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Samson Occom, sermon, Ephesians 5:20

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[note (type: abstract): A sermon on Ephesians 5:20 — "Giving thanks always for all things unto God" — about how, where, and when to give thanks to God.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is clear and legible. There are some crossed l's, uncrossed t's and dotted e's that have been corrected by the transcriber.][note (type: paper): Small sheets folded into a booklet and bound with thread or twine are in good-to-fair condtion, with light-to-moderate staining and wear that results in some loss of text.][note (type: ink): Brown ink varies in intensity throughout.][note (type: noteworthy): The sermon is undated. It mentions 2 Corinthians 9.6.7, Isaiah 1.2, Psalms 116.12, and Genesis 32.]
[Ephe | Ephesians]EpheEphesians V. 20
Giving thanks always for all
things unto God,
 Perhaps there is no Duty
incumbent upon [Intellagent | intelligent]Intellagentintelligent Crea‐
tures, more frequently [Calld | called]Calldcalled for, in
the Providence of God, than this
Duty of giving thanks to god,
there is nothing So [Reaſonable | reasonable]Reaſonablereasonable and
Becoming in [Dependant | dependent]Dependantdependent [&[above] CreatCreat | creatures]&[above] CreatCreatcreatures as this giv‐
ing of thanks, to their great [Preſer
ver | preser
ver]
Preſer
ver
preser
ver
,— Yea all the Creation, even
the Inanimate Creation Seems to
[manifeſt | manifest]manifeſtmanifest this Duty, to the great
Creator —
 We may at once Perceive
[Something | something]Somethingsomething very great and weighty
in [theſe | these]theſethese few Words, if we [doe | do]doedo but
[liſten | listen]liſtenlisten and attend to them, and
[Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould find work enough all ˄ day
and a Glorious work too
In the [firſt | first]firſtfirst Place, upon Reflecti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): on]on
we find the work [it Self | itself]it Selfitself or the Duty
Giving thanks, [Se[illegible]conly | Secondly]Se[illegible]conlySecondly, upon
inquiry to whom we are to give
thanks, we may find object,
unto GOD; Thirdly we find,
the Time when, this Duty, of
giving Thanks is to be Done it is
Always Fourthly we find the
Matter, or for what we are to
give Thanks; for all Things
[Theſe | these]Theſethese four Particulars I
Shall endeavor to [repreſent | represent]repreſentrepresent
in the following [Diſcourſe | discourse]Diſcourſediscourse
1.
[Firſt | First]FirſtFirst then, I will endea‐
vour [Repreſent | represent]Repreſentrepresent to you the Duty
[it Self | itself]it Selfitself, to Give Thanks,
This, I Conclude is well [under‐
ſtood | under‐
stood]
under‐
ſtood
under‐
stood
by all, that are grown
to Years of [underſtanding | understanding]underſtandingunderstanding,
It is to have a grateful [Since | sense]Sincesense
and Right [apprehention | apprehension]apprehentionapprehension of
the Benefits Conferred upon us
and an Acknowledgment of [above] [& | and]&and[& | and]&and
[Confeſſion | confession]Confeſſionconfession of our [Oblications | obligations]Oblicationsobligations
to our Benefactors with glad
 
[gladneſs | gladness]gladneſsgladness of Heart, attended
with Humility, and a Careful
and Right [uſe | use]uſeuse of the Benefits
we Receive, even [agreable | agreeable]agreableagreeable to
the Mind and [Pleaſures | pleasures]Pleaſurespleasures [four | for]fourfor
of Benefactors for which they
[beſtow[above] dd | bestowed]beſtow[above] ddbestowed their Bound upon us
The work [Anong | among]Anongamong Men, the
work of the giver is one, and
the work of the Receiver is a
nother,˄ we are dependent Crea
tures upon one to another, the
[greateſt | greatest]greateſtgreatest of men Can't [above] wellwell live with‐
out the vulgar Sort, and we,
as [Sotiable | sociable]Sotiablesociable and Fellow Creatures,
give and receive [Benefets | benefits]Benefetsbenefits one
from another, The giver has
[illegible: [guess (ivys): one]one] Precept from God the great
Benefactor, as we find the Duty
in 2 to the [Corin | Corinthians]CorinCorinthians 9.6.7 and many
other Places in the Word of god —
and the Receiver has another
Command or Precept from God th[gap: tear][guess (ivys): e]e
Great Benefactor, their wor[gap: tear][guess (ivys): k]k
is to Receive Right, and to be [gap: tear]
be [truely | truly]truelytruly Thankful, in the [firſt | first]firſtfirst
Place to God the only giver of
all good things, and next to god
we are to be thankful to the
[Inſtruments | instruments]Inſtrumentsinstruments by whom we have we
Received Benefits, — let the Second
givers or [Inſtrumental | instrumental]Inſtrumentalinstrumental Benefactors
give as they [Pleaſe | please]Pleaſeplease whether out
a right [vew | view]vewview or not, that is none
of the Receivers [Buſineſs | business]Buſineſsbusiness, they
ought to See to it, to do the work
that is [Lay'd | laid]Lay'dlaid upon them, by their
Benefactors, to be [Truely | truly]Truelytruly Sincere‐
ly and [Hearltyly | heartily]Hearltylyheartily thankful, both
to god and to his People by wi
whom they have received bene‐
factions — But man is Such a
Creature, many of them when
they Receive a [Kindneſs | kindness]Kindneſskindness from
their [above] fellowfellow Men, they are Ready to que‐
ry and [wou'd | would]wou'dwould know whether the
giver, gave freely and Cheerfully
or Grudgingly and of [Neceſſity | necessity]Neceſſitynecessity,
and if they [Suſpect | suspect]Suſpectsuspect the Sincerity
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): of]of the [Doner | donor]Donerdonor, they are Ready
to [diſpiſe | despise]diſpiſedespise the Benefits and the
Benefactor, and are [above] ReadyReady to fling the
gifts back in the Face of the
giver with [above] aa Surly Countenance —
this Plainly Argues the Horrid
and [Helliſh | hellish]Helliſhhellish [Ingratidtue | ingratitude]Ingratidtueingratitude, in the
unworthy [Wrectch | wretch]Wrectchwretch, Such cannot
be thankful to god, for they don't
[Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider that all [theſe | these]theſethese good things
are from god, for it is he that
opens the Hands, if not the Hearts
of his People, to give to the Nee‐
dy, and [therefor | therefore]therefortherefore Thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
is his Due Chiefly; and But if
the Receiver Cant be thankful
to their fellow Creatures that have
Shown [kindneſs | kindness]kindneſskindness to them; how Can
they be [Truely | truly]Truelytruly thankful to god —
[Isa[illegible: [guess (ivys): i]i] | Isaiah]Isa[illegible: [guess (ivys): i]i]Isaiah. 1.2
But [thoſe | those]thoſethose that are
truly Thankful are melted
Down with the [Benefets | benefits]Benefetsbenefits they have
[Receiv'd | received]Receiv'dreceived, it excites [illegible]true humi‐
liation and Self Loathing in them
As we find holy [Pratrearch | Patriarch]PratrearchPatriarch Jaco[gap: tear][guess (ivys): b]b
[Confeſſing | confessing]Confeſſingconfessing his [unworthineſs | unworthiness]unworthineſsunworthiness of the
[Leaſt | least]Leaſtleast of gods Mercies [Gene. | Genesis]Gene.Genesis32 [gap: tear]
again an ungrateful wretch. Sets
Price upon the Benefits he [rece.[above] ss | receives]rece.[above] ssreceives
, or has a Scale as it were, So he
[wou'd | would]wou'dwould Put the Donations in the one
and [Propotionable | proportionable]Propotionableproportionable thanks in the other
or rather his Blank Indgratitude —
the ungrateful [Pharaſee | Pharisee]PharaſeePharisee thought
he did enough in Religion ˄ —
But the Grateful Man Sets no
Price upon the Benefits he [recei[above] eses | receives]recei[above] esesreceives
nor limits to his [thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness, he
thinks he Can never be thankful
enough for Favours received —
Thus we find the [above] [truely | truly]truelytruly[truely | truly]truelytruly thankful King of
Israel, the [Psalmeſt | Psalmist]PsalmeſtPsalmist, [Psal | Psalms]PsalPsalms 116. 12
what Shall [above] II render unto the [Ld | Lord]LdLord for all
his Benefits towards me? it Seems
by [theſe | these]theſethese words, that the holy [Psalst | Psalmist]PsalstPsalmist
found himself unable [above] toto make [Suta‐
ble | suita‐
ble]
Suta‐
ble
suita‐
ble
Returns to God for all the [Kind‐
[illegible]neſs | kind‐
ness]
Kind‐
[illegible]neſs
kind‐
ness
he had [receivd | received]receivdreceived from god
from him, and it was his Dili‐
gent Search or Study to find a way
to [manifeſt | manifest]manifeſtmanifest his gratitude by unto
god, as his holy thanksgiving [Psa[above] ss | psalms]Psa[above] sspsalms
abundantly Show, — if we [oſerv[above] ee | observe]oſerv[above] eeobserve
David in his great work of giving
Thanks, According to his Psalms
we may [Eaſily | easily]Eaſilyeasily [above] findfind his experimental
Notice and his [wiſe | wise]wiſewise [Conſideration | consideration]Conſiderationconsideration
of the Benefits of god towards him
and this begets a grateful [Sence | sense]Sencesense
of the Favours of god, and that
breaks forth into [Publick | public]Publickpublic [Praiſes | praises]Praiſespraises
and thanksgiving — Yea upon find
ing [himſelf | himself]himſelfhimself unable to give [Sufi
cient | suffi
cient]
Sufi
cient
suffi
cient
thanks to god for all his
[goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness, he Calls all Creatures
both in Heaven and Earth to Join
with him in his gr[above] eeat work of
giving thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise unto
God; and indeed it [Reaſonable | reasonable]Reaſonablereasonable and
Right that Dependent Creatures
[Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould be [truely | truly]truelytruly thankful to their
[up holder | upholder]up holderupholder and only Benefactor,—
This Seems to be [inate | innate]inateinnate in the very
Dumb [Beaſts | beasts]Beaſtsbeasts of the [Feald | field]Fealdfield, they
[Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest a kind of Gratitude to
their Benefactors or [Maſters | masters]Maſtersmasters, by
a Certain [Noiſe | noise]Noiſenoise, or the Motion
of their Bodies,— the Fowls of
the A[illegible]ir Mount up [to wards | towards]to wardstowards hea‐
ven and Sing forth their [Artleſs | artless]Artleſsartless [gap: tear]
to God, — Toads and Frogs, and
all the venomous Kind, have their
way of giving thanks to their Mas[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ters]ters yea the very [Inſects | insects]Inſectsinsects of the Earth
Seing their various Notes of [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
to god, if all [theſe | these]theſethese Creatures give
thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise to god, how
ought Man [above] who is [Endow'd | endowed]Endow'dendowedwho is [Endow'd | endowed]Endow'dendowed to give [above] for [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose sake for [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose sake thanks and
[Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise to the God of heaven, it
is Mans Beauty and Glory as well
as Duty, to give thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
to Heaven, and it is his [happineſs | happiness]happineſshappiness
So to do —
2.
