fully and comfortably. I do not speak of the fii'st, how all personsmay come to die safely; but of the latter, how believers may diecomfortably and cheerfully.And there are two ways of dying cheerfully and comfortably : — 1. The one is in outward expressions, to the comfort of them thatare about us. This depends much on the nature of the distemperwhereof men may die, which may oppress the animal spirits, andcloud the mind; and therefore it falls not under rule, but is left tothe providence of God.2. But there is also a dying cheerfully and comfortably in persons'own souls ; which, it may be, in their dying moments they cannotmanifest, when they are thoroughly prepared for it.Tnily, brethren, all I can say is, that I am speaking to you of thethings which I have considered on my own account, before ever Ithought of considering them upon yours; and I cannot declare untoyou what I have attained, which may be little or nothing; but onlywhat I have aimed at, if it may be of use to us in this dying time,especially among good ministers, one or another [dying] almost everyday.^* At this time many eminent servants of Christ, who had been associated withOwea in the Cbristiau ministry, and in important public duties, during the event-THE christian's WORK OF DYIG DAILY. 337I shall mention three things that, in my judgment, are requisiteunto every believer who would die cheerfully, and come in a fit andfull season into the presence of God : — I. The constant exercise of faith, as to the resignation of a depart-ing soul into the hand and sovereign will of God. " I die daily."How ? Exercising faith constantly, in the resignation of a departingsoul, when the time comes, unto the sovereign grace, good pleasure,power, and faithfulness of God. The soul is now taking its leave of all its concerns in this world ; all that it sees, all that it knows by itssenses, all its relations, everything it hath been acquainted withal, tohave an eternal, absolute unconcern in them. It is entering into aninvisible world, whereof it knows nothing but what it hath by faith.When Paul was taken up into the third heaven, 2 Cor. xii. 2, weshould have been glad to have heard some tidings from the invisibleworld how things were there. He saw nothing; only he heard words.