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are calculated to awaken finners from their state of carnal fea curity; to lead the weary and heavy laden to rest in Jesus ; to raise the affections from earth to heaven; to rouse the slumbering to activity; to raise the fallen; to direct the heart and mind into the love and peace of God; to establish, strengthen and comfort believers; and to make our hearts burn within us by the way to our eternal home: and, as this has been the case in times of old, why may we not expect the fame glorious and happy effects ? why may we not yet, in an attendance to the same means, have a shower of grace, and times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power?
My heart's desire, and prayer to God for you is, that the precious opportunities you possess may be eagerly seized by you all, and improved for that eternity to which we are fast approaching; that you may each know Jesus as your Redeemer and eternal Friend; that you may taste the joys of fin forgiven through his blood, and rejoice in his righteoufness imputed to you all the day long; and that, being changed into the image of Jesus here by the spirit, you may at last fit down with the Almighty Saviour on his throne. all the vain things which can be had here below, compared to that exceeding great and eternal weight of glory? It we have any just grounds to expect it, let us rise above the world; set our affections on things above; gird up the loins of our mind; fight the good fight of faith; and be as men that wait for their Lord's returi. Yet a
little while and all our toils, our difficulties, and our sorrows will be over; and he that shall come, will come, and will not carry. He will
take us to his home, his rest, his joy. There shall we sing the song of Moses and the Lamb for ever.
Then shall we join in the general chorus of all the ineffably happy tribes of the redeemed, and sing, Salvation, and blessing, and honour, and glory, and power be unto him that fitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb in the midst of the throne for ever and ever. Amen. Even so come, Lord Jesus---- That this honour and joy may be yours, is the fincere wish of
Your affectionate Pastor,
BOLTON, 13th September, 1792.
H Y M N S.
HY MN 1. Praise. 104th.
And publish abroad his wonderful name; The name all victorious of Jesus extol ; His kingdom is glorious, and rules over all. God ruleth on high, Almighty to save ; And still He is nigh, his presence we have: The great congregation his triumph shall sing, Ascribing salvation to Jesus our King.
Salvation to God, who sits on the throne,
Our Jesus's praises the angels proclaim,
Then let us adore and give Him his right;
11. Universal Praise. P. M.
RAISE the Lord, who reigns above,
And keeps his courts below; Praise the holy God of love,
And all his greatness fhew. Praise him for his noble deeds,
Praise him for his matchlefs pow'rs Him from whom all good proceeds.
Let earth and heav'n adore.
Publish, spread to all around
The great Immanuel's name: Let the trumpet's martial sound
Him Lord of hosts proclaim : Praise Him ev'ry tuneful string,
All the reach of heav'nly art
All the pow’rs of music bring,
The music of the heart.
Him in whom they move and live,
Let ev'ry creature sing: Glory to their Maker give,
And homage to their King. Hallow'd be his name beneath,
As in heav'n on earth ador'd; Praise the Lord in ev'ry breath,
Let all things praise the Lord.
111. Coronation Hymn. C. M.
L L hail the pow'rs of Jesu's name,
fall; Bring forth the royal diadem
And crown Him Lord of all.
Let high-born seraphs tune the lyre,
And as they tune it fall
And crown Him Lord of all.