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out God, ye people, &c. Come and unto the Lord, for he is good, for his hear, all ye that fear God; and I mercy endureth for ever. Who can will declare what he hath done for utter the mighty acts of the Lord ? : my sonl. I cried, &c. Blessed be Who can shew forth all his praise ? God, which hath not turned away my &c. Then believed they his words; prayer, nor his mercy from me.-Ps. they sang his praise, they soon forgat Ixvi. 1, 2.4.8.16, 17.20. lxxxi. 1. his works, &c.-Ps. cvi. 1, 2. 12, 13.

Sing unto God, sing praises unto cxlvii. 1. his name ; extol him that rideth upon Ogive thanks unto the Lord, for the heavens, &c. A Father of the he is good, &c. Let the redeemed of fatherless, &c.-Ps. Ixviii. 4, 5. the Lord say so, whom he hath re

I will praise the Lord with a song, deemed, &c. O that men would praise and will magnify him with thanks- the Lord, &c. let them exalt him also giving: this also shall please the in the congregation of the people, and Lord better than an ox, &c.--Ps. praise him in the assembly of the lxix. 30, 31.

elders. Whoso is wise, and will ob: By thee have I been holden up from serve these things, even they shall the womb : my praise shall be con- understand the loving-kindness of the tinually of thee, &c. My mouth shall Lord.-Ps. cvii. 1, 2. 6. 8. 15. 21. 31, shew forth thy righteousness, and thy 32. 43. cxxxv. 1-5. cxviii. 1, &c. salvation all the day.-Ps. lxxi. 6. I will praise the Lord with my 15. 24.

whole heart, in the assembly of the We will not hide them from their upright, and in the congregation.children : shewing to the generation Ps. cxi. 1. lxxxvi. 12. to come the praises of the Lord, &c. Praise ye the Lord; praise, ( ye -Ps. Ixxviii. 4. lxxxix. 1. : servants of the Lord, &c. from the

It is a good thing to give thanks rising of the sun, unto the going down unto the Lord ; and to sing praises of the same, the Lord's name is to be unto thy name, O Most High: to praised.-Ps.cxiii. 1.3. cxxxv. 1-3. shew forth thy loving-kindness in the Ixviii. 32. morning, and thy faithfulness every · Not unto us, O Lord; not unto us : night.-Ps. xcii. 1, 2.

but unto thy name give glory, &e. ; O come, let us sing unto the Lord; But we will bless the Lord from this let us make a joyful noise to the rock time forth, and for evermore.--Ps. of our salvation : let us come before cxv. 1. 18.. his presence with thanksgiving, &c. I believed, therefore have I spoken. Ps. xcv. 1, 2. xcvi. 1, 2. c. 1, 2. -Ps. cxvi. 10. * Sing unto the Lord a new song, for At midnight I will rise to give he hath done marvellous things : his thanks unto thee, because of thy right hand and his holy arm hath righteous judgments. Seven times a gotten him the victory, &c. Ps. day do I praise thee, because of thy xcviii, 1, 2. cv.. .

righteous judgments. -- Ps. cxix. * Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all 62. 164. that is within me bless his holy name, If it had not been the Lord who &c. and forget not all his benefits. was on our side, we had been swalWho forgiveth all thy iniquities, who lowed up quick (or alive).-Ps.cxxiv. healeth all thy diseases, &c.-Pg.ciïi. 1, &c. 1-4. 22.

O give thanks unto the Lord, for I will sing unto the Lord as long he is good, &c. O give thanks unto as I live: I will sing praise to my the God of gods, for his mercy enGod while I have my being.-Ps. dureth for ever. ( give thanks to civ. 33. cxlvi: 2.

- the Lord of lords.-Ps.cxxxvi. 1-3. 26. Praise ye the Lord : O give thanks I will praise thee with my whole

heart : before the gods will I sing eth the times and the seasons. He praise unto thee, &c. for thy lovingremoveth kings, and setteth up kings: kindness and for thy truth, &c. be giveth wisdom unto the wise, &c. Ps. cxxxviii, 1, 2.

He revealeth the deep and secret I will praise thee, for I am fearfully things, &c. I thank thee, and praise and wonderfully made, &c. - Ps. thee, O thou God of my fathers, who cxxxix. 14.

