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Sermon

r.

V}RKPENTANCE,

Then, if, at all rimes; He is norro be found, we are ro make choice of

ac~niine

cum, cum inveniripotefl,

whet! He may be found, and

rhenf~ck~

Htm.

,

Many returnes there be, mthe

ter~e

ofour hfe; Many

Gum,.:

All arc

r~duc~d

totWO:,

Ct~mServaret;and>Cumocczderet;

Or(1fwew1ll nccdsbcwcdd,ed, roa

Cum occlderet)

'c

11

momd:ret hoJfes eomm;

~or,

eos :

Whe:l He

f~attcrcrh

andJlay-

h

r enemies and f.1vern us. Oneof rhefc two 1t mu!t needs be.

et

0

~ur~<

o.-clde:et,

it is not. CH

R

r s

T

Himfelfe exprelfely Jimiteth it, before:

Dedi ei temp

tU

adpamitendlltn,((airh

hS)I

gave her attme to repent.

What ume)s

rhat~

Le!l: we might miltakeir,tobe

Cllm

ocnderet,.He

addes; ffwedoe1t not,u1 that

tlm~,

[o

byHim given,HeWill

caft

us

doivneon

01tr

beds,

the beds

ofafJ!tfhon

a~;~d,bic!<q,!le;

and there

kill

us

JVitl, death.

So rhar,the

nm~,he

allowerh us to repent,

IS

before we

179

Ttwou!Jbe

I

C"m

{crva.

Ttt.

*.Apoc.1.,:.1.

Vc1f.:u.

'l·

me thither. For thither we come, betaujc wc dtd lt nor m the mne,hegave us to

d~e

it in.

Indeed,~ur

bed

is notthe'p)ace:

In

lec1:do qthejivi,

1

fought Him in

rny.

bed.:)

Cllu.p.

qu£/ivi,(ed non inveni:

1

Jou~ht

Htm,bttt

1

foundfi,zm not.

l be pbce

of[l.mghter

IS

not

the

place:

Nor,rhc

mneofktllmg

IS

notthe

tzme._

We

nu~

taker.lnr

nme: qut ttts n9c.

dedi illt.,

none ofHts

gwmg.

The nme, He gtverh us, 1s, bdorc we come th,tfc.

Then,iftVhen

He kzls us,is

not it

whenhe faveth;u?tt

ts.lt

IS

mdeed: and

aclrl.(!vr

1

Rf,

ir,an houre of

cttm fervaret

,thcn,r<

better than avmtage,a

whol·eday of

Cum O.'ftderet;,_

•'•'

.~

.......

Vpon thefe rwo the whole

P(alme

!l:andeth: and the pJrt (before) !heweth,

when it /hould have beene. When

He ovenv/;elmedthe Egyptians in the

Sea:

\:V

hen.

Vcrfc

1

.1:

the Pillar ofthe

clot~d,v.uover:

When,He not onlyfaved them, bur fervedthem,

rai-

:::

ning

d~tVNe

Manna,forrhcit: need,a1Jdgiving them

~ailes

for their

l11JI

:thcn,wa;, the

>7·

time with them: and then,

IS

the ranc w1th us.

,

,

For (Cure) as we

feeke

Go o, to

(ave

us :

[o,

H~

faveth

us to

Jeeke

Him. Ifwheri

we

fuke

Him, we are

faved;

when we are

(aved,

we

lhouldfeeke

Him. Thqime of

His

(aving

is the mne of

om'feekmg :

And, one hourc, >hen, 1s better than foure

and twenrie.

All that while, wharfeekewe

~Why

(aslercmie

faith) we doe

thenqtt.crere

Icr.H.f·

grandia.

Other

greater matters

we have in hand ·. Matters of more weight than

rh~

feekingofG

o o. As,fHufeekmgwerefomepe.te bu!inelfe:Shghdy

to

b~Jought,

and lightly

to

be found. Any nme good enough for 1t.

..

Nay, not that: but, fo evil! arc we affected ro

feeke Him,

then, that

qt~.qebaJJt

is

occlderet:

we indite Him of our death; it is death

to

doe it: as

leef~

ilie, as

Jeeke:

Irmakerhusold; it killerh us before ourrime. We dige!l: northern, that call on

us for it, bur feeke our [elves (as the

<.Apoflle

fpeaketh)

r,;>,tagiflros (emnd11m deflde.

,

T im. 4

rja,

that may enterraineus with Speculations, of what may be done by miracle, at

the houre of death: that may give us dayes and elbow.roome enough, to feeke

orhetthings, and to lhrinkeup

Hisfeekinginro

a narrow rime, at our

encl;ijodrelltj~,

nme enough tben. For, rhus (then) we reckon: all the time wee fpend in it,

we

lofe

the fruit ofom: life, and the joy of our hearts !hall be taken from us. Asifrhefruit

of life were not

to

jinde

G o o ; Or, as if any true hearts joy, Go o ·bein<> noi:

found.

Call wee this ourfruitandjoy, notto

feeke

Go

v

~

Ca!Jirnor ('o:

'L,te.

·

t11r cor quamntitim Deurn

(faith the

Holy Ghofl)

Let

the heart of them rejoyq,

t,&,lt

pf.f.ror,.; ..'.

feeke :he

L oR o. Yea,

i11

lacl"ymis peccatorum,

in rhe very rearcs of a peoit;enr,

'

there

IS

Cf.11th Samt

<...Attg:.Jiine)

more found joy, rhan

in

rifi•

thcatromm,

in all rhe

games, rheThearer tan affoord:

Da ChriJfiarmm,

&

fi,it quiddico.

But, our

raft~

is

turned, and we reli!h nor this

Seeking.

By our

flefh.pots

we have lived,

~ne!

by

rl).Cll;i

wewtll dye, and fo we doe.

Lujl

harh beene our life, and we will be pJricd ir,Jtl>!=

graves of

Lufl :

And fo we !hall, and never know, what that joy

mean~rh,

L,eWtJY

cor quttrcnJium Deum.

..

> '

~""'

Servaret

then, will not ferve. Nay,

cum occlderet

will fcarce ferve, it had)

I

mucd

a~oe

: Let Him draw His fword, and come amon<>!l: us. For if (as, of Hi?

"'m

occJdem

goo ne, e, Hedorh not) Hee rulh not on us at fir!l:, but

b~oin

with

others :

If it be

•~<os

•.

,

Cttm

ocnderet'

ji

k

S

·

b

k

''

· 1

a.tos

'

wee

ee 'e

nor.

ee yee the X X

:X

I.

Verfe: He too e away·

or Jers,before their faces; and rhofe,nor

weake

or lickly perfons, bllt

rhegondli;ff

and

.f/rongef'f

,