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! Tealms. English. 1769.
LUXE Xxiv. 44.
All things must be fulfilled which were written
HEB. xi. 32. 40.
David, Samuel, and the Prophets-
A NEW EDITION, CORRECTED.
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ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS
Of the different Editions of this Book. FORMER Editions are prefaced with a "Difcourfe on the right way of fitting "the Pfalms of David for Chriftian Wor
fhip" wherein a plain account is given of the Author's general conduct in this imitation of the Pfalms, with evident and convincing arguments to fupport it.
Of choofing or finding the Pfalm.. The perufal of the whole book will acquaint every reader with the author's me thod; and by confulting the Index at th end, he may find Hymns very proper fo many occafions of the Chriftian life and worship; tho' no copy of David's Pfalter can provide for all, as I have fhewn in the Preface to the large Edition.
Or, if he remembers the first line of an Pfalm, the Table of the First Lines at the beginning of the book, will direct where to find it.
Or, if any fhall think it beft to fing all the Pfalms in order in churches or families, A 2
may be done with profit; provided thofe Pfalms be omitted that refer to fpecial occurrences of nations, churches, or fingle Chriftians.
Of dividing the Pfalms.
If the Pfalm be too long for the time or custom of finging, there are paafes in many of them, at which you may properly reft; Or, you may leave out those verses which are included in crotchets , without difurbing the fense: or in fome plates you may begin to fing at the paife.
Do not always confine yourselves to fix ftanzas, but fing feven or eight, rather than confound the fenfe, and abuse the Pifalin in felemin worship.
ALL ye that love the Lord rejoice page 299 Almighty Ruler of the skies Amidst thy wrath remember love eAmong th' affemblies of the great
And will the God of grace
Among the princes earthly gods
Are all the foes of Zion fools
Are finners now fo fenfelefs grown
76 156 163 157
my gracious God
y Awake, ye faints, to praife your King 169
BEHOLD the lofty sky
h Behold the morning fun
11 Behold the fure foundation-stone Behold thy waiting servant, Lord Blefs, O my foul, the living God Bleft are the fons of peace
Bleft are the fouls that hear and know
Bleft are the undefil'd in heart
the man, for ever bleft
Bleft is the man whofe bowels move
CHILDREN in years and knowledge young 66
Come, children, learn to fear the Lord
Come let our voices join to raise
Come found his praise abroad
Confider all my forrows, Lord