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For every mercy which I have received; for every undertaking in which thou hast prospered me; for every good action (if any action of mine be good) which thou hast enabled me to do; for all the enjoyments of this present life, and for all thy promises, and all my hopes of a better life to come:
For the advantage of indulgent and careful parents; for the benefit of gentle teachers; for the kindness of never to be forgotten benefactors; for the pleasure of agreeable friends; for the comfort of peaceable neighbours; for the satisfaction of trusty, frugal and diligent servants:
For all who have at any time done me good; by their writings,
or by their sermons; by their discourse, or by their temper; by their prayers, or by their examples; by their advice, or by their reproofs; by their rewards, or by their punishments; nay, perhaps, even by their causeless censures of me, or unjust
proceedings against me: For all these, and for all other instances of any manner of good done to me, whether asked or unasked ; whether intended or not intended; whether known or unknown; whether remembered or forgotten; whether with or against my own consent; I do, and will, praise thee; I do, and will, bless thee; I do, and will, humbly adore thee, and most heartily thank thee, this day,
and every day of my life. O ! O ! what is thy servant, or what is my father's house, that the great and glorious God should look upon such a dead dog as I am?
What shall I render unto the Lord for all the benefits that he hath done unto me? For all that mercy which spared me when I deserved punishment; for all that patience which did not disdain to wait for my happy change; when so much goodness should at length lead me to repentall Ce.
HOLY, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come; thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honour, and power; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are
and were created.
Usro thee will I cry, O Lord, and early shall my prayer come before thee.
BLESSED art thou, O Lord, who didst, as on this day, command the earth to bring forth the living creature after his kind; cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth, after their kind; that they might be serviceable to man for food, for cloathing, and for help in
his labours: And who madest man after thy own likeness, and didst bless him, and give him dominion ovcr the 6 fish
fish of the sea, and over the fowls of the air, and over all the earth.
In which wonderful and most noble operation I behold, and thankfully admire, thy consultation about it, the work of thine own hand in it, thy breathing of life into him, whereby man became a living soul; the image of thy own divine mind impressed upon him; the government of creatures here below committed to him; the Paradise prepared for him; the charge given to thy Angels concerning him; the marvellous structure of his body, the several functions of his heart, his reins, his eyes, his ears, his tongue, his hands, his feet, and indeed his every part; for in all is he fearfully and wonderfully made.
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