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TO THE DESIRE OF THE Eternal Habitations, JESUS CHRIST, Whom the Angels desire to pry into. Lord, thou knowest all my desire, and my groaning is not hid from thee, Psalms 38:9.
SIGHS OF THE Penitent Soul. BOOK the First.
I. With my soul I have desired thee in the night, Isa. 26:9.
II. O God, thou knowest my simplicity, and my faults are not hid from thee, Psalms 69:5.
III. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak: O Lord, heal me, for my Bones are vexed, Psalms 6:2.
IV. Look upon my adversity and misery, and forgive me all my sin, Psalms 25:17.
V. Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the Clay, and wilt thou bring me into Dust again? Job 10:9
VI. I have sinned, what shall I do unto thee, O thou Preserver of Men? Why hast thou set me as a Mark against thee? Job 7:20
VII. Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and houldest me for thine enemy? Job 13:24
VIII. O that my Head were Waters, and mine eyes a fount of Tears, that I might weep Day and Night! Jer. 10:1
IX. The pains of Hell came about me: the snares of Death overtook me, Psalms 18:4.
X. Enter not into Judgment with thy Servant, O Lord, Psalms 143:2.
XI. Let not the water-flood drown me: neither let the deep swallow me up, Psalms 69:20.
XII. Oh, that thou would'st hide me in the Grave! that thou would'st keep me secret, until thy wrath be past! Job 14:13
XIII. Are not my days few? Cease then, and let me alone, that I may bewail my self a little. Job 10:20
XIV. Oh! that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end, Deut. 32:29.
XV. My life is waxen old with heaviness, and my years with mourning, Psalms 31:11.
DESIRES OF THE RELIGIOUS SOUL. BOOK the Second.
I. My soul breakest out for the very fervent desire that it hat always unto thy Judgments, Psalms 119:20.
II. O that my ways were made so direct, that I might keep thy Statutes! Psalms 119:5
III. O hold thou up my going in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not, Psalms 17:5.
IV. My flesh trembleth for fear of thee, and I am afraid of thy Judgments, Psalms 119:120.
V. O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity, Psalms 119:37.
VI. O let my heart be found in thy Statutes, that I be not ashamed, Psalms 119:89.
VII. Come my Beloved, let us go forth into the Fields, let us lodge in the Villages, Cant. 7:11.
VIII. Draw me, we will run after thee, (in the favour of thy Oyntments,) Cant. 1:3.
IX. O that thou were as my Brother, that sucked the breasts of my Mother; when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee, yet I should not be despised, Cant. 8:1.
X. Be night on my Bed, I sought him whom my Soul loveth, I sought him, but I found him not, Cant. 3:1.
XI. I will rise, and go about the City in the streets and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my Soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not, Cant. 3:2.
XII. Saw you him whom my Soul loveth? It was but a little that I past from them, but I found him whom my Soul loveth: I held him, and wou'd not let him go, Cant. 3:3,4.
XIII. But it is good for me to hold me fast by God, to put my trust in the Lord God, Psalms 73:27.
XIV. I sate down under his shadow (whom I loved) with great delight, Cant. 3:3.
XV. How shall we sing the Lords Song in a strange Land? Psalms 137:4.
ECSTACIES OF THE ENAMOUR'D SOUL. BOOK the Third.
I. I charge you, O Daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my Beloved, that you tell him I sick of Love, Cant. 5:8.
II. Stay me with flagons, comfort me with Apples, for I am sick of Love, Cant. 2: 5.
III. My Beloved is mine, and I am his; he feedeth among the Lilies, cant. 2: 16.
IV. I am my Beloved's, and his desire is towards me, Cant. 7:10.
The same, by another Hand.
V. My Soul melted as my Beloved spoke, Cant. 5:6.
VI. Whom have I in Heaven but thee? and there is none upon Earth that I desire in comparison of thee, Pslams 73:24.
VII. Wo is me, that I am constrained to dwell with Mesech, and to have my habitation among the tents of Kedar! Psalms 120:4.
VIII. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? Rom. 7:24.
IX. I am in a straight between two, having a desire to be dissolved, and ot be with Christ, Philip. 1:23.
X. Bring my Soul out of Prison, that I may praise thy name, Psalms 142:9.
XI. Like as the Hart desireth the water-brooks, so longeth my Soul after thee, O God! Psalms 42:1.
XII. When shall I come and appear before the presence of God? Pslams 42:2.
XIII. O that I had the wings of a Dove! for then I would fly away, and be at rest, Pslams 55:6.
XIV. O how amiable are thy Tabernacles: thou Lord of Hosts! Psalms 84:1.
XV. Make haste, my Beloved, and be like the Roe or the young Hart upon the Mountains of Spices, Cant. 8:14.