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He comes and goes, none can himn traces; Yet never could he change his place t. But though he's good u, and ev'ry where, No good's in hell, yet he is there v. I by him w, in him x chofen was y, Yet of the choice he's not the cause z: For fov'reign mercy ne'er was bought a, Yet through his blood a vent it fought b. s Matth. i. 23. See letter o. Chap xxviii. 20. Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

s John iïi 8. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the found thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth · so is every one that is born of the Spirit. lfa. lxvi. 1.

Thus faith the Lord, the heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool : where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my

reft? u Psalm c. 5. The Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting

v Psalm cxxxix. 8. If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. W As God.

x Is Mediator. y Eph. i. 4. A'ccording as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy, and without blame before him in love.

z But bimpelf the Farber's first ele&t. la xlii. 1, Be. hoid my fervant whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my foul delighteth.-Marth. xii. 8. Benold my fervant, whon I have chosen, my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleafed.

a John iii. 16 God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, &c Rom ix u. For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might ftand, not of works, but of him that calleth. v 13. It is written, Jacob have I loved, tut Efau have I hated. v. 1. God faith to Moses, I will bare mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

6 Rom. iii. 24, 25. Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Chris: whom God hath lei forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of fins, &c. Chap. 5. 9. Being jultified by his blood, we shall be saved from

In him concenter'd at his death
His Father's love e, his Father's wrath d;
Ev’n he whom pafsion never feiz'd e,
Was then most angry, when most pleas’d f.
Justice requir'd that he should die

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Who yet was flain unrighteously h.
And dy'd in mercy and in wrath,
A lawful and a lawless death i.
With him I neither livid nor dy'd,

And yet with him was crucify'd k. wrath through him. 0. 11. That as fin hath reigned unto death, even fo might grace reign through righteousness unio eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.

c John X. 1). Therefore doth my Father love me, becaufe I lay down my life, that I may take it again.

di Isa. lii. io. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him, he. hath put him to grief.

& Ifa. xxvii. 4. Fury is not in me. f Rom. viii. 23. He spared not his own Son, but delivered

up for us all. Eph v. 2. Christ hath given himself for us, an offering and a facrifice to God for a sweet smelling favour.

"g Héb. vii. 22. By so much was Jesus made a furety of a beiter tellament Chap. ix nó. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. v. 22, 23. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission It was there. fore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than there.

h Marth. xxvii 4. i (Judas] have finned, in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

i acts ii. 23 Jesus of Nazareth, being delivered by the determinate coupfel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and Nain. Chap. iv. 27; For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were gathered together, &c.

de Gal. ii, 20, I am crucified with Chrilt.

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V, 23.

Law-curses stopt his breath, that he
Might stop its mouth from cursing me l.
'Tis now a thousand years and moe
Since heav'n receiv'd him; yet I know;
When he ascended up on high
To mount the throne, ev'n fo did I m.
Hence though earth's dunghill I embrace,
I fit with him in heav'nly place nij,
In divers diftant orbs I move,
Inthrall d below,, inthron'd above..

MY

SECT. II.
The my fery of the Saint's life, fate, and

frame, Y life's a pleasure a and a pain b ;:

A real lofs, a real gain c;"
A glorious paradise of joys d,
A grievous prison of annoyse.

I Gal. iii 13. Chrift hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.

m Cof: iii. 1. If ye then be risen with Christ, 8cc. Heb. vi. 20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, &c.

n Eph. ii. 5, 6. Even when we were dead in lips, hath. quickened us together with Christ, and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Chrift Jesus.

a Prov. iii. 17. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

b Psalm cxx. ?.. Wo is me that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar.

c Phil. iii. 7. But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ, Chap. i.-21.-24. For to me to live is. Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my

labour :

: 'yet what I fall choose I wot not, for I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and ta be with Christ, which is far better : nevertheless, to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

I daily joy, and daily mournf,
Yet daily wait the tide's return g:
Then forrow deep my spirit chears,
I'm joyful in a flood of tears b.

ds Pet. i. 8. Whom having not feen, ye love; in whom tho' now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable, and full of glory.

e Pfalm cxlii. 7. Bring my soul out of the prison, that I may praise thy name.

f i Pet. i. 6. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season (if need be) ye are in heaviness, thro' manifold temptations. 2 Cor. i. 4. Who comfoi teth us in all our tribula. tion, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. Job xxx. 28. I went mourning without the sun, &c.

& lfa. viii. 17. And I will wait upon the Lord that hid. eth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

b Zech. xii. 1o. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications, and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one that mourneth for his only fon, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first born.

Ezek. xxxvi. 31, 32. Then shall ye remember

your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall Jothe yourselves in your own light, for your iniquities, and for your abominations. Not for your

fákes do i this, saith the Lord God, be it known un. to you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways,

0 house of Israel. Hos. xii. 3, 4. He [Jacob] took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God yea, he had power over the Angel, and prevailed: he wept and made supplication unto him: he found him in Bethel, and there he spake with us. Luke vii. 58. And [a woman which was a sinner] stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to walh his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and a. nointed them with the ointment. John xx. 15, 16. Jesus faith unto her, Woman, why weepelt thou? whom seekelt thou ? she supposing him to be the gardener, faith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus faith unto her

Good cause I have still to be fad i;
Good reafon always to be glad k.
Hence still my joys with forrows meet 1,:.
And still my tears are bitter sweet m.
I'm cross’d, and yet have all my will n;
I'm always empty, always full o.
I hunger now, and thirit no more pi

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Mary, She turned herself, and faith unto him, Rabboni,
which is to say, Mafter. v. 20. Then were the disciples glad"
when they saw the Lord.

i Rom. vii. 24. O wretched man that I am, who shall de. liver me from the body of this death?"

k 2 Cor. ii. 14. Thanks be unto God, which always cause eth us to triumph in Chrift.

1 2 Cor. vi. 28.-as sorrowful yet always rejoicing.

m Zech. xii. 10. See lettér h. Psalm cxxvi. s They that fow in tears, shall reap in joy. Isa. Ixi. 2, 3. The Lord bath fent me to comfort all that mourn

to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise, for the Spirit of hea. viness, &c. Matth. v. 4. Bleffed are they that mourn: foc they shall be comforted.

n Luke xxii. 42. Father, if thou be willing, remove this: cup from me: nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done, A&s xxi. 14. And when he [Paul] would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

o 2 Cor. vi. 10. As having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

p John vi. 35. And Jesus faid unto them, I am the bread of life, he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that: believeth on me, shall never thirst. 9

Pfalm xlii. 1, 2. As the bart panteth after the water. brooks,-fo panteth my foul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when thall I come and ap. pear before God? and lxiii. 1.. O God, thou art my God, early will I leek thee . my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is. And lxxiii, 25. Whom have I in the heaven but thee? and there is none upon the earth that I desire belides thee. Ifaa

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