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2 Every day will I give thanks unto thee: and praise thy Name for ever and ever.

3. Great is the Lord, and marvellous, worthy to be praised: there is no end of his greatness.

4 One generation shall praise thy works unto another : and declare thy power.

5 As for me, I will be talking of thy worship: thy glory, thy praise, and wonderous works;

6 So that men shall speak of the might of thy marvellous acts: and I will also tell of thy greatnefs.

7 The memorial of thine abundant kindness shall be shewed: and men shall fing of thy righteousness.

8 The Lord is gracious, and merciful: long-suffering, and of great goodness.

9 The Lord is loving unto every man: and his mercy is over all his works.

10 All thy works praise thee, O Lord: and thy faints give thanks unto thee..

11 They shew the glory of thy kingdom: and talk of thy power ;

12 That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom: might be known unto men..

13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom: and thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.

14. The Lord upholdeth all such as fall: and lifteth up all those that are down.

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord: and thou giveít: them their meat in due feason.

16 Thou openest thine hand: and fillest all things living with plenteousness.

promises : yet as Chriftians it becomes us principally. fors towards them that foar himin particular to pray for spiritual Bledings: because we know that I Great is the Lord, and marvellous, &c. &c. Con.. if we jeek the Kingdom of God and his Righteousness, cerning this passage we may justly apply the words of all carthly enjoyments that he sees good for us ball.be the Son of Syrach. Ecclesiasticus xliii. 30 When you glo.. added unto un

rsfy the bord, exalt him as much as you can; for even yet: The Psalmift here first celebrates God's Majefly, will be far exceed : and when you exalt him, put furabi his wonderful Works, but especially his goodness to all your frength, and be not. wear); for you.can.ne.usi g? mankind in general: and afterwards his spiritual bene- far. erough..

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 such as call upon him faithfully.

19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will help them.

20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.

21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all Aesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever.

of Psalm 146. Lauda, anima mea. DRaise the Lord, O my soul, while I live will I praise the

P Lord : yea, as long as I have any being, I will fing praises unto my God.

2 O put not your trust 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 sea, and all that therein is: who keepeth his promise for ever; .6 Who helpeth them to right that suffer wrong: who feedeth the hungry.

7 The Lord looseth men out of prison: the Lord giveth sight to the blind.

8 The Lord helpeth them that are fallen: the Lord careth for the righteous.

9 The Lord careth for the strangers, he defendeth the fatherless and widow: as for the way of the ungodly, he turneth it up, fide down.

+ David here vows continually to celebrate thë praises of God, in whom alone Men ought to place heir confidence, if they hope for true happiness :

because he hath created all things,- is a strict ob of his promises, -and both ready and able to his People in distress.

10 The Lord thy God, o Sion, shall be King for evermore: and throughout all generations.

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* Psalm 147. Laudate Dominum. Praise the Lord, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our

God : yea, a joyfuland pleasant thing it is to be thankful. 2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: and gather together the out calls of Israel.

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.

5 Great is our Lord, and great is his power: yea, and his wisdom is infinite.

6 The Lord setteth up the meek: and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.

7 O sing unto the Lord with thankfgiving : sing 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 horse: neither delighteth he in any mans legs.

11 But the Loids delight is in them that fear him: and put their trust in his mercy.

12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem: praise thy God, o Sion.

13 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates: and hath blessed thy children within thee.

• This Psalm was probably composed upon the works of the Creation, and for the Mercies which he return of the Jews from the Batyloniso captivity ; who had sewn to that Nation in particular, are here exhorted to praise God on account of the

14 He maketh peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.

15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: and his word runneth very swiftly.

16 He giveth (now like wool: and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.

17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels : who is able to abide his frost ?

.18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.

19 Hesheweth his word unto Jacob : his statutes and ordinances un to Israel.

20 | He hath not dealt so with any nation : neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.

of Psalm 148. Laudate Dominum.
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, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars 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 shall not be broken. - 7 Praise the Lord upon earth : ye dragons and all deeps;

8 Fire and hail, snow and vapours: wind and storm fulfilling his word:

9 Mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars; 10 Beasts and all cattle : worms and feathered fowls;

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I He hath met dealt lo with any Nation, &c. It in our esteem, and engage us to poffess them with thank the privileges which the Jows enjoyed under the fulness, and use them to the glory of God, and our om Mofaic Dispensation were so strong a mocive to gra Salvation. titude; how much more should the ble ings of the + This may be justly termed the universal Hymu. Gospel be fo to Christians: which as they are not For herein alt Creatures are called upon to cele vouchsafed to all People, mould heighten their value the power, wisdom, and goodacss of God.

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11 Kings of the earth and all people: princes and all judges of the world ;

12 Young men and maidens, old men and childrei, praise the Name of the Lord: for his Name only is excellent and his praise above heaven and earth.

13 He shall exalt the horn of his people, all his faints shall praise him: even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth him.

i t Pfalm 149. Cantate Domino. ! Sing unto the Lord a new song: let the congregation of U saints praise him. ***

2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.

3 Let them praise his Name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp.

4 For the Lord háth pleasure in his people: and helpeth the meek-hearted.

5 Let the faints be joyful with glory: let them rejoice in their beds.

6 Let the praises of God be in their mouth: and a two-edged sword in their hands;

7 To be avenged of the heathen : and to rebuke the people ;

8 To bind their kings in chains: and their nobles with links of iron.

9 That they may be avenged of them, as it is written : Such honour have all his faints.

* Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum. Praise God in his holiness: praise him in the firmament of his power. .

+ This Psalm is a Song upon some signal Vi&ory, they made the greatest figure, and gained the most cone and some great Exploits done by the Jews, and there. fiderable Victories. fore it probably relates to the Davidical Times, when * This Psalm, which is che lait, is all rapture and

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