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Ascriptions of Praise to the Lamb.

Ascriptions of Praise to the Lamb.

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
BY THE REV. T. ADKINS.

" Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and honour, and glory, and blessing." — Rev. v. 12, 13.
BY THE REV. T. ADKINS.

" Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and honour, and glory, and blessing." — Rev. v. 12, 13.

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Published by: GLENN DALE PEASE on Nov 29, 2013
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ASCRIPTIONS OF PRAISE TO THE LAMB. BY THE REV. T. ADKINS. " Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and honour, and glory, and blessing." — Rev. v. 12, 13. Man is an ambitious creature ; and a desire of obtaining some species of excel-lence is deeply inwrought into the very temper of the human mind. But the path to excellence is of steep ascent; and the cultivation of one part of our nature is often made at the expense of another : and a universal genius is seldom pre-sented to the view of the world. In taking our estimate of human nature, we frequently discover that those who most excite our admiration by the gifts of their intellect, awaken our disgust by the dege-neracy of their hearts. Disappointed in our search after excellence on earth, let us direct our attention to Heaven to aid us in our search. The sacred Spirit draws
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aside the veil that hides eternity from mortal view, and presents to our attention one in whom all imaginable virtues con-centrate and shine; and who, at once, by his ineffable grandeur, must command our homage, and, by his unspeakable ten-derness, must awaken our love. Listen,  brethren — what sounds were those which this morning, with so unearthly a nature,  burst upon our ears'? It is the song of angels and it is of Jesus that they sing. O that the employment of heaven may  become, for a short period, the employ-ment of earth ; and, in the temple not made with hands, and in this clay- built sanctuary, may the song be heard, " Worthy is the Lamb that was slain !" The subject is as attractive as it is sublime, and, while it overwhelms us  by its grandeur, allures us by its beauty. May the sacred Spirit condescend to dic-tate to my understanding, and to your
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hearts, that, while we meditate on this subject, we may gain materials for the information of the one and for the benefit of the other. The subject requires no ingenuity of division : the plan which I have proposed is, i. to meditate on the character of Christ as the Lamb. II. To VIEW his death. III. To CELEBRATE HIS PRAISE. First, We are to contemplate Christ AS HE IS REPRESENTED UNDER THE CHA-RACTER OF A Lamb. To aid our conceptions of the varied
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