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LIFE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR.
THE REV. D. T. K. DRUMMOND, B.A., Oxon,
TO THE CONGREGATION
OF ST. THOMAS' CHAPEL, EDINBURGH,
THIS VOLUME IS INSCRIBED,
BY THEIR FAITHFUL AND AFFECTIONATE FRIEND,
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
The following Expositions were not prepared originally for publication, but were written by the Author after he had delivered them to the Members of his Congregation. He is fully sensible of their manifold imperfections—and had he followed his own inclinations, it is not probable that he should have ventured to publish them; but the wishes of many who,
1 by the blessing of God, derived some little benefit from their delivery, induced him, contrary to his own feelings, to commit them to the press, in the earnest hope that his labour may not altogether be in vain, either on behalf of his own flock, or of the Church at large. Let the continued and pressing duties of a ministerial charge, in a large city, plead the Author's excuse for the inaccuracies of the work; and let the reader forget the mere vehicle, for the sake of that everlasting Truth, which the Author humbly trusts is nevertheless conveyed by it.