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6 From burden, and from slavish toil,
I set his shoulder free:
Delivered were by me.
7 When trouble did thee sore assail,
On me then didst thou call;
And led thee out of thrall.
With clouds encompassed round;
Of Meriba renou ned.
8 Hear, O my people, hearken well ;
I testify to thee,
If thou wilt list to me:
9 Throughout the land of thy abode
No alien god shall be,
In honour bend thy knee.
10 I am the Lord thy God, which brought
Thee out of Egypt land;
Will grant thy full demand.
11 And yet my people would not hear,
Nor hearken to my voice ;
Misliked me for his choice.
12 Then did I leave them to their will,
And to their wandering mind; Their own conceits they followed still,
Their own devices blind.
13 O, that my people would be wise,
To serve me all their days !
To walk my righteous ways !
14 Then would I soon bring down their foes,
That now so proudly rise ;
That are their enemies.
15 Who hate the Lord should then be fain
To bow to him and bend;
Their time should have no end.
16 And he would feed them from the shock
With flour of finest wheat,
With honey for their meat.
1 God in the great assembly stands
Of kings and lordly states ;
He judges and debates.
2 How long will ye pervert the right
With judgment false and wrong,
Who thence grow bold and strong ?
3 Regard the weak and fatherless,
Despatch the poor man's cause;
By just and equal laws.
4 Defend the poor and desolate,
And rescue from the hands
Of him that help demands.
5 They know not, nor will understand,
In darkness they walk on;
And out of order gone.
that ye were gods, yea all The sons of God Most High ;
7 But ye shall die like men, and fall
As other princes die.
8 Rise, God; judge thou the earth in might,
This wicked earth redress;
The nations all possess.
1 BE not thou silent now at length,
O God, hold not thy peace;
We cry, and do not cease.
2 For lo, thy furious foes now swell,
And storm outrageously ; And they that hate thee, proud and fell,
Exalt their heads full high.
3 Against thy people they contrive
Their plots and counsels deep ; Them to ensnare they chiefly strive,
Whom thou dost hide and keep.
4 Come, let us cut them off, say they,
Till they no nation be;
Be lost in memory.
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,
That in the desert dwell.
7 Gebal and Ammon, there conspire,
And hateful Amalec,
Whose bounds the sea doth check.
8 With them great Ashur also bands,
And doth confirm the knot :
To aid the sons of Lot.
9 Do to them as to Midian bold,
That wasted all the coast ;-
Thou didst to Jabin's host,
They were repulsed and slain,
As dung upon the plain.
11 As Zeb and Oreb evil sped,
So let their princes speed;
So let their princes bleed.
12 For they amidst their pride have said,
By right now shall we seize
Their stately palaces.
13 My God, oh make them as a wheel,
No quiet let them find ;
Like stubble' from the wind.
14 As when an aged wood takes fire
Which on a sudden strays,
Till all the mountains blaze ;
15 So with thy whirlwind them pursue,
And with thy tempest chase ; 16 And, till they yield thee honour due, : ,; ·
Lord, fill with shame their face.
17 Ashamed, and troubled, let them be,
Troubled, and shamed for ever;
With shame, and scape it never.
18 Then shall they know, that thou, whose name
Jehovah is alone,
O'er all the earth art One.
1 How lovely are thy dwellings fair!
O Lord of hosts, how dear
Where thou dost dwell so near /
2 My soul doth long and almost die
Thy courts, O Lord, to see;
O living God, for thee.
3 There even the sparrow, freed from wrong,
Hath found a house of rest ;
Hath built her brooding nest;
They find their safe abode ;
Toward thee, my King, my God.
4 Happy, who in thy house reside,
Where thee they ever praise ! 5 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 ;
Where springs and showers abound.
7 They journey on from strength to strength
With joy and gladsome cheer,
In Sion do appear.
8 Lord God of hosts, hear now my prayer,
O Jacob's God, give ear; 9 Thou, God, our shield, look on the face
Of thy anointed dear.