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1871 Excerpt: ...neighbour--to excell. For as the members of one
bodie bee Partakers of the passion others haue, And speedily
concurre to helpe we see, Because--thereby--the bodie's good they
crat So if their loue to God they freely gaue, And held Him head,
their zeale would burne like fire To serue His saints, the needy to
attire, And home the stray to call, the lost to saue. For how can
they th' inuisible God loue well, Whe they neglect their neighbors,
neer that dwel? SON XII. 'who so will serue the Lord, he must
bestow The whole--not part--of body or of mind: If in his heart
dislike hereof he find, His soule not yet regenerate we may know.
Betwixt two stooles no sitting safe there is, And kingdomes so
deuided cannot stand: "We must imbrace and loue or that or this;
And not looke baeke, if plough be once in hand. If God's we be, we
Beliall must withstand, "We cannot Him well serue and Baal blind:
To Balak--Balam's kindnesse of such kind--Did draw him to accurse
the blessed land, Whereby his asse did master's blindnesse show;
And still bewrays, weak faith, where this shal grow. 1 St. Matthew,
vi. 24: St. Luke, ix., 62: Numbers xxii., 25. G. SON. XIII. Giuk
all to Him that all did giue to thee: More then His due thou hast
not to bestow: By yeclding all, thou thankfulnesse mayst show: The
more thy store, the more His gifts would bee. A chearefull giuer
God doth best accept, Though He doth giue that gift thou dost
present; His blessings must be vsde and not be kept, --Like
fruitlesse tallents, --not to profit spent. Thy soule and bodie
both, since God hath lent, The vse of them--entire--to Him should
grow; "What is our power and strength, He well doth know: And giues
the will; which--vsde--He is content. But for to share a part, that
scorneth Hee Who knows our t...
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