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H! that I once were in that City,
Where Hallelujahs are the Ditty !
The greatest Pleasure of Life is Love; the greatest Treasure, Contentment; the greatest Porfeffions, Health ; the greatest Ease is Sleep, and the greateft Medicine, a true Friend:
Let the Lord save my Soul, and then, as to every Thing else, let him do with me and mine as feemeth good unto him, I will never find Fault with any thing that God doth. Not as I will, but as thou wilt. Patience must be our Staff, and Meekness our Guide, until we have pass’d through all the Stages of our Pilgrimage, and arrived fate at the Gates of the heavenly Jerusalem.
Never be lift up with the Applaudings, nor cast down by the Despisings, of Men ; neither Praise nor Reproach are much to be accounted of, while we are innocent and make God our Friend
A Chriftian, that knows God is his Portion, can rejoice in Tribulation, and triumph in Afflic. tion, and live happily, contemplating upon God, though all the Things of this World fail him.
Grace is of all Blessings the richest, and Peace is of all Comforts the sweetest : There can be no Peace without Grace, and where there is Grace there will be Peace.
Chuse the Glory of God for your End; his Word for your Rule; his Spirit for your Guide ; his Son for your Lord and Saviour; his Ordi. nances for the Means of your Salvation, and his People for your Companiono.
A Youth's REQUEST.
May God preserve my Parents ev'ry Day,
B estow on them and me thy heav'nly Grace ;
Praises to thee, my God, I juftly owe ;
rising , Transported with the View, I'm loft In Wonder, Love, and Praise.
My Gratitude declare,
But thou can'ft read it there.
Thy Providence my Life fuftain'd,
And all my Wants redrest,
Thy Mercy lent an Ear,
Thy tender Care bestow'd,
With heedless Steps I ran,
It gently clear'd my Way,
More to be fear'd than they.
With Health renew'd my Face ;
Soul with Grace.
Hath made my Cup run o'er,
My daily Thanks employ;
Thy Goodness I'll pursue,
Divide thy Works no more,
XII. Thro' all Eternity to thec
A joyful Song I'll raise ; Før, Oh! Eternity's too short
To utter all thy Praise.
There There is nothing in itself more excellent than Religion ; but to raise Quarrels and Disputes about it, is to dishonour it. It is admirable to me, that that which was design’d to make us happy in another World, mould, by its Divisions, make us inost miserable in this ; and that what was ordaind for the saving of Men's Souls, should be perverted to the taking an ay their Lives.
A found Faith is the best Divinity ; a good Conscience the best Law, and Temperance the beft Phyfick.
The best way to keep out wicked Thoughts, is, always to be employ'd in good ones: Let your Thoughts be where your Happiness is, and let your Heart be where your Thoughts are ; so, tho' your Habitation be on Earth, your Conversation will be in Heaven.
Make use of Time, if thou lovest Eternity : Know, Yesterday cannot be recalld; To-morrow cannot be assur’d; To-Day is only thine, which, if once loft, is loit for ever.
Consider the Shortness of your Life, and Cercainty of Judgment; the great Reward for the Good, and fevere Punishment for the Bad ; therefore make even with Heaven by Repentance at the End of every Day, and so you shall have but one Day to repent of before your Death.
Honours may leave their Owners, Riches may
For a Man to be endowed with Learning, and Knowledge in the useful Arts and Sciences, de