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Dathan and Abiram ; and the elders of Israel followed him. And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of their's, lest ye be consumed in all their sins. So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side : and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children. And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind. If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men ; then the Lord hath not sent me. But if the Lord make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the Lord. And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them. And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation. And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also. And there came out a fire from the Lord, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense. Num. xvi. I to 35.
3. Arise, O Lord ; let not man prevail. Psal. ix. never prevail 19. They have said, Let us take to ourselves the against us, houses of God in possession. O my God, fill their
in the ruin of faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, thy Church O Lord. Psal. lxxxii. 4. 12, 13. 16. Let them
not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it : let them not say, We have swallowed him up. Psal. Xxxv. 25.
4. Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right vereign, hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong
4. but that nur gracious
our Lord. Amen.
for thyself. So will not we go back from thee : Realms, being pre- quicken us, and we will call upon thy name. Psal. served in thy lxxx. 17, 18. Know thou the God of thy father, and by thy and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willgoodness pro- ing mind. 1 Chron. xxviii. 9. O continue thy lovingtected in the kindness unto them that know thee ; and thy righmay all duly teousness to the upright in heart. Psal. xxxvi. 10. and give thee
So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thanks in thy thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise holy congregation;
to all generations. Psal. lxxix. 13. We will rejoice through
in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we Jesus Christ will set up our banners. Psal. xx. 5.
The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! Psal. xxi. 1. I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people. Psal. xxxv. 18. So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God. And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord. And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the Lord, and to record, and to thank and praise the Lord God of Israel. 1 Chron. xvi. 1, 2. 4. And the Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim ; but sought to the Lord God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel. Therefore the Lord stablished the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in abundance. And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the Lord. 2 Chron. xvii. 3 to 6.-See also, particularly, 2 Chron. xxix. xxx.
CCLXXXIV. A Prayer for the Queen, and the
Royal family. 1. Eternal 1. The eternal God is thy refuge, and underGod, and our most mighty neath are the everlasting arms. Deut. xxxiii. 27.
sent ourselves before thy
and the Three Estates of the Realm of
Protector, we The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my dethy unworthy liverer ; the God of my rock'; in him will I trust : humbly pre- he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my
high tower, and my refuge, my Saviour; thou savest Majesty, ac- me from violence. I will call on the Lord, who is knowledging thy power, worthy to be praised : so shall I be saved from wisdom, and mine enemies. 2 Sam. xxii. 2, 3, 4, Thou hast been goodness, in preserving a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. the King,
Psal. lxi. 3. O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong
I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, England as- which am but dust and ashes. Gen. xviii. 27. I am Parliament, not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all from the Destruction the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant. this day intended
Gen. xxxii. 10. Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, against them. and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and
the majesty. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. 1 Chron. xxix. 11. 13. O how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee! Psal. xxxi. 19. The king trusteth in the Lord, and through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved. For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head. Psal. xxi. 7. 3. The Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians. Exod. xiv. 30. Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies : thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee. For they intended evil against thee: and imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform. Psal. xxi. 8. 11. Our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the
work to cease. Neh. iv. 11. 2. Make us, we beseech thee, truly thankful for this, and for all other thy great mercies towards us : particularly for making this day again memorable, by a fresh instance of thy loving-kindness towards us. We bless thee for giving his late Ma jesty King William a safe arrival here, and for making all opposition fall before him, till he became our King and Governor.
2. Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works. Glory ye in his holy name :
let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. 1 Chron. xvi. 8, 9, 10. O that men would praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men! Psal. cvii. 8. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart. Psal. cxi. 1. In the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven ; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies. Many times didst thou deliver them ace cording to thy mercies. Neh. ix. 27, 28. He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered : the Lord is gracious and full of compassion. Psal. cxi. 4. Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed. Psal. xviii. 50. See also, Esth. ix. 20, 21, 22.-1 Chron. xi.
3. 3. We
3. God save the king. 1 Sam. X. 24. Then said to protect and Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy defend our
into thine hand this day : now therefore let me Sovereign Queen Victo- smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the mha, and all earth at once, and I will not smite him the second Family, from time. And David said unto Abishai, Destroy him and Conspi- not : for who can stretch forth his hand against the racies; Lord's anointed, and be guiltless? 1 Sam. xxvi. 8,
9. And Joab said unto the man that told him, And, behold, thou sawest him, and why didst thou not smite him there to the ground ? and I would have given thee ten shekels of silver, and a girdle. And the man said unto Joab, Though I should receive a thousand shekels of silver, yet would I not put forth mine hand against the king's son. 2 Sam. xviii. 11, 12. Thou hast girded me with strength nnto the battle : thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me. Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people. Psal. xviii. 39, 40. 43. Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them. Psal. xvii. 7. The king trusteth in the Lord, and through
4. Preserve her in thy
ness here on
the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved. Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies : thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee. Psal. xxi. 7, 8. See also, 2 Kings xi. 2.-Psal. xci. 3, 4.-Jer. xxxix. 18.
4. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy Faith, Fear righteousness unto the king's son. Psal. Ixxii. 1. and Love;
He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the Prosper her Reign with fear of God. 2 Sam. xxiii. 3. Teach me thy way, long happi
O Lord ; I will walk in thy truth : unite my heart earth; and to fear thy name. Psal. lxxxvi. 11. Hold up my with everlast- goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. Psal. ing glory hereafter:
xvii. 5. And thou, Solomon my son, know thou through Je- the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect our only Sa- heart and with a willing mind. 1 Chron. xxviii. 9. viour and Re- O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, give
unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes. 1 Chron. xxix. 18, 19. As the Lord hath been with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David. 1 Kings i. 37. Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice. Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. Psal. xx. 3, 4. Jehoshaphat sought to the Lord God of his father, and walked in his commandments. And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the Lord. 2 Chron. xvii. 1. 4. 6. Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father did. He trusted in the Lord God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him. For he clave to the Lord, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses. 2 Kings xviii. 1. 3. 5, 6. Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire. 2 Sam. xxii. 5. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord,