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PSALM 58. C.M.
Warning to magistrates. (cont.)

  5 Or snails that perish in their slime,
Or births that come before their time,
   Vain births, that never see the sun.
  6 Thus shall the vengeance of the Lord,
Safety and joy to saints afford:
   And all that hear shall join and say,
"Sure there's a God that rules on high,
"A God that hears his children cry,
   "And will their suff'rings well repay."

PSALM 59. S.M.
Complaints against invading foes.

  1 FROM foes that round us rise,
   O God of heav'n, defend;
Who brave the vengeance of the skies,
   And with thy saints contend.
  2 Behold! from distant shores,
   And desert wilds they come,
Combine for blood their barb'rous force,
   And thro' our cities roam.
  3 Beneath the silent shade,
   Their secret plots they lay;
Our peaceful walls by night invade;
   And waste the fields by day.
  4 And will the God of grace,
   Regardless of our pain,
Permit secure that impious race,
   To riot in their reign?
  5 In vain their secret guile,
   Or open force they prove:
His eye can pierce the deepest veil;
   His hand their strength remove.
  6 Yet save them, Lord, from death,
   Lest we forget their doom;

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PSALM 59. S.M.
Complaints against invading foes. (cont.)

  6 But drive them with thine angry breath,
   Thro' distant lands to roam.
  7 Then shall our grateful voice
   Proclaim our guardian God;
The nations round the earth rejoice,
   And sound the praise abroad.

PSALM 60. C.M.
On a day of humiliation in war.

  1 LORD thou hast scourg'd our guilty land,
   Behold thy people mourn:
Shall vengeance ever guide thy hand?
   Shall mercy ne'er return?
  2 Beneath the terrors of thine eye,
   Earth's haughty tow'rs decay;
Thy frowning mantle spreads the sky,
   And mortals melt away.
  3 Our Zion trembles at thy stroke,
   And dreads thy lifted hand!
O! heal the nation thou hast broke,
   And save the sinking land.
  4 Exalt the banner in the field,
   For those that fear thy name;
From barb'rous hosts thy people shield,
   And put our foes to shame.
  5 Attend our armies to the fight,
   And be their guardian God:
In vain shall num'rous pow'rs unite,
   Against thy lifted rod.
  6 Our troops, beneath thy guiding hand,
   Shall gain a glad renown:
'Tis God who makes the feeble stand,
   And treads the mighty down.

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