Secondly let us t[Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider
the object, or to Whom we are
or ought to give thanks, it is
unto God, the Great Creator of
Heaven and Earth, and the upholder
and Governor of the Same, and the only
Benefactor, unto him we are to give
thanks,
Even
 To him we are to give thanks
that [Curiouſly | curiously]Curiouſlycuriously and Wonderfully
[Fraim'd | framed]Fraim'dframed our Bodies out of the [Duſt | dust]Duſtdust
of the Earth —
To him, that Breathed into
our Bodies the Breath of Life, [yt | that]ytthat
[Cauſed | caused]Cauſedcaused us [above] toto become Living Souls
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): w]we are to give thanks.
To him we are under Infinite
obligations, who Confers, not few and
Small [Inconſiderable | inconsiderable]Inconſiderableinconsiderable Benefits up
on us, but very all godod things
not at times only, but [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
To him we are to give thanks
who [hath | has]hathhas Created [above] [ye | the]yethe[ye | the]yethe Lights for our Eye[above] ss
the whole world for our Sakes —
To him we are under [greateſt | greatest]greateſtgreatest
obligations, [above] hehe that [hath | has]hathhas made the
[Pleaſant | pleasant]Pleaſantpleasant [above] LightLight for our Eyes, [above] hehe that [hath | has]hathhas
Made the Herb of the Field, and
all the Fruits of the Earth for
the life of Man, He that [hath | has]hathhas
made all manner of [Four footed | four-footed]Four footedfour-footed
[Beaſts | beasts]Beaſtsbeasts and Creeping things and
the Fowls of the Air, and the
[Fiſhes | fishes]Fiſhesfishes of the Seas. He that [hath | has]hathhas
given and [Deliver'd | delivered]Deliver'ddelivered all [theſe | these]theſethese Crea‐
tures unto us, to him we are to ˄
unfeigned thanks
To him we are to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
humble thanks, into [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose [Juſti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ce]ce | justice]Juſti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ce]cejustice
we have [forfited | forfeited]forfitedforfeited all Mercyies, yet
Continues his Mercies to us [thr[gap: tear][guess (ivys): o]o | through]thr[gap: tear][guess (ivys): o]othrough
the Mediator
To him, in whom Live Move and
have our Beings, we owe all
[Poſſible | possible]Poſſiblepossible Thanks —
To him, who [hath | has]hathhas given his
only begotten son into the World, to
Save us vile Sinners from [everlaſt | everlasting]everlaſteverlasting
Ruin, to Eternal [Happineſs | happiness]Happineſshappiness, I Say
to him we are Bound to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
Sincere and humble, Yet Joyful
Thanks —
3.
Thirdly let us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the
Time, when, this Duty of giving
thanks is to be done, it is [allways | always]allwaysalways
there is no Limited Time, or a Certain
[T. | time]T.time [above] inin of our Life to give thanks, but at
all Times; this is altogether [Reaſon‐
able | reason
able]
Reaſon‐
able
reason
able
, for we always Receive bene‐
fits and Mercies of various kinds
from god, we live and Move and
have our Being in him [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
all the Faculties and Powers Both
of Soul and Body are [Maintain'd | maintained]Maintain'dmaintained
in us by god [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually, the food
and Drink [illegible]which we [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
[Uſe | use]Uſeuse is the Lord's, the Earth upon
which we have Always [Liv'd | lived]Liv'dlived is the
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): Lor]Lords the Air in which we alway[above] ss
Breathe in is the Lords; and So in
return, as we always live upon
a [goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness of God, So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould our
thanks be always to God — further
this giving of thanks always may
[Suppoſe | suppose]Suppoſesuppose or require a thankful
[Fraim | frame]Fraimframe of Heart to God always —
to have grateful [Sence | sense]Sencesense of the [good‐
neſs | good
ness]
good‐
neſs
good
ness
of god Always, — and to have
holy [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution to [illegible]go on in giving
thanks to god always, as David
abundantly Shows in his holy P[illegible: [guess (ivys): salms]salms]
his [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution was to [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God —
all this Time; So [Shoud | should]Shoudshould all ration[above] alal
Creatures [reſove | resolve]reſoveresolve, — again we [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould
[above] alwaysalways be very Strict in attending to Cer‐
tain [Seaſons | seasons]Seaſonsseasons or [Perticural | particular]Perticuralparticular Times
of giving Thanks to God;, whether
Privet[Pub[above] llick Privet | public private]Pub[above] llick Privetpublic private or Secret; yea
as there is no Minute of our lives
empty of Mercies from god, So [Shou[above] dd | should]Shou[above] ddshould
we fill every Minute of our lives
with thanks [illegible]to god, I [illegible] David Says
I will [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God Seven Times a
Day, or give thanks Seven Times a
Day, — So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould we give thanks to
god, not only Seven Times a Day
but Seventy Times Seven
I mean to have a T[above] hhankful [Fraim | frame]Fraimframe
of Heart all the Day Long —
we don't mean in all this that we [above] areare
obliged to [Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest our [thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness
[illegible]always in [above] oneone Continued Act either
by word of Mouth or by the [Poſture | posture]Poſtureposture
of the Body for this is [Impoſible | impossible]Impoſibleimpossible
in the [above] [Preſent | present]Preſentpresent[Preſent | present]Preſentpresent [Settuation | situation]Settuationsituation of our Life,
we are [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [Calld | called]Calldcalled to other
enmediate Acts of Duty from
Day to Day, we [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [above] spendspend [Som | some]Somsome
time in Sleep, But this need
not, yea Can't Break off our [than[above] kk
fulneſs | than[above] kk
fulness]
than[above] kk
fulneſs
than[above] kk
fulness
if we are true thankful—
—As a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man, is a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man,—
always whether he Sleeps or wakes
whether [a broad | abroad]a broadabroad or at home, he
is Still the Same [illegible][Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man—
So a thankful Man is always
So —
4.
Fourthly and [laſtly | lastly]laſtlylastly let
us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the Matter of our
[thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness. It is for all things
for [Every thing | everything]Every thingeverything that we have [Receiv[above] dd | received]Receiv[above] ddreceived
and any thing that we now [Poſſes | possess]Poſſespossess
and Enjoy, and for all things [yt | that]ytthat
we for [above] hopehope to Receive hereafter—
 
be [truely | truly]truelytruly Thankful, in the [firſt | first]firſtfirst
Place to God the only giver of
all good things, and next to god
we are to be thankful to the
[Inſtruments | instruments]Inſtrumentsinstruments by whom we have we
Received Benefits, — let the Second
givers or [Inſtrumental | instrumental]Inſtrumentalinstrumental Benefactors
give as they [Pleaſe | please]Pleaſeplease whether out
a right [vew | view]vewview or not, that is none
of the Receivers [Buſineſs | business]Buſineſsbusiness, they
ought to See to it, to do the work
that is [Lay'd | laid]Lay'dlaid upon them, by their
Benefactors, to be [Truely | truly]Truelytruly Sincere‐
ly and [Hearltyly | heartily]Hearltylyheartily thankful, both
to god and to his People by wi
whom they have received bene‐
factions — But man is Such a
Creature, many of them when
they Receive a [Kindneſs | kindness]Kindneſskindness from
their [above] fellowfellow Men, they are Ready to que‐
ry and [wou'd | would]wou'dwould know whether the
giver, gave freely and Cheerfully
or Grudgingly and of [Neceſſity | necessity]Neceſſitynecessity,
and if they [Suſpect | suspect]Suſpectsuspect the Sincerity
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): of]of the [Doner | donor]Donerdonor, they are Ready
to [diſpiſe | despise]diſpiſedespise the Benefits and the
Benefactor, and are [above] ReadyReady to fling the
gifts back in the Face of the
giver with [above] aa Surly Countenance —
this Plainly Argues the Horrid
and [Helliſh | hellish]Helliſhhellish [Ingratidtue | ingratitude]Ingratidtueingratitude, in the
unworthy [Wrectch | wretch]Wrectchwretch, Such cannot
be thankful to god, for they don't
[Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider that all [theſe | these]theſethese good things
are from god, for it is he that
opens the Hands, if not the Hearts
of his People, to give to the Nee‐
dy, and [therefor | therefore]therefortherefore Thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
is his Due Chiefly; and But if
the Receiver Cant be thankful
to their fellow Creatures that have
Shown [kindneſs | kindness]kindneſskindness to them; how Can
they be [Truely | truly]Truelytruly thankful to god —
[Isa[illegible: [guess (ivys): i]i] | Isaiah]Isa[illegible: [guess (ivys): i]i]Isaiah. 1.2
But [thoſe | those]thoſethose that are
truly Thankful are melted
Down with the [Benefets | benefits]Benefetsbenefits they have
[Receiv'd | received]Receiv'dreceived, it excites [illegible]true humi‐
liation and Self Loathing in them
As we find holy [Pratrearch | Patriarch]PratrearchPatriarch Jaco[gap: tear][guess (ivys): b]b
[Confeſſing | confessing]Confeſſingconfessing his [unworthineſs | unworthiness]unworthineſsunworthiness of the
[Leaſt | least]Leaſtleast of gods Mercies [Gene. | Genesis]Gene.Genesis32 [gap: tear]
again an ungrateful wretch. Sets
Price upon the Benefits he [rece.[above] ss | receives]rece.[above] ssreceives
, or has a Scale as it were, So he
[wou'd | would]wou'dwould Put the Donations in the one
and [Propotionable | proportionable]Propotionableproportionable thanks in the other
or rather his Blank Indgratitude —
the ungrateful [Pharaſee | Pharisee]PharaſeePharisee thought
he did enough in Religion ˄ —
But the Grateful Man Sets no
Price upon the Benefits he [recei[above] eses | receives]recei[above] esesreceives
nor limits to his [thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness, he
thinks he Can never be thankful
enough for Favours received —
Thus we find the [above] [truely | truly]truelytruly[truely | truly]truelytruly thankful King of
Israel, the [Psalmeſt | Psalmist]PsalmeſtPsalmist, [Psal | Psalms]PsalPsalms 116. 12
what Shall [above] II render unto the [Ld | Lord]LdLord for all
his Benefits towards me? it Seems
by [theſe | these]theſethese words, that the holy [Psalst | Psalmist]PsalstPsalmist
found himself unable [above] toto make [Suta‐
ble | suita‐
ble]
Suta‐
ble
suita‐
ble
Returns to God for all the [Kind‐
[illegible]neſs | kind‐
ness]
Kind‐
[illegible]neſs
kind‐
ness
he had [receivd | received]receivdreceived from god
from him, and it was his Dili‐
gent Search or Study to find a way
to [manifeſt | manifest]manifeſtmanifest his gratitude by unto
god, as his holy thanksgiving [Psa[above] ss | psalms]Psa[above] sspsalms
abundantly Show, — if we [oſerv[above] ee | observe]oſerv[above] eeobserve
David in his great work of giving
Thanks, According to his Psalms
we may [Eaſily | easily]Eaſilyeasily [above] findfind his experimental
Notice and his [wiſe | wise]wiſewise [Conſideration | consideration]Conſiderationconsideration
of the Benefits of god towards him
and this begets a grateful [Sence | sense]Sencesense
of the Favours of god, and that
breaks forth into [Publick | public]Publickpublic [Praiſes | praises]Praiſespraises
and thanksgiving — Yea upon find
ing [himſelf | himself]himſelfhimself unable to give [Sufi
cient | suffi
cient]
Sufi
cient
suffi
cient
thanks to god for all his
[goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness, he Calls all Creatures
both in Heaven and Earth to Join
with him in his gr[above] eeat work of
giving thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise unto
God; and indeed it [Reaſonable | reasonable]Reaſonablereasonable and
Right that Dependent Creatures
[Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould be [truely | truly]truelytruly thankful to their
[up holder | upholder]up holderupholder and only Benefactor,—
This Seems to be [inate | innate]inateinnate in the very
Dumb [Beaſts | beasts]Beaſtsbeasts of the [Feald | field]Fealdfield, they
[Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest a kind of Gratitude to
their Benefactors or [Maſters | masters]Maſtersmasters, by
a Certain [Noiſe | noise]Noiſenoise, or the Motion
of their Bodies,— the Fowls of
the A[illegible]ir Mount up [to wards | towards]to wardstowards hea‐
ven and Sing forth their [Artleſs | artless]Artleſsartless [gap: tear]
to God, — Toads and Frogs, and
all the venomous Kind, have their
way of giving thanks to their Mas[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ters]ters yea the very [Inſects | insects]Inſectsinsects of the Earth
Seing their various Notes of [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
to god, if all [theſe | these]theſethese Creatures give
thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise to god, how
ought Man [above] who is [Endow'd | endowed]Endow'dendowedwho is [Endow'd | endowed]Endow'dendowed to give [above] for [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose sake for [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose sake thanks and
[Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise to the God of heaven, it
is Mans Beauty and Glory as well
as Duty, to give thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
to Heaven, and it is his [happineſs | happiness]happineſshappiness
So to do —
2.
