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prosper that love thee. Psal. cxxii. 6. Let thy priests Churcb;

be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. Psal. cxxxii. 9. Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it, that he might present it to himself a glorious church. Eph. v. 25, 26, 27. Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion ; for the time to favour her, yea, the set time is come. Psal. cii. 13.

3. The sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee. Isa. lx. 10. The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water : he turneth it whithersoever he will. Prov. xxi. 1. He changeth the times and the seasons, he removeth kings, and setteth up kings. Dan. ii. 21. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. Prov. viii. 15. There is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordain. ed of God. Rom. xiii. 1. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son. Psal. lxxii. 1. And kings shall be thy nursing-fathers, and their queens thy nursingmothers. Isa. xlix. 23. Blessed be the Lord God of our fathers, which hath put such a thing as this in the king's heart, to beautify the house of the Lord, which is in Jerusalem. Ezra vii. 27.

4. For this cause pay ye tribute also ; for they whose minis- are God's ministers, attending continually upon

this very thing. Rom. xiii. 6. Seven times shall

pass over thee, till thou know that the Most High thy honour and glory:

ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. Dan. iv. 25. Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions ; how he sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob; surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed ; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, until I find out a place for the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. Psal. cxxxii, 1 to 5. The sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee. Isa. Ix. 10. Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord that is

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faithful. Isa. xlix. 7. Hezekiah wrought that which was good and right and truth before the Lord his God; and in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered. 2 Chron. xxxi. 20, 21.-See also, Sam. vii. 1.—2 Kings xviii. 1 to 4.—2 Kings xxii. xxiii.-1 Chron. xxviii. xxix.

5. Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which 5. and that are Cæsar's, and unto God the things which ve, and all het subjects

are God's. Malt. xxii. 21. Let every soul be caly consi... subject unto the higher powers ; for there is no bat bority she power but of God; whosoever therefore resistfauthfully

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resisteth the ordinance of God ; Berse, bon. and they that resist shall receive to themselves banks obey damnation ; for rulers are not a terror to good bers in thee, works, but to the evil; wilt thou then not be accounting to afraid of the power ? do that which is good, and

thou shalt have praise of the same ; for he is the dinance ;

minister of God to thee for good : wherefore ye sus Christ our must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also Lord, who for conscience sake. Rom. xiii. 1 to 5. Submit

yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's Geost, liveth sake ; whether it be to the king, as supreme ; or erer one God, unto governors, as unto them that are sent by

him. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. 1 Pet. ji. 13, 14. 17. It is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people. Acts xxiii. 5. My son, fear thou the Lord and the king; and meddle not with them that are given to change. Prov. xxiv. 21. Curse not the king, no not in thy thought. Eccl. x. 20. Our Lord Jesus Christ, which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords ; to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen. 1 Tim. vi. 14, 15, 16. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Rev. iv. 8. Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. Rev. v. 13 -See also, Deut. xvii. 8 to 13.

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CXXIV. A Collect for the Queen. No. 2. 1. Almigh- 1. Thy throne is established of old, thou art ty and exter from everlasting. Psal. xcii. 2. The king's heart we are taught is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water, by thy holy

he turneth it whithersoever he will. Prov. xxi. 1. the hearts of God hath put in their [the kings'] hearts to fulfil thy rule and his will. Rev. xvii. 17. In the first year of Cyrus and that thou king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the dost dispose mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord

stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that seemeth best he made a proclamation throughout all his kingto thy godly

dom, saying, Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah : who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel. Ezra i. 1, 2, 3. Blessed be the Lord God of our fathers, which hath put such a thing as this in the king's heart, to beautify the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem. Ezra vii. 27. see also, 11 to 28. To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Rom. xvi. 27.

2. He chose David also his servant, and took bly beseech

him from the sheepfolds ; from following the ewes dispose and

great with young he brought him to feed Jacob heart of Vic- his people, and Israel his inheritance : so he fed toria thy

them according to the integrity of his heart, and Queen and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands. Psui.

lxxviii. 70, 71, 72. O Lord our God, all this store her thoughts, that we have prepared to build thee an house for works, she thine holy Name, cometh of thine hand, and is seek thy

all thine own: I know also, my God, that thou honour and triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness : study to pre- as for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I

have willingly offered all these things ; and now mitted to her have I seen with joy thy people, which are prewealth.peace,

sent here, to offer willingly unto thee : O Lord and godli. God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers,

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Father, of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart Sat's sake, unto thee. 1 Chron. xxix. 16, 17, 18. I make a Jesus Christ decree, That every people, nation, and language,

which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill; because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort: then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, in the province of Babylon. Dan. iii. 29, 30. Then I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me; when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel. Neh. ii. 9, 10. Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about ; for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days. 1 Chron. xxii. 9. That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth, that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace ; that our garners may be full, affording all manner of store, that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets ; that our oxen may be strong to labour, that there be no breaking in, nor going out, that there be no complaining in our streets : happy is that people, that is in such a case; yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord. Psal. cxliv. 12 to 15. Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his figtree. 1 Kings iv. 25. Happy art thou, O Israel, who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord. Deut. xxxii. 29. Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Tim. i. 2. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. John xvi. 23.–See also, Ezra ix. 9.

1 Kings viii. 17 to 20.—2 Chron. xvii. 3, 4. 6.Psal. xxxiii. 12.-1 Chron. xxii, and the seren following chapters.- Neh, i. 2.-i, 4. 7, 8. ana the quotations to cxxiii.

CXXV. The Nicene Creed.

1. I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of

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1. He that cometh to God'must believe that he is. Heb. xi. 6. There is, one God, and there is

none other but he. Mark xii. 32. To us there is heaven and but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, earth, And of and we in him. 1 Cor. viii. 6. I appeared unte visible and Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name

of God Almighty. Exod. vi. 3. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Heb. xi. 3. Great and' marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty ; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Rev. xv. 3.-See also, Deut. iv. 29.Psal. cxlvi. 5, 6.-Matt. xi. 25.

2. To us there is but one Lord Jesus Christ.

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at any time; the only-begotten Son, wheb is in the bosom of all worlds, the Father, he hath declared him. John i. 14. 18. God of God, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. light, Very Psal. ii. 7. And he is before all things and by him Gox, Bugat- all things consist. Who is the image of the invi

sible God. Col. i. 17. b The brightness of his made, Being of one sub glory, and the express-image of his person. Heb. i.

3. I am the light of the world. John ix. 5. No By whom all man knoweth who the Father is, but the Son, and things were

he to whom the Son will reveal him. Luke x. 22. Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the Light with you ; walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you : while ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light, John xii. 35, 36. The same was in the beginning

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