Bates - BX5207 B3 B2 1692

A Funeral Sermon on himfelf : he is readieft to relieve, when they are in diftrefs. Old Simeon is a leading Exam- ple to Believers : after he had embraced Chrift in his Armes, how earneftly did he defire his Diffolution ? Lord, now lettefl thou thy Servant depart in peace, for mine eyes have feen thy Salvation. St. Stephen in the midíl of a íllowr of Stones , with a bleffed Tran- quillity, makes his dying Pray- er, Lord 7efus receive my Spirit. If the Fears of humble Souls arife in that hour, becaufe they have not the Confpicuous marks of God's Children, the Graces of the Spirit in that degree of Eminency, a s fore Saints have had : Let them confider, there are different Ages among the Children of God : fore are in a fate of Infancy and Infirmity ; others are more Con- firm'd : but the relation is the fame in all, and gives an intereft irr