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Ver. But God's unfading word of grace

For evermore endures;

Which all, whofe arms of faith embrace,

In endless blifs fecures.


Unbelieving Fears checked, and Strength from Hes
ven promifed. Ifa. xl. 27,-31.
27 WHY jealous Jacob, speak'st thou fo,
My way is hid from God?
Unpled my cause, undafh'd my foe,
Still down my ftrength is trode ?
28 Haft thou forgot the mighty name,
That earth and heav'n did make?
And can an all-creating arm
Grow weary, faint, or weak?
Omnipotence alone is his,
Eternal are his days;

His understanding fearchlefs is,
And who can trace his ways?

29 He giveth pow'r unto the faint,

Makes weaklings' ftrength to grow, 30 While youthful vigour foon is spent, And boafting might laid low.

31 But they that wait upon the Lord, And in his pow'r confide,


Shall have their ftrength a-new restor'd,
And daily wants fupply'd.

They fhall mount up on eagle's wings,
With fear unwearied move,
Till, lofing fight of earthly things,
They reft with God above.


CHRIST'S mediatory Service graced with Meeknefs and
Conftancy. Ifa. xlii. 1-4. Mat. xii. 18,—22.

BEHOLD, my fervant wonderful,

Whom I uphold and stay!

Mine elect, whom my very foul
Delighteth in for ay.

Ver. On him I'll put my Sp'rit, with all
His virtues measurelefs;

And he, with light and judgment, fhall
The Gentile nations blefs.

2 From him no cry with clam'rous voice,
Nor violence forth fhall break;

He fhall no loud contentious noife,
Nor oftentation make.

Peaceful and mild he fhall proceed

In his illuftrious acts;

3 He fhall not break the bruifed reeds,
Nor quench the fmoking flax.
He fhall with aid and comfort both,
His weaklings fortify;

And judgment unto light and truth
Bring forth victoriously.

4 He doubtlefs fhall purfue his aim,
Until with judgment juft,

He blefs the earth; and in his name
The diftant ifles fhall truft.


CHRIST'S Commiffion opened, which be received from
the Father; and the joyful finging with which
the glad Tidings thereof should be received.
Ifa. xlii. 5,-12.

5 THUS fays the Lord of heav'n and earth,
That ftretched out the fkies,

And all his tribes of earthly birth,
With life and breath fupplies.

6 In right, to thee my call I grant,
And thee fupport will I;


I'll give thee for a covenant
To people far and nigh;

T'illuminate, with faving light,

The eyes of Gentiles blind;

To rend the clouds that them benight,

And prifoners unbind.

8 I, who thee authorize, declare,

That I Jehovah am :

My praife no idol god fhall fhare;

Thou only bear'll my name.

9 Lo! all my promifes of old

Men now accomplish'd fee;
And future things a-new foretold
Shall be fulfill'd in thee.

10 Let all the earth, then, to the Lord,
Sing glad an anthem new;

The Gentile race with one accord,
In confort with the Jew:

II Th' inhabitants of rocks and ifles,
Of wilds and cities fair,
Of Kedar huts and naked hills,
And fingers ev'ry-where:

12 Let them Jehovah's glory raife,
In elevated ftiles;

And celebrate his highest praise
In earth's remoteft ifles.


CHRIST'S bewing bis Name; and bis Victory over bis and our Enemies. Ifa. Ixiii. 1-5.

I WHO's this from Edom comes in flate!

From Bozra, who is this!

With ruddy garments to relate,
That victory is his?

This that is gloriously array'd,

And trav'ling on his rode,
I' th' greatness of his ftrength difplay'd,
And grandeur of a God?

'Tis I speak that in righteoufnefs,
I the victorious King,

Who come your en'mies to fupprefs,
And your falvation bring.

2 Why, mighty Lord, may we propofe,
Why is thy raiment red?


And all thy garments flain'd like those
That in the wine-prefs tread?

I've trode the bloody prefs alone,

O'th' folk none was with me;

My wrath has ftamp'd the rebels down,
My fury made them flee.

Ver. Their blood hath all my garments stain'd,
And dy'd my raiment fo:


The happy vict'ry now is gain'd,
O'er hellish pow'rs below.

I'll thus deftroy the adverse throngs,
That dare infult my faints;

I have an arm t' avenge their wrongs,
An ear to hear their plaints.

The day of vengeance on the foe
Is in my very heart;

The year of my redeem'd from woe

Is come, to ease their fmart.


Salvation, Righteousness, and Strength, in CHRIST alone. lla. xiv. 21,-25.

SECT. I. Salvation in Chrift alone. Ver. 21, 22.

'H' eternal Son of God proclaims,


His God-head from above;
Mercy and juftice are my names,
The fair enam'ling love.

21 Lift up your eyes, ye mankind lost,
And look to me alone;

I'm God the Saviour, God the juft;
Befide me there is none.

22 Look from the earth's remoteft ends,
By faith, and be ye fav'd:

My grace, that call'd the Jews, extends
To Gentile lands enflay'd.

Where-e'er you are, by land or fea,
At home, or far abroad,
Look not to idols vain, but me,

The omniprefent God.

In me you'll find falvation fure

From fin, and death, and hell;
And life, more happy and fecure,
Than 'twas before you fell.



Righteousness and Strength in CHRIST alone.
Ver. 23, 24, 25.

Ver. By my great name I made a vow,
Nor, vow'd, my word fhall veer;
To me alone each knee shall bow,
Each tongue allegiance fwear.

24 Each foul that knows the joyful found,
With thankful tongues fhall own;
My righteousness and ftrength is found
In thee, O Lord, alone.



By faith and pray'r fhall Gentiles come
To him with free confent:

Refufers too, to get their doom,

Shall come, but by constraint:

For all defpifers of his name,
And every wicked foe,
Shall fuffer penitential fhame,
Or everlasting woe.

But happy thrice all Ifrael's feed,

Both rid of guilt and shame,

Shall in the Lord be justify'd,

And glory in his name.


CHRIST's Sufferings and Glory; Or, Unbelief lamented, and the Benefit and the Success of the Suf ferings of CHRIST declared. Ifa. lii. 1,—12.

HO hath believ'd our good report?


How few the truth have feal'd!

To whom is Chrift, the ftrongest fort,

The arm of God reveal'd!

For, like a tender plant fprung up

He feem'd, as he drew nigh:

And, like a despicable root

From ground, exceeding dry.
No worldly fplendor did he fhew,
Nor outward gallantry;

No beauteous form, nor comely hew,
To charm the carnal eye.

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