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had laid many stripes upon them, this way unto the death, binding when Jebolakim the king, with thoy cast them into prison, charg- and delivering into prisons both all his mighty men, and all the ing the Jaller to keep them safely. men and women. As also the princes, heard his words, the king

2 Cor. x1, 23, 25. Are they minis- high priest doth bear me witness, sought to put him to death: bat ter sof Christ? (I speak as a fool.) I and all the estate of the elders: when Urijah heard it, bewus am more: in labours more abundant,

from whom also I received letters afraid, and fled, and went into In stripes above measure, in pri- unto the brethren, and went to Egypt; And Jehoiakim the king Bons more frequent, in deaths oft. Damascus, to bring them which sent men into Egypt, namely, of the Jews five times received I were there bound unto Jerusa- Elnathan the son of Achbor, and forty stripes save one. Thrice lem, for to be punished.

certain men with him, into Egypt: was I beaten with rods, once was Acts xxvi, 10. Which thing I And they fetched forth Urijah out I stoned, thrice I suffered ship- also did in Jerusalem; and many of Egypt, and brought him unto wreck, a night and a day I have of the saints did I shut up in Jehoiakim the king, who slew been in the deep.

prison, having received authority him with the sword, and cast his

from the chief priests; and when dead body into the graves of tho EXCOMMUNICATION. they were put to death, I gave my

Nevertheless common people.

the hand of Ahikam the son of John Ix, 84. They answered and voice against them. said unto him, Thou wast alto- Rom. viii. 36. As it is written, they should not give him into the

Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that gether born in sins, and dost thou For thy sake we are

killed all the hand of the people to put him to teach us? And they cast him out. day long, we are accounted as

death. sheep for the slaughter, BANISA MENT. 2 Cor. iv, 11, 12. For we which will they do unto you for my

Jolen xv, 21. Bat all these things Acts xill, 50. But the Jews stir-live are alway, delivered unto name's sake, bccanse they know red up the devout and honourable death for Jesus' sake. .. women, and the chiet men of the then death worketh in us, but life not him that sent me.

John Xvi, 2, 3. They shall put city, and

raised persecution in you. against Paul and Barnabas, and Rev. xiil, 7. And it was given the time corneth, that whosoever

you out of the synagogues; yea, expelled them out of their coasts. unto him to make war with the killeth you will think that ho Rev. 1, 9. I John, who also am saints, and to overcome them; and dooth God service. And the

o tribulation, and in the kingdom kindreds, and tongues, and na- I things will they do unto you, be

cause they have not known tho and patience of Jesus Christ, was tions.

Father, nor me. in the isle that is called Patmos, Rev. xvil, 6. And I saw the

Acts xii, 3. And because he saw for the word of God, and for the woman drunken with the blood of it pleased the Jews, he proceeded testimony of Jesus Christ.

the saints, and with the blood of further to take Pelor also. (Then the martyrs of Jesus: and when I

were the days of unleavened PUT TO THE SWORD. saw her, I wondered with great

bread.) 1 Kings xix, 10. And he (Elijah] admiration. said, I have been very jealous for DISSECTED ALIVE.

Acts xvi, 19-21. And when her the LORD God of hosts: for the

masters saw that the hope of their

Heb. x1, 37. They were stoned, gains was gone, they caught Paul children of Israel have forsaken

and Silas, and drew them into the thy covenant, thrown down thine they were sawn asunder. altars, and slain thy prophets with PERSECUTORS AND THEIR

market place unto the rulers, And

brought them to the magistrates, the sword; and I, even I only, am

PLEAS. left; and they seek my life, to take

saying, These men, being Jewe, It away.

