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everlasting advantage, let us resort to Him by prayer and faith, in all those high and important characters which he sustains for the welfare of his church, and the salvation of every true member of the same. While his praises are on our lips, may his love be shed abroad in our hearts. May we hear Him with joy, -may we address him with gladness and gratitude, waiting upon him in his appointed ordinances here below; and at length may we be admitted to his immediate presence

in the realms of glory above, and there, with all the redeemed and with the whole company of heaven, glorify him in the ceaseless and rapturous anthems of Eternity!

CLASS II.

THE CLEANSING OF LEPERS.

DISCOURSES XIII-XIV.

DISCOURSE XIII.

THE CASE OF A SINGLE LEPER.

MATTHEW VIII. 2—4.

And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him,

saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

We now enter upon the second branch of the classification which it was proposed in the Introductory Discourse to adopt in considering the principal miracles of our Lord, namely, the CLEANSING OF LEPERS. The case of these afflicted sufferers was in many respects so peculiar, that there seems to be a propriety in directing our attention to it, as altogether distinct from other maladies and infirmities to which the human constitution has ever been liable, or in reference to which the interposition of our Saviour was employed. It will not be expected, however, that we

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