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mine hafte, I am (1) cut off (9) 2 Cor. iv. 8,9. We are troufrom before thine Eves: thou bled on every side, yet not distres

sed; we are perplexed, but not in heardert the voice of my Despair ; persecuted, but not forfaSupplication, when I cried ken; caít down, but not destroyed. unto thee; therefore f will I (r) John 1. 1. In che Beginning

i was the WORD, and the WORD rejoice in thee, O Lord, and

was with God, and the WORD was fing Praises unto the Moft God; all Things were MADE by High.

him, and without him was not any By thy ( Word were all Thing made that was made. Heb.

1. 10. For thou, Lord, in the Bethe HEAVENS MADE, and ginning halt laid the Foundations all the Host of them by the of the Earth, and the HEAVENS BREATH of the Mouth: are the Work of thinc Hand. Col.

1. 15, 16, 17. Who is the image of Therefore let all the Earth the invisible God, the First-boin of fear thee, O Lord, let all the every Creature, för by him were all Inhabitants of the World THINGS CREATED that are in

HEAVEN and that are in EARTH, fand in AWE of thee ; for VISIBLE and INVISIBLE, whether thine Eye is upon them that they be THRONES or DOMINIONS, fear thee, and hope in thy or PRINCIPALITIES or Powers:

All Things were CREATED by him, 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 (s) Ifai. xl. 31. They that wait

upon the Lord, shall renew their on the Lord, for he is my, is my Strength; they shall run and not Help and my Shield. My be weary, and they shall walk and Heart Shall rejoice (t) in not faint. him him, and in his holy Name and in his bolu ame (1) John XVI. 22. And your

HEART shall REJOICE, 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 (u) in thee:

pe. 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, (ac) and thy whither the Forerunner is for us Faithfulness reacheth untó entered, even Jesus, made an High

Priest for ever. the † Clouds. Thy Righte- (w) Matt. xxiv. 35. Heaven and ousness is like the great Earth Mall pass away, but my Word Mountains, thy Judgments Thall not pass away. are a great Deep : Thou (y) Thi

Cours (9) Col. 1. 17. And by him all.

Ş) Things confift. preservest Man h and Beast; (2) Col. 1. 13, 14. Who hath de(2) thou, O Lord, redeemelt 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.

* Pf. 18. 2. & Pfalm XXXVI. h Psalm 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. IX. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, CG.


the Souls of thy Servants, and none that trust in thee fhall be desolate. Therefore will I fear thee, O Lord, for there is no want to them that fear thee: The Lions fhall (utter Hunger ; but they Fowls of the Air, for they sow 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 Raras, yet your heavenly Father for thou hearest them that feedeth them: Are ye not much

better than they ? cry unto thee, and savest them out of all their Troubles : For thine (b) ANGELS, O Lord, * encamp round

(6) Heb. 1. 14. And of the Ano

geks he saith, Are they not all mi. about them that fear thee, niftring Spirics, sent forth to miniand thou deliverest them. ster to them who shall be the Therefore will I bless thee. Heirs of Salvation ? O Lord, at all times ; my Sool shall make her Boast in thee, O Lord. I will magnify thy glorious Name; for thou haft heard me, and delivered me from all my Fears ; My Heart i shall rejoice in thee, and I will . Heb. III. 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) Christin

Im Chrift, if we hold the Beginning of

our Confidence stedfast unto the hope in ibee.

End. i Psalm XXXIII. 21, 22. I present not these my humble Supplications to thy

Divine Majesty for my Righteousness, but for thy great Mercies, and the infinite Merit of Chrift Jesus 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 vi. 17. to preserve him from the Army of the SyTimis, thus compafled the City about, ver. 14, 18.

A Prayer for the Light of God's Countenance.

S - the (a) HART (a) Fohn VII. 37, 38, 39. Jesus | PANTETH after lood and cried, laying, If ar

thirst, let him come unto me and SAT the Water-Brooks, drink: He that believeth on me, as u y so panteth my the Scripture hath said, out of his Soul after thee, O God. My

Belly shall flow Rivers af living

Watcr. (But this spake he of the Soul thirsteth for God, for Spirit, which they chat 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

him whom my Soul loveth : I while they say, where is thy SOUGHT him, but I found him not. God? O God, thou art my (6) Ifai. Lv.1. Ho, every one God, early will I seek thee: that thirsteth, come ye to the Wa

ters, and he that hath no Money ; my (6) Soul thirsteth for

come yc, buy and eat; yea, come thee, my Flesh longeth for buy Wine and Milk without Mo. thee in a dry and (c) thir- ney, and without Price. fty Land where no Water is, o

Omega, che Beginning and the End : that I may lee 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 feen thee in the Sanctuary. Life freely, Rev. XXII. 17.

(d) 2 Cor. 11. 18. But we all (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

Glory to Glory, even as by the SpiWhy art thou then (f) cait rit of the Lord. 2 Cor. iv.6. For down, O my Soul? why art God, who commanded the Light

to shine out of Darkness, hath fhined 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. . 8,. 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 win Chrift, and be found in him, not having mine own Righteousness, 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 at. tain unto the Resurrection of the Dead : not as though I had already atrained, either were already perfect, but I follow after, if that I may a pa prehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jefus.

of) 2 Cor. IV.9, 10. Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the Body the dying of the Lord Je. fus, that the Life of Jesus might be made manifest in our Body.

