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Rise Jehovah in thine ire,
Rouse thyself amidst the rage 20
Of my foes that urge like fire;
And wake for me, their fury' aflwage;
Judgment here thou didst, engage
And command which I desire.
So th' assemblies of each nation 25
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. 30
Judge me Lord, be judge in this
According to my righteousness,
And the innocence which is
Upon me: cause at length to cease
Of evil men the wickedness 35
And their pow'r that do amiss.
But the just establish fast,
Since thou art the just God that tries
Hearts and reins. On God is cast
My defense, and in him lies, 40
In him who both just and wife
Saves th' upright of heart at last.
God God is a just judge and severe,
And God is every day offended-,
If the unjust will not forbear, 45
His sword he whets, his bow hath bended
Already, and for him intended
The tools of death, that waits him near.
(His arrows purposely made he
For them that persecute.) Behold 50
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.
He digg'd a pit, and delv'd it deep, 55
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. '60
Then will I Jehovah's praise
PSAL. VIII. ,%. 14. 1653.
O Jehovah our Lord, how wondrous great
Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou 5
To stint th' enemy, and stack th' avenger's brow,
When I behold thy Heav'ns, thy fingers art,
In the pure firmament, then faith my heart, 11
And think'st upon him; or of man begot,
Scarce to be less than Gods, thoumad'st his lot, 15
O'er the works of thy hand thoumad'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. 20
Fowl of the Heav'ns, and fish that through the wet Sea paths in shoals do flide, and know no dearth.
O 0 Jehovah our Lord, how wond'rous great
And glorious is thy name through all the earth!
April 1648. J. M.
Mine os the Psalms done into metre, wherein all, but what is in a different character, are the very words of the text, translated from the original.
P S A L. LXXX.
1 'T'HOU Shepherd that dost Israel keep
A Give ear in time of need, Who leddest like a flock of sheep
Thy loved Joseph's feed,
Between their wings out-spread,
And on our foes thy dread.
2 In Ephraim's view and Benjamin's,
And in Manasse's fight, io
Awake * thy strength, come, and be seen *Gnorera. To save us by thy might.
3 Turn us again, thy grace divine To us, O God, vouchsafe;
Cause thou thy face on us to shine, 15
And then we shall be safe.
4 Lord God of Hosts, how long wilt thou, How long wilt thou declare
Thy * smoking wrath, and angry brow *Gna/fianta.
O o 2 Against
Against thy people's prayer! 20
5 Thou feed'st them with the bread of tears, Their bread with tears they eat,
And mak'st them * largely drink the tears * Shalijh. Wherewith their cheeks are wet.
6 A strife thou mak'st us and a prey 25 To every neighbor foe,
Amongst themselves t they laugh, they t play, And t flouts at us they throw. f Jilgnagu.
7 Return us, and thy grace divine
O God of Hosts vouchsafe, 30
Cause thou thy face on us to shine,
8 A vine from Egypt thou hast brought,
And drov'st out nations, proud and haut, 35
To plant this lovely vine, g Thou did'st prepare for it a place,
And root it deep and fast, That it began to grow apace,
And fill'd the land at last. 40
10 With her green shade that cover'd all,
Her boughs as high as cedars tall
11 Her branches on the westernJide 45 Down to the sea she sent,
And upivard to that river wide