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It is a fanning wind, whereby
I am unchaff d of vanity. I
A furnace to refine my grace, 2
A wing to lift my

soul

apace ; 3
Hence still the more I sob diftrest,
The more I ling my endless rest, 4
Mine enemies that seek my hurt,
Of all their bad designs come short; 5
They serve nje duly to my mind,
With favours which they ne'er design’d. 6
The fury of my foes makes me
Falt to my peaceful refuge Ace; 7
And ev'ry persecuting elf
Does make me understand myself. 8

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1 lsa. xxvii. 7. 9. In measure when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it he stayeth his rough wind in the day of his eaft-wind. By this therefore fhall the iniquity of Jacob be purged, and this is all the fruit, to take away his fin.

2 Mal. jii. 3. And he (viz. the Messenger of the covenant) shall fit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the Sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and lilver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.

3 Plalm cxliii. 9. Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies : I flee unto thee to hide me.

4 2 Cor. iv. 16, 17. For which cause we faint not ; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light aftliction, which is but for a moment, workech for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

5 Pfalm xxxiii. 10. The Lord bringeth the counsel of the Heathen to nought : he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

6 Gen. I. 20. And Joseph Said unto his brethren,- As for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

7 Psalm lv. 23. But thou, O God, thalt bring them down into the pit of destruction : bloody and deceitful men Thall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thec.

8 My fin; Isa. xlii. 24. Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Ifrael to the rob, bers ? Did not the Lord, he against whom we have linned? For they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law. My duty: 2 Sam, xvi. 11, 12. And David said to Abithai, and to all his servants, Behold, my fon, which canie forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? Let him alone, and let him curse ; for the Lord hath bidden him. It may be that the Lord will look on mine affliction, and that the Lord will require me good for his curling this day. Micah vii. 8, 9. Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I lie in darkness, the Lord thall be a light unto me. I will bear the indigoation of the Lord, because I have lioned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness. My fafely: Psalm ix. 9, 10. The Lord also will be a refuge for the opprefied, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name, will put their trust in thee : for thou, Lord, halt not forsaken them that seek thee. Verse 16. The Lord is known by the judgment which he execuieth; the wicked is (nared in the work of his own hands. Higgajon, Selah.

Their flanders cannot work my shame, I
Their vile reproaches raise my name; 2
In peace with Heav'n my soul can dwell,
Even when they damn me down to hell. 3
Their fury.can't the treaty harm, 4
Their paflion does my pity warni; 5
Their inadness only calms my blood ; 6

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By doing hurt, they do me good. 7
They are my furdid slaves I wot;
My drudges, though they know it not: 8

1 Psalm xxxi. 13, 14. For I have heard the flander of many ; fear was on every side, while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life. But I trusted in thee, O Lord : I laid, Thou art my God.

2 1 Pet. iv. 14. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye : for the Spirit of glory and of God refteth upon you: on their part he is evil Spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

3 Numb xxiii. 7, 8. And Balaam took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab halh brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the eart, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel. How shall I cutle, whong God hath not curled? or how shall I defy, whom the Lord hath not defied ! Verse 23. Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination againit Ifrael: according to this time it thall be faid of Jacob, and of Israel, What hath God wrought !

4 Prov. xxvi. 2. As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curle causeless shall not come.

5 I Per. ifi. 8. 9. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another; love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous ; not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise, blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye ihould inherit a blefling.

6 Plalm lxix. 12, 13. They that fit in the gate speak against me ; and I was the song of the drunkards. But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: 0 God, in the multude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy falvation.

7 Gen. 1. 20. See figure 6. p. 214. Esther ix. 20,-25. And Mordecai wrote these things, and sent letters unto all the Jews that were in all the provinces of the king Ahaluerus, both nigh and far, to Itablish this among them, 'thiae they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same yearly : as the days wherein the Jews retted from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from forrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day : that they thould make them days of fealtng and joy, and of lending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor. And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them. Because Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had advised against the Jews to destroy them, and had calt Pur (that is, the lot) 10 consume them, and to destroy them: but when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters, that his wicked device which he devised against the Jews, Thould return upon his own head, and that he and his fons should be hanged on the gallows.

8 Jer. xxv. 8, 9. Therefore thus faith the Lord of hosts, Because ye have not beard my words, Behold, I will lend and take all the families of the north, faith the Lord, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon my fervant, and will bring them againit this land, and againlt the inhabiiants thereof, and ayant all these nations rouod about, and will utterly deitroy them, and make them an altonishment, and en hilling, and perpetual deiolations. Verle 12. And 3 Plalm 1x. 8. Moab is my walh.pot,, &c.

