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the soul, agreeably to the Divine promise, a victory over sin, through the obedience of renews and conforms the person to the holy our Lord Jesus Christ. The end proposed will of God. Then the enmity to the Divine by all the Redeemer did and suffered was law is slain,—the works of Satan are remem- man's redemption from Satan's bondage. bered and beheld with godly sorrow and This deliverance, however, is not yet visibly sincere abhorrence,--and the works of God complete. It is finished by the work of are enjoyed and delighted in. Through the Christ, and in the designs of infinite wisdom energetic operation of the Holy Spirit inclin- and love ; but it will only be known by us ing him to will and to do according to the as finished and discovered in its fulness, Divine pleasure, the renewed person works when, at the last great day, Christ shall be out his own salvation. Taught effectually revealed from heaven. Then the mystery of by Divine grace to deny all ungodliness and iniquity, which is now permitted to operate, every worldly lust, he aims to live righte- will be taken out of the way, and that wicked ously and soberly and godiy in this present one, with all his servants, shall be consumed world. He then tastes the wormwood and with the spirit of Christ's mouth, and be dethe gall of sin, and his soul loathes both its stroyed with the brightness of his coming. remembrance and indulgence. He longs to Then, according to the Revelation of St. be holy, as God is holy. With watchfulness John, “ the great dragon shall be cast out, and prayer, constant diligence, and humble that old serpent, called the devil and Satan, dependence upon Divine sufficiency, he op- which deceiveth the whole world; and in poses the working of corruption and tempta- heaven shall be heard a loud voice, saying, tion of Satan. In this way he proceeds from Now is come salvation and strength, and the strength to strength - from conquering to kingdom of our God, and the power of his conquer; until, through the Saviour, he is Christ.” Then shall victory be the universal brought off more than conqueror, and Satan shout, and thanksgiving be ascribed unto is bruised under his feet. In general this God, who gave it through Christ. And victory is a gradual work, effected by the what a glorious season will this be! how dedissolution of one link after another, until voutly now to be wished for, and how prothe whole chain of sin is broken in pieces, ductive of everlasting joy when it arrives ! and Satan's works destroyed; and all our Oh, may each one of us share in the glories success arises from the efficacy of the blood, of this conquest, receive the crown of rightrighteousness, and grace of Christ. It is his eousness, and reign with Christ for ever. atonement which purifies the conscience from 1. Can we then, brethren, here forbear to sin's defiling influence; it is his grace which reflect upon his awful state who is still emsubdues the heart to the obedience of him- ployed in Satan's service, and, under his self; it is his Holy Spirit who causes the tyranny, performing his works! Pride and soul to delight in the Divine commands, and ignorance may be offended with the degradperfect holiness in the fear of the Lord. ing idea this reflection conveys. Affected

III. That this destruction of the works of with notions of human dignity and virtue, Satan was the design of Christ's manifesta- man opposes the representation of his natural tion, appears from the express testimony of condition, and disclaims the stated influence Scripture.

of Satan over him. Could this scriptural Not only is it asserted in the text, but in charge be as easily disproved as denied, it various other passages of Scripture, a few of would indeed be well; but God knows us which I will adduce. The first is that con- better than we know ourselves; and expesolatory promise made to Adam and Eve im- rience (that faithful witness) declares man mediately after their fall : “ The seed of to be exactly what a God of truth reprethe woman shall bruise the serpent's head.” sents him. Not only does the Divine word Another may be obtained from the epistle testify, that in his natural state he serves to the Hebrews (ii. 14): “ Forasmuch as the Satan, is conformed to his image, and imichildren were partakers of flesh and blood, tates his example,--but his own conscience, he also himself took part of the same; that his conversation, his life, may be appealed to through death he might destroy him that had for those evil dispositions, words, and acthe power of death, that is, the devil; and tions, which prove his natural likeness to deliver them who through fear of death the prince of darkness. “ We ourselves," were all their life-time subject to bondage." says St. Paul (speaking of believers, who The same truth is in a different manner de- were translated from the kingdom of Satan livered by St. Paul, in his epistle to the Ro- | into the kingdom of God's dear Son), like mans: “ The God of peace shall bruise Satan the rest of mankind, were sometimes foolunder your feet shortly” (Rom. xvi. 20). ish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers The same point is also established by all lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, those Scriptures which promise holiness, or hateful, and hating one another," Who,

