The monument of matrones conteining seuen seuerall lamps of virginitie, or distinct treatises; whereof the first fiue concerne praier and meditation: the other two last, precepts and examples, as the woorthie works partlie of men, partlie of women; compiled for the necessarie vse of both sexes out of the sacred Scriptures, and other approoued authors, by Thomas Bentley of Graies Inne student.
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And euer be giuing thanks to God the almightie Lord and King, saieng as followeth.

A thankesgiuing after trouble.

THe Lord is my strong rocke and my defence, my Sauiour, my God, and my might, in whom I will trust, the horne also of my sal∣uation, and my refuge. Yea the Lord is my shepheard, therfore can I lacke nothing. He hath com∣forted my soule, and brought it out of trouble, euen for his mercies sake. Though I walke through the vale of the shadowe of death, I will feare none euill: for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staffe comforteth me. For in thee, O Lord, haue I put my trust, and I feare not what flesh and bloud can doo vnto me. I haue waited long, and with weeping teares haue I taried the Lords leasure, and now he hath of his great good∣nesse deliuered me out of all my trouble. Most mightie God, of thine accustomed mercie, preserue me from all sinne and wickednesse. O Lord, I feele mine owne in∣firmitie and weakenesse. O most mercifull Lord, keepe me in (as it were) with a bit or bridle, that in this my ioifulnesse I doo not forget my dutie to thee, and my neighbours. For when we haue althings at our owne pleasure, and nothing to trouble vs, then is our dailie enimie readie to puffe vs vp with pride and vnthank∣fulnesse: yea and with forgetfulnesse of thy lawes. Wherefore most mightie Lord, looke downe from thy holie heauens, euen with thy fatherlie eies of pitie, and strengthen my trembling soule with thy holie spi∣rit. Guide me that I swarue not frō thy truth taught in holie Scripture: but that all my thoughts, words Page  219 and deeds may redound to the glorie, honour, and woor∣thie praise of thy most holie name. This with teares I most humblie beseech thee to grant, euen for Iesus Christs sake, in whose name I come to thee, and in none other, saieng: O our Father, &c.