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    John Brown of Haddington on the Singing of Psalms

    From Pg. 527-528 of his Systematic Theology:

    VIII. SINGING OF PSALMS

    Singing of Psalms in Public, Private, and secret (1 Chron 16, Ex. 15, Isa. 52:7-9, Acts 16:25, Matt 26:30, Psalm 118:15, and James 5:13). This is a moral duty. 1. We have the example of Christ, angels, and apostles for it (Matt 26:30, Job 38:6-7, Luke 2:13-14, Acts 26:25). 2. We have an express commandment of God for it, respecting the New Testament church (Psalm 47:1-6, Col. 3:16, Col. 2:16-17, Eph. 5:19, Eph. 2:14-15). 3. God's command respecting it extends to Gentiles as well as Jews (Psalm 47:1-6, Psalm 46:1-2, Psalm 117:1-2). 4. It is distinguished from, and opposed to ceremonial worship (Psalm 119:30-31). 5. It was performed before most of the Laws of Moses were given, is, and will be after they were abolished (Ex. 15:1-22, Isa. 26:19, Rev. 14:3, Rev. 5:9, Rev 15:3-4, and Rev.19:1-2). We ought to sing psalms, 1. With understanding (Psalm 47:7, 1 Cor 14:15) 2. Under the influence of the Holy Ghost and with our own spirit fixed (1 Cor 14:15). 3. To the Lord (Col. 3:16, Eph 5:19) 4. With inward joy (James 5:13, Luke 1:47) 5. In the name of Christ (Col. 3:16-17, 1 Pet 2:5,9). 6. With affections suited to the psalms (Psalm 45:1, Psalm 108:1).
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    ‎‎"Ministers of the Gospel, when dispensing the truths of God, must preach home to their own souls, as well as unto others. Sir's, we do not deliver truths or doctrines to you, wherein we ourselves have no manner of concern. No, our own souls are at the stake, and shall either perish or be saved eternally, as we receive or reject these precious truths which we deliver unto you. And truly, it can never be expected that we will apply the truths of God with any warmth or liveliness unto others, unless we first make a warm application thereof to our own souls. And if we do not feed upon these doctrines, and practise these duties, which we deliver to and inculcate upon you, though we preach unto others, we ourselves are but castaways." -- Ebenezer Erskine, "The Assurance of Faith", pg. 8

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    Please remember to pray for a congregation in Wenzhou China as the elders are working with a Chinese Psalter, it was done last year, now they are making minor modifications.
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