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Rise Jehovah in thine ire,
Rouse thyself amidst the rage
Of my foes that urge like fire;
And wake for me, their fury' asswage;
Judgment here thou didi engage
And command which I desire.

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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.

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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 pow'r that do amiss.

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But the just establish fast,
Since thou art the juft God that tries
Hearts and reins. On God is cast
My defense, and in him lies,
In him who both just and wise
Saves th’upright of heart at last.

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God

God is a just judge and severe,
And God is every day offended;
If the unjust will not forbear,
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 mold
Hath at length brought forth a lie.

He digg’d a pit, and delv'd 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.

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PSA L. VIII. Aug. 14. 1653. . n Jehovah our Lord, how wondrous great

And glorious is thy name thro’all the earth! So as above the Heav'ns thy praise to set

Out of the tender mouths of latest birth.

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou 5

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

That bends his rage thy providence to' oppose.

When I behold thy Heav'ns, thy fingers art,

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

O what is man that thou remembrest 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, 15

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

O’er the works of thy hand thou mad'st him Lord,

Thou hast put all under his lordly feet, All flocks, and herds, by thy commanding word,

All beasts that in the field or forest meet. 20

Fowl of the Heav'ns, and fish that through the wet

Sea paths in shoals do slide, and know no dearth. O Jehovah our Lord, how wond'rous great

And glorious is thy name through all the earth!

April 1648. 7. M. Nine of the Psalms done into metre, wherein all, but what

is in a different character, are the very words of the text, translated from the original.

PS A L. LXXX.
I THOU Shepherd that doft Ifrael keep

1 Give ear in time of need, Who leddest like a flock of sheep

Thy loved Joseph's seed,
That fitst between the Cherubs bright,

. Between their wings out-spread,
Shine forth, and from thy cloud give light,

And on our foes thy dread. 2 In Ephraim's view and Benjamin's,

And in Manasse's sight, Awake * thy strength, come, and be seen *Gnorera.

To save us by thy might.
3 Turn us again, thy grace divine

To us, O God, vouchsafe ;
Cause thou thy face on us to shine,

15 · And then we shall be safe. 4 Lord God of Hosts, how long wilt thou,

How long wilt thou declare Thy * smoking wrath, and angry brow *Gnashanta. O o 2

Against

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Against thy people's prayer! 5 Thou feed'st them with the bread of tears,

Their bread with tears they eat, And mak'st them * largely drink the tears * Shalish.

Wherewith their cheeks are wet. 6 A flrife thou mak'st us and a prey - 25

To every neighbor foe,
Amongst themselves † they laugh, they + play,

And + flouts at us they throw. + Jilgnagu. 7 Return us, and thy grace divine

O God of Hosts vouchsafe,
Cause thou thy face on us to shine,

And then we shall be safe.
8 A vine from Egypt thou hast brought,

Thy free love made it thine,
And drov'st out nations, proud and haut,

To plant this lovely vine.
9 Thou did's prepare for it a place,

And root it deep and fast, That it began to grow apace,

And fillid the land at last.
10 With her green shade that cover'd all,

The hills were over-spread,
Her boughs as high as cedars tall

Advanc'd their lofty head.
11 Her branches on the western side

Down to the sea she sent, And upward to that river wide

Her

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