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But this the foe compellid me to delay,
For in this people no discretion is,
Nor can their dullness reach to judge of this.
For though our foes themselves the judges were,
Their god they cannot with our God compare ;
And can this, ever, be forgot of me,
Or not be sealed where my treasures be?
When he perceives their strength bereft and gone,
Who are the fattest of their sacrifice ?
Behold, consider now, that I am He,
And that there is no other God with me : I kill and make alive; I wound, I cure; And there is none can from
foes requite, And am aveng'd on all that bear me spite; But in their blood, which I shall make to flow, Will steep mine arrows, till they drunken grow. My sword shall eat the flesh and drink the blood ; Who shall be either slain or brought in thrall, When I begin this vengeance on my foes. Sing therefore with his people, nations all !
For he his servants' blood with blood will pay,
And due avengement on his foes will lay ; But to his land compassion he will shew, And on his people mercy shall bestow.
The Song of Deborah and Barak.
SING praises, Israel ! to the Lord,
That thee avenged so,
You kings give ear,
You princes hear,
My voice aloud,
And sing to God, The Lord of Israel, praise. When thou departed’st, Lord, from Seir,
When thou left'st Edom field, Earth shook, the heavens dropped there, The clouds did water yield.
Lord ! at thy sight
A trembling fright
E'en at thy look
Mount Sinai shook,
Did Anath's valiant son,
Frequented were of none:
And none durst dwell
Who rose a mother there,
And they had there
Nor shield nor spear In their possession then,
To arm for fight
My heart doth much incline;
Sing ye for this,
Whose use it is
All ye that yet
On Middin sit,
From archers now is clear;
The hamlets all
His righteousness record;
And down unto
Rise, rise, and sing a song !
Their princes all
By him made thrall
To triumph on
The mighty one
'Gainst Amalek arose; And, of the people, next to him, The Benjamites were those.
From Machir, where
Good leaders are,
The lords of Isachar;
He forth was sent,
And marching went
For Reuben, where