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2 In Ephraim's view and Benjamin's,
And in Manasse's sight,
To' save us by thy might.'
To us,' O God,' vouchsafe;'
And then we shall be safe.
How long wilt thou declare
Against thy people's prayer !
Their bread with tears they eat,
• Wherewith their cheeks are wet.' 6 A strife thou makest us' and a prey'
To every neighbour foe,
And flouts at us they throw.
O God of Hosts, vouchsafe,
And then we shall be safe.
• Thy free love made it thine,' And drov'st out nations, proud and haught,'
To plant this lovely' vine.
And root it deep and fast,
And' fill'd the land 'at last.' 10 With her 'green'shade that cover'd' all,'
The hills were 'overspread,'
* Advanc'd their lofty head.'
Down to the sea she sent,
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 ?'
13 The 'tusked' boar out of the wood
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. 16 But now it is consumed 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 Hosts,' vouchsafe ;' Cause thou thy face on us to shine, And then we shall be safe.
Sing loud to God 'our King,'
Loud acclamations ring.
The timbrel hither bring,
And harp with 'pleasant 'string.'
3 Blow, 'as is wont,' in the new inoon
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 knee. 10 I am the Lord thy God which brought
Thee out of Egypt land;
Will grant thy full demand.
Nor' hearken to my voice;
12 Then did I leave them to their will,
And to their wandering mind;
Their own devices blind.
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 flower of finest wheat,
• Of kings and lordly states, Among the Gods, on both his hands,
He judges and debates.
With judgment false and wrong,
Who thence grow bold and strong ? 3 Regard the weak and fatherless,
Dispatch the poor man's cause,
By just and equal laws.
And rescue from the hands
Of him that help demands."
In darkness they walk on,
And out of order gone.
6 I said that ye were gods, yea all
The sons of God Most High; 7 But
shall die like men, and fall As other princes .die.' 8 Rise God, judge thou the earth · in might,'
This wicked' earth redress,
1 Be not thou silent now at length,
O God, hold not thy peace'
and do not cease.'
And storm outrageously,
Exalt their heads full high.
Their plots and counsels deep,
Whom thoù dost hide and keep. 4 Come let us cut them off, say they,
Till they no nation be,
Be lost in memory.
And all as one in mind
And in firm union bind.
Of scornful' Ishmael,
• That in the desert dwell,'
And hateful' Amalec,
Whose bounds the sea doth check.' 8 With them 'great Ashur also bands
• And doth confirm the knot: