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at death, when he needed it most ! How much did he himself notice this? May we not appeal to dying faints, in the words of Joshua to Ifrael, if any one thing hath failed of all the good things the Lord had promised to them? As for God, his way is perfect, the word of Lord is tried; he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. . .
And to conclude, may we not say, There is area ward for the righteous : verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth ? How can we doubt of this, since the saints see the salvation of God, they feel aná taste this in their life, and at death have a very hea. ven antidated in their fouls ? What clusters of the fruits of the promised land from Eshcol, what sweet earnests and pledges, what infallible fore runners of heaven have they, both as to their excercise and en joyment day and night, for some time in their life. and especially in ther last trial, when near to eternity Of which our dear friend, as you will see from his dying words, had lo sweet experience..
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fuges he betook himself to for relief. : 32
and the courses he took for relief. 38
cions, temptations, and vain reliefs, till he was
His strugglings with indwelling lin. . 109
soul's state, and his son's death. : 195
his wife. i
eldest daughter. 208, 223,240, 253, 265.
His testimony to religion. sie is
260 His last words.;
Birth, Parantage and Character of the Reverend Mr.
Thomas HALYBURTON, with some other Circum. stances of his Life. ins.
M R . Thomas Halyburton, professor of Divinity
1 in the new college at St. Andrews, was born at Duplin, in the parish of Aberdalgy December 25th. 1674,: of worthy, and godly parents, Mr. George Halyburton and Margaret Playfere. His father was descended of the family of Pitcur, in the county of Angųs; and was minister of the parish of Aberdalgy in the prysbytery of Perth, out of which he was ejec ted by the then government, in the year 1662, as about 300 more ministers were also, summarily without any legal process, Gmply for non-comformity to, prelacy.
Mr. George Halyburton, who was then bishop of Dunkeld, and had been a zealous covenanter, fuddenly became so forward for the national defection and so cruel a persecutor of his once fellow presbyters, that he would nor spare him more than others, tho' he was his near kinsman, but turned him out of his charge : And yet that prelate was scarce well warm in his neft; when the Lord' fmote himfelf with fore fickness, of which he died, and went to his place. 1. Immediately after he was thus persecuted, that choice and pious gentleman, the role heritor of the faid parish, who was one among a thousand in such an cvil time, and afterward suffered much for non-con:
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