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SECT. XI.

The mystery of CHRIST, bis names, natures, and

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Y Lord, appears ; awake, my foul,

Admire his name, the Wonderful a,
An infinite' and finite mind b,
Eternity and time conjoin'de.
The everlasting Father styl'd,
Yet lately born, the virgin's child da

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tby fervant: for I do not forget thy commandments.

Heb. x. 39. Bat we are not of them who draw back un to perdition; but of them that believe, to the Taving of the soul. Pfal. xc. 3. Thou turneft man to deftru&ion; and fayelt,

chiidren of men. * John v. 24. Verily verily 1 fay unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath evero lasting life, and shall not come unto condemnation : but is paf. fed from death unto life. Rev. jij, 21. To him that overcom. eth will I giant to fit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am fet down with my father in his throne. And xxi. 5. And there shall be no night there, and they need no candle, neither light of the fun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

a Ifa. ix. 6. For unto us a child is born, unto us a fon is given, and the goverment shall be upon his shoulder : and his name shall be called Wonderful.

6 Pfal. cxlvii. 5. Great is our Lord, and of great power his understanding is infinite. Luke ii. 52. And Jefus increaf ed in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and mad.

e Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God fent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law.

d lfa. ix. 6. For unto us a child is born and his name Thall be called. The everlasting Father. Matth. i. 23. Beold, a virgin fhall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son,

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Nor father he, nor mother had,
Yet full with both relations clad e.
His titles differ and accord,
As David's son, and David's Lord f:
Through earth and hell how conqu’ring rode

The dying man, the rising God g!
and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpre.
Led, is, God with us.
Heb. vii.

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For this Melchisedec-without father, without mother, without defcent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life ; but made like unto the Son of God, abideth a priest continually. Luke ii, 48, 49. And when they saw him, they were amazed : and his mother said unto him, Son, why halt thou so dealt with us ? behold, thy father and I have sought thee forrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye fought me? wilt ye not that I must be about Father's business?

f Matth. xxii. 41,-45. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Chrilt ? whole son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. He faith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy-footstool ? If David then call hina Lord, how is he his son, &c.

& Matth. xxi. 5. Tell ye the daughters of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and fitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. 0.8, 9. And a very great nultitude spread their garments in the way: others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

And the multitude that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David : bleffed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the feats of them that sold doves. Col. ii. is. And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a thew of them openly, triumphing over them in it (his cross]. Rom. iy. 25. Jesus our Lord was deliver. ed for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

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My nature is corruption doom'd h:
Yet when my nature he affum'd, sa
He nor on him (to drink the brook) i
My person nor corruption took k.
Yet he affum'd my fin and guilt 1,
For which the noble blood was fpilt.
Great was the guilt o'erflowing flood,

The creature's and Creator's blood m! Eph. iv. 8, Wherefore he (David) faith, When he ascended np on high, he led captiviry captive, and gave gifts unto men. Rom. i. 4. Jesus Christ our Lord was declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the refurrection from the dead.

5 Eph. iv. 22. Put off concerning the former conversatioti, the old man which is corrupt, according to the deceitful lusts.

i Pfal. cx. 7. He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

k Rom. viii. 3. God fent his own Son, in the likeness of finful fesh, and for fin condemned fin in the flesh. John i. 14. And the Word was made flesh, aad dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Fa. ther) full of grace and truth. Luke i. 3 ;. And the angel anfwered and faid unto Mary, The Holy Ghost shall come u. pon thee, and the power of the flighest Thall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee, shall be called the son of God. Heb. ii. 16. For verily, he took not on him the nature of angels: but he took on hin the seed of Abraham. And vii. 25, 27. For such an High Prielt be. came us, who is holy, harmless, undefled, separate from lia. ners, and made higher than the heavens ; who needeth pot daily, as those high priests, to offer up facrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's : for efis he did ance, when he offered

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himself. I lsa Hii. 5, 6. All we like Meep have gone astray: we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord hath Haid on him the iniquity of us all. 2 Cor. v. 2. God hath made Christ to be lin for us, who knew no fin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Matth. XX. 28. The Son of man came to give his life a ransom for many.

m Rom, iïii 25. Whom God hath fei forth to be a propi.

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The Chief of chjefs amazing came »,
To bear the glory and the shame O;
Anointed Chief with oil of joy Po
Crown's Chief with thorns of sharp aynoy 9.
Lo, in his white and ruddy face
Roses and lilies strive for place r;
The morning-star, the rising sun

With equal speed and fplendour run f.
ciation, through faith in his blood, to declare his rigbteousness
for the remision of lins that are past, through the forbearance
of God. Acts xx. 28. Feed the church of God, which he
hath purchased with his own blood. ► Pet. i. 18, 19. For
as much as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corrup,
tible things, as filver and gold, from your vain conversation
received by tradition from your fathers; but with the preci.
ous blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish and with
out fpot. 1 John iii. 16. Hereby perceive we the love of
God, because he laid down his life for us.

n Rev. i. 4, s. Grace be unto yoa, and peace from - Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.

o Zech. vi, 12, 13. Behold, the man whose name is the BRANCH-he shall build the temple of the Lord, and he shall bear the glory. Heb. xii. 2. Jesus, for the joy that was fet before him, endured the cross, despising the same, &c.i.

p Psal. xlv. 7. Thou loveft righteousness, and hatest wick. ednels: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 9

Matth. xxvii. 29. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand : and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, Saying, Hail king of the Jews.

Song ii. 1. I am the role of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. And v. 10. My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.

Rev. xxii. 16. } [Jesus) am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning far. Mal. iv. 2. But unto you that fear my name, all the Sup of righteousness a. rife with healing in his wings: and ye hall go forth and group up as calves of the fall.

How glorious is the church's head,
The Son of God, the woman's seeds
How searchless is his noble clan til
The first, the laft, the fecond man u!
With equal brightness in his face,
Shines divine justice, divine gracev;
The jarring glories kindly meet,
Stern vengeance and compassion fweet w.

3 Col. i. 18. And Christ is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the first born from the dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence. John iji. 16. God fo loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, hould not perish, but have everlasting life. Gen. iii. 15.. And I [the Lord God). will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her feed: it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

tlfa. liii. 8. He was taken from prison and from judg. mest : and who fall declare his generation?'Prov. xxx. 4. Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fifts? who hath bound the waters is á garment ? who hath establihed ali the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his Son's name, if thou canst tell ?.

u Rev. i. 11. I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. ! Cor. xv. 45. The last Adam was made a quickening spirit. v. 47. The second man is the Lord from heaven.

v 2 Cor. iv. 6. For God who commanded the light to Shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Jesus Christ. Rom. iii. 24, 25, 26. Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forebearance of God, to declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifter of him which believeth in Jesus. Eph. i. 6, 7, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved: in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of fins according to the riches of his grace.

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