Psalm xlII. 1, 2.

6 Psalm LXIIS.


thou disquieted within me ? (8) Heb. vi. 9, 10. Which Hope Hope (3) thou in God, for I we have as an Anchur of the Soul,

both fire and stediait, and which fhall 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 Jefus, made an High

Priest for ever. mand thy loving Kindnels in (5) 7ob xxxv.Jo. But none faith, 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 Praver shall (0) John Vi. 37. And him that

cometh to me, I will in no wise cast be onto the God of my Life. out.

I will say unto God, my (k) Rou. XII. 10. For the Accuser Rock, why halt thou (2) for- accused them before our God Day

of our Brechren is cast down, which gotten me? Why gol mourn- and Night, ing because of the Oppression (1) Rev. XIV, 12. Here is the Paof the Enemy, (k) which is the nemu ( 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 crying of Where is thy God?'. your Faith worketh Patience.

(m) John xv.s. He chat abideth How (1) long, O Lord, in me, and I in him, the same wilt thou forget me, for ever? bringeth forth much Fruit; for How long c wilt thou hide without me ye can do nothing. 2 thy Face from me? How

Cor. 111. s. 'Not that we are Tuffi

cient of our felves to think any (mlong shall I take Coun- thing as of our felves, but all our sel in my Soul, having Sor- Sufficiency is of God, who hath

given untolis his Holy Spirit. row in my heart daily! now row in my Heart daily? How

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

in us, both to will and to do of his and hear me, O Lord my

Jsorg my good Pleasure. God, (2) lighten my Eyes, (n) Fohn Vill. 12. I am the Light Icít I feep the Sleep of of the World, he that followeth me

shall not walk in Darkness, but Death; ) left mine Ene

shall have the Light of Life. mies say, I have prevailed (0) 1 Pet. v. 7,8,9. Be fober, be against him, and those that vigilant, for your Adversary the Detrouble me rejoice when I am vil goeth about like a roaring Lion,

seeking whom he may devour ; moved, but I have trusted in whom resilt stedfast in the Faith. thy Mercy, (P) my Heart Chap. 1. 6. Wherein we greatly Shall rejoice in thv Salvation, rejoice, though now for a Season

(if need be) ye are in Heaviness, For I am continually with through manifold Temptations, for thee: thou hast holden me the Trial of your Faith. by thy right Hand. Thou (P) Phil. 111. 3. For we who

worship God in Spirit, rejoice in shalt guide me with thy Christ Jesus, and have no ConfiCounsel, and afterwards re- dence in the Flesh. Pfalm X111.

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. x1.28. 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- (r) Heb. x. 35, 36, 37, 38. Cast tion for ever.

not away therefore your Confidence,

which hath great recompense of I will d fing unto the Lord, Reward. For ye have need of Pabecause he hath dealt boun- tience, that after ye have done the rifully with me : My Soul Will of God, ye might receive the

Promise: For yet a little whilc, follows hard after thee, thy and he that shall come will come, right Hand upholdeth me, and will not carry. Now the Just

Hear, é O God, my Cry,

Haar é o God, my Cry. shall live by Faith'; but if any Man attend unto my Prayer; trom

" draw back,' my Soul shall have no

Pleasure in him. the Ends of the Earth will I () Matt. XVI. 18. Upon this cry unto thee, when mine Rock will I build my Church. I

a Cor. x. 4. And that Rock was Heart is overwhelmed. OG lead me to the Rock that (t) frai. XL1. 10. Fear thou not, is higher than I. (r) My for I am with thee; be not ditmay. Soul f wait thou only upon

ed, for I am thy God: I will

on strengthen chce; yea, I will help 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, ne sai

(uRev. XXI. 6. I will give unand Defence. In thee, O to him that is athirit of the Poun. God, is my Salvation and tain of the Water of Life freely. Glory: The (3) Rock of my Chap: XXII. 17. Let him that is

“? athirst, come: and whosoever will, (1) Strength and Refuge is let him take the Water of Life in God; therefore will l freely. Ifai. xxv. 6. And in this truft 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

the fined. ditate upon thee in the

te (x) 1 Tim. vi. 15, 16. Who is Night-Watches : Forb in the blessed and only Putentate, the thy Presence is fulness of King of Kings, and Lord of Lords ;

thu picche Hand to whom be Honour and Power Joy, and at thy right Hand to who

u everlasting. Amen. Rev. v. 13. Pleasures forevermore. There- Blelling, and Honour, and Glory, fore shall my Soul be (u) and Power, be unto him that fittech

Oh upon the Throne, and unto the satisfied as with Marrow and up

Lamb for ever and ever. Fatness, and my Mouth shall < Psalm xunt. - Psalm Lxi. PS. LXI. PS. LX111. 6. D Prixvi. 11.

i PfiLvii. 17.


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