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unto thy Servant, who is devoted to thy Fear. I have
(0) Matt. v. 6. Bleffed are they (t) LONGED after thy Pre- which do hunger and thirst atter cepts, О quicken thou me in RIGHTEOUSNESS, for they shall thy Righteousness. Let thy be filled. MERCIES come also unto... me, O Lord, even thy SALVATION, for I trust in thy.
w Take not the Gi (u) Matt. IV. 4. Man shall not WORD of TRUTH utterly Word' that proceedeth out of the
live by Bread alone, but by every out of my Mouth, for there- Mouth of God. in have l'hoped: So shall I keep thy Laws (x) continu- , (x) John xv. 7. If ye abide in ally, for ever and ever. I me, and my Words - abide in you,
ye shall ask what you will, and it will DELIGHT my self in thy shall be done unto yoll. Commandments;' which I have loved ; my Hands also
0) Mått. y. 19. Whofvever shall will I lift up unto thy (9) DO and teach them, the same Commandments, and will shall be called Great in the KingMEDITATE in thy Statutes. dom of Heaven.
O remember the Word unto thy Servant, upon which thou hast made me ato (2) Rom. VIII. 24. For we are
hade me to SAVED by HOPE. Heb. vi. 19. HOPE. This is my Com Which Hope we have as an AnKORT in mine Afli&tion, for chor of the Soul, both furejand fted
fast, and which entereth into that thy WORD hath quickned
within the Vail ; whither the Foreme. The Proud have had runner is for us entered, even Jeme greatly in Derision, yet fus, made an High Priest for ever. have I not declined from thy Law. I remember thy Judg. ments of old, O Lord, and have (a) COMPORTED my
(a) John XIV. 16. And I will pray
my the Father, and he shall give you anfelf. Horror hath taken hold other COMFORTER, that he may a. upon me, because of the bide with you for ever. Matt. v. 4. Wicked that forsake thy hoc fucilah.. Blessed are they that MOURN, for
they shall be coMFORTED. Law. But thy Statutes have been my Songs in the House of my (6) PILGRIMAGE: fested that they were STRANGERS
(6) Heb. XI. 13. These all --conI have remembered
thy and PILGRIMS on the Earth. Name, O Lord, in the Night, for thou art my Portion: I entreat thy Favour with my whole Heart, be
merciful unto me according to thy Word. I have thought (C) Luke xy. 17, 18. When he
how came to himself, he said, I on my Ways, and have will arise, and go to my FATHER. turned my Feet unto thy (d) As xxů 16. Why CARRITestimonies. I will make EST thou ? Arise, and be baptized, (d) HASTE, and not delay on the Name of the Lord..
delov and wash away thy: SINS, calling to keep thy Commandments. (e) Matt. xxv. 6. At MIDNIGHT At (h) Midnight I will rise there was a Cry made, Rehold the to give Thanks unto thee, A Thank unto thee BRIDEGROOM cometh, go ye out
to meet him. ver. 7. Then all those because of thy righteous Judg- Virgins arose, 66. See also A&s ments. The Earth, O Lord, x11. 6, 18. is full of thy Mercy, teach me thy Statutes. Before 1, was afflicted I went affray, . but now have I kept thy . (f) Heb. x11. 11. Now no chasten. Word. It is good for me ing for the present secmeth to be
joyous, but grievous; nevertheless, that I have been AFFLICT- afterward it yieldeth the peaceable ED, (f) for now have I kept Fruit of Righteousness, unto them thy Statutes.
which are exercised thereby. 1 Pet.
1. 6. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, I know, O Lord, that thy though now for a Season, (if need Judgments are RIGHT, and be) ye are in Heaviness, through that thou inlo FAITHFUL. manifold Temptations.
(8) Rev. 111. 19. As many as I NES halt amicted me. Let: LOVE, I rebuke and chasten.. NESS haft aftlicted me. Let, I pray thee, thy merciful (h) 2 Cor. 1. 5. As the Sufferings Kindness be for (b) my Com- of Christ abound in us, so our CoNFORT, according to thy Word.
SOLATION also aboundeth by Chrift.
