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CHIEFLY INTENDED TO POINT OUT
THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN
The Portions Selected
THE SERVICE OF THE DAY.
SOLD BY COWIE AND CO., IN THE POULTRY:
WHERE ALSO MAY BE HAD COPIES OF
THE SELECTION OF PSALMS.
[Entered at Stationers' Hall.]
Ps. i. p. 1. The happiness of the godly.
v. 1. The Psalter, like the sermon
the mount, openeth with a "Beatitude," for our comfort and encouragement, directing us immediately to that happiness, which all mankind, in different ways, are seeking and inquiring after. Horne.
v. 3. Good men are often compared in Scripture to trees; but they are such trees, as not only bear fruit, but are ever-greens: "His leaf," saith the Psalmist, "shall not wither." But the wicked who live without God in the world, are likened to trees in the winter, which have neither fruit nor leaves; yea, to trees "withered and dead, even twice dead, and plucked up by the roots."* They are also compared (here in our Lesson†) to a garden in a scorching summer, which hath no water.