Sermons by the Late REV. Mr. Sterne, Volume 3

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 22 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1769 Excerpt: ... SERMON XVI. Psalm Xcv. 6, 7. 0 come let us worship and fall down before him; for he is the Lord our Cod. IN this psalm we find holy David taken up with the pious contemplation of God's infinite power, majesty and greatness: --he considers him as the sovereign Lord of the whole earth, the maker and supporter of all things;--that by him the heavens were created, and all the host of them; that the earth was wisely fashioned by his hands;--he had founded it upon the floods: --that we likewise, the people of his pasture, were raised up by the same creating hand, from nothing, to the dignity of rational creatures, made, with respect to our reason and understanding, after his own most persect image. It was natural to imagine that such a contemplation would light up a flame of devotion in any gratesul man's breastand accordingly we sind it break forth, in the words of the text, in a kind of religious rapture: --O come let us worship and fall down before him: --for he is the Lord our God. Sure never exhortation to prayer and worship can be better enforced than upon this principle, --that God is the cause and creator of all things;--that each individual being is upheld in the station it was first placed, by the fame hand which formed it;--that all the bleffings and advantages, which are necessary to the happiness and welfare of beings on earth, are only to be derived from the fame fountain;--and that the only way to do it, is to secure an interest in his favour, hy a gratesul expression of our sense for the benefits we have received, and a humble dependance upon him for those we expect and stand in need of. That we have in heaven, says the Psalmist, but thee, O God, to look unto or depend on, to whom shall we pour out our complaints, and speak of all our wants and necessi...

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Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) was born in Ireland. After graduating from Cambridge University, he took holy orders. His masterpiece, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy," made him a celebrity, but ill health necessitated recuperative travel, and "A Sentimental Journey" grew out of a seven-month trip through France. He died the year it was published.

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