(i) 2 Cor. 1. 6, 10. God which Let thy tender MERCIES raiseth the Dead, delivered us from come unto me, that I may so great a Death, and doth deli
ver ; in whom we trust that he will (1) LIVE ; for thy Law 1$ yet deliver. my Delight. My Soul (k)(k) Phil. 1.23. I am in a strait fainteth for thy SALVATION, betwixt two, having a Desire to but I hope in
y depart, and to be with Christ, which
thy Word. is far better. Mine Eyes fail for thy Word, saying, When wilt thou comPOR'me? For I am become (1) Fohn xi. 25, 26. He that be(Z) like a Bottle in the Smoak lieveth in me, tho he were dead,
yet shall he live : And whosoever yet do I not FORGET thy livech and believeth in me, Niall Statutes. The Proud have never die. Col. 111. 3, 4: Ye are digged Pits for me HELP dead, and your Life is hid with thou me, O Lord : Quickens
- Christ in God. When Christ, who
Micken is our Life, Mall appear, then shall thou me after thy loving ye also appear with him in Glory. Kindness, so fhall I keep the Testimony of thy Mouth. G 2
For ever, O Lord, thy (m) (m) Matt. XXIV. 35. Heaven and WORD is settled in Heaven. Earth shall pass away, but my Words Thy Faithfulness is unto all
shall not pass away. Generations ; thou hast (12) (n) Heb. 1. 3. And upholding all eftablished the Earth, and things by the Word of his Power. it abideth : They continue this Day according to thine Ordinances; for all are thy Servants. Únless thy Law had been my Delight, I should have perished in my AFFLICTION. I will (o) ne- o) Gal. vi. 3. And let us not be ver FORGET thy Precepts, weary in WELL-DOING, for in due for with them thou haft quick- Season we shall reap, if we faigt ned me. I am thine, fave not. me, for I have fought thy Precepts.
The Wicked have fought to deftroy me, but I will (P) Eccles. 1.2. VANITY of VAconfider thy Testimonies. 18. I count all Things but Loss, for
NITIES, all is VANITY. Phil.sil. have seen an End of all the Excellency of the Knowledge O PERFECTION, but thy of Christ Jefus my Lord; for whom
I have suffered the Loss of all Commandment is exceeding Things, and do count them but broad.
Dung, that I may win Cbrift.
Grant this, o most merciful Father, for the infinite
Merits of the Death and Pasion of Chrift Jesus our Redeemer, who is exalted as aur High Priest to the right hand of the Majesty on bigb, to be a Prince and Saviour, to give Repentance and Remision of Sins. Amen.
A Profeffion of Love
for God's Law, and
LORD, how 6 2 Cor. V. 14. For the LOVE
Meditation all to If ve keep my COMMANDMENTS, Day. Thou through thy ye shall abide in my LOVE, Commandments haft made (6) 1 Cor. 1.25,27. The Pooliche me (6) WISER than mine nefs of God is WISER than Men.
God hath chosen the FOOLISH Enemies, tor they are ever THINGS of che World to confound with me. I have restrained the WISE. my feet from every (c) evil (c) Col. 111. s. Mortify therefore
Lo your Members which are upon the way, that I might keep thy Earth, FORNICATION, UNCLEANWord. (d) How SWEET are NESS, INORDINATE AFFECTION, thy WORDS unto my Taste; evil CONCUPISCENCE, and Covegea, sweeter than Honey to
TOUSNESS, which is Idolatry.
(d) i Cor. 11.9. Eye hath noc my Mouth ; thy (@) WORD seen, nor Ear heard, neither have is à Lamp unto my Feet, entered into the Heart of Man, the and a LIGHT unto my Path.
THINGS which God hath prepared
for then that love him. I bave sworn, and I will (f) (e) John 1. 1,4. In the Begioning perform it, that I will keep was the WORD, and the WORD was
with God, and the WORD was God: thy righteous Judgments.
