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HELPS TO REPENTANCE.
TO PERSONS OF DIFFERENT AGES;
THE PARISH CHURCH OF STAGSDEN, BEDS.
BY A. WESTOBY, M. A.
CHAPLAIN TO THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF GLASGOW.
J. HATCHARD AND SON, 187, PICCADILLY.
"And the Son said unto him, Father, I have sinned
against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more
"Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he
said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said,
I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for
Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David,
To-day, after so long a time; as it is said, To-day, if
hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunk-
enness, and cares of this life, and so that day come
upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come
on all them that dwell on the face of the whole
ON REPENTANCE, &C. ADDRESSED TO CHIL
(First Sunday in Lent.)
PSALM lviii. 3.
They go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies."
THIS is the account which the Psalmist gives of the children of wicked men in his day. He does not, indeed, wish it to be inferred that the children of righteous parents are by nature better than these, but he accounts for the early wickedness of some children above others--they receive no checks from parents or teachers,