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To love, to seck, to prize
God, find them guilty; let them fall
Push them in their rebellions all
Still on; for against thee they have rebell'd. The good and meek of heart
15 Then all who trust in thee shall bring (For whom to choose he knows) :
Their joy, while thou from blame Jehovah from on high
Defend'r them, they shall ever ling Will hear iny voice what time to him I cry. And shall triumph in thee, who love thy name Be aw'd, and do not sin,
For thou, Jehovah, wilt be found Speak to your hearts alone,
20 To bless the just man ftill, Upon your vcds, each one,
As with a shield thou wilt surround And be at prace within.
Him with thy lasting favor and good-will. Offer the offerings just
Ofri hteoufness, and in Jehovah trust. Many there be that say
Pfalm vi. Aug. 13, 1653.
ORD, in thine anger do not reprehend me But, Lord, thus let me pray,
; On us lift up the light,
Pity me, Lord, for I am much dejce, Lift up the favor of thy count'nance bright. 30 And very weak and faint; heal and amend Into my heart more joy
For all my bones, that ev'n with anguish ake, And gladness thou hafi put,
Are troubled, yea, my foul is troubled fore, Than when a year of glut
And thou, O Lord, how long? turn, L. Their stores doth over-cloy,
restore And from their plenteous grounds
35 My soul, O save me for thy goodness' sake: With vast increase their coin and wine abounds. For in death no remembrance is of thee; In peace at once will i
Who in the grave can celebrate thy praise? Both lay me down and floop,
Wearied I am with fighing out my days, For thou glone doll keep
Nightly my couch I make a kind or sea; Me safe where'er I lic;
40 My hed I water with my tears; mine eye A:nd in a rocky cell
Through grief consumes, is waxen old and Thou, Lord, alone in safety mak'lt me dwell. l'th' midst of all mine enemics that mark.
Depart all ye that work iniquity,
The Lord hath heard, the Lord hath heard
prayer, EHOVAH, to my words give car,
My fupplication with acceptance fair
The Lord will own, and have me in his keeping The voice of my complaining hear
Mine enemies thall all be blank and dath'd My King and God; for unto hee I pray.
With much confusion; then grown red Jehovah, thou my early voice
fhame, Shalt in the morning hcar,
They shall return in haste the way they came l'th' morning Ito chce with choice
And in a moment shall be quite abalh'd.
Psalm vii. Aug. 14, 1653.
Upon tbe words of Cufo the Benjamite againsi lit. All workers of iniquity
ORD, my God, to thee I fly,
He hastc to tear my soul asunder,
Tearing and no rescue nigh.
Lord, my God, if I have thought
Or done this, if wickedness
Be in my hands, if I have wrought
ul to him that meant me peace, Set thy ways right before, where my step goes;
Or to him have render'd less, For in his faltring mouth unstable
And not free'd my foe for nought;
25 No word is firm or sooth;
Let th' enemy pursue my soul Their intide, troubles miferable;
And overtake it, let him tread An open grave their throat, their tongue they My life down to the earth, and roll 15. smooth,
In the dust my glory dead,
; he dust, and there out-spread
When I behold thy Heav'ns, thy fingers' art, Blge it with dishonor foul.
The moon and stars which thou so bright halt fet
In the pure firmament, then saith my heart, Jehovah, in thine ire,
O what is man that thou remembrest yet, thyself amidst the rage byfoes that urge like fire;
And think'st upon him; or of man begot, wake for me, their fury' afswage;
That him thou visit'st, and of him art found? gment here thou didst engage
Scarce to be less than Gods, thou mad's his lot, command, which I desire.
With honor and with state thou hasthim crown'd. l'assemblies of each nation
O'er the works of thy hand thou nad’st him Lord, furround thee, seeking right,
Thou haft put all under his lordly feet, ence to thy glorious habitation
All flocks, and herds, by thy commanding word, turn on high and in their sight.
