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I see in justifying grace
God's love to me does ardent burn; But by imparted holiness
I grateful love for love return.
My thankful heart to this respect :
The latter is the sweet effect. Christ is in justifying me,
By name, The Lord my righteousnefs: But as he comes to sanctify,
Tbe Lord my firengib and help he is. In that I have the patient's place,
For there JEHOVAH's act is all : But in the other I'm through grace
An agent working at his call. The first does slaviflı fear forbid,
For there his wrath revenging ends; The last commands my filial dread,
For here paternal ire attends. The former does aonul my woe,
By God's judicial sentence past; The latter makes my graces grow,
Faith, love, repentance, and the rest: The first does divine pard’ning love
Most freely manifest to me;
Mine int’rest in the pardon free.
Does full and free acceptance gain ;
By sweet assistance I obtain.
And nothing left for me to pay;
But helps to pay it ev'ry day, My righteousness with wounds and blood
Discharg'd both law and justice' score; Hence with the debt of gratitude
I'll charge myself for evermore.
Tbe Harmony between Justification and Sanctification. НЕ
E who me decks with righteousness,
With grace will also clothe; For glorious Jesus came to bliss
By blood and water both.
My fanctity will show ;
They shew me to be fo.
Are of the pardon'd race,
And purified by grace.
There holiness is clear'd;
Can never be fever'd.
Perceives no divine ire,
With passionate desire.
As wafts my soul to heav'n:
Who much las me forgiv'n.
Remiflion in his rays,
Of light and heat conveys.
There will be be a King;
Won't tolerate its reign.
To faith may justly fall,
A precious Christ for all.
From precious faith a precious strife
Of precious virtues flow;
And precious duties too.
It purifies the heart; The pardon and the purity
Join hands and never part.
An holy life infer:
They never sunder'd were.
Diflinctly view the twain; That how they differ, how agree,
We may in truth maintain. Two natures in one person dwell,
Which no division know,
Without confusion too.
Though yet distinct they be :
Not funder nor confound;
And facred truth we wound. While we their proper place maintain,
In friendship sweet they dwell;
Are errors hatch'd in hell.
Is wicked and profane :
Is damnable and vain.
Yet no division here,
Of both will disapear.
Lo! errors grofs on ev'ry side
Conspire to hurt and wound; Antinomists do them divide, And legalists confound.
CH A P. IV. The BELIEVER'S PRINCIPLES Concerning
Fairb and Senfe.
1. Of Faith and Sense natural. 2. Of Faith and Sense spiritual. 3. Tbe Harmony and Discord between Faith and Sense. 4. Tbe Valour and victories of Faitb. 5. Tbe Heig bis and Depths of Sense. 6. Faith and Frames compared, or Faith building
SECT. I. Faith and Sense Natural, compared and distinguished. W
HEN Abram's body, Sarah's womb,
Were ripe for nothing but the tomb,
Faith acts as busy boatmen do,