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Sermoll3·

Ofthe

PAssIoN.

in Hee did

already fit,

than

joy {et befo

1

re

Hfiim.

~~on

whhaich

gr~und,

.-,7;,

h

urne

Pr.e.

and chat better, as t 1ey uppoJC:. For, t

t 1s,m

Compa~

~lfo~~fa

certain; Joy

: which he comparing with the

Croj]e

~nd

Jhame

and

a11, chofe rather

eo

goe through

t~em

all, than.

to

goe Without it.

A~d

can there

be~

any

Joy

compared, With

thofe.~e

did

forgoe

~ or,ca~ any;o~

·

courttervaile tbofe

barbaroU5 ufages,

Hee

1Ptllmgly

went through. It feel

merh rherecan. What

joy

might chat bee? Sure none other, buttheloy

He h;d eo

_fa)le

us, the

joy of our Jal-vation.

For,what was.

1-tisglory,or

i~~

If

or

crown ofrejoycing,was

it not

'lPe

~

Yes truly, we

~eve

H1s

crewn

and His

Joy

1

In comparifon of this

joy

he

exchange~ t~ofe

JQyes,

and

~mlured ~he!"d

paines

: this was the

l1o11ey

that

[

weetned

H1s

gall

: And, no

JQ)

at

all

m

lt)

but this to be

I E

sus the

SA

v

1

ouR of a !ort

ofpoore /inners.

None

'

,

but this: and therefore pitie He fhould lofe it.

And

it

is

to bee marked, that though

to

bee

I

E

sus,

a

SA

v

t

o

ii

R;

in

proprletie

of fpeech, bee rather a

title,

an outward

/,onour,

than an

in.

ward joy,

and fo fhould have been<-

pr.e ho11ore,

ratherthan

pr.eg audio;

yet Hee expreffeth it

in

the terme of

jay,

rather than chat of

/,onour,

ro

fhew,

itjoyedHim

at

thehe11rt

to

ja"ve

tu;

and fo, as a fpeciallioy, hee ac.

counted

it.

.

•<l

/

I

-

Sure, fome fuch thing there was, that.made Him fo cheerefully fay to

·

His

FatiJer

in

~h:

Pjalme,

a

Ecce rvenio, Loe

I

c.ome:

And

~o

his

Vijciples

iq_

aPfal. 4 o. 7 :

earth, This, th1s 1sthe

Paffeowr,

thatb

defidmo dejidera111, I hal.>e fo loflged

Hok....

I

-

for

(as it were

embracing

and even

'lPelcomming

His

deatb

:

)

And which is

5

more,

'c

quomodo coarElor!

how am

I

pinched,

or

fl-reightned,

till

I

be at

it!

c

Luk.u.rol

as

if he were in paine,till he were in

pai11eto

deliver us. Which

joy

if ever

He /hewed, in this bee did, that He went to His

P

aftion

with

P

almei

and

.with fuch

triumplr

and

jolem11ity,

as Hee never

admitte4

all his life before.

And that thisHis lowefl dlate (one would thinke it) hecalleth his

Exal-

.

:ation, Cum exaltatU5 fuero.

And, when any

~o~ld

thinke, he_was

mo~

Iolloll.jz:

1mperfett, he ell:eemeth (and fo termeth)

!tillS

h1ghell: perfectiOn,

Tertto

L k

.

die perficior.

In hoc eftclwita&,

here is

low:

If

not here, where? But here

u

·I

3 '

3

z~

it is and that in the highell: elevation. That the

joyes.of Hea-ven

fee on the

I

Ioh. 4·

I<).

One fide; and·-ehis

poore joy

of

jal.>ing

us on the other; He

quit

them eo

~hoofe

this. That

tho[epaims andjhames

fee before him

1

and with them this

JOJ

,He

cbofe

them ratherchan

forgotthis.

-

Thofe

joyes

He forfooke,and this He cooke up. and

td

take it to'oke

UponHim fo many,[ofirange indignities of both forts; tooketh;m and

ha~ethem wichfuc~u

m.ind,asHe

~ot

onlyendured,but de.fPifed;

Norchac

neither, but even

;oyed

10

the

bearing

of the·m, and all eo doe us

good~

~

0

to alter the nature of things, as to finde

joy

in

death,

wheteat all

foe

hmotblrne;

and

joy

in

flidme,

which all doe

abb'orre

is awonder ltke that

Exocl 3

·

o

t

e

ufh.

>

• •

This

1

istheverylife and

{ot1leof thePafSion.

and all be/ides, but the

"''~"

1

'

on Y

>

th~

anatomie,the ca.rkaffe without

i~.

·

Mm3

So