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of my foes that urge like fire;
And wake for me, their fury. alwage;
Judgment here thou didft ingage
And command which I desire.

So th' assemblies of each Nation
Will surround thee, seeking righe,
Thence to thy glorious habitation
Return on high, and in their light.
Jehovah judget li most upright
All people from the world's foundation.

Judge me Lord, be judge in this
According to my righteousness
And the innocence which is
Upon me: cause at length to ceafe
Of evil men the wickedness
And their

power that do amiss.

But the just establish fast,
Since thou art the juft God that tries
Hearts and reins. On God is caft
My defence, and in him lies
In him who both just and wise
Saves th'upright of heart at last.

God is a juft Judge and severe,
And God is every day offended;
If th'unjuft will not forbear,

His sword he whets, his bow hath bended
Already, and for him intended
The tools of death, that waits him acar,

(His arrows purposely made he
For them that persecute.) Behold
He travels big with vanity,
Trouble he hath conceiv'd of old
As in a womb, and from that mould
Hath at length brought forth a Lie.

He dig'd'a pit, and delv'd it deep,
And fell into the pic he made,
His mischief that due course doch keep,
Turns on his head, and his ill trade
of violence will undelay'd.
Fall on his crown with-ruin steep.

Then will I Jehovah's praise
According to his justice raise,
And sing the Name and Deity:
Of Jehovah the most high.

Psal. VIII. Aug. 14. 1653. Jehova our Lord! how wondrous great

And glorious is thy Name through all the earths. So as above the Heav'ns thy praise to set

Out of the tender mouths of latest breathe

NS

Out of the mouths of Babes and Sucklings thor

Hast founded Atrength because of all thy focs, To stint th' enemy, and flack ch'avengers brow,

That bends his rage thy providence to oppose. When I behold thy Heav'ns, thy Fingers art,

The Moon and Stars which thou fo bright haft set, In the pure firmament, then saith my heart,

what is man that thou remembrest yet,

And think'st upon him; or-of man begot,

That him thou visit'ft, and of him art found; Scarce to be less than Gods, thou mad'ft his lot,

With honour and with state thou haft him crown'd.

O’er the works of thy hand thou mad't him Lord,

Thou hast put all under his Lordly feet, All flocks, and herds, by thy commanding word,

All beasts that in the field or forrest meet.

Fowl of the Heav'ns, and Fill that through the wet

Sea paths in toals do slide, and know no dearth. o Jehovah our Lord how wondrous great

And glorious is thy name through all the Earth.

April. 1648. J. M.

Nine of the Psalms done into Metre, where

in all, but what is in a different Charater, are the very words of the Text, transated from the Original.

PSAL. LXXX.

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Hou Shepherd that doft Israel keep

Give ear in time of need,
Who leadeft like a flock of Sheep

Thy loved Joseph's seed,
That fit'st between the Cherubs bright

Between their wings out-Spread
Shine forth, and froin thy clond give light,

And on our foes thy dread.
2 In Ephraim's view and Benjamin's,

And in Manasse's sight,
Awake * thy strength, come, and be seen

To save us by thy might.
3 Turn us again, thy grace divine

TO * O God vouchsafe;
Cause thou thy face on us to mine,

And then we shall be safe.
4 Lord God of Hofts, how long wilt thou,

How long wilt thou declare

* Gnorera.

* Shalifa.

Thy *smooking wrath, and angry vow

* Graflanta. Against thy Peoples prayer. s Thou feedst them with the bread of tears,

Their bread with tears they eat,
And mak’ft them * largely drink the tears

Wherewith their cheeks, are met.
6 A ftrife thou mak'd us and a prey

To every neighbour foe,
Among thmselves they * laugh, they * play,
And * flouts at us they throw.

# Jilgnage 7 Return us, and thy grace divine,

O God of Hofts vonchsafe,
Cause thou thy face on us to fine,

And then we shall be safe.
8 A Vine from Ægypt thou hast brought,

Thy free love made it thine,
And drov'st out Nations, prond and hast,

To plant this lovely Vine.
9 Thou didnt prepare for it a place,

And root it deep and fast, That it began to grow apace,

And fill'd the Land at laft.! 1o.With her green shade that cover'd all,

The Hills were over. Spread, Her Bows as high as Cenars tall

Advanc'd their lofty head. 11 Her branches on the western fide

Down to the Sea the sent, And upward to that River wide

other branches weni.

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