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Sacred POEMS.

PART I.

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The Fortieth Chapter of ISAIAH.
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OMFORT, ye Ministers of Grace,

Comfort the People of your LORD,
Oh! lift ye up the Fallen Race,

And chear them by the Gospel-Word. 2. Go, into every Nation, go!

Speak to their trembling Hearts, and cry, Glad Tidings unto All we shew;

Jerusalem, thy God is nigh. 3. Accomplish'd is thy Legal War,

The Mantle o'er thy Sins is spread ; Thy God the Punishment hath bore,

Thy God the Debt hath more than paid. 4: Punish'd Thou art, for He hath dy'd,

(The Merit of His Death is Thine) Absolv'd, and freely Justify'd,

And cloath'd in Righteousness Divine.

5. Hark

5. Hark in the Wilderness a Cry,

A Voice that loudly calls, Prepare! Prepare your Hearts, for God is nigh,

And means to make His Entrance there.

6. The LORD your God shall quickly come;

Sinners repent, the Call obey ;
Open your Hearts to make Him Room,

Ye Desart-Souls, prepare His Way. 7.

The LORD shall clear His Way thro' All,

Whate'er obstructs, obstructs in vain ; The Vale shall rise, the Mountain fall,

Crooked be strait, and Rugged plain.

8. Nature perverse and rough shall yield,

Th’ Aspiring droop, the Abject dare ; Alike by Sovereign Grace compelld

Despair shall hope, and Pride despair. 9. When All into Subjection brought

Level shall lie, and humbly low, Who captivated every Thought,

His Glory then the LORD shall shew.

10. The Glory of the Lord display'd

Together All Mankind shall view;
And what His Mouth in Truth hath said,

His own Almighty Hand Thall do.

PART II.

1. Withering as Grass is Humankind,

And fleeting as the short-liv'd Flower ; The Goodliness to-day we find

To-morrow fades, and is no more.

2. Man, foolish Man his Vertue shews,

Which for a Moment charms our Eyes,

The

The Sin-convincing Spirit blows,

Withers the Flower, and fades, and dies. 3. Die the gay Flower of Human Pride :

The Word of God shall stand secure ; The Word of God shall still abide,

And firm from Age to Age endure. 4. Sion ascend the Mountain-Top,

Jerusalem, the Grace proclaim; Herald of God, thy Voice lift up,

And strongly shout the SAVIOUR's Name. 5. Good Tidings shew to Judah's Race,

Publish throughout the Earth abroad Good Tidings of Redeeming Grace, And cry to All, Behold

your

God!

6. Behold the LORD your God shall come,

And bow the World to His Command; His out-stretch'd Arm shall make Him Room :

Who can His out-stretch'd Arm withstand ?

7. Lo! an exceeding great Reward,

Himself, to Humbled Souls He gives ; He fills whom first He hath prepar'd,

And All in All for ever lives.

8. Shepherd of Souls, His tender Care

Shall kindly for His Flock provide ; The Lambs He in His Arms shall bear,

And sweetly in His Bosom hide.

9. His Sheep He shall protect, and feed,

Bind up the Maim'd, support the Weak; The Great with Young shall gently lead,

And seek the Loft, and heal the Sick.

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