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his home, the little advantages and distinctions which might have gratified him on his way, become of no estimation. His“ hope, his joy, his crown of rejoicing," centre withinwithin his abiding dwelling—that “house not made with hands,” to which “an entrance shall be administered abundantly” to those who reverence and obey that “good Shepherd who laid down his life for the sheep.”
That you may experience through the even ing of life that serenity of mind and “patience of hope,” which nothing but the faith of the Gospel can bestow, and may finally partake that fulness of joy, of which nothing but the faith of the Gospel can give us perfect assurance, is the daily prayer of,
My dear Madam,
Your very affectionate
and faithful servant,
ON PUBLIC WORSHIP.
NEHEMIAH viii. part of ver. 4, 5, 6. 8.
Page And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had
made for the purpose.—And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people (for he was above all the people); and when he opened it, all the people stood up: and Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God; and all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands; and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the Lord with their faces to the ground. So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading
ON PUBLIC TEACHING,
ROMANS X. 14.
How then shall they call on Him, in whom they have not believed ?
And how shall they believe in Him, of whom they have not heard ? And how shall they hear, without a preacher ? And how shall they preach, except they be sent ?