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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 earth: and his word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth.fnow like wool: and seattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.
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 Hestiewcth 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.
•f Psalm 148. Laudate Domlnum.
OPraise the Lord of heaven: praise him in the height. 2 Praise him, all ye angels of his: praise him, all his host.
3 Praise him, sun 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 a nd feathered fowls;
X He hath mt dealt so with any Kalian, i&c. It in our esteem, and engage Us to possess them with than'*
the privileges which the Jcnvs enjoyed under the fulness, and use them to the glory of God, and our off*
Mosaic Dispensation were so strong a motive to gra Salvation.
trader how much more should the hlesng* of the t 'I'his may be justly termed the universal Hyfl10,
Gospel be so to Christians: which as they are not For herein al! Creatures are called upon to celeb'1"
vouchsafed to all People, should heighten their value the power, wisdom, and goodness of God.
11 Kings os the earth and all people: princes and all judg-s of the world;
12 Young men and maidens, old "men and childrei, praise the Name of the Lord: for his Name only is excellent and his' praise above heaven and earth.
13 He (hall exalt the horn of his people, all his saints shall praise him: even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth him." \ :.: '. \
•f- Psalm 149/ Cant ate Domino.
OSing 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 os 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 saints 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 his saints.
* Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum.
OPraise God in his holiness: praise him in the firmament os his power. . , 1 1 ——
t This Psalm is a Song upon some signal Victory, they made the greatest figure, and gained the most conand some great Exploits done by the Jews, and there- siderable Victories.
fore it probably relates to the Davidical Times, when • This Psalm, which is the last, 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 penn'd on purpose to design of them all, that is to assist us in praising C.i, be a conclusion of the sacred Songs, to shew what is the in which let us all unite now and for evermore.
Companion to the Altar.
NATURE and NECESSITY
O F A
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To our Worthy Receiving . . • . ....
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HOLY COMMUN ION.
Wherein those FEARS and SCRUPLES
About Eating and Drinking Unworthily,
Incurring our own DAMNATION thereby,
Are proved Groundless and Unwarrantable.
PRAYERS and MEDITATIONS
Preparotary to a Sacramental Preparation,
Agreeable to what
The Church of England requires from her Communicants.
SHEFFIELD; Printed for W; WARD.
jjs'HE usual Reasm wbicb Men assign for their not coming Jo often to the Holy Sacra* . . went as they would do, is their Fear of eating and drinking unworthily, and consequently, of, incurring their own Damnation thereby. The Design then of this short Discourse ist to /brjt what Sacramental Preparation is, which is absolutely necessary to qualify Men for a worthy Parti, cipation of the Lord's Supper, that so Men may come without the Itast Fear of eating and drinking Damnation to themselves: For which purpose, I conceive no Rule, no InJlruStion more safe, eaf? end injlruflive, than that of our Church Catechism, which I have endeavoured t) explain, ani^ to aceomodate for theUje and Benefit of the meanest Capacity. nr :j, ■■«
she concluding Part of this Discourse contains Frayers and Medications preparative to a Sarlr amenta! Preparation and though they be few in Number, yet 1 hope they fully answer all these several Parts of a Communicant's Duty, according to that Rule and Standard which our Church has fined for our Guide and Companion to the holy Altar. By the Addition of those Pfalmst and proper Lessons annexed to each particular Prayer and Meditation, the Communicant mm enlarge his Devotions to what Degree or Length be pleafeth. By which Method you have as much Matter for actual Preparation in this little Book, as in any other Discourse of this Nature -whatsoever*