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5. Then when the solemn bell I hear,

If saved from guilt, I need not fear;
Nor would the thought distressing be,
Perhaps it next may toll for me.

6. Rather, my spirit would rojoice,

And long, and wish, to hear thy voice;
Glad when it bids me earth resign,
Secure of heaven, if thou art mine.

[The Assembly sit.]

Minister.—Let us read the Word of God, for our instruction, and admonition, respecting the concerns of Life, of Death, and of Eternity.—-[The whole number of passages here given may be read, or a selection from them, say, every second or every third passage, as time and circumstances may direct.]

Tt is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will layit to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.—[Ecclesiastes, 7: 2.4.]

And God said unto Adam, In the sweat of thy face slm.lt thou eat bread till thou return unto the ground, for out of it wast thou taken, for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.—[Genesis, 4: 19.]

Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth as a flower, and is cut down; he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. His days are determined, the number of his months are with thee; thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass. Man dieth and wasteth away, yea man giveth up the Ghost, and where is he? Man lieth down and riseth not; till the heavens be no more they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.—[Job, 14: 1, 2, 5, 10, 12.]

Hear this all ye people, give ear all ye inhabitants of the world, both low and high, rich and poor together. The wise man dieth, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others. Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names. Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not, he is like the beasts that perish. This their way is their folly, yet their posterity approve their sayings.—Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased; for when he dieth he shall carry nothing away, his glorv shall not descend after him—[Psalm, 49: 1, 2, 10," 16, 17.]

We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.— [1 Timothy, 6: 7.]

The wicked is driven away in his wickedness, but the righteous hath hope in his death.—[Proverbs, 14 : 32.]

Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits, afterwards they that are Christ's at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the Kingdom to God even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power For he must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.— [1 Corinthians, 15: 20-26']

That which thou sowest is not quickened except it die. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that bony that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain. But God giveth it a body as it has pieased him, and to every seed his own body.—So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory. Jt is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And as it ii written: The first man Adam was made a bring soul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural, and afterwards that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man, is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, tucli are they also that are earthy; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.—[1 Corinthians, 15: 36, 3£, 42-49.]

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold I show you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O Death where is thy sting? O Grave! where is thy victory.—[1 Corinthians, 15: 50-55.]

I am the resurrection and the life, he that believeth on me though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth, and believeth in me, shall never die. —[John, 11: 25, 26.]

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this, for the hour is coming in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.—[John, 5: 21-29.]

Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.—[Romans, 3: 19-23.]

God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned, but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life, and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.—[John, 3: 16-19, 35, 36.]

Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.—Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.—But the fruits of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.—[Galatians, 6: 7, 8, and 5: 19-23.]

We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.—[2 Corinthians, 5: 10.]

God will render to every man according to his deeds. To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life. But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation, and wrath, tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first and also of the Gentile. For there is no respect of persons with God.—[Romans, 2: 6-14.]

The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power. When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe, in that day.—[2 Thessalonians, 1: 7-10 ]

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory. And before him shall be gathered all nations, and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.—Then shall he say also unto them

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