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SERMON

PREACHED BEFORE A CONFIRMATION,

LATELY HELD WITHIN THE

DIOCESE OF LONDON;

AND NOW

PRINTED AT THE REQUEST OF SEVERAL OF THE

CONGREGATION.

BY THE

REV. JOS. BENSON, D.D.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD,

AND WATERLOO PLACE, PALL MALL.

1835.

LONDON:

GILBERT AND RIVINGTON, PRINTERS,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE.

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My Young FRIENDS,

To
you,

who have lately been confirmed, the following discourse is dedicated, which was composed with a heartfelt desire and earnest prayer to God, that you may be saved.

At that time I had not any intention of publishing it. It is printed at the request of some who heard it delivered from the pulpit.

That their expectations may not be disappointed, that, among other means,

may contribute to the strengthening of your faith, and your growth in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, I commend it to Him that giveth the increase, and entreat you to join me in praying, that he

may

bless it to your present and everlasting comfort.

And that God's Holy Spirit, which you have invoked in the solemn rite of Confirmation, may dwell in you, and bear witness with your spirits that you are the children of God; and that your Father, who is in heaven, may shed abroad his love in your hearts, and constrain you to live unto

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