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in the House os his Servant out of Heaven shall he thunder up

cj\ 1 on them: The Lord (hall Judge

■UMllt j the Ends of the Earth, and he shall

70. As he spake by the give Strength unto his King, Mouth of his Holy Pro- and Exalt the Horn of his AnPhets, which have been oltiTED

since the World Began.

71. That we should be Saved from our Enemies, and from the Hand os all that hate us.

72. To perform the Mercy promised to our Fathers,

and to remember his Holy Covenant;

7;. The Oath which he ... _ . , ,

. . „ c-u-.. a {b)Ps*l- vm.2. Out of the Mouth Sware to our Father A- ofvBa^s and SnckHngs hast thou

hvaham: ordained Strength, because of

7J..That (£)hc would grant thine Enemies, that thou mightcfl

.. ... ,k„....« Jol; still the Enemy and the Avenger,

unto us, that we being deli- psal xijj havetrusted mthy

vered out ot the Hands ot Mercy, my Heart shall rejoice in

our Enemies, might serve thy Salvation.

t.:_ »:>).„..• c„ ■ „ Fsal. xvii. 8. Keep me as the Ap

him without Fear, ,e 'of thc E . h Jc m undcr £

75. In Holiness and shadow of thy Wings, Righteousness before 9- From the Wicked that oppress

him all the Days of our Life. mf- {rom 7 DEA,,DLY &*««».

. , , 1 n L. 1 wll° compass me about.

76. And thou, Child, Jhalt P/>/. xxxiv. 22. The Lord Rebe called the Prophet of Deemeth the Soul ot his Scr

the Hi Chest: for thou shalt vantS: n°n?n «* *ff thac

. r , c 1 Trust in him shall be desolate,

go before the Face ot the p/;,/. ixi. 2. From the End of the

Lord, to prepare his Ways; Earth will I cry unto thee, when

77. To siveKNOWLEDGE my Heart is overwhelmed: lead me

ro . i_- r> to the Rock that is higher than 1.

of Salvation unto hisPeo- ?For thotl ha(tShe|ter

pie, by the Remission of for me, and a Strong Tower their Sins, from the Enemy.

.0 T'L L ..1 ~ .„ J P/i/. Ixviil. I. Let Gon arise, let

78. Through the tender his fem:MiES be scattered: let them Mercy of our God; whereby also that hate him, flee before him. the Day-sprini» from on hi"h fs*1- cvi. 10. And he Saved

hath visited us, ^emA Tm tne H'nd °< h'm £ha£

rn .' hated them: and REDEEMEOthem

70. lo give Light to from the Hand of the Enemy.

them that sit in Datkness, ts«l. cxxxvi. 24. And hath Re

and in the Shadow of Death, ?r=MEK? us from ou,r f-NEV1,ES:

_ . ,' tor his Mercy endureth lor ever,

to GUIDE Our Feet into the , c0r. Xv.2y. For he mult reign,

Way of Peace. till he hath putall Enemies under

80. And the Child grew, hisJe«

26". The last Enemy that shall be destroyed, is Death.

and waxed strong in Spirit,

and was in the Deserts till 1 set. v. 8. He vigilant; the Day of his shewing unto btcai,fe your Adversary the UeJsrasl Vil, as 3 roaring Lion, wa!l"tii a

bout seeking whom he may devour, p Whom relist stedfast intiieFaith. D z Christ'i

Christv Nativity.

Matt.T^OVJ the Birth os Jefiis Christ was on this wise; i. 18. ^ When as his Mother Mury was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found wish Child of the Holy Ghost.

19. Then jfoseph her Husband being a juft Man, and not willing to make her a publiok Example, was minded to put her away privily.

2c. But while he thought on these Things, behold, the Angel oftheLord appeared unto him in a Dream, laying, Joseph thou Son of David, sear not to take unto thee Mary thy Wife: for that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost.

21. And (c) she shall bring forth a Son, and thou /halt call his Name Jesus: for he shall Save his People from their Sins.

