is the Lord of Hosts, and therefore all things are subject to his mighty sway :vot.^i. 2 H466 CHRIST THE HUSBAD OP HIS CHURCH.He thfit loves thee is thy RedeemeF.who brought thee out of Egypt with a highhand and an out-stretched arm, and therefore can again restore thy glory, andbring thee honour : He tliat is united to thee is the Holy One of Israel, and there-fore faithful to all his engagements : and He that is united to thee is the God of thewhoieearth,and therefore every one must submit to his authority and his control."But that which was applied to the Church collectively, under the Old Testa-ment dispensation, may be applied to individual believers, under the ew: thevery same passage of Scripture, which relates to the Church as a collective body,maybe applied to individual believers. Therefore, if there be any broken heartswhich are ready to renounce all allegiance with former lords, and shake off allthe connexions which they had previously had with sin, with the world, withthe law and covenant of works, or with any other thing contrary to their hap-piness and peace — if they are willing to break off their allegiance this day, andaspire after union and communion with Jesus — oh, my brother, oh, my sister,to you is the word of this salvation sent: " Thy Maker is thine husband ; theLord of hosts is his name ; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel ; The Godof the wliole earth shall he be called."And while 1 am endeavouring to set forth the glories of the Bridegroom, andcharm your hearts with his excellences, oh, may the Spirit of God work faithin your hearts, that you may believe him, embrace him as your Saviour andyour Friend, and evermore say to all around you, " This is my beloved, andthis is my friend ; I love not any other." And, brethren, pray with me — OGod of Abraham, I stand at this well of salvation, and the virgin daughters of the people come hither to draw water: oh, this day, while I am endeavouring torepresent my Master's Son, win some virgin hearts to him, and give me goodspeed this day in my work. Amen.First, then, in calling your attention to this passage, let me show you theglorious dignity of the Bridegroom ; in the second ])lace, the nature of theunion which is here spoken of; and in the third place, the terms of the espousals.First, let me show you the glorious Dignity op the Bridegroom.If " glorious things" are spoken of Zion — that is, the sjxtuse — how many more" glorious things" may be s|)()kcn of Zion's King, and Zion's Lord, the Bride-groom ! Heaven, with all its hosts, is ransacked, and earth, with all its varieties,is culled, to set forth his glory ami his honour. One might travel from Genesisto the Revelations in order to search them out ; but there are so many in thisverse, such clusters of them, that it is unnecessary to go elsewhere.