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cross, endured the sentence of the law that was due to us, and died in our room and stead, that he might redeem us from sin and wrath; so that salvation is sure to all that believe in his holy name and put their trust in him, Psalm ii. 12. And he tells all who are heavy laden to come to him, and that he will give them rest; that he is meek and lowly in heart, and therefore there is nothing terrible or terrifying in him to drive us from him; therefore turn thy mind and thoughts to him, who came to deliver them who through the fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage, Heb. ii. 15.

My dear Henry must remember reading in the New Testament how many poor, helpless creatures came to the Lord Jesus Christ for relief; some for pardon, and some for mercy,

and for a cure for manifold and innumerable diseases; and as many as touched him were made perfectly whole of whatsoever disease they had. The question that he asked them was, “ Believest thou that I am able to do this ?” and, if they answered,“ Yea, Lord,” he replied, “According to your faith be it unto you,” and the favour was granted. Nor did he ever send one sensible sinner empty away, if they felt their save them. And, although we have not his bodily presence now with us as they had, yet he promises that his spiritual presence shall be with them that seek him, who call upon his name, and feel after him, always to the world's end. And with respect to his almighty power to save us, he is “ the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever;" this I know by blessed experience; for I had no one to teach or guide me, or even to utter a prayer for me, and yet I found him with all his saving benefits as my God and Saviour. And he says he will be found of them who seek him with all their heart; and as soon as he shines upon thee, the fear of death and the love of this life will vanish into nothing. I shall add no more but my poor prayers, and subscribe myself,

for grace,

Yours most affectionately in Christ Jesus,

W. H. S.S.

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cross, endured the sentence of the law that was due to us, and died in our room and stead, that he might redeem us from sin and wrath; so that salvation is sure to all that believe in his holy name and put their trust in him, Psalm ii. 12. And he tells all who are heavy laden to come to him, and that he will give them rest; that he is meek and lowly in heart, and therefore there is nothing terrible or terrifying in him to drive us from him; therefore turn thy mind and thoughts to him, who came to deliver them who through the fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage, Heb. ii. 15.

My dear Henry must remember reading in the New Testament how many poor, helpless creatures came to the Lord Jesus Christ for relief; some for pardon, and some for mercy,

for
grace,

and for a cure for manifold and innumerable diseases; and as many as touched him were made perfectly whole of whatsoever disease they had. The question that he asked them was, “Believest thou that I am able to do this?” and, if they answered,“ Yea, Lord,” he replied, “According to your faith be it unto you,” and the favour was granted. Nor did he ever send one sensible sinner empty away, if they felt their

save them. And, although we have not his bodily presence now with us as they had, yet he promises that his spiritual presence shall be with them that seek him, who call upon his name, and feel after him, always to the world's end. And with respect to his almighty power to save us, he is “ the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever;" this I know by blessed experience; for I had no one to teach or guide me, or even to utter a prayer for me, and yet I found him with all his saving benefits as my God and Saviour. And he says he will be found of them who seek him with all their heart; and as soon as he shines upon thee, the fear of death and the love of this life will vanish into nothing. I shall add no more but my poor prayers, and subscribe myself,

Yours most affectionately in Christ Jesus,

W. H. S.S.

DCIX.

February 9th, 1807.

DEAR HENRY,

I am glad that your health is better, and have often offered up my thanks to God for your recovery. You are not destitute of his fear, nor are you altogether ignorant of your need of a saviour; nor are you so ignorant as not to know who that Saviour is: ' seek him therefore, and thou shalt surely find him. He may search thee, and try thee, and exercise thee with doubts, slavish fears of death and wrath, and with darkness, confusion, and unbelief; but even these will be intermixed with budding hopes, transient rays

of light, encouraging promises, sweet tears, meekness and momentary joys; all of which are more precious than rubies, and all the things that thou canst desire are not to be compared with these heavenly visits. Nor are you even now altogether ignorant of these things; no, nor entirely destitute of them. This glorious work has been for

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