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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

(c) Folon xl. 25, 26. I am the DEAD (c) arise and praile RESURRECTION and the LIFE; thee? Shall thy loving Kind. he that believeth in me, though ness be declared in the Grave,

in the Grove he were dead, yet shall he live;

s, and whosoever liveth, and believor thy Faithfulness in De- eth in me, shall never die. struction ? 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 (ab 2 Cor. v1.2. 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 fuccour

ed thee: Behold, now is the acwhen I call, answer me spee

ipec- cepted TIME ; behold, now is the dily. For my Bones are con- Day of SalvATION.


dily. Fee Smoke ; mereth like

voice of

is smitten, and withereth like Grafs, 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 sworn (e) against me. My Days are like a SHADOW that (e) Afts XXIII. 14. We have declineth, and I am (f) wi

bound ourselves under a great Curse,

(J). We that we will eat nothing until we thered like Grafs : But thou, have slain Paul. O Lord, shalt 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, c O 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,

6 Psalm cit. 1,t0.5, 8, 11, 12. Psalm Cin1.8, 9, 11, to 18, and 1, 2, 3, 4, 22,


neither keep thine Anger for (8) Rom. VIII. 32. He that sparever. For as the Heaven is om he Heaven is ed not his own Son, but delivered

him up for us all, how shall he not high above the Earth, lo with him also freely give us all great is thy MERCY toward Things. ; John 111. 1. Behold them that fear thee. As far what manner of Love the Father

hath bestowed upon us, that we as the East is from the weit, should be called the Sons of God. 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 shall your heavenly Father give the

:: your Children, how much more C) CHILDREN, so the Lord Holy Spirit to them that ask him? pitieth them that fear him: Isai, XLIX. 15. Can a Woman for.

get her fucking Child, that she For he knoweth our Frame, thould not have comparlon on the he remembers that we are Son of her Womb ? Yea, they may but Dust.

forget, yet I will not forget chec. As for Man (b) his Days,

(5) James iv. 14. For what is

yoo 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 vanisheth away. oth. the wind nafreth over (i) Ifai. LV. 3. And I will make

an everlasting Covenant with it, and it is gone, and the you, even the fure Mercies of Da. Place thereof shall know it vid. Heb. vill. 6. Now hath he no more. But thy MERCY, obtained a more excellent Ministry,

by how much also he is the MediO Lord, is from everlasting ATOR of a better COVENANT, upon them that fear thee, which was established upon better and thy RIGHTEOUSNESS PROMISES.

(k) Heb. vill. 10, 11, 12. This is upon Childrens Children, to th

the Covenant that I will make with such as keep (i) thy Cove- the House of Israel, after those Days, NANT, and to those that re- saith the Lord; I will put my Laws

into their MIND, and write them member thy COMMAND

in their HEARTS; and I will be to MENTS, to do them. Bless

them a God, and they shall be to the Lord, O my Soul; let me a People: For I will be MERCI all that is within me bless his


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 lor get not all his loved us, and washed us from our

Sins in his own Blood : Unto BENEFITS; who torgiveth him be GLORY and DOMINION (k) all thine INIQUITIES, for ever and ever. Amen. Chap. and healeth all thy DISEAS. v. 13. And every Creature which FS : 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.

no žless the bot not all his SINS La GLOR

all all his Works, in all Places of his Dominion: Bless the Lord, O my Soul. If thou, O Lord, shouldst be exa&t to mark Iniquity, who hould stand? but with Thee is Mercy and plenteous Redemption, which I implore through the infinite Merits of Christ Jesus our blesed Lord and Saviour ; who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God over all Blesed for evermore. Amen.


A Prayer for the
Knowledge of God's
Law, and for Grace
to pra&tile it.

THAT * my. (a)
a myra (a) Ifai. xxx, 21. Thine Ears

shall hear a WORD behind thee, WAYS were di- saying, This is the WAY, WALK

All rected, O Lord, ye in it, when ye turn to the right L 3 to keep thy Sta- Hand, and when ye turn to the left.