22. (Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the * Prophet, saying,

• 23. Behold, a Virgin shall be with Child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call his Name Iimna?;z/e/,which being interpreted, is, God With Us.)

24. Then Joseph being raised from Sleep, did as the Angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his Wife:

2 5. And knew her not till /lie had brought forth her first-born Son j and he called his Name Jesus.

Luke ii. 1. And it came to pass in those Days, that thete went our a Decree from Ceej'ar Augustus, that all the Woiid should be taxed.

a. (A nd

* See Iftt. v iii. j^.

(t)Acts v. 30. The God of our Fishers raised up Jesus, whom yc slew, and hanged on a Tree.

31. Him hath God exalted with his right Hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give RepenTance to Israel, ana ForgiveNess of Sins.

1 Tim. i. is- This is a faithful Saying, and worthy of all Acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the World to Save Sinners.

Tit. ii. 1 j. Looking for that Met fed Hope, and the glorious Appearing of the great God, and our SaViour T >stii Christ:

14. Who gave himself for us, that he might Redeem Us from all Iniquity,and purifyunto himself a peculiar People, zealous of good Works.

1 John i. 9. If we confess our Sins, he is faithful and just to ForGive us our Sins, and to cleanse us from all Unrighteousness.

Chap. iii. f. And ye know that he was manifested to »akc away our Sins, and in him is no Sin.

t. (And this taxing was first made when Cyreniits wa» Governour of Syria)

3. AH went to be taxed, every one into his own City.

4. And Joseph also went from Galilee, out of the City of Nazareth, into Jude/t, unto the City of 2)avid, (because he was of the House and Linage of 2)avid)

5. To be taxed with Mary his espoused Wise, being great with Child.

6. And so it was, that while they were there, the Days were accomplished that /he should be delivered.

7. And she brought forth her first-born Son, and wrapped him in Swadling-Clothes, and laid him in a Manger, because there was no room for them in the Inn.

8. And there were in the fame Country Shepherds abiding in the Field, keeping Watch over their Flock by Night.

5>. And lo, the Angel of the Lord canue upon them, and the Glory of the Lord shone round about them 5 and they were sore afraid.

10. And the Angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you Good Tidings of great Joy, which /hall be to all People.

11. For unto you is born this Day, in the City of 2)dvid, a Saviour, which is CHRIST the Lord.

12. And this /hall be a Sign unto you; Ye /hall find the Babe wrapped in Swadling-Clothes, lyingin a Manger.

15. And suddenly there was with the Angel a Multitude


Praising God, and saying, 7^ glad Tidings ofPeacx

14. Glory to God in the tj,m proclaimed by the highest.andonEarthPEAcE, Heavenly Host, was foreGood Will towards Men. tom y„ tfa <pr0fihets.

15. And it came to pass as

the Angels were gone away Vs$lm xxix. 11. The Lord will

from them into Heaven, the give Strength unto his People, the

Shepherds said one to ano- j£jc £wU1 blesi his PeoPie with

ther, Let us now go even un- ?r ixxxv. 8. I will hear what

to Bethlehem, and fee this God the Lord will speak: for he

Thing which is come to pass, ^JS&lf** umo his PeoPle« , . p , _ . . , * .' ana to his iaints.

which the Lord hath made J0. Mercy and Truth are

known unto us. me* together: Righteousness

16. And they came with »njPeace have K^ed each other. 1 n , P , P/. cxix. \6$. Great Peace have ha/fe, and found Mary and an tuey which love thy Law : and

Joseph, nothing (lull offend them.

Joseph, and the Babe lying Inv. iii. 17. HerWayiarc Ways in a Manger. of Measintness, and all her Paths

17. And when they had "V^S For onto us a Child

seen it, they made known is born, unto us a Son is given,

abroad theSaying which was and tne Government shall be

tn\A tWi cnncernino rrik uP°n his Shoulder: and his Name told them concerning this slwll be allcdj WoNDEVFUL>

Child. Counsellor, TheMightygod,

18. And all they that heard The Everlasting Father, The

it, wondred at those Things P"NcnE(-°f >\EACE; , .. r

* . , ... , P 7. Ot the Increase of his Go

which were told them by the Vernment and Peace, there shall

Shepherds. be no End.

