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For the voice of my groning: 'ny bones will scarce cleave to my Acth. Iam become like a Pelican in the wilderness: and like an Owl that is in the desert. I have watched , and am even as it werea Sparrow: that fitteth alone upon the house top. Mine enemies revile mè all the day long : and they that are mad upon me, are sworn togerber against me. For I have eaten as it were bread: and mingled my and wrath : for Thou hart taken meup, and cast me down. My daies are gone like a shadow: and I am withered like grass
. But Thou, O LORD, Ihalt indure for-ever : and thy remembrance throughout all generations. Thou shalt arise and have mercy upon Sion : for it is time that Thou have
mercy upon her, yea, the time is come. And why? thy servants ibink upon her ftones: and it pitieth them to see her in the duft. The heathen shall fear thy Name, o ĻORD: and all the kings of the earth thy Majelty. When the LORD shall build up şion : and when his glory shall appear; When He turneih Him unto the prayer of the poor destitute: and despiseth not their desire. This shall be writted for thule that come afrer : and the people which shall be born shall praise the LORD. For He hath looked down from his fanctuary : out of the heaven did the LORD behold the earth; That He might hear the mournings of such as are in captivity : and deliver the children appoinied untó death. That they may declare the Name of the LORD in Sion : and his worship at ferusalem; When the people are gathered 1ogether : and the kingdoms also to ferve the LORD. He brought down my strength in my journey : and shorined my days. But I said, O my God, take me 110t away in the midst of mine age : as for thy years, they indure throughout all generations. Thou LORD, in the beginning halt laid the foundation of the earth : and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but Thou shalt indure: they all shall wax old as doth a garment, And as a Vesture. Th.lt Thou change them, and they shall be changed: but Thou art the same , and thy years shall not fail. The children of thy servants shall continue; and their feed fhill stand falt in thy sight. Glorp be to the Father, doc. As it wa's doce
§. 9. IV Divine Colloquy. Soul. WHY, Lord, was thy Face Disfigured with Blows and Bloud? Chrift. That thy
face might Shine , glorious as the Angels in heaven. Sø. Lord, wherefore woaldit Thou be fo cruelly Scourged? Chr. That thou migheit be Freed from the Sting of conscience, and Wipe off everlasting Torment's. S. Lord, why wou'ont Thou be arraign'dat Pilate's Bar? Ch. That thou mightít at latt be Acquitted before my Juttgment feat. S. Lord, wherefore woudt Thou be Fairly accused ? C. That thou shouldnt not be Juftly condemna.s. Wherefore, Lord, Walt Thou turn'd over to be condemn'd by a Strange Jadge? C. Thar thou, being Redeemod from the Captivity of a hellish Tyrant,' might'll be Restored to God, whose own thou art by right. S. Wherefore, o Chrift; didit Thou Acknowledge i hat Pilate had Power over Thee from above? C. That Antichrift, under pretence of being my Vicar, should not exalt himselfabove all Principalities and Powers, S. Lord, why wou'lít Thou suffer under Pontius Pilate, being a Roman President to Cafar of Rome? C. To fhew that the Casarian and Pontificial Policy of Rome thou'd. chiefly Persecute my Church, and Crucify Mein my Mem. bers. S. But wherefore, Lord, wou'dit Thou be Condema'u? c. That the Law being Condemn’d in Me, thou might'lt not be Condemo'd by it:
10. A Prayer for Holy and Fervent Desires. O Most bieffed, most glorious Lord and Savior Jesus; Thou that Waterest the furrows of th' Earth , and refresh. est her weariness, and makest it very plenteous : behold, O God, my desart and unfruitful soul; I have alrcady a Parched ground, give me a land of Rivers of waters, my foul is dry, but not thirsty, it has no water,"nor delires any; f have been like a Dead man to all Desires of Heaven, I'm earnest and concern'd in the things of the World, but very,indifferent to, or rather not well induring the serverites and excellencies of Religion. I've not been greedy of the word, or longed for thy Sacraments. The worst of:hý followers came Running after Tliee for Loires, tho' they cared not for the Miracle; but Thou offerest me Loaves and Miracles together, and I have cared for ñeither. Thou offerest me thy Self and all thy infinite Sweetnesses. Be pleas’d therefore. O my dearest Lord, to create in thy fervant a great hunger and thirst after the things of thy Kingdom, and the righteousness of it; all thy holy graces,
and all the holy ministries of grace; that I may long for
S.II. An Ejaculation after abed any Night. THANKS be to God for keeping me this Day, Lord, keep me tbis Night and for eyermore. Pardon all my Sins, and clothe me with the whité robes of Christ's Righteous. Dess; and when Thou shalt please to call me hence, receive me most graciously to thy felf, for his fake who is the Son of thy Love, and my only Savior, Reedeemer, and Ad. vocate. Amen.
the holy Table. S. 1. A Morning Ejaculation before Irise.any Day.
