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Lord, I have called daily upon thee ; I have stretched out my Hands unto thee? Wilt thou Shew WONDERS to the Dead? Shall the DEAD (c) arise and praise RESURRECTION and the LIFE;
(c) Foln xt. 25, 26. I am the thee? Shall thy loving Kind- he that believeth in me, though ness be declared in the Grave, and whosoever liveth, and believe or thy Faithfulness in De- ech in me, thall never die. fruction? Shall thy Wonders be known in the Dark, and thy Righteousness in the Land of Forgetfulness? But unto thee have I cried, O Lord; and in the Morning shall my Prayer prevent thee. Lord, why castest thou off my Soul? Why hideft thou thy Face from me? I am afflicted and ready to die; from my Youth up, while I suffer thy Terrors 1 am diftracted: Thy fierce Wrath goeth over me, thy Terrors have cut me off.
Hear my • Prayer, O Lord, and let my Cry come unto thee. Hide not thy Face from me in the Day (d) when
(d) 2 Cor. VI. 2. I have heard I am in trouble : incline thine thee in a Time accepted, and in the Ear unto me: In the Day Day of SALVATION have I fuccourwhen I call, answer me spee- cepted TIME ; behold, now is the
ed thee: Behold, now is the acdily. For my Bones are con- Day of SalvatION. fumed like Smoke ; my Heart is smitten, and withereth like Grass, so that I forget to eat my Bread; by reason of the Voice of my Groaning, my Bones cleave 'to my Skin. Mine Enemies reproach me all the Day, and they that are mad against me have fworn () against me. My Days are like a Shadow that (e) Aits XXIII. 14. We have declineth, and I am (f) wi- bound our felves under a great Curse,
that we will eat nothing until we thered like Grafs: But thou, have flain Paul. O Lord, fhalt endure for (f) 1 Pet. 1. 24, 25. All Flesh is ever, and thy Remembrance as Grass, and all the Glory of Man
as the Flower of Grass : The Grass unto all Generations.
withereth, and the Flower thereof Thou, . () Lord, art mer- falleth away ; but the Word of the ciful and gracious, now to Lord endureth for ever. See Ifa. XL. Anger, and of great Mercy; who wilt not alway chide, b Psalm Cit. 1, to 5, 8, 11, 12.
< Psalm CITT.8,9,11, to 18, and 1, 2, 3, 4, 22.
neither keep thine Anger for (8) Rom. vill. 32. He that spare ever. For as the Heaven is ed not his own Son, but delivered
him up for us all, how shall he not high above the Earth, so with him alfo freely give us all great is thy MERCY toward Things. i John uit. 1. Behold them that fear thee. As far what manner of Love the Father as the East is from the West, should be called the Sons of God.
hath bestowed upon us, that we so far wilt thou remove our Luke xi. 13. If ye then being evil, TRANSGRESSIONS from us ;
know how to give good Gifts unto for as a FATHER pitieth his mour Children, how much more (8) CHILDREN, so the Lord Holy Spirit to them that ask him? pitieth them that fear him: Isai. XLIX. 15. Can a Woman forFor he knoweth our Frame, Kould not have compartion on the
get her sucking Child, that she he remembers that we are Son of her Womb ? Yea, they may but Duft.
forget, yet I will not forget thee. As for Man (b) his Days
(5) James iv. 14. For what is
your LIFE ? it is even a VAPOUR, are as GR Ass, as a FLOWER that appeareth for a little time, and of the Field, so he flourish- then vanisbeth away. the Wind pafseth over
(i) Ifai. LV. 3. And I will make
an everlasting Covenant with it, and it is gone, and the
you, even the sure Mercies of DaPlace thereof shall know it vid. Heb. VIII. 6. Now hath he no more.
obtained a more excellent Ministry, O Lord, is from everlasting by how
much also he is the
, upon them that fear thee, which was established upon better and thy RighTEOUSNESS
PROMISES. upon Childrens Children, to the Covenant that I will make with
(k) Heb. vill. 10, 11, 12. This is such as keep (i) thy Cove- the House of Israel, after those Days, NANT, and to those that re- faith the Lord; I will put my Laws member thy COMMAND- in their HEARTS; and I will be to
into their Mind, and write them MENTS, to do them. Bless them a God, and they shall be to the Lord, O my Soul; let mea People: For I will be MERCI all that is within me bless his FuL to their UNRIGHTEOUSNESS,
and their Sins and their INIQUIholy Name.
