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Every man that hath this hope in O love the Lord, all ye saints, &c. him, purifieth himself, even as he is —Ps. xxxi. 23. pure, &c. He that doth righteous. I love the Lord, because he hath ness, is righteous, even as he is righ- heard my voice.-Ps. cxvi. 1. teous.- 1 John iii. 3. 7.
Thy name is as ointment poured Beloved, follow not that which is forth; therefore do the virgins love evil, but that which is good: he that thee.-Cant. i. 3. doeth good is of God, but he that If ye find my beloved, &c. tell him doeth evil hath not seen God.- that I am sick of love.-Cant. v. 8. 3 John 11.
Thus saith the Lord, I remember
thee (or for thy sake), the kindness Sect. II. In Particular ; 1. To love of thy youth, the love of thine es
God, and the Father, and our Lord pousals, when thou wentest after me Jesus Christ; and, 2. Set our in the wilderness.-Jer. ii. 2. Affections on Things above.-Col. Judah hath profaned the holiness ii. 2.
of the Lord, which he loved (or ought I, THE Lord thy God, &c. shewing to love).-Mal. ii. 11. mercy unto thousands of them that He that loveth father or mother, love me.—Exod. xx. 2.6.
&c. is not worthy of me, &c.—Matt. The Lord our God, one Lord. And x. 37. Luke xiv. 26. thou shalt love the Lord thy God Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.-Deut. soul, and with all thy mind. This is vi. 4, 5.
the first and great commandment, &c. The Lord thy God, he is God, the On these, &c. hang all the law and faithful God, which keepeth covenant the prophets.-Matt. xxii. 37-40. and mercy with them that love him. Iniquity shall abound; the love of Deut. vii. 9.
many shall wax cold.-Matt:xxiv. 12. And now, Israel, what doth God Her sins, which are many, are forrequire of thee, but, &c. to love him, given, for she loved much. But to and to serve the Lord thy God with whom little is forgiven, the same all thy heart, and with all thy soul ?- loveth little.—Luke vii. 47. Deut. x. 12.
He that loveth me, shall be loved Therefore thou shalt love the Lord of my Father; and I will love him, thy God, &c. If you shall hearken, and will manifest myself to him, &c. &c. to love the Lord your God, and We will come unto him, and make to serve him with all your heart, &c. our abode with him.-John xiv. that I will, &c.-Deut. xi. 1.13, 14.22. 21. 23.
The Lord your God proveth you, Peter, &c. lovest thou me more to know whether ye love the Lord than these? He saith unto him, Yea, your God with all your heart, and Lord; thou knowest that I love thee, with all your soul.- Deut. xiii. 3. &c. Again, the second and third
And the Lord thy God will circum- time.-John xxi. 15-17. cise thine heart, and the heart of thy The love of God is shed abroad in seed, to love the Lord thy God with our hearts by the Holy Ghost. all thine heart, and with all thy soul. Rom. v. 5. -Deut. xxx. 6.
If any man love God, the same is Take diligent heed to do the com- known of him.--1 Cor. viï. 3. mandment, &c. to love the Lord your Though I speak with the tongues of God.-Josh. xxii. 5.
men and of angels, and have not chaTake good heed therefore unto rity, I am become as sounding brass, or yourselves (or souls) that ye love the a tinkling cymbal. And though I have Lord your God.—Josh. xxiii. 11. the gift of prophecy, and understand
all mysteries, &c. I have all faith, &c. and have not charity, I am nothing. Sect. 111. As Fruits of Love to God And though I bestow all my goods and Christ : 1. To delight themto feed the poor, and though I give selves in him, long for, and pant after my body to be burned, and have not him ; make their boast of, and glory charity, it profiteth me nothing, &c. and rejoice in God and Christ, as Charity never faileth, &c. Now their Portion and Rest: and, 2. To abideth faith, hope, charity; but the obey, and hearken to him. greatest of these is charity.-1 Cor. 1. To delight in, long for, pant after, xiii. 1–3. 8. 13.
If any man love not the Lord Jesus make their boast of, glory and reChrist, let him be Anathema, Maran
joice in God and Christ, as their atha.-1 Cor. xvi. 22.
Portion and Rest. Whether we be besides ourselves, I WILL not go up in the midst of thee, it is to God, &c. for the love of Christ &c. When the people heard these constraineth us.—2 Cor. v. 13, 14. evil tidings, they mourned, and, &c.
