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FROM LIVING MINISTERS OF THE UNITED STATES.
EDITED BY REV. E. CARPENTER.
PUBLISHED BY E. CARPENTER, No. 116 NASSAU-STREET.
LONDON TRUBNER & CO., 12 PATERNOSTER ROW.
CONTENTS OF VOL. XXXHEOLOGICAL LIBRARY
DCLXVIII.-The Speed of Life Impressing Probation, Isaiah xxxviii. 16,
DCLXIX.-Family Reform, Genesis xxxv. 4, By Rev. Geo. Duffield, Jr.,
DCLXX.―The Duty of Children to honor their Parents, Exodus xx. 12,
DCLXXI.—God, Nature, Man, in the Light of Christianity, Colossians ii. 3,
By Rev. Roswell D. Hitchcock, D.D., 29
DCLXXII.—Christ a Moral Painter, Matt. xiii. 3, By Rev. W. W. Newell,
DCLXXIII.-The Great Sin, Exodus xx. 14, By Rev. William Warren,
DCLXXIV.-God's Wondrous Dealings, Joel ii. 23, 24, 26,
By Rev. G. Thurston Bedell, D.D., 53
DCLXXV.-The Sacrifice of Praise, Heb. xiii. 15, By Rev. B. C. Smith,
— DCLXXVII.—The Preciousness of the Soul's Redemption, Psalm xlix. 8,
By Rev. Richard S. Storrs, D.D.,
DCLXXVIII.-Family Worship, Acts x. 2, By Rev. Henry W. Parker,
DCLXXIX.-The Resurrection of the Body, John v. 28, 29,
DCLXXX.-The Sources of the Blessedness of Christians, Heb. xii. 22, 24,
By Rev. Richard S. Storrs, D.D.,
DCLXXXI.—True Element of Ministerial Devotion and Success, 1 Cor. ii. 2,
By Rev. J. De Forest Richards,
xxii. 21, By Rev. Edmund B. Fairfield, 128
DCLXXXII.—Acquaintance with God, Job
The Spirit of Christ, Rom. viii. 9,
DCLXXXIII.-Life-Its Changes and Lessons, 2 Sam. ix. 3,
DCLXXXVII.-Christ before the world was, John viii. 58,
DCLXXXVIII.-A Funeral Discourse, Amos iv. 12,
DCLXXXIX.-Christ the Head-the Church
the Body, Ephesians i. 22, 23,
The Lame Man Healed, Acts iii. 13, The Happy Home,
DCXCI.-The Family Institution-Its Sacredness and Significance,
DCXC.-Christ All, Col. iii. 11,
DCXCII.-The Resurrection of Christ, 1 Cor. xv. 17, By Rev. E. F. Rockwell,
DCXCIII.-Lydia's Conversion and its
Watchman and Reflector,
Dead to the Living, 2 Cor. xii. 1, 4,
DCXCIV. No Communications from the
DCXCV.-A Faithful Saying, 1 Tim. i. 15,
DCXCVI.—It is good for a Man that he bear the Yoke in his Youth, Lam. iii. 27,
DCXCVII.--The Law of Influences, Genesis iv. 9, By Rev. Joseph McKee,
By Rev. T. S. Clarke, D.D.,
DCLXXXIV.-Fretting: Its Nature, Its Causes, Its Evils, and Its Cure,
DCLXXXV.-Study to be Quiet, &c., 1 Thess. iv. 11, By Rev. T. S. Clarke, D.D., 157
-Weakness and Strength, Amos vii. 2, New-York Observer,
DCLXXXVI.-God's Love in Christ's Mission, John iii. 14, 21,
By Rev. W. A. Scott, D.D.,
BY REV. TRYON EDWARDS, D.D.,
NEW LONDON, CONN.
THE SPEED OF LIFE IMPRESSING PROBATION.
"O Lord, by these things men live; and in all these things is the life of my spirit." -ISAIAH XXXviii. 16.
Paraphrased from the Hebrew.
THESE are the words of Hezekiah--a part of his reflections after his miraculous restoration from sickness, when the fifteen years had been added to his life. Going back, in imagination, to the hours of his suffering, and expressing the emotions that then crowded to his mind, he cries out,* In the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave, and be deprived of the residue of my years. No more shall I see God in the land of the living; I shall behold no more the inhabitants of the world. Mine earthly dwelling is plucked up and removed from me, as a shepherd's tent; and my life is cut off like a weaver's thread. He is wearing me away with pining sickness; from morning till night he is making an end of me. Mine eyes fail with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed-I am weighed down with my sorrows. Do thou-O do thou undertake for me!" And then as this earnest prayer for relief is answered in the announcement by the prophet, that he should not die, but still live fifteen years, he turns from the plaintive to a joyous strain, and cries out, "And now what shall I say? How shall I express my deep gratitude that God has not only promised deliverance, but has no sooner promised than he has granted it? I will walk humbly