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18. "Jesus said unto him, Thou art Pcrcr, and "pen this rocl^ I mil build my Church: and the gates V bell shall not prevail against it.

1$ And I will give unto thee the ks.ys of the hpgdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou (hair "W on earth, shall be bound in heaven t- and ^mfiever thou shalt loose on earth, fiall be loosed >n heaven.


The Transfiguration of our Saviour.


f*Epbas and ^ebedee's two Sons he chose,

And to the flowry Top of Tabor goes;

Where soon with radiant Flames his Temples dune,

Larger his Form appear'd and all-divine.

The Sun enthron'd in his Meridian height,

Did ne're around him shoot so fair a Light.

Moses and Great Ellas both descend,

And at an awful Distance him attend;

What they had learnt among the Bless'd explain,

His wond'rous Passions, and his glorious Reign.

Such Splendor the Disciples cou'd not bear,

But funk profound to Earth and trembled there.'

When loe a Voice, as rolling Thunder loud,

Breaks from the Bosom of a shining Cloud,




& M A T T H. Chap. XVII. Ver. 1,1,3.

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t. Jesus takethV&.sc, Jatftes, and John />« £/v'fec, and bringeth them us into a high mountain ajwt,

1. And was transfigured before them, and his face did Jhine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

3. And behold, there as feared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him,


The foul Spirit cast out of the young Man,

A N aged Sire his Son to Jesus brought,

And kneeling, thus, with Tears his Aid besought;

—A furious Dxmon has my Child possest,

4nd from his Cradle robb'd of Scnce and Rest:

Now plung'd in Water, ready to expire,

And now half-burnt we snatch him from the Fire.

And tho' I to thy own Disciples came,

My hopes they fail'd, his Torment's still the fame.

O stubborn and averse to proffer'd Grace!

How long shall I endure your faithless Race?

Our Saviour inly mov'd with Sighs, replies,

To heav'nly Light, why will you close your Eyes?

Then bids the Fiend dislodge, who hafts away,

Nor dares he but bit dreaded Voice obey,

"Which (hakes Heav'n, Earth and Hell: murm'rine he fled, 5

To his own dark abodes, and mansions of the Dead.


St. M A T T H. Chap. XVIT. Ver. 14, 15,16,17,18.


14. T/we Mwe to him a certain man fyiccling down to him, and saying,

I 5. Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is limatick., and fore vexed t for eft-times be fallcth into the fire, and oft into the water, &c,

i8. And Jesus rebuked the devil, and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

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