Secondly let us t[Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider
the object, or to Whom we are
or ought to give thanks, it is
unto God, the Great Creator of
Heaven and Earth, and the upholder
and Governor of the Same, and the only
Benefactor, unto him we are to give
thanks,
Even
 To him we are to give thanks
that [Curiouſly | curiously]Curiouſlycuriously and Wonderfully
[Fraim'd | framed]Fraim'dframed our Bodies out of the [Duſt | dust]Duſtdust
of the Earth —
To him, that Breathed into
our Bodies the Breath of Life, [yt | that]ytthat
[Cauſed | caused]Cauſedcaused us [above] toto become Living Souls
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): w]we are to give thanks.
To him we are under Infinite
obligations, who Confers, not few and
Small [Inconſiderable | inconsiderable]Inconſiderableinconsiderable Benefits up
on us, but very all godod things
not at times only, but [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
To him we are to give thanks
who [hath | has]hathhas Created [above] [ye | the]yethe[ye | the]yethe Lights for our Eye[above] ss
the whole world for our Sakes —
To him we are under [greateſt | greatest]greateſtgreatest
obligations, [above] hehe that [hath | has]hathhas made the
[Pleaſant | pleasant]Pleaſantpleasant [above] LightLight for our Eyes, [above] hehe that [hath | has]hathhas
Made the Herb of the Field, and
all the Fruits of the Earth for
the life of Man, He that [hath | has]hathhas
made all manner of [Four footed | four-footed]Four footedfour-footed
[Beaſts | beasts]Beaſtsbeasts and Creeping things and
the Fowls of the Air, and the
[Fiſhes | fishes]Fiſhesfishes of the Seas. He that [hath | has]hathhas
given and [Deliver'd | delivered]Deliver'ddelivered all [theſe | these]theſethese Crea‐
tures unto us, to him we are to ˄
unfeigned thanks
To him we are to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
humble thanks, into [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose [Juſti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ce]ce | justice]Juſti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ce]cejustice
we have [forfited | forfeited]forfitedforfeited all Mercyies, yet
Continues his Mercies to us [thr[gap: tear][guess (ivys): o]o | through]thr[gap: tear][guess (ivys): o]othrough
the Mediator
To him, in whom Live Move and
have our Beings, we owe all
[Poſſible | possible]Poſſiblepossible Thanks —
To him, who [hath | has]hathhas given his
only begotten son into the World, to
Save us vile Sinners from [everlaſt | everlasting]everlaſteverlasting
Ruin, to Eternal [Happineſs | happiness]Happineſshappiness, I Say
to him we are Bound to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
Sincere and humble, Yet Joyful
Thanks —
3.
Thirdly let us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the
Time, when, this Duty of giving
thanks is to be done, it is [allways | always]allwaysalways
there is no Limited Time, or a Certain
[T. | time]T.time [above] inin of our Life to give thanks, but at
all Times; this is altogether [Reaſon‐
able | reason
able]
Reaſon‐
able
reason
able
, for we always Receive bene‐
fits and Mercies of various kinds
from god, we live and Move and
have our Being in him [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
all the Faculties and Powers Both
of Soul and Body are [Maintain'd | maintained]Maintain'dmaintained
in us by god [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually, the food
and Drink [illegible]which we [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
[Uſe | use]Uſeuse is the Lord's, the Earth upon
which we have Always [Liv'd | lived]Liv'dlived is the
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): Lor]Lords the Air in which we alway[above] ss
Breathe in is the Lords; and So in
return, as we always live upon
a [goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness of God, So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould our
thanks be always to God — further
this giving of thanks always may
[Suppoſe | suppose]Suppoſesuppose or require a thankful
[Fraim | frame]Fraimframe of Heart to God always —
to have grateful [Sence | sense]Sencesense of the [good‐
neſs | good
ness]
good‐
neſs
good
ness
of god Always, — and to have
holy [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution to [illegible]go on in giving
thanks to god always, as David
abundantly Shows in his holy P[illegible: [guess (ivys): salms]salms]
his [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution was to [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God —
all this Time; So [Shoud | should]Shoudshould all ration[above] alal
Creatures [reſove | resolve]reſoveresolve, — again we [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould
[above] alwaysalways be very Strict in attending to Cer‐
tain [Seaſons | seasons]Seaſonsseasons or [Perticural | particular]Perticuralparticular Times
of giving Thanks to God;, whether
Privet[Pub[above] llick Privet | public private]Pub[above] llick Privetpublic private or Secret; yea
as there is no Minute of our lives
empty of Mercies from god, So [Shou[above] dd | should]Shou[above] ddshould
we fill every Minute of our lives
with thanks [illegible]to god, I [illegible] David Says
I will [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God Seven Times a
Day, or give thanks Seven Times a
Day, — So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould we give thanks to
god, not only Seven Times a Day
but Seventy Times Seven
I mean to have a T[above] hhankful [Fraim | frame]Fraimframe
of Heart all the Day Long —
we don't mean in all this that we [above] areare
obliged to [Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest our [thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness
[illegible]always in [above] oneone Continued Act either
by word of Mouth or by the [Poſture | posture]Poſtureposture
of the Body for this is [Impoſible | impossible]Impoſibleimpossible
in the [above] [Preſent | present]Preſentpresent[Preſent | present]Preſentpresent [Settuation | situation]Settuationsituation of our Life,
we are [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [Calld | called]Calldcalled to other
enmediate Acts of Duty from
Day to Day, we [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [above] spendspend [Som | some]Somsome
time in Sleep, But this need
not, yea Can't Break off our [than[above] kk
fulneſs | than[above] kk
fulness]
than[above] kk
fulneſs
than[above] kk
fulness
if we are true thankful—
—As a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man, is a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man,—
always whether he Sleeps or wakes
whether [a broad | abroad]a broadabroad or at home, he
is Still the Same [illegible][Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man—
So a thankful Man is always
So —
4.
