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Mine, as whom wafh'd from fpot of child-bed taint 5
Purification in the old Law did fave,
And fuch, as yet once more I truft to have

Full fight of her in Heav'n without reftraint,
Came vefted all in white, pure as her mind i

Her face was veil'd, yet to my fancied fight 10

Love, fweetnefs, goodnefs, in her perfon fhin'd

So clear, as in no face with more delight.
But O as to embrace me file inclin'd,

T vrak'd, fhe fled, and day brought back my night.

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PSALMS.

Pfalm I. Done into verfe, 1653.

Uless'd is the man who hath not walk'd aftray

In counfel of the wicked, and i' th' way

Offinners hath not flood, and in the feat

Of fcorners hath not Tat. But in the great

Jehovah's law is ever his delight, c

And in his law he fludies day and night.

He fhall be as a tree which planted grows

By watry ftreams, and in his feafon knows

To yield his fruit, and his leaf fhall not fall,

And what he takes in hand fhall profper all. 10

Not fo the wicked, but as chaff which fann'd

The wind drives, fo the wicked fhall not ftand

In judgment, or abide their trial then,

Nor finners in th' aflembly of juft men.

For the Lord knows th' upright way of the juft, 15

And the way of bad men to ruin mufh

rfalm II. Done Aug. 8. 16.53. Tcrzettc.

Why do the Gentiles tumult, and the nations Mufe a vain thing, the kings of th' earth upftand

With power, and princes in their congregations I.ay deep their plots together through each land Againft the Lord and his Mefliah dear? 5

Let us break off, fay they, by ftrength of hand, Their bonds, and caft from us, no more to wear

Their twifted cordsi he who in Heav'n doth dwell Shall laugh, the Lord fhall feoff them, then fevcrc

Speak to them in his wrath, and in his fell 10 And 6erce ire trouble them; but I, faith he,

Anointed have my King (though ye rebel) On Sion my holy' hill. A firm decree

I will declare; the Lord to me hath laid Thou art my Son, I have begotten thee It

This day; afk of me, and the grant is made; As thy pofleflion I on thee beftow

Th' Heathen, and as thy conqueft to be fway'd Earth's utmoft boundsi them fhalt thou bring full low

With iron fcepter bruis'd, and them difperfe so Like to a potter's vcfTel fhiver'd fo.

And now be wife at length ye Kings averfe, Be taught ye Judges of the earth ; with fear

Jehovah ferve, and let your joy convcrfe
With trembling; kifs the Son left he appear »5

In anger, and ye perifh in the way,
If once his wrath take fire like fuel fere.

Happy all thofe who have in him their ftay.

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Tfalm III. Aug. 9. 1653. When be fled from Abjalom.

Lorn how many are my foes?
How many thofe

That in arms againft me rife!
Many are they
That of my life diftruftfully thus fay, J

No help for him in God there lies. But thou Lord art my fhield, my glory, Thee through my ftory

Th' exalter of my head I count; Aloud I cry'd 10

Unto Jehovah, he full foon reply'd

And heard me from his holy mount.
I lay and flept, I wak'd again,
Tor my fuftain

Was the Lord. Of many millions 15

The populous rout
1 fear not, though incamping round about

They pitch againft me their pavilions.
Rife, Lord, fave me my God, for thou
Haft fmote ere now 30

On the cheek-bone all my foes, Of men abhorr'd Haft broke the teeth. This help was from the Lord;

Thy blcfling oa thy people flows.

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Answer me when I call,

God of my righteoufne&,

In ftraits and in diftrefs, Thou didft me difinthral

And fet at large; now fpare, 5

Now pity me, and hear my earnef t pray'r. Great ones how long will ye

My glory have in fcorn,

How long be thus forborn Still to love vanity, lt>

To love, to feek, to prize

Things falfe and vain, and nothing elfe bat lies? Yet know the Lord hath chofe,

Chofe to himfclf apart,

The good and meek of heart 1S

(For whom to chufe he knows)

Jehovah from on high

Will hear my voice what time to him I cry. Be aw'd, and do not fin,

Speak to your hearts alone, ao

Upon your beds, each one, And be at peace within.

Offer the offerings juft

Of righteoufnefs, and in Jehovah truft.

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