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3, 4. Send


the queen; I beseech thee, send now prosperity. Psal. cxviii. who putteth 25. And Samuel said to all the people, See ye her trust in thee. him whom the Lord hath chosen, that there is none

like him among all the people? 1 Sam. x. 24. O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee Psal. lxxxvi. 2.

3, 4. The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble ; from thy holy the name of the God of Jacob defend thee. Send place; and

thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee mightily de- out of Zion. Psal. xx. 1, 2. The Almighty shall

be thy defence. Job xxii. 25. 5, 6. Let

5, 6. Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man :

preserve me from the violent man. Psal. cxl. 1. The have no ad

enemy shall not be able to do him violence : the against her; son of wickedness shall not hurt him. I will smite let not the

down his foes before his face: and plague them that proach to

hate him. Psal. lxxxix. 23, 24. When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Psal. xxvii. 2.

fend her.

her enemies


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hurt her.

God, who hast in all

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and in the

CCLXXX. A Thanksgiving. 1. Almighty

1. We have heard with our ears, O God, our

fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their ages shewed days, in the times of old. Thou art my King, O and Mercy in God : command deliverances for Jacob. Thou hast the miracu- saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to cious deliver shame that hated us. Psal. xliv. 1. 4.7. Thou art thy Church,

the Lord the God, who shewedst signs and won

ders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on protection of righteous all the people of his land : for thou knewest that and religious they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get States, pro- thee a name, as it is this day. And thou didst difessing thy holy and

vide the sea before them, so that they went through eternal truth, the midst of the sea on the dry land; and their wicked con- persecutors thou threwest into the deeps, as a stone spiracies,

into the mighty waters. Neh. ix. 7. 10, 11. There ous practices arose up a new king over Egypt, and he said unto

his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: come on, let us deal wisely with them ; lest they multiply.

and malici

of all the enemies thereof:

Therefore they did set over them task-masters to afflict them. And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel. And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. And the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians, and troubled the host of the Egyptians; and took off their chariot wheels. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh. Exod. i. 8 to 11.—xiv. 8. 13, 14. 24, 25. 28. When the Lord raised them up judges, then the Lord delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge. Judges ii. 18. It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me. He delivereth me from mine enemies : yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man. Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name. Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore. Psal. xviii. 47 to 50. David said, O Lord, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness. 2 Sam. xv. 31. And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the Lord might bring evil upon Absalom. 2 Sam. xvii. 14. He taketh the wise in their own craftiness : and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. Job

O Lord our God, save thou us out of his [Sennacherib’s] hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only. Thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord. For I will

v. 13.

hee our un

thanks and


defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake. And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand. 2 Kings xix. 19. 32 to 35. See also, The Book of Esther.—2 Sam.

xv. xvi. xvii. xviii. 2. We yield 2. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and feigned

praise thy glorious name. 1 Chron. xxix. 13. Praise

ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole praise, for the

heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the and mighty congregation. Psal. cxi. 1. Thou art the God that Deliverance of our graci- doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength King James" among the people. Thou hast with thine arm rethe First, the deemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Prince, and Psal. lxxvii. 14, 15. Thou art my hiding place; all the Royal thou shalt preserve me from trouble ; thou shalt with the No- compass me about with songs of deliverance. Psal. bility: Clergy, xxxii. 7. Great deliverance giveth he to his king; mons of En- and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and assembled in to his seed for evermore. Psal. xviii. 50. When it Parliament,

was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and by Popish treachery bound themselves under a curse, saying that they appointed as sheep to the

would neither eat nor drink till they had killed slaughter, in Paul. And they were more than forty which had

made this conspiracy. And they came to the chief savage man priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourthe examples selves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing

until we have slain Paul. Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you to-morrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him. Acts xxiii. 12 to 15. We are counted as sheep for the slaughter. Psal. xliv. 22. See also, Jer. xli. 1 lo 7Judges ix. 2 to 5.

3. The conspiracy was strong. 2 Sam. xv. 12. tural Conspi. If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, racy: not our when men rose up against us: then they had swalthy mercy; lowed us up quick. Psal. cxxiv. 2, 3. Thou hast not our fore, with thine arm redeemed thy people. Psal. lxxvii. providence 15. For mine own sake, ever for mine own sake,

& most barbarous and

of former ages.

3. From this unna

and therefore not unto us,

unto us, but unto thy

nour and

Churches of

delivered us: will I do it: for how should my name be polluted?

and I will not give my glory unto another. Isa. xlviii. O Lord, not 11. Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord

God, be it known unto you, O house of Israel. Name be as. Ezek. xxxvi. 32. I wrought for my name's sake, cribed all ho

that it should not be polluted before the heathen. glory, in all

Ezek. xx. 14. Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, the saints, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and tion to gene for thy truth's sake. Psal. cxv. 1. Thou art worthy, ration; O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power. through Je.

Rev. iv. 11. In all churches of the saints. 1 Cor. Amen.

xiv. 33. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. Psal. cxlv. 4. So we that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever: and will alway be shewing forth thy praise from generation to generation. Psal. lxxix. 14.

sus Christ our Lord.

also, most

of our un

thanks for

CCLXXXI. A Prayer that a sense of God's goodness may

lead us to use diligence and zeal in our

duties. 1. Accept

1. Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto

thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near gracious God,

thy wondrous works declare. Psal. lxxv. 1. We feigned

will be glad and rejoice in his salvation. Isa. xxv. filling our 9. The Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a hearts again with joy and good day. Esth. viii. 17. Make us glad according gladness, af

to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years

wherein we have seen evil. Psal. xc. 15. He

hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise putting a new unto our God. Psal. xl. 3. All these men of war mouths, by came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David bringing his king over all Israel. And there they were with King Wil

David three days, eating and drinking: for their this day, for brethren had prepared for them. Moreover they the Deliver that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and ZebuChurch and lun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on Nation from camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, Popish Ty

cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and arbitrary

oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly. 1 Chron. xii. 38, 39, 40. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem ; praise

ter the time that thou hadst afflict. ed us, and

song into our

liam, upon

ranny and


which so

of our enemies.

thy God, o Zion. For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates ; he hath blessed thy children within thee. Psal. cxlvii. 12, 13. I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all that oppressed you. Judges vi. 9. Great deliverance giveth he to his king ; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for

evermore. Psal. xviii. 50. 2. We a- 2. Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord dore the wis God Almighty: just and true are thy ways, thou tice of thy King of saints. Rev. xv. 3. There is no wisdom, Providence,

nor understanding, nor counsel against the Lord. timely inter: Prov. xxi. 30. Justice and judgment are the habiextreme dan- tation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go beger, and dis; fore thy face. Psal. lxxxix. 14.

Our soul is esthe designs caped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers : the

snare is broken, and we are escaped. Psal. cxxiv. 7. He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. He taketh the wise in their own craftiness : and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. Job v. 12, 13. Truly there is but a step between me and death. And David made haste to get away for fear of Saul ; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them. But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying, Haste thee, and come ; for the Philistines have invaded the land. Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David. 1 Sam. xx. 3. - xxiii. 26, 27, 28. The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil ; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them : they sank as lead in the mighty waters. Exod. xv. 9, 10.

3. Bless the Lord, O my soul : and all that is seech thee, give us such within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, a lively and

O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psal. lasting sense of what thou ciii. 1, 2. I will open my mouth in a parable: I didst then, and hast

will utter dark sayings of old. We will not hide since that

them from their children, shewing to the generation tiune done for us, that we

to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength,

3. We be

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