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" the glorious company of the Apostles, “ of the goodly fellowship of the Prophets, " and of the noble
army of Martyrs ;” and unite “ with the holy church throughout all “ the world,” in ascribing “ blessing, and “ honour, and glory, and power, unto HIM “ that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the " LAMB, for ever and ever.”
Preached in the Parish Church of St. JAMES, Bristol,
on Sunday, February 26, 1809,
FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
“Society for Missions to Africa and the East.”
The Reverend CLAUDIUS BUCHANAN, D.D.
On his return from India.
“ For we have seen His Star in the East, and are
come to worship Him.”—Matt. ïi. 2.
Star in the East.
MATTHEW, c. II. v. 2. « FOR we have “ seen His Star in the East, and are
come to worship him.”
WHEN, in the fulness of time, the Son of God came down from heaven to take our nature upon him, many circumstances concurred to celebrate the event, and to render it an illustrious' epoch in the history of the world. It pleased the Divine Wisdom, that the manifestation of the Deity should be distinguished by a suitable glory; and this was done by the ministry of Angels, 'by the ministry of Men, and by the ministry of Nature herself.