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him that Sacrifice which he made on Earth, for a sweet smelling Savour', in that Nature i which he assumed for our Sakes, which was

made Subject to, and sensible of our Infirmities, and which was in all Points tempted like as we are, yet without Sin?, and therefore he knows how to pity and succour them that are tempted; and from the Remembrance of his own Sufferings is prompted to a compassionate Sense of ours; and never ceases, in Virtue of his Blood which was shed for us, to plead our Cause with God, and to interceed powerfully in our Behalf.

By this plenary Sacrifice, by this prevailing Interceffion thou art delivered, O my Soul, from the Fear of Death, which otherwise would have all thy Life-time subječted thee to Bondageb. Thou mayst now look on the Grave as a Passage only to those blessed Mansions where Christ thy Saviour has purchased thee a Place, which he is gone to prepare for thee; where he continues to be thy Patron, thy Advocate, and takes Care of thy moft important Concerns.

How does the Thought of this Sacrifice give i Rest to all those that labour and are beavy

ladend? - It is the Source of all our Peace, of all our Comforts; that Anchor of the Soul, both sure and stedfaft, on which we may safely rely, filling the devout Christian with a Joy unspeakable and full of Gloryf, and with Peace which pasjeth all Understanding % !

[y] Eph. V. 2. (z) Heb. iv, 15. (a) Ibid. Chap, ii, 18. (b) Heb. ii, 15. (c) John xiv, 2. [d] Matth. xi, 28. [e] Heb. vi, 19. [f] 1 Pet. 1, 8. [8] i Ph. iv, 7.

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It is by this Sacrifice, O my Soul, that thou art put into a Capacity to be an Heir of Salvation. It is by this Attonement, that thou art free from all corroding Apprehenfions, and continual Uncertainties, whether upon Repentance, God will turn from his fierce Anger, that we perifbo not k? By this blessed Sacrifice thou art deliver'd from that Terror which must ever accompany the Dread of Punishment from that God to whom Vengeance belongeth!. Thou can'st look upon God, as the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longSuffering, and abundant in Goodness and Trutb; keeping Mercy for Thousands, forgiving Iniquity, and Transgreffion and Sin, who, thro' this Blood of Sprinkling which speaketh better Things than that of Abel", will accept thy fincere, tho' imperfect Obedience: For this blessed High Priest of our Profeffiono, is entred into the holy place with his own Bloodf, there to appear in the Presence of God!, and make Interceffion for us'. Thus, may’ft thou, O

my Soul, draw near with Boldness, in full Afurance of Faith', thro’ this one Mediator between God and Men, the Man Chrif Yesus', knowing that he who poured out his Soul" as an Offering for thy Sins ", still pursues that gra. cious Design to perfect thy Salvation. He fits at the right Hand of God, and presents to

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[i] Heb. i, 14. [k] Jonah iii, 9. [1] Pl. xciv, 1. [m] Ex. od. xxxiv, 6. [n] Heb. xii, 24. [o] Ib. iii, 1. ix, 12. [9] Ibid. Ver. 24. [r] Ibid. Chap. vii, 25. [C] Ibid. x, 22. [t] 1 Tim. ii, s. [u] Il. liii, 12. [w] Ibid. Ver. 10. [x] Heb. 10, 12.

him that Sacrifice which he made on Earth, for a sweet smelling Savour", in that Nature which he assumed for our Sakes, which was made Subject to, and sensible of our Infirmi. ties, and which was in all Points tempted like

as we are, yet without Sin?, and therefore he · knows how to pity and succour them that are

tempted"; and from the Remembrance of his own Sufferings is prompted to a compassionate Sense of ours; and never ceases, in Virtue of his Blood which was shed for us, to plead our Cause with God, and to interceed powerfully in our Behalf.

By this plenary Sacrifice, by this prevailing Interceflion thou art delivered, O my Soul, from the Fear of Death, which otherwise would have all thy Life-time subječted thee to Bondageb. Thou mayst now look on the Grave as a Passage only to those blessed Mansions where Christ thy Saviour has purchased thee a Place, which he is gone to prepare for thee; where he continues to be thy Patron, thy Advocate, and takes Care of thy most important Concerns.

