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While wretched we, like worms and moles,
Lie grov'ling in the dust below; Almighty grace renere our fouls,
And we'll aspire to glory too.
And leave me to my joys :
And make a joyful noise.
Difpell’d my gloomy fears.
And raptures all divine,
And breaks my peace in vain ;
Revives my joys again.
The Prayer on Thursday Evening.
For peace and quietness of conscience.
who, for the greater confirmation of our faith and confidence in thy mercy, .. hast in the holy gospel declared, that
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hosoever believeth in thy Son Jesus hrift, Thall not perish, but have everfting life; and that this is life eternal, - know thee, the only true God, and sus Christ whom thou hast fent ; inease this knowledge, and confirm this ith in me evermore. Grant that I may ive such a lively faith, as will show itIf by love and good works ; such a vicrious faith, which may enable me to vercome the world, and confirm me to e image of thy Son Jesus Christ, Grant ie such a due sense of thy infinite mer', shown to mankind in so much misery,
may never depart out of my mind. steadfastly believe, o blessed Jesus, that aou didit suffer upon the cross, to save ne and all the world from the guilt and unishment of our sins. O give me that race that I may die to sin, and rise again into righteousness. Accept of my imperfect sorrow, repentance, faith, and imverfect resolutions, and let the precious herits of my crucified Saviour supply all ny wants and imperfections. Thou hast aid, come unto me, all ye that are weary nd' heavy laden, and I will refresh you. ) blessed Jesus, I come unto thee in all iumility, and deeply sensible of my great Finworthiness; O do thou bear this burden of sin for me, and refresh me with comfortable hopes of thy mercy and for
giveness, and the 'truth of thy salvation.
I adore thee, my God, and make an entire resignation of myself, and of all that I am and have, into thy hands ; defiring now, and to all eternity, to depend on thee, my God, and my inheritance.
To thee I owe all those comforts of life, health, peace, and plenty I enjoy, and a freedom from all those pains, and mi. series, and evils, I am subject to, and have deserved at thy hands. I desire, above all things, to give most humble and hearty thanks to thee, O God the Father, for the redemption of the world by thy Son Jesus Chrift our Lord, and for the means of grace which thou haft ordained by the word and facraments, and the hopes of glory.
I beseech thee, in and through our Lord Jefus Christ, who was pleased to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption, to pardon all the fins I have at any time committed; and grant I may find the power of his death, in my dying to sin and rising untoʻrighteousness; that henceforth being freed from fin, all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow in me, now and for evermore.
I beseech thee continue to my soul that grace I received in the holy facrament, that I may order all my words and actions, and all my conversation with such
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care and prudence, as to give no offence or occasion of falling to any; buc that I may be a good example to others, and adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
o let thy Holy Spirit always direct and rule my heart, and of thy great goodness bring me to life eternal, and give me grace to do my duty in that state of life whereunto thou hast' been pleased to call me; and make me therewith content. Continue to me, I beseech thee, the blefsings I enjoy, fupply me with those i want, and turn from me all those evils which I most righteously have deserved, or which either the malice of the devil, or the wickedness or misfortunes of the world may bring upon me. ,
Let all things that befall me in this world work together for my 'good in the other; and grant me always those things, whether prosperous or adverse, that may best conduce to, and be most profitable for my eternal salvation: wherefore, I resign, O Lord, and give myself up to thy providence: I submit myself to all the events which it shall please thee to bring upon me: do with me what thou seeft goed: and let thy holy will be done in me, and by me, for the sake
of Jesus Christ our Lord, who has taught us when we pray, to say, Our Father, &c.
The Meditation for Friday Morning. On a thankful remembrance of the death of Christ. Thanks.be unto God for his fpiritual gift. 2 Cor. ix. 15. 1. RTOW, my soul! to faith we must
IV join a thankful remembrance of the death of Christ, and of those benefits which we receive thereby. Herein is love, not that he loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. This is a mercy far above all other mercies; nay, it is even this which sweetens all other mercies to us.
2. Had there been no redemption, our creation had only made us capable of endless torments, and it had been better for us never to have been born, than to have been born to inevitable ruin; which must have been our lot and portion, had not the Son of God, by his one oblation of himself, once offered upon the cross, made a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice and satisfaction to God for the fins of the whole world.
3. We must declare and publish to all the world what God had done to save mankind from that damnation which