Fourthly and [laſtly | lastly]laſtlylastly let
us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the Matter of our
[thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness. It is for all things
for [Every thing | everything]Every thingeverything that we have [Receiv[above] dd | received]Receiv[above] ddreceived
and any thing that we now [Poſſes | possess]Poſſespossess
and Enjoy, and for all things [yt | that]ytthat
we for [above] hopehope to Receive hereafter—
 
to [diſpiſe | despise]diſpiſedespise the Benefits and the
Benefactor, and are [above] ReadyReady to fling the
gifts back in the Face of the
giver with [above] aa Surly Countenance —
this Plainly Argues the Horrid
and [Helliſh | hellish]Helliſhhellish [Ingratidtue | ingratitude]Ingratidtueingratitude, in the
unworthy [Wrectch | wretch]Wrectchwretch, Such cannot
be thankful to god, for they don't
[Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider that all [theſe | these]theſethese good things
are from god, for it is he that
opens the Hands, if not the Hearts
of his People, to give to the Nee‐
dy, and [therefor | therefore]therefortherefore Thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
is his Due Chiefly; and But if
the Receiver Cant be thankful
to their fellow Creatures that have
Shown [kindneſs | kindness]kindneſskindness to them; how Can
they be [Truely | truly]Truelytruly thankful to god —
[Isa[illegible: [guess (ivys): i]i] | Isaiah]Isa[illegible: [guess (ivys): i]i]Isaiah. 1.2
But [thoſe | those]thoſethose that are
truly Thankful are melted
Down with the [Benefets | benefits]Benefetsbenefits they have
[Receiv'd | received]Receiv'dreceived, it excites [illegible]true humi‐
liation and Self Loathing in them
As we find holy [Pratrearch | Patriarch]PratrearchPatriarch Jaco[gap: tear][guess (ivys): b]b
[Confeſſing | confessing]Confeſſingconfessing his [unworthineſs | unworthiness]unworthineſsunworthiness of the
[Leaſt | least]Leaſtleast of gods Mercies [Gene. | Genesis]Gene.Genesis32 [gap: tear]
again an ungrateful wretch. Sets
Price upon the Benefits he [rece.[above] ss | receives]rece.[above] ssreceives
, or has a Scale as it were, So he
[wou'd | would]wou'dwould Put the Donations in the one
and [Propotionable | proportionable]Propotionableproportionable thanks in the other
or rather his Blank Indgratitude —
the ungrateful [Pharaſee | Pharisee]PharaſeePharisee thought
he did enough in Religion ˄ —
But the Grateful Man Sets no
Price upon the Benefits he [recei[above] eses | receives]recei[above] esesreceives
nor limits to his [thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness, he
thinks he Can never be thankful
enough for Favours received —
Thus we find the [above] [truely | truly]truelytruly[truely | truly]truelytruly thankful King of
Israel, the [Psalmeſt | Psalmist]PsalmeſtPsalmist, [Psal | Psalms]PsalPsalms 116. 12
what Shall [above] II render unto the [Ld | Lord]LdLord for all
his Benefits towards me? it Seems
by [theſe | these]theſethese words, that the holy [Psalst | Psalmist]PsalstPsalmist
found himself unable [above] toto make [Suta‐
ble | suita‐
ble]
Suta‐
ble
suita‐
ble
Returns to God for all the [Kind‐
[illegible]neſs | kind‐
ness]
Kind‐
[illegible]neſs
kind‐
ness
he had [receivd | received]receivdreceived from god
from him, and it was his Dili‐
gent Search or Study to find a way
to [manifeſt | manifest]manifeſtmanifest his gratitude by unto
god, as his holy thanksgiving [Psa[above] ss | psalms]Psa[above] sspsalms
abundantly Show, — if we [oſerv[above] ee | observe]oſerv[above] eeobserve
David in his great work of giving
Thanks, According to his Psalms
we may [Eaſily | easily]Eaſilyeasily [above] findfind his experimental
Notice and his [wiſe | wise]wiſewise [Conſideration | consideration]Conſiderationconsideration
of the Benefits of god towards him
and this begets a grateful [Sence | sense]Sencesense
of the Favours of god, and that
breaks forth into [Publick | public]Publickpublic [Praiſes | praises]Praiſespraises
and thanksgiving — Yea upon find
ing [himſelf | himself]himſelfhimself unable to give [Sufi
cient | suffi
cient]
Sufi
cient
suffi
cient
thanks to god for all his
[goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness, he Calls all Creatures
both in Heaven and Earth to Join
with him in his gr[above] eeat work of
giving thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise unto
God; and indeed it [Reaſonable | reasonable]Reaſonablereasonable and
Right that Dependent Creatures
[Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould be [truely | truly]truelytruly thankful to their
[up holder | upholder]up holderupholder and only Benefactor,—
This Seems to be [inate | innate]inateinnate in the very
Dumb [Beaſts | beasts]Beaſtsbeasts of the [Feald | field]Fealdfield, they
[Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest a kind of Gratitude to
their Benefactors or [Maſters | masters]Maſtersmasters, by
a Certain [Noiſe | noise]Noiſenoise, or the Motion
of their Bodies,— the Fowls of
the A[illegible]ir Mount up [to wards | towards]to wardstowards hea‐
ven and Sing forth their [Artleſs | artless]Artleſsartless [gap: tear]
to God, — Toads and Frogs, and
all the venomous Kind, have their
way of giving thanks to their Mas[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ters]ters yea the very [Inſects | insects]Inſectsinsects of the Earth
Seing their various Notes of [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
to god, if all [theſe | these]theſethese Creatures give
thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise to god, how
ought Man [above] who is [Endow'd | endowed]Endow'dendowedwho is [Endow'd | endowed]Endow'dendowed to give [above] for [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose sake for [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose sake thanks and
[Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise to the God of heaven, it
is Mans Beauty and Glory as well
as Duty, to give thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
to Heaven, and it is his [happineſs | happiness]happineſshappiness
So to do —
2.
Secondly let us t[Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider
the object, or to Whom we are
or ought to give thanks, it is
unto God, the Great Creator of
Heaven and Earth, and the upholder
and Governor of the Same, and the only
Benefactor, unto him we are to give
thanks,
Even
 To him we are to give thanks
that [Curiouſly | curiously]Curiouſlycuriously and Wonderfully
[Fraim'd | framed]Fraim'dframed our Bodies out of the [Duſt | dust]Duſtdust
of the Earth —
To him, that Breathed into
our Bodies the Breath of Life, [yt | that]ytthat
[Cauſed | caused]Cauſedcaused us [above] toto become Living Souls
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): w]we are to give thanks.
To him we are under Infinite
obligations, who Confers, not few and
Small [Inconſiderable | inconsiderable]Inconſiderableinconsiderable Benefits up
on us, but very all godod things
not at times only, but [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
To him we are to give thanks
who [hath | has]hathhas Created [above] [ye | the]yethe[ye | the]yethe Lights for our Eye[above] ss
the whole world for our Sakes —
To him we are under [greateſt | greatest]greateſtgreatest
obligations, [above] hehe that [hath | has]hathhas made the
[Pleaſant | pleasant]Pleaſantpleasant [above] LightLight for our Eyes, [above] hehe that [hath | has]hathhas
Made the Herb of the Field, and
all the Fruits of the Earth for
the life of Man, He that [hath | has]hathhas
made all manner of [Four footed | four-footed]Four footedfour-footed
[Beaſts | beasts]Beaſtsbeasts and Creeping things and
the Fowls of the Air, and the
[Fiſhes | fishes]Fiſhesfishes of the Seas. He that [hath | has]hathhas
given and [Deliver'd | delivered]Deliver'ddelivered all [theſe | these]theſethese Crea‐
tures unto us, to him we are to ˄
unfeigned thanks
To him we are to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
humble thanks, into [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose [Juſti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ce]ce | justice]Juſti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ce]cejustice
we have [forfited | forfeited]forfitedforfeited all Mercyies, yet
Continues his Mercies to us [thr[gap: tear][guess (ivys): o]o | through]thr[gap: tear][guess (ivys): o]othrough
the Mediator
To him, in whom Live Move and
have our Beings, we owe all
[Poſſible | possible]Poſſiblepossible Thanks —
To him, who [hath | has]hathhas given his
only begotten son into the World, to
Save us vile Sinners from [everlaſt | everlasting]everlaſteverlasting
Ruin, to Eternal [Happineſs | happiness]Happineſshappiness, I Say
to him we are Bound to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
Sincere and humble, Yet Joyful
Thanks —
3.
Thirdly let us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the
Time, when, this Duty of giving
thanks is to be done, it is [allways | always]allwaysalways
there is no Limited Time, or a Certain
[T. | time]T.time [above] inin of our Life to give thanks, but at
all Times; this is altogether [Reaſon‐
able | reason
able]
Reaſon‐
able
reason
able
, for we always Receive bene‐
fits and Mercies of various kinds
from god, we live and Move and
have our Being in him [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
all the Faculties and Powers Both
of Soul and Body are [Maintain'd | maintained]Maintain'dmaintained
in us by god [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually, the food
and Drink [illegible]which we [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
[Uſe | use]Uſeuse is the Lord's, the Earth upon
which we have Always [Liv'd | lived]Liv'dlived is the
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): Lor]Lords the Air in which we alway[above] ss
Breathe in is the Lords; and So in
return, as we always live upon
a [goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness of God, So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould our
thanks be always to God — further
this giving of thanks always may
[Suppoſe | suppose]Suppoſesuppose or require a thankful
[Fraim | frame]Fraimframe of Heart to God always —
to have grateful [Sence | sense]Sencesense of the [good‐
neſs | good
ness]
good‐
neſs
good
ness
of god Always, — and to have
holy [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution to [illegible]go on in giving
thanks to god always, as David
abundantly Shows in his holy P[illegible: [guess (ivys): salms]salms]
his [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution was to [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God —
all this Time; So [Shoud | should]Shoudshould all ration[above] alal
Creatures [reſove | resolve]reſoveresolve, — again we [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould
[above] alwaysalways be very Strict in attending to Cer‐
tain [Seaſons | seasons]Seaſonsseasons or [Perticural | particular]Perticuralparticular Times
of giving Thanks to God;, whether
Privet[Pub[above] llick Privet | public private]Pub[above] llick Privetpublic private or Secret; yea
as there is no Minute of our lives
empty of Mercies from god, So [Shou[above] dd | should]Shou[above] ddshould
we fill every Minute of our lives
with thanks [illegible]to god, I [illegible] David Says
I will [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God Seven Times a
Day, or give thanks Seven Times a
Day, — So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould we give thanks to
god, not only Seven Times a Day
but Seventy Times Seven
I mean to have a T[above] hhankful [Fraim | frame]Fraimframe
of Heart all the Day Long —
we don't mean in all this that we [above] areare
obliged to [Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest our [thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness
[illegible]always in [above] oneone Continued Act either
by word of Mouth or by the [Poſture | posture]Poſtureposture
of the Body for this is [Impoſible | impossible]Impoſibleimpossible
in the [above] [Preſent | present]Preſentpresent[Preſent | present]Preſentpresent [Settuation | situation]Settuationsituation of our Life,
we are [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [Calld | called]Calldcalled to other
enmediate Acts of Duty from
Day to Day, we [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [above] spendspend [Som | some]Somsome
time in Sleep, But this need
not, yea Can't Break off our [than[above] kk
fulneſs | than[above] kk
fulness]
than[above] kk
fulneſs
than[above] kk
fulness
if we are true thankful—
—As a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man, is a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man,—
always whether he Sleeps or wakes
whether [a broad | abroad]a broadabroad or at home, he
is Still the Same [illegible][Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man—
So a thankful Man is always
So —
4.
