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himself into the destruction that he made for other.

For his travail shall come upon his own head : and his wickedness shall fall on his

own pate.the penitent Thief.

Turn Thee, O Lord, and He said unto Jesus, Lord, deliver my soul : 0 save me remember me when Thou for Thy mercy's sake. comest into Thy kingdom.

For in death no man re- St. Luke xxiii. 42.

membereth Thee : and who will give Thee thanks in the

pit ? The holy Women at the I am weary of my groanSepulchre.

ing; every night wash I my Very early in the morning bed : and water my couch the first day of the week, with my tears. they came unto the sepul

My beauty is gone for very. chre at the rising of the sun. trouble : and worn away be- St. Mark xvi. 2.

cause of all mine enemies. The two Disciples going There be many that say : to Emmaus :

Who will shew us any We trusted that it had good? been He Which should have redeemed Israel.–St. Luke xxiv. 21. Christ walketh with Lord, lift Thou up : the them,

light of Thy countenance He expounded unto them upon us. in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

-St. Luke xxiv. 27. and reveals Himself to Thou hast put gladness in them.

my heart : since the time

He was known of them that their corn, and wine, in breaking of bread. - St. and oil, increased.

Luke xxiv. 35.

The Ethiopian Eunuch,

My help cometh of God: The Spirit said unto Philip, Who preserveth them that Go near, and join thyself to are true of heart.this chariot.— Acts viii. 29. is baptized.

I will give thanks unto And he went on his

the Lord, according to His

way rejoicing.–Acts viii. 39.

righteousness : and I will praise the Name of the Lord

most High.— Dorcas.

I laid me down and slept, Tabitha, arise.—Acts ix. 40. Lord sustained me.

and rose up again : for the Cornelius.

Know this also, that the

Lord hath chosen to HimA centurion of the band called the Italian band,

self the man that is godly : A devout man, and one

when I call upon the Lord, that

He will hear me. feared God with all his house,

Stand in awe, and sin not: which gave much alms to

commune with your own the people, and prayed to God alway.-Acts x. 1, 2.

heart, and in your chamber,
and be still.
Offer the sacrifice of right-

: and put your trust in the Lord.—

For Thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness : neither shall any evil


dwell with Thee.Sergius Paulus : Ely- His leaf also shall not

wither : and look, whatsoJesus said, For judgment ever he doeth, it shall prosI am come into this world, Iper.



that they which not As for the ungodly, it is might see; and that they not so with them : but they which see might be made are like the chaff, which the blind.–St. John ix. 39. wind scattereth away from

the face of the earth.

Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgment : neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous : and the way of the ungodly shall perish.

o let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end: but guide Thou the just.

For the righteous God : trieth the very hearts and

reins.At midnight Silas pray- Salvation belongeth unto

ed and praised God.- the Lord : and Thy blessing And suddenly there was a is upon Thy people. great earthquake, so that the Hear me when I call, O foundations of the prison God of my righteousness : were shaken: and immedi- Thou hast set me at liberty ately all the doors were open

when I was in trouble ; have ed, and every one's bands mercy upon me, and hearken were loosed.-Acts xvi. 26. unto my prayer. The eloquent Apollos. - I will preach the law, whereHe mightily convinced the of the Lord hath said unto Jews, and that publickly, me : Thou art My Son, this shewing by the Scriptures day have I begotten Thee. that Jesus was Christ.-Acts Desire of Me, and I shall xviii. 28.

give Thee the heathen for

Thine inheritance : and the
utmost parts of the earth for
Thy possession.

Thou shalt bruise them
with a rod of iron : and
break them in pieces like a

potter's vessel. The uproar at Ephe- Why do the heathen so sus :

furiously rage together : and They were full of wrath, why do the people imagine and cried out, saying, Great a vain thing ? is Diana of the Ephesians.

O ye sons of men, how
-Acts xix. 28.

long will ye blaspheme Mine
honour : and have such plea-
sure in vanity, and seek after

leasing ?-
Gaius and Aristarchus.- I will not be afraid for
Having caught Gaius and ten thousands of the people:
Aristarchus, men of Mace- that have set themselves
donia, Paul's companions in against me round about.
travel, they rushed with one Up, Lord, and help me,
accord into the theatre.-10 my God : for Thou
Acts xix. 29.

smitest all mine enemies up-
on the cheek-bone; Thou
hast broken the teeth of the

Antipas at Pergamos.- Stand up, O Lord, in

Thou holdest fast My Thy wrath, and lift up Thy-
Name, and hast not denied self

, because of the indigMy faith, even in those days nation of mine enemies : wherein Antipas was my

for me in the faithful martyr, who was judgment that Thou hast slain

among you, where commanded. Satan dwelleth.-Revelation

And so shall the congregation of the people come about Thee : for their sakes

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VEN in small matters the end implies a certain solemnity; the last opportunity to be utilized or missed, the last occasion of gain or loss. Often as I have let slip what cannot be regained, two points of my own experience stand out vividly : once, when little realizing how

nearly I had despised my last chance, I yet did in bare time do what must shortly have been for ever left undone; and again, when I fulfilled a promise which beyond calculation there remained but scant leisure to fulfil.

Our last Apostles might, I thought, suitably commend to us fruit rather than flowers. Our last and widest Saints' Day, embracing height and depth, honour and humility, shall put on for its garland that which is lofty entwined with that which is very lowly.

Puny in a forest, yet in a shrubbery of grand and stately presence, the Arbutus or Strawberry Tree wears all at one time the panoply of its beauties; combining the blossom

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