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And all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; And they shall call thee The city of the Lord, the Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man passed through thee,

I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.

Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, desolation nor destruction within thy borders; But thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee:

But the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

Thy sun shall no more go down, neither shall thy moon withdraw itself.

For the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

Thy people also shall be all righteous, they shall inherit the land for ever.

The branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

The little one shall become a thousand, and the small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in its time.

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SELECTION 55

THANKSGIVING DAY

I Chron. 16.

Give thanks unto the Lord, call

Sing unto him, sing praises unto him, talk ye of all his marvellous works.

upon his name;

They shall speak of the glory of Make known his doings among thy kingdom, and talk of thy the people,

Glory ye in his holy name; let the heart of them rejoice that

seek the Lord.

Ps. 145.

I will extol thee, my God, O King; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. Of the glorious majesty of thine honor, and of thy wondrous works will I meditate.

And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts; and I will declare thy greatness. They shall utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

The Lord is good to all; and his tender mercies are over all his

works.

All thy works shall give thanks unto thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.

power;

To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glory of the majesty of his kingdom.

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SELECTION 56

NATIONAL THANKSGIVING

Deut. 28.

And it shall come to pass, if thou shall hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God,

To observe to do all his commandments which I command thee this day,

That the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all the nations. of the earth:

And all these blessings shall come upon thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. Blessed shalt thou be in the city, And blessed shalt thou be in the field.

And he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

mandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.

And all the people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.

And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground.

In the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure the heavens, to give the rain of thy land in its season, and to bless all the work of thine hand:

Deut. 8.

Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle,

For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of

The increase of thy kine, and brooks of water, of fountains and the flocks of thy sheep. springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills;

Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.

Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy barns, and in all that thou puttest thine hand

unto:

The Lord shall establish thee for an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee;

If thou shalt keep the com

A land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig-trees and pomegranates;

A land of olive trees and honey; a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack anything in it;

A land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig copper.

And thou shalt eat and be full, and thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.

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