A song of deliverance for the lasting remembrance of Gods wonderful works never to be forgotten. Containing in it the wonderful defeat of the Spanish-Armado, anno, 1588. the woful plague, anno, 1603. soon upon the entrance of King James of famous memory, unto the Crown of England. : With the discovery of the Povvder Plot, anno, 1605. and the downfall of Black Fryers, when an hellish crew of papists met to hear Drury a popish priest, anno 1623. Also the grievous plague anno, 1625. with poems both Latin and English, and the verses of that learned Theodore Beza.
Wilson, John, 1588-1667.
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O Night. O day, while dayes and nights shall last,
'Bove all the dayes and nights that ever past,
To Englands God be hallowed,
With hearts and tongues solemnized,
With Hymns and songs eternized.
Page 44Black night and direful day, thou shouldst have been,
A thundring night, a stormy day I ween,
With hellish Tempests darkned,
With Romish murders bloodyed,
With English horror dismalled.
The Train was ready laid the powder dry,
Faulks, and the blow, I quake to think how nigh.
Now all the Fiends of Hell wide gap'd.
Now all the friends of Rome well hop'd,
Now all England securely slep'd.
But Gods all-seeing never slumbring eye,
As Sentinel kept watch and ward on high,
Their devillish Plots he fore-espyes,
Their Popish Miners he diserves,
Gi••• King and State deliveries.
Thus Hell and Rome have England twice assay'd,
With force and fraud t'have conquer'd and betray'd;
Their Navy first God scattered,
Their Treason next discovered,
And twice hath us delivered.
'Mongst yeare let eighty eight be Chronicled,
〈◊〉 dayes, Novembers fifth be Calendred,
〈…〉 both be hallowed,
〈…〉 and tongues solemnized,
〈…〉 and songs eternized.
〈◊〉, of all, God praised be,
With hearts, tongues, lives, be honour'd he,
〈◊〉, Amen, Amen say we.