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ourselves with vain imaginations and terrors as to the manner of our death ; which God will appoint in perfect wisdom, faithfulness, and love.— In all · time of our tribulation, in all time of our wealth, ' in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment, Good Lord, deliver us! Amen!
THE VOICE OF GOD TO BRITAIN:
DEEPLY LAMENTED DEATH
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS
THE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE;
PREACHED AT ASTON SANDFORD, BUCKS,
ON THE DAY OF HER FUNERAL, NOVEMBER 19, 1817.
LET US SEARCH AND TRY OUR WAYS, AND TURN AGAIN TO THE LORD. LET
US LIFT UP OUR HEART WITH OUR HANDS UNTO GOD IN THB HEAVENS.
WE HAVE TRANSGRESSED AND HAVE REBELLED. LAMENT. iii. 40-42 AND ALL JUDAH AND JERUSALEM MOURNED FOR JOSIAH. 2 CHRON. XXXV. 24.
MICAH VI. 9.
The Lord's voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name : Hear ye
the rod, and who hath appointed it.
I am not, my brethren, conscious of any other motive in appointing to meet you on this mournful occasion than a desire and hope of promoting your edification, and of glorifying God by doing good to you in the grand concerns of your immortal souls. Were I conscious of any other motive, I should be ashamed of it. And, if you, in attending, are indeed influenced by a humble and sincere desire of receiving instruction and spiritual good, I do not think that you will be wholly disappointed; as my text alone, when carefully considered, is peculiarly suited to edify the teachable inquirer. But, should any have been induced to attend with other views, they probably will fail of the expected gratification.
As our subject is sufficiently copious, I shall without further introduction, enter directly upon it, according to the following method:
I. I will explain the words of the text; making such remarks on each clause of it as may introduce, in a simple and obvious manner, the other parts of our subject :