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Reposing in Jesus:

OR,

THE TRUE SECRET OF GRACE

AND STRENGTH.

BY

G. W. MYLNE,

AUTHOR OF
Thoughts for Spare Moments at Sea," "Prayers for all Classes,"

Plain Tracts," " Soldiers Indeed," &c., &c.

LONDON:
WERTHEIM, MACINTOSH, AND HUNT,

24, PATERNOSTER Row,
AND 23, HOLLES STREET, CAVENDISH SQUARE.

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PREFACE.

THE subject of the following pages was suggested to the Author, some time ago, by a much-valued Christian friend, to whom, under God, he would now affectionately dedicate them, as being partly the offspring of his own mind—feeling, at the same time, how very imperfectly they set forth the glorious themes, of which they profess to treat. The title, as it now stands, was that, under which the subject

first proposed for consideration. “ Reposing in Jesus” was the idea that presented itself, as embodying, not only

was

faith in the Saviour for eternal life, and for the fulfilment of the promises connected with it, but also the tender experience, and holy familiarity, that attend the believer's loving intimacy with Jesus.

The Reader will readily believe that this humble volume, regarding, as it does, so much that is above man's finite mind, has been the subject of the deepest consideration, and anxious care.

Its object is to endeavour to make plain what Scripture has plainly declared, not attempting to do away with mystery, but simply to consider the divine statement of divine facts—under the conviction that they were written, in order that they might be received, and acted upon, even where they cannot be understood. Were we to refrain from either considering, or stating, any truth because we could not fathom its meaning, or trace it in its every bearing, we could neither speak, nor write, on the simplest elements of the Christian faith.

Another object, that the Author had in view, was to shew the intimate connection that subsists between simple, downright doctrinal Truth, and the heights and depths of Christian experience. And trusting that he has been divinely led in preparing and publishing the present work, he hopes that it may meet with the approval of the Christian Reader, and have the Divine blessing.

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