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V. 21.

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. 159-19. 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

I walk by faith, and not by fight e:

Yet knowledge does my faith refound f, Which cannot walk but in the light g,

Ev'n when experience runs a-ground h. By knowledge I discern and spy

In divine light the object showni; By faith I take and close apply

The glorious object as mine own k. My faith thus ftands on divine light,

Believing what it clearly fees 7; Yet faith is opposite to fight,

Trusting its ear, and not its eyes m. Faith lift’ning to a sweet report,

Still comes by hearing, not by fight n;

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and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us.ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, &c. 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 faceof Jesus Christ.

2 Cor. V. 7. For we walk by faith not by fight.

f John ii. 1. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. g Pfal. ix. 10. And they that know thy name will put

their trust in thee

b Psal. xxxvii. 14. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart : wait, I say, on the Lord.

i 2 Cor. iii. 18. But we all with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord,

& John i. 12. But as many as received lim, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even 10 then that believe on his name.

V Gal. i. 6. But when it pleased God-to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Heathen; immediately I conferred not with felh and blood. * Eph. i. 13. In Christ ye also trusted after that ye


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Yet is not faith of saving fort,

But when it fees in divine light o. In fears I spend my vital breath,

In doubts I waste my passing years p; Yet still the life I live is faith,

The opposite of doubts and fears q. *I'ween clearing faith and clouding sense,

I walk in darkness and in light r. I'm certain oft, when in suspense,

While fure by faith and not by fight .. the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.

n Rom. x. 17. So then, faith cometh by hearing, and hear ing by the word of God.

o Pfal. xxxvi. 7. How excellent is thy loving.kindness, o God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. v. l. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light, p Plal. lxxvii. 3, 4.

I remembered God, and was trou. bledi I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah, Thou holdest mine eyes waking:

I am so troubled that I can. not speak. John xx. 25. But Thomas said unto the other disciples, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. Luke xxiv. 21. We trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Ifrael.

Gal. ii.-20. I am crucified with Chrift: Nevertheless I live ; yet oot I, but Christ liveth in me ; and the life which I now live in the Aesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Mark v. 35. As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he faith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. Matth. viü. 26. And Jesus faith unto his disciples, Why are you so fearful, o of little faith? Chap. xiv. 31. And Jesus said unto Peter, O thou of little faith, wherefore didit thou doubt?

Job xxix. 1, 2, 3. Moreover, Job continued his parable, and said, Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me : when his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness. Pfal. cxii. 4. Unto the upright there arisieth light in the darkness


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