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Thanksgiving after a Storm. ride over our heads : we went

Jubilate Deo. Psalm vi. through fire and water, and

Be joyful in God, all ye thou broughtest us out into a

O lands sing praises unto wealthy place.


the honour of bis Name, I will go into thine house make his praise to be glori- with burnt-offerings : and


thee my vows, which Say unto God, O how I promised with my lips, and wonderful art thou in thy spake with my mouth, when works : through the great. I was in trouble. ness of thy power shall thine I will offer unto thee fat enemies be found liars unto burnt-sacrifices, with the inthee.

cense of rams : I will offer For all the world shall bullocks and goats. worship. thee : sing of thee, O come hither, and hearkand praise thy Name. en, all ye that fear God : and

O`come hither, and behold I will tell you what he hath the works of God : how won- done for my soul. derful he is in his doing to- I called unto him with my ward the children of men. mouth : and gave him praises

He turned the sea into dry with my tongue. land : so that they went If I incline unto wickedthrough the water on foot; ness with mine heart : the there did we rejoice thereof. Lord will not hear me. He ruleth with his power

But God hath heard me : for ever; his eyes behold the and considered the voice of people : and such as will not my prayer. believe shall not be able to Praised be God who hath exalt themselves.

not cast out my prayer : nor O praise our God, ye peo- turned his mercy from me. ple : and make the voice of Glory be to the Father, his praise to be heard; and to the Son : and to the

Who holdeth our soul in Holy Ghost; life : and suffereth not our As it was in the beginning, feet to slip

is now, and ever shall be : For thou, O God, hast world without end. Amen. proved us : thou also hast

Confitemini Domino. Psalm cvii.

Give thanks unto the Thou broughtest us into the snare : and laidest trou- and his mercy endureth for ble upon our loins. Thou sufferedst men Let them give thanks

priedl us

, like as silver is tried. O Lord, for he is gracious :


whom the Lord hath redeem- | the Lord in their trouble : le ed : and delivered from the delivered them out of their hand of the enemy;

distress. And gathered them out of For he brought them out the lands, from the east, and of darkness, and out of the from the west : from the shadow of death : and brake north, and from the south. their bonds in sunder.

They went astray in the O that men would therewilderness out of the way : fore praise the Lord for his and found no city to dwell goodness and declare the in;

wonders that he doeth for the Hungry and thirsty : their children of men! soul fainted in them.

For he hath broken the So they cried unto the gates of brass : and smitten Lord in their trouble : and he the bars of iron in sunder. delivered them from their Foolish men are plagued distress.

for their offence : and because He led them forth by the of their wickedness. right way : that they might Their soul abhorred all go to the city where they manner of meat ; and they dwelt.

were even hard at death's O that men would there-door. fore praise the Lord for his So when they cried unto goodness : and declare the the Lord in their trouble : he wonders that he doeth for delivered them out of their the children of men !

distress. For he satisfieth the empty He sent his word, and soul : and filleth the hungry healed them : and they were soul with goodness.

saved from their destruction. Such as sit in darkness, and () that men would therein the shadow of death : fore praise the Lord for his being fast bound in misery goodness : and declare the and iron;

wonders that he doeth for Because they rebelled a- the children of men! gainst the words of the Lord : That they would offer unto and lightly regarded the him the sacrifice of thankscounsel of the most Highest; giving : and tell out his works

He also brought down their with gladness ! heart through heaviness : They that go down to the they fell down, and there was sea in ships : and occupy none to help them.

their business in great waters; So when they cried unto These men see the works


of the Lord : and his wonders hungry : that they may build in the deep

them a city to dwell in; For at his word the stormy That they may sow their wind ariseth : which lifteth land, and plant vineyards : to up the waves thereof.

yield them fruits of increase. They are carried up to the He blesseth them, so that heaven, and down again to they multiply exceedingly : the deep : their soul melteth and suffereth not their cattle away because of the trouble. to decrease.

They reel to and fro, and And again, when they are stagger like a drunken man : minished, and brought low : and are at their wit's end. through oppression, through

So when they cry unto the any plague, or trouble; Lord in their trouble : he de Though he suffer them to livereth them out of their be evil intreated through distress.

tyrants : and let them wanFor he maketh the storm der out of the way in the

' to cease : so that the waves wilderness; thereof are still.