How does the Thought of this Sacrifice give Reft to all those that labour and are heavy ladend? - It is the Source of all our Peace, of all our Comforts; that Anchor of the Soul, both sure and stedfast, on which we may fafely rely, filling the devout Christian with a Hoy unspeakable and full of Gloryf, and with Peace which passeth all Understanding !

[y] Eph. V. 2. (b) Heb. ii, 15. [e] Heb. vi, 19.

(z) Heb. iv, 15. (a) Ibid. Chap, ii, 18.

(c) John xiv, 2. [d] Matth. xi, 28. [f] 1 Pet. 1, 8. [8] Ph. iv, 74

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World ".---Thou didst not affect the Pomp and Glory of earthly Courts : When thou took'st on thee to deliver Man, thou didft not abhor the Virgin's Womb; and tho’thou wast born a King', wert content to be born in a Stable ; and humble Shepherds were the only Cour. tiers of mortal Race, that came to celebrate the joyful Festival of thy Birth. Some indeed of superior Rank were afterwards drawn to thy Rifinga: Wise Men from the Easta (directed by Prophecy, and led by a Star) came to enquire after him that was born King of the Jews, and there they offer'd him Gifts as to a Prophet, Priest and King. But how soon did the Kings of the Earth jet themselves, and the Rulers take Counsel together against the Lord, and against bis Anointed as ? One King fought to murder, under the hypocritical Pretence of worshipping, him that was born King of the Jews. In his merciless Fury the Lives of a Multitude of innocent Babes were cruelly destroyed, and, to escape the inhuman Slaughter, thou wert forced to flee into Egypt. ---- Another King, in Mockery and Scorn, arrayed thee in royal Robes, and set thee at Nought. Pilate, the Roman Governor, asked thee, Art thou a King? Yet when he had thy Answer, he delivered thee to be crucified. And thine own Nation and more immediate Subjects cried out, We will not have this Man to reign over us, away with

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(x) John xvii, 36. (y) Ibid. Ver. 37: (z) Isa. 1x, 3. (a) Matt, ii, 1. (aa) Pr. ii, 2. (b) Luke xxiii, 1. (c) John xviii, 37; (d) Ibid, Chap: xix, 36. [dd] John xviii, 35

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fore the Kings and Rulers f of the Earth, and accused, and condemned, and put to Death as a Malefactor: The barbarous Soldiers, in Mockery and Scorn, insulted the Sovereign of all the 'World: --- They put on him a Scarlet Robe, and when they had platted a Crown of Thorns, they put it on his Head, and a Reed in his Right Hand, and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail King of the Jews 8.

But althoʻthou wert, O blessed Jesu, thus ill treated, crucified and pain", thou wert still the happy Conqueror of Sin and Death: It was not possible that thou should // be holden of it, but with Royal Power thou didst arise to Life again. After thy Resurrection all Power was given thee in Heaven and in Earthk: Thou did ft in glorious Triumph afcend into Heaven, and wait there set down at the Right Hand of the Majesty on high'. Then was thy Regal Power moft eminently exerted for the Planting and Propagating thy Church and Kingdom upon Earth.---Thou

didst send down thy holy Spirit in miraculous | Gifts and heavenly Graces for the most extensive

Propagation, and most powerful Confirmation

of the Truths of the Gospel. ---It is in Virtue i of this Power that thy Church is preserved in i the World, notwithstanding the utmost Rage,

of Men and Devils against it; and that we expect, in thy good Time, the Fulness of the Gentiles to come in“, when the Dominion of our

(e) John xix, 15. (f) Luke xxi, 12. (8) Matth. xxviin 28, 29. (h) Acts ii, 23.

(i) Ibid. ver. 24• xxvii, 18. F1) Heb, i, 3. (m) Rom. xi, 25.

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