All beasts that in the field or forest mect, ovah judgeth most upright
Fowl of the Heav'ns, and fish that thro' the wet people from the world's foundation,
Sea paths in shoals do flide, and know nu dearth, ke me, Lord, be judge in this
O Jehovah our Lord, how wondrous great tording to my righteousness,
And glorious is thy name through all the earth! id the innocence which is con me : cause at length to cease evil men the wickedness
35 d their power that do amiss.
Nine of the Psalms done into Meter, the just establish fast,
Wherein all, but what is in a different character, are te thou art the just God that tries
very words of the text, translated from the origiarts and reins. On God is cast
nal. April, 1648. J. M. defence, and in him lies,
Pfulm LXXX. him who, both just and wise,
T'HOU Shepherd that doft Ifracl keep, les th' upright of heart at last.
Give ear in time of need, • dis a just judge and severe,
Who leadeft like a flock of sheep 1: God is every day offended;
Tby loved Joseph's feed; th' unjust will not forbear, 45 That fits between the Cherubs bright,
5 sword he whets, his bow hath bended
Between their wings out-spread, I ready, and for him intended
Shine forth, and from thy cloud give light, tools of death, that waits him near.
And on our foes tby dread. les arrows purposely made he
2 In Ephraim's view and Benjamin's,
And in Manasse's fight, r them that persecute.) Behold
50 travels big with vanity,
Awake * thy strength, come, and be feen meuble he bath conceiv'd of old
To save us by aby might. 3 in a wonub, and from that mold
3 Turn us again, iby grace divine ath at length brought furth a lie.
To us, o God, vouchsafe ;
IS le cigg’d a pit, and delv'd it deep,
55 And then we shall be safe. ind fell into the pic he made;
4. Lord God of Hosta, how long wilt thou, lis mischief, that due courle doth keep,
How long wilt thou declare urus on his head, and his ill trade
Thy + sinohing wrath, und angry brow I viclence will undelay'd
Againt thy people's prayer! all on his crown with ruin steep.
5 Thou feed'it them with the bread of tears, then will I Jehovah's praise
Their bread with tears they eat, According to his justice raise,
And mak'st them & largely drink the tears And ling the Name and Deity
Wberewith their ebeeks are wet. 03 Jehovah the most high.
6 A strise thou mak'st us and a prey
To every neighbour foe,
And || flouts at us they throw.
7 Return us, and thy grace divine,
O God of Hofts, vouchfufe; Jehovah our Lord, how wondrous great
Cause thou thy face on us to shine,
And then we shall be safe. So as above the Heav'ns thy praise to let
8 A vine from Egypt thou hart brought, Out of the tender mouths of latelt birth.
Tly free love mode it thine, Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou 5 And drov'it out nations, proud and baut, 35 Hal founded strength hecause of all thy focs, To plant this lovely vine. To tine th’ enemy, and black th’avenger's brow, That bends his rage thy providence to' oppose. * Gnorera. † Gnabanta Shalif. 1 yilgnagu
9 Thou didst prepare for it a place,
And root ie deep and salt, That it began to grow apace: And fill'd the land at lafl.
40 10 With her
shade that cover'd all, The hills were over fpread, Her bougns as high as cedars tall
Alvani'd their lofty bead. 11 Her branches on the western side
45 Down to the sea the sent, And upward to that river wide
Her other branches went. 12 Why halt thou laid her hedges low, And broken down her fence,
50 That all may pluck her, as they go,
With rudeft violence? 13 The tufked boar out of the wood
Up turns it by the roots, Wild beats there brouze, and make their food 55 Her grapes and tender
stoots. 14 Return now, God of Hofts, look down
From Heav'n, thy seat divine, Bchold us, but without a frown, And visit this tby vine.
