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neither delighteth he in any man's with his wind, and the waters legs.
flow. 11 But the Lord's delight is in 19 He sheweth his word (u) them that fear him : and
their unto Jacob : his statutes and orditrust in his mercy.
nances unto Israel. 12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusa- 20 He hath not dealt so with lem : praise thy God, o Sion. any nation : neither have the
13 For he hath made fast (o) | heathen knowledge of his laws. the bars of thy gates : and hath blessed thy children within thee.
Psalm cxlvi. (x) 14 He maketh peace in thy borders : and filleth thee with the O Praise the Lord of heaven : flour of wheat.
praise him in the height. 15 (9) He sendeth forth his 2 Praise him, all ye angels of commandment upon earth : and his : praise him, all his host. his word runneth very swiftly (r). 3 () Praise him, sun and 16 He giveth
giveth snow like moon : praise him, all ye stars wool(s): and scattereth the hoar
and light. frost like ashes.
4 Praise him, all ye
heavens: 17 He casteth forth his ice and ye waters that are above the like morsels (t): who is able to heavens. abide his frost?
5 Let them praise the Name of 18 He sendeth out his word, the Lord : for he spake the and melteth them : he bloweth word (z), and they were made ;
or swiftness, i.e. bodily powers ;
in contradistinction to what is mentioned in verse 11.“ the fearing him, and trusting in “his mercy;" the tribute of the mind;
the homage of the understanding. v.13 () “ Made fast," &c. to protect thee
from foreign enemies. v.15. (9) The meaning of this verse perhaps is, “ he has nothing
to do but to command, " and the thing commanded is instantly “ done: his word alone will put an end to “ all your misery, and fill you with perfe& “joy.” And then the next three verses illustrate this position ; “ for though he “ sends the keenest frost, which is answer. “ able to the affli&ions you have had, he
puts an end to it in an instant; and
“ when he commands, the waters flow." v.15.
(r) “ Runneth very swiftly," i. e.
size of the flakes.
perhaps be, “mouthfuls,” to denote the
the most intense cold, and then to shew, in the next verse, how speedily God's command disperses it.
“ His word.” This is perhaps noticed, to shew the probability of his giving his choicest blessings unto Jacob; because by shewing them his word, &c. he had distinguished them above all other nations. Moses asks, Deut. iv. 7,8. What “ nation is there so great, who hath God
80 nigh unto them, as the Lord our “ God is in all things that we call upon “ him for? And what nation is there so great,
that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set “ before you this day?"
(*) A spirited invocation to heaven and earth, and all things therein, animate and inanimate, to join in praising God.
(y) It is a very elegant and expressive figure of speech, to call upon all, eren inanimate creatures, to praise the Lord, because the contemplation of them afford
: perpetual grounds for praising him. See Ps. xix. 1.-Ps. Ixv. 14. and the note there.--Is. xliv. 23.-xlix. 13.
(2) “He spake the word,” &c. This is not unlike the passage in Gen. i. 3.
he commanded, and they were || Israel, even the people that ser. created.
vech him. 6 He hath made them fast for ever and ever : he hath given
Psalm cxlix. (c) them a law (a) which shall not O SING unto the Lord a new be broken.
song : let the congregation of 7 Praise the Lord upon earth : || saints praise him. ye dragons and all deeps.
2 Let Israel rejoice in him that 8 Fire and hail, snow and made him : and let the children vapours: wind and storm fulfilling Il of Sion be joyful in their King. his word (6);
3 Let them praise his Name in the 9 Mountains and all hills : | dance (d): let them sing praises fruitful trees and all cedars; # unto him with tabret and harp.
10 Beasts and all cattle : worms W 4 For the Lord hath pleasure and feathered fowls;
in his people : and helpeth the 1 Kings of the earth and all meek-hearted. people : princes and all judges of 5 Let the saints be joyful with the world;
glory : letthem rejoicein their beds. 12 Young men and maidens, 6 Let the praises of God be in old men and children, praise the their mouth : and a two-edged Name of the Lord : for his Name sword in their hands; only is excellent, and his praise 7 To be avenged of the hea. above heaven and earth.
