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Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house : and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart. O how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee: which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee, before the sons of men.

Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness. Bless the Lord O my soul : and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul: and forget not all his benefits: who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities. He hath not dealt with us after our sins : nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth : so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west : so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him. Like as a father pitieth his children: so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses. Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord.

God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son : that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. Beloved, let us love Pg. 66: 19. Ps. 36 : 7–10. Ps. 31 : 19. Neh. 9: 17. Ps. 103 : 1-17. Dan. 9 : 9. one another; for love is of God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God : for God is love.

GOD HOLY.

The Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons nor taketh reward. Far be it from God, that he should do wickedness, and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity: for thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. Thou lovest righteousness and hatest wickedness. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity.

Just and true are thy ways, thou king of saints. The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. Behold he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly : yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight. God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. Holy and reverend is his name.

Thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel! Who is like unto thee, O Lord, amongst the gods ? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders! Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy : for all nations shall come and worship before thee. The Lord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king. I will praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory.

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THE LORD'S PRAYER. Qur Father which art in heaven; hallowed by thy . name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread...
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.. .

GOD OUR FATHER. To us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we by him. In him we live, and move, and have our being ; we are also his offspring.

Doubtless thou art our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not, thou o Lord art our Father. Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel, our father, for ever and ever.

A FATHER of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. He hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary : from heaven did the Lord behold the earth: to hear the groaning of the prisoner: to loose those that are appointed to death. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust: and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill. The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. The Lord is good to all : and his tender mercies are over all his works. Like as a father pitieth his children: so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves : we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

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A son honoureth his father, if then I be a father where is my honour ?

As many as are led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Now unto God and our Father, be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

HIS N A ME HALLOWED.

The Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods ? who is like unto thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders! Thou, even thou art Lord alone, thou hast made the 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 holy, 0 thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel I

God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. Holy and reverend is his name. I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory.

Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name ? for thou only art holy; all nations shall come and worship before thee.

If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of hosts : I will even send a curse upon you, and will curse your blessings. Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people: give unto the Lord glory and strength. Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.

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God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints: and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

Let my mouth be filled with thy praise, and with thy honour all the day. Hallowed be thy name.

HIS REIGN CONTEMPLATED. The Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king. The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy God, o Zion, unto all generations. All the ends of the world shall remember, and turn unto the Lord : and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

In the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills, and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say; Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob, and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And the kingdom, and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field. And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness, and assurance for ever. Violence

Ps. 89: 7. Ps. 95: 6, 7. Ps. 71 : 8. Matt. 6: 9. Isaiah 33: 22. Ps. 146: 10. Ps. 22 : 27. Micah 4 : 1, 2. Dan. 7 : 27. Hab. 2 : 14. Isaiah 32 : 16, 17. Isaiah 60 : 18-21.

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