Esther ill, 8. And Haman saia do exceedingly trouble our city. Acts xil

, 1, 2. Now about that anto king Ahasuerus, there is lawful for us to receive, neither to forth his bands to rex certain of and dispersed among the people observe, being Romans. the church. And he killed James in all the provinces of thy king- Acts XXVI, 9. I verily thought the brother of John with the dom; and their laws are diverse with myself, that I ought to do Bword.

from all people, neither keep they many things contrary to the namo

the king's laws; therefore it is not of Jesus of Nazareth. STONED TO DEATH.

for tho king's profit to suffer PERSECUTION DEFEATS 2 Chron. xxlv, 19-21. Yet he sent them.

ITSELF. prophets to them, to bring them Ps. xiv, 4. Have all the workers Acts V, 24, 25, 41, 42. Now, again unto the LORD; and they of iniquity no kuowledge? who when the high priest, and the testified against them: but they eat up my people as they eat captain of the temple and the chief would not give ear. And the bread, and call not upon the priests, heard these things, they Spirit of God came upon Zechariah LORD.

doubted of them whereunto this the son of Jehoiada the priest, Jer. xxvi, 19-24. Did Hezekiah would grow. Then came one and which stood above the people, king of Judah and all Judab put told them, saying, Behold, the and said unto them, Thus saith him at all to death? did he not men whom yo put in prison are God, Wby transgress ye the com- fear the LORD, and besought the standing in the temple, and mandments of the Lord, that yo LORD, and the LORD repented him teaching the people. And they cannot prosper? Because ye lave of the evil which he had pro- departed from the presence of the forsaken the LORD, he hath also nounced against them?

Thus council, rejoicing that they were forsaken you. And they come might we

procure great evil counted worthy to suffer shaine spired against bim, and stoned against our souls. And there was for his name. And daily in the him with stones at the command. also a man that prophesied in the temple, and in every house, they ment of the king, in the court of name of the LORD, Urijah the son ceased not to teach and preach the house of the LORD. of Shemaiah of Kirjath-jearim,

Jesus Christ.
who prophesied against this city,
SLAIN IN VARIOUS WAYS.

Acts viil, 4. Therefore they that and against this land, according ió were scattered abroad went every Acts xxii, 4, 5. And I persecuted l all the words of Jeremiah: Andl where preaching the word.

as far

shall say.

Acts xl, 19, 20. Now they which were disobedient, and rebelled my sake and the gospel's, tho were scattered abroad upon the against thoe, and cast thy law be- same shallove it. persecution that arose about hind their backs, and slew thy

Mark x, 29, 30. And Jesus angStephen travelled

as prophets, which testifled against wered and said, Verily I say unto Phenice, and Cyprus, and An- them to turn them to thee; and

you, There is no man that hath tioch, preaching the word to none they wrought great provocations. left house, or brethren, or sisters, but unto the Jews only. And Therefore thou deliveredst them some of them were men of Cyprus into the hand of their enemies, children,'or lands, for my sake,

or father, or mother, or wife, or and Cyrene, which, when they who vexed them: and in the time and the gospels, But he shali were come to Antioch, spake unto of their trouble, when they cried receive an hundred-fold now in the Grecians, preaching the Lord anto thee, thou heardest them this time, houses, and brethren, Jesus.

from heaven; and, according to and sisters, and mothers, and Acts xiv, 4-7. But the multitude thy manifold mercies, thou gavest children, and lands, with perseof the city was divided: and part them saviours, who saved them cutions; and in the world to como held with the Jews, and part with out of the hand of their enemies. eternal life. the apostles. And when there But after they had rest, they did

Luke vi, 22, 23. Blessed aro ye was an assault made both of the evil again before thee: therefore Gentiles, and also of the Jews, leftest thou them in the hand of when men shall hate you, and with their rulers, to use them der their enemies, 80 that they had when they shall separate you from spitefully, and to stone them, the dominion over them: yet when their company, and shall reproach They were ware of it, and fled they returned, and cried unto you, and cast out your name

as evil, for the Son of man's sake, unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of thee, thou heardest them from Lycaonia, and unto the region heaven; and

many times didst Rejoice ye in that day, and leap that lieth round about:

for joy; for, behold, your reward is thou deliver them, according to And

great in heaven: for in the like there they preached the gospel. thy mercies. Gal. 1, 23, 24. But they had Luke xi, 50, 51. That the blood

manner did their fathers unto the

prophets. heard only, that he which pershed from the foundation of the of all the prophets, whlch was

