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of need—without adoration, confession of sin, / tions of a soul alive to God. If we do not pleas for mercy, thanksgiving for blessings, breathe the soul's wants and desires before what deception ! away with such delusion! God, this shews we are dead; we have a let fears distress and overwhelm such mis- name to live, but are dead.” guided souls: the wrath of God abides upon (4.) Allowed negligence of prayer cannot you. Ye profess, indeed, ye know God; but be reconciled with the hopes of dwelling your profession is a mere vapour, a nothing ; | with God for ever. You only seem your works deny him. Our actions are more worship him when others see you; you expressive than words : every attribute of shew no regard for God; your heart is not God is denied by man's ungodly actions. If with him; you do not place your happiness a child does not obey his parent, such dis- there. Communion for a short time is now obedience is a virtual denial of that parent's irksome ; surely, then, to dwell with God authority: if a man does not obey God, he for ever must be a weariness and restraint, thereby denies the power of God over him : without the possibility of freedom. This if we are not thankful, this is a virtual denial shews how impossible salvation is to those that God has laid us under obligations : by who do not take delight in prayer. not loving him, we are denying his good- Perhaps this may suffice as a solemn warnness : by not supplicating forgiveness, we ing to those of you who have declined from deny that we have sinned against him: by secret prayer, and yet think yourselves safe. not depending on Christ, we deny that we May the Holy Spirit of God give efficacy need a Mediator: by not seeking pardon to this admonition! through his blood, we deny that we need the Now, to make this subject as profitable as atonement: by not hanging upon Jesus, we we can to those who are looking for spiritual deny our own weakness and Christ's strength : food, we offer four motives for holy perseby not adoring him, we virtually deny his very verance in prayer. existence. Such men may profess that they (1.) It is wholly necessary for your salvaknow God, but in works they deny him. tion. “ If any man draw back, my soul hath Allow me to shew you, in four particu- no pleasure in him." Again ;

“ Behold the lars, that it is utterly impossible for you goodness and severity of God; on them which to be saved, so long as you live in neglect fell severity; but towards thee goodness, if of prayer.

thou continue in his goodness, otherwise thou (1.) To neglect prayer is utterly inconsist- shalt be cut off.” Think not, if you are conent with the love of God, which is the element verted, the work is done : “He that endureth of true religion. The object you love you to the end, the same shall be saved." To must converse with ; in him is your delight; persevere in holy obedience does not give you his presence is your joy. A true child of God

an interest in Christ; but perseverance proves cannot endure his absence. Every season the reality of your faith ; it is an evidence of of worship is hailed, because then Christ is

your sincere acceptance of Christ as yours, expected. To feel his gracious influence, and surrender of all into his hands. to taste his love, to exult in his conscious

are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the presence - this is the delight of the soul. beginning of our confidence stedfast to the But by degrees to forsake this frequent end." Your continuance in prayer and holy intercourse, to grow reserved, and to con- obedience is the test of your true discipleship. verse but little—this shews a declining love. “ If ye continue in my word, then are ye my It is

disciples indeed.” Ever must we continue in (2.) Contrary to the fear of God. This is

This is this way of duty; and therein must we be expressed by the opponents of Job. “ Yea, found when Christ comes. “ Blessed is that thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer servant whom his Lord, when he cometh, shall before God." Never to bend in deep pro- find so doing.” stration of soul before God, and entreat his (2.) Take heed to yourselves, and be exmercy, shews you have no fear of God be- ceedingly watchful, that you may persevere fore your eyes. But the fear of God is the in this duty, and maintain the spirit of vigourbeginning of wisdom. It is

ous piety. Let us never seek to shelter our(3.) Utterly at variance with that holi- selves under mere doctrines, such as, true ness without which no man shall see God. saints shall persevere. I know it is promised To dream of a life of holiness, without deep, they shall; but watchfulness and diligence habitual, fervent prayer, is a monstrous delu

are necessary that they may; for God comsion: a holy life is a life of faith ; " the life mandeth you to “ watch unto prayer;" and we live, we live by faith in the Son of God:” he that can live in the allowed neglect of this, but faith is the life of a Christian, and life or any other commandment of God, is no true must shew itself in breathing; and prayer is child of God. " Then shall I not be ashamed the hre: thing of faith, the glowing aspira- | when I have respect unto all thy command

