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..?noels called

an

Hoff,

refry.

209

they

attend

upon

the

Lord

of

Hofts

at

his

birth:

Angels

attend

for

chriit'

is

the

Creatoro

`

Angels

the Lord

of

w

hntl,

birth,

i

them,.notonely

as

God,

but

as

Mediator, As

y'

God,

he

is

the

Creator

of

Angels,

as

Mediator,

bee

is

the head

of

Angels,

Col.

I.

16.

It

was

fit

ceto.

r

tg:

therefore,

that

an

Hoft

of Angels fhould

attend

upon

the Lords

of Angels.

it

was for

the

honour

cif

ChrifI.

God

would

let

the

world

know,.

(

al-

though

they heeded

it

not,

there

was

no

fuch

thought

in

./iuguffsu

Court

at that

time)

that

there

was an

excellent glorious

perfon,

borne

into

the world, God

himfelfe

Cooke

our

na-

ture,,

Chrift, Emanuel,

though

he were negle-

fled

of

the

world,

and faine

to

lye

in

.a

manger;

yet God

tooke

better

notice

of

him

then

fó,

hea-

ven

woke

notice

of

him

when

earth regarded

him not

:

therefore

God, to

fhew

that

he had

an-

other

manner

of

ref

peft,and

regard-to Chrift,then

the

world had, he

fends

a

multitude,

an

Hoft

of

heavenly

Angels,

to clebratepthe

nativity

of

Chriff.

There

is

much

folemnity

at

thebirth

of

Prin-

ces,

and'God

that

is

the

King

of

Kings,

and

Lord

of

Lords, he makes

a

folemnity

likewi

fe

at

the

birth

of

his

Sonne,

the efeateft

folemnity

that

ever

was,

an

Hoff

of

heavenly

Angels, but

tiefe

things

I

doe

but

touch.

And

fiadenly

there

mo,ó'z.

Suddenly,

in an

ucperceivable

tune,

yet

in

Angelsappaa.

time,

for

there

is

no

motion

in

a

moment',

no

ritionfuddin.

creature moves

from place

to

place

in a

moment,

God

is

every

where

:

Suddenly,it

not

only

fhewes

_

tt-

.

us