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David, and to his seed for evermore. Psal. xviii. 47. 43. 48. 50. For thou, O God, bast proved us : thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net ; thou laidest affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water : but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place. Psal. lxvi. 10, 11, 12. And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries. And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city : for God did vex them with all adversity. 2 Chron. xv. 5, 6. God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant. Exod. ii. 24. They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord, even the righteous acts towards the inhabitants of

his villages in Israel. Judges v. 11. 2. We ac- 2. Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us knowledge it thy goodness, as a prey to their teeth. Psal. cxxiv. 6. The Lord that we were was my stay.

He brought me forth also into a not utterly delivered large place : he delivered me, because he delighted over as a prey in me.

He sent from above, he took me ; he drew beseeching me out of many waters ; he delivered me from my

strong enemy, and from them that hated me : for such thy they were too strong for me. 2 Sam. xxii. 19, 20.

17, 18. Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but

unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for know, that thy truth's sake. Psal. cxv. 1. Continue thy love

ingkindness unto them that know thee ; and thy mighty Deli- righteousness to the upright in heart. Psal. xxxvi. through se- 10. Help me, O Lord my God: 0 save me accord

ing to thy mercy ; that they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, Lord, hast done it. Psal. cix. 26, 27. That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the Most High over all the earth. Psal. Ixxxii. 18. That all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 1 Sam. xvi. 46. O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things : his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory. The Lord hath

unto them;

thee still to continue

mercies towards us, that all the world may

thou art our Saviour and

sus Christ our Lord. Amen.

made known his salvation : his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel : all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Psal. xcviii. 1, 2, 3. Thou art my help and my deliverer. Psal. lxx. 5. O the hope of Israel, the Saviour thereof in time of trouble ! Jer. xiv. 8. I will make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel ; and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Ezek. xxxix. 7.

1. O Lord God of our salvation, who hast been exceedingly gracious unto

deliver us out of our miser

CCXCIV. A Promise of obedience to God and the

Queen. 1. 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. lxv. 5. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land, thou hast turned away

the captivity of Jacob. Thou hast taken away all this land, and by aby mira: thy displeasure : and turned thyself from thy wrathdence didet" ful indignation. Psal. lxxxv. 1. 3. Now for a long

season Israel hath been without the true God, and able confu- without a teaching priest, and without law. And in sions ; by

those times there was no peace to him that went out, restoring to us, and to his nor to him that came in. 2 Chron. xv. 3. 5. And own just and Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds, Rights, our with the captains and the guard, and shewed them gracious So- the king's son. And he brought forth the king's King Charles son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the the second, testimony; and they made him king, and anointed standing all him ; and they clapped their hands, and said, God the power save the king. 2 Kings xi. 4. 12. It is God that of his ene- avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people mies;

under me, and that bringeth me forth from mine enemies : thou also hast lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me. 2 Sam. xxii. 48, 49. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen,

and stand upright. Psal. xx. 8. 2. and, by 2. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; placing him

we went through fire and through water : but thou these king. broughtest us out into a wealthy place. Psal. Ixvi.

and malice

on the

our former Peace and

hearts:

3. We are

fore thee,

doms, didst 12. The Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, unto us the and giveth it to whomsoever he will. Dan, iv. 25. public and

And Jehoiada made a covenant between the Lord free profession of thy and the king and the people, that they should be the tine Religion, Lord's people; between the king also and the people. together with And he took the rulers over hundreds; and the cap

tains, and the guard, and all the people of the land; Prosperity, to and they brought down the king from the house of comfort and the Lord ; and he sat on the throne of the kings. joy of our

And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was in quiet. 2 Kings xi. 17. 19, 20. And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul; that whosoever would not seek the Lord God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. And all Judah rejoiced at the oath : and the Lord gave them rest round about. 2 Chron. xv. 12, 13. 15.

