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(His arrows purpofely made he
For them that perfecutc.) Behold 50
He travels big with vanity,
Trouble he hath conceived 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, J5
And fell into the pit he made;
Then will I Jehovah's praife
Of Jehovah the Mofl High.
Pfalm vm. Aug. 14. 1653.
O Jehovah our Lord, how wondrous great
And glorious is thy name through all the earth! So as above the Heav'ns thy praife to fit
Out of the tender mouths of lateft birth. Out of the mouths of babes and fucklings thou 5
Haft founded ftrength becaufe of all thy foes, To ftint th' enemy, and flack th' avenger's brow,
That bends his rage thy providence to' oppofe, When T behold thy Heav'ns, thy fingers' art,
The moon and ftars which thou fo bright haft fet Iq In the pure firmament, then faith my heart,
O what is man that thou remembreft yet, And think'ft upon him; or of man begot,
That him thou vifit'ft, and of him art found? Scarce to be lcfs than gods, thou mad'ft his lot, 1,J
With honor and with ftate thou haft him crown'd. O'er the works of thy hand thou mad'ft him lord,
Thou haft put all under his lordly feet,
All beafts that in the field or foreft meet, M
Fowl of the Heav'ns, and fifh that through the wet
Sea paths in fhoals do Hide, and know no dearth. D Jehovah our Lord, how wondrous great
And glorious is thy name through all the earth!
Nine of the Pfalms done into meter, wherein all, but what is in a different charaBer, are the very words of the text, tranftated from the original. April 1648. ;. M.
I Tuou Shepherd that doft Ifrael keep
Give ear in time of need,
Thy loved Jofeph's feed,
Between their wings otttfpread,
And on our foes thy dread.
a In Ephraim's view and Benjamin's,
And in Manafle's fight, Awake * thy ftrength, come, and befcen * Gnorcra.
To fave us by thy wight,
3 Turn us again, thy grace divine To us O God vouchfafe;
Caufe thou thy face on us to Chine, 15
And then we lhall be faf'e.
4 Lord God of I lofts, how long wilt thou, How long wilt thou declare
Thy * finoking wrath, and angry brovi * Gnaft,anta. Againft thy people's pray'r! 20
5 Thou feed'ft them with the bread of tears, Their bread with tears they eat,
And mak'ft them * largely drink the tears * Shaliftr. Wherewith their cheeks are -wet.
6 A ftrife thou mak'ft us and a prey iS To every neighbour foe,
Among themfelvcs they * laugh, they * play,
And • flouts at us they throw. * JilgnaS''
7 Return us, and thy grace divine
O God of Hofts vouchfafe, 30
Caufe thou thy face on us to mine,
8 A vine from Egypt thou haft brought,
And drov'ft out nations, proudandhaut, 35
To plant this lovely vine.
9 Thou didft prepare for it a place-, And root it deep and faft,
That it began to gro-u apace,
And fill'd the land at laft. 40
10 With ha green fhade that cover'd all, The hills were over-fpread,
Her boughs as high as cedars tall
Advanc'd their lofty head, ir Her branches on the-wefiern fide - 4j
Down to the fea the fent, And upward to that river wide
Her other branches went.
11 Why haft thou laid her hedges low.
And broken down her fence, 50
That all may pluck her, as they go,
13 The tufned boar out of the wood.
Wild btafts there brouze, and make their food 35 Her grapes and tender jhoots.
14 Return now, God of Hofts, look down, From Heav'n, thy feat divine,
Behold us, but without a frown,
And vifit this thy vine. 60
15 Vilit this vine, which thy right hand
And the young branch, that for thyfelf
16 But now it is confum'd with 6re, 65 And cut with axes down,
They perifh at thy dreadful ire,
17 Upon the Man of thy right hand
Let thy good hand be laid, 79
Upon the Son of man, whom thou
18 So fhall we not go back from thee
Quicken us thou, then gladly we 7.J
Shall call upon thy name.
19 Return us, and thy grace divine Lord God of Hofts vouchfafe,
Caufe thou thy face ort us to fhinc,
And then we fhall be fafe. 80
I To God our flrength fing loud, and clear,
Sing loud to God our King,
Loud acclamations ring, 2 Prepare a hymn, prepare afong, J
The timbrel hither bring,
And harp with plcafant fifing.