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his lot is among the saints! Wisd. v. 5. But, O Lord God, to whom vengeance belong. eth, thou God, to whom vengeance belongeth : be farourable and gracious unto Sior. Psal. xciv. I. & li. 18. Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy people, whom thou hast redeemed: and lay not innocent blood to our charge. Deut. xxi. 8. O shut not up our souls with sinneri : nor our lives with the bloodthirsty. Psal. xxvi. 9. Deliver us from blood guiltiness, O God, thou that art the God of our salration : and our longte shail sing of ihy righteousness, Psal. li. 14. For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in tickedness; neither shall any evil dwell with thee. Thou will destroy them that speak leasing : the Lord abhors both the blood-thirsty and deceitful man. Psal. v. 4. 6. O hot suddenly do they consume : perish, and come to a fearful end! Yea, even like as a drear, she's one awaketh : so didst thou make their image to vanish out of the city. Psal. lxxiii. 18, 19. Great and marvellous are thy works, 0 Lord God Almighty: just and true are thy ways, 0 King of saints! Rev. xv. 3. Rightevus art thou, ó Lord: and just are thy judgments / Psal. cxix. 137.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.
ments, and wonderful
ward the children of
CCLXXXVI. A deprecation of God's righteous
Judgments. 1. O most 1. The Lord your God is God of gods, and mighty God, Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, thy judg- which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward.
Deut. x. 17. Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy in thy works! through the greatness of thy power doings to
shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.
Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in men;
his doing toward the children of men. Psal. lxvi. 3. 5. By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation ; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea. Psal. Ixv. 5. Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God ! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! Rom. xi. 33.
2. O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scatthy heavy displeasure
tered us, thou hast been displeased ; O turn thyself didst suffer to us again. Psal. lx. 1. Put me not to rebuke, O our gracious Lord, in thine anger : neither chasten me in thy Sovereign heavy displeasure. Psal. xxxviii. 1. The breath of King Charles the First, to our nostrils, the Anointed of the Lord, was taken be (as this day) taken
in their pits. Lam. iv. 20. When they saw him afar away by the off, they conspired against him to slay him. Gen.
xxxvii. 18. Their feet run to evil, and they make bloody men: haste to shed innocent blood : their thoughts are
thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are
2. Who in
the life of
in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. Isa. lix. 7, 8. The Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. Psal. v. 6. Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
Psal. lxxi. 4. See also, Psal. lxi. 2, 3, 4. 6, 7. 3 We thy 3. Then all the children of Israel, and all the sinful crea
people, went up, and came unto the house of God, assembled and wept, and sat there before the Lord, and fasted before thee, do, in the that day until even. Judges xx. 26. O Lord, we have behalf of all sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done the people of this land, wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from humbly confess, that
thy precepts and from thy judgments; neither have they were the we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk crying sins of this Nation, in his laws, which he set before us. Yea, all Israel
have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that brought down this heavy they might not obey thy voice ; therefore the curse judgment
is poured upon us ; for the Lord our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth. Dan. ix. 4, 5. 10, 11. 14. Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments. Psal. cxix. 137. Thou art just in all that is brought upon us ; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly: neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law, nor hearkened unto thy commandments and thy testimonies, wherewith thou didst testify against them. For they have not served thee in their kingdom ; neither turned they from their wicked works. Neh. ix. 33, 34, 35. Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this
day. Ezra ix. 7. 4. But, o 4. Thus saith the Lord God; The city sheddeth gracious God, blood in the midst of it. Thou art become guilty in
thy blood that thou hast shed. Ezek. xxii. 3, 4. Slood, lay not Surely your blood of your lives will I require ; at the guilt of the hand of every beast will I require it, and at
when thou makest in
blood, (the the hand of man; at the hand of every man's broshedding whereof no
ther will I require the life of man. Gen, ix. 5. And thing but the David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who Son can ex- can stretch forth his hand against the Lord's anpiate. Jay it ointed, and be guiltless ? 1 Sam. xxvi. 9. When he charge of the maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: people of this land; nor let he forgetteth not the cry of the humble. Psal. ix. it ever be re- 12. O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I quired plus, beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned terity.
away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain : because for our sins and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem a :d thy people are become a reproach to all that aru about us. Dan. ix. 16. The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John i. 7. The blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Heb. xii. 24. They cried unto the Lord, and said, We beseech thee, O Lord, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood : for thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased thee. Jonah i. 14. The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. Ezek. xviii. 20. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation. Psal. li. 14. Lay not innocent blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. Deut. xxi. 8.
5. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto Lord, be
me. Psal. lvii. 1. Remember thy congregation, merciful unto which thou hast purchased of old ; the rod of thine whom thou inheritance, which thou hast redeemed. Psal. Ixxiv. hast redeem. 2. Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? Wilt thou
draw out thine anger to all generations ? Wilt thou
not revive us again : that thy people may rejoice in pardon us thee? Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us for thy mercy's sake, thy salvation. Psal. lxxxv, 5, 6, 7. O Lord God through the of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry with thy thy Son Jesus people that prayeth ? Psal. lxxx. 4. Turn us, o
God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease. Psal. lxxxv. 4. For thy name's sake,
5. Be mercilul, o
not angry with us for ever: But
O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. Psal. xxv. 11. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name. Psal. lxxix. 9. Oh save me for thy mercies' sake. Psal. vi. 4. For my
name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off. Isa. xlviii. 9. If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous : and he is the Propitiation for our sins. 1 John ii. 1, 2. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, to hiin be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Rev. i. 5, 6.
for thine abundant grace bestow.
CCLXXXVII. A Prayer for Grace to follow
good examples. 1. Blessed 1. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death Lord, in whose sight
of his saints. Psal. cxvi. 15. He shall redeem their the death of soul from deceit and violence; and precious shall thy saints is precious; their blood be in his sight. Psal. lxxii. 14. And We magnify Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord. Luke i.
46. The grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant
with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 1 T'im. ed upon our i. 14. Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep martyred Sovereign; and to break mine heart ? for I am ready not to be wy which he bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name so cheerfully of the Lord Jesus Acts xxi. 13. Unto you it is steps of his given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on blessed Mas- him, but also to suffer for his sake. Phil. i. 29. Saviour, in a That I may know him, and the power of his resurcoeskanutter. rection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being ing of all made conformable unto his death. Phil. ii. 10. For indignities,
even hereunto were ye called : because Christ also
suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should resisting unto blood; follow his steps. 1 Pet.fi. 21. Put on, as the elect
of God, meekness, longsuffering. Col. iii. 12. And cording to they lifted up their voices, and said, Away with such
a fellow from the earth : for it is not fit that he pattern, praying for his
should live. Acts xxii. 22. Ye have not yet remurdereis.
sisted unto blood, striving against sin. Heb. xii. 4. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them ; for they know not what they do. Luke xxiii. 34. And they
and at last
and even then, ac
2. Let his memory, O Lord, be ever blessed
his courage and con
stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay hot this sin to their charge. Acts vii. 59, 60. See also, 2 Chron. xxiv. 20,21.-And, in the Holy Gospels, the account of the Sufferings of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of ihe barbarous Indignities offered to him.
2. The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot. Prov. x. 7. The
righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. Psal. that we may cxii. 6. Be ye followers of me, even as I also am
of Christ. 1 Cor. xi. 1. Be not slothful, but folexample of
lowers of them who through faith and patience in
herit the promises. For God is not unrighteous to stancy, his
forget your work and labour of love, which ye bare and patience, she wed toward his name. Heb. vi. 12. 10. And I and great charity. said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there,
that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in. Neh. vi. 11. In the Lord put I my trust : how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain ? Psal. xi. 1. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Rev. ii. 10. And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark into the city: if I shall find favour in the eyes of the Lord, he will bring me again, and shew me both it, and his habitation, but if he thus say, I have no delight in thee: behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him. 2 Sam. xv. 25, 26. I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness. Mic. vii. 9. And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you ; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved. 2 Cor. xii. 15.
3. And they shall answer and say, Our hands
have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen may be freed it. Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy people Israel,
whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent of his righte blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. And the ous blood,
blood shall be forgiven them. Deut. xxi. 7, 8. If any
3. And grant, that this our land
from the vengeance