« PreviousContinue »
not unto us,
unto us, but
Name be as
cribed all honour and
glory, in all
Churches of the saints,
delivered us: will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another. Isa. xlviii. Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord God, be it known unto you, O house of Israel. Ezek. xxxvi. 32. I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen. Ezek. xx. 14. Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and tion to gene- for thy truth's sake. Psal. cxv. 1. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power. Rev. iv. 11. In all churches of the saints. 1 Cor. 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.
ration; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1. Accept also, most gracious God, of our unfeigned
thanks for filling our hearts again
that thou hadst afflict
ed us, and
CCLXXXI. A Prayer that a sense of God's goodness may lead us to use diligence and zeal in our duties.
1. Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare. Psal. lxxv. 1. We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation. Isa. xxv. 9. The Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a 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 came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David bringing his king over all Israel. And there they were with David three days, eating and drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them. Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly. 1 Chron. xii. 38, 39, 40. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise
song into our
King William, upon this day, for
the Deliver Church and
ance of our
Nation from Popish Tyranny and arbitrary power.
2. We a
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. Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord dore the wis- God Almighty: just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Rev. xv. 3. There is no wisdom,
dom and jus
tice of thy Providence, which so
timely inter posed in our
ger, and disappointed all the designs
of our enemies.
3. We beseech thee,
give us such a lively and lasting sense of what thou
didst then, and hast since that
time done for us, that we
nor understanding, nor counsel against the Lord.
3. Bless the Lord, O my soul
and all that is
Bless the Lord,
in a parable: I We will not hide
O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psal.
may not grow and his wonderful works that he hath done.
secure and careless in our obedience, by presuming upon thy great and
That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments. Psal. lxxviii. 2. 4. 7. When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for undeserved the good land which he hath given thee. Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes which I command thee this day. Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; and when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God. Deut. viii. 10 to 14. And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labour thither; for they are but few. So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men: and they fled before the men of Ai. And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them in the going down wherefore the hearts of the people melted. Joshua vii. 3, 4, 5. Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself. So will not we go back from thee quicken us, and we will call upon thy name. Psal. lxxx. 17, 18.
4. but that
it may lead
move us to be
zealous in all
4. Despisest thou the riches of his goodness and us to repent- forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? the more dili- Rom. ii. 4. I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. I made haste, and dethe duties of layed not to keep thy commandments. Make me our Religion, which thou to go in the path of thy commandments; for therehast in a in do I delight. Psal. cxix. 59, 60. 35. Only fear manner pre- the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your served to us. heart: for consider how great things he hath done
for you. 1 Sam. xii. 24. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a
5. Let truth
charity, devotion and piety, con
cord and unity, with all
among us, that they may be the stability of our times,
this Church a
humbly beg for the sake ed Lord and
of our bless
good conscience, and of faith unfeigned. 1 Tim. i. 5. Thine enemies said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession. Psal. lxxxiii. 2. 12. If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us: then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul. Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psal. cxxiv. 2, 3, 4. 7, 8. See also, 2 Cor. vii. 11.
5. Buy the truth, and sell it not. Prov. xxiii. and justice, 23. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind kindness and them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart. Prov. iii. 3. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, other virtues, and to walk huinbly with thy God? Micah vi. 8. Beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to and make patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindpraise in the ness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 2 Pet. i. 5 to 7. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. Deut. vi. 5. Be of the same mind one toward another. Rom. xii. 16. Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Eph. iv. 3. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Phil. iv. 8. The Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. Deut. vi. 24. The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall
1. Almighty God, and heavenly Father, who of
be fat and flourishing; to shew that the Lord is upright he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. Psal. xcii. 12 to 15. At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth. Zeph. iii. 20. Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure. Isa. xxxiii. 6. Give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. Isa. lxii. 7. Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus. Col. iii. 17. He is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the Head of the body, the Church. Col. i. 17, 18. In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. Eph. ii. 21, 22.
CCLXXXII. A prayer for grace that we may adorn our Christian Profession.
1. The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. Psal. ciii. 19. The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. Psal. xi. 4. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall didst prevent not fall on the ground without your Father.
thy gracious Providence, and tender
mercy towards us,
tions of our
and imagina the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear enemies, by ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many discovering sparrows. Matt. x. 29, 30, 31. The Lord is very founding pitiful, and of tender mercy. James v. 11. As for and wicked you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant Enterprize, it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to plotted and intended this save much people alive. Gen. 1. 20. The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made in the ed against net which they hid is their own foot taken. the King, and Lord is known by the judgment which he executState of En- eth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Psal. ix. 15, 16. He made a pit, and digged
day to have been execut
gland, for the