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JOHN xy, 18, 19.
So late emerging into Light!
So late presented to my View?"
To me were all its Favours shewn :
From Thee 'l gain this glimm'ring Light,
And grant me to receive iny Sight.
O may I of thy Grace obtain
The World with other Eyes to see :
Ics Friendship Enmity with thee.
Delusive World, thy Hour is past,
The Folly of thy Wisdom Thew!
I leave thee for the Holy Few.
my Neck to Thee ro more !
Stain'd, yet not hallow'd with his Blood,
Eternal Enmity I vow;
Prepar'd I meet your Onset now.
Load me with Scorn, Reproach and Shame ;
My patient Mafter's Portion give;
Vile as my Lord I long to be :
Dying to conquer Sin and Thee.
FAREWEL to the WORLD.
Oft have thy deceitful Charms,
Foolish Hopes and false Alarms :
Now I see as clear as Day,
False thy Promises renew'd, All the Pomp of thy Delights
Does but flatter and delude : Thee I quit for Heav'n above, Object of the noblest Love.
UI. Farewel Honour's empty Pride i
Thy own nice, uncertain Guft, If the least Mischance betide,
Lays thee lower than the Duft ; Worldly Honours end in Gall, Rise To day, To-morrow fall.
IV. Foolish Vanity, farewel,
More inconstant than the Wave ! Where thy foothing Fancies dwell,
Purest Tempers they deprave :
Follow after fleeting Toys,
Solid and substantial Joys ; Joys that never over-past, Thro' Eternity fhall last.
VI. LORD, how happy is a Heart,
After thee while it aspires !
Thou shalt answer its Desires :
1. Throw away thy Rod,
O throw away thy Wrath! My gracious Saviour and my God,
O take the gentle Path.
Still unto Thee is bent:
To an entire Conient.
Do I approve or own,
Unto the Throne of Grace.
For Love will do the Deed !
Love is a Man of War ;
And hit the Mark from far.