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iFor won to chose He brows)
W bear my voice what time to Him I cry.
Of righteousness, and in Jehovah trust.
Lift up the favour of thy count'nance bright.
With vast increase their corn and wine abounds.
Thou, Lord, alone in safety mak’st me dwell.
PSALM V. Aug. 12, 1653.
JEHOVAH, to my words give ear,
My meditation weigh,
Shalt in the morning hear,
l'th' morning I to thee with choice
In wickedness delight,
Thou hat'st; and them unblest
Thy numerous mercies, go
Lead me because of those
No word is firm or sooth;1
their throat, their tongue they smooth. God, find them guilty, let them fall
By their own counsels quell’d;
Their joy, while thou from blame
To bless the just man still,
PSALM VI. A-. 13, 1953.
Are trouts, yea, my soul is tronbiedi sore,
And thos, O Lord, how long? Tara, Lord, restore
Who in the grave can celebrate thy praise?
Wearied I am with sizhing out my days,
Through grief consumes, is waxen old and dark
l' the midst of all mine enemies that mark.
The Lord hath heard, the Lord hath heard my prayer,
My supplication with acceptance fair
With much confusion; then grown red with shame,
They shall return in haste the way they came,
PSALM VII. AUG. 14, 1653.
UPON THE WORDS OF CHUSII THE BENJAMITE AGAINST HIM.
LORD, my God, to thee I fly,
Lord, my God, if I have thought Or done this, if wickedness Be in my hands, if I have wrought Ill to him that meant me peace, Or to hiin have render'd less, And not freed my foe for nought ; Let the enemy pursue my soul And overtake it, let him tread My life down to the earth, and roll In the dust my glory dead, In the dust, and there outspread Lodge it with dishonour foul. Rise, Jehovah, in thine ire, Rouse thyself amidst the rage Of my foes that urge like fire, And wake for me, their fury assuage ; Judgment here thou didst engage And command which I desire. So th' assemblies of each nation Will surround thee, seeking right, Thence to thy glorious habitation Return on high, and in their sight. Jehovah judgeth 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 cease Of evil men the wickedness And their power that do amiss. But the just establish fast, Since thou art the just God that tries Hearts and reins. On God is cast My defence, and in Him lies, In Him who both just and wise Saves the upright of heart at last. God is a just judge and severe, And God is every day offended; If the unjust will not forbear,
His sword he whets, his bow hath bended
PSALM VIII. Aug. 14, 1653.
O JEHOVAH our Lord, how wondrous great
And glorious is thy name through all the earth!
Out of the tender mouths of latest birth.
Hast founded strength because of all thy foes,
That bends his rage thy providence t' oppose. When I behold thy Heav'ns, thy fingers' art,
The moon and stars which thou so bright hast set 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,
That him thou visit'st, and of him art found? Scarce to be less than gods, thou mad'st his lot,
With honour and with state thou hast him crown'd.