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CHAP. V.

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Chrift awaketh the church with his calling.-The church having a taste of Chrift's love, is fick of love. A defcription of Chrift by his graces,

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Chrift graciously accepts the church's invitation, and makes a kind vifit to her, verse 1.

The fpoufe's account of her folly in putting a flight upon her Beloved, and the distress she was in by reafon of his withdrawing, ver. 2,-8.

ib.

382,-385

Mentions her indifpofition, and repeats her Beloved's kindly address to her, verse 2.

382

Condescends on the excufe she made to put off her compliance, verse 3.

383

Narrates the means used that gained her compliance, ver. 4, 5. Her fad disappointment when the opened to her Beloved, and the course she takes on that melancholy event, ver. 6, 7. Gives a charge to the daughters of Jerufalem to affift her, ver. 8. 385 The daughters of Jerufalem's queftion to the spouse, in confequence of the charge she had given them, verse 9. The fpoufe's particular reply to the enquiry of the daughters of

ib.

384

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Jerufalem, concerning the amiable perfections of her Be-"
loved, ver. 10.-16.

386,-390

She affures them in general, that he is one of incomparable
perfections and unparallelled excellencies, verfe 10.
She then gives a particular detail of his fingular accomplish-
ments, ver. 11,-16.

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387,-390

As in particulars fhe falls fhort, fo the concludes with a general encomium concerning his excellency, and her own interest in him, ver. 16.

CHAP. VI.

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The church profeffeth her faith in Chrift.-Chrift fheweth the graces of the church, and his love towards her,

391

The daughters of Jerufalem's enquiry at the spouse concerning

the departure of her Beloved, verfe 1.

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The fpoufe's reply to the enquiry, verse 2.
She afferts her intereft in him, verse 3.

392

ib.

Chrift pronounceth the fpoufe to be truly amiable, verse 4.
Acknowledges himself in love with her, verfe 5.

Gives a minute defcription of her beauty, and prefers her
before all competitors, verse 5,-9.

Manifefts his love towards her, and his regard for her,

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394,-396

ver, 10, 11, 12.

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He kindly invites, and moft earnestly preffes her to return,

verfe 13.

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CHAP. VII.

A farther defcription of the church's graces.-The church profeffeth her faith and defire,

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Chrift gives a very large and ample description of the fpoufe's beauty and excellency, ver. 1,-5.

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405

He expreffes his love to her, and the great complacency and delight he has in her thus beautified and adorned, ver. 6,—9. The fpoufe triumphs in her relation to Chrift, and her great delight in him, verfe 10.

407

407, 408

She earnestly defires communion with him, ver. II, 12. She defires to be better acquaint with the state of her own foul, and the prefent pofture of its affairs, verfe 12.

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Promifeth her Beloved her beft affections, and beft provifion and entertainment, ver. 12, 13.

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CHAP. VIII.

The love of the church to Chrift.The vehemency of love. The calling of the Gentiles.-The church prayeth for Chrift's coming,

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409, 410

The fpoufe evidenceth her great love to Chrift, in her ardent defire of more intimate fellowship with him, ver. 1, 2, 3. She charges the daughters of Jerufalem not to interrupt her communion with him, verfe 4.

The daughters of Jerufalem admire the fpoufe's dependence on her Beloved, verse 5.

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The spouse addreffeth herself to her Beloved, putting him in mind of the former experience the and others had of his love, ver. 5. ib. The ardency of her love expreffed, ver. 6, 7.

413,-415

She intercedeth in behalf of her little Gifter, the Gentile church, verse 8.

415

Christ foon determines what shall be done for her, verfe 9.
The fpoufe acknowlegeth with thankfuhrefs his kindness to her,

416

verse 10.

417

418 ib.

She is also concerned about a vineyard at Baal-hamon, or the
church of Chrift on earth, verfe 11.

Chrift's propriety in, and care for his vineyard, verfe 12.
The spouse owns the charge that the vineyard is in part committed
to her, and that the principal revenue appertains to the owner,
verfe 12.

