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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,
And the young branch, that for thyself

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,
At thy rebuke and frown.

17 Upon the man of thy right hand

Let thy good hand be laid,

Upon the son of man, whom thou
Strong for thyself hast made.

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


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,
And harp with pleasant Jlring.

3 Blow, as is wont, in the new moon

With trumpets lofty found, 10

Th' appointed time, the day whereon
Our solemn feast comes round.

4 This was a statute givn of old
For Israel to observe,

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
I set his shoulder free:

His hands from pots, and miry soil,
Deliver'd were by me.

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
Thee out of Egypt land;

Ask large enough, and I, besought,
Will grant thy full demand.

11 And yet my people would not hear, 4-5 Nor hearken to my voice;

And Israel, whom I lovdso dear,
Miflik'd me for his choice.

Then 12 Then did I leave them to their will,

And to their wand'ring mind; 50

Their own conceits they follow'd still,
Their own devices blind.

13 O that my people would be wise*
To serve me all their days,

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
To bow to him and bend,

But they, his people, should remain,
Their time should have no end.

16 And he would feed them from thesliock 65 With flow's of finest wheat,

And satisfy them from the rock
With honey for their meat.


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,
Who thence grau bold and strong?

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
The nations all possess.


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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