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The grass, and flow'rs which clothe the What a mournful life is mine
The Lord our salvation and light
559 What thousands never knew the road! 614
568 What think you of Christ ! is the test 506
The moon in silver glory,shoje
577 When first to make my heart his own 464
579 When Hannah, press'd with grief 463
580 | When Jesus claims the singer's heart 503
The water stood like walls of brass 582 When Israel, by divine command 566
The Lord receives his highest praise
613 When Israel was from Egypt freed 480
The saints Immanuel's portion are
621 When Peter boasted, soon he fell 508
622 When the disciples crossd the lake 510
617 With Israel's God who can compare
621 Write to Sardis, saith the Lord 540 Zaccheus climb'd the tree
Zeal is that pure and heav'nly flame Ye saints on earth, ascribe with heav'n's Zion! the city of our God high host
519 613 552
Στύλος και εδραίωμα της αληθειας, και ομολογουμένως μέγα έξι το της ευσεβείας
μυςηρων: Θεός εφανερωθη εν σαρκι
The following Discoarses were drawn up about twelve months since, when I expected a speedy opportunity of delivering them from the pulpit. As the views I then had are now over-ruled, I take this method of laying them before the public ; that those who have thought proper to foretell the part I would have acted, and the doctrine I would have taught, if my desires had taken place, may be either satisfied or silenced.
Yet I should not have thought it worth my while, to give either myself or others this trouble, merely for my own vindication. Attempts of this kind usually imply too much of a man's importance to himself, to be either acceptable or successful. Or, at best, it can be a point of no great moment to my real happiness, what the few persons to whom my is known, are pleased to say or think of me. Nothing but great inattention to our true circumstances, can afford us leisure either to censure others, or to justify ourselves ; unless when the interest of religion or morality are evidently concerned. A few years will fix and determine our characters beyond all possibility of mistake ; and till then it would be vain to hope for it.
The true reasons, therefore, of this publication are, the importance of the subjects treated of; and the probability that, upon this occasion, many persons who have not yet considered them with the attention they deserve, may be induced, (some from a motive of friendship, and others from curiosity,) to read what might appear in my name, the rather for being mine.
Had I wrote with a design to print, I should have chose to put my sentiments in another form : and perhaps a desire to avoid the censure of severe critics would have made me more solicitous about expression and method. But as I profess to publish not what I might, but what I really would have spoken, I could not allow myself to deviate from my first draught
, except in a few places where I thought the sense entangled, ambiguous, or defective. For the same reason, I am forced to decline the judgment and correction of my friends, the advantages of which, as well as my own great need of them, I have more than once experienced.
If there is found in some places a coincidence of thought, or expression, I hope it will be excused; as I had not the least apprehension, at