Page images

neither the greatest of

the best of men, are

than from natural


evil beast hath devoured him. Gen. xxxvii. 19, 20. hast taught And the archers shot at king Josiah ; and the king

said to his servants, Have me away ; for I am sore Kings, nor

wounded. 2 Chron. xxxv, 23. Then said these

men, We shall not find any occasion against this more secure Daniel, except we find it against him concerning from violence, the law of his God. They assembled, and found

Daniel praying and making supplication before his death:

God. Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's decree. Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Dan. vi. 5. 11, 12. 16. Others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented ; (of whom the world was not worthy ;) they wandered in deserts, and in mnountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. Heb. xi. 36, 37, 38.

2. So teach us to number our days, that we may

apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psal. xc. 12. Whathereby so to

soever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might. days, that

Eccl. ix. 10. O that men were wise, that they unapply our derstood this, that they would consider their latter

end ! Deul. xxxii. 29. Mind not high things. Rom.

xii. 16. In my prosperity I said, I shall never be neither the splendour of moved. Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my any thing that is great,

mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, nor the con- and I was troubled. Psal. xxx. 6, 7. The king ceit of any thing that spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I is good in us, have built for the house of the kingdom by the may with

might of my power, and for the honour of my malooking upon

jesty ? While the word was in the king's mouth, ourselves as there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king and ashes;

Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken ; The kingdom is departed from thee. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. Dan. iv. 30, 31, 32. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, or even

2. Teach us also

number our

we may

hearts unto wisdom. And grant, that

draw our

eyes from

sinful dust


may press forward to

as this publican.—The ruler said, All these have I kept from my youth up. Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing. Luke xviii. 11. 21, 22. Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. I Cor. x. 12. Be not wise in thine own eyes : fear the Lord, and depart from evil. Prov. iii. 7. I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing. Rom. vii. 18. Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. Gen. iii. 19. And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes. Gen.

xviii. 27. 3. but that, 3. Be not slothful, but followers of them who the example through faith and patience inherit the promises. of this thy

Heb. vi. 12. I press toward the mark for the prize Martyr, we of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Phil. iji.

14. The Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, the prize of saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. But calling that is none of these things move me, neither count I my before us, in life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my tience, humi- course with joy. Acts xx. 23, 24. Put on therelity and

fore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels mortification of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekdenial,

ness, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and charity and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel

against any : even as Christ forgave you, so also

do ye. Col. iii. 12, 13. Then said Jesus unto his all this for disciples, If any man will come after me, let him Lord Jesus deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Matt. xvi. 24. They that are Christ's have crucisake; to whom, with fied the flesh with the affections and lusts. Gal. v. thee and the 24. Mortify therefore your members which are be all honour upon the earth. Col. iii. 5. Beside this, giving all world with. diligence, add to your faith virtue ; and to virtue

knowledge ; and to knowledge temperance ; and to Amen.

temperance patience ; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 2 Pet. i. 5, 6, 7. Be not weary in well doing. 2 Thess. iii. 13. Watching thereunto with all perseverance. Eph. vi. 18. He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be


and self

constant per
unto the
end: And

Christ his

out end.

The grace

saved. Matt. xxiv. 13. For we are made partakers
of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence
stedfast unto the end. Heb. iii. 14. I thank Christ
Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me.
of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and
love which is in Christ Jesus. Now unto the King
eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be
honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Tim.
i. 12. 14. 17.


PRAYER WITH THANKSGIVING, To be used yearly on the Twenty-ninth Day of May. The Sentences. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenessps, though we have rebelled against him: neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, lo walk in his laws which he set before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10. It is of the Lord's mercies that we were not consumed: because his compassions fail not. Lam. iii. 22.

