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them REJOICE before thee, O God; yea, let them (q) exceedingly rejoice. Sing unto God, and fing (r) PRAISES to his Name extol him that rideth upon the Heavens by his Name* Fah, and rejoice before him. A Father of the Fatherless, and a Judge of the Widow, is God in his holy Habitation. God fetteth the Solitary in Families; he bringeth out thofe that are bound (s) with Chains, but the Rebellious dwell in a dry Place.
O God, when thou went eft forth before thy People, when thou didst march thro' the Wilderness, the EARTH (t) SHOOK, the HEAVENS trembled at the Prefence of God, even Sinai itself was MOVED at the Presence of the God of Ifrael.
Thou, O Lord, (2) gaveft the Word, and great was the Company of thofe that PUBLISHED it: Kings of Armies did fly apace. When the Almighty scattered them for her, he was white as Snow in Salmon. The Chariots of God are (x) twenty thousand, even THOUSANDS of ANGELS; the Lord is in his Church, as in Sinai, in the holy Place. Thou haft
(9) John XVII. 13. Thefe Things I speak in the World, that they might have my Joy fulfilled in themselves.
(r) Rev. VII. 10, 11, 12. And cried with a loud Voice, faying,
Salvation to our God which fitteth upon the Throne, and unto the Lamb: And all the Angels stood round about the Throne, and about the Elders, and the four Beafts, and fell before the Throne on their
Faces, and worshipped God, faying, Amen, Bleffing, and Glory, and Wisdom, and Thanksgiving, and Honour, and Power, and Might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
(s) Luke 1v. 18. He hath anointed me to preach Deliverance to the CAPTIVES, to fet at liberty them that are BRUISED.
(t) Heb. XII. 26, 27. Yet once
more I SHAKE not the EARTH only, but alfo HEAVEN. And this Word, Yet once more, fignifieth the removing of thofe Things that are made, that thofe Things which canSHAKEN, as of Things that are not be fhaken may remain.
PowER after that the Holy Ghoft (u) Acts 1.8. Ye fhall receive is come upon you; and ye shall be WITNESSES unto me, both in Jerufalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermoft Part of the Earth. Rom. x. 15. How fhall they preach, except they be fent?
and I heard the Voice of MANY (x) Rev. v. 11. And I beheld, ANGELS round about the Throne, and the Bcafts, and the Elders; and the Number of them was ten thoufand times ten thousand, and thoufands of thousands.
By his Name Jah, that is, as Faithful and True, and fulfilling his Promifes; or actually faving them. So Ifa. x11.2. Jah Jehovah is my Strength and my Song, he alfo is become my Salvation For Jah is a Contraction of Jehovah, which expreffes God's Eternity and Immutability; and that he is that in Fact, which he was in Promife, their Saviour and Deliverer: Sce Exod. v1. 3, &c.
afcended (y) on high, thou haft led Captivity captive, thou haft received GIFTS for Men, yea, even for (2) the REBELLIOUS, that the Lord God may c dwell among them. Bleffed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with his Benefits, the God of our Salvation. He that is our God, is the God of Salvation; and unto God the Lord belong the (a) Iffues from DEATH. But God fhall (b) wound the Head of his Enemies, and the hairy Scalp of fuch an one as goeth on ftill in his Wickednefs.
Blefs ye God in the Congregations. We have feen thy Goings, O God, even the Goings of my God, my King, in the Sanctuary. For thou, O God, haft commanded thy STRENGTH; (c) ftrengthen, O Lord, that which thou haft wrought in
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 fend out his VOICE, and that a (d) mighty VOICE. Afcribe ye Strength unto God, his Excellency is over Ifrael, and his * Strength is
(y) Eph. 1v. 8. Wherefore he faith, when he afcended up on high, he led Captivity captive, and gave
GIFTS unto Men. Ver. 11. And
he GAVE fome Apoftles, and fome Prophets, and fome Evangelifts, and fume Paftors and Teachers.
