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So the church: Solomon’s Song 2:16, ‘My beloved is mine, and I am his.’ I know, says the spouse, that Jesus Christ is mine. I can with the greatest confidence and boldness affirm it:

he is my head,
my husband,
my Lord,
my Redeemer,
my Justifier,
my Saviour;

‘and I am his. I am as sure that I am his, as I am sure that I live.

I am his by purchase,
and I am his by conquest;
I am his by donation,
and I am his by election;
I am his by covenant,
and I am his by marriage.

I am wholly his;
I am peculiarly his;
I am universally his;
I am eternally his.

This I well know, and the knowledge thereof is my joy in life, and my strength and crown in death.