Circumcision availeth nothing, &c. My presence shall go with thee, and but faith, which worketh by love, &c. I will give thee rest. And he said the fruit of the Spirit is love.-Gal. unto him, If thy presence go not, v. 6. 22.
carry us not up hence.—Exod. xxxiii. The Lord direct your hearts unto 3, 4. 14, 15. the love of God.—2 Thess. iij. 5. Their rock is not as our rock, even
Hearing of thy love, &c. which our enemies themselves being judges. thou hast towards the Lord Jesus, -Deut. xxxii. 31. &c.—Philem. 5.
I rejoice in thy salvation : there God is not unrighteous to forget is none holy as the Lord, for there is your work, and labour of love, which none besides thee: neither is there ye have shewed towards his name.. any rock like our God, &c.—1 Sam. Heb. vi. 10.
ii. 1, 2. Jesus Christ, whom having not seen, All the house of Israel lamented ye love.—1 Pet. i. 7, 8.
after the Lord.—1 Sam. vii. 2. God is love: and he that dwelleth The Lord is my rock, and my forin love, dwelleth in God, and God in tress, and my deliverer; the God of him. There is no fear in love, but my rock, &c. my shield, and the horn perfect love casteth out fear, &c. He of my salvation, my high tower, and that feareth is not made perfect in my refuge, and my saviour. Who is love. We love him, because he first God, save the Lord ? And who is a loved us. If a man say, I love God, rock, save our God?_2 Sam. xxii. 2, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: 3. 32. Ps. lxxi. 3. for he that loveth not his brother, When he giveth quietness, who can whom he hath seen; how can he love make trouble? And when he hideth God, whom he hath not seen ?- his face, who can behold him ? &c.1 John iv. 16. 18—20.
Job. xxxiv. 29. By this we know that we love the · Thou, O Lord, art a shield for (or children of God, when we love God, about) me; my glory, and the lifter &c.- 1 John v. 2.
up of my head.-Ps. iii. 3. I have somewhat against thee, be- .There be many who say, Who will cause thou hast left thy first love. shew us any good ? Lord, lift thou up Remember therefore from whence the light of thy countenance upon us. thou art fallen, &c.-Rev. ij. 4, 5. Thou hast put gladness in my heart,
more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.-Ps.iv. 6,7.
I will be glad, and rejoice in thee:
I will sing praise to thy name, &c.- his, &c. in his favouris life, &c. Lord, Ps. ix. 2.
by thy favour, thou hast made my Why standest thou afar off, 0 mountain to stand strong; thou didst Lord? Why hidest thou thyself in hide thy face, and I was troubled.times of trouble?-Ps. x. 1. Ixxxyiii. 14. Ps. xxx. 4, 5. 7.
How long wilt thou forget me, 0 Thou art my hiding place; thou Lord? for ever? How long wilt thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou hide thy face from me?-Ps. xiii. 1. shalt encompass me about with songs Ixxiv. 9, 10.
of deliverance, &c. Be glad in the · The Lord is the portion of mine Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous; and inheritance, and of my cup; thou shout for joy, all ye that are upright maintainest my lot; the lines are in heart.-Ps. xxxii. 7. 11. fallen unto me in pleasant places; Our soul waiteth for the Lord; he yea, I have a goodly heritage, &c. In is our help, and our shield; for our thy presence is fulness of joy: at thy heart shall rejoice in him.-Ps.xxxii. right hand there are pleasures for 20, 21. xciv. 17. evermore.-Ps. xvi. 5, 6. 11.
My soul shall make her boast in O Lord, my strength, and my re- the Lord, &c. O magnify the Lord deemer.-Ps. xix. 14.
with me; let us exalt his name toge. We will rejoice in thy salvation : ther, &c. O taste and see that the and in the name of our God we will Lord is good.-Ps. xxxiv. 2, 3. 8. set up our banners.-Ps. xx. 5. How excellent (or precious) is thy
The king shall joy in thy strength, loving-kindness, O God, &c. For with O Lord; and in thy salvation how thee is the fountain of life; in thy greatly shall he rejoice?—Ps. xxi. 1. light shall we see light.-Ps. xxxvi.
