The Poems of Joseph Fletcher, M.a

The Poems of Joseph Fletcher, M.a

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...Andhere, beho1d, sayes this great, gratious King, I'le now declare how this same wondrous thing Of MAN'S Redemption shall be brought to pass: Which doth both man's and angels' pow'r surpass. Ev'n I, that by My Word the World did frame; 365 That dwell in light, and am light of the same; 1 Of. Job xvii. 3. and Proverbs xxii. 26. G. That all things made, Whom nothing can annoy; That nothing need, and all things can destroy: That pow'rfull Word, that true Selfe-Light of Mine, That out of darkness did creating-shine: 370 I say, that selfe-same Word I'le send to take Man's essence pers'nally; and so partake With man of humane nature: that so He Of Dixine Nature may partake with Me. And for this purpose, loel a virgin-mother 375 Shall by My Sp'rit conceive, and by no other: And when the Time of fulness comes, bring-forth That heav'nly-humane Seed of inf'nite worth. In whose Person two natures shall be knit, The God-head bodily, man-hood in it. 380 So God, and Man, yea God-man shall He he, The second Person of Our Trinitie, In Whom all Graces really shall dwell, With all man's pow'rs to make Him men excell. Whose offiee is Our sacred will t' obey: 385 And for MAN's breach thereof MAN'B debt to pay. In Whom with MAN we will be fully pleas'd, All rigour of our wrath b'ing quite appeas'd. No other Person th'LEarth nor Heav'ns contain That able is such favour to regain. 390 Yea none can be the sinless Saviour Of sinfull flesh, save One of inf'nite Pow'r..ll p0w'r therefore, l'le powre into His hand, That He not only ever may withstand All Satan's base, malicious temptations; 395 ()r all Man's vain and carnall...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236975111
  • 9781236975119