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is it to have, in an agricultural Parish like this, the best of Churchwardens, who know the power of example; and excellent masters, who know that they have a Master in heaven. Usually it will be found true, "LIKE MASTER LIKE MAN."
I will only add :-The Prophet Jonah was awakened by a PAGAN, who "came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not "." Then, as we would shun evil example, and teach our people to follow what is good, ourselves leading the way, let us make the most of deliberate profaneness, and faithfully impress upon each one committed to our trust,-as, to a certain extent, is the case with every servant
2 Jonah i. 6.
and his master,-this text of St. Paul, adapted to his purpose from the Evangelical Prophet Isaiah, "Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light 3." God forgive my many and great imperfections, my unprofitableness, my inefficient labours amongst my poor and destitute people!
3 Ephes. v. 14.
VICARAGE, WEST TARRING, SUSSEX;
If thy children have sinned against him, and he
have cast them away for their transgression; If
thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make
thy supplication to the Almighty; If thou wert
pure and upright; surely now he would awake
for thee, and make the habitation of thy righte-
ousness prosperous. Though thy beginning was
God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall
not receive the kingdom of God as a little child,
he shall not enter therein. And he took them
up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and
The hand of our God is upon all them for good that
seek him; but his power and his wrath is against
And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying,
That he was gone to be a guest with a man that
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the
highways and hedges, and compel them to come
in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto
you, That none of those men which were bidden