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CXXIII. St. Join Chap. X. Ver. 9, 10, 11, 12.

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9. I am the door : by me if any man enter in, be Mall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

16. The thief cometh nor, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

in. I am the good shepherd : the good hepherd giveth his life for the feep.

12. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepberd, whose own the floeep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the fiseep.

CXXIV. Lazarus raised from the Dead. GOOD Lazarus, who oft receiv'd our Lord,

And treated at his hospitable Board ; Who in his Breast had an uncommon share, The Loyd Disciple only nearer there, Struck with a mortal Sickness gasping lay, His Life despair’d, his Friend was far away; Yet to the Twelve he does his Death declare, Rejoycing for their sakes, he was not there: Touch'd with true Sorrow, Thomas did reply, Let us return, that we may with him dye, For Life's a Pain when such a Friend is gone. Our Lord departs, and as they journy'd on First Martha him accosts, and weeping said, Had you been here your Friend had not been Dead. Only Believe, our Saviour, mild, replies, And Wonders see, for he again thall rise. He asks 'em where he's laid ? they show the Tomb Clos'd with a pond'rous Stone; when thither come, As one with mortal Sorrows not unmoy'd, He groand, and wept the Death of him he lov'd, The Stone remov'd, to Heav'n he lifts his Eyes, And prays awhile, then bids his Friend arise. Arose the Dead in Fun'ral Garments bound, Many believ'd, and spread the wondrous Tidings round.


. St. John Chap. XI. Ver. 41,42,43,44.

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1 41. Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Fallicr, I thank thee that theu bast beard me.

42. And I knew that thou heareft me always : but because of the people which stand by, I said it, that they may believe that thou haft sent me.

43. And when he thus had Spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

44. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave-clothes : and his face was bound about with a napkin.


Jesus washing his Disciples Feet, recom

mends Humility and Charity. 'TW

'Was now the Eve of the Great Paschal Day, Our Lord, who knew the Price he was to

pay For Man's misdeeds, his Garments laid away, And not disdains to wash the Feet of those, Whom for his little Family he chose; High Heav'n forbid, said Simon, such Disgrace, So low thou never shalt thy self debase : Our Lord--- Unless I wash thy Stains away, I'll never own thee at the last Great day : Not only, then, my Feet, Barjonas cries, Bur Hands and Head; the Son of God replies, If those are wash'd, 'twill for the whole suffice, You me your Lord and Master jaftly name, If I then wash your Feet, do ye the fame. Their Master's Fate his Servants shou'd content, Greater is he shar sends, than he that's fent : You know your Dury now, and happy they, Who humbly trace my steps, and what they know, obey.

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CXXV. St. John Chap. XIII.

Chap. XIII. Ver. 12, 13;

14, 15.


12. After he had wasbed their feet, and had taken bis garmentsand was set down again, he said unto them, Knowo ye what I have done to you?

13. Ye call me Master, and Lord : and ye Jay well ; for so I am.

14. If I then your Lord and Master, have passed your feet, ye also ought to wash one anothers feet.

15. For I have given you an example, that ye faculd do as I have done to you.

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