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8 Whose mouth talketh of vanity, ciful; long-suffering, and of great and their right hand is a right hand of goodness. wickedness.

9 The LORD is loving unto every 9 I will sing a new song unto thee, man, and his mercy is over all his O GOD; and sing praises unto thee upon a ten-stringed lute.

10 Thou hast given victory unto kings, and hast delivered David, thy servant, from the peril of the sword. 11 Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity;

12 That our sons may grow up as the young plants, and that our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple;

13 That our garners may be full and plenteous with all manner of store; that our sheep may bring forth thousands, and ten thousands in our

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10 All thy works praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints give thanks unto thee.

11 They show the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

12 That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom, might be known unto men.

13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.

14 The LORD upholdeth all such as fall, and lifteth up all those that are down.

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee, O LORD; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

16 Thou openest thine hand, and fillest all things living with plenteousness.

17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him; yea, all such as call upon him faithfully.

19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him; he also will hear their cry, and will help them.

20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him; but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.

21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD; and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy name for ever and ever.

PSALM 146. Lauda, anima mea.

PRAISE the LORD, O my soul: while I live will I praise the LORD yea, as long as I have any being, will sing praises unto my GOD.

20 put not your trust in princes nor in any child of man; for there is no help in them.

3 For when the breath man goeth forth, he shall turn again to his earth, and then all his thoughts perish.

4 Blessed is he that hath the GOD

of Jacob for his help; and whose hope is in the LORD his GOD;

5 Who made heaven and earth, eth he in any man's legs. the sea and all that therein is ; who keepeth his promise for ever;

11 But the LORD's delight is in them that fear him, and put their trust in his mercy.

6 Who helpeth them to right that suffer wrong; who feedeth the hungry.

12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy GOD, O Sion;

13 For he hath made fast the bars

7 The Lord looseth men out of prison; the LORD giveth sight to of thy gates, and hath blessed thy

children within thee.

the blind.

8 The LORD helpeth them that are fallen; the LORD careth for the righteous.


9 The LORD careth for the stranger; he defendeth the fatherless and widow as for the way of the un-neth very swiftly. godly, he turneth it upside down.

10 The LORD thy GOD, O Sion, shall be King for evermore, and throughout all generations.

3 He healeth those that are broken in heart, and giveth medicine to heal their sickness.

10 He hath no pleasure in the strength of a horse: neither delight.

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14 He maketh peace in thy bor. ders, and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.

PSALM 147.

Laudate Dominum.

O PRAISE the LORD, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our GOD; yea, a joyful and pleasant unto Israel. thing it is to be thankful.

20 He bath not dealt so with any

2 The LORD doth build up Jerusa-nation; neither have the heathen lem, and gather together the outcasts of Israel.

knowledge of his laws.

8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth; and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and herb for the use of men;

15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth, and his word run

16 He giveth snow like wool, and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.

17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels; who is able to abide his frost?

18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them; he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.

19 He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and ordinances

PSALM 148. Laudate Dominum. O PRAISE the LORD of heaven; praise him in the height.

2 Praise him, all ye angels of his; praise him, all his hosts.

3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars and light.

4 Praise him, all ye heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens.

5 Let them praise the name of the LORD; for he pake the word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.

6 He hath made them fast for ever and ever; he hath given them a law which shall not be broken.

7 Praise the LORD upon earth, ye dragons, and all deeps;

8 Fire and hail, snow and vapors,

9 Who giveth fodder unto the cat-wind and storm, fulfilling his word; tle, and feedeth the young ravens 9 Mountains and all hills; fruit that call upon him.

ful trees and all cedars;

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ART. 1. Of Faith in the Holy

THERE is but one living and true GOD, everlasting, without body, parts, or passions; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the maker and preserver of all things both visible and invisible. And in unity of this GODHEAD, there be three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity; the FATHER, the SON, and the HOLY GHOST.

ing to the perfection of man's nature, wherewith he ascended into heaven, and there sitteth, until he return to judge all men at the last day.

ART. II. Of the WORD, or SON OF
GOD, which was made very man.

ART. V. Of the HOLY GHOST. The HOLY GHOST, proceeding from the FATHER and the SON, is of one substance, majesty, and glory, with the FATHER and the SON, very and eternal GOD.