The Hymn.-My song shall be alway of the lovingkindness of the Lord: with my mouth will I ever be shewing forth his truth from one generation to another. Psal. lxxxix. 1. The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his marvellous works: that they ought to be had in remembrance. Psal. cxi. 4. Who can express the noble acts of the Lord: or shew forth all his praise ? Psal. cvi. 2. The works of the Lord are great: sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. Psal. cxi. 2. The Lord setteth up the meek: and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground. Psal. cxlvii. 6. The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment: for all them that are oppressed with wrong. For he will not alway be chiding: neither keepeth he his anger for ever. He hath not deal! with us after our sins : nor rewarded us according to our wickedness. For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth : 80 great is his mercy toward them that fear him. Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children: even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him. Psal. ciii. 6. 9, 10, 11. 13. Thou, O God, hast proved us : thou also hast Iried us, eren as silver is tried. Thou sufferedst men to ride orer our heads, we went through fire and water : but thou hast brought us out into a wealthy place. Psal. lxvi. 9. il. O how great troubles and adversilies hast thou shewed us! and yet didst thou turn and refresh us: yea, and broughtest us from the deep of the earth again. Psal. lxxi. 18. Thou didst remember us in our low estate, and redeem us from our enemies : for thy mercy endureth for ever. Psal. cxxxvi. 23, 24. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land : thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. Psal. lxxxv. I. God hath shewed us his goodness plenteously: and God hath lettis see our desire upon our enemies. Psal lix. io. They are brought down and fallen : but we are risen and stand upright. Psal. xx. 8. There are they fallen, all that work wickedness: they are cast down, and shall not be able to stand. Psal. xxxvi. 12. The Lord hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless us : even he shall bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house of Aaron. He shall bless them that fear the Lord: both small and great. Psal. cxv. 12, 13. O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men! That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving: and tell out his works with gladness! Psal. cvii. 21, 22. And not hide them from the children of the generations to come: but shew the honour of the Lord, his mighly and wonderful toorks that he hath done! That our posterity may also know them, and the children that are yet unborn: and not be as their forefathers a faithless and stubborn generation. Psal. lxxviii. 4. 6 9. Give thanks, o Israel, unto God the Lord in the congregations; from the ground of the heart. Praised he the Lord daily: even the God who heipeth us, and poureth his bemefits upon us. Psal. Ixviii. 26. 19. O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end: but establish to the righteous. Psal. vii. 9. Let all those that seek thee be joyful and glad in thee; and let ali such as love thy salvation say alway, The Lord be praised. Psal. xl. 19.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

As it was in the beginning, &c.
The Proper Lessons, 2 Sam. XIX. 9. or Num. XVI. Epistle of St. Jude.

CCXCII. The Suffrages or Responses.

save the

1, 2. O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us; and grant us thy salvation.

1, 2. Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant as

thy salvation. Psal. lxxxv. 7. 3, 4. O Lord, 3, 4. And Samuel said to all the people, See ye

him whom the Lord hath chosen, that there is none Queen; who putteth her like him among all the people ? And all the people trust in thee.

shouted, and said, God save the king. 1 Sam. X. 24. For the king trusteth in the Lord, and through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved. Psal. xxi. 7. Preserve my soul : for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. Psal. lxxxvi. 2.

5, 6. Send her help from thy holy place; and evermore mightily defend ber.

5, 6. The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble ; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee. Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee

out of Zion. Psal. xx. 1, 2. 7, 8. Let her enemies have no advantage against her; let not the wicked approach to hurt her.

7, 8. The enemy shall not be able to do him violence : the son of wickedness shall not hurt him. I will smite down his foes before his face : and

plague them that hate him. Psal. lxxxix. 23, 24. 9, 10. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness; and make thy chosen people joyful.

9, 10. Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. I will also clothe her priests with salvation : and her saints

shall shout aloud for joy. Psal. cxxxii. 9. 16. 11, 12. Give 11, 12. Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us : for peace in our thou also hast wrought all our works in us. Isa.

xxvi. 12. Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who

O ; because

other that

there is none shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest fighteth for

from all his enemies round about : for his name us, but only shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietthou, O God.

ness unto Israel in his days. 1 Chron. xxii. 9. Give us help from trouble : for vain is the help of man. Psal. Ix. 11. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. Exod. xiv. 14. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our

God to fight our battles. 2 Chron. xxxii. 8. 12, 14. Be unto us, O Lord, a strong tower; from the face of our enemies.

13, 14.

Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. Psal. Ixi. 3. 6, 16. U Lord, hear our prayer; and let our cry come unto thee. 15, 16. Hear my cry,

O God; attend unto my prayer. Psal. Ixi. 1..

who art a

of defence

their ene.

CCXCIII. A Thanksgiving for deliverance from

the Rebellion. 1. O Al- 1. And David spake unto the Lord the words of mighty God,

this song in the day that the Lord had delivered strong tower him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of unto thy ser- the hand of Saul : and he said, The Lord is my vants against rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer ; the God

of my rock ; in him will I trust : he is my shield, mies; We yield thee and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and praise and

my refuge. Thou hast girded me with strength to thanksgiving for the wone battle : them that rose up against me hast thou

subdued under me. The Lord liveth; and blessed these king- be my rock ; and exalted be the God of the rock of THE GREAT my salvation.

Therefore I will give thanks unto REBELLION, thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing miseries and praises unto thy name. 2 Sam. xxii. 1, 2, 3. 40. oppressions

47. 50. It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth thereupon, the people unto me. Thou hast delivered me from they had so

the strivings of the people. He delivereth me from long groaned. mine enemies : yea, thou liftest me up above those

that rise up against me : thou hast delivered me from the violent man. Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to

derful deliverance of

doms from


under which

« PreviousContinue »