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As 'tis the cry of every heart,

Things will bide as they are.
For who hath ascended up on high,

Or who thy council knows?
To condescend to such as me,

Thou wilt not stoop so low : And can it be, dear Lord of life,

That thou wilt stoop so low,
To such a worthless worn as me,
Thy secret truths to shew?

The SPIRIT
Yes, I will stoop to such as thee;

My law is upon thy heart;
And not a word that's in thy moutka

Shall ever more depart.
But all shall come upon the lands,

As I myself decreed;
But those that call upon my Son,

For them he'll intercede;
For him bave I exalted high,

And those that do him fear,
My Son for them shall intercede;

For I his voice will hear.
But every proud and scornful heart

Shall suddenly come low;
And that I am the Lord alone
Shall every creature know.

. JOANNA.
Is this thy just decree, O Lord,

That judgment to the line,
And righteous to the plummet lie

In thy appointed time?
Judgments are thy strange works, O Lord,

Dear Saviour interçede,
And pierce the sinners' hearts to turn

Thy dying love to plead ;
And cast their eyes to Calvary,

And see their bleeding Lord, And now abhor the cursed sins

That made their Saviour bleed; And may they praise the dying love,

And meditate with shame, How long thou hast invited them

While they despise thy name. Dear Lord, thy sentence all is just

Against rebellious men;

83 For who can plead the sinners' cause

But thy beloved SON? Then pow what shall I say, dear Lord'? : 51

My eyes run down in tears;
Thy sentence I must own is just ;

But 0, the sinners spare,
And may they daily flock to thee

As doves to windows fly!
And may they hear thy pardoning voic 4
Cry out their Saviour's nigh.

THE SPIRIT.
I'm nigh to save all who believe,

And now obey iny call;
The blood that I've already shed

Is enough to save you all.
All that believe, and do obey,

And fear my holy name,
Shall find my mercies still as great ;

For I am God the same,
As when I NINEVEH did spare,

When they my word believ'd,
And every soul in humble dust

Before the Lord did grieve.
But let not NINEVEH arise

In judgment to this LAND;
But let them know I'm not in jest –
My judgments are at hand.

JOANNA.
Then now, dear Lord, what shall I say?

Thy heavenly will be done; And may

the sinners daily cry
To thy beloved Son !
And now, O ye inhabitants

Of England be ye wise,
And the long sufferings of the Lord,

And all his warnings praise ;
That in the midst of judgments, he

His mercies call’d to mind,
And waru'd you of approaching ills,

"That you might mercy find. Return, return, Oh ! England,

Return without delay;
Appease the Son ; with due respect

Your timely homage pay,
And his long-sufferings, and his love,
Now quickly call to mind;

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In humbleness appease his wrath,

That you may mercy find.
His judgments now alarm your fears;

His love your souls awake,
And think of all that he hath done,

That you may heaven partake.
No longer slight his mercies now,
Nor
spurn

his offer'd grace;
But humbly come, with

broken hearts,
His mercies to embrace.
But can you think your backs are brass,

Your sinews iron be,
That you can dwell in endless flames,

To all eternity?
But Oh, the trembling of my heart !

It doth for sinners mourn,
And therefore I must once more cry,

Oh, England now return!

The Spirit.

But Oh, far short dost thou now come

To love my creatures more
Than I who suffer'd on the cross,

And so long with them bore !"

The first time that the Rev. Mr. *******

came to me, in 1796, I read to him the threatenings in the above, which made him ask, why I did not publish, to warn of the rod before these things came upon us? He did not at that time seem to be staggered at my petitions, or of the Spirit’s answering me; but after some person told hina that I had prophesied of things that did not come to pass, he then went to Mrs. *** and said he feared I was trifling with the Holy Ghost, by what I had read to him, in this Communication; therefore be said to Mrs. ****** “ She will be out of her mind soon; I should not wonder if it were in a few weeks :" but that he should be very happy, if he could do any thing for me;2 and now I hope he will enjoy that Happiness; and then I shall be very happy to see

85 him happy: for this calls to my remembrance what is said in my writings:

Strange Effects of Faith, page 90.
“For though my sons they are fast bound,

And on the altar cast;
But Satan's doom must so come round
• To be the ram at last.
If men, like Abraham, do begin,

I will my sons unbind:
The walls which Satan made so strong

Shall with bis horns come down.
The walls of Jericho must fall;

The rams-horns must appear;
But let the sound be known to all,

'Tis I have spoken it here.
I shall throw down, and now build up,

That you may stand secure,
And build upon a firmer hope

Than you have stood before ;
Because my mind I have conceald

From all the sons of men ;
But when the mysteries are reveald,

Then will your hopes be known.”

“Now let men look to the Communication, the year that it was given, and let them call to their remembrance at what time thou didst read it to him; and let them remember; because from the feelings of thy heart, trembling to hear the judgments pronounced, thy pleading was in verse ; as Abraham contended in words to my threatenings, so were thy answers and petitions in verse, which he judged trifling, that could not be from the Lord. But now let them discern what hath been fulfilled; what hath taken place upon all nations ; compare the words with the events, and see what hath followed since 1796. Then they will know that the preparation of the heart, and the answer of the tongue, are both from the Lord ; for ye know not, when my Spirit is strong in power and love, moving upon the heart --ye know not which way the words

proceed, or how the working of the Spirit is, to plead with the Lord, in the manner he pleads with his creatures, where the heart and soul be united to the Lord.

The further meaning of this Communication I shall answer for the next book, when greater mysteries will be made known, and a greater light given, from thy works and writings, that came from ME, will be unfolded in the next; and then they will find the truth of * words—. The Bible is like a 'flower, that is opening in its bud ;” and now the bud and blossom

*'s

shall appear.

"And now come to thy observation on *******'s words."

He said the ministers were like a rope of sand, that would neither join together, nor bind together. From his observation, I thought the different opinions of men made the Scriptures the same; for it is written-The wisdom of God is foolishness to man; and the wisdom of man is foolishness with God:” and this truth is plain and easy to be understood, as men so foolishly pretend to explain the hidden mysteries of the Bible, by their own wisdom; and they have explained it so many ways, that the Bible can have no meaning or explanation at all, by the wisdom of men : for the wise men, the learned, and the good men, have drawn so many judgments different from each other, that they have made the Bible like a rope of sand, that cannot join to. gether; and so they make their own wisdom, that will soon break in sunder; but the wisdom of God is wiser than all the wisdom of men, like a three-fold cord that cannot be broken. As soon as I had written these words, from my own observation, I was answered in the following lines :

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