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And make'st them * largely drink the tears * Shalish.

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 at us they throw.
7 Return us, and thy grace divine

O God of Hosts vouchsafe, Cause thou thy face on us to shine,

And then we shall be safe.
8 A vine from Egypt thou hast brought,

Thy free love made it thine,
And drov'st our nations, proud and haut,

To plant this lovely vine.
9 Thou didst prepare for it a place,

And root it deep and fast, That it began to grow apace,

And fill'd the land at last. 10 With her green shade 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 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 broken down ber 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 Hicav'n, thy seat divine, 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 thyself

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

And cut with axes down, They perish 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 thyself hast made. 18 So shall we not go back from thee

To ways of sin and shame, Quicken us thou, then gladly we

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

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

And then we shall be safe.

Psalm LXXXI.

I To God our strength sing loud, and clear,

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

Loud acclamations ring.
2 Prepare a hymn, prepare a song,

The timbrel hither bring,
The cheerful psaltry bring along,

And harp with pleasant string.
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 swerve. 5 This he a testimony' ordain'd

In Joseph, not to change,
When as he pass'd through Egypt land ;

The tongue I heard was strange.
6 From burden, and from slavish toil

I set his shoulder free ::
His hands from pots, and miry soil

Deliver'd were by me.
6 When trouble did thee sore assail,

On me then didst thou call,
And I to free thee did not fail,

And led thee out of thrall.

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I answer'd thee *in thunder deep * Be sether ragnam.

With clouds incompass'd round; 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,

If thou wilt list to me,
9 'i hroughout the land of thy abode

No alien god shall be,
Nor shalt thou to a foreign god

In honor bend thy knee.
10 I am the Lord thy God which brought

Thee out of Egypt land;
Ask large enough, and I, besought,

Will grant thy full demand.
11 And yet my people would not hear

Nor hearken to my voice ; And Israel, whom I lov'd so dear,

Mislik'd me for his choice.
12 Then did I leave them to their will,

And to their wand'ring mind;
Their own conceits they follow'd still,

Their own devices blind.
13 O that my people would be wise,

* To serve me all their days And O that Israel would advise

To walk my righteous ways ! 14 Then would I soon bring down their foes,

That now so proudly rise,

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And turn my hand against all those

That are their enemies.
15 Who hate the Lord should then be fain

To bow to him and bend,
But they, his people should remain,

Their time should have no end.
16 And he would feed them from the shock

With flour of finest wheat, And satisfy them from the rock

With honey for their meat.

Psalm [XXXII.




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I God in the * great * assembly stands * Bagnaof kings and lordly states,

[dath-el. * Among the gods, on both his hands * Bekereu.

He judges and debates. 2 How long will ye pervert the right

With * judgment false and wrong, Tishphetu Favouring the wicked by your wight, [gnavel.

Who thence grow bold and strong ? 3 * Regard the * weak and fatherless,

* Dispatch the* poor man's cause, * Shiphtu-dal. And + raise the man in deep distress, By + just and equal laws.

+ Hatzdiku. 4 Defend the poor and desolate,

And rescue from the hands Of wicked me the low estate

Of him that kelp demands.

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