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On the division which took, place among the ceders, they repeated their invitation, which Seceders, respecting the lawfulness of swearing on this occasion, however, had to compete the burgess oath, Mr. Heugh took part with with a call from the congregation of Nicolthe section who deemed the oath inconsistent son Street, Edinburgh, who were equally with the Secession testimony, and after officiat- anxious to obtain him as a colleague to their ing for some time as tutor in logic and meta- distinguished pastor, the Rev. Dr. Jamieson. physics at Abernethy, where the Secession The Synod, at its meeting in September 1821, Divinity Hall then met, he was ordained to the gave the preference to the call from Regent charge of the Anti-Burgher congregation in Place; and Dr. Heugh was accordingly inStirling. For fifty-six years he discharged the ducted to the pastoral charge of that congrega

duties of the pastoral office in this place in a tion on the 9th of October following. This 1. manner which secured to him not only the event, it is well known, was a very painful affection of his congregation, but the esteem of trial to Dr. Heugh. The attachment between all classes and denominations in Stirling and him and his congregation was of no ordinary its vicinity.

kind, and their separation was therefore felt Dr. Heugh was the youngest but one of the with peculiar severity. He has been known to ! ten children of this devoted and successful say, that this event cost him the greatest

minister of the Gospel. His grammar-school struggle he should have to encounter till that education was conducted under the care of that which should terminate all his labours on earth, celebrated scholar, Dr. David Doig, by whom and carry him into the presence of his Lord. he was imbued with an accurate and extensive The result, however, has abundantly shown the knowledge of Roman literature—an advantage wisdom of the Synod's decision. The opporby no means generally to be obtained at that tunities of usefulness which he enjoyed among i time in Scottish schools. At what period Dr. the dense and spirited population of Glasgow Heugh's mind was brought under the saving were necessarily both numerous and important, influence of Divine truth is not known; but and he set himself, with all the zeal and unthere can be no doubt that he “early” sought conquerable energy which characterized him,

and found an interest in the Saviour. In the to employ all the means in his power of doing | opinion of those who had good opportunities of good. “He made it plain from the beginning,

forming an accurate judgment on the subject, that he was expecting great things by attempt

he was decidedly pious before he entered col. ing great things. His first object was to ‘ap| lege. This event took place in 1797, when he prove himself as a minister of God' to 'the flock I had reached the age of fifteen. His academical over which the Holy Ghost had made him | career was eminently successful, and drew overseer'-to make himself useful to them, and forth the marked approbation of Dr. Finlayson, by them useful to others. He understood well who then filled the chair of logic in the Uni- that the foundation of extended useful influversity of Edinburgh. In the autumn of 1799, ence in a Christian minister must be laid in a he entered the Divinity Hall in connection diligent, conscientious discharge of pastoral | with the General Associate Synod, which was duty. He had no idea of making the care at that time under the superintendence of of all the Churches, which few men ever felt Professor Bruce of Whitburn. In the year more strongly, an excuse for diminishing, in 1804, he was licensed to preach the Gospel by the slightest degree, his care for his own flock. the Presbytery of Stirling. The acceptability He kept his own vineyard well, and thought of his services as a preacher obtained for him rightly that this was the first step towards his three calls--one of which was from the congre- being influential in having other men’s vinegation of Stirling, to be colleague to his aged yards well kept."* father. To this call the Synod gave the pre- Ilis congregation is the best monument of ference, and on the 14th of August 1806, his his pastoral talents and diligence. He was ordination took place --- an event which his their first minister, and throughout the whole venerable father survived for four years. For of the quarter of a century during which they the space of fifteen years, Dr. Heugh laboured enjoyed the inestimable benefit of his ministrain Stirling with remarkable fidelity and suc- tions, they continued to be one of the most

Under his care the congregation was, in flourishing congregations in Glasgow, whether every sense of the word, prosperous; and he as respects number, respectability, or usefulestablished for bimself a high standing, not From the first they took a lead in the only in the denomination to which he belonged, liberality of their contributions; their “praise but in the community at large.

in the Gospel is in all the Churches, and by His distinguished reputation, as an able and their zeal they have provoked very many." successful minister, attracted the attention of The labours of Dr. Heugh, however, were the newly-formed congregation of Regent not confined to his congregation: the welfare Place, Glasgow, and repeated but unsuccess- of the Church universal lay near his heart. llei

ful attempts were made by them to obtain possessed highly effective talents as a controI his settlement among them as their minister. versialist, both on the platform and through After the union of the two bodies of Se

* Funeral Sermon, by Dr. Brown, p. 72.

