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pentance and forgiveness to them that have sinned against thee : and of thine infinite mercies hast appointed repentance unto sinners, that they may be saved. Thou therefore, O Lord, that art the God of the just, hast not appointed repentance to the just, as to Abraham, and Issac, and Jacob, which have not sinned against thee; but thou hast appointed repentance unto me that am a sinner: for I have sinned above the number of the sands of the sea. My transgressions, O Lord, are multiplied: my transgressions are multiplied, and I am not worthy to behold and see the height of heaven for the multitude of mine iniquities. ' am bowed down with many iron bands, that I cannot lift up mine head, neither have any release : for I have provoked thy wrath, and done evil before thee: I did not thy will, neither kept I thy commandments : I have set up abominations, and have multiplied offences. Now therefore I bow the knee of mine heart, beseeching thee of grace. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, and I acknowledge mine iniquities : wherefore, I humbly beseech thee, forgive me, O Lord, forgive me, and destroy me not with mine iniquities. Be not angry with me for ever, by reserving evil for me; neither condemn me into the lower parts of the earth. For thou art the God, even the God of them that repent; and in me thou wilt shew all thy goodness : for thou wilt save me, that am unworthy, according to thy great mercy. Therefore I will praise thee for ever all the days of my life : for all the powers of the heavens do praise thee, and thine is the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Selected from Jeremiah, ch. 10. 12. 17.

O Lord, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction ; thou that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart ; be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil. O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. O Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Thou, O Lord, k nowest me; thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee. Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed ; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

From the same, ch. 14.

We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers : for we have sinned

against thee.

Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory : remember, break not thy covenant with us. Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain ? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, () Lord our God? therefore we will wait upon thee : for thou hast made all these things. O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name's sake : for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee. O the Hope of Israel, the Saviour thereof in time of trouble. Thou, o Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name: leave us not.

From the same, ch. 11. 15. 17. 18. 20.

O Lord of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart; thou knowest that which came out of my lips was right before thee. Give heed to me, O Lord, and hearken to the voice of them that contend with me. Shall evil be recompensed for good for they have digged a pit for my soul, remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away

of them that repent; and in me thou wilt shew all thy goodness : for thou wilt save me, that am unworthy, according to thy great mercy. Therefore I will praise thee for ever all the days of my life : for all the powers of the heavens do praise thee, and thine is the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Selected from Jeremiah, ch. 10. 12. 17.

O Lord, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction; thou that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart; be not a terror unto me : thou art my hope in the day of evil. O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. O Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Thou, O Lord, knowest me; thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee. Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed ; save me, and I shall be saved : for thou art my praise,

From the same, ch. 14.

We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers : for we have sinned

against thee.

Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory : remember, break not thy covenant with us. Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain ? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O Lord our God? therefore we will wait upon thee : for thou hasť made all these things. O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee. O the Hope of Israel, the Saviour thereof in time of trouble. Thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name: leave us not.

From the same, ch. 11. 15. 17. 18. 20.

O Lord of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart; thou knowest that which came out of my lips was right before thee. Give heed to me, O Lord, and hearken to the voice of them that contend with me. Shall evil be recompensed for good ? for they have digged a pit for my soul, remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away

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