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come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to THE GOODNESS of the Lord; -.. and their souls shall be as a watered garden ; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.'---Jer. xxxi. 12. They shall fear the Lord, and His Goodness, in the Latter Days.'---Hos. iii. 5.
CONCLUSION. *My People shall be satisfied with My Goodness, saith the Lord.'---Jer. xxxi. 14.
"Good and Upright is the Lord; THEREFORE, He will teach Sinners in the way.'---Ps. xxv. 8.
0, taste and see that ihe Lord is Good; blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.'---Ps. xxxiv. 8.
O that Men would Praise the Lord for His Goodness, and for His wonderful works to the Children of Men! For He satisfieth the longing soul, and Gilleth the hungry soul with Goodness. Such as sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron. Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the Most High, therefore He brought down their heart with labor; they fell down, and there was none to help. Then they cried unio the Lord in their trcuble, and He Saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of Darkness, and the shadow of death, and break their bands in sunder.---0, that Men would Praise the Lord for His Goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men !'-.-Ps. cviith.
*Praise Ye the Lord ! O, give thanks unto the Lord, for He is Good : for His Mercy enuureth Forever.'--.Ps. cvi. 1.
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PROPOSITION THIRTY-SIXTH. Universal Happiness is the Ultimate Effect of the Infinite
EVIDENCES. "THE LORD is MERCIFUL.'--Jonah iv, 2; Joel ii. 15, &c.
His Mercy is Great. •Let us fall now into the hands of the Lord; for His Mercy is very Great ; but let me not fall into the hands of man.' ---1 Chron. xxi. 13; 2 Sam. xxiv. 14. 'And Moses prayed unto the Lord, - - Pardon, I beseech Thee, the iniquity of this People, according to the Greatness of Thy Mercy.'-.. Numb. xiv. 19. For a small moment have I forsaken thee, but with Great Mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid My face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting Kindness will I have Mercy upon thee, saith the Lord, thy Redeemer.'---Isa. liv. 7, 8. We do not present our supplications before Thee for our own righteousness, but for Thy Great Mercies. '---Dan. ix. 48. Thy Mercy is Great, unto the heavens, and Thy Truth unto the clouds.'---Ps. lvii. 10.
MULTITUDINOUS. - Nevertheless, He regarded their affliction when He heard * their cry, and He remembered for them His Covenant, according to the Multitude of His Mercies.'---Ps. cvi. 45. 'O God, in the Multitude of Thy Mercies, hear me, in the truth of Thy Salvation.'---Ps. Ixix. 13. Though He cause grief, yet will He have Compassion, according to the Multitude of His Mercies. ---Lam. iii. 32. They remembered not the Multitude of Thy Mercies, but even provoked Him; nevertheless, He saved them for His name's sake, that He might make His Mighty Power to be known.'---Ps. cvi. 7,8. • As for me, I will come into Thy house in the Multitude of Thy Mercy.'--Ps. v. 7.
PLENTEOUS. The Lord is Merciful and Gracious, slow to anger, and Plenteous in Mercy. He will not always chide, neither will He Keep anger Forever.'---Ps. ciii. 3. Thou, Lord, art Good, and ready to forgive, and Plenteous in Mercy to all them that call upon Thee.'-Ps. lxxxvi. 5. With the Lord there is Mercy, and with Him there is PLENTEOUS Redemption.'--cxxx. 7.
RICH AND MANIFOLD. God, who is Rich in Mercy.'—Eph. ii. 4. They had wrought great provocations, yet Thou, in Thy Manifold Mercies, forsookest them not in the Wilderness. '-Neh. ix. 19. According to Thy Manifold Mercy, Thou savedst them.'—27. Minister thy gifts one to another, as good stewards of the Manifold Grace [Mercy) of God.'--1 Pet. iv. 10. The Exceeding Riches of His Grace, [Mercy,] in His Kindness toward us, through Jesus Christ. --Eph. ii. 7.
FULL, ABUNDANT, UNIVERSAL. The earth, O Lord, is Full of Thy Mercy.'-Ps. cxix. 64. • According to His Abundant Mercy, He hath begotten Us unto a lively Hope.'- 1 Pet. j. 3. The wisdom that is from above is Full of Mercy,'- Jas. iii. 17. According to His Mercy He saved us, which He shed on us Abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour.'-Titus iii. 6. Let him return unto the Lord, and He will have Mercy upon him ; and to our God, for He will Abundantly Pardon.'- Is. lv. 7. •The Grace [Mercy of our Lord was exceeding Abundant.' 1 Tim. i. 14. His tender Mercies are over Ali His Works.' -Ps. cxlv. 9. That He might have Mercy upon All.'Rom. xi. 32. , The Grace [Mercy] of God bringeth Salyation to All Men.'— Titus ji. 11.
