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Guilt and demerit differ here,
Though oft their names confounded are.
I'm guilty in myself always,
Since fin's demerit ever Itays. I
Yet in my Head I'm always free
From proper guilt affecting me;
Because my Surety's blood cancell'd
The bond of curses once me held. 2
The guilt that pardon did divorce,
From legal threatnings drew its force; 3
But sin's desert that lodges still,
Is drawn from fin's intrinsic ill. 4
Were guilt nought else but fin's desert,
Of pardon I'd renounce my part;
For, were I now in heav'n to dwell,
I'd own iny sins deserved hell. 5
This does my highest wonder move
At matchless juftifying love,

1 Rom. vii. 13, 14. Was then that which is good, made death unto me! God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good ; that fin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. For we know that the law is fpiritual : but I am carnal, fold under sin. Eph. v. 6. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 2 Rom. v. 1. Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace

with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Verse 9. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we thall be saved from wrath through him. Ver. 11. And not only so, but we also joy in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we bave now received the atonement.

3 Gal. iii. 10. For as many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse: for it is written, Curred is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. Verle 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 hangeih on a tree.

4 Pfalm li. 4. See figure 6. p. 218. Luke xv. 18. I will arise, and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have finned against heaven, and before thee.

4 Luke xv. 19. And am no more worthy to be called thy son. Rev. v. 4. And I (John) wept much because no man was found worthy to open, and to read the book, neither to look thereon. Verse 9. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou waft fiain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, out of every kin. dred, and congue, and people, and nation. Ver. 11,-13. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne, and the beasts, and the elders : and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands ; saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was flain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the carth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I faying, Bleffing, and honour, and glory, and power be unto him that fiteeth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever:

That thus fecures from endless death
A wretch deserving double wrath. I
Though well my black desert I know,
Yet I'm not liable to woe;
While full and complete righteousness
Imputed for my freedom is. 2
Hence my security from wrath,
As firmly stands on Jesus' death, 3
As does my title unto heav'n
Upon his great obedience giv'n. 4
The sentence Heav'n did full pronounce,
Has pardon'd all my fins at once ;
And ev'n from future crimes acquit,
Before I could the facts commit. 5

1 Rom. vii. 24, 25. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Chap. vii. 1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Tim. i. 13. Who was before a blasphemer, and a periecutor, and injurious : but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly, in unbelief. Ver. 15,–17. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the would to save finners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesu Christ might shew forth all long-suffering, for a putern to them which Thould hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

2 Cor. I. 30. But of him are ye in Chrilt Jesus, who, of God, is made unto us~-righteousness and redemption. 2 Cor. v. 21. God hath made Chrift to be lin for us, who knew no lin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Rom. iv. II. And be (viz. Abraham) received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had, yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be vol circumciled; that righteousness may be imputed unto them allo. Ver. 22,--25. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousnes. Now it was not written for his fake alone, that it was imputed to him; but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jelus our Lord from the dead, who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

3 Rom. v. 9. Much more then being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

*4 Rom. v. 17, 18, 19.—They which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. By the righte: ousness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto juftification of life. By the obedience of one thall many be made righteous. Verle 21. Grace reigas through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.

5 Pfalm ciii. 3. Bless the Lord, O my fon-- who forgiveth all thine iniqui. ties; who healeth all thy dileales. , 2 Cor. vi. 19. God was in Christ, recon. ciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses voto them, Verle 21. See figure 2. above. Dan. ix. 24. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to finith the transgression, and to make an end of lins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousnels. · Isa. liv, 10. For the mountains Thall depart, and the hills shall be removed ; but my kindness inall not depart from thee, nei ther Thall the covenant of my peace be removed; faith the Lord, that hath

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I'm always in a pardon'd state
Before and after fin 1; but yet,
That vainly I presume not hence,
I'm seldom pardon'd to my sease. 2
Sin brings a vengeance on my head,
Though from avenging wrath I'm freed. 3
And though my sins all pardon'd be,
Their pardon's not apply'd to me. 4
Thus though I need no pardon more,
Yet need new pardons ev'ry hour, 5
In point of application free:
Lord, wash anew, and pardon me.

SECT. XV.
Tbe Mystery of Faith and Sight. See Part VI. Chap. 4.

TRANGE contradictions me befal,

I can't believe unless I see ; 6 mercy on thee. Heb. viii

. 12. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their fins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

1 Rom. vii. 1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Chrilt Jelus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Ver. 333-39. Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's ele&? It is God that justifieth: who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea, rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right-hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors, through him that loved us. For 1 am persuaded, ebat neither death, nor life, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Chrift Jelus our Lord.

