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I GOD in the 1great1 assembly stands
2 How long will ye 3 pervert the right
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;
1 Bagna. dath-el.
3 Tishphetu gnavel.
For thou art he who shalt by right
In darkness they walk on;
The earth's foundations all are 6moved, 6 Jimmotu.
And out of order gone.
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; 7judge thou the earth in might; This wicked earth7 redress;
I BE not thou silent now at length;
Sit thou not still, O God of strength,
2 For lo! thy furious foes now 1swell,
And they that hate thee, proud and fell,
3 Against thy people they 2 contrive
3 Their plots and counsels deep ;
Themselves against thee they unite,
And in firm union bind.
6 The tents of Edom, and the brood
Of scornful Ishmael,
Moab, with them of Hagar's blood,
7 Gebal and Ammon there conspire,
The Philistines, and they of Tyre,
"Come, let us cut them off," say they, neca.
"Till they no nation be;
That Israel's name for ever may
8 With them great Ashur also bands,
All these have lent their armed hands
9 Do to them as to Midian bold,
Thou didst to Jabin's host, When at the brook of Kishon old They were repulsed and slain, 10 At Endor quite cut off, and rolled As dung upon the plain.
3 Sod. natsu gnal. 4 Jithjag
Be lost in memory.”
5 For they consult with all their might, 6 Lev jach
And all as one in mind
II As Zeb and Oreb evil sped,
12 For they amidst their pride have said,
God's houses, and will now invade
13 My God, oh make them as a wheel; both.
Giddy and restless let them reel.
14 As, when an aged wood takes fire
Which on a sudden strays,
7 Neoth Elohim bears
The greedy flame runs higher and higher,
15 So with thy whirlwind them pursue,
With shame, and scape it never.
Jehovah is, alone
Art the Most High, and thou the same
I How lovely are thy dwellings fair !
Where thou dost dwell so near! 2 My soul doth long and almost die
They seek thy name : Heb. 60
Thy courts, O Lord, to see;
3 There even the sparrow, freed from wrong,
Even by thy altars, Lord of Hosts,
And home they fly from round the coasts
4 Happy who in thy house reside,
5 Happy whose strength in thee doth bide,
As through a fruitful watery dale
Where springs and showers abound.
7 They journey on from strength to strength With joy and gladsome cheer,
Till all before our God at length
In Sion do appear.
8 Lord God of Hosts, hear now my prayer, O Jacob's God, give ear:
9 Thou, God, our shield, look on the face Of thy anointed dear.
IO For one day in thy courts to be
Is better and more blest
A thousand days at best.
Than dwell in tents and rich abode
With sin for evermore.
II For God, the Lord, both sun and shield,
Gives grace and glory bright;
No good from them shall be withheld
Who only on thee doth rely,
I THY land to favour graciously
Thou hast not, Lord, been slack;
2 The iniquity thou didst forgive
3 Thine anger all thou hadst removed,
And calmly didst return
From thy1 fierce wrath, which we had 1 Heb.: The burning heat of
Far worse than fire to burn.
4 God of our saving health and peace, Turn us, and us restore;
Thine indignation cause to cease Toward us, and chide no more. 5 Wilt thou be angry without end, For ever angry thus ?
Wilt thou thy frowning ire extend
6 Wilt thou not2 turn and hear our voice, 2 Heb.: Turn And us again revive, to quicken us.
That so thy people may rejoice,
By thee preserved alive?
7 Cause us to see thy goodness, Lord;