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No. 10. MARRIED TO ANOTHER. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also
are become dead to the law by the body of Christ ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.”ROMANS vii. 4.
No. 11. THE ONE AND SELFSAME SPIRIT. But all these
worketh that one and selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.”—I CORINTHIANS xii. 11.
No. 12. HAPPY ARE YE. “If ye be reproached for the name of Christ,
happy are ye ; for the Spirit of glory and of God resteth on you."--I Peter iv. 14.
This small volume forms the Second Series of twelve sermons,
preached in St. George the Martyr's, Southwark, London. They
were not preached for the gratification of the carnal pride of fallen
and depraved humanity, but for the instruction, edification, and
comfort of the spiritual and living people of God.
Many have been the pleasing testimonies of those who have
benefited both in hearing and reading them.
God to make
them a blessing to others also ; and to His name be ascribed all the
honour and the glory, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
(Vicar of St. Simon's, Sheffield),
WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 2ND, 1876.
The 80th Psalm, the 19th or last Verse. “ TURN US AGAIN, O LORD GOD OF Hosts, CAUSE THY FACE TO
SHINE ; AND WE SHALL BE SAVED."
In the introduction to this Psalm you will see that it is addressed “ To the chief Musician.” The chief musician would be the leader of Divine
song in the Service of the House of God. This Psalm, with eleven others, is ascribed to Asaph. Of the Psalms thus ascribed to him, eleven of them come together, viz., from the 73rd to the 83rd inclusive. The 50th Psalm is the other one, making altogether twelve Psalms of Asaph. We learn from the account which is given of Asaph in the 25th chapter of the 1st Book of Chronicles that he was a Musician and a Prophet, and we may add that he was a Poet and a Philosopher. The Title of this Psalm is “Shoshannim.' There are four Psalms bearing this title, with a slight variation :--the 45th, the 60th, the 69th, and the 80th. It is rather difficult to determine what is the exact meaning of Shoshannim'as it is used in the titles of these Psalms. Some have thought that it refers to a musical instrument which was used in the Services of the Sanctuary. Others have been of opinion that it alludes to a tune to which this Psalm was sung ; whilst others, from the literal meaning of the word 'Shoshannim,' which is upon the lilies," or "concerning the lilies,” think that it points to the subjects of the Psalm, and describes them as to their purity and excellency. Christ and His Church are lilies among thorns (Can. ii. 1, 2). I shall not presume to dictate as to the true meaning of 'Shoshannim,' as found in the titles of these Psalms, but I incline to the view that it points to the persons or subjects mentioned in the Psalms themselves. This view will agree well with the Psalm under consideration. There is another word in the