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Nine of the Psalms done into Metre, wherein

all, but what is in a different Character, are
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words of the Text, translated from the Original.

PSA L. LXXX.

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Hou Shepherd that doft Israel keep

Give ear in time of need,
Who leadest like a flock of sheep

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

Between their wings out-spread
Shine forth, and from thy cloud give light,

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

And in Manaffe's fight,
Awake* thy strength, come, and be feen. * Gnorera.

To save us by thy might. 3 Turn us again, thy grace divine To us O God vouchsafe;

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Cause thou thy face on us to shine;

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

* Gnafhanta: Thy * smoaking wrathi 'and angry brow

Against thy Peoples prayer. 5. Thou feed'st them with the bread of tears; Their bread with tears they cat,

* Shalifl. 'And mak'st them * largely drink the tears

Wherewith their cheeks are wet.
6 A strife thou mak'st us and a prey

To every neighbour foe;
Among themselves they * laugh; they * play,

And *flouts åt us they throw. Jilgnague.
Return us, and thy grace divine;

O God of Hosts vouchfafen
Cause thou thy face on us to shines

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

Thy free love made it thine,
And drov'st out Nations, proud and hauts

To plant this lovely Vine.

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9 Thou did'st prepare for it a place; ,

And root it deep and fasts That it began to grow apače,

And fill'd the Land at laft. ". 10 With her green fhade that cover'd all,

The Hills were oven-Spread, Her Bows as high as Cedars tall

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

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

Her other branches went. 12 Why hast thou laid her Hedges low,

And brok’n down her Fence, That all may pluck her, as they go,

With rudest violence ?
13 The tusked Boar out of the Wood

Up turns it by the roots,
Wild beasts there brouze,and make their food

Her grapes and tender Shoots.
14 Return now, God of Hosts, look down

From Heav'n, thy Seat divinc,

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Behold us, but without a frown .

And visit this thy Vine.
15 Visit this Vine, which thy right hand

Hath set, and planted long,
And the young branch, that for thy self

Thou hast made firm and strong. 16 But now it is consum'd with fire,

And cut with Axes down, They perilh at thy dreadful ire,

At thy rebuke and frown.
17 Upon the Man of thy right hand

Let thy good hand be laid,
Upon the Son of Man, whom thou

Strong for thy self haft made.
18 So shall we not go back from thec

To ways of sin and shame, Quick’n us thou, then gladly we

Shall call upon thy Name. 19 Return us, and thy grace divine

Lord God of Hofts vouchsafe Cause thou thy face on us to shine,

And then we shall be safe.

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PSA L. LXXXI.

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TO God our strength sing loud, and clear,

Sing loud to God our King, To Jacob's God, that all may bear

Loud acclamations ring. 2 Prepare a Hymn, prepare a Song,

The Timbrel hither bring, The cheerful Psaltry bring along,

And harp with pleasant fring. 3 Blow, as is wont, in the new Moon

With Trumpets lofty sound, Th’appointed time, the day whereon

Our solemn Feast comes round. 4 This was a Statute giv’n of old

For Israel to observe,
A Law of Jacob's God, to hold,

From whence they might not (werve.
5 This he a Testimony ordain'd
In Joseph, not to change,

loi When as he pass’d through Ægypt Land; The Tongue I heard was strange.

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