10. But Mary kept all , .chaP- xxfv|: \: Thou wilt ten j. r Til- j J J him in perfect Peace,whose Mind

theie 1 nings, and pondered is staycd on thee . hc trust.

them in her Heart. eth in thee.

20. And the Shepherds re- c u- Lojd, thou wilt ordain Peace

1 It- J T for us: tor thou allo hast wrought

turned, glorifying and prais- all our Works in us

ing God for all the Things Chap, xxxii. 17. And the Works that they had heard and of Righteousness fliall be Peace, /• and the Estect ot Rightcouincls

en* Quietness and Assurance for


Chap. liii. y. But he was wounded for our Transgressions, he was bruised for our Iniquities: the Chastisement of our Peace was upon him, and with his btripes we arc healed.

Chap. Ivii. 19. I create the Fruit of the Lips; Peace, Peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, laith the Lord, and I will heal him.

20. But the Wicked are like the troubled Sea, when it cannot rest; whose Waters cast up Mire and Dirt.

21. There is no Peace, faith my God, to the Wicked.

hi ahum i. if. Behold upon the Mountains the Feet of him that 'bringeth Good Tidings, that publishcth Peace.

Zach. ix. 10. He (hall speak Peace unto the Heathen: and hiS DoMinion shall be from Sea to Sc3, and from the River even unto the Ends of the Earth.

Luke xix. 38. Blessed be the King that cometh in the Name of the Loud : Peace in Heaven, and Glory in the highest.

JohK.xiv. 27. Peace I leave with you, my Peace I give unto you: not as the World giveth, give I unto you. Let not your Heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Chap. xvi. 33. These Things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have Peace. In the World yc (hall have Tribulation : but be of good Cheer, I have overcome the World.

ABs x. 35. The Word which God sent unto the Children ot Israel, preaching Peace by Jcfns Christ (he is Lord of all.)

Rom.v. 1. Thcrefoie being justified by Faith, we have Peace with Goo, through our Lord JffnJ Christ. . .

Chap. viii. 6. To be carnally minded, is Death ; but to be spiritually minded, is Life and Peace. »_

Chap. xiv. 17. For the Kingctom of God Is not Meat and Drink, but Righteousness, and Peace, and |oY in the Holy Ghost.

Gal. v. zz. But the Fruit ot" the Spirit is Love, Joy, and Peace, Lonu lufFering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith.

Vhil. iv. 7. And the Peace of God which p^fTcth all Understanding, slull keep your Hearts and Minds through Christ Jffm.

The 'The Cireumcijion of Christ.

Luke A ND when eight Days were accomplished for ii. zi.**" the Circumcising the Child, his Name was called JESUS, which was so named os the Angel before he was conceived in the Womb.

22. And when the Days of her Purification, according to the Law of Moses, were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord,

23. (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, Every Male that openeth the Womb shall be called holy to the Lord)

24. And to offer a Sacrifice according to that which is said in the Law of the Lord, A pair of Turtle-Dovcs, or two young Pigeons.

25. And behold, there was a Man in Jerusalem, whose Name was Simeon; and the fame Man was Just and Devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

16. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not fee Death, before he had seen the Lord's CHRIST.

27. And he came by the Spirit into the Temple: and when the Parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for him after the Custom of the Law,

28. Then took he him up in his Arms, and blessed God, and said,

29. LORD, now lettest thou thy Servant depart in Peace, according to thy Word.

30. For mine Eyes have seen thy Salvation:

31. Which thou has prepared before the Face of all People:

32. A Light to lighten the Gentiles, and the Glory of thy 'People Israel.

33. And Joseph and his Mother marvelled at those Things which were spoken of him.

34. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary bis Mother, Behold, this Child is set for the Fall and Rising again of many in Israel; and for a Sign which shall be spoken against: 1

35. (Tea,

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