Emmeline. With Some Other Pieces.

Helps to Devotion.

Mary Brunton

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Oh Lord my God, thou art very great! Thou art clothed with honour and majesty.[1] Thine is the greatness, and the power, and the glory; for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine.[2] Rulest thou not over all the kingdoms, so that none is able to withstand thee?[3] Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of thine hands.[4] Thou hast prepared the light and the sun,[5] and hast caused the day-spring to know his place.[6] Thou hast said, let the dry land appear, and it was so;[7] and hast shut up the sea with doors, and said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further; and here shall thy proud waves be staid.[8] The earth is full of thy riches; so is that great and wide sea, wherein are living things innumerable, both small and great. These all wait upon thee, that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled. Thou takest away their breath; they die, and return to their dust.[9] Thou dost according to thy will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay thy hand, or say unto thee, what dost thou?[10]

All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord, and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;[11] for lo! thine enemies, O Lord, shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.[12] Is not destruction to the wicked?[13] and the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience?[14] But the Lord is my strength, in whom I will trust.[15] He is my refuge and my fortress.[16] Why art thou cast down, my soul?[17] Fear not, thou worm, for thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.[18] Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fail; but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.[19]

Now unto Him who is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy; to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.[20]


[1] Psalm civ. 1.
[2] 1 Chron. xxix. 11.
[3] 2 Chron. xx. 6.
[4] Psalm cii. 25.
[5] Isa. lxiv. 8.
[6] Job, xxxviii. 12.
[7] Gen. i. 9.
[8] Job, xxxviii. 11.
[9] Psalm civ. 24. 29.
[10] Dan. iv. 35.
[11] Psalm cxlv. 10, 11.
[12] Psalm xcii. 9.
[13] Job, xxxi. 3.
[14] Eph. v. 6.
[15] Psalm xviii. 2.
[16] Psalm xci. 2.
[17] Psalm lii. 11.
[18] Isa. xli. 14. 16.
[19] Isa. xl. 30, 31.
[20] Jude, 24, 25.

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