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host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest S. Lu. 2:13, 14. When He bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him" Heb. 1:6.

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3 Praise him, all ye stars of light.

4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens.

5 "Which spake but the word, Let the earth be made; and it was made: Let the heaven be made; and it was created. In his word were the stars made " 2 Esd. 16:55, 56.

6 Lit. And he hath made them to stand (fast) for ever and ever: he hath given them a decree, and none of them trangresses it. "Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? knowest thou the ordinances of heaven?" Job 38:31-33. "Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night" Jer. 31:35. "The works of the Lord are done in judgment from the beginning: and from the time he made them he disposed the parts thereof. They neither labour, nor are weary, nor cease from their works. None of them hindereth another, and they shall never disobey his word" Ecclus. 16:26-28. "Who governeth the world with the palm of his hand, and all things obey his will" Ecclus. 18:3. "The sun when it appeareth, declaring at his rising a marvellous instrument, the work of the most High. Great is the Lord that made it; and at his commandment it runneth hastily. He made the moon also to serve in her season for a declaration of times. The month is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing, being an instrument of the armies above, shining in the firmament of heaven; the beauty of heaven, the glory of the stars, an ornament giving light in the highest places of the Lord. At the commandment of the Holy One they will stand in never faint in their watches" Ecclus. 43:2,

The Praise of God in Nature.

VV. 7-10.

8 "Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?" Job 38: 34, 35. See Ex. 9:23, 24. "He sendeth swiftly the lightnings of his judgment. The noise of the thunder maketh the earth to tremble: so doth the northern storm and the whirlwind" Ecclus. 43:13, 17.

10 Creeping things and birds of wing.

their order, and 5, 6, 8-10.

The Praise of God by Mankind. vv. 11-13.

12 Both young men, and maidens; old men and children: let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above the earth and heaven. "Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted" Is. 12:4.

A voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great" Rev. 19:5. "" Magnify his name, and shew forth his praise with the songs of your lips" "Praise ye the Lord with the whole heart and mouth, and bless the name of the Lord" Ecclus. 39:15, 35. "Blessed art thou O Lord God of our fathers: thy name is worthy to be praised and glorified for evermore." "Blessed is thy glorious and holy name: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever Song of the Three Holy Children 3, 30.


75:12 89: 18,25


13 He shall exalt the horn of 92:9 people all his saints shall 112:9 praise him: even the children of 145:18 Israel, even the people that 145:9 serveth him.


33:3 38:1 PSALM CXLIX.

40:3 89:5

96:1 98:1

Am. P. B. in Sel. X.
P. B. 1549, Prop. Ps.
Sar. Bur. Rom., Bur.
2, 2d Sun. af. Epiph.
L. (Daily) Hy. 411, 419, 425, 433.
292, 296. See p. x.




Irish P. B. Morn. Pray. Asc. E., Int. S. James. Children, Off. Dead; v. Gk. Bur. Priests, Dawn. Hy. Á. & M.


O SING unto the LORD a new song: let the congregation of 148:8 saints praise him.


2:6 95:6

2 Let Israel rejoice in him that 100:2 made him and let the children

147:12 of Sion be joyful in their King. 3 Let them praise his Name in 87:7 the dance : let them sing praises

30:12 81:1,2


150:4 unto him with tabret and harp.

Cantate Domino

35:27 4 For the LORD hath pleasure


147:11 in his people: and helpeth the meek-hearted.



132:17 5 Let the saints be joyful with 42:10 glory: let them rejoice in their beds.

63:7 77:6


2:9 105:22


119:55, 6 Let the praises of God be in and a two-edged

148 their mouth

132:7 sword in their hands;


7 To be avenged of the heathen: 58:9 and to rebuke the people; 110:5,6

8 To bind their kings in chains : and their nobles with links of iron.


Hallelujah i. e. Praise ye Jah; (so also v. 9). 3 Tabret; a kind of tambourine or timbrel. Heathen; better, nations. 8 Links, K. J. fetters.


13 Lit. He hath raised up an horn for his people, for a praise to all his saints; even to the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Hallelujah. "What nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?" Deut. 4:7. “And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David" S. Lu. 1:69.

PSALM 149.

A Song of Victory.

I Hallelujah. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. Verses 5, 9. Ps. 150.

They sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth" Rev. 14:3.

2 "Nathanael saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel" S. Jo. 1:49. "Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass" S. Mat. 21:5. The whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord S. Lu. 19:37, 38.