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ments.” If you do not persevere in dili- | the whole discourse. We can barely enugence, you do not persevere in holiness. “Let merate a few. Persevering prayer is the us, therefore, fear, lest a promise being left great means of nourishing the soul-it makes us of entering into his rest, any of you should | Christian graces flourish—it keeps up a close seem to come short of it.” Here is St. Paul's and tender communion with God-it takes solemn warning to the Hebrews (iv. 1). Take the heart from the vanities of this sinful another from St. Peter : “ Ye, therefore, be-world-it raises and fixes the affections on loved, seeing ye know these things before, heaven-it draws the soul from sin-it guards beware lest ye also, being led away with the you from the wiles of Satan-it endues you error of the wicked, fall from your own sted with strength against inward corruption—it fastness." Nor does St. John leave you gives a bold and manly tone to your Chriswithout an admonition : “ Look to your- tian character-it tends to give a spiritual selves, that we lose not those things which air to your social intercourse-it makes duty we have wrought; but that we receive a full delightful -- it makes you fruitful in good reward.” And lastly, the Redeemer himself works, whereby you adorn the doctrine of gives this affectionate exhortation : "Watch, God your Saviour, and glorify your Father and pray." Watch against neglect of prayer. who is in heaven. I often find, among other bitter reflections It is a slack and slothful habit of prayer of a death-bed, that irregularity in private that makes that duty heavy to any one. To prayer is a thing which fills the heart of the make prayer delightful, it must be frequent. dying with sadness and sorrow.

No long intervals must elapse between your (3.) To urge you to perseverance in the duty seasons of communion with Christ-the heart of secret prayer, think how much you need the must not be suffered to cool. Ere the chil. help of the Spirit of God. We are only safe ling effects of contact with the world have in the full sense of our utter dependence. been felt, go again to your Saviour: first “When I am weak, then am I strong.” With- seek that, by fervent morning exercises, your out his help we sink to nothing; our souls would soul shall be warmed and strengthened, then instantly fall into Satan's hand, from whom keep up this tone of spiritual enjoyment by we are only kept by the paternal goodness of repeating your visits to the throne of grace God. A soul forsaken by God!--the abodes of during the day. Retire to your chamber; eternal sorrow derive their bitterest anguish there let the flame be fanned again, and your from this, that God has left them. But when languishing spirit renewed with spiritual men are partly awakened, and again fall away, strength. they sink into condemnation far more miser- I conclude with an affectionate caution to able and dangerous than before. Without all. Ye who now are living without prayer, strength, sin and Satan overwhelm them as be warned in time ; begin at oncea torrent. The understanding becomes dark; knees this day-entreat pardon for this great conscience fails to create a sense of duty; neglect. You are killing your own souls by the heart is benumbed ; and all the wicked a certain process of spiritual starvation : life, propensities of their fallen nature reign with- vigour, feeling-all are gone. You that are out control. The soul withers and pines away, already languishing, I tremble for you. You and sinks from sin to sin, from sorrow to sor- are like a stone on the edge of a steep precipice

danalone in a dreary wilderness, where tempests ger! If you begin to neglect prayer, you find

, were roaring, and thunders riving the very abundant excuses to leave it off: too little heavens, and midnight darkness overspreading time--some pressing engagement; the more the earth? Oh, how would he cry for some you neglect, the more you are disposed to friendly hand to guide and to shelter! This, neglect it, till soon prayer is omitted—the soul brethren, is your condition. How reasonable, hardened-sin multiplies-God leaves you, how needful is it, that you should spread your and your soul sinks to destruction. Beware soul's wants before God, implore his aid, of heartless prayer: a dull formal worshipper seek shelter in his favour, and commit your- will soon forget his duties. If men do not selves to his guidance! Committing your feel themselves refreshed by prayer, they will selves to God, what a sweet consciousness of not long continue to pray. Beware of the safety you feel ! “ The Lord is my light beginnings of neglect. Young persons, let no and my salvation : whom shall I fear? The evening engagements, no diversion, no soLord is the strength of my life: of whom shall ciety, ever interfere with your solemn hour I be afraid ?"

