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Of evil men the wickedness
And their pow'r that do amifs.

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

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God is a just judge and fevere,
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.

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(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

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le digg'd a pit, and delv'd it deep,
nd fell into the pit he made;
Iis mischief that due course doth keep,
Curns on his head, and his ill trade
of violence will undelay'd
all on his crown with ruin steep.

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Then will í Jehovah's praise
According to his juftice raise,
And sing the Name and Deity
Of Jehovah the most high.

PsAL. VIII. Aug. 14. 1653.

O Jehovah our Lord

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Jehovah our Lord, how wondrous great

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

Out of the tender mouths of latest birth,

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Out of the mouths of babes and fucklings thou

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

That bends his rage thy providence to'oppose.

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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; . what is man that thou remembrest yet,

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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 loty * 18

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

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

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

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HOU Shepherd that doft Ifrael keep

Give ear in time of need, ,
Who leadeft like a flock of theep

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

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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 Manaffe's light,

jo Awake * thy strength, come, and be seen * Gnarera.

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

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

15 And then we shall be safe.

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4 Lord God of Hofts, how long wilt thou,

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

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 * Shalih.

Wherewith their checks are wet. 6 A strife thou mak'st us and a prey

To every neighbour foe, Among themselves they * laugh, they * play, And * flouts at us they throw. * Jilgnagu.

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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,

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

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

39 And fill'd the land at last.

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