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to Isra'ls house hath been, And the salvation of our God
all ends of th' earth have seen.
"AFTERNO O N.
I ET all the earth unto the Lord
fend forth a joyful noise : Lift up your voice aloud to him sing praises and rejoice.
11. . Yea, let the sea with all therein
for joy both roar and swell, The earth likewise let it begin with all that therein dwell.
and clap their hands apace,
iv. For he shall come at the last day,
to judge the earth he'll come, He'll judge the world in uprightness
and take his people home.
The third Sunday in Advent.
This is a delightful hymn in praise of the kingdom of
the Lord Christ. It begins with a prayer in the first verse, and then urges the request by several arguments, concluding with an affectionate thanksgiving to God for his promises to hear and to answer the requeft. Many passages in this psalm could never relate to any other perfon, but to the Lord Jesus Chrift, for inftance,--He was to be feared fo long, as the fun and moon endure, throughout all generationshe was to be the Saviour of the foul-the redeemer of the foul-prayer was to be made unto him conti'nually-daily is he to be praised-men shall reckon themselves blessed in him all nations shall call him blessed, yea for ever. When these things come to pass then the prayers of David the fon of Jeffe fall
be (not ended, as we render it, but) completed. The prayer has been heard. The Son has been incar. nate. And the Father has committed all judgment to the Son-he is the king of righteousness and the king of peace, the very Melchisedek-who is al. mighty to fave. His reign of grace is all meekness and gentleness. He is a lamb upon the throne. So he is described in the first part of the psalm, and in the last his happy subjects thank him for their experience of his loving-kindness. May we fing the former with faith, and the latter with affečtion. Every word in the pfalm mixed with faith should be. a spur to gratitude. May every heart make melody, and bless the Lord for the wonders of his love. Blessed be his holy name for ever. Amen, and Amen.
LORD thy judgments give the king
his fon thy righteousness:
unto the people peace;
the weak, and make them strong,
regard and fear thy might,
and prosper in his reign,
from sea to sea extend,
who unto him do call,
who are with need opprest,
from violence and might,
is precious in his fight.
1. FOR ever they shall praise his name
while that the sun is light, And think them blefled thro the fame, all folk shall bless his might. .
11. Praise ye the Lord of hosts and sing
to Isra’ls God each one : For he doth ev'ry wondrous thing, yea he himself alone.
. III. And blessed be his glorious name.
to all eternity, The whole earth let his glory hill Amen, Amen, say I.
. .. IV. To Father, Son, and holy Ghost,
the God whom we adore, Be glory as it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.