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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
Psalme XLVII
VI. Sir Philip Sidney and the Countess of Pembroke
 
Omnes gentes, plaudite.

ALL people, to Jehovah bring
  A glad applause of clapping hands:
To God a song of triumph sing,
  Who high and highlie feared stands,
Of all the earth sole-ruling king:        5
 
From whose allmightie grace it growes
  That nations by our power opprest,
On foote on humbled countries goes,
  Who Jacob’s honor loved best,
An heritage for us hath chose.        10
 
There past hee by: hark, how did ring
  Harmonious aire with trumpetts’ sound:
High praise our God; praise, praise our King,
  Kings of the world, your judgments sound,
With skilfull tune his praises sing.        15
 
On sacred throne, not knowing end,
  For God the King of kingdomes raignes
The folk of Abraham’s God to frend:
  Hee, greatest prince, greate princes gaines;
Princes, the shields that earth defend.        20
 
 
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