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LAMENTATIONS. LXIX. The LORD is my Portion. Chap. iii. 24. I FROM ROM pole to pole let others roam,
And search in vain for bliss.; My soul is fatisfy'd at home,
The Lord my portion is. 2 Jesus, who on his glorious throne
Rules heav'n, and earth, and fea, Is pleas'd to claim me for his own,
And give himself to me. 3 His person fixes all my love,
His blood removes my fear;
His arm preserves me here.
His Spirit is my guide;
And all my wants supply'd *
Disgrace, for him, renown;
While he prepares my crown!
How much they gain or spend;
* Book III. Hymn 59.
E Z EK I EL.
Chap. xvi. 63.
Creatures no help could give;
2 Tho' Satan ftill his rule maintain'd,
And all his arts employ'd;
I could not be destroy'd,
Wheo I my Lord should know; Then Satan, of his pow'r depriv'd,
Was forc'd to let me go. 4 O can I e'er that day forget,
When Jesus kindly spoke ! « Poor soul, my blood has paid thy debt,
And now I break thy yoke. 5 Henceforth I take thee for my own,
And give myself to thee; Forfake the idols thou haft known,
And yield thyself to me."
And said it would be thine ;
Again with idols join.
And pardon all that's past? Sure, if I am not made of steel,
Thou hast prevaild at last. 8 My tongue, which rafhly spoke before,
This mercy will restrain; Surely I now shall boast no more,
Nor censure, nor complain.
LXXI. C. The Covenant. Chap. xxxvi. 25.-28.
Behold I change your hearts of stone ;
2 My grace, a flowing stream, proceeds
To wath your filthiness away;
And learn my statutes to obey,
I give myfelf away to you;
Your God unalterably true.
The plenteous grace shall I confer *;
I'll put a praying spirit there.
Down to the last expiring hour, ::
LXXII. C. JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH.
Chap. xlviii. 35.
S birds their infant-brood protect to
And spread their wings to thelter them ; ; Thus faith the Lord to his elect,
“ So will I guard Jerusalem.” 2 And what then is Jerufalem,
This darling object of his care?
Who built it? who inhabits there? -3 Jehovah founded it in blood,
The blood of his incarnate Son;
The finners whom he calls his own. 4 There, tho' befieg'd on every fide,
Yet much belov'd and guarded weh,
+ Ifaiah, xxxi. 5.
5 Let earth repent, and hell despair,
This city has a fure defence;
DANI E L.
Chap. iii. 6.
Though in himself a worm,
Can wond'rous acts perform:
With fury on his brow,
To golden gods to bow:
Which charg'd them not to prayi
And worship'd thrice a-day.
Compliance with such laws ;
When God elpous'd their cause?
A mighty thield and tow'r,
He can the
of lions tame,
When trials are in view;
And never can get thro':
LXXIV. BELSHAZZAR. Chap. v. 5 6.
I POOR finners! little do they think
With whom they have to do!
Of everlasting woe.
The Lord of hoits defy'd ;
And humbled all his pride. 3 He saw a hand upon the wall
(And trembled on his throne) Which wrote his sudden dreadful fall
In characters unknown.
Of what he could not read?
His ruin was decreed.
His eyes with anguilh roll;
The terrors of his foul.
No more delight afford ;