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All hail the sON-now view the promis'd feed
importance; a fubject which ought to be well underflood, and, because clearly revealed, implicitly believed by every perfon who makes the BIBLE a standard of faith and practice.
As the facrifices under the ceremonial dispensation had their full accomplishment in CHRIST; it is hoped that this short description, though not accurate as to time, will be excufed. During his life, the Jewish ritual, which had long been in a declining state, was ftill obferved: probably the abolition of thofe rites and ceremonies was fignified at his death, by the rending of the veil between the holy place and the most holies.
Brief, thou my foul, his life progreffive fcan,
See blameless poverty-fee want prefides! Now foes loud threaten, now base man deridesNow friends forfake, now fhun the toilfome way, And trait'rous JUDAS- -does at length betray! O! foul ingratitude-O! treach❜rous part! O! foul offence—but yet much fouler heartAlas! 'tis done the waiting ruffians ftand! They feize-they grapple-with rapacious hand! With favage rage around their PURCHASE cling, And drag in triumph, their defpifed king! Before the PRIEST, for fanctity renown'd, Behold the SAVIOUR with strong fetters bound! There falfe accufers, there vile tongues degrade, And words, blafphemous, to his charge are laid. Now at the bar, where juftice fhould prefide, The JUDGE of HEAVEN and EARTH, himself is tried! See where he stands !the fcoff of blafting rage, Nor aught but death can their loud cries affuage: K. 4
Nor grief, nor pity, impious hands restrain,
TO CALVARY next direct thy mournful view,
but MAN, for whom the SAVIOUR came, Exprefs their forrow, or perhaps their shame! Or, fee the power of that expiring JEW, Both DAVID's root, and DAVID's offspring too The troubled earth heaves with convulfive breath, And quakes, prophetic, of its Maker's death! Graves, once tenacious, now forc'd open wide, Expose the corpfe, which they were meant to hide. Wide yawning chafms-shock the starting foul ! And rending rocks from their firm bafis roll. Yon western fun beholds the mournful fight, Holds back his luftre, and withdraws his light! Struck with the crime-in fable guife retires, Nor dares to fhine while NATURE'S GOD EXPIRES.
Say, thou my foul, whence this unbounded love, Why left the SAVIOUR yon bright realms above! Why leave the bosom, where he once reclin'd, Where glory triumph'd, where perfection fhin'd! Where pureft pleasures, confcious virtue charms, And love, feraphic, each chafte bosom warms. With joy I fee- -EXPERIENCE points to man, The fav'rite subject of this mystic plan! For him, the FATHER gave his ONLY SON, For him, the SAVIOUR cry'd-"thy will be done," For
Not by OFFICE, nor in an improper and figurative fenfe, as fome without any fcripture authority confidently affirm, but A son by NAThe ingenious DR. ERSKINE obferves," he is the son of GOD in a fenfe incommunicable to any creature, and which has not, yea, cannot have any thing parallel to it in univerfal nature." This
TO A LADY WITH A WITHERED ROSE.
BY THOMAS DRUMMOND, L. L. D.
to thee this wither'd rofe I fend,
Receive the dumb inftructor as a friend;
'Twill preach as well as TILLOTSON OF CLARKE.
Its bofom pregnant with etherial dew,
Sylvia, too grave perhaps these truths appear, My fong too moral, and the theme fevere;