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Entertains herself with the present tokens of his favour,
Takes care that nothing happen to intercept him, verse 7:
Triumphs in his approaches towards her, ver. 8, 9.
Repeats the gracious calls he had given her to go with him, in-
forced by the pleasures of the returning spring, ver. 10,-13. 345 Christ's care of the church, ver. 14, 15.
349 In calling her froin her obscurity, verse 14.
ib. In giving charge to destroy whatever could hurt her, ver. 15.
350 The church professeth her faith and hope, ver, 16, 17.
351 Invitcs, by prayer, his glorious return, ver. 17.
CH A P. III.
The church's fight and victory in temptation.-
The church glorieth in Christ,
The church's exercise on her Beloved's being withdrawn froin her, verse 1.
ib. The pains she was at, and the means she used to find him, ver. 2, 3.
355 Her behaviour when she found him, verse 4.
Her care that nothing might disturb him, ver. 5. The daughters of Jerusalemn admire the church's excellencies, ver. 6. ib. The church's admiration of Christ under the person of Solomon, ver. 7.-10.
3oz From the grandeur and stateliness of his bed, verse 7. From his numerous and magnificent guard, ver. 7, 8.
362 From the splendor and incomparableness of his chariot, ver.9,10. 364 She calls the daughters of Sion to admire the dignity of his royal person, with his brilliant crown, verse 11.
Christ fetteth forth the graces of the church.-He she w.
eth his love to her.-The church prayeth to be made fit for his presence,
367 Christ highly commends the church's beauty, ver. 19—7. 367,--372 Condescends on several particular instances of her beauty, ver. 1.-5.
367 Pronounces her all fair, without any spot, verse 7.
372 Retires hinsell, and invites her with him, from the mountains of terror, to those of delight, ver. 6,-8.
371, 372 Profefeth bis great love to her, and his delight in her indeared affection to him, ver. 9, -15.
273,-378 The church implores the influences of the blessed Spirit to make her § r'n iragrani, and invites Christ to the best entertainment it urfe 16.
Christ graciously accepts the church's invitation, and makes a kind
visit to her, verse 1.
The spouse's account of her folly in putting a slight upon her
Beloved, and the distress she was in by reason of his with-
drawing, ver. 2,-8.
Mentions her indisposition, and repeats her Beloved's kindly
address to her, verse 2.
Condescends on the excuse she made to put off her compliance,
Narrates the means used that gained her compliance, ver. 4, 5. ib.
Her fad disappointment when the opened to her Beloved, and
the course the takes on that melancholy event, ver. 6, 7. 384
Gives a charge to the daughters of Jerusalem to aflift her, ver. 8. 385
The daughters of Jerusalem's question to the spouse, in consequence
of the charge the had given them, verse 9.
The spouse's particular reply to the enquiry of the daughters of
Jerusalem, concerning the amiable perfections of her Be-
loved, ver. 10.-16.
She assures them in general, that he is one of incomparable
perfections and unparallelled excellencies, verse 10.
She then gives a particular detail of his singular accomplishes
ments, ver. 11,-16.
As in particulars she falls short, so the concludes with a general
encomium concerning bis excellency, and her own interest
in him, ver. 16.
C H A P. VÌ.
The church professeth her faith in Christ.-Christ shew.
eth the graces of the church, and his love towards
The daughters of Jerusalem's enquiry at the spouse concerning
the departure of her Beloved, verse 1.
The spouse's reply to the enquiry, verse 2.
She asserts her interest in him, verse 3.
Christ pronounceth the spouse to be truly amiable, verse 4.
Acknowledges himself in love with her, verse 5.
Gives a minute description of her beauty, and prefers her
before all competitors, verse 5,-9.
Manifests his love towards her, and his regard for her,
ver, 10, 11, 12.
He kindly invites, and most earnestly presies her to return,
Christ gives a very large and ample description of the spouse's beauty
and excellency, ver. 1,~-5.
He exprelles his love to her, and the great complacency and delight
he has in her th's beautified and adorned, ver. 6,-9. 405
The spouse triumphs in her relation to. Chrift, and her great delight
in him, verse 1o.
She earnestly desires communion with him, ver. 11, 12.
She desires to be better acquaint with the state of her own soul,
and the present posture of its affairs, verse 12.
Promiseth her Beloved her best affections, and best provision and
entertainment, ver. 12, 13.
