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The bond on my part cannot last, 1
Yet on both sides stands firm and fast. 2
I break my bands at ev'ry shock,
Yet never is the bargain broke. 3
Daily, alas ! I disobey, 4
Yet yield obedience ev'ry day, 5
I'm an imperfect perfect man,

That can do all, yet nothing can. 7
I'm from beneath 8, and from above, 9
A child of wrath 1o, a child of love, il
A stranger e'en where all me know;
A pilgrim, yet I no-where go. 12

Pralın ixxxix. 30, 31, 32. If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judements; if they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments : then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

2. Psalm lxxxix. 2, 3, 4. For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. I have made a covenant with my chosen ; I have sworn unto David, my servant Thy leed will I establith for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Ver. 28, 29. My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. His feed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven. Jer. xxxii. 40. And'I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them goodl; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.

3 Plalm lxxviii. 37. Their heart was not right with him, neither were they fedfast in his covenant. Isa. liv. 10. The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness Mall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, faith the Lord, that hath mercy on thee.

4 James iii. 2. In many things we offend all.

3 Pfalm lxi. 8. So will I sing praises unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows. Heb. iii. 13. But exhort one another daily while it is called, To-day ; left any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of lin.

6 Psalm xxxvii. 37. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright ; for the end of that man is peace. Rev. jii. 2. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfed before God.

7 Phil. iv, 13. I can do all things through Christ which strengthenech me. Joho xv. 5. I am the vine, ye are the branches : he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit : for without me ye can do nothing..

8 Johu viii. 23. And Jelus faith unto the Jews, Ye are from bencath :-ye are of this world, &c.

9 Gal. iv. 26. Jerusalem which is above, is free, which is the mother of us all. Verse 28. Now we, brethren, as Ifaac was, are the children of promile, John i. 13. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the fileth, nor of the will of man, but of God. And iii. 5,6. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee (viz. Nicodemus) Except a man be born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.-That which is born of the Spirit, is spirit.

10 Eph. ii. 3. We were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 11 Rom. ix. 8. The civildren of the promile are counted for the seed. 12 Heb. xi, 11. These all-confessed ihat they were strangers and pilgrims

I trade abroad, yet stay at home 1 ;
My tabernacle is my tomb. 2
I can be prison'd, yet abroad ;
Bound hand and foot, yet walk with God. 3

SECT. IX. The Mystery of various Names given to Saints and, the

Cburcb of Cbrift ; or, the Flesh and Spirit described fram inanimate Tbing's, Vegetables and Sensitives. To tell the world my proper name,

Is both my glory and my shame; 4
For like my black and comely face,
My name is sin, my name is grace. 5
Most fitly I'm assimilate
To various things inanimate.
A standing lake 6, a running flood, 7

A fixed star 8, a passing cloud. 9 on the earth. 1 Pet. ii. 21. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, &c.

i Phil. iii. 20. For our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 2 Cor. v. 1, 2. For we know, that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan earnestly, defiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven. Ver. 4. For we in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened : not for that we should be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.

3 A&xvi. 24, 25. The jailor having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God. 2 Tim. ï. 9. Wherein I fuffer trouble as an evil doer, even unto bonds ; but the word is not bound. 2 Cor. vi. 4, 5. But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in affiliations, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumulis, in labours, in watchings, in fastings.

4 Holea i. 9. Then said God, Call his name, Lo-ammi ; for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God. Chap. ii. 1. Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi, and to your sisters, Ruhamah. Ver. 23. And I will have mercy upon her, that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my

God. 5 Song i. 5. I am black, but comely, Oye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. 1 Tim. i. 14. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save finners ; of whom I am chief. Ila. Ixii. 2, 3. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory : and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord ihall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

6 Jer. xlviii. 11. Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath fettled on his lees, and hath not been emptied fron vessel co veslel, neither hath he gone into captivity; therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.

7 Ila. xlix. 3. I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon

A cake unturn'd, nor cold, nor hot; i
A vefsel found 2, a broken pot : 3
A rising fun 4, a drooping wing: 5
A Ainty rock 6, a flowing spring. 7
A rotten beam 8, a virid stem; 9
A menstr'ous cloth 10, a royal gem:
A garden barr'd 12, an open field; 13

A gliding stream 14, a fountain seal'd. 15 the dry ground : I will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and my blefling upon thine offspring.

8 Dan. xii. 3. And they that he wife, shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that tuin many to righteoulaess, as the stars for ever and cver: And in opposition to those called wandering Nars, Jude 13.

9 Hofea vi 4. O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what thall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a, and as the early dew, it goeth away.

i Horea viii. 8. F.phraim, he hath mixed himself among the people ; Ephraim is a cake not turned. Rev. ii. 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot : I would thou wert cold or hot.

2 Rom. ix. 21. Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lamp to make one vefsel unto honour, and another unto dishonour ?

3 Psalın xxxi. 12. I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind : I am like a bioken vefiel.

4 Matth. xiii 43. Then shall the righteous fine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.

5 Plalm lv. 6. And I said, Othat I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

6 Zech. vii. 12. They made their hearts as an adamant stone, left they Thould hear the law, and the words which the Lord of hosts hath sent in his Spirit by the former prophets

7 John iv. 13, 14. Jesus answered and said unto her,- Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst: but the water that I shall give him. shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

8. Isa xvii. 9, 10. In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left, because of the children of Israel: and there shall be defolation. Becaule thou halt forgotten the God of thy fal. vation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of ihy strength; therefore shalt 1hou plant pleasant planès, aud thalt set it with strange flips. Chap. xxvii, 11. When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come and let them on fire; for it is a people of no understanding : therefore be that made them, will not have mercy on them; and he chat formed them, will thew .them no favour.