“ be ye

then, can claim exemption from this natural | asunder, and they shall behold his glory, depravity ? 'Tis useless to deny it, - 'tis bear his image in perfection, and enjoy his wisdom to acknowledge, and seek deliver- | beatific presence for ever. Happy indeed ance. While in a state of disobedience, man are ye, o Christians, who are working the is under the influence of Satan, who worketh works of God! Contemplate your end; a in such. While neglecting Christ, he is little while longer, and He that cometh will blinded by the god of this world ; while re- come, and his reward shall be with him. jecting the truth, he is in the snare of the Until then, wait in patience, and faith, and devil, taken captive by him at his will ; while expectation, "looking for that blessed hope committing sin with the bent of his inclina- and glorious appearing of the great God and tion and the affections of his heart, he is of our Saviour Jesus Christ ;” and the devil, and his child ;-and while he con- stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in tinues in this awful state of alienation from the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know God, and enmity to his will, he is exposed to that


labour is not in vain in the Lord.” that tremendous doom which will be inflicted And, brethren, consider upon Satan and his angels. They, brethren, 3. What gratitude and praise are due to are reserved in everlasting chains, under the Redeemer, who has bruised the serpent's darkness, unto the judgment of the great head, and has undertaken fully to save his day; and whosoever shall be found at that people from his tyranny.

How should your season with Satan's mark- -a polluted heart, supreme affection and devout reverence be a mind of enmity, a darkened understanding, directed to him who hath thus loved you ; a rebellious will— must hear and experience who for your sakes submitted to misery and the full and dreadful power of that sentence, death ; who, that he might destroy that ty" Depart, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, ranny which held you in captivity, endured prepared for the devil and his angels.” But the cross; who, that he might effectually delet us turn from this awful subject; and may liver you from the hand of all your spiritual God turn our hearts to know and enjoy enemies, lives to intercede for you, watches

2. The blessedness of those who are res- over you continually, and keeps you, by his cued from Satan's bondage, and brought into mighty power, through faith unto salvation. the liberty of the children of God. This is o, live in grateful dependence upon him, deour second observation. And how blessed voted to his service, concerned in all things indeed are such! Already are they passed to approve yourselves as his people, and from death unto life, delivered from aveng- adorn his holy religion. If your Saviour ing wrath, reconciled unto God, and freed was manifested, that he might destroy the from all condemnation, through that gracious works of the devil, take heed that you are Redeemer who made peace for us through watchful against Satan's devices. Remember his blood, who appeased the demands of Di- he bare your sins in his own body ; that you, vine justice by his sacrifice of himself, and being dead to sin, should live unto righteouswho died, the just for the unjust, to bring us to God ;-already are they rescued from Sa- to him for strength, and he will surely draw tan's usurped dominion by the Lord Jesus nigh to you; and you shall be more than Christ, who gave the death-wound to his conqueror, through him that hath loved you. empire, when he spoiled principalities and And be encouraged by the reflection, that powers, and made a show of them openly, the time approaches when every vestige of triumphing over them in his cross ;-already Satanic influence skall be done away, and are their affections raised to heaven, their Satan and his children be confined to their minds delivered from the darkness of con- own place, where alone any of his works will demning error, and their souls secured from be found. Well may the Christian exult in the reigning influence of sin, through Him contemplating the completion of this blessed who brought down heaven to their hearts, prospect, and, in the language of one of our revealed his grace within them, and caused most solemn services, pray, " Accomplish, the seed of holiness not only to be sown, but O Lord, the number of thine elect, and to remain in them ;-already hath the Sa- hasten thy kingdom." viour made them partakers of a divine nature, and changed them into his image, by his Spirit; --already do they rejoice in his salvation, and hunger and thirst after greater degrees of holiness; and soon shall they enjoy complete redemption. Their bodies, which must return to dust, shall be raised like unto his glorious body; the veil which conceals their God and Father shall be rent



of crime so sure, so safe, and so speedy, as the promoDelivered at the laying of the first stone of Trinity Church

tion of the knowledge of pure and undefiled religion. in the Parish of St. Bride's, Oct. 3d, 1837,

While, however, my lord, no exception can be taken

to the general application of these principles, an By The Rev. Tuomas Dale, M.A.

objection may, perhaps, be brought against this indil'icar.

vidual case.

