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XI For they amidfi their pride have faid, 45
By right now fhall we feife God's hollies, and -will now invade
f Their ftately palaces, f tfeoth Elohim bears both.
13 My God, oh make them as a wheel,
No quiet let them find, 5o
Giddy and reftlefs let them reel
14 As -when an aged wood takes fire
The greedy flames run higher and highe* 35
Till all the mountains blaze;
15 So with thy whirlwind them purfue, And with thy tempef t chafe;
16 f And till they f yield thee honour due,
Lord fill with fhame their face. 60
f Heb. They feck thy name.
17 Afham'd, and troubled let them be,
Ever confounded, and 10 die
18 Then fhall they know that thou whofe name 6( Jehovah is alone,
Art the Mofr High, and thou the fume
I How loTcty'sre thy dwellings fair!
O Lord of Hofts, how dear The pleafant tabernacles are,
Where thou daft dwell fo near! a My foul doth long and almoft die 5
Thy courts O Lord to fee,
O living God, for thee.
3 There ev'n the fparrow freed from wrong
Hath found a houfe of reft, H»
The fwallow there, to lay her young
Hath burlt her brooding neft, Ev'n by thy altars. Lord of Hofls,
Thef find their fafe ahode, And home they fy from round the eoafls t5
Tow'ard thee, my King, my God.
4 Happy, who in thy houfe refide, Where thee they ever praife,
e Happy, whofe ftrength in thee doth bide,
And in their hearts thy ways lO
6 They pafs through Baca's thirfty vale,
As through a fruitful watry dale
7 They journey on from ftrength to ftrength is
With joy and gladfome ehear, Till all before our God at length
In Sion do appear; 9 Lord God of Hofts hear now my pray'r,
O Jacob's God give ear, yb
9 Thou God our fhield look on the face Of thy anointed Dear.
10 For one day in thy courts to be
Is better, and more bleft, ,
Than in the joys of vanity Jg
A thoufand days at beft.
I in the trmpie of my God
Had rather keep a door,
With fin fir evermore. 40
11 For God the Lord both fun and fhield
No good from them fhall be withheld
II Lord God of Hofts that reign'ft on high, 4$
Who only on thee doth rely,
I Thy land to favor gracioufly
Thou haft from hard captivity-
1 Th' iniquity thou didft forgive . S
That -wrought thy people woe,
And all their fin, that did thee grieve,
3 Thine anger all thou hadft remov'd,
And calmly didft return IO
From thy f fierce wrath which we had prov'd
f Heb. The.burning heat of thj -wrath.
4 God of our faving health and peace, Turn us, and us reftore.
Thine indignation caufe to ceafe IJ
Tow'aid us. and chide no more.
5 Wilt thou be angry without end. For ever angry thus,
Wilt thou thy frowning ire extend
From age to age on us r 40
6 Wilt thou not ' turn, and hear our voice,
And us again ' revive, 'Heb. Turn to quicken us. That fo :h> peop'e may rejoice By thee preferv'd alive.
• 7 Canfe us to fee thy goodnefs, Lord, 45
To us thy mercy fhew,
And Bfe in us renew.
I will goftrait and hear, 30
For to his people he fpeaks peace,
And to his faints full dear.
But let them never more
To tre/pafs as before.
Salvation is at hand,
To dwell within our land. 40
1O Mercy and Truth that long -were mifs'd
How joyfully are met,
And hand in hand arefet.
Shall bud and bloflbm then,
Look down on mortal men.
Whatever thing is good, 50
Our land fhall forth in plenty throw
Her fruits to be our food.