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PsAL. VIII. Aug. 14. 16539
And glorious is thy name through all the earth! So as above the Heav'ns thy praise to set
Out of the tender mouths of latest birth.
Out of the mouths of babes and fucklings thou S
Haft founded strength because of all thy foes, To stint th' enemy, and Nack th' avenger's 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 hast fet In the pure firmament, then faith my heart,
O what is man that thou remembrest yet, And think'st upon him ; ôr of mån begot;
That him thou visit'st, and of him art found ? Scarce to be less than Gods, thou mad'it his lot, 15
With honor and with state thou hast him crown d.
O’er the works of thy hand thou mad'st 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 foreft meet,
Fowl of the Heav'ns, and fish that through the wet
Sea paths in shoals do flide, 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 meter, wherein all,
but what is distinguish'd by inverted comma's, are the very words of the text, translated from the original.
HOU Shepherd that doft Ifrael. keep'
Give ear in time of need,'
• Thy loved? Joseph's seed,
• Between their wings out-fpread,
• And on our foes thy dread.'
And in Manasse's fight,
• To'save us by thy might.'
divine “To us' Ở God' vouchsafe ;' Cause thou thy face on us to shine,
How long wilt thou declare
Ágainst thy people's pray'r !
Thou feed'st them with the bread of tears,
Their bread with tears they eat,
6 A strife thou mak'st us! and a prey'
To every neighbour foe,
And * flouts at as they throw.
O God of Hofts' vouchsafe,' Cause thou thy face on ts to shine,
And then we shall be fafe. 8 A vine from Egypt thou hast brought,
Thy free love made it thine,' And drov'st out nations, proud and haut,' 35
To plant this lovely' vine. '9 Thou did'lt prepare for it a place,
And root it deep and fast, That it' began to grow apace,'
« And’ fill'd the land • at lait,' 10 With her 'green' hade that cover'd' all,
The hills were ' over-Spread,' Her boughs as high as' cedars tall
• Advanc'd their lofty head.' 11 Her branches on the western fide'
45 Down to the sea the sent, And upward' to that river wide'
16 Her other branches went.' 12 Why hast thou laid her hedges low, And broken down her fence,
50 That all may pluck her, as they go,
« With rudelt violence ?' 13 The tusked' boar out of the wood
Up turns it by the roots, Wild beasts there brouze, and make their food 55
• Her grapes and tender Mhoots.' 14. Return now, God of Holts, look down, From Heav'n thy feat divine,
Bes * Jilgnagu.
Behold us, but without a frown,'
And visit this thy' vine.
Hath set, and planted long,
Thou hast made firm and strong. 16 But now it is consum'd with fire,
And with axes' down, They perish at thy dreadful ire,
At thy rebuke and frown. 37 Upon the man of thy right hand
Let thy • good hand be laid,'
Strong for thyself haft made.
• To ways of fin and shame,' Quicken us thou, then gladly' we
Shall call upon thy Name. 19 Return us,
divine Lord God of Hofts vouchsafe,' Cause thou thy face on us to shine,
And then we shall be fafe.
6 and thy grace
O God our strength fing loud, and clear,'
Sing loud to God ' our King,' To Jacob's God, that all may hear,'
Loud acclamations ring. ? Prepare a hymn, prepare a song,
5 The timbrel hither bring, The chearful plaltry bring along,
And harp with' pleasant 'string.'
Th” appointed time, the day whereon
Our folemn feast's comes round.' 4 This was a statute giv'n of old'
For Israel • to obserye,'
15 • From whence they might not fwerve.' s This he a testimony ordain'd
In Joseph, 'not to change,'
The tongue I heard was strange.
I set his shoulder free :
Deliver'd were by me.'
25 « On me then' didst thou call, And I to free thee did not fail,'
< And led thee out of thrall.' I answer'd thee in * thunder deep With clouds incompafs'd round;
36 I try'd thee at the water steep'
Of Meriba renown'd.' 8 Hear, O my People, hearken well,'
I testify to thee, « Thou ancient stock of Israel,
35 If thou wilt lift to me, 9 Throughout the land of thy abode
No alien God shall be,
In honor bend thy knee.
Thee out of Egypt land ;
, Will grant thy full demand,
11 And * Be Sether ragnam.