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Ps. cxlix. 5. Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud upon their beds.
Ver. 6. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth.
Isa. xii. 5. Sing unto the Lord, for he hath done excellent things. xxiv. 14. They shall sing for the majesty of the Lord.
xxvi. 19. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust, for thy dew is as the dew of herbs.
xxxv. 6. The tongue of the dumb shall sing.
Ver. 10. The ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with songs, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads. Ch. li. 11. xlii. 10. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth.
Ver. 12. Let them give glory to the Lord, and declare his praise in the islands.
xlviii. 20. Go forth with the voice of singing, the Lord hath redeemed his servant Jacob.
Isa. xlix. 13. Sing O heavens, and be joyful, O earth, for the Lord hath comforted his people. Ch. xiv. 23.—lii. 9.—lv. 12. Ps. cxxvi. 1, 2.
Acts xvi. 25. At midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sung praises to God in the prison.
James v. 13. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
CCXV. The subjects of praise and thanks to God are so many and various that they cannot be enumerated. Let therefore a brief view of the principal of them suffice under the following heads, viz.
God's goodness and mercy, and acts thereof towards mankind. Ps. xvi. 7. I will bless the Lord who hath given me counsel.
Ps. xxviii. 7. The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusted in him and I am helped, therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth, and with my song will I praise him.
xxxiii. 2. Praise the Lord. Ver. 5. The earth is full of his good
xlii. 5. I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
Ivii. 9. I will praise thee, O Lord. Ver. 10. For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. Ps. cviii. 3, 4.
Ixiii. 3. Because thy loving-kindness is better than life my lips shall praise thee. Ver. 5. Ch. cxxxviii. 1, 2.
Ixvii. 1. God be merciful unto us, and bless us, and cause thy face to shine upon us. Ver. 3. And let the people praise thee, O God.
Ixviii. 19. Blessed be the Lord who daily loadeth us with his benefits, even the God of our salvation.
Ver. 35. The God of Israel is he, that giveth strength and power to his people, blessed be God.
Ixxi. 6. By thee have I been holden up from the womb, thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels.
Ver. 8. My praise shall be continually of thee.
Ver. 14. I will hope continually and praise thee more and more. Ver. 23.
Ixxxvi. 12. I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
Ps. lxxxvi. 13. For great is thy mercy toward me, and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
lxxxix. 1. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever. Ver. 2. c. 4. Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Ver. 5. For the Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth to all generations. Ps. cxvii. 1, 2.
ciii. 2. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Ver. S. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases.
cvi. 1. Praise ye the Lord, O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever. Ps. xlvii. 48.-cvii. 1, 8, 15, 21, 31.
Isa. xii. 2. The Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song, he also is become my salvation.
Ver. 4. Praise the Lord, declare his doing among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.
Ver. 5. Sing unto the Lord, for he hath done excellent things.
lxiii. 7. I will mention the loving kindness of the Lord, &c. See also Ps. cxii. 1, 4.-cxv. 12, 18.-cxviii. 19, 21, 28, 29.-cxxxiv. 1, 2, 3.-cxxxv. 2, 3, 14, 19.-cxxxviii. 2, 4.-cxlv. 1, 8, 9.-cxlvi. 1, 8, 10.-cxlviii. 1, 7, 14. Jer. xxxiii. 11.
CCXVI. For Christ. Luke i. 68. Blessed be the God of Israel, for he hath visited and redeemed his people.
Ver. 69. He hath raised up an horn of salvation for us.
ii. 10. The angel said, behold I bring you glad tidings of great joy.
Ver. 11. Unto you is born a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Isa. ix. 6.
Ver. 13. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Ver. 14. Glory to God in the highest, peace and good will toward
Ver. 28. Simeon (at seeing Christ) blessed God.
Ver. 29. And said, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace. Ver. 30. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.
Ver. 31. Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people. Ver. 32. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. Luke ii. 38.-xxiv. 52, 53.
2 Cor. ix. 15. Thanks to God for his unspeakable gift.
CCXVII. For blessings from God by and through Christ. 1 Cor. i. 4. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ.
Ver. 5. That in every thing ye are enriched by him, so that ye come behind in no gift.
xv. 57. Thanks to God who giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Cor. ii. 14. Thanks to God who always causeth us to triumph in Christ.
Eph. i. 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in
Eph. i. 4. According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world.
Ver. 6. And hath made us accepted in the beloved.
1 Pet. i. 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy, hath begotten us again to a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Ver. 4. To an inheritance incorruptible, undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. Rom. i. 8.—vii. 25.
CCXVIII. For God's will revealed. Matt. xi. 25. Jesus said, f thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
CCXIX. For the obedience and faith of Christians, as owing to God. Rom. vi. 17. God be thanked ye have obeyed from the heart, that form of doctrine which was delivered unto you.
2 Cor. viii. 16. Thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
Eph. i. 15. After I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and love to all the saints,
Ver. 16. I ceased not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.
Phil. i. 3. I thank God upon every remembrance of you. 1 Cor. i. 4.
Col. i. 3. We give thanks to God, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ver. 4. Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints.
1 Thess. ii. 13. We thank God without ceasing, because when ye received the word of God, ye received it not as the word of men, but (as it is in truth) the word of God.
iii. 9. What thanks can we render to God for you, for the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before God.
2 Thess. i. 3. We are bound to thank God always for you brethren, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you toward each other aboundeth.
1 Tim. i. 12. I thank Jesus our Lord who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, puittng me into the ministry.
