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He's the object of my love
Schmucke dich, o liebe seelea
Rim thy lamp, O Soul beLeading me to living Water :
trothed ! Blessed, who can say with me,
Sin and darkness be quite loathed ; Chrift! I'll never part with thee.
Come into the Light where clearest,
Daly mind what Dress thou weareft. 467.
For the gracious Lord by token,
Has thee as his guest bespoken : mein Freund if inir, und ich bin Jhm.
He who Heav'n's Expanse can maY Friend's to me, and I'm nage,
Will now rest in thy poor Cottage: to him A fix'd unturning Cherubim ; 2. Haften, as for brides is fitting, Ever each other looking on,
Give thy Bridegroom soon the meet. Much as He likes, and as I can.
ing, • Exod. xxxvii. g.
Who knocks soft with Grace's
hammer 2. He loveth me most tenderly, And I love Him much more than on the door of thy Heart's cham
ber. me ;
Ope the Spirit's Portals speedy, He turns to me with Heart on fire,
With thy heart's Address be ready, And I to Him with chaste desire.
“ Come my Friend! (say) let me 3. He feeks within my Heart to rest,
kiss thee, And my. Cry's always to his Breast :
“ Hold thee fast, and ne'er dismiss He longs to be within my Soul,
thee. And I within his dear Side's hole.
3. Equal money is desired, 4. My spirit's Desire appeases he,
Ére choice Goods can be acquired ; I dwell in Him, and He in me!
But thou for thy Grace-profusion, He comes to me with Kiss of grace, Lord, expect'ft'no retribution; And I to him with blushing Face.
Since indeed in all her quarries 5. His Thoughts are taken up with No such Jewel the earth carries, me,
Which thy Manna and Blood's trea. And mine with him continually :
4. How do I with spirit's hunger
Lamb! to taste thy Goodness linger: 6. He is my Bridegroom, I his Bride, o how use I oft with crying, My soul's to him in Marriage tyd ; After this Food to be fighing ! Nothing shall sep’rate Him from me, o how use I to be thirsting Nor me from him eternally.
For the Drink from life's Prince bure
sting! All my Bones with God connected, This I wish through Christ effected.
5. Tender Joy and childlike Trem
469. bling, I find in me, past diffembling;
Komt und lafft euch Jefum lebren. For the Food to which I'm bidden, And its Mode and manner hidden,
SOME and hear the sacred Give me cause for excla nation,
ftory, Lord, how great's thy Operation !
All who have a mind to learn, Who can paint with reason's pencil What's their Life, Reward and Thy Omnipotence's Counsel
glory, 6. No, our mind is far too Thallow,
Who the Christian Title earn ; In this wonder thee to follow ;
Who in ev'ry word and decd How thy Bread's ne'er spent nor Honour God, and freely labour
Show forth Christ, who for 'em bled, wasted, Though by many thousands tasted for the Service of their Neighbour. How we with the grape's production, 2. Blefjed are the poor in spirit, Get Christ's Blood by mystic fuction? Who Humility possess; O the wonders deep and blessed,
And disclaim their own self-merit, By God's Sp'rit alone expressed.
Conscious of their Nothingness ; 7. Jesu! Sun which me enlightens, Resting on him all their days ;
Who to God ascribe all Praise, And my poor Existence brightens !
To such humble souls in Heaven Ground of Salvation's structure,
my My life's Source,my thought's instru? Crowns eternal shall be given. Etor,
3. Blessed are the facred Mourners At thy feet there fall proftrate,
For Corruption yet within, Thy Aim let me no ways fruftrate ;
And for all the Mocks of Scorners But to th' bettering my condition,
Both at piety and sin. And thy praise, share this Nutrition
God, who numbers all their tears, 8. Thou thro' love incomparable
All their fighs, and all their pray'rs,
Will remove those sweet Lamenters Didt from Heav'n stoop to a Scable;
Where no fin, nor sorrow enters. Thy pure Life, us to recover, To death's fury didft yield over ;
4. Bleft, who in a /corn'd condition And for Ransom peremptory,
Bowing to the sacred rod, Gav'it thy Blood, O Lord of glory! Meekly bear the Fool's derision This affords exhilaration,
And the insults of the proud, In thy love's Commemoration.
Leaving vengeance to the Lord, 9. Jesu, Bread of life mot dainty!
And obeying still his Word: Be this A&t to me not empty ;
To the Meek the Earth is given Much less let me, to my Damage,
And the brightest crowns in Heaven. Draw nigh, without hearty homage: Bleft are those who thirfi and hunger But let me amidit this eating,
For the sweets of Righteousness, Thy Love's Depth be penetrating,
In free Grace grow daily stronger : 'Till I hence shall make transition
Then in all their Ways express
That fair Mind, that doth agree
6. Bleft are those who with Compal. Of thy bounteous Hand to me, fon
To let my poor Neighbours share
All the graces of thy Spirit.
470. And shall never be forsaken.
so wahr ich lebe, spricht dein Sott, 7. Bleft are those who from subjection To the tyrant Luft are free,
Ure as I live, thy Maker faith, And with chajte and sweet Affection
[See page 69. Follow truth and Purity !
