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Funeratl Sermon;

can never benimir1m, too mu.ch; nay,

notfatfs,

not enough; for Go n calls for all,

and all we are not able to performe which we owe. So then, the

{ACrijicia

n:~ufibe

t4li4: fuch facrijim,that is,fjiritttall.

.

.

.

And they be

{acrijicia,in

.the plura,ll number

,(ac~ijim:

the

(acrijice

reprefm~ative,

or memoriall of C

H .. 1

s

T

s

{acrijice,

the

Ettcbarif~,

wh1ch

IS

truly the

facrijice

of

praife;

and the daily

Jacrijice!

of

our{elvts, sttr {ottles and bodits

in devotion and ado–

ration to Go o. And the

fucrifice

of

Mercy

and

Almer

(both here recorded) thcle

be

thefacrijices

h~re

mentioned that

pleafe

Go n.:

andall.orh~rs

not here mentioned,

that areincluded

ID

the

taltbm:

mfuch

hkefacrifi~ts,

Go o

IS

pleafed.

And be the number of them as great as any man

pkaf~

to

make them, yet be–

caufe they are all reducible to three, I will comprilethem in the number of three.

Firfi,Sacrijicittm cordu contriti,

the facrificc ofthe

contrite

and

broken heart,asbefore,

which we tender to Goa'in our

Repentance,

and

fighe~

and teares for our finnes. The

[econd,Sacrijiciumcordugrati,the

facrifice of

thethankfuUhwt

;in praile and thankf..

giving to Go n, called here, the

facrijice o(praife.

The third,

Sacrificium mdil pii,

rhe facrifice of a

proUd

and

mmift•ll heart,

in cornpaffion and workcs of

Mercie,

and

Atmes.deeds,

called

h~re,

doing good

and

diftribnting.

, .

,..

,

.

All thefe, and every one ofthefe, which are indeed but the variations,or diverle

affedionsofone and the fame heart,they are

thefalia{a>rijicia:

fuch facrifices which

Go n

accepts.

Saint

BernArd

wasa skilfu!l confeCtioner, he made three rare and moft

odoriferous Oyntmems ofthem, mofi pleafing unto Go n Himfelfe: The firfi,Vn-.

g11mtum centritionil,

the oymment of

Contrition,

made

ofthejighes

ofthe heart, and

the

team

ofthe eyes, the

,·on(q?ion

and prayers ofthe tongue, the

revenge,thejt~dge­

ment,

and

execution

done upon our owne foulcs, for our fimies: And this compunetf–

on ofheart, though it be all made of bitter and lharpe poynant ingredients, yet the

IIJOre fowreit is, the fweeter and mornvelcome it is

to

Go n. The fecond is

Vn–

guentumpietatu

·~

the oyntmetit of

Piety

and

compafion,

made up of the

mi{eries

and

the

wants

ofthe

poore;

wherein the greater is the

mifery,

the greater is the

mercy;

and

themore fellow-teeling and compaffion of the preffures ofthe poore,the more odo·

i'iferous is this facrifice

t0

pacific Go n's wrath. The third is

Vngt~mtflm

devotionil,

the oymment of

Devotion,

whichfpends it fclfe in

praife

and

thankfgiving,

by the re.

!llembrarice of His manifo)Cl bleffings and graces ; which cannot but be acceptable

unto Go o, becaufe though praife and glory be nothing unto Go n,.who cannot

beencreafed by the breath of arriorral man; yet li>ecaufe it is all the Rent and

rribut~ .

that mat) can reqd.er to his Go n, whereofto rob Go n is the greatell: facriledge, it

is

:ui

oyritment rriofi welcometo Go " ; the .rather, becaufe man ever did himlelfe

tl1e

mofi hurt, .,ijen he kept glory backe from Go n and

afcrib~d

it to himfelfe. In

the L

I.Pfalme,

T.he

oyntment

of

Cotltrition

is accepted ofG o n,with a

Non dejjicies:

~h~

facrifice ofthe broken and contrite

hea~t,

Go n

willnotdejpife.

The

oymment

of

eompafion

in tlijs place, is accepted of Go n, with

deltC!atur Dem :

with fuch lacri·

fices Go

o

ispfeafld;

·

The

OJI•tment

of

Praife

goes fomewhat higher with an

Hone.

rijic'at me :

he tha.t offers me praife he honoureth roe,

P(al.L.

So the

contrite heart

,the:

mercifr:llheart,

ahd the

thankful! heart; Taiibtu facrificiil,

with fuch

facrijim

Go

1>

ispleafed: all ofthefetogether, and every one

o~

th&feveraUy,

andallotherslik~

llnto thefe, they doe

pacijie,

and

pleafe,

and

delight

Go n Himfelfe.

.

rtacatur

or

concitiatJ;~,

G

~

D

ls

pacified or

re~onciled,as

fome reade:

DeleClatur;

Go n is

~:leafed

or delighted.

Hilarefc!t,

o~pulr;hrefcit,

Go n is cheered or lookes

upon ns With a fereneor pleafant countenance: Bur the

vulgar

will have it

Promere·

tur Dem,

Gon is prqmerited, in favour of

merits.

I will not much fiand upon the

word; beit

promeretur,

in the fathers fenfe, in which,

fMrit

is

via obtincndi,

the way

and mcanes of obtaining, the matter is n<:>t great.

.

.

.

.

But the wordmrhe properfenfe,figmfies no more but th!S,that G o n1s pleafed,

orat rnoft

'j4cijied

with fu'h fa"ifices: and this.is remarkable, that the fame word,

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