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I'm fontething that from nothing came fs Yet sure it is, I nothing am g. Once I was dead, and blind, and lame he Yea, I continue still the same i; Yet what I was, I am no more k, Nor ever shall be as before t. My Father lives m, my father's gone n,' My vital head both lost and won o. f Gen. i. 1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Heb. xi. 3. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

g Isa. xl. 17. All nations before him are as nothing, and they are accounted to him less than nothing, and vanity. Dario iv. 35•

All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing. h Eph. ii. 1. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and fins. Rev. iii. 17. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased in goods, and have need of nothing ; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. Ifa. xxxv. 6. Then hall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb fing ; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desart.

i Rom. vii. 14. For we know that the law is fpiritual: but I am carnal, fold under sin. v. 24: O wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

k Rom. vii. 17. Now then, it is no more I that do it, but fin that dwelleth ia me. v. 20. Now, if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but lie that dwelleth in me. John

He (the blind inan] answered and said, Whether he be a tioner, or no, I'know not; one thing I know, that whereas I was blind, now I see.

| Rom. xi. 29. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. Jer. xxxii. 40, And I will make an everlast. ting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in tteir hearts, that they shall not depart from me, m Ifa. ix. 6. His name shall be called The everlasting


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My parents cruel are and kind p,
Of one, and of a diff'rent mind.q.
My father poison'd me to death r,,
My mother's hand will stop my breath /;
Her womb, that once my substance gave,
Will very quickly be my grave s.
My sisters all my flesh will eat t,

My brethren tread me under feet u ;
Father. Rev. i. 18. I am he that liveth, and was dead; and
behold, I am alive for evermore. Amen.
Hof. xiv. 3. In thee the fatherless findeth mercy,

Zech. i. s. Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

1 Cor. xv. 45. It is written, The first man Adam was made a living foul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit

. p Psalm ciii. 13. Like as a father pitieth his children; fo the Lord pitieth them that fear him. Ifa. xliii. 27. Thy first-father hath Tinned, and thy teachers have trangressed against me.

9 Job xxiii. 13. But he is:in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doth. Rom.

For they that are after the flesh, do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 0. 9. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

y Rom. v. 12. Wherefore, as by one man lin entered into the world, and death by lin; and fo death passed-upon

all men, for that all have finned.

s Gen. ii. 16. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow, and thy conception : ia sorrow thou shalt bring forth children, &c.

s Psalm cxlvi 4. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. Eccl. iii. 20. All go unto one place, and all are of the dust, and all turn to dult again.

+ Job xvii. 14. I have said to corruption, Thou art my ther; to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my lister. Chap. xix. 26. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh Shall I see God.

u Even in a moral sense, Jer. xii, 10. Many pastors have

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My nearest friends are most unkind v,
My greatest foe's my greatest friend 2.
He could from feud to friendship pass,
Yet never change from what he was 4.
He is my Father, he alone,
Who is my Father's only Son y.
I am his mother's son z, yet more,
A son his mother a never bore,

destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden' my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. Ezek. xxxiv. 18. Seemeth it a small thing unto you, to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye mult tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet ?

U Pfalm lv: 12. 13. For it was not an enemy that reproached me, then I could have borne it; neither was it he that hated me, that did magnify himself against me, then I would have hid myself from him. But it was thou, a man, mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. Mic. vii. 5, 6. Truit ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide : keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up againft the mother, the daughter in-law against her mother in. law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.

w Pl. vii. 11. God is angry with the wicked every day. 2 Cor. v. 19. God was in Chrift, reconciling the world up. to himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them.

* Mal iii. 16. For I am the Lord, I change not; there. fore

ye fons of Jacob are not consumed. Hof. xiv. 4. I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely ; for mine anger is turned away from him.

y John XX. 17. Jesus faith unto her [Mary], Touch me not : for I am not yet ascended unto my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God. Ifa. ix. 6. Unto us a son is given--: and his name shall be called the everlasting Father. John i. 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.

But born of him b, and yet aver
His Father's fons my mother's were e.
I am divorc'd, yet marry'd still d,
With full consent against my will e.
My huiband present is f, yet gone 8,
We differ much, yet still are one h.
He is the first, the last, the all i,
Yet number'd up with infects small k.
The first of all thingsl, yet alone
The second of the great Three-one m.

2 Song iii. 4. It was but a little that I paffed 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. 0.1. 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.

a viz. His natural mother according to the flesh.

6 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.

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

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

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

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

John xiv. 2. I go to prepare a place for you. h . That they may


one. ther, art in me, and I in thee; that they also


be one in us. i Rev. i. 11. I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last-Col. iii. 11. Christ is all, and in all.

k Psalm xxii. 6. But I am a worm, and no man.

| 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 procipali.


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A creature never could, he be,
Yet is a creature strange I see n;
And own this uncreated one,
The fon of man, yet no man's fon o.
He's omnipresent all may know pi.
Yet never could be wholly fo

His manhood is not here and there r,

Yet he is God-man ev'ry where s. ties, or powers : all things were created by him and for him.

m i Joho 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.

therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

n John i, 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 made that was made. 0. 14. 'And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt a.. mong us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.

o Matth. i. 23. Behold a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Luke i. 34, 35. Then said Mary uoto tu.. gel, How shall this be, feeing 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 shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God. ť Pfalm cxxxix. 7, 8, 9, 10. Whither thall 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, be. hold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea: even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand Thail hold me.

4. Luke xxiv. 6. He is not here, but is risen.

r 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.

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