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had ever done before in any period of his life !
But what are either of these instances, though
grand and glorious in themselves, compared with
the astonishing event and overpowering subject^



LECTURE. 291

on which I am treating ? Is it possible for im-
agination itself, in its utmost stretch, on its most
lofty and towering wing, to conceive the glory
and majesty of that great day, far remote, and
distant from human view, and only known to Je-
hovah, when Christ the Son of God, having
subdued, humbled, gathered together in one, or
reheaded, reconciled and restored all things;
and having completely finished the great work
that he undertook, shall approach the sacred
throne of the Father, attended by the countless
millions of his redeemed and reconciled crea-
tures, and resigning the kingdom into his hands
who gave him power over all things , shall as-
sume with awful dignity a new character, which
is expressed by the Apostle, by being also him-
self subject to him that put all things under him,
that God may be all in all?

I have ventured far already, but cannot feel
myself willing to quit the subject, without once
more endeavoring to represent its beauties in
the form of a speech, which I trust will not be
altogether unworthy of the Son of God to utter
in the presence of his Father, and all the heav-
enly hosts on that resplendent day.

Speech of the King of kings and Lord of
lords, upon his resigning his Imperial Dignity to
God the Father, having forever put down all
rule, and authority, and powder.

^'My Father and my God, behold me, and the
numerous children which thou hast given me, as
the reward of my labor, and the fruit of my pain.
I have at length subdued all my enemies, and
brought them freely and heartily to submit to my
sceptre. Long and severe was the struggle.



292 LECTURE.

and many that loved me doubted Avhether I
should ever so far prevail as to bring my greatest
enemies to be my friends; but I have succeeded
E.ccording to thy will, and thy glorious purposes.
Thou didst create all to glorify thy name, to en-
joy thy love, and to be happy in beholding the
light of thy countenance, and when some of thy
creatures fell from their first estate, thou didst
appoint me to reclaim and restore them.

"Father, the long expected time is at last ar-
rived, when thy Son having accompished thy -de-
signs, approaches thy throne to resign his king-
dom to thee. Thou didst give him power over
all, and he hath given eternal life to all which
thou gavest him. All that thou, O Father,
■ gavest me, have at length willinely returned un-
to me, and behold I present them before thee
this day, reconciled to thee, to me, and to each
other. See, my Father, and behold throughout
this mighty throng, there is not one knee but
what bows in the most cordial manner, not a
tongue but is ready to shout thy praise, nor an
heart that doth not overflovv with love to thee.
All are thy willing and obedient subjects, reclaim-
ed from all their evil ways, and forever confirm-
ed in the purest habits of goodness. Lock, rny
Father, through the v/ide extended universe,
for thou beholdest all thy works in every situ-
ation with the utmost ease, see, there is not one
rebellious creature to be found! Where sin once
reigned and abounded, grace nov/ reigns and
abounds much more. All confusion and disorder
now destroyed, the whole creation exhibits one
great scene of peace, harmony, and divine order.
All creatures ar€ now wholly delivered from the



LECTURF. 293

bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of
the children of God. All things in the universe
are gathered together in one, are reconciled to
thy government, and conformed to thine image
and shall never more go astray. Sin, sorrow, cry-
ing, pain, and death shall never more be known
in thy extensive empire. Thou shalt be all, and
in all. Thy subjects no longer need a Mediator,
they are all righteous and holy, and capable of
beholding thy face with joy. I have seen the
travail of my soul, and am forever satisfied.
Thou hast fulBlled all thy promises to me in the
completest manner, I have also performed my
words to all my people, whom I have redeemed
to thee, aiid from this day resign them to thee.
Now they are all one, as thou Father and I are
one; one spirit rules in them all, they have all
the same designs, even to glorify thy name, and
promote the happiness of each other.

"Thou art now all in all, and let ail thy
works praise thee.

"Thy glory shall endure for ever, thou shalt
rejoice in all thy works. This is the scene which
completes that joy vvhich was set before me,
for which I endured the cross, despising the
shame.

"To this bright and glorious day I directed my

view; I beheld all things put under me, I saw,

, beyond the darkness and obscurity of sin, pain,

and death, the glorious day of light arise on all

thy creatures.

