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DIRECTIONS FOR DAILY COMUNION WITIL 000.

A SONG FOR MORNING OR EVENING.

Lam. iii. 23; 1x. xlv. 7.

1 My God, how endless is thy love!

Thy gifts are every evening new,
And morning mercies from above
Gently distil like early dew.

2 Thou spread'st the curtains of the nig!it,

Great guardian of my sleeping hours ;
Thy sovereign word restores the light,
And quickens all my drowsy powers.

3 I yield my powers to thy command,

To thee I consecrate my days;
Perpetual blessings from thine hand
Demand perpetual songs of praise.

CHRISTIANITY NO SEC T,

AND YET EVERY WHERE SPOKEN AGAIXST.

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CHRISTIANITY NO SECT,

AND YET EVERY WHERE SPOKEN AGAINST.

“For as concerning this sect, we may know that every where it is spoken

against."--Acts zxviii. 22.

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you

think that such a false and invidious representation as this should ever be given of the Christian religion, that "pure religion and undefiled, which came into the world supported by the strongest evidences of truth, and recommended by the most endearing allurements of grace and goodness, the 'sayings whereof are so faithful, and so well worthy of acception; that sacred institution which scatters the brightest rays of divine light and love that ever were darted from heaven to earth? That it is which is here so invidiously called a sect, and is said to be “every where spoken against."

It will be worth while to observe,

1. Who they were that said this, they were the chief of the Jews who were at Rome, ver. 17. The Jews were looked upon, at least they looked upon themselves, as a very knowing people; the Jews at Rome, a place of learning and inquiry, thought themselves more knowing than the other Jews. St Paul, in his Epistle to the Romans, ch. ii. 17–20, takes notice of it: “Thou art called a Jew, and makest thy boast of God, and knowest his will,-and art

1 Jam. i. 27.

2 1 Tim. i. 15.

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