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SO WISDOM here is plac'd in her:

The PROMISE for to crave;
And by it she can never err ;

Her PROMISE she shall have,
As at the first in HER 'twas plac'd,

To have the guilty fall;
So at the last the whole shall burst,

I now do tell you all;
Then can you blame, and will you shame

The wisdom that is here?
Then sure my anger you'll inflame,

My answer you shall hear :
If you despise for to be wise,

To hear my just decree,
Then now the end 'tis my intend

My laughter soon will be ;
For Men I'll scorn, it shall be known,

If they do scorn Me here;
'Tis I must come the rightEOUS MAN

In boldness to appear. Now bring ME ONE that you can name,

That you've atflicted here, That you can call the RIGHTEOUS NAX,

To make you tremble here;
Amaz'd to see the power of He,

And bis SALVATION come;
I tell you plain, ye sons of men,

It ne'er was meant in Man.
No: 'tis in Me the power must be,

for so I shall appear;
And MY SALVATION Men shall see

Then let my foes to fear;
Fer upright men with me will join,

Till I have went all through;
And then the souls of righteous inen

In God they'll find him TRUE.
Torments to them shall never come,

For I shall free them here.
And to the verse that thou dost look

I now shall answer here:
They'll see the word that's on record,

That they ne'er judg d was true;
That in the end 'twas my intend

To bring all to their view.
For the JUST MAN must now be known

He is the Son of God;
And from the cross it must be shewn,

His enemies, 'tis know'd,
Said, “it it be so, we this shall know,

“ So let him belp him here;
" If from the cross he now can go,

“ We will believe and fear." With torturing then they did begin

The Son to crucify; Chap. ii. 8. Read the chapter through. 153

WISDOM OP SOLOMON. But never none discern'd the thing

That SOLOMON did say- i That WISDOM here in him was clear,

Yet he ne'er understood; For in his wisdom he did err,

And ne'er discern'd his Gop-
That unto him 'twould all be done,

As it is mention d here;
The torturing then of sinful men

With patience I did bear;
Condemn'd with shame my DEATH it came;

For they condemn'd me so,
To say if I was then the Son

Of God he then should go-
Deliver me from misery ;

But this he did not do.
But now I say to thee this day

The former words are true;
Then now at last the whole shall burst;

Their vices let them see,
How they imagind in their hearts,

Such evil things of ME.
The mysteries there they could not clear,

God's ways they were not known;
And from the wisdom of men here,

They never did discern
The WISDOM GREAT that he did speak

Did all of ME foretel;
They cannot bring a RIGHTEOUS MAN,

That way to rise and fall.
So now the end 'tis my intend

My Bible all to clear ;
And I shall point out every way

Whereof l'in spoken here.
For God created Man at first

IMMORTAL for to be;
In his own IMAGE he was plac'd

For all eternity:
Yet Satan there did strong appear,

In envy for to swell;
And death into the world it came,

By Satan's arts from hell;
So if with himn you now will join,

You'll surely find it so;.
The Devil's envy Men do bind,

That they with him might go.
But I'll be found now to mankind

That will not tempt me here; And unto such they now shall find

Their Lord in POWER appear;
That don't distrust me at the last,

My WISDOM all shall see ;
A LOVING SPIRIT now shall burst'

To those that join with Me.

My Spirit here shall strong appear,

The WORLD throughout TO FILL ;
And they that long my voice to hear

Shall have MY KNOWLEDGE still,
To shew thein pla n the time is come .

My Bible to make good;
Dark sayings, ne'er observd by Man,

Must now be understood
Weie spoke of Me, though none did see

Till l in thee appeard;
Then know, the wisdom given she,

To ark her full reward,
As at the First the thing was plac'd,

She craves it in the END-
Will you de pise her being wise,

To make rour foe to bend ;
Aly sons to free from misery,

That on your God confide?
It was the WISDOM first of ME,

And yet fiom Man'twas hid
Till at the last I come to burst

And place the wisdom here,
* The woman should her PROMISE claim-

Then let her foes take care !" Solomon's Song, viii. 3. 5,6–His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me. Who is this that conieth up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved ? I raised thee up under the apple tree : there thy mother brought . thee forth : there she brought thee forth that bare -thee. Set me as a seal. upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm : for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave. Chap. vi. 10, 11-Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners ? I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and the pontegranates budded. Chap. v. 2, 3-I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled : for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night. I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on ? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them? Chap. iv. 15, 16-A fountain of gar


155 dens, a well of living waters, and streams from Leb. anon. Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south ; blow upon my garden, that the spices there. : of may Aɔw out. Let my belo ed come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.—The contents of this chapter : CHRIST setteth forth the GRACES of the CHURCH. Ver. 8--He shieweth his love to her. Ver. 16.--the Church prayeth to be made fit for his PRESENCE. Ver. 8-Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon. Chup. ii. Jl, 12, 13. 15, 16-For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in o'r lind; the fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Take us the foxes, the little foxes,- that spoil the vines; for our vines have tender grapes. My beloved is mine, and I am his : he secucih ainong the Lillics.


Now I'll begin from Solomon,

Eer thou dost further yo.
They say that all is to the CHURCHI--

Aud I shall nake it so:
But unto all can they now call,

And let the CHURCH ap: ear,
To say " we're thine, and thou art ınine,"

And boldly answer here,
Thas from the HEART thercan impart

TO PROVE they're so with: ME:
I tell thee, no : all bearis I know,

And every heart I see;
Though anto ati is now the call,

But all will not comply;
The CHURCHES here cannot appear

To sayo" in us does lie-
« That we are thine, and thou art mine :"

No: every herrt I see,
They cannot bring it to the CHURCH,

Till all in heart like thee
Do join the same to have Me come
The CHURCH most here staud mute,

Till they with thee united be

." .
To strike unto the root.
The foxes here, I mean to clear,

To take them all away;
My tender vines do now appear,

The branches so do lay,
To join with thee; all flesh must see,

I tell thee, 'tis not so,
That all the branches in the Church,

Like those, with thee do go.
So here are some the branches come,

And enter'd in the VINE;
But unto all it so must come

Before the CHURCH be MINE,
To answer here, as doth appear,

They both are join'd as ONE T.
But from the lillies now appear,

To feed with them I'm come;
As lillies white, before your sight,

So white I'll make them all.
The flowers here do now appear;

The singing birds do call 1,
That they are clear, the TRUTH is here;

The turtle's voice is come,
To bring in PEACE, let tumults cease :

A turtle must be known,
How PEACE from her did first appear,

The waters to abate :
So now the turtle's voice is here,

To tell you all your fate-
That I am come for to bring in

My every tender vine;
And all the foxes shall be seen

To perish in their time.
So here's the call, to one and all

MY CALLING is begun ;
And if with me you join'd will be,

Unto the VINE now turn;
Then I'll appear to answer here,

And say that you are MINE:
And so MY KINGDOM you shall share,

And I shall call you MINE;
And you the same may claim MY NAME,

To say you're joind with ME,
So here's the CHURCH I'll never blame;

For in the clefts you'll see $
That I am come to visit Man

That is the ROCK for ALL,
And so with ME you join'd may be

The foxes down shall fall :
I'll take away, I now do say,

All that do hurt MY VINE.
Now see MY BIBLE how't doth lay,

A warning to mankind.
Chap. ii. 15. † Ver. 2. IT'er. 19. $ Per is

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