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unto thy Servant, who is devoted to thy Fear. I have
(t) Matt. v. 6. Blessed are they (t) LONGED after thy Pre- which do hunger and thirst atter cepts, О quicken thou me in RIGHTEOUSNESS, for they shall thy Righteousness. Let thy be filled. MERCIES come also unto me, O Lord, even thy SALVATION, for I trust in thy Word. Take not the (u (u) Matt. IV. 4. Man shall not WORD of Truth utterly
. Word that proceedeth ouc of the
live by Bread alone, but by every out of my Mouth, for there- Mouth of God. in have I hoped: So shall I keep thy Laws (x) continu- (x) John xv. 7. If ye abide in ally, for ever and ever. I me, and my Words - abide in you,
ye shall ask what you will, and it will deLIGHT my self in thy shall be done unto you. Commandments, which I have loved ; my Hands also will I lift up unto thy (V) Do and teach them, the fame
(y) Matt. v. 19. Whosoever (hall Commandments, and will shall be called Great in the KingMEDITATE in thy Statutes, dom of Heaven.
O remember the Word unto thy Servant, upon which thou hast made me (x) to
(z) Rom. vu. 24. For we are SAVED by HOPE.
Heb. VI. 19. HOPE. This is my Com- Which Hope we have as an AnFORT in mine Afiction, for chor of the Soul, both furejand stedthy Word hath quickned within the Vail ; whither the Fore
fast, and which entereth into that me.
The Proud have had runner is for us entered, even Jeme greatly in Derifion, yet fus, made an High Priest for ever. have I not declined from thy Law. I remember thy Judgments of old, O Lord, and have (a) COMFORTED my the Father, and he shall give you anmerciful unto me according to thy Word. I have thought (c) Luke xv. 17, 18. When he on my ways, and have (c) will arise, and go to my Father.
(a) John xiv. 16. And I will pray felf. Horror hath taken hold other Comforter, that he may aupon me, because of the bide with you for ever. Matt. v. 4. Wicked that forsake thy they fhall be comfoRTED.
Blessed are they that MOURN, for Law. But thy Statutes have been my Songs in the House of my (6) PILGRIMAGE. (b) Heb. XI. 13. These all-conI have remembered
fested that they were STRANGERS,
thy and Pilgrims on the Earth. Name, O Lord, in the Night, for thou art my Portion: I entreat thy Favour with my whole Heart, be
came to himself, - he said, turned my Feet unto thy (d) Aits xxu. 16. Why TĄRRITestimonies. I will make Est thou ? Arise, and be baptized, (6) HASTE, and not delay and wash away thy: Sins, calling
on the Name of the Lord. to keep thy Commandments.
(e) Matt. xxv. 6. At MIDNIGHT At (e) Midnight I will rise there was a Cry made, Behold the to give Thanks unto thee, po meet him. ver. 7. Then all those because of thyrighteous Judg. Virgins arose, Gc. See also Ads ments. The Earth, O Lord, x11.6.-18. is full of thy Mercy, teach me thy Statutes. Before I was afflicted I went aftray, but now have I kept thy (f) Heb. x11. 11. Now no chasten. Word. It is good for me ing for the present seemeth to be that I have been AFFLICT- afterward it yieldeth the peaceable
joyous, but grievous; nevertheless, ED, (f) for now have I kept Fruit of Righteousness, unto them thy Statutes.
