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Author: John Milton

Psal LXXXV.

1 THY Land to favour graciously
Thou hast not Lord been slack,
Thou hast from hard Captivity
Returned Jacob back.
2 Th’ iniquity thou didst forgive
That wrought thy people woe,
And all their Sin, that did thee grieve
Hast hid where none shall know.
3 Thine anger all thou hadst remov’d,
And calmly didst return 10
From thy Heb. The burning
Far worse then fire to burn. heat of thy
4 God of our saving health and peace, wrath.
Turn us, and us restore,
Thine indignation cause to cease
Toward us, and chide no more.
5 Wilt thou be angry without end,
For ever angry thus
Wilt thou thy frowning ire extend
From age to age on us? 20
6 Wilt thou not Heb. Turn to
And us again will he come, and not be slow *Heb. He will set his
His footsteps cannot err. steps to the way.

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Chicago: John Milton, "Psal LXXXV.," Poetical Works, ed. Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in Poetical Works (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed February 7, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8FJ48WM4YHFZJ3P.

MLA: Milton, John. "Psal LXXXV." Poetical Works, edited by Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in Poetical Works, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 7 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8FJ48WM4YHFZJ3P.

Harvard: Milton, J, 'Psal LXXXV.' in Poetical Works, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Poetical Works, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 7 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8FJ48WM4YHFZJ3P.