9 Prov. xi. 28. The righteous Mall fourish as a branch. Psalm xcii. 12, 13The righteous fhall Horish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord, shall flourith in the courts of our God.

10 Ila xxx. 22. Ye Mall delle also the covering of thy graven images of hiver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou Malt cast then away as a menstruous cloth: thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence. Chap. lxiv. 6. But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. 11 Isa. Ixii

. 3. Thou Mal also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord. and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

12 Song iv. 12. A garden incloed is my filter, my spouse. 13 Mat. xiii. 14, 15. Another parable Jesus put forth unto them, saying

Of various vegetables fee
A fair and lively map in me.
A fragrant rose 1, a noisom weed ; 2
A rotting 3, yet inimortal feed. 4
I'm with’ring grass 5, and growing corn; 6
A pleasant plant 7, an irksom thorn; 8
An empty vine 9, a fruitful tree; 10
An humble shrub it, a cedar high. 12
A noxious brier 13, a harmless pine ; 14

A fapless twig 15, a bleeding vine : 16 The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while his men llept, his enemy came, and lowed tares among the wheat, and went his

way. 14 Song iv. 13. (My lifter is) a fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.

15 Song iv. 12. A spring shut up, a fountain realed, is my sister, my spouse.

r Ila. xxxv. 1. The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them : and the delart shall rejoice, and blossom as the role.

2. Ifa. v. 4. What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? Wherefore when I looked that it should bring forth

grapes, brought it forth wild grapes ?

3 Gen. iii. 19. In the Tweat of thy face shalt thou eat thy bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it thou wait taken: for duit thou ait, and up to dust thou shalt return.

4 1 Pet. i. 23. Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God which liveth and abideth for ever.

5 Isa. xl. 7. The grass withereil, the Hower fadeth; because the Spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

6 Hosea xiv. 7. They that dwell under his lhadow shall return, they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine; the icent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

7 Ifa. v.7. The vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah is his pleafaoi plant.

8 Micah vii. 4. The best of them is a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn-hedge.

9 Hofea : 1. Israel is an empty vine, he bringech forth fruit unto himself.

10 Plalm i. 3. And he thall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth fruit in his fealon ; his leaf allo ihall not wither, and what. foever he doth shall prosper.

11 Ezek. xvii. 5,6. He (viz. a great eagle) took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field, he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow-tree. And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him: to ic became a vine, and brought forth branches, and thot forth sprigs. Ver. 24. And all the trees of the field shall know that I the Lord have brought down the high-tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green cree, and. have made the dry tree to Hourish : I the Lord have spoken and have dove it. Mark iv. 30, 31. And Jelus faid, Whereunto Thail we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison thall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which when it is lowa in the earth, is less thaa all the seeds that be in the earth.

12 Pfalm xcii. 12. The righteous shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

13 Micah vii. 4. The belt of them is as a brier; the molt upright is sharper than a thorn-hedge.

14 lía. xlii. 19. I will set in the desast the fir-erce, and the pine, and the box-trce together,

A stable fir 1, a pliant bush ; 2
A noble oak 3, a naughty rush. 4
With fenfitives I may compare,
While I their various natures share :
Their distinct names may justly suit
A ftrange, a reasonable brute. 5
The sacred page my state describes
From volatile and reptile tribes;
From ugly vipers 6, beauteous birds; 7
From soaring hosts 8, and swinish herds. 9
I'm rank'd with beasts of diff'rent kinds,
With spiteful tygars 10, loving hynds; II

1 John xv. 4. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine ; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. Ver. 6. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered.

2 John xv. 5. I am the vine, ye are the branches : he that abidech in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit : for without me ye can do nothing. Song ii. 13. The fig-tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell

. Ver. 15. Take us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines : for our vines have tender grapes.

3 lfa. Iv. 13. Instead of the thorn thall come up the fir-tree; and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle-tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign thai thall not be cut off. And lx. 13. The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir-tree, the pine-tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my fanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

4 Mat. xii. 7. And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye into the wilderness to see ? A reed thaken with the wind?

5 Isa. vi 13. But yet in it thall be a tenth, and it shall return, and it shall be eaten : as a teil.tree, and as an oak whole subltance is in them, when they caft their leaves : fo the holy feed shall be the fubftance thereof.

6 lla. Iviii. 5. Is it such a falt that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulruth, and to spread fackcloth and alhes under him? Wilt thou call this a falt and an acceptable day to the Lord?

7 Pfalm lxxiii. 22. So foolish was I (viz. Asaph), and ignorant ; I was as a beast before thee. Prov. xxx. 2. Surely ! (viz. Agur) am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

8 Mat. ii. 7. But when John saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, &c.

9 Song ii. 12. The time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.

10 Ila. Ix. 8. Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their window's.

u Mat. vii. 6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, left they trample them under their feet, and corn again and rent you. 2 Pet. ii. 22. But it is happened into them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again ; and, 'The low that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.

12 Plalm xxii. 16. For dogs have compassed me, the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me : they pierced my hands and my feet. Phil. iii. 2. Beware of dogs, beware of evil-workers, beware of the concision.

13 Psalm xvii. 33. God maketh my feet like binds fect, and setterh me upon

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