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4 Shew fuch as molten" idols have,
5 From fuperftition fet them free,
6 Where darkness reigns let light appear:
7 So fhall the heathen alls draw near,
On the fad effects which follow Sin, and of the kind interpofition of Love to prevent them.
HAT vaft destruction in the earth w Hath fin, that cruel monfter, wrought? 8 It pain, diseases, famine2, deartha, And death itfelf on all hath brought.
2 Through all the world with rapid speed,
(n) Exod. xxxii. 4.-Judg. xvii. 4.—Ifa. xliv. 10. (p) Pfal. cxxxv. 15, - - - 18.-Hof. viii. 4. V. 23. (r) Ifa. xlii. 6, 7.—Ix. 3.-Luke i. 79. J.-Rom. v. 15.-2 Cor. ix. 8.—Tit, ii. 11. (t) Col. i. 16. (u) Pfal. lxxxiii. 18. (w) Gen. vi. 12.-Pfal. xc. 3.-Micah. ii. (x) Nah. ii. 10.-Rom. viii. 22. (y) Deut. (z) Jer. xxiv. 10.-Matt. xxiv. 7.
Acts xi. 28. (b) Rom. v. 12. (c) Pfal. Iviii. 4.
(0) Rev. ix. (q) Dan. iii. i. (f) Zech. xiii. (s) Heb. viii. II. (v) Dan. iii. 29. 10. Rom. iii. 16. xxviii. 60.-Ifa. li. (a) Gen. xli. 54
3 Hence devaftation, rage, and war
8 He conquer'd deaths and open'd heav'n
On fin, with its effects, and the willingness of God to fave us from it.
(e) Heb. x. 7.
(d) Heb. ix. 27. (f) Ifa. xlv. 22.-lii. 10. (g) Eph. iv. 8.-Rev. vi. 2. (h) Acts xiii. 47.-Heb. v. 9.
*For an answer to thofe who fupport the doctrine of criginal fin, fee the note on Baptifm, page 16, &c.
2 Alas! we carlyt fin, and feet
3 He fhows that in this fallen ftate,
We for ourfelves a hell create
4 Nor have we pow'r to make this change! Without the help of gracem:
Converfion feems a work quite strange
But God doth, by a small ftill voice,
6 For he gives pow'r to all mankind,
Therefore, if we refift' his love,
8 "Tis vain to think on Calvaryt
(i) John xvi. 8. (1) John xv. 5. (m) Eph. ii. 5, 8. (p) Gal. i. 6.
2 Tim. iii. 8. Col. iii. 6.
(1) John iii. 3,- - - 8.
(n) 1 Cor. ii. 14.
(s) Rom. i. 18.-Eph. v. 6.—
(k) Rom. ii. 5. (0) 1 Kin. xix.
Many children die before they can commit actual fin; others have been very remarkable for early piety: Hence the Pfalmist, in Pfalm lviii. 3. can only mean, that many children are estranged from the womb through the bad precepts and ill example of the wicked; and, on this account, they go aftray and speak lies as foon as they can diftinguish betwixt truth and falfehood.
9 God willeth not that one should die“, He bids us turn and live:
Let none his gifts or grace" deny,
Grace, the free gift of God, and boafting excluded.
LAS! how vain* is fallen man?
And, without Chrift 4, do what he can,
3 'Tis then no more by works but grace,God's own free grace through Jefus giv'n, That Adam or his finful race
Can have or know their fin's forgiv'n.
4 O praise the Lord, 'twas God moft high, Who freely gave his only Son!
He to atone did alfo die
For what the human race had done!
And lo, 'twas Jefu's own free choice
(u) Ezek. xviii. 32.--xxxiii. 11. (v) Rom. (w) Prov. iii. 34.-Jam. iv. 6.-1 Pet. v. 5. Jer. ii. 5. (y) Gen. iii. 6, &c. (z) John xv. 5. -Jam. iii. 8. (b) Gen. vi. 5.-Prov. xv. (c) Gal. ii. 16. (d) Eph. ii. 9. ii. 12.-Rev. (h) Heb. x. 7, 9.
viii. 32.-1 Cor. (g) Rom. v. 11. 16.-Heb. vii, 25.
vi. 23.-xi. 29. (x) Gen. viii. 21. (a) Matt. xii. 34. 26.-Ifa. lix. 7. (e) Rom. iii. 24.--v. 16, 18. xxii. 17. (f) John iii. 16. (i) Rom. v. 2. (j) Zech. ix.
6 No room to boast, no ́room have we
Not unto us, but God we'll give
On the goodness of GOD, and the vanity of the Creature.
OD willeth° not at all Deftruction to mankind; Lo, Chrift, to fave us from the fall,
Freely his life refign'd!
2 He to avert the wrath
That flam'd with threat'ning dread, Was made a curse, and thereby hath Our foes all captive led.
3 Yet, heedlefs of the way
4 We vainly dream of reft,
5 Thus robb'd of light divine,
(k) Rom. iii. 27. (n) Pfal. cxv. I. (q) Eph. iv. 8.
(1) Phil. ii. 13.-Col. i. 29.
(m) Rev. xxi. §. (p) Gal. iii. 13.