PART II. Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

We know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

To me to live is CHRIST, and to die is gain. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better.

When Christ, who is our Life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory.

I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the LORD, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing

There remaineth a rest to the people of God.

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FROM THE REVELATION OF ST. JOHN. FEAR not; I am the First and the Last. He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My FATHER, and before His angels.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock : if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.

I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the LORD from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain : for the former things have passed away.

Behold, I come quickly, and My reward is with Me.

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, LORD JESUS.

The three following selections may be used when

the dying person has given no previous evidence of sincere repentance.


Turn Thee, O LORD, and deliver my soul : 0 save me for Thy mercy's sake. For in death no man remembereth Thee, and who will give Thee thanks in the pit ?

O remember not the sins and offences of my youth: but according to Thy mercy think Thou upon me for Thy goodness.

For Thy Name's sake, 0 LORD, be merciful unto my sin, for it is great.

Turn Thee unto me, and have mercy upon me, for I am desolate and in misery.

Look upon my adversity and misery; and forgive me all my sin.

I said, I will confess my sins unto the LORD: and so Thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.

Put me not to rebuke, O Lord, in Thine anger : neither chasten me in Thy heavy displeasure.

My wickednesses are gone over my head; and. are like a sore burden, too heavy for me to bear.

My sins have taken such hold upon me that I am not able to look up: yea, they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.

LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee.

O remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon, for we are come to great misery

Deal Thou with me, O LORD God, according unto Thy Name; for sweet is Thy mercy.

Out of the deep have I called unto Thee, () LORD: LORD, hear my voice.

If Thou, LORD, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss, O LORD, who may abide it ?

For there is mercy with Thee: therefore shalt Thou be feared.

Enter not into judgment with Thy servant: for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.



now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord, though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in Thine anger, lest Thou bring me to nothing.

Turn Thou us unto Thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned.

O reject me not utterly, and be not exceeding wroth against Thy servant.

I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the LORD God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

To the LORD our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against Him.

Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up.

Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth Him of the evil.

God retaineth not His anger for ever, because He delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us: He will subdue our iniquities; and Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.


Thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.

Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.

Behold the LAMB OF GOD, which taketh away the sin of the world.

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

I am the Door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved.

I am the Good Shepherd : the Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep. Repent and be converted, that your


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Believe on the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and thou shalt be saved.

There is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by His grace, through the redemption that is in Christ JESUS.

God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through JESUS CHRIST our LORD.

Now then we are ambassadors for CHRIST, as though God did beseech you by us :

we pray you, in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled unto

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