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time, let it be thy pleasure to rescue the soul of thy servant from all the evils he hath deserved, and all the evils he fears. Stir up in him such effectual contrition for sin, and fervent love for thee, as may make him to be accepted with thee; so that among the songs which to eternal ages thy saints and holy angels shall sing to the honour of thy mercy, it may be ascribed to thy glory that thou hast redeemed thy servant from the second death, and made him partaker of the gift of God, eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


O ALMIGHTY God and merciful Father, to whom alone belong the issues of life and death; look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, with the eyes of mercy upon this child now lying upon the bed of sickness; visit him, O Lord, with thy salvation; deliver him in thy good appointed time from his bodily pain, and sanctify this thy fatherly chastisement to him; that if it shall be thy

pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully and doing good in his generation; or else receive him to thyself among those who have fallen asleep in the Lord Jesus, and who shall be raised by thee to endless life and happiness at the last day. Grant this, O Lord, for thy mercy's sake, in the name of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.


O LORD, the only wise God, from whom we have received all the faculties of our souls; thou art good and righteous in all thy dispensations, though the reasons of them may be unknown to us thine imperfect creatures. We humbly beseech thee to dispel, if it be agreeable to thine infinite wisdom, the clouds in which the soul of thy servant is now involved; that he may regain his understanding, and the right use of his faculties. Heal his disordered mind, compose his passions, pacify his imaginations; prosper

the means used for his recovery; make him tractable in the use of remedies, and willing to comply with the advice of his friends. But if no means can effect his cure, let him possess his soul in peace, and in every interval of reason address his prayer unto thee; that when his earthly tabernacle shall be dissolved he may rejoice in his former inability to pursue the pleasures of the world, and be presented unto thee pure and undefiled. Hear our prayer when we call upon thee; hear us for him, who is not able to pray for himself, for the sake of thine infinite mercy in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


O BLESSED Lord, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comforts, we beseech thee to look down in pity and compassion upon this thine afflicted servant. Thou writest bitter things against him, and makest him to possess his former iniquities; thy wrath lieth hard upon him, and his

soul is full of trouble. But, O merciful God, who hast written thy holy word for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of thy holy scriptures might havehope; give him a right understanding of himself, and of thy threats and promises, that he may neither cast away his confidence in thee, nor place it any where but in thee. Give him strength against all his temptations, and heal all his troubles. Break not the bruised reed, nor quench the smoking flax. Shut not up thy tender mercies in displeasure; but make him to hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Deliver him from all disquieting fears, and lift up the light of thy countenance upon him, and give him peace, through the mediation of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


O ALMIGHTY God, the aid of all who are in need, and the helper of all

who flee to thee for succour; accept we beseech thee, our humble supplications for this thy servant labouring under the dreadful apprehensions of thy wrath. O Lord, enter not into judgment with him; but make him sensible that though the wages of sin are death, the gift of God is eternal life; that thou wouldst not the death of a sinner, and art not willing that any should perish; that thou dost always punish less than we deserve, and in the midst of judgment dost remember mercy. Revive his soul with a sense of thy love, and the hopes of obtaining thy pardon, and the joy of thy salvation; that he may be raised from this dejection, and show with gladness what thou hast done for his soul; and this we humbly ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



God, who bringest down
to the grave and bringest
up again; we bless thy
wonderful goodness, for
having turned our heavi-
ness into joy and
mourning into gladness,
by restoring this our brother
to some degree of his for-
mer health. Blessed be
thy name, that thou didst
not forsake him in his sick-
ness; but didst visit him
with comforts from above;
didst support him in pa-
tience and submission to
thy will, and at last didst
send him relief. Perfect,
we beseech thee, this thy
mercy towards him, and
prosper the means which
shall be made use of for
his cure; that being re-
stored to health of body,
vigour of mind, and cheer-
fulness of spirit, he may
offer thee a spiritual obla-
tion with great gladness,
and bless thy holy name
for all thy goodness to-
wards him, through Jesus
Christ our Saviour, through
whom we ascribe unto thee
all honour and glory, world

GREAT and mighty without end. Amen.


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And the number of my days.

That I may know how long I have to live ! 5. Behold, there hast made my days as a hand breadste my life is as nothing before thee,


Yea, every man, in his firmest state is but aroporSurely every man walketh as a shadow; 6. Surely he disquieteth himself in vain, He heapeth up, and knoweth not who shall gather. What then, O Lord, is my hope? my hope is in Thee !



8. beliver mopom all my transgressions;
Let me not be the sepoch of scoffers!
9 Yet, I am dumb, I open not my mouth,

For Thou hast done it!


10 But remove from me thine inflection,
For I am penishing by the blow of thine hand.
11 When there with rebukes dost chachen man for iniqui
Thou consumest his glong like the moth!
Surely every man is a vapor !

12. Hear my prayer, O Lord;

Give ear to my crys

Seng not an answer to my tears! For I am but a stranger with thee; A sojourner, like all my fathers. 13. D Spare me, that I may Before I go away and be no more!

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