O Hope of all the ends of the earth, 49
and of them that remain in the broad sea;
O Thou on whom our fathers hoped,
and Thou didst deliver them;
40on whom they
and were not confounded;
O my Hope from my youth,
from my mother’s breasts;
on whom I have been cast from the womb,
be Thou my hope
now and evermore,
portion in the land of the living:
In Thy nature,
in Thy names, in Thy types,
in word and in deed,
let me not be disappointed of my hope.
O the Hope of all the
ends of the earth,
remember Thy whole creation for good,
visit the world in Thy
O guardian of men,
remember all our race.
Thou who hast shut up all in unbelief,
on all have pity, O Lord.
O Thou who didst die and rise again,
to be Lord both of the dead and living,
or die we,
pity on living and dead.
of the helpless,
aid in affliction,
all who are in necessity,
O God of grace and truth,
establish all who stand in truth and grace,
restore all who are sick with heresies
O wholesome defence of Thine anointed,
remember Thy congregation
which Thou hast purchased and
redeemed of old.
to all believers
one heart and
Thou that walkest amid the golden
out of its place.
art ready to cast away,
are ready to die.
O Lord of
made sufficient by Thee,
into Thy harvest.
42O portion of those
who wait in Thy temple,
grant to our clergy,
rightly to divide
the word of truth,
rightly to walk in it;
grant to Thy Christian people
and submit to them.
O King of nations, unto the ends
of the earth;
strengthen all the states
as being Thy ordinance,
though a creation of man.
Scatter the nations that delight in war,
make wars to cease in all the earth.
O expectation of the isles and their hope,
Load, save this island,
and all the country in which we sojourn,
from all affliction, peril, and need.
Lord of lords, Ruler of rulers,
remember all rulers
to whom Thou hast given rule in the earth,
and O remember specially
our divinely‑guarded king,
and work with him more and more,
his way in all things.
43Speak good things unto his heart,
for Thy Church and all Thy people,
grant to him
we may lead a quiet and peaceable life
in all godliness and honesty.
O Thou by whom are ordained the
powers that be,
grant to those who are chief in
to be chief in virtue and Thy fear;
grant to the Parliament Thy holy wisdom;
to our great men, to do nothing against
but for the truth;
to the courts of law,
to judge in all things concerning all
without preference, without
O God of armies,
give a prosperous course and strength
to all the
against the enemies of our most holy
Grant to our population
to be subject unto the higher powers,
not only for wrath,
but also for conscience‑sake.
44Grant to farmers and
to the fleet and fishers fair weather;
to tradesmen, not to overreach one
to mechanics, to pursue their business
down to the meanest workman,
down to the poor.
O God, not of us only but of our seed,
bless our children among us,
to advance in wisdom as in stature,
and in favour
with Thee and with
Thou who wouldest have us provide for
and hatest the unnatural,
remember, Lord, my relatians according
to the flesh,
me to speak peace concerning
and to seek their
Thou who willest us to make return
to our benefactors,
remember; Lord, for good,
all from whom
I have received good;
45keep them alive that they may be blessed
and deliver them not
into the will of their enemies.
Thou who hast noted
the man who neglects his own, as worse
than an infidel,
remember in Thy good pleasure
all those in my household.
Peace be to my house,
the Son of peace upon all in it.
Thou who wouldest that our
the righteousness of sinners,
grant me, Lord,
those who love me;
my own friend, and my father’s friend,
and my friend’s children,
never to forsake.
Thou who wouldest that we overcome
evil with good,
and pray for those who persecute us,
have pity on mine enemies, Lord,
as on myself;
and lead them
together with me
46Thou who grantest the prayers of Thy
servants one for another,
remember, Lord, for
and pity all those
who remember me in their, prayers,
or whom I have promised to remember
Thou who acceptest diligence in every
as if they prayed
those who for any good reason
give not time to prayer.
on those who are in the last necessity,
for it is time that thou hast mercy
yea the time is come.
Have mercy on them, O Lord,
as on me also, when in extremities.
infants, children, the grown, the young,
thirsty, naked, sick,
prisoners, foreigners, friendless,
47all in extreme age and weakness,
possessed with devils,
and tempted to suicide,
troubled by unclean spirits,
the hopeless, the sick in
soul or body,
all in prison
all under sentence of death;
orphans, widows, foreigners, travellers,
women with child, women who give
all in bitter servitude, or mines,
or in loneliness.
Thou, Lord, shalt save both man
how excellent is Thy mercy,
And the children of men shall put
under the shadow of Thy wings.
bless us, and keep us,
and show the light of His countenance
And be merciful
lift up His countenance
And give us peace!
I commend to
Thee, O Lord,
my soul, and my body,
and my thoughts,
and my vows,
and my limbs,
my words, and my works,77Page 172, Edition of 1675.
my life, and my death;
my brothers, and my sisters,
those who have a claim
my kindred, and my neighbours,
my country, and all Christendom.
to Thee, Lord,
and my startings,
and my attempts,
out, and my coming in,
my sitting down, and my rising up.