2 Pfalm xxv. 11. For iby name's sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. And li. 8, 9. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bone's which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins; and blot out all mine iniquities. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation : and uphold me with thy free Spirit.

3 Plalm xcix. 8. Thou answeredt them, O Lord our God: thou wast a God that forgavelt them, though thou tookeit vengeance of their inventions. 1 Thel. i. 10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus which delivered us from the wrath to come.

4 Pfalm xxxv. 2. O Lord, say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. And lxxxv. 8. I will hear what God the Lord will speak; for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them out turn again to folly. Mat. ix. 2. And behold, they brought to him a man fick of the pally, lying on a bed : and Jesus seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the pally, Son, be of good chear, thy lips be forgiven thee.

5 Mat. vi. 12. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.-3 Joho i 7, 8. If we walk in the light, as God is in the light, we have fellowThip one with another; and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanseth us from all fin. If we say that we have no fin, we deceive" ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

6 John vi. 40. And this is the will of hínı that fent me, that every one which feeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life,

Yet never can believe at all,

Till once I shut the feeing eye. I When fight of sweet expeşince

Can give my faith no helping hand, 2 The sight of found intelligence

Will give it ample ground to stand. 3 I walk by faith and not by sight; 4

Yet knowledge does my faith resound, 5 Which cannot walk but in the light, 6

Ev’n when experience runs a-ground. 7 By knowledge I discern and spy

In divine light the object shown; 8 By faith I take and close apply

The glorious object as mine own. 9 My faith thus stands on divine light,

Believing what it clearly sees; 10 Yet faith is opposite to fight,

Trusting its ear, and not its eyes. Ir

1 John xx. 29. Jesus faith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast reen me, thou hast believed : blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

2 Ifa. viii. 17. And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob; and I will look for him. Chap. 1. 10. Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God.

3 Eph. i. 15.–19. Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the faines, cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, in the knowledge of him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened ; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us.ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, &c. And 2 Cor. iv. 6. And God who commanded the light to thine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Jesus Chriit.

4 2 Cor. v. 7. For we walk by faith, not by sight.

5 John ii. 11. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory ; and his disciples believed on him.

6 Psalm ix. 10. And they that know thy name, will put their trust in thee.

7 Psalm xxvü. 14. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

8 2 Cor. iii. 18. But we all with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

9 John i. 12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the fons of God, even to them that believe on his name.

10 Gal. i. 16. But when it pleased God to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Heathen ; immediately I conferred not with Alesh and blood.

Faith list'ning to a sweet report,

Still comes by hearing, not by fight; I Yet is not faith of saving fort,

But when it sees in divine light. 2 In fears I spend my vital breath ;

In doubts I waste my paffing years; 3 Yet still the life I live is faith,

The opposite of doubts and fears. 4 'Tween clearing faith and clouding fense,

I walk in darkness and in light. 5 I'm certain oft, when in suspence,

While fure by faith, and not by fight. 6

11 Eph. i. 13. In Christ ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of troth, the gospel of your falvation.

1 Rom. X. 17. So then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

2 Psalm xxxvi. 7. How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. Ver. 9. For with thee is the fountain of life : in thy light shall we see light. 3 Plalm lxxvii

. 3, 4. I remembered God, and was troubled : I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. John xx. 25. But Thomas said unto the other disciples, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. Luke xxiv. 21. We trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Ifrael.

4 Gal. ii. 20. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live ; yet not I, but Chriít liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me Mark v. 36. As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he faith unto the ruler of the fynagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. Mat. viii. 26. And Jesus faith unto his disciples, Why are ye fearful, Oye of little faith? Chap.xiv. 31. And Jesus saith unto Peter, O thou of little faith, wherefore didit thou doubt.

5 Job xxix. 1, 2, 3. Moreover Job continued his parable, and faid, 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 waiked through darkness. Psalm cxii. 4. Ünto the upright there ariseth light in darkness.

6 1 Pet. i. 8. Whom, having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye fee him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable, and full of glory. Rom. iv. 18,-21. Abraham against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy feed be. And being not weak in faith, le considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadnels of Sarah's womb. He staggered not at the promise of God, through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God : and being fully persuaded, that what he promised, he was able also to perform. Píalm lxxxix. 36,-39. His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. It shall be establithed for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. But thou halt calt off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed. Thou halt made void the covenant of thy servant : thou hast profaned his crowa by cafting it to the ground.

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