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Lord : praise him, and magnify Oye Mountains and Hills, bless him for ever.

ye the Lord: praise him, and Oye Waters, that be above the magnify him for ever. firmament, bless yethe Lord: praise

0 ail ye Green Things upon him, and magnify him for ever. the Earth, bless ye the Lord :

O all ye Powers of the Lord, praise him, and magnify him for bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.

O ye Wells, bless ye the Lord: Oye Sun and Moon, bless ye praise him, and magnify him for the Lord: praise him, and magnify ever. him for ever.

O ye Seas and Floods, bless O ye Stars of Heaven, bless ye ye the Lord : praise him, and magthe Lord: praise him, and magnify nify him for ever. him for ever.

o ye Whales, and all that move O ye Showers and Dew, bless in the waters, bless ye the Lord : ve the Lord: praise him, and praise him, and magnify him for magnify him for ever.

ever. 0 ye Winds of God, bless ye O all ye Fowls of the air, bless the Lord: praise him, and magnify ye the Lord : praise him, and maghim for ever.

nify him for ever. O ye Fire and Heat, bless ye O all ye Beasts and Cattle, bless the Lord: praise him, and magnify ye the Lord : praise him, and maghim for ever.

nify him for ever. O ye Winter and Summer, bless O ye Children of Men, bless ye ye the Lord: praise him, and the Lord: praise him, and magnify magnify him for ever.

him for ever. O ye Dews and Frosts, bless ye let Israel bless the Lord : the Lord : praise him, and magnify praise him, and magnify him for him for ever.

ever. O ye Frost and Cold, bless ye Oye Priests of the Lord, bless the Lord: praise him, and mag- ye the Lord: praise him, and magnify him for ever.

nify him for ever. O ye Ice and Snow, bless ye the Oye Servants of the Lord, bless Lord: praise him, and magnify ye the Lord: praise him, and maghim for ever.

nify him for ever. Oye Nights and Days, bless ye O ye Spirits and Souls of the the Lord: praise him, and mag- Righteous, bless ye the Lord: nify him for ever.

praise him, and magnify him for Oye Light and Darkness, bless ever. ye the Lord: praise him, and O ye holy and humble Men of magnify him for ever.

heart, bless ye the Lord : praise O ye Lightnings and Clouds, him, and magnify him for ever. bless ye the Lord : praise him, and 0 Ananias, Azarias, and Mi. magnify him for ever.

sael (n), bless ye the Lord : praise O let the Earth bless the Lord: him, and magnify him for ever. yea, let it praise him, and magnify Glory be to the Father, &c. him for ever.

As it was in the beginning, &c. (nts Ananias, Azarias, and Misacl,"i.e." Shadrac!, Meshach, and Abednego," Dan.i. 7.

Or else this Psalm; ercept it be on the NineIN THE EVENING SERVICE,

teenth Day of the Month, when it is read either

in the ordinary course of the Psalms. The Song of the blessed Virgin Mary, (after

Psalm xcviii. (0) the Annunciation, that she should be the Mother of the Messiah.)

O sing unto the Lord a new

song: for he hath done marvelLuke i. 46.

lous things. My soul doth magnify the Lord: 2 With his own right hand, and and my spirit hath rejoiced in God with his holy arm: hath he gotten my Saviour.

himself the victory. 47 For he hath regarded : the 3 The Lord declared (P) his lowliness of his handmaiden. salvation : his (9) righteousness

48 For, behold, from hence- hath he openly shewed in the forth : all generations shall call sight of the heathen. me blessed.

4. He hath remembered his 49 For he that is mighty hath mercy and truth toward the house magnified me: and holy is his of Israel: and all the ends of the Name.

world have seen the salvation of 50 And his mercy is on them

our God. that fear him: throughout all ge- 5 Shew yourselves joyful unto nerations.

the Lord, all ye lands: sing, re51 He hath shewed strength joice, and give thanks. with his arm : he hath scattered 6 Praise the Lord upon the the proud in the imagination of harp: sing to the harp with a their hearts.

psalm of thanksgiving. 52 He hath put down the 7 With trumpets also and mighty from their seat: and hath shawms : 0 shew yourselves joyexalted the humble and meek. ful before the Lord the King.

