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My way directs me in the way, I
And will not suffer me to stray: 2
Though high and out of fight it be,
I'm in the way, the way's in me. 3
'Tis straight 4, yet full of heights and depths; 5
I keep the way 6, the way me keeps. 7
And being that to which I tend,
My very way's my journey's end. 8
When I'm in company I groan,

Because I then am moft alone ; 9 enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the vail, that is to say, his felh.

1 Cor. xii. 12. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face : Dow I know in part; but then thall I know even as alfo I am known.

13 John xvi. 10. I go to my Father, and ye see me no more.

1 John xiv. 6. Jelus faith unto him, I am the way :-no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

2 Isaiah xlii. 16. And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew pot ; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. Chap. lv. 4. Behold, I have given bim for a leader and commander to the people.

3 Isaiah xxxv. 8. And ad high way Mall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the way of holiness; the unclean thall not pass over it, but it shall be for those : the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. John xv. 4. Abide in me, and I in you. Chap. xvii. 23. I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfe& in one, and that the world may know that thou haft fent me, and halt loved them, as thou hast loved me. Verse 26. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love where. with thou hast loved me, may be in them, and I io them.

4 Matth. iii. 3. This is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make h's paths straight.

5 Isaiah xl. 3, 4. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desart a high way for our God. Every valley Thall be exalted, and every mountain and hill thall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain. Chap. xlii. 16. See figure 2. Plalm lxxvii. 13. Thy way, O God, is in the lan&uary. Verse 19. Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

6 Plalın xxxvii. 34. Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he hall exalt thee to inherit the laud.

7 Psalm cxxi. 3, 4. He will not foffer thy foot to be moved : he that keeperh thee, . will not Number. Behold, he that keepeth Israel, thall neither flumber nor ficep.

8 Heb. xii. 22, 23, 24. But ye are come unto mount Sion, ard unto the city of the living God, the hearenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general afsembly and church of the first born, which are written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of juft men mads perfect, and to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, chat speaketh better things than that of Abel. 1 Thef. iv. 17. Thea we which are alive, and remain, ihall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air : and so thall we ever be with the Lord.

9 Song i. 7. Tell me, O thou whom my foul loveth, where thou feedel,

Yet, in my closest secrecy,
I'm joyful in my company, 1
I'm heard afar 2, without a noise ;
I cry without a lifted voice: 3
Still moving in devotion's sphere, 4
Yet seldom steady persevere. 5
I'm heard when answer'd foon or late, 6
And heard when I no answer get ; 7
Yea, kindly answer'd, when refus’d, 8
And friendly treat when harshly us’d. 9
My fervent pray’rs ne'er did prevail, 10
Nor e'er of prevalency fail. 11

where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon : for why Would I be as one that turnerh aside by the flocks of thy companions ?

i Song vä. 11, 12. Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field: let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth : there will I give thee my loves.

2. Pfalm xx. 6. Now know I, that the Lord saveth his anointed: he will hear him from his holy heaven, with the saving strength of his right hand.

3 1 Sam. i. 13-15. Now Hannahı, the fpake in her heart, only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: sherefore Eli thought she had been drunken. And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee. And Hannah aoswered and said, No, my lord; I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine, nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord.

4 1 Thes. v. 17. Pray without cealing.

5 Hosea vi. 4. “O Ephraim, what thali I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew, it goeth away

6 Ilaiah xlix. 8. Thus faith the Lord, In an acceptable cime have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee.

7 March, xxvi. 39. And Jesus went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. 8 Psalm xxii

. 1,-3. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night.season, and am not filent. But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Itrael.

9 Heb. xii. 5.-10. And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chaitening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him. For whom the Lord loveth, he chase teneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receivein. If ye eudure chastening, God dealeth with you as with fons : for what son is he whom the father chara teneth not? But if ye be without chaititement, whereof a!l are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore, we have had failurs of our felli, which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: fhall we not much rather be in subje&tion unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chaltened us after their own pleasure ; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

10 Dan. ix. 18,19. O my God, incline chine ear, and heri; opea thine eyes, and behold our defalarions, and the city which is called by thy name : for we

I wrestle till my strength be spent, I
Yet yield when strong recruits are sent. 2
I languish for my Husband's charms, 3
Yet faint away when in his arms. 4
My sweetest health does sickness prove;
When love me heals, I'm sick of love. 5
I am most merry when I'm fad; 6
Most full of sorrow when I'm glad: 7
Most precious when I'm most vile, 8
And most at home when in exile. 9

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do not present our fupplications before thee for our righteousnesəs, but for thy great mercies. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thinc own fake, O my God: for thy city, and thy people are called by thy name.

11 James v. 16 The effe&ual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

1 Gen. xxxii. 24 25 Anu Jacob was left alone: and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that.be prevailed not against him, he touched the bollow of his thigh : and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

2 Palm cxxxviii. 3 In the day when I cried, thou answeredít me: and strengthenedft me with strength in my soul. Gen. xviii 32, 33 And he said, O let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once : Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's fake. And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

3 Plalm lxiii 2 My flesh longeth to see thy power and thy glory, so as I bave seen thee in the fan&uary. And xxvii 4 One thing have I delired of the Lord, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

4 Rev. i. 17 And when I saw him, I fell as his feet as dead : and he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not ; I am the first, and the lait.

s Song ii. 4, 5 He brought me to the banquetting-house, and his banner over me was love. Stay me with Raggons, comfort me with apples; for I am fick of love.

6 2 Cor. yü 10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance unto salvation not to be repented of. Eccl. vii 3 Sorrow is better than laughter ; for by the fade ness of the countenance the heart is made better.

