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St. MARK Chap. VI. Ver. 49, 50, 51.
49. Wiben they faw him walking upon the sea, they Supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out.
50. (For they all saw him, and were troubled) And immediately he talked with them, and faith unto them, Be of good checy, it is to be not afraid.
$I. And he went up unto them into the pipe and the wind ceased: and they were fore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondred.
The deaf Stammerer miraculously res
he leaves, And Galilee again our Lord receives. When with a hapless Youth to him they come, Fair and of gentle Looks, but Deaf and Dumb; Whom from the gazing Crowd he first convey'd, Then, mov'd with mortal Labors, figh'd and said, (His Eyes to Heav'n, whence all good Gifts pro
ceed) From thy Infirmities be loos'd, and freed; The String which held his Tongue imprison'd
brake, His Ears were open d, and he heard and spake : To his glad Friends did him our Lord restore, Enjoyning Silence, but they spake the more; Throughout th' astonish'd Land the Wonder rell, And all confess he has done all things well: The Deaf his Words relieve, the Dead are rais'd, And Tongues, unus d before, the heav'nly Healer
* St. Mark Chap. VII. Ver. 32, to' 35.
32. They brought unto bim one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech : and they beSeech bim to put his hand upon him.
33. And he took him aside from the multitude, And put bis fingers into his ears, and be fpit, and touched his tongue.
34. And looking up to heaven, he fighed, and Saith unto him, Ephphata, that is, be opened.
35. And straitway his ears were opened, and the ftring of his tongue was loosed, and be spake plain.
LXV. The Miracle of the TevenLoaves and a
few Fishes. OF
Fold the FATHER in the Defart fed
His chosen Flock with Angels taftful Bread; The SON does a resembling Care express, And feeds with Wonders in the Wilderness. -Where now vaft Crowds around him fainting
lay, As helpless Sheep without their Shepherd stray. With Pity mov'd th' Apostles Faith he try'd. And bids 'em for his fainish'd Guests provide. Surpriz'd they answer-- Where and whence the
Food, In barren Wilds for such a Multitude ? Searching their Stores, but seven small Loaves they
found : He seats the weary People on the Ground, Great Nature's Board, with grassy Carpets spred, Then taking in his sacred Hands the Bread; In equal Parts divides, when first he had blest, And his Disciples reach to every Gueft; A few small. Fishes clos'd the heavenly Feast: All were suffic'd, yet from th' increasing Store, The Wonder multiply'd, as did the Loaves before.
6. He commanded the people to fit down on the ground: and he took the Seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them : and they did set them before the people.
7. And they had a few small fishes : and be blessed, and commanded to set them also before them.
8. So they did eat, and were filled : and they took up of the broken meat that was left, feven baskets.