Luke ix, 24. For whosoever will secuted us in times past, now

save his life shall lose it: but whopreacheth the faith which once he world, may be required of this destroyed. And they glorified generation; From the blood of soever will lose his life for my God in me.

Abel, unto the blood of Zacharias, sake, the same shall save it.

which perished between the altar Luke xii, 11. And when they Phil. i, 12-14. But I would ye and the temple: verily I say unto bring you unto the synagogues and should understand, brethren, that you, It shall be required of this unto magistrates, and powers, the things which happened unto generation.

take ye no thought how or what me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; So that

Matth. xxlil, 35, 36. That upon thing ye shall answer, or what yo my bonds in Christ are manifest you may come all the righteous in all the palace, and in all other

blood shed upon the earth, from Luke xxl, 14, 16. Settle it thereplaces; And many of the breth- the blood of righteova Abel unto fore in your hearts, not to meditate ren in the Lord, waxing confident the blood of Zacharias, son of before what ye sball answer: For by my bonds, are much more bola Barachias, whom ye slew between I will give you a mouth and wisto speak the word without fear.

the temple and the altar. Verily dom, which all your adversaries 2 Tim. ii, 9. Wherein I suffer sball come upon this generation. I say unto you, all these things shall not be ablo to gainsay nor

resist. trouble, as an evil-doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not Rev. xvi, 5-7. And I heard the

John xvi, 1. These things have bonnd.

angel of the waters say, Thou art I spoken unto you, that ye should

righteous, O Lord, which art, and not be offended. FORBIDDEN BY GOD. wast, and shalt bé, because thon Acts xx, 24. But none of these Prov. xxiv, 15. Lay not wait, o hast judged thus: For they have things move me: neither count I wicked man, against the dwelling shed the blood of saints and pro- my life dear unto myself, so that of the righteous; spoil not his phets, and thou hast given them I might finish my course with resting-place.

blood to drink; for they are joy, and the ministry which I Matth. xxill, 30-32. And say, it worthy. And I heard another bave received of the Lord Jesus, we had been in the days of our

out of the altar say, Even so, Lord to testify the gospel of the grace fathers, we would not have been God Almighty, true and righteous of God. partakers with them in the blood are thy judgments.

Acts xxl, 12, 13. And when we of the prophets. Wherefore ye

heard these things, both we, and be witnesses unto yourselves, that SUFFERERS SUPPORTED BY HIM. they of that place, besought him ye are the children of them which

Matth. v, 10, 11. Blessed are not to go up to Jerusalem. Then killed the prophets. Fill ye up they which are persecuted for Paul answered, What mean ye to then the measure of your fathers. righteousness' sake: for theirs is weep and to break mine heart? Acts xxii, 7, 8. And I fell unto the kingdom of heaven. Bless

for I am ready not to be bound the ground, and heard a voice ed are yo, when men shall revilo only, but also to die ąt Jerusalem saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why you, and persecute you, and shall for the name of the Lord Jesus. persecutest thon me? And I an- say all manner of evil against you Rom. v, 3, 4. And not only so, swered, Who art thou, Lord? And falsely, for my sake.

but we glory in tribulations also: he said unto me, I am Jesus of

Matth. x, 38, 89. And he that knowing that tribulation worketh Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. taketh not his cross, and follow- patience; And patience, experiPUNISTI ED BY GOD.

eth after me, is not worthy of mo. ence; and experience, hope.