SECUTED us in times past, now (z) Gal. 1. 23. He which PERpreacheth the FAITH which once he destroyed. 1 Tim. 1. 12, 13. He me into the MINISTRY, who was counted me FAITHFUL, putting before a Blafphemer, and a Persecutor, and injurious.
is rich in Mercy, for his great Love (a) Eph. 11. 4, 5. But God, who wherewith he loved us, even when we were DEAD in Sins, hath QUICKGrace ye are SAVED.) NED us together with Christ, (by
(6) 2 Theff. 1. 7, 8. When the Lord Jefus fhall be revealed from Heaven, in flaming Fire, taking
VENGEANCE on them that know
not God, and that obey not the Gofpel of cur Lord Jefus Chrift.
all things, through Chrift which (c) Philipp. xv. 13. For I can do STRENGTHNETH me. 2 Cor. 111. 5. Not that we are fufficient of our
felves, to think any thing as of our felves, but our fufficiency is of God
(d) John v. 28, 29. The Hour is coming, in the which all that are
in the Graves fhall hear his VOICE, and fhall come forth.
* God's Strength in the Clouds, is the Schechinal, which is called his Strength and Glory, Pfalm LXXVIII. 61. which compare with Pfalm LXXXIX. 17. this Schechinah was in Chrift, who is therefore called the Power of God, 1 Cor. 1. 24. As the Holy Ghoft alfo is the Power of the Highest.
in the Clouds. O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy Places, who alone givest (e) Luke xxiv. 49. Tarry ye in STRENGTH and (e) PowER to thy People. Bleffed be the City of Ferufalem, until ye be our God for evermore. Amen.
Hear, O Lord, in Heaven thy Dwelling-place, and when thou heareft, forgive; for the fake of Jesus Christ our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
A Prayer in the Time of great Affliction and Temptation.
AVE me, O God, for the (a) Waters are come in unto my Soul; I fink in deep Mire, where there is no ftanding; I am come into deep Waters, where the Floods overflow me. I am (b) weary of my CRYING, my Throat is dried, mine Eyes fail while (c) I WAIT for my God; ter the Woman; that he might FLOOD.
(b) Rom. v11. 23, 24. But I fee 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. Ŏ wretched Man that I am, who fhall deliver me from the Body of this DEATH!
(c) 2 Cor. v. 4. For we that are in this Tabernacle do groan, being burdened: Not for that we would be uncloathed, but cloathed upon, that MORTALITY might be fwallowed up of LIFE. Rom. VIII. 23. Even we ourselves groan within ourselves, WAITING for the ADOPTION, to wit, the REDEMPTION of our Body.
a Pfalm LXIX. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, to 20. and 29, 30, 32, 33.
(a) Fonah 11. 1, 2, 3, 5. Jonah PRAYED unto the Lord, and faid, I CRIED by reason of mine Afflic tion unto the Lord, and he heard
me; out of the Belly of Hell cried I, and thou heardeft my Voice. For thou hadft caft me into the Deep, in the midst of the Seas, and the Floods compaffed me about; all thy Billows and thy Waves paffed over me. The WATERS compaffed me about even to the Soul; the Depth clofed me round about, the Weeds were wrapt about my Head. Rev. XII. 15. The Serpent caft out of his Mouth WATER as a Flood afcause her to be carried away of the
+ As Troubles are compared to Waters, Pfalm LXXXVIII. 16,17. fo alfo is Iniquity, Fob xv. 16. xxXIV. 7.
they that would destroy me are mighty.
O God, thou knoweft my Foolifhnefs, and my Sins are not hid from thee. Let not them who wait on thee, O Lord God of Hofts, be (d) ASHAMED for my fake; let not
will never LEAVE thee, nor FOR(d) Heb.x111.5,6. For he hath faid, SAKE thee; fo that we may boldly fay, The Lord is my HELPER, GRACE is fufficient for thee; for do unto me. 2 Cor. XII. 9. My my Strength is made perfect in Weakness. Ifai. XLI. 10. Fear not difmayed, for I am thy God: thou not, for I am with thee: Be I will ftrengthen thee, yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee teoufnefs. with the right Hand of my Righ
(e) 2 Cor. x11. 10. Therefore I take pleasure in Infirmities, in Retreffes for Chrift's fake; for when I proaches, in Perfecutions, in Difam wEAK, then am I STRONG.
