John Rainolds: Giving thanks for God’s preservation of Queen Elizabeth I

Reformed Covenanter

Puritanboard Commissioner
We are assembled at this present, fathers and brethren beloved in the Lord, to give him most humble and most hearty thanks for his great & singular goodness shewed unto us in discovering the traitorous intent of graceless wretches, who villainously conspired to take away the life of our gracious Queen (whom God long preserve,) and to kindle flames of uproars through the realm, to the utter wasting of her faithful subjects. O that we had the hearts to praise him for it with the like religious affection of spirit in zeal and sincerity, as Melchisedeck did for Lot recovered by Abram, as Moses & the Israelites for the Egyptian yoke broken, as the Jews for their safety and the destruction of their enemies. Sure we have greater causes so to do, then any of them had. ...

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