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For I shall open every mind

That now looks up to ME. But those that boast, their light is plac'd .

In their own wisdom here,
I tell them,' blind theirselves they'll find, .

When to the light they corne.
To see the blind the truth did find.

That pe'er did boast before,.
The light of men could make it plain,

And all iny Bible clear.
For as thou dost say, this very day,

My words to thee were TRUE;
Those that believ'd came all from ME,

Confess they did not know My Bible here to make it clear,

Nor by their wisdoin see,
Which way the mysteries I should clear,

That in my Bible be:
So thys have been, I say, blind men

Confess'd it from the Fall; ..
Not with their MAKER to contend,

But when they heard my call,
They wishồd to see their light from ME,

And so the light is come!
But those that boast they've eyes to see,

Are much more blind than them;
Because they boast where wisdom's lost,

Just like the Jews before:
And by their eye-sight they were çast,

As they said they saw clear
A Devil strong in ME was come,

But knew not they were blind:
The prophets they ne'er thought upon,

Where they my death must find;
T'was all foretold, if they'd behold,

My Prophets they were clear;
But now the blind men you behold,

Their eyes lopend there,
That said to me they could not see,

So I their light became;
And so the fishermen did fiee, ,

And left their ships, 'tis known;
From them thes fled to follow me,

'That were in kņowledge blind, That did not boast just like the rest;

The Pharisees you find,
Aud rulers there, that did appeer,

Boasted in their own sight;
Aud so, I sav, they blinded were,

They could not see the light
That came from me, they could not see,

By wisdoin they did fali:
Men judy'd theirselves as wise as ME,

But now I tell you all,

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My Bible here no man can clear;

Nor did I place it so,
That men such wisdom e'er should share,

Till I'd destroy'd their Foe.
If man could come in wisdom strong,

To have it like a God,
The words before me let them come

Could I pronounce him dead ?
Dead to the knowledge of his God?

And dead must man appear:
And so from Lazarus, as thou said,

That death I now shall clear :
As dead as him all men have been

To knowledge of their God,
As in the grave when he was seen,

And perfect dead 'tis kuow'd,
Till I appear'd to raise him there

And did his life restore :
A Type for MAN they'll find it strong,

For so i'll raise them here;
And I've began to raise up then

Out of their native dust,
'That they inay see MY GOSPEL plain,

And for my KINGDOM thirst.
But men appear, as they did there,

Wishing these men to kill ;
Because that no man may see clear

I shall arenge MY HEEL
On Satan's head, as it was laid-

Thy pondering heart I see :
What manner doth my Gospel break.

'Tis all NEW LIFE to thee!
Now thou sect plain, what I do mean,

How I shall raise up Man
From the first death, that was pronounc'd,

And they shall know MY NAME;
Like Lazarus here they shall appear,

That men do say are dead;
For to believe thy calling here,

I'll raise them as I've said
From death to LIFE, I'll end the strife,

For so their life shall come;
Though men do say, in death they lie,

For to believe MY NAME,
Or Spirit here, that doth appear

In words spoken to thee;
They'll find such wonders drawing near,

Like Lazarus they will see,
They were not dead, as then I said,

Though dead they seem'd to men,
That do appoir to mock them here;

But when their life do come
To rise again and shew men plain,

Like Lazarus all must be.

Rose from the dust they fell at first, .

And rise and live in ME.
So I'll end here and say no more
• Those that have eyes are blind,
That boast my Bible they can clear,

That every soul shall find
Here ends Saturduy night, October 13, 1804.

