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them REJOICE before thee, 19) John XVII. 13. These Things O God; yea, let them (9) ex.

I speak in the World, that they

might have my Joy fulfilled in ceedingly rejoice. Sing unto themselves. God, and fing (r) PRAISES (n) Rev. VII. 10, 11, 12. And to his Name; extol him

cried with a loud Voice, saying,

Salvation to our God which fitteth that rideth upon the Heavens

upon the Throne, and unto the by his Name * fah, and re- Lamb: And all the Angels stood joice before him. A Father round about the Throne, and about of the Fatherless, and a fell before the Throne on their

the Elders, and the four Beasts, and Judge of the Widow, is God Faces, and worshipped God, saying, in his holy Habitation. God Amen, Blefling, and Glory, and setteth the Solitary in Fami- Wisdom, and Thanksgiving, and

Honour, and Power, and Might, he bringeth out those be unto our God for ever and ever. that are bound (s) with Amen. Chains, but the Rebellious

(s) Luke iv. 18. He hath anoint

ed me to preach Deliverance to the dwell in a dry Place. Captives, to set at liberty them

O God, when thou went- that are BRUISED. eft forth before thy People,

(t) Heb. XII. 26, 27. Yet once

more I SHAKE not the EARTH onwhen thou didft march thro' ly, but also Heaven. And this the Wilderness, the EARTH Word, Yet once more, signifieth the (t) SHOOK, the HEAVENS removing of those Things that are trembled at the Presence of made, that those things which can

SHAKEN, as of Things that are God, even Sinai itself was not be shaken may remain. MOVED at the Presence of the God of Israel. Thou, O Lord, (u) gavest POWER after that the Holy Ghost

(1) Afts 1.8. Ye shall receive the Word, and great was is come upon you; and ye shall be the Company of those that Witnesses unto me, both in FePUBLISHED it: Kings of rufalem, and in all fudea, and in Armies did fly apace. When Part of the Earth. Rom. x. 15.

Samaria, and unto the uttermost the Almighty scattered them How shall they preach, except they for her, she was white as be sent ? Snow in Salmon. The Chariots of God are (oc) twenty and I heard the Voice of_MANY

(x) Rev. v. il. And I beheld, thousand, even THOUSANDS Angels round about the Throne, of ANGELS ; the Lord is in and the Bcasts, and the Elders; and his Church, as in Sinai, in the Number of them was ten thou

sand times ten thousand, and thouthe holy Place. Thou hast sands of thousands.

By his Name Jah, that is, as Faithful and True, and fulfilling his Promises; or actually saving them. So Isa. x11:2. Fah Jehovah is my Strength and my Song, he also is become my Salvation : For Jah is a Contraction of Jehovah, which expresses God's Eternity and Immutability; and that he is that in fact, which he was in Proinise, their Saviour and Deliverer : Sce Exod. vi. 3, dowc.



ascended (y) on high, thou (y) Eph. iv. 8. Wherefore he haft led Captivity

captive, faith, when he ascended up on high, thou haft received Gifts for Gifts unto Men. Ver. 11. And

he led Captivity captive, and gave Men, yea, even for (x) the he GAVE fome Apostles, and some REBELLIOUS, that the Lord Prophets, and some Evangelists, and God may dwell

Tume Pastors and Teachers. among

them. Bieffed 'be the Lord, who secured us in times past, now

(2) Gal. 1. 23. He which PERdaily loadeth us with his Be- preacheth the Faith which once nefits, the God of our Sal- he destroyed. 1 Tim. 1. 12, 13. He vation. He that is our God, me into the Ministry, who was

counted me FAITHFUL, putting is the God of Salvation; and before a Blasphemer, and a Perseunto God the Lord belong cutor, and injurious. the (a) Iffues from Death. is rich in Mercy, for his grcat Love

(a) Eph. 11. 4, s. But God, who But God shall (6) wound the wherewith he loved us, even when Head of his Enemies, and we were dead in Sins, hath Quickthe hairy Scalp of such an Grace ye are saved.)

NED us together with Chrijt, (by one as goeth on still in his

(6) 2 Thes: 1. 7, 8. When the Wickedness.

