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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.
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.
The hills were overspread ;
Advanced their lofty head.
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 her fence; That all may pluck her, as they go,
With rudest violence ?
Up turns it by the roots ;
Her grapes and tender shoots.
From heaven, 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.
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 Ilosts, couchsafe; Cause thou thy face on us to shine,
And then we shall be safe.
1. 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 given 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.
With clouds encompass'd round:
Of Meriba renown'd.
I testify to thee,
If thou wilt list to me:
No alien god shall be ;
In honour bend thy kneee.
Thee out of Egypt land;
Will grant thy full demand.
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 follow'd still,
Their own devices blind. 13. O, that my people would be wise,
To serve me all their days! And, 0, tặat Israel would advise
To walk my righteous ways!
That now so proudly rise ;
That are their enemies.
To bow to him and bend;
Their time should have no end:
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.
In darkness they walk on;
And out of order gone.
The sons of God Most High ; 7. But ye shall die like men, and fall,
As other princes die.
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.
And storm outrageously;
Exalt their heads full high.
Their plots and counsels deep; Them to ensnare they chiefly strive,
Whom thou dost hide and keep.
Till they no nation be;
Be lost in memory.
And all, as one in mind, Themselves against thee they unite,
And in firm union bind.
Of scornful Ishmael,
That in the desart dwell ;
And hateful Amalec;
Whose bounds the sea doth check.
And doth confirm the knot:
To aid the sons of Lot.
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; 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, 0, make them as a wheel;
No quiet let them find; Giddy and restless let them reel,
Like stubble from the wind.
Which on a sudden strays;
Till all the mountains blaze;
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; Ever confounded, and so die
With shame, and 'scape it never.
Jehovah is alone,
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 near! 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.
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!
That dry and barren ground;
Where springs and showers abound.
With joy and gladsome cheer, Till all before our God at length
In Sion do appear.