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I rejoice it is in my Jesus's hands to communicate, and it cannot be in better. It is my God who gives me patience to bear all his will.”
When after a restless night, Mrs. P. asked him, what she should do for him? “ You can do nothing, but pray for me, and that I may have patience to bear all my Lord's will."--After taking a media cine he said, “ If it be the Lord's will to bless it for your sake, and for the sake of the dear children, but the Lord's will be done, O I fear I sin, I dishonour God by impatience; but I would not for a thousand worlds sin in a thought if I could aroid it.” Mrs. P. replied, she trusted the Lord would still keep him ; seeing he had brought him thus far, he would not desert him at last.
," he said, “I hope he will not. As a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. Why do I complain ? My dear Jesus's sufferings were much sorer and more bitter than inine ; And did he thus suffer and shall I repine No, I will cheerfully suffer my Father's will.
One morning after being asked how he felt, he replied, “I have but one severe pain about ine ! what a mercy! O how good a God to afford some intervals amidst so much pain! He is altogether good. Jesus lives, my dear, and that must be our consolation.”—After taking a medicine which operated very powerfully, he said, “ This will make me so much lower ; well, let it be. Multiply my pains, thou good God, so thou art but glorified, 1 care not what I suffer ; all is right."
Being asked how he felt after a restless night, he replied, “I have so much weakness and pain, I have not had much enjoyment; but I have a full persuasion that the Lord is doing all things well. If it were not for strong confidence in a lovely God, I must sink ; but all is well. Oblissed God, í would not love thee less; O support a sinking worm!
() what a mercy to be assured that all things are working together for good.”
Mrs. P. saying, if we must part, I trust the separation will not be for ever; O no,” he replied,
we sorrow not as those who have no hope." She said, Then you can leave me and your dear chil. dren with resignation, can you? He answered, “My heart was pierced through with many sorrows, be. fore I could give you and the dear children up; but the Lord has heard me say, Thy will be done; and I now can say, blessed be his dear name, i have none of my
His last day, Oct. 10, was very happy ; Mrs P. repeated this verse,
Since all that I meet shall work for my good,
The bitter is sweet, the med'cine is food,
He repeated with an inexpressible smile, the last line, " The conqueror's song."
He said once,“ my dear! what shall I do? But why do I complain? He makes all my bed in my sickness.” She then repeated those lines,
Jesus can make a dying bed,
“ Yes,” he re; lied, “ he can; he does; I feel
I. THE QUALIFICATIONS AND ENCOURAGE.
MENT OF A FAITHFUL MINISTER, ILLUSTRATED BY THE CHARACTER AND SUCCESS OF BARNABAS.
Delivered at the Settlement of the Rev. ROBERT FAWR
NER, in the Pastoral Office, over the Baptist Church at Thorn, in Bedfordshire, October 31, 1787
II. THE PERNICIOUS INFLUENCE OF DELAY
IN RELIGIOUS CONCERNS.
Delivered at a Meeting of Ministers at Clipstone, in North.
amptonshire, April 27, 1791.
III. THE IMPORTANCE OE A DEEP AND INä
TIMATE KNOWLEDGE OF DIVINE TRUTH.
Delivered at an Association of Baptist Ministers and
Churches, at St. Albon's, Hertfordshire, June 1, 1786.
By ANDREW FULLER.
PRINTED BY W. TUTTLI.
SE R M O N I.
The Qualifications and Encouragement of a faithful Minister, illustrated by the Character and Suceess of Barnabas.
MY DEAR BROTHER, IT is a very important work to which you are this day set apart.
I feel the difficulty of your situation. You need both counsel and encouragement; I wish I were better able to administer both. In what I may offer, I am persuaded you will allow me to be free ; and understand me, not as assuming any authority or superiority over you, but only as saying that to you, which I wish to consider as equally addressed to myself.
Out of a variety of topics that might afford a les. son for a Christian minister, my thoughts have turned on this occasion upon that of example. Ex. ample has a great influence upon the human mind: examples from scripture especially, wherein char. acters the most illustrious in their day for gifts, grace,
and usefulness, are drawn with the pencil of inspiration, have an assimilating tendency. Viewing these, under a divine blessing, we form somne just conceptions of the nature and importance of our work, are led to reflect upon our own defects, and feel the fire of holy emulation kindling in our bosoms.
The particular example, my brother, which I wish to recommend to your attention is that of