of prayer. Heads of families, let no business (4.) The fourth motive for perseverance interrupt this all-important duty. The everin fervent prayer, is, the great advantages lasting welfare of your souls is most intithat result from it. Here the subject widens mately linked with the duty of persevering, on us. This were a topic fertile enough for fervent prayer in secret. Break off every thing

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which would interrupt your private intercourse city of Shirauz is divided into twelve districts or with God. Make every thing give way to this. neighbourhoods, over each of which one of their Things lawful in themselves become most imaums, or heads of faith, is believed to preside as ruinous to the soul, if they stand in the way

a kind of guardian angel. Every Thursday night, of this fundamental duty.

which the Persians call the night of Friday, the criers, and other domestics of the mosques, make a gikir,

that is, a recital of the life and good actions of the THE CITIES OF REFUGE.

imaums or saints who preside over the districts, by Three cities of refuge were set apart by Moses whose influence the inhabitants hoped to obtain their (Numb. xxxv. 24-28; Deut. iv. 41-43) for the purpose wishes, and to be absolved from their sins. These of affording an asylum to any individual who had imaums are alluded to by the Persians in their concaused the death of a fellow-creature, until the circum- versations. They swear by them, and invoke them stances of his case should be investigated, and his on all occasions of distress and adversity, as well as guilt or innocence ascertained. Their number was return them thanks on any good fortune befalling afterwards increased to six (Josh. xx. 7-9); and them. The mosques of the imaum hadas, or descendthus there were three on each side of Jordan. The ants from the imaums, serve as sanctuaries for criIsraelites were required to keep the roads leading to minals; but the most sanctified place in Shirauz, and these cities in the best possible order, that the man- which no one ever violates, is the Shah Cherang, slayer might flee thither without any hinderance. where the greatest criminal can be protected if the These roads were to be of the breadth of thirty-two inhabitants of the place should receive him.” cubits. Bridges were thrown over streams, which In speaking of Ispahan, Dellé Vallé says: “ Whatmight otherwise impede the flight; and there was an ever the crime of an individual may be who flies for inscription set up at every cross-road, with the word refuge from justice to the palace of the king, it is a signifying asylum, and which pointed the way to the sacred asylum. At the present, there is a man of city. The nearest relative to the person slain was

quality there, whom the king was desirous of putting allowed to avenge his kinsman's blood, provided he

to death for some state treason; but being quick could overtake the slayer before he arrived at one of enough to enter the palace (although if he made but the cities; but once arrived, the slayer was safe. Even a step without the gate, he would instantly be put to at the present day, it is regarded as a point of honour

death without further process), he is secure from every in the East for the nearest relative of a person slain violence. None is refused admittance to the palace, to seek by every means to avenge his kinsman. but on passing the threshold, which he kisses, he has Vengeance is not prohibited by the Koran of Maho- claim of protection." met. It is, in fact, a weed which luxuriates rankly

We are told by Hamilton, that whatever animal in the soil of the natural heart," implacable, unmer- comes within the verge of a temple in Siam, it is seciful,” is the apostle's delineation of the character even cured from pursuit or violence. I knew,” says he, of the civilised heathen in his day; and truly it is “ a Portuguese inhabitant of Siam, who shot a crow descriptive of the character of the natural man in as it sat on the branch of a tree that grew near a general. It is not until brought under the sanctifying temple ; on which the priests raised a mob, who broke power of the Gospel that the Christian learns to lay the poor man's legs and arms, and left him in the aside the ferocious impulses of a revengeful nature,

field for dead; but some Christians, coming acciand to forbear, and to forgive every brother his tres

dentally by, carried him in a boat in that deplorable passes.

state to a French surgeon, who set his bones, and The magistrate, however, was to bring the man

cured him." slayer back to the place where the deed had been The sanctuary of altars, temples, tombs, statues, committed, and there to bring him to trial. If, on due and likewise monuments of persons of distinction, investigation, it was discovered he had not committed where criminals sheltered themselves from the hands the deed with any malicious intention, his life was of justice, is very ancient. Thus the Temple of Diana spared : only, however, on condition, that he remained at Ephesus was a refuge for debtors; the tomb of in the city of refuge until the death of the high-priest; Theseus for slaves. Among the Romans a celebrated for if found without it, he might be put to death. asylum was opened by Romulus, between the mounts But if the deed had been committed intentionally, Palatine and Capitoline, in order to people Rome, then the perpetrator, even though he had fled to one for all sorts of persons indiscriminately-fugitives, of the cities, was to be put to death (Deut. xix. 11). slaves, debtors, and criminals of every kind. By this appointment God was pleased to testify the It was customary among the heathens to allow value of human life, and to express his entire abhor- refuge and impunity even to the vilest and most rence of the fearful crime of murder. It was a wise flagrant offenders: some from superstition, and others and merciful institution, peculiarly adapted for the

