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But mine horn shall be exalted like the horn of an unicorn : for I am anointed with fresh oil.

Mine eye also shall see his lust of mine enemies : and mine ear shall hear his desire of the wicked that

arise up against me.and of the righteous.- Turn Thee again, O Lord, In your patience possess ye at the last : and be gracious your souls.—St. Luke xxi. unto Thy servants.19. As an Evangelist,

Shew Thy servants Thy I am set for the defence of work : and their children the Gospel.-Philippians i. Thy glory. 17.

And the glorious Majesty of the Lord our God be upon us : prosper Thou the work of our hands upon us, O prosper Thou our handy

work.and Historian,

Thou hast set our misThese things happened unto deeds before Thee : and our them for ensamples : and secret sins in the light of they are written for our Thy countenance.admonition, upon whom the Thy testimonies, O Lord, ends of the world are come. are very sure : holiness be1 Corinthians x. II.

cometh Thine house for

ever. he is inspired to write of Ever since the world be

the Annunciation,- gan hath Thy seat been Behold, thy King cometh prepared : Thou art from unto thee.- Zechariah ix.

everlasting.

9. the Incarnation,

The Lord is King, and

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The Man that is My fellow, hath put on glorious ap-
saith the Lord of hosts.- parel : the Lord hath put
Zechariah xiii. 7.

on His apparel, and girded
Himself with strength.

He hath made the round
world so sure : that it can-

not be moved. the struggles of the king- The floods are risen, O dom of evil,—

Lord, the floods have lift Raging waves of the sea, up their voice : the floods foaming out their own lift up their waves. shame.-St. Jude 13. the triumphs of Christ's The waves of the sea are kingdom,

mighty, and rage horribly : He stretched out His hand but yet the Lord, Who over the sea, He shook the dwelleth on high, is mighkingdoms.Isaiah xxiii. 11.

tier.and the second Advent.- O Lord God, to Whom Then shall they see the Son vengeance belongeth : Thou of Man coming in a cloud God, to Whom vengeance with power and great glory. belongeth, shew Thyself

. -St. Luke xxi. 27.

Arise, Thou Judge of the world : and reward the proud after their deserving.

Lord, how long shall the ungodly : how long shall the ungodly triumph?

How long shall all wicked doers speak so disdainfully : and make such proud boasting?

They smite down Thy people, O Lord : and trouble Thine heritage.

They murder the widow,

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and the stranger : and put the fatherless to death.

And yet they say, Tush, the Lord shall not neither shall the God of

Jacob regard it. He preaches to the hea- Take heed, ye unwise then,

among the people : 0 ye The times of this ignorance fools, when will ye underGod winked at; but now

stand? commandeth all men every

He that planted the ear, where to repent :

shall He not hear : or He Because He hath

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that made the eye, shall He pointed a day, in the which not see? He will judge the world in

Or He that nurtureth the righteousness by that Man heathen : it is He that teachWhom He hath ordained. eth man knowledge, shall Acts xvii. 30, 31.

not He punish? not silenced by their hu- The Lord knoweth the man wisdom;

thoughts of man : that they Thou art weighed in the are but vain.balances, and art found wanting.—Daniel v. 27. he ministers to the faith- It is a good thing to give ful:

thanks unto the Lord : and He that watereth shall be to sing praises unto Thy watered also himself.— Pro- Name, O most Highest; verbs xi. 25.

To tell of Thy lovingkindness early in the morning : and of Thy truth in the night-season;

Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute : upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.

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Called to be Saints.

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xlvi. 4.

.For Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through Thy works : and I will rejoice in giving praise for the opera

tions of Thy hands.his gracious old age ;- The righteous shall flouEven to your

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rish like a palm-tree : and He; and even to hoar hairs shall spread abroad like a will I carry you. — Isaiah cedar in Libanus.

Such as are planted in the house of the Lord : shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.

They also shall bring forth more fruit in their age : and shall be fat and well-liking

That they may shew how true the Lord my strength is : and that there is no

unrighteousness in Him.and death.

The days of our age are The last enemy that shall be threescore years and ten; destroyed is death.-1 Co- and though men beso rinthians xv. 26.

strong hat they come to fourscore years: yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we gone.

O satisfy us with Thy mercy, and that soon : so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

Comfort us again now after the time that Thou

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hast plagued us : and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity

With long life will I satisfy him : and shew him My salvation.

THE SECOND LIVING CREATURE,

In Ox.

N the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man,

and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him;

and they were full of eyes within : and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Which was, and is, and is to come. -Revelation iv. 6, &c.

As an Evangelist St. Luke displays the Ox for his symbol; that creature which with Man and the Eagle seems to assert an almost equal share in the likeness of the Cherubim as beheld by Ezekiel: for while each fourfaced Cherub displayed a human, aquiline, leonine, and bovine countenance, the sole of his foot was as the sole of a calf's foot, and under his four wings were hands as of a man.

The word Cherub indeed is stated to be connected with “ox:" as likewise Seraph with "flying

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