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Her other branches went. 12 Why hast thou laid her hedges low,
And broken down her fence, 50
That all may pluck her, as they go,
With rudest violence T 1$ The tusked boar out of the wood'
Up turns it by the roots, Wild beasts there brouze, and make their food 55
Her grapes and tender Jhoots. 14 Return now, God of Hosts, look down
From Heav'n, thy feat divine, Behold us, but without a frown,
And visit this thy vine. 60
r5 Visit this vine, which thy right hand
Hath set, and planted long,
Thou hast made firm and strong.
16 But now it is confum'd with sire, 65 And cut with axes down,
They perish at thy dreadful ire,
17 Upon the man of thy right hand
Let thy good hand be laid, 7°
Upon the son of man, whom thou
18 So shall we not go back from thee
7o ways of fm and shame,
Quicken us thou, then gladly we 75
Shall call upon thy Name, ig Return us, and thy grace divine
Lord God of Hosts vouchsafe, Cause thou thy face on us to shine,
And then we shall be safe. 80
P S A L. LXXXI.
1 r s^O God our strength sing loud, and clear,
-*- Sing loud to God our King, To Jacob's God, that all may hear, Loud acclamations ring.
2 Prepare a hymn, prepare a song, 5 The timbrel hither bring,
The chearful psaltry bring along,
3 Blow, as is wont, in the new moon
With trumpets lofty found, 10
Th' appointed time, the day whereon
4 This was a statute givn of old
A law of Jacob's God, to hold, 15
From whence they might not swerve.
5 This he a testimony ordain'd In Joseph, not to change,
When as he pass'd through Egypt land;
The tongue I heard was strange. 20
6 From burden, and from Jlavijh toil
His hands from pots, and miry soil,
7 When trouble did thee fore assail, 25 On me then didst thou call,
And I to free thee did not fail,
And led thee out of thrall. I anfwer'd thee in ^ thunder deep J BeSetherragnam.
With clouds incompass'd round; 30
I try'd thee at the water sleep
Of Meriba renown d.
8 Hear, O my People, hearken well, I testify to thee,
Thou ancient flock of Israel, 35
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 honor bend thy knee. 40
10 I am the Lord thy God which brought
Ask large enough, and I, besought,
11 And yet my people would not hear, 4-5 Nor hearken to my voice;
And Israel, whom I lovdso dear,
Then 12 Then did I leave them to their will,
And to their wand'ring mind; 50
Their own conceits they follow'd still,
13 O that my people would be wise*
And O that Israel would advise 55
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. 60
15 Who hate the Lord should then be sain
But they, his people, should remain,
16 And he would feed them from thesliock 65 With flow's of finest wheat,
And satisfy them from the rock
P S A L. LXXXII.
1 /"^l OD in the || great || assembly stands
v_T Qf kings and lordly slates, || Bagnadath-el.
§ Among the Gods, § on both his hands § Bekerev*
He judges and debates. 2H0W longwillye||perverttheright \\Tishphetugnavel. With || judgment false and wrong, 6
Favoring the wicked by your might,
3 f Regard thee t weak and fatherless, t Shiphtu-dal.
+ Dispatch the t poor man's cause, 10
And £ raise the man in deep distress J Hattdiku. By \ just and equal laws.
4 Defend the poor and desolate, And rescue from the hands
Of wicked men the low estate 15
Of him that help demands.
5 They know not, nor will understand, In darkness they walk on,
The earth's foundations all are J mov'd,
And J out of order gone. % Jimmotu.
6 I said that ye were Gods, yea all 21
The sons of God most high;
7 But ye shall die like men, and fall As other princes die.
8 Rife God, § judge thou the earth in might, 25 This wicked earth § redress, § Shiphta.
For thou art he who shall by right
PS AL. LXXXIII.
1 T> E not thou silent noio at length,
-D O God hold not thy peace, Sit thou not still O God of strength, We cry, and do not cease.
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