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Thou killest, and thou makest alive ; thou woundest, and thou healest, neither is there any that can deliver out of thy hand.f

What thou hast promised, thou art able also to perform.g

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold ini: quity,h neither shall evil dwell with thee.i

Thou art holy in all thy works.k

And holiness becomes thy house, O Lord, for ever.

And though clouds and darkness are round about thee, yet judgment and justice are the habitation of thy throne.m

Thou hast proclaimed thy name; the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, slow to anger, abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy-for thousands, forgiv, ing iniquity, transgression, and sin.n

Thou art good, and doest good; and thy tender mercy is over all thy works.o

Thou hast prepared thy throne in the hea: vens, and it is a throne of glory, high and lifted

up,

and before thee the seraphims cover their faces.

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive bles, sing, and honor, and glory, and power, for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.r

f Deut. xxxii. 39. g Rom. iv. 21. b Hab. i. 13, i Psalm v. 4. & Psal. cxlv. 17. 1 Psal. xciii. 5. m Psal. xcvii. 2. n Exod. xxxiv, 6, 7. o Psal. cxix. 68. p Psla. ciii. 19. q Isai. vi. 1, 2.

Rev. iv. 11.

Thou upholdest all things by the word of thy powerys and by thee all things consist.t

The earth is full of thy riches; so is the great and wide sea also.si

The eyes of all wait on thee, and thou givest them their meat in due season ; thou openest thy hand, and satisfiest the desires of every living thing.w

Thou preservest man and beast, and givest food to all flesh.x

Thy kingdom ruleth over all.y

A sparrow falls not to the ground without thee.z

Thou art the most high, who rulest in the kingdom of men, and givest it to whomsoever thou wilt.a

Thou workest all things after the counsel of thine own will.b

The Lord reigneth, let the earth rejoice ; let the multitude of the isles be glad thereof.c

We pay our homage to the three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; for these Three are One.d

And since it is the will of God, that all men should honor the Son, as they honor the Father,e we adore him as the brightness of

Heb. i. 3. t Col. i. 17. u Psal. civ. 25. w Psal. cxly 15, 16. * Ps. xxxvi. 6. v Ps. ciii. 19. 2 Matt. x. 29. a Daniel iv. 25. b Eph. i. 11. c Psal. xcyii, 1. 01 Jolin v. 7. e John v. 23.

his Father's glory, and the express image of his person.f

Thou, O God, madest us and not we ourselves, therefore we are not our own but thine, thy people and the sheep of thy pasture ;g let us worship and bow down before the Lord our maker.h

Thou, Lord, art the former of our bodies, i and they are fearfully and wonderfully made. Thou art God, our maker, who teachest us more than the beasts of the earth, and makest us wiser than the fowls of heaven.k

In thee, O God, we live and move and have our being, for we are thine offspring.l

In thy hand our breath is, and thine are all our ways ;m for the way of man is not in himself, neither is it in man that walketh to direct his steps,n but our times are in thy hand.e

Thou art the God that has fed us all our life long unto this day, and redeemed us from all evil.p

It is of thy mercies that we are not consumed, even because thy compassions fail not; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.

f Heb. i. 3. & Psal. c. 3.

b Psal. xcv. 6. i Psal. cxxxix. 14. k Job xxxv 10, 11. I Acts xvii. 28. m Daniel v. 23.

n Jerem. x, 23. o Psalm xxxi. 15.

p Genesis xlviii. 15. § Lam, iii. 22, 23.

If thou take away our breath we die, and return to the dust.r

Our souls have said unto the Lord, thou art our God, though our goodness extendeth not unto thee.s

Thou hast commanded us to pray always, with all prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, to continue in prayer, and in every thing with prayer and supplication to make our requests known to God.t

Thou hast directed us to ask, and seek, and knock, and hast promised, that we shall receive, shall find, and it shall be opened to

us.u

Thou hast appointed us a great high priest, in whose name we may come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may

find
mercy

and grace to help in time of need.w

Thou sayest, seek ye my face, and our hearts answer, thy face, Lord, will we seek.x

Whither shall we go but unto thee? Thou hast the words of eternal life.y

What is man, that thou art thus mindful of him, and the son of man that thou visitest him, and dost thou magnify him ?z Oh, let not the Lord be angry,

if

we that are but dust and ashes take upon us to speak unto the Lord of glory.a r Psalm civ. 29.

s Psal. xvi. 2. + Col. iv. 2. Eph. vi. 18. Phil. iv. 6. u Matt. vii. 7, 8. w Heb. iv. 14. 16. x Psal. xxvii. &. y John vi. 68. z Psal. viii. 4. a Gen. xvii. 27, 30.

We are not worthy of the least of all the mercies, which thou hast shewed unto thy servants.b

Whom have we in heaven but thee : and there is none upon earth that we desire besides thee, or in comparison of thee ;c when our flesh and our heart fail, be thou the strength of our heart and our portion for ever : as the hart panteth after the water-brooks, só panteth our souls after thee, O God; our soul thirsteth for God, for the living God.d

Oh, that we may come hungering and thirsting after righteousness ;e for thou fillest the hungry with good things, but the rich thou sendest empty away.f

Oh, that our souls may thirst for thee, that we may see thy power and thy glory, as we have seen thee in the sanctuary.g

In thee, O God, do we put our trust, let us never be ashamed ; yea let none that wait on thee be ashamed.h

There be many that say, who will shew us any good ? but, Lord, lift up the light of thy countenance upon us, and that shall put gladness into our hearts, more than they have whose corn and wine increaseth.i

Hear our prayer, O Lord, give ear to our supplications ; in thy faithfulness answer us.k

6 Gen. xxxii. 10. c Psal. lxxii. 25, 26. d Psal. xlii. 1, 2. e Matt. v. 6. f Luke i. 53. Psal. Ixiii. 1, 2. b Psal. xxxi. 1. i Psal. iv. 6, 7. Psal. cxliii. 1.

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