Imatges de pÓgina
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How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city

ceased! The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, and

the sceptre of the rulers. He who smote the people in wrath with a continual

stroke, He that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and

none hindereth. The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break

forth into singing. Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of

Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against


Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at

thy coming: It stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones

of the earth; It hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of

the nations. All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become

like unto us? Thy pompis brought down to the grave, and the noise

of thy viols: The worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover


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