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The Bay Psalm Book
cording to his own will; until he take us
from hence, and wipe away all our
tears, and bid us enter into our
master’s joy to sing eternal
T and the fulness of it: the habitable world, and they that there upon do sit. Because upon the seas, he hath it firmly laid: and it upon the water-floods most solidly hath staid. The mountain of the Lord, who shall thereto ascend? and in his place of holiness who is it that shall stand? The clean in hands, and pure in heart; to vanity who hath not lifted up his soul, nor sworn deceitfully. From God he shall receive a benediction, and righteousness from the strong-God of his salvation. This is the progeny of them that seek thy face: of them that do inquire for him: of Iacob ’tis the race.Selah. Ye gates lift-up your heads, and doors everlasting, be ye lift up: and there into shall come the glorious-King. Who is this glorious-King? Iehovah, puissant, and valiant, Iehovah is in battle valiant. Ye gates lift-up your heads, and doors everlasting, do ye lift-up: and there into shall come the glorious-King. Who is this glorious-King? lo, it is Iehovah of warlike armies, he the King of glory is; Selah. U (o Sonnes of the mighty) unto the Lord do ye ascribe glory and potency. Unto the Lord do ye ascribe his name’s glorious renown, in beauty of his holiness unto the Lord bow down. The mighty voice of Iehovah upon the waters is: the God of glory thundereth, God on great waters is. Iehovah’s voice is powerful, God’s voice is glorious, God’s voice breaks cedars: yea God breaks cedars of Lebanus. He makes them like a calf to skip: the mountain Lebanon, and like to a young Unicorn the hill of Syrion. God’s voice divides the flames of fire. Iehovah’s voice doth make the desert shake: the Lord doth cause the Cadesh-desert shake. The Lord’s voice makes the hinds to calve, and makes the forest bare: and in his temple every one his glory doth declare. The Lord sate on the floods: the Lord for ever sits as King. God to his folk gives strength: the Lord his folk with peace blessing. O G I will for thee inquire: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh for thee hath strong desire, In land whereas no water is that thirsty is and dry. To see, as I saw in thine house thy strength and thy glory. Because thy loving kindness doth abundantly excel ev’n life itself: wherefore my lips forth shall thy praises tell Thus will I blessing give to thee whilst that alive am I: and in thy name I will lift up these hands of mine on high. My soul as with marrow and fat shall satisfied be: my mouth also with joyful lips shall praise give unto thee. When as that I remembrance have of thee my bed upon, and on thee in the night watches have meditation. Because that thou hast been to me he that to me help brings; therefore will I sing joyfully in shadow of thy wings. My soul out of an ardent love doth follow after thee: also thy right hand it is that which hath upholden me. But as for those that seek my soul to bring it to an end, they shall into the lower parts of the earth down descend. By the hand of the sword also they shall be made to fall: and they be for a portion unto the foxes shall. But the King shall rejoice in God, all that by him do swear shall glory, but stopped shall be their mouths that liars are. T there where we did sit down, Yea even then we mourned when we remembered Sion. Our harp we did hang it amid, Upon the willow tree, Because there they that us away led in captivity Requir’d of us a song, and thus ask’t mirth us waste who laid, Sing us among a Sion’s song, unto us then they said. The Lord’s song sing can we? being in stranger’s land, then let lose her skill my right hand if I Jerusalem forget. Let cleave my tongue my palate on if mind thee do not I, if chief joys o’er I prize not more Jerusalem my joy. Remember Lord, Edom’s sons’ word, unto the ground said they, it raze, it raze, when as it was Jerusalem her day. Blest shall he be that payeth thee daughter of Babilon, who must be waste, that which thou hast rewarded us upon. O happy he shall surely be that taketh up, that eke thy little ones against the stones doth into pieces break.