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16

Ì

Noah

a

type

of

Chrift.

S

Comfort to

bee

l7din

Chriít

our

N

cab.

I

I

I. In

that

Chrift

is

the true

Noath, all

the

true

members

of Chri

f

(

who

are

care

full

to prepare them

an

Arke,

and

to

get

within

the

Arke

of

the Church

)

-have.

folid and

(bong

comfort. For,

r.

He

is

ready

to

re-

ceive

all

that

come

unto him,

who

calls

all

the weary

:

as

Noah

readily

received

all

that

offered

themfelves

un-

to

him.

I.et

nor

thy

finne

difcouragc

thee,

bee

thou

ne-

ver

fo

uncleane,

get

once

into

the Arke,

and thou

art

fafe.

2.

As

Noah him

felfe

entred

into the

Arke,

and abode

there

all

the time

of

danger, and toiling

by

the

waters

So

our

Lord

fill!

abides

in

the

fame

(hip

of

the Church

with

us

;

he

is

fo

much

the

more

ccmpaflionate

to

us,

as

bee

is

acquainted

with our forrowes;

and

though the

danger

and

feare

bee never

fo

much,

wee

(hall

fare no

I

worfe

then himfelfe

will,who

in

all

our troubles

is

trou-

bled

with

us

and for

us.

3.

As

Noah pitched

the

Arke

within

and

without

and fo

fenced

it

again(

the

wanes

and

raging

billowes

and

furges

of

a

world

of

feas

:

So

doth

our

true

Noah

fl:rengthen

his Arke

and

Church partly

with

his

promife, partly

with

his

prayers

that their faith

fade

not,

as

with

pitch

within

and

with-

out,

fo firme

and

fore,

as

let

this little Arke

of

the

Church

be

faired upon

the

waters

ofafflic}ion,

and

tried

by

never

fo many

temptations,

and

perfecutions

in

this

fea

of

the

world,

it

is

fo

fenced

and

pitched

that

it

fhall

never

mifcarry.

Noah,r

Arke indeed

by

toffing

and

beating

of

the waters

may bee

weakened

and made

worfe

:

but

Chrifts Arke

the

Church,

is

made

better

and

flronger by trialls

and

afflic4ions,

Pfal.

r

I y.

7

r

.

It

is

good

for

-moo

that

I

have

Beene

of

ueled,

that

I

may

learns

thy

flames.

Noaahs

Arke

at

laft

(hall

putrifie

and

perifh,

but Chrifts Arke

(hall

never

perifìs,

but at

laft bee

more

perfect and glorious.

4.

As

Gods Covenant with

Aroah

was

his

fafety

in

the

Arke

:

( for

Tooke

upon

the

Arke

floating

above

water,

laden

with

heavy burthen,

fenced

againli the

waters

with

a little pitch,

perhaps

not

very;