Jubilate Deo

It is scarcely necessary at this time to show that the 100th Psalm is

suitable as a Canticle after a Missionary Lesson; for it seems to be

assumed that the Old Hundredth, in its metrical form, is an integral

and necessary part of a Missionary meeting. "In its breadth and

simplicity it is fit for all occasions of access of the redeemed to

God, and naturally it has become (both in its original form and its

metrical rendering) the regular hymn of unmixed thanksgiving in the

Church of Christ. It is in vv. 1, 2 an invitation to joy, because we

know that we are God's people[2]."

This Psalm was formerly used at Lauds on Sundays.

1. We claim the whole earth for God,

2. Because He is God,

because He made us,

and because He protects us.

4. The wide extent of His mercy is made the ground of praise and

thanksgiving at this place in the Service, because the spread of the

Gospel has been called to mind by the Second Lesson.