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Spiritual Treasury
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THE CHILDREN OF GOD:

FOR

CONSISTING OF

A MEDITATION FOR EACH MORNING IN THE YEAR,

UPON

SELECT TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE.

HUMBLY INTENDED TO ESTABLISH THE FAITH, PROMOTE THE COMFORT,

AND INFLUENCE THE PRACTICE OF THE FOLLOWERS OF THE LAMB.

BY WILLIAM MASON, ESQ.

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.... Matt. vi. 21.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.

NEW-YORK:

PRINTED BY DEARE AND ANDREWS, no. 12, CEDAR-STREET.

1803.

PREFACE.

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READER,

I HAVE found a sweet savour of Jesu's precious name, free grace, and perfect salvation, in these meditations ; and therefore I am persuaded it will be doing thee great service to recommend them to thy perusal. They will be profitable to thee, if thou art hungering and thirsting after Jesus and his righteousness ; or if thou art one of those happy souls who know Jesus to be the Lord by the Holy Ghost, and art desiring to grow in the knowledge of his adorable person, and in the love of the Father through him : may the Lord the Spirit witness to thy heart of Jesus, whilst thou art reading them, and render them the means of glorifying Jesus in thy life and conversation, that thou mayest learn from every page to trust him more, to hope more in him, and to love him more, who is thy all; and if thou livest upon him in all, he will be thy heaven upon earth, and thy heaven of heavens in eternal

To his tender compassion I commend thee and thine, being thy well-wisher (whoever thou art) 'in that ever dear Lord.

W. ROMAINE.. Lambeth, June 13, 1765.

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ADDRESS.

CHRISTIAN READER,

SILVER of human eloquence, and gold of acquired literature, have I none; but such as I have, I give to thee, plain truth in plain style, in the name of Jesus Christ. He is our one master. It has been my earnest prayer, that to his glory mine eye might be single. One grand point has been my chief aim, namely, to exalt the Lord Jesus, the perfection of his atonement and righteousness, and the glory of his salvation. This I have found the blessed support and joyful triumph of my own soul, while exercised with great disorder and weakness' of body, in this work. If the Lord and giver of all grace, is pleased to bless this feeble attempt to the spiritual profit of any of his dear children, to him only all the glory is due.

As love covereth a multitude of faults, and the prayer of faith availeth much, may these, reader, be excited in behalf of the following sheets; and towards him who, desires to esteem it his highest honor, and greatest glory on earth, to confess and serve the Lord Christ, though less than the least of all his servants, and thine also for his sake.

W. MASON. Rotherhithe-wall.

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