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Hence though I am, as well I know,
A debtor c, yet I nothing owe d.
My creditor has nought to say e,
Yet never had I aught to pay f.
He freely pardon'd ev'ry mite g,
Yet would no single farthing quit h.
Hence ev'ry bliss that falls to nie

Is dearly bought, yet wholly free i. wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared for me: in burnt pfferings, and facrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure; then faid I, Lo, I come (in the volume of thy book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. Eph. v. 2. Chrift hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet sinelling favour.

c Matth. vi. 12. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

d Rom. iii. 24, 25. Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Chrift: whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousnels for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of Godi Heb. X. 14. For by cne offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

e Rom. viii. 33, 37. 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 intercesfion for us.

f Rom. v. 5. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. N. 8. But God con. mendeth his love towards us, in that while we were yet ling ners, Christ died for us.

Ads xiii. 38, 39: Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of Gius: and by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Mofes.

b Rom. iii. 24, 25. See letter d. Chap. viii. 22. He spared not his own Son, but delivered him for us all. 2 Pet i. 18, 19. For as much as ye know that ye were not

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All pardon that I need I have,
Yet daily pardon need to crave k.
The law's arreft keeps me in awe l,
But yet 'gainst me there is no law m.
Though truth my juft damnation crave n;
Yet truth's engag'd my soul-to fave o.
My whole salvation comes by this,

Fair truth and morcy's mutual kifs p: redeemed with corruptable things, as silver and gold, from your vaió conversation received by tradition from your fathers : but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot. Eph. i. 7. In whom we have re. demption through his blood, the forgiveness of fins, according to the riches of his grace.

2. Tim. i. 9. Who hath fav. ed us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus-before the world began.

Psalm ciii . 3. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who heal. eth all thy diseases. And XXV“II. For thy naine's fake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it is very great. Luke xi. 4. And forgive us our r-fios; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.

Dan ix 19. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not for thise own fake, O my God; for thy city, and thy people are called by rhy name.

lePfalm cxix. 120. My flesh trembleth for fear of thee, and I am afraid of thy judgments. Rom. vii. 9. I was alive with out the law once: but when the commandment came, fin re• vived, and I died.

then that which is good, 'made death unto me? God forbid. But fin, that it might: appear fin, working death in me by that which is good ; that lip by the commandment might become exceeding finful., m Gal. v

V. 23. The fruit of the Spirit isomeekness, temperance, against such there is no law, 1 Tim. i. 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, &c.

7. Ezek: xviii. .4. The foul that fioneth, it shall die.

o i Tim. i. 15. This is a faithful layiog, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save fins pers; of whom I am chief..

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Law-breakers, ne'er its curse have miss’d;
But I ne'er kept it, yet am bless'd q
I can't be justify'd by it r,
And yet it. can't but me acquit f.
I'm not oblig'd to keep it more so
Yet more oblig'd than e'er before t.
P: Psalm 1xxxv. 10. Mercy and truth are met together";
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

q Gal. ii. 10. As many as are of the works of the law are under the curfe: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. v. 13, 14. 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: that the blessiag of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jé. fus Chrift; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

- Rom. iii. 20; Therefore by the deeds of the law; there fhall no flesh be justified in his fight for by the law is the know. ledge of lin. Gal...i. 16. Knowing that a man is not juftified by the works of the law, but by the faith.of Jesus Chrift, even we have believed in Jesus Chrift: that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall ao flesh be justified. Chap. iii. 11. But that no man is justified by the law in the light of God, it is evideot: for, the just shall live by faith.

s Rom. viii: 1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. v. 3, 4. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flelh, God did, sending his own Son, in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for fin condemned fin in the ftesh; that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 Cor. y. 21.. For he hath made him to be an for us, who knew no fin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. - Rom. iii. 26. To delare, I say, at this time his righteousness; that he might be juft, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. & 's Rom. vi. 17. Sin ihall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Gal. v. 1-4. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has mad

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By perfect doing life I find 11,
Yet da and live no more me bind v.
These terms no change can undergo,
Yet sweetly chang'd they are w: for lo,
My doing caus'd my life *, but now

My life's the cause that makes me do y. us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. For, I teltify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

* Rom. vi. 1, 2, What shall we say then ? shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid : howhall we that are dead ro fin, live any longer therein ?

U 15: What then? shall we fin, because we are not under the law, but uo. der grace? God forbid.

u Rom. v. 17, 18, 19. They which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reiga in life by one, Jesus Christ. By the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon

all men unto justification of life.-By the obedience of one fhall many be made righteous.

o Rom. x.5-9. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doth those things, Thall live by them. Bat the righteousness which is of faith, speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven?, that is, to bring Christ down from above); or, who shali descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead); but what faith it! The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart : that is the word of faith which we preach, l'hat if thou fhal confess with thy mouth the Lord Jeíus, and thalt believe in thine heart, that.. God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. w Rom. iii

. 31. Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid; yea, we establish the law.

* Rom. x. s. See ietter v. y Jobn xiv. 19. Because I live ye Mall rive also. Chap. 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. Rom. vii. 4. Wherefore, my brech,

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Though works of righteousness I store z,
Yet righteousness of works abhor a;
For righteousness without a flaw
Is righteousness without the law b.
In duty's way I'm bound to lie C,
Yet out of duties bound to fly d:
Hence merit I renounce with shame 6,

Yet right to life by merit claim f. ren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Chrift: that should be married to another, even to him who is rais. ed from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. Ezek. xxxvi. 27. And I will put my spirit within you,

and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judg: meots, and do them.

z Phil. i. 11. Being filled with the fruits of righteousaels, which are by Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of God.

a Phil. ii. 9. And be found in him, not having mine owo righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith. Ifa. Ixiv. 6. All our righteousnefles are as filthy rags. Rom.

. 6. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man-unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works..

6 Rom. iii. 20, 21, 22. Therefore by the deeds of the law there Thall no flesh be justified in his light; 'for by the law is the knowledge of lin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all, and upon all them that believe ; for there is no difference. c Prov, yiii.

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Blessed is the man that heareth me, watch. ing daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

d Ifa. lvii. 12. I. will declare thy righteousness, and thy works, for they fhall not profit thee. Luke xvii. 10. When ye laall, have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servaats: we have done that which was our duty to do.

e Psalm xvi. 2. O.my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou Lord; my goodness extendeth not to thee. Ezek xxxvi. 32. Not for your fakes de I this, faith the Lord God,

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