"It is come, it is come, this is the day I looked
for. The night is forever past, and eternal
day is risen upon all creation, to set no more.
Shout, O Heavens, it is done, it is done. Let all

25*



^94 LECTURE.

creatures adore thee, for this is the display of thy
glorieus, wise and gracious designs.

*'Thou didst entrust me with the execution of
thy wonderous plan, and this I have completed.
Henceforth I resign the kingdom to thee; be thou
thyself the Lord over all.

^^In my whole process I have always been an
example to all my flock, of which I am still, and
shall remain, the Shepherd and head, I will there-
fore shew an example to ail thy creatures that
shall never be forgotten, which shall forever con-
firm thy authority over them; behojd, I lay my
sceptre and my crown at thy feet, and profess be-
fore all the hosts of heaven, and the numerous
armies that acknowledge my sway, that great
and mighty as I am, I am subject unto thee. I
bow myself before thine awful throne, I submit
to thee as all thy creatures have voluntarily sub-
mitted to me. Behold me as the head of all prin-
cipality and power, and with me behold all tJiy
creatures submit and bow to thy sovereign sway."

Here the scene of divine revelation closes,
God is all in all. I can go no further. The
a,stonishing subject drinks up all my spirits! I am
lost and iswallowed up in the vast unbounded
ocean of love!

O let my soul absorbed be.

While God doth me surround !
As a small drop in the vast sea

Is lostand can't be found !

"Alleluia, for the Lord Gad Omnipotent reign-
«th;" and he shall reign forever and ever. Amen.



INDEX

Ko Mje STcptB quotfir ana rrttcctJr to.








GENESIS»




1 SAMUEL.


Chap.


V'orse. Page.


Chap.


Verse.


Page.


ii


17 190


ii


1 to 12


59


iii


4 148, 180




27 to 36


59, &c.




13 192


iii


11 to 14


69




19 181,193


xxii


19


60


Xilt


14 to 17 259, &c.








xvii


7, 8, 13 57




1 KINGS




xviii


14 132


i j


27


60


xli


39 to 44 287, &c.








xlviii


3,4 57








xlix


26 68




2 KINGS








xxii


17


106




EXODUS.








xi


15 53,69


iii


JOB.

2 to 19


137






iv


18


248




LEVITICUS.


vii




225


VI


13 105, 221


viii


13 to 15


231, &c.


xvi


34 58, 69


X


18,19


rss


XXV


10.29,30 251, &c.


xi

siii

xiv


20
15,16


231, <^c.
138

225




NUMBERS.


XV


15


248


xiv


216


xviii


14


231, &c.


XX


12 216


xix


25 to 27


138


xxiii


19 162


XX


27


231 ,&e.


XXV


11 to 13 59


xxii


2.5 254,&c.266,<!^c






xxiii


10 to 12


138


DEUTERONOMY.


xxvi
xxvii


10

6


64
138


xiix.


23 107




8,9


231, 4-0.



296



INDEX.



Chap. Verse. Page,

xxxiv 36 220, &c.

XXXV 6, to 8 254, «fcc.267

xxxvi 18, to 21 221, &c.



xcin

xcv

xcvi

cii

civ

cvii
cix

ex

cxli

cxlv

cxlvi
cxlviii



1
iii

X

xi
xxix



PSA.LMS.
8

2, 3 254

14

16, 17 235

6 to 9. 15

19

12

25

69



u
xvi

XXV

xxxiv
xlix

Ixii
Ixix
Ixxviii

Ixxxiii 13 to 18



1
11

10

25,26

5

33

10.16.42,43

8

17,18

1

5

8 to 10

2

6



21]

, &C.266

191, &c.

. &c. 2n8

223

220

135

144

66

104, 236,

£48, 258

66

216

66

66

66

82

131,&c

144

232, &c

282

203

132, 153

82

66



PROVERBS.

24 to 31
35

28

7. 23
1



232, &c
104

231, &c

232, &c.
232, (fee



1

vi
viii
ix



ECCLESIASTES.

4 66

3 to 6 143

11 185



1 to 6



228, &c.



