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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
The Hundredth Psalme
LXVI. John Pits
        Dauid in this psalme doth exhort
  To prayse the Lord alwayes,
For that he did vs make, and port
  And guyde vs all our dayes.

O BE 1 ye ioyfull in the Lorde,
  Serue ye him, all ye landes:
With gladnes cum, and with a song
  Commit you to his handes.
The Lord our God he did vs make;        5
  Of this we may be sure;
Not we our selues, we are his folke
  And shepe of his pasture.
Now let vs go into his gates,
  With thanks to geue him prayse;        10
Into his court, euen for to speake
  Good of his name alwayes.
For why? the Lord is gracious;
  His mercy is full sure;
His truth doth euerlastyngly        15
  For euermore endure.
Note 1. LXVI. John Pits.—He wrote “A Poore Man’s Beneuolence to the afflicted Church,” to which are added two Psalms. This work was published in 1566. [back]

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