It may be said-it has been said-that My Lord Mayor, Ladies, and Gentlemen,—The solem

within the limits of your lordship's jurisdiction, the nity which has this day been honoured with your pre

places of worship are already more in number than the Serice, and in which your lordship has taken so pro- around me of the hundreds and the thousands who

necessities of the inhabitants require ; that those minent a part, must be, both in its character and in its

cannot be accommodated in their own parochial ediconsequences, an object of the deepest interest to every pious and reflecting mind. On this spot it is designed

fices have only to go to a distance to some of those to rear an edifice, in which eleven hundred souls will

sanctuaries in a comparatively deserted neighbourhood,

which exhibit what has been termed“ be enabled to unite in prayer, according to the forms

a beggarly of our scriptural and apostolic Church ; in which

account of empty pews.” But, my lord, those who eleven hundred souls will be enabled to hear the

argue thus can know little of human nature, and preaching of that Gospel which alone bringeth salva

still less of the principles of the Church of England. tion. The consequences of such a ministry, and of

We hold, my lord, that he who is put in trust with

souls, is the minister, not of a congregation, but of a such united prayer, can only be completely developed by one who should lift up the veil of death, and

parish ; and if, from circumstances peculiar to great

commercial cities, it is impracticable to pervade, with penetrate the secrets of eternity. To do this is not for such as we; but we may at least look on that which is

his week-day ministrations, the whole of his appointed immediate and palpable; we may contemplate the

field of labour, still, my lord, I say (and I think I may practical results which may be expected by this great appeal to many here around for proof of what I assert),

that the parochial minister is at all times, in the hour city from an undertaking like that in which we are

of sickness and distress, the friend and adviser of now engaged ; and in them alone I am persuaded will be found sufficient proof, that you, my lord, appearing

every parishioner who shall require his good offices,

whatever may have been the conduct of that man, and among us in your magisterial character, and for such a purpose, have only thrown additional lustre on the

whatever may be his creed. In proof of this, I have dignity of your high office, and gratified what I am

only to state, what must be a startling and striking, no

less than a lamentable fact, that in the cases of sicksure is the wish nearest to your heart-the promotion of the best interests of your fellow-citizens.

ness which it has been my lot to visit, more than oneI need not, my lord, remind you—I need not, I am

hall have been persons who were never accustomed sure, remind this company,—that Christianity, as taught

to attend the worship of God in any Christian sanctuary

whatsoever. by the Church established in these realms is eminently a SOCIAL benefit. I need not remind you, that by

The principle of the Church of England, my lord, is enforcing the sanctions, it supersedes the penalties of

this :—that every parishioner should have a right in law; that it establishes social order on the broad and

his own parochial minister; and surely it is equally sure basis of religious principle; that it tempers those

her principle, that every parishioner should have a inequalities of condition which, for wise purposes, are

right in his own parochial editice. And they, my lord,

kuow little of human nature who do not feel, that when permitted to exist among mankind, by precepts of

the flame of true religion has been kindled in the mutual forbearance and benevolence ; and that it

heart, it requires to be nursed by careful superintendplaces loyalty to the appointed sovereign, and obedience to all constituted authorities, on the high vantage

ence, and by frequent visitation ; and consequently,

those who have been thus awakened to a sense of ground of primary obligation to God. As little need

their best interests, cannot be expected to go to a I remind you of the beneficial influence which it exercises over families; how it awakens the vigilance of

distant church, where they no longer hear the familiar

voice of one whom they know to be their friend. the parent, and calls forth the duty of the child ; how it knits together the offspring of the same parents, in a

Still less can it be expected of the free-born English

man, that he should go and seek that accommodation tie of friendship more close by far than that of brotherhood; and how, in neighbourhoods where families who

as a stranger, or as an intruder, which his countryact upon such principles are located, those who dwell

his country, that ought to be the spiritual mother of all around them may read a living and perpetual homily

her children-which his country has provided for him, in the example which they display of all that is pure,

or should have provided for him, in a local habitation honest, just, lovely, and of good report. Never has it

and a parochial home.

