A Psalme of thanks-giving, to be sung by the Children of Christs Hospitall, on Munday in the Easter Holy dayes, at Christ Church, for their Founders and Benefactors. An. Dom. 1643.


This Chorus is to be sung by all the Children, and repeated af­ter every Verse. [...] RIse Orphanes, raise your Voyce, in praise of God, for Patrones kind, [...] For bounteous Citizens from whom, we daily favour finde.


[...] BY teares spent Mothers in distresse, to miseries enthrall'd, We were [...] Be-no-ni in their pangs, the Sons of sorrow call'd. Nor could our Fathers [...] tell what state, the Lord would place Us in, With better then our Mothers hopes, to call us Ben-ja-min. [...] But dying, they bequeath'd to want, the Children of their feares, We wep't till from our eyes were [...] wip't, the pitty moving teares. Chorus. Rise Orphanes, &c.

They moov'd the God of pitty, He a King to pitty mooy'd,
And he remov'd our heapes of want, which work the Lord approv'd.
The King young Edward was the Sixt, but Englands first Isiah,
From Heaven by grace endued with the spirit of Eliah.
Which Spr'it on our succeeding Kings, let ever (Lord) be breath'd,
To them and Citizens O let poore Orphanes be bequeath'd.
Chorus. Rise Orphanes, raise your voyce, &c.
Which they did well discharge, and so doth Charles our Soveraigne,
You Senate who with Citizens, that Princes charge maintaine.
Maintain therefore, O Lord the state, and stock of King and Queene,
On Parliament, and Clergie let thy worke of grace be seene.
The City and the Scarlet Robe with wealth and honour guard,
Our Patrones in thy mercy great, with happinesse reward.
Chorus. Rise Orphanes, raise your voyce, &c.
  • CHildren kept and maintained at this present, at the Charge of Christs Hospitall, in the said House, in divers places of this City and Suburbs, and with sundry Nurses in the Country, which is a farre greater number then hitherto hath béen since the foundation— 870.
    • The names of all which, are Registred in the Books kept in Christs Hospitall, there to be séen, from what Parishes, and by what meanes they have béen from time to time admitted.
  • Children put forth Apprentices, discharged, and dead this yeare last past — 105.
  • THere hath béen cured this yeare last pass, at the Charge of Saint Bartholomews Hospitall, of Soul­diers and other diseased people, to the number of — 1007
    • All which were relieved with Money and other necessaries at their departure.
  • Buried this yeare after much charge in their sicknesse— 149
  • Remaining under cure at this present, at the charge of the said Hospitall— 409
  • THere hath béen cured this yeare last pass, at the charge of Saint Thomas Hospitall, of Souldiers, and other diseased people— 854
    • All which were relieved with money and other necessaries at the departure.
  • Buried out of the said Hospi­tall this yeare— 186
  • Remaining under cure at this present— 301
  • THere hath béen brought into the Hospitall of Bridewell, within the space of one yeare, of wandring Souldiers and other vagrants, to the number of— 957
    • Whereof some have béen clothed and sent beyond the Seas.
    • And of which number many have béen chargable for the time of their being there, which cannot be avoided, by reason of their necessities, or passed away without charge.
  • There is maintained and kept in the said Hospitall, (in Arts, Occupations, and other servile worksand labours) Apprentices, and other persons, to the num­ber of— 152

LONDON Printed by R.O. & G.D. in the yeare, 1643.

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