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9 The Lord careth for the strangers.; He defendeth the fatherless and widow : as for the way, of the ungodly, He turneth it upside down, .

10 The Lord' thy God, O Sion, shall be King for evermore and throughout all generations, is, įtais. Jie : .:


PRAISE the Lord, for it is a good V thing to sing praises unto our God : yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be; i

t ! .2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem : and gather together the out-casts of Israel

3 He healeth those that are broken in heart,: and giveth medicine to heal their P

otpur 011 4 He telleth the number of the stars : and calleth them all by their names." 15 Great is our Lord, and great is His power : yea, and His wisdom is infinite + 6 The Lord setteth, up the meek ; and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.

70 sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving : sing, praises upon the harp unto our God;

: gigi l . 8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth. rain for the earth : and maketh the grass to grow upon the moun: tains, and herb for the use of men;

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10 He hath no pleasure in the strength of a horse : neither delighteth He in any man's legs.

11 But the Lord's delight is in them that fear Him : and put their trust in His mercy.

12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem : praise Thy God, O Sion.

13 For He hath made fast the bars of thy gates : and hath blessed thy children within thee..!!


. 14 He maketh thy borders : and filleth thee with the flower of wheat.

15 He sendeth forth His commandment upon earth ; and His word runneth very swiftly. · 16 He giveth snow like wool : . and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.,

17 He casteth forth His ice like morsels: who is able to abide His frost ?

18 He sendoth out His word, and meltetli them' : He bloweth with His wind, and the waters flow

19 He sheweth Hiş word unto, Jacob ; His statutes and ordinances unto Israel.

20. He hath not dealt so with any nationi : neither have the heathen knowledge of His laws.

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CHE THIRD PORTION. '! PSALM CXLVII. Laudate Dominum. n PRAISE the Lord of heaven : praise

| Him in the height.. ! 4,2 Praise Him, all ye angels of His : praise Him, all His host.


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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 thém a law which shall not be broken. 'n

7 Praise the Lord upon earth : yo dragons, and all deeps ; .

8 Fire and hail, snow and våpours : wind and storm, fulfilling His word;

9 Mountains and all hills : fruitful trees and all cedars;

10 Beasts and all cattlé : worms and feathered fowls; .:

11 Kings of the earth and all people : princes and all judges of the world;

12 Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the Name of the Lord : for His Name only is excellent, and His praise above heaven and earth.'

13 He shall exalt the horn of His people; all His saints shall praise Him : even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth Him.

PSALM CXLIX. Cantate Domino. O SING unto the Lord a new song: let the

congregation of saints praise Him.. 2 Let Israel rejoics in Him that inade him : and let the children of 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 CL. Laudate Dominum. PRAISE God in His holiness : praise

Him in the firmament of His power. · 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.


I TE TO THE LORD. 41!. r .

If the Dedication be during Morning or Evening Service it shall be immediately after the second Lesem

Infants should be presented by their parents, when practicable, and one, at least, of the persons presenting ought to be a Communicant of this or some other Evangelical Church

And note, that at the Dedication of a child to God, there shall always, if *possible, le present troo (and thene convenient three) Witnesses, chosen by the

Parents or Guardians, who shall be Communicants of this or of some other Evangelical Church, and who shall subscribe their names to the Certificate which the Minister shall in every case give to the Parents or Guardians of the & Child., 1991

) 90 (! At the time appointed, the Minis-, high, is the same tender Saviour ter shall say:

Who in the days of His sojournTI TEAR the words of the ing' upon earth, so lovingly re

Gospel written by Mark, garded little children. Wherefore in the tenth chapter, at the being thus persuaded of the goodthirteenth verse.

will of our Saviour toward this They brought young children | Infant : I call upon you who are to Christ, that He should touch here present to upite with me them: and His disciples rebuked in prayer in his behalf, and to those that brought them. But

say : when Jesus saw it, He was much

ALMIGHTY God, our Heavenly displeased, and said unto them,

A Father, Who hast, in Thy Suffer the little children to come

Word of Truth, made this most unto Me, and forbid them not:

gracious promise unto Thy people, for of such is the kingdom of God.

I will pour My Spirit upon thy Verily I say unto you, Whosoever

seed, and My, blessing upon thine shall not receive the kingdom of

offspring,' we call upon Thee for God as a little child, he shall not

this child now to be golemnly enter therein. And He took

dedicated unto Thee; and we them up in His arms, put His

humbly pray Thee that, as he has hands upon them, and blessed

been born into this world a child them. .!

Lafter the desh, he may have

after the flesh, he may, by grace, Then shall the Minister make this in Thine own good time, be born exhortation :

Sinto Thy kingdom, a child after ELOVED. ye, hear in this the Spirit Be. pleased to pour

Gospel the words of our Thy Spirit, and Thy blessing upon Saviour Christ, that He combim. and to draw him unto Thy manded the children to be brought dear Son Jesus Christ, that, beunto Him, how He blamed those lieving on Him, he may have who would have kept them from power and strength to have victory Hinn how He said, Of such is and to triumph over the devil, the the kingdom of God, Ye per: world, and the flesh; and that, ceive how by His outward "ges finally, he may, by Thy, mercy, ture and deed He declared His come to the land of everlasting legoodwill toward them; for He licity ; through the same our Lord embraced them in His arms, He

and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. laid His hands upon them, and blessed them. Doubt ye not

Then shall the Minister say: therefore, but earnestly believe, EARLY beloved, ye have that He Who now sitteth at the

brought this Child here to right hand of the Majesty on dedicate him into God.

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