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I'th’morning I to thee with choice
Will rank my pray’rs, and watch till thou appear.
For thou art not a God that takes

In wickedness delight,
Evil with thee no biding makes,
Fools or mad men stand not within thy sight.
All workers of iniquity

Thou hat'st; and them unblest
Thou wilt destroy that speak a ly;

15 The bloody' and guileful man God doth detest. But I will in thy mercies dear

Thy numerous mercies go
Into thy house; I in thy fear
Will tow'rds thy holy temple worship low.
Lord lead me in thy righteousness,

Lead me because of those
That do observe if I transgress,
Set thy ways right before, where my step goes.
For in his faltring mouth unstable

No word is firm or smooth ;
Their inside, troubles miserable ;
Anopen gravetheir throat, their tongue theysmooth.
God, find them guilty, let them fall

By their own counsels quell’d;
Push them in their rebellions all
Still on; for against thee they have rebell’d.
Then all who trust in thee shall bring
Their joy, while thou from blame






Defend'st them, they shall ever fing

35 And shall triumph 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 lasing favor and good will. 40

PSA L. VI. Aug. 13. 1653.
ORD in thine anger do not reprehend me, ·
Nor in thy hot displeasure me correct;

Pity me, Lord, for I am much deject,
Am very weak and faint; heal and amend me :
For all my bones, that ev’n with anguish ake, 5

Are troubled, yea my soul is troubled sore,

And thou, O Lord, how long? turn Lord, restore
My soul, O save me for thy goodness sake:
For in death no remembrance is of thee;

Who in the grave can celebrate thy praise? 10

Wearied I am with sighing out my days, Nightly my couch I make a kind of sea; My bed I water with my tears; mine eye

Through grief consumes, is waxen old and dark l'th' midst of all mine enemies that mark.

15 Depart all


that work iniquity, Depart from me, for the voice of my weeping

The Lord hath heard, the Lord hath heard my

My supplication with acceptance fair (pray'r, The Lord will own, and have me in his keeping. 20

Mine enemies shall all be blank and dash'd

With much confusion; then grown red with shame,

They shall return in haste the way they came, And in a moment shall be quite abash’d.

PS A L. VII. Aug. 14. 1653.

Upon the words of Chush the Benjamite against him.
ORD my God

God to thee I fly,
Save me and secure me under
Thy protection while I cry,
Lest as a lion (and no wonder)
He haste to tear my soul asunder,

5 Tearing and no rescue nigh.


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 him have render'd less,
And not free'd my foe for nought ;



Let th’ enemy pursue my

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 out-spread
Lodge it with dishonor foul.




Rise Jehovah in thine ire,
Rouse thyself amidst the rage
Of my foes that urge like fire;
And wake for me, their fury' asswage;
Judgment here thou dids 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 pow'r that do amiss.


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But the juft establish fast,
Since thou art the just God that tries
Hearts and reins. On God is cast
My defense, and in him lies,
In him who both just and wise
Saves th' 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
Already, and for him intended
The tools of death, that waits him near.



(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 mold
Hath at length brought forth a lie.


He digg’d a pit, and delv'd it deep,
And fell into the pit he made;
His mischief that due course doth keep,
Turns on his head, and his ill trade
Of violence will undelay'd
Fall on his crown with ruin steep.


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