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the press; and his candonr and fairness in ad-lor) as Dr. Heugh’s associate in the pastoral vocating his own views were admitted even office. In this choice, Dr. Heugh most cordi. by those who most strongly disapproved of his ally concurred. He presided on the day of his sentiments. His public spirit and expansive colleague's induction, and introduced him to the benevolence caused him to take a deep interest congregation on the succeeding Sabbath. This, in every scheme calculated to promote the however, was all but his last public service. prosperity of the Church and the welfare of He appeared in the pulpit only once more-on his fellow-men. As a public-spirited citizen, the administration of the Lord's supper in April an enlightened philanthropist, a liberal patriot, -and on that occasion addressed his people for a catholic Christian, and an ardent advocate the last time. and generous supporter of missionary enter- His health had for some months been declin. prise, he had few equals-certainly no supe ing, and from this period he rapidly lost strength. || rior. Whatever seemed calculated to ad. It was while in this state of indisposition that vance the interests of education and of piety, an infamous attack was made upon Dr. Heugh's to raise the standard of morals, to check the character by a young minister of his own deprevalence of iniquity, and diminish the mass nomination, who has since, by a unanimous of human depravity and wretchedness—what- vote of the Synod, been cut off from the fellowever sought by scriptural means to enlighten ship of the Church. Dr. Heugh's conduct under and convert the ignorant, to enlarge the boun- this attack, which called forth the indignant daries of the Church, and to subject the nations reprobation of all classes of the community, was to the benignant rule of her King, by subduing / in strict accordance with his own high characthem to the obedience of faith, found in him a ter, and with the laws of Christ. His mind willing, an able, an eloquent, and an untiring was kept in “perfect peace” throughout the advocate.

whole of this “ fiery trial;” and we are grati. Among the members of that Church which fied to learn that on the termination of the his virtues adorned, his practical sagacity, dis- business by the sentence of the ecclesiastical interestedness, and spotless integrity, gave him court, he seems entirely to have banished it from an influence probably not equalled, certainly his thoughts, and that, even amid the wandernot surpassed, by that of any of his brethren. ings of his mind towards the close of his sufThis was very strikingly manifested during the ferings, while he spoke occasionally of almost recent controversy respecting the extent of the everything which interested him, the allusion to atonement; and all parties have freely acknow- it never escaped his lips. In the very peculiar ledged that his exertions were, under the Divine circumstances of the case, the Synod unani. blessing, mainly instrumental in saving the mously agreed that an address should be sent Secession Church from shipwreck in that stormy to Dr. Heugh, expressive of their tender symsea of doctrinal discussion, and without sacri- pathy with him in his afflictions. A strong exfice of principle, and with the least possible loss pression of similar sentiments and feelings was of members, securing the integrity, purity, and made by his own congregation, and by the sessions peace of the body.

of various other congregations. With these tes‘Dr. Heugh's constitution was naturally ro- timonies of esteem and kindness he was much bust, and amidst all his abundant labours he affected; and on a near relative asking him if

enjoyed the blessing of uninterrupted good he should, in acknowledging them, say he was health; but it was evident that the incessant gratified by their kind attention, he replied toil which he underwent must in the end wear “No, no! don't say that; say I am very grateful out the most vigorous frame. His health began for it.” at length to give way, and by medical advice he The following entry in his diary, the first suspended for a time his public labours, and after this painful affair was begun and ended, spent part of the summer of 1843 in Geneva, gives a most interesting view of the state of where, with his characteristic activity, he em- Dr. Heugh's mind under this trial : “ May 9.ployed himself in collecting materials for his Long blank, owing to long illness. Much to

chief work, “The State of Religion in Belgium notice of the Lord's goodness, but cannot now. and Geneva," which was published soon after Hope the Lord has been with me, has cordially his return. This temporary relaxation was reconciled me to his modes of dealing with me, productive of the most beneficial effects; but and has often blessed me with peace in belierthe intimations of coming infirmity returned, ing--in believing in his own Son as my Saviour, and continued to increase. With his usual made unto me wisdom, &c.—in believing the foresight, he perceived that the undivided charge marvellous love of God in Christ-in believing of so large a congregation had become too heavy that God will fulfil, for Christ's sake, the profor him long before this had become apparent mises of his covenant.-Ps. xxiii. Enough!" to his people themselves, and at his own re- His death-bed experience was in all respects peated suggestion, steps were taken to secure worthy of his character, and beautifully in har. the services of a colleague, which were at mony with his eminently holy life. On the length crowned with success, in the settlement 13th of May a medical consultation was held of Mr. Taylor of St. Andrews (now Dr. Tay- respecting his case; and at that date there is