Chap. Verse,

ix 10

xi 3

xii 13, 14



vni
xsii

XXV

xxvii
xxviii

XXX

xxxii

xxxiii

xxxiv

xl

xlii

xliv

xlv



xlvi

xlviii

xlix



liii

liv

Iv

Ivi

Ivii



Iviii

Ix

Ixi

ixii

Ixvi



Page,

224, &c.

224, ^c.

229



ISAIAH.



21

12 to 14



23



237

238,4.c.264

118.285

' 26i

217, 4-0.

90

77

65

247

54

17 108, 4-0.

269

281

72

104

80

75, 4-0. 87, 106,

161, ^•c. 284

104, 106, 242

207

3 169

183

128,168.281

131

237, ^c.

95, 281



11,12




INDEX.



297





JEREMIAH.




HOSEA.




Chap.


Verse.


Pa^e.


Chap.


Verse.


Page.


iv


4


106


i


6. 9, 10


119


vii


7


65


ii


2. 4. 19 to 23 2


]9,^c.




20


106, &c.


xiii


14 118, 285


viii


11


148, &c.








xvi


18


269




AM OS,




xvii

XX


27
11
11 to 18


116

104

139,4-c-


iii

V


2

7
6


255

192

106


xxi


12


1('6








xxii


24


254








xxiii


17


148, fyc.




JONAH.






40


104


ii





61


XXV


5


65








xxviii


8


72




HABAKKUK.




XXX


12 to 17


218, &c.


iii


6


60,71


xxxi


3

18


167

237, &c.








xxxii


27


132, 242




ZECHARIAH










i


IK


107








vi


13


^281




EZEKIEL.




ix


11


130


xiii


22


143, &c.


xiv


16


101


xvi


42

44 to 63


238

207. &c.










52 to 63 238,&c.26S




MALACHI.






59 to 63


104, &c.


i


2,3


122


XX


46 to 48


106, &c.


iii


18


247


xxiv


13


238








xxxvi


10


2o:


WISDOM OF SOLOMON.




31,32


105


xi


23.26


153




34,35


107


xii


1, 2. 16


153


xxxvii


12 to 14


207


XV


1,2


153


xxxviii 8


107








xxxix
xlvii


2i»

4 to 12
25. 28
Stoll


72

101, &c.

207

260


V

vi


MATTHEW.
44

44.48
12 to 15
20


175

172

173

18




DANIEL




vii


21 to 23 233, ^c.


iv


35


161,244


ix


2


167


vii


18.27


74


X


h


261


jx


27


10^^




28


255


xii


2


54




37


123



29b



INDEX.



Chap.


Verse.


Page.


Chap


xi


24


261


xiii




27


211, 282




xii


31,32


112,4-0.


xiv


xviii


8


64


xvi




21.33


173


xviii


xix


24


132, 4-c.


XX




28


144




xxii


42 to 43


282


xxi


xxiii


38,39


206


xxii


xxiv


19


141


xxiii




45 to 51


255


xxiv


XXV


11,12


233, <)^c.






34


73






41.46


54.71,73




xxvi


24


135, 4-0.


iii


xxviii


18, 19 93


197, 212






MARK.




V


i


27


93


vi


iii


28,29 54


, 112, &c.




V


7


93




vi


11


261




ix


9, 10


196






31,32


195,&c.


vii




4^ to 49


99, ^c.






49


110


viii


X


25


132, &c.


ix


xi


25,26


173


X


xii


35 to 37


282


xi


xiii


17


141


xii


xiv


21


135, &c.


xiii


xvi


15


197


xiv




LUKE.




XV


i


37


132


xvi


vi


27.36


172


xvii




37


173




ix


44,45


195


XX


X


12


261






22


211,282




xi


4


173




xii


10


112, &e.


i




32,33


8]






47, 48 134,255.263


ii



Verse.


Page.


25 to 28


233, &c.


35


206


26


123


19 to 31


123, &c.


25


132, ^c.


33,36


80, ^c.


41 to 44


282


23


141, ^c.


29,^30


73


27 to 31


141


46 to 48


197



JOHN.
16, 17 152

35 211.243,282

36 183, ^c,
25 to 29 212

37 243
37to 40 209,^c. 282



45

50

57

17

34

21 to 24

4

27 to 29

25, 26

32

3

33.36

19

4 to 10

12

2,3

9 to 23

8,9

ACTS.

