The monument of matrones conteining seuen seuerall lamps of virginitie, or distinct treatises; whereof the first fiue concerne praier and meditation: the other two last, precepts and examples, as the woorthie works partlie of men, partlie of women; compiled for the necessarie vse of both sexes out of the sacred Scriptures, and other approoued authors, by Thomas Bentley of Graies Inne student.
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Another Psalme, exhorting all creatures to praise God.

O Praise the Lord of heauen yee An∣gels of his, ye Saincts that excell in strength, and fulfill his comman∣dements, yee seruants of his that harken to the voice of his words, and doo his pleasure. Praise him in the height ye children of Zion, and be ioifull in your King with glorie.

For God is verie greatlie to be feared in the coun∣sell of his Saincts; and to be had in reuerence of all them that are about him.

Praise him all yee heauens, and ye waters that bee aboue the heauens. O God, the verie heauens shall praise thy woonderous works; and thy truth in the congregation of the Saincts.

Yea, let heauen and earth praise thee; the Sea, and all that moueth therein.

O sing vnto the Lord all the whole earth, woorship him, and stand in awe of his iudgements ye multitude Page  426 of Isles.

Praise the Lord, O Ierusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.

Praise the name of the Lord, O yee seruants of the Lord; yee that by daie or by night stand in the house of the Lord, euen in the courts of the house of our God.

O all yee righteous that loue and seeke the Lord, and be true-harted towards him; praise his holie name, and magnifie him all yee seed of Israel that feare and dread his Maiestie.

Praise the Lord also all ye heathen, and nations of the world; worship you him, and glorifie his name. For he is great, passing all praise.

Praise the Lord, O ye Kings of the earth; Princes, and all Iudges of the world: yea, worship him all yee gods. For he is higher than the heauens, and far ex∣alted aboue all gods.

O yee kindreds of the people, ascribe vnto the Lord the worship, power, and honour due vnto his name; bring presents, and come into his courts with praise.

Let the people praise thee, O God; yea let all the people praise thee: both yong men and maids, old men and children; let them all remember thy holie name, and declare thy power from one generation to ano∣ther, world without end.

O speake good of the Lord all yee works of the Lord in all places of his dominion.

Let euerie thing that hath breath, praise the Lord. For his name onlie is most excellent, and his praise a∣boue heauen and earth.

Praise the Lord, O my soule; and all that is within me, praise his holie name.

My mouth shall speake the praises of the Lord; and let all flesh giue thanks vnto his holie name for euer and euer.

Glorie be to the father, &c. As it was in the, &c.