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No new thing is beneath the fun c;
Yet all is new, and old things gone d.
Though in my flesh dwells no good thing e,
Yet Chrift in me I joyful fing f.
Sin I confess, and I deny:

For though I fin it is not I g.
Col.i. 21. And you that were sometimes alienated, and enemies
in miod by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.
..a Jer. xvii. 9. The heart is deceitful above all things and
desperately wicked, who can know it? Heb. x. 22. Let us
draw near with a true' heart, in full assurance of faith, having
our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies
washed with pure water.

6 Rom. ix. 25, 26. As he faith allo in Ofee, I will call them my people, which were not my people and her, belov. ed, wbich was not my beloved. And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people ; there shall they be called, The children of the living God. Rev. ii. 12. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit faith unto the churches. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the bidden manna, and will give him a white hone, and in the stone a new name written, which no mao knoweth, faving he that receiveth it. Chap. iii. 12 Him that overcometh will I make'a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out : and will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God, and I will write upon him my new name.

c Eccl. i, 9. The thing that hath been, it is that which Thall be : and that which is done, is that which shall be done : and there is no new thing under the fun.

d 2 Cor. v. 17. If any man be in Chrift, he is a new creature : old things are paft away, behold all things are be

Rev. xxi. s. And he that sat upon the throne, faid, Behold, I make all things new.

é Rom. vii. 18. For I know, that in me (that is, in my felh) dwelleth no good thing : for to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good, I find not. of Col. i.

27. To whom God would make known what is

come new.

I fin against, and with my will h;
I'm innocent, yet guilty still i.
Though fain I'd be the greatest faint k,
To be the least I'd be content h.

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the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you the hope of glory. & Rom. vii.

14.-20.

For we know that the law is {pi. ritual; but I am carnal, fold under Cia. For that which I do, I allow not : for what I would, that do I not ; 'but what i hate tbat do I. If then I do that which I would act, I con. fent unto the law that it is good. Now then, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know, that in me, (that is, in my Hesh) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good, I find not. For the good that I would, I do not ; but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now, if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin ihat dwelleth

John iii. 9. Whosoever is born of God, doth not commit fin; for his seed remaineth in him; and he cannot fin, because he is born of God.

b Rom. vii. 21;-25. I find then a -law, that when I would do good, evil is present with me. "For I delight in the law of God, after the inward man. 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! I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then, with the mind I myfelf serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of Iin.

i Pfalm xix. 13. Keep back thy servant also from presumtuous fins, let them not have dominion over me; then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great tranfgresfion. And cxx. 3. If thou, Lord, fhouldft mark iniquities : O Lord, who shall stand ?

& Psalm xxvii. 4. One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple. | Psalm \xxxiv. 1o. For a day in thy courts is berter than

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My lowness may my height evince my
I'm both a beggar and a prince n.
With meanest subjects 1 appear o,
With kings a royal sceptre bear p.
I'm both unfetter'd and involv'd q.

By law condemn'd, by law absolv'd r, a thousand: I had rather be a door keeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

m Job v. 11. To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety,

n I Sam. ii. 8. The Lord raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifreth up the beggar from the dung hill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world

upon

them. Gen. xxxii. 28. And the angel faid, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel

; for as a prince thou hast power with Cod and with men, and halt prevailed. Rev. i. 5, 6. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his father'; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

o Phil. ii. 10. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, 'of things in heaven, and things in carth, and things under the earth. Heb. i. 6. And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he faith, And let all the angels of God worship him. p Rev. ii. 26, 27.

And he that overcometh, and keepeth my'works onto the end, to him will I give power over the nations : (and he shall rule them as with a rod of iron : as the vessels of a porter shall they be broken to shivers) even as I received of my Father.

9 Pfalm cxvi. 16. Oh Lord, truly I am thy fervant, I am thy servant, and the son of thy hadmaid, thou hast loos. ed my bonds. Rom. vii. 23. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of lin, which is in my members.

q i John iii. 20. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Rom. viii. 1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which arc in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after

My guilt condignly puniñ'd fee,
Yet I the guilty wretch go free s.
My gain did by my loss begin t;
My righteousness commenc'd by fin u;
My perfect peace by bloody ftrife v;
Life is my death, and death my life w.
I'm (in this present life I know)
A captive and a freeman too x;

the Spirit. v. 33, 34. Who shall law any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth : who is he that condemnetb? It is Christ that died, yea, rather that is rifen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

s Gal. iii. 13. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us : for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.

+ Rom. iii. 13, 24. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God: being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ.

u Rom. iii. s. But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say ? Chap: v. 20, 21. But where fio abounded, grace did much more abound : that as fin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness, unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.

v Col. i. 20. And (having made peace through the blood of his cross) by him to reconcile all things unto himself, by him I say, whether they be things on earth, or things in heaven.

w. The life of fin is our death. [ Tim. v. 6. But the that liveth in pleasure, is dead while she liveth. The death of Chrift our life. 2 Cor. v. 14, 15. For the love of Christ constraineth us, becaufe we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: and that he died for all, that they which live, should not henceforth live unto themselges, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

* Rom. vii. 23, See letter q.. Chap. viii. 2. For the law of the Spirit of life is Christ Jesus, hath made me free from the law of fin and death,

And though my death can't set me free,
It will perfect my liberty y.
I am not worth one dusty grain,
Yet more than worlds of golden-gain;
Though 'worthless I myself endite,
Yet Thall as worthy walk in white z.

SECT. VI. The Mystery of free justification through Christ's

obedience and satisfaction.
TO creature ever could or wilt

For fin yield, fatisfaction full
Yet justice from the creature's hand
Both fought and got its full demand b.

Na ;

y John vii. 36. If the son therefore shall make you frees ye shall be free indeed. Rev. xiv 136. And - I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth: Yea, saich the Spi. rit, that they inay rest from their labours ; and their worksdo follow them.. 2 Cor. 1. 4.. For we that are in this taber. nacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed

up

of life. % Gen. xxxii. 10. I am not worthy of the.least of all thy: mercies, and of all the truth, which thou halt shewed unto thy servant ;. for with my staff. I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two bands, Rev. iii. 4. Thou hast a few names even in Sardis, which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white; for they are worthy.,

a Pfalm xlix. 8. For the redemption of their soul is precio ous, and it cealeth for eyer. lfa, xl. 16. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor all the beacts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.

6. Pfalm.xl. 6. Sacrifice and offering thou didît not deGre, mine ears thou hast opened: burnt-offering and fin-offering halt thou not required. Heb. X. 1,6,7. Wherefore, when he cometh into the world, he faith, facrifice and offering thou

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