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Job xxix. 11. He was eyes to the blind, and feet was he to the lame.
12. He delivered the poor that cried, the fatherless and him that had none to help him.
13. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon him, and he caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
PSALM xli. 1. BLESSED is he that provideth for the poor and needy : the LORD shall deliver him in the time of trouble.
Prov. xix. 17. He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD, and what he giveth him shall be paid again. xxi. 13. Whoso shutteth his ears at the
of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. But he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
Ps. ciï. 8. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long suffering and of great goodness.
cxlv. 9. The LORD is loving unto every man, and his tender mercy is over all his works.
cvi. 1. O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever.
PSALM xii. 13. BLESSED are the people, whose God is the LORD Jehovah : and blessed are the folk that he hath chosen to him to be his inheritance.
8. Let all the earth fear the LORD : stand in awe of him all ye that dwell in the world. [Hawes.
Psalm lxxxix. 16. BLESSED are the people, O LORD, that can rejoice in thee : they shall walk in the light of thy countenance.
17. Their delight shall be daily in thy name, and in thy righteousness shell they make their boast.
PSALM lxxxix. 16. BLESSED is the people, O LORD, that can rejoice in thee : they shall walk in the light of thy countenance.
17. Their delight shall be daily in thy Name : and in thy righteousness shall they make their boast.
18. For thou art the glory of their strength : and in thy lovingkindness thou shalt lift up our horns.
19. For the LORD is our defence : the holy One of Israel is our King. Hallelujah. [CROFT, HANDEL.
REVELATION vii. 12. BLESSING, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. [BOYCE, CAMidge.
PSALM cxxviii. 1. BLESSED are all they that fear the LORD : and walk in his ways.
2. For thou shalt eat the labours of thine hands : O well is thee, and happy shalt thou be.
3. Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine : upon the walls of thine house.
4. Thy children like the olive-branches : round about thy table.
5. Lo, thus shall the man be blessed : that feareth the LORD.
6. The LORD from out of Zion shall so bless thee : that thou shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity all thy
7. Yea, that thou shalt see thy children's children : and peace upon Israel. Hallelujah.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
PURCELL, CROFT, W. Hayes, Brown, DUPUIS,
2 CORINTHIANS i. 3. BLESSED be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.
Ps. xlviii. 13. For this God is our God, for ever and ever : he will be our guide unto death.
cxxxix. 2. Thou surroundest my path and my bed, thou observest all my ways.
xvii. 16. O LORD, I will behold thy face in righteousness : when I awake with thy likeness, I shall be satisfied.
cvi. 1. O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good : and his mercy endureth for ever. [MOZART.
PSALM i. 1. BLESSED is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly : blessed is he that hath not stood in the way of sinners, and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.
2. But his delight is in the law of the LORD : and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
cxix. 142. For his righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and his law is the truth.
PSALM cxii. 1. BLESSED is the man that feareth the LORD : he hath great delight in his commandments.
2. His seed shall be mighty upon earth : the generation of the faithful shall be blessed.
3. Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house : and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4. Unto the godly there ariseth up light in the darkness.
5. A good man is merciful, and lendeth : and will guide his words with discretion.
6. He shall never be moved : the righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.
7. He will not be afraid of any evil tidings : for his heart standeth fast, and believeth in the LORD.
9. He hath dispersed abroad, and given to the poor : and his righteousness remaineth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
cxi. 10. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom : a good understanding have all they that do thereafter ; the praise of it endureth for ever.
cvi. 46. Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, from everlasting.
x. 16. The poor committeth himself to thee, O LORD : for thou art the helper of the friendless.
xli. 3. Comfort him, O LORD, when he lieth sick upon his bed : make thou all his bed in his sick
cxlv. 9. The LORD is loving unto every man : and his
mercy is over all his works. cl. 6. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Hallelujah. Amen.
[PURCELL, BOYCE, STEPHENS, EBDON,
BELLAMY, CLARKE WHITFIELD.
PSALM lxxxiv. 5. Blessed is the man whose strength is in the LORD : in whose heart are his ways, and who putteth his trust in him.
xli. 1. Blessed is the man who considereth and provideth for the poor and needy, the LORD shall deliver him in the time of trouble.
cxii. 9. Blessed is the man who hath dispersed abroad, and given to the poor : he shall be had in everlasting remembrance.
3. Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house : his righteousness shall remain for ever, his horn shall be exalted with honour.
2. His seed shall be mighty upon earth : the generation of the righteous shall be blessed. Amen.
MATTHEW xxi. 9. BLESSED is he that cometh in the name of the LORD.
Luke ii. 14. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men. xix. 38. Hosanna in the highest heavens. Amen.
Luke i. 68. BLESSED be the LORD God of Israel, for he hath visited and redeemed his people.
Therefore we will rejoice before God, we will rejoice in the God of our salvation.
LUKE ii. 10, 11. Glad tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day a Saviour, which is Christ the LORD.
14. Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, good will towards men. Amen.
PSALM xxxii. 1. BLESSED is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven : and whose sin is covered.
2. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth no sin : and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3. For while I held my tongue : my bones consumed
away through my daily complaining. 4. For thy hand is heavy upon me day and night : and my moisture is like the drought in summer.
6. I said, I will confess my sins unto the LORD : and so thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.
7. Therefore shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found.
11. Great plagues remain for the ungodly : but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD, mercy embraceth
side. 12. Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the LORD. Hallelujah. Amen. [Alcock, CROTCH.
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