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4. Who only doth great Wonders: for his Mercy endureth for ever.
5. Who by his excellent Wisdom made the Heavens for his Mercy endureth for ever.
6. Who laid out the Earth above the Waters: for his Mercy endureth for ever.
7. Who hath made great Lights: for his Mercy endureth for ever.
8. The Sun to rule the Day: for his Mercy endureth for ever.
9. The Moon and Stars to govern the Night: for his Mercy endureth for ever.
10. Who fmote Egypt, with their firft-born : for his Mercy endureth for ever.
11. And brought out Ifrael from among them: for his Mercy endureth for ever.
12. With a mighty Hand, and stretched-out Arm for his Mercy endureth for ever.
13. Who divided the Red Sea in two Parts: for his Mercy endureth for ever.
14. And made Ifrael to go through the Midft of it for his Mercy endureth for ever.
15. But as for Paraob and his Hoft, he overthrew them in the Red Sea: for his Mercy en dureth for ever.
16. Who led his People through the Wildernefs for his Mercy endureth for ever.
17. Who fmote great Kings: for his Mercy en dureth for ever.
18. Yea, and flew mighty Kings: for his Mercy endureth for ever.
19. Sebon King of the Amorites: for his Mercy endureth for ever.
20. And Og the King of Bafan: for his Mercy endureth for ever.
21. And gave away their Land for an Heritage: for his Mercy endureth for ever.
22. Even for an Heritage unto Ifrael his Servant: for his Mercy endureth for ever.
23. Who remembered us when we were in Trouble for his Mercy endureth for ever.
24. And hath delivered us from our Enemies : for his Mercy endureth for ever.
25. Who giveth Food to all Flefh: for his Mercy endureth for ever.
26. O give Thanks unto the God of Heaven : for his Mercy endureth for ever.
27. O give Thanks unto the Lord of Lords: for his Mercy endureth for ever.
LESSON IV. Pfalm the 139th. Of the Majefty of God, &c.
1. O Lord, thou haft fearched me out, and known me; thou knoweft my down-fitting, and up-rifing; thou understandeft my Thoughts long before.
2. Thou art about my Path, and about my Bed; and spiest out all my Ways.
3. For lo, there is not a Word in my Tongue; but thou, O Lord, knoweft it altogether.
4. Thou haft fashioned me, behind and before: and laid thine Hand upon me,
5. Such Knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me: I cannot attain unto it,
6. Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit: or whither fhall I go then from thy Prefence?
7. If I climb up into Heaven, thou art there; If I go down to Hell, thou art there alfo.
8. If I take the Wings of the Morning, and remain in the uttermoft Parts of the Sea :
9. Even there also fhall thy Hand lead me, and thy Right-hand fhall hold me.
10. If I fay, peradventure the Darkness shall cover me: then fhall my Night be turned to Day.
11. Yea, the Darkness is no Darknefs with thee, but the Night is as clear as the Day: The Darknefs and Light to thee are both alike.
12. For my Reins are thine: Thou haft covered me in my Mother's Womb.
13. I will give Thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Marvellous are thy Works, and that my Soul knoweth right well.
14. My Bones are not hid from thee: Tho' I be made fecretly, and fashioned beneath in the Earth.
15. Thine Eyes didft fee my Substance yet being imperfect: And in thy Book were all my Members written; which Day by Day were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
16. How dear are thy Counfels unto me, O God: O how great is the Sum of them!
17. If I tell them, they are more in Number than the Sand: When I wake up, I am present with thee.
18. Wilt thou not flay the Wicked, O God: Depart from me, ye blood-thirfty Men
19. For they speak unrighteously against thee: And thine Enemies take thy Name in vain.
į 20. Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
21. Yea I hate them right fore: Even as tho' they were mine Enemies.
22. Try me, O God, and feek the Ground of my Heart: Prove me, and examine my Thoughts. 23. Look well if there be any Way of Wickednefs in me, and lead me in the Way everlasting.
N. B. I have fet the Figures to these two laft Pfalms, that the Child may learn to know his Verfes, which may eafily be done without any great Trouble to the Master. If the young Scholar cannot read thefe Leffons well, let him go over them once more; and when he can read them well, I would advise the Master to let him read some other Pfalms, or in the Proverbs of Solomon, then the first Chapter of St. John, the E-vangelift, or any other Chapter or Place, that is moft fuitable to his Capacity; for 'tis natural for a Child to like that which he can perform with Eafe; and I am fenfible many a Boy has hated both his School and the Bible, by being put to read hard and difficult Chapters too foon; and by being unjustly corrected for not doing that, which he could not poffibly do, even were he wagered to it. What fome Children can do indeed, is not to be accounted for; but I fpeak this in Pity to fuch as cannot ; and also in Pity to those that have the Care of them.
Contains fome Select FABLES, by Way of Exercife: LESSON. I. Of the Boy that ftole Apples.
An Old Man found a rude Boy in his Orchard ftealing of Apples, and defired him to come down from the Apple-tree, but the Boy told him plainly he would not. Then, faid the old Man, I will fetch you down; fo he pulled up fome Turfs of Grafs and threw at him; which made the young Fellow laugh at him, to think he could pretend to
beat him out of the Tree with Grafs. Well, well, fays the old Man, if neither Words nor Grafs will do, I must try what Virtue there is in Stones; fo the old Man pelted him heartily with Stones, which foon made the young Chap haften down from the Tree, and beg the old Man's Pardon.
If good Words, and gentle Means, will not reclaim the Wicked; they must be dealt with in a more fevere Manner.
LESSON II. Of the LION and the Mouse.
There was a Lion that was once very kind to a Mouse, and faved his Life from the Claws of a Cat. Some Time after this the Lion was caught in a Net, in fuch a Manner, that he lay there 'till he was half dead. The Moufe coming by at that Time, pitied the Lion, and found he could not get out without the Net could be broke, which the Mouse could no way effect; but he confidered the Kindness the Lion had done him, and was refolved to use all the Means he could to fave his Life; and therefore the little Creature fet about to gnaw the Net afunder, which after great Pains he compleated, and fet the Lion free."
Since no one knows what may befall him, nor who may be a Means of ferving him, it is the highest Wif dom to behave kind and civil to all Mankind.