for the sake of peopling their cities. And it was by peculiar circumstances in which God's ancient people this means, and with such inhabitants, that Thebes, were placed.

Athens, and Rome, were first stocked. We even In after-ages, however, places of refuge, which were

read of asylums at Lyons and Vienne among the originally intended for those who killed a man by ac

ancient Gauls; and there are some cities in Gercident, were made use of as a means of escape for the

many which still preserve the ancient right of asylum. greatest criminals. Franklin tells us, " That the

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The Emperors Honorius and Theodosius granted

LITURGICAL HINTS.-XXIII. the same immunities to churches; and bishops and

“Understandest thou what thou readest?"--Acts, viii. 30. monks laid hold of a certain tract or territory, without

Fifth SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. which they fixed the bounds of the secular jurisdiction; and, in a short time, convents became next akin

Tue COLLECT (which is found in the Sacramentary to fortresses, where the most notorious villains were

of Gregory) belongs to that class which were retained

from ancient liturgies at the Reformation. The ori. in safety, and braved the power of the magistrate.ginal Latin form stands thus: “O God, from whom These privileges at length were extended not only to all good things proceed, grant to thy suppliants that, ehurches and churchyards, but also to the bishops' | by thy inspiration, we may think those things which houses : from whence the criminals could not be re

are right, and by thy governance may do the same."

The invocation is as follows: “O Lord, from whom moved without a legal assurance of life, and an entire

all good things do come." These words are founded remission of the crime,

on that declaration of St. James, “Every good gift, Plees, in his History of the Island of Jersey, says: and every perfect gift, is from above, and cometh down “ The highways were formerly of different widths, and from the Father of lights" (James, i. 17). God is were under strict regulations in this respect. There

the author of all good things; they come immediately

from him, and are expressly provided by him. The was one of these, called • Perguage,’ in each parish, and

evil that is in the world is not provided by God, as a it had a peculiar destination. It began at the church, thing wherein he delights; it exists, however, by the and from thence led directly to the sea. Its use was

“high permission of all-ruling Heaven:" the existto enable those, who, for some capital crime, had ence of evil under the moral government of a holy taken sanctuary in the church, and had been sen

Being, is one of those deep things which we cannot tenced to exile, to reach the shore in safety. If they

scan; but which shall be one day made clear to the

exalted comprehension of God's glorified servants. strayed at all from the Perguage in going, they for- But we must settle it in our minds as an undoubted feited all the advantages of sanctuary, became liable to truth, that “God is light," moral purity; "and in him be seized, and suffer the penalties of the law. These is no darkness,” no moral evil “at all.” To this God, privileged paths were abolished at the Reformation.”

the source of all good things, we pray in the latter part

of this Collect, that, by his "holy inspiration, we may The asylums also alluded to above have since been

think those things that be good :" for we are stripped of their immunitics, because they served to sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of our. make guilt more bold and daring, and gave a sanction selves, but our sufficiency is of God" (2 Cor. iii. 5). to the commission of crime.

But we have to carry out our good thoughts into cor. The cities of refuge set apart by God's command responding actions ; and therefore we further pray,

that, by God's “merciful guiding, we may perform the were unquestionably intended, not merely to provide

same :” for “it is God that worketh in us both to will an asylum for the unfortunate manslayer, but as types and to do of his good pleasure." of that security which they enjoy, who, deeply con- The Epistle is James, i. 22-27. It contains, first, vinced of their guilt and danger, flee to that adorable a warning against unprofitable hearing of God's word. Saviour who is set forth as the propitiation for human They who hear God's word, and do it not, practise a transgression, and as shielding from the punishment profitable, it will be found to be a ruinous and an