2 Tim. i. 3. I thank God whom I serve with a pure conscience, that without ceasing, I have remembrance of you in my prayers.
2 Cor. ix. 11. God thanked for charitable contributions of saints to others in distress.
CCXX. For God's care of his church. Ps. ix. 11. Sing praises to the Lord which dwelleth in Zion.
Ver. 15. The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made. Ixix. 30. I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. Ver. 35. For God will save Zion.
cii. 16. When the Lord shall build Zion he shall appear in his glory.
Ver. 18. And the people that shall be created shall praise the Lord. cxlvii. 1, 2. Praise the Lord-The Lord doth build up Jerusalem. Ver. 12. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem, praise thy God, O Zion,
Ps. cxlvii. 13. For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates, he hath blessed thy children within thee.
Ver. 14. He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. Ps. cxlix. I to 6. See xli. 9, 10.-cxlvi. 1, 7, 8, 9, 10. Isa. xii. 1, 2.—li. 3.—lx. 6, 8, 9.—lxiii. 7, 8, 9. Jer. xxx. 18, 19. Acts ii. 47.
CCXXI. For God's great and marvellous works. Ps. xxvi. 7. That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell all thy wondrous works. Ps. cxlv. 4, 10.
Ixvi. 1. Make a joyful noise unto God all
Ver. 2. Sing forth the honour of his name, and make his praise glorious.
Ver. 3. Say unto him, how terrible art thou in thy works.
lxxv. Unto thee, O God, we do give thanks, for that thy name is near, thy wondrous works declare.
civ. 1. Bless the Lord, O my soul, O Lord my God, thou art very great, thou art cloathed with honour and majesty.
Ver. 24. How manifold are thy works! in wisdom thou hast made them all.
cvii. 22. Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and declare his works with rejoicing. Ver. 8.
cxi. 1. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, the works of the Lord are great.
Ver. 2. His work is most honourable and pure. Ver. 3.
cxxxix. 14. I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvellous are thy works. Rev. xv. 3.
Ps. cl. 1. Praise the Lord. Ver. 2. Praise him for his mighty acts, praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Ver. 6. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.
cxlviii. 5. Praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.
Isa. xlii. 12. Let him give glory to the Lord, and declare his praise in the islands. See Ps. ix. 1.-xl. 5.-lxviii. 4, 26, 33.-Ixxiii. 28.— lxxviii. 4.-lxxxvi. 8.-xcii. 5.-cv. 5.
CCXXII. For God's marvellous acts upon the bodies and minds of men.
Dan. iv. 34, 37. Nebuchadnezzer praised God for being restored to the use of reason.
Jonah ii. 8, 9. Jonah for his being delivered from the fish.
Luke i. 64. Zacharias for his being restored to the use of his speech.
Isa. xxxviii. 20. Hezekiah praised God for his re covery from sickness. See Ps. cxviii. 19, 21.
CCXXIII. For daily bread. Deut. viii. 10. When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God.
Isa. Ixii. 8. They that have gathered in the corn and wine, shall eat and praise the Lord.
Joel ii. 26. Ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wonderously with you. Mark vii. 6. Jesus took the seven loaves and gave thanks. John vi. 14, 23.
Acts xxvii. 35. Paul took bread and gave thanks.
Rom. xiv. 6. He that eateth to the Lord, giveth God thanks. 1 Tim. iv. 3. Meats God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them that know the truth.
Ver. 4. Every creature of God is good, if it be received with thanksgiving. See 1 Cor. x. 30, 31.
CCXXIV. For deliverance from trouble and affliction. Ps. xxii. 23. Ye that fear the Lord, praise him, all ye seed of Jacob glorify him, and fear him all ye seed of Israel.
Ver. 24. For he hath not despised the affliction of the afflicted, neither hath he hid his face from him, but when he cried unto him, he heard.
xxx. 11. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing, thou hast put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness.
Ver. 12. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to thee for ever. xxxiv. 1. I will bless the Lord at all times, his praises shall be continually in my mouth.
Ver. 4. He delivered me from all my fears.
xlii. 11. I shall praise him, who is the health of my countenance and my God. Ps. xl. 2.
liv. 6. I will praise the Lord for it is good.
Ver. 7. For he hath delivered me out of all trouble.
Ivi. 12. I will render praise unto thee, for thou hast delivered my soul from death. Ps. cxvi. 8.
Ixvi. 8. O bless our God, ye people, make the voice of his praise to be heard.
Ver. 9. Who hoideth our souls in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
xcii. 1. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praise unto the name of the Most High. Ver. 2, 3.
Ver. 4. For thou Lord hast made me glad through my works. Sec Ps. xxvi. 12.—xxxi. 7, 21.—cxlii. 7.—cxliv. 7, 9.
CCXXV. For deliverance from enemies. Gen. xiv. 20. Melchisedeck said to Abraham, blessed be the most high God, that hath delivered thine enemies into thine hand.
Exod. xviii. 10. Jethro said, blessed be the Lord who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians. See Exod. xv. 1 to 22. Ps. Ixxviii. 4, 12.
Deut. x. 21. The Lord, he is thy praise, he is thy God, which hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes
2 Sam. xxii. 2. The Lord is my rock and my fortress, and my liverer. Ps. xviii. 3.
Ver. 47. Blessed be my rock, and exalted be the God of my salvation.
1 Chron. xvi. 34. O give thanks unto the Lord for he is good. Ps. cvii. 1. cxviii. 1.-cxxxvi. 1.
1 Chron. xvi. 35. Say ye, save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.
Ver. 36. The people said, Amen, praised be the Lord.