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Canst thou the promise sweet forget,
He dropt into thy heart?
Thy Husband did impart.
And mak’lt it thy repair;
Thy Husband's glory there? Dust love his great appearing day,
And thereon muse with joy ; When dusky shades will fly away,
Thy Husband death deliroy?
Within the higher orb,
Thy Husband's rays absorb?
To bid all sin adieu ?
Thy Husband's glory view ?
Will most desire to be.
Thy Husband's love to thee.
Spread morning o'er thine ev'n?
Thy Husband's presence heav'n? And when deny'd this sweet relief,
Canit thou assert full well, His hiding is thy greatest grief,
Thy Husband's absence hell?
In conscience answer, Yea,
ay Pertain these characters to thee?
Then, soul, begin and praise His glorious worthy name, for he
Thy Husband is always.
SECT. V. Tbe true BeLIEVER'S Humility, Dependance, Zeal,
Groweb, Admiration of Free Grace, and Knowledge of CHRIST's Voice. PERHAPS a faint may sigh and say,
“I fear l’m yet to learn “ These marks of marriage-love." Yet stay,
Thy Husband's buwels yearn. Though darkness may the light obscure,
And Itornis furmount thy calms, Day yield to night, and thou be poor,
Thy Husband yet has alms.
A poor unworthy thing,
Thy Husband there doth reign.
And dost thyself abhor ?
Thy Husband loves thee inore.
As thou in thine own fight?
Thy Husband's purest light.
With which thou wouldīt compare,
Thy Husband calls thee fair.
He's precious, thou art vile;
Thy Husband gives a smile.
And, though most rare they be,
Thy Husband waits on thee.
Doft see thou art both poor and weak,
And he both full and strong ? O don't his kind delays mistake,
Thy Husband comes ere long. Though, during Sinai's stormy day,
Thou dread'st the dismal blast, And fear’st thou art a caft-away,
Thy Husband comes at last.
And spread his healing wings,
Thy Husband gladness brings.
Yet with his Zion well, And joy in her prosperity ?
Thy Husband loves thy zeal. Doft thou admire his love to fome,
Tho' thou shouldīt never share ? Mercy to thee will also conie,
Thy Husband hath to spare.
And weep for want of love,
Thy Husband lives above.
Doft after more aspire ?
Thy Husband's thy desire.
Through Christ exalted be?
Thy Husband's pleas'd with thee.
On which his throne might rife, Its pompous grace around to show?
Thy Husband does thee prize. If but a glance of his fair face
Can chear thee more than wine? Thou in his loving heart hast place,
Thy Husband place in thine.
Dost make' his blood thy daily bath?
His word and oath thy stay?
Thy Husband is thy way.
Doft count but loss and dung,
Thy Husband's learned tongue ?
From words of wit and art,
Thy Husband thine in heart.
May vagrant fancy feasi;
Thy Husband's burn the breast.
True BELIEVERS are willing to be tried and examined.
Comforts arising to tbem from Christ's ready Supply, real Sympathy, and relieving Names, fuiting ibeir Needs.
DOST thou upon thy trait'rous heart
Still keep a jealous eye?
Thy Husband strictly try?
Left stol'n effects be shown:
Thy Husband would make known.
His searching doctrine love?
Thy Husband would thee prove ?
Bewail thy unbelief?
Thy Husband for relief!
Why doubt'st his love? And yet behold,
With him thou would not part For thousand thousand earths of gold:
Thy Husband has thy heart.
May all thy foul attend;
Thy Husband has to send.
Supply arises hence,
Thy Husband will dispense.
For rebels such as thou;
Thy Husband will allow.
And, marking all thy moans,
Thy Husband notes thy groans. All thine infirmties him touch,
They strike his feeling heart; His kindly sympathy is such,
Thy Husband finds the smart.
The apple of his eye;
Thy Husband's aid is nigh.
He slays them but in part:
Thy Husband acts by art.
Referves the sweetest aid :
Thy Husband has display'd.
Sometimes at Hermon + mount,
Plalm lxviii. 18. + Plaim Jü. 6.