53 He hath filled the hungry 8 Let the sea(r) make a noise, with good things: and the rich he and all that therein is : the round hath sent empty away.

world, and they that dwell 54 He remembering his mercy, therein. hath holpen his servant Israel: as 9 Let the floods clap their he promised to our forefathers, hands, and let the hills be joyful Abraham and his seed, for ever. together before the Lord: for he

Glory be to the Father, &c. cometh to judge the earth.
As it was in the beginning, &c. 10 With righteousness shall he

(0) A spirited triumphal Hymn, upon “ demonstrated the assistance he could some signal instance of God's assistance. Dr. Hammond thinks it an abridgment of (9) v. 3. “ His righteousness," i.e. “in the Song of Moses, in Exod. xv. after the “ protecting those who trust in him;" or destruction of the Egyptians, about 1490 “ (D. & M. from Poole), his faithfulness years before our Saviour's birth, which is “ in accomplishing his great Promise of much earlier than any heathen composition “ sending the Messiah." now in being. The note in D'Oyly and (r) v. 8. “ Let the sea, &c.” Highly Mant is, “The Prophet, transported by poetical to call upon the inanimate parts “the Spirit into the times of the Messiah, of the creation to join in praising God. " speaks in this Psalm of the great De- Similar instances occur Ps. xcvi. 17. and “ liverance, as already effected.

Ps. cxlviii. 3, 4, &c. and see Ps. Ixv. 14. (p) v. 3. “ Declared his salvation," i.e.

“ give.”

judge the world: and the people 70 As he spake by the mouth with equity.

of his holy prophets : which have Glory be to the Father, &c. been since the world began ; As it was in the beginning, &c. 71 That we should be saved

from our (x) enemies: and from

the hand of all that hate us; Then shall be read the Second Lesson, taken out of the New Testament. And

72 To perform the (y) mercy after that,

promised to our forefathers : and IN THE MORNING SERVICE, to remember his holy covenant ; The Hymn following ; except when that 73 To perform the oath which shall happen to be read in the Chapter for

he sware to our forefather Abrathe Day, or for the Gospel on Saint John

ham: that he would give us; Baptist's Day. Luke i. 68.(s)

74 That we being delivered out

of the hand of our (x) enemies : BLESSED be the Lord God of might serve him without fear, Israel: for he hath visited and 75 In holiness and righteousness redeemed his people;

before him : all the days of our life. 69 And hath raised

up a 76 And thou, Child, shalt be mighty (t) salvation for us: in called the Prophet of the Highest; the (u) house of his servant David; for thou shalt go(2) before the

(s) The Hymn of Zacharias, the father forgiveness and eternal life. And when of John the Baptist, on the circumcision Abraham so far obeyed God's commandof his son. It occurs again in the Gospel ment as to take the knife to sacrifice his for St. John the Baptist's day. Post. only son to God, God swore by himself,

(t) 0.69.“ Mighty,” or rather “ Horn as a reward for his obedience, that “ in his of." So B. T.“ Horn" signifies a kingdom, “ (Abraham's) seed should all the nations denoting strength and exaltation. Kidder " of the earth be blessed.” See Gen. xxii. 16.

10. to 18. God had made him the like (u) v. 69.“ House," i.e.“ family." The promise before, Gen. xii. 3. See post, 69. Messiah was to be of the lineage of David. note on Mal.ji. . Jer. xxiii. 5. post,

