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wast wounded for our transgressions ; wast bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon thee, and with thy stripes we are healed(g). Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood (h); thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive(i), and art set down at the right hand of the Majesty on high (j), where thou ever livest to make intercession for us (k). Of a truth thou art the Son of God (l), a Prince and a Saviour (m); KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS (n). Therefore I will extol thee, my God, O King; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever: every day will I
(g) Isaiah liii. 4, 5.
(k) Heb. vii. 25.
bless thee, and I will praise thy name for ever and ever (o). Hosanna in the highest(p). Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, shall say, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever(9.)
PRAISE OF THE SANCTIFIER.
It is the Spirit that quickeneth. St. John
O Thou, the Holy Ghost, the Com
(0) Psalm cxlv. 1. 2. (P) St. Mat, xxii. 9.
(9) Rev. v, 12, 13.
forter (a), the Spirit of God, which, in the beginning, moved upon the face of the waters (6); thou art the Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father (c), and dwelleth in us(d). By thee holy men of God spake as they were moved (e); for the entrance of thy words giveth life f), and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth understanding (g). Thou searchest all things, yea, the deep things of God, and revealest them unto us (h). It is thou which teachest us to profit, which leadest us by the way that we should go(i), which sanctifiest the Lord God in our hearts (j), and makest interces
(a) St. John xiv. 26.
Psalm cxix. 130. (g) Job xxxii. 8. (h) 1. Cor. ii. 10. (i) Isaiah xlviii, 17. (1) 1. Pet. iii 15,
sion for us, with groanings which cannot be uttered(k). Lord, thou hearest the desire of the humble, thou wilt prepare their heart(1). O quicken me in thy righteousness (m). I will offer unto thee the sacrifice of praise continually; that is, the fruit of my lips, giving thanks to thy name(n). For by the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of God, we are sanctified, and justified (o), and sealed unto the day of redemption (p). Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift(9).
(k) Rom. viii. 26. (») Heb. xiij. 15. () Psalm x. 17. (0) 1. Cor. vi. 11. (m) cxix. 40. (p) Eph. iv. 30.
(9) 11. Cor. is. 15.
PRAISE OF THE GREATNESS OF GOD.
Who is so great a God as our God? Psalm
O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty (a). Heaven is thy throne, and the earth thy footstool(b). Thou coverest thyself with light as with a garment; thou stretchest out the heavens like a curtain; thou layest the beams of thy chambers in the waters; thou makest the clouds thy chariot, thou walkest
upon the wings of the wind (c). Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters; and thy footsteps are not known(d). How great are thy
(a) Psalm civ. ).
(c) Psalm civ. 2, 3.