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xx. 1, 2.
Give the king thy judgments, O God. authority under her,
and thy righteousness unto the king's son. He sha!! with judg judge the poor of the people, he shall save the chiljustice to cut dren of the needy, and shall break in pieces the off all such workers of
oppressor. Psal. lxxii. 1. 4. He is the minister of iniquity, as God to thee for good. But if thou do that which lurn Religion is evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not the sword in lion, and
vain : for he is the minister of God, a revenger to to Faction; execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Rom. xiii. that they 4. He shall bring upon them their own iniquity, again prevail and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; nor triumph yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off. Psal. in the ruin of xciv. 23. For, lo, thine enemies, O Lord, for, lo, chy and thy thine enemies shall perish ; all the workers of ini
quity shall be scattered. But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. Psal. xcii. 9, 10. O Lord, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. 2 Chron. xiv. 11. And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the Lord, in Hebron. For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If the Lord shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve the Lord. But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in Hebron. 2 Sam. xv. 7, 8. 10. Arise, O Lord, save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone ; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. Salvation belongeth unto the Lord : thy blessing is upon thy people. Psal. iii. [“ a psalm of David when he fled from Absalom"] 7, 8. And Nathan said, My lord, O king, hast thou said, Adonijah shall reign after mé, and he shall sit upon my throne ? For he is gone down this day, and hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the king's sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold, they eat and drink before him, and say, God save king Adonijah. But me, even me thy servant,
and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and thy servant Solomon, hath he not called. Is this thing done by my lord the king? Then king David answered and said, Call me Bathsheba. And she came into the king's presence and stood before the king. And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead ; even so will I certainly do this day. Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king. And king David said, Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king. The king also said unto them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon : and let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel : and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon. And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon. So king Solomon sent, and they brought Adonijah down from the altar. And Solomon said unto him, Go to thine house. 1 Kings i. 24 to 34. 39. 53. See also, 1 Kings ii. 26 to 46.
5. The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble, the our Sovereign name of the God of Jacob defend thee. Psal. xx. Lady the
1. The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord ;
and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! Royal Fami. ly, from all For the king trusteth in the Lord, and through the Conspiracies.
mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved. Be unto her Psal. xxi. 1. 7. No weapon that is formed against an Permoles of thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall
rise and a strong against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This fence against is the heritage of the servants of the Lord. Isa. the face of all liv, 17.
O God the Lord, the strength of my salclothe them' vation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. Psal. cxl. 7. Thou hast been a shelter for
5. Protect and defend
Queen, with the whole
with shame and confu
6. So we
of thy pas
tion, but up- me, and a strong tower from the enemy. Psal. Isi. on herself and her Pos
3. The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the terity let the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Prov. xviii. ever flourish. 10. Let them be ashamed and confounded that
seek after my soul ; let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt. Psal. Ixx. 2. His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon
himself shall his crown flourish. Psal. cxxxü. 18. And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom. I will be his Father, and he shall be my son. Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever. i Chron. xvii. 11. 13. 27.
6. So we, that are thy people, and sheep of thy and the sheep pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever : and will
alway be shewing forth thy praise from generation give thee to generation. Psal. lxxix. 14. The eighth day he
sent the people away: and they blessed the king, will always and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart bershewing for all the goodness that the Lord had done for Dapraise, from vid his servant, and for Israel his people. 1 Kings generation to generation ;
viii. 66. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto through Je- thee for ever. Psal. xxx. 12. I will mention the our only sa- lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the denn and Re-Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed
on us, and the great goodness toward the house of ther
, and the Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according Holy Ghost, to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his the Church lovingkindnesses. He was their Saviour. In all throughout their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his world with- presence saved them : in his love and in his pity
he redeemed them. Isa, lxiii. 7, 8, 9. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Eph. iii. 20, 21.
thanks for ever, and
whom with thee O Fa
out end. Amen.
A FORM OF
PRAYER WITH THANKSGIVING,
The Sentences.-I exhort, that first of all, Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions, and giring of Thanks, be made for all men ; for Kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty: for this is good and acceptable unto God our Saviour. 1 Tim. ii. 1, 2, 3. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but, if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John i. 8. 9.
The Hymn.-0 Lord our Governor : how excellent is thy name in all the world! Psal. viii. 1. Lord, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him: or the son of man, that thou so regardest him? Psal. cxliv. 3. The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his marvellous works : that they ought to be had in remembrance. Psal. cxi. 4. Ok that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men! Psal. cvii. 21. Behold, O God our Defender: and look upon the face of thine Anointed. Psal. Ixxxiv. 9. O hold thou up her goings in thy paths : that her footsteps slip not. Psal. xvii. 5. Grant the Queen a long life: and make her glad with the joy of thy countenance. Let her dwell before thee for ever: 0 prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve her. Psal. Ixi. 6, 7. and xxi. 6. In her time let the righteous flourish: and let peace be in all our borders. Psal. lxxii. 7. and cxlvii. 14. As for her enemies, clothe them with shame: but upon herself let her crown flourish. Psal. cxxxii. 19. Blessed be the Lord God, even the God of Israel; which only doelh wondrous things. And blessed be the Name of his Majesty for ever ; and all the earth shall be filled with his Majesty. Amen, Amen. Psal. Ixxii. 18, 19.
Proper Psalms, XX. XXI. CI.
CCXCVII.-A Thanksgiving for her Majesty's
Accession to the Throne.
sure ; We
1. Almighty 1. And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and God, who
said, O Lord God of Israel, which dwellest between all the king. the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, donia, Ande of all the kingdoms of the earth ; thou hast made disposest of heaven and earth. 2 Kings xix. 15. And [Jehoing to thy shaphat] said, O Lord God of our fathers, art not good plea
thou God in heaven ? and rulest not thou over all yield thee the kingdoms of the heathen ? and in thine hand is unseigned
there not power and might, so that none is able to
withstand thee? 2 Chron. xx. 6. God putteth down wast pleased,
one, and setteth up another. Psal. lxxv. 7. The day, to place Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and our Sovereign giveth it to whomsoever he will. Dan. iv. 25. O Lady, Queen praise the Lord; for it is a good thing to sing praises
thanks, for that thou
as on this
unto our God : yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it Throne of this Realm.
is to be thankful. Psal. cxlvii. 1. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. Psal. xcv. 2. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise : be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Psal. c. 4. Then they brought out the king's son, and put upon him the crown, and gave him the testimony, and made him king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him, and said, God save the king. And, behold, the king stood at his pillar, and the princes and the trumpets by the king: and all the people of the land rejoiced, and sounded with trumpets, also the singers with instruments of music, and such as taught to sing praise. 2 Chron. xxiii. 11. 13. And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the Lord this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great
people. 1 Kings v. 7. 2. Let thy 2. Now, my son, the Lord be with thee; and her guide,
prosper thou. Only the Lord give thee wisdom and and let thine understanding, and give thee charge concerning Isen her; let rael, that thou mayest keep the law of the Lord thy justice, truth, God. 1 Chron. xxii. 11, 12. And Solomon said unto let peace and God, Thou hast made me king over a people like love, and all the dust of the earth in multitude. Give me now those virtues,
'wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and Profession,
come in before this people. 2 Chron. i. 8, 9, 10. flourish in Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel. Psal. lxxii. her days;
24. I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him : with whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him. Psal. lxxxix. 20, 21. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. Psal. cxxii. 6, 7. That they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. Titus ii. 10. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son. He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. He shall judge the poor of the people,
that adorn the Christian