The Church, in memory of former favours,
Psalms 44:1 We haue herde with or eares (o God) or fathers haue tolde vs, what thou hast done in their tyme, of olde. Psalms 44:2 How thou hast dryue out the Heithen wt thy honde, & plated the in: how thou hast destroyed the nacions & cast the out. Psalms 44:3 For they gat not the londe in possession thorow their owne swerde, nether was it their owne arme that helped them. Psalms 44:4 But thy right hade, thyne arme & the light of thy countenaunce, because thou haddest a fauoure vnto them. Psalms 44:5 Thou art ye kinge & my God, thou sendest helpe vnto Iacob. Psalms 44:6 Thorow ye, wil we ouerthrowe oure enemies: & in thy name will we treade them vnder, that ryse vp agaynst vs.
complaineth of her present evils.
Psalms 44:7 For I will not trust in my bowe, it is not my swerde yt shal helpe me. Psalms 44:8 But it is thou that sauest vs fro oure enemies, and puttest them to confucion that hate vs. Psalms 44:9 We will allwaye make oure boast of God, and prayse thy name for euer. Psalms 44:10 Sela. But now thou forsakest vs, & puttest vs to confucion, and goest not forth with oure hoostes. Psalms 44:11 Thou makest vs to turne oure backes vpon oure enemies, so that they which hate vs, spoile oure goodes. Psalms 44:12 Thou lettest vs be eaten vp like shepe, & scatrest vs amonge the Heithen. Psalms 44:13 Thou sellest thy people for naught, & takest no moneye for them. Psalms 44:14 Thou makest vs to be rebuked of or neghbours, to be laughed to scorne aud had in derision, of them that are rounde aboute vs. Psalms 44:15 Thou hast made vs a very byworde amonge the Heithen, & that the people shake their heades at vs. Psalms 44:16 My cofucion is daylie before me, & the shame of my face couereth me.
Professing her integrity,
Psalms 44:17 For the voyce of the slaunderer & blasphemer, for the enemie and auenger. Psalms 44:18 All this is come vpon vs, & yet haue we not forgotten the, ner behaued oure selues vnfaithfully in thy couenaunt. Psalms 44:19 Oure hert is not turned backe, nether oure steppes gone out of thy waye. Psalms 44:20 That thou smytest vs so in the place of the serpet, & couerest vs with ye shadowe of death. Psalms 44:21 Yf we had forgotten the name of oure God, & holde vp oure hondes to eny straunge God: Shulde not God fynde it out? for he knoweth the very secretes of the hert. Psalms 44:22 But for thy sake we are kylled all the daie longe, and are counted as shepe apoynted to be slayne. Psalms 44:23 Vp LORDE, why slepest thou? Awake, and cast vs not of for euer.
she fervently prayeth for succour.
Psalms 44:24 Wherfore hydest thou thy face? wilt thou clene forget oure misery and oppressio? Psalms 44:25 For oure soule is brought lowe euen vnto the dust, and oure bely cleueth vnto the grounde. Psalms 44:26 Arise o LORDE, helpe vs, and delyuer vs for thy mercie sake.