what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him: or the son of man, that thou so regardest him? Psalm cxliv. 3.

Thou hast made him little lower than the Angels: and thou crownest him with Glory and Honour. Psal. viii. 5.

Thou makest him to have dominion over the works of thine hands: and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. Ver. 6. Behold, O God our Defender

and look upon the face of thine


Psalm lxxxiv. 9.

O hold thou up her goings in thy paths: that her footsteps slip not.

Psalm xvii. 5.


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: O prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve her. Psalm lxi. 7.

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

As for her enemies, clothe them with shame : but upon herself let her crown flourish. Psalm cxxxii. 19.

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

And blessed be the Name of his Majesty for ever: and all the earth shall be filled with his Majesty. Amen, Amen. Verse 19. Glory be to the Father, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c.

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The Suffrages next after the Creed shall stand thus,
Priest, O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us.
Answer. And grant us thy salvation.
Priest. O Lord, save the Queen ;
Answer. Who putteth her trust in thee.
Priest. Send her help from thy holy place.
Answer. And evermore mightily defend her.

Priest. Let her enemies have no advantage against her.
Answer. Let not the wicked approach to hurt her.
Priest. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness.


Answer. And make thy chosen people joyful.
Priest. O Lord, save thy people.
Answer. And bless thine inheritance.
Give peace in our time, O Lord.


Answer. Because there is none other 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 Morning Prayer shall be used this following Collect of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty's Accession to the Throne.


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 Servant our Sovereign Lady Queen ANNE upon the Throne of these Realms. Let thy wisdom be her guide, and let thine arm strengthen her; let justice, truth, and holiness, let peace and love, and all those virtues that adorn the Christian profession, flourish in her days; direct all her counsels and endeavours to thy glory, and the welfare of her people; and give us grace to obey her cheerfully and willingly for conscience sake; that neither our sinful passions, nor our private interests, may disappoint her cares for the public good; let her always possess the hearts of her people, that they may never be wanting in honour to her person, and dutiful submission to her Authority; let her Reign be long and prosperous, and crown her with immortality in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In the end of the Litany (which shall always be used upon this Day) after the Collect [We humbly beseech thee, O Father] shall the following Prayer (for the Queen and Royal Family) be used.


LORD our God, who upholdest and governest all things in heaven and earth; receive our humble prayers, with our hearty thanksgivings, for our Sovereign Lady ANNE, as on this Day, set over us by thy grace and providence to be our Queen; and so together with her bless the Princess Sophia, and the whole 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, a long and happy life upon 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 Queen against all her Enemies.


OST gracious God, who hast set thy servant ANNE our Queen upon the Throne of her Ancestors, we most humbly beseech thee to protect her on the same from all the dangers to which she may be exposed; Do thou weaken the hands, blast the designs, and defeat the enterprises of all her enemies, that no secret conspiracies, nor open violences, may disquiet her Reign; but that, being safely kept under the

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shadow of thy wing, and supported by thy power, she may triumph over all opposition; that so the world may acknowledge thee to be her defender and mighty deliverer in all difficulties and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall follow the Prayer, in the time of War and Tumults.

Then the Prayer for the High Court of Parliament (if sitting.)
In the Communion Service, immediately before the reading of the Epistle, instead of
the Collect for the Queen, and that of the Day, shall be used this Prayer for the
Queen, as Supreme Governor of this Church.

Lord, hast called Christian Princes to the defence


of thy Faith, and hast made it their duty to promote the spiritual welfare, together with the temporal interest of their people; We acknowledge with humble and thankful hearts thy great goodness to us, in setting thy Servant our most gracious Queen over this Church and Nation; Give her, we beseech thee, all those heavenly graces that are requisite for so high a trust; Let the work of thee her God prosper in her hands; Let her behold the success of her designs for the service of thy true Religion established amongst us; And make her a blessed instrument of protecting and advancing thy Truth, wherever it is persecuted and oppressed; Let Hypocrisy and Profaneness, Superstition and Idolatry, fly before her face; Let not Heresies and false Doctrines disturb the peace of the Church, nor Schisms and causeless Divisions weaken it; But grant us to be of one heart and one mind in serving thee our God, and obeying her according to thy will: And that these blessings may be continued to after ages, make the Queen, we pray thee, an happy Mother of Children, who being educated in thy true Faith and Fear, may happily succeed her in the Government of these Kingdoms. So we that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever, and will always be shewing forth thy praise from generation to generation. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 S. Pet. ii. 11.

DEARLY beloved, I beseech, &c.

EARLY beloved, I beseech, &c. ......... Honour the King.


The Gospel. S. Matth. xxii. 16.

ND they sent out unto him, &c.
him, and went their way.


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they marvelled, and left

After the Nicene Creed shall follow the Sermon.
In the Offertory shall this Sentence be read.

ODLINESS is great riches, if a man be content with that he hath ; thing out. 1 Tim. 6. 6, 7.

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

RANT, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness, through Jesus Christ our


Lord. Amen.



RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that the words, which we have heard this day with our outward ears, 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.


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 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 your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, 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.



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