My God, my God, why hast thou 7. 9. forsaken me? Why art thou so far Delight thyself also in the Lord, from helping me? &c. Be not far &c.—Ps. xxxvii. 4. from me, for trouble is near, &c. Be Surely eyery man walketh in a vain not thou far from me, O Lord, O my show, &c. And now, Lord, what wait strength, &c.—Ps. xxii. 1. 11. 19. I for? my hope is in thee.-Ps. xxxix. lxxxviii. 14, 15.
6,7. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall As the hart panteth after the waternot want, &c. Thou art with me: brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, thy rod and thy staff, they comfort O God. My soul thirsteth for God, me.-Ps. xxiii. 1. 4.
for the living God: when shall I The Lord is my light and my salva- come and appear before God? my tion : whom shall I fear? The Lord tears have been my meat day and is the strength of my life, of whom night, while they continually say unto shall I be afraid? One thing have I me, Where is thy God! When I redesired of the Lord, that will I seek member those things, I pour out my after: that I may dwell in the house soul in me; for I had gone with the of the Lord all the days of my life, to multitude, &c. to the house of God, behold the beauty of the Lord, and to &c. Why art thou cast down, O my inquire in his temple, &c. My heart soul? &c. Hope thou in God, &c. said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will Ps. xlii. 1-5. 11. I seek. Hide not thy face far from Thou art the God of my strength: me; put not thy servant away in why dost thou cast me off? Then anger: thou hast been my help: will I go, &c. unto God my exceeding leave me not, neither forsake me, o joy (or the gladness of my joy). — God of my salvation.—Ps. xxvii. 1. 4. Ps. xliii. 2. 4. 8, 9.
In God we boast all the day long. Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of -Ps. xliv. 8.
As we have heard, so have we seen to dwell in the tents of wickedness : in the city of the Lord of hosts, &c. for the Lord God is a sun, and a According to thy name, O God, so is shield, &c.—Ps.lxxxiv. 1, 2.4.9–11. thy praise, unto the ends of the earth, xxvi. 8. cxxii. 1. &c. This God is our God for ever Blessed is the people that know and ever: he will be our guide even the joyful sound: they shall walk, O unto death.-Ps. xlviii. 8. 10. 14. Lord, in the light of thy countenance; Ezra viji. 22.
in thy name shall they rejoice all the Cast me not away from thy pre- day, &c. For thou art the glory of sence, &c. Restore unto me the joy their strength: and in thy favour our of thy salvation.-Ps. li. 11, 12. horn shall be exalted. The Lord is cxix. 8.
our defence; and the Holy One of O God, thou art my God; early Israel is our king, &c. How long, O will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth Lord, wilt thou hide thy face, for for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in ever?-Ps. Ixxxix. 15—18. 46. a dry and thirsty land, &c. to see thy In the multitude of my thoughts power and thy glory, so as I have within me, thy comforts delight my seen thee in the sanctuary; because soul.-Ps. xciv. 19. 22. thy loving-kindness is better than Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous. life, &c. My soul followeth hard after --Ps. xcvii. 12. thee.-Ps. Ixiij. 1–3. 8.
My meditation of him shall be Blessed is the man whom thou sweet: I will be glad in the Lord. choosest, and causest to approach Ps. civ. 34. unto thee, that he may dwell in thy He satisfieth the longing soul: and courts : we shall be satisfied with the filleth the hungry soul with goodgoodness of thy house, even of thy ness.-Ps. cvii. 9. Prov. xxvii, 7. . holy temple.-Ps. Ixv. 4.
The Lord is high above all nations, He that is our God is the God of and his glory above the heavens. salvation : and unto God the Lord Who is like unto the Lord our God, belong the issues from death, &c.— who dwelleth on high? Who, &c. Ps. Ixviii. 20.
-Ps. cxiji. 4,5. Whom have I in heaven, but thee? Wherefore should the heathen say, and there is none upon earth whom I Where is now their God? But our desire besides thee. My flesh and God is in the heavens; he hath done my heart faileth; but God is the whatsoever he pleased.-Ps.cxv. 2,3. strength of my heart, and my portion lxxiv. 9, 10, for ever, &c. It is good for me to Return unto thy rest, O my soul! draw near to God.-Ps. Ixxiii.25,26.28. for the Lord hath dealt bountifully
Who is so great a God as our with thee.-Ps. cxvi. 7. God?—Ps. lxxvii. 13.
Thou art my portion, O Lord, &c Turn us again, O God, and cause I intreated thy favour (or face) with thy face to shine, and we shall be my whole heart, &c. Make thy face saved.-Ps. Ixxx. 3. 7. 19. . to shine upon thy servant, &c.-Ps.
