Psalms 44

Great(i) 1 To the chaunter an instruccyon of the sonnes of Corah. We haue herd wt oure eares (O God) oure fathers haue tolde vs, what thou hast done in theyr tyme of old. 2 How thou hast dryuen out the Heithen wt thy hande, & planted them in: how thou hast destroyed the nacions, & cast them out. 3 For thy gat not the lande in possessyon thorowe theyr awne swearde, nether was it theyr awne arme that helped them. 4 But thy ryght hand, and thyne arme, and the lyght of thy countenaunce, because thou haddest a fauoure vnto them. 5 Thou art my kyng (O God) sende helpe vnto Iacob. 6 Thorow the, wyll we ouerthrowe our enemyes, & in thy name wyll we tread them vnder that ryse vp agaynst vs. 7 For I wyll not trust in my bowe, it is not my swerde that shall help me. 8 But it is thou that sauest vs from oure enemye, and puttest them to confusyon that hate vs. 9 We make oure boast of God all the daye longe, and wyll prayse thy name for euer. Sela. 10 But now thou art farre of, and puttest vs to confusyon, and goest not forth wyth oure armyes. 11 Thou makest vs to turne oure backes vpon oure enemy, so that they whych hate vs, spoyle oure goodes. 12 Thou lettest vs be eaten vp lyke shepe, & hast scatred vs among the Heithen. 13 Thou sellest thy people for naught, & takest no moneye for them. 14 Thou makest vs to be rebuked of oure neyghbours, to be laughed to scorne & had in derisyon, of them that are round about vs. 15 Thou makest vs to be a by worde among the Heithen, & that the people shake their heades at vs. 16 My confusion is daylye before me, & the shame of my face hath couered me. 17 For the voyce of the sclaunderer & blasphemer, for the enemye & auenger. 18 And though all this be come vpon vs, yet do we not forgette the, ner behaue oure selues frowardly in thy couenaunt. 19 Oure hert is not turned backe, nether oure steppes gone out of thy waye. 20 No not whan thou hast smytten vs in to the place of dragons, and couered vs wyth the shadow of deeth. 21 If we haue forgotten the name of oure God, & holden vp our handes to eny straung God. Shall not God search it out? for he knoweth the very secretes of the hert. 22 For thy sake also are we kylled all the daye longe, and are counted as shepe apoynted to be slayne. 23 Up Lorde why slepest thou? A wake, & be not absent from vs for euer. 24 Wherfore hydest thou thy face, & forgettest oure mysery & trouble? 25 For our soule is brought lowe euen vnto the dust: oure bely cleueth vnto the ground. 26 Aryse & helpe vs, & delyuer vs for thy mercy sake.