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mine hafte, I am (7) cut off (9) 2 Cor. iv. 8,9. We are troue from before thine Eyes: thou bled on every side, yet not distretheardeft the Voice of my Despair ; persecuted, but not forsa
sed; we are perplexed, but not in Supplication, when I cried ken; cast down, but not destroyed. unto thee; therefore f will I (r) John 1. 1. In the Beginning
was the WORD, and the WORD rejoice in thee, O Lord, and was with God, and the Word
was fing Praises unto the Most God; all Things were made by High.
him, and without him was not any By thy (r) Word were all Thing MADE that was made. Heb.
1. 10. For thou, Lord, in the Bethe HEAVENS MADE, and ginning_hast laid the Foundations all the Host of them by the of the Earth, and the HEAVENS
are the WORK of thinc Hand. Col. Breath of thy Mouth: Therefore let all the Earth the invisible God, the Firit-boin of
1, 15, 16, 17. Who is the Image of fear thee, O Lord, let all the every Creature, fór by him were all Inhabitants of the World THINGS CREATED that are in
Heaven and that are in Earth, stand in awe of thee ; for
VISJBLE and INVISIBLE, whether thine Eye is upon them that they be Thrones or DOMINIONS, fear thee, and hope in thy Or PRINCIPALITIES or Powers: Mercy, to deliver their Souls and for him, and he is before all from Death.
things, and by him all things confift. My Soul, wait (s) thou (5) Ifai. xi. 31. They that wait on the Lord, for he is my Strength ; they shall run and not
upon the Lord, shall renew their Help and my Shield. My be weary, and they shall walk and Heart shall rejoice (t) in not faint, him, and in his holy Name HEART thall REJOICE, and your
(t) John xvi. 22. And your will' I trust : O Lord, let Joy no Man takech from you, thy Mercy be upon me, ac
(u) Heb. vi. 19,20. Which HOPE cording as I hope () in thee: we have as an Anchor of the Soul,
both sure and stedfast, and which For 6 thy Mercy, O Lord, is entereth into that within the Vail ; in the Heavens, (x) and thy whither the Forerunner is for us Faithfulness reacheth unto entered, even Jesus, made an High
Priest for ever. the Clouds.
(x) Matt. XXIV. 35. Heaven and ousness is like the great Earth shall pass away, but my Word Mountains, thy Judgments Thall not pass away. are a great Deep : Thou (y) Things confift.
(y) Col. 1. 17. And by him all. preserveft Man h and Beast; (2) Col. 1. 13, 14. Who hath de(2) thou, O Lord, redeemert livered us from
the Power of Dark
ness, and translated us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, in whom we have Redemption through his Blood, even the Forgiveness of Sins.
* PS. 18. 2. 8 Psalm XXXVI. h Pfalm XXXIV. + This probably alludes to the Covenant made with Noah, the Birds, and the Beasts, that they should perish no more with the Waters of a Flood; of which Covenant the Bow in the Clouds is a Token, Gen. 1X. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, c.
the Souls of thy Servants, and none that trust in thee shall be desolate. Therefore will I fear thee, O Lord, for there is no Want to them that fear thee: The Lions shall fuffer Hunger; but they Fowls of the Air, for they fow not,
(a) Matt. vi. 26. Behold the that seek thee, O Lord, (a) neither do they reap, nor gather inShall want no good Thing; to Rarns, yet your heavenly Father for thou heareft them that feedeth them: Are ye nut much
better than they? cry unto thee, and faveft them out of all their Troubles : For thine (b) ANGELS, O Lord, * encamp round
(6) Heb. 1. 14. And of the Ano about them that fear thee, niftring Spirits, fent forth to mini
gels he saith, Are they not all mi. and thou delivereft them. fter to them who shall be the Therefore will I bless thee, Heirs of Salvation ? O Lord, at all times; my Soul shall make her Boat in thee, O Lord. I will magnify thy glorious Name; for thou hast heard me, and delivered me from all my Fears ; My Heart i shall rejoice in thee, and I will
(c) Heb. 111. 6. Hold fast the
Confidence and the_Rejoicing of trust in tby Holy Name. Hope firm unto the End. Ver. 14. o Lord, let thy Mercy be For we are made Partakers of upon me, according as I (c) Chrift, if we hold the Beginning of
our Confidence stedfast unto the bope in thee.
i Psalm XXXIII, 21, 22.