3 Lit. With tabret and harp let them play unto him. "I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry Jer. 31:4. 4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. "To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified" Is. 61:3. "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth" S. Mat. 5:5.

5 Let them sing aloud upon their beds. Verses 1, 9. Cont. Ps. 6:6. "God my maker, who giveth songs in the night" Job 35:10.

6 Lit. (Let) the high (praises) of God be in their throat. "They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon. For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded" Neh. 4:17, 18. "Judas and his company encountered the enemies with invocation and prayer. So that fighting with their hands, and praying unto God with their hearts, they slew no less than thirty and five thousand men 99 2 Macc. 15:26, 27. "These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges" Rev. 2:12.


7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people. According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies " Is. 59: 18. "These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful" Rev. 17:14.

8 "Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee" Is. 45:14.

49:14 148:13

9 That they may be avenged of them; as it is written: Such honour have all his saints.

81:3 98:7


Am. P. B. vv. 1-4 in Sel. X. Int. All Saints Day. Sar. Bur. Gk. Bur. Priests, Dawn. L. (Daily). T. Hy. 406. Hy. A. & M. 308. See p. x.


Laudate Dominum (in sanctis).

145:10 O PRAISE God in his holiness: praise him in the firmament of his 68:34,35 power.

147:1 149:1

145:3,5,6 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.

32:2 92:3

4 Praise him in the cymbals 144:9 and dances: praise him upon the strings and pipe.


5 Praise him upon the welltuned cymbals: praise him upon the loud cymbals.

6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD,

Am. P. B. in Sel. X. Int. SS. Simon and Jude. Sar. Bur. Liturgy of Malabar, Int. Liturgy S. Mark, before Reception. Coptic Liturgy, before Bapt. Gk. Dawn; vv. 3-5, Easter. L (Daily). Hy. 412. Hy, A. & M. 159.

9 Hy. A. & M. 428. "The victories of their King reflect glory on all His faithful and devoted servants."-Dr. Kay.

Ps. CL. Sung by Festival pilgrims when they reached the Temple Mount. 1 Hallelujah i. e. Praise ye Jah; (so also v. 6). 3 Trumpet; better, horn; i. e. the curved ram's horn which was a distinct instrument from the straight silver trumpet. 4 Cymbals i. e tabrets (see Ps. 149:3). 6 Jah; see Ps. 68:4, n. "The first three books of the Psalter ended with 'Amen and Amen,' the firm expression of faith's reliance on God's truth. Book IV. ended, 'Amen, Hallelujah.' Now faith has been lost in joyful realization. God's salvation has been completed. Henceforth there is only the ever-enduring anthem, Hallelujah.”—Dr. Kay.

9 To execute upon them the judgment written. Lit. An honour (it is) to all his saints. Hallelujah. Verses 1, 5. "Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom Is. 65:6. "The Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom" Dan. 7:22. "Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?" I Cor.


PSALM 150.

The Endless Alleluia.


1 Hallelujah. Praise God in his sanctuary. Ps. 148. 2 "O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?" Deut. 3:24. They sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints" Rev. 15:3. How shall we be able to magnify him? for he is great above all his works. The Lord is terrible and very great, and marvellous in his power. When ye glorify the Lord, exalt him as much as ye can; for even yet will he far exceed: and when ye exalt him, put forth all your strength, and be not weary; for ye can never go far enough. Who hath seen him that he might tell us? and who can magnify him as he is?" Ecclus. 44:28-31.

3 "I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: and they sung as it were a new song before the throne" Rev. 14:2, 3. See Rev. 5:8; 15:2; 1 Chr. 15:16, 19, 28; 16:5; 25:1, 6.

4 See Ex. 15:20, 21; Is. 38:20.

5 Lit. Praise him with cymbals of clear sound: praise him with cymbals of loud noise.

6 Lit. Let the whole of breath praise Jah. Hallelujah. 66 Every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever "Rev. 5:13. "" After these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia" Rev. 19:1, 4-6.

This Psalm "draws together, as it were, all the faith and hope, all the fears and prayers, all the thankfulness and joy of the Church, and sets it forth in one mighty Hallelujah, realizing the blessings the first Psalm opens with. It enumerates all the instruments used in the choral worship of the Jewish temple, typifying by them all the powers of our intellect and affections, and intimating the melody and joy of that true worshipping of God, the perfection of which will be found hereafter in the music and the praise of heaven."— Plain Commentary.

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