upon themselves now; and if they remain undue to their offences all who betake themselves to

everlasting deception. The word of God is a glass, him. God, willing more abundantly to shew unto in which the soul's complexion may be seen: they the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, who look into it only cursorily or carelessly, as soon confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, as they have left it, retain no valuable remembrance in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might looks into the word of God, and particularly into the

of the fashion of their moral countenance; but whoso have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge, Gospel, which is the “perfect law of liberty," a comto lay hold upon the hope set before us.” Viewed in plete guide to true liberty of mind and action, and this light, the cities of refuge become a subject of continues therein," persevering in the knowledge, more than ordinary interest to the believer. In the faith, and obedience of the Gospel, “ this man shall be freedom from punishment which they afforded, he

blessed in his deed;" for there is a blessing which

God has annexed to the doing of that work which he beholds the perfect security of all those, for whom, as

has required. The government of the tongue is another being in Christ Jesus, there is now no condemnation; duty urged upon the professors of Christianity; "if while the ready access afforded to their sanctuary re- any man among you seem to be religious,” pretend to minds him of the gracious declaration, “ Whosoever

be a Christian, and “ bridleth not his tongue, but de

ceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain." cometh unto me, I will in no wise cast out." The

It is very remarkable how much is said by this apostle eternal God is his refuge--a very present help in

about the government of the tongue: the whole of the trouble, though the earth be removed, and though third chapter of this epistle is devoted to it. Since the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea, the tongue is the utterance of the heart, it cannot be though the waters thereof roar and be troubled. Re- expected that the language of the tongue should ever lying on the covenant-promise of the unchanging

become perfectly pure, for the heart is “desperately

wicked ;" but the religion which cannot bridle the Jehovah, he is enabled to exclaim, “ Who shall lay

tongue, which cannot place an habitual restraint upon any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God

it, is “ vain ;" it is empty in itself, and will prove inthat justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is effectual. The faith, and hope, and prayers, which Christ that died, yea, rather that is risen again, who

will consist with the reigning evils of the tongue, are is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh

but shadows of each ; they are vain and self-deceiving. intercession for us."

0.

The apostle, finally, gives us an eminent instance of “pure and undefiled religion,” consisting of charity and purity. Charity will shew itself in "visiting the fatherless and widows in their affliction," in supplying their wants, and comforting them with our coun

in the eye.

sel. Purity will evidence itself, by “keeping our- virtuous fellow-mortal? Do you not know, do you not selves unspotted from the world.” The world is a feel, that all external service, when unprompted by defiling place; it is scarcely possible to come in con- the fulness of the heart, is less than nothing? Ask a tact with it, and not be contaminated. But it must good man why is he gratified by the attentions of the be our duty and daily endeavour to escape its infec- friend that he esteems; why is he delighted by the tion. It is not said that those two laws of action assiduities of the child that he loves ? Will he say, make up the whole of religion. Religion comprises that it is the bare act, the outward service, the permany things to be believed, as well as those which are sonal accommodation, with which he is affected ? No, to be done. But these are declared to be fruits which my brethren: he will tell you, that it is the kindly will conspicuously appear, wherever genuine religion feeling, the tender affection, the benevolence that lives.

beams through the countenance, the love that glistens In the Gospel (John, xvi. 23-53) we have the con

And thus it is, only in an infinitely tinuance and conclusion of Christ's farewell address higher degree, with Him who needeth no service at to his disciples. He first promises to secure them an our hands ; who seeketh not ours, but ourselves; answer of peace to all their prayers.

“ In that day," who seeketh ourselves for our own good, to make us says Jesus, "ye shall ask me nothing ;" ye shall have wise, and pure, and just, and happy. “My son, give such a clear understanding of gospel mysteries, that ye me thy heart," is the language of our God. And, shall not need to inquire. The disciples had been without the heart, if a man were to give the whole used to inquire of their Lord as man, in all their diffi- substance of his house, it would be utterly contemned. culties; but this would speedily be terminated ; and How many vain oblations, how many sumptuous ofthey would be taught to apply to God by prayer ferings, how many dazzling acts of bounty, what a through his mediation. Our Lord had set before the profusion of observances highly esteemed among apostles, during his whole ministry, as well as in this men,-if tried by this test, would dwindle into insignidiscourse, the things pertaining to the kingdom of ficance! And the day is fast approaching, when all God, in parables, or in short and weighty sentences, those splendid monuments shall crumble into dust; the import of which they did not fully understand ; when no vestige shall remain, but a hideous mass of but he promises now to teach them, in plainer lan- ruins, bearing this inscription : the sacrifice of the wickguage, the will of the Father, and the way of access to ed is an abomination to the Lord !-Bishop Jebb. him. They were henceforth to pray in his name to

