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our God, ye people, &c. Come and hear, all ye that fear God; and I will declare what he hath done for my soul. I cried, &c. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.-Ps. lxvi. 1, 2. 4. 8. 16, 17. 20. lxxxi. 1. Sing unto God, sing praises unto his name; extol him that rideth upon the heavens, &c. A Father of the fatherless, &c.-Ps. lxviii. 4, 5.
O come, let us sing unto the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation: let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, &c.Ps. xcv. 1,2. xcvi. 1, 2. c. 1, 2.
Sing unto the Lord a new song, for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand and his holy arm hath gotten him the victory, &c.-Ps. xcviii. 1, 2. cv. 1
Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me bless his holy name, &c. and forget not all his benefits. Who forgiveth all thy iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases, &c.-Ps. ciii. 1-4. 22.
unto the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever. Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? Who can shew forth all his praise ? &c. Then believed they his words they sang his praise, they soon forgat his works, &c.-Ps. cvi. 1, 2. 12, 13: cxlvii. 1.
I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.-Ps. civ. 33. cxlvi. 2.
Praise ye the Lord: O give thanks
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good, &c. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed, &c. O that men would praise the Lord, &c. let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders. Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving-kindness of the Lord.-Ps. cvii. 1, 2. 6. 8. 15. 21. 31, 32. 43. cxxxv. 1—5. cxviii. 1, &c.
I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.Ps. cxi. 1. lxxxvi. 12.
Praise ye the Lord; praise, O ye servants of the Lord, &c. from the rising of the sun, unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised.-Ps. cxiii. 1. 3. cxxxv. 1—3. Ixviii. 32.
heart before the gods will I sing praise unto thee, &c. for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth, &c.— Ps. exxxviii. 1, 2.
I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, &c.-Ps. cxxxix. 14.
I will extol thee, my God, O King: and I will bless thy name for ever and ever, &c. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: and his great ness is unsearchable. I will speak of the glorious honour of thy Majesty, and of thy wondrous works; and men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts, and I will declare thy greatness; they shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, &c. Thy saints shall bless thee; they shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.Ps. cxlv. 1-3. 5—7. 10-12.
eth the times and the seasons. He removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, &c. He revealeth the deep and secret things, &c. I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee; for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matter.-Dan. ii. 19-23.
Sing unto the Lord a new song, &c. The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, &c.—Isa. xlii. 10. 13, &c. ...
This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise; but thou hast not called upon me, &c. -Isa. xliii. 21, 22.
Give glory to the Lord your God, before he cause darkness, &c.-Jer. xii. 16.
Daniel said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever; for. wisdom and might are his, and he chang
Nebuchadnezzar, when his understanding returned to him, blessed and praised God.-Dan. iv. 34. 37.
When Christ had healed the two blind men, they spread abroad his fame in all that country.-Matt. ix. 30, 31. Luke v. 25. xviii. 43.
Mary, upon the promise made to her, praiseth God: my soul doth magnify the Lord, &c. The heavenly host praised God, saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, &c. Simeon took up Jesus, and blessed God, and said, &c. Anna the prophetess coming in at that instant, gave thanks likewise unto the Lord.-Luke i. 46, &c. ii. 13, 14. 28, 29. 36. 38.
Christ said unto the man out of whom he had cast devils, Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city, how great things, &c.-Luke viii. 38, 39.
When Christ had healed ten lepers, one of them turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks. And Jesus answering, said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God save this stranger.-Luke xvii. 12. 14-18.
The whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice, and to praise God with a loud voice, for all the mighty works that they had seen; saying, Blessed be the King, that cometh in the name of the Lord, &c. Jesus said, &c. If these should hold
Who shall deliver? I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.Rom. vii. 24, 25.
O the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments! and his ways past finding out! For, who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counsellor, or who hath first given to him, &c. For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things; to whom be glory for ever, Amen. Rom. xi. 33-36.
forteth us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to, &c. You also helping together. by prayer for us: that for the gifts bestowed upon us by the means of many persons, thanks may be given by many on our behalf. -2 Cor. i. 3, 4. 11.
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ; and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.-2 Cor. ii. 14.
We having the same spirit of faith, &c. and therefore speak, &c. All things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might, through the thanksgiving of many, redound to the glory of God.-2 Cor. iv. 13. 15.
Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God: for the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; whilst by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ.2 Cor. ix. 11—13.
God, and our Father; to whom be glory for ever and ever, Amen. They glorified God in me.-Gal. i. 4, 5. 24.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings, &c. that we should be to the praise of his glory, &c. I also, &c. cease not to give thanks for you, &c.Eph. i. 3. 12. 15, 16.
Unto him that is able to do exceeding, &c. unto him be glory in the church, by Christ Jesus.-Eph. iii. 20, 21.
Speaking to yourselves in psalms, &c. giving thanks always for all things unto God, and the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.Eph. v. 19, 20. Col. iii. 16.
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.--Phil. i. 3. 1 Thess. i. 2. 2 Tim. i. 3.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing, by prayer and supplica
Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear-1 Pet. iii. 15.
tion with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known, &c. Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever, Amen.-Phil. iv. 6. 20. We give thanks to God, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, &c. Since we heard of your faith, &c. Giving thanks unto the Father, who -hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints.-Col. i. 3. 9. 12. 1 Thess. i. 2, 3.
