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Mine, as whom wafh'd from fpot of child-bed taint 5
Full fight of her in Heav'n without reftraint,
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.
T vrak'd, fhe fled, and day brought back my night.
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
In anger, and ye perifh in the way,
Happy all thofe who have in him their ftay.
Tfalm III. Aug. 9. 1653. When be fled from Abjalom.
Lorn how many are my foes?
That in arms againft me rife!
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.
Was the Lord. Of many millions 15
The populous rout
They pitch againft me their pavilions.
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.
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.