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I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord : I
The word of God should be ever connected with
My soul has gone too far astray,
My feet too often slip;
Restore thy wandering sheep.
Gen. xlix. 18. MANY liave received comfort from these words in death and waited in faith for their salvation. The thoughtless and impenitent wait only for temporal prosperity in their lives, and therefore cannot expect eternal bliss; but, on the contrary, a dreadful judgment after death. Oh! that they would enter into themselves this very day, that, at the eve of life, they might, like Jacob and Simeon, depart in peace. We will not, therefore, look for any earthly things, but for the Saviour, who is already come, who will grant us His salvation, His aid and deliverance in life and death, and will conduct us safely at last, though we should wait some time for His help. Yes, my Redeemer, they who wait, depend upon, and hope in thee, shall not be ashamed. Grant us only faith and patience, that we may wait on thee from one morning-watch to another; and enduring all things, make the whole course of our lives one perpetual expectation of thy aid ; and may we ever abundantly experience thy help and salvation, especially at our latter end.
Christ's own soft hand shall wipe the tears
From every weeping eye;
And death itself shall die.
How long, dear Saviour, oh ! low long,
Shall this bright hour delay?
And bring the welcome day.
Drop all my sorrows in the tomb,
And fly this happy moment home;
JOGATZKY'S GOLDEN TREASURY
has been translated into nearly all European languages, and has obtained an enormous circulation in Germany
and Great Britain. In this country very few books, except the " Pilgrim's Progress,' have been so largely circulated or so widely read. It will surprise many to learn that more than a century and a half have elapsed since the first publication of this valued volume.
Until the great day of account, it will not be known how many thousands have derived spiritual blessing from its well-known pages. For five or six generations the familiar “Bogatzky” has been in daily use in many a godly household at family worship; in many a quiet chamber the little volume has been a treasured daily monitor ; from its pages hundreds of trembling believers have gathered strength and wisdom ; from its teachings many an enquiring soul has been led into life and light; and from its consolations many a sorrowing mourner has drawn comfort in tribulation.