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My life down to the earth, and roll
Rise, Jehovah, in thine ire,
foes that urge like fire;
So the assemblies of each nation
Judge me, Lord; be Judge in this
But the just establish fast,
God is a just Judge and severe,
(His arrows purposely made he
He digg'd a pit, and delved deep,
Then will I Jehovah's praise
(August 14, 1653.) O JEHOVAH our Lord, how wondrous great
And glorious is thy name through all the earli So as above the heavens thy praise to set
Out of the tender mouths of latest birth.
Out of the mouths of babes and suckiings thou
Hast founded strength, because of all thy foes, To stint the enemy, and slack the avenger's brow,
That bends his rage thy Srovidence to oppose. When I behold thy heavens, thy finger's art,
The moon and stars, which thou so bright hast set In the pure firmament; then, saith my heart,
Oh, what is man, that thou rememberest 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, thou madest his lot; With honour, and with state, thou hast him
crown'd. O’er the works of thy hand thou madest him lord,
Thou hast put all under bis lordly feet;
Al! beasts that in the field or forest meet,
Sea-paths in shoals do slide, and know no dearth. O Jehovah our Lord, how wondrous great And glorious is thy name through all the earth
(April, 1648.) Nine of the Psalms done into metre ; wherein all, but what is in a
different character, are the very words of the text, trans'ated from the original.
1 Thou Shepherd, that dost Israel keep,
Give ear in time of need ;
Thy loved Joseph's seed:
That sitt'st between the cherubs lright,
Between their wings outspread; Shine forth, and from thy cloud give ligh.
And on our foes thy diead. 2 In Ephraim's view and Benjamin's,
And in Manassen's sight, Awake thy strength, come, and be seen:
To save us by thy might.
To us, O God, vouchsafe;
And then we shall be safe.
4 Lord God of Hosts, how long wilt thou,
How long wilt thou declare
Against thy people's prayer ? 5 Thou feed'st them with the bread of tears
Their bread with tears they eat; And makest them largely drink the tears
Wherewith their cheeks are wet.
6 A strife thou makest us and a prey
To every neighbour foe: Among themselves they laugh, they play,
And flouts at us they throw. 7 Return us, and thy grace divine,
O God of Hosts, vouchsafe ;
And then we shall be safe.
8 A vine from Egypt thou hast brought,
Thy free love made it thine,
To plant this lovely vine.
And root it deep and fast,
And fill'd the land at last.
10 With her green shade that cover'd all,
The hills were overspread;
Advanced their lofty head.
11 Her branches on the western side,
Down to the sea she sent,
Her other branches went.
12 Why hast thou laid her hedges low,
And broken down her fence,
With rudest violence ?
13 The tusked boar out of the wood
Upturns it by the roots;
and tender shoots.
From heaven, thy seat divine;