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5 For they consult * with all their might,

And all as one in mind Themselves against thee they unite,

And in firm union bind.
6 The tents of Edom, and the brood

Of scornful Ishmael,
Moab, with them of Hagar's blood,

That in the desert dwell ;
7 Gebal and Ammon there conspire,

And bateful Amalec,
The Philistins, and they of Tyre,

Whose bounds the sea doth check.
8 With them great Ashur also bands

And doth confirm the knot :
All these have lent their armed bands

To aid the sons of Lot.
9 Do to them as to Midian bold,

That wasted all the coast,
To Sisera, and as is told

Thou didst to Jabin's hoft,
When at the brook of Kifhon old,

They were repuls’d and sain,
10 At Endor quite cut off, and rollid

As dung upon the plain. 1 As Zeb and Oreb evil sped,

So let their princes speed, As Zeba, and Zalmunna bled,

So let their princes bleed.

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12 For they amidst their pride have said,

By right now seize shall we
God's houses, and will now invade

* Their stately palaces.
13 My God, oh'make them as a wheel,

No quiet let them find,
Giddy and restless let them reel

Like stubble from the wind.
24 As when an aged wood takes fire

Which on a sudden Arays,
The greedy flame runs higher and higher

Till all the mountains blaze ;
15 So with thy whirlwind them pursue,

And with thy tempest chase ; 16 † And till they + yield thee honor due,

Lord, fill with shame their face. 17 Afham'd, and troubled let them be,

Troubled, and Nam`d for ever, Ever confounded, and so die

With shame, and scape it never.
18 Then shall they know that thou, whose name

Jehovah is alone,
Art the most high, and thou the same

O'er all the earth art one.

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* Neoth Elohim bears both.
+ They seek thy Name. Heb.

PSAL. LXXXIV.

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PSAL. LXXXIV.. 'H How lovely are thy dwellings fair!

O Lord of Hofts, how dear The pleasant tabernacles are,

Where thou dost dwell so near ! 2. My soul doth long and almost die

Thy courts, O Lord, to see: My heart and flesh aloud do cry,

O living God, for thee.
3 There ev’n the sparrow freed from wrong

Hath found a house of reft ;
The swallow there, to lay her young

Hath built her brooding neft,
Ev’n by thy altars, Lord of Hosts,

They find their safe abode,
And home they fly from round the coasts

Toward thee, my King, my God. 4 Happy, who in thy house reside,

Where thee they ever praise : s Happy, whose strength in thee doth bide,

And in their hearts thy ways.
6 They pass through Baca's thirsty vale,

That dry and barren ground,
As through a fruitful watery dale

Where springs and showers abound.
2. They journey on from strength to strength

With joy and gladjome chear, Till all before our God at length

In Sion do appear..

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8 Lord God of Hofts, hear now my prayer;

O Jacob's God, give ear, 9 Thou God our shield, look on the face

Of thy anointed dear. 10 For one day in thy courts to be

Is better, and more bleft, Than in the joys of vanity

A thousand days at best.
I in the temple of my God

Had rather keep a door,
Than dwell in tents, and rich abode,

With sin for evermore.
11 For God the Lord both fun and Thield

Gives grace and glory bright,
No good from them shall be withheld
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are just and right. 12 Lord God of Hosts, that reign'ft on high,

That man is truly blest, Who only on thee doth rely,

And in thee only reft.

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PSAL. LXXXV.
THY land to favour graciously

Thou hast not, Lord, been slack,
Thou hast from hard captivity

Returned Jacob back.
, Th' iniquity thou didst forgive

That wrought thy people wee,
And all their sin, that did tbee grieve,

Hast hid where none mall know.

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3 Thine anger all thou hadît remov’d,

And calmly didft return
From thy * fierce wrath, which we had prov'd

Far worse than fire to burn.
4 God of our saving health and peace,

Turn us, and us restore, Thine indignation cause to cease

Toward us, and chide no more.
s Wilt thou be angry without end,

For ever angry thus,
Wilt thou thy frowning ire extend
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6 Wilt thou not f turn, and hear our voice,

And us again † revive,
That fo thy people may rejoice,

By thee preserv'd alive?
7 Cause us to see thy goodness, Lord,

25 To us thy mercy Thew ; Thy saving health to us afford,

And life in us renew.
8 And now what God the Lord will speak,

I will go strait and hear,
For to his people he speaks peace,

And to his faints full dear,
To his dear saints he will speak peace,

But let them never more
Return to folly, but surceafe

35 To trespass as before. * Heb. The burning heat of thy wrath. + Heb. Turn to quicken us.

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