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DE LIGHTING IN GOD;

FROM PSALM Xxxvii. 4.

“ DELIGHT THYSELF IN THE LORD, AND HE SHALL

GIVE THEE THE DESIRES OF THINE HEART.”

A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE LOVE OF GOD, AS CONNECTED WITH THE

HAPPINESS OF MAN.]

BY THE

REV. JOHN HOWE, M.A.

“ Howe seems to have understood the Gospel as well as any uninspired
writer, and to have imbibed as much of its spirit. The truest sublime is
to be found in his writings, and some of the strongest pathos. He has a
vast variety of uncommon thoughts; and, on the whole, is one of the most
valuable writers in our language, and, I believe, in the world."
DODDRIDGE.-See his Second Lecture, On the Use and Character

of Practical Writers.

LONDON:
JAMES NISBET AND CO. BERNERS STREET.

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NOTICE TO THE READER,

The following Work, entitled A Treatise of Delighting in God, and which might perhaps be more properly entitled A Practical Treatise on the Love of God, as connected with the Happiness of Man, is intended as a companion to another work of the same Author, On the Blessedness of the Righteous, lately published in a similar form, and upon a similar plan. In this Edition, some extraneous matter, which encumbered the original work, has been omitted. Expressions, once familiar and in common use, but now become obsolete or vulgar, have been exchanged for others more appropriate, and of the correct modern stamp. Attention has also been paid to the punctuation and right division of sentences, from the want of which, in former Editions, it is sometimes difficult, without a second or third reading, to apprehend the true meaning of the writer. By these and some other slight alterations, the Editor has endeavoured to present this excellent Work in a form the most suitable to modern Readers, and such as the Author himself might have approved.

London, May 1st, 1839.

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