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And drov'st out nations, proud and haut,
To plant this lovely vine.
9 Thou did'st prepare for it a place, And root it aeep and fast,
That it began to grow apace,
And fill'd the land at last.
10 With her green shade that cover'd all, The hills were over-spread,
Her boughs as high as cedars tall
Advanc'd their lofty head.
11 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,
That all may pluck her, as they go,
13 The tusked boar out of the wood
Wild beasts there brouze, and make their food
14 Return now, God of Hosts, look down
From Heav'n, thy seat divine,
Behold us, but without a frown,
35 haut] p. xi. xxvi. 214. 240.
Proude and haute.' Skelton's Magnyfycence, 'Ill and haut.' Barclay's Ship of Fooles, p. Strife hatching haut ambition.' Sylvester's Du Bartas, p. 135.
15 Visit this vine, which thy right hand
And the young branch, that for thyself
16 But now it is consum'd with fire,
Shall call upon thy Name.
19 Return us, and thy grace divine,
1 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 psaltry bring along,
With trumpets' lofty sound,
4 This was a statute giv'n 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 ordain'd
In Joseph, not to change,
When as he pass'd 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,
Deliver'd were by me.
7 When trouble did thee sore assail,
I answer'd thee in thunder deep
With clouds encompass'd round;
Of Meribah renown'd.
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.
11 And yet my people would not hear,
And Israel, whom I lov'd so dear,
12 Then did I leave them to their will,
Their own conceits they follow'd still,
13 O that my people would be wise,
To serve me all their days,
And O 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 flow'r of finest wheat,
And satisfy them from the rock
1 GOD in the great assembly stands
2 How long will ye pervert the right
With judgment false and wrong,
Dispatch the poor man's cause,
4 Defend the poor and desolate,
And rescue from the hands
Of him that help demands.
5 They know not, nor will understand, In darkness they walk on,
The earth's foundations all are mov'd,
And out of order gone.
6 I said that ye were Gods, yea all