which are exercised thereby. ! Pet. I know, O Lord, that thy though now for a Seafon, (if need
1. 6. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, Judgments are RIGHT, and be) ye are in Heaviness, through that thou in (8) FAITHFUL- manifold Temptations. NESS haft afflicted me. Let, LOVE, I rebuke and CHASTEN,
(8) Rev. 111. 19. As many as I I pray thee, thy merciful
(h) 2. Cor. 1. 5. As the Sufferings Kindness be for (b)my Com- of Christ abound in us, so our CONFORT, according to thy Word. SOLATION also aboundeth by Chrift
(1) 2 Cor. 1. 9, 10. God which Let thy tender MERCIES raiséth the Dead, delivered us from come unto me, that I so
great a Death, and doth deli() LIVE; for thy Law is
ver; in whom we trust that he will my Delight. My Soul (k) (k) Phil. 1. 23. I am in a ŠtraIT fainterb for thy Sálvation, betwixt two, having Desire to but I hope in thy Word. depart, and to be with Chrift, which
is far better. Mine Eves fail for thy Word, saying, When wilt thou comPOR'T me? For I am become (1) John X1. 25, 26. He that be(1) like a Bottle in the Smoak, lieveth in me, tho' he were dead, yet do I not FORGET thy liveth and believeth in me, fall Statutes. The Proud have never die. Col. 111. 3, 4.. Ye are digged Pits for mez. Help dead, and your Life is hid with thou me, O Lord : Quicken Christ in God. When Christ, who
is our Life, Mall appear, then shall thou me after thy loving ye also appear with him in Glory, Kindness, so shall I keep the Testimony of thy Mouth.
For ever, O Lord, thy (m) (m) Matt. XXIV. 35. Heaven and WORD is' fettled in Heaven. Earth shall pass away, but my Words
shall not pass away. Thy Faithfulness is unto all Generations ; thou hast (12) (n) Heb. I. 3. And upholding all established the Earth, and things by the WORD of his Power. it abideth: They continue this Day according to thine Ordinances; for all are thy Servants. Unless thy Law had been my Delight, I should have perished in my AFFLICTION. I will (0) ne
(o) Gal. vi. 9. And let us not be ver FORGET thy Precepts, weary in WELL-DOING, for in due for with them thou haft quick- Season we shall reap, if we fainc ned me. I am thine, fave me, for I have fought thy Precepts.
The Wicked have fought to destroy me, but I will (P) Ecclef. 1. 2: VANITY of VA: confider thy Testimonies. I 8. I count all Things but Loss, for
NUTIES, all is VANITY. Phil. Jir. have seen an End of all the Excellency of the Knowledge (D) PERFECTION, but thy of Christ Jefus my Lord; for whom Commandment is exceeding Things, and do count them but
I have suffered the Loss of all broad.
Dung, that I may win Chrif.
Grant this, O most merciful Father, for the infinite
Merits of the Death and Passion of Christ Jesus our Redeemer, who is exalted as our High Priest to the right hand of the Majesty on bigb, to be a Prince and Saviour, to give Repentance and Remission of Sins. Amen.
A Profession of Love
(a) 2 Cor. v. 14. For the LOVE (a) Love I thy of Christ constrainech us, because we Law, it is my thus judge, that if one died for all, Meditation all the then were all dead. John XV. 1o.
If ye keep my COMMANDMENTS, Day. Thou through thy ye thall abide in my Love, Commandments haft made (6) 1 Cor. 1. 25,27. The Foolishe me (6) WISER than mine nets of God is wiser than Men.
God hath chosen the FOOLISH Enemies, for they are ever Things of the World to confound with me. I have reftrained the WISE. my Feet from every (c) evil (6) Col. 111. 5. Mortify therefore Way, that I might keep thy Earth, FORNICATION, UNCLEAN
' Word. (d) How SWEET are NESS, INORDINATE AFFECTION, thy WORDS unto my Taste; evil CONCUPISCENCE, and Coveyea, sweeter than Honey to TOUSNESS, which is Idolatry.
(d) 1 Cor. 11.9. Eye hath not my Mouth; thy (e) WORD seen, nor Ear heard, neither have is a Lamp unto my Feet, entered into the Heart of Man, the and a LIGHT unto my
TNINGS which God hath prepared
for them that LOVE him. I have sworn, and I will (f). (e) John 1. 1,4. In the Begioning perform it, that I will keep was the WORD,
and the Word was thy righteous Judgments.
with God, and the WORD was God:
In him was Life, and the Life was Í am affli&ted very much, the Light of Men. Col. 1. 13. quicken me, O Lord, accord- Who hath delivered us from the to ;
POWER of DARKNESS, and hath I beseech thee, the free-will translated us into the Kingdom of
'his . OPFERINGS of my (8) 0) 1 Cor. xv.58. Be ye stedfast, Mouth, and teach me thy unmoveable, always abounding in
the Work of the Lord, forasmuch Judgments. My (b) Soul is
as ye know that your LABOUR is continually in thy. Hand, not in vain in the Lord. 2 Pet. yet.do I not forget thy Law. 11. 21. It had been better for them
not to have known the Way of Righteousness, than after they have known it, to turn from the holy Commandment delivered unto them.
