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Signs tfthi coming of the Son of Mm in Glory.

'T'H' Apostles ask our Lord what Signs portend
His coming, and the World's approaching
End:
He thus— Impostors first shall rise, and claim
A Title to the Great Mefflab's Name:
Rumours of Wars the guilty World affright,
Prodigious Signs, and many a fearful Sight
Glare in the Heav'ns, the Sun to darkness turn,
TheMoon and Stars.as cloth'd in Sackcloth mourn;
The firmest Hearts shall fail with anxious Pain
For Ills they feel, and Ills that yet remain:
Well may the Earth with horrid murmurs quake,
When ev'n the Pow'rs of Heav'n themselves shall

shake:
With fervent Heat the Elements shall flow,
Yon azure Vault with ruddy Vengeance glow:
Then when the guilty World dissolves for fear,
Look up with Joy for your Redemption's near :J
Then shall you see the Son of Man appear
Amidst the Clouds, the World's Great Judge con-

fesi'd, Circled with glitt'ring Hosts, and Myriads of the Bless'd.

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15. There shall be signs in the sun, and m the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;

16. Mcns hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the garth : fir the sowers of heaven shall be shaken.

17. And then they shall see the Son of man earning in a cloud with sower and great glory,

CII.

Christ's Agany. He is strengthen d If

an Angel.

•HTWas dead of Night and thro' the solemn' x Shade,

The Moon a faint and doubtful glimm'ring)

made, When in the Garden Jesus kneel'd and pray'd —O Father! O, if possible it be, (Unbounded Might! what is not so to Thee ?) Remove this Cup, this bitter Cup away, But since 'tis thine to order, mine t'obey, Father, thy Will be done, still did he pray; While faint, large Sweats, as in the doubtful Strife Betwixt encroaching Death and lab'ring Life; As watry Mists the Sun, enwrapt him round, Then roll'd in sanguine Drops upon the Ground, When loe, a heavnly Watcher cleaves the Air, As Lightning swift, as Love or Mercy, fair; Descending from the Chariot of a Cloud, Where kneel'd our Saviour, thrice he lowly

bow'd; Then his opprefe'd Humanity sustains, And strengthens him against approaching greater

Pains.

CII. St. L p K E Chap. XXII. Ver. 41, to 44.

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41. He kneeled down and frayed.

41. Saying-, Father, if thou be witting, remove this cup from me: nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done.

43. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

44. And being in an agony, lie prayed more earnestly: and his Jweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

CIII.

Our Saviour carried first to Pilate, thch to Herod.

s\ U R Lord betray'd, the Crowd to Pilate bring, And plead he sought to make himself a King;

Herded with factious Galilean Jews,

And Tribute unto Qxsar did refuse.

Examin'd, when no Cause of Death he found.

The Governour to Herod sends him bound.

Receiv'd with Joy, the Tyrant hop'd that He

Some long expected Miracles shou'd lee:
Silent he stood, the Guards defpis'd and scorn'd,
And him blasphem'd, in Royal Robes adorn'd:
To Pilate brought again, he calls the Jews,
Who nothing prove, tho' strongly they accuse;
Fain wou'd the Governour have him releas'd,
Since One he always did at their Great Feast;
They Mercy to themselves and him deny,
No other Voice is heard, but Crucifie!
Those Wretches to the Lord of Life prefer
A black Seditious and a Murderer.
At length the facile Governor's o'recome,

He mounts the Judgment-Seat, and there pros' noune'd his Doom.

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