LOFTY. Thy Mercy is great unto the Heavens, and Thy Faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.'-Ps. xxxvi. 5; cviii. 4.
GOOD AND SURE. Because Thy Mercy is Good, deliver Thou me.'-Ps. eix. 21. I will make an Everlasting Covenant with thee, even the Sure Mercies of [Messias, the seed of] David.'... Isa. Iv. 3; Acts xiii. 34.
TENDER. . The Lord is very Pitiful, and of Tender Mercy.'---Jas. v. 11. "O Lord, Thy loving-kindness is good; turn unto me according to the Multitude of Thy Tender Mercies.'-.-Ps. lxix. 16. Withhold not Thou Thy tender mercies from me, O Lord ; let Thy loving-kindnesses and Thy truth continu. ally preserve me.'---xl. 11. Will the Lord cast off forever? and will He be favorable no more? Is His Mercy clean gone forever? or hath he in anger shut up His tender Mercies? And I said, This is my infirmity !---lxxvii. 7--10. 'Great are Thy Tender Mercies, O Lord.'---cxix. 456. Let Thy tender mercies come unto me that I may live.'---77. "Let Thy tender mercies speedily prevent (quicken] us, for we are brought very low. Help us, O God of our Salvation, for the Glory of Thy name, and deliver us, and Purge away our sins for Thy name's sake; wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God ??---]xxix. 8--10. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who Forgiveth all thine iniquities, who Healeth all thy diseases, who redeemeth thy life from destruction, who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and Tender Mercies.'---ciïi. 2.-4.
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ETERNAL. Thy tender Mercies, and Thy loving-kindnesses have ever been of old.'---Ps. xxv. 6. The Lord is Good ; His Mercy is Everlasting; and His Truth endureth to All Generations.'---C. 5. "The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: Thy Mercy, O Lord, endureth Forever; Thou forsakest not the works of Thine own hands.'---Cxxxviii. 8. •His Compassions fail not.'..-Lam. iii. 22. O, give thanks unto the Lord, for He is Good; for His Mercy endureth Forever.:---Ps. cxviii. 1. The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness; the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride; and the voice of them that shall say, Praise the Lord of Hosts. For the Lord is Good : for His Mercy endureth Forever. '---Jer, xxxiii. 11.. 'I will sing of the Mercies of the Lord Forever, and make known Thy Faithfulness to All Generations ;_for I have said, Mercy shall be Built up Forever ; Thy Faithfulness Thou shalt establish in the heavens.'---Ps. lxxxix. 2. The throne of God in the heavens.is Forever;' 'in Mercy shall Thy throne be estab lished.' ---Lam. v. 19; Isa. xvi. 5. And they sung together by course, praising and giving thanks unto the Lord; be. cause He is Good, for His Mercy endureth Forever.'---Ezra iii. 11. Also 136th Psalm, and elsewhere.
CONCLUSION. “He shall deliver the Needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. He shall spare the Poor and Needy, and shall save the souls of the Needy ; He shall Redeem their soul from deceit and violence, and precious shall be their blood in His sight. '---Ps. Ixxii. 12--14.
Sing, O heavens, and be joyful, 0 earth, and break forth into singing, O mountains ! for the Lord hath comforted His People, and will have Mercy on His afflicted.'---Isa. xlix, 13,
"I will have Mercy upon those that had not obtained Mercy.'---Hos. ij. 22, &c.
Then said the Lord unto Jonah, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for which thou hast not labored, neither mad'st it grow, which come up in a night, and perished in a night: And should not I have Mercy upon Ninevah, that great city, wherein are more than six-score thousand persons, that cannot discern between their right hand and their left, and also much cattle ?'--Jonah iv. 10, 11.
'I will have Mercy, and not Sacrifice.'---Mat. ix. 13; Hos. vi. 6. I came not to Destroy, but to Save.'
I trust in the Mercy of God forever and ever. I will praise Thee forever because thou hast done it.'---Ps. lii. & I have trusted in Thy Mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Thy Salvation.'---Ps. xiïi. 8.
'The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear Him, in those that Hope in His Mercy.'---Ps. cxlvii. 11. "Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that Hope in His Mercy.'--. Ps. xxxiii. 18.
"He retaineth not His anger forever, because HE DELIGHTETH IN Mercy.'---Micah vii. 18. 'I am the Lord, which exerciseth judgment, loving-kindness, and righteousness, for in these things I Delight, saith the Lord.'---Jer. ix. 24. Is it reasonable, now, to believe that the Lord will forever deprive Himself of the exercise of that which affords Him