TIES will I remember no more. Bless the Lord, O my (1) Rev. 1. 5,6. Unto him that Soul, and forget not all his loved us, and washed us from our
Sins in his own Blood : Unto BENEFITS; who forgiveth him be Glory and DOMINION (k) all thine INIQUITIES, for ever and ever. Amen. Chap. and healeth all thy Diseas. : 13; And every Creature which ES : who REDEEMETH thy under the Earth, and such as are in
is in Heaven, and on the Earth, and Life from Destruction, and the Sea, and all that are in them, crowneth thee with loving heard I saying, Blessing, and HoKindness and tender Mer nour, and Glory, and Power, be
unto him that fitteth upon the cies. (1) O bless the Lord Throne, and unto the Lamb for
ever and ever.
all bis Works, in all Places of his Dominion: Bless the Lord, O my Soul. If thou, O Lord, shouldst be exaεt to mark Iniquity, who foould stand? but with Thee is Mercy and plenteous Redemption, which I implore through the infnite Merits of Christ Jesus our blesed Lord and Saviour ; mbo liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghoft, One God over all Blessed for evermore. Amen.
A Prayer for the
Knowledge of God's Law, and for Grace to praktise it.
That • my (a) shall hear a Word behind thee,
(a) Ifai. xxx. 21. Thine Ears WAYS were di
saying, This is the WAY, WALK rected, O Lord, ye in it, when ye turn to the right
to keep thy Sta- Hand, and when ye turn to the left. tules; then should I not be be SAVED in the Lord, with an (6) ASHAMED, when I have everlasting SalvaTION! Ye shall respect to all thy Command- not be ASU AMED nor CONFOUND
ED World without end. Rom. IX. ments. I will praise thee
33. Whosoever believes on him, with UPRIGHTNESS of shall not be ASHAMED: HEART, when I shall have (c) James 1.5,6. If any of you LEARNED (c) thy BIGHTEthat giveth to all Men LIBERALLY,
lack WISDOM, let him ask of God, ous JUDGMENTS. I will and upbraideth not, and it shall be keep thy Statutes, O forsake given him : But let him ask in me not utterly. O Lord, FAITH, nothing wavering. John
VI; 43, 44, 45. Felius answered and
faid, No Man can come to me, excepe the Father which hath sent me draw him, and I will raise him up at the last Day. It is written in the Prophets, And they shall be all TAUGHT of God: Every Man therefore that hach HEARD, and hath LEARNED of the Father, cometh unto me.
• Psalm cxix.5,6,7,8, 10, 11, 12, 14, to 22,25,27,28, 31, to 38, 40, to 44, 47, to 55, 57, 60 60, 62, 64,67,71, 75, 76,77, 81, 82, 83, 85,86, 88, to 96.
with my whole (d) HEART (d) Heb. X. 22. Let us draw near
with a true HEART, in full Afsuhave I sought thee ; let me
rance of Faith, having our HEARTS' not wander from thy Com- sprinkled from an evil Conscience. mandments.
Chap. x1.6. For he that cometh to
God, must believe chat he is, and Thy WORD have I (e)nid that he is a Rewarder of them that in mine Heart, that I might diligently seek him. Ijai.xxv1.9. not fin against thee: Blefled With my Soul have 1 desired thee art thou, O Lord; teach in the Night; yea, with my Spirit
within me will I seek thee early : me thy Statutes. I have RE- For when thy Judgments are in the JOICED (f) in the Way of Earth, the Inhabitants of the World thy TESTIMONIes more than will learn RIGHTEOUSNESS. Ch.
I said not unto the Seed of in all Riches. I will medi- Jacob, seek ye me in vain. Amos tate in thy Precepts ; I will v. 8. Seek him that maketh the DELIGHT (8) my self in thy Seven Stars, and Orion, and turneth
the shadow of Death into the Morn- : Statutes ; 1. will not (H) for- ing, and maketh the Day dark with get thy Word. Deal boun- Night; chat calleth for the Waters tifully with thy Servant, that of the Sea, and poureth them out I may live, and keep thy Lord is his Name. Col. 111.'1. If Word.
ye then be risen with Christ, șEEK Open thou mine (i) Eyes, those Things which are above, that I may behold wondrous
where Christ fitteth on the right
Hand of God. Matt. xv. 8,9. This Things out of thy Law. I People drawech near unto me with
their Mouth--but their HEART is far from me. But in vain do they WORSHIP me, teaching for Doctrines the Commandments of Men.