“ Behold the days (z) v. 76. “Go before.” It was to John u come, saith the Lord, that I will raise the Baptist that Isaiah refers in ch. xl. 3. “ unto David a righteous Branch; and a “ The voice of him that crieth in the " King shall reign and prosper, and shall “ wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the “ execute judgment and justice in the “ Lord, (Hebr. Jehovah,) &c." And he is “ earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, the messenger to whom Malachi refers, “ and Israel shall dwell safely. And this ch. iii. l. “Behold I will send

my messen“ is the name whereby he shall be called, “ger, and he shall prepare the way before “the Lord (Hebr.Jehovah) our Righteous


and the Lord (Hebr. Adonai, not “ dess." See also Jer, xxx. 8, 9. One of “ Jehovah,) whom ye seek (i. e. the Mesthe common appellations of our Saviour, “ siah) shall suddenly come to his temple, accordingly, was “the Son of David.” “ &c.” Mal. iv. 5, 6. gives him the appel

(2) 0.71. 74. “ Enemies," i. e. “ Satan lation of Elijah the prophet, from the cor" and our spiritual enemies.” Kidder 18. respondence of their characters, and de

(v) 0.72, 73. Immediately after the Fall, scribes his office to be,“ to turn the heart God promised that “ the Seed of the “ of the fathers to their children, and the “ woman should bruise the Serpent's “ heart of the children to their fathers," to "head,” (Gen. iii. 15.) intimating, (though produce peace, and unanimity. This was obscurely, and in a manner probably not to be his mode of preparing a way for the then distinctly understood,) that some Messiah, by correcting the minds and dis. future descendant of Eve should so far positions of the people. See post, 36. note destroy the effect of Adam's disobedience, on Matt. xi, 10. as to give mankind the chance of complete



face of the(a) Lord to prepare his | 3 O go your way into his gates ways;

with thanksgiving, and into his 77 To give knowledge of sal- courts with praise: be thankful vation unto his people: for the re- unto him, and speak good of his mission of their sins,

Name. 78 Through the tender mercy 4 For the Lord is gracious, his of our God: whereby the(6)Day- mercy is everlasting: and his truth spring from on high hath visited endureth from generation to ge

neration. 79 To give (c)light to them that Glory be to the Father, &c. sit in darkness, and in the shadow As it was in the beginning, &c. of death : and to(d) guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.


The Song of Simeon, (upon his seeing the
Or this Psalm.

Infant Jesus ;)
Psalm c. (e)

Luke ii. 29.
O BE joyful in the Lord, all

ye lands: serve the Lord with glad | Lord, now (g) lettest thou thy ness, and come before his

presence servant depart in peace: accord

ing to thy word. 2 Be ye sure that the Lord he 30 For mine eyes have seen: is God; it is he that hath made thy (h) salvation. us and not we ourselves: we are 31 Which thou hast prepared : his people, and the sheep of his before the face of all people; pasture.

32 To be a (i) light to lighten

with a song

(a) v. 76. “ The Lord,” i.e. “ Christ.” foretels his coming to the temple they were And yet according to Is. xl. 3. it was the then building, he says, “ In this place will way of Jehovah he was to prepare: the I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts. person therefore here called the Lord” Haggai ii. 9.” Part of the song of the is there called “ Jehovah." See Bellar- heavenly host on our Saviour's birth was, mine de Christo, lib. i. c. 7. p. 315. “ on earth peace.” And one of the pe

(b) v. 78. “ Day-spring." He is called, culiarities of Christianity is, that it inculMal. iv. 2. “ The Sun of Righteousness, cates meekness, forbearance, forgiveness “ with healing in his wings.

of injuries, and whatever has a tendency (c) v. 79. “ To give light, &c." Isaiah, to prevent or terminate dissension. speaking prophetically of the times of the (e) A Hymn, supposed to be used by the Messiah, says, “ the people that walked in Priest, at the sacrifice of such peace offer“ darkness have seen a great light; they ings as were by way of thanksgiving. See “ that dwell in the Land of the Shadow of Levit. vii. 11, 12. “ Death, upon them hath the light shined.” (g) v. 29. “ Now, &c." It had been “ reIsaiah ix. 2.

