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witness of that light. That was the true, light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them ave he power to become the ons of God, even to them that believe on his Name : which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the i. as of the only-begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.
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ma was there a voice heard, lamentation and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weep. ing for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
The Sunday after Christmas-day. The Colle&f. Ao God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin : Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit, through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with the e and the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen. The Epiffle. Gal. 4, 1. . OW I say, that the heir as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all ; but is under tutors and governors, until the time appointed of the Father. Even o: when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the