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OUT OF THE
BOOK of PSALMS,
Suited to every Sunday in the YEAR.
Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord,
D my soul; while I live will J praise
L O N D ON:
The first Sunday in Advent.
HIS is a proper psalm for public worship, and therefore we always begin our daily fer.
vice with it. Believers are here reminded to call upon one another, to join in singing the praises of Jehovah the rock of their salvation; in the Hebrew it is, Jehovah the rock their Jefus : And the arguments used to raise their thankfulnefs to him are taken from his greatness in creating all things, and from his goodness to his redeemed. For he is their Maker, by and in whom they are new created ; their covenant God, who has all his people under his paftoral care, being engaged to keep, to feed, and to guide them, that they may not harden their hearts,
nor fall short of his promised reft. O happy believer, to whom Jesus ftands thus related :
May thy heart be now in tune to join in his praises. Trust in him, and be not afraid. Exercise thy faith in glorifying him, that he may increase it. Rejoice in his holy name, that thy joy in him may grow and abound. Unite thy voice with the church, and fing with courage, as thou art here commanded, that we may teach and admonish one another in this heavenly fong, and that our Jesus may be exalted in the midi
This should be the end of all our church meetings : And the general assembly and churcb of the first born will meet to carry on the fame subject of praise. Thou wilt never on earth be more like them, than while thou art ascribing to him all the glory of thy falvation. Do thy utmoft: Sing in th“
highest note of gratitude, he will ever be above all
and sing unto the Lord, In Jesus our strong rock rejoice let us with one accord.
to give him thanks and praise, In singing psalms unto his grace let us be glad always.
before him let us fall,
the Maker of us all.
He is indeed the Lord our God,
for us he doth provide, We are his flock, he doth us feed
his sheep, and he our guide.
The word Aavent fignifies coming, and these four Sun
days before Christmas, were set apart for our meditation upon the coming of Chriit in the flesh, and upon his coming at the last day. The psalms which I have chosen treat of both his advents: And they, who are partakers by faith of the benefit of his first nming, may look forward to his second, and sing oth with a hope full of glory and immortality.