Lord Jesus shall be revealed from Bless ye God in the Con- Heaven, in Aaming Fire, taking

VENGEANCE on them that know gregations. We have seen not God, and that obey not the thy Goings, O God, even Gospel of cur Lord Jesus Christ. the Goings of my God, my King, in the Sanctuary. For

i thou, O God, haft commanded thy STRENGTH; (c) all things, through Chrift which

(c) Philipp. w. 13. For I can do strengthen, O Lord, that STRENGTHNETH me. 2 Cor. 111. which thou hast wrought in . Not that we are sufficient of our us.

selves, to think any thing as of our

selves, but our fufficiency is of God, Sing unto God, ye Kingdoms of the Earth, O fing Praises unto the Lord; to him that rideth upon the Heaven of Heavens, which were of old. Lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a (d) mighty Voice.

(d) Fohn v. 28,29. The Hour is Ascribe

coming, in the which all that are ye Strength unto in the Graves shall hear his Voice, God, his Excellency is over and shall come forth. Ifrael, and his * Strength is

* God's Strength in the Clouds, is the Schechinalı, which is called his Strength and Glory, Psalon LXXVI11. 61. which compare with Psalm LXXXIX. 17. this Schechinah was in Christ, who is therefore called the Power of God, 1 Cor. 1. 24. As the Holy Ghost also is the Power of the Highest.

in the Clouds. O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy Places, who alone givelt STRENGTH and (e) POWER (e) Luke xxiv. 49. Tarry ye in to thy People. Bíefled be the City of Jerusalem, until ye be

endued with Power from on high. our God for evermore. Amen.

Hear, O Lord, in Heaven thy Dwelling-place, and

when thou hearest, forgive; for the sake of Jesus Chrift our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.


Prayer in the Time of great Affliction and Temptation.


AVE1 me, O

(a) Fonah 11. 1, 2, 3, s. Fonah God, for the (a) PRAYED unto the Lord, and said, Waters † are come tion into the Lord, and he heard

I CRIED by reason of mine Adlice in unto my Soul; me ; out of the Belly of Hell cried

I fink in deep I, and thou heardest my Voice. For Mire, where there is no stand- thou hadst cast me into the Deep,

in the midst of the Seas, and the I am come into deep Floods compassed me about ; all thy Waters, where the floods Billows and thy Waves passed over overflow me. I am (6) weary me. The Waters compassed me of my CRYING, my Throat closed me round about, the Weeds

about even to the Soul ; the Depth is dried, mine Eyes fail while were wrapt about my Head. Rev. (c) I wait for my God; His Mouth WATER as a Flood af

XII15. Serpent ter the Woman; that he might cause her to be carried away of the Flood.

(6) Rom. VII. 23, 24. But I see another Law in my Members, warring against the Law of my Mind, and bringing me into Captivity to the Law of Sin, which is in my Members. O wretched Man that I am, who shall deliver me from the Body of this Deatu !

(c) 2 Cor. v. 4. - For we that are in this Tabernaclc do groan, being burdened : Not for that we would be uncloathed, but cloathed upon, that MORTALITY might be swallowed up of LIFE. Rom. viii. 23. Even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the Adopt10n, to wit, the REDEMPTION of our Body.

a Psalm Lxix. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9, 12, 13, to 20. and 29, 30, 32, 33.

+ As Troubles are compared to Waters, Pfalm LXXXVIII. 16,17. so also is Iniquity, Job xv. 16. XXXIV. 7.


they that would destroy me are mighty.

O God, thou knoweft my Foolishness, and my Sins are not hid from thee. Let not them who wait on thee, o I will never LEAVE thee, nor FOR

(d) Heb.x111.5,6. For he hath said, Lord God of Hofts, be (d) $AKE thee ; so that we may boldASHAMED for my fake; let ly fay, The Lord is my HELPER, not those that seek thee be and I will not fear what Man shall

do unto me. CON FOUNDED for my fake, Grace is fufficient for thee ; for

2 Cor. xil. 9. My O God of my Salvation. my Strength is made perfect in Because for thy fake I have Weakness. Ifai. xLl. 10. Fear suffered (e) REPROACH, not dismayed, for I am thy God:

not, for I am with thce : Be SHAME hath covered my I will strengthen thee, yea, I will Face : For the (f) Zeal of help thee; yea, I will uphold thee thine House hath eaten me teousness.

with the right Hand of my Righup, and the (8) Reproaches (e) 2 Cor. xij. 10. Therefore I of them that reproached thee, take pleasure in Infirmities, in Reare fallen upon me; they reffes for Christ's fake; for when I that are in high Places speak am WE AK, then am I STRONG. against me, and I am be-' , (f) John 11.17. And his Discicome the (5) Song of the ples remembred that it was written,

