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dent for those that travel in ways frequented by robbers, to go well armed and to unite companies, that they may be the better able to defend themselves? Thus the man of business, who has any serious thoughts of another world, ought more especially to embrace all opportunities of receiving it, it being best able to secure him against those dangers he daily converses with, and to fortify him against those watchful enemies that lie in wait to destroy his soul. Therefore as they, who have leisure, ought frequently to receive the holy communion, as the best improvement of their time; so they that are engaged in many worldly affairs, ought to
learn how to sanctify their employments .by coming often to this holy sacrament.
9. Theobligation that lies upon any Chriftian to receive the holy communion is the plain and positive command of our blessed Saviour to do this in remembrance of him; which makes it a necessary and perpetual duty, incumbent upon all Christians; and to live in the neglect of a plain law, of the author of our religion, is no way consistent with the character we profess of being his disciples. The circumstances of this inftitution still bind us to have a great regard to it; for it was the last command of our best friend and great bencfactor, Part II.
when he was about to lay down his life for our sakes.
Nevertheless great care must be taken, that when a man is habitually prepared, he do not then impofe upon himself fó much actual preparation, as shall make him lose an opportunity of receiving the holy sacrament, :when he has not had time to go through with that method of devotion he has prescribed to himself on that occafion.
The Hymn on Tuesday Morning. Of fure trust in God's grace through Jesus Chrik. Judge me, Lord, and prove my ways;
And try my reins, and try my heart; My faith upon thy promise stays,
Nor from thy luwo my feet depart. I hate to walk, I hate to fit,
With men of vanity and lies:; The Scoffer and the hypocrite
Are the abhorrence of mine eyes. Among thy saints will I appear,
With hands well wash'd in innocence. ;But when I fand before thy bar,
The blood of Christ is my defence.
The temple where thy honour dwells:
Let not my soul be join'd at last,
With men of treuchery and blood,
O'erwhelm'd with guilt and fear,
O! how shall I appear!.
And mercy may be fought,
and trembles at the thought.
In majesty serere,
0! huri thall I appear !
Who does her fins lument, The timely tribute of her tears
Shall endless 2000s prevent,
Ere yet it be too late ;
To give those forrows weight,
Her pardon lo procure,
To make her pardon sure.
The Prayer on Tuesday Morning.
; ture whom thou hast made, and to this moment haft preserved, do now, as I promised in the holy facrament, present myself before thee, to offer up the morn. ing sacrifice of my unfeigned praises and thankfgivings, for, as thy mercies are renewed to ne every morning, and thy goodness follows me all the day long; as ihou visiteit me in the night season, and every moment of my life is a new in: stance of thy mercy ; so it is
fo it is my absolute duty to lay hold of every opportunity to magnify thy glorious name, evermore praising thee and saying: It is by thy goodness, O Lord, that I have this night lept secure, and am now raised up in health and safety : praised, therefore, be thy name, O God; for of thee only cometh my salvation : thou art the God of my health, my Saviour and mighty deliverer; as long as I live I will magnify thee, O Lord; for a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.
Oh! give me a heart always tuned to thy praises, which is my happiness as well as my duty. · Imprint on my mind such a deep sense of thy mercies, that I may
never provoke thee to withdraw thy favours from me. Let not the blessings thou bestoweth on me make me in love with this world ; let neither covetousness nor ambition, neither pride nor vanity, neither a contempt of others, nor a fond conceit of myself, be the result of thy loving-kindness toward me : but,
Endue me with such a humble and contented mind, such a meek and resigned fpirit, such a quiet and peaceable temper and behaviour, as becomes a creature and a sinner. O! inspire my soul with pure and pious dispositions, and instead of those filthy rags of my righteousness, clothe me with the righteousness of the faints. Let the confideration of my unworthiness suppress in me all proud and aspiring thoughts, and all covetous and ambitious delires ; that being meek and lowly in mine:own eyes, my heart may be a clean receptacle for my Saviour, and that I may find rest unto my soul, and be filled with that grace, which thou hast promised to a humble and contrite heart : fo I shall; as I ought, be fitted and prepared for every condition, and especially y for my great and laft change. :
Strengthen my faith in the time of fickness and trial, and forsake me not when my strength faileth me. Let thy