2. O man, let this Word comfort Who renounce the sway of Sense, thee ! For the bands of Continence :
Sink not, great as thy Sins may be ; Such shall have an endless treasure
Lay hold on this free-offer'd grace, Of the purest love and pleasure. That's here confirm'd by Promises, 8. Bleft are those whose pious labours, Nay, seald with God's most solemn 'Truth and Unity and peace
Oath : To establish with their Neighbours, “They're blest, who their transgrerNever vary, never cease;
sions loath. Whose Behaviour ftill is seen
3. To-day thou liv'st, to-day repent, Calm and steady, and serene. Left all thy life should be mispent. These wife servants shall inherit
Mercy thy God has promis'd thee Richelt unction of God's Spirit. For Christ his Blood and Agony ; 9. Bleft are those who if Affliction Yet in his Word did never say, Meets them on their Christian Road, That thou shouldst live another Day. Bear it without contradiction; Such shall taste the joys of God
471. Under the temptation sore, And when Diffolution's hour
Wer när den lieben Gott last walten. Has from ev'ry grief unbound 'em,
E that confides in his Crea. ,
Depending on him all his days, O, this day my Wishes crown ; Shall be preserv'd in Fire and water, Form me by thy Love's embraces, And sav'd in many dang'rous Ways. And, O make me all thy own. He that makes God his Staff and Grant me true humility,
stay, Faith and Zeal to live for thee. Builds nut on sand that glides away. Have I Foes ? if 'tis thy pleasure, 2. What gain'st thou by thy fleshly Lead ev'n them to the same Trea
What is it for, thou pin'st away? 11. Give me grace in all Conditions Thy rest and health thou art impaiFirmly to adhere to thee;
ring And, in all the exhibitions
By fighs and groans from day to day!
Thou art but adding grief to grief,
472. Instead of getting sure relief.
Befiehl du deine wege. 3. Wou'd we but be a little quiet, And reft in God's good Providence,
Como Who thus prescribes us wholesome
Ommit thou thy each griev,
And Case into his Hands,
Who heav'n and earth commands: Knows beft, what's good for thee He who's the Clouds Director, and me.
Whom Winds and seas obey, 4. He knows the hours for Joy and He'll be thy feet's Protector, gladness,
He shall prepare thy Way. The proper Time (I say) and Place; 2. Rely on God, who good is, Are we but faithful 'midit our sad
So safe shalt thou go on : ness,
Fix on his Work thy notice,
So shall thy Work be done.
Thou canst make no Advances
3. Thy Faithfulnefs eternal, As if God had forsaken thee ;
Father! doth certainly Thinking him happier, who this What's good or detrimental season
For all thy Children fee : Is glitt'ring in Prosperity.
And whatsoe'er thou choosest; God by degrees may turn the scale, Thou doft, O Kings of kings ; And send an unexpected Gale. T'hy Pow'r that Counsel wiseft 6. God can this hour with ev'ry
Into fulfilment brings. daintý
4. Thou ev'ry where haft passage, The poor man's Table amply spread; And all things serve thy Might; And trip the rich of all his plenty, Thy A& is blessing's message, And send him out to beg his bread : Thy path unsully'd Light: God can do Wonders when he please, When thou, O Lord, art moving, Humble the one, the other raise. What shall thy work withstand ? 7. Do thou with Faith discharge thy When to thy children giving ftation,
Some grace, who'll stay thy Hand? Keep Gods Commands, and fing his 5. Poor soul! then with assurance praise ;
Hope ftill, be not dismay'd; Rely on Him for Preservation, He'll from this short Incumbrance On whom the whole Creation stays. Again lift up thy head : The man, that's truly wise and juft, Tho' storms and clouds do threaten, Makes God, and God alone his He gently clears thy Way ; Truft.
Wait but his time, they'll brighten
Soon into joyous Day.
'Tis needless grief, believe me,
Taarum Colt ich mich denn gracmek,
7HY hould I continue . And ruleth all things well.
ing; 7. Leave to his sov'reign Scepter
Han't I till Christ my Hill,
How wise, how strong his Hand. Which by faith Jesus hath
Giv'n in expectation ?
On this Earth at my birth,
Naked will be my returning, Does not directly shew,
When a damp on my lamp But acts as if at distance
Makes it leave off burning.
Are n't my own, God alone
Should he claim their Reftitution,
I'll adore, and restore 9. Yet if he but discover
All without confusion.
Should that cause Dejection ?
He knows beft, when by Rest
5. God has oft with Days of Glad. 10. Thou faithful child! how blefied ness
'Twill be, when in the End, Chear'd my heart; should I start With much applause expresied, At an Hour of sadness?
A Crown will thee attend? He, whose love outweighs his venGod's self the Palm-branch verdant geance, Upon thee then confers,
Can't reject with neglect And thou'lt to him sing ardent, My fincere Dependence.
Who turn'd to Joy thy Tears. 6. World and Satan do but fancy 11. O Lord, thou seeft our weakness, They can harm, when their swarm
Yet know'st what our hearts rrean: Makes Attempts against me ; Against deíponding Slackness, Let them vent their spite and fury, Our feeble Knees sustain.
God and Grace soon will chale, Till, and beyond death's valley, Rour them, and secure me.
Let us thy Truth declare ; 7. With undaunted Resolution, Yea then emphatically
Christian Heart ! where thou art, Boast of thy Guardian care. Stand without confusion.