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PSALM 36. DIXIT INJUSTUS, by            
First Line: Methinks amid my heart I hear
Last Line: Have power again to raised be.

Methinks amid my heart I hear
What guilty wickedness doth say
Which wicked folks do hold so dear;
Ev'n thus, itself, it doth display,
No fear of God doth once appear
Before his eyes that so doth stray.

For those same eyes his flatterers be
Till his known evil do hatred get.
His words, deceit; iniquity,
His deeds; yea, thoughts, all good forget;
Abed, on mischief museth he,
Abroad, his steps be wrongly set.

Lord, how the heavens Thy mercy fills,
Thy truth above the clouds, most high,
Thy righteousness like hugest hills,
Thy judgments like the depths do lie,
Thy grace with safety man fulfills,
Yea, beasts, made safe, thy goodness try.

O Lord, how excellent a thing
Thy mercy is! which makes mankind
Trust in the shadow of Thy wing.
Who shall in Thy house fatness find
And drink from out Thy pleasures' spring,
Of pleasures past the reach of mind?

For why the well of life Thou art
And in Thy light shall we see light.
O then extend Thy loving heart
To them that know Thee, and Thy might;
O then Thy righteousness impart
To them that be in souls upright.

Let not proud feet make me their thrall;
Let not evil hands discomfit me;
Lo, there, I now foresee their fall
Who do evil works; lo, I do see
They are cast down, and never shall
Have power again to raised be.

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