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ed with the sense of our sins, he is the great physician of souls, and the Sun of righteousness that will arise with healing under bis wings.

My Friends, this is the love of God to mankind. He will bless us in turning us from our sin to himself; he will turn us from darkness to light, and turn us from that which hath turned us from God, if we will hear bim. Let us pray and strive against sin, and bemoan ourselves with Ephraim, and say, • Lord, thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. Turn thou me and I shall be turned, for thou art the Lord my God.' If we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, we shall with Ephraim hear the sounding of God's bowels, and the voice of God pronouncing peace and pardon to us : 'Is Ephraim my dear son? Is he a pleasant child ? For since I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still, therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the Lord.' But, my friends, notwithstanding the great love of God to mankind; yet how doth the Lord complain by the Prophet: Hear, 0 Heavens, and give ear, 0 Earth, for the Lord hath spoken; I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel doth not know; my people doth not consider.' The ox and ass, which are dull and stupid creatures, do upbraid their ingratitude, who are not affected with the kindness of God, but have forgotten him days without number. O reinember your Owner; live unto him, and not to yourselves. Ye are none of your own, ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God with your bodies, and with your spirits, which are his. O live unto Christ that died for you; live unto his glory, that died for your salvation ; bereby you will come to please God, by believing in him

whom he is well pleased, and you shall have that

peace and joy that the world cannot give nor take away. Our Saviour said to the woman of Samaria, 'If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith unto thee, Give to drink, thou wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water; whosoever shall drink of this water, shall thirst again, but whosoever shall drink of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him, shall be in him a well of water springing up unto everlasting life. They that come unto Christ and believe in him, they shall receive living comforts and refreshments; he will satisfy them with living water. These divine, sweet and refreshing joys, are only tasted by those that believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who will abundantly satisfy the thirsty souls. He will give them living waters from the brooks of Shiloh, the streams whereof make glad the city of God. They that that drink of these waters, of these living streams which they receive from Christ the Fountain, shall never thirst again. Christ is that living Fountain that gives refreshment and satisfaction to all that come to him. It is of his fulness that we all receive, grace for grace. Here is a well set open by the living and eternal God, a fountain unsealed, for whoever will come, may come, and drink of the well of the water of life freely.

Living praises be given to the most blessed everlasting God, that thus aboundeth in his mercy towards us, and deals bountifully with us : For God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son; whom he hath appointed heir of all things, who is the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person. He came into the world to seek and save us that were lost, who took our nature and sin upon him ; who bath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us : God

ed with the sense of our sins, he is the great physician of souls, and the Sun of righteousness that will arise with healing under his wings.

My Friends, this is the love of God to mankind. He will bless us in turning us from our sin to himself; he will turn us from darkness to light, and turn us from that which hath turned us from God, if we will hear him. Let us pray and strive against sin, and bemoan ourselves with Ephraim, and say,

Lord, thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. Turn thou me and I shall be turned, for thou art the Lord my God. If we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, we shall with Ephraim hear the sounding of God's bowels, and the voice of God pronouncing peace and pardon to us : • Is Ephraim my dear son? Is he a pleasant child ? For since I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still, therefore my bowels are troubled for him ; I . will surely have mercy upon him, saith the Lord.' But, my friends, notwithstanding the great love of God to mankind; yet how doth the Lord complain by the Prophet : 'Hear, 0 Heavens, and give ear, 0 Earth, for the Lord hath spoken; I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel doth not know; my people doth not consider.' The ox and ass, which are dull and stupid creatures, do upbraid their ingratitude, who are not affected with the kindness of God, but have forgotten him days without number. O reinember your Owner; live unto him, and not to yourselves. Ye are none of your own, ye are bought with a price ; therefore glorify God with your bodies, and with your spirits, which are his. O live unto Christ that died for you; live unto his glory, that died for your salvation ; bereby you will come to please God, by believing in bim in whom he is well pleased, and you shall have that

peace and joy that the world cannot give nor take away. Our Saviour said to the woman of Samaria, 'If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith unto thee, Give to drink, thou wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water; whosoever shall drink of this water, shall thirst again, but whosoever shall drink of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him, shall be in him a well of water springing up unto everlasting life. They that come unto Christ and believe in him, they shall receive living comforts and refreshments; he will satisfy them with living water. These divine, sweet and refreshing joys, are only tasted by those that believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who will abundantly satisfy the thirsty souls. He will give them living waters from the brooks of Shiloh, the streams whereof make glad the city of God. They that that drink of these waters, of these living streams which they receive from Christ the Fountain, shall never thirst again. Christ is that living Fountain that gives refreshment and satisfaction to all that come to him. It is of his fulness that we all receive, grace for grace. Here is a well set open by the living and eternal God, a fountain unsealed, for whoever will come, may come, and drink of the well of the water of life freely.

Living praises be given to the most blessed everlasting God, that thus aboundeth in his mercy towards us, and deals bountifully with us: For God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son; whom he hath appointed heir of all things, who is the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person.' He came into the world to seek and save us that were lost, who took our nature and sin upon him ; who bath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us : God

ed with the sense of our sins, he is the great physician of souls, and the Sun of righteousness that will arise with healing under his wings.

My Friends, this is the love of God to mankind. He will bless us in turning us from our sin to himself; he will turn us from darkness to light, and turn us from that which hath turned us from God, if we will hear him. Let us pray and strive against sin, and bemoan ourselves with Ephraim, and say, • Lord, thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. Turn thou me and I shall be turned, for thou art the Lord my God. If we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, we shall with Ephraim hear the sounding of God's bowels, and the voice of God pronouncing peace and pardon to us : 'Is Ephraim my dear son? Is he a pleasant child ? For since I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still, therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the Lord.' But, my friends, notwithstanding the great love of God to mankind; yet how doth the Lord complain by the Prophet: “Hear, 0 Heavens, and give ear, 0 Earth, for the Lord hath spoken; I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel doth not know; my people doth not consider. The ox and ass, which are dull and stupid creatures, do upbraid their ingratitude, who are not affected with the kindness of God, but have forgotten him days without number. O reinember your Owner; live upto him, and not to yourselves. Ye are none of your own, ye are bought with a price ; therefore glorify God with your bodies, and with your spirits, which are his. O live unto Christ that died for you ; live unto his glory, that died for your salvation ; bereby you will come to please God, by believing in bim in whom he is well pleased, and you shall have that

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