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An Act of PRAISE.

LORY to thee,

to thee, gracious and merciful God, who, when miserable man had, by transgressing thy Commandments; forfeited thy favour, and utterly lost himself; didst not disdain, nor forsake him, in this forlorn condition; but by many admirable methods, didst visit and

pity him.

As a compassionate and tender Father, sustaining him with thy greatest and niost comfortable promise, that the seed of the woman should break the serpent's head: Opening a door of faith and of repentance; and, in the fulness of time, sending out of thy boson tlry Christ, the Son of thy love, to take upon him the seed of Abraham ; that, by his spotless and holy life, he might fulfil the obedience of the law; and, by the sacrifice of his death, might take away the curse and sting of death; and, after having thus given himself a ransom for tlre whole world, might, by his resurrection, restore that world to life.


O infinitely wise and good God, who has left no expedient untried, for bringing lapsed mankind back again to happiness; and making them partakers of thy divine nature, and everlasting glory.

Othou, who hast borne such ample testimony to the truth of thy Son's



Gospel, by miracles manifold and numberless, by the most holy and meinorable lives of thy Saints and Servants, by their invincible

pa. tience under torments and death, by the most astonishing conversion of the world, blinded with ignorance, prejudice, and sensuality, to the obedience of the faith: And all this accomplished, without any ad. . vantage, or assistance, from wealth, or power, or public countenance, or charms of eloquence, or force of arms: Blessed and praised, lauded and magnified, exalted, sanctified, and adored, be thy glorious name for ever and ever.

May the memory, and every mention, of these inestimable instances of thy wondrous love, fill every heart with joy and thankfulness, in all places, and throughout all generations.


WORTHY art thou, O Lord, to take the book, and to open the seals thereof, for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood.

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

Therefore unto him that sitteth on the Throne, and unto the Lamb, be blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, for ever and ever. Amen.

Salvation to our God, who sitteth on the Throne, and to the Lamb.

P 2 Blessing

Blessing and glory, and wisdom and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God, for ever and ever. Amen,


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