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All workers of iniquity

Thou hat'ft; and them unbleft

Thou wilt destroy that speak a ly;

The bloody' and guileful man God doth deteft.

But I will in thy mercies dear,

Thy numerous mercies, go

Into thy house; I in thy fear

Will tow'rds thy holy temple worship low.

Lord, lead me in thy righteoufnefs,

Lead me because of thofe

That do observe if I tranfgrefs:

Set thy ways right before, where my step goes;
For in his faltring mouth unstable

No word is firm or footh;

Their infide, troubles miferable;

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An open grave their throat, their tongue they smooth.

God, find them guilty; let them fall

By their own counfels quell'd;

Push them in their rebellions all

Still on; for against thee they have rebell'd.
Then all who truft in thee fhall bring

Their joy, while thou from blame


Defend'st them, they fhall ever fing


And shall triumph in thee, who love thy name.

For thou, Jehovah, wilt be found

To blefs the juft man still,

As with a fhield thou wilt furround

Him with thy lafting favor and good-will.



PSA L. VI. Aug. 13, 1653.

LORD, in thine anger do not reprehend me,

Nor in thy hot displeasure me correct;

Pity me, Lord, for I am much deject,

And very weak and faint; heal and amend me:
For all my bones, that ev'n with anguish ake,
Are troubled, yea my foul is troubled fore,
And thou, O Lord, how long? turn, Lord, restore
My foul, O fave me for thy goodness' fake :
For in death no remembrance is of thee;

Who in the grave can celebrate thy praise?"
Wearied I am with fighing out my days,
Nightly my
couch I make a kind of fea;,
My bed I water with my tears; mine eye

Through grief confumes, is waxen old and dark
I' th' midst of all mine enemies that mark.

Depart all ye that work iniquity,

Depart from

me, for the voice of my weeping



The Lord hath heard, the Lord hath heard my


My fupplication with acceptance fair

The Lord will own, and have me in his keeping.
Mine enemies fhall all be blank and dash'd


With much confufion; then grown red with fhame,

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They fhall return in hafte the way they came,

And in a moment fhall be quite abash'd.


PSA L. VII. Aug. 14, 1653.

Upon the words of Cush the Benjamite against him.


ORD, my God, to thee I fly,

Save me and fecure me under

Thy protection while I cry,
Left as a lion (and no wonder)
He hafte to tear my foul afunder,
Tearing and no rescue nigh.

Lord, my God, if I have thought
Or done this, if wickedness

Be in my hands, if I have wrought
Ill to him that meant me peace,
Or to him have render'd lefs,
And not free'd my foe for nought;

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Of my foes that urge like fire;
And wake for me, their fury' affwage;
Judgment here thou didst engage
And command, which I defire.



So th' affemblies of each nation
Will furround thee, feeking right,
Thence to thy glorious habitation
Return on high and in their fight.
Jehovah judgeth most upright


All people from the world's foundation..

Judge me, Lord, be judge in this
According to my righteousness,
And the innocence which is
Upon me: cause at length to cease
Of evil men the wickedness
And their power that do amiss.

But the just establish fast,

Since thou art the just God that tries
Hearts and reins. On God is caft
My defence, and in him lies,
In him who, both juft and wife,
Saves th' upright of heart at last.

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God is a juft judge and severe,
And God is every day offended;

If th' unjuft will not forbear,


His fword he whets, his bow hath bended

Already, and for him intended

The tools of death, that waits him near.



(His arrows purposely made he
For them that perfecute.) Behold
He travels big with vanity,
Trouble he hath conceiv'd of old
As in a womb, and from that mold
Hath at length brought forth a lie.

He digg'd a pit, and delv'd it deep,
And fell into the pit he made;



His mischief, that due courfe doth keep,
Turns on his head, and his ill trade

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Then will I Jehovah's praise
According to his justice raise,

And fing the Name and Deity
Of Jehovah the most high,

PSA L. VIII. Aug. 14, 1653.

Jehovah our Lord, how wondrous great

And glorious is thy name through all the earth!

So as above the Heav'ns thy praise to fet

Out of the tender mouths of latest birth.

Out of the mouths of babes and fucklings thou
Haft founded strength because of all thy foes,
To ftint th' enemy, and flack th' avenger's brow,

That bends his rage thy providence to' oppose.



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