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violent man. Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name. He is the tower of salvation for his king : and sheweth mercy to his anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore.-2 Sam. xxii. 38.

GENERAL THANKSGIVINGS.

I will publish the name of the Lord : ascribe ye greatness unto God. He is the rock, his work is perfect : for all his ways are judgment : a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.—Deut. xxxii. 3.

Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people : for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people. -Deut. xxxii. 43.

My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord ; my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies ; because I rejoice in thy salvation. There is none holy as the Lord : for there is none beside thee : neither is there any rock like our God. Talk no more so exceeding proudly ; let not arrogancy come out of your

mouth : for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. The

Lord killeth, and maketh alive : he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich : he bringeth low, and lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunge hill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory : for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world

upon them. He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness ; for by strength shall no man prevail. The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces ; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them : the Lord shall judge the ends of the earth ; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.—1 Sam, ii. 1.

Blessed be the Lord, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of and hath kept his servant from evil : for the Lord hath returned the wickedness of upon his own head.—1 Sam. xxv. 39.

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer ; the God of my rock ; in him will I trust : he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my Saviour ; thou savest me from violence. In

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God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears. Thou art my lamp, O Lord : and the Lord will lighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way fect; the word of the Lord is tried : he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. For who is God, save the Lord ? and who is a rock, save our God ? God is my strength and power : and he maketh my way perfect. He maketh my feet like hind's feet: and setteth me upon my high places. He teacheth my hands to war. Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation : and thy gentleness hath made me great. Thou hast enlarged my steps under me ; so that my feet did not slip.—2 Sam. xxii. 2.

Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.—1 Kings x. 8.

He is good ; for his mercy endureth for ever. -2 Chron. vii. 3.

Praise the Lord ; for his mercy endureth for ever.-2 Chron. xx. 21.

Blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise. Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein ; and thou preservest them all ; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee. Thou art the Lord the God, who didst choose Abram, and madest a covenant with him to give the land to his seed, and hast performed thy words ; for thou art righteous. But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments, and refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them. But thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not. Thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the wilderness : the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way ; neither the pillar of fire by night, to show them light, and the way wherein they

Thou gavest also thy good Spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst. Nevertheless they were disobedient and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations. Nevertheless for thy great mercies' sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them ; for

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thou art a gracious and merciful God.—Neh. ix. 5.

The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away ; blessed be the name of the Lord.Job i. 21.

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast get thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained ; what is man, that thou art mindful of him ? and the son of man, that thou visitest him ? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands ; thou hast put all things under his feet : all sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field ; the fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth !—Ps. viii. 1, &c.

I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I

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