Ho that findeth his life shall lose Rom. vill, 18. For I reckon, that Deut. xxx, 7. And the LORD thy it; and be that loseth his life for the sufferings of this present time God will put all these curses upon my sake shall find it.

are not worthy to be compared thine enemies, and on them that

Mark vill, 85. For whosoever with the glory which shall be rebate theo, which persecuted thee. will save his life shall lose it; but vealed in us. Neh. ix, 26-28. Nevertheleas ihoy I whosoever shall lose his life for 2 Cor. 1, 8-7. Blessed bo God, even the father of our Lord Jesus of sin for a season; Esteeming deliver you up to the councils, Christ, the father of mercies, and the reproach of Christ greater and they will scourge yua in their and the God of all comfort. Who riches than the treasures in synagogues: But when they per. comforteth us in all our tribula- Egypt: for he had respect unto secute you in this city, flee ye into tion, that we may be able to com- the recompence of the reward. another; for verily I say unto you, fort them which are in any trouble, 1 Peter 1, 6,7. Wherein ye great- Ye shall not have gone over the by the comfort wherewith we ly rejoice, though now for a season cities of Israel, till the Son of man ourselves are comforted of God. (if need be) ye are in heaviness be come. For as the sufferings of Christ through manifold temptations: Acts xiii, 51, 52. But they shook abound in us, so our consolation That the trial of your faith, being off the dust of their feet against also aboundeth by Christ. And much more precious than of gold them, and came unto Icouium. whether we be afflicted, it is for that perisheth, though it be tried and the disciples were filled with your consolation and salvation, with fire, might be found unto joy, and with the Holy Ghost. which is effectual in the endaring praise and honour and glory at of the same sufferings which we the appearing of Jesus Christ,

2 Cor. xi, 32. In Damascus the also suffer: or whether we bo

governor under Aretas the king

1 Peter iii, 14-17. But and if ye kept the city of the Damascenes comforted, it is for your consola- suffer for righteousness sake, with a garrison, desirous to apof you is stedfast, knowing, that happy are ye: and be not afraid prehend me; And through a win

of their

terror, neither be troubled; | dow in a basket was I let down by as yo are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ve be also of the But sanctify the

Lord God in the wall, and escaped his hands.

your hearts: and be ready always consolation.

to give an answer to every man 2 Cor. Iv, 8, 9. We are troubled that asketh you a reason of the DELIVERANCES. on every side, yet not distressed; hope that is in you with meek- Ps. Ixxii, 14. He shall redeem we are perplexed, but not in desness and fear: Having a good their soul fromdeceitand violence; pair; Porsecuted, but not forsaken; conscience; that, whereas they and precious shall their blood be cast down, but not destroyed. speak evil of you, as of evildoers, in his sight. Phil. 1,7, 28-30. Even as it is accuse your good conversation in they may be ashamed that falsely

Jer. xxvi, 16-19, 24. Then said meet for me to think this of you Christ. For it is better, if the the princes and all the people all, because I have you in my will of God be so, that ye suffer unto the priests, and to the proheart; inasmuch as both in my for well-doing, than for evil-doing. die: for he hath spoken to us in

phets, This man is not worthy to bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, yo all

1 Peter iv, 12-14, 16-19. Beloved, the name of the LORD our God. are partakers of my grace. And

think it not strange concerning Then rose up certain of the in nothing terrified by your

the flery trial which is to try you, elders of the land, and spake to all adversaries: which is to them an

as though some strange thing the assembly of the people, sayevident token of perdition, but to happened unto you: But rejoice, ing, Micah the Morasthite proyou of salvation, and that of God.

inasmuch as ye are partakers of phesied in the days of Hezekiah For unto you it is given in the

Christ's sufferings; that, when his king of Judah, and spake to all behalf of Christ, not only. to be- glory shall be revealed, ye may be the people of Judah, saying, Thus liere on him, but also to suffer glad also with exceeding joy. It saith the Lord of hosts, Zion shall for his sake; Having the same

ye be reproached for the name of be plowed like a field, and Jeru. conflict which ye saw in me, and Christ, happy are ye; for the salem shall become heaps, and now hear to be in me.

