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Upon the place beneath :* it is twice bless'd;
mercy; And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy. I
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God's mercies to be remembered.
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Provocation against Heaven.
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Divine judgment. If my suspect be false, forgive me, God; For judgment only doth belong to thee! 22-iii, 2. 733
Condemnation. Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all. 22-iii. 3. 734
The terrors of guilt in death.
* Mercy is seasonable in the time of affliction, as clouds of rain in the time of drought.-Eccles. xxxv. 20.
Micah vii. 18. | Matt. vi. 12, 14, 15.
§ Deut. ix. 8. Ps. cvi. 43.
O, beat away the busy meddling fiend,
22-iii. 3. 735 The danger of trifling before God. Take heed, you dally not before your king; Lest He, that is the supreme King of kings, Confound your hidden falsehood.
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The great King of kings
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Submission to God's will.
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The same. God will be avenged for the deed; Take not the quarrel from his powerful arm; He needs no indirect nor lawless course, To cut off those that have offended him. 24-i. 4.
Trust in Providence.
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Confess yourself to heaven; Repent what's past : avoid what is to come :: And do not spread the composte ongthe weeds, To make them ranker.
* Gen. iv. 10.
† Prov. 6.
Arraign your conscience,
But lest you do repent,
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Pray, can I not,
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* 2 Cor. vii. 10.
| Rom. ii. 5.
† Spare to offend heaven.
Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults,
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's care over his creatures.
He that doth the ravens feed, Yea, providently caters for the sparrow,* Be comfort to my age !
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I do not shame
Submission to the Divine will.
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God the Christian's hope.
God shall be my hope, My stay, my guide, and lantern to my feet.t
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Pleading with God. Withhold thine indignation, mighty Heaven, And tempt us not to bear above our power !
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God the widow's friend. Heaven, the widow's champion and defence.
* Matt. vi. 26.
† Ps. xxxvii. 39.-xlvi. 1.--cxix. 105. Ś Exod. xxji. 22, 23. Ps. lxviii. 5.
Heaven, The treasury of everlasting joy !
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Divine sovereignty. The words of heaven ;-on whom it will, it will; On whom it will not, so; yet still ’tis just.* 5-i. 3.
Chosen from above, By inspiration of celestial grace.
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Want of resignation.
God is much displeased, That you take with unthankfulness his doing; In common worldly things, 'tis call'd-ungrateful, With dull unwillingness to repay a debt, Which with a bounteous hand was kindly lent; Much more to be thus opposite with heaven, For it requires the debt it lent you.t 24-ii. 2. 759
Authority given from God. From whom hast thou this great commission? From that supernal Judge, that stirs good thoughts In
any breast of strong authority, To look into the blots and stains of right. 16–ii. l. 760
Faith in supernatural power.
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The evil of feigned prayer.
* Rom. ix. 15.-It shows that speare had a most correct idea of the nature of Divine sovereignty: | Job i. 21.
| Rom. iv. 18-21.