In him was Life, and the Life was I am amięted very much, the Light of Men. Col. 1. 13. quicken me, O Lord, accord. Who hath delivered us from the ing to shu word 'Accent POWER OF DARKNESS, and hach ing to thy Word. Accept, Pow
1 translated us into the Kingdom of I beseech thee, the free-will
his dear Son. OFFERINGS of my (s) o 1 Cor. xv.58. Be ye stedfalt, MOUTH. and teach me thy unmoveable, always abounding in
the Work of the Lord, forasmuch Judgments. My (b) Soul is ass continually in thy Hand, not in Vain in the Lord. 2 Per. yet do I not forget thy Law. 11. 21. It had been better for them
not to have known the Way of Righteousness, than after they have known it, to turn from the holy Commandment delivered unto them.
(s) Heb. X111. 19. By him l et us offer the SACRIFICE OF PRAISE to God continually; that is, the Fruit of our Lips.
(6) 2 Cor. 1.9. But we had the SENTENCE OF DEATH in our selves, that we lhould not truft in our selves, but in God which raiseth the Dead.
• Psalm CXIX. 97,98, 101, 103, 105, to 109,113, 114, 116, 117,120, 123, 124, 129, 132, to 136, 141, to 144.
I hate (Ö) vain Thoughts, but (1) 2. Cor. x. 3,4,5. For tho' we
walk in the Flesh, we do not war thy Law do I love.
after the Flesh; for the Weapons of Thou art my hiding Place our Warfare are not carnal, but and my Shield; I hope in mighty through God, to the pulthy WORD. Uphold me ac- LING down of STRONG HOLDS,
casting down IMAGINATIONS, and cording to thy Word, that I
every high THING that exalteth may live, and let me not be it fclf against the Knowledge of (k) ASHAMED of my Hope. God, and bringing into Captivity
i every THOUGHT to the Obedience Hold thou me up, and I Thall of Christ. .. be safe, and I will have re- (k) Rom. v. 5. Hope maketh noc fpect to thy Statutes. My ASHAMED, because the Love of
God is shed abroad in our Hearts, Plesh (1) TREMBLETH for by the Holy Ghost, which is given fear of thee, and I am afraid unto us. of thy Tudgments. Mine (1) Phil. 11. 12, 13. Work out
your own SALVATION with FEAR Eyes tail for thy saivation, and TREMBLING, for it is God (mn) and for the Word of thy which worketh in us both to will (12) RIGHTEOUSNESS. Deal and to do, of his good Pleasure. with thy. Servant according the Power of God, through Faith
(m) 1 Pet. 1. 5. Who are kept by to thy Mercy, and teach me unto Salvation. thy Statutes : Thy Testimo. (n) Galo'v.s. We through the
wa Spirit wait for the Hope of RIGHnies are wonderful, therefore
" TEOUSNESS by Faith. doth my Soul keep them. (0) John xiv.21. He that lovLook thou upon me, and be ETH me shall be Loved of my Fa
ther; and I will LOVE him, and merciful unto me, as thou
will manifest my self to him. useft to do unto those that · () Rom. vi. 14. For Sin fhall (0) LOVE thy NAME. Order not have DOMINION over you, for my Steps in thy Word, and ye are not under the Law, but un
der GRACE. let not any Iniquity have (9) John xiv. 23. If a Man love (D) Dominion over me. me, he will keep my Words, and - Deliver me from mine Õp- my Father will love him ; and we preffors, so will I keep thy Abode with him.
will come unto him, and make our Precepts. Make @). thy (r) John Xv1.20. Ye shall wEEP Face to Shine upon thy Ser. and LAMENT, but the World Thall vant, and teach me thy Sta- FUL. but your SORRow shall be
rejoice; and ye shall be SORROWtutes. (r) Rivers of WATERS turned into Joy. Matt. v.4.; Blesrun down mine Eyes, be
sed are they that MOURN, for they cause Men
shall be COMFORTED. keep not thy (s) Matt. v. 3. Blessed are the Law, I am () SMALL and Poor in Sririt, for theirs is the and DESPISED, yet do I not Kingdom of Heaven. 1 Cor. iv. forget thy Precepts.
Thu 10, 13: We are DESPISED, we any are made as the Filth of the
Thy (1) Righteousnels is an ever- World, and are the OprsCOUR
ING of all Things unto this Day. () Tit. 111.9. Not by Works of RIGHTEOUSNESS, which we have donc, but according to his Mercy he saved us.