I present not these my humble Supplications to thy
Divine Majesty for my Righteousness, but forthy great Mercies, and the infinite Merit of Chrift Jefus our Redeemer ; who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost ever one God, World without end. Amen,
Thus the Mount ain was full of Horses and Chariots of Fire round about Elisha, 2 Kings yi.
17. to preserve him from the Army of the Syrims, that compafled the City about, ver. 14, 18.
A Prayer for the
Light of God's Countenance.
S - the (a) HART (a) John vu. 37, 38, 39. Jesus
stood and cried, saying, If any Man
thirst, let him come unto me and the Water-Brooks, drink: He that believeth on me, as
so panteth my the Scripture hath faid, out of his Soul after thee, O God. My Belly shall flow Rivers of living Soul thirsteth for God, for Spirit, which they that believe on the living God. My Tears him should receiver) Cantic. 111.1. are my Meat Day and Night, By night on my Bed I SOUGHT while they say, where is thy
him whom my Soul loveth : I
SOUGHT him, but I found him not. God? () God, o thou art my (6) Ifai. iv. 1. Ho, every one God, early will I seek thee: that thirsteth, come ye to the Wamy (6) Soul thirsteth for ters, and he that hath no Money; thee, my Flesh longeth for buy Wine and Milk without Mothee in a dry and (c) thir- ney, and without Price. fty Land where no water is,
(c) Rev. XX1.6. I am Alpha and
Omegs, the Beginning and the End: that I may see thy Power and I will give unto him that is athirst thy Glory, (d) so as I have of the Fountain of the water of seen thee in the Sanctuary. Lite freely, Rev. XXII. 17. (e) Because thy loving Kind- with open Face, beholding as in a ness is better than Life, my Glass the Glory of the Lord, are Lips shall praise thee.
changed into the same Image, from Why art thou then (f) cast rit of the Lord. 2 Cor. 1V.6. For
Glory to Glory, even as loy the Spiduwn, O my Soul? why art God, who commanded the Light
to shine out of Darkness, hath shined in our Hearts, to give the Light of the Knowledge of the Glory of God in the Face of Jesus Christ. Mart. XI. 27. And no Man knoweth the Son, but the Father ; neither knoweth any Man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
(e) Phil. 1. 8,2. I count all Things but Loss, for the Excellency of the Knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord; and do count them but Dung, that I may wiņ Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own Rightroufness, which is of the Law, but that which is through the Faith of Christ, the Righteousness which is of God by Faith : That I may know him, and the Power of his Resurrection, and the Fellowship of his Sufferings, being made conformable unto his Death ; if by any Means I might attain unto the Resurrection of the Dead : not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect, but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
(f) 2 Cor. iv.9, 10. Persecuted, but not forsaken ; cast down, but not deltroyed; always bearing about in the Body the dying of the Lord Je. fus, thac the Life of Jesus might be made manifest in our Body.
• Psalm xl11. 1, 2.
6 Psalm LXIII.
thou disquieted within me? (8) Heb. vi. 9, 10. Which Hope Hope (8) thou in God, for I we have as an Anchur of the Soul, shall yet praise him for the entereth into that within the veil, Help of his Countenance ; for whither the Fore-runner is for us thou, O Lord, wilt com- entered, even Jesus, made an Highmand thy loving Kindness in Priest for ever.
(b) Fob xxxv. 10. But none saith, the Day time, and in the (b) Where is God my Maker, who givNight thy Songs shall be eth Songs in the Night? with me, and my Prayer shall
(i) John vi. 37. And him that
cometh to me, I will in no wise calt be unto the God of my Life. I will say unto God, my
(k) Rev. XII. 10. For the Accuser Rock, why hast thou (i) for- of our Brethren is calt
down, which gotten me? Why gol mourn- and Night.
because of the Oppression (1) Rev. XIV. 12. Here is the Paof the Enemy, (k) which is tience of the Saints, here are they
that keep the Commandments of as a Sword in my Bones, God, and the Faith of Jesus. fam. while they say daily to me, 1. 3. Knowing that the trying of Where is thy God?'
your Faith worketh Patience. How (1) long, O Lord, in me, and I in him, the same
(m) John xv.s. He chat abideth wilt thou forget me, for ever? bringeth forth much Fruit; for How long wilt thou hide without me ye can do nothing: 2 thy Face from me? How cient of our felves to think any
Cor. III. S. Not that we are Tuffi(m) long shall I take Coun- thing as of our felves, but all our sel in my Soul, having Sor- Sufficiency is of God, who hath row in my Heart daily?
