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ready to receive him; and a crown of glory is preparing for him.
You have also heard, that your Creator will judge the world which he has made; and that the day cometh, when great and small shall stand before him. Consider, my Dear Children, what a joy it will be to any of you in that day to be able to say—“ I know the Judge. I have trusted in his promises. I have remembered him in my feeble prayers and endeavours; and now I know that he will remember me.”
Does such an one wish to ask, “ Will he remember me? Will he remember me, should I die while a poor little child—and that, among the millions who shall stand before Him in that great day? Will He indeed remember Me?”—Hear what he says (and when you hear anything from his word, say to yourself, “ At least this is certain") They, that feared the Lord, spake often one to another; and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of Hosts, in that day when I make up my Jewels : and I will spare them as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
That these truths may be written in every heart, God of his infinite mercy grant for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
London, Jan. 16th, 1801.
MY DEAR PARISHIONERS:
M y sending an address to you at this time, is in consequence of a violent attack, which I lately received from my old and painful disorder while at Chobham, and which obliged me to return suddenly from a situation which I found 80 prejudicial in the winter season. This prevented my expressing to you more at large what I now briefly attempt by a letter. · Nothing could render me more happy while I was with you, than to find that a serious regard to true religion had taken place in some of your minds. I trust I can say, with the Apostle, I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth: 3 John, 4. · It was, however, with some anxiety, that I received the information that some of you had VOL. IIG