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THE CHRISTIAN'S PRIVILEGE.

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• Where should the living, weeping o'er his woes ;
The dying, trembling at the awful close ;
Where the betray'd, forsaken, and oppress'd,
The thousands whom the world forbids to rest,
Where should they find, (those comforts at an end,
The Scripture yields) or hope to find a friend?
That field of promise; how it flings abroad
Its odour o'er the Christian's thorny road!
The soul, reposing on assur'd relief,
Feels herself happy amidst all her grief,
Forgets her labour, as she toils along,
Weeps tears of joy, and bursts into a song.

COW PER

THE

CHRISTIAN'S PRIVILEGE;

OR

WORDS OF COMFORT

FOR HIS HOURS OF SORROW.

BY THE

REV. DISNEY ROBINSON, M.A.

PERPETUAL CURATE OF WOOLLEY,

IN THE

DIOCESE OF YORK.

“Comfort ye, comfort ye my people saith your God."

Isaiah xl. 1.
“In the multitude of my thoughts within me, Thy
comforts delight my soul."

Psalm xciv. 19

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:

SIMPKIN, MARSHALL & CO. STATIONERS'HALL COURT,

JAMES NISBET AND CO. BERNER'S STREET:

S. W. THEAKSTON, SCARBOROUGH.

1843.

PREFACE

TO THE SECOND EDITION.

It having pleased God to bless the First Edition of this little volume, and frequent enquiries having been made for it, since the first impression was disposed of, it is again sent forth to the world, in the humble hope, that it may once more, by the blessing of God, accomplish the Author's double object, viz. to glorify Gon, and comfort those who are cast down :God is glorified, when His children are comforted, by whatever means He may choose, or by whatever instrument He may appoint, for the accomplishment of His will, that His people should be a comforted people. (Isaiah xl. 1.] The Author knows not that he has any thing to retract: nor has he added much : the subjects, of which he has written, are not like those of philosophy and of astronomy: we cannot make (theoretically at least, since we have no new Revelation,) any fresh discoveries of the faithfulness of our GOD AND FATHER IN CHRIST JESUS: we cannot add unto it, nor can we

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