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8 A vine from Egypt thou hast brought,
Thy free love made it thine,
To plant this lovely vine.
9 Thou didst prepare for it a place,
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 over-spread;
Advanc'd 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
Up turns it by the roots ;
grapes and tender shoots.
14 Return now, God of Hosts, look down
From Heaven, thy seat divine ;
15 Visit this vine, which thy right hand
Hath set, and planted long,
Thou hast made firm and strong.
16 But now it is consum'd with fire,
And cut with axes down;
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
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.
1 To God our strength sing loud, and clear,
Sing loud to God our King ;
Loud acclamations ring.
2 Prepare a hymn, prepare a song,
The timbrel hither bring;
And harp with pleasant string.
3 Blow, as is wont, in the new moon
With trumpets' lofty sound,
Our solemn feast comes round.
4 This was a statute given of old
For Israel to observe ;
From whence they might not swerve.
5 This he a testimony ordain'd
In Joseph, not to change,
The tongue. I heard was strange.
6 From burden, and from slavish toil,
I set his shoulder free:
Deliver'd were by me.
8 Hear, O my people, hearken well ;
I testify to thee,
If thou wilt list to me :
9 Throughout the land of thy abode
No alien God shall be,
In honour bend thy knee.
10 I am the Lord thy God, which brought
Thee out of Egypt land;
Will grant thy full demand.
11 And yet my people would not hear,
Nor hearken to my voice ;
Mislik'd me for his choice.
12 Then did I leave them to their will,
And to their wandering mind;
Their own devices blind.
13 O, that my people would be wise,
To serve me all their days !
To walk my righteous ways !
14 Then would I soon bring down their foes,
That nous so proudly rise;
That are their enemies.
15 Who hate the Lord should then be fain
To bow to him and bend;
Their time should have no end.
16 And he would feed them from the shock
With flower of finest wheat,
With honey for their meat.
1 God in the great assembly stands
Of kings and lordly states;
He judges and debates.
2 How long will ye pervert the right
With judgement false and wrong,
Who thence grow bold and strong?
3 Regard the weak and fatherless,
Despatch the poor man's cause;
By just and equal laws.
4 Defend the poor and desolate,
And rescue from the hands Of wicked men the low estate
Of him that help demands.