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All workers of iniquity
The bloody' and guileful man God doth detest.
Lead me because of those
No word is sirm or sooth; Their inside, troubles miserable; An open grave their throat, their tongue they smooth. God, sind them guilty; let them fall
By their own counsels quell'd; 30 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 35 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 favor and good-will. 40
P s A L. VI. Aug. 13, 1653.
LORD, in thine anger do not reprehend me,
Are troubled, yea my soul is troubled fore,
Wearied I am with sighing out my days,
Depart all ye that work iniquity,
P s A L. VII. Aug. 14, 1653.
LORD, my God, to thee I fly,
Lord, my God, if I have thought Or done this, if wickedness Be in my hands, if I have wrought 1ll to him that meant me peace, 10 Or to him have render'd less, And not free'd my foe for nought;
Let th' enemy pursue my soul And overtake it, let him tread My life down to the earth, and roll 15 In the dust my glory dead, In the dust, and there out-spread Lodge it with dishonor foul.
Rise, Jehovah, in thine ire, Rouse thyself amidst the rage %»
Of my foes that urge like sire;And wake for me, their fury' asswage;
Judgment here thou didst engage And command, which I desire.
S* So th' assemblies of each nation 15 (His arrows purposely made he
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. 3«
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 15
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, • 4*
In him who, both just and wise,
Saves th' upright of heart at last.
God is a just judge and severe,
And God is every day offended;
If th' unjust will not forbear, 4S
His sword he whets, his bow hath bended
Already, and for him intended
The tools of death, that waits him near.
For them that persecute.) Behold 5» 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, $5
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. 6*
Then will I Jehovah's praise
P s A L. VIII. Aug. 14, 1653.
OJehovah our Lord, how wondrous great
Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou 5 Hast founded strength because of all thy foes,
To stint th' enemy, and stack th' avenger's brow,