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Unnumber'd Comforts to my Soul
Thy tender Care bestow'd, Before my Infant Heart conceiv'd
From whom those Comforts flow'd.
With heedless Steps I ran,
And led me up to Man.
Thro’ hidden Dangers, Toils, and Deaths,
It gently clear'd my Way,
More to be fear'd than they.
With Health renew'd my Face;
Reviv'd my Soul with Grace.
Thy bounteous Hand, with worldly Bliss,
Has made my Cup run o'er,
Has doubled all my Store.
My daily Thanks employ;
That tastes those Gifts with Joy.
Through ev'ry Period of my Life
Thy Goodness I'll pursue,
The glorious Theme renew.
Divide thy Works no more,
The different Manner of relating the
Facts by each EVANGELIST is exemplify’d.
To which are annexed, REFERENCES to other parts of the HOLY SCRIPTURE, but especially to those contained in the NEW TESTAMENT.
The HISTORY of the ACTS of the
John III. 16. GOD To loved the World, that he gave bis only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but
bave Everlasting Life: 17. For GOD fent rot bis Son into the World to condemn the World,
but that the World through him might be saved. 19. This is the Condemnation, that Light is come into the World, and
Men loved Darkness rather than Light, because their Deeds were Evil.
LONDON: Printed by Jos. DO WNING, in Bartholomew-Close.
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HRISTIANITY is founded upon the Principles of what is called NATURAL RELIGION.
THAT there is ONE SUPREME
and ETERNAL BEING, the Creator of all Things, and whom all Men ought to WORSHIP and OBEY.
THAT the Souls of Men are IMMORTAL, and capable of subsisting after Death.
THESE being the Foundations of all RELIGION, it is most agreeable to Reason, that the God whom we are to serve should himself prescribe the Way of his own Worship.
THE Heavens indeed proclaim the GLORY of God, and the Firmament sheweth his Handywork; but these itinerant Preachers, tho' they declare his Eternal Power and Godhead, yet they could never instruct Mankind how the Favour and Mercy of the Almighty were to be obtained. For such was the lapsed and vitiated State of the human Nature, that tho' they professed to know God, yet they glorified him not asGod; but grew vain in their Imaginations, A 2