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And make'st them * largely drink the tears * Shalish.
Wherewith their cheeks are wet.
To every neighbour foe,
And * flouts at us they throw.
O God of Hosts vouchsafe, Cause thou thy face on us to shine,
And then we shall be safe.
Thy free love made it thine,
To plant this lovely vine.
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.
Hath set, and planted long,
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.
I To God our strength sing loud, and clear,
Sing loud to God our King,
Loud acclamations ring.
The timbrel hither bring,
And harp with pleasant string.
With trumpets' lofty sound,
Our solemn feast comes round. 4 This was a statute giv'n of old
For Israel to observe,
From whence they might not swerve. 5 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.
On me then didst thou call,
And led thee out of thrall.
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.
I testify to thee,
If thou wilt list to me,
No alien god shall be,
In honor bend thy knee.
Thee out of Egypt land;
Will grant thy full demand.
Nor hearken to my voice ; And Israel, whom I lov'd so dear,
Mislik'd me for his choice.
And to their wand'ring mind;
Their own devices blind.
* 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,
And turn my hand against all those
That are their enemies.
To bow to him and bend,
Their time should have no end.
With flour of finest wheat, And satisfy them from the rock
With honey for their meat.
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.