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that it may living: for all live unto him. Luke xx. 37, 38. And his glorious many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth body, accord- shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to mighty work- shame and everlasting contempt. Dan. xii. 2. Since ing; whereby by man came death, by man came also the resurrecsubdue all tion of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so things to

in Christ shall all be made alive. The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised. 1 Cor. xv. 21, 22. 52. Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life. John xi. 25. The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. Phil. iii. 20, 21. This is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life : and I will raise him up at the last day. John vi. 39, 40. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be : but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like

him; for we shall see him as he is. 1 John iii. 2. I heard a voice from

heaven, saying unto me, Write, Prom henceforth blessed are the dead whish die in the Lord: even 80 saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Our Father, &c.

Rev. xiv. 13.

CCXXVIII. A Prayer for the complete happiness

of God's Church. 1. Almighty 1. I am the God of thy father, the God of Abrawhom do live ham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Exod. the spirits of iii. 6. He is not a God of the dead, but of the depart hence living : for all live unto him. Luke xx. 38. Then in the Lord, shall the dust return to the earth as it was : and

the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Eccl. souls of the xii. 7. Jesus said unto him, Verily, I say unto

ié de thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

and with whom the

the burden of

that it hath

livered from Luke xxiii. 43. It came to pass, that the beggar the flesh, are

died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's in joy and bosom. Luke xvi. 22. I am in a strait betwixt two, felicity ;

having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better. Phil. i. 23. We that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 2 Cor. v. 4. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Psal. lxxiii. 24. I will behold thy face in righteousness : I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. Psal. xvii. 15. Thou wilt shew me the path of life : in thy presence is fulness of joy ; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psal. xvi. 11. I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from hence

forth. Rev. xiv. 13. 2. We give 2. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken the hearty away ; blessed be the name of the Lord. Job i. 21.

Thou takest away their breath, they die, and repleased thee

turn to their dust. Psal. civ. 29. It is the Lord : this our bro- let him do what seemeth him good. 1 Sam. iii. 18. the miseries The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to of this sinsul heart : and merciful men are taken away from the world;

evil to come. He shall enter into peace : they shall rest in their beds. Isa. lvii. 1, 2. David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead. Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the Lord, and worshipped : then he came to his own house ; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat. 2 Sam. xii. 19, 20. I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. 2 Kings xxii. 20. Man is born unto trouble. Job v. 7. In the world ye shall have tribulation. John xvi. 33.

to deliver

3. I saw under the altar the souls of them that ing thee, that were slain for the word of God, and for the testithee, of thymony which they held : and they cried with a loud

3 beseech

gracious

voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, goodness, shortly to ac- dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them complish the number of

that dwell on the earth ? And white robes were thine election given unto every one of them; and it was said unto thy kingdom; them, that they should rest yet for a little season,

until their fellow-servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. Rev. vi. 9, 10, 11. He will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness : because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. Rom. ix. 28. He shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matt. xxiv. 31. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied. Isa. liii. 11. Thy kingdom come. Matt. vi. 10. I the Lord will hasten it in his time. Isa. lx. 22. He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly; Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Rev. xxii. 20. See also, Isa. ii. 2, 3, 4.-Dan. ii. 44.—Matt. xiii. 41, 42. 49, 50.

4. These all died in faith, not having received

the promises, but having seen them afar off, and are departed were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and faith of thy confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on holy Name, the earth. These all, having obtained a good report our perfect through faith received not the promise ; God having tion and bliss, provided some better thing for us, that they withboth in body out us should not be made perfect. Heb. xi. 13. 39,

40. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of and everlast- righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge through Je. shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but

unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 Tim. iv. 8. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be : but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him. 1 John iii. 2. The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change our vile body that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. Phil. iii. 20, 21. These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the

4. that we, with all those that

thy eternal

sus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple : and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne sha.i feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters : and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. Rev. vii. 14 to 17. Then we which are alive and remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air : and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thess. iv. 17. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am ; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me : for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. John xvii. 24. I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of Man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him

dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve bim: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. Dan. vii. 13, 14.

T'here were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Rev. xi. 15.

1. O mer

Father of our Lord

CCXXIX. A Prayer for spiritual life here, and

eternal life in the world to come.

1. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord ciful God, the Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of

all comfort. 2 Cor. i. 3. Blessed be the God and Jesus Christ, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according Resurrection to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto and the Life;

a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ whosoever

from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and shall live, undefiled. 1 Pet. i. 3, 4. Jesus said unto her, I am though he

the resurrection, and the life : he that believeth in

in whom

believeth

die ; and

2. Who also hath

whosoever me, though he were dead, yet shall he live : and liveth, and

whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never believeth in him, shall die. John xi. 25, 26. God so loved the world, that not die eternally;

he

gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John iii. 16. This is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. John vi. 39. For as the Father raiseth

up

the dead, and quickeneth them ; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. As the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself. He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. John v. 21. 26. 24. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. John vii. 51. See also, Rom. viii. 11.-Heb. xi. 13 to 16.

2. I would not have you to be ignorant, brethtaught us, by ren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sor

row not, even as others which have no hope. For Apostle Saint Paul, not to

if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even

so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring hope, for with him. 1 Thess. iv. 13, 14. And all his sons

and all his daughters rose up to comfort him ; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him. Gen. xxxvii. 35. The king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept : and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom ! would God I had died for thec, O Absalom, my son, my son ! 2 Sam. xviii. 33. As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. Psal. xvii. 15. I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another. Job xix. 25, 26, 27.

his holy

be sorry, as men without

them that sleep in

him;

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