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resolutions;-to depend upon God's power and promises, to assist him to pray daily for light to discover, and for strength to overcome the corruptions of his nature;and lastly, to be always afraid of backsliding:—and then sickness and death, whenever they come, will be a blessing.

And as a faithful discharge of this duty will give a curate of souls the greatest comfort at the hour of death, so there is nothing doth more preserve the authority which a faithful pastor ought to have over his flock.


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