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2.I am the Man who long have known
The Strength and Rage of Inbred Sin,
A Cage of Birds, and Beasts unclean,
3. I dare not speak, I cannot shew
The Depths of Satan harbour'd there, The Horrors of Infernal Woe,
The black and Blasphemous Despair ; Who can conceive but Those that feel Indwelling Sin, Indwelling Hell!
4. A Stranger intermedleth not
With our inexplicable Grief,
The Torture of this Unbelief,
But will He not at last appear,
And make His Power and Godhead known ? Surely he shall the Mourner chear,
And make the Broken Heart His Throne,
6. Comfort, ye Minifters of Grace,
Comfort my People, faith our God!
His Golden Septre, not his Rod,
7. Who sow in Tears in Joy shall reap,
The LORD shall comfort All that mourn,
And bring our Sheaves with vast Increase,
8. Then let us patiently attend,
And wait the Leisure of our LORD, Surely we All fall in the End
Experience His Abiding Word, Shall All his Gracious Power declare, And Fruit unto Perfection bear.
My LORD and
Whom I would gladly die to know, This Veil of Unbelief remove,
And shew me, All Thy Goodness shew:
Yet Thee my LORD, have I not known?
Thee in a feeble Groan.
3. If now Thou talkest by the Way
With such an Abject Worm as Me, Thy Mysteries of Grace display,
Open mine Eyes that I may fee, That I may understand Thy Word, And now. cry out, It is the Lord!
I know Him by those Prints of Love,
His bleeding Wounds are open wide, Thro' Faith I handle Him, and
prove, I thrust
Hand into His Side,
The lii. Chapter of Isaiah. "AW ,
WAKE, Jerusalem, awake,
No longer in Thy Sins lie down, The Garment of Salvation take,,
Thy Beauty, and Thy Strength put on.
2. By impious Feet no longer trod,
Thy God shall cleanse thy every Stain, O Holy City of thy God;
Thou shalt not bear His Name in vain,
3. Shake off the Dust that blinds thy Sight,
And hides the Promise from thine Eyes, Arise, and struggle into Light,
Thy Great Deliverer calls, Arife! ; 4. Shake off the Bands of fad Despair,
Sion affert thy Liberty,
And God shall set the Captive free.
5. For thus the LORD your God hath faid,
Ye all have sold yourselves for Nought, A Ransom (not by you) is paid,
Receive your Liberty unbought.
6. My People have been long opprest;
No Glory thence redounds to me, Long have I seen them fore distreft,
Griev'd at my People's Misery.
7. They groan'd beneath the Tyrant's Chain,
Sin ruld them with an Iron Rod, The suffering Abjects howl'd for Pain,
They groan'd, but durft not groan to God.
8. Th’ Oppressors with insulting Boast,
My Truth and Saving Power contenan'd, My Worship, and my Praise was lost,
My Name was every Day blasphem'd. 9. For This my Jealousy is ftir'd,
And shall a great Deliverance shew, My People shall confess their LORD,
My Faithfulness and Mercy know.
10. Surely they All shall know my Name,
They all my Attributes fhall prove : I am, what I am call'd; I am
Justice, and Truth, and Power, and LOVB.
Ow beautiful His Feet appear
Glad Tidings of Salvation near,
Salvation from the King of Kings! 2. Whe publishes the joyful Sound,
Proclaims a Peace 'twixt Earth and Heaven, A Ransom for the Sinner found,
God reconcil'd, and Man forgiveni. 3. That says to Ifrael's Mournful Race,
Awake, arife, shake off thy Chains, Believe the Word of Gospel-Grace,
Thy Gop, thy great Redeemer reigns.
4. Thy Watchmen shall the Voice lift up,
Shall sing with gladsome Melody, Object of all their
Joy and Hope, When Eye to Eye their Lord they see. 5. Him, Eye to Eye, shall they behold,
Shall shout to see the Saviour come, To save a World redeem'd of old,
To bring the weary Captives home.
6. Break forth into Joy, Your Comforter fing,
8. His Arm he hath bar'd, His Mercy and Grace
49. The Gentiles shall hear The Life-giving Call,
EPART ye Ransom'd Souls, depart,
The House of Bondage quit; be clean: Callid to be Saints, be pure in Heart,
Abhor the loathsome Touch of Sin.