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THE firm foundation of the earth

of old time thou hast laid,
The heav'ns also are the great work,
which thine own hands have made.

They all shall perish and decay,

but thou remainest still,
And they shall all in time wax old,
ev'n as a garment will.

Thou as a vesture shalt them change,

and changed shall they be,
But thou doft ftill abide the same,
thy years do never fice.

The children of thy fervants shall

continually endure,
And in thy light their happy feed

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.

1. ALL

LL people that on earth do dwell,

Sing to the Lord with chearful voice,
Him ferve with fear, his praise forth tell,
Come ye before him and rejoice.

The Lord ye know is God indeed, ,
Without our aid he did us make,
We are his flock, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.

O enter then his gates with praise,
Approach with joy his courts unto,
Praise, thank, and bless his name always ;
For it is seemly fo to do.

Because the Lord our God is good,
His mercy is for ever fure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age exdure.


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.

O THOU my soul, Jehovah bless ;

and all that in me is Be stirred up, his holy name to magnify and bless.

My soul, Jehovah bless who hath

to thee been very kind, And suffer not his benefits to Nip out of thy mind.

All thine iniquities, who doth

most graciously forgive, Who thy diseases all and pains

doth heal, and thee relieve :

IV. Who

Who doth redeem thy life, that thou

to death may'st not go down,
Who thee with loving kindness doth

and tender mercies crown.



HE Lord is full of tender love,

and he is gracious,
Long suffering and now to wrath,
in mercy plenteous :

He will not chide continually

nor keep his anger still :
With us he dealt not as we sinn'd
nor did requite us ill.

For as the heaven in its height

the earth surmounteth far r;
So great to those who do him fear

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.

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I. SUCH pity as a father hath

unto his children dear,
Like pity shews the Lord to such
as worship him in fear :

For he remembers we are dust,

and he our frame well knows : Frail man his days are like the grass as flow'r in field he grows.

But unto them who do him fear

God's mercy never ends,
And to their childrens children still
his righteousness extends,

To such as keep his covenant,

and mindful are alway
Of all things he has giv'n in charge

that they might them obey.


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