Fourthly and [laſtly | lastly]laſtlylastly let
us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the Matter of our
[thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness. It is for all things
for [Every thing | everything]Every thingeverything that we have [Receiv[above] dd | received]Receiv[above] ddreceived
and any thing that we now [Poſſes | possess]Poſſespossess
and Enjoy, and for all things [yt | that]ytthat
we for [above] hopehope to Receive hereafter—
 
again an ungrateful wretch. Sets
Price upon the Benefits he [rece.[above] ss | receives]rece.[above] ssreceives
, or has a Scale as it were, So he
[wou'd | would]wou'dwould Put the Donations in the one
and [Propotionable | proportionable]Propotionableproportionable thanks in the other
or rather his Blank Indgratitude —
the ungrateful [Pharaſee | Pharisee]PharaſeePharisee thought
he did enough in Religion ˄ —
But the Grateful Man Sets no
Price upon the Benefits he [recei[above] eses | receives]recei[above] esesreceives
nor limits to his [thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness, he
thinks he Can never be thankful
enough for Favours received —
Thus we find the [above] [truely | truly]truelytruly[truely | truly]truelytruly thankful King of
Israel, the [Psalmeſt | Psalmist]PsalmeſtPsalmist, [Psal | Psalms]PsalPsalms 116. 12
what Shall [above] II render unto the [Ld | Lord]LdLord for all
his Benefits towards me? it Seems
by [theſe | these]theſethese words, that the holy [Psalst | Psalmist]PsalstPsalmist
found himself unable [above] toto make [Suta‐
ble | suita‐
ble]
Suta‐
ble
suita‐
ble
Returns to God for all the [Kind‐
[illegible]neſs | kind‐
ness]
Kind‐
[illegible]neſs
kind‐
ness
he had [receivd | received]receivdreceived from god
from him, and it was his Dili‐
gent Search or Study to find a way
to [manifeſt | manifest]manifeſtmanifest his gratitude by unto
god, as his holy thanksgiving [Psa[above] ss | psalms]Psa[above] sspsalms
abundantly Show, — if we [oſerv[above] ee | observe]oſerv[above] eeobserve
David in his great work of giving
Thanks, According to his Psalms
we may [Eaſily | easily]Eaſilyeasily [above] findfind his experimental
Notice and his [wiſe | wise]wiſewise [Conſideration | consideration]Conſiderationconsideration
of the Benefits of god towards him
and this begets a grateful [Sence | sense]Sencesense
of the Favours of god, and that
breaks forth into [Publick | public]Publickpublic [Praiſes | praises]Praiſespraises
and thanksgiving — Yea upon find
ing [himſelf | himself]himſelfhimself unable to give [Sufi
cient | suffi
cient]
Sufi
cient
suffi
cient
thanks to god for all his
[goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness, he Calls all Creatures
both in Heaven and Earth to Join
with him in his gr[above] eeat work of
giving thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise unto
God; and indeed it [Reaſonable | reasonable]Reaſonablereasonable and
Right that Dependent Creatures
[Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould be [truely | truly]truelytruly thankful to their
[up holder | upholder]up holderupholder and only Benefactor,—
This Seems to be [inate | innate]inateinnate in the very
Dumb [Beaſts | beasts]Beaſtsbeasts of the [Feald | field]Fealdfield, they
[Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest a kind of Gratitude to
their Benefactors or [Maſters | masters]Maſtersmasters, by
a Certain [Noiſe | noise]Noiſenoise, or the Motion
of their Bodies,— the Fowls of
the A[illegible]ir Mount up [to wards | towards]to wardstowards hea‐
ven and Sing forth their [Artleſs | artless]Artleſsartless [gap: tear]
to God, — Toads and Frogs, and
all the venomous Kind, have their
way of giving thanks to their Mas[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ters]ters yea the very [Inſects | insects]Inſectsinsects of the Earth
Seing their various Notes of [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
to god, if all [theſe | these]theſethese Creatures give
thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise to god, how
ought Man [above] who is [Endow'd | endowed]Endow'dendowedwho is [Endow'd | endowed]Endow'dendowed to give [above] for [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose sake for [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose sake thanks and
[Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise to the God of heaven, it
is Mans Beauty and Glory as well
as Duty, to give thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
to Heaven, and it is his [happineſs | happiness]happineſshappiness
So to do —
2.
Secondly let us t[Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider
the object, or to Whom we are
or ought to give thanks, it is
unto God, the Great Creator of
Heaven and Earth, and the upholder
and Governor of the Same, and the only
Benefactor, unto him we are to give
thanks,
Even
 To him we are to give thanks
that [Curiouſly | curiously]Curiouſlycuriously and Wonderfully
[Fraim'd | framed]Fraim'dframed our Bodies out of the [Duſt | dust]Duſtdust
of the Earth —
To him, that Breathed into
our Bodies the Breath of Life, [yt | that]ytthat
[Cauſed | caused]Cauſedcaused us [above] toto become Living Souls
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): w]we are to give thanks.
To him we are under Infinite
obligations, who Confers, not few and
Small [Inconſiderable | inconsiderable]Inconſiderableinconsiderable Benefits up
on us, but very all godod things
not at times only, but [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
To him we are to give thanks
who [hath | has]hathhas Created [above] [ye | the]yethe[ye | the]yethe Lights for our Eye[above] ss
the whole world for our Sakes —
To him we are under [greateſt | greatest]greateſtgreatest
obligations, [above] hehe that [hath | has]hathhas made the
[Pleaſant | pleasant]Pleaſantpleasant [above] LightLight for our Eyes, [above] hehe that [hath | has]hathhas
Made the Herb of the Field, and
all the Fruits of the Earth for
the life of Man, He that [hath | has]hathhas
made all manner of [Four footed | four-footed]Four footedfour-footed
[Beaſts | beasts]Beaſtsbeasts and Creeping things and
the Fowls of the Air, and the
[Fiſhes | fishes]Fiſhesfishes of the Seas. He that [hath | has]hathhas
given and [Deliver'd | delivered]Deliver'ddelivered all [theſe | these]theſethese Crea‐
tures unto us, to him we are to ˄
unfeigned thanks
To him we are to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
humble thanks, into [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose [Juſti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ce]ce | justice]Juſti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ce]cejustice
we have [forfited | forfeited]forfitedforfeited all Mercyies, yet
Continues his Mercies to us [thr[gap: tear][guess (ivys): o]o | through]thr[gap: tear][guess (ivys): o]othrough
the Mediator
To him, in whom Live Move and
have our Beings, we owe all
[Poſſible | possible]Poſſiblepossible Thanks —
To him, who [hath | has]hathhas given his
only begotten son into the World, to
Save us vile Sinners from [everlaſt | everlasting]everlaſteverlasting
Ruin, to Eternal [Happineſs | happiness]Happineſshappiness, I Say
to him we are Bound to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
Sincere and humble, Yet Joyful
Thanks —
3.
Thirdly let us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the
Time, when, this Duty of giving
thanks is to be done, it is [allways | always]allwaysalways
there is no Limited Time, or a Certain
[T. | time]T.time [above] inin of our Life to give thanks, but at
all Times; this is altogether [Reaſon‐
able | reason
able]
Reaſon‐
able
reason
able
, for we always Receive bene‐
fits and Mercies of various kinds
from god, we live and Move and
have our Being in him [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
all the Faculties and Powers Both
of Soul and Body are [Maintain'd | maintained]Maintain'dmaintained
in us by god [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually, the food
and Drink [illegible]which we [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
[Uſe | use]Uſeuse is the Lord's, the Earth upon
which we have Always [Liv'd | lived]Liv'dlived is the
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): Lor]Lords the Air in which we alway[above] ss
Breathe in is the Lords; and So in
return, as we always live upon
a [goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness of God, So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould our
thanks be always to God — further
this giving of thanks always may
[Suppoſe | suppose]Suppoſesuppose or require a thankful
[Fraim | frame]Fraimframe of Heart to God always —
to have grateful [Sence | sense]Sencesense of the [good‐
neſs | good
ness]
good‐
neſs
good
ness
of god Always, — and to have
holy [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution to [illegible]go on in giving
thanks to god always, as David
abundantly Shows in his holy P[illegible: [guess (ivys): salms]salms]
his [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution was to [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God —
all this Time; So [Shoud | should]Shoudshould all ration[above] alal
Creatures [reſove | resolve]reſoveresolve, — again we [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould
[above] alwaysalways be very Strict in attending to Cer‐
tain [Seaſons | seasons]Seaſonsseasons or [Perticural | particular]Perticuralparticular Times
of giving Thanks to God;, whether
Privet[Pub[above] llick Privet | public private]Pub[above] llick Privetpublic private or Secret; yea
as there is no Minute of our lives
empty of Mercies from god, So [Shou[above] dd | should]Shou[above] ddshould
we fill every Minute of our lives
with thanks [illegible]to god, I [illegible] David Says
I will [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God Seven Times a
Day, or give thanks Seven Times a
Day, — So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould we give thanks to
god, not only Seven Times a Day
but Seventy Times Seven
I mean to have a T[above] hhankful [Fraim | frame]Fraimframe
of Heart all the Day Long —
we don't mean in all this that we [above] areare
obliged to [Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest our [thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness
[illegible]always in [above] oneone Continued Act either
by word of Mouth or by the [Poſture | posture]Poſtureposture
of the Body for this is [Impoſible | impossible]Impoſibleimpossible
in the [above] [Preſent | present]Preſentpresent[Preſent | present]Preſentpresent [Settuation | situation]Settuationsituation of our Life,
we are [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [Calld | called]Calldcalled to other
enmediate Acts of Duty from
Day to Day, we [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [above] spendspend [Som | some]Somsome
time in Sleep, But this need
not, yea Can't Break off our [than[above] kk
fulneſs | than[above] kk
fulness]
than[above] kk
fulneſs
than[above] kk
fulness
if we are true thankful—
—As a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man, is a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man,—
always whether he Sleeps or wakes
whether [a broad | abroad]a broadabroad or at home, he
is Still the Same [illegible][Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man—
So a thankful Man is always
So —
4.
Fourthly and [laſtly | lastly]laſtlylastly let
us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the Matter of our
[thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness. It is for all things
for [Every thing | everything]Every thingeverything that we have [Receiv[above] dd | received]Receiv[above] ddreceived
and any thing that we now [Poſſes | possess]Poſſespossess
and Enjoy, and for all things [yt | that]ytthat
we for [above] hopehope to Receive hereafter—
 
we may [Eaſily | easily]Eaſilyeasily [above] findfind his experimental
Notice and his [wiſe | wise]wiſewise [Conſideration | consideration]Conſiderationconsideration
of the Benefits of god towards him
and this begets a grateful [Sence | sense]Sencesense
of the Favours of god, and that
breaks forth into [Publick | public]Publickpublic [Praiſes | praises]Praiſespraises
and thanksgiving — Yea upon find
ing [himſelf | himself]himſelfhimself unable to give [Sufi
cient | suffi
cient]
Sufi
cient
suffi
cient
thanks to god for all his
[goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness, he Calls all Creatures
both in Heaven and Earth to Join
with him in his gr[above] eeat work of
giving thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise unto
God; and indeed it [Reaſonable | reasonable]Reaſonablereasonable and
Right that Dependent Creatures
[Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould be [truely | truly]truelytruly thankful to their
[up holder | upholder]up holderupholder and only Benefactor,—
This Seems to be [inate | innate]inateinnate in the very
Dumb [Beaſts | beasts]Beaſtsbeasts of the [Feald | field]Fealdfield, they
[Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest a kind of Gratitude to
their Benefactors or [Maſters | masters]Maſtersmasters, by
a Certain [Noiſe | noise]Noiſenoise, or the Motion
of their Bodies,— the Fowls of
the A[illegible]ir Mount up [to wards | towards]to wardstowards hea‐
ven and Sing forth their [Artleſs | artless]Artleſsartless [gap: tear]
to God, — Toads and Frogs, and
all the venomous Kind, have their
way of giving thanks to their Mas[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ters]ters yea the very [Inſects | insects]Inſectsinsects of the Earth
Seing their various Notes of [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
to god, if all [theſe | these]theſethese Creatures give
thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise to god, how
ought Man [above] who is [Endow'd | endowed]Endow'dendowedwho is [Endow'd | endowed]Endow'dendowed to give [above] for [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose sake for [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose sake thanks and
[Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise to the God of heaven, it
is Mans Beauty and Glory as well
as Duty, to give thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
to Heaven, and it is his [happineſs | happiness]happineſshappiness
So to do —
2.
