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All workers of iniquity

Thou hat'st; 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 righteousness,

Lead me because of those
That do observe if I transgress :
Set thy ways right before, where my step goes;
For in his faltring mouth unstable

No word is firm or footh;
Their infide, troubles miserable;
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 rebellid.
Then all who trust in thee shall bring

Their joy, while thou from blame
Defend'st them, they shall ever sing
And shall triumph in thee, who love thy name.
For thou, Jehovah, wilt be found

To bless the just man still,
As with a shield thou wilt surround
Him with thy lasting favor and good-will.




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PSAL. 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,

5 Are troubled, yea my soul is troubled fore,

And thou, O Lord, how long? turn, Lord, restore My soul, O save 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 sighing out my days,
Nightly my couch I make a kind of sea ;,
My bed I water with my tears; mine eye

Through grief consumes, 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 supplication with acceptance fair
The Lord will own, and have me in his keeping.
Mine enemies shall all be blank and dash'd

With much confusion; then grown red with shame,

They shall return in haste the way they came, And in a moment Mall be quite abalh’d.



PSA L. VII. Aug. 14, 1653. Upon the words of Cush the Benjamite against him.

ORD, my God, to thee I fly,

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Rife, Jehovah, in thine ire,
Rouse thyself amidst the rage
Of my foes that urge like fire;
And wake for me, their fury' asswage;
Judgment here thou didst engage
And command, which I desire.

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So th' assemblies of each nation
Will surround thee, seeking right,
Thence to thy glorious habitation
Return on high and in their sight.
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 cast
My defence, and in him lies,
In him who, both just and wise,
Saves th’ upright of heart at last.


God is a just judge and severe,
And God is every day offended;
If th' unjust will not forbear,
His sword he whets, his bow hath bended
Already, and for him intended
The tools of death, that waits him near.



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He digg'd a pit, and delv'd it deep,
And fell into the pit he made;
His mischief, that due course doth keep,
Turns on his head, and his ill trade
Of violence will undelay'd
Fall on his crown with ruin steep.


Then will I Jehovah's praise
According to his justice raise,
And sing 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 sucklings thou 5

Hast founded strength because of all thy foes, To stint th' enemy, and nack th' avenger's brow, That bends his rage thy providence to oppose.


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