Yet helpeth he the poor Then are they glad, be out of misery : and maketh cause they are at rest : and so him housholds like a flock of he bringeth them unto the sheep. haven where they would be. The righteous will consider

O that men would there- this, and rejoice': and the fore praise the Lord for his mouth of all wickedness shall goodness : and declare the be stopped. wonders that he doeth for Whoso is wise will ponder the children of men!

these things : and they shall That they would exalt him understand the loving-kind

ness of the Lord.

the people : and praise him in Glory, be to the Father,

the seat of the elders !

and to the Son : and to the Who turneth the floods in- Holy Ghost; to a wilderness : and drieth As it was in the beginning, up the water-springs. is now, and ever shall be :

A fruitful land maketh he world without end. Amen. barren : for the wickedness Collects of Thanksgiving. of them that dwell therein.

ous Lord God, who art derness a standing water: and of infinite goodness and merwater-springs of a dry; We thy poor creatures, And there he setteth the whom thou hast made and

Again, he maketh the wil

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preserved, holding our souls | glorify thy Name, for this in life, and now rescuing us thy mercy in saving us, when out of the jaws of death, we were ready to perish. And, humbly present ourselves a- we beseech thee, make us as gain before thy Divine Ma- truly : sensible now of thy jesty, to offer a sacrifice of mercy, as we were then of praise and thanksgiving, for the danger: 'and give us that, thou heardest us when hearts always ready to exwe called in our trouble, and. press our thankfulness, not. didst not cast out our prayer, only by words, but also by which we made before thee our lives, in being more obein our great distress : Even dient to thy holy commandwhen we gave all for lost, ments. Continue, we be-, our ship, our goods, our lives, seech thee, this thy goodness then didst thou mercifully to us; that we, whom thou look upon us, and wonder- hast saved, may serve thee in fully command a deliverance; holiness and righteousness all for which we, now being in the days of our life; through safety, do give all praise and Jesus Christ our Lord and glory to thy holy Name; Saviour. Amen. through Jesus Christ our An Hymn of Praise and ThanksgivLord. Amen.

ing after a dangerous Tempest. O Most mighty and graci: O Come, let us give thanks

unto the Lord, for he is ous good God, thy mer- gracious : and his mercy en-. cy is over all thy works, but dureth for ever. in special manner hath been Great is the Lord, and extended toward us, whom greatly to be praised; let the thou hast so powerfully and redeemed of the Lord say so : wonderfully defended. Thou whom he hath delivered from hast shewed us terrible things, the merciless rage of the sea. and wonders in the deep, that The Lord is gracious and we might see how powerful full of compassion : slow to and gracious a God thou art; anger, and of great mercy. how able and ready to help He hath not dealt with us them that trust in thee. Thou according to our sins : neihast shewed us how both ther rewarded us according winds and seas obey thy com- to our iniquities. mand ;, that we may learn,

But as the heaven is high even from them, hereafter to above the earth : so great. obey thy voice, and to do thy hath been his mercy towards will. We therefore bless and us.

Or this.

O Lord : and thou didst deli- T'Jesus' a Christ, and the

We found trouble and hea | thy hands : and we will triviness : we were even at umph in thy praise. death's door.

Blessed be the Lord God : The waters of the sea had even the Lord God, who well-nigh covered us : the only doeth wondrous things; proud waters had well-nigh And blessed be the Name gone over our soul.

of his Majesty for ever : and The sea roared : and the let every one of us say, Amen, stormy wind lifted up the Amen. waves thereof.

Glory be to the Father, We were carried up as it and to the Son : and to the were to heaven, and then Holy Ghost; down again into the deep : As it was in the beginning, our soul melted within us, is now, and ever shall be : because of trouble;

world without end. Amen. Then cried we unto thee,

2 Cor. xiii.

HE grace of ver us out of our distress.

Blessed be thy Name, who love of God, and the fellowdidst not despise the prayer of ship of the Holy Ghost, be thy servants : but didst hear with us all evermore. Amen. our cry, and hast saved us.

Thou didst send forth thy After Victory or Deliverance commandment : and the from an Enemy. windy storm ceased, and was A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and turned into a calm.

Thanksgiving after Victory. O let us therefore praise F the Lord had not been the Lord for his goodness : on our side, now may we and declare the wonders that say : if the Lord himself had he hath done, and still doeth not been on our side, when for the children of men. men rose up against us;

Praised be the Lord daily : They had swallowed us up even the Lord that helpeth quick : when they were so us, and poureth his benefits wrathfully displeased at us. upon us.

Yea, the waters had drownHe is our God, even the ed us, and the stream had God of whom cometh salva- gone over our soul : the deep tion : God is the Lord by waters of the proud had gone whom

have escaped over our soul. death.

But praised be the Lord : Thou, Lord, hast made us who hath not given us over glad through the operation of as a prey unto them.



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