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SERMONS. Just published, With an Introduction by the Rev. SAMUEL WILBERFORCE, EUCHARISTICA; Meditations and Prayers, with
Select Passages on the most Holy Sacrament, from old English Divines. Royal 32mo, cloth, price 28. 6d.
Lately published (Eighth Thousand), A SELECTION of PSALMS and HYMNS for
PUBLIC WORSHIP; dedicated, by permission, to the Lord
By the Rev. SAMUEL WILBERFORCE, M.A.
Just published, By the Rev. ROBERT J. WILBERFORCE, M.A., Rector of East
LANSDOWNE, on the establishment of a Board of National
LONDON : PRINTED BY ROBSON, LEVEY, AND FRANKLYN,
46 St. Martin's Lane.
THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,
ST. MARY'S CHURCH,
IN THE YEARS
MDCCCXXXVII., MDCCCXXXVIII., MDCCCXXXIX.
REV. SAMUEL WILBERFORCE, M.A.
RECTOR OF BRIGHSTONE, ISLE OF WIGHT.
“ Let us follow after ... things wherewith one may edify another."
JAMES BURNS, 17 PORTMAN STREET,
PORTMAN SQUARE; AND
J. H. PARKER, OXFORD.
THE first two Sermons only of this set have any direct connexion with each other; and it is important that they should be read together : for some expressions of the first, taken by itself, might seem to favour that view which the second is specifically intended to counteract. The Author is deeply convinced that the combination of these two views is an especial feature of Christ's Gospel: that, whilst there is provided in it for every penitent a full assurance of his free forgiveness; and whilst it is his duty as well as his privilege to realise this truth, and bring it clearly out, as the spring of his future obedience, instead of doubting the assured mercy of his heavenly Father,—there is in it also a most clear declaration, that indulged sin does deprave the moral nature; put a man back in his course; and so leave him after repentance, not, indeed, a whit the less accepted of God in Christ, but, with evil done to his own soul, and ground actually lost, which repentance does not at once remove or regain, though it gives him anew the opportunity of removing the one, and regaining the other.