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It is our present fubject to bless God for this distinguish
ing favor. We have the light of his gospel. Eternal thanks be to him, we have also the power of it. O that we may fing of it to day with thankful hearts. The words are ready to our hands, indited for the occasion by the eternal Spirit. May we use them in faith, rejoicing in hope, and ascribing in our songs all the praise of this wonderful work to the God of our salvation,
stre glory oht, with th his a rejoice
ALL ye earth, in God rejoice,
with praise set forth his name, Extol his might, with heart and voice give glory to the fame.
in all thy works thou art,
shall praise the name of God, The fame thereof the world about is shew'd and set abroad.
what things the Lord hath wrought, Mark well the wondrous works that he
for men to pass hath brought..
1. V E people give unto our God.
due laud and thanks always, With joyful voice publish abroad and sing unto his praise,
' and it preserve withall,
as men do silver try:
and altho' we did pass.
- V. I'll bring mine-off'rings to thy house,
to thee my vows I'll pay, Which my lips utter'd, my mouth spake,
when trouble on me lay.
e all ye that fear the Lord, What he for my poor soul hath done to you I will record. '
- I. . . Often I call to mind his grace,
this mouth to him doth cry,
in wicked works rejoice,
. IV. But surely God my voice hath heard,
and what I do require, My pray'r also he doth regard
and granteth my desire.
O let the Lord our gracious God
for ever blessed be, Who turned not my pray'r from him
nor yet his grace from me.
The The second Sunday after the Epiphany.
PSALM I. The first pfalm treats of the fitness of Christ for his
work, and of his success in it. He was without fin, when he came to put away fin ; and he was the tree of life, in whom believers live as branches, and by grace received from him they grow up into him in all things. This psalm should be sung with faith that we are in him, and with a lively hope, that we Thall live on him, and to him for evermore, and then we shall make sweet melody in our hearts unto the Lord.
THAT man hath perfect blessedness
who never walks astray In counsel of ungodly men, Nor stands in sinners way ;
, II. Nor sitteth in the scorners chair,
But placeth his delight
planted the rivers nigh,
but flourishing shall stand,
PSALM PSALM III.
The title is, A psalm for David when he fled from the
face of Abfalom, 2 Sam. XV. on which occasion he spake by the Spirit concerning the beloved Jesus, who was in like manner to be driven by his own people out of Jerusalem, and was to suffer without the gate. In this situation he expresses his perfect confidence in God, and prays for deliverance from all his enemies, which he found, and we shall also find through him,
whenever we ask in faith nothing wavering. We here see how fafe they are, who live under the care
of a covenant God; they may lie down in their beds, yea in their graves, and fear no evil. May we in singing experience some of this humble confi. dence, and with all our hearts ascribe this and every other blessing of salvation to the Lord Jesus Chrift.
LORD, how are my foes, increas'd?
Against me many rise :. Many say of my soul, for him. in God no fuccour lies..
on thee my hopes rely,
I earnestly did cry,