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In peace at once will I
Both lay me down and sleep,
For thou alone dost keep
Me safe where'er I lie;

40 As in a rocky cell Thou Lord alone in safety mak'st me dwell.

PSAL. V. Aug. 12. 1653.
Ehovah 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,
I'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 biding makes,
Fools or mad men stand not within thy sight.
All workers of iniquity

Thou hat'st; and them unbleft
Thou wilt destroy that speak a ly;

15 The bloody' and guileful man God doth detest.


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But I will in thy mercies dear
Thy numerous mercies

Into thy house; I in thy fear
Will tow'rds thy holy temple worship low. 20
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 faltring mouth unstable

No word is firm or footh;
Their inside, troubles miserable;
An open grave their throat, their tongue they smooth.
God, find them guilty, let them fall
By their own counfels quell'd;

30 Push them in their rebellions all

for against thee they have rebellid. Then all who trust in thee shall bring

Their joy, 'while thou from blame Defend'st them, they fhall ever fing

35 And shall triumph in thee, who love thy name. For thou Jehovah wilt be found

To bless the just man ftill,
As with a shield thou wilt surround

39 Him with thy lasting favor and good will. PSAL.

Still on;

PSA L. VI. Aug. 13. 1653.
ORD in thine anger do not reprehend me,
Nor in thy hot displeasure me correct;

Pity me, Lord, for I am much deject, nd very weak and faint; heal and amend me: or all my bones, that ev'n with anguish ake,

5 Are troubled, yea my soul is troubled fore, And thou, O Lord, how long? turn Lord, restore My soul, O save me for thy goodness fake : or in death no remembrance is of thee;

Who in the grave can celebrate thy praise? Іо Wearied I am with fighing out my days, Nightly my couch I make a kind of sea; My bed I water with

my tears;


eye Through grief consumes, is waxen old and dark l'th' midst of all mine enemies that mark.

15 Depart all ye that work iniquity, Depart from me, for the voice of my weeping The Lord hath heard, the Lord bath heard my

pray'r, My supplication with acceptance fair The Lord will own, and have me in his keeping. 20

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Mine enemies shall all be blank and dalh'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'dol i la

PsAL. VII. Aug. 14. 1653. Upon the words of Chush the Benjamite against

him.: 1025 Alvifion'. ORD my God to thee I'Aly, Policia pasi ir

Save me and secure me under yon wali mi binas Thy protection while I cry, D.;P. si tratta ! Lest as a lion (and no wonder). 22L Tunog bai He haste to tear my soul afunder,

5 Tearing and no rescue nigh. e ngrohelise

LOL! Lord my God if I have thought : 3679294,| Or done this, if wickedness

176, 1989: Be in my hands, if I have wrought suurte H} to him that meant me peace, i kiwi ke 46 Or to him have render'd less, And not free'd my foe for nought; basis 26

Let th’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 out-spread
Lodge it with dishonor foul.


Of my

Rise Jehovah in thine ire, Rouse thyself amidst the rage foes that


like fire;
And wake for me, their fury' afswage;
Judgment here thou didst 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,


Judge me Lord, be judge in this
According to my righteousness,

And the innocence which is
| Upon me: cause at length to çease



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