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's For they consult * with all their might,

And all as one in mind
Themselves againft thee they unite,

And in firin union bind.
6 The tents of Edom, and the brood

Of scornful Ishmael,
Moab, with them of Hagar's blood,

That in the desert dwell;
7 Gebal and Ammon there conspire,

And hateful Amalec,
The Philistins, and they of Tyre,

Whose bounds the sea doth check.
8 With them great Alhur also bands

And doth confirm the knot:
All these have lent their armed hands

To aid the fons of Lot,
9 Do to them as to Midian bold,

That wasted all the coast,
To Sisera, and as is told

Thou didA to Jabin's host,
When at the brook of Kishon old,

They were repuls'd and pain,
10 At Endor quite cut off, and rollid

As dung upon the plain.
II As Zeb and Oreb evil sped,

So let their princes speed,
As Zeba, and Zalmunna bled,

So let their princes bleed.

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12 For they amidst their pride have said,

By right now seize shall we
God's houses, and will now invade

* Their stately palaces.
33 My God, oh make them as a wheel,

No quiet let them find,
Giddy and restless let them reel

Like stubble from the wind.
14 As when an aged wood takes fire

Which on a sudden Arays,
The greedy flame runs higher and higher

Till all the mountains blaze
15 So with thy whirlwind them pursue,

And with thy tempest chafe ; 16 † And till they + yield thee honor due,

Lord, fill with shame their face. 17 Alham'd, and troubled let them be,

Troubled, and sham'd for ever, Ever confounded, and so die

With shame, and scape it never.
18 Then shall they know that thou, whose name

Jehovah is alone,
Art the most high, and thou the same

O'er all the earth art one.

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PSAL. LXXXIV.
OW lovely are thy dwellings fair!

O Lord of Hosts, how dear
The pleasant tabernacles are,

Where thou dost dwell fo near ! 2 My soul doth long and almost die

Thy courts, O Lord, to fee : My heart and flesh aloud do cry,

O living God, for thee.
3 There ev’n the sparrow freed from wrong

Hath found a house of reft ;
The swallow there, to lay her young

Hath built her brooding nest,
Ev’n by thy altars, Lord of Hosts,

They find their safe abode,
And home they fly from round the coasts.

Toward thee, my King, my God. 4 Happy, who in thy house reside,

Where thee they ever praise : 5 Happy, whose strength in thee doth bide,

And in their hearts thy ways. 6 They pass through Baca's thirsty vale,

That dry and barren ground, As through a fruitful watery dale

Where springs and showers abound. 7 They journey on from strength to strength:

With joy and gladsome cbear, Till all before our God at length

In Sion do appear.,

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8 Lord God of Hosts, hear now my prayer ;

O Jacob's God, give ear, 9 Thou God our fhield, look on the face

Of thy anointed dear. 10 For one day in thy courts to be

Is better, and more blest, Than in the joys of vanity

A thousand days at beft.
I in the temple of my

God
Had rather keep a door,
Than dwell in tents, and rich abode,

With sin for evermore,
11 For God the Lord both fun and shield

Gives grace and glory, bright,
No good from them thall be withheld
Whose

ways are just and right.
12 Lord God of Hosts, that reigns on high,

That man is truly blest, Who only on thee doth rely,

And in thee only rest.

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PSAL. LXXXV.
HY land to favour graciously

Thou hast not, Lord, been slack,
Thou hast from hard captivity

Returned Jacob back.
2 Th’ iniquity thou didst forgive

That wrought thy people woe,
And all their sin, that did thee grieve,

Haft hid where none shall know.

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all thou hadít remov'd, And calmly didst return From thy * fierce wrath, which we had prov'd

Far worse than fire to burn. 4 God of our faving health and peace,

Turn us, and us restore, Thine indignation cause to cease

Toward us, and chide no more.
$ Wilt thou be angry without end,

For ever angry thus,
Wilt thou thy frowning ire extend

From age to age on us ?
6 Wilt thou not f turn, and bear our voice,

And us again + revive,
That so thy people may rejoice,

By thee presery'd alive ?
7 Cause us to see thy goodness, Lord,

To us thy mercy shew ;
Thy saving health to us afford,

And life in us renew.
8 And now what God the Lord will speak,

I will go Arait and hear,
For to his people he speaks peace,

And to his faints full dear,
To his dear saints he will speak peace,

But let them never more
Return to folly, but surcease

To trespass as before.
* Heb. The burning heat of thy wrath.
+ Heb. Turn to quicken us.

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