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That glad thou mayft, when drops are gone,
Joy in the fpacious fea:
When incomes fail, then ftill upon
Thy Hufband keep thine eye.
But can't thou look, nor moan thy ftrait,
So dark's the difinal hour?
Yet as thou'rt able, cry, and wait
Tell him, though fin prolong the term,
Yet love can scarce delay:
Thy want, his promife, all affirm,
CHRIST the Believer's enriching Treafure.
KIND Jefus lives, thy life to be
Who mak'ft him thy refuge;
And when he comes, thou'lt joy to see
Since endless life thou'lt then enjoy,
He gave his love, he gave his heart,
He gives himself, and what should more?
If this won't pleafe thee, ah! how fore
Earth's fruit, heav'n's dew, he won't deny,
Thy Hufband will with-hold.
Doft loffes grieve? Since all is thine,
All things for good to thee combine *,
Rom. viii, 28.
Thou'rt not put off with barren leaves,
More wealth than heav'n or earth he gives,
Thou haft enough to ftay thy plaint,
From this thy ftore, believing, take
CHRIST the Believer's adorning Garment.
EA, thou excell'ft in rich attire
The lamp that lights the globe ;
Thy fparkling garment heav'ns admire,
This raiment never waxes old,
'Tis always new and clean:
No worth acquir'd, but as they wore
This linen fine can beautify
The foul with fin begirt.
O blefs his name, that e'er on thee
Thy Husband decks the sky.
Thy hands could never work the dress,
By grace alone thou'rt gay.
Grace vents and reigns through righteousness, Thy Hufband's bright array.
To fpin thy robe no more doft need
Than lilies toil for theirs ; Out of his bowels ev'ry threed
Thy Hufband thine prepares.
CHRIST the Believer's Sweet Nourishment.
'HY food conform to thine array,
Is heav'nly and divine;
On pastures green, where angels play,
Angelic food may make thee fair
This ftrength'ning food may fit and fence
For work and war to come;
Till through the croud, fome moments hence, Thy Hufband bring thee home:
Where plenteous .feafting will fucceed
To fcanty feeding here;
And joyful at the table-head
Thy Hufband will appear.
Then crumbs to banquets will give place,
And drops to rivers new:
While heart and eye will face to face
CHA P. II.
Containing the MARKS and CHARACTERS of the Believer in CHRIST; together with fome farther Privileges and Grounds of Comfort to the Saints.
Doubting Believers called to examine, by Marks drawn from their Love to him and bis Prefence, their View of bis Glory, and their being emptied of Self-righte oufness, &c.
OOD news! but, fays the drooping bride,
Thou doubt' thy right when fhadows hide
Through fin and guilt thy fpirit faints,
And trembling fears thy fate:
Thou fobb'it, O were I fure he's mine,
This would give glad'ning eafe;"
And fayft, Though wants and woes combine,
But up, and down, and feldom clear,
Yet yield thou not, nor fofler fear:
Thy jealous unbelieving heart
Still droops, and knows not why;
Then prove thy felf, to eafe thy fmart,
The following queftions put to thee,
RT thou content when he's away;
If confcience witnefs, won't it fay,
Though once thou thought'ft, while Sinai mift
Thy Husband ne'er would be:
Yet know'st thou not a fairer place,
Of which it may be told,.
That there the glory of his grace
Where heav'nly beams inflam'd thy foul,
And love's feraphic art,
With hallelujahs, did extol,
Thy Hufband in thy heart?
Couldft then have wifh'd all Adam's race
Art thou disjoin'd from other lords?