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I sleep, yet have a waking ear e ;
I'm blind and deaf, yet see and hear f:
Dumb, yet cry, Abba, Futler, plain g,
Born only once, yet born again h.
My heart's a mirror dim and bright i,
A compound frange of day and night k :

the Lord sitte!h King for ever. And Ixxxix. 9. Thou rulest the raging of the sea : when the waves thereof arise, thou Aillest them. Rom. viii. 28. And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Song v. 2. I fleep, but my beart waketh : it is the voice of my Beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my filter, my love, my dove,' my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my lacks with the drops of the night.

f Ifa. xlii: 19, 19. Hear, ye deaf, and look, ye blind, that ge may

fee. Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant? And xxxv. 5. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ear's of ebe deaf shall be unstopped.

& lfa. xxxv. 6. Then shall--the tongue of the dumb fing: for in the wilderness, shall waters break out, and streams ir the desart. Rom. viii. 15. For ye have not received the fpirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba Father.

h John iii. 3,-6. Jesus answered and said unto him, (Nicodemus), Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus faith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old ? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born ? Jesus answered, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter ipto the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh, is fleh : and that which is born of the Spirit, is fpirit.

i Lam. V. 17. For this our heart is faint, for these things. our eyes are dim. Ifa. xxxii. 3. And the eyes of them that fee, shall not be dim, &c.

k Zech. xiv, 7. But shall be one day, which shall be

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Of dung and di’mond's, dross and gold.l;
Of summer heat, and winter cold m.
Down like a stone I fink and diven,
Yet daily upward foar and thrive o:
To heavin i dy, to earth. I tend p;

Still better grow, yet never mend q.
known to the Lord, not day, nor night: bat it shall come to
pass, that at evening time it shall be light.

| Mal. ii. 3. Behold I will corrupt your feed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn fealts, and one thall take you away with it. Phil. iii. 8. Yea doubre less and I count all things but loss; for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffer. ed the lols of all things, and do count them but dung that I may win Christ. Isa. Ixii.

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Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Ifa. i.

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And I will turn my hand upon thee; and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tirr. Job xxiii. 1o. God knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

The Psalm xxxix 3. My heart was hot within me, while F was musing the fire burned. Luke xxiv. 32. And they said one to another, Did not our hearts burn within us, white he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the fcriptures ? Matth. xxiv. 12. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Rev. ii.

4. Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

in Pfal. xlii. 6, 7. O my God, my foul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordanj and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

Deep calleth unto deep, at the noise of thy water-spouts : all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

o Psal. xlii. 8, 9. Yet the Lord will command his loving kindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. I will say unto God my rock, Why halt thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?u

1. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquiered smithin me? hope thou-in God, for I will yet praise him, who is

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My heav'n and glory's sure to me,
Though thereof feldom fure I be r:
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God is my glorys, I am his s.
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God. p Col. iii. 1, 2. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Chrift ftteth on the right hand of God. Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth. Psal. xliv. 25. Our soul is 'bowed down to the dast: our belly cleaveth unto the earth. 9

Hos. xiv. 5. I will be as the dew onto Israel ; he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. 0. 7. They that dwell under his shadow shall return, they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine : che scent thereof Thall be as the wine of Lebanon. Phil. iii. 12, 13, 14. Not' as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended : but this one thing I do, forget. ting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Rom. vii. 23, 24. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of fin, which is in my members. O wretched man that Lam, who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

John xiv. 2, 3. In my Father's house are many manfions ; if it were not so, I would have told you : I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also. 2 Pet. i. 10. Wherefore the rather brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure. Heb. iv. 1. Let us therefore fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

s Plal. iii. 3. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me ; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. Ifa. lx. 19. The sun Thall be no more thy light by day, neither for brightness shall the mdon give light upto thee, but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

s Isa. xlvi. 13. I will place salvation in Zion for Ifrae!

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My life's exposd to open view t,
Yet closely hid and known to few u.
Some know my place, and whence I came,
Yet neither whence, nor where I am v.
I live in earth, which is not odd;
But lo, I also live in God w:
A Spirit without flefh and blood,
Yet with them both to yield me food %.
I leave what others live upon,
Yet live I not on bread alone ;
But food adapted to my mind,

Bare words, yet not on empty wind my glory. 2 Cor. viii. 23. Whether do any enquire of Tstus, he is my partner, and fellow.helper concerning you: or our brethren be inquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.

+ Pfal. xliv. 13. Thou makest us a reproach to our neigh bours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us. 4 Col. üi.

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Your life is bid with Christ in God. v John iii. 9, 10. Nicodemus answered and said upto hin, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowelt not these things? Prov. xiv. 1o. The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. John iv. ib. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to

God is love ; and he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth is God, and God in him.

w Gal. ii. 20. I am crucified with Chrift: Neverthelefs I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me : and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me,

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himself for me. x John iv. 24. God is a Spirit, and they that worship him, mult worship him in Spirit and in truth. And vi. 53, 54, 55. Then Jesus said unto them, [the Jews], Verily, verily I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink' his blood, ye have no life in you.

Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life, and I will rail him

up at the last day. For my felh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed,

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I'mi no Anthropopagite rude, Though fed with human fleth and blood; But live superlatively fine, My food's all spirit, all divine %. I feast on fulness night and day a, Yet pinch'd for want I pine away , My leanness, leanness, ah ! I cry c; Yet fat and full of sap am I d. y Matth. iv. 4: But Jesus answered and said [unto the tempter], It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Jer. xv. 16. Thy words were found, and I did eat them ; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart, for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.

2 John vi. 57, 58. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father': so he that eateth me, even be shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven : not as your fathers did cat manna, and are dead : he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. v. 63. It is the Spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.

a Ifa. xxv. 6. And in this rountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. Pfal. i. 2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

6 Isa. xli, 17. When the poor and needy feek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. Plal. xl. 17. But I am poor and needy, yet the Lord thinketh upon me : thou art my help and my deliverer, make no tarrying, O my God.

c Ifa. xxiv. 16. From the uttermolt part of the earth have we heard fongs, even glory to the righteous: but I said, My Jeanness, my leanness, wo unto me: the treacherous dealers have dealt treacheroufly; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.

d Pfal. xcii. 13, 14. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord, shall Aourish in the courts of our God. They shall

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