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5 Great is our Lord, and of great power :

His understanding is infinite. 6 The LORD lifteth


the meek: He casteth the wicked down to the ground. 7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving ;

Sing praise upon the harp unto our God : 8/Who covereth the heaven with clouds, Who prepareth rain for the earth,

Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. 9 He giveth to the beast his food,

And to the young ravens which cry. 10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse :

He taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him,

In those that hope in his mercy. 12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem;

Praise thy God, o Zion. 13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates;

He hath blessed thy children within thee. 14 He maketh peace in thy borders,

And filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. 15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon

earth: His word runneth very swiftly. 16 He giveth snow like wool:

He scattereth the hoar frost like ashes. 17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels :

Who can stand before his cold? 18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them :

He causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow. 19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob,

His statutes and his judgments unto Israel. 20% He hath not dealt so with


nation: And as for his judgments, they have not known them.

Praise ye the LORD.

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the LORD. Praise


the LORD from the heavens : Praise him in the heights. 2 Praise ye him, all his angels :

Praise ye him, all his hosts. 3 Praise ye him, sun and moon :

Praise him, all ye stars of light. 4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, And


waters that be above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the name of the LORD:

For he commanded, and they were created. 6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever:

He hath made a decree which shall not pass. 7 Praise the LORD from the earth,

Ye dragons, and all deeps : 8 Fire, and hail ; snow, and vapour;

Stormy wind fulfilling his word : 9 Mountains, and all hills;

Fruitful trees, and all cedars : 10 Beasts, and all cattle;

Creeping things, and flying fowl : 11 Kings of the earth, and all people;

Princes, and all judges of the earth: 12 Both young men, and maidens :

Old men, and children: 13] Let them praise the name of the LORD: For his name alone is excellent;

His glory is above the earth and heaven. 14 He also exalteth the horn of his people,

The praise of all his e rints;
Even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him.

Praise ye the LORD.


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SE the LORD.
Sing unto the LORD a new song,

And his praise in the congregation of saints. 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him :

Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 3 Let them praise him in the dance:

Let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. 4 For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people:

He will beautify the meek with salvation. 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory : Let them sing aloud upon

their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,

And a two-edged sword in their hand ; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen,

And punishments upon the people ; 8 To bind their kings with chains,

And their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute upon them the judgment written :

This honour have all his saints.
Praise ye the LORD.



the LORD.
Praise God in his sanctuary :

Praise him in the firmament of his power. 2 Praise him for his mighty acts :

Praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet :

Praise him with the psaltery and harp. 4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance :

Praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals :

Praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. 6 Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD.

Praise ye the LORD.


For the Several Parts of

Public Worship ;

With others for

Social, Family, and Private Devotion,

And for



The Hymns marked “I” and “II,” at each opening, are appointed for Public Worship in the Church; and respectively for the First Part of the service, after the Prayer of Confession, and for the Second Part, after the Reading of the Psalter; according to the Classification at the end of the book. They are also used in social, Sunday-school, and private worship, at discretion.

The remaining Hymns at each opening, under the title “FOR SOCIAL AND PRIVATE WORSHIP,” are not used in the regular public service. They comprise three classes, which, so far as they occur on any one page, are generally placed in the following order, but without marked divisions :-(1.) Hymns most suitable for the chapel services of Lecture and Prayer-meeting; (2.) Those more especially suited to the devotions of the Family and the Sunday-school; (3.) Those strictly adapted to private devotion.

A few set devotional Songs for Children are placed together at the end of the book; but not as the only ones to be used by them. It is an excellent practice to make children familiar, in the family and the Sunday-school, with the standard Hymns of the Church, as well as with the Creed and Catechism.

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