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With her green shade that covered al/
The hills were overspread,
Her boughs as high as cedars tall
Advanced their lofty head.
Her branches on the western side
Down to the sea she sent,
And upward to that river wide
Her other branches went.
Why hast thou laid her hedges low,
And broken down her fence,
That all may pluck her, as they go,
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The tusked boar out of the wood
Upturns it by the roots;

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To God our strength sing loud and c/ear;
Sing loud to God our King ;
To Jacob's God, that all may hear,
Loud acclamations ring.
Prepare a hymn, prepare a song;
The timbrel hither bring ;
The cheerful psaltery bring along,
And harp with pleasant string.
Blow, as is wont, in the new moon,
With trumpets' lofty sound,
The appointed time, the day whereon
Our solemn feast comes round.
This was a statute given of old
For Israel to observe,
A law of Jacob's God to hold,
From whence they might not swerve.
This he a testimony ordained
In Joseph, not to change,
When as he passed through Egypt-land ;
The tongue I heard was strange.
From burden, and from slavish toil,
I set his shoulder free ;
His hands from pots, and miry soil,
Delivered were by me.

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7 When trouble did thee sore assail, On me then didst thou call, And I to free thee did not fail, And led thee out of thrall. * Be Sether ragnam. I answered thee in thunder deep, With clouds encompassed round; 30 I tried thee at the water steep Of Meriba renowned. 8 Hear, O my people, hearken well: I testify to thee, Thou ancient stock of Israel, If thou wilt list to me: 9 Throughout the land of thy abode No alien God shall be, Nor shalt thou to a foreign god In honour bend thy knee. 40 Io I am the Lord thy God, which brought Thee out of Egypt-land; Ask large enough, and I, besought, Will grant thy full demand. II And yet my people would not hear, Nor hearken to my voice; And Israel, whom I loved so dear, Misliked me for his choice. 12 Then did I leave them to their will, And to their wandering mind; 5O Their own conceits they followed still, Their own devices blind. 13 Oh that my people would be wise, To serve me all their days / And oh that Israel would advise To walk my righteous ways 14 Then would I soon bring down their foes, That now so proudly rise,

And turn my hand against all those That are their enemies. 15 Who hate the Lord should then be fain To bow to him and bend; But they, his people, should remain ; Their time should have no end. 16 And he would feed them from the shock With flour of finest wheat, And satisfy them from the rock With honey for their mcat.

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I God in the 'great' assembly stands :
Of kings and lordly states ;
*Among the gods on both his hands
He judges and debates.
2 How long will ye" pervert the right
With * judgment false and wrong,
Favouring the wicked by your might,
Who thence grow bold and strong 2
3 * Regard the * weak and fatherless;
* Despatch the * poor man's cause;
And "raise the man in deep distress
By * just and equal laws.
4 Defend the poor and desolate,
And rescue from the hands
Of wicked men the low estate
Of him that help demands.
5 They know not, nor will understand;
In darkness they walk on ;
The earth's foundations all are "moved,
And " out of order gone.

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6 I said that ye were gods, yea all
The sons of God Most High ;

7 But ye shall die like men, and fall
As other princes die.

8 Rise, God ; ' judge thou the earth in might;
This wicked earth 7 redress ;

For thou art he who shalt by right

The nations all possess.

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I BE not thou silent now at length ;
O God, hold not thy peace:
Sit thou not still, O God of strength ;
We cry and do not cease.
2 For lo! thy furious foes now swell,
And storm outrageously;
And they that hate thee, proud and se//,
Exalt their heads full high.
* }onario. 3 Against thy people they contrive

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“Till they no nation be ; That Israel's name for ever may Be lost in memory.” * Z.o. o.o. 5 For they consult" with all their might, And all as one in mind Themselves against thee they unite, And in firm union bind. 20 6 The tents of Edom, and the brood Of scornful Ishmael,

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