How given unto us his Holy Spirit.
Phil. 11. 12, 13. Work out your long shall mine Enemy be own Salvation with fear and tremexalted over me? Consider bling, for it is God that worketh and hear me, O Lord my good' Pleasure.
in us, both to will and to do of his God, (12) lighten my Eyes, (n) Fohn Vill. 12. I am the Light left I sleep the Sleep of of the World, he that followeth me Death; (b) left mine Ene: shall have the Light of Life.
shall not walk in Darkness, but mies say, I have prevailed (0) 1 Pet. v. 7,8,9. Be sober, be against him, and those that vigilant, for your Adversary the Detrouble me rejoice when I am vil goeth about like a roaring Lion, moved; but I have trusted in whomorelift stedfast in the Faith. thy Mercy, (P) my Heart Chap. 1. 6. Wherein we greatly Thall rejoice in thy Salvation. rejoice, though now for a Season For I am continually with through manifold Temptations, for
(if need be) ye are in Heaviness, thee: thou hast holden me the Trial of your Faith. by thy right Hand. Thou (P) Phil. u. 3. For we who shalt" guide me with thy Christ Tifus, and have no Confi
worship God in Spirit, rejoice in Counsel, and afterwards re- dence in the Flesh. • Psalm X111.
Cor. x. 4:
ceive me to Glory. Whom have I in Heaven but thee? and there is none upon the Earth I defire besides thee. My Flesh and my Heart fail
(9) Matt. XI. 28. Come unto me all ye
that labour and are heavy eth : but God is the Strength laden, and I will give you Rest. of my Heart, and my Por- (m) Heb. x. 35, 35, 37, 38. Cast tion for ever.
not away therefore your Confidence,
which hath great recompense of I willd fing unto the Lord, Reward. For ye have need of Pabecause he hath dealt boun- tience, that after ye have done the tifully with me : My Soul Will of God, ye might receive the follows hard after thee, thy and he that shall come will come, right Hand upholdeth me. and will not tarry. Now the Just
Hear, é O God, my Cry, shall live by Faith ; but if any Man attend unto my Prayer; from Pleafure in him.
draw back, my Soul shall have no the Ends of the Earth will I
(s) Matt. XVI. 18. Upon this cry unto thee, when mine Rock will I build my Church.
And that Rock was Heart is overwhelmed. O
Chrift lead me to the ( 7 ) Rock that İsai. XLI. 10. Fear thou not, is higher than 1. (r) My for I am with thee; be not ditmay. Soulf wait thou only upon strengthen thee; yea, I will help
ed, for I am thy God: I will God, for my Expectation thee, yea, I will uphold thee with is from him; he only is the right Hand of my Righteoulmy Rock, my Salvation, nefs. and Defence. In thee, Oto hin that is athirit of the Foun
(u) Rev. XXI. 6. I will give unGod, is my Salvation and tain of the Water of Lite freely. Glory : Thé (s) Rock of my athirit, come : and whosoever will, (t) Strength and Refuge is let him take the water of Life in God; therefore will l freely. Isai. xxv. 6. And in this trust in thee at all times, Mountain shall the Lord of Holts
make unto all People a Feast of fat and pour out my Soul before
Things, a Feast of Wines on the thee. I will & remember Lees, of tat Things full of Marrow, thee upon my Bed, and me- of Wines on the Lees well re
fined. ditate upon thee in the
(x) 1 Tim. vi. 15, 16. Who is Night-Watches : For be in the blessed and only Putentate, the thy Presence is fulness of King of Kings, and Lord of Lords; Joy, and at thy right Hand to whom be Honour and Power
Rev. v. 134 Pleasures forevermore. There- Blessing, and Honour, and Glory, fore shall my Soul be (u) and Power, be unto him that fitcech fatisfied as with Marrow and upon the Throne, and unto the
Lamb for ever and ever. Fatness, and my Mouth shall & Psalm XIII. e Psalm LXI. f PS. LXI. 8 PS. LX111.6. Pf.xvi. 11. i PS. LVII. 17.