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I am his mother's fon 1, yet more,
A Son his mother 2 never bore ;
But born of him 3, and yet aver
His Father's fons my mother's were. 4
I am divorc'd, yet marry'd still, 5
With full confent, against my will. 6
My Husband present is 7, yet gone. 8.
We differ much, yet still are one. 9
He is the first, the last, the all, 10
Yet number'd up with infects small. II
The first of all things 12, yet alone
The second of the great three one. 13
A creature never could he be,
Yet is a creature strange I see; 14

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i Song üri. 4. It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me. Verse 11. Go forth, Oye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart. 2 Viz. His natural mother'according to the fleth.

3 John i. 13. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

4 Gal. iv. 26. But Jerusalem which is above, is free, which is the mother of us all.

5 Rom. vii. 4. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ ; that ye Mhould be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead.

6 Psalm cx. 3. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power.

7 Matth. xxviii. 20. Lo, I am with you alway even unto the end of the world.

8 John xiv. 2. I go to prepare a place for you.

9 John xvii. 21. That they all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee; that they may be one in us. 10 Rev. i. 11. I am Alpha and Omega, the firft and the last.

Gol. iii. 11. Christ is all, and in all.

11 Psalm xxi. 6. But I am a worm, and no man.

12 Col. i. 15, 16. Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature; for by him were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by him, and for him.

13 1 John v.7. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

Matth. xxviii. 19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

14 John i. 1, 2, 3. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him ; and without him was not any thing nuade that was made. Verse 14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.

And own this uncreated One,
The Son of man, yet no man's son. I
He's omnipresent all may know; 2
Yet never could be wholly fo. 3
His manhood is not here and there, 4
Yet he is God-man every-where. 5
He comes and goes, none can him trace ; 6
Yet never could he change his place. 7
But though he's good 8, and every-where,
No good's in hell, yet he is there. 9
I by him 10, in him 11, chosen was, 12
Yet of the choice he's not the cause : 13
For sov'reign mercy ne'er was bought, 14
Yet through his blood a vent is sought. 15

1 Matth. i. 23. Behold a virgin Mall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted, is, God with us. Lake i. 34, 35. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man! And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee : therefore also that holy thing which fhall be born of thee, Niall be called the Son of God.

2 Psalm cxxxix. 7, 8, 9, 10. Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or, whither shall I flee from thy presence ? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there : if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there Thall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

3 Luke xxiv. 6. He is not here, but is risen. 4 John xvi. 16. A little while and ye shall not see me : and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

5 Matth. i. 23. See figure 1. Chap. xxviii. 20. Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

6 John ji. 8. The wind bloweth where it lifteth, and thou hearest the found thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth : so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

7 Isaiah lxvi. 1. Thus faith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the carth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build upto me? and where is the place of my reft?

8 Psalm c. 5. The Lord is good ; his mercy is everlasting.
9 Psalm cxxxix. 8. If I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there.
Jo As God.

I[ As Mediator. 12 Eph. i. 4. According as he hath chofen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we thould be holy and without blame before him in love.

13 But himself the Father's first elect. Isaiah xii. 1. Behold, my fervart, whom I uphold; mine elect, ia whom my soul delighteth. Mat. xii. 18. Behold, my servant whom I have choten, my beloved in whom my soul is well.pleased.

14 John iii. 16. God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, &c. Rom. ix. 11. For the children being not yet born, neither liaving done any good or evil, that the purpose of God, according to election, might Stand, not of works, but of bim that calleth. Verse 13. It is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. Verse 15. Gd faith to Mofes, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

15 Rom. iii. 24, 25. Being justified freely by his grace, tlırough the redemp

In him concenter'd at his death
His Father's love I, his Father's wrath: 2
Ev'n he whom passion never seiz'd, 3
Was then most angry, when moft pleas'd. 4
Justice requir'd that he should die, 5
Who yet was slain unrighteously; 6
And dy'd in mercy and in wrath,
A lawful and a lawless death. 7
With him I neither liv'd nor dy'd,
And yet with him was crucify'd. 8
Law-curses stopt his breath, that he
Might stop its mouth from cursing me. 9
Tis now a thousand years and moe
Since heav'n receiv'd him; yet I know,
When he ascended up on high,
To mount the throne, ev'n so did I. 10

tion that is in Jesus Christ : whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of fins, &c. Chap. v. 9. Being justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Verse 21. That as fin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 John x. 17. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again

2 Isaiah liii. 8. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him ; he hath put him to grief.

3 Isaiah xxvii. 4. Fury is not in me.

4 Rom. vii. 32. He spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all. Eph. v. 2. Chrift hath given himself for us, an offering and a facrifice to God, for a sweet-smelling favour.

5 Heb, vii. 22. By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. Chap. ix. 16. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. Ver. 22, 23. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood ; and without Thedding of blood there is no remission. it was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these ; but the heavenly things themselves with better facrifices than these.

6 Matth. xxvii. 4. 1 (viz. Judas) have finned, in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. Verle 23. And the governor faid, Why, what evil hath be done? But they cried out the more, Ler him be crucified !