60 15 Visit this vine, which thy right hand
Hath set, and planted long,
Thou hast made firm and strong, 16 But now it is consun'd with fire,
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,
70 Upon the son of man, whoni thou
Strong for thyself haft made. 18 So fhall we not go back from thee
To ways of fin and feame, Quicken us thou, then gladly we
75 Shall call upon thy Name. 19 Return us, and thy grace divine,
Lord God of Hoits, pouclfafe; Cause thou thy face on us to inine,
And then we shall be lase.
When as he pass'd through Egypt land;
The tongue I heard was strange. 6 From burden, and from flavijo toil,
I set his shoulder frce :
Deliver'd were by me.
On me tben didít thou cali,
And led thee out of tbrall,
With clouds incompass'd round;
Of Meriba rencan'd.
I testify to thee,
33 If thou wilt list to me, 9 Throughout the land of thy abode
No alien God shall be,
In honor bend thy knee.
Thee out of Egype land;
Will grant thy full demand.
Nor hearken to my voice;
Miflik'd me for his choice. 12 Then did I leave them to their will,
And to their wandering mind; Their own conceits they follow'd still,
Their own devices blind. 13 O that my people would be wife,
To serve me all their days, And o that Israel would advise
To walk my righteous ways..
That now so proudly rise,
Tb.it are their enemies.
To bow to him and bend,
With fluwer of final wheit, And satisfy them from the roc's
With honey for tbeir acat,
TO , and clear,
Sing loud to God our King', To Jacob's God, that all may lear,
Loud acclamations ring. 2. Prepare a hymn, prepare a song,
The timbrei hither bring,
And harp with pleasant firing. 3 Blow, as is wront, in the new moon
With trumpets' l fty found, Th’appointed time, the day whereon
Our folcmnn sealt comes round. 4. This was a ft-iute giv'n of old
For Ifrad lo cfarve,
firun abence they might not faccrue. 5 This he a testimony crdain'd
1: Jolt, aut to ibang',
of kings and lordiy fatet, † Among the Gods, † on both his hands
He judges and debates. 2 How long will ye i pervert the right
With | judgment falfe and wrong, Favoring the wicked by your might,
W bu thence grow bold and fireng?
ragnom. Bagnadath.ele † Bekerev. # Tifepbetu gases
3. Regard the weak and fatherless,
Dispatch the poor man's cause, And † raise the man in deep distress
By t just and equal laws. 4 Defend the poor and desolate,
And rescue from the hands Of wicked men the low citate
15 Of him that belo demands. 5 They know not, nor will understand,
In darkness they walk on,
And font of order gone.
The sons of God most high ; 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall
As other princes die. 8 Rife God, S judge thou the earth in might, 25
This wicked earth § redress,
The nations all possess.
When at the brook of Kishon old,
They were repuls'd and pain,
40 11 As Zeb and Oreb evil sped,
So let their princes speed, As Zeba, and Zalmunna bled,
So let their princes bleed. 12 For they amidst their pride have said, 45
By right now seize fhall we God's houses, and will now invade
* Their stately palaces.
No quiet let them find,
Like stubble from the wind.
Which on a fiudden frays, The greedy flame runs higher and higher 55
Till all the mountains blaze; 15 So with thy whirlwind them pursue,
And with thy tempest chase; 16 † And till they + yield thee honor due, Lord, fill with shame their face,
60 17 Alham'd, and troubled let them be,
'Troubled, and sham'd for ever, Ever confounded, and so die
With shame, and scape it never. 18 Then shall they know that thou, whose name Jehovah is alone
66 Art the most high, and thou the fame
O'er all the carth art one.
Pfalin Lxxx111. E not thou silent now at length,
Sit thou not still, O God of strength,
e cry, and do not ceafe.
And || itorm outrageously,
Exalt their heads full high.
** Their plots and counsels decp, If Them to insnare they chiefly strive,
# Whom thou dost hide and keep. 4 Come let us cut them off, say they,
Till they no nation be,
Be loft in meniory. 5 For they consult S$ with all their might,
And all as one in mind Themselves against thee they unite,
And in firm union bind.
