Graham Midgeley (ed.), The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan, Vol. 6: The Poems
II. Of the Sufferings of Christ
- 74The God of Grace beholding Man so vile, Ezek. 16. 6, 7, 8
- 75To tumble in his gore and wicked vice:
- 76Did yet vouchsafe upon poor man to smile, 1 Cor. 6. 20
- 77And buy him to Himself with heav'nly price.
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- 78'Tis wonderful to think that God on high Isa. 57. 15
- 79Should set on man so much his Heav'nly Love: Psal. 8. 4
- 80That for him he should give his Christ to die,
- 81To bring his Soul from Hell to Heaven above.
- 82When man had made of Sin an heap so great Gen. 6. 5, 6, 7
- 83And weighty, that it made the world to quake: 1 Pet. 2. 24
- 84God did his Son Christ with this burthen break, Mar. 14. 34
- 85Which made his very Soul and body shake.
- 86For why, the weight of Sin which he did bear Isa. 53. 5, 10
- 87What time he in our stead stood before God: Isa. 52. 14
- 88It did his Precious Soul and Body teare,
- 89Because his Father Scourg'd him with his Rod.
- 90The Wicked Sin'd, the Just did bear the blame, 1 Pet. 3. 18
- 91Here is the Myst'ry of the Gospel-love: Heb. 12. 3
- 92That Christ for us should bear the cursed Shame, Eph. 4. 8
- 93And Wrath (that we deserved) from above.
- 94The pains he bore were more than we can think, Luke 22. 44
- 95Which by his bloody sweat and wounds we see: Mat. 26. 42
- 96For he the Cup of Gods Wrath up did drink, Gal. 3. 13
- 97That he us bondslaves by it might set free.
- 98Its plain enough, for though he was most strong, Heb. 1. 3
- 99So that he could the World make and uphold: 1 Cor. 15. 2, 3, 4. 5
- 100Yet did our Sins this blessed Christ so wrong
- 101That he to death for them sometime was sold.
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- 102The Rocks did rend, the earth did shake full sore, Mat. 27. 51, 52
- Critical Apparatus103The Sun that shone, was all amaz'd to see Luke 23. 44
- Editor’s Note104The Son of God upon the Cross to roar; Psal. 22. 1
- 105Which clearly speaks his grief full sad to be.
- 106Besides his Father from him hid his face, Mat. 27. 46
- Critical Apparatus107Which most of all did wound his tender heart: Isa. 53. 10
- 108Thus was our Christ in miserable case
- 109When he for our accursed Sins did smart.
- 110Sweet Jesus though our Sins to us be Light
- 111That we can carry them with pleasure, yet Prov. 10. 23
- 112They made thee groan, and did thee sorely fright, Luke 23. 46
- 113Before the Spear with thy heart Blood was wet. Joh. 19. 34
- 114Thy sorrows were as great, as great could be Isa. 53. 3
- 115For all were set against thee for our Sin: Psal. 22. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
- 116Both Heav'n and Hell, Death, and the Devil, he
- 117Left no means unassav'd thy Soul to win. Mar. 4. 3, 4, &c
- 118But here's thy love, and eke our comfort great, 2 Tim. 1. 10
- 119Thou didst Triumphantly orecome them all: Heb. 2. 14, 15, 16
- 120Though in thy work thou hadst a bloody sweat,
- 121Yet thereby we are kept from fatall fall. Hos. 13. 14
- 122Now Heaven and Earth, yea Death and Hell are thine, 1 Cor. 3. 21, 22, 23. Tit. 1. 2
- 123To do with them, as thou most wise seest best:
- 124And thou hast promis'd Glory shall be mine, Luke 22. 30
- 125And all things here shall for thy sake be blest. Rom. 8. 28
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- 126Why should I then fear Sin, or Death, or Hell, Rom. 8. 33, 34, 35, &c
- 127Or Wrath, or Devil, with his Firie Darts?
- 128Let them fear these who for Sin Christ do sell,
- 129And care not for his blood to cleanse their hearts.
103 Sun] Son 1661
8. 104. to roar: to cry out in pain. This word was still in common usage with 'weep', and without the more restricted animal associations which it now has.
107 Isa. 53. 10] Isa. 5. 10 1661 (The emendation provides the text of nearest numerical similarity which is relevant)