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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 havé leisure, ought frequently to receive the holy comminion, 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. The obligation that lies upon any Christjan 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 institution 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 impose 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 occasion.
Ihe Hymn on Tuesday Morning. Of fure trust in God's-grace through Jesus Chrif. Judge me, Lord, and prove my ways;
And try my reins, and try my heart; My faith upon thy promise pays,
Nor from thy lato 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. I love thy habitation, Lord,
The temple where thy honour dwells: There Mall I hear thy holy word,
Aud there thy works of wonder tell. :
Let not my soul be join'd at last
With men of treuchery and blood,
O’erwhelm'd with guilt and fear,
0! how shall I appear!;
And mercy may be fought,
And trembles at the thought..
In majesty severe,
0! huru thall I appear !
IVho does her fins lament, The timely tribute of her tears
Shall endless 2000s prevent, Then see the sorrows of my heart,
kre yet it be too late ; And hear my Saviour's dying groans,
To give those forrows wcight.
Her pardon lo procure,
The Prayer on Tuesday Morning.. For the obtainiuig God's grace and protection. A Lmighty God, the creator and preA server of all mankind; I thy creature whom thou hast made, and to this moment hast 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 thanksgivings, for, as thy mercies are renewed to me 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 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 fept 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 spirit, such a quiet and peaceable temper and behaviour, as becomes a creature and a sinner. 0! inspire my soul with pure and pious dispositions, and instead of those filthy rags of my righteousness, clothe me with the righteousness of the saints. Let the consideration of my unworthiness suppress in me all proud and aspiring thoughts, and all covetous and ambitious defires; 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: : so I shall; as I ought; be fitted and pre- pared for every condition, and especially 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