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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 that 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 drieth up the water-springs.
A fruitful land maketh he barren: for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
Again, he maketh 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 : to yield them fruits of increase.
He blefeth them, so that they multiply exceedingly : and and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
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 helpeth he the poor out of milery: and makech him housholds like a flock of sheep.
The righteous will consider this, and rejoice : and the mouth of all wickedness Inall be stopped.
Whofo is wise, will ponder these things : and they shall
Colleets of Thanksgiving-
finite goodness and mercy ; We thy poor creatures, whom thou hast made and preserved, holding our souls 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 didit not caft out our prayers, which we niade before thee in our great diftress; even when we gave all for loft, our ship, our goods, our lives, then didst 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.
over all thy works, but in fpecial 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 faving 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.
An Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after a dangerous Tempeft.
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;
And blessed be the name of his Majesty for ever : and let every one of us say, Amen, Amen.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
2 Cor. 13. 14
God, and the fellowsh p of the Holy Ghost, be with us all now and evermore. Amen.
After Victory or Deliverance from an
Enemy. A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after Vi&ors. F the Lord had not been on our fide, now may we say :
if the Lord himself had not been on our fide, when men rose up against us ;
They had swallowed us up quick : when they were so wrathfully displeased at us.
Yea, the waters had drowned us, and the stream had gone over our soul : the deep waters of the proud had gone over our foul,
But praised be the Lord : who hath not given us over as a prey unto them.
The Lord hath wrought : a mighty salvation for us.
We gat nor this by our own sword, neither was it our own arm that saved us : but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance; because thou hadit a favour
The Lord hath appeared for us : the Lord hath covered our heads, and made us to stand in the day of battle.
The Lord hath appeared for us : the Lord hath overthrown our enemies, and dashed in peices those that rose up against us.
Threfore not unto us, O Lord, not unto us : but uatu thy Name be given the Glory.
The Lord hath done great things for us: the Lord hath done great things for us, for which we rejoice.
Our help ftandech in the Name of the Lord : who hath made heaven and earth.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord : from this time forth for evermore.
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
After this Hymn may be fung the Te Deum,
Tben this Colleet.
world, in whose hand is power and might, which none is able to withstand; We bless and magnify thy great and glorious Name for this happy victory, the whole glory whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art the only giver of victory. And, we beseech thee, give us grace to improve this great mercy to thy glory, the advancement of thy Gofpel, the honour of our Sovereign, and, as much as in us lieth, to the good of all Mankind. And we beseech thee, give us such a sense of this great mercy, as may engage us to a true thankfulness, such as may appear in our lives, by an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with thee, and the Holy Spirit, as for all thy mercies, so in particular for this Victory and Deliverance, be all glory and honour world without end. Amen.
2 Cor. 13. 14. THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of
God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be wich us all evermore. Amen.
At the Burial of their Dead at SEA. The Office in the Common Prayer-Book may be used; only in flead of these
words (We therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, . &c.) say,
E therefore commit his Body to the Deep, to be turned into Corruption, looking for the relurrection