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as well as willing. Your faith is not to be acted in the sense of felf-ability and sufficiency, but in the sense of self-inability and insufficiency. Our sufficiency is of God, falvation is of God, “ All things are of God," 2 Cor. V. 18. “ who hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation,' and given to you this word of salvation : and it contains all your salvation. And if any part of it were left to you, it would not contain all your salvation. What you cannot do, this salvation can: therefore receive it, and bless God for it, that to you is the word of this falvation fent.




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The Believer's perfea beauty, free ac- Thy hungry foul may hopeful wait,

ceptance, and full security, through Thy Husband gives thee meat. the imputation of Christ's perfe& Thy money, merit, pow'r, and pelf, righteousness, thougb imparted Were {quander'd by thy fall; grace be imperfe&t.

Yet, having nothing in thyself,

Thy Husband is thy all.
Happy foul, JEHOVAR's bride, Law.precepts, threats, may both befet

The Lamb's beloved spoufe, To crave of thee their due;
Strong consolation's flowing tide But justice for thy double debt
Thy Husband thee allows.

Thy Husband did purfue. In thee, though, like thy father's race, Though justice fern as much belong By nature black as hell;

. As mercy to a God; Yet now, fo beautify'd by grace, Yet justice suffer'd here no wrong, Thy Husband loves to dwell,

Thy Husband's back was broad. Fair as the moon thy robes appear, He bore the load of wrath alonc, While graces are in dress:

That mercy might take vent; Clear as the sun, while found to wear Heav'n's pointed arrows all upon

Thy Husband's righteousness. Thy Husband's heart were spent. Thy moon-like graces, changing much, No partial pay could justice ftill, Have here and there a spot :

No farthing was retrench'd; Thy fun-like glory is not such, . Vengeance exacted all, until Thy Husband changes not.

Thy Husband all advanc'd. T'hy white and ruddy vesture fair He paid in liquid golden red, Outvies the rofy leaf;

Each mite the law requir'd, For 'mong ten thousand beauties rare Till, with a loud, 'Tis finished, Thy Husband is the chief.

Thy Husband's breath expir’d. Cloth'd with the sun, thy robes of light No process more the law can 'tent ; The morning rays outshine ;

Thou stand'st without its verge, The lamps of heaven are not so bright, And may 'It at pleasure now present Thy Husband decks thee fine.

Thy Husband's full discharge. Though hellish finoke thy duties sain, Though new-contracted guilt beget And fin deform thee quitc,

New fears of divine ire; Thy Surety's merit makes the clean, Yet fear thou not, though drowa'd in Thy Husband's beauty white.

deb, Thy pray’rs and tears, nor pure, nor Thy Husband is the payer. good,

God might in rigour thee indite But vile and loathesome feem; Of highest crimes and faws; Yet gain, by dipping in his blood, But on thy head no curse can light, Thy Husband's high eleem.

Thy Husband is the cause. No fear thou starve, though wants be great,

Cbrift In him thou art complete:

When bleeding wounds, to ease thy Cbrift the Believer's Friend, Prophet, imart, Priest, King, Defence,Guide, Guard,

Thy Husband's blood is balm. Help, and Henler.

Truit creatures, nor to help thy thrall,

Nor to afluage thy grief; DEAR soul, when all the human race

Ule means, but look beyond them all, Lay welt'ring in their gore,

Thy Husband's thy relief. Valt numbers in that dismal cale

If Heav'n prescribe a bitter drug, Thy Husband passed o'er.

Fret not with froward will; But pray, why did he thousands pass,

re This carriage may thy cure prorogue; And fet his heart on thee?

Thy Husband wants no skill. The deep, the searchless reason was,

in was He sees the fore, he knows the cure Thy Husband's love is free.

Will most adapted be; 'The forms of favour, names of grace,

'Tis then most reasonable, sure, And offices of love,

Thy Husband choose for thee. Ho bears for thee, with open face,

Friendship is in his chastisements, Thy Husband's kindneis prove.

And favour in his frowns; 'Gainit darkness black, and error blind. Thence judge not then, in heavy Thou halt a sun and Thield;

plaints, And to reveal the Father's mind,

Thy Husband thee disowns. Thy Husband-Prophet seal'd.

The deeper his sharp lancet go, He likewise, to procure thy peace,

In ripping up thy wound, And save from fin's arrest,

The more thy healing thall unto
Resign'd himself a sacrifice;

Thy Husband's praise redound
Thy Husband is thy Priest.
And that he might thy will tubjed,

And sweetly captive bring,
Thy lins subdue, his throne crect, Christ the Believer's wonderful Porn
Thy Husband is thy King.

Jician and wealthy Friend. Though num'rous and allaulting foes,

Thy joyful peace may mar, KIND Jesus empties whom he'll fill, And thou a thousand battles lose,

Caits down whom he will raise ; Thy Husband wins the'war. He quickens whom he seems to kill; Hell's forces, which thy mind ap- Thy Husband thus gets praise, pall,

When awful rods are in his hand, His arm can foon dispatch;

There's mercy in bis mind;
How strong foe'er, yet for them all. When clouds upon his brow do stand,

Thy Husband's more than match. Thy Husband's heart is kiod.
Though recret lufts with hid contest, In various changes to and fro,
By heavy groans revealit,

He'll ever constant prove;
And devil's rage: yet, do their belt, Nor can his kindness come and go,
Thy Husband keeps the field.

Thy Husband's name is Love. When in defertion's ev’ning dark, His friends in most afflicted lot Thy sleps are apt to lide,

His favour most have felt; His conduct feek, his countel mark For when they're try'd in furnace hot, Thy Husband is thy guide.'

