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in great measure.



I'KAI„M f,XXX, — /KUAFJ/k fl.V.AH FO(!. UKKTOf! ATtON. 2''/.t

it Thou mnkcBf. uft n strife unto our riciKlil"»iirs : nnrl our rnf;rfiif;s ln.ti(/li
among themselves.

7 Turn ns again, O (iod of hosts, an^l ranse thy (lua to shine; and we shfill

bo saved.

8 TbotJ hast brought n vine ont of Kgypt : thon ha.st mai ont the heatlien,

and planted it.

9 Thf>n prcjmrcdst room before it,

And didst can.sc it Uj take deep root, and it filled the land.

10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it,

And the boughs therc/>f were like the goodly cedars,

11 She sent out her boughs miU} 'Hie Hca, and her branches untoTlic Jiiver.

12 Why hast thon then brokf.n down her hedges,

Ho that all they whirh pnss by the way do fdrirk her?

13 The boar ont of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of rh»; h'ld

doth dcTonr it.

14 Ketum, we beseech thee, O God of hosts I

Look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine :
16 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted,
And the branch that thon ma/lest strong for thyself.

16 It is burned with fire, it is cut do^n : they pfnish at the rebuke of thy

cofuntenance.

17 Let thy hand be upon the Man of thy right hand.

Upon the iSon of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

18 8o will we not go back from thee: (jnicken us, and we will call opori thy

name.

19 Turn us again, O Lord (iod of hosts, cause thy face to shine ! and we shall

be saved.

Thk sun in the firmament ghonc chnuWem on the field fA Aii.«*-
t.eTlitz, where a conqueror of earth was gaining hi« renown ;
and that bright Kun was recogni.«>ef!m on this principle of .suiting the
external symlx>l to the, nature of t>ie theme on hanrl, that the
temple mu-Siicians HfAf-x^^AA for this P.ViJm an in.Htnim^mt calle^l
" Bh//fih/mnmi-e(hMh." In Psalm xlv. we have mention of
" ShxfsfMnrma," and in Psalm Ix, we have the " ShMafi/Wr
cxj/uth'' referring, as H^nnn fancy, to the 'jf/ij or the, l{l,y-hU;f/m,
that sliall overspread! the land, when the nation that alone jk>s-
sessed Go



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