7 Prov. xiv 13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heavinels.

8 Job xl 4 Behold, I am vile! what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. Chap. xlii 5,6 I have beard of thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye seeth thee: Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in duft and ashes. Jer. xxxi. 18.–20. I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus, Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I fhall be turned ; for thou art the Lord my God. Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh :'I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, Because I did bear the reproach of my youth. Is Ephraim my dear fon? Is he a pleasant child? For since I spake against him, I do carnestly remember him Still: Therefore my bowels are troubled for him ; I will surely have mercy upon him, faith the Lord.

9 Ezek. i. 1. Now it came to pa’s is the thirtieth year, in the fourth month,

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My base and honourable birth
Excites my mourning and my mirth. i
I'm poor, yet storld with untold rent; 2
Most weak, and yet omnipotent. 3
On earth there's none so great and high, 4
Nor yet so low and mean as I: 5
None or fo foolish 6, or so wise; 7

So often fall, so oftea rise. 8
in the fifth day of the month (as I was among the captives by the river of
Ch.bar) that the heavens were opened, and I saw vifions of Gol Rev. i.
9, 10. ! John, who also am your broiher, and companion in tribulation, and
in the kingdom and patience of Jelus Christ, was in the isle that is called
Patmos, for the nord of God, and for the teitimony of Jelus Christ. I was in
the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trum.
pei, &c. John xvi. 32. Behol.!, the hoar cometh, yea, is now come, that ye
Thall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet
I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

1 Ezek. xvi. 3, 4. Thus faith the Lord God into Jerusalem. Thy birth, and hy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy Father was an Anorite, and thy mother an liittite. And as for thy nativity in the day thou wast born, thy navel was not cat, neither walt thou washed in water to supplc thee: thou walt not salied ar all, por lwaddled at all. John i 13. Which were born, nor of blood, nor of she will of the fieih, nor of the will of man, but of God. Plalm li. 5. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity : and in fin did my mother con. ceive me. 1 Pec. i. 3. Bleted be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy, bath begotten us again unto a lively hope, by the relurr. ction of Jesus Christ from the dead.

2 Rev. iii. 17, 18. Becaule chou sayeit, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing ; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miferable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou may st be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayit be clothed, and that the thame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye-talve, that thou mayit fec. Eph. iii. 8. Unto me who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I thould preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.

3 John xv. 5. Without me ye can do nothing. Phil. iv. 13. I can do all thing, through Christ which strengtheneth me.

4 Pfalm xvi. 3. But to the faints that are in the earth, and to the excellenc in whom is all my delight. Ilaiah xliii. 4. Since thou wat precious in my light, thou hait been honourabl·, and I have loved thee : therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy lite.

5 Eph. ini. 8. Sc ligure 2. 1 Tim. i. 15. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus canie into the world to lave linners ; of whom I am chief.

6 Pialm lxxiii. 22. So foolish was I and ignotant: I was as a beast before thee. Prov. xxx. 2, 3. Surely I ain more brutish than any inan, and have not the understanding of a man. I neither learned wildom, oor have the knowledge of the holy.

7 1 Cor. i 39. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, &c. Marth. xi. 25, 26. At that time Jelus anlwered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wife and prudent, and hait revealed them onto babes. Even ro, Father, for so it seemed good in thy fight. Chap. xii.. 11. Jelus answered and said unto them, Because it is given uato you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

8 Prov. xxiv, 16. A jutt man fallerh leven times, and riseth up again,

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I seeing him I never saw, 1
Serve without fear, and yet with awe. 2
Though love, when perfeet, fear remove; 3
Yet moft I fear when most I love. 4
All things are lawful unto me, 5
Yet many things unlawful be : 6
To some I perfect hatred bear, 7
Yet keep the law of love entire. 8
I'm bound to love my friends 9,

but yet
I fin unless I do them hate : 10
I am oblig'd to hate my foes, II
Yet bound to love and pray for those. 12

1 Pet. i 8. rhom having not seen, ye love ; in whom though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with jov unspeakable, and full of glory. Hieb, xi. 1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2 Luke 1. 4. That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, might ferve him without fear. Heb. xii. 28. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly fear.

3 1 John iv, 18. There is no fear in love ; but perfect love caileth out fear: because fear bath torment : lie that fiareth, i. noi made perfect in love.

4 Jer. xxx'ii. 9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, of praise, and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they hall fear and tremble for all the goodnels, and for all the prolperity that I procure unto it. Kofta iii. 5. Afterwards shall the children of Irael return, and leck the Lord their God, and David their king; and thall fear the Lord, ad his goodness in the latter days.

5 1 Cor. vi. 12. All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are iawtud for me, but I will not be brought under the power

of any.

6 Exod. xx. 1,-17. And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Esypi, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me, &c.

7 Palm cxxxix. 21, 22. Do noi I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee! And am not I grieved with chofe that sile up against thee? I hate them with perfe& haired: i count them mine enemies.

8 2 Chron. xix 2. And John, the son of Hanani the seer, went out to meet hm, and said to king Jiholliaphat, Shouilt thou hulp the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord ? therefure is wrath upon thee from before the Lord.

9 Lev. xix 18. Thou shalt noi avenge, nor bear any grudge againit the children of iny people; but thou shalt love thy neighbour as ihylelf: I am the Lord.

10 Luhe xiv. 26. If soy man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and chidien, and brethren, and fillers, yea, and his own life also, he cannoi le my difiipe.

u Viz. As they are the foes of God. Judg. v. 31. So let thine enemies perish, O Lord: but let them that love him, be as the iun when he goeth forth in his miphi. Pialm xvii. 13. 15. Arile, O Lord; disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wickid, which is thy fiord: from men which are thy hand, O Lord, from men of ihe world, which have their portion in this life ; and whole belly thou tiilent with thy hid treasure : they are full of children, and leave the rest of their subítance to their babes.

12 Matth. v. 44. But I lay unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that

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