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a close, that we may see the lights and hear the voices that are sounding on the other shore; and now the gray hairs, the long shadows, the fast thinning band of compatriots, and many other things, are voices proclaiming, "Work while it is called today, the night cometh, when no man can work." The grave of this great man is but a little hill, yet from that little hill how small do the great affairs of life appear, how great the small.



"For John truly baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.”—Acts, i., 5.


HE truth of God is the grand means of the regeneration and sanctification of men. Thus prays the Saviour-" sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth."

This is brought to bear in various ways upon the heart and life. By the works of creation there is made a display of the divine power and Godhead. "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth his handiwork. All thy works praise thee." In the book of God is the most full revelation of all that it is necessary for us to know so that we may glorify God and enjoy him forever. The truth of the Word is read and heard that it may be believed and obeyed. It is also confirmed by the oath of God, "for God, willing to show unto the the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by his oath."

Still further is the truth illustrated and confirmed by signs in which our senses are made handmaids to faith. The great and distinguishing truths of the everlasting covenant are bodied forth in striking analogies addressed to our senses. These are called

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