When understand my meaning by my words,  
How sense of mercy unto faith affords  

When understand my meaning by my words,  
How sense of mercy unto faith affords  
 
Both grace to sanctify, and holy make  
That soul that of forgiveness doth partake.  
 
Thus having briefly showed you what is  
The way of life, or sanctity, of bliss,  
 
I would not in conclusion have you think,  
By what I say, that Christian men should drink  
 
In these my words with lightness, or that they  
Are now exempted from what every day  
 
Their duty is. No, God doth still expect,  
Yea, doth command, that they do not neglect  
 
To pray, to read, to hear, and not dissent  
From being sober, grave, and diligent  
 
In watching, self-denial, and with fear  
To serve him all the time thou livest here.  
 
Indeed I have endeavoured to lay  
Before your eyes the right and only way  
 
Pardon to get, and also holiness,  
Without which never think that God will bless  
 
Thee with the kingdom he will give to those  
That Christ embrace, and holy lives do choose  
 
To live, while here all others go astray,  
And shall in time to come be cast away.

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