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be required. When we contemplate the light with which we have been favoured: nationally and individually, what are we? What punishment do we not deserve? While the judgements of God are abroad in the world j\ may the inhabitants of this our country learn righteousness! While the horizon is saddened with the encircling tempest, while the thunders of vengeance are roaring in every surrounding land; may there be wrought in us through faith in the Lord Jesus the broken and contrite heart which God will not despise! To Him who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, let us plead for the gift of faith, the foundation of all other gifts from heaven, in constant prayer. Let us strengthen our faith by the study of his word ; by religious meditation; by contemplating the fervent piety, the persevering holiness, the unshaken fortitude, the labours of love, the joyful endurance, the triumphant death, of eminent believers in Christ Jesus in antient or in later days. Let us encourage ourselves in our earthly pilgrimage by habitually looking forward with the eye of faith to the things unseen, that better* country, that blissful home, that incorruptible inheritance, that city with eternal foundaVol. II. G g tions tions whose builder and maker is God, which is the substance of our hope. Let us believe in the Lord Jesus Christ; and we shall be preserved from the storms of time, or be strengthened to sustain them. Let us believe in the Lord Jesus Christ; and however fierce may be the fiery trial which comes upon us, however our eyest may be consumed with grief and wax .ola) because os all our enemiesp, we shall be saved Vfiih everlasting salvation.
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