7 A&s ii. 23. Jesus of Nazareth, being dulivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and Nain. Chap. iv. 27. For, of a truth, against thy holy child Jefus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were gathered together, &c.

8 Gal. ii. 20. I am crucified with Christ.

9 Gal. iii, 13. Christ hach redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us : for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth upon a tree.

· 10 Col. iji. 1. If ye then be risen with Chrift, &c. Heb. vi. 20. Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, &ç.

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Hence, though earth's dunghill I embrace,
I fit with him in lieav'nly place. I
In divers distant orbs I move,
Inthrall'd below, inthron'd above.

SE C T. II. Tbe mystery of the Saint's Life, State, and Frame. MY

Y life's a pleasure 2, and a pain ; 3

A real lofs, a real gain ; 4
A glorious paradise of joys, 5
A grievous prison of annoys., 6
I daily joy, and daily mourn, 7
Yet daily wait ile tide's return: 8
Then forrow deep my spirit chears,
I'm joyful in a flood of tears. 9

1 Eph. ii. 5, 6. Even when we were dead in fins he hath quickened us to gerher with Christ, and haih raised us up together, and made us fit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

2 Prov. iii. 17. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

3 Psalm cxx. 5. Wo is me, that I lojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar. 4 Phil

. iii. 7. But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Chap. i. 21, 22, 23, 24. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain, But if I live in the fierh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose, I wot not. For I am in a strant betwixt swo, having a delire to depart, and to be with Chrift; wbich is far beiter : nevertheless to abide in the fiel, is more needful for you.

5 1 Pet. i. 8. Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy un!peakable, and full of glory. 6 Psalm cxlii

. 7. Bring my soul out of prilon, that I may praise thy name. 7 1 Pet. i. 6. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though pow, for a season (if need be) ye are in heaviness, through manifold templations. 1 Cor. i. 4. Who com. forteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to confort chem which are in any trouble, by the comfort wlierewitin we ourselves are comforted of God. Job xxx. 28. I went mourning without the fun, &c.

8 laiah viii. 17. And I will wait upon the Lord that hideth his face from the houle of Jacob, and I will look for him.

9 Zech. xii. 10. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of fupplications, and they Hall look upon me whom they have pierced, arıd they fall mourn for him, as one niourneth for his only lon, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitierness for his firit-born. Ezek. xxxvi. 31, 32. Then thall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and thall Jothe yourselves in your own light, for your iniquities and for your abomina tions. Not for your takes do I this, faith the Lord God, be it known unio you : be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, I house of Israel. Hos. xii. 3, 4. He (viz. Jacob) took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by lis strength he bad power with God: yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wepe and made fupplication into him : he found him in

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Good cause I have still to be fad, I
Good reason always to be glad. 2
Hence still my joys with sorrows meet, 3
And still my tears are bitter sweet. 4
I'm cross'd, and yet have all my will, 5
I'm always empty, always full. 6
I hunger now, and thirst no more, 7
Yet do more eager than before. 8
With meat and drink indeed I'm blest, 9

Yet feed on hunger, drink on thirst. 10 Bethel, and there he spake with us. Luke vii. 38. And (a woman that was a finner) stood at his feet behind bim weeping, and began to wath his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. John xx. 15, 16. Jesus faith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? Whom leekest thou? She supposing him to be the gardener, faith unto him, Sir, if thou hast borne him hence, tell me, where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus faith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and faith unto him, Rabboni, which is to say, Master. Ver. 20. Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord.

i Rom. vii. 24. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

2 Cor. ii. 14. Thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Chrift.

3 2 Cor. vi. 10.-as forrowful, yet always rejoicing.

4 Zech. xi. 10. See figure 9. Psalm cxxvi. 5. They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. Isa. Ixi. 2, 3. The Lord hath sent me to comfort all that mourn: to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give upto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, &c. Mat. v. 4. Blessed are they thar mourn; for they shall be comforted.

5 Lake xxii. 42. Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done. Acts xxi. 14. And when he (viz. Paul) would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

6 2 Cor. vi. 10.—as having nothing, and yet posselling all things.

7 John vi. 35. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that come eth to me, thall never hunger : and be that believeih on me, shall never thirst.

8 Psalm xlii. 1, 2. As the hart panteth after the water-brooks, fo pantech my soul after thee, O God. My loul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when thall I come and appear before God? And Ixiii. 1. O God, thou art my God, early will I seek thee: my soul chiríteth for thee, my Aeth longeth for thee in a dry and thirty land, where no water is. And Ixxiii. 25. Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon the earth that I desire be. Lides thee. Ifa. xxv. 8, 9. Yca, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee; the defire of our foul is to thy name, and to the rememe brance of thee. Wiih my soul have I desired thee in the night, yea, with my Spirit within me will I feck thee early.

9 John vi. 55. For ny fleth is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

10 Job xxix. 2, 3, 4. Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me: when his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness : as I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle. Psalm lxxvii

. 10, 11, 12. I will remember the years of the rigic hand of the Most High. I will remember the Works of the Lord : surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will medi. tate also of all iby works, and talk of thy doings. Soog v. 8. I charge you,

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