(f) John 11. 17. And his Difciples remembred that it was written,
The Zeal of thine HouSE hath eaten me up.
(g) Matt. v. 11, 12. Bleffed are ye, when Men fhall REVILE you, fay all manner of EVIL against you and PERSECUTE you, and fall fallly for my fake: Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, for great is your Reward in Heaven.
first, that there fhall come in the (b) 2 Pet. 111. 3. Knowing this laft Days ScOFFERS, walking after their own Lufts.
fervent PRAYER of a righteous (i) Fames v. 16. The effectual Man availeth much. Philipp. 1v. 6. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by PRAYER, and SUP
PLICATION, with THANKSGIV
ING, let your Requests be made
known unto God.
CONFOUNDED for my fake, O God of my Salvation. Because for thy fake I have fuffered (e) REPROACH, SHAME hath covered my Face: For the (f) Zeal of thine Houfe hath eaten me up, and the (g) Reproaches of them that reproached thee, are fallen upon me; they that are in high Places fpeak against me, and I am become the (b) Song of the Drunkards.
But as for me, my (i) PRAYER is unto thee, Lord, in an (k) ACCEPTABLE TIME: O God, in the Multitude of thy Mercy hear me, in the Truth of thy Salvation; deliver me out of the Mire, and let me not fink: Let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep Waters. Let not the Water-flood overflow me, neither let the Deep (1) fwallow me up;
(k) 2 Cor. VI. 2. I have heard thee in a TIME ACCEPTED, and in the Day of SALVATION have I fuccoured thee: Behold, now is the ACCEPTED TIME; behold, now is the Day of SALVATION.
(Matt. XIV. 30, 31. When he faw the WIND boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to fink, he cried, faying, Lord, SAVE me; and immediately Jefus ftretched forth his Hand and caught him, and faid unto him, O thou of little Faith, wherefore didft thou doubt?
and let (m) not the Pit shut
(m) John x1. 25, 26. I am the Refurrection and the Life; he that believeth in me, tho' he were dead, yet fhall he live: And whofoever liveth and believeth in me, fhall never die. Chap. 111. 16,17. For God fo loved the World, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whofoever believeth in him should not perifh, But have everlasting
Life. For God fent not his Son into the World to condemn the
World; but that the World thro' him might be faved.
(n) 1 John v. 14. This is the Confidence that we have in him, that if we ask any thing according to his Will, he HEARETH us. Heb. x. 35,35. Caft not away therefore your Confidence, which hath great recompenfe of Reward. For ye have need of Patience, that after ye have done the Will of God, ye might receive the Promife.
(0) John XVI. 33. These things have fpoken unto you, that in me ye might have Peace. In the World ye fhall have TRIBULATION, but be of GOOD CHEER, I have overcome the World.
COMFORTED. John xvi. 20. Ye
(p) Matt. v. Bleffed are they that MOURN, for they fhall be fhall WEEP and LAMENT, but the World fhall REJOICE; and ye shall be SORROWFUL, but your SORROW fhall be turned into Joy.
(q) Rev. XII. 10. Now is come Salvation and Strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the Power of his Chrift.
(r) Fames iv. 6, 10. God refifteth the Proud, but giveth GRACE unto the HUMBLE. Humble your felves in the Sight of the Lord, and he fhall lift you up.
(5) Ifai. LVII. 15. Thus faith the high and lofty One, that inhabiteth Eternity; I dwell in the high and holy Place, and with him that 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 CONTRITE SPIRIT, and trembleth at my WORD.
b Pfalm LXX. 1, 2, 4,