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But still more useful and more amazing are the superior faculties of his soul; life, sensation, reason, intellect, free-will, memory, and con. science.

How amply also hast thou made provision for the exercise of these • noble faculties! By a revealed and written Law; by the oracles of inspired Prophets; by the melody of holy Psalms; by the profitable in struction of wise Proverbs and Parables ; by the examples and expejience to be gathered from faithful Histories ; and by the typical worship of sacrifices, the shadows of greater and better things to come.


BLESSED art thou, O Lord, for that great and precious promise, which thou, in the bowels of thy mercy, didst vouchsafe to give the support of to our fallen parents; that the seed of the woman should break the serpent's head; and for the pnnctual'accomplishment of that promise, which thou, in the fulness of time, wast pleased to make on this day.

Blessed be thou, O Lord, my God, and my Saviour, for the holy and bitter sufferings of this day! O grant, that what thou wert then content to endure for us men, and for our salvation, may be effectual, for the saving of my soul in particular.



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I have rebelled against the Lord my God, and have fallen by my iniquity; but I will take with me words, and will return unto him, and

alt my iniquity, and receive me graciously; so will I render the calves of iny lips.

Spare me, good Lord, spare me, and give not up thy servant to reproach and ruin. Be merciful, o O Lori, be merciful;

from thine anger, I beseech thee; repent, Lord, of the evil, and let it not be.

I have followed after lying vanities, and forsaken my own mercy,



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and have been jusly cast out of the sight of thine eyes.

But, when my soul fainteth, I will remember my God, and will look again towards thy holy Temple.

Who is a God like unto thee, that pardonest iniquity, and passest by the transgression of thy people ? Thou retainest not thy anger for ever, because thou delightest in mercy.

Turn again then, and have coinpassion upon me; do thou subdue all mine iniquities, and cast my sins into the depth of the sea. Yea, perform all thy truth, and thy goodness upon thy servant.

O Lord, I have heard thy threatnings, and was afraid : I have consi


dered thy works and was astonished: But do thou in wrath remember mercy.

Behold me, Lord, like thy servant heretofore, clothed with filthy garments, and Satan standing at my right hand; but do thou, by the blood of thy covenant, by the fountain opened for sin and for uncleanness, wash me thoroughly from my wickedness; and save me, as a brand plucked out of the fire.

Father, forgive me, for I knew not what I did: alas ! I knew not what I did, when I sinned so grievously against thee. Lord, remember me, in thy kingdom: Lord, lay not the sins of mine enemies to their charge. Lord, lay not my own sins to my charge;


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