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10 With her green shade that covered all
The hills were overspread;

Her boughs as high as cedars tall
Advanced their lofty head.

II Her branches on the western side
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?

13 The tusked boar out of the wood

Upturns it by the roots;

Wild beasts there browse, and make their food

Her grapes and tender shoots.

14 Return now, God of Hosts; look down From Heaven, thy seat divine;

Behold us, but without a frown,

And visit this thy Vine.

15 Visit this Vine, which thy right hand
Hath set, and planted long,

And the young branch, that for thyself
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.



To God our strength sing loud and clear;
Sing loud to God our King;

To Jacob's God, that all may hear,
Loud acclamations ring.

2 Prepare a hymn, prepare a song;
The timbrel hither bring;
The cheerful psaltery bring along,
And harp with pleasant string.

3 Blow, as is wont, in the new moon,
With trumpets' lofty sound,

The appointed time, the day whereon

Our solemn feast comes round.

4 This was a statute given of old For Israel to observe,

A law of Jacob's God to hold,

From whence they might not swerve.

5 This he a testimony ordained

In Joseph, not to change,

When as he passed through Egypt-land;
The tongue I heard was strange.
6 From burden, and from slavish toil,
I set his shoulder free;

His hands from pots, and miry soil,
Delivered were by me.

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7 When trouble did thee sore assail,
On me then didst thou call,
And I to free thee did not fail,
And led thee out of thrall.
I answered thee in thunder deep,
With clouds encompassed round;
I tried thee at the water steep

Of Meriba renowned.

8 Hear, O my people, hearken well:
I testify to thee,

Thou ancient stock of Israel,

If thou wilt list to me:

9 Throughout the land of thy abode
No alien God shall be,

Nor shalt thou to a foreign god

In honour bend thy knee.

10 I am the Lord thy God, which brought
Thee out of Egypt-land;

Ask large enough, and I, besought,
Will grant thy full demand.

II And yet my people would not hear,
Nor hearken to my voice;

And Israel, whom I loved so dear,
Misliked me for his choice.

12 Then did I leave them to their will,
And to their wandering mind;

Their own conceits they followed still,
Their own devices blind.

13 Oh that my people would be wise,
To serve me all their days!
And oh that Israel would advise

To walk my righteous ways!

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 flour of finest wheat,

And satisfy them from the rock
With honey for their meat.



I GOD in the great1 assembly stands
Of kings and lordly states;
2Among the gods 2 on both his hands.
He judges and debates.

2 How long will ye3 pervert the right

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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 moved,


And out of order gone.

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7 Shiphta.

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 shalt by right
The nations all possess.


2 Fagnarimu.

3 Sod.

4 Fithjagnatsu gnal.

5 Tsephuneca.

6 Lev jachdau.


I 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 contrive


3 Their plots and counsels deep; Them to ensnare they chiefly strive 5 Whom thou dost hide and keep.

4 "Come, let us cut them off," say they,

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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,



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