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And while I hail Thy love divine,
J. C. BACH.
Gracious LORD GOD, rouse us to watch, that we be prepared, when Thy Son comes, with rejoicing to welcome Him; and Thee, with guileless spirit, to worship; through our Saviour, Thy beloved Son, Thine Anointed. Amen. J. C. BACH.
PSALM Xviii. I. I will love Thee, O LORD, my strength; the LORD is my strong rock, and my defence, my Saviour, my GOD, and my might, in Whom I will trust, my buckler, the horn also of my salvation, and my refuge.
2. I will call upon the LORD, Which is worthy to be praised; so shall I be safe from mine enemies.
3. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the overflowings of ungodliness made me afraid.
4. The pains of hell came about me; the snares of death overtook me,
5. In my trouble I will call upon the LORD, and com, plain unto my God.
6. So shall He hear my voice out of His Holy Temple; and my complaint shall come before Him, it shall enter eyen into His ears.
7. The earth trembled and quaked, the very foundations also of the hills shook, and were removed, because He was wroth.
13. The LORD also thundered out of heaven, and the Highest gave His thunder, hail-stones, and coals of fire,
16. He shall send down from on high to fetch me, and shall take me out of many waters.
21. Because I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not forsaken my GOD.
[50. For this cause will I give thanks unto Thee, O LORD, among the Gentiles, and sing praises unto Thy Name.]
216 MACFARREN, V. I.
217 OUSELEY, vv. I, 2, 50, Amen.
PSALM CXviii. 14. The LORD is my strength and my song, and is become my salvation.
15. The voice of joy and health is in the dwellings of the righteous: [the right hand of the LORD bringeth mighty things to pass.]
16. The right hand of the LORD hath the pre-eminence ; the right hand of the LORD bringeth mighty things to pass. [17. I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
18. The LORD hath chastened and corrected me; but He hath not given me over unto death.
19. Open me the gates of righteousness, that I may go into them, and give thanks unto the LORD.
20. This is the gate of the LORD, the righteous shall enter into it.
21. I will thank Thee for Thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
22. The same stone which the builders refused is become the head-stone in the corner.]
23. This is the LORD's doing: and it is marvellous in our eyes.
24. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25. [Help me now, O LORD;] O LORD, send us now prosperity.
26. Blessed be He that cometh in the Name of the LORD; [we have wished you good luck, ye that are of the house of the LORD.
28. Thou art my GOD, and I will thank Thee; Thou art my GOD, and I will praise Thee.]
29. O give thanks unto the LORD, [for He is gracious, and His mercy endureth for ever.]
219 CROFT, vv. 14, 15, 24-26, 29.
220 Goss, vv. 14-21, 28. Hallelujah. Amen. 221 W. H. Monk, vv. 14, 19, 22, 24. Hallelujah. Amen.
222 LONGHURST, vv. 14, 28, 29. Hallelujah.
228 NOVELLO, vv. 14, 15, 24.
224 Oakeley, vv. 24–26, 28, 29.
225 REAY, vv. 24, 28.
226 H. SMART, VV. 14, 17, 29.
PSALM CXxlvii. 12. Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem, praise thy GOD, O Sion.
ISAIAH xlix. 23. For kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and queens thy nursing mothers.
PSALM xlviii. 7. As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of our GOD: GOD upholdeth the same for ever. xxi. 13. Be thou exalted, LORD, in Thine own strength : so we will sing and praise Thy power.
228 Greene, Psalm cxlvii. 12.
229 PURCELL, Psalm cxlvii. 12; Isaiah xlix. 23.
PSALM xlvi. I. GOD is our hope and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea.
3. Though the waters thereof rage and swell, and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same. [4. The rivers of the flood thereof shall make glad the city of GOD.]
5. GOD is in the midst of her, therefore shall she not be removed: GOD shall help her, [and that right early.
6. The heathen make much ado, and the kingdoms of the earth are moved: but GOD hath shewed His voice, and the earth shall melt away.]
231 ALDRICH, VV. 1–6, 1.
PSALM 1xxiv. 1. O GOD, wherefore art Thou absent from us so long? why is Thy wrath so hot against the sheep of Thy pasture?
2. O think upon Thy congregation, whom Thou hast purchased and redeemed of old.
3. Think upon the tribe of Thine inheritance, and mount Sion wherein Thou hast dwelt.
I. O GOD, wherefore art Thou absent from us so long? BLOW.
283 OUSELEY, VV. I, 2.
REVELATION Vii. 9. I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and kindreds, and people, which stood before the Throne, clothed with white robes, and palms were in their hands.
ro. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, Hallelujah ; Salvation to our GOD, Which sitteth on the Throne, and unto the Lamb.
13. And I heard a voice, saying, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
14. These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb.
15. Therefore are they before the Throne of GOD, and serve Him day and night in His temple.
II. And all the angels who stood round the Throne, and the elders, with the four beasts, fell down before the Throne, and worshipped GOD, saying, Hallelujah.
12. Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. Hallelujah.
235 BOYCE, v. 12.
REVELATION i. 1o. I was in the Spirit on the LORD'S
xix. 1. And I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying Hallelujah; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the LORD our GOD.
2, 3. For true and righteous are His judgments: and again they said, Hallelujah.
4. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down, and worshipped GOD that sat on the Throne, saying, Amen; and again they said, Hallelujah.
5. And a voice came out of the Throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great.
6. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Hallelujah; for the LORD GOD Omnipotent reigneth.
7. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb is come. Hallelujah.
PSALM iii. I. LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise against me.
2. Many one there be that say of my soul, there is no help for him in his GOD.
3. But Thou, O LORD, art my defender; Thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.
4. I did call upon the LORD with my voice, and He, heard me out of His holy hill [of Zion].
5. I laid me down and slept, and rose up again, for the LORD sustained me.
6. I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people, that have set themselves against me round about.
7. Up, LORD, and help me, O my GOD, for Thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek-bone; Thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
[8. Salvation belongeth unto the LORD, and Thy blessing is upon Thy people.]
238 BLOW, v. 7.
239 J. H. CLARKE, VV. 1–5.
240 EBDON, Vv. 4, 5.
241 Greene, vv. 1, 3-5, 8. Hallelujah. Amen.
242 Kent, vv. 1–3, 8.
248 PATTISON, vv. 4–8.
244 STEVENSON, VV. 1, 2, 1, 3–6, 8.
PSALM XXIX. 4. The voice of the LORD is mighty in operation: the voice of the LORD is a glorious voice.
xlvi. II. The LORD of Hosts is with us: the GOD of Jacob is our refuge.