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Psal. 79.

Psal. 143.

Psal. 3.

Psal. 11.

Psal. 104.

Psal. 79.

Psal. 79.

Psal. 79.

Psal. 74. & 79.

Psal. 79.

Psal. 79.

Psal. 79.

Psal. 74.

Psal. 22.

So we that be thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever: and will be always shewing forth thy praise from generation to generation.

Glory be to the Father, &c. As it was in the, &c.

A prayer for deliverance from our enemies.

HEAR our prayer, O Lord, consider our desire: hearken unto us for thy truth and mercy's sake.

Lord, how are they increased that trouble us: many are they that rise against us.

The ungodly bend their bows, and make ready their arrows within the quiver: that they may shoot at those that call upon the name of the Lord.

They smite down thy people, O Lord: and trouble thine heritage.

The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the air: and the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the land.

Their blood have they shed like water on every side of Jerusalem: and there was no man to bury them.

And we that live are become an open shame to our enemies a very scorn and derision unto them that are round about us.

O Lord, why is thy wrath such against the sheep of thy pasture? how long wilt thou be angry? shall thy jealousy burn like fire for ever?

Wherefore should the ungodly say, Where is now their God there is now no more help for them in their God?

O remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon for we are come to great misery.

O let the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners come before thee, according to the greatness of thy power: preserve thou those that are appointed to die.

O Lord, think upon the congregation of thy people, whom thou hast purchased and redeemed of old: O deliver us, and save us, for the glory of thy name.

And our praises shall be of thee in the great congregation our vows will we perform in the sight of them that fear thee.


And all the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be Psal. 22. turned unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before him.

Glory be to the Father, and to the, &c. As it was in the beginning, is now, &c.


We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have Psalm 44. told us what thou hast done in their time of old.

How thou hast driven out the Heathen with thy hand, and planted Psalm 44. them in how thou hast destroyed the Nations, and cast them out.

For they gat not the land in possession through their Psalm 44. own sword neither was it their own arm that helped them.

But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance: Psalm 44. because thou hadst a favour unto them.

Thou art my king, O God: send help unto Jacob.

Psalm 44.

Through thee will we overthrow our enemies: and in thy name will Psalm 44. we tread them under that rise up against us.

For I will not trust [in] my bow: it is not my sword Psalm 44. that shall help me.

But it is thou, that savest us from our enemies: and puttest them to Psalm 44. confusion that hate us.

We make our boast of God all the day long: and will Psalm 44. praise thy name for ever.

Be not thou far off, O Lord: put us not to confusion, go forth with our Armies.

Make our enemies to turn their backs upon us.

Suffer us not to be rebuked of our Neighbours: to be laughed to scorn, and had in derision of them, that are round about us.

Make us not a byword among the heathen: up, Lord, and sleep not, awake and be not absent from us.

Hide not thy face from us: forget not our trouble.

. Arise and help us: and deliver us for thy mercy's sake.

Psalm 44.

Another Psalm.

O HEARKEN to the voice of our prayer, our King, and Psalm 5. our God for unto thee do we make our complaint.

O Lord, the Counsel of the wicked conspireth against us: and our Psalm 22. enemies are daily in hand to swallow us up.

Psalm 22.

Psalm 3.

Psalm 7.

Psalm 10.

Psalm 7.& 22.

Psalm 74.

Psalm 59.

Psalm 7.

Psalm 22.

They gape upon us with their mouths, as it were ramping and roaring Lions.

But thou (O Lord) art our defender: thou art our health, and our salvation.

We do put our trust in thee, O GOD: save us from all them that persecute us, and deliver us.

O take the matter into thy hand, thy people commit themselves unto thee for thou art their helper in their distress.

Save us from the Lions' mouths, and from the horns of the Unicorns: lest they devour us, and tear us in pieces while there is none to help.

O deliver not the soul of thy Turtle-dove unto the multitude of the enemies and forget not thy poor congregation for ever.

Deliver us from our enemies, O God: defend and save us from them that imagine mischief, and rise up against us.

And we shall give thanks unto thee (O Lord) according to thy great mercies and will praise the name of the Lord most high.

We will declare thy Name unto our brethren: in the mids of the congregation will we praise thee, and magnify thy salvation world without end.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

Psalm 115.1

A prayer.