(c) Luke vuil. 15. But that on the good Ground, are they which in an honest and good Heart, having heard the Word, keep it, and bring forth Fruit with Patience. John xv11. 8. I have given unto them the Words which thou gavest me; and they have received them. ver. 17. Sanctity them through thy Truth; thy Word is Truth. James 1. 21. And receive with Meekness, the ingraftcd WORD, which is able to save
(f) Phil. 11. 1. Finally, my Brethren, REJOICE in the Lord.
(8) John XVII. 13. These things I speak in the World, that they might have my Joy fulfilled in themselves.
(h) James 1. 22, 23, 24, 25. Be ye Doers of the Word, and not Hearers only, deceiving your own felves; for if any be a Hearer of the Worn, and not a Doer, he is like a Man beholding his natural Face in a Glass; for he beholdeth himself, and gocth his way, and straightway he FORGETTETH what manner of Man he was: For whoso looketh into the PERFECT Law of LIBERTY, and continuech therein, he being not a forgetful Hearer, but a Doer of the Word, this Man shall be blested in his Deed.
(i)Liike xxiv. 45, 46. Then opened he their UNDERSTANDING, that they might understand the Scriptures; and said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the Dead the third Day, &c. John vini, 12. I am the Light of the World, he that followeth me shall not walk in Darkness, but shall have the Light of Lite.
am a (k) Stranger on the
(k) Heb. x1, 13,14,16. These all Earth, h ide not thy Com- died in Faith, not having received mandments from me, for the Promises, but having seen them they are my Delight and them, and embraced them, and conmy Counsellors. My Soul fessed that they were STRANGERS breaketh for the (1) LONG- and PILGRIMS on the Earth : for ING that it hath unto thy plainly that they seek a Country:
they that say such things, declare Judgments at all times. Ré that is, an heavenly: Wherefore move from me all (m) Re- God is not ashamed to be called proach and Contempt, for I them a City.
their God, for he hath prepared for have kept thy Teftimonies.
(1), Matt. v. 6. Blessed are they My Soul cleavetń unto the whích do HUNGER and THIRST Duft, ( quicken thou me thall be filled.
after RIGHTEOUSNESS, for they according to thy Word. Make
(m) Matt, v. 11, 12. Blessed are me to understand the Way ye when Men shall revile you, and of thy Precepts, so Thall í persecute you, and Niall lay all mantalk of thy wondrous Works. my fake : Rejoice and be exceeding
My Soul melteth for Hea- glad, for great is your Reward in viness, (0) STRENGTHEN thou me according to thy rich in Mercy, for his great Love
(n). Ephef. 11. 4,5. God, who is Word: I have stuck unto wherewith he loved us, even when thy Testimonies, O Lord, we were dead in Sins, hath quickput me not tô Shame. I Grace ye are saved.)
ned us together with Cbrift. (By will (1) RUN the Way of (0) Ephef. vi. 10. Be STRONG in thy Commandments, when the Lord, and in the Power of his thou shalt enlarge my Heart: things thro° ChrifJesus STRENGTH
Teach me, O Lord, the ENING me. Way of thy Statutes ; give
) Heb. xli. I. Let us lay aside (1) me Understanding, and doth to easily beset us, and let us
every Weight, and the Sin which hall keep thy Law 3 yea, run with Patience the Race that I shall observe it with my is set before us. 1 Cor. 1X.24. Know (r) whole HEART, for there ye not that they which run in a
Race run all, but onc receiveth the in do 1 delight. _Incline my Prize? So run, that ye may obHeart unto thy Teftimonies, tain, and not to Covetousness.
(9) 1 John v. 20. The Son of
God is come, and hath given us an Turn away mine Eyes UNDERSTANDING, that we may from beholding () Vanity, know him that is true. and quicken thou me in thy
(7) Phil. 11. 13. It is God thac
WORKETK in us, both to will and Way. 'Stablish thy WORD to do of his good Pleasure. Mark
XIT. 30. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy HEART. Rom. X111. 10. Love is the fulfilling of the Law.
(8) 1 Pet. 1. 18. Forasmuch as ye know thar ye were not redeemed with CORRUPTIBLE Things, as Silver and Gold, from your vain ConYersation, received by Tradition from your Fathers.