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cap 9 O let the wicked's malice end;
but stablish stedfastly The righteous : for the righteous God
the hearts and reins doth try. f 10 In God, who saves th' upright in heart,
is my defence and stay. m 11 God just men judgeth, God is wroth
with ill men ev'ry day. 12 If he do not return again,
then he his sword will whet;
and hath it ready set:
the instruments of death;
his shafts ordained hath. mp 14 Behold, he with iniquity
doth travail, as in birth;
and falsehood shall bring forth.
another there to take;
which he himself did make.
shall be returned home;
17 According to his righteousness
the Lord I'll magnify;
of God that is most high.
Lord, our Lord, is thy name!
above the starry frame.
mouth thou didest strength ordain, For thyfoes' cause, that so thou
th' avenging foe restrain. m 3 When I look up unto the heav'ns,
which thine own fingers fram'd, Unto the moon, and to the stars,
which were by thee ordain'd:
remember'd is by thee?
so kind to him should'st be? m 5 For thou a little lower hast
him than the angels made; With glory and with dignity
thou crowned hast his head.
13-20, Rest; Acortinim. Chant 265.
6 Of thy hands' works thou mad'st him m 7 God shall endure for aye; he doth all under's feet didst lay; [lord,
for judgment set his throne; 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and beasts 8 In righteousness to judge the world, that in the field do stray ;
justice to give each one. 8 Fowls of the air, fish of the sea,
9 God also will a refuge be
for those that are oppress'd; all that pass through the same. 1 9 How excellent in all the earth,
f A refuge will he be in times Lord, our Lord, is thy name!
of trouble to distress'd.
m 10 And they that know thy name, in the 9 Ver. 1-12, Stroudwater.
their confidence will place:
For thou hast not forsaken them 1 1 LORD, thee I'll praise with all my
that truly seek thy face. thy wonders all proclaim. [heart, $110 sing ye praises to the Lord 2 In thee, Most High, I'll greatly joy,
that dwells in Sion hill; and sing unto thy name.
And all the nations among 3 When back my foes were turn'd, they
his deeds record ye still. and perish'd at thy sight: [fell, m 12 When he enquireth after blood, 4 For thou maintain'dst my right and
he then rememb'reth them: cause;
The humble folk he not forgets
that call upon his name.
which I from foes sustain;
Ev’n thou, who from the gates of death may never more be known. [they
dost raise me up again; * 6 0 en'my! now destructions have mf 14 That I, in Sion's daughters' gates, an end perpetual:
may all thy praise advance; Thou cities raz'd, perish'd with them And that I may rejoice always is their memorial.
in thy deliverance.
m 15 The heathen are sunk in the pit
which they themselves prepar'd; And in the net which they have hid
their own feet fast are snar'd. 16 The Lord is by the judgment known
which he himself hath wrought: The sinners' hands do make the snares
wherewith themselves are caught. p 17 They who are wicked into hell
each one shall turned be; And all the nations that forget
to seek the Lord most high.
forgotten be alway;
shall not be lost for aye.
judge heathen in thy sight: 20 That they may know themselves but
the nations, Lord, affright. [men,
2 The wicked in his loftiness
doth persecute the poor:
let them be taken sure.
doth talk with boasting great;
whom yet the Lord doth hate.
on God he doth not call;
the Lord is not at all.
thy judgments from his sight
he puffeth with despite,
I shall not moved be;
shall ever coine to me. m 7 His mouth with cursing, fraud, deceit,
is fill'd abundantly;
mischief and vanity.
he slays the innocent:
his cruel eyes are bent.
9 He, lion-like, lurks in his den;
he waits the poor to take;
his prey he doth him make.
he croucheth down withal,
inay by his strong ones fall.
The Lord hath quite forgot;
for ever sees it not.
lift up thine hand on high: Put not the meek afflicted ones
out of thy memory. mp 13 Why is it that the wicked man
thus doth the Lord despise ? Because that God will it require
he in his heart denies. p 14 Thou hast it seen; c for their mischief
and spite thou wilt repay :
thou art the orphan's stay.
and of the evil one;
until thou findest none.
f 16 The Lord is king through ages all,
ev'n to eternity;
are perish'd utterly.
thou the desire didst hear; Thou wilt prepare their heart, and thou
to hear wilt bend thine ear; mf 18 To judge the fatherless, and those
that are oppressed sore; That man, that is but
earth, may them oppress no more. 11 St. Nicholas, Chant 237. mf 1 I in the Lord do put my trust;
how is it then that ye
Say to my soul, mp Flee, as a bird, mp unto your mountain high? 2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow,
their shafts on string they fit, That those who upright are in heart
they privily may hit. m 3 If the foundations be destroy'd,
what hath the righteous done? mf 4 God in his holy temple is,
in heaven is his throne:
his eyelids try
10 (Ps. cxlv. 17-21, sec. ver.) EVENING HYMN.—L.M. THOMAS TALLIS. 1585.
тр But his soul hates the wicked man, m 6 The words of God are words most pure; and him that vi'lence loves.
they be like silver try'd 6 Snares, fire and brimstone, furious
In earthen furnace, seven times on sinners he shall rain: [storms,
that hath been purify'd. This, as the portion of their cup,
7 Lord, thou shalt them preserve and doth unto them pertain.
for ever from this race. [keep § 7 Because the Lord most righteous doth mp 8 On each side walk the wicked, when in righteousness delight;
vile men are high in place.
Martyrs; St. Kilda. Chant 260.
p 1 How long wilt thou forget me, Lord ? 12 Dundee ; Coleshill. Chant 260.
shall it for ever be ? mp 1 HELP, Lord, because the godly man
O how long shall it be that thou doth daily fade away;
wilt hide thy face from me? And from among the sons of men
2 How long take counsel in my soul, the faithful do decay.
still sad in heart, shall I? 2 Unto his neighbour ev'ry one
How long exalted over me
shall be mine enemy?
and answer to me make: mf 3 God shall cut off all flatt'ring lips,
Mine eyes enlighten, lest the sleep tongues that speak proudly thus,
of death me overtake: m 4 We'll with our tongue prevail, our lips mp 4 Lest that mine enemy should say, are ours: who's lord o'er us?
P Against him I prevailid; mf 5 For poor oppress'd, and for the sighs
And those that trouble me rejoice, of needy, rise will I,
when I am mov'd and fail'd. Saith God, and him in safety set m 5 But I have all my confidence from such as him defy.
thy mercy set upon;