Of scornful Ishmael,
Tbat in the desert dwell;
And bateful Amalec,
Wbose bounds the fea doth check.
And doth confirm the knot:
To aid the sons of Lot.
That wafled all the coafl, To Sisera, and as is told
Tbou didff to Jabin's boft,
The pleasant tabernacles are,
Where thou dost dwell fo near! 2 My soul doth long and almost die
Thy courts, O Lord, to fee : My heart and flesh aloud do cry,
O living God, for thee. 3 There ev’n the sparrow freed from wrong
Hath found a house of rell,
Hath built her brooding neft;
They find their fufe atode,
Toward thee, my King, my God. 4. Happy, who in thy house reside,
Where thee they ever praise : 5 Happy, whose strength in thee doth bide,
And in their hearts thy ways.
That dry and barren ground,
Where springs and showers abound.
Sbipbtu-dal. + Haizdiku. # Jimmotos. © Shiptba.
Febemajun. I Fagnarimu. ** Sod. tt Jirthjag natsu gral, i ispiuneca. $$ Lev jachdau,
• Neoth Elobim bears botb. † They seck iby Name. Heb.
7 They journey on from strength to strength 25
With joy and glidsome chear, Till all before our God at length
In Sion do appar. 8 Lord God of Hofts, hear now my prayer; jacob's God, give ear,
30 9 Thou God our shield, look on the face
Of thy anointed dear. 10 For one day in thy courts to be
Is better, and more blest, Than in the joy's of vanity
35 A thousand days at befi. I in the temple of my God
Had rather kecp a door, "Than dwell in tents, and rich abode, With fin for evermore.
40 11 For God the Lord both fun and shield
Gives grace and glory bright,
Whofe ways are just and right. 12 Lord God of Holts, that reign on bigh, 45
That man is truly blest, Who only on thec doth rely,
And in thee only rest.
9 Surely to such as do him fear
Salvacion is at hand,
To dwell within our land. 10 Mercy and Truth that long were miss'a
Now joyfully are met ; Sweet Peace and Righteousness have kiss'd,
And band in hand are set.
Shall bud and blossom tben,
Louk down on mortal men.
Whatever thing is good,
Her fruits to be our food,
His royal barbinger;
His footsteps cannot err.
I tbee pray,
Psalm Lxxxv. I'THY land to favor graciously
Thou hast from hard captivity
Returned Jacob back. 2 Th’iniquity thou didit forgive
5 That wrought thy people woe, And all their sin, tbat did thee grieve,
Hait hid where none sball know.
And calmly didst return
Far worse than fire to burn.
Turn us, and us restore, Thine indignation cause to cease
15 Toward us, and chide no more. 5 Wilt thou be angry without end,
For ever angry thus,
From age to age on us?
And us again † revive,
By thee preserv'd alive? , Cause us to see thy goodness, Lord, 25
To us thy mercy shew;
and life in 15 renco.
30 Forio his people he speaks peace,
And to his faints full dear,
But let them never more
35 To trofpals as before,
For I am pror, and almost pine
With need, and fad decay. 2 Preserve my soul, for † I have trod
Thy ways, and love the just; Save thon thy servant, O my God,
Who fill in thee doth trust.
I call; 4. O make rejoice
I lift my soul and voice. 5 For thou art good, thou, Lord, art prone
To pardon, thou to all
To them that on thee call
Give ear, and to the cry Of my incessant prayers afford
Thy hearing graciously,
Will call on thee for aid;
And answer what I pray'd.
O Lord, nor any works Of all that other Gods have done
Like to thy glorious works.
Shall come, and all foall frame
And glorify thy name. 10 For great thou art, and wonders great
By thy strong hand are done, Thou in tly everlasting feat
Reniaineft God alone.
• Heb. He will set bis feps to the way. + Hob. I am good, loving, a ueer of good and bij things
* Heb. The burning heat of tby wrath, + Heb. Turn to quicken we