8

20

34, to 36



214

81

84

177

205

205

230

81

81

214

211, 282

206

83, 247

S3

275

213, 282

155, ^c.

196, ^c.



197
144

283



INDEX.



299



Chai


). Verse. Page.,


Chap. Verse. Page.


iii


21


67


xiv 38 245, &c.


X


9 to 17


197


XV 22 181, ^c. 245




40 to 42


126


V'°^^{m&e:


i


ROMANS.
18


183


26 118

27 92, 94.


ii


4
6
S,9


151

263

183


28 95
54, 55 285
56 118


iii


8


189






19


247


2 CORINTHIANS.


iv


8 to 21


242


iv 17 81


V


6 to 10


158


V 5 84




15, 16. 19


95


10 263




C 1^1

20,21 \ l^Vo


185,

286


14, 15 154, 157


vi

vii
viii


12,13
17.20
8 to 13
6,7


157
126
185
119


GALATIONS.

iii 19 185
V 14 178, &c.




16,17


83






17,18


253


EPHESIANS.




21,22 95, ^c


103


i 3 to 11 190,&c,161




35 to 39


83


9 to 11 77,&c. 243


ix


5


288


10 ': ^ 87




13


122


13, 14 84




25, 26


207


21, 22 93, 283


xi


8 to 10


246


ii 1 180, 4-c. 212




9 to 36


145


iii 1 to 11 198




M.26.3.|^««'|r6


iv 8 to 10 130
30 84




36


244


31, 32 203


xii


1


157




xiii


8 to 10 178


129


PHILIPPIANS.


xiv


9


ii 9 to 11 75, 4-c,284








10 87




1 CORINTHIANS


.


10, 11 242, 4-c,


i


^^ 28,29 199


, &c.


iii 21 95


iii


1,2


275




vi
vii


19,20

23

3


157
157

87


COLLOSSIANS
i 15 to 20 96


xii


3


76


19, 20 78



300



INDEX.



Chap. Verse.. Page,

i 20 87, 243

21 244

25 to 27 197, «^c.

ii 10 87

15 130

iii 4 84, 253

12 to 15 203

1 THESSALONIANS.

i 10 67, 4-0,

2 THESSALONIANS.

i 7 to 9 54, 4.C.

9 256



n
ir



III
iv

V

vi



1 TIMOTHY.
1 to7
3, 4
4
3.6



174
161

243
154



9 to 11 1744-c. 272

2 TIMOTHY.

20, 21 248

1 127



TITUS.
11



273



HEBREWS.

8 68

5 91, 4-c.

I -r 94, 4-c. 283



8



9

9,10
14

14, 15
11. 18, 19

3 6
14

4 to 6



154
94
118, 4^c.

130
216
216
275
113



Chap.



vii



XI

xii



Verse.

17, 18

12 to 18

16

10

12,13

26 to 29

34

20

8

15tol7 i

29



Page.
161

58

83

58

67

115

81

122, 251

80

113, <f»c.

^ 122,250,4-0.

89



1 PETER.

4 80

13, 19 167

18 to 20 124
22 93,125,283

5, 6 124

4 80



2. PETER,

6

20 to 22

5 to 12

7 to 12

9

13

1 JOHN.

1,2
10

24. 28
1,2
8

16.19
9 toll
16

JUDE.

4
6,7

7



258

255

63

72

151

63, ^c.



154
175

83
84, 253
118
152
272
114



189

55



INDEX.



301



REVELATION.

Chap. Verse. Page.



i


17,18


124


ii


7.10,11.17.26


252




26,27


73


ui


4,6.11,12.21


252




12


84




21


73


T


13


78


xir


6 60,


4-c.




10,11 102,257


4-c.




11 62 64


zri


e toll


237




2'»


72


xrii


14 101


,252



Chap.

xriii

xix

XX



Verie.
7
3
19
10
11
14
1
4

4,5
7
25
11
18,19



Page.

134

62

101

62

66,72

63

63,66

119, 188, 2S5

63

252

64

244„ ^0.

2491



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tor of all, ... 150

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disciples of his resurrection, - 195
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the poor, - - - 226, ^e,

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