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as well as willing. Your faith is not to be acted in the sense of felf-ability and sussiciency, but in the sense of self-inability and insufficiency. Our sufficiency is of God, salvation 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 Galvation : and it contains all your salvation. And if any part of it were left to you, it would not contain all your salvation. What


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

ceptance, and full security, through Thy Husband gives the meat. the imputation of Christ's perfe& Thy money, merit, pow's, 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. O ,

Law.precepts, threats, may both beset 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 pursue. In thee, though, like thy father's race, Though justice ftern as much belong By nature black as hell;

As mercy to a God; Yet now, so 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 fun, while found to wear Heav'n's pointed arrows all upon

Thy Husband's righteousness. Thy Husband's heart were (pent. 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 fuch, Vengeance exacted all, until Thy Husband changes not.

Thy Husband all advanc'd. Thy white and ruddy vesture fair He paid in liquid golden red, Outvies the rofy leaf;

Each mice 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'lt at pleasure now present

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

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

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

God might in rigour thee indite But vile and loathesomefeem; Of highest crimes and flaws; Yet gain, by dipping in his blood, But on ihy head no curse can light, Thy Husband's high esteem.

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

Cbriß In him thou art complete:

When bleeding wounds, to caso tisy Cbrisl the Belicver's Friend, Prophet,

imart, Priest, King, Defence, Guide, Guard,

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

Trust creatures, nor to help thy thrall,

Nor to assuage thy grief;

Ufe means, but look beyond them , DEAR soul, when all the human race Lay welt'ring in their gore,

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

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

Fret not with froward will; But pray, why did he thousands pass, This carriage may thy cure prorogue; And set his heart on thee?

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

He fees the fore, he knows the core Thy Husband's love is free.

Will molt adapted be; The forms of favour, names of grace,

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

Thy Husband choose for thee. He bears for thee, with open face, Friendship is in his chastisements, Thy Husband's kindness

And favour in his frowns;

prove. 'Gainit darkness black, and error blind, Thence judge not then, in heavy Thou hast a sun and shield;

plaints, And to reveal the Father's mind,

Thy Husband thee disowns. Thy Husband-Prophet fealid.

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

In ripping up thy wound, And save from sin's arrelt,

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

Thy Husband's praise redounch Thy Husband is thy Priest. And that he might thy will fubje&t,

And sweetly captive bring, Thy fins subdue, his throne erect, Cbrisl the Believer's wonderful Peso Thy Husband is thy King.

fician and wealtby Friesd. Though num'rous and assaulting 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 his 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 kind. Though secret lusts with hid contelt, In various changes to and fro, By heavy groans reveal’il,

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 desertion's ev'ning dark,

His friends in most afflicted lot Thy lleps are ape to slide,

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

Thy Husband's bowels meit. In doubts, repouncing 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, And wraps in frowns, as wellasimiles, Thy Husband is so wise.

Thy Husband's lalling love. When weak, thy refuge feest 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 fp'rate cases local,

Thy Husband is thy ftrength. Thy Husband's art's so great. When thaking horms annoy thy heart, The medicine he did prepare His word commands a calm :

Can't fail to work for good:

O ba'fam pow'rful, precious, rare, The charges could not be abridg’d Thy Husband's facred blood;

But on these noble terms. Which freely from his broached breaft Which all that prize are hugg'd amidst Guih'd out like pent-up fire.

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

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

His favour to procure : [good, Thy Husband offers bail.
But see his store, his pow'r, his blood; God on these terms is reconcild,
Thy Husband's never poor.

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

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

Thou nccd'st not then be mov'd; His treasure is more excellent In Jesus always be's well pleas’d, Than hills of Ophir gold;

Thy Husband's his Belov'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 dross ; 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 saints will never scan His promise is the fair extract

Thy Husband's golden mine. Thou halt at hand to shew; He's full of grace and truth indeed, Stern 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 heax'n's his thronc, he came His bond is sign'd, his latter-will from thence

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

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

of promise and of bliss, Thy Husband's at the coll. Is wrought by him, and bronglit to Pleas'd to expend each drop of blood, hand, That fillid his royal veins,

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

Thy Husband spar'd no pains. To fue the promis'd good, (need His coft immense was in thy place, Thou hart 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 sinning could offend;

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

laws, Tie Believer's safety under the co

To light on thee with dread, vert of Christ's atoning blood and Let Chrilt be umpire of thy caure ; powerful intercefon.

Thy Husband well can plead.

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

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

fought, Thy Husband bought thy life.

Thy Huisband fully gave. VOL. III.


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Did holiness in precepts stand, A cause fail'd never in his hand,
A: d for perfiction call,

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

Thy Husband's will is his. His bloud the fiery law did qucach, HcH-forcsali may rendezvads, Its luminons neca notivare ;

Accusers may combine; Tho't cite thee :0 Heav'n's awful Ye: fcar thou not who ar: his frou, bench,

Thy Husband's caute is thine.
Thy Husband's at the bar. By folemn oath Jeuovaa did
This Advocate hus much to say, His prief hood ratify;
His clients need not Icar;

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 have ordained a lamp for mine



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

when hurtful Winds are blowing in the Church Mili

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

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

blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel, afcending from the call, kaving

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

the earth and the fea, Saying, L'urt not the eartl, nor the sea, nor the trees, till

we have sealed the servants of our God in their forebeads

III. Cbrit considered as the Nail fastened in a sure

place, bearing all the Glory of his Father's House. Il. xxii. 24.-- .nd they shall hang upon him all the glory

of bis Father's Boule, all vessels of small quantity : from the vessels of cups, even to all allels of fragons.


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