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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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God is a Spirit, seems it odd.
To sing aloud the blood of God 2.
Yea, hence my peace and joy refult,
And here my lasting hope is built y.
Love through his blood a vent has fought,
Yet divine love was never bought :
Mercy could never purchas'd be,
Yet ev'ry mercy purchas'd he z.
His triple station brought my peace,
The Altar, Priest, and Sacrifice a;

w Rom. v. 20, 21. But where fin abounded, grace did much more abound: that as Gin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteoulness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord. Pfal. Ixxxv. 10. Mercy and truth aře met together; righteousness and peace have kiffed each other.

* John iv. 24. God is a Spirit, and they that worship him, must worship him in fpirit and in truth. Acts xx. 23. Feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blaad.

, Rom. v. 1. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christa v. 10, For if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son ; much more being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. 1 Pet. iii. 15. Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear. u 18. For Christ hath also once offered for fins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God), being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.

z Rom. v. 9. Much more than being now justified by his blood, we fhall be faved from wrath through him. 5. 26. See letter w. John iii. 16. God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, fhould not perish, but have everlasting life. Rom. ix, 15. God faith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mer: cy, and I will have compaffion on whom I will have compask?a. Eph. i. 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath bleffed ws with all fpiritual bleflings in lear: enly places in Chrift.

á Heb. xiii. io. We have an altar whereof they have no

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His triple office ev'ry thing,
My Priest, my Prophet is, and-King b.
This King, who only nran became,
Is both the Lion and the Lamb c:
A King of kings, and kingdoms broad d;

A servant both to man and Gode. right to eat, which serve the tabernacle. And it. 17. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren; that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest, in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the fins of the people. And ix. 26. But now once in the end of the world, hath Christ appeared to put away In by the sacrifice of kimlelf.

6 Acts vii. 37. This is that Mofes which faid onto the chil. dren of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear." Ifa xxxiii. 22. The Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgives, the Lord is our King, he will save us.

ci Tim. iii. 16. And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the Heth, &c. Rev. V. 5, 6. And one of the elders said unto me (John,) Weep not: behold the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and lo, in the midft of the throne, and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, food a Lamb as it had been sain, having seven horas, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God fene forth into all the earth. 0. 1 2. Worthy is the Lamb that was Nain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

d Rev. xix. 16. And he [the Word of God) hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. 161. xxxvii. 450 16. And Hezekiah prayed unto the Lord, saying, O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth, thou hast made heaven and earth.

Rev. xi. 1S. And the seventh angel founded, and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he hall meign for ever and ever.

This Prophet kind himself has set
To be my book and alphabet,
And ev'ry needful letter plain,
Alpha, Omega, and Amen f.

SECT. XII.
The mystery of the Believer's fixed ftate further en-

larged; and his getting forth out of evil.
EHOLD, I'm all defild with fin a,

Yet loall glorious within b.
In Egypt and in Goshen dwell c;
Still moveless, and in motion still d.

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& Matth. XV. 28. The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for m2. ny. Phil. i. 7. Chuift Jesus made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a fervant, and was made in the likenese of men. Isa. xlii. 1. Behold my servant whom I up. hold, mine ele&t in whom my soul delighteth. And liii. 17. By his knowledge shall my righteous fervant juftify many.

f Rev. i. 8. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, faith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. v. 1. I am Alpha and Dimega, the first and the last : and, What thou (John] seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Afia. And xxi. 6. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end : I will give unto him that is athirst, of the fountain of the water of life freely. And xxii. 13. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and che last. And iii. 14. And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans, write, These things faith the Amen, the the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God, &c.

a Ifa. Ixiv. K. But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.

6 Psalm xlv. 13. The King's daughter is all glorious Within her clothing is of wrought gold.

c Pfalm çxx, 5, 6. Wo is me that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tests of Kedar. My soul hath long dwelt

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