(8) Heb. xlii. 15. By himlet us offer the SACRIFICE OF PRAISE to God continually; that is, the Fruit of our Lips.
(6) 2 Cor. 1.9. But we had the SENTENCE OF DEATH in our selves, that we lhould not trust in our selves, but in Gad which raiseth the Dead.
• Psalm CXIX. 97,98, 101, 103, 105, to 109,113, 114, 116, 117, 120, 123, 124, 129, 132, to 136, 141, to 144.
I hate (i) vain Thoughts, but (i) 2 Cor. x. 3,413. For tho we
walk in the Flesh, we do not war thy Law do I love.
after the Flesh; for the Weapons of Thou art my hiding Place our Warfare are not carnal, buic and my Shield; I hope in mighty through God, to the rulthy WORD. Uphold me ac
LING down of STRONG HOLDS,
casting down IMAGINATIONS, and cording to thy Word, that I every HIGH THỊNG that exatech may live, and let me not be it félf
against the Knowledge of (k) ASHAMED of my Hope. God, and bringing into Captivity Hold thou me up, and I shall of Corifi.
every THOUGHT to the Obedience be safe, and I will have re- (k) Rom. v. 5. Hope maketh noc fpect to thy Statutes. My ASHAMED, because the Love of Flesh (1) TREMBLETH for by the Holy Ghost, which is given fear of thee, and I am afraid unto us. of thy Judgments. Mine (1) Phil. 11. 12, 13. Work out Eyes fail for thy Salvation, and TREMBLING, for it is God
your own SalvaTION with FEAR (m) and for the Word of thy which worketh in us both to will (12) RIGHTEOUSNESS. Deal and to do, of his good Pleasure. With thy Servant according the Power of God, through faith
(m) i Pet. 1. 5. Who are kept by to thy Mercy, and teach me unto Salvation. thy Statutes : Thy Teftimo. (n) Galo v.s. We through the nies are wonderful, therefore Spirit wait for the Hope of Righ
TEOUSNESS by Faith. doth my Soul keep them.
(0) John xiv.21. He that lovLook thou upon me, and be eth me shall be loved of my Fa: merciful unto me, as thou ther; and I will love him, and
will manifest my self to him. useft to do unto those that
(P) Rom. vi. 14. For Sin fhall (0) LOVE thy Name. Order not have Dominion over you, for my Steps in thy Word, and ye are not under the Law, but un
der GRACE. let not any Iniquity have
(9), John xiv. 23. If a Man love (P) Dominion over me. me, he will keep my Words, and
Deliver me from mine Op- my Father will love him ; and we pressors, fo will I keep thy Abode with him.
will come unto him, and make our Precepts. Make (9) thy (r) John xv 1.20. Ye shall WEEP Face to shine upon thy Ser- and LAMENT, but the World shall vant, and teach me thy Sta- Ful, but your Sorrow shall be
rejoice; and ye shall be SORROWtutes. (r) Rivers of Waters turned into Joy. Mait. v. 4.; Blesrun down mine Eyes, be- fed are they that mourn, for they caufe Men keep not thy
shall be COMFORTED.
(s) Matt. v. 3. Blessed are the Law. I am (s) SMALL and Poor in Sririt, for theirs is the and DESPISED, yet do I not Kingdom of Heaven. 1 Cor. iv.
10, 13: We are DESPISED,forget thy Precepts. Thy
are made as the Fılth of the (0) Righteousness is an ever- World, and are the Oprscour
ING of all Things unto this Day. (1) Tit. 111.3. Not by Works of RIGHTEOUSNESS, which we have done, but according to his Mercy he saved us.