Secondly let us t[Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider
the object, or to Whom we are
or ought to give thanks, it is
unto God, the Great Creator of
Heaven and Earth, and the upholder
and Governor of the Same, and the only
Benefactor, unto him we are to give
thanks,
Even
 To him we are to give thanks
that [Curiouſly | curiously]Curiouſlycuriously and Wonderfully
[Fraim'd | framed]Fraim'dframed our Bodies out of the [Duſt | dust]Duſtdust
of the Earth —
To him, that Breathed into
our Bodies the Breath of Life, [yt | that]ytthat
[Cauſed | caused]Cauſedcaused us [above] toto become Living Souls
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): w]we are to give thanks.
To him we are under Infinite
obligations, who Confers, not few and
Small [Inconſiderable | inconsiderable]Inconſiderableinconsiderable Benefits up
on us, but very all godod things
not at times only, but [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
To him we are to give thanks
who [hath | has]hathhas Created [above] [ye | the]yethe[ye | the]yethe Lights for our Eye[above] ss
the whole world for our Sakes —
To him we are under [greateſt | greatest]greateſtgreatest
obligations, [above] hehe that [hath | has]hathhas made the
[Pleaſant | pleasant]Pleaſantpleasant [above] LightLight for our Eyes, [above] hehe that [hath | has]hathhas
Made the Herb of the Field, and
all the Fruits of the Earth for
the life of Man, He that [hath | has]hathhas
made all manner of [Four footed | four-footed]Four footedfour-footed
[Beaſts | beasts]Beaſtsbeasts and Creeping things and
the Fowls of the Air, and the
[Fiſhes | fishes]Fiſhesfishes of the Seas. He that [hath | has]hathhas
given and [Deliver'd | delivered]Deliver'ddelivered all [theſe | these]theſethese Crea‐
tures unto us, to him we are to ˄
unfeigned thanks
To him we are to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
humble thanks, into [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose [Juſti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ce]ce | justice]Juſti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ce]cejustice
we have [forfited | forfeited]forfitedforfeited all Mercyies, yet
Continues his Mercies to us [thr[gap: tear][guess (ivys): o]o | through]thr[gap: tear][guess (ivys): o]othrough
the Mediator
To him, in whom Live Move and
have our Beings, we owe all
[Poſſible | possible]Poſſiblepossible Thanks —
To him, who [hath | has]hathhas given his
only begotten son into the World, to
Save us vile Sinners from [everlaſt | everlasting]everlaſteverlasting
Ruin, to Eternal [Happineſs | happiness]Happineſshappiness, I Say
to him we are Bound to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
Sincere and humble, Yet Joyful
Thanks —
3.
Thirdly let us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the
Time, when, this Duty of giving
thanks is to be done, it is [allways | always]allwaysalways
there is no Limited Time, or a Certain
[T. | time]T.time [above] inin of our Life to give thanks, but at
all Times; this is altogether [Reaſon‐
able | reason
able]
Reaſon‐
able
reason
able
, for we always Receive bene‐
fits and Mercies of various kinds
from god, we live and Move and
have our Being in him [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
all the Faculties and Powers Both
of Soul and Body are [Maintain'd | maintained]Maintain'dmaintained
in us by god [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually, the food
and Drink [illegible]which we [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
[Uſe | use]Uſeuse is the Lord's, the Earth upon
which we have Always [Liv'd | lived]Liv'dlived is the
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): Lor]Lords the Air in which we alway[above] ss
Breathe in is the Lords; and So in
return, as we always live upon
a [goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness of God, So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould our
thanks be always to God — further
this giving of thanks always may
[Suppoſe | suppose]Suppoſesuppose or require a thankful
[Fraim | frame]Fraimframe of Heart to God always —
to have grateful [Sence | sense]Sencesense of the [good‐
neſs | good
ness]
good‐
neſs
good
ness
of god Always, — and to have
holy [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution to [illegible]go on in giving
thanks to god always, as David
abundantly Shows in his holy P[illegible: [guess (ivys): salms]salms]
his [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution was to [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God —
all this Time; So [Shoud | should]Shoudshould all ration[above] alal
Creatures [reſove | resolve]reſoveresolve, — again we [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould
[above] alwaysalways be very Strict in attending to Cer‐
tain [Seaſons | seasons]Seaſonsseasons or [Perticural | particular]Perticuralparticular Times
of giving Thanks to God;, whether
Privet[Pub[above] llick Privet | public private]Pub[above] llick Privetpublic private or Secret; yea
as there is no Minute of our lives
empty of Mercies from god, So [Shou[above] dd | should]Shou[above] ddshould
we fill every Minute of our lives
with thanks [illegible]to god, I [illegible] David Says
I will [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God Seven Times a
Day, or give thanks Seven Times a
Day, — So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould we give thanks to
god, not only Seven Times a Day
but Seventy Times Seven
I mean to have a T[above] hhankful [Fraim | frame]Fraimframe
of Heart all the Day Long —
we don't mean in all this that we [above] areare
obliged to [Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest our [thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness
[illegible]always in [above] oneone Continued Act either
by word of Mouth or by the [Poſture | posture]Poſtureposture
of the Body for this is [Impoſible | impossible]Impoſibleimpossible
in the [above] [Preſent | present]Preſentpresent[Preſent | present]Preſentpresent [Settuation | situation]Settuationsituation of our Life,
we are [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [Calld | called]Calldcalled to other
enmediate Acts of Duty from
Day to Day, we [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [above] spendspend [Som | some]Somsome
time in Sleep, But this need
not, yea Can't Break off our [than[above] kk
fulneſs | than[above] kk
fulness]
than[above] kk
fulneſs
than[above] kk
fulness
if we are true thankful—
—As a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man, is a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man,—
always whether he Sleeps or wakes
whether [a broad | abroad]a broadabroad or at home, he
is Still the Same [illegible][Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man—
So a thankful Man is always
So —
4.
Fourthly and [laſtly | lastly]laſtlylastly let
us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the Matter of our
[thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness. It is for all things
for [Every thing | everything]Every thingeverything that we have [Receiv[above] dd | received]Receiv[above] ddreceived
and any thing that we now [Poſſes | possess]Poſſespossess
and Enjoy, and for all things [yt | that]ytthat
we for [above] hopehope to Receive hereafter—
 
yea the very [Inſects | insects]Inſectsinsects of the Earth
Seing their various Notes of [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
to god, if all [theſe | these]theſethese Creatures give
thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise to god, how
ought Man [above] who is [Endow'd | endowed]Endow'dendowedwho is [Endow'd | endowed]Endow'dendowed to give [above] for [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose sake for [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose sake thanks and
[Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise to the God of heaven, it
is Mans Beauty and Glory as well
as Duty, to give thanks and [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise
to Heaven, and it is his [happineſs | happiness]happineſshappiness
So to do —
2.
Secondly let us t[Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider
the object, or to Whom we are
or ought to give thanks, it is
unto God, the Great Creator of
Heaven and Earth, and the upholder
and Governor of the Same, and the only
Benefactor, unto him we are to give
thanks,
Even
 To him we are to give thanks
that [Curiouſly | curiously]Curiouſlycuriously and Wonderfully
[Fraim'd | framed]Fraim'dframed our Bodies out of the [Duſt | dust]Duſtdust
of the Earth —
To him, that Breathed into
our Bodies the Breath of Life, [yt | that]ytthat
[Cauſed | caused]Cauſedcaused us [above] toto become Living Souls
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): w]we are to give thanks.
To him we are under Infinite
obligations, who Confers, not few and
Small [Inconſiderable | inconsiderable]Inconſiderableinconsiderable Benefits up
on us, but very all godod things
not at times only, but [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
To him we are to give thanks
who [hath | has]hathhas Created [above] [ye | the]yethe[ye | the]yethe Lights for our Eye[above] ss
the whole world for our Sakes —
To him we are under [greateſt | greatest]greateſtgreatest
obligations, [above] hehe that [hath | has]hathhas made the
[Pleaſant | pleasant]Pleaſantpleasant [above] LightLight for our Eyes, [above] hehe that [hath | has]hathhas
Made the Herb of the Field, and
all the Fruits of the Earth for
the life of Man, He that [hath | has]hathhas
made all manner of [Four footed | four-footed]Four footedfour-footed
[Beaſts | beasts]Beaſtsbeasts and Creeping things and
the Fowls of the Air, and the
[Fiſhes | fishes]Fiſhesfishes of the Seas. He that [hath | has]hathhas
given and [Deliver'd | delivered]Deliver'ddelivered all [theſe | these]theſethese Crea‐
tures unto us, to him we are to ˄
unfeigned thanks
To him we are to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
humble thanks, into [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose [Juſti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ce]ce | justice]Juſti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ce]cejustice
we have [forfited | forfeited]forfitedforfeited all Mercyies, yet
Continues his Mercies to us [thr[gap: tear][guess (ivys): o]o | through]thr[gap: tear][guess (ivys): o]othrough
the Mediator
To him, in whom Live Move and
have our Beings, we owe all
[Poſſible | possible]Poſſiblepossible Thanks —
To him, who [hath | has]hathhas given his
only begotten son into the World, to
Save us vile Sinners from [everlaſt | everlasting]everlaſteverlasting
Ruin, to Eternal [Happineſs | happiness]Happineſshappiness, I Say
to him we are Bound to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
Sincere and humble, Yet Joyful
Thanks —
3.
