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THE HISTORY OF JONAS
V Nto the Prophet Ionas I read, The word of the Lord secretly came, Saying to Niniuy passe thou with speed, To that mightie Citie of wondrous fame. Against it quoth he cry out and be free. Their wickednesse great is come vp to me. Sinne is the cause of great sorrow and care, But God through repentance his vengeance doth spare.
Then Ionas rose vp immediatly,
And from the presence of the Lord God,
He sought by sea away to flie,
And went downe to lappa where many ships rode,
The fare he did pay,
and so got away. And thus the Lords word he did disobey. Sinn is the cause of great sorrow and care, But God through repentance, &c.
But God sent out such a mighty great winde, That a sore tempest vpon the sea came: Which greatly tormented the Marriners minde Their ship being like to be broke by the same.
And being afraid,
no time they delaide: But each vnto his God earnestly praide. Sinne is the cause of great sorrow and care. But God through repentance, &c.
Yet seeing the tempest continue so sore To lighten their ship they thought it the best, Into the rough sea, therefore they cast ore, All their rich marchandize ere they did rest,
but while they did weepe,
Ionas did sleepe, And vnder the hatches himselfe he did keepe. Sinne is the cause of great sorrow and care, But God through repentance, &c.
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