Spirit of glory and of God resteth the mountain of the house as the

upon you: on their part he is evil high places of a forest. Did Phil. ii, 17, 18. Yea, and if I be spoken of, but on your part he is Hezekiah king of Judah and all offered upon the sacrifice and ser- glorified. Yet if any man suffer Judah put him at all to death? dlu vice of your faith, 1 joy, and re

as a Christian, let him not be joice with you all. For the same ashamed; but let him glorify God the LORD, and the LORD repented

he not fear the LORD,and besought cause also do yo joy, and rejoice on this behalf. For the time is him of the evil which he had prowith me.

come that judgment must begin at nounced against them? Thus 2 Thess. I, 4, 5. So that we our- the house of God: and if it first be might we procure great evil selves glory in you in the churches gin at us, what shall the end be of against our souls. Nevertheless of God, for your patience and them that obey not the gospel of the band of Abikam the son of faith in all your persecutions and God? And if the righteous scarcoly Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that tribulations that endure; be saved, where shall the ungodly they should not give him into the Which is a manifest token of the and the sinner appear? Wherefore hand of the people to put him to righteous judgment of God, that let them that suffer according to death. ye may be counted worthy of the the will of God commit the keepkingdom of God, for which yeing of their souls to him in well

2 Cor. 1, 9, 10. But we had the also suffer. doing, as ninto a faithful Creator.

sentence of death in ourselves,

that we should not trust in our2 Tim. il, 10-13. Therefore I en- Rev. vil, 14. These are they which dure all things for the elect's came out of great tribulation. ...

Bolres, but in God which raiseth sakes, that they may also obtain

the dead; Who delivered us from

PERSECUTION TO BE the salvation which is in Christ

so great a death,and doth deliver:

AVOIDED Jesus with eternal glory. It is

in whom we trust that he will get a faithful saying: For if we be 1 Kings xix, 3. And when he deliver us. dead with him, we shall also live saw that, he arose, and went for

2 Tim. ill, 10, 11, But thou hast with him: If 'we suffer, we shall his life, and came to Beersheba, fully kuown my doctrine, manner also reign with him: if we deuy which belongeth to Judabs, and left of life, purpose, faith, long-sufferhim, he also will deny us: If we his servant there.

ing, charity, patience, Persecubeliere not, yet he abileth faith- Matth. x, 16, 17, 23. Behold, I send tions, afflictions, which came unto ful: he cannot deny himself. you forth as sheep in the midst of me at Antioch, at Iconlum, at

Heb. xi, 25, 26. Choosing rather wolves: be ye therefore wise as Lystra; what persecutions I en to sutfer athletinn with the people serpents and harmless as doves. dured:' but out of them all the God, than to enjoy the pleasures But beware of men; for they wili | Lord delivered me.

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PRAISE AND PRAYER

1. GOD ALONE TO BE PRAISED. Ps. xlviil, 1. Great is the LORD, I saying, Blessed be the glory of the

1 Chron. xvi, 7-9, 23, 24, 28, 29. and greatly to be praised in the LORD from his place. Then on that day David delivered city of our God, in the mountain

Luke il, 13. And suddenly there first this psalm, to thank the of his holiness.

was with the angel a multitude of LORD, into the hand of Asaph and Ps. Ivii, 5, 11. Be thou exalted, the heavenly host praising God, his brethren. Give thanks uuto o God, above the heavens; let thy and saying. the LORD, call upon his name, glory be above all the earth. Be make known his deeds among the thou exalted, O God, above the

BY SAINTS. people. Sing unto him, sing heavens; let thy glory be above P8. xxii, 23. Ye that fear the psalms unto him, talk.ye of all bis all the earth.

