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My hunger brings a plenteous store, I
My plenty makes me hunger more. 2
Strange is the place of my abode,
I dwell at home, I dwell abroad. 3
I am not where all men me fee,
But where I never yet could be. 4
I'm full of hell 5, yet full of heaven ; 6
I'm still upright 7, yet still uneven. 8
Imperfect g, yet a perfect saint; 10
I'm ever poor ki, yet never want. 12
No mortal eye fees God and lives, 13
Yet sight of him my soul revives. 14


O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my Beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love. Chap. viii. 1. O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the brealts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thec ; yca, I should not be despised.

1 Matth. v. 6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteous. ness; for they shall be filled.

2 Cor. v. 2. For in this we groan earnestly, defiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven. Phil. i. 23. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a defire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better, &c. Song ii. 3, 4, 5. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was Tweet to my taste. He brought me to the banquetting-house, and his ban. ner over me was love. Stay me with flaggons, 'comfort me with apples; for I am sick of love.

3 Job iv. 19. How much less them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth? Psal. xc. 1. Lord, thou halt been our dwelling place in all generations. And xci. 1. He that dwelleth in the secret places of the Most High, Thall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. John iv. 16. God is love ; and he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in him.

4 Ifa. xxxii. 16. He thall dwell on high ; his place of defence shall be the munition of rocks. Eph. ii. 5. And hath raised us up together, and made us fic together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

5 Eccl. ix. 3. The heart of the fons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead. 6 Eph. iii

. 17. And to know the love of Christ, which passetá knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

7 Psal xviii. 23. I was also upright before him : and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

8 Ezek. xvii. 25. Hear, now, 0 house of Israel, Are not your ways unequal ! ... Rev. iii. 2. Be watchful, and strengthen the things that remain, which are ready to die : for I have not found thy works perfe& before God.

10 Cor ii. 6. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect, &c. 11 Psal. xl. 17. But I am poor and needy, yet the Lord thinketh upon me.

12 Psal. xxiii. i. The Lord is my Shepherd I Thall not wan. And xxxiv. 10. The young lions do lack and suffer hunger : but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. 13 Exod. xxxiii

. 20. And he said, Thou canst not see my face : for there shall no man see me, and live.

14 John vi. 40. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every doc which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life. Chap. XX. 20. Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord,

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I live best when I see moft bright; I
Yet live by faith, and not by light. 2
I'm lib'ral 3, yet have nought to spare ; 4
Most richly cloth'd 5, yet stript and bare. 6
My stock is risen by my fall; 7
For, having nothing, I have all. 8
I'm sinful 9, yet I have no fin; 10
All spotted o'er it, yet wholly clean. 12
Blackness and beauty both I share,
A hellith black, a heav'nly fair. 13
They're of the devil, who fin amain; 14
But I'm of God, yet sin retain: 15

2 Cor. iii 18. But we all with open face, bcholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, we are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. Chap. iv. 6. For God who commanded the light to thine out of darkness, hath shined into your hearts, to give the light oft he knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Gal. ii. 20. I am crucified with Christ : Nevertheleis I live ; yet not I, but Christ 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.

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

3 Psal. xxxvii. 21. The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again : but the righteous fheweth mercy, and giveth.

4 Zeph. iii. 12. I will also leave in the midt of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall truit in the name of the Lord.

5 Lla. lxi. 10. I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God, for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath co. vered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

6 Ezek. xvi. 7. I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, thou art come to cxcellent ornaments : thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wait naked and bare. Rev. iii. 16. Because thou fayett, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowelt not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.

7 Rom. viii. 28. And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpole.

8 2 Cor. vi. 10.-as having nothing, and yet pwelling all things.

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

10 Num. xxii. 21. He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Isreal. 1. John iii. 9. Whosoever is born of God, doth not commit fin; for his feed remaineth in him : and he cannot fin because he is born of God.

11 Psal. xiv. 3. They are all gone alide, they are altogether become filthy ; there is none that doth good, no not one.

12 Song iv. 7. Thou ast all fais, iny love there is no spot in thee.

13 Song i. 4. I am black, but comely, o ye daughters of Jerusalm, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. Ver. 15. Behold, thou art fair, my love ; behold, thou art fair, thou halt doves eyes.

14 1 John iii.8. He that committeth sin, is of the devil; for the devil finneth from the beginning,

15.1 John i. 8. If we say that we have no fin, we deceive ourselves, and the truch is not in us,

This traitor vile the throne assumes, I
Prevails, yet never overcomes. 2
I'm without guile an Isr'elite, 3
Yet like a guileful hypocrite ; 4
Maintaining truth in th’inward part, 5
With'fallhood rooted in my heart. 6
Two masters, sure, I cannot serve, 7
But must from one regardless swerve;
Yet self is for my master known, 8
And Jesus is my Lord alone. 9
I seek myself incessantly, 10
Yet daily do myself deny. 11
To me 'tis lawful evermore
Myself to love and to abhor. 12

1 Rom. vii. 23: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of fin, which is in my members.

2 Plalm lxv. 3. Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou Shalt purge them away. Rom. vii. 14. For fin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

3 John i. 47. Jesus faw Nathaniel coming to him, and faith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile. Psalm xxxii. 2. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

4 Psalm xix. 12. Who can understand his errors ? Cleanse thou me from Secret faulis.

5 Psalm li. 6. Behold, thou desirelt truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me know wisdom.

6 Matth. xv. 19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adul. teries, fornications, thefis, false witness, blasphemies.