4.8, 419

Chrift being to part from the fpoufe, for a time, defires to hear frequently from hér, verfe 13.

The fpoufe warmly folicits his speedy return, verse 14.

420 ib.

A TABLE OF THE SCRIPTURE-SONGS,

According to the Order of the BOOKS, CHAPTERS, and VERSES they are taken from.

BOOK I.

OLD-TESTAMENT SONGS; or, Songs upon feveral felect paffages in the Old Teftament.

The Preface, fhewing the occafion and defign of the following
Poems,

PART

I.

SONGS felected from the Hiftorical Books.

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An introduction, fhewing that poetical compofitions were very antient; and that thefe in the facred writings are truly excellent, and quite inimitable,

Song

427

1. Gen. 1. The first fix days work; or, the first chapter of Genefis

compendifed,

2. Gen. 3. 15. The firft gofpel promife,

428

429

3. Exod. 7. 8, 9, 10, and 12. The ten plagues of Egypt named,

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and juftified,

4.

15. 1.-21. The fong of Mofes,

430

5.

20. 3.-18. The ten commandments abridged and versi

fied,

432

6. Gen. 22. 6.-19. Submiffion and deliverance; or, God's appearing

433

in extremity, in Abraham offering his fon,

7. Deut. 32. 1.-43. The prophetical fong of Mofes, fetting forth

8.

God's mercy and vengeance,

33. 26,-29. Mofes' laft words; or, the excellency of

Ifrael,

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9. Judges 5. 1,--31. The fong of Deborah and Barak, on Ifrael's

fignal victory over king Jabin,

ib. 10. 1 Sam. 2. 1.-10. Hannah's fong of thanksgiving to God, for his

giving her Samuel,

445 11. 2 Sam. 1. 19-27. David's fong of lamentation over Saul and

12.

Jonathan,

446

7. 18,-29. David's prayer and thanksgiving, after God's promife to build him a fure house, and to bless him in his feed; pointing at Chrift and his kingdom, 447 13. 1 Chron. 29. 10,--19. David's thanksgiving and prayer, when he and the princes offered willingly for building of the temple,

449

14. 2Sam. 23.3-7. David's laft words, viewed in a twofold light, 451

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PART II:

JOB'S HYMNS.

An introduction, containg some observations relative to the penman,

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3. 17. Repofe in the grave,

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4. 17,-21. The excellency of man laid low before God, 457
5. 6, 7. Sin the cause of trouble,

8. A faint's refolution how he should behave when in
affliction,

9.-16. God's great work in the kingdom of Chrift,
17,-27. Affliction born well, ends well,

6. 2, 3, 4. Terrors of God invading the foul,

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7. 17, &c. God's ftooping to contend with man admired, 463 8.5, 6, 7. Good counfel, and good hope given to the afflicted, ib. 9. Time and life short,

11,-14. The hope of the hypocrite vanishing,

9. 2, 3, 4. God just in judging,

15. 20, 21. The righteoufnefs of works difcarded,

10. 1, 2. 14, 15. The afflicted foul's complaint to God,
11. 7, 8, 9. God's wisdom, unfearchable,

12. 6. 10. That God may fuffer the wicked to profper,
exemplified in beasts, birds, fishes, &c.

464

ib.

465

ib.

466

ib.

18.

467

19. 20.

11. Doctrine to be tried ere it be trusted,
12, 13. The wisdom of antient men nothing to the wisdom
of the Antient of days,

468

ib.

21.

13.-16. Proofs of God's power, in doing his pleasure,

and serving his own purposes,

469

ib.

17,-25. Proofs of his power and wisdom in the revolution of ftates and kingdoms,

470

14. 1,-15. The origin, nature, and iffue, of human life, 471 15. 14-17. Self-juftification extremely odious,

473

24,-30. The ruin of these that bid defiance to God, ib. 16. 14,—17. Afflictions heaped up, and come to an ex

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17. 9. The growing strength of the righteous,

13, 14. Death and the grave, the faints familiars,

474

ib.

475

18. 5, 6. 10. 12. 14.-20. The calamities that await

ib.

476

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