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Rise, Jehovah, in thine ire,
like fire ; And wake for me, their fury asswage; Judgment here thou didst engage And command, which I desire.
So the assemblies of each nation
Judge me, Lord; be judge in this
But the just establish fast,
God is a just judge and severe,
(His arrows purposely made he
He digg'd a pit, and delv’d it deep,
Then will I Jehovah's praise,
Aug. 14. 1653.
O JEHOVAH our Lord, how wonderous great
And glorious is thy Name through all the earth! So as above the heavens thy praise to set
Out of the tender mouths of latest birth.
Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou
Hast founded strength, because of all thy foes, To stint the enemy, and slack the avenger's brow,
That bends his rage thy Providence to oppose:
When I behold thy heavens, thy fingers' art,
The moon, and stars, which thou so bright hast
In the pure firmament; then saith my heart,
0, what is man that thou remembrest yet,
And think'st upon him; or of man begot,
That him thou visit'st, and of him art found ! Scarce to be less than God's thou mad'st his lot,
With honour 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 beasts, that in the field, or forest meet.
Fowl of the heavens, and fish that through the wet
Sea-paths in shoals do slide, and know no dearth, O Jehovah our Lord, how wonderous great
And glorious is thy Name through all the earth!
April, 1648. J. M.
Nine of the Psalms done into metre, wherein all, but
what is in a different character, are the very words of the text, translated from the original.
1. Thou Shepherd, that dost Israel keep
Give ear in time of need ?
Thy lóved Joseph's seed;
Between their wings out-spread;
2. In Ephraim's view and Benjamin's,
And in Manasse's sight,
To save us by thy might.
3. Turn us again, thy grace divine
To us, O God, vouchsafe;