A letter to the hierarchy of the Church of England, against the union of small benefices, in favour of the division of large benefices

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Page 33 - LORD, raise up (we pray thee) thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us ; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, -we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us...
Page 16 - There were two men in one city ; the one rich, and the other poor. The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds: but the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up : and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
Page 43 - We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed ; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed...
Page 42 - That it may please thee to give us true repentance ; to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances ; and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit to amend our lives according to thy holy Word ; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
Page 5 - Where no counsel is, the people fall : but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Page 41 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom : a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Page 64 - A FORM OF PRAYER WITH FASTING, to be used yearly on the Thirtieth of January, being the day of the Martyrdom of the Blessed King CHARLES the First ; to implore the mercy of God, that neither the Guilt of that sacred and innocent Blood, nor those other sins, by which God was provoked to deliver up both us and our King into the hands of cruel and unreasonable men, may at any time hereafter be visited upon us or our posterity.
Page 40 - And thou, All-powerful ! whose thunders can shiver into sand the adamantine rock — whose lightnings can pierce to the core of the rived and quaking earth — Oh ! let thy power give effect to thy servant's words, as thy spirit gives courage to his will...
Page 41 - That it may please Thee to strengthen such as do stand ; and to comfort and help the weak-hearted ; and to raise up them that fall; and finally to beat down Satan under our feet; We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.
Page 50 - ... there, in many a spot where late was barrenness and waste, I would show him how now the opening blossom, blade, or perfumed bud, sweet, bashful pledges of delicious harvest, wafting their ineense to the ripening sun, give cheerful promise to the hope of industry.

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