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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
According to his justice raise,
And sing the Name and Deity
Of Jehovah the most high.

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PSAL. VIII. ,%. 14. 1653.

O Jehovah our Lord, how wondrous great
And glorious is thy name thro' all the earth!
So as above the Heav'ns thy praise to set
Out of the tender mouths of latest birth.

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou 5
Hast founded strength because of all thy foes,

To stint th' enemy, and stack th' avenger's brow,
That bends his rage thy providence to' oppose.

When I behold thy Heav'ns, thy fingers art,
The moon and stars which thou so bright hast set

In the pure firmament, then faith my heart, 11
O what is man that thou remembrest yet,

And think'st upon him; or of man begot,
That him thou visit'st, and of him art found?

Scarce to be less than Gods, thoumad'st his lot, 15
With honor andwith state thou hast himcrown'd.

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.


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,
That sitst between the Cherubs bright, 5

Between their wings out-spread,
Shine forth, and from thy cloud give light,

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,
And then we shall be safe.

8 A vine from Egypt thou hast brought,
Thy free love made it thine,

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,
The hills were over-spread,

Her boughs as high as cedars tall
Advancd their lofty head.

11 Her branches on the westernJide 45 Down to the sea she sent,

And upivard to that river wide


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