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17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways: and holy in all his works.
18 The Lord is
nigh unto all them that call upon him: yea, all fuch as call upon him faithfully.
He will fulfil the defire of them that fear him: he alfo
will hear their cry, and will help them.
20 The Lord preferveth all them that love him: but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever. Pfalm 146. Lauda, anima mea.
Raise the Lord, O my foul, while I live will I praise the Lord: yea, as long as I have any being, I will fing praises unto my God.
2 O put not your truft in princes, nor in any child of man: for there is no help in them.
3 For when the breath of man goeth forth, he shall turn again to his earth and then all his thoughts perish.
4 Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help: and whose hope is in the Lord his God;
5 Who made heaven and earth, the fea, and all that therein is: who keepeth his promife for ever;
6 Who helpeth them to right that fuffer wrong: who feedeth the hungry.
7 The Lord loofeth men out of prifon: the Lord giveth fight to the blind.
8 The Lord helpeth them that are fallen: the Lord careth for the righteous.
9 The Lord careth for the ftrangers, he defendeth the fatherlefs and widow: as for the way of the ungodly, he turneth it upfide down.
↑ David here vows continually to celebrate the praifes of God, in whom alone Men ought to place their confidence, if they hope for true happiness
because he hath created all things,-is a strict obferver of his promifes,-and both ready and able to fuccour his People in distress.
10 The Lord thy God, O Sion, fhall be King for evermore: nd throughout all generations.
* Pfalm 147. Laudate Dominum.
Praife the Lord, for it is a good thing to fing praises unto our God: yea, a joyful and pleafant thing it is to be thankful. 2 The Lord doth build up Jerufalem: and gather together the out cafls of Ifrael.
3 He healeth those that are broken in heart: and giveth medicine to heal their fickness.
4 He telleth the number of the stars: and calleth them all by their names.
Great is our Lord, and great is his power: yea, and his 5 wifdom is infinite.
6 The Lord fetteth up the meek: and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.
7 O fing unto the Lord with thanksgiving: fing praises upon the harp unto our God;
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth: and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and herb for the use of men ;
9 Who giveth fodder unto the cattle and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him.
10 He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horfe: neither delighteth he in any mans legs.
11 But the Lords delight is in them that fear him: and put their truft in his mercy.
12 Praise the Lord, O Jerufalem: praise thy God, O Sion.
13 For he hath made faft the bars of thy gates: and hath bleffed thy children within thee.
This Pfalm was probably compofed upon the return of the Jews from the Batylenish captivity; who are here exhorted to praise God on account of the
works of the Creation, and for the Mercies which he had fhewn to that Nation in particular.
2 Praise him in his noble acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him in the found of the trumpet: praise him upon the lute and harp.
4 Praise him in the cymbals and dances: praise him upon the ftrings and pipe.
5 Praife him upon the well tuned cymbals: praise him upon the loud cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath: praise the Lord.
Wherein thofe FEARS and S CRUPLES ·
About Eating and Drinking Unworthily,
Incurring our own DAMNATION thereby,
Are proved Groundlefs and Unwarrantable.
Whereunto are added
PRAYERS and MEDITATIONS
Preparotary to a SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION,
Agreeable to what
The Church of England requires from her COMMUNICANTS.
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14 He maketh peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.
15 He fendeth forth his commandment upon carth: and his word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth fnow like wool: and scattereth the hoar-frost like afhes.
17 He cafteth forth his ice like morfels: who is able to abide his froft?
18 He fendeth out his word, and melteth them: he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.
19 Hefheweth his word unto Jacob: his statutes and ordinances un to Ifrael.
20 He hath not dealt fo with any nation: neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.
+ Pfalm 148.
Praise the Lord of heaven: praise him in the height. 2 Praise him, all ye angels of his: praise him, all his host. 3 Praise him, fun and moon: praise him, all ye ftars and light. 4 Praise him, all ye heavens: and ye waters that are above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the Name of the Lord: for he spake the word, and they were made, he commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath made them faft for ever and ever: he hath given them a law which fhall not be broken.
7 Praise the Lord upon earth: ye dragons and all deeps; 8 Fire and hail, fnow and vapours: wind and ftorm fulfilling his word:
9 Mountains and all hills: fruitful trees and all cedars; 10 Beafts and all cattle: worms and feathered fowls;
He hath mt dealt fo with any Nation, &c. It the privileges which the Jews enjoyed under the Mofaic Difpenfation were fo ftrong a motive to gra titude; how much more fhould the blengs of the Gofpel be fo to Chriftians: which as they are not vouchfafed to all People, fhould heighten their value
in our esteem, and engage us to poffefs them with thank fulness, and use them to the glory of God, and our own Salvation.
This may be justly termed the univerfal Hymn. For herein all Creatures are called upon to celebrate the power, wifdom, and goodness of God.