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of old time thou hast laid,
but thou remainest still,
and changed shall they be,
for ever shall stand sure.
The whole church is here called upon to praise our God
for his greatness, and goodness, and truth, and to praise him with joy, especially in the great congregation. Considering his relation to us, our shepherd, and our relation to him his people; we ought to rejoice in him in every ordinance. Singing of psalms is appointed for the outward expreflion of our joy.
He requires it. He accepts it. May we perform it to day in a manner well pleasing to him, and may we fing to our mutual edification.
LL people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with chearful voice,
The fixth Sunday after Trinity.
This is a choice psalm of praise. The prophet begins
and ends with stirring up himself to bless God for his benefits. He mentions several of them, which are common to all the redeemed, and which ought to affect our hearts with as much gratitude, as they did his. May a due confideration of them dispose us to ascribe all the glory to our good God: And then we shall make the psalm our own, singing it as our own thanksgiving. May the Lord enable us to mix faith with every word, that he may be greatly exalted in our song of praise this day.
and all that in me is Be stirred up, his holy name to magnify and bless.
to thee been very kind, And suffer not his benefits to Nip out of thy mind.
most graciously forgive, Who thy diseases all and pains
doth heal, and thee relieve :
to death may'st not go down,
and tender mercies crown.
HE Lord is full of tender love,
and he is gracious,
nor keep his anger still :
the earth surmounteth far r;
his tender mercies are.
As far as East is distant from
the West, so far hath he From us removed in his love,
all our iniquity.
I. SUCH pity as a father hath
unto his children dear,
and he our frame well knows : Frail man his days are like the grass as flow'r in field he grows.
God's mercy never ends,
and mindful are alway
that they might them obey.