Praise, honour, and glory be to the Lord of heaven and earth! Lord of peace, Lord of joy! thy countenance maketh my heart glad. Lord of glory, Lord of mercy, Lord of strength, Lord of life, and of power over death, and Lord of lords, and King of kings! In the world there are lords many, but to us there but one God the Father, of whom are all things; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things: to whom be all glory, who is worthy! In the world are many lords, and many gods. and the earth maketh lords, coveting after riches, and opposing the creatures; and so, the covetous mind getting to itself, lords it above the others. The nature of the lordly pride is head, until subdued by the power of God; for every one, in that state, doth strive to be above another; few will strive to be the lowest. Oh! that every one would strive to put down, in themselves. mastery and honour, that the Lord of heaven and earth might be exalted!