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BOOK of PSALMS,

Suited to every Sunday in the Year.

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Psalm XCV. .,

THIS is a proper psalm for public worsliip,
and therefore we always begin our daily ser-
vice with it. Believers are here reminded
to call upon one another, to join in singing the
praises of Jehovah the rock of their salvation; in the
Hebrew it is, Jehovah the rock their Jesus: And the
arguments used to raise their thankfulness to him are
taken from his greatness in creating all things, and
from his goodness to his redeemed: For he is their
Maker, by and in whom they are new created; their
covenant God, who has all his people under his pas-
toral care, being engaged to keep, to seed, and to
guide them, that they may not harden their hearts,
nor sall short of his promised rest.
O happy believer, to whom Jesus stands thus related .
May thy heart be now in tune to join in his praises.
Trust in him, and be-not afraid. Exercise thy saith
in glorifying him, that he may increase it. Rejoice
in his holy name, that thy joy in him may grow and
abound. Unite thy voice with the church, and sing
with courage, as thou art here commanded, that we
may teach and admonish one another in this heavenly
song, and that our Jesus may be exalted in the midil
of us. This should be the end of all our church
meetings: rUid the general assembly and churcb of
the sirst born will meet to carry on the same subject
of praise. Thou wilt never on earth he more like
them, than while thou art ascribing to him all the
glory of thy salvation. Do thy utmost: Sing in t'
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highest note of gratitude, he will ever be above all blessing and praise.

I. f\ COME let us lift up our voice ^ and sing unto the Lord, In Jesus our strong rock rejoice let us with one accord.

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Yea let us come before his face

to give him thanks and praise, In singing psalms unto his grace

let us be glad always. III. Come let us bow unto the Lord,

before him let us fall, And worship him with one accord

the Maker of us all. IV. He is indeed the Lord our God,

for us he doth provide, We are his flock, he doth us seed

his sheep, and he our guide.

Psalm XCVI.

The word Aavent signisies coming, and these sour Sundays before Christmas, were set apart for our meditation upon the coming of Christ in the flelh, and upon his coming at the last day. The psalms which I have chosen treat of both his advents: And they, who are partakers by saith of the benesit of his sirst fining, may look forward to his second, and sing oth with a hope full of glory and immortality.

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