I could indeed, my lord, did time permit, bring been affirmed, my lord, that the churchman, whose profession should coincide with his practice, and who

before you, and before this company, statistical details

which would prove to demonstration the necessity should embody in his daily conduct the spirit of his

of another church in this populous neighbourhood. weekly prayers, would be-could be, other than a good neighbour, a good subject, a good citizen, and a good

These, however, I shall reserve for another place, and

for another occasion. Let it sustice now to state, that man. In coming hither, therefore, for the purpose which

when the “ church-going bell" shall echo for the first has obtained for us the honour of your presence on

time in yonder rising tower, there will be (if the state

of the neighbourhood continues what it now is), there this occasior., your lordship has been performing the

will be within sound of that bell, at least two thousand bighest and the most pleasing duty of a Christian

souls-two thousand immortal souls, - men, women, magistrate. For it will not be denied, that the pre

and children, who are dwelling in utter estrangement vention of crime is far preferable to the infliction of penalty; and that there is no path to the prevention

from the ordinances of public worship, and, I fear it

may too often be said, with as little sense of the reThe above Address forms part of the Appendix to two Ser

straints of Christian morality and piety, as though moos, preached by Mr. Dale, in aid of the Trinity Church en. they had been born in some remote and barbaric clime, comment fund. Svo, Richardson, 1837. We are anxious to

in which the pure light of the day-spring from on direct the notice of our readers to these Sermons, in the hope that the perusal may induce many of them seriously to reflect

high hath never dawned. Is it wonderful, then, my on the obligation which is laid on every member of the Esta- lord, that in such a vicinity practices should abound Misle! Church, to promote, as far as is in his power, inore ex- which the statesinan would reprobate as injurious to tunsive church-accommodation throughout the land. The sermarts are not applicable merely to the parish of St. Bride's, Flect

society, no less than the Christian as detrimental to suiti: they deserve a very wide circulation.

the interests of the soul ?

It is well known that the very proximity of a church approaching honourable retirement from official toils, acts as a check upon open vice and immorality. How that part of your professional duty on which you will much more, then, the purposes for which a church is not reflect with the least satisfaction is that which used? They who shall be drawn by degrees to mingle you have now so kindly come hither to perform ; for in the sacred services of this place will obviously be is the work is great; the palace is not for man, but drawn away from those pursuits, and from those asso- for the Lord God." ciations, the tendency of which is to convert our The site for the church having been thus happily choicest blessings into a curse, and to make the very obtained, the necessary finds have been supplied from Sabbath an opportunity of sin. For I am sure, my

various resources, Her majesty's commissioners, as lord, I shall need no argument beyond your own ma- it has been already stated by your lordship, have degisterial experience, when I say that Sabbath-breaking voted one thousand pounds to the erection of this and intemperance are the two main-springs which church. The same sum has been obtained from the supply that deep and black flood of vice and misery Metropolitan Church-Building Fund, so ably admiwhich rolls through this great metropolis, overflowing nistered under the advice of our venerated diocesan; our hospitals, inundating our prisons, and gorging our in mentioning which, it is but right to state, that thus graves.

has been paid back to this your city TWO-FOLD the During the six days of his honest labour, my lord,

contribution which was made for this holy purpose the man of the working classes--the operative, as he from its corporate funds. The remainder, my lord, – is popularly termed-is employed as usefully to so- upwards of two thousand pounds, has been raised, ciety, ay, and as honourably too, as though, like your within a very small amount, by the voluntary subscriplordship, he bore the sword of justice, or led forth to tions of the parishioners and their friends ; among battle the armies of the state, or “ wielded at will the whom I am especially bound to commemorate the fate and fortunes of mighty empires.” But it is when worshipful Company of Cutlers, from whom we have the rest of the Sabbath brings with it the license for received a donation of one hundred pounds, the Right iniquity, that those seeds of bitterness are sown, by Honourable Lord Calthorpe, who has been a benefactor which, as they spring up into a harvest of crime and to the same amount, with all the corporate bodies* curse, children are estranged from parents, and parents whio occupy premises in the parish. Thus, my lord, alienated from children; the peace of families ruined; the funds have been raised to erect a temple to the the charities of kindred violated; the interests of the honour of God; and I am sure I shall but give uttercommunity betrayed ; the extreme penalty of the ance to the sentiments of all present, when I pray that violated law incurred; and, last and worst, the soul's those who have so generously and so piously contri"eternal jewel" consigned beyond recall to the common buted, may be spared to behold the success of their own enemy of God and man.