LORD, praise him: all ye the seed wondrous works. Sing unto the

Ps. lxvi, 1, 2. Make a joyful of Jacob, glorify him; and fear LORD, all the earth, shew forth noise unto God, all ye lands. him, all ye the seed of Ísrael. from day to day his salvation. Sing forth the honour of his name; Declare his glory among the make his praise glorious.

Ps, xxx, 4. Sing unto the LORD, beathen; his marvellous works

O ye saints of his; and give thanks among all natious.

Ps. Ixviii, 32. Sing unto God, ye at the remembrance of his holi

Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the peo- | kingdoms of the earth; o sing ness. ple, give unto the Lord glory and praises unto the LORD. Selah.

Ps. cxill, 1. Praise ye the LORD. strength. Give unto the LORD Ps. Ixxii, 19. And blessed be his Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, the glory due unto his name: glorious name for ever: and let the praise the name of the LORD. bring an oifering, and come before whole earth be filled with his

Ps. cxviii, 2-4. Let Israel now him: worship the LORD in the glory. Amen, and Amen.

say, that his mercy endureth for beauty of holiness.

P3. lxxxix, 52. Blessed be the ever. Let the house of Aaron 1 Chron. xxix, 10, 18. Where-Lord for evermore. Amen, and now say, that his mercy endureth fore David blessed the LORD be- Amen.

for ever. Let them now that fear fore all the congregation: and Ps. xcvi, 7. Give unto the LORD, the LORD say, that his mercy enDavid said, Blessed be thou, Lord o ye kindreds of the people, give dureth fur ever. God of Israel our father, for ever unto tho LORD glory and Ps. CXXXV, 19--21, Bless the and ever. Now therefore, our strength.

LORD, O house of Israel: bless the God, we thank thee, and praise

P3. ci, 1. I will sing of mercy LORD, O house of Aaron: Bless thy glorious name.

and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, the LORD, 0 house of Levi: ye that Neh. ix, 5. Then the Levites, will I sing.

fear the Lord, bless the LORD. Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hash- Ps. ciii, 1, 22. Bless the LORD, which dwelleth at Jerusalem.

Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, abniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, She- my soul; and all that is within me, Praise ye the LORD. baniah, and Pethabiah, said, viess bis holy name. Bless the Stand up and bless the LORD LORD, all bis works, in all places

Ps. cxl, 13. Surely the righteous your God for ever and ever; and of his dominion: bless the LORD, O

shall give thanks unto thy name; blessed be thy glorious name, my soul.

the upright shall dwell in thy which is exalted above all blessing and praise.

Ps. cv, 1. O give thanks unto

presence. the LORD; call upon his name:

P3. cxlvii, 12. Praise the LORD, Ps. viii, 9... O Lord our LORD; make known

his deeds among the 0. Jerusalem; praise thy God, o how excellent is thy name in all people.

Zion. the earth!

BY ALL. P8. ix, 11. Sing praises to the God, above the

heavens, and thy give ear. O'ye princes: I, even i P3. cviii, 5. Be thou exalted, o

Judges v, 3. Hear, 0 ye kings; LORD, which dwelleth in Zion; glory above all the earth.

re among the people his doings.

Eph. v, 20. Giving thanks al- will sing unto the LORD; I will Ps. xxl, 13.

ways for all things unto God and sing praise to the Lord God of Be thou exalted, the Father in the name of our

Israel. LORD, in thine uwn strength: 80 Lord Jesus Christ.

Ps. vii, 17. I will praise the will we sing and praise thy

LORD according to his righteouspower.

