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Hos. xiv. 2. Take away all our iniquity, &c. so will we render the calves of our lips.

Matt. xxi. 16. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise. Ps. viii. 2.

CXII. Thanking God through Christ. Rom. i. 8. I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of through. the whole world.

Rom. vii. 24. Who shall deliver me from the body of this death. 1 Cor. Ver. 25. I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. xv. 57. who giveth us the victory, 2 Cor. ii. 14. which causeth us to triumph.

Phil. i. 11. The fruits of righteousness are by Jesus Christ to the praise and glory of God.

Heb. xiii. 15. By him let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name. Eph. v. 20. Give thanks always for all things unto God, and the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

CCXIII. Praise is a part of public worship. Ps. ix. 11. Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion, declare among the people his doings.

Ver. 14. Have mercy upon me, O Lord, that I may shew forth thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion.

xxii. 22. In the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. Ver. 24. My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation. Ps. xxvi. 8. O Lord, I have loved the habitations of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

Ver. 12. In the congregation will I bless the Lord.

xxvii. 4. One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and enquire in his temple.

Ver. 6. I will offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

xxxv. 18. I will give thee thanks in the great congregation, I will praise thee among much people.

xlii. 2. When shall I come and appear before God?

Ver. 5. I shall yet praise him.

lvii. 3. I will praise thee among the people, I will sing unto thee among the nations.

Ver. 10. For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. Ps. cviii. 3.-cix. 30.

lxv. 1. Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion.

lxxxiv. 4. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house, they will be still praising thee.

Ps. lxxxix. 5. The heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord, thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.

Ver. 7. God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, to be had in reverence of all that are about him.

xcv. 2. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, &c. Ver. 3.

c. 4. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise.

Ps. cii. 21. Declare the name of the Lord in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem.

Ver. 22. When the people are gathered together to serve the Lord.

cvii. 32. Let them exalt him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

cxi. 1. I will praise the Lord in the assembly of the upright. cxvi. 18. I will pay my vows unto the Lord in the presence of all his people.

Ver. 19. In the courts of the Lord's house.

will cxviii. 19. Open to me the gates of righteousness, and I go into them, and I will praise the Lord.

cxxxiv. 2. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the Lord.

cxxxv. 19. Bless the Lord, O house of Israel, bless the Lord, O house of Aaron.

Ver. 21. Blessed be the Lord out of Zion, which dwelleth in Jerusalem, praise ye the Lord.

cxxxviii. 1. I will praise thee with my whole heart, before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. See Neh. viii. 6.-ix. 5. Ps. cxlvii. 7, 12. cxlix. 1.-cl. 1, 2, 6. Isa. Ixiv. 11. Heb. ii. 12. Rev. vii. 12.

See regulations made for the order of public thanks and praise. 1 Chron. xvi. 4, 7.-xxiii. 30.-xxix. 13 to 20. Ps. cv. 1. 2 Chron. v. 13. Neh. xi. 17.-xii. 8, 24, &c.

CCXIV. Of singing the praises of God, Job xxxviii. 6. When the foundations of the earth were laid,

Ver. 7. The morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.

Ps. xiii. 6. I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

xviii. 49. I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name. Rom. xv. 19.

xxi. 13. Be thou exalted in thine own strength, so will we sing and praise thy power. Ps. lix. 16, 17.

xxx. 4. Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. Ver. 12. Ps. vii. 17.

xxxiii. 3. Sing unto him a new song, play skilfully with a loud


li. 14. I will sing aloud of thy righteousness. Ver. 15.

Ixvii. 4. O let the nations be glad and sing for joy. Ps. ix. 2, 11. -xiii. 4. lxxxi. 1.xcv. 1, 2.xcvi. 1, 2-xcviii. 8, 9.-c. 2.

lxxxix. 1. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever. Ps. lxi. 7, 8.-ci. 1.-cviii. 3.

civ. 33. I will sing unto my God while I have being. Ps. lxxv. 9. cxlvi. 2. Isa. xxxviii. 20.

cv. 2. Sing psalms unto him, talk of all his wondrous works. cxxxviii. 5. Kings of the earth shall sing in the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord.

cxlvii. 1, 7, 8, 9. Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving, who covereth the heaven with clouds, who giveth the beast his food. cxlix. 1. Sing unto the Lord a new song. Ps. cxliv. 9.

Ps. cxlix. 5. Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud upon their beds.

Ver. 6. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth.

Isa. xii. 5. Sing unto the Lord, for he hath done excellent things. xxiv. 14. They shall sing for the majesty of the Lord.

xxvi. 19. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust, for thy dew is as the dew of herbs.

xxxv. 6. The tongue of the dumb shall sing.

Ver. 10. The ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with songs, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads. Ch. li. 11. xlii. 10. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth.

Ver. 12. Let them give glory to the Lord, and declare his praise in the islands.

xlviii. 20. Go forth with the voice of singing, the Lord hath redeemed his servant Jacob.

Isa. xlix. 13. Sing O heavens, and be joyful, O earth, for the Lord hath comforted his people. Ch. xiv. 23.—lii. 9.-Iv. 12. Ps. cxxvi. 1, 2.

Acts xvi. 25. At midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sung praises to God in the prison.