then : and to rebuke the people ; 13 He shall exalt the horn of 8 To bind their kings in chains: his people; all his saints shall and their nobles with links of iron. praise him : even the children of 9 That(e) they may be avenged
“ And God said, Let there be light, and of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir " there was light," and that passage is went up against Jehoshaphat, and God often noticed as a passage of unrivalled stirred them up to destroy each other, sublimity, because it implies that the which they did ; and Jehoshaphat and his light was produced the instant the com people were three days in gathering up mand for it issued, and thereby proved the spoil of them; after which they rethe perfect power of God. A similar pag turned “ to Jerusalem with psalteries and sage occurs, Ps. xxxiii. 9. ^ He spake, “ harps and trumpets unto the house of “ and it was done ; he commanded, and “ the Lord.” See 2 Chron. xx. See " it stood fast,"
Ps. cxxxvi. 0.6. (a) “ Law," &c. So Ps. civ. 9. in (d) “ The dance.” In the first tri- v. 2.
speaking of the waters, it is said, “ thou umphal thanksgiving which occurs in si hast set them their bounds which they history, that of Moses for the overthrow * cannot pass." See the note there. of the Egyptians in the Red Sea, about
(6) “ Fulfilling his word," i, e, instru- || 1490 years before the birth of Christ, ments in his hands to execute his pur the women joined with timbrels, and poses, In Ps. xvii. 13. the ungodly is with dances, Exod. xv. 20. ; and when called “ a sword" of God. See note on David slew Goliath, the women came out Ps. xvi. 14.
singing and dancing to meet Saul. 1 Sam. (c) A war hymn, probably upon some xvüi. 6. and they sang to one another in success against the heathen, calling upon dances, “ Saul hath slain his thousands, the people in a spirited way to praise “ and David his ten thousands.” i Sam. God for what he had done for them, and xxi. 11.-xxix. 5. dancing therefore was urging them on to further exertion. It || part of the solemnity. See Psalm is not improbable that it was written in cl. 4. Jehoshaphat's time, when the children. (c) For“ that” &c.read “ to execute" v. 9. of them, as it is written : Such the trumpet : praise him upon honour have all his saints.
the lute and harp. Psalm cl. ()
4 Praise him in the cymbals
and dances (8) : praise him upon O PRAISE God in his holiness :
the strings and pipe. praise him in the firmament of
5 Praise him upon the wellhis power.
tuned cyınbals : praise him upon + 2 Praise him in his noble acts:
the loud cymbals. praise him according to his excel
6 Let every thing that hath lent greatness. na loro divid
breath : praise the Lord. 3 Praise him in the sound of
Lessons for the Thirty-first Day of the Month throughout the rear.
31. January 31. March 31.
July 31. Morn. Exod. viii. Morn. 1 Sam. iii. Morn. Esth. iii. Morn. Jer. xxvii. Matt. xxviii. John xviii.
John xix. (2) Even. Exod. ix. Even. 1 Sam. iv. Even. Esth. iv. Even. Jer. xxviii. in 1 Cor. xii. (1)
Luke xvii. (4) Acts xxviii.
Jude. (6) (1) ante 188. (2) ante 121. (3) ante 46.
(4) ante 197 (5) ante 221.
(6) ante 216 “the vengeance decreed against them : lekites, 1 Sam. xv. 3.; and where the ven“ Such,"? &c. Before their establishment geance was fixed upon by God, it might in the land of Canaan God gave them be matter of pride to them to be the indirections for destroying the nations of struments for carrying it into effect. the land, Deuter. vii. 2, 16. and he gave (f) A spirited invocation to praise God. Saul the like directions as to the Ama- (8) "Dances." See note on Ps.cxlix.z.
THE People are to be admonished, that it is most convenient that Baptism should not be
administered but upon Sundays, and other Holy-Days, when the most number of People come together; as well for that the Congregation there present may testify the receiving of them that be newly baptized into the number of Christ's Church; as also because, in the Baptism of Infants, every man present may be put in remembrance of his own profession made to God in bis Baptism. For which cause also it is expedient that Baptism be ministered in the vulgar tongue. Nevertheless, (if necessity so require) Children may
be baptized upon any other Day. And note, That there shall be for every Male Child to be baptized, two Godfathers and
one Godmother; and for every Female, one Godfather and two Godmothers. When there are Children to be baptized, the Parents shall give knowledge thereof over night,
or in the morning before the beginning of Morning Prayer, to the Curate. And then the Godfathers and Godmothers, and the People with the Children, must be ready at the Font, either immediately after the last Lesson at Morning Prayer, or else immediately after the last Lesson at Evening Prayer, as the Curate by his discretion shall appoint.' And the Priest coming to the Font (which is then to be filled with pure Water,) and standing there, shall say,
Hath this Child been already bap- || Then shall the Priest say, tized or no?
