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peared to Manoah, and to Gideon and to many Prophets, and pious worshippers of God, in all ages.

How much is the reading of Scripture increased in interest, when we find our Lord Jesus, in whose Name only is our redemption; ever active, in all ages of the world, in forwarding that God-like work! He is the "one Mediator, the man Christ Jesus, between God and man."

Then let us ever bless His holy Name; cheerfully submitting to his will in all things; readily, and gladly, obeying his commandments. He promised to be with his Church always, even unto the end of the world: and He is faithful that promised.

Built on the everlasting rock of Ages, let our most ancient of the Western Churches spread wide her glorious banner of the Cross : and, as it courts the passing breeze, let it shew forth His Universal Redemption "to all Nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues."

Our ancient British Church was founded by St. Paul, and his personally instructed Disciples; when "Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house at Rome, and

Who but He hath set bounds to the floods, which they cannot pass; and hath commanded the waves to turn back again to the deep, when they have flowed up to the place appointed them?

Let the unbeliever descend the steep mountains, where the rocks overhang his dangerous path; and Nature assumes her wildest form. There let him stand upon the beach, and watch the flowing tide, trembling lest the proud waters ride over his head, and hurry him into the foaming ocean; lost, and unheeded in its waves.

While these fears agitate his mind, then let him turn his looks to the precipice, from whose beaten path his steps have strayed; and ask his inward soul, whose mighty works are these? The receding sea, once more leaving a safe retreat open to him, will in its hoarse murmurs point to its Creator's hand.

These glorious, awful, scenes must have had one to make them, and the insignificant mortal will feel that man's hand was not there. His mind, warmed by the sublimity of Nature, will awaken to the glorious handywork of Nature's God. Tears will flow from a heart penetrated by God's mercy and majesty;

SERMON IV.

GOD IS ALMIGHTY.

PSALM LXXXIX. 9, 10.

O LORD GOD OF HOSTS! WHO IS LIKE UNTO THEE: THY TRUTH, MOST MIGHTY LORD, IS ON EVERY SIDE THOU RULEST THE RAGING OF THE SEA; THOU STILLEST THE WAVES THEREOF, WHEN THEY ARISE.

So self-evident is the truth of David's assertion in the first of these verses, that we cannot but wonder that the pride of man should ever lead him to deny it.

Nor in the latter is it less plain, when we consider the many remarkable evidences of God's Almighty power over sea and land ; recorded in the instructive, and amusing, pages of the Bible.

Where, indeed, in all this beauteous world, is not the mighty Maker's hand apparent?

Who but He hath set bounds to the floods, which they cannot pass; and hath commanded the waves to turn back again to the deep, when they have flowed up to the place appointed them?

Let the unbeliever descend the steep mountains, where the rocks overhang his dangerous path; and Nature assumes her wildest form. There let him stand upon the beach, and watch the flowing tide, trembling lest the proud waters ride over his head, and hurry him into the foaming ocean; lost, and unheeded in its waves.

While these fears agitate his mind, then let him turn his looks to the precipice, from whose beaten path his steps have strayed; and ask his inward soul, whose mighty works are these? The receding sea, once more leaving a safe retreat open to him, will in its hoarse murmurs point to its Creator's hand.

These glorious, awful, scenes must have had one to make them, and the insignificant mortal will feel that man's hand was not there. His mind, warmed by the sublimity of Nature, will awaken to the glorious handy work of Nature's God. Tears will flow from a heart penetrated by God's mercy and majesty;

Perhaps there is not a more beautiful Psalm, than this which led to these reflections, among all the natural, and pleasing, hymns of David. Whose, being the most numerous, as well as pre-eminently inspired respecting his future descendant, the Messiah; give his name to the whole Psalter.

True to Nature, with a heart enlarged by the contemplation of God's noble works; his descriptions are taken from her ever open book. And because we, and every other race of human kind, can in our own lands trace the original master-work; as easily as we read his just account of it; in all ages have these Psalms been greatly, and universally, admired.

Poetry, and especially that of the inspired penman, awakens the mind to great, and noble, thoughts.

It is an art well repaying cultivation, `when directed by a pure, and Christian, spirit: and in its sacred strains conveys those lessons, from which, in other words, the listless hearer turns away.

But when the degraded art of Poesy is condemned to sing the Syren's dangerous verse; or the unworthy, unphilosophic, themes

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