THE TEDER MERCIES OF GODREV. EDWARD D. GRIFFI, D. D.I will mention the loving kindnesses of the Lord and the praises of theLord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on ns, and the greatgoodness towards the house of Israel whieh he hath bestowed on them,ao>cording to his mercies, and according to the moltitode of his lovingkind-nesses.The prophet, when he uttered these words, ap-peared to labor under an ineffable sense of the ten^der mercies and loving kindnesses of his Grod. Hehad been contemplating the wrath with which Grodwould one day visit Edom when he should come todeliver his people from her oppressions. Immedi-ately he raises an interesting contrast and sets be-fore his eyes God's ^^ great goodness towards thehouse of Israel " in loosing their Egyptian bondsand conducting them through the wilderness. Inthis type as through a glass, he discovered the won-drous love which redeems the Church from moreoppressive chains, and supports her in her journey292 THB TEDBAto the heavenly rest. Under this view he seemedtransported, and in his rapture exclaimed, ^^ I willmention the loving kindnesses of the Lord and thepra'u es of the Lord, according to all that the Lordhath bestowed on us, and the great goodness to«wards the house of Israel which he hath bestowedon them, according to his mercies, and accordingto the multitude of his loving kindnesses."