· hast given me wisdom and might, and · I will extol thee, my God, O King: hast made known unto me now what and I will bless thy name for ever and we desired of thee; for thou hast ever, &c. Great is the Lord, and now made known unto us the king's greatly to be praised : and his greatmatter. Dan. ii. 19-23. ness is unsearchable. I will speak of Nebuchadnezzar, when his underthe glorious honour of thy Majesty, standing returned to him, blessed and and of thy wondrous works; and praised God.-Dan. iv. 34. 37. men shall speak of the might of thy When Christ had healed the two terrible acts, and I will declare thy blind men, they spread abroad his greatness; they shall abundantly fame in all that country.--Matt. ix. utter the memory of thy great good- 30, 31. Luke v. 25. xviii. 43. " ness, &c. Thy saints shall bless Mary, upon the promise made to thee; they shall speak of the glory her, praiseth God: my soul doth of thy kingdom, and talk of thy magnify the Lord, &c. The heavenly power ; to make known to the sons host praised God, saying, Glory to of men his mighty acts, and the God in the highest, and on earth glorious majesty of his kingdom. peace, &c. Simeon took up Jesus, Ps. cxlv. 1-3.5—7.10-12. and blessed God, and said, &c. Anna

Praise, &c. for it is good to sing the prophetess coming in at that inpraises unto our God : for it is plea- stant, gave thanks likewise unto the sant: and praise is comely, &c. Praise Lord.-Luke i. 46, &c. ii. 13, 14. the Lord, o Jerusalem : praise thy 28, 29. 36. 38. God, o Zion.-Ps. cxlvii. 1. 12. Christ said unto the man out of

All persons and things called upon whom he had cast devils, Return to to praise the Lord.--- Ps. cxlviii. thine own house, and shew how great cxlix. cl.

things God hath done unto thee. The church's song prophesied of, And he went his way, and published which she shall sing in the day of her throughout the whole city, how great glory. Isa. xii.

. .. things, &c.-Luke viii. 38, 39., O Lord, thou art my God; I will When Christ had healed ten lepers, exalt thee: I will praise thy name, one of them turned back, and with a for thou hast done wonderful things, loud voice glorified God, and fell &c.--Isa. xxv. 1. xxvi.

down on his face at his feet, giving Sing unto the Lord a new song, &c. him thanks. And Jesus answering, The Lord shall go forth as a mighty said, Were there not ten cleansed ? man, &c.—Isa. xlii. 10. 13, &c. .. but where are the "nine? There are

This people have I formed for my- not found that returned to give glory self ; they shall shew forth my praise; to God save this stranger.-Luke xvii. but thou hast not called upon me, &c. 12. 14—18. -Isa. xliii. 21, 22. . . . The whole multitude of the dis

Give glory to the Lord your God, ciples began to rejoice, and to praise before he cause darkness, &c. Jer. God with a loud voice, for all the xii. 16.

mightyworks that they had seen; Daniel said, Blessed be the name saying, Blessed be the King, that of God for ever and ever ; for wis- cometh in the name of the Lord, &c. dom and might are his, and he chang- Jesus said, &c. If these should hold

their peace, the stones would cry out, forteth us in all our tribulations, that &c.-Luke xix. 37, 38. 40.

we may be able to, &c. You also . And they continuing daily with helping together, by prayer for us : one accord in the temple, &c. did eat that for the gifts bestowed upon us their meat with gladness, and with by the means of many persons, thanks singleness of heart, praising God. may be given by many on our behalf. Acts üi. 46, 47. Luke xxiv. 52, 53. --2 Cor. i. 3, 4. 11.

When the lame man was healed, Now thanks be unto God, which he stood up, and entered with them always causeth us to triumph in into the temple, walking, and leaping, Christ; and maketh manifest the and praising God.-Acts ii. 8, 9. savour of his knowledge by us in · We cannot but speak the things every place.--2 Cor. ii. 14. which we have seen and heard. We having the same spirit of faith, Acts iy. 20.

&c. and therefore speak, &c. All He took bread, and gave thanks to things are for your sakes, that the God in presence of them all. -- abundant grace might, through the Acts xxvii. 35.

thanksgiving of many, redound to the Having therefore obtained help of glory of God.--2 Cor. iv. 13. 15. God, I continue unto this day Acts Being enriched in every thing to all xxvi. 22.

bountifulness, which causeth through Paul and Silas being in prison, sang us thanksgiving to God : for the adpraises to God, that the prisoners ministration of this service not only heard.---Acts xyi. 24, 25.