3. Now therefore are we all here present before here now be- God. Acis x. 33. Now therefore, our God, we with all due thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. 1 Chron. thankfulness,

xxxix. 13. And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great ledge thine

God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, unspeakable goodness with lifting up their hands : and they bowed their herein, as

heads, and worshipped the Lord with their faces to upon this day, shewed unto the ground. Neh. viii. 6. David blessed the Lord

hefore all the congregation: and David said, Blessed

be thou, Lord God of Israel our Father, for ever and praise for the ever. And David said to all the congregation, Now

bless the Lord your God. And all the congregation blessed the Lord God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the Lord. 1 Chron. xxix. 10. 20. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! And let them sacria fice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing. Psal. cvii. 21, 22. I will offer unto thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord. Psal. cxvi. 17. At that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, before the Lord our God. On the eighth day the people went unto their tents

to acknow

us, and to offer unto thee our sacritice of

same;

thee to accept this our un

tion of

ence in

work, unto

ed Servant now set over

joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the Lord had done for David his servant, and for Israel

his people. 1 Kings viii. 65, 66. 4. humbly 4. I beseech you, brethren, by the mercies of beseeching. God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice,

holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable , though un- service. Rom. xii. 1. Bringing into captivity every worthy obla. thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Cor. x. 5. ourselves; Accept, I beseech thee, the free-will offerings of my vowing all mouth, O Lord. Psal. cxix. 108.

All the people holy obedi

answered with one voice, and said, All the words thought, word, and

which the Lord hath said, will we do. And he took

the book of the covenant, and read in the audience thy Divine Majesty; and of the people: and they said, All that the Lord hath promising all said will we do, and be obedient. Exod. xxiv.3.7. In dutiful Alle- mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Ehine Anoint. Israel, saith the Lord God, there shall all the house of

Israel serve me: there will I accept them. I will accept us, and to her you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out Heirs after from the people, and gather you out of the countries

wherein ye have been scattered. Ezek. xx. 40, 41. Jehoiada made a covenant between him, and between all the people, and between the king, that they should be the Lord's people. 2 Chron. xxiii. 16. And the king went up into the house of the Lord, and all the people, great and small : and the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant. And he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it.

And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers. 2 Chron. xxxiv. 30, 31, 32. So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron ; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord : and they anointed David king over Israel. 2 Sam. v. 3. See also, 1 Kings i. 32 to 39.

5. I exhort, therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks,

5. Whom wo beseech

with all increase of

this world, and to crown

thee to bless be made for all men ; for kings, and for all that are

in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peacegrace, hon- able life in all godliness and honesty. 1 Tim. ii. our, and happiness, in 1, 2. Let it please thee to bless the house of thy

servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for her with im- thou blessest, O Lord, and it shall be blessed for mortality and

ever. 1 Chron. xvii. 27. Give the king thy judgglory in the world to ments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the sus Christ his king's son. Psal. lxxii. 1. The Lord that made sake our only heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion. Psal. viour. Amen. cxxxiv. 3. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will

give thee a crown of life. Rev. ii. 10. The salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 2 Tim. ii. 10. The world to come. Heb. ii. 5. See also, Psal. xxi. 3 to 6.

come, for Je.

CCXCV. A Thanksgiving and Ascription of Praise

to God.

teous and

1. Almigh- 1. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place ii. ty God, who hast in all

all generations. Psal. xc. 1. He ruleth by his power ages stewed for ever. Psal. lxvi. 7. His mercy is everlastforth thy power and ing. Psal. c. 5. He will ever be mindful of his mercy in the

covenant. Psal. cxi. 5. This is he, that was in the miraculous and gracious church in the wilderness. Acts vii. 38. And the deliverances of thy

waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the Church, and horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came tion of righ- into the sea after them ; there remained not so religious

much as one of them. Thus the Lord saved IsKings and rael that day out of the hand of the Egyptians ; States: pro and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea holy and eier-shore. Exod. xiv. 28. 30. The Lord our God, he from the ma- it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the licious Comid land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which wicked Prac- did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us their ene

in all the way wherein we went, and among all the mies;

people through whom we passed. Joshua xxiv. 17. Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say: many a time have they afflicted me from my youth : yet they have not prevailed against me. Psal. cxxix. 1, 2. The Lord preserved David whithersoever he went. 2 Sam.

nal truth,

tices of all

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