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Psalm I. Done into verse, 16S3.
Xjl Ess'd is the man who hath not walk'd astray
In counsel of the wicked, and i' th' way
Ot sinners hath not stood, and in the seat
Of scorners hath not sat. But in the great
Jehovah's law is ever his delight,
And in his law he studies day and night.
He shall be as a tree which planted grows
By watry streams, and in the season knows
To yield his fruit, and his leaf shall not fall,
And what he takes in hand shall prosper all.
Not so the wick'd, but as chaff which fann'd
The wind drives, so the wick'd shall not stand
Ir. judgment, or abide their trial then,
Nor sinners in th' assembly of just men.
For the Lord knows th' upright way of the just,
And the way of bad men to ruin must.
Psalm Ii. Done Aug. 8, 16*53. Tcrzette.
• V K Y do the Gentiles tumult, and the nations Muse a vain thing, the kings of th' eanhupstand
With power, and princes in their congregations Lay deep their plots together through each land
Against the Lord and his Messiah dear?
Let us break off, say they, by strength of hand
Their bonds, and cast from us, no more to wear
Their twisted cords: be who in Heav'n doth dwell Shall laugh, the Lord shall scoff them, then severe
Speak to them in his wrath, and in his fell Anil fierce ire trouble them ; but I, saith he,
Anointed have my King (though ye rebel) On Sion my holy' hill. A firm decree
I will declare; the Lord to me hath said Thou art my Son, I have begotten thee
This day; ask of me, and the grant is made; As thy possession I on thee bestow
Th' Heathen, and as thy conquest to be sway'd Earth's utmost bounds: them shah thou bring full low
With iron scepter bruis'd, and them Sisperse Like to a potter's vessel shiver'd so.
And now be wise at length ye Kings averse, Be taught ye Judges of the earth; with fear
Jehovah serve, and let your joy converse With trembling; kiss the Son lest he appear
In anger and ye perish in the way,
Psalm ill. Avg. 9. 1653. Whenheficdfrm
J-io Rd how many are my foes?
That in arms against me rise 1
That of my life distrustfully thus say.
Th' exaher of my head I count;
And heard me from his holy mount.
Was the Lord. Of many millions
They pitch against me their pavilions.
On the cheek-bone all my foes, Of men abhorr'd Hast broke the teeth. This help was from the Lord;
Thy blessing on thy people flows.
Paslm iv. Aug. 10. 1633.
Answer me when I call,
God of my righteousness,
In straits and in distress Thou didst ine disinthral
And set at large ; now spare,
Now pity me, and hear my eirnest pray'r. Great ones how long will ye
My glory have in scorn,
How long be thus forborn Still to love vanity,
To love, to seek, to prize
Thmgs false and vain, and nothing else but lies? Yet know the Lord hath chose,
Chose to himself apart, - The good and meek of heart (For whom to chuse he knows) •
Jehovah from on high
Will bear my voice what time to him I cry. Be aw'd, and do not sin,
Speak to your hearts alone,
Upon your beds, each one, And be at peace within..
Offer the offerings just
Of righteousness, and in Jehovah trust. Many there be that say
Who yet will show us good? .
Talking like this world's brood; But, Lord, thus let me pray,
On us lift up the light,
Lift up the favour of thy count'nance bright. Iato my heart mote joy
And gladness thou hast put,
Than when a year of glut Their stores doth over-cloy,
And from their plenteous grounds
With vast increase their corn and wine abounds; In peace at once will I
Both lay me down and sleep,
Psalm v. Aug. 12. 1653.
J EtiovAH to my words give ear,
My meditation weigh,
My King and God; for unto thee I pray.
Shalt in the morning hear, 1' th' morning 1 to thee with choice
Will rankmyprav'rs, and watch till thou appear. For thou art not a God that takes
In wickedness delight,
Fools or mad men stand not within thy sight.
Thou hat'st; and them unblest Thou wilt destroy that speak a lie;
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'ards thy holy temple worship low. Lord lead me in thy righteousness,
Lead me because of those