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. PART III. They act to me a kindly part, With little kindness in their heart. I They sweep my outer-house when foul, Yea, wash my inner filth of foul : 2 They help to purge away my blot, For Moab is my washing-pot. 3

SECT. XIV. The Mystery of the BELIEVER's Pardon and Security frem

revenging Wrath, notwitbstanding bis Sin's Defert. I Though from condemnation free,

Find fuch condemnables in me,

it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, faith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations. Ila. x. 5, 6. O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indigoa. tion. I will send him against an hypocritical nation; and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and io tread them down like the mire of the ftrecis Verse 1 2. Wherefore it Shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion, and on Jerusalem, I will punith the fruit of the stour heart of the king of AfTyria, and the glory of his high looks. And xliv. 24. 28. Thus faith the Lord thy Redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord--that faish of Cyrus, He is niy shepherd, and thall perform all my pleasure, even saying to Jerusalem. Thou tak be built ; and to the temple, Tty foundations fhall be laid. And xlv. 1. Thus faiih the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whole right hand I have bolden, to subdue nations before him: and I will loole the loins of kings to open before him the two-leaved gates, and the gates thall not be shut. Verle 4. For Jacob my seri ant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name : I have lir-named thee, though tliou hast not known me.

i Matth. v. 10,--12. Blesed are they which are persecuted for righteous. ness-fake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blefed are ye when men tball revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you fallely for my fake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so perfecuted they the prophets which were before you. Luke vi. 22, 23. Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they thall feparace you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out you name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. "Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets,

2 Ila. iv. 3.-- 5. And it ihall come to pass, that lie that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, fhall he called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: when the Lord thall have washed away the filih of the daughters of Zion, and thall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the mid thereof, by the Spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning

And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her asleniblies a cloud, and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night : for upon all the glory fhall be a defence. And xxvii.9. By this therefore Thall the iniquity of Jacob be purged, and this is all the fruit to take away his lin; when he maketh all the itones of the altar as chalk. fones that are beaten in funder, the groves and images thall not stand up.

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As make more heavy wrath my due
Than falls on all the damned crew. I
But though my crimes deserve the pit,
I'm no more liable to it;
Remiffion, seal'd with blood and death,
Secures me from deserved wrath. 2
And having now a pardon free,
To hell obnoxious cannot be,
Nor to a threat, except * anent

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Paternal wrath and chastisement. 3
My soul may oft be fill'd indeed
With flavish fear and hellish dread: 4
This from my unbelief does spring, 5
My faith speaks out some better thing.
Faith sees no legal guilt again,
Though sin and its desert remain: 6.

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i Rom. viii. s. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jefus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. And vů, 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 nor. 1 Tim. i. 15, 16. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to fave finners ; of whom I am chief. lin.

; beit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jelus Christ might new forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to everlasting life.

2 Gal. iii. 13. Christ 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. Rom. v. 9. Much more then being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Eph. i. 7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of lins, according to the riches of his grace.

3 i Thes. i. 10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus which delivered us from the wrath to come. Isa. liv.9, 10. For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noab should no more go over the earth ; so have I sworn, that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the co@nant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord, thac harh mercy on thee. Psalna lxxxix. 30,–33. If his children forsake my law, and , walk not in my judgments; if they break my ftatuces, and keep not my commandments: then will I visit their transveslion with the rod, and their inis quity with stripes. Nevertheless, my loving-kindness will I got utterly take from him, nor luffer my faithfulness to fail.

4 Mat. xiv, 26. And when the disciples faw Jesus walking on the sea, they were troubled, faying, It is a spirit ; and they cried out for fear.

5 Mark iv. 40. And Jesus said unto his disciples, Why are ye so fearful? How is it that

ye

have no faith? 6 Rom. vii. 6. But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of fpirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. Chap. viii. 3. 4. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the fleth, God DID, sending his own Son in the likeness

Some hidden wonders hence refult;
I'm full of sin, yet free of guilt ; I
Guilt is the legal bond or knot,
That binds to wrath and vengeance hot; z
But fin may be where guilt's away,
And guilt where sin could never stay,
Guilt without any fin has been,
As in my Surety may be seen;
· The elect's guilt upon him came,
Yet still he was the boly Lamb. 3
Sin without guilt may likewise be,
As may appear in pardon'd me :
For though my sin, alas ! does stay,
Yet pardon takes the guilt away. 4
Thus freed I am, yet still involv'd;
A guilty sinner, yet absolv'd : 5
Though pardon leave no guilt behind,
Yet fin's desert remains I find. 6

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of finful Aesh, and for sin condemned fin in the filesh : that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

1 Rom. vii. 14. For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, fold under fin. Chap. viii. 33, 34. Who Thall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifierh: who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea, rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right-hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

2 Deut. xxvii. 26. Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law, to do them : and all the people shall fay, Amen. Rom. i. 18. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness, and unrighteoulness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.

3 Isa. liii. 6. The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Heb. vü. 26. For such an High-priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from finners.

Rom. vii. 24. O wietched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? Axs xiii. 38, 39. Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of fins : and by him all that believe, are justified from all things, froin which ye could not be justified by the law of Moles.

5 Rom. ii. 19. Now we know, that what things foever the law faith, it faith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemprion that is in Jesus Christ.

6 Rom. iv. 6,-8. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom the Lord impureth righteousness without works, saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiver, and whose fins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute fin. Psalm li. 3, 4. For I acknow. ledge my transgrellions: and my lin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy fight : that thou mightst be justi. fied when thou speakest, and be clear when thou jodgelt. And cxiii. 2. O Lord, enter not into judgment with thy fervant: for in rhy fight thall no man living be justified.

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