good work ; and that, from the sight of immorality If, therefore, my lord, we can draw together in this repressed, virtue encouraged, religion extended, and place a congregation out of those who have hitherto (which will always be the consequence) happiness been living without hope and without God in the diffused, they may obtain an abundant recompense in world, then I would appeal to your lordship as a Chris

the conviction that their labour has not been in vain in tian man and a Christian magistrate,- 1 would appeal the Lord. to the goodly company here assembled, of whatever I shall now only detain you, my lord, to observe, elements it may be composed, --- whether we do not that under the peculiar circumstances of this church thus confer a benefit upon the state itself,-a benefit (the body of which being left entirely open, will which entitles us to the hearty and liberal co-operation be let partly in sittings at a nominal price, or remain of all those who have been taught, whether by expe- altogether free), a considerable period must necesrience or by observation, that the interests of true sarily elapse—if ever that time shall arrive-before it religion are mixed up with the prosperity and the will provide a sufficient fund for the support of a resigreatness of the country; and that it is “righteousness dent minister. On this account it is considered that which exalteth a nation,” while “ sin is a reproach to the good work will be incomplete, unless some proviany people.”

sion is made for an endowment. Here, again, I reThat co-operation, my lord, -I acknowledge it joice to say, the appeal to Christian benevolence las with gratitude to God and man,-las in this case not been in vain. A benevolent person, altogether indeed been liberally given. Public companies and unconnected with the parish, and who will be known private individuals have vied with each other in con- only as “ A Friend to the Poor," has placed at my distributing to this good work. The part which your posal, for the purpose of the endowment, the munilordship has taken speaks for itself ; for which, and ficent sum of two hundred pounds. One hundred and for the sentiments which you have expressed, --so con- fifty pounds are contributed by two members of the genial, I am persuaded, with the feelings of all around congregation, who are not parishioners indeed, but you, I beg to tender you my best thanks, in the name who reside in two of those extra-parochial places which of the parish which I, as its minister, however inade- constitute the great anomaly of our ecclesiastical quately, represent; persuaded as I am that you will system. It is my pleasing duty also to announce to enjoy the best reward in the consciousness of having you, ladies and gentlemen, that our chief magistrate done or intended to do good. And, my lord, it is a (exhausted as his charitable fund may well be, by the source to me of peculiar satisfaction, connected as I many calls that are made upon him of a private and officially am, and have long been, with this great city, public character) has this day presented the endowthat, in acknowledging your lordship's kindness, it ment fund with a donation of twenty-five pounds; an becomes my duty also to commemorate the most zeal- example which I announce thus publicly, because I ous and effective services of him who preceded your am persuaded that it will not find applauders only, but lordship in the high and responsible office, and to whom imitators; and that the adoption of his example is the we owe it, that we are in possession of the very site on manner in which his lordship would be best pleased which this church is to be raised. He, my lord, who


express their gratitude. obtained this splendid gift from the distinguished

We will not limit our call, however, to those who body* of which he is a member, was one of whom we

are endowed with ample means. On the ensuing may now say, what in a short time many voices will Sabbath, at the doors, we shall be willing to receive acclaim concerning your lordship, that he reflected even the smallest offerings; for we know by experience, freshi honour on his important office by the manner in that the pittance of the orphan, and the mite of the which he discharged it; and to you, I will venture to widow, as they mingle with the silver and the gold, repeat the words once addressed to him, that in your

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carry with them the blessing of the Lord. “ A man is direct our attention to his character, his purposes, his
accepted according to that he hath, and not to that he kingdom, and his everlasting glory, they commend
hath not." And for you who have come together on him to our reverence, our admiration, our gratitude,
this occasion to glorify God,- for you, we need express and our love, as “ made of God," unto those who
no other desire, than that each of you, having done believe in his name, “ wisdom, and righteousness, and
according to the measure of the ability which God hath sanctification, and redemption." At the same time,
given him, may have this soothing reflection in the they no less clearly inform us, that if we reject him as
hour of adversity, and this approving witness in the our Saviour, and trust to any thing instead of him for
day of judgment, that "he hath done what he could,” onr acceptance with God, and our admission to future
and that he did it for the love of Christ, and of the glory, he will reject us in the day when he shall come
souls which Christ hath died to save.

to judge the world in righteousness, and will appoint
us our portion in the dismal regions of eternal death.---

From Discourses on the Parables of our Lord, by the
The Cabinet.

