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Let us all have one purse;"

When my lips speak right things. My son, walk not thou in the way with Let not thine heart envy sinners, them.

But be thou in the fear of the Lord all Refrain thy foot from their path,

the day long; For they eat the bread of wickedness, For surely there is an end, And drink the wine of violence. And thine expectation shall not be

cut off. 5. It is not for kings to drink wine, Hear thou, my son, and be wise, Nor for princes strong drink; And guide thine heart in the way. Lest they drink and forget the law, Be not among wine-bibbers, And pervert the judgment of any of Among riotous eaters of flesh. the afflicted.

For the drunkard and the glutton shall My son, if thine heart be wise,

come to poverty; My heart shall rejoice, even mine. And drowsiness shall clothe a man Yea, my reins shall rejoice,

with rags.

[Romans xiv. 17.) 6. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth Christ, is accepted of God, and approved of men. Let us, therefore, follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another

[Titus ii. 11.] For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us, that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world ; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

(Matthew xxiv. 48.] 7. But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, “ My lord delayeth his coming ;” and shall begin to smite his fellow-servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken ; the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites ; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

[1 Corinthians ix. 25.] And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection, lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

[1 Thessalonians v. 7,] 8. They that sleep, sleep in the night, and they that be drunken, are drunken in the night; but let us, who are of the day, be sober.

[Luke xxi. 34.]
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any

time
your

hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.

[Ecclesiastes xi. 9.] Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days

of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine

eyes : but KNOW THOU, THAT FOR ALL THESE THINGS GOD WILL BRING Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh; for childhood and youth are vanity.

(1 Corinthians vii. 31.] Use this world as not abusing it.

THEE INTO JUDGMENT.

LESSON LVII.

DEATH AND THE RESURRECTION.

SELECTIONS TO BE READ AFTER THE DEATH

OF

A PUPIL, TEACHER,

OR FRIEND.

(Psalm xxxix. 2.)

Verily every man at his best state is 1. I was dumb with silence, I held altogether vanity. my peace

Surely every man walketh in a vain Even from good; and my sorrow is show.

stirred. My heart was hot within me:

2. And now, Lord, what wait I for? While I was musing the fire burned : My hope is in thee. Then spake I with my tongue.

Deliver me from all my transgres. Lord, make me to know mine end,

sions ; And the measure of my days, what Make me not the reproach of the it is,

foolish. That I may know how frail I am. I was dumb, I opened not my mouth, Behold, thou hast made my days as Because Thou didst it. a hand-breadth,

Remove thy stroke away from me ;. And mine age is as nothing before I am consumed by the blow of thine thee.

hand.

were. 0

When thou with rebukes dost correct | And bring forth boughs like a plant. man for iniquity,

But man dieth, and wasteth away: Thou makest his beauty to consume Yea, man giveth up the ghost, and away like a moth :

where is he ? Surely every man is varity.

As the waters fail from the sea,
Hear my prayer,
O Lord,

And the flood decayeth and drieth up, And give ear unto my cry;

So man lieth down, and riseth not: Hold not thy peace at my tears,

'Till the heavens be no more, they For I am a stranger with thee,

shall not awake, And a so'journer, as all my fathers Nor be raised out of their sleep.

spare me, that I may recover 6. If a man die, shall he live again? strength,

All the days of my appointed time will Before I go hence, and be no more.

I wait, till my change come. (Job v. 6.]

Thou shalt call, and I will answer

thee: 3. Although affliction cometh not Thou wilt bave a desire to the work forth of the dust,

of thine hands. Neither doth trouble spring out of the

For now thou numberest my steps. ground,

And surely the mountain falling cometh Yet man is born unto trouble, As the sparks fly upward.

to nought,

And the rock is removed out of his I would seek unto God, And unto God would' 1 commit my | The waters wear the stones :

cause.

place.
Thou washest

away the things which Behold, happy is the man whom God

grow out of the dust of the earth; correcteth : Therefore despise not thou the chas. And thou destroyest the hope of man. tening of the Almighty,

Thou prevailest forever against him, For he maketh sore, and bindeth up;

and he passeth; He woundeth, and his hands make

Thou changest his countenance, and

sendest him away. whole.