Let us pray.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, If they answer No ; then shall the Priest
who of thy great mercy didst save proceed as followeth :
Noah and his family in the ark from Dearly beloved, forasmuch as all perishing by water; and also didst men are conceived and born in sin; safely lead the children of Israel thy and that our Saviour Christ saith, people through the Red Sea, figuring None can enter into the kingdom of thereby thy holy Baptism ; and by God, except he be regenerate, and the Baptism of thy well-beloved Son born anew of Water and of the Holy Jesus Christ in the river Jordan, didst Ghost; I beseech you to call upon sanctify Water to the mystical washGod the Father, through our Lord ing away of sin ; We beseech thee, Jesus Christ, that of his bounteous for thine infinite mercies, that thou mercy he will grant to this Child that wilt mercifully look upon this Child; · thing which by nature he cannot wash him, and sanctify him with the have ; that he may be baptized with Holy Ghost ; that he, being delivered Water and the Holy Ghost, and re from thy wrath, may be received ceived into Christ's Holy Church, into the ark of Christ's Church; and and be made a lively member of the being stedfast in faith, joyful through same.
hope, and rooted in charity, may
so pass the waves of this trou- he commanded the children to be blesome world, that finally he may
brought unto him ; how he blamed come to the land of everlasting life ;
those that would have kept them there to reign with thee world with- from him; how he exhorteth all men out end, through Jesus Christ our
to follow their innocency. Ye perLord. Amen.
ceive how by his outward gesture and
deed he declared his good will toward Almighty and immortal God, the them; for he embraced them in his aid of all that need, the helper of all arms, he laid his hands upon them, that flee to thee for succour, the life and blessed them. Doubt ye not of them that believe, and the resur- therefore, but earnestly believe that rection of the dead ; We call upon he will likewise favourably receive thee for this Infant, that he coming this present Infant ; that he will emto thy holy Baptism, may receive re- brace him with the arms of his mission of his sins by spiritual rege- mercy ; that he will give unto bim neration. Receive him, O Lord, as the blessing of eternal life, and make thou hast promised by thy well- him partaker of his everlasting king. beloved Son, saying, Ask, and ye dom. Wherefore, we being thus shall have ; seek, and ye shall find; persuaded of the good will of our knock, and it shall be opened unto heavenly Father towards this Infant, you : So give now unto us that ask ; declared by his Son Jesus Christ ; let us that seek, find ; open the gate and nothing doubting, but that he faunto us that knock ; that this Infantvourably alloweth this charitable may enjoy the everlasting benediction work of ours, in bringing this Infant of thy heavenly washing, and may to his holy Baptism ; let us faithfully come to the eternal kingdom which and devoutly give thanks unto him, thou hast promised by Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty and everlasting God
, Then shall the people stand up, and the heavenly Father, we give thee humble Priest shall say,
thanks, that thou hast vouchsafed to Hear the words of the Gospel writ
call us to the knowledge of thy ten by Saint Mark, in the roth
grace, and faith in thee : Increase chapter, at the 13th verse
this knowledge, and confirm this
faith in us evermore. Give thy Holy They brought young children to
Spirit to this Infant; that he may be Christ, that he should touch them :
born again, and made an heir of everand his disciples rebuked those that
lasting salvation, through our Lord 14. brought them. But when Jesus saw
Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth it, he was much displeased, and said with thee and the Holy Spirit, now unto them, Suffer the little children and for ever. Amen. "to come unto me, and forbid them
not; for of such is the kingdom of Then shall the Priest speak unto the Gods 15. God. Verily I say unto you, Who
fathers and Godmothers on this wise. soever shall not receive the kingdom
Dearly beloved, ye have brought of God as a little child, he shall not 16. enter therein. And he took them up
this Child here to be baptized; ye in his arms, put his hands upon
have prayed that our Lord Jesus them, and blessed them.
Christ would vouchsafe to receive
bim, to release him of bis sins, 10 After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall
sanctify him with the Holy Ghost, to make this brief Exbortation upon the give him the kingdom of heaven, and words of the Gospel.
everlasting life. Ye have heard also, Beloved, ye hear in this Gospel that our Lord Jesus Christ hath prothe words of our Saviour Christ, that mised in his Gospel to grant all these