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O praise our God, ye people : and make the voice of his praise to be heard :

Who holdeth our soul in life : and suffereth not our feet to Nip.

For thou, O God, hast proved us : chou also hast cried us, like as silver is tried.

Thou broughteft us into the snare: and laidít trouble upon our loins.

Thou sufferedst men to ride over our heads : we went through fire and water, and thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

I will go into thy house with burnt-offerings : and will : pay thee my vows which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouble.

I will offer unto thee fat burnt-facrifices, with the incense of rams: I will offer bullocks and goats.

O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God: and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.

I called unto him with my mouth : and gave him praises with my tongue.

If I incline unto wickedness with mine heart : the Lord will not hear me,

But God hath heard me : and considered the voice of my prayer.

Praised be God who hath not caft out my prayer : ! nor turned his mercy from me.

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.

Confitemini Domino. Psalm cvii. Give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious : and his mercy

endureth for ever. Let them give thanks, whom the Lord hath redeemed : and delivered from the hand of the enemy;

And gathered them out of the lands, from the east and from the west : from the north and from the south.

They went aftray in the wilderness out of the way: and found no city to dwell in ;


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Hungry and thirsty : their soul fainted in them.

So they cried unto the Lord in their trouble : and he delivered them from their distress.

He led them forth by the right way : that they might go to the city where they dwelt.

O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness : and declare the wonders that he doch for the children of men !

For he satisfieth the empty foul: and filleth the hungry soul with goodness;

Such as sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death : being fast bound in misery and iron ;

Because they rebelled against the words of the Lord : and lightly regarded the couniel of the most High;

He also brought down their heart through heaviness : they fell down, and there was none to help thein up.

So when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble : he delivered them out of their distress.

For he brought them out of darkness, and out of the shadow of death : and brake their bonds in funder

O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodnefs : and declare the wonders that he docth for the children of men!

For he hath broken the gates of brass : and smitten the bars of iron in funder.

Foolish men are plagued for their offence : and because of their wickedness.

Their soul abhorred all manner of meat ; and they were even hard at deaths door.

So when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble: he delivered them out of their distress.

He sent his word, and healed them ; aud they were saved from their destruction.

O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his good. ness : and declare the wonders that he doch for the children of men !

That they wouid offer unto him the sacrifice of thankfgiving: and tell out his works with gladnels !

They that go down to the sea in ships : and occupy their business in great waters;


These men see the works of the Lord : and his wonders in the deep.

For at his word the stormy wind arisech : which lifteth up the waves thereof.

They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep : their soul meltech away because of the trouble.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man : and are at their wits end.

So when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble : he delivereth them out of their distress.

For he maketh the storm to cease : so that the waves thereof are still.

Then are they glad, because they are at rest: and fo he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.

O chat men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness : and declare the wonders that he doth for the children of men !

That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people : and praise him in the seat of the elders !

Who turneth the foods into a wilderness : and driech up the water-springs.

A fruitful land maketh he barren : for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Again, he makech the wilderness a standing water : and water-springs of a dry ground.

And there he fetteth the hungry: that they may build them a city to dwell in :

That they may fow their land, and plant vineyards : 10 yield them fruits of increase.

He blefreth them, so that they multiply exceedingly: and and suffereth not their cattle to decreale.

And again, when they are minished and brought low : through oppression, through any plague or trouble ;

Though he suffer them to be evil-entreated through tyrants : and let them wander out of the way in the wilderness;

Yet helpech he the poor out of mifery: and maketh him housholds like a flock of sheep.

The righteous will conlider this, and rejoice : and the mouth of all wickedness shall be stopped. ·


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Whoso is wise, will ponder these things : and they shall
understand the loving kindness of the Lord.
Glory be to the Father,&c.
As it was in the beginning, &c..

Colleets of Tbanksgiving:
Most blessed and glorious Lord God, who art of in.

finite goodness and mercy ; We thy poor creatures, whom thou haft made and preserved, holding our fouls in life, and now rescuing us out of the jaws of death, bumbly. present ourselves again before thy divine Majesty, to offer a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, for that thou heardest us, when we called in our trouble, and didft not cast out our prayers, which we niade before thee in our great diftress; even when we gave all for lost, our ship,

our ship, our goods, our lives, then didit thou, mercifully look upon us, and wonderfully command a deliverance; for which we now, being in safety, do give all praise and glory to thy holy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Or this.
Most mighty and gracious good God, thy mercy is

over all thy works, but in special manner hath been extended toward us, whom thou haft so powerfully and wonderfully defended. Thou hast shewed us terrible things, and wonders in the deep, that we might see how powerful and gracious a God chou art; how able and ready to help them that trust in thee. Thou haft shewed us how both winds and seas obey thy command, that we may learn even from them hereafter to obey thy voice, and to do thy will. We therefore bless and glorify thy Name for this thy mercy in saving us, when we were ready to perish. And we befeech thee, make us as truly fensible now of thy mercy, as we were then of the danger: And give us hearts always ready to express our thankfulness, not only by words, but also by our lives, in being more obedient to thy holy commandments. Continue, we beseech thee, this thy goodness to us, that we, whom thou haft saved, may ferve thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.


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An Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after a dangerous Tempeft.
Come, let us give thanks unto the Lord, for he is

gracious : and his mercy endureth for ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised ; let the redeemed of the Lord say so : whom he hath delivered from the merciless rage of the sea.

The Lord is gracious and full of compassion : now to anger, and of great mercy,

He hath not dealt with us according to our sins: neither rewarded us according to our iniquites. But as the heaven is high above the earth : fo great

hath been his mercy towards us.

We found trouble and heaviness : we were even at deaths door.

The waters of the sea had well nigh covered us: the proud waters had well nigh gone over our soul.

The sea roared : and the stormy wind lifted up the waves thereof.

We were carried up as it were to heaven, and then down again into the deep : our soul melted within us because of trouble :

Then cried we unto thee, O Lord : and thou didst deliver us out of our distress.

Blessed be thy name, who didft not despise the prayer of thy servants : but didst hear our cry, and haft saved us.

Thou didit send forch thy commandment : and the windy storm ceased, and was turned into a calm.

O let us therefore praise the Lord for his goodness : and declare the wonders that he hath done, and still docth for the children of men !

Praised be the Lord daily : even the Lord that helpech us, and poureth his benefits upon us.

He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation : God is the Lord, by whom we have escaped death.

Thou, Lord, haft made us glad through the operation of thy hands : and we will triumph in thy praise.

Blessed be the Lord God: even the Lord God who only doeth wonderous things;

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