O LORD God of Hosts, most mighty and merciful Father, who in thy unspeakable wisdom and mercy hast gathered unto thyself a Church, truly professing thine holy Name and Gospel: We do here most humbly acknowledge, that through our manifold sins and offences against thy heavenly Majesty, committed by unthankful receiving of thy holy word, and by wicked led lives, we have made ourselves unworthy of the least of these and other thy singular blessings, hitherto very abundantly poured upon us. Nevertheless (O heavenly Father) with an assured confidence relying upon thy promises, we make bold to draw near unto the throne of thy grace, humbly craving forgiveness of our sins, and the

[The Gloria Patri does not follow this Psalm.]

continuance of thy blessings upon us, and upon all Princes, Countries, and Commonwealths, that have received and do embrace thine holy Gospel. Therefore, being cast down in soul, we do bewail our iniquities, setting the bitter death and precious bloodshed of thy dear Son Christ Jesus betwixt us and thy just wrath conceived against us. Turn (O Lord) thy wrathful indignation from us: And forasmuch as it is not for these our sins, that our enemies in their purpose have thus banded themselves against us, but for the sincere profession of thy word and Gospel; with thy mighty arm confound and bring to nought the devices, power, and strength of all such, as set themselves against the same. Thou knowest (O Lord) how the heathen, and such as hold of superstitious vanities, do everywhere rush into thine inheritance, to make thy chosen Jerusalem, even thy Church, a desolate heap of stones, to lay waste thy holy Sanctuary; yea, even to give up the flesh of thy dear children to the birds of the air, and the slain carcases of thy saints to the beasts of the field. Wherefore (most mighty God of Hosts) which art the Lord of glory and power, that canst arm the most base and meanest of thy creatures to the overthrow of all the mighty of the world, that be enemies to us for thy truth's sake: Avance thyself like a mighty Giant with a swift and terrible judgment against them frustrate the counsels of all their Achitophels: break them down with an iron rod like an earthen vessel: send an host of Angels to scatter their armies both by sea and land: confound them as thou didst the host of the Assyrians: Let thine own sword fight for us and devour up them: be thou as fire unto them, and let them be as stubble before thee. Finally, let them be as Oreb and Zeb, yea, like unto Zebah and Salmanah, and be made as dung on the face of the earth. Send (good Lord) upon them the spirit of fear and trembling, that they may flee before the host of thine Israel, as chaff before the wind, to the end they may be discomfited and overthrown by thy mighty hand. Neither give thou us up (O Lord) to be a prey to their teeth, or a byword and reproach to such as hate the true profession of the Gospel : For we do only rest assured under the shadow of thy wings. Protect us in mercy as the apple of thine eye, and mercifully pour upon us the spirit of wisdom, foresight, counsel, strength and courage that, in full assurance of thine heavenly help

fighting for us, ten of us may chase an hundred, and an hundred of us put to flight a thousand of them. Be thou (0) Lord) our continual refuge and strong rock of defence: Let thine holy Angels pitch their tents round about us, that we may know thine holy hand both stretched out for our help, and strongly set against them: teach our hands to war, and our fingers to fight: prosper that we shall take in hand, O prosper thou our handy work, and make us always to rejoice in thy salvation and deliverance: that so all such as love not the truth of thy Gospel, hearing thereof, may be discomforted; and that thy fear may fall upon them, to the perpetual glory of thy holy name: That we, escaping the rage and fury of those, which seek after our lives, may in thine holy Church here militant, and after in the Church triumphant in heaven, eternally sing praises to thee our heavenly Father, the only giver of all victory. Grant these things for thy Son Christ Jesus' sake: to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost, three persons and one eternal, immortal, invisible, and only wise God be all honour, praise, glory, and dominion now and for Amen.


Another prayer.

MOST mighty God and merciful Father, Forasmuch as thou hast promised to maintain and defend the cause of thy Church, so dearly purchased and redeemed, even with the precious blood of thy dearly beloved Son: we thy humble servants, confessing our own unworthiness through the infinite number of our wilful transgressions, do at this time prostrate ourselves here before thy divine Majesty, and, wholly relying upon thy promises, most heartily beseech thee through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour, to protect us this day and ever hereafter, from the fury of our enemies, to pardon our sins past, and to have mercy upon us. Thou knowest, 0 Lord, how they that fight against us have entered into a league, and combined themselves, never to desist, until they have destroyed all such as profess thy Gospel, and laid the glory of Sion in the dust. And though our offences do most justly deserve, that we should be delivered to the edges of their swords; yet seeing that they do hate us only for thy cause, and that we are noted in the world for such as outwardly profess thy name, and the true doctrine of the Gospel of thy

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