(6) Ifai. xLv. 17. But Ifrael shall tutes : then should I not be be SAVED in the Lord, with an (6) ASHAMED, when I have everlasting SALVATION : Ye shall refpe&t to all thy Command- not be ASUAMED 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 () James 1. 5,6. If any of you

lack Wisdom, let him ask of God, LEARNED (C) thy RIGHTE

that giveth to all Men LIBERALLY, OUS JUDGMENTS. I will and upbraideth not, and it Mall be keep thy Statutes, O forsake given him : But let him ask in

FAITH, nothing wavering. John me not utterly. O Lord,

us VI. 43, 44, 45. Fefius answered and

faid, No Man can come to me, excope 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 hath HEARD, and hach 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, 50 60,62,64,67,71, 75, 76, 77, 81, 82, 83, 85,86, 88, to 96.


with my whole (d) HEART (0) Heb. x. 22. Let us draw near

with a true HEART, in full Affu: have 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 Thy WORD have I (e) HID that he is a Rewarder of them that

God, must believe that he is, and in mine Heart, that I might diligently seek him. Ifai.xxv1.9. not fin against thee: Blessed with my Soul have ['desired thee

och in the Night ; yea, with my Spirit art thou, O Lord; reach

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.

* XLV.19. 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 cuoio mú reif in thy Seven Stars, and Orion, and turneth

the shadow of Death into the Morn-· Statutes ; I will not (b) for- ing, and maketh the Day dark with get thy Word. Deal boun- Night; chat calleth for the Waters fi folv'with thy Servant that of the Sea, and poureth them out

upon the face of the Earth; the I may live, and keep thy Lord is his Name. Col. Jul. 1. If Word.

ye then be risen with Cbrift, SEEK Open thou mine (i) EYES, those Things which are above, that I may behold wondrous

where. Chrift 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 forch Fruit with Patience. John xvi. 8. I have given unto them the Words which thou gaveft me; and they have received them. ver. 17. Sanctify them through thy Truth; thy Word is Truth. James I. 21. And receive with Meekness, the ingraftcd WORD, which is able to save your Souls.

(f) Phil. 11, 1. Finally, my Brethren, REJOICE in the Lord.

(8) Fohn 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 Word, 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) Luke xxiv. 45, 46. Then opened he thcir 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 vill, 12. I am the Light of the World, he that followeth me shall not walk in Darkness, but Ihall have the Light of Life.


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am a (k) Stranger on the (k) Heb. XI. 13,14,16. These all Earth, HIDE not thy Com- died in Faith, not having received

for the Promises, but having Teen them mandments from me, for

afar off ; and were perswaded of 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 Tudgments at all times. Re- that is, an heavenly : Wherefore move from me all (m) Re- God is not ashamed to be called

their God, for he hath prepared for proach and Contempt, for I them have kept thy Testimonies. (1) Mart. v. 6. Blessed are they My Soul cleaveth unto the which do HUNGER and THIRST

after RIGHTEOUSNESS, for they Duft, (a) quicken thou me 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. fo Ihall í perfecute you, and Niall say all man

ner of Evil against you falsely for talk 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 Heaven.

(n) Ephef. 11. 4,5. God, who is thou me according to thy rich in Mercy, for his great Love Word. I have stuck unto wherewith he loved us, even when thy Testimonies, O Lord, we were dead in Sins, hath quick

** ned us together with Cbrift. (By put me not to Shame. I

me not to oname 1 Grace ye are saved.) will ( RUN the Way of (0) Ephes. vi. 10. Be STRONG in thy Commandments when the Lord, and in the Power of his

* Might. Phil. iv, 13. I can do all thou shalt enlarge my Heart. things thro' ChriRFesús STRENGTH

Teach me, O Lord, the Ening me. Way of thy Statutes : give ) Heb. xll. I. Let us lag afide

i every Weight, and the Sin which me Underitanding, and doch so easily beset us, and let us I shall 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 t ir whole HEART, for there- Race run all, but onc receiveth the

uhole time for share ye not that they which run in a in do 1 delight. Incline my Prize? SO RUN, that ye may obHeart unto thy Testimonies, tain, and not to Covetouineis.

(9) 1 John v. 20. The Son of

God is come, and hath given lis an Turn away mine Eyes UNDERSTANDING, that we may from beholding (5) VANITY, know him that is true.. and quicken thou me in thy WÖRKEK in us, boch ro will and

(gv) Phil. 11. 13. It is God thac Way, 'Stablish thy WORD to do of his gond Pleasure. Mark

XII. 30. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy HEART. Rom. x111, 10. Love is the fulfilling of the Law.

(5) 1 Pet. 1. 18. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with CORRUPTIBLE Things, as Silver and Gold, from your vain ConYersation, received by Tradition from your Fathers.


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