James v. 13. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

CCXV. The subjects of praise and thanks to God are so many and various that they cannot be enumerated. Let therefore a brief view of the principal of them suffice under the following heads, viz.

God's 's goodness and mercy, and acts thereof towards mankind. Ps. xvi. 7. I will bless the Lord who hath given me counsel.

Ps. xxviii. 7. The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusted in him and I am helped, therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth, and with my song will I praise him.

xxxiii. 2. Praise the Lord. Ver. 5. The earth is full of his good


xlii. 5. I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. Ivii. 9. I will praise thee, O Lord. Ver. 10. For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. Ps. cviii. 3, 4.

Ixiii. 3. Because thy loving-kindness is better than life my lips shall praise thee. Ver. 5. Ch. cxxxviii. 1, 2.

Ixvii. 1. God be merciful unto us, and bless us, and cause thy face to shine upon us. Ver. 3. And let the people praise thee, O God. Ixviii. 19. Blessed be the Lord who daily loadeth us with his benefits, even the God of our salvation.

Ver. 35. The God of Israel is he, that giveth strength and power to his people, blessed be God.

Ixxi. 6. By thee have I been holden up from the womb, thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels.

Ver. 8. My praise shall be continually of thee.

Ver. 14. I will hope continually and praise thee more and more. Ver. 23.

lxxxvi. 12. I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify thy name for evermore..

Ps. lxxxvi. 13. For great is thy mercy toward me, and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

lxxxix. 1. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever. Ver. 2. c. 4. Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Ver. 5. For the Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth to all generations. Ps. cxvii. 1, 2.

ciii. 2. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Ver. 3. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases.

cvi. 1. Praise ye the Lord, O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever. Ps. xlvii. 48.-cvii. 1, 8, 15, 21, 31.

Isa. xii. 2. The Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song, he also is become my salvation.

Ver. 4. Praise the Lord, declare his doing among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

Ver. 5. Sing unto the Lord, for he hath done excellent things. lxiii. 7. I will mention the loving kindness of the Lord, &c. See also Ps. cxii. 1, 4.—cxv. 12, 18.-cxviii. 19, 21, 28, 29.—cxxxiv. 1, 2, 3.-cxxxv. 2, 3, 14, 19.-cxxxviii. 2, 4-cxlv. 1, 8, 9.-cxlvi. 1, 8, 10.-cxlviii. 1, 7, 14. Jer. xxxiii. 11.

CCXVI. For Christ. Luke i. 68. Blessed be the God of Israel, for he hath visited and redeemed his people.

Ver. 69. He hath raised up an horn of salvation for us.
Ver. 70. As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets.

ii. 10. The angel said, behold I bring you glad tidings of great joy.

Ver. 11. Unto you is born a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Isa. ix. 6.

Ver. 13. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Ver. 14. Glory to God in the highest, peace and good will toward


Ver. 28. Simeon (at seeing Christ) blessed God.

Ver. 29. And said, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace. Ver. 30. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.

Ver. 31. Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. Ver. 32. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. Luke ii. 38.-xxiv. 52, 53.

2 Cor. ix. 15. Thanks to God for his unspeakable gift.

CCXVII. For blessings from God by and through Christ. 1 Cor. i. 4. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ.

Ver. 5. That in every thing ye are enriched by him, so that ye come behind in no gift.

xv. 57. Thanks to God who giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Cor. ii. 14. Thanks to God who always causeth us to triumph in Christ.

Eph. i. 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in


Eph. i. 4. According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world.

Ver. 6. And hath made us accepted in the beloved.

1 Pet. i. 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy, hath begotten us again to a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Ver. 4. To an inheritance incorruptible, undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. Rom. i. 8.—vii. 25.

CCXVIII. For God's will revealed. Matt. xi. 25. Jesus said, f thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

CCXIX. For the obedience and faith of Christians, as owing to God. Rom. vi. 17. God be thanked ye have obeyed from the heart, that form of doctrine which was delivered unto you.

2 Cor. viii. 16. Thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

Eph. i. 15. After I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and love to all the saints,

Ver. 16. I ceased not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.

Phil. i. 3. I thank God upon every remembrance of you. 1 Cor. i. 4.

Col. i. 3. We give thanks to God, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ver. 4. Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints.

1 Thess. ii. 13. We thank God without ceasing, because when ye received the word of God, ye received it not as the word of men, but (as it is in truth) the word of God.

iii. 9. What thanks can we render to God for you, for the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before God.

2 Thess. i. 3. We are bound to thank God always for you brethren, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of eve ry one of you toward each other aboundeth.

1 Tim. i. 12. I thank Jesus our Lord who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, puittng me into the ministry.

2 Tim. i. 3. I thank God whom I serve with a pure conscience, that without ceasing, I have remembrance of you in my prayers. 2 Cor. ix. 11. God thanked for charitable contributions of saints to others in distress.

CCXX. For God's care of his church. Ps. ix. 11. Sing praises to the Lord which dwelleth in Zion.

Ver. 15. The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made. Ixix. 30. I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. Ver. 35. For God will save Zion.

cii. 16. When the Lord shall build Zion he shall appear in his glory.

Ver. 18. And the people that shall be created shall praise the Lord. cxlvii. 1, 2. Praise the Lord-The Lord doth build up Jerusalem. Ver. 12. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem, praise thy God, O Zion,

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