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7 When trouble did thee sore assail,
I answer'd thee in thunder deep,
I try'd thee at the water steep
8 Hear, O my people, hearken well,
Thou ancient stock of Israel,
9 Throughout the land of thy abode
Nor shalt thou to a foreign god
10 I am the Lord thy God, which brought Thee out of Egypt land;
Ask large enough, and I, besought,
11 And yet my people would not hear,
12 Then did I leave them to their will, And to their wandering mind; Their own conceits they follow'd still, Their own devices blind.
13 Oh, that my people would be wise,
14 Then would I soon bring down their foes, That now so proudly rise;
And turn my hand against all those
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 flour of finest wheat,
And satisfy them from the rock
1 GOD in the great assembly stands
2 How long will ye pervert the right
3 Regard the weak and fatherless,
Despatch the poor man's cause:
4 Defend the poor and desolate, And rescue, from the hands
Of wicked men, the low estate
5 They know not, nor will understand,
The earth's foundations all are moved,
6 I said that ye were gods, yea, all The sons of God Most High; ye shall die like men, and fall As other princes die.
8 Rise, God; judge thou the earth in might, This wicked earth redress ;
For thou art he who shalt, by right,
1 BE not thou silent now at length,
2 For lo, thy furious foes now swell, And storm outrageously;
And they that hate thee, proud and fell, Exalt their heads full high.
3 Against thy people they contrive
4 Come, let us cut them off, say they,
5 For they consult with all their might, And all, as one in mind, Themselves against thee they unite, And in firm union bind.
6 The tents of Edom, and the brood
Moab, with them of Hagar's blood
7 Gebal and Ammon there conspire,
The Philistines, and they of Tyre,
8 With them great Ashur also bands,
All these have lent their armed hands
9 Do to them as to Midian bold, That wasted all the coast; To Sisera; and, as is told,
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 roll'd As dung upon the plain.
11 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,
Giddy and restless let them reel,
14 As when an aged wood takes fire
15 So with thy whirlwind them pursue, And with thy tempest chase;
16 And, till they yield thee honour due, Lord, fill with shame their face.
17 Ashamed, and troubled, let them be, Troubled, and shamed for ever; Ever confounded, and so die
With shame, and 'scape it never.
18 Then shall they know, that thou, whose name, Jehovah, is alone,
Art the Most High, and thou, the same