Gospel Sonnets; Or, Spiritual Songs: In Six Parts. 1. The Believer's Espousals. 2. The Believer's Jointure. 3. The Believer's Riddle. 4. The Believer's Lodging. 5. The Believer's Soliloquy. 6. The Believer's Principles ...

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J. Oswald, 1750 - 270 pages
 

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Page 89 - Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; Blow upon my garden, That the spices thereof may flow out.
Page 164 - Lord is a Sun and Shield : He will give Grace and Glory, and no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Page 129 - Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.
Page 144 - To Good and Evil equal bent, I'm both a Devil and a Saint.
Page 103 - His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
Page 171 - My faith, that sees so darkly here, Will there resign to vision clear ; My hope, that's here a weary groan, Will to fruition yield the throne. Here fetters hamper freedom's wing, But there the captive is a king ; And grace is like a buried seed, But sinners there are saints indeed.
Page 184 - Our Lord is ours, and we are his ; Yea, now we see him as he is ; And hence we like unto him are, And full his glorious image share. " No darkness now, no dismal night, No vapour intercepts the light ; We see for ever face to face, The highest Prince in highsst place. " This, this, does heav'n enough afford, We are for ever with the Lord; We want no more, for all is giv'n; His presence is the heart of heav'n.
Page 170 - But there, all griefs are swallow'd up. Love here is scarce a faint desire ; But there, the spark's a flaming fire ; , Joys here are drops, that passing flee ; But there, an overflowing sea.
Page 61 - I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.
Page 257 - Paraphrase or Large Explicatory Poem upon the Song of Solomon, Wherein the mutual love of Christ and His Church Contained in that Old Testament Song is imitated in the language of the New Testament, and adapted to the Gospel- dispensation.

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