Gospel-Sonnets or, spiritual songs. In six parts. Part I. The Believer's Espousals: Or, the Way how a Sinner is divorced from the Law as a Covenant, and married unto Christ, &c. Part II. The Believer's Jointure: Or, the Privileges of those that are Espoused to Christ, with the Marks and Characters of such. Both these being a Poem of Is. liv. 5. Thy Maker is thy Husband. Part III. The Believer's Riddle: Or, the Mystery of Faith; shewing the Believer's two-fold Condition; Nature and Grace, Flesh and Spirit, &c. Part IV. The Believer's Lodging: Or, his Inn, while here upon Earth. Being a Poem or Paraphrase upon Psalm lxxxiv. Part V. The Believer's Soliloquy: Especially when in Affliction and Desertion, complaining of his own evil Heart, & longing to be Above, where he shall sin no more Part VI. The Believer's Principles: especially concerning the Law and the Gospel, &c. Rom. vii. 4. Wherefore my Brethren, ye also are become dead to the Law by the Body of Christ, that ye should be married to another, even to Him who is raised from the Dead, that ye should bring forth Fruit unto God. 2 Cor. xi. 2, 3. For I am jealous over you with a godly Jealousy; For I have espoused you to one Husband, that I may present you a chast Virgin to Christ. But I fear lest by any Means, as the Serpent beguiled Eve through his Subtilty. so your Minds should be corrupted from the Simplicity that is in Christ. 1 Cor. xiii. 12. For now we see thro' a Glass darkly, or in a Riddle. 1 Cor. ii. 7. But we speak the Wisdom of God in a Mystery. By Mr. Ralph Erskine, Minister of the Gospel at Dunfermline

Main Author: Erskine, Ralph
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Edinburgh printed for John Briggs, and sold at his shop in the Lucken-Booths 1726, MDCCXXVI. [1726]
Edition:The 2d edition (of that book formerly intituled, Gospel Canticles) corrected and amended, by the author
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:English Short Title Catalog, T81190. - Reproduction of original from British Library
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (xiv,170p) 8°