supplieth the want of the saints, but · Who shall deliver? I thank God, is abundant also by many thanksthrough Jesus Christ our Lord.- givings unto God; whilst by the exRom. vii. 24, 25. i

periment of this ministration they O the depth of the riches, both of glorify God for your professed subthe wisdom and knowledge of God! jection unto the gospel of Christ. How unsearchable are his judgments! 2 Cor. ix. 11–13. and his ways past finding out! For, God, and our Father, to whom be who hath known the mind of the glory for ever and ever, Amen. They Lord? Or who hath been his coun- glorified God in me.--Gal. i. 4,5. 24. sellor, or who hath first given to him, Blessed be the God and Father of &c. For of him, and through him, our Lord Jesus Christ, which hath and to him, are all things; to whom blessed us with all spiritual blessings, be glory for ever, Amen.Rom. xi. &c. that we should be to the praise 33-36.

of his glory, &c. I also, &c. cease He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, not to give thanks for you, &c. for he giveth God thanks.-Rom. xiv. 6. Eph. i. 3. 12. 15, 16.

To God only wise be glory, through Unto him that is able to do exceedJesus Christ, for ever, Amen.-Rom. ing, &c. unto him be glory in the xvi. 27.

church, by Christ Jesus.-Eph. iii. · I thank my God always on your 20, 21. jeg behalf, for the grace of God which - Speaking to yourselves in psalms, is given you, &c.—1 Cor. i. 4. &c. giving thanks always for all

I will sing with the spirit, and I things unto God, and the Father, in will sing with the understanding also, the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. - Cor. xiv. 15.

Eph. v. 19, 20. Col. iii. 16. The sting of death is sin, &c. But I thank my God upon every rethanks be to God, which giveth us membrance of you. --Phil. i. 3. the victory, through our Lord Jesus. 1 Thess. i. 2. 2 Tim. i. 3. I Cor. xv. 56, 57.

Be careful for nothing ; but iu Blessed be God, &c. who com- every thing, by prayer and supplica

tion with thanksgiving, let your re- Sanctify the Lord God in your quests be made known, &c. Now hearts; and be ready always to give unto God and our Father be glory for an answer to every man that asketh ever and ever, Amen.--Phil. iv. 6. 20. you a reason of the hope that is in • We give thanks to God, and the you with meekness and fear, 1 Pet. Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, &c. iii. 15. Since we heard of your faith, &c. · If any man speak, let him speak as Giving thanks unto the Father, who the oracles of God, &c. that God in hath made us meet to be partakers of all things may be glorified, through the inheritance of the saints.—Col. i. Jesus Christ, to whom he praise and 3. 9. 12. 1 Thess. i. 2, 3. . dominion for ever and ever, Amen. - - In the faith, &c. abounding therein 1 Pet. iv. 11. v. 11.

with thanksgiving.-Col. ii. 7. i ; Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, • Be ye thankful. And whatsoever to him be glory both now and for ye do, in word or deed, do all in the ever. 2 Pet. iii. 18. name of the Lord Jesus Christ: giving Now unto him that is able, &c. to thanks to God and the Father by the only wise God our Saviour, be him.-Col. iii. 15. 17.

glory and majesty, dominion, &c. Continue in prayer, and watch in Jude 24, 25. the same with thanksgiving -Col.iv.2. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to re

For this cause also thank we God ceive glory, and honour, and power ; without ceasing, because when ye for thou hast created all things, &c. received the word of God, &c. Rev. iv. 11. 1 Thess. ii. 13.

And they sung a new song, Thou - In every thing give thanks; for this art worthy, &c. for thou wast slain, is the will of God in Christ Jesus &c. Worthy is the Lamb which was concerning you...1 Thess. v. 18. slain, to receive power, and riches,

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who and wisdom, and strength, and hohath enabled me, &c. who was before nour, and glory, and blessing, &c. a blasphemer, &c. Now unto the Unto him that sitteth on the throne, King eternal, immortal, invisible, the and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. only wise God, be honour and glory, Rev, v. 9. 12, 13. vii. 11, 12. . for ever and ever, Amen.- 1 Tim. i. The four and twenty elders, &c. 12, 13. 17. . .

worshipped God, saying, We give Every creature of God is good, and thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, nothing to be refused, if it be re- &c.-Rev. xi, 16, 17. ceived with thanksgiving.-1 Tim. iv.4. - Fear God, and give glory unto

By him therefore let us offer the him.-Rev. xiv. 7. sacrifice of praise to God continually; And they sing the song of Moses, that is, the fruit of our lips; giving &c. saying, Great and marvellous are thanks (or confessing) to his name, thy works, Lord God Almighty, &c. &c.-Heb. xiii. 15. 21. Ps, cxvi. 17. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and

