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His arm alone me bolds c, yet lo,
I hold and will not let him go d.
I do according to his call,
And yet not I, but he does all e;
· But though he works to will and do f,
I without force work freely too g.
His will and mine agree full well b,

Yet disagree like heav'n and hell i, house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me

b Pfal. Ixi. 2. From the end of the earth will í cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed : lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

c Pfal. Ixiii. 8. My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me. Isa xli. 10. Fear thou not, for I am with thee : bę not dismayed, for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee, yea, I will ophold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

& Gen. xxxii. 26. And be [the angel] faid, Let me go, for the day breakech : And he [Jacob] said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me,

ei Cor. xv. 10. But by the grace of God I am what I am; and his grace which was-bestowed upon me, was not in vain : but I laboured more abundantly than they all : yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. v. 58. Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye stedfait, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. | Phil.

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It is God which worketh in you, both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Psal. cx. 3. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power. And cxvi. 16. Oh Lord, truly I am thy fervant, I am thy servant, and the son of thy hand maid : thou hast loof. ed my bonds. h Matth. vi. 10. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heave

Psal. xl. 8. I delight to do thy will, O my God : yea, thy law is within my heart.

i Matth. xxi. 23, 29. A certain man had two sons, and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vine

He answered and said I willl noi, &c. Joha v. 40.

en.

His nature's mine k, and mine is his l;
Yet so was never that nor this m.
I know him and his name, yet own
He and his name can ne'er be known n.
His gracious coming makes me do ;
I know he comes, yet know not how 0.
I have no good but what he gave po

Yet he commends the good I have q. Ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. Matth. xxii. 37. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the pro. phets, and stonest them which are sent onto thee, how oftea would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not !

k 2 Pet, i. 4. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature.

7 Heb. ij. 14. Forasmuch then as the children are partak. ers of defh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the fame, v. 16. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on bim the seed of Abraham.

m Ifa. xl. 17. All nations before him are as nothing, and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. To whom then will ye likea God? or what likeness will ye com

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pare unto him?

n Psal ix. 10. They that know thy name will put their trust in thee. Prov. xxx. 3, 4. I ( Agur) neither learned wife dom, nor have the knowledge of the holy. Who hath ascendo ed up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the winds in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth what, is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?

o Song iv. 16. Awake, O north wind? and come, thou south; blow

upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out: let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his plea. fant fruits. John iii. 8. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the found thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth : so is every one that is bora

of the Spirit.

pi Chorn. xxix. 14. And David said. But who am I, and

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And though my good to him afcends r, My goodnefs to him ne'er extends fo I take hold of his cov'nant free s, But find it inust take hold of me t. what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willing ly after this fort? for all things come of thee, and of chine own have we given thee. 2 Cor: iii. 5. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to chirk any thing as of ourfeltes : but our fufficiency is of God.

9 2 Cor. x. 18. For not be that commendteh himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth. Rom. xii. t, 2. I befeech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect will of God.

r Psal. xxv. 1. Unto thee; O Lord, do I lift my foul. And exli. 2. Let

my prayer

be set forth before thee as incepfe : and the lifting of my hands, as the evening facrifice. Eph. iii, 2. In whom [Christ Jesus] we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Heb. X. 19. Having there. fore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jefus, &c.

fPfal. xvi. 2. O my foul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord": my goodness extendeth not to thee.

s Ifa lvi. 4. Chus faith the Lord unto the eunuchs that take hold of my covenant, &c. v. 6 Also the fons of the Atranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that--taketh hold of my covenant, &c.

* Zech. i. 6. But my words and my Itatutes, which I com. manded my fervants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers ? and they returned and said, Like as the Lord of hosts thought to do unto ys, according to our ways and as ., cording to our doings, fo hath he dealt with us, 3. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion : rule thou in the midst of thine enemies Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, &c.

Rom i. 16. I am not a hamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God un. 7 falvation, to every one that believeth, to the Jew first and

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Pfal. cx. 2.

I'm bound to keep it u, yet 'tis bail,
And bound to keep me without fail v.
The bond on my part cannot last w,
Yet on both sides stands firm and fast *.
I break my bands at ev'ry shock, ,

Yet never is the bargain broke also to the Greek. 2 Cor. ii. 16.--to the other we are the favour of life unto life: and who is sufficient for these things.

u Psal. ciii. 17, 18. The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him: and his righteousness unto children's children : to such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. John xvii. 6. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world : thine they were, and thou gaveft them me; and they have kept thy word.

v Pfalm lxxxix. 330-36. Nevertheless, my loving-kindness will I pot utterly take from him, nor suffer my

faithful. ness to fail, My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Once have I sworn, by my holioess, that I will not lie unto David. His feed fhall endure for eger, and his throne as the fyn before me.

w Psalm lxxxix. 30, 31, 32. If his children forsake my. law, and walk not in my judgments ; if they break my Itatutes, and keep not my commandments; then will I visit their transgressions with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

* Pfalm lxxxix. 2, 3, 4. For I have said, Mercy shall be built up

for ever; thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. I have made a covenant with my Chosen, I have fworn unto David my servant. Thy feed will I ellablish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. v. 28, 29. My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant Thall stand fast with him. His feed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven. Jer. xxxii. 40. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good ; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.

y Pfalm lxxviii. 39. Their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant, Ifa. liy. 10. The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed, but my kindness Thall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of

Daily, alas! I disobey %,
Yet yield obedience ev'ry day a.
I'm an imperfect perfect man b,
That can do all, yet nothing can c.
I'm from beneath d, and from above e,
A child of wrath f, a child of love g.
A ftranger e'en where all may know;

A pilgrim, yet I no where go b.
my peace be removed, saith the Lord, that hath mercy on thee.

2 James iii. 2. In many things we offend all.

a Psalm lxi. 8. So will I ling praise unto thy name for e ver, that I may daily perform my vows. Heb. iii.

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But exhort one another daily while it is called, To day; left any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of fin.

6 Psalm xxxvii. 37. Mark the perfect man, and behold che upright ; for the end of that man is peace. Rev. iii. 2. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are seady to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. o Phil. iv.

13. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. John xv. s. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing.

d John viii. 23. And Jesus said unto the Jews, Ye are from beneath-: ye are of this world, &c.

e Gal. iv. 26. Jerusalem which is above, is free, which is the mother of us all. v. 28. Now we, brethren, as Ifaac was, are the children of promise. John i. 13. Which were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man,

but of God. And iii. 5, 6. Jesus answered Verily ve. rily, I say unto thee, [Nicodemus.) Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which born is of the Spirit is spirit,

f Eph ii. 3. We were by nature the children of wrath, e. ven as others.

Rom. iv. 8. The children of the promise are counted for the seed.

h Heb. xi. 13. These all-confessed that they were strapgers and pilgrims on the earth. 1 Pet. ii. 11. Dearly belov, ed, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, &c.

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