The love of the church to Christ. The vehemency
of love. — The calling of the Gentiles. The
church prayeth for Christ's coming,
The spouse evidenceth her great love to Christ, in her ardent desire
of more intimate fellowship with him, ver. 1, 2, 3. 409, 410
She charges the daughters of Jerusalem not to interrupt her
communion with himn, verse 4.
The daughters of Jerusalem admire the spouse's dependence on
her Beloved, versc s.
The spouse addresseth herself to her Beloved, putting him in mind
of the former experience the and others liad of his love, ver. 5. ib.
The ardency of her love expressed, ver. 6, 7.
She interccdeth in behalf of her little Gifter, the Gentile church,
Christ foon determines what shall be done for her, verse 9.
The spouse acknowlegeth with thankfuhress bis kindness io her,
She is also concerned about a vineyard at Baal-hamon, or the
church of Christ on earth, verse 11.
Christ's propriety in, and care for his vineyard; verfe 12.
The spouse owns the charge that the vineyard is in part committed
to her, and that the principal revenue appertains to the owner,
Christ being to part from the spouse, for a time, desires to hear
frequently from her, verfe 13.
An introduction, showing that poetical compositions were very antient;
and that these in the facrcd writings are truly excellent, and quite
1. Gen. 1. The first six days work; or, the first chapter of Genesis
2. Gen. 3. 15. The first gospel promise,
3. Exod. 7. 8, 9, 10, and 12. The ten plagues of Egypt named,
4. 15. 1,-21. The song of Moses,
5. 20. 3,-18. The ten commandments abridged and -versi-
6. Gen. 22. 6.–19. Submision and deliverance; or, God's appearing
in extremity, in Abraham offering his son, 433
7. Deut. 32. 1,-43. The prophetical song of Moses, setting fortiu
God's mercy and vengeance,
33. 26,--29. Moses' last words; or, the excellency of
9. judges 5. 19--31. The song of Deborah and Barak, on Israel's
Lignal victory over king Jabin,
10. 1 Sam. 2. 1.--10. Hannab's long of thanksgiving to God, for his
giving her Saniai,
11. 2 Sam. 1. 194--27. David's song of lamentation over Saul and
7. 18,-29. David's prayer and thanksgiving, after God's
promise to build him a sure house, and to bless him in
his feed; pointing at Christ and his kingdom, 447
13. 1 Ciron. 29. 10,--19. David's thanksgiving and prayer, when he
and the princes offered willingly for building of the
14. 2 Sam. 23. 5,-. David's last words, viewed in a twofold light, 451
Jo B's HYMN s.
An introduction, containg some observations relative to the penman,
and the manner of his writing,
in commendation of his book,
1. Job 1. 21. Loffes thankfully received,
2. 10. Patience in tribulation,
3. 3. 17. Repose in the grave,
4. 4. 179–21. The excellency of man laid low before God, 457
5. 5. 6, 7. Sin the cause of trouble,
6. 8. A saint's resolution how he should behave when in
9.-16. God's great work in the kingdom of Christ,
8. 17,—27. Affliction born well, ends well,
6. 2, 3, 4. Terrors of God invading the soul,
7. 17, &c. God's stooping to contend with man admired, 463
8.5,6,7. Good counsel, and good hope given to the afflicted, ib.
9. Time and life fhort,
11,-14. The hope of the hypocrite vanishing,
9. 2, 3, 4. God just in judging,
15. 20, 21. The righteousness of works discarded, ib.
16. 10. 1, 2. 14, 15. The afflicted soul's complaint to God, 466
11. 7, 8, 9. God's wisdom; unsearchable,
18. 6. 10. That God may suffer the wicked to prosper,
exemplified in beasts, birds, filhes, &c.
Doctrine to be tricd ere it be trusted,
12, 13. The wisdom of antient men nothing to the wisdom
of the Antient of days,
13.-16. Proofs of God's power, in doing his pleasure,
and serving his own purposes,
17,425. Proofs of his power and wisdom in the revolution
of states and kingdoms,
23: 13. 15. Strong faith in the hot furnace,
14. 14–15. The origin, nature, and issue, of human life, 471
15. 149–17. Self-justification extremely odious,
24,-30. The ruin of these that bid defiance to God, ib.
16. 149–17. Afictions heaped up, and come
28. 17. 9. The growing strength of the righteous,
13, 14. Death and the grave, the saints familiars, 475
18. 5, 6. 10. 12. 14.–20. The calamities that await
19. 2, 3. 22. Reproof to reproachers,