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15. 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.

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16. But now it is consum'd with fire,

And cut with ažeš dowh 1582 They perish at thy dreadful ire, 12) At thy rebukể and frown.

i 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

To ways of sin and shame ; Quicken us thou; then gladly we

Shall call upon thy Name.

19. 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. i

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1. To 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,

The timbrel hither bring; .
The cheerful psaltery bring along,

And harp with pleasant string.

3. Blow, as is wont, in the new moon

With trumpets' lofty sound,
The appointed time, the day whereon

Our solemn feast comes round.

4. This was a statute given of old

For Israel to observe ;
A law of Jacob's God, to hold,

From whence they might not swerve.

5. This he a testimony ordain'd

In Joseph, not to change,

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When as he pass'd through Egypt land;

The tongue I heard was strange.'.

6. From burden, and from slavish toil,

1 set his shoulder free: His hands from pots, and miry soil,

Deliver'd were by me.

7. When trouble did thee sore assail,

On me then didst thou call;
And I to free thee did not fail,

And led thee out of thrall.
I answer'd thee in thunder deep,

With clouds encompass'd round;
I tried thee at the water steep

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8. Hear, O my People, hearken well; "HOT

I testify to thee, Thou ancient stock of Israel,., I!! T I !

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9. Throughout the land of thy abode' } , , ,

No alien God shall be,
Nor shalt thou to a foreign God : 11 ::'?'

In honour bend thy knee. . v us 11.

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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, .

Nor hearken to my voice;
And Israel, whom I lov'd so dear,

Mislik'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 wise, ili

To serve me all their days ! And O, that Israel would advise

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. ,

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15. Who hate the Lord should then be fain

To bow to him and bend;'. ,,!!!

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But they, his people, should remain,

Their time should have no end.

16. And he would feed them from the shock

With flower of finest wheat, And satisfy them from the rock

With honey for their meat.

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