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My heav'n and glory's sure to me,
Though thereof seldom fure I be r:
Yet what makes me the furer is,

God is my glorys, I am his-s.
the health of my countenance, and my

God. p Col. iii. 1, 2. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ-fitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth. Pfal. xliv. 25. Our soul is 'bowed down to the doft : our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

9 Hof. xiv. s. I will be as the dew onto Israel ; he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. 0. 7. They that dwell under his shadow shall return, they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine : che scent thereof Mall be as the wine of Lebanon. Phil. iii. 12, 13, 14. Not' as though I had already attained, either were already perfect : but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended : but this one thing I do, forget. ting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Rom. vii. 23, 24. But I fee another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of fin, which is in my members. O wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

John xiv. 2, 3. In my Father's house are many mansions ; if it were not so, I would have told you : I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also. 2 Pet. i. 10. Wherefore the rather brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure. Heb. iv. 1. Let us therefore fear, left a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come sort of it.

s Pral, iii. 3. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me ; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. Ifa. lx. 19. The sun Thall be no more thy light by day, neither for brightness fall the mdon give light unto thee, but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

s Isa. xlvi. I 3. I will place salvation in Zion for Israel

My life's expos'd to open view t,
Yet closely hid and known to few u.
Some know my place, and whence I came,
Yet neither whence, nor where I am v.
I live in earth, which is not odd;
But lo, I also live in God w:
A Spirit without flesh and blood,
Yet with them both to yield me food x.
I leave what others live upon,
Yet live I not on bread alone ;
But food adapted to my mind,

Bare words, yet not on empty wind y. my glory. 2 Cor. viii. 23. Whether do any enquire of Ti. tus, he is my partner, and fellow- helper concerning you: or our brethren be inquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.

+ Pfal. xliv. 13. Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us,

u Col. iii. 3. Your life is bid with Christ in God.

v John iii. 9, 10. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowelt not these things ? Prov. xiv. 10. The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. John iv. 16. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to

God is love ; and he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in him.

w Gal. ii. 20. I am crucified with Chrift: Nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me : and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

* John iv. 24. God is a Spirit, and they that worship him, mult worship him in Spirit and in truth. And vi. 53, 54, 55. Then Jesus said unto them, (the Jews], Verily, verily I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up at the laft day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my lood is drink indeed,



I'ni no Anthropopagite rude, Though fed with human flesh and blood; But live superlatively fine, My food's all spirit, all divine %. I feast on fulness night and day e, Yet pinch'd for want I pine away b, My leanness, leanness, ah! I cry.c; Yet fat and full of fap am I d. y Matth. iv. 4: But Jesus answered and said [unto the tempter], It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Jer. XV. 16. Thy words were found, and I did eat them ; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart, for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.

% John vi. 57, 58. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father': so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven : not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: The that eateth of this bread fhall live for ever. v. 63. It is the Spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.

a Ifa. xxv. 6. And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. Pfal. i. 2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

6 Isa. xli, 17. When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. Pfal. xl.

But I

poor and needy, yet the Lord thinketh upon me : thou art my help and my deliverer, make no tarry. ing, O my God.

c Ifa. xxiv. 16. From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous : but I said, My Jeanness, my leanness, wo unto me: the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously. d Pfal

. xcii. 13, 14. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord, shall Aourish in the courts of our God. They shall




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As all amphibious creatures do,
I live in land and water too e :
To good and evil equal bent f,
I'm both a devil g, and a faint b.
While fome men who on earth are gods i,
Are with the God of heay'n at odds k,
My heart, where hellish legions are l,

Is with the hosts of hell at war m. still bring forth fruit in old age : they shall be fat and flourishing. And civ. 16. The trees of the Lord are full of fap: the cedars of Lebanon which he hath planted.

e Pfal. cxvi. 9. I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living. And Ixix. 1, 2. Save me, O God, for the waters are come in unto my soul. I Gnk in deep mire, where there is no ftanding: I am come into deep waters where the floods overdow me.

And lxxxviii. 17. Thy terrors come round ar bout me daily like water, they compassed me about together.

f Rom. vii, 21. I find then a law, that when I would do good, evil is present with me.

& John vi. 70. Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? And viii. 44. Ye are of your father the devil, and the luft of your Father ye will do. James iii. 15. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. hi Cor. vi. 11. And such were some of

you; but washed, bụt ye are fanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

¿ Pfal. Ixxxii. 6. I have said, Ye are gods : and all of you ate children of the Most High.

k Pfal. lxxxii. 1, 2. God standeth in the congregation of -the mighty: he judgeth among the Gods. How long will ye judge orjuftly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. 7. 5. They know not, neither will they understand: they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

( Matth, xv. 19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false-witness, blafphe. mies. Luke viii. 30. And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name and he said, Legion ; because many devils were

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My will fulfils what's hard to tell,
The counsel both of Heav'n n and hello:
Heav'n, without sin, will'd fin to be-p;
Yet will to fin, is fin in me q.
To duty feldom I adhere r,
Yet to the end I persevere f.

m Eph. vi. 12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against pripcipalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness, ia high places.

n Rev. xvii. 17. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God thall be fulfilled.

o Eph. in 3. Among whom also we all had our conrerfation in times palt, in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh, and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

P James i. 13 "Let no man say when he is tempted, I an tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, nei ther tempteth be any man. Acts i. 15, 16. And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfil. fed, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David Spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. And ii. 23. Jesus of Nazareth, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and Nain. And iv. 27, - 28. For of a truth, againit thy holy child Jesus, whom thou haft anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were gathered together, for to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

9 Hof. v. 1 Ephraim is oppressed, and broken in judg. ment, because he willingly walked after the commandmenta 2 Cor. viii. 11, 12. Now therefore perform the doing of it ; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a per. formance also out of that which you have, For if there be first a' willing mind, it is 'accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath-nor.

Plal. cxix. 176. I have gone astray like a loft Theep, seek

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