Sing ye praises with understanding.” Psalm 47.7.
I will praise the Lord with my whole heart.” Psalm 111.1.
They Praise God with half a heart who, having devotion want understanding; or else endued with understanding want devotion.
There are some things good but not pleasant, as afflictions; some things are pleasant but not good, as sin; and some things may be :both good and pleasant, as praise.
The servants of the Lord are to sing His praises in this life to the world’s end; and in the next life, world without end.
In holy devotion, first tune a well prepared heart, then sound well a cheerful tongue.
To bless God for mercies is the way to increase them; to bless Him for miseries is the way to remove them.