Thirdly let us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the
Time, when, this Duty of giving
thanks is to be done, it is [allways | always]allwaysalways
there is no Limited Time, or a Certain
[T. | time]T.time [above] inin of our Life to give thanks, but at
all Times; this is altogether [Reaſon‐
able | reason
able]
Reaſon‐
able
reason
able
, for we always Receive bene‐
fits and Mercies of various kinds
from god, we live and Move and
have our Being in him [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
all the Faculties and Powers Both
of Soul and Body are [Maintain'd | maintained]Maintain'dmaintained
in us by god [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually, the food
and Drink [illegible]which we [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
[Uſe | use]Uſeuse is the Lord's, the Earth upon
which we have Always [Liv'd | lived]Liv'dlived is the
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): Lor]Lords the Air in which we alway[above] ss
Breathe in is the Lords; and So in
return, as we always live upon
a [goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness of God, So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould our
thanks be always to God — further
this giving of thanks always may
[Suppoſe | suppose]Suppoſesuppose or require a thankful
[Fraim | frame]Fraimframe of Heart to God always —
to have grateful [Sence | sense]Sencesense of the [good‐
neſs | good
ness]
good‐
neſs
good
ness
of god Always, — and to have
holy [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution to [illegible]go on in giving
thanks to god always, as David
abundantly Shows in his holy P[illegible: [guess (ivys): salms]salms]
his [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution was to [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God —
all this Time; So [Shoud | should]Shoudshould all ration[above] alal
Creatures [reſove | resolve]reſoveresolve, — again we [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould
[above] alwaysalways be very Strict in attending to Cer‐
tain [Seaſons | seasons]Seaſonsseasons or [Perticural | particular]Perticuralparticular Times
of giving Thanks to God;, whether
Privet[Pub[above] llick Privet | public private]Pub[above] llick Privetpublic private or Secret; yea
as there is no Minute of our lives
empty of Mercies from god, So [Shou[above] dd | should]Shou[above] ddshould
we fill every Minute of our lives
with thanks [illegible]to god, I [illegible] David Says
I will [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God Seven Times a
Day, or give thanks Seven Times a
Day, — So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould we give thanks to
god, not only Seven Times a Day
but Seventy Times Seven
I mean to have a T[above] hhankful [Fraim | frame]Fraimframe
of Heart all the Day Long —
we don't mean in all this that we [above] areare
obliged to [Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest our [thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness
[illegible]always in [above] oneone Continued Act either
by word of Mouth or by the [Poſture | posture]Poſtureposture
of the Body for this is [Impoſible | impossible]Impoſibleimpossible
in the [above] [Preſent | present]Preſentpresent[Preſent | present]Preſentpresent [Settuation | situation]Settuationsituation of our Life,
we are [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [Calld | called]Calldcalled to other
enmediate Acts of Duty from
Day to Day, we [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [above] spendspend [Som | some]Somsome
time in Sleep, But this need
not, yea Can't Break off our [than[above] kk
fulneſs | than[above] kk
fulness]
than[above] kk
fulneſs
than[above] kk
fulness
if we are true thankful—
—As a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man, is a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man,—
always whether he Sleeps or wakes
whether [a broad | abroad]a broadabroad or at home, he
is Still the Same [illegible][Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man—
So a thankful Man is always
So —
4.
Fourthly and [laſtly | lastly]laſtlylastly let
us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the Matter of our
[thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness. It is for all things
for [Every thing | everything]Every thingeverything that we have [Receiv[above] dd | received]Receiv[above] ddreceived
and any thing that we now [Poſſes | possess]Poſſespossess
and Enjoy, and for all things [yt | that]ytthat
we for [above] hopehope to Receive hereafter—
 
To him we are under Infinite
obligations, who Confers, not few and
Small [Inconſiderable | inconsiderable]Inconſiderableinconsiderable Benefits up
on us, but very all godod things
not at times only, but [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
To him we are to give thanks
who [hath | has]hathhas Created [above] [ye | the]yethe[ye | the]yethe Lights for our Eye[above] ss
the whole world for our Sakes —
To him we are under [greateſt | greatest]greateſtgreatest
obligations, [above] hehe that [hath | has]hathhas made the
[Pleaſant | pleasant]Pleaſantpleasant [above] LightLight for our Eyes, [above] hehe that [hath | has]hathhas
Made the Herb of the Field, and
all the Fruits of the Earth for
the life of Man, He that [hath | has]hathhas
made all manner of [Four footed | four-footed]Four footedfour-footed
[Beaſts | beasts]Beaſtsbeasts and Creeping things and
the Fowls of the Air, and the
[Fiſhes | fishes]Fiſhesfishes of the Seas. He that [hath | has]hathhas
given and [Deliver'd | delivered]Deliver'ddelivered all [theſe | these]theſethese Crea‐
tures unto us, to him we are to ˄
unfeigned thanks
To him we are to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
humble thanks, into [whoſe | whose]whoſewhose [Juſti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ce]ce | justice]Juſti[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ce]cejustice
we have [forfited | forfeited]forfitedforfeited all Mercyies, yet
Continues his Mercies to us [thr[gap: tear][guess (ivys): o]o | through]thr[gap: tear][guess (ivys): o]othrough
the Mediator
To him, in whom Live Move and
have our Beings, we owe all
[Poſſible | possible]Poſſiblepossible Thanks —
To him, who [hath | has]hathhas given his
only begotten son into the World, to
Save us vile Sinners from [everlaſt | everlasting]everlaſteverlasting
Ruin, to Eternal [Happineſs | happiness]Happineſshappiness, I Say
to him we are Bound to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
Sincere and humble, Yet Joyful
Thanks —
3.
Thirdly let us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the
Time, when, this Duty of giving
thanks is to be done, it is [allways | always]allwaysalways
there is no Limited Time, or a Certain
[T. | time]T.time [above] inin of our Life to give thanks, but at
all Times; this is altogether [Reaſon‐
able | reason
able]
Reaſon‐
able
reason
able
, for we always Receive bene‐
fits and Mercies of various kinds
from god, we live and Move and
have our Being in him [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
all the Faculties and Powers Both
of Soul and Body are [Maintain'd | maintained]Maintain'dmaintained
in us by god [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually, the food
and Drink [illegible]which we [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
[Uſe | use]Uſeuse is the Lord's, the Earth upon
which we have Always [Liv'd | lived]Liv'dlived is the
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): Lor]Lords the Air in which we alway[above] ss
Breathe in is the Lords; and So in
return, as we always live upon
a [goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness of God, So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould our
thanks be always to God — further
this giving of thanks always may
[Suppoſe | suppose]Suppoſesuppose or require a thankful
[Fraim | frame]Fraimframe of Heart to God always —
to have grateful [Sence | sense]Sencesense of the [good‐
neſs | good
ness]
good‐
neſs
good
ness
of god Always, — and to have
holy [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution to [illegible]go on in giving
thanks to god always, as David
abundantly Shows in his holy P[illegible: [guess (ivys): salms]salms]
his [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution was to [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God —
all this Time; So [Shoud | should]Shoudshould all ration[above] alal
Creatures [reſove | resolve]reſoveresolve, — again we [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould
[above] alwaysalways be very Strict in attending to Cer‐
tain [Seaſons | seasons]Seaſonsseasons or [Perticural | particular]Perticuralparticular Times
of giving Thanks to God;, whether
Privet[Pub[above] llick Privet | public private]Pub[above] llick Privetpublic private or Secret; yea
as there is no Minute of our lives
empty of Mercies from god, So [Shou[above] dd | should]Shou[above] ddshould
we fill every Minute of our lives
with thanks [illegible]to god, I [illegible] David Says
I will [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God Seven Times a
Day, or give thanks Seven Times a
Day, — So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould we give thanks to
god, not only Seven Times a Day
but Seventy Times Seven
I mean to have a T[above] hhankful [Fraim | frame]Fraimframe
of Heart all the Day Long —
we don't mean in all this that we [above] areare
obliged to [Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest our [thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness
[illegible]always in [above] oneone Continued Act either
by word of Mouth or by the [Poſture | posture]Poſtureposture
of the Body for this is [Impoſible | impossible]Impoſibleimpossible
in the [above] [Preſent | present]Preſentpresent[Preſent | present]Preſentpresent [Settuation | situation]Settuationsituation of our Life,
we are [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [Calld | called]Calldcalled to other
enmediate Acts of Duty from
Day to Day, we [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [above] spendspend [Som | some]Somsome
time in Sleep, But this need
not, yea Can't Break off our [than[above] kk
fulneſs | than[above] kk
fulness]
than[above] kk
fulneſs
than[above] kk
fulness
if we are true thankful—
—As a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man, is a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man,—
always whether he Sleeps or wakes
whether [a broad | abroad]a broadabroad or at home, he
is Still the Same [illegible][Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man—
So a thankful Man is always
So —
4.
Fourthly and [laſtly | lastly]laſtlylastly let
us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the Matter of our
[thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness. It is for all things
for [Every thing | everything]Every thingeverything that we have [Receiv[above] dd | received]Receiv[above] ddreceived
and any thing that we now [Poſſes | possess]Poſſespossess
and Enjoy, and for all things [yt | that]ytthat
we for [above] hopehope to Receive hereafter—
 
To him, in whom Live Move and
have our Beings, we owe all
[Poſſible | possible]Poſſiblepossible Thanks —
To him, who [hath | has]hathhas given his
only begotten son into the World, to
Save us vile Sinners from [everlaſt | everlasting]everlaſteverlasting
Ruin, to Eternal [Happineſs | happiness]Happineſshappiness, I Say
to him we are Bound to give [moſt | most]moſtmost
Sincere and humble, Yet Joyful
Thanks —
3.
