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Both clear and cloudy 1, free and bound; 2
Both dead and living 3, lost and found. 4
Sin for my good does work and win ; 5
Yet 'tis not good for me to fin. 6
My pleasure issues from my pain; 7
My losses still increase my gain. 8
I'm heal'd ev’n when my plagues abound, 9
Cover'd with duft ev'n when I'm crown'd: 10
As low as death, when living high; II

Nor shall I live, yet cannot die. 12 perplexed but not in despair. John xvi. 33. These things I have spoken unte you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation : but be of good chear, I have overcome the world. Heb. iv. 3. For we which have believed, do enter into reft.

1 Zech. xiv. 6, 7. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark. But it shall be one day, which shall be known to the Lord, not day nor night, but it Mall come to pass, that at evening.time it thall be light. Micah vii. 8. Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy; when I fall, I shall arise, when I fit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me. 2 John viii

. 36. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free irdeed. A&s xx. 23. The Holy Ghost witnefiing in every city, saying, that bonds and affli&ions abide me.

3 2 Cor. vi. 9.-as dying, and behold, we live. Col. iii. 3. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4 Matth. xviii. 11. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. Psalm cxix. 176. I have gone astray like a lost theep; seek thy servent. Phil. ii. 9. And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law. but that which is through faith of Christ, &c.

5 Rom. viii. 28. And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Chap. xi. 11. I say then, Have they stumbled that they thould fall? God for. bid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.

6 Psalm lxxxix. 31, 32. If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments, then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with Atripes.

7 Psalm cxix. 67. Before I was afflicted, I went astray: but now I have kept thy word. Verle 71. It is yrod for me that I have been afflicted: that I might learn thy statutes. James i. 2. My brethren, count it all joy, when ys fall into divers temptations.

8 Matth. x. 39. 'He that loreth his life for my fake, thall find it. Mark X. 19, 30. And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or fifters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my fake and the gospel's, but he shall receive an hun. dred fold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and listers, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and, in the world to come, eter. nal life.

9 Rom. vii. 24, 25. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God, through Jelus Christ our Lord.

10 Viz. With mercy, Job xlii. 5,6. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear ; but now mine eye feeth thee. Wherefore, I abhor myself, and repent in duft and alhes. Ezek. xvi. 63. That thou mayst remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more, because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou halt done, faith the Lord God.

2 Cor. vi. 9.—as dying, and behold, we live. 12 Heb. ix. 27. It is apointed unto men once to dic. John v. 24. Verily,

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For all my fins my heart is sad,
Since God's dishonour'd 1, yet I'm glad,
Though once I was a llave to fin 2,
Since God does thereby honour win 3,
My fins are ever in his eye 4,
Yet he beholds no fin in me 5,
His mind that keeps them all in store,
Will yet remember then no more 6.
Because my fins are great, I feel
Great fears of heavy wrath 7; yet fill
For mercy feek, for pardon wait,

Because my fins are very great. 8 verily I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation ; but is palled from death unco life. Chap. vi. 40. And this is the will of him that fent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life. Ver. 50, 51. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, thai a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven : if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever : and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

1 Psalm li. 4. Againīt thee, thee only have I linned, and done this evil in thy light.

2 Roni. xvi. 17. But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of fin :bus ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

3 Isaiah xliv. 23. Sing, O heavens ; for the Lord haih done it ; shout ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into linging, ye mountains, O forests, and every tree therein: for the Lord hash redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel. Eph. i. 6. To the praise of the glory of his grace. Ver. 12. That we thould be to the praise of his glory.

4 Rev. iij. .. I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livelt, and art dead. Ver. 15. I know thy works that thou art neither cold nor hot.

5 Numb. xxiii. 21. He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he Scen perverleners in Ifrael. Song iv. 7. Thou art all fair, my love, there is no (pot in thee. Ezek xvi. 14. And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty : for it was perfea through my comelineis which I had put upon thee, faith the Lord God.

6 llaiah xliii. 23. 1, even I, am he that blotteth out thy tranfgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy lios. Jer. xxxi. 4. I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their lin no more. Heb. viii. 12. I will be merciful to their unightcoufness, and their fins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

7 Ezra ix. 13, 14 And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God halt punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and halt given us such deliverance as this ; Mould we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations ? Wouldit not thou be angry with us vill thou hadit consumed us, so that there should be no remnant nor escaping? Psalm xxxviii. 1. O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wraib ; neither chalten me in thy hot displeasure.

8 Psalm xxv. 11. For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity : for it is great. Jer. xiv. 7.. O Lord, though our iniquities tertify against us, do thou it for thy name's sake: for our Lackslidings are many, we have lioned against thee.

I hope when plung'd into despair, 1,
I tremble when I have no fear. 2
Pardons dispel my griefs and fears, 3
And yet dissolve my heart in tears. 4

SECT. IV.
Mysteries in Faith's Extractions, Way and Walk, Prayers
and Answers, Heights and Depibs, Fear and Love.
TITH wasps and bees my busy bill

Sucks ill from good, and good from ill: 5
Humilty makes my pride to grow,
And pride aspiring lays me low. 6

WITH wasps and becs

1 Rom. iv. 18. Who (viz. Abraham) against hope believed in hope. 2 Cor. i. 8, 9. For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were presied out of measure, above strengtli, in so much that we despaired even of life : but we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead.

2 Phil. ii. 2. Wherefore, by beloved, as ye have always obeyed not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence; work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Luke i. 74. That he would grant us, that we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear.

