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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..

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judge me, Lord, be judge in this
According to my righteousness,
And the innocence which is
Upon me: cause at length to ceasë
Of evil men the wickedness
And their power that do amiss.

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But the juft establish fast,
Since thou art the just God that tries
Hearts and reins, On God is cast
My defence, and in him lies,
In him who, both just and wise,
Saves th’ upright of heart at last.

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God is a just judge and severe,
And God is every day offended;
If th' 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.

VOL. III,

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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.

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He digg'd a pit, and delv'd it deep,
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.

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Then will I Jehovah's praise
According to his justice raise,
And fing the Name and Deity
Of Jehovah the most high,

PSAL. VIII. Aug. 14, 1653.

Jehovah our Lord, how wondrous great

And glorious is thy name through all the earth! $o 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

Haft founded strength because of all thy foes, To stint th’ enemy, and Nack th' avenger's brow, That bends his rage thy providence to' oppose.

When

When I behold thy Heav'ns, thy fingers' art,

The moon and stars which thou so bright haft fet 10 In the pure firmament, then saith my heart,

O what is man that thou remembrest yet,

And think'st upon him; or of man begot,

That him thou visit'ft, and of him art found? Scarce to be less than Gods, thou mad'st his lot,

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,
All flocks, and herds, by thy commanding word,

All beasts that in the field or forest meet,

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Fowl of the Heav'ns, and fish that through the wet

Sea paths in shoals do flide, and know no dearth. O Jehovah our Lord, how wondrous great

And glorious is thy name through all the earth!

April, 1648. J. M. Nine 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. ITHOU Shepherd that doft Ilrael keep,

Give ear in time of need, Who leadest like a lack of sheep Thy loved Joseph's seed ; 02

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That sitst between the Cherubs bright,

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 sight,
Awake * thy strength, come, and be seen

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

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

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
Against thy people's prayer!
s Thou feed'st them with the bread of tears,

Their bread with tears they eat,
And mak'st them I largely drink the tears

Wherewith their cheeks 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.
7 Return us, and thy grace divine,

O God of Hofts, vouchsafe; Cause thou thy face on us to shine,

And then we shall be safe.

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8 A vine from Egypt thou hast brought,

Thy free love made it thine,
And drov'st out nations, proud and baut,

To plant this lovely vine.
9 Thou didst prepare for it a place,

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

And fill'd the land at last.
10 With her green shade that cover'd all,

The hills were over-spread,
Her boughs as high as cedars tall

Advanc'd their lofty head.
11 Her branches on the western side

Down to the sea she sent,
And upward to that river wide

Her other branches went.
12 Why hast thou laid her hedges low,

And broken down her fence,
That all may pluck her, as they go,

With rudest violence ?
13 The tusked boar out of the wood

Up turns it by the roots,
Wild beasts there brouze, and make their food

Her grapes and tender sooots.
14 Return now, God of Hofts, look down

From Heav'n, thy seat divine,
Behold us, but without a frown,

And visit this thy vine.

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