7 Matth. vi. 24. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

8 Hosea s. 1. Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit, he hath increased the altars ; according to the goodness of his land, they have made goodly images. Matth. xvi, 24. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him . deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

9 Ilaiah xxvi. 13. O Lord our God, other lords besides thee have had domi. nion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name. John xx. 28. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord, and my God.

10 James iv. 3. Ye ask, and ye receive not, because ye ask amils, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Jer. xlv. 2. 5. Thus faith the Lord God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch. And seekelt thou great things for thyself? Seek them not : for beho'd, I will bring evil upon all Aesh, faith the Lord : but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places where thou goeft.

11 Matth. xvi. 24. See figure 8.

12 Lev, xix. 18. Thou fliale not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of my people, but thou fhale love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord. Eph. v. 29. For no man ever yet hated his own files, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church. John xii. 25. He that loveth his life, shall lose it : and he that hateth his life in this world, thall keep it unto life eternal. Job xli. 6. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dat and ashes.

In this vain world I live, yet fee
I'm dead to it, and it to me. I
My joy is endless 2, yet at best
Does hardly for a moment lalt. 3

Mysteries about the Saint's Work and Warfare, Sins,

Sorrows, and Joys.
'HE work is great I'm callid unto, 4

Yet nothing's left for me to do: 5
Hence for my work Heav'n has prepar'd
No wages 6, yet a great reward. 7
To works, but not to working dead ; 8
From fio, but not from finning freed. 9

grace, &c.

1 Col. iii. 3. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Gal. vi. 14. Buc God forbid that I should glory, jave in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

2 John xvi. 22. And ye now therefore have forrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh froin you. 2 Ther. ii. 16. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himlelf, and God cven our Father, which hath loved us, and bath given us everlasting consolation, and good hope through

3 Psalm xxx. 7. Lord, by shy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand Atrong: chou didit hide thy face, and I was troubled. Ifaiah xlix. 13, 14. Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into finging, o mountains : for the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted. But Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me, and


Lord hath forgotten me.

4 Phil. ii. 12. Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence : work out your own falvation with fear and trenibling.

Phil. i. !3. For it is God which worketh in you, both to will and to do, of his good pleasure. Lev. XX. 7, 8. Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy : for I am the Lord your God. And ye shall keep my itatutes, and do them: I am the Lord which fanctify you.

6 Rom. vi. 23. For the wages of tin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Chriit our Lord. Chap. xi. 6. And if by grace, then it is no more of works; otherwise grace is no more grace. But it it be of works, thea it is no more grace : otherwise works is no more works.

7 Psalm xix. 11. Moreover, by them (viz. the judgments of the Lord) is thy servant warned: and in keeping them there is great re ward. Pfalm lviii. ii. Verily there is a reward for the righteous : verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.

8 Rom. vii. 4. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. Gal. ii. 19. For I, through the law, am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.

9 1 John i. 8. If we say that we have no fin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. Chap iii. 9. Whosoever is born of God, doth not com. mit fin; for his feed remaincth in bim: and he cannot lin, because he is born of God.

I clear myself from no offence, I
Yet wash my hands in innocence. 2
My Father's anger burns like fire, 3
Without a spark of furious ire : 4

Though still my fins displeasing be; 5
Yet ftill I know he's pleas'd with me. 6
Triumphing is my constant trade; 7
Who yet am oft a captive led. 8
My bloody war does never cease ; 9
Yet I maintain a stable peace. 10
My foes assaulting conquer me,
Yet ne'er obtain the victory; II
For all my battles lost or won,
Were gain'd before they were begun. 12
I'm still at ease, and still opprest;
Have constant trouble, constant rest; 13

1 Rom. vii. 18. For I know, that in me, (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good, I find not.

2. Psalm xxvi. 6. I will wash mine hands, in innocency: so will I compass thine alter, O Lord.

3 1 Kings xi. 9. And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the Lord God of Israel, which bad appeared unto him twice.

4 Isaiah xxvii. 4. Fury is not in me. Chap. liv. 9, 10. For this is as the waters of Noah unto me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah fhould no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. For the mountains thall depart, and the hills be re. moved, but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither Hall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord, that hath mercy on thee,

5 Hab. i. 13. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity. Jer. xliv. 4. Howbeit, I sent unto you all my fervents the prophecs, riling early, and sending them, saying, Oh do not this abominable thing ihat I hate,

6 Matth. ïü. 17. And lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well.pleased. Rom. y. 10. When we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son.

7 2 Cor. ii. 14. Now, thanks bc unto God, which always caureth us to triumph in Christ.

8 Rom. vii. 23. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of fin, which is in my members,

9 Rom. vii. 23. See figure 8. 1 Tim. vi. 12. Fight the good fight of faith, &c. Gal. v. 17. For the fieth lusteth against the Spirit, and ihe Spirit against the fieíh : and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

10 Rom. v. 1. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ. llaiah liv. 10. See figure 4.

11 Rom. vii. 23. See figure 8. Chap. viii. 37. Nay, in all these things we are more then conquerors through him that loved us.

1 Cor. xv. 57. But thinks be to God, which giveth us the vidory, through our Lord Jesus Christ.

13a Cor. iv. 8. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are


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