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All workers of iniquity
Thou hat'st; and them unblest
Thou wilt destroy that speak a ly; if

The bloody' and guileful man God doth detest.
But I will in thy mercies dear,
Thy numerous mercies, go
Into thy house; I in thy fear
Will tow'rds thy holy temple worship low. so 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 25

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

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P s A L. VI. Aug. 13, 1653.

LORD, in thine anger do not reprehend me,
Nor in thy hot displeasure me correct;
Pity me, Lord, for I am much deject,
And very weak and faint; heal and amend me:
For all my bones, that ev'n with anguish ake, j

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' sake:
For in death no remembrance is of thee;Who in the grave can celebrate thy praise? 10

Wearied I am with sighing out my days,
Nightly my couch I make a kind of sea;
My bed I water with my tears; mine eye Through grief consumes, is waxen old and dark
I' 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 hath heard my

My supplication with acceptance fair
The Lord will own, and have me in his keeping. 40
Mine enemies shall all be blank and dastVd 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'd.

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P s A L. VII. Aug. 14, 1653.
Upon the words of Cush the Benjamite against him.

LORD, my God, to thee I fly,
Save me and secure me under
Thy protection while I cry,
Lest as a lion (and no wonder) He haste to tear my soul asunder, 5 Tearing and no rescue nigh.

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.

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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
According to his justice raise,
And sing the Name and Deity
Of Jehovah the most high.

P s A L. VIII. Aug. 14, 1653.

OJehovah 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 sucklings thou 5 Hast founded strength because of all thy foes,

To stint th' enemy, and stack th' avenger's brow,
That bends his rage thy providence to' oppose.


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