Thirdly let us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the
Time, when, this Duty of giving
thanks is to be done, it is [allways | always]allwaysalways
there is no Limited Time, or a Certain
[T. | time]T.time [above] inin of our Life to give thanks, but at
all Times; this is altogether [Reaſon‐
able | reason
able]
Reaſon‐
able
reason
able
, for we always Receive bene‐
fits and Mercies of various kinds
from god, we live and Move and
have our Being in him [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
all the Faculties and Powers Both
of Soul and Body are [Maintain'd | maintained]Maintain'dmaintained
in us by god [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually, the food
and Drink [illegible]which we [Continualy | continually]Continualycontinually
[Uſe | use]Uſeuse is the Lord's, the Earth upon
which we have Always [Liv'd | lived]Liv'dlived is the
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): Lor]Lords the Air in which we alway[above] ss
Breathe in is the Lords; and So in
return, as we always live upon
a [goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness of God, So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould our
thanks be always to God — further
this giving of thanks always may
[Suppoſe | suppose]Suppoſesuppose or require a thankful
[Fraim | frame]Fraimframe of Heart to God always —
to have grateful [Sence | sense]Sencesense of the [good‐
neſs | good
ness]
good‐
neſs
good
ness
of god Always, — and to have
holy [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution to [illegible]go on in giving
thanks to god always, as David
abundantly Shows in his holy P[illegible: [guess (ivys): salms]salms]
his [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution was to [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God —
all this Time; So [Shoud | should]Shoudshould all ration[above] alal
Creatures [reſove | resolve]reſoveresolve, — again we [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould
[above] alwaysalways be very Strict in attending to Cer‐
tain [Seaſons | seasons]Seaſonsseasons or [Perticural | particular]Perticuralparticular Times
of giving Thanks to God;, whether
Privet[Pub[above] llick Privet | public private]Pub[above] llick Privetpublic private or Secret; yea
as there is no Minute of our lives
empty of Mercies from god, So [Shou[above] dd | should]Shou[above] ddshould
we fill every Minute of our lives
with thanks [illegible]to god, I [illegible] David Says
I will [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God Seven Times a
Day, or give thanks Seven Times a
Day, — So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould we give thanks to
god, not only Seven Times a Day
but Seventy Times Seven
I mean to have a T[above] hhankful [Fraim | frame]Fraimframe
of Heart all the Day Long —
we don't mean in all this that we [above] areare
obliged to [Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest our [thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness
[illegible]always in [above] oneone Continued Act either
by word of Mouth or by the [Poſture | posture]Poſtureposture
of the Body for this is [Impoſible | impossible]Impoſibleimpossible
in the [above] [Preſent | present]Preſentpresent[Preſent | present]Preſentpresent [Settuation | situation]Settuationsituation of our Life,
we are [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [Calld | called]Calldcalled to other
enmediate Acts of Duty from
Day to Day, we [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [above] spendspend [Som | some]Somsome
time in Sleep, But this need
not, yea Can't Break off our [than[above] kk
fulneſs | than[above] kk
fulness]
than[above] kk
fulneſs
than[above] kk
fulness
if we are true thankful—
—As a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man, is a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man,—
always whether he Sleeps or wakes
whether [a broad | abroad]a broadabroad or at home, he
is Still the Same [illegible][Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man—
So a thankful Man is always
So —
4.
Fourthly and [laſtly | lastly]laſtlylastly let
us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the Matter of our
[thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness. It is for all things
for [Every thing | everything]Every thingeverything that we have [Receiv[above] dd | received]Receiv[above] ddreceived
and any thing that we now [Poſſes | possess]Poſſespossess
and Enjoy, and for all things [yt | that]ytthat
we for [above] hopehope to Receive hereafter—
 
Breathe in is the Lords; and So in
return, as we always live upon
a [goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness of God, So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould our
thanks be always to God — further
this giving of thanks always may
[Suppoſe | suppose]Suppoſesuppose or require a thankful
[Fraim | frame]Fraimframe of Heart to God always —
to have grateful [Sence | sense]Sencesense of the [good‐
neſs | good
ness]
good‐
neſs
good
ness
of god Always, — and to have
holy [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution to [illegible]go on in giving
thanks to god always, as David
abundantly Shows in his holy P[illegible: [guess (ivys): salms]salms]
his [reſolution | resolution]reſolutionresolution was to [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God —
all this Time; So [Shoud | should]Shoudshould all ration[above] alal
Creatures [reſove | resolve]reſoveresolve, — again we [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould
[above] alwaysalways be very Strict in attending to Cer‐
tain [Seaſons | seasons]Seaſonsseasons or [Perticural | particular]Perticuralparticular Times
of giving Thanks to God;, whether
Privet[Pub[above] llick Privet | public private]Pub[above] llick Privetpublic private or Secret; yea
as there is no Minute of our lives
empty of Mercies from god, So [Shou[above] dd | should]Shou[above] ddshould
we fill every Minute of our lives
with thanks [illegible]to god, I [illegible] David Says
I will [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise God Seven Times a
Day, or give thanks Seven Times a
Day, — So [Shou'd | should]Shou'dshould we give thanks to
god, not only Seven Times a Day
but Seventy Times Seven
I mean to have a T[above] hhankful [Fraim | frame]Fraimframe
of Heart all the Day Long —
we don't mean in all this that we [above] areare
obliged to [Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest our [thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness
[illegible]always in [above] oneone Continued Act either
by word of Mouth or by the [Poſture | posture]Poſtureposture
of the Body for this is [Impoſible | impossible]Impoſibleimpossible
in the [above] [Preſent | present]Preſentpresent[Preſent | present]Preſentpresent [Settuation | situation]Settuationsituation of our Life,
we are [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [Calld | called]Calldcalled to other
enmediate Acts of Duty from
Day to Day, we [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [above] spendspend [Som | some]Somsome
time in Sleep, But this need
not, yea Can't Break off our [than[above] kk
fulneſs | than[above] kk
fulness]
than[above] kk
fulneſs
than[above] kk
fulness
if we are true thankful—
—As a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man, is a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man,—
always whether he Sleeps or wakes
whether [a broad | abroad]a broadabroad or at home, he
is Still the Same [illegible][Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man—
So a thankful Man is always
So —
4.
Fourthly and [laſtly | lastly]laſtlylastly let
us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the Matter of our
[thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness. It is for all things
for [Every thing | everything]Every thingeverything that we have [Receiv[above] dd | received]Receiv[above] ddreceived
and any thing that we now [Poſſes | possess]Poſſespossess
and Enjoy, and for all things [yt | that]ytthat
we for [above] hopehope to Receive hereafter—
 
I mean to have a T[above] hhankful [Fraim | frame]Fraimframe
of Heart all the Day Long —
we don't mean in all this that we [above] areare
obliged to [Manifeſt | manifest]Manifeſtmanifest our [thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness
[illegible]always in [above] oneone Continued Act either
by word of Mouth or by the [Poſture | posture]Poſtureposture
of the Body for this is [Impoſible | impossible]Impoſibleimpossible
in the [above] [Preſent | present]Preſentpresent[Preſent | present]Preſentpresent [Settuation | situation]Settuationsituation of our Life,
we are [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [Calld | called]Calldcalled to other
enmediate Acts of Duty from
Day to Day, we [Neceſſarily | necessarily]Neceſſarilynecessarily [above] spendspend [Som | some]Somsome
time in Sleep, But this need
not, yea Can't Break off our [than[above] kk
fulneſs | than[above] kk
fulness]
than[above] kk
fulneſs
than[above] kk
fulness
if we are true thankful—
—As a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man, is a [Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man,—
always whether he Sleeps or wakes
whether [a broad | abroad]a broadabroad or at home, he
is Still the Same [illegible][Wiſe | wise]Wiſewise Man—
So a thankful Man is always
So —
4.
Fourthly and [laſtly | lastly]laſtlylastly let
us [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider the Matter of our
[thankfulneſs | thankfulness]thankfulneſsthankfulness. It is for all things
for [Every thing | everything]Every thingeverything that we have [Receiv[above] dd | received]Receiv[above] ddreceived
and any thing that we now [Poſſes | possess]Poſſespossess
and Enjoy, and for all things [yt | that]ytthat
we for [above] hopehope to Receive hereafter—
here we may be [Naturaly | naturally]Naturalynaturally Lead
to [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider three Particulars, for
which we are to give thanks to
god
1.
[Firſt | First]FirſtFirst for Creation
2.
Secondly for [Preſervation | Preservation]PreſervationPreservation
3.
Thirdly for Redemption
[Firſt | First]FirſtFirst then we [illegible] are to give thanks
for our Creation of our
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Occom, Samson

Samson Occom was a Mohegan leader and ordained Presbyterian minister. Occom began his public career in 1742, when he was chosen as a tribal counselor to Ben Uncas II. The following year, he sought out Eleazar Wheelock, a young Anglo-American minister in Lebanon, CT, in hopes of obtaining some education and becoming a teacher at Mohegan. Wheelock agreed to take on Occom as a student, and though Occom had anticipated staying for a few weeks or months, he remained with Wheelock for four years. Occom’s academic success inspired Wheelock to open Moor’s Indian Charity School in 1754, a project which gave him the financial and political capital to establish Dartmouth College in 1769. After his time with Wheelock, Occom embarked on a 12-year mission to the Montauk of Long Island (1749-1761). He married a Montauk woman, Mary Fowler, and served as both teacher and missionary to the Montauk and nearby Shinnecock, although he was grievously underpaid for his services. Occom conducted two brief missions to the Oneida in 1761 and 1762 before embarking on one of the defining journeys of his career: a fundraising tour of Great Britain that lasted from 1765 to 1768. During this journey, undertaken on behalf of Moor’s Indian Charity School, Occom raised £12,000 (an enormous and unanticpated amount that translates roughly to more than two-million dollars), and won wide acclaim for his preaching and comportment. Upon his return to Mohegan in 1768, Occom discovered that Wheelock had failed to adequately care for his family while he was gone. Additionally, despite the vast sums of money that he had raised, Occom found himself unemployed. Wheelock tried to find Occom a missionary position, but Occom was in poor health and disinclined to leave his family again after seeing the treatment with which they had met while he was in Britain. Occom and Wheelock’s relationship continued to sour as it became apparent to Occom that the money he had labored to raise would be going towards infrastructure at Dartmouth College, Wheelock’s new project, rather than the education of Native Americans. After the dissolution of his relationship with Wheelock, Occom became increasingly focused on the needs of the Mohegan community and increasingly vocal in criticizing Anglo-Americans’ un-Christian treatment of Native Americans. In September of 1772, he delivered his famous “Sermon on the Execution of Moses Paul,” which took Anglo-American spiritual hypocrisy as one of its major themes, and which went into four printings before the end of the year. In 1773, Occom became further disillusioned when the Mason Land Case was decided in favor of the Colony of Connecticut. The details of the Mason Case are complicated, but to summarize: the Colony of Connecticut had gained control of Mohegan land early in the 18th century under very suspect circumstances, and successfully fended off the Mohegan’s 70-year-long legal challenge. The conclusion of the case came as a blow to the Mohegans, and further convinced Occom of Anglo-American corruption. Along with David Fowler (Montauk Tribe), Occom's brother-in-law, and Joseph Johnson (Mohegan), Occom's son-in-law, Occom helped found Brothertown, an Indian tribe formed from the Christian Mohegans, Pequots, Narragansetts, Montauks, Tunxis, and Niantics. They eventually settled in Oneida country in upstate New York. Occom moved there with his family in 1789, spending the remaining years of his life serving as a minster to the Brothertown, Stockbridge, and Mohegan Indians. Harried by corrupt land agents, the Brothertown and Stockbridge groups relocated to the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago, though Occom died in 1792 before he could remove himself and his family there. Occom's writings and legacy have made him one of the best known and most eminent Native Americans of the 18th century and beyond.

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