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How view him in th' inhuman death he bore, To nature subject, with dominion o'er?
END OF THE FIRST, BOOK,
Invocation of the Spirit of Truth-The humble birth of our Saviour-His poverty a proof of the disregurd that Heaven bears to riches and success The propriety of considering his moral character as it may excite to imitation-His piety first considered, as it was the vital principle that animated his conduct-His regular and inflexible exertion of that virtue--The absurdity of those who imagine that prayer is not necessary-They should be looked upon as heretics, and unworthy the nume of ChristiansOur Saviour frequently exhorts to prayer-Has given us himself a concise but comprehensive Form of Prayer
- He would often retire to a mountain, and pass the whole night in prayer-The Epistles of the Apostles contain the same doctrine upún this matter which was taught by our Saviour---The advantages of prayerThe blessing comes more readily, when solicited, from Heaven—The retirement which is convenient for prayer, induces us calmly to think upon the welfare of the soul—The reasonableness of Piety-Address to the Deity.