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the following entry in his diary, the last he ever able to remember and believe he has said, made : "Felt excited, but I hope trustful. My Though I walk through the valley of the powers of body fail daily; but I have good hope shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for He is through grace. Have been considering death with me. He has said it, and he will do it. I as going to church-to the Church of the first- can trust him for that, and for all else, seeing born in heaven. But what a Church! The he has given himself for me.” When asked house of God where he is gloriously manifested by the medical attendant how his mind wasWhat a minister in that upper sanctuary! What it it was clear, or if it wandered, he said : “ It a pure, happy, glorious assembly! May my is so fatigued that I cannot well follow any family and flock lay hold on eternal life, by re- particular train of thought; but my mind rests ceiving Him in whom it is, and we shall have constantly on the general scriptural truth, a happy meeting there !"

and so resting is willing that whatever God's In a letter directed by him to the Rev. Dr. will is with me should come to pass.” IIarper, dated a week later, he says: “ My very On the 7th of June, the last Sabbath he dear friend, I am in no condition to reply to spent on earth, he said: “The ground of my your letter which I received on Friday last, or peace is not myself, nor anything about myself, to the unexpected, unmerited one from the but entirely Jesus and his sure promise to Synod, which it enc ed, both of them so

In a little, he added: “ There is no replete with Christian sympathy and love. peace but in him, but in him is great peace.” * The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh He said also: “I desire to suffer whatever is is weak. Should it please the Lord to restore allotted to me, but I think it will not be more me to any measure of strength, I shall endea- than two or three days ere I see Jesus.” On vour to reply more suitably to both. I have the evening of the same day, he said: “Oh! I been overwhelmed almost with expressions of have been so wondrously exempt from trials human kindness, and I hope I have not been a and loaded with mercies ! every day might stranger to the visitations of the Divine favour. have brought evil_merited evil-but it never The Lord has conimanded his loving kindness

He repeatedly dwelt on the sin of in the day-time, and in the night his songs have unbelief. “There is nothing,” said he,“ I feel been with me."

more than the criminality of not trusting At the same time, in reply to a communica- Christ without doubt, without doubt. O to tion from his long-tried friend Dr. Brown, he think what Christ is, what he did, and whom says : “ I thank you for the book, but especially he did it for, and then not to believe him--not for the parchment. We have infinite plenty to trust him ! There is no wickedness like to trust to, if we would but trust; yet I do hope the wickedness of unbelief !” that I place my confidence in the great founda- On Tuesday evening, June 9th, two or three tion Christ Jesus, made of God unto us wisdom, hours before his death, he dwelt with much and righteousness, and sanctification, and re- relish on the thought of committing all to demption, and on the immutable promises of Christ. On being asked if this was his last God in him. I account it, as you do, a soul- message, he said, “ Yes, my last message; but establishing truth, that God will be infinitely I cannot now distinguish and enlarge. glorified to all eternity in saving any sinner had a thousand souls, commit them all to who believes in Jesus."

Christ." “Now," he added, after a pause, On his death-bed le often referred to his “that is a relief.” On being asked, if it was a prospects in the view of dying, not only with relief to be able to say these things. perfect composure, but even with cheerfulness. he instantly replied, “and to do them.” After

I have not even disquietude,” he said, “ not to a short time, he repeated, speaking with the speak of fear, at the near approach of death. utmost difficulty, but with great solemnity, lle has undertaken the work for me, and will and with all the energy he could command, perforin it.” On Sabbath, 31st May, ten days “We must have our loins girt, and our lights before his death, he said : “ One should not be in burning, and be like those who wait for the the least afraid to die; if he believes Christ, it coming of their Lord.” He repeated four times, should not even be a painful thing. It is like * Whosoever believeth on him shall not perish, going to church for ever, to come no more back but have everlasting life.” “This is the whole to working days, and to enjoy the company of the Gospel. It is a terrible thing to overlook the just made perfect, and of God himself. Perhaps,” | Gospel by stinting it. It is a terrible thing to he added, “ to use a modern figure, the passage stint the Gospel. It must neither be divided is a little dark—a kind of tunnel; but it is soon nor contracted.” His last words were in repassed, and we are sure of what is beyond.” ference to the prospect of meeting in heaven