Is any merry? Let him sing psalms. glorify thy name? For thou only art -James v. 13.

holy, &c.-Rev. xv. 3, 4. Blessed be the God and Father of Salvation, and glory, and honour, our Lord Jesus Christ, which, accord- and power unto the Lord our God; ing unto his abundant mercy, hath for true and righteous are his judgbegotten us again anto a lively hope, ments, &c. And again, &c. Praise &c.- Pet: i. 8. I'm oli our God, all ye his servants, and ye

Ye are a chosen generation, &c. that fear him, both small and great. that ye should shew forth the praises Rev. xix. 1, 2. 5. 7. of him who hath called you, &c.1 Pet. ii. 9

Sect. VII. To fear God alone, and - God is our refugo, &c. therefore · , none else : the Arguments for it. will we not fear though the earth be 1. Not to fear any else: or other be carried, &c.-Ps. xlvi. 1, &c.

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In God I have put my trust: I will FEAR' not, Abram : I am thy shield, not fear what flesh can do unto me.thy exceeding great reward.—Gen. Ps. Ivi. 4. 11. xv. 1.

The righteous, &c. shall not be God appeared unto Isaac the same afraid of evil tidings, &c.—Ps. cxii. night, and said, I am the God of 6-8. Abraham thy father, fear not, for I The Lord is on my side, I will not am with thee, &c.-Gen. xxvi. 24. , fear what man can do unto me.

Moses said to Israel, Fear not; Ps. cxyiij. 6, 7. for God is come to prove you, that Be not afraid of sudden fear, neihis fear may be before your faces, ther of the desolation of the wicked &c.—Exod. xx. 20.

when it cometh : for the Lord shall If thou shalt say in thine heart, be thy confidence,&c.-Prov.iii. 25, 26. These nations are more than I, how The righteous are as bold as a lion. can I dispossess them ?. Thou shalt -Prov. xxviii. 1. not be afraid of them ; but shalt well The fear of man bringeth a snare.remember, what the Lord thy God Prov. xxix. 25. did unto Pharaoh, &c. Thou shalt Take heed and be quiet ; fear not, not be affrighted at them: for the neither be faint-hearted; for the two Lord thy God is among you; a tails, &c.—Isa. vii. 4, &c. mighty God and terrible, &c.--Deut.. Say ye not a confederacy, &c. neivii. 17, 18. 21. xx. 1.

ther fear ye their fear, nor be afraid, Be strong, and of a good courage ; &c.—Isa. viii. 12. vii. 3—6. fear not, nor be afraid of them ; for Say to them that are of a fearful the Lord thy God, he it is that doth heart, Be strong, fear not: behold go with thee, he will not fail thee, your God will come.- Isa. XXXV. 4. nor forsake thee.-Deut. xxxi. 6. 8. Fear thou not, for I am with thee : Josh. i. 5-9.

be not dismayed, for I am thy God, Nehemiah feared not, when the &c. fear not, I will help thee, &c. enemy designed to make him afraid, Fear not, thou worm, Jacob, and ye and sin, &c.—Neh. vi, 10, &c. men of Israel, I will help thee, saith

I will not be afraid of ten thou- the Lord.—Isa. xli. 10. 13, 14. . sands of people that have set them- Thus saith the Lord that created selves against me round about. — thee, O Jacob, &c. Fear not, for I Ps. iii. 6, 7. 2 Chron, xx. 15–17. have redeemed thee, &c. when thou

I will both lay me down in peace, pasgest through the waters, I will be and sleep; for thou, Lord, only with thee.--Isa. xliii. 1, 2.5. makest me dwell in safety.-Ps. iv. 8. . Fear ye not, neither be afraid :

Yea, though I walk through the have not I told thee? &c. Is there valley of the shadow of death, I will a God besides me? &c.-Isa. xliv. 2. 8. fear no evil : for thou art with me, Hearken unto me ye that know &c.-Ps. xxiii. 4.

righteousness, &c. Fear ye not the The Lord is my light, and my sal- reproach of men, neither be ye afraid vation, whom shall I fear? The of their revilings ; for the moth shall Lord is the strength of my life, of eat them, &c. I am he who com„whom shall I be afraid ? &c. Though forteth you. Who art thou, that thou an host should encamp against me, shouldest be afraid of a man that my heart shall not fear, &c.-Ps. shall die ; and of the son of man, xxvii. 1. 3.

who shall be made as grass ; and

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