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With meat and drink indeed I'm blestir,
Yet feed on hunger, drink on thirsts.
My hunger brings a plenteous store s,

My plenty makes me hunger more t.
Strange is the place of my abode,
I dwell at home, I dwell abroad u.;

xxvi. 8. 9. Yea in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee; the desire of our souls is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee. With my soul have I desir. ed thee in the night, yea, with my spirit within me will I seek chee early.

John vi. 55. For my felh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

Job xxix. 2, 3, 4. Oh that I were as months past, as in in the days when God preserved me; when his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through dark ness : as I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle. Plalm lxxvii. 10, 11, 12. I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High, I will remember the works of the Lord : surely I will remem. ber thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. Song v. 8. I charge you, O daugh. 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 breasts of my mother! when I Thould find thee without, I would kiss thee, yea, I should not be despised.

s Matth. v. 6. Bleffed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteoufness, for they shall be filled.

t 2 Cor. v. 2. For in this we groan earnestly, defiring to be clothed


with our house which is from heaven. Phil. i. 23.

For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire 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 de light, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the, and his banner over me was love. Stay me with flaggons, comfort me with apples; for I am sick of love.

u 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? Pfal. xc. 1. Lord thou hast been our dwellin


I am not where all men may fee,
But where I never yet could be v.
I'm full of hell w, yet full of heav'n x;
I'm still upright y, yet still unev'ı z;
Imperfect a, yet a perfect faint b;
I'm ever poor c, yet never want d.
No mortal eyes sees God and lives e,
Yet fight of him my soul revives f.

place in all generations. And xci. 1. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High, shall 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.

v Isa. xxxiii. 16. He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munition of rocks. Eph. ii. 6. And hath raised us up together, and made us fit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. W. Eccl. ix.

3. The heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead,

* Eph. ii. 19. And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

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

* Ezek. xviii. 25. Hear now, O house of Israel, are not your ways unequal.

a Rev. iii. 2. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die : for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

b 1 Cor. ii. 6. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect, &c.

c Psalm xl. 17. But I am poor and needy, yet the Lord thinketh upon me.

d Pfalm xxiii. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. And xxxiv. 10. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger; but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

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

f John vi. 40. And this is the will of him that fent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may

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I live best when I see most bright g;
Yet live by faith, and not by fight h.
I'm lib'ral i, yet have nought to spare k;
Most richly cloth'd l, yet stript and bare 111.
My stock is risen by my fall n;

For, having nothing, I have all o. have everlasting lief. Chap. XX. 20. Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord.

g 2 Cor. iii. 18. But we all with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the fame image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. Chap. iv 6. For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, bath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

h Gal. ii. 20. I am crucified with Chrift: Nevertheless I live : yet not l, but Christ liveth in me; and the life which' I now live in the Aesh, 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 fight.

i Psalm xxvii. 21. The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; but the righteous fheweth mercy, and giveth.

k Zeph. iii. 12. I will also leave in the midit of thee an af. flicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord.

| Ifa. Ixi. io. I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul thall be joyful in my God, for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

m Ezek. xvi. 7. I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments : thy breasts are fashioned and thine hair is grown, whereas thou was naked and bare. Rey, iii.

17. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.

* Rom. viii. 28. And we know that all things work toge. ther for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


I'm sinful p, yet I have no finq;
All spotted o'er r, yet wholly clean f.
Blackness and beauty both I share.
A hellish black, a heav'nly fair s.
The're of the dev’l, who sin amain t,
But I'm of God, yet sin retain u:
This traitor vile the throne assumes v,
Prevails, yet never overcomes w.
I'm without guile, an Isra’lite x,
Yet like a guileful hypocrite y;

o 2 Cor. vi. 10.-as having nothing, and yet poffefling all things.

p Rom. vii. 14. For we know that the law is spiritual ; but I am carnal, fold under sin. v. 24.0 wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death? . 9

Numb. xxiii. 21. He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel.

i John iii. 9. Whosoever is born of God, doth not commit (in; for his feed remaineth in him: and he cannot fin, because he is born of God.

✓ Psalm xiv. 3. They are all gone aside, they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doth good, no not one.

Song iv. 7. Thou art all fair, my love, there is no spot in thee.

s Song i. 5. I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. v. 15. Behold thou art fair, my love; behold thou art fair, thou hast doves eyes.

ti John iii. 8. He that committeth fin, is of the devil; for the devil finneth from the beginning.

u 1 John i. 8. If we say that we have no lin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

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

W Pfalm Ixv. 3. Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away. Rom. vi. 14. For fin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

* John i. 47. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and faith

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Maintaining truth in th’inward part 2,
With falsehood rooted in my heart a.
Two masters, sure, I cannot ferve b,
But must from one regardless swerve ;
Yet self is for my master known c,
And Jesus is my Lord alone d.
I seek myself incessantly ex

Yet daily do myfelf deny f. of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile.* Pfal. xxxii. 2. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord im. puteth-not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

y Psalm xix. 1.2. Who can understand his errors ? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

z Pfalm li, na Behold thou desiresttruth in the inward parts ; and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

a Matth. xv. 19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false-witness, blafphemies.

b-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

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c Hof. x. 1. Israel is an empty vine, he bringth 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 Jefus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

d Ifa. xxvi. 13. O Lord our God, other lords besides thee have had dominion 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. e Jam. iv. a. Ye ask and receive not, because ye

ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lufts. Jer. xlv. 2, 5. Thus faith the Lord the God of Israel unto thee, O Baruch, And seekelt thou great things for thyself? Seek them not ; for behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, faith the Lord: but thy life will I give unto thee for a

prey, in all places whither thou goeft.

Matth. xvi. 24. See letter


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