O most powerful and glorious Lord God, at whose command the winds blow, and lift up the waves of the sea, and who stillest the rage thereof: We thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do in this our great distress cry unto thee for help: Save, Lord, or else we perish. We confess, when we have been safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgot thee our God, and refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word, and to obey they commandments: But now we see how terrible thou art in all they works of wonder; the great God to be feared above all: And therefore we adore thy Divine Majesty, acknowledging they power, and imploring thy goodness. Help, Lord, and save us for they mercy's sake in Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord. Amen.
-- Book of Common Prayer, 1662
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