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pentance; and, in the fulness of time, sending out of thy bosoon tiry Christ, the Son of thy love, to take upon him the seed of Abraham; that, by his spotless and holy life, he might fulfil the obedience of the law; and, by the sacrifice of his death, might take away the curse and sting of death; and, after having thus given himself a ransom for thre whole world, might, by his resurrection, restore that world to life.

O infinitely wise and good God, who has left no expedient untried, for bringing lapsed mankind back again to happiness; and making them partakers of thy divine nature, and everlasting glory.

O thou, wlio hast borne such ample testimony to the truth of thy Son's



Gospel, by miracles manifold and numberless, by the most holy and memorable lives of thy Saints and Servants, by their invincible patience under torments and death, by the most astonishing conversion of the world, blinded with ignorance, prejudice, and sensuality, to the obedience of the faith: And all this accomplished, without any ad. vantage, or assistance, from wealth, or power, or public countenance, or charms of eloquence, or force of arms: Blessed and praised, lauded and magnified, exalted, sanctified, and adored, be thiy glorious name for ever and ever.

May the memory, and every mention, of these inestimable instances of thy wondrous love, fill every


heart with joy and thankfulness, in all places, and throughout all generations.

WORTHY art thou, O Lord, to take the book, and to open the seals thereof, for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood.

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

Therefore unto him that sitteth on the Throne, and unto the Lamb, be blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, for ever and ever. Amen.

Salvation to our God, who sitteth on the Throne, and to the Lamb.

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Blessing and glory, and wisdom and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God, for ever and ever. Amen,


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O Lord, be gracious unto us, for we have waited for thee. Be thou our arm every morning, and our salvation in the time of trouble.

BLESSED art thou, O Lord, who, as on this seventh day, didst rest from all thy works, and didst bless and hallow it for a memorial of the creation ; for a sign of the covenant made with thy peculiar people; for a thankful remembrance of their release out of the Egyptian bundage.


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