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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.
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 flower of finest wheat,
And satisfy them from the rock
With honey for their meat.

1 God in the great assembly stands

Of kings and lordly states ;
Among the gods, on both his hands,

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

With judgment false and wrong,
Favouring the wicked by your might,

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

Dispatch the poor man's cause;
And raise the man in deep distress

By just and equal laws.
4 Defend the poor and desolate,

And rescue from the hands
Of wicked men the low estate

Of him that help demands.
5 They know not, nor will understand,

In darkness they walk on;
The earth's foundations all are moy'd,

And out of order gone.

6 I said 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;
For thou art he who shall by right
The nations all possess.

PSALM LXXXIII. 1 BE not thou silent now at length,

O God! hold not thy peace;
Sit thou not still; O God of strength,

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 contriye

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;
That Israel's name for ever may

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,
Moab, with them of Hagar's blood,

That in the desert dwell ;

Gebal and Ammon there conspire,

And hateful Amalec,
The Philistines, 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 hands

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 host,
When, at the brook of Kishon old,

They were repuls'd and slain,
10 At Endor quite cut off, and rollid

As dung upon the plain. 11 As Zeb and Oreb evil sped,

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

So let their princes bleed.
12 For they amidst their pride have said,

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

Their stately palaces.
13 My God! O make them as a wheel,

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

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

Which on a sudden strays,
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 honour due,

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

Troubled and sham'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!


1 How lovely are thy dwellings fair!

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

Where thou dost dwell so neur! 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 rest;
The swallow there, to lay her young,

Hath built her brooding nest;
Ev'n by thy altars, Lord of Hosts,

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

Tow’rd 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;
As through a fruitful watery dale,

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

With joy and gladsome cheer,
Till all before our God at length

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.
10 For one day in thy courts to be,

Is better, and more bless'd,
Than in the joys of vanity

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

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

With sin for evermoré.
11 For God the Lord, both sun and shield,

Gives grace and glory bright;
No good from them shall be withheld,

Whose ways are just and right.
12 Lord God of Hosts! that reign'st on high ;

That man is truly bless'd.
Who only on theě doth rely,

And in thée only rest.

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