In the faith, &c. abounding therein with thanksgiving.-Col. ii. 7.
Be ye thankful. And whatsoever ye do, in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ: giving thanks to God and the Father by -him.-Col. iii. 15. 17.
Continue in prayer; and watch in the same with thanksgiving.-Col.iv. 2.
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because when ye received the word of God, &c. 1 Thess. ii. 13.
- In every thing give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.-1 Thess. v. 18.
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, &c. who was before a blasphemer, &c. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory, for ever and ever, Amen.-1 Tim. i. 12, 13. 17.
Every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving.-1 Tim. iv. 4.
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually; that is, the fruit of our lips; giving thanks (or confessing) to his name, &c.-Heb. xiii. 15. 21. Ps, cxvi. 17. Is any merry? Let him sing psalms. -James v. 13.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which, according unto his abundant mercy, hath begotten us again unto a lively hope, &c.-1 Pet. i. 8. 1
Ye are a chosen generation, &c. that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you, &c.--1 Pet. ii. 9
If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God, &c. that God in all things may be glorified, through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever, Amen.1 Pet. iv. 11. v. 11.
Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to him be glory both now and for ever-2 Pet. iii. 18.
Now unto him that is able, &c. to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion, &c.Jude 24, 25.
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honour, and power; for thou hast created all things, &c.Rev. iv. 11.
And they sung a new song, Thou art worthy, &c. for thou wast slain, &c. Worthy is the Lamb which was slain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing, &c. Unto him that sitteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
Rev. v. 9. 12, 13. vii. 11, 12. The four and twenty elders, &c. worshipped God, saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, &c.-Rev. xi. 16, 17.
Fear God, and give glory unto him. Rev. xiv. 7.
And they sing the song of Moses, &c. saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty, &c. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? For thou only art holy, &c.-Rev. xv. 3, 4.
Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power unto the Lord our God; for true and righteous are his judgments, &c. And again, &c. Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.— Rev. xix. 1, 2. 5. 7.
SECT. VIII. To fear God alone, and
THE DUTY OF BELIEVERS.
FEAR not, Abram: I am thy shield, thy exceeding great reward.-Gen.
God appeared unto Isaac the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father, fear not, for I am with thee, &c.-Gen. xxvi. 24.
Moses said to Israel, Fear not; for God is come to prove you, that his fear may be before your faces, &c.-Exod. xx. 20.
If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I, how can I dispossess them? Thou shalt not be afraid of them; but shalt well remember, what the Lord thy God did unto Pharaoh, &c. Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the Lord thy God is among you; a mighty God and terrible, &c.-Deut. vii. 17, 18. 21. xx. 1.
Be strong, and of a good courage; fear not, nor be afraid of them ; for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee, he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.-Deut. xxxi. 6. 8. Josh. i. 5-9.
Nehemiah feared not, when the enemy designed to make him afraid, and sin, &c.-Neh. vi. 10, &c.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people that have set themselves against me round about. Ps. iii. 6, 7. 2 Chron, xx. 15—17.
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep; for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.-Ps. iv. 8.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me, &c.-Ps. xxiii. 4.
The Lord is my light, and my salvation, whom shall I fear? Lord is the strength of my life, of The whom shall I be afraid? &c. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear, &c.-Ps. xxvii. 1. 3.
God is our refuge, &c. therefore will we not fear though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried, &c.-Ps. xlvi. 1, &c.
not fear what flesh can do unto me,→→ In God I have put my trust: I will Ps. lvi. 4. 11.
afraid of evil tidings, &c.-Ps. cxii. The righteous, &c. shall not be 6-8.
The Lord is on my side, I will not Ps. cxyiii. 6, 7. fear what man can do unto me.
ther of the desolation of the wicked
-Prov. xxviii. 1.
Prov. xxix. 25.
neither be faint-hearted; for the two Take heed and be quiet; fear not, tails, &c.-Isa. vii. 4, &c.
Say ye not a confederacy, &c. nei&c.-Isa. viii. 12. vii. 3—6. ther fear ye their fear, nor be afraid,
heart, Be strong, fear not: behold Say to them that are of a fearful your God will come.-Isa. xxxv. 4.
Fear thou not, for I am with thee: &c. fear not, I will help thee, &c. be not dismayed, for I am thy God, Fear not, thou worm, Jacob, and ye the Lord.-Isa. xli. 10. 13, 14. men of Israel, I will help thee, saith
Thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, &c. Fear not, for I passest through the waters, I will be have redeemed thee, &c. when thou with thee.-Isa. xliii. 1, 2. 5.
Fear ye not, neither be afraid : have not I told thee? &c. Is there a God besides me? &c.-Isa. xliv. 2. 8.
Hearken unto me ye that know reproach of men, neither be ye afraid righteousness, &c. Fear ye not the eat them, &c. of their revilings; for the moth shall forteth you. Who art thou, that thou I am he who comshouldest be afraid of a man that shall die; and of the son of man, who shall be made as grass; and