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December, 2011

Gadsby’s Hymns

13 Dec 2011, by

A Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship: “Sing ye praises with understanding.” Psalm 47:7

To be employed, with solemn pleasure, in singing the praises of God with the spirit and with the understanding also, is a blessing peculiar to God’s elect; nor can even they be thus engaged, only as the blessed Spirit influences the mind, and favours them with the unction of His grace. It is one thing to have the ear charmed, and another to have the heart engaged in this most delightful part of God’s worship, in His church below. “Blessed are the people that know the joyful sound.”

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The Infinity of God: Psalm 147:5: “Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.”; 2 Peter 3:8: “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”; Hebrews 4:13: “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”

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The Eternity of God: Palm 90:2: “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”; Lamentations 5:19: “Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.”; Habakkuk 1:12: “Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One?”

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The Power of God: Exodus 15:6: “Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.”; Palm 62:11: “God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.”

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The Sovereignty of God: Job 23:13: “But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.”; Romans 9:15-18: “For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.”

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