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Ver. Nor does th' Almighty's love or hate,
With evidence appear,
By either our enjoyments great,
Or our annoyments here.
What's common to the worft and best
Can ne'er the cafe decide;
The Benefit of Acquaintance with Gon.
NOW acquaint thy felf with God,
Hath promis'd great and endless good
22 The law receive thou from his mouth,
And in thy heart embracing truth,
23 To God moft high, without delay,
Thy fin and guilt he'll take away,
24 He'll blefs the houfe wherein thou dwells With riches competent;
With wealth of Ophir-gold, or elfe
26 To him thou fhalt, with confidence,
27 When thou art anfwer'd from above,
28 God fhall establish every right
Ver. Thy paths he will direct and own,
29 When men around thee are caft down,
God won't the humble man difown,
30 Nor of thy prayers, pure and found,
The gain, but e'en thy neighbours round
GOD biding and trying. Job xxvii. 3. 8, 9, 10.
My God, who hides his path?
To him I would unfold my mind,
And testify my
8 I forward go to feek him out;
9 Upon the right-hand, and the left,
But fill of my defire bereft,
10 His way is hid, but mine is ey'd
I fhall, as gold, when he hath tried,
Many moft wicked and mifchievous, yet live and die in outward reace, and are never vifibly reckoned with in this World.
Job xxiv. 1, 2,—12, 13,—23, 24.
OST juft is God; yet none can tell
When thefe that wickedly rebel
Shall fuffer for their crimes.
Some men fo void of fhame are found,
With wicked spoils, or goods they seize,
Thus thrive oppreffors, tyrants, thieves,
Pamper'd in plenty they abide,
All things to raise their happiness,
And as they liv'd in outward peace,
Gently cut down like ears of corn,
Their ftreams of life a goodly while,
'Tis true, Jehovah fees and knows
If they're, a feaft for worms, interr'd,
Heav'n then hath all their hell deferr'd
The Greatnefs, Goodness, and Holinefs of GOD evi-
'H God the Lord, mofl great and high,
He peace preferves above the fky
And regions of the air.
3 Though numberlefs his armies are,
On whom does not his light arife?
Extends, like to his watchful eyes,
Wide as the universe, ev'n so
Since on his pow'r and goodness great
If we fhall murmur and complain,
When he his gifts refumes again,
But not our right withdraws.
Befides, our great and heinous crimes,
By which we Heav'n provoke,
Expofe us juftly, many times,
To his revenging ftroke.
Who then of mankind can before
His high tribunal ftand,
Plead guiltless; and, on juftice fcore,
His law-difcharge demand?
To being 'mong the tainted race
Can man untainted país,
And clean escape the leaven base,
Ver. Sun, moon, and ftars, the torches bright,
Are ftain'd, and spotted in the fight
6 O then! fince this omnifcient God
What num'rous ftains, both deep and broad,
In man, a vitious worm, whofe luft
The Proofs of God's Power andWifdom in the Creation and Prefervation of the World. Job xxvi. 5,-14.
HE Lord JEHOVAH built the fkies,
And rear'd his ftately frame:
The wide creation teftifies
The greatnefs of his name.
The liquid element below
To him, the Maker, does pertain