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Of evil men the wickedness
But the just establish fast,
God is a just judge and fevere,
(His arrows purposely made he
le digg'd a pit, and delv'd it deep,
Then will í Jehovah's praise
PsAL. VIII. Aug. 14. 1653.
O Jehovah our Lord
, how wondrous great
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,
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.
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,
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.
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,
BE All beafts that in the field or forest meet,
Fowl of the Heav’ns, and fish that through the wet
Sea paths in shoals do slide, and know ng dearth.
April. 1648. J. M.
ine of the Psalms done into meter, wherein all, but what is in a different character, are the very
words of the text, translated from the original.
PSA L. LXXX.
HOU Shepherd that doft Ifrael keep
Give ear in time of need, ,
Thy loved Jofeph's seed,
Between their wings out-Spread,
And on our foes thy dread.
jo Awake * thy strength, come, and be seen * Gnarera.
To save us by tby might.
To us O God võuchsafe ;
15 And then we shall be safe.
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.
and thy grace divine O God of Hosts vouchsafe, Cause thou thy face on us to shine,
And then we shall be safe.
Thy free love made it thine,
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.
7 Return us,