LORD, as Thou hast awaked my Body from sleep, fo by thy grace awaken my Soul from rin; and make me foto walk before Thce this Day, aud all the rest of my life, that when the last Trumpet shall awake me out of my grave I may rise to the life immortal, thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1. 3. VI Argument for Frequent Receiving : FROM tho Acceptableness of it to God, and benefit to Man. This God
declared in th' Examples of the Priinitive Believers, whose Frequent Receiving did fo incline his favor towards them, that the Evangelist takes notice, act. 2.47. The Lord adiled to the Church daily such as should be faved. This was not only a reward of their Frequent Communion, but God made that Frequency.a Morive to others to imbrace the true Re ligion. Nothing works upon Strangers more to joyn-themselves to the Mystical Body of Christ, than to see the Profeffors live up to their Principles, and maintain the Rules their Matler bas given 'em : fo that what th' Apoftler Cor. 14, 32. faies of the Gift of Tongues, may be said of Frequent Communicating, that it is a sign 10 them that believe not. Hereby they are persuaded to Believe, feeing the Protestors Act like Persons that believe what their Mister has said. This also shows their Zealand Unity, and ihere is no Man vers’d in Ecclesiastical History but knows how much these two prevailed with Infidels to come into The Sheepfold of Christ Jesus. And this acceptableness to Ged,and Benefit to Man appears further, by his hearing our Prayers then especially, for Temporals as well as Spirituals, riot only for our selves, but also for others, in answer to this fo lively and advantagious an Argument, as th'ancient Christians thought, accounting their Prayers were not like to be so Powerful at any time, as when this Commemo. ration of Christ, Death, th’ only Plea for being heard's acconipanied ihem; and by Christ's gracious Procuring, and bountifully Conveying to the Worthy Receivers, at tie Presence and in the Participation thereof, all the Grace and virtue which the true Body receiv'd , imputing their Sins to Him, who has satisfied God for 'em, and his Righteousness to them, fanctifying 'em both in Body and Soul, increasing and confirming all their Graces, and freely giving them Remission of fins, Peace of conscience, Joy in th' Holy Ghost, Aflurance of his Love and Favor, ihe Justification of their persons, th’ Aids and Lufluences of his Holy Spirit, the Hopes of Eternal Life, and th'. other Blessings of the New Covenant : Which we there. fore, in reason, fhbu'd be desirous Constantly to Receive, bccuuse we Constantly want 'em,
S. 3. Signs Indications of the Sincerity and Hedrtinefs of ARE my å fiections warm and fervent, inquisitive and
longing, interested and concern'd in the things of Gods and do I fet a high Value upon these Mysteries, and love to Partake of 'em, and delire the Blesli g, and expect the Fruits of Christ's Death and Intercellion? Am I delirous to use all fit Opportunities, and to take all advantages, and do I long for all the Benefits of this Sacrament? Am l'in trouble till I converse with my Lord in all the ways of Spiritual intercourse? Do I rejósce when a Communion. day cumes, and is my Joy fixed upon confideration af that holy
. Necefsity of doing Good works, at that time especials lys and to receive the Aids of Grace and the Helps of the Sacrament liberally? When it is thns it is well, that I can be sure of : or if I come ofren, and pray that I may have a lively relish and appetite to the Mysteries, it may be we'l in time : and if I come because God commands me, in a direct and certain Obedience to the Words of Christ, and in a deep sorrow for my Sins, and a great apprehension of my Infirmity, for Support and Streagth,in hopes of Remedy; tho'. I feel no sensual punctures, and natural sharp nesses of Desire, yet I come, well, and upon a sight Principle. But if I want the pleasure of thele paffionate Indicazions, I must be careful that I be sure in th' intellectual and Religious choice; for that is the thing that is intended to be signified by all th' exterior Pashions; and When I have no Sign, I must be the more careful to have the Thing lignified, and then all is right again. Do I desire and wilh', to the praise of my blefled Lord's Name, to have all Desire, and all Love chat ever was kindled in any Heart towards Him, and so go to Him? Thın He will inflane, He will accept my Love, not as it is, but as I defire it should be in me. We satiifieth the longing foul, and filzth the hungry soul with goodness Psal. 107.
9. Happy is mat Soul which comes to these 'Springs of Salvation, as the Hart to the water-brooks, panting and thirsty, Tonging and passionate, weary of Sin,and hating Vanity, and reaching out the heart and hands to Christ.
9. 4. Self-Refignation is. TO Resign my Will to God's Vill, taking his Pleasure and Will for my Rule, whereby to Govern my own Desires and' Affections, in being ready to Do what God will have me do, and contented to suffer what eyer fie shall think