Thy Husband's bowels melt. In doubts, renouncing self-conceit, When he his bride or wounds or heals, His word and Spirit prize :

Heart-kindness does him more ; He never counsell'd wrong as yet, Aud wraps in frowns, as wellastiniles, Thy Husband is so wise.

Thy Husband's lalling love. When weak, thy refuge feeft at hand, In's hand no cure could ever fail, Yet cannot run the length ; .

Though of a hopeless state, "Tis present pow'r to understand He can in de prate cases lical,

Thy Husband is thy strength. Thy Husband's art's to great. When ihaking Storms annoy thy heart, The medicine he did prepare His word commands a calm :

Can't fail to work for good:


O balsam pow'rful, precious, rare, The charges could not be abridgd
Thy Husband's fa red blood;

But on these noble terms.
Which freely from his broached breaft Which zl chat prize are hogg'd amidst
Gulh'd out like pent-up fire.

Thy Husband's folded arms. His cures are best, his wages least, When law condemns, and justice too Thy Husband takes no hire.

To prison would thee hale ; Thou hast no worth, no might, no As fureties kind for bankrupts do,

His favour to procure (good, Thy Husband offers bail.
But fee his store, his pow'r, his blood; God on these terms is reconcila,
Thy Husband's never poor.

And thou his heart haft won; Himself he humbled wondrously In Christ thou art his favour'd child, Once to the lowest pitch,

Thy Husband is his Son. That bankrupts through his poverty Vin dictive wrath is whole appeas'd, Thy Husband might enrich.

'Thou need'It not then be mov'd; His treasure is more excellent

In Jefus always be's well pleas'd, Than hills of Ophir gold;

Thy Husband's his Belou'd. In telling store were ages spent, What can be laid unto thy charge,

Thy Husband's cann't be told. When God does not condemn ? All things that fly on wings of fame, Bills of complaint though foes enlarge,

Compar'd with this, are drofs; Thy Husband answers them. For searchless riches in his name When fear thy guilty mind confounds, Thy Husband's doth ingrofs.

Full comfort this may yield; The great IMMANUEL, God-Man, Thy ransom-bill with blood and wounds Includes such store divine ;

Thy Husband kind has feal'd. Angels and faints will never scan His promise is the fair extract Thy Husband's golden mine.

Thou hast at hand to shew; He's full of grace and truth indeed, Stem justice can no more exact, Of Spirit, merit, might;

Thy Husband paid its due. Of all the wealth that bankrupts need No terms he left thee to fulfil, Thy Husband's heir by right.

No clog to mar thy faith; Though hear'n's his thronc, he came His bond is sign’d, his latter-will from thence

Thy Husband's feal'd by death. To seek and save the lost :

The great condition of the band
Whatever be the vast expence,

Of promise and of bliss,
Thy Husband's at the cost.

Is wrought by him, and brought to
Pleas'd to expend each drop of blood, hand,
That fill'd his royal veins,

Thy Husband's righteousness. He frank the sacred victim stood ; When therefore press'd in time of

Thy Husband spar'd no pains. To sue the promis'd good, (need His colt immense was in thy place, Thou hast no more to do but plead Thy freedom cost his thrall;

Thy Husband's sealing blood.
Thy glory cost him deep disgrace, This can thee more to God commend,
Thy Husband paid for all.

And cloudy wrath dispel,
Than e'er thy linning could offend;

Thy Husband vanquilh'd hell.
When vengeance seems, for broken

laws, Tre Believer's safety under the co- To light on thee with dread,

vert of Christ's utoning blood and Let Christ be umpire of thy caure : powerful intercefon.

'Thy Husband well can plead.

He pleads his righteousness, that WHEN Heav'n proclaim'd lot war brought and wrath,

All rents the law would crave ;
And fin increas'd the trife; Whate'er its precepts, threat'nings,
By rich obedience unto death,

Thy Husband bought thy life. Thy Husband fully gave.
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Did holiness in precepts stand, A cause fail'd never in his hand,
Ad for perfection call,

So strong his pleading is;
Julice in thrcat’nings duath demand? His Father grants his whole domand,
Th, Huiband gave it all.

Thy Husband's will is bis. His blood ile fiery law did quench, Holl-forces ali may rundazva, Its luminons neca not fare;

Accusers may combine; Tho't cite thee to Heav'n's awful Ye: fear thou not who art his frou, bench,

Thy Hulband's caute ist bine. Thy Husband's at the bar.

By folemn oath Jauovaa did This Advocate has much to say,

His prien hood ratify; His clients need not tear;

Let earth and hell then counterp.cau, For God the Father hears him ay, Thy Husband gains the plea.

Thy Husband hath his ear,


1. A Lamp ordained for God's Anointed.
Pfal. cxxxiii. 17.--I bave ordained a lamp for mine


II. The Angel's Seal set upon God's faithful Servants,

when hurtful Winds are blowing in the Church Mili

litant. Rev. vii. 1. 2. 3. -- And after these things, I saw four

angel: Jianding on the four corners.of the eart), bolding the four winds of the earth, that the wind Joulu not

blow on the enrib, nor on the fua, nor on any tree. And I faru únother ange!, afcending from the cat, having

the seal of the living God: and be cried with a lout voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to burt

the earth and the fine, Saying, Ljurt not the eart), nor the sea, nor the trees, til!

we have feared the servants of our God in their fore

heads. III. Chris considered as the Nail fastened in a fure

place, bearing all the Glory of his Father's House. Il. xxi. 24.-- And they all bang upon him all the glory

of bis Father's boule, all vejels of small quantity : from the vessels of cups, even to all me/els of fagens. 70

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