His sons come to honor, and he know[Job xiv. 1.] 4. Man that is born of a woman And they are brought low, but he Is of few days, and full of trouble. perceiveth it not of them. He cometh forth like a flower, and is But his flesh upon him shall have cut.down;

pain, He fleeth also as a shadow, and con- And his soul within him shall mourn,

tinueth not. Seeing his days are determined,

(Psalm ciii. 13.] The number of his months are with 7. Like as a father pitieth his children, thee,

So the Lord pitieth them that fear him. Thou hast appointed his bounds that For he knoweth our frame; he cannot pass;

He remembereth that we are dust. Turn from him, that he may rest, As for man, his days are as grass : Till he shall accomplish, as a hireling, As a flower of the field, so he flour

isheth;

For the wind passeth over it, and it is 5. For there is hope of a tree, if it be gone, cut down,

And the place thereof shall know it no That it will sprout again, And that the tender branch thereof But the mercy of the Lord is from will not cease.

everlasting to everlasting upon them Though the root thereof wax old in that fear him, the earth,

And his righteousness unto children's And the stock thereof die in the children; ground,

To such as keep his covenant, Yet, through the scent of water, it And to those that remember his comwill bud,

mandments to do them,

eth it not ;

his day.

more.

tions.

[Psalm cii. L)

[Psalm xc. 1.] 8. Hear my prayer, O Lord, 10. Lord, thou hast been our dwellAnd let my cry come unto thee.

ing-place in all generations. Hide not ihy face from me in the day Before the mountains were brought when I am in trouble.

forth, Incline thine ear unto me:

Or ever thou hadst formed the earth In the day when I call, answer me and the world, speedily.

Even from everlasting to everlasting, My days are like a shadow that de- thou art GOD, clineth,

Thou turnest man to destruction, And I am withered like grass.

And sayest, Return, ye children of But thou, O Lord, shalt endure forever, men. And thy remembrance unto all gen. For a thousand years in thy sight are erations.

but as yesterday when it is past, For he hath looked down from the And as a watch in the night. height of his sanctuary,

Thou carriest them away as with a From heaven did the Lord behold the flood, earth,

They are as a sleep. To hear the groaning of the prisoner, In the morning they are like grass To loose those that are appointed to which groweth up : death.

In the morning it flourisheth, and

groweth up; 9. He weakened my strength in the In the evening it is cut down, and

withereth, way, He shortened my days. I said, O my God, take me not away 11. The days of our years are threein the midst of my days:

score years and ten; Thy years are throughout all genera- And if, by reason of strength, they be

fourscore years, Of old hast thou laid the foundation of Yet is their strength labor and sorthe earth;

row; And the heavens are the work of thy For it is soon cut off, and we fly hands.

away: They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: So teach us to number our days, Yea, all of them shall wax old like a That we may apply our hearts unto garment;

wisdom. As a vesture shalt thou change them, Make us glad according to the days And they shall be changed :

wherein thou hast afflicted us, But thou art the same,

And the years wherein we have seen And thy years shall have no end.

evil.

[Isaiah xl. 6.7 12. The voice said, Cry! And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth,
Because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it.

Surely the people is grass;

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth;
But the word of our God shall stand forever,

[Ecclesiastes i. 2.) 13. Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

What profit hath a man of all his labor which he taketh under the sun ?
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; but the

earth abideth forever.
The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place
where he arose.

thou goest.

[Ecclesiastes iii. 14.] In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider :

God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.

[Ecclesiastes vii. 1.] A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death

than the day of one's birth. It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of

feasting; for that is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to his

heart. Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance the

heart is made better. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning ; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

[Ecclesiastes ix. 10.) Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither

[Ecclesiastes viii. 7.) 14. For he knoweth not that which shall be ; for who can tell him when it shall be !

There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit ; neither hath he power in the day of death : and there is no discharge in that war.

{Ecclesiastes xii. 1.] Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days

come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor

the clouds return after the rain; In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men

shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened; And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding

is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters

of music shall be brought low; Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in

the way, and the almond-tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail ; because man goeth to his long home, and

the mourners go about the streets : Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the

pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern; Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

[Luke xx. 34.] 15. And Jesus, answering, said unto them, They which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, can [not] die any more, for they are equal unto the an and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Now, that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord “the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living; for all live unto him.

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