THE WISE MERCHANT.-No man is a better mer. the Father, and offer their prayers through his inter

chant than he that lays out his time upon God, and cession; not that there would be any need for Him to

his money upon the poor.--Bp. Jeremy Taylor. importune the Father in their behalf, as if he were

Christ's KINGDOM. “We see that such inquiries, reluctant to grant their requests; seeing the Father

if pursued in a humble spirit, are productive of many also loved them, and delighted to do them good. The

blessings to the soul. Will it not tend somewhat to apostles, on hearing this, declared that Jesus had now spoken plainly: they were satisfied of his om

abate our too great anxiety for the safety of the instiniscience, and fully convinced that he came forth

tutions which we justly venerate, if we reflect that from God.' But our Lord, foreseeing that, notwith

every existing power must at length give way; and

that the kingdom of the whole earth shall be yielded standing their confident profession, they would soon stumble, assured them that very soon they would be

up to Him, to whom, by right and purchase, the right scattered from him, every man seeking for himself

of creation, the purchase of his own blood, it even

now belongs ? Will it not quicken our pace, and some place of concealment, as being afraid, or ashamed of being known to belong to him. Though he would

lend fresh wings to our activity in every work of faith

and labour of love, when we reflect that the cause of thus be deserted by them, he should not be alone; for his Father would be with him to support him, ard

our Master shall ere long prevail, and his triumph be

complete ? Will holiness be one day universal upon bring him to his glory.' He tells them that he has

earth ? and shall we not ask ourselves, whether we spoken these things, that in the recollection of theni

have that love of holiness which would prove indeed they might have inward peace and tranquillity by faith in Him who had already overcome, and was now on his

that we long for the coming of this kingdom, and are

fit to dwell in it? Shall we not see the inconsistency way to his triumphant throne."*

of still praying " Thy kingdom come,” while we make

no efforts to hasten on its appearance by preparing The Cabinet.

the way of the Lord, and making known his saving SACREDNESS OF SCRIPTURE.—Indecent application

health among the nations ? Could we continue to

look with curious and idle interest on the Jew, if this of the Scriptures is a mode of merriment which a good man dreads for its profaneness, and a witty man dis

great truth were deeply in our minds? These men dains for its easiness and vulgarity.-- Johnson.

are reserved to be a mighty blessing to the world by

their example ; perhaps by their preaching, to sound TRUE Devotion.— True devotion is universal in

the trumpet of the Gospel so long and clear, that its operation. It has various states, indeed ; and whole nations shall at once wake up from the sleep of commonly, progressive stages. But, in its weakest

ages. Surely we should then love, we should pity, state, and in its earliest stage, it is marked by full in

and we should learn to pray more earnestly for these tegrity of purpose. It holds no compromise, no truce, outcasts of Zion.-Rev. J. B. Marsden. no secret correspondence with any known sin. The pious man is at irreconcilable warfare with all the hosts of darkness. Peace, indeed, is the object of his

Poetry. prime solicitude. But it is, that the very God of peace may sanctify him wholly. It is, that his whole " IF ANY MAN BE IN CHRIST, HE IS A body, soul, and spirit, may be preserved blameless,

NEW CREATURE." unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

He,

BY THE Rev. T. GRINFIELD, M.A. therefore, that in any one habitude of heart and life is deliberately sinful, by the in nce of that one

When man to godlike being sprung, propensity bespeaks himself a stranger to all true de

How sweet the glorious gift he found ! votion. And can the sacrifice of such a man be accept- While heaven with notes of gladness rung, able unto God? We may answer by another question. Would the services of such a man be acceptable to a

Lo, Eden's beauty smiles around:

Where'er the stranger bends his view,
Rev. T. Scott's Commentary.

"Tis wondrous all, divinely new.

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