[A song of degrees of Dauid.]
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If it had not bene the Lord who was on our side: nowe may Israel say:
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If it had not bene the Lord, who was on our side, when men rose vp against vs:
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Then they had swallowed vs vp quicke: when their wrath was kindled against vs.
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Then the waters had ouerwhelmed vs;
the streame had gone ouer our soule.
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Then the proud waters had gone ouer our soule.
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Blessed be the Lord: who hath not giuen vs as a pray to their teeth.
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Our soule is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the foulers;
the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
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Our helpe is in the name of the Lord: who made heauen and earth.