A few days later, he said, “ My case is not those dear to him whom he was leaving behind beyond the Divine power; but I am disposed to him on earth. “And having said this, he fell think it is beyond Divine practice, and, if so, asleep." I am ready, and joy to depart and be with

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“ Yes," “ Mark the perfect man, and behold the up- derives from constantly repairing to her closet and right: for the end of that man is peace.” her Bible. Secondly, That she has a secret spring of

of the good man is peace; how calm his exit. Jesus, which is far better.” And again, while

Night dews fall not more gently to the ground, in a state of great weakness: “I am always Nor weary worn-out winds expire so soft !"

“ Sure the last end

We may conclude our brief sketch of this comfort, of which I know nothing; while I who give illustrious man of God with the words of his an unbounded loose to my appetites, and speak pleacolleague, to the truth of which all who knew sure by every means, seldom or ever find it. If, howDr. Heugh will readily bear witness: “ He was ever, there is such a secret in religion, why may I not “a good man, full of the Holy Ghost and of faith,' | find it as well as my mother?” He instantly rose of enlightened and fervent piety, of spotless and began to pray, but was soon discouraged, by reintegrity and honour; a safe counseller, distin- collecting that much of his mother's comfort seemed guished not more by practical wisdom in coun- to arise from her faith in Christ. Now, thought he, sel, than by power and promptitude in action; “ This Christ I have ridiculed; he stands much in sagacious in forming his schemes, and indefati. my way, and can form no part of my prayers." In gable in carrying them into effect; a sound utter confusion he lay down again; but, in process of divine, 'in doctrine showing uncorruptness, time, conviction of sin continuing, his difficulties gravity, sincerity; an earnest and impressive were gradually removed, his objections answered. preacher, skilful in rightly dividing the word He now listened to those admonitions of his mother, |; of truth;' a devoted, affectionate, and eminently which he had before affected to receive with pride successful pastor; “in labours most abundant, and scorn; yet they had fixed themselves in his heart in the pulpit, and from house to house; instant like a barbed arrow; and though the effects were in season and out of season doing good;' the concealed from her observation, yet tears would fall liberal and eloquent supporter of every good from his eyes, as he passed along the street, from the cause; ' a pattern’in all his domestic and social impression she had made on his mind. Now he would relations; an open, hearty, generous, and most discourse with her, and hear her without outrage, trustworthy friend, tenderly weeping with those which revived her hopes, especially as he then atwho wept, and cordially rejoicing with those tended the public worship of God. Thus he made who rejoiced; a Christian gentleman, of simple, some progress, but felt no small difficulty in separat unaffected, yet elegant and dignified manners; ing from his favourite connections. Light, howmost expansive in his benevolence, with large ever, broke into his mind, till at last he discovered ness of heart even as the sand that is on the sea

that Christ Jesus, so far from “standing in the shore;' a 'lover of good men; and unwearied way,” as he once thought, was indeed the way, the in his exertions to promote the peace and pro- truth, and the life, to all who come unto God by sperity of Zion. In a word, we may say of him.” him, in the language of inspiration, “The law of

After such a change, it is not wonderful that Mr. the Lord was in his mouth, in his lips was no Cecil should have written and spoken with so much guile; he walked with God in equity and truth, pathos on the influence of the parental character. and turned many from iniquity.' How much

“ Where parental influence does not convert," he have we lost in losing such a man! My father! would say, "it hampers—it hangs on the wheels of my father ! the chariot of Israel and the horse-evil. I had a pious mother who dropped things in men thereof. Help, Lord, for the godly man ceaseth, for the faithful fail from among the professed Infidel; but then I liked to be an Infidel in

my way. I could never rid myself of them; I was a children of men."*

company, rather than when alone_I was wretched when by myself. These principles, and maxims, and data, spoiled my jollity.” Again he says: “I find in

myself another evidence of the greatness of parental A MOTHER'S INFLUENCE.

influence. I detect myself to this day in laying down The mother of the well-known Richard Cecil was a

maxims in my family, which I took up at three or woman of real piety.

four years of age, before I could possibly know thei! Richard, when but a young man, had pursued a

reason of them."

