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The guilt that pardon did divorce,
From legal threat’nings drew its force p.
But fin's desert that lodges still,
Is drawn from fin's intrinsic ill

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Were guilt nought else but sin's desert,
Of pardon I'd renounce my part ;
For were I now in heav'n to dwell,
I'd own my sins deserved hell r.

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o Rom. v. i. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jelus Christ. v. 9. Much more then being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

And not only fo, bụt we also joy in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

p Gal. iii. 10. For as many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse: 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. Chrilt hash 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. 9 Psal. li.

+ See letter m foresited. Luke xv. 18. I will arite, and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have finned against heaven, and before thee.

Luke xv. 19.- And am no more worthy to be called thy foo. R:v. . 4. And I (John) wept much, because no man was found worthy to open, and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 0.9. And they fung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof : for thou walt llain, and haft redeemed us to God by thy blood, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people and nation. 0. íl, 12, 13. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne, and the beasts, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands ; faging, with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was Nain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blesling. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heardi, saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power

This does my highest wonder move
At matchless justifying love,
That thus fecures from.endless death
A wretch deserving double wraths.
Though well my black defert I know,
Yet I'm not liable to wo;
While full and complete righteousness

Imputed for my freedom is s. be unto him that fitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

✓ Rom. vii. 24, 25. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Chap. viii. i. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Chrilt Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 1 Tim. i. 13. Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious. But I obtained mercy, because I did itignorantly, in unbelief. v. 15, 16, 17. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save finners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all long suffering, for Ź pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invi. ble, the only wise God, be honour and glory, for ever and e.

Amen, si Cor. i. 30. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us--righteousness--and redemption. 2 Cor. 7.21: God hath made Christ to be sin for us, who knew no fin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Rom. iv. II. And he [Abraham] received the sign of cir. cumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith, which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised ; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also. 0.22,-25. And thdrefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his fake alone, that it was imputed to him; but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we be. lieve on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our iuftification.

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Hence my security from wrath,
As firmly stands on Jesus' death t,
As does my title unto heav'n
Upon his great obedience giv’n u.
The sentence Heav'n did full pronounce,
Has pardon'd all my fins at once :
And ev'n from future crimes acquit,
Before I could the facts commit v.
I'm always in a pardon'd state
Before and after fin w; but yet,

#Rom. v. 9. Much more then being now justified by his
Blood, we hall be saved from wrath through him.

u Rom. v. 17, 18, 19.-They which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus Chrift.- By the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. By the obedience of one Tall many be made righteous.

Grace reigns through righteousness onto eternal life, by Jefus Christ our Lord.

v Pfal. ciii. 3. Bless the Lord, O my soul,- who forgiveth all thine iniquities ; who healeth all thy diseafes. 2 Cor. v. 19. God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not impuning their trefpaffes unto them. V. 21. See letters above cited. Dan. ix. 24. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make ao 'end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness. Ifa. liv. 10. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covedant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord, that hath mercy

Heb. viii. 12. For I will be merciful to their un. righteousaess, and their fins and their iniquities will I remem. ber no more.

w Rom. viii. s. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the felh, but after the Spirit. V: 335–39. Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifiezh : who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather,

on thee.

That vainly I presume not hence,
I'm seldom pardon'd to my sense x.
Sin brings a vengeance on my head,
Though from avenging wrath I'm freed y.
And though my fins all pardon'd be,
Their pardon's not apply'd to me z.
Thus though I need no pardon more,
Yet need new pardons ev'ry hour t,

that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ, shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors, through him that loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor an. ge!s, nor principalities, por powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

* Płal. xxv. 11. For thy name's fake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity: for it is great. And li. 8, 9. Make me to hear joy and gladness ; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins; and blot out all mine iniquities. v. 12. Restore unto me the joy of thy fal. vation : and uphold me with thy free Spirit.

y. Pfal. xcix. 8. Thou answeredit them, O Lord our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest ven. geance of their inventions, 1 Theff. i. 1o. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus which delivered us from the wrath to come.

& Pfal. xxxv. 3. O Lord, say unto my soul I am thy falvation. And lxxxv. 8. I will hear what God the Lord will speak; for he 'will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints : but let them not turn again to folly. Matth. ix. 2. And behold, they brought to him a man fick of the palfy, ly, ing on a bed : and Jesus seeing their faith, said unto the fick of the pally, Son be of good cheer, thy sins be forgiven thee.

+ Matth. vi. 12. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors, John i. 7, 8. If we walk in the light, as God in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the

In point of application free;
Lord, wash anew, and pardon me

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The Mystery of Faith and Sight, of which more,

Part VI. Chap. vi.
TRANGE contradictions me befal,

I can't believe unless I see a;
Yet never can believe at all,

Till once I shut the seeing eye b.
When fight of sweet experience

Can give my faith no helping hand c,
The fight of found intelligence

Will give it ample-ground to stand d.

blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all fin. If we, say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

a John vi. 40. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life.

6 John xx. 29. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou halt Teen me, thou hast believed : blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed.

clfa. viii. 1'. And I will wait upon the Lord that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. Chap. 1. 10. Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness and hath no light ? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God.

d Eph. i. 15.–19. Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers ; , that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory; may give unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him; the eyes of your understanding being enlightened ; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the sain

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