ART. VI. Of the Sufficiency of the

Holy Scriptures for salvation. Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be

The SON, which is the WORD of the FATHER, begotten from everlasting of the FATHER, the very and eternal GOD, of one substance with the FATHER, took man's nature in believed as an article of faith, or be the womb of the blessed virgin, of thought requisite or necessary to her substance: so that two whole and salvation. In the name of the Holy perfect natures, that is to say, the Scripture we do understand those GODHEAD and manhood, were joined canonical books of the Old and New together in one person, never to be Testament, of whose authority was divided, whereof is one CHRIST, never any doubt in the Church. very GOD, and very man; who truly suffered, was crucified, dead; and buried, to reconcile his FATHER to us, and to be a sacrifice, not only for original guilt, but also for actual sins

of men.

of the names and number of the

Canonical Books

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, Deuteronomium, Joshue, Judges, Ruth, The First Book of Samuel, The Second Book of Sam.

ART. III. Of the going down of uel, The First Book of Kings, The

CHRIST into Hell.
AS CHRIST died for
us,. and was
buried; so also is it to be believed,
that he went down into hell.

Second Book of Kings, The First
Book of Chronicles, The Second Book.
of Chronicles, The First Book of
Esdras, The Second Book of Esdras,
The Book of Hester, The Book of

ART. IV. Of the Resurrection of Job, The Psalms, The Proverbs,
Ecclesiastes or Preacher, Cantica or


CHRIST did truly rise again from Songs of Solomon, Four Prophets death, and took again his body, with the greater, Twelve Prophets the flesh, bones, and all things appertain- I less.

And the other books, (as Hierome | do vainly talk;) but it is the fault saith) the Church doth read for ex- and corruption of the nature of every ample of life and instruction of man-man, that naturally is engendered of ners; but yet doth it not apply them the offspring of Adam, whereby man to establish any doctrine; such are is very far gone from original rightthese following: eousness, and is of his own nature inclined to evil, so that the flesh lusteth always contrary to the Spirit; and therefore in every person born into this world, it deserveth God's

wrath and damnation. And this in

The Third Book of Esdras, The Fourth Book of Esdras, The Book of Tobius, The Book of Judith, The rest of the Book of Hester, The Book of Wisdom, Jesus the Son of Sirach, fection of nature doth remain, yea, in Baruch the Prophet, The Song of them that are regenerated; whereby the three Children, The Story of the lust of the flesh, called in Greek, Susanna, Of Bel and the Dragon, The Prayer of Manasses, The First Ppóvпμa σaprès, which some do exBook of Maccabees, The Second pound the Wisdom, some Sensuality, Book of Maccabees. some the Affection, some the Desire of the Flesh, is not subject to the law of God. And although there is no condemnation for them that believe and are baptized; yet the Apostle doth confess, that concupiscence and lust hath of itself the nature of sin.

All the books of the New Testament, as they are commonly received, we do receive and account them canonical.

ART. VII. Of the Old Testament. The Old Testament is not contrary to the New; for both in the Old and ART. X. Of Free-Will. New Testament everlasting life is The condition of man after the fall offered to mankind by CHRIST, who of Adam is such, that he cannot turn is the only mediator between GOD and prepare himself, by his own and man, being both GOD and inan. natural strength and good works, to Wherefore they are not to be heard, faith, and calling upon GOD: wherewhich feign, that the old fathers fore we have no power to do good did look only for transitory pro- works pleasant and acceptable to GOD, mises. Although the law given without the grace of God by CHRIST from GOD by Moses, as touching preventing us, that we may have a ceremonies and rites, do not bind good will, and working with us when Christian men, nor the civil precepts we have that good will. thereof ought of necessity to be received in any commonwealth; yet notwithstanding, no Christian man whatsoever is free from the obedience

of the commandments which are called moral.

ART. XI. Of the Justification of


GOD, only for the merit of our Lord We are accounted righteous before and Saviour JESUS CHRIST by faith; and not for our own works or de. servings. Wherefore, that we are

ART. VIII. Of the Creeds. The Nicene Creed, and that which justified by faith only, is a most is commonly called the Apostles' wholesome doctrine, and very full Creed, ought thoroughly to be re- of comfort, as more largely is ex ceived and believed: for they may pressed in the Homily of Justification. be proved by most certain warrants of Holy Scripture. ART. XII. Of Good Works. ART. IX. Of Original or Birth-Sin. the fruits of faith, and follow after Albeit that good works, which are Original sin standeth not in the justification, cannot put away our sins, following of Adam (as the Pelagians and endure the severity of GOD's

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