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Great ones, how long will ye
Things false and vain, and nothing else but lies?
Will hear my voiee, what time to him I ery.
Of righteousness, and in Jehovah trust.
Lift up the favour of thy eountenanee bright.
With vast inerease their eorn and wine abounds.
Thou, Lord, alone, in safety mak'st me dwell,
PSALM V. August 12, 1053.
Jehovau, to my words give ear,
All workers of iniquity
Thou hat'st; and them unblest
Thou wilt destroy that speak a lie; 14 The bloody and guileful man God doth detest . But I will, in thy mereies dear,
Thy numerous mereies, go
Lead me, beeause of those
For, in his faltering mouth unstable, 25
No word is firm or sooth;
By their own eounsels quell'd; 30
Their joy; while thou from blame Defend'st them, they shall ever sing 85 And shall trinmph in thee, who love thy name. For thou, Jehovah, wilt be found
To bless the just man still; As with a shield, thou wilt surround Him with thy lasting favour and good will, *o
PSALM VI. August 13, 1053.
Lord, in thine anger do not reprehend me, Nor in thy hot displeasure me eorreet; Pity me, Lord, for I am mueh dejeet, And very weak and faint; heal and amend me; For all my bones, that ev'n with anguish ake, S
Are troubled; yea, my soul is troubled sore;
And thou, 0 Lord, how long? Turn, Lord; restore
Who in the grave ean eelebrate thy praise? 10
Wearied I am with sighing out my days; Nightly my eoueh I make a kind of sea; My bed I water with my tears; mine eye
Through grief eonsumes, is waxen old and dark
I' the midst of all mine enemies that mark. is Depart, all ye that work iniquity, Depart from me; for the voiee of my weeping
The Lord hath heard; the Lord hath heard my prayer;
My supplieation with aeeeptanee fair
With mueh eonfusion; then, grown red with shame,
PSALM V11. August 14, 1053.
Upon the words of Chush the Benjamite, against him.
Lord, my God, to thee I fly;
Lord, my God, if I hare thought
Let the enemy pursue my soul,
Rise, Jehovah, in thine ire,
So the assemblies of eaeh nation
Judge me, Lord; be judge in this
But the just establish fast,
Sinee thou art the just God that tries
Hearts and reins. On God is east
My defenee, and in him lies, 40
God is a just judge and severe,
If the unjust will not forbear, 40
His sword he whets, his bow hath bended
Already, and for him intended
The tools of death, that waits him near.
His arrows purposely made he
For them that perseeute. Behold, 00
He digg'd a pit, and delved it deep, 45
And fell into the pit ho made:
His misehief, that due eourse dotli keep,
Turns on his head; and his ill trade
Of violenee will, undelay'd,
Fall on his erown with ruin steep. eo
Then will I Jehovah's praise
PSALM Vm. August 14, 1053.
0 Jenovau, our Lord, how wonderous great
So as above the heavens thy praise to set
Out of the mouths of babes and sueklings thou 0
To stint the enemy, and slaek the avenger's brow,
When I behold thy heavens, thy fingers' art;
The moon and stars whieh thou so bright hast set 10 In the pure firmament; then saith my heart,
O, what is man, that thou remember'st yet,
And think'st upon him; or of man begot,
Searee to be less than gods, thou mad'st his lot; 15 With honour and with state thou hast him erown'd.
O'er the works of thy hand thou mad'st him lord;
Thou hast put all under his lordly feet;
All beasts, that in the field or forest meet; 20
Fowl of the heavens, and fish that through the wet
0 Jehovah, our Lord, how wonderous great
And glorious is thy name through all the earth!
April, 1048. J. M.
Nine of the Psalms done into metre, wherein all, bnt what is in a different eharaeter, are the very words of the text, translated from the originai.
1. Tuoc, Shepherd, that dost Israel keep,
Who leadest like a floek of sheep
Thy loved Joseph's seed;
Between their wings ontspread;
And on onr foes thy dread.
2. In Ephraim's view and Benjamin's,
And in Manasses' sight, 10
3. Turn us again; thy graee divine
Cause thou thy faee on us to shine, I
4. Lord God of Hosts, how long wilt thou,
Thy smoking wrath and angry brow
Against thy people's prayer! 20
5. Thou feed'st them with "the bread of tears;
And mak'st them largely drink the tears
0. A strife thou mak'st us and a prey 28
Among themselves they laugh, they play,