Manchester, November 1830

My dear Friends,—I received your very kind letter, for which I am thankful. I assure you it often affords me pleasure to find that I have a place in the hearts of God’s dear family; for, next to union with my dear Lord and Master, I esteem union to his blood-bought, heaven bound family.

Among the blessings in which your soul delights you have also your sorrows; for both of which may you be thankful, since they are all tokens of our dear Lord’s love, and a proof that he has not forgotten you. “The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposal thereof is of the Lord.” These are eventful times, but the dear children of God have no just cause to fear; for they are the special care of a covenant God, and he is too wise to err, and too good to be unkind. All things must work together for their real good. We enjoy a sweet and solemn frame of mind when we…

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The Watchman

2 Apr 2012, by

An exposition of Psalm 5:1-3.

David directs his thoughts entirely to God in this Psalm, making it an excellent model of a powerful prayer. Upon a careful reading of the Psalm, four aspects of prayer are highlighted: Its character, object, certainty and benefit. This study examines the first characteristic of a powerful prayer, namely, the dependency of a soul upon the absolute sovereignty of almighty God. Apprehending the governance of God over one’s life is the precursor to an appeal for the guidance of God in one’s life.

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“There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture’s eye hath not seen.”—Job 28:7

There is a path which no one knows;
Tis in this path the Christian goes;
It lies conceal’d from reason’s view,
From carnal, dead professors too.

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I’d raise to God a grateful song,
For his great love to me
In putting me, a worm, among
His chosen family.

He held me in his fond embrace,
E’re I In Adam fell;
Design’d I should see his face
And never go to hell;

Put me in Christ his darling Son,
Ere earth and skies were made . . .

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“How long, wilt thou, dear Lord, forbear?
How long wilt thou stand by?
How long wilt thou refuse my prayer,
And turn away my cry?

“My sin-sick soul grows worse and worm,
My strength and hope decays . . .

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