“ vealed to him by the Holy Ghost, that (d) v. 79. To guide, &c.” This was to “ he should not see death before he had be the nature of his office, not (as the Jews seen the Lord's Christ. Luke ïi. 26.” expected) to lead them to temporal (h) v.30.“ Salvation.” The name“ Jesus" honours. According to Isaiah xi. 5. was given him, because he was to save his

Righteousness was to be the girdle of people from their sins. Matt. i. 21. “ his loins." In Isaiah ix. 6. he is called (i) v. 32.“ A light." See note, p. 8. on * the Prince of Peace.” And when Haggai | v. 78, 79.

the (k) Gentiles: and to be the 6 Then shall the earth bring glory of thy people Israel.

forth her increase : and God, even Glory be to the Father, &c. our own God, shall give us his

As it was in the beginning, &c. blessing. Or else this Psalm; except it be on the

7 God shall bless us: and all the Twelfth Day of the Month. ends of the world shall fear him. Psalm lxvii. (1)

Glory be to the Father, &c. God be merciful unto us, and As it was in the beginning, &c. bless us : and shew us the light of

Then shall be sung or said the (n) Apostle's his countenance, and be merciful

Creed by the Minister and the People unto us;

standing: except only such days in the 2 That thy (m) way may be Morning Service as the Creed of Saint known upon earth : thy saving

Athanasius is appointed to be read. health among all nations.


BELIEVE in God the Father 3 Let the people praise thee, O Almighty, Maker of heaven and God: yea, let all the people praise earth : thee.

And in Jesus Christ his only 4 O let the nations rejoice and Son, our Lord; Who was conbe glad: for thou shalt judge the ceived by the Holy Ghost, Born folk righteously, and govern the of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under nations upon earth.

Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, 5 Let the people praise thee, 0 dead, and buried: He descended God:

yea, let all the people praise into hell(o); The third day he rose thee.

again from the dead: He ascended

(k) v. 32. “ The Gentiles.” The ap. “ whence he shall come to judge the pellation for all who were not Jews. The quick and the dead; and in the Holy promises to Abraham and Isaac were, “ Ghost, the Holy Church, the remission that in their seed, (not the Jews only, but) “ of sins, and the resurrection of the flesh. all the nations of the earth, should be “ Amen." Anon. on Athanasian Creed, blessed. See Gen. xii. 3.-xviii. 18. 102. cites Bingham orig. Eccl. B. 10. c. 4. xii

. 18.-xxvi. 4.—and xxviii. 14. s. 12. fol. ed. p. 450. and see Pearson on (1) A prayer for peculiar blessings upon the Creed, 57. 157. 181. 225. 334. 351. the Jews, to the end that other nations 371. 389. How long that form had existmight be convinced that their God is the ed is not exactly known. The additions only true God, and so be brought in to were probably made in opposition to parworship him.

ticular heresies and errors of after times. (m) v.2. “ That thy way, &c.” That by (0) “ Hell," not the place of torment, seeing how thy servants are rewarded, all but that of the departed spirits; and (in nations may turn to thee. See Ps. vii. 7. this passage,) that portion of it which was - Ps. xxxii. 7.- Ps.li. 13.

allotted to the good: what our Saviour, (n)“ Apostles' Creed.” It is not to be when upon the cross, called “ Paradise :" understood that this Creed was framed “ To-day shalt thou be with me in Paraby the Apostles, or indeed that it existed “ dise. Luke xxiii. 42.” — 1 Bp. Horsley's as a Creed in their time. Before the Sermons, 387. to 398. and Horsley on year 600 it was no more than this, “ I be- Hosea, 46. “ Hell” is considered as a "lieve in God the Father Almighty: and Saxon word, from “ hillan" or « helan" " in Jesus Christ his only begotten Son, to hide, or from “ holl" a cavern, and our Lord; who was born of the Holy antiently denoted the unseen place of the "Ghost and Virgin Mary, and was cruci

dead. Parkh. Hebr. Lexicon, 709.. It "fied under Pontius Pilate, and was formerly signified no more than the grave. " buried, and the third day rose again Kennett's Paroch. Antiq. 51. See Ps. xvi. " from the dead, ascended into Heaven, 11. Ps. lxxxviii. 2. Ps. cxvi. 3. “ sitteth on the right hand of the Father,

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