GOD PRAISED BY ANGELS. ness; and will sing praise to the P3, xxix, 1, 2. Give unto the

18. cili, 20. 21. Bless the LORD,

name of the LORD most high. LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the ye his angels, that excel in

Ps. 1x, 1, 2. I will praise, thee, O LORD glory and strength. Give strength, that do his command- Lord, with my whole heart; I will unto

the LORD the glory due unto ments, hearkening unto the voice shew forth all thy, marvellons his pame; worship the Lord in of his word. Bless ye the Lord, works. I will be glad and rejoice the beauty of holiness.

all ye bis hosts; ve ministers of his in thee::I will sing praise to thy P3. xli, 13. Blessed be the LORD that do bis pleasure.

name, O thou most High. God of Israel from everlasting, Ps. cxlvili, 1, 2. Praise ye the

P8. xxxiv, 2. My soul sball make and to everlasting. Amen, and LOR, Praise ye the LORD from her boast in the LORD: the humble Amen.

the heavens: praise him in the shall hear thereof, and be glad. Ps. xlvii, 1, 6. O clap your heights. Praise ye him, all his Ps. II, 15. O LORD, open thou my hands, all ye people; shout unto angels: praise ye him, all his lips; ant my mouth shall shew God with the voice of triumph. hosts.

forth thy praise. Sing prais s to God, sing praises: Ezek. iil, 12. Then the spirit Ps. Ivi, 10. Iu God will I praiso siog praises untu vur King, sing took me up, and I heard behind his wori : in the LORD will I praise praises.

mo a voice of a great rushing, his word.

Ps. loll, 7.8. My heart is fixed, among the heathen, his wonders Ps. cxllx, 1. Praise yo the LORD. O God, my heart is fixed; I will among all people.

Sing unto the LORD & new song, sing and give praise. Awake up, P8. cxxxviti, 1. I will praise thee and his praise in the congregation my glory; awake, psaltery and with my whole heart: before the of saints. harp: I myself will awake early.

gods will I sing praise unto thee. Neh. xl, 17. And Mattaniah the Ps. lx, 17. Unto thee, O my Ps. cxlvi, 1, 2. Praise ye the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the strength, will I sing: for God is LORD. Praise the LORD, © my son of Asaph, was the principal to my defence, and the God of my soul. While I live will'i praise begin the thanksgiving in prayer: mercy,

the LORD: I will sing praises unto and Bakbukiah the second among P8. lxvi, 4. All the earth sball my God while I have any being.

his brethren, and Abda the son of worship thee, and shall sing unto

Shammua, the son of Galal, the son thee; they shall sing to thy name. LORD a new song, and his praise

Isa. xlil, 10-12. Sing unto the of Jeduthun. Selah. from the end of the earth, yo that

AND IN HEAVEX. Ps. Ixix, 34. Let the heaven and go down to the sea, and all that is earth praise him, the seas, and therein; the Isles, and the inhabl- Praise God in his sanctuary: praise

Ps. al, 1. Praise ye the LORD. every thing that moveth therein.

tants thereof. Let the wilderness him in the firmament of his power. Ps. Ixxi, 14. But I will hope con- and the cities thereof lift up their tinually, and will yet praise thee voice, the villages that Kedar doth

Rev. vil, 11, 12. And all the angels more and more.

inhabit; let the inhabitants of the stood round about the throne, and Ps. xcvi, 1. O sing unto the rock sing, let them shout from the about the elders and the four LORD a new song, sing unto the top of the mountains. Let them beasts, and fell before the throne LORD, all the earth.

give glory unto the LORD, and de- on their faces, and worshipped clare his praise in the islands,

God, saying, Amen: Blessing, and Ps. cviii, 1-3. O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise,

Jer. 11, 10. The LORD hath

glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiv.

ing, and honour, and power, and even with my glory. Awake, brought forth our righteousness: might, be unto our God for ever psaltery and harp; I myself will come, and let us declare in Zion and ever, Amen. awake early. I will praise thee, the work of the LORD Our God.

Rev. xls, 1. And after these O LORD, among the people; and I will sing praises unto thee among IN PUBLIC WORSHIP.

things I heard a great voice of

much people in heaven, saying, the nations,

Ps. 1x, 14. That I may show forth Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and all ye natious: praise him, all ye daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in our God.

Ps. cxvil, 1. O praise the LORD all thy praise in the gates of the honour, and power, unto the Lord people.

thy salvation. Ps. cxviii, 28. Thou art my God,

REASONS OF PRAISE. and I will praise thee; thou art my an even place: in the congrega- put their trust in thee rejoice: let

P3. XXVI, 12. My foot standeth in

Ps. v, 11. But let all those that God, I will exalt thee.

tions will I bless the LORD. Ps. exix, 7, 171. I will praise thee

them ever shout for joy, because with uprightness of heart, when I

Ps. XXXV, 18. I will give thee thou defendest them: let them shall have learned thy righteous thanks in the great congregation: also that love thy

name be joyful judgments. My lips shall atter I will praise thee among much in thee. praise, when thou hast taught me people.

Ps. xxxiil, 1. Rejoice in the thy statutes.

Ps. Ixvill, 26. Bless ye God in the LORD, O ye righteous, for praise is Ps. cxxxvill

, 4. All the kings of congregations, even the LORD, from comely for the upright. the earth shall praise thee, of the fountain of Israel.

P8.1, 23. Whoso offereth praise LORD, when they hear the words Ps. Ixxxix, 6. And the heavens glorifieth me: and to him that of thy mouth.

shall praise thy wonders, O LORD; ordereth his conversation aright Ps. cxlv, 5, 6. I will speak of the thy faithfulness also in the congre- will I shew the salvation of God. glorious honour of thy majesty, gation of the saints.

Ps. liv, 6. I will freely sacrifice and of thy wondrous works. And Ps. cvii, 32. Let them exalt him unto thee: I will praise thy name, men shall speak of the might of also in the congregation of the LO LORD, for it is good. thy terrible acts; and I will de- people, and praise him in the as

Ps. Ixill, 3. Because thy lovingclare thy greatness. sembly of the elders.

kindness is better than life, my P3. cl, 6. Let every thing that Ps. cix, 30. I will greatly praise lips shall praise thee. hath breath praise the LORD. the LORD with my mouth; yea, I Praiso ye the LORD. will praise him among the multi- praise thee,

P3. lxvii, 3-7. Let all the people tude.

God; let all the

people praise thee. 0 let the ON EARTH.

Ps. cxxxiv, 1-3. Behold, bless ye nations be glad, and sing for joy: 2 Sam. xxii, 50. Therefore I will the LORD, all ye servants of the for thou shalt judge the people give thanks unto thee, O LORD, I LORD, which by night stand in the righteously, and govern the naamong the heathen, and I will house of the LORD. Lift up your tions upon earth. Selah. Let the sing praises unto thy name.

hands in the sanctuary, and bless people praise thee, O God; let all Ps. xxxiv, 3. O magnify the Leaven and earth, bless theo out shall the earth, yield her increase;

the LORD. The LORD that made ihe people praise thee. Then Lord with me, and let us exalt his

of Zion, name together.

and God, even our own God, shall Ps. Ivii, 9. I will praise thee, Lord. Praise ye the name of the all the ends of the earth shall fear

Ps. cxxxv, 1--3. Praise yo the bless us. God shall bless us; and sing unto thee among the nations. LORD; praise him, 0 ye servants of him. the LORD. Ye that stand in the

Ps. Ixxl, 16. My mouth shall P3. XCV,

Let us come before house of the LORD, in the courts of shew forth thy righteousness and his presence with thanksgiving, the house of our 'God, praise the thy salvation all the day; for I and make a joyful noise unto him Lord; for the LORD ts good: sing know not the numbers thereof. with psalms.

praises unto his name; for it is Ps. Ixxxix, 1, 2. I will sing of the Ps. xcvi, 8. Declare his glory pleasant.

mercies of the LORD for ever; witb

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