3 Matth. ix. 2. Jesus said unto the sick of the pally, Son, be of good cheer, thy fins be forgiven thee.

4 Ezek. xxxvi. 25, 26. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness and from all your idols will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you ; and I will take away the ftony heart out of your fielly, and I will give you an heart of fleth. Ver. 31. Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own fight, for your iniquities, and for your abominations. Chap. xvi. 63. That thou mayst remember and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy fame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, faith the Lord God.

5 Rom. ii. 4. Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-Tuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to re. peptance? Chap. vi. 1, 2. What Mall we say then ? Shall we continue in lin, that grace may abound? God forbid : how thall we that are dead to fin, live any longer therein ? Ver. 15. What then? fhall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace ? God forbid. Chap. viii. 28. And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose. Phil. i. 12. But I would ye should underftand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me, have fallen out rather onto the furtherance of the gospel. Píalm cxix. 71. It is good for me that I have been afflicted: that I might learn thy statutes.

6 2 Cor. xii. 7. And left I should be exalted above measure, through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, left I fiould be exalted above measure. Prov. xxix. 23. A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. 2 Chron. xxxii 26. Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart (both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem), so that the wrath pf the Lord came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

My standing does my fall procure, i
My falling makes me stand more sure. 2
My poison does my physic prove, 3
My enmity provokes my love. 4
My poverty infers my wealth, 5
My fickness issues in my health, 6
My hardness tends to make me foft, 7
And killing things to cure me oft. 8
While high attainments cast me down,
My deep abasements raise me foon. 9
My best things oft have evil brood ; 10
My worst things work my greatest good. II
My inward foes, that me alarm,
Breed me much hurt, yet little harm. I
I get no good by them 2, yet see
To my chief good they cause me flee. 3
They reach to me a deadly stroke, 4
Yet send to me a living Rock. 5
They made me long for Canaan's banks ; 6
Yet sure I owe them little thanks.
I travel 7, yet stand firm and faft; 8
I run 9, but yet I make no haste. 10
I take a way both old and new, 11
Within my fight 12, yet out of view. 12

1 Psalm xxx 6,7 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved : Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong; thoa didit hide thy face, and I was troubled

2 Prov xxiv 16 For a jult man falleth seven times, and riseth up again : Plalm xxxvii 24 Though he fall, he ihall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand

3 2 Cor xii 7, 8 And left I should be exalted above measure, through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan, to buffet me, left I should be exalted above measure : For this thing I befought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me Ifa xxvü 8, 9 In ineasure, when it shootech forth, chou wilt debate with it ; he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the eart wind : By this, therefore, shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged, and this is all the fruit to take away his fin

4. Gal v 17 The flesh luíteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit again the Aleth Verle 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the Hesh, with the affections and lusts.

5 Rev ii 9 I know thy poverty, but thou art rich 2 Cor xvi 10-as having rothing, and yet poffeffing all things

6 Matth ix 12 They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are fick lfaiah lvii 17 18 For the iniquity of his covetousnefs was I wroth, and fmote him : I hid me, and was wroth ; and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart I have seen his ways, and will heal him : I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him, and to his mourners

7 Ifaiah lxiji 17 O Lord, why halt thou made us to err from thy ways ? and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants fake, the tribes of thine inheritance

8 2 Cor i. 9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead Hosea v 15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence and seek my face : in their affliâion they will seek me early Chap i. 6 Come and let us return unto the Lord; for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up

9 Peter v 5, 6 Be subje& one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God relitteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble Humble your. felves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due ţime Psalm cxvi 6 I was brouglit low, and he helped me

10 Plalm xxx. 6,7. Ia my prosperity I laid, I fhall never be moved. Lord by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to land strong: thou didit hide thy face, and I was troubled Deuc xxxii. 14, 15 Butter of kine, and milk of theep, with fat.of lambs, and rams of the breed of Balhan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat, and chou didit drink the pure blood of the grape;

But Jelburun waxed fat, and kicked:

thou art waxen fat; thou art grown thick ; thou art covered with fatness: Then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his falvation. Psalm cvi. 7. Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt, they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies, but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red Sea.

ni Pfalm xxx. II Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou halt put off my fackcloth, and girded me with gladness. Rom. viii. 28. See figure 3. p. 171.

1 Jer. x. 19. Wo is me for my hurt, my wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I mult bear it. : Pet. iii. 13. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

2 In themselves, but much evil, 1 Pet. ii. 11. Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as strangers and pilgrims, abitain from fleshly lusts, which war against the coul. James. i. 14, 15. But every man is tempred, when he is drawn away by his own luft, and enticed. Then when luft bath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and fin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

3 Psalm cxlii. 9. Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies : I flee unto thes to hide me.

4 Rom. viii. 13. If ye live after the Aeth, ye Mall die.

5 Psalm xviii. 46, 47. The Lord liveth, and blessed be my rock: and let the God of my falvasion be exalted. It is God that avengech me, and fub. dueth the people under me.

6 Psalm lv. 6. And I said, O that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away and be at reit. And cxx. 5. Wo is me that I sojourn in Merech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar. Rom. viii. 20,-23. For the creature was made fubje& co vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who had subjected the same in hope : because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth, and travaileth in pain together until now; and not only they, but ourselves also which have the forft-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourlelves, waiting for the adop. rion, to wit, the redemption of our body,

7 Heb. xi. 13.--and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the carth.

8 1 Cor. xvi. 13. Watch ye, stand fast in che faith, quit you like men, be itrong.

9 Heb. xii. 1. Let us run with patience the race that is set before us. io Ilaiah xxviii. 16. He that believeth, fall not make halte.

11 Jer. vi. 16. Thus faith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and als for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls, Hel. : 19, 2e Having therefore, brethran, baldness ca

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