How amiable are thy tabernacles, cxix. 57, 58. 135. O Lord of hosts! My soul longeth, My soul waiteth for the Lord, more yea, even fainteth for the courts of than they that watch for the mornthe Lord: my heart and my flesh ing.-Ps. cxxx. 6. crieth out for the living God. Blessed I know that the Lord is great; are they that dwell in thy house, &c. and that our Lord is above all gods. Behold, O God our shield, &c. For -Ps. cxxxv. 5. a day in thy courts is better than a Thou art my refuge, my portion in thousand. I had rather be a door- the land of the living.-Ps. cxlii. 5. keeper in the house of my God, than My soul thirsteth after thee, as a
thirsty land, &c. Hide not thy face which doth not profit. My people from me.-Ps. cxlii. 6, 7.
have committed two evils: they have The Lord my strength (or rock), forsaken me, the fountain of living &c. my goodness, and my fortress; waters, and have hewed them out my high tower, and my deliverer; cisterns, broken cisterns, &c. Have my shield, &c. Happy is that people I been a barren wilderness unto Iswhose God is the Lord.-Ps. cxliv. rael ? &c. Can a maid forget her 1, 2. 15. cxlvi. 5.
ornaments ? a bride her attire? yet Let them praise the name of the my people have forgotten me days Lord, for his name alone is excellent without number. - Jer. ii. 11. 13. (or exalted): his glory is above the 31, 32. earth and the heaven.-Ps.cxlviii. 13. Let not the wise man glory in his
As the apple tree is among the wisdom; neither let the mighty man trees of the wood, so is my beloved, glory in his might, &c. But let him &c. I sat down under his shadow who glorieth, glory in this, that he with great delight, and his fruit was understandeth and knoweth me, that sweet to my taste.-Cant. ii. 3. I am the Lord which exercise loving
By night on my bed I sought him kindness,&c.—Jer. ix. 23, 24. 2 Cor. whom my soul loveth: but found him x. 17. 1 Cor. i. 29. 31. not: I will rise now and go about the portion of Jacob is not like the city, &c. I found him, I held them: for he is the former of all him, and would not let him go, &c. things, &c. The Lord of hosts is his -Cant. iii. 1, 2. 4.
name.—Jer. x. 16. li. 19. I opened to my beloved, but my O the hope of Israel, the Saviour beloved had withdrawn himself, and thereof in time of trouble! why was gone: my soul failed when he shouldst thou be as a stranger in the spake : I sought him, &c. I am sick land? and as a wayfaring man that of love, &c. My beloved is white, &c. turneth aside, to tarry for a night? This is my beloved.-Cant. v. 6. 8. Why shouldst thou be as a man asto10. 16. viii. 6, 7.
nished ? &c. Yet thou, O Lord, art In the way of thy judgments have in the midst of us: and we are called we waited for thee : the desire of our by thy name, &c.-Jer. xiv. 8, 9. soul is to thy name, and to the re- xyii. 13. membrance of thee. With my soul The Lord is my portion, saith my have I desired thee in the night: soul; therefore will I hope in him. yea, with my spirit within me will I -Lam. iii. 24. seek thee early.- Isa. xxiv. 8,9. Woe also to them when I depart
In that day shall the Lord of hosts from them.--Hosea ix. 12. be for a crown of glory, and for a Fear not, O land; be glad, and diadem of beauty unto the residue of rejoice; for the Lord will do great his people.--Isa. xxviii. 5.
things. Be glad then, ye children of The Lord is our judge, the Lord is Zion; and rejoice in the Lord your our law-giver, the Lord is our king; God.- Joel ii. 21. 23. he will save us.—Isa. xxxiii. 22. But the Lord will be the hope (or
As for our Redemer, the Lord of harbour)of his people, and the strength hosts is his name, the Holy One of of the children of Israel.-Joel iï .16. Israel.-Isa. xlvii. 4.
Arise ye and depart; for this is not I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; your rest, because it is polluted. my soul shall be joyful in my God. Micah ii. 10. Isa. Ixi. 10.
Although the fig tree shall not Hath a nation changed their gods, blossom, neither shall fruit be in the which are yet no gods? But my peo- vine, &c. yet I will rejoice in the ple have changed their glory for that Lord, I will joy in the God of my sal