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(William Wake and Solomon Caesar Malan version)

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THUS has the humility and [*121:6] godly fear of these [*121:7] great and excellent men, [*121:8] recorded in the Scriptures, through obedience, made not only us, but also the generations before us better; even as many as have received his holy oracles [*121:9] with fear and truth.
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Having therefore so many, and such great and glorious [*122:1] examples, [*122:2] let us return to that peace which was the mark that from the beginning was set before us;
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Let us look up to the Father and Creator of the whole world; and let us hold fast to his glorious and exceeding gifts and benefits of peace.
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Let us [*122:3] consider and behold with the eyes of our [*122:4] understanding his long-suffering will; and think how gentle and patient he is towards his whole creation.
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The heavens moving by his appointment, are subject to him in peace.
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Day and night accomplish the courses that he has allotted unto them, not disturbing one another.
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The sun and moon, and all the several [*122:5] companies and constellations of the stars, run the [*122:6]courses that he has appointed to them in concord, without departing in the least from them.
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The fruitful earth yields its food plentifully in due season both to man and beast, and to all animals that are upon it, according to his will; not [*122:7] disputing, nor altering any thing of what was ordered by him.
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So also the unfathomable and unsearchable floods of the deep, are kept in by his command;
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[*122:8] And the [*122:9] conflux of the vast sea, being brought together by his order into its several collections, passes not the bounds that he has set to it;
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But as he [*122:10] appointed it, so it remains. For he said, [*122:11] Hitherto shalt thou come, and thy floods shall be broken within thee.
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The ocean, unpassable to mankind, and the worlds that are beyond it, are governed by the same commands of their great master.
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Spring and summer, autumn and winter, give place peaceably to each other.
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The several [*122:12] quarters of the winds fulfil their [*122:13] work in their seasons, without offending one another.
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The ever-flowing fountains, made both for pleasure and health, never fail to reach out their breasts to support the life of men.
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Even the smallest creatures [*122:14] live together in peace and concord with each other.
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All these has the Great Creator and Lord of all, commanded to observe peace and concord; being good to all.
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But especially to us who flee to his mercy through our Lord Jesus Christ; to whom be glory and majesty for ever and ever. Amen.

^121:6 Fearfulness. ^121:7 So great and such kind of men. ^121:8 Witnessed of, or celebrated. ^121:9 In. ^122:1 Deeds or works. ^122:2 Let us return to the mark of peace given to us from the beginning. ^122:3 See him with our understanding. ^122:4 Soul. ^122:5 Choruses. ^122:6 Bounds. ^122:7 Doubting. ^122:8 Vid. Edit. Colomes. p. 53. ^122:9 Hollow, or depth. ^122:10 Commanded, so it does. ^122:11 Job xxxiii. ^122:12 Stations. ^122:13 Survive. ^122:14 Mix together.

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