Rev. James Knight.
SANCTIFIED AFFLICTION.—The school of sanctified

FORGIVENESS.—llow great is the contrast between
attictions is the best place to learn contentment in. I

that forgiveness to which we lay claim from God
say sanctified; for naturally, like restive horses, we go

towards us, and our temper towards others! God, we
the worse for the beating, if God bless not afflictions

expect, will forgive us great offences-offences many
unto us.--Fuller.

times repeated; and will forgive them freely, liberally,
THE PARABLES.-While we thankfully receive the and from the heart. But we are offended at our neigh-
Epneral instructions of our Lord, and strive, in de-

bour, perhaps, for the merest trifles, and for an injury
pendence upon Divine grace, to regulate our conduct only once oflered; and we are but half reconciled when
ibereby, let us learn to set a special value on the we seem to forgive. Even an uncertain humour, an
ttcellent and impressive illustrations which his para- ambiguous word, or a suspected look, will intiame our
bles atřord. Let us peruse them frequently, seriously, anger; and hardly any persuasion will induce us for a
and attentively. Let us diligently compare them with long time to relent.-11. Thornton.
the observations which he himself makes upon them,
and also with the general tenour of his doctrine. But
above all, let us frequently implore a right under-

standing of them by the teaching of his Holy Spirit;
that they may be conducive to the important end of

making us “ wise unto salvation through faith which

(For the Church of England Magazine.)
is in Christ Jesus." This object they are admirably
calculated to promote under the direction of that Lo! in the east a guiding star!
Spirit, and cannot therefore be too highly valued, in

The astonish'd Magi from afar
connexion with fervent prayer for his illuminating

Their precious off'rings bring,
grace. Let us, in the next place, admire and endea-
vour to imitate the wisdom of our Lord, not only in

To celebrate the Saviour's birth :
maling natural objects subservient to spiritual in-

Good-will to inen, and peace on eartlı,
struction, but in a guarded and cautious intimation

The joyful angels sing.
of spiritual truths to those whose minds are not pre-
pared for a full and copious development of them. Who hath believ'd the truth divine,
This is a direction which is perhaps of equal import- Behold your God! arise and shine!
ance both to the minister of the word and to the

Gentiles, your Saviour bless;
private Christian. To the former it is often a matter

The Lord of lords, the King of kings,
of no small moment, that he should conciliate the
minds of his hearers in every way that is consistent

Descends with healing in his wings,
with strict fidelity in the discharge of his ministerial

The Sun of righteousness !
functions ; declaring indeed to the sinner the awful
danger to which he is exposed; but at the same time

Sing, () ye heavens! let earth rejoice;
endeavouring to win him over to Christ by persuasive The Saviour comes ; lift up your voice !
and affectionate arguments, such as may reach his

The mighty Prince of peace!
understanding, and, under the Divine blessing, find

A Child is born, a Son is given,
their way to his inmost heart-rather than abruptly

The everlasting One from heaven,
attacking his strongest prejudices, and needlessly
irritating the worst passions of the soul. It may be

Whose reign sirall never cease!
truly said of our Saviour, that in delivering instruction

to his followers, he “ drew them with cords of a man,
with bands of love ;" and that in every successive
stage of that instruction, he “ spake the word unto

the in as they were able to bear it." To the private

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Christian it is also highly important that he should
follow the example of his divine Master, in having Lord, when before thy throne we meet,
Tespect to times and seasons, and especially to the

Thy goodness to adore,
particular circle in which he is placed. Never, in-
deri, should he be ashamed of his Master, or afraid

From heaven, the eternal mercy-seat,
to bear testimony to the importance of vital godli-

On us thy blessing pour,
less : but he needs, and should therefore diligently And make our inmost souls to be
Wh, much wisdom from above, to enable him so to

An habitation mcet for thee.
Spitab, and so to time his observations, that he may
not indiscreetly injure instead of promoting the cause The body for our ransom giv'n,
of his God and Saviour, and the interests of those

The blood in mercy shed,
whose salvation he has at heart. Finally, in con-

With this immortal food from heav'n,
troplating the parables of our Lord, let us seek and

Lord, let our souls be fed ;
ray that we may know more of our Lord himself.
Eroin him those heavenly instructions proceed ; con-

And as we round thy table kneel
ittiing him they frequently treat: and while they Help us thy quick’ning grace to feel.


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