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EXPOSITION

OF THE

NINTH CHAPTER OF ROMANS.

" The Ninth Chapter of Romans, rightly understood, is, to pious minds, sweetest consolation.”Loci Com. Theol. de Predestinatione.

“ COME, then, thou solemn power, Philology, pioneer of the ab. struser sciences,

to prepare

the
way for their passage,

lend anna me thy needle-pointed pencil, that I may trace out the hair-breadth differences of language."-ABRAHAM TUCKER. (The Light of Nature Pursued, chap. xxvi. vol. ii. p. 268, edit. 1831.)

OF THE

NINTH CHAPTER

OF THE

EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS.

BY

JAMES MORISON, D.D.,

AUTHOR OF

MONOGRAPHS ON ROMANS III. AND VI., AND OF COMMENTARIES ON THE

GOSPELS OF ST. MATTHEW AND ST. MARK, ETC.

A NEW EDITION, RE-WRITTEN, TO WHICH IS ADDED AN

EXPOSITION OF THE TENTH CHAPTER.

London:
HODDER AND STOUGHTON,

27, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCLXXXVIII.

(All rights reserved.)

LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

" Alas for thee, Jerusalem! How cold thy heart to Me!
How often in these arms of love would I have gathered thee!
My sheltering wing had been thy shield, My love thy happy lot
I would it had been thus with thee! I would, but ye would not.”

“ That hour has fled, those tears are told, the agony is past;

The Lord has wept, the Lord has bled, but He has not loved - His last.
From heaven His eye is downward bent, still ranging to and fro,
Where'er, in this wide wilderness, there roams a child of woe.
Nor His alone; the Three-in-One, who looked through Jesus' eye,
Could still the harps of angel-bands, to hear the suppliant's sigh :
And, when the rebel chooses wrath, God wails his hapless lot,
Deep-breathing from His heart of love, — I would, but ye would not.''

GUTHRIE. (The Redeemer's Tears.)

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