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God should answer prayer, and fulfil his own glorious promises, in his own time; remembering such instructions, counsels and promises of the word of God as these, Psal. xxvii. 14. “Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart ; wait I say on the Lord." Hab. ii. 3, 4. “For the vision is yet for an appointed time ; but in the end it shall speak and not lie : Though it tarry, wait for it ; because it will surely come, it will not tarry." Mich. vii. 7. “I will look unto the Lord, I will wait for the God of
salvation : My God will hear me." Isa. xxv. 8, 9. “ God will wipe away lears from off all faces, and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth ; for the Lord bath spoken it. And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God! We have waited for him, and he will save us : This is Jehovah ! We have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation." Ameụ.
L I F E
OF THE REVEREND
MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL ; MISSIONARY TO THE INDIANS FROM THE HONORABLE SOCIETY, IN SCOTLAND, FOR THE PROPAGATION OF CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE ;
AND PASTOR OF A CHURCH OF CHRIST
IAN INDIANS IN NEW JERSEY.
Who died at Northampton, in Newengland, October 9th,
1747, in the 30th year of his age.
CHIEFLY TAKEN FROM HIS OWN DIARY, AND OTHER PRIVATE
WRITINGS, WRITTEN FOR HIS OWN USE.
THE particular account, given in this book, of Mr. BRAINERD, save that part which relates to his last exercises and his death, we have been constrained to omit. This omission is not only a matter of necessity, as we had not room for the entire account, but we think of propriety, as it consists. al. most wholly of extracts from Mr. BRAINERD's Dia. ry, and in his own words. A few brief remarks are indeed interspersed by Mr. EDWARDS, to connect the extracts, and give the whole the cast of a continued Narrative. But the account taken at large is too much of a mere compilation to be numbered properly among his works. It will not be possible we confess to feel the pertinency and weight of the Reflections which Mr. EDWARDS has made on these memoirs, so sensibly as if they had been just read, as in fact they are supposed to have been. But if the reader will consider what we have inserted, as a specimen of Mr. BRAINERD's views, exercises and efforts, as a Christian, a Preacher and a Missionary, as detailed through more than two hundred preceding pages, he will not be badly prepared to peruse the Reflections.