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He retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy, Micah vii. 18.

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him, Job xiii. 15

In his name shall the Gentiles trust, Matth. xii. 23.

Blessed are all they that put their trust in him, Psal ji. 12.

He knoweth our frame, be remembereth that we are dust, Psal. ciii. 14.

I loathe it, I would not live alway, Job vii. 16.

We know that if our earthly house of this taber. nacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. We

e are willing rather to be absent from the body, and present wiil the Lord, 2 Cor. v. 1, 8.

For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better, Phil. i. 21, 23.

And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee, Psal. xxxix. 7.

My beloved is mine, and I am his. His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me. Awake, north wind, and come, thou south, blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out: Jet my Beloved come into his garden, and eat bis pleasant fruits. Until the day break and the shadows flee away. Make haste, my Beloved, and be thou like 10 a roe, or to a young 'hart on the mountains of spices, Cant. ii. 6, 16, 17, and iv. 16, and viii. 14.

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ, i Cor, xv, 55, 57.

The time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I bave kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing, 2 Tim. iv. 6, 7,

The day of death is better than the day of one's birth, Eccles. vii. i.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away, Rev. xxi. 4.

This is a faithfał saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief, 1 Tim. i. 15. }?,

God so loved the world that he gave his only be gotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, bat have everlasting life, John iii. 16.

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him, 2 Cor. v. 21.

Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift; 2 Cor. ix. 15.

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he hath visited and redeemed his people, and hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, Luke i. 68, 69.

Them which sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him. Then shall we be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord, i Thess. iv. 14, 17.

Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, &c. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power and glory, Rev. i, 5. and

We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren, 1 John iii. 14.

I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any o. ther creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, Rom. viii. 38, 39.

I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded

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that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day, 2 Tim. i. 12.

I count all things but loss and dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, &c. Phil. jii. 8, 9.

Christ Jesus who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption, 1 Cor. i. 30.

We rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence, in the flesh, Phil. iii. 3.

Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, Col. i. 12.

Behold he cometh with clouds, and every eye shall see him.

Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus, Rev. i. 7. and xxii. 20.

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Direct. VII. Guard against repinings and murmurings against the providence of God,

61 CHAP. III. Containing special directions to the

Children of God, under sickness or any afflictions, 70 Direct. I. Guard against fainting or desponding

under God's afflicting band, Direct. II. Study to be exemplary in patience and submissive to God under affliction,

78 Direct. III. Be much in the exercise of praise, 85 Direct. IV. Set about actual preparation for death, 89 Direct. V. Study to glorify God, and edify those about you by your speech and behaviour,

96 Direct. VI. Shew your concern for advancing the kingdom of Christ in the rising age,

102 Direct. VII. Labour to be fortified against Satan's temptations in time of sickness,

104 Chap. IV. Containing special directions to the un

regenerate when under sickness and affliction, 109 Direct. I. Consider the miserable condition of a Christless person under sore sickness,

ib. Direct. II, Improve sickness as means of conversion,


linn Direct. III, Beware of slighting God's voice in the rod,

113 Direct. IV. Reflect upon the sins of your bypast life, and be deeply humbled for them,

114 Direct. V. Flee presently to Christ by a true faith, 116 Direct. VI. Call the elders of the church to pray

117 CHAP. V. Containing directions to God's people, when recovered from sickness and distress,

118 Direct. I. Try if affliction hath been sanctified to

ib. you, Direct. II. Offer to God the sacrifice of thanks: giving,

120 Direct. III, Beware of forgetting the Lord's kind. ness,

124 Direct. IV. Inquire after these fruits of righte

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