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14 He maketh peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.
15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon carth: and his word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth (now like wool: and scattereth the hoar-frost like alhes.
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels : who is able to abide his frost?
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.
19 Hesheweth his word unto Jacob : his statutes and ordinances un to Israel.
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation : neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.
+ Psalm 148. Laudate Dominum.
2 Praise him, all ye angels of his: praise him, all his host. 3 Praise him, fun and moon: praise him, all ye stars and light.
4 Praise him, all ye heavens: and ye waters that are above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the Name of the Lord: for he spake the word
, and they were made, he commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath made them fast for ever and ever: he hath given them a law which shall not be broken.
7 Praise the Lord upon earth : ye dragons and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and vapours: wind and storm fulfilling his word :
9 Mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle: worms and feathered fowls; I He kath me dealt so with any Naiion, &c. It in our esteem, and engage us to poffess them with thanke the privileges which the Jews enjoyed under the fulness, and ute them to the glory of God, and our own Mofaic Dispensation were so strong a motive to gra titude; how much more hould the beings of the + This may be jutly termed the universal Hymn. Gospel be fo to Christians: which as they are not For herein ali Creatures are called upon to celebrate vouchlafed to all People, Mould heighten their value the power, wisdom, and goodocss of God.
11 Kings of the earth and all people: princes and all judges of the world ;
12 Young men and maidens, old men anii childrei, praise the Name of the Lord: for his Name only is excellent and his praise above heaven and earth.
13 He shall exalt the horn of his people, all his faints shall praise him: even the children of Israel, even the people that ferveth him.
of Pfalm 149.' Cantate Domino. Sing unto the Lord a new song: let the congregation of
saints praise him 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him : and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise his Name in the dance : let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp.
4 For the Lord hath pleasure in his people: and helpeth the meek-hearted.
5 Let the faints be joyful with glory: let them rejoice in their beds.
6 Let the praises of God be in their mouth: and a two-edged sword in their hands;
7 To be avenged of the heathen : and to rebuke the people ;
8 To bind their kings in chains: and their nobles with links of iron.
9 That they may be avenged of them, as it is written : Such ; honour have all bis saints.
* Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum. Praise God in his holiness: praise him in the firmament of
This Pfalm is a Song upon some bignal Vi&ory, they made the greatest figure, and gained the most conand some great Exploits done by the Jews, and there- fiderable Vietories. fore it probably relates to the Davidical Times, when • This Pfalm, which is the lait, is all rapture and
2 Praise him in his noble acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3 Praise him in the sound of the trumpet : praise him upon
the lute and harp.
4 Praise him in the cymbals and dances : praise him upon the strings and pipe.
5 Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals: praise him upon the loud cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath : praise the Lord. transport, and seems to have been fenn'd on purpose to design of them all, that is to affift us in prailing God be a concufion of the sacred Songs, to thew what is the in which let us all opite now and for ever more: