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my prayers and all my desires, my senses and my limbs, my life and my death, my brothers and sisters, my kindred and friends, my benefactors and intercessors, my neighbours and acquaintance, my countrymen, and all my fellow Christians.


An Act of PRAISE.

Let us lift up our hearts unto the Lord. It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty that we should at all times, and in all places, by all means, and upon all occasions, remember and extol, sing praises and give thanks, bless and adore thee, O God; for thou art the maker and sustainer, the keeper and governor, the cherisher and benefactor, the

improver and finisher of all things. To thee, O Lord, Father and King eternal, fountain of life and immortality, treasure of bliss inexhaustible and everlasting; the Heaven, and Heaven of Heavens, Angels, and all 2 the the powers therein, and we poor mortals, sinful dust and ashes, vile and unworthy though we be, do yet, laid prostrate under their feet, beg leave to join in consort with that heavenly Host, and say, the best we can, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts, Heaven and Earth are full of the Majesty of thy glory. Blessed be the glory of the Lord, from his place, for the essential perfections of his Godhead, his incomprehensible greatness, his dominion. and omnipotence, his eternity, and providence, his holiness and justice, his wisdom and truth, his goodness and mercy; but, above all, for the unspeakable riches of his exceeding abundant grace and love in Christ Jesus. H I will I will magnify thee, I will worship thee, I will serve thee, I will love and delight in thee, I will entirely devote myself to thee, O Lord, my strength, my rock and my fortress, my castle and deliverer, my helper and defender, the horn also of my salvation, and my refuge.

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My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord; early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and

will look up. Blessed art thou, O Lord, who, as on this day, didst create the Firmament, the Heaven, and the Heaven of Heavens, inhabited by the Celestial Powers; Angels and Archangels, Cherubin and Seraphin: Who, as on this day, didst divide and fix the waters that be above the Firmament; and make those mists and exhalations, from whence proceed showers and dew, hail and sleet, snow like wool, hoar-frost scattered like ashes, H 2 ice

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