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610 *ISAIAH xlix. 13. Sing, o heavens, and be joyful, o earth; break forth into singing, O mountains, for the LORD hath comforted His people, and will have mercy upon His afflicted.*
14. But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my LORD hath forgotten me.
15. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb ? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget Thee.
li. 1. Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn.
2. Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
3. For the LORD shall comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places, and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving and the voice of melody. Amen.
Boyce. * Sometimes sung as a separate Anthem. 611 Lucas, Isaiah xlix. 13; li. 3,
612 PSALM XXX, 4. Sing praises to the LORD, O ye saints of His: give thanks unto Him for a remembrance of His holiness.
xxxiii. 5. He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
xcvi. 8. Ascribe unto the LORD the honour due unto His Name; bring presents, and come into His courts.
xviii. 31. For who is God, but the LORD ? or who hath any strength, except our God?
cxiii. 4. The LORD is high above all people, and His glory above the heavens.
xxxii. 12. Be glad, o ye righteous, and rejoice in the LORD: be joyful, all ye that are true of heart. Hallelujah.
613 *Psalm xix. 1. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth His handy-work.
2. One day telleth another, and one night certifieth another.
3. There is neither speech nor language, but their voices are heard among them.*
4. Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words into the ends of the world.
5. In them hath He set a tabernacle for the sun, which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
[9. The fear of the LORD is clean and endureth for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
10. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold : sweeter also than honey, and the honeycomb.
11. Moreover, by them is thy servant taught : and in keeping of them there is great reward.]
*REVELATION xv. 3. Great and marvellous are Thy works, LORD God Almighty; just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of saints !
[4. Who shall not fear Thee, O Lord, and glorify Thy name ? for Thou only art holy; for all nations shall come and worship before Thee; for Thy judgments are made manifest.]
iv. II. Thou art worthy, O LORD, to receive glory and honour and power; for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created. Hallelujah.
sung as a separate Anthem.
617 Psalm xciii. 1. The LORD is King, and hath put on glorious apparel; the LORD hath put on His apparel and girded Himself with strength.
2. He hath made the round world so sure that it cannot be moved.
3. Ever since the world began hath Thy seat been prepared ; Thou art from everlasting.
4. The floods are risen, O LORD, the floods have lift up their voice, the floods lift up their waves.
5. The waves of the sea are mighty, the waves rage horribly: but yet the LORD, Who dwelleth on high, is mightier.
6. Thy testimonies, O LORD, are very sure: holiness becometh Thine house for ever. Amen.
Blow, Boyce, GADSBY, Ouseley.
618 PSALM xviii. 47. The LORD liveth, and blessed be my strong helper, and praised be the God of my salvation.
48. Even the God that seeth that I be avenged, and subdueth the people unto me.
49. It is He that delivereth me from my cruel enemies, and setteth me up above mine adversaries : Thou shalt rid me from the wicked man.
50. For this cause will I give thanks unto Thee, O LORD, among the Gentiles, and sing praises unto Thy Name.
51. Great prosperity giveth He to His Anointed, and to His seed for evermore. Amen.
Boyce. 619 PSALM xxv. 15. Turn Thee unto me, O LORD, and have mercy upon me, for I am desolate and in misery.
16. The sorrows of my heart are enlarged ; O bring Thou me out of my troubles.
17. Look upon my adversity and misery, and forgive me all my sin.
18. Consider mine enemies, how many they are, and they bear a tyrannous hate against me.
19. O keep my soul, and deliver me ; let me not be confounded, for I have put my trust in Thee.
Boyce. 620 Blow, v. 17. 621 Blow, vv. 18, 19. 622 Boyce, vv. 15-17, 19. 623 J. L. HOPKINS, LANGDON, 15-17.
Psalm xcix. 1. The LORD is King, be the people never so impatient : He sitteth between the Cherubims, be the earth never so unquiet.
[2. The LORD is great in Sion, and high above all people. 3. They shall give thanks unto Thy Name, which is great, and wonderful, and holy.
5. O magnify the LORD our God, and fall down before His footstool for He is holy.]
JEREMIAH xlvii. 6. O thou sword of the LORD, put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest and be still.
PSALM XX. 7. Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the Name of the LORD our GOD.
cxlvii. 14. He maketh peace in our borders, xlvi. 9. And causeth wars to cease in all the world.
cvii. 31. O that men would therefore praise the LORD for His goodness, and declare the wonders that He doeth for the children of men.
32. That they would exalt Him also in the congregation of the people, and praise Him in the seat of the elders. Hallelujah.
Boyce. 625 Croft, vv. 1-3, 5. Hallelujah. 626 W. KING, vv. 1-3. Hallelujah.
PSALM xxxiv. 15. The eyes of the LORD are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers.
16. But the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil.
17. The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth them, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
(19. Great are the troubles of the righteous : but the LORD delivereth him out of all.]
8. O taste and see how gracious the LORD is : blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.
NARES. 628 C. WOOD, vv. 15, 19.
629 PSALM cxxxiii. 1. Behold, how good and joyful a thing it is, brethren, to dwell together in unity.
[2. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down unto the beard, even unto Aaron's beard, and went down to the skirts of his clothing.]
3. It is like the dew of Hermon, which fell upon the hill of Sion.
4. For there the LORD promised His blessing, and life for evermore.
[c. 4. For the LORD is gracious, His mercy is everlasting: and His truth endureth from generation to generation.
3. O go your way into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise : be thankful unto Him, and speak good of His Name.]
cxxii. 7. Peace be within Thy walls, and plenteousness within Thy palaces.
8. For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will wish thee prosperity. Hallelujah. Amen.
[cxxxiv. 6. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and praise the LORD.)
NARES. 630 BAILDON, COWARD, Vv. 1, 3, 4. [Amen.) 631 BATTISHILL, V. 1, 3, 4; C. 4, 3. Hallelujah. Amen. 632 Blow, CHILD, H. CLARKE, W. H. GLADSTONE, JEKYLL,
Ouseley, B. ROGERS, WHITFELD, v. 1-4. [Hallelujah.
Amen.) 633 EBDON, vv. I, 3, 4, 1. 634 STEVENSON, vv. 1-4; cxxxiv. 6; cxxii. 7, 8, 7. Amen.
A PRAYER. Hide not Thou Thy face from us, O LORD, nor cast away Thy servants in Thy displeasure, for we confess our sins unto Thee, and our unrighteousness have we not hid. LORD, lift Thou up the light of Thy countenance upon us; so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life. Amen.