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The Thing Thou doft I know not now,
But I shall know hereafter, LORD,
Thy Will be done, Thy Name ador'd,
And let Thy Will in me be done;
By hearing me so deeply groan, Still let me all my Burthen feel, And
groan, weep, and suffer ftill.
7. If but one Tempted Soul may find
Relief by my afflicted State,
Still in the Iron Furnace wait;
If other bleeding Hearts it chear,
My Nature's Cross consent to bear, To languish for my Lord's delay, And weep a Thousand Lives
away. PART IV.
EHOLD, ye Souls that mourn for GOD,
Comfort from my Grief, Be strengthen'd by my grievous Load,
Let my Distress be your Relief,
2.I am the Man who long have known
The Strength and Rage of Inbred Sin,
A Cage of Birds, and Beakts unclean,
3. I dare not speak, I cannot shew
The Depths of Satan harbour'd there, , The Horrors of Infernal Woe,
The black and Bifphemous 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,
5. But will He not. at last appear,
And make His Power and Godhead known? Surely he ihall the Mourner chear,
And make the Broken Heart His Throne,
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, Who now go on our Way and weep,
With Joy we doubtless shall return,
And bring our Sheaves with valt 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 my God.
, Whom I would gladly die to know, This Veil of Unbelief remove,
And shew me, All Thy Goodness Thew:
2. Haft Thou been with me, LORD, so long,
Yet Thee my LORD, have I not known?
I pray Thee in a feeble Groan.
3. If now Thou talkeft by the Way
With such an Abject Worm as Me, Thy Myiteries of Grace display,
Open mine Eyes that I may see, That I may understand Thy Word, And now cry out, It is the LORD!
4. I know Him by those Prints of Love,
His bleeding Wounds are open wide,
I thrust my Hand into His Side,
The lii: Chapter of Isaiah. * down,
Wake, Jerusalem, awake, 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 fhalt not bear His Name in vain.:
3. Shake off the Dait that blinds thy Sight,
And hides the Promise from thine Eyes, Arife, and struggle into Light,
Thy Great Deliverer calls, Arise!"
4. Shake off the Bands of fad Despair,
Sion affert thy Liberty,
And God shall set the Captive free.
5. Fór thus the LORD your God hath said,
Ye all have sold yourselves for Nought, A Ransom (not by you) is paid,
Receive your Liberty unbought.
6. My People have been long oppreft,
No Glory thence redounds to me, Long have I seen them fore distrest,
Griey'd at my People's Misery.
7. They groan'd beneath the Tyrant's Chain,
Sin rul'd 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 Boaft,
My Truth and Saving Power contemn'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 Thew, My People shall confess their LORD,
My Faithfulness and Mercy know.
10. Surely they All shall know my Name,
They all my Attributes thall prove : I am, what I am callid; I am
Justice, and Truth, and Power, and LOVE.
"Ow, beautiful His Feet appear
Glad Tidings of Salvation near,
Salvation from the King of Kings! 2. Who publishes the joyful Sound,
Proclaims a Peace 'twixt Earth and Heaven, A Ransom for the Sinner found,
God reconcild, and Man forgiven. 3. That says to Ifrael's Mournful Race,
Awake, arise, shake off thy Chains, Believe the Word of Gospel-Grace, .
Thy God, thy great Redeemer reigns: