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And be at peace within.
Offer the offerings just
Many there be that say
On us lift up the light,
Into my heart more joy
And from their plenteous grounds
In peace at once will I
As in a rocky cell
August 12, 1653
My meditation weigh;
Shalt in the morning hear;
In wickedness delight;
All workers of iniquity
Thou hat'st; and them unblest
Thy numerous mercies, go
Lead me, because of those
No word is firm or sooth;
By their own counsels quelled ;
Their joy, while Thou from blame
To bless the just man still :
August 13 1653.
LORD, in Thy anger do not reprehend me,
Nor in Thy hot displeasure me correct;
Pity me, Lord, for I am much deject,
For all my bones, that even with anguish ache,
Are troubled ; yea, my soul is troubled sore ;
And thou, O Lord, how long? Turn, Lord; restore
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
l' the 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 prayer ;
My supplication with acceptance fair
With much confusion; then, grown red with shame,
They shall return in haste the way they came, And in a moment shall be quite abashed.
August 14, 1653.
LORD, my God, to Thee I fly;
Lord, my God, if I have thought
His sword He whets; His bow hath bended
O JEHOVAH our Lord, how wondrous great
And glorious is Thy name through all the earth, So as above the heavens Thy praise to set !
Out of the tender mouths of latest birth,
Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings Thou
Hast founded strength, because of all Thy foes, To stint the enemy, and slack the avenger's brow,
That bends his rage Thy providence to oppose.