Sunday morning, October 14, 1804. Now I shall answer, from the words that are before you, Acts iii. Now I ask them that boast they have eyes to see, what they make of this chapter ? what they make of the time of refreshing to come? and what they make of the restitution of all things? Let this be answered by the learned ; but I shall answer thee; and let them answer what is meant by these words . When the Coinforter cometh he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment; of sin, because they believe not on ME; of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged ; howbeit, when the Spirit of Truth is come, he shall guide you into all Truth?” Let these questions be answered by the learned ; and the following be answered by the learned-Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out; and I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all tien unto ME? These are questions men must put to the learned to answer : but I shall answer them to thee ; but not to the world till thy Trial is over. So put down the chapters : John xii. 29, to 32-Chap. xvi. 7, to 15– Chap. xviii. 37–Pilate said, art thou a king ? - Jesus answered, thou sayest I am a king; to this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, Acts iii. 18 to 22. These are th3 chapters that must be answered by the learned. Now I shall begini with thee, from John X:-My Sheep know my voices and there shall be one Fold and one Shepherd

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THE GOOD SHEPHERD:
Now from thy thoughts thou ponderest here,
I tell thee plainly I was near,
Work'd in thy heart to ponder on;
That the GOOD SHEPHERD now is come;
And 'tis his voice that thou dost hear;
A stranger's voice thou canst not bear,
Whether of Devils, or of Men,
That do against thy LORD contenid;
Because against Me they are come,
That do condemn thy written hand:
Now from the chapter all see clear,
How all the hirelings do appear;
The wolf is come, and they do flee,
And so my sheep, I plain do see,
The shepherds for them do not care,
They all may flee and perish here;
Then I'm the SHEPHERD now alonë,
Whose voice at first to thee was known,
And so my sheep I'm drawing here,
Into one Fold they must appear;
Because these words were for the End,
When I in SPIRIT did descend,
To have my voice be known to Man,
Then all my Fold I knew would come,
And so to thee I answer here,
'Tis the GOOD SHEPHERD doth appear,
Whose voice to all men shall be known,
That to the End 'tis surely come.
They'll find the SPIRIT TRUE is here,
Which they can't see, nor will they hear,
Nor are they ready to rečeive
The Bounty here that I shall give;
For if that I was judg'd by Man,
My judgment in the End must come,
To have the prince for to be cast
That in the world so strong did burst,
To work upon the hearts of men.
The prince of darkness had his time,
And in this world he did appear,
As though a prince he then was here,
For in the people he did speak,
And in his malice they did break;
And so I say they liftd me un,
And on the Cross my Life did drop:
But know, with it, I rose again,
Then Death and Hell must sure be slaidi ;
For all men now I'll draw to ME:
These that wont come must surely flee,
If with their master they will join,
And with the earthly prince combine;
Then with him they will surely fall,
The worldly prince; I tell you all,

As I was lifted on the tree
• Aud crucified, be now shall see

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That I will cut him off the same, And all the world shall know MÝ NAME. For all men I shall draw to ME That own they are blind, and wish to see The meaning of my Gospel here, Their eyes I'll open to see clear: As I at first was lifted up, The powers of darkness so shall drop. For my Disciples at that time, Ne er understood the words were mine; Like thy believers they appear'd, And wrong their judgment they drew here; So my Disciples did at first, When that My WORDS, before them plac'd, They said that they did signify The death that I design'd to die: But ne'er discern'd the words before, What from MY DEATH should follow here; That all the world I'd draw to ME, The worldly prince cut off should be. But this was not discern'd by Man; As my Disciples' wisdom came For to compare it to my death; No man discern'd the words I said: And when my Bible I go through, They'll find thy pondering heart is true, And more in judgment to appear Than my Disciples ever were. For when the Apostles thou'st went through, I'll lay the whole before their view; MY HONOUR they've not spoke like thee The world to blame, thy God to free. But with my Gospel I'll go on; I've shew'd my lifting up to man, That if my life I did lift up To bruise MY Heel, the HEAD must drop, That did the Woman first betrayOn Satan's head it now shall layFor now the COMFORTER is come: But here's a mystery deep to man, By wisdom they can never clear, To say the COMFORTEr is here, The world of sin for to reprove; They'll say " What comfort, or what love “ Can in this COMFORTEr appear, « When all the world's reproved here? « But how the righteous can they come, « To be reproved then by HIM? « And how can judginent then appear • To be reprov'd in comfort here? « But can ihe comfort of mankind « Come to reprove, our sins to find, « And tell us of our unbelief? u The COMFORTER must then bring grief

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