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shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders, but thou shalt call thy walks salvation, and thy gates praise. The sun shall be no more thy light by day, neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. For from the rising of the sun, even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles, and in every place, incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering : for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts.

PROVIDENTIAL

CARE

ACKNOWLEDGED.

Thou art good, and doest good. Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. Thou visitest the earth and waterest it: thou makest it soft with showers, thou blessest the springing thereof. Thou crownest the year with thy goodness: and thy paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks: the valleys are covered over with corn.

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. The Lord is good to all : and his tender mercies are over all his works. · He causeth grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth: and wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine: and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

lions roar after their prey: and seek their meat from God. That thou givest them, they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. O Lord. Thou preserveth man and beast. The eyes of all wait upon thee: and thou givest them their meat in due

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Ps. 65: 8-13.

Mal. 1:11. Ps. 119 : 68.

Ps. 33 : 5. Ps. 145 : 9. Ps. 104 : 14-28. season.

Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not: and it shall be given him.

My prayer is unto thee; O Lord, in an acceptable time: 6 God in the multitude of thy mercy hear me. According unto the multitude of thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Blessed be God which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me. Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with his benefits, even the God of our salvation.

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O LORD, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant, and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments: we have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts, and from thy judgments. There is none that doeth good, no not

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Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest: (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of the children of men.) Thou Lord art good, and ready to forgive : and plenteous in mercy unto all that call

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thee. Have mercy upon me, O Lord, according to thy loving kindness: according to the multitude of thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies, and thy loving kindnesses : for they have been ever of old. Remember not the sins of James 1 : 5. Ps. 69 : 13. Ps. 51:1. Ps. 66 : 20. Ps. 68: 19. Dan. 9 :4, 5. Rom. 3: 12.

Ps. 25 : 6,7

1 Kings 8 : 39.

Ps. 86: 5. Ps. 51 : 1.

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my youth, nor my transgressions : according to thy mercy remember thou me, for thy goodness' sake, o Lord. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity : who forgiveth all thine iniquities.

If ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But, if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Forgive and ye shall be forgiven.

When ye stand, praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any any: that your Father also which is in heaven, may forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven, forgive your trespass

Be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour: for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his

grace.

TEMPTATION DEPRECATED.

Tue Lord said unto Satan, Behold, he (Job) is in thine hand, but save his life. So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and sinote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal : and he sat down among the ashes. Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity ? Curse God and die. But he said unto her, shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil ? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Ps. 32 : 1, 2. Ps. 103 :.3. Matt. 6: 14, 15. Luke 6: 37. Mark.11 : 25, 26. Ej h. 4:32.

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil. And when the tempter came to him, he said, if thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee, and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus saith unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again the devil taketh him into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them : 'and saith unto him, all these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Then the devil leaveth him, and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God : for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin : and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

If sinners entice thee consent thou not. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able : but will with the temptation also make a way to escape,

that ye may be able to bear it. For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities : but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. For in that he himself

Matt. 4:1-11. James 1:13-15. Prov. 1:10. Matt. 26 : 41. I Cor. 10: 13. Heb. 4: 15

hath suffered, being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

UNIVERSAL SOVEREIGNTY ACKNOWLEDGED.

The kingdom is the Lord's: and he is the governor among the nations. The Lord most high is a great King over all the earth. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth : and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou ?

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens : the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords: who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light, which no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen, nor can see. Thiné, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty : for all that is in the heaven and in the earth, is thine : thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all, and in thine hand is power and might, and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honour, and power ; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are, and were created.

Not unto us, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.

O come, let us worship and bow down : let us kneel

James 1 : 12. Ps. 22 : 28. Ps. 47 : 2. Dan. 4 : 35, 31. Ps. 8: 1. 1 Tim. 6 : 15, 16. 1 Chro. 29: 11, 12. Rev. 4: 11. Ps. 115: 1. Matt. 6: 13. Ps. 95 : 5-7.

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