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ing in the work of the Lord, forafmuch as ye know that your labour shall not be in vain in the Lord. And may the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Chrift Jefus, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, fettle you. Peace be with you all that are in Chrift Jefus. Amen!
"Now, my brethren, retire to your rooms, and pray for yourselves and one another, and for me, that your God and my God may be with me in the hour of death, and grant me a bleffed and somfortable paffage through that deep river, which each of you will cross in God's own time.”
Whereupon one of the gentlemen said, "Bleffed be God who hath called us by his grace, and revealed his Son in us; and bleffed be his name for fuch a joyful instance of the communion of faints, and fuch an outpouring of the Spirit as I hope all of us have fweetly experienced on our fouls on this occafion. If communion with God, even in this valley of tears, be fo fweet and ravishing;how delightful and transporting must it be in the upper fanctuary, to which you, dear Sir, are faft approaching, and to which we pray an abundant entrance may be administered to you, through Jefus Chrift our Lord? Amen!" My dear friend then took each of them by the hand, wishing them farewell till they fhould meet in glory. Upon which they all departed, bleffing and praifing God for his grace and mercy to them. Mr the young gentleman who fpoke first when they came in, carneftly defired he might be permitted to return and fit up with Mr T
-s, as he defired above all things to be prefent at his death. To which my friend confented, and then lay down on his bed, (having been held up all the time by me and another of the gentlemen), in order to meditate and pray.
The gentleman returned near nine in the evening. After he had fat down, Mr Ts, who had been quiet ever fince he went out, fpoke to us as follows. "I have been meditating on the wonderful plan of falvation through the death of Chrift, the glories of redeeming love and grace, and I have been loft in wonder, love, and praife. I have also been thinking on the glory and felicity of that happy world, which I have a near profpect of; and I long to be in that bleffed region, "with my adorable Redeemer, that I may proftrate myself at his throne, own myself the greateft finner among the ranfomed race, and afcribe all the glory of my falvation to my incarnate and exalted Lord.
"Now, my dear friends, as my cough is quite gone, and I am quite eafy in body, feeling no pain or trouble whatever, I will fall afleep exactly at ten, and fleep foundly till five in the morning of the Lord's day, when I fhall awake, and will remove from my clay-tabernacle exactly at fix, I hope, ravifhed with the love of our Lord Jefus Chrift. I therefore defire you will fing an hymn, and -will pray; and then I fhall take leave of you for this laft night of my life. We accordingly, favoured by the divine prefence, fung the following hymn.
My thoughts furmount these lower skies,
There Springs of endless pleasure rife,
There I behold, with fweet delight,
His promife ftands for ever firm,
Light are the pains that nature brings s
I would not be a ftranger fill
Mr was prevailed on to pray, and was remarkably affisted in every part of the duty, and we were all greatly refreshed with the prefence of God, and the manifeftations of his bleffed face. My friend fell asleep exactly at ten, and had a very pleasant countenance all the night. Mr M. went to bed for a while; and Mr and I continued awake, fometimes reading, and fometimes meditating. Mr Mwaked at four, and rofe. We then waited impatiently for five, when our worthy and beloved friend awaked, as he had foretold. He called us, and faid, "Now, Gentlemen, mortality comes to an end. I fhall fleep no more, hunger nor thirst, eat nor drink any more. My time is come, and the last sands in my glass are running. I must now bid adieu to all created comforts; to you, my dear friends, whose services and labours of love to me, I pray, may be rewarded of my gracious Lord, who will not let a cup of water given to one of his disciples pass unrewarded; to the bleffed Bible, and all the good books, from which I received inftruction and improvement; and to every vifible object. I pray God, my dear friends, to be with you,
where-ever you are, and preferve you from all evil to his heavenly kingdom and glory; that he may fhower down his beft bleffings on my honoured parents, my dear brothers and fifters, and my lovely coufin, and comfort them under my death; that he may enable them to live to his glory, that at laft they may all die in the Lord; that the Lord may watch over my other companions, and enable them to perfevere in cleaving to Christ and his commandments; and that the glorious gospel of his grace may be propagated through the world, and all nations may yield fubjection to the Prince of the kings of the earth. I have had a very pleafant night, having flept foundly, without the leaft pain or uneafinefs, and at this moment nothing ails me. I have paffed the night in a fucceffion of agreeable dreams, the one half of which I have not time, nor dare I tell you. Suffice it to fay, that I thought I died without figh or groan, or a wry face, full of the love of Chrift, my adorable Redeemer, whose bleffed and glorious face I fhall fee in a very little ; that the angels received my unembodied fpirit, and wafted me, wrapt up in love and wonder,_to the manfions of love and glory, the bleffed Paradife of God, which exceeded all imagination or description, and that I was presented as a trophy of victorious grace to the Lamb that fits upon the throne, and joined immediately in the fongs of the redeemed. But human language cannot convey an idea of what I thought I faw and heard; neither dare I be more particular. Be exhorted, ́my friends, to seek falvation by the free grace of God in Jefus Chrift, and to live by faith upon him, and you will be admitted to all the glory and felicity of the other world. As my time here is very short, let us, my dear friends, fing
u will pray that the
one hymn more, and Mr NLord may receive my spirit.
Accordingly we joined with the dying youth, being all of us in raptures of joy, and under a very fenfible gale of heavenly influences, in finging the following hymn.
There is a houfe not made with hands,
Shortly this prifon of my clay
Must be diffolv'd, and fall;
That forms thee fit for heav'n;
We walk by faith of joys to come,
'Tis pleasant to believe thy grace,..
We would be abfent from the flefb,
After praife, I, as defired, was, I hope, enabled, by the affistance of divine grace, to pour out my foul in prayer to the throne of grace fuitable to fuch a moving and affecting occafion. In every part of this duty we were all fenfibly filled with the Holy Spirit, and never enjoyed so much of the divine presence before.
When prayer was ended, the dying youth fat