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your lovely bridegroom will keep his word and his day, he will come and marry you to himself for ever : There. fore ever stand upon the watch-tower, wishfully looking for his appearance ; never slack thy watch, nor let thy expectation cool, till he come and take thee home to himself, and fet you down at the higher table, where he Thall for ever lay afide his vail, and his amiable countenance never more be clouded with frowns; where you shall not have a sacramental but a beatifical vision; where you shall not remember him, but behold him as he is ; where you shall feed on him without signs, and fee him without a vail ; where all your forrows Thall be turned into joys, where, for every reproach you met with in God's service, you shall reap eternal honour; for every hour of sorrow, you shall enjoy endless ages of comfort. « Make haste, my beloved, let the day break and the shadows fly away. Even fo, Lord Jesus, come quickly.” Take me to that place where mysteries shall be turned into revelations, faith into vision, hope into fruition, espousals into embraces, sorrowful sighs into nuptial songs, drops of tears into rivers of pleasures, transient glances into the radiant and direct beams of the fun of righteousness, short tastes into everlasting feasting and fulness. How small are the comforts of the lower table, if compared with these of the higher table? How dark are the discoveries believers have here, if compared with these bright manifestations 2bove? But, because I have insisted on this head form. erly, I shall add no more here upon it ; but with that we may come at length experimentally to know the dif. ference, to our everlasting comfort..


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Containing Directions how to prepare for a Communion-

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Direct. 1. Concerning the nature, ends, and uses of

the Lord's Supper, and of the work of communi-

cating, ..
Direct. II. Concerning the necerity of communicata

ing, and the fin of neglecting tuis duty, ... 326
Objections made against this duty answered, - 337
Direct. II Concerning the necessity of frequent

Ohject.ons against frequency in it answered, -
Direct. «V. Concerning the necessity of folemn pre-
paration before our partaking,

Dirret. V. Concerning habitual and actual preparation, 360
Direct. VI. Concerning the fin and danger of unwor-
thy communicating: -

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Direct. VII. Concerning sequestrating ourselves from

the world before partaking,
Direct. VIII. Concerning self-examination before

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1. Of the examination of our state, -

our fins,

our wants,
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- our graces, -
Objections of doubting belierers answered,


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Direct. IX. Concerning humiliation and mourning

for fin before partaking,
Direct, X. Concerning our closing with Chrift by

faith before partaking
Direct. XI. Concerning the duty of personal cove-
nanting, .


Advices to young communicants thereanent, 443

Dire&. Xll. Concerning our cleansing hearts and

hands, and turning to the Lord, before partaking, 456

Dire&t. XIII. Concerning our meditating upon the

death and sufferings ot Christ before partaking, · 459

Direct. XIV. Concerning Prayer, and what we

should pray for, before communicating, - 464

Direct. XV. Concerning deniedness to all our pre-



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