The Zeal of thine HOUSE hath Drunkards.

eaten me up. (i) (8) Matt. v. 11,12. Blessed are

, Lord, in an (k) ACCEPTA- fay all manner of Evil against you

and PERSECUTE you, and all BLE TIME: O God, in the fally for my fake: Rejoice, and be Multitude of thy Mercy hear exceeding glad, for great is your

Reward in Heaven. me, in the Truth of thy Sal

(b) 2 Pet. 111. 3. Knowing thris vation, deliver me out of frit, that there shall come in the the Mire, and let me not last Days ScoFFERS, walking af.

ter their own Lusts. fink: Let me be delivered from them that hate me, fervent PRAYER of a righteous

(i) James v. 16. The effectual and out of the deep Waters. Man availeth much. Philipp. 1v. Let not the Water-food over. 6. Be careful for nothing ; but in flow me, neither let the

cvery thing by PRAYER, and Sup.

PLICATION, with THANKSGIV. Deep (1) swallow me up ; ING, let your Requests be made

known unto God. (l) 2 Car. VI. 2. I have heard thee in a TIME ACCEPTED, and in the Day of SALVATION have I succoured thee: Behold, now is the ACCEPTED TIME; behold, now is the Day of SalvaTION.

(?) Matt. XIV. 30, 31. When he saw the Wind boisterous, he was afraid ; and beginning to fink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me ; and immediately Jesus stretched forth his Hand and caught him; and said unto him, O thou of little Faith, wherefore didst thon doubt?



and let (m) not the Pit shut (m) John XI. 25, 26. I am the her Mouth upon me.


Hear Resurrection and the Life ; he that me, O Lord, for thy loving yet Mhall he live : And whosoever

believeth in me, tho' he were dead, Kindness is good; turn un- liveth and believeth in me, Mall to me according to the Mul- never die. Chap. 111. 16,17. For titude of thy tender Mercies, God so loved the World, that he

gave his only begotten Son, that and hide not thy Face from whosoever believeth in him should thy Servant; (~) HEAR me not perish, but have everlasting 12

Life. For God sent nor his Son inspeedily; draw near unto

to the World to condemn the my Soul, and redeem it; de- World; but that the world thro' liver me from mine Enemies. him might be saved. Thou hast known my Re- (n) 1 John v. 14. This is the

Confidence that we have in him, that proach, and my Shame, and if we ask any thing according to my

Dishonour ; mine Ad- his Will, he MEARETH us. Heb. versaries are all before thee: X. 35,35. Caft not away therefore Reproach hath broken my recompense of Reward. For ye have

your Confidence, which hath great Heart, and I am full of Hea- need of Patience, that after ye have viness. I looked for some donc the Will of God, ye might to take (6) Pity, and there receive the Promise.

(o) 'John xvi. 33. These things was none ; and for Com- I have fpoken unto you, that in FORTERS, but I found none. me ye might have Peace. In the I am poor and (P) sorrow

World ye shall have TRIBULA

TION, but be of GOOD CHEER, I ful, let thy (7) SALVATION, have overcome the World. O Gud, set me up on high. (P) Matt. v. 4. Blessed are they I will praise the Name of that mourn, for they shall be

COMFORTED. John xvi. 20. Ye God with a Song, I will mag- shall weer and LAMENT, but the nify him with Thanksgiving. World shall REJOICE; and ye shall The (r) Humble shall fee be SORROWFUL, but your SORROW this, and be glad ; and their shall be turned into Joy.

(9) Rev. XII. 10. Now is come Hearts shall live that seek Salvation and Strength, and the God. For the Lord beareth Kingdom of our God, and the Powthe (1) Poor, and despiseth

er of his Chrift.

(r) James ív. 6, 10. God resist. not his Prisoners. • Make eth the Proud, brit giveth GRACE haste, O Lord, to help and unto the HUMBLE. Humble your deliver me : Let them be he shall lift you up.

felves in the Sight of the Lord, and confounded that seek after

(s) Ifai. LVII. 15. Thus faich my Soul. Let all those that the high and lofty One, that inhaseek thee, rejoice; and let biteth Eternity ; I dwell in the high

and holy Place, and with him that such as love thy Salvation is of a contrite and humble Spirit,

to revive the Spirit of the humble, and to revive the Heart of the contrite Ones. Chap. LXVI. 2. To this Man will I look, that is Poor, and of a CONTRITÈ Spirit, and trembleth at my WORD.

b Psalm LXX. 1, 2, 4,


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