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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LORD, looke thou no more on my sinnes: but according to the multitude of thy compassions, wipe awaie all mine iniquities.

Psal. 51. verse 1.

THy mercie, O Lord, is the abundance of pitie; thy compassions are the works and processe of thy mercie; by the one thou lookest gentlie on the poore and wretched: by the other thou forgiuest the multitude of sinnes. O sweet, and mercifull Sauiour Page  282 Iesus Christ, the sorowfull and penitent sinner Ma∣rie Magdalen came prostrate before thy feet, she wash∣ed them with hir bitter teares, she wiped them with the heares of hir head: thou forgauest all hir sinnes, and sentest hir awaie in peace: this was, good Lord, one of thy compassions. Peter thrise denied thee; and forsooke thee with an oth: thou mercifullie lookedst on him, and he beholding thee bitterlie wept: and thou Lord forgauest him; which was another of thy com∣passions. The theefe on the Crosse was saued with one word: Paule in the furious madnesse of persecu∣tion was called, and by and by was filled with the ho∣lie Ghost: these all Lord are thy pitifull compassions.

Sith therefore that thou art the same our GOD, with whome is no alteration, neither shadowe of change; and sith there is but one Mediatour and at∣tonement betweene God and man, that is Christ Ie∣sus, which endureth for euer; why doost thou not powre out thy plentious compassions vpon vs, as well as thou didst vpon our forefathers? Why standest thou so far, O Lord, and hidest thy face in the needfull tune of trouble? Hast thou forsaken vs? Or are all thy mer∣cies spent, and none left? O Lord my God, I hartilie beseech thee, & most humblie praie thee, that thou wilt, according to the multitude of thy compassions, wipe awaie all mine iniquities: that as thou hast drawne and receiued innumerable sinners vnto thee, and hast made them righteous in thy sight: euen so thou wilt vouchsafe to drawe and take me, and also to make mee righteous through thy grace, and so to clense and puri∣fie my hart; that after all mine iniquities and vn∣cleannesse put out, it may be as a cleane ta∣ble, in the which thy finger, O GOD, may write the lawe of thy loue and charitie,

AMEN.