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W bear my voice what time to Him I cry.
Be awed, and do not sin,
Spak to your bearts alone,
Cpon yoar bels, each one,
Ard be at peace within.
Ofer the oferings just

Of righteousness, and in Jehovah trust.
Vany there be that say
“Who yet will show us gooi"
Talking like this world's brood;
But, Lord, thus let me pray;
On us lift up the light,

Lift up the favour of thy count'nance bright.
Into my heart more joy
And gladness thou hast put,
Than when a year of glut
Their stores doth overcloy,
And from their plenteous grounds

With vast increase their corn and wine abounds.
In peace at once will I
Both lay me down and sleep,
For thou alone dost keep
Me safe where'er I lie;
As in a rocky cell

Thou, Lord, alone in safety mak’st me dwell.

PSALM V. Aug. 12, 1653.

JEHOVAH, to my words give ear,

My meditation weigh,
The voice of my complaining hear
My King and God; for unto thee I pray.
Jehovah, thou my early voice

Shalt in the morning hear,

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l'th' morning I to thee with choice
Will rank my pray’rs, and watch till thou appear.
For thou art not a God that takes

In wickedness delight,
Evil with thee no bidding makes,
Fools or mad men stand not within sight.
All workers of iniquity

Thou hat'st; and them unblest
Thou wilt destroy that speak a lie;
The bloody and guileful man God doth detest.
But I will in thy mercies dear,

Thy numerous mercies, go
Into thy house; I in thy fear
Will towards thy holy temple worship low.
Lord, lead me in thy righteousness,

Lead me because of those
That do observe if I transgress,
Set thy ways right before, where my step goes.
For in his falt'ring mouth unstable

No word is firm or sooth;1
Their inside, troubles miserable;
An open grave

their throat, their tongue they smooth. God, find them guilty, let them fall

By their own counsels quell’d;
Push them in their rebellions all
Still on; for against thee they have rebell’d.
Then all who trust in thee shall bring

Their joy, while thou from blame
Defend'st them, they shall ever sing
And shall triumph in thee, who love thy name.
For thou, Jehovah, wilt be found

To bless the just man still,
As with a shield thou wilt surround
Him with thy lasting favour and good-will.

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PSALM VI. A-. 13, 1953.
L121), in thise angez do not repreberi ne
S« in thy het dia sare me corres;
Puy one, Lori, for I am much derjort,
And yety weak and faint; heal and ameră me:
Er all my boass, that e'en with anguish ache,

Are trouts, yea, my soul is tronbiedi sore,

And thos, O Lord, how long? Tara, Lord, restore
My son, O save me for thy goodness sake:
For in death no remembrance is of thee;

Who in the grave can celebrate thy praise?

Wearied I am with sizhing out my days,
Nightly my couch I make a kind of sea;
My bed I water with my tears; mine eye

Through grief consumes, is waxen old and dark

l' the midst of all mine enemies that mark.
Depart all ye that work iniquity,
Depart from me, for the voice of my weeping

The Lord hath heard, the Lord hath heard my prayer,

My supplication with acceptance fair
The Lord will own, and have me in his keeping.
Mine enemies shall all be blank and dash'd

With much confusion; then grown red with shame,

They shall return in haste the way they came,
And in a moment shall be quite abash'd.

PSALM VII. AUG. 14, 1653.

UPON THE WORDS OF CHUSII THE BENJAMITE AGAINST HIM.

LORD, my God, to thee I fly,
Save me, and secure me under
Thy protection while I cry,
Lest as a lion (and no wonder)
He haste to tear my soul asunder,
Tearing, and no rescue nigh.

Lord, my God, if I have thought Or done this, if wickedness Be in my hands, if I have wrought Ill to him that meant me peace, Or to hiin have render'd less, And not freed my foe for nought ; Let the enemy pursue my soul And overtake it, let him tread My life down to the earth, and roll In the dust my glory dead, In the dust, and there outspread Lodge it with dishonour foul. Rise, Jehovah, in thine ire, Rouse thyself amidst the rage Of my foes that urge like fire, And wake for me, their fury assuage ; Judgment here thou didst engage And command which I desire. So th' assemblies of each nation Will surround thee, seeking right, Thence to thy glorious habitation Return on high, and in their sight. Jehovah judgeth most upright All people from the world's foundation, Judge me, Lord, be judge in this According to my righteousness, And the innocence which is Upon me: cause at length to cease Of evil men the wickedness And their power that do amiss. But the just establish fast, Since thou art the just God that tries Hearts and reins. On God is cast My defence, and in Him lies, In Him who both just and wise Saves the upright of heart at last. God is a just judge and severe, And God is every day offended; If the unjust will not forbear,

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His sword he whets, his bow hath bended
Already, and for him intended
The tools of death, that waits him near.
(His arrows purposely made He
For them that persecute.) Behold
He travels big with vanity,
Trouble he hath conceiv'd of old
As in a womb, and from that mould
Hath at length brought forth a lie.
He digg'd a pit, and delved it deep,
And fell into the pit he made :
His mischief that due course doth keep,
Turns on his head, and his ill trade,
Of violence will undelay'd
Fall on his crown with ruin steep.
Then will I Jehovah's praise
According to his justice raise,
And sing the Name and Deity
Of Jehovah the Most High.

PSALM VIII. Aug. 14, 1653.

O JEHOVAH our Lord, how wondrous great

And glorious is thy name through all the earth!
So as above the Heavens thy praise to set

Out of the tender mouths of latest birth.
Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou

Hast founded strength because of all thy foes,
To stint the enemy, and slack th' avenger's brow,

That bends his rage thy providence t' oppose. When I behold thy Heav'ns, thy fingers' art,

The moon and stars which thou so bright hast set In the pure firmament, then saith my heart,

O what is man that thou remember'st yet, And think'st upon him; or of man begot,

That him thou visit'st, and of him art found? Scarce to be less than gods, thou mad'st his lot,

With honour and with state thou hast him crown'd.

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