Besides, parental influence must bold and determined career, till sunk in sin, har

be great, because God has said it shall be so. The dening himself in Intidelity, and instilling the parent is not to stand reasoning and calculating. same principles into others, there seemed no pro

God has said, that his character shall have influence, spect of any change. His excellent mother, how

and so this appointment of Providence becomes often ever, had performed her part, and still remem

the punishment of a wicked man. Such a man is a bered that it was good, not only to pray always, talk about their family, and their family, the

complete selfist. I am weary of hearing such mer but not to faint or desist upon any account. At last, one night he lay contemplating the case of his

*must provide for their family.' Their family bas mother.

no place in their real regard-they push for them" I see," said he within himself, “two unquestion-dren shall be so and so, but they shall be rods for

selves. But God says: “No! you think your chilable facts-First, My mother is greatly afflicted in circumstances, body and mind; and yet I see that

your own backs. They shall be your curse. They she cheerfully bears up under all, by the support she

shall rise up against you.' The most common of all!

human complaints is-Parents groaning under the Sermons occasioned by the death of the Rev. Hugh vices of their children! This is all the effect of Heugh, D.D., p. 33.

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(Acts xi. 23.) Does it content thee to apply Christ QUESTIONS WHICH CONCERN YOU. to thy soul only as a plaster to a wound, to have

healing from him ? or not rather as a seal to the . HATH CHRIST GIVEN UNTO YOU HIS HOLY SPIRIT?

wax, which takes an impression from it?" s Spirit, wherever it is, it is,

3. DOST THOU CRUCIFY THE FLESH WITH ITS AF:. 4. proying Spirit.-A “ Spirit of supplication

FECTIONS AND LUSTS?”—They that are united unto f faithful, sincere, fervent, constant, humble, sup- Christ do so. (Gal. v. 24; Rom. vii. 13.) Dost thou ation. (Zech. xii. 10.) Ask, then, thy soul,“ Canst detest, loathe, hate sin-allsin, in thought, word, deed : u, dost thou, go to God, and cry, as a child, with and that, not so much for its effects, as its nature? erence and confidence, 'Abba, Father? (Rom. Dost thou “ hate" it rather as hell," than for hell? 15.) Does this “ Spirit help thine infirmities

That is our duty (Rom. xii. 9): is it our sincere enrse 26), and enable thee to understand both for

deavour? Dost thou ever groan out under the sense of om, and what, and how, thy prayer is to be

that intolerable burden--of that wolf that lies in thy de "

bosom? Does it make thee cry out, as Paul-" A mourning Spirit.—It puts a believer into a

wretched man that I am ?" (Rom. vii. 24.) Dost thou, re-like frame, mourning for the loss of its mate when thou appearest before the Lord in prayer, or at zek, vii. 16), yea, mourning for the offence of a his Word, or at a sacrament, put thy Uriah, thy dearicious God, as for the loss of an only son. (Zech. est, darling sins, in the front of the battle, that when

10.) Tell me, then, poor soul, art thou apt ever Christ discharges his keenest arrows, they may be d anon to strike on thy breast, with the contrite sure to be hit and slain ? When God sends a temblican; to “smite on thy thigh,” with broken- | pest, is it thy first, greatest care to throw those arted Ephraim (Jer. xxxi. 19); and in a holy con- Jonahs overboard ? When God seems to beleaguer 'rnation of spirit, to ask thyself, ". What, О what thee with sharp and threatening providences, is it thy ve I done?" (Jer, viii. 6.) Do thy God's bottle, main endeavour to cast the heads of those Shebas d thy tears therein for sin as sin, speak for thee ?

over the wall ? 3. A sanctifying Spirit.-(1 Cor. vi. 11; 1 Pet. i. 2.) 4. ART THOU " A NEW CREATCRE?"—He that is in ad that with respect to sins, graces, duties. (2 Thess. Christ is so. (2 Cor. v. 17.) Hast thou a new head, 13.)

