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11.

TJ~Wids

day

Wlsfuch.

.

.

.

.

.

Davids day

here, was

ohec~rtainely, dit1~11te Spi~it~;

and.they, that arelike. ,

to be holden for fuch: fo that, tf ours be as thts was, it

IS

cenamly

dies~

n.,

fi

flit,

Now then (to take our rule from the formerverfe)

Facl.tmDominifacit diernri

"~·

ni.

It

is Go n's

deed,

that maketh it Go I?'s

day :

and, the

greaterrhell~e/m~

more

Gon'sday.

Theremu!lbe

fir!l,Faflt~meff,

fomedbing:

andfecondit .

mu(l be

a

Domino, !fe

the

doer:

and thitdly,

thatfomewhat

mu(l be fomewhat

y,

11

vcUo/IJ:

and foutthly,not, initfelfe,fol but,in

oureyeJ.

Thefefouregoet~~;:

thcfe foure make any day; a

day

of

Gods making.

Lerus fee then thefefoure: Fira'

in

Duvids

here, and then in our owne; and ifwe finde them all, boldly pronounce'

Thuistheday,&c.

'

Firft,

the[af1111J>ejl,

in

Davids;

what was

done,

fet downe at large

in

the fore:

In ;ttherc was

part ofthe

Pfalme.

It was a

ddwerance:

allthe Pf•/menmneth on nothing elfe. Eve.

>A

F'aC/Hmtfi,

ry

Jelwaance

1s

from a

danger;and,by

the danger,wetake ineafure

ofthedtliver•nu

"'

deimrance.

The greater that, the greater the

Delivery

from it: and the greaterthe delivery

th~

gre.aterthe

day,

a?d the morelikely to be of.Go n's owne

manufaElure.

His

d;nger

From

dang<r.

firll:: what fhoula have beene done. He was ma great dtll:relfe. Three feveralltimes

Vcrfe,

10 •

with great paffion, he repeates ir,.rhat

hu Enemies 'came ahout him;

oompA[{td

hi;,

.'::

ro1md;

l

compajfed and kept htm

m

on every fide:

were, no fwarmeofbmfothicke:

Vcrfc 13,

That they gave a terrible lift or

thru.ft

at him, to overthrow him; and very ncereit

they were. Andatlafl:,asifhewere newly crept outofhis grave,outofrhevery

jawes ofdeath and defpaire,he breakesfonh and faith,Jw,u

very neere my death;neere

Verre

1

.

4

it I was, but

non

mori~r,dit

I

willnot

now, for this time,

h11t

livealittlelongertode·

clarethe wor!woftheLord.

This, was his

danger:

and, a fhrewdone(it fecmeth)it.

was. From this

danger,

he was

delivered.

This, the

fa8mn

eji.

2

A

DomitJQ,

BvG 0 D,not

by

man.

Vcrfc3,

. Bur,

man

might doe all this; and fo it be

mans

day, for any thing is faid

yet:

Though it were

great,

it maketh it not

G~ds,

unlelfe

God,God(I

fay) and not m•n,but

G o n Himfelfe were the doer ofit: and, ifHe the

Doer,

He denominatesthe

D•J·

This then was not

any mans,

not any

Princes

doing, but Go n's alone, His

might,

His

mercy,

that brought it topalfe : Not any

armeofflejh,

but Go n's

might;

not of

any

merit

ofHis, but ofhis ownemeere

mercy.

This was

done

by His might : Thrice

he rels us ofit;

It

wMtheright hand ofthe Lord, that hroughtthis mighty thing top4j]i.

Verfe

>r,

This was done by His

mercy;

His

ever-enduring mercie :

fouretimes betels

us,

It

• 6 ·

was that, did it. With that he begins, and makes it the key

ofthefong.

Then, as we

Ve~fe

'•>,J+

have[aflmneft,

{owe have

A

Domino :

Thedmlandthe

doer

both.

3

Et mirabile,

:md

m:nvd.

)ous ic

WJS',

Zcch.-t·to.

4

J;J

oeutit

HO·

OriJ)cvcnin

our eyes.

Go n's

doings

are many, and not all ofone fize. The Prophet •

ZaGhary

fpea:

kerb ofa

day offmallthings

;and, even in thofefmall, mull: we

learn~

to

fee

God,

or

we fhall never fee Him in greater. Yet, fo dimme is our fight, that unleffe they be

great, commonly we fee Him not:

n;~y,

unlelfe it bee great

ufqr~e

Ad mimulum,

fa

great, that

marve!lor~swirhall,

we count it not worth a

day,

nor worthy

God:

unleffe

it be fuch. But, if it be fuch, then iris

Gods,

~i

facit

mirahili•JDlUf,Wh~MlJ

works

greAt marvells:

thenl man isfhutout; and

Gcd's

mull: the

Day

be.

ADommofatlum,

&mirabile.

'

And yet this is pot enough. The truth is, all that

Goddoth, al!Hisworkuat

wonder[t~fl,.

Magna, fed ideo parva

qr~ia

ujitata. Great,

111

o11ders,all:

but,not

wonderfu

'

feeme

f

mall

to

us,becaufe they be

r~fr.a!J

:

His

mirades

are no more

nMrve!loUf,

thd.

His

ordinarie works

,but that,we fee the one daily

,arid

the other,not.Therefore he a

deth

[Ino11reyes]

fora full period : His

doings,

all

marve!lor~r

inthemfelves; butjnot.

marvellous,

in or;r eyes,

unlelfe they be rare, and the like not feene before :

Btt~lcnJ

they be; andthen

~e

fay,

Digitm Dei

eft;

It is

thejngerof

q~d;

nay,therrg#

a:/.