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10 With her green shade that covered all
Her boughs as high as cedars tall
II Her branches on the western side
Her other branches went.
12 Why hast thou laid her hedges low,
That all may pluck her, as they go,
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
And the young branch, that for thyself
16 But now it is consumed with fire,
They perish at thy dreadful ire,
17 Upon the Man of thy right hand.
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
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;
To Jacob's God, that all may hear,
2 Prepare a hymn, prepare a song;
3 Blow, as is wont, in the new moon,
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;
His hands from pots, and miry soil,
7 When trouble did thee sore assail,
Of Meriba renowned.
8 Hear, O my people, hearken well:
Thou ancient stock of Israel,
If thou wilt list to me:
9 Throughout the land of thy abode
Nor shalt thou to a foreign god
In honour bend thy knee.
10 I am the Lord thy God, which brought
Ask large enough, and I, besought,
II And yet my people would not hear,
And Israel, whom I loved so dear,
12 Then did I leave them to their will,
Their own conceits they followed still,
13 Oh that my people would be wise,
To walk my righteous ways!
14 Then would I soon bring down their foes,
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
And satisfy them from the rock
I GOD in the great1 assembly stands
2 How long will ye3 pervert the right
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.
6 I said that ye were gods, yea all
7 But ye shall die like men, and fall
8 Rise, God; judge thou the earth in might;
For thou art he who shalt by right
4 Fithjagnatsu gnal.
6 Lev jachdau.
I BE not thou silent now at length;
2 For lo! thy furious foes now swell,
And they that hate thee, proud and fell,
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,
5 For they consult with all their might,
Themselves against thee they unite,
And in firm union bind.
6 The tents of Edom, and the brood
Of scornful Ishmael,