heart, lip, life? Canst thou now properly say, I am (1.) Sins.-The Spirit, wherever it is, “ mortifies

no longer my foriner self? Is the lion become a e deeds of the flesh.” (Rom. viii. 13.) Speak, then: | lamb, the raven a dove, the wolf a kid, the persecuthine" old man crucified” (at lcast as to dominion)

tor a preacher, or, more, an adorer, of Christ Jesus ? th thy Christ? (Rom. vi. 6.) More especially Dost thou act from new principles-the Spirit of ot to speak of thy more gross, dangerous, dis- Christ (Ezek. xxxvi. 27), faith (Gal. ii. 20), constrainnourable sins), dost thou spit out the sweet morsel ing love (2 Cor. v. 14), filial fear? (Jer. xxxii. 20.) der thy tongue? Dost thou, with Samuel, hew thy | Dost thou act for new principles--that thou mayest ·licate Agag in pieces ? --with David, “ keep thee preserve them in thyself, and propagate them to om thine iniquity?"—(Ps. xviii. 22)--that iniquity others ? (Acts xxvi. 20.) · which thy constitution, custom, calling, interest, 5. DOST THOU BRING FORTII FRUIT?--Every branch ostly incline thee? What sayest thou to thy Isaac, in Christ is a fruit-bearing branch. (John xv. 5.) Art enjamin, Absalom, Delilah, Herodias, the calves of thou “ filled with all the fruits of righteousness an and Bethel ? Tell me: Art thou apt sadly to (Phil. i. 11)--first and second table fruits? Art thou remember thine own evil ways, and thy doings that ** fruitful in every good word and work?” (Col. i. ere not good, and to loathe thyself in thine own 10.) Dost thou bring forth fruit suitable to the ght for all thine iniquities, and for all thine abomi- means vouchsafed? or does the seed of a homer ations ?" (Ezek. xxxvi. 31.)

bring forth only an ephah? Dost thou remember, (2.) Graces.-Speak, believer: Art thou“ renewed that where much is given, not a little is required: 1 the spirit of thy mind?" hath the Spirit of God (Luke xii. 48.) Briefly: Dost thou bring forth fruit, e-instamped that glorious image of God? Hath like the land of Egypt, “ by handfuls ?" (Gen. xli. he north wind so risen, the south wind so come, 47.) Ilast thou any bunches of pomegranates to od blown upon thy garden, that the spices thereof show? Is thy soul a spiritual Eshcol? And then, low forth ?" (Cant, iv. 16.) “ Beholding the glory too, art thou so desirous of bringing forth more, that of the Lord," art thou “ changed into the same image thou lookest on the vintage of thy attainments only rom glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the as gleamings? In a word: Dost thou “ bring forth Lord ?" (2 Cor. iii. 18.) Art thou still " perfecting fruit" constantly, every month,“ in old age?” Art holiness in the fear of God?" (2 Cor. vii. 1.)

thou ever

green and flourishing ?” (Ps. xcii. 14.) (3.) Duties.- Wherever the Spirit is, it " causeth," Do not those apples of Sodom, bitter fruits of aposeffectually causeth, the man " to walk in God's sta- tasy, in principles, in practices, spring from thee? tutes, to keep his judgments, and to do them.” (Ezek. Are not thy grapes turned into thorns, thy tigs into xxxvi. 27.) It" worketh” in believers “ both to wall thistles ? Art thou not like Orpah, that the other and to do of God's good pleasure” (Phil. ii. 13)—to day kissed and complimented, but now forsakes : porform natural, moral, spiritual duties, to spiritual But rather, like Ruth, dost thou resolve and say conends, in a spiritual manner.

cerning thy God, thy Christ, “ Whither thou goest. 2. DOTI "CHRIST DWELL IN TUY HEART BY PAITH ?" I will go; where thou diest, will I die, and there will (Eph. iii. 17.) Namely, by such a faith as purifies the I be buried : " (Ruth i, 16, 17.)-Lye. heart; as works by love to God, the word, saints, enemies; as overcomes the world, its Midianitish smiles, its Anakim-like frowns? If thou hast such a faith, remember it is an infallible and momentous

THE CONNECTION OF TRUTH. truth--that faith's application of Christ to a believer, EVERY truth single is very precious, and indeed of if saving, is always joined with a believer's applica- infinite value, as purchased with, and ratified in, the tion of himself to Christ. Ask, then, thy soul, thy

blood of Christ; but to see the truths of the Gospel conscience, “ Canst thou truly say, with David, * Lord, save me; I am thine ? Ps. cxix. 94.

linked together in their proper union, facing one Dost thou indeed, not only • lean on thy Beloved, another like the cherubims (Exod. xxv. 20), is very but cleave to thy Christ with full purpose of heart ? glorious: as the stones of the temple, when they were

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