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Thy will be done

103 Christian Influence

176

Directions for Visiting the The Freeness of the Gospel, 176

Sick

105

Sunday Newspapers. .. .177

The Eleventh Hour

111

On the Obligation of the Rich

The Dying Navigator

113 to communicate to the Poor 178

Education and Crime 117 Advantage of District Visit-

ing.

179

On Death-Bed Repentance . 118

181

Necessity of Caution in Dis-

Cases of Destitution.

trict Visitors

121 Suicide prevented

183

The Sunday Scholar 125 The duty of every Christian

On the Observance of the

in his own sphere.

184

Sabbath.

128 The Alarmed Sinner

Grace Bennet, the Blind The Blessings resulting from

Pauper

130 the free ciroulation of the

Bible.

198

Religious Education

133

The Bible a Treasure to the

The Drunkard reclaimed by

200

Nation and to Families

reading a Tract

135

George III. and the Dying

“ Let not thy left hand know

Gipsy.

136

what thy right hand doeth” 292

203

The Lord's Supper

The Religious Innkeeper. 139

The Poacher and his Child . 204

The Self-Murderer.

141

A Warning to Impenitent

Religion the Basis of Educa-

tion

209

Sinners

149

The Liturgy

150

The Obligation to Relieve the

Distresses of our Fellow-

Benefits of Family Prayer 150

creatures

211

The Countryman.

151 Historical Survey of Gipsies 212

Christian Heroism

151 On doing Good from Prin-

The Death of a Profligate 152 ciple

215

218

“He went about doing good” 154 Rose H-

True and False Repose in

The American Lay-reader 224

Death

154 What it is to be a Christian. 235

Memoir of the Rev. Thomas

Marriage a Religious Ordi-

Gouge

159

236

The Poor Fisherman

162 Life and Death .

243

The Fruits of Scriptural In- Parish or District Houses for

struction.

168

the Poor. .

. 247

Neglect no opportunity of

Thc Southampton Gipsy Fes-

doing good

169

tival

248

On Beneficence

170 On Provident Funds with a

The Ostler at the Crown . 172 small Premium

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The General Utility of Dis- Anecdote of the late Rev.

trict Visiting

257 Richard Cecil

309

Religion everything • 261 Doddridge's Rules for the di-

Family Prayer

262

rection of his Conduct . 310

Picture of Old Age without Conversion of a Sailor . 311

and with the Blessings of

Religion

264

Devauden Chapel

313

Scriptural Conversion exem-

Reminiscence of the late

plified in the case of the Robert Raikes, Founder

Rev. Henry Venn . 264 of Sunday Schools

314

Circumspection and Discre- On the National Neglect of

tion recommended in Dis-

316

trict Visiting

. 266

“ Thy will be Done"

320

Seed sown by the Way-side. 272 The elevating effect of True

Faith imputed for Righteous- Religion

326

275

A Minister's View of the

The Temporal Benefits which

Duty of District Visitors . 328

Christianity confers

Families

277 Christian Charity

329

The Shepherd of Salisbury Light in Darkness

Plain.

• 279 The Benefits of Affliction.

The Burial Service.

280 The Goodness of God. 344

Numbered Sittings in the

The Prayerless Mother 347

Churches for the Poor 282

Recollections of a Departed

Morning Devotion.

283

Child .

348

The Bible.

284

The Stolen Climbing-boy. 354

The Widow, or the Comforts

The Effects of Christianity on

of Religion amid Poverty

the Moral Condition of the

and Wretchedness

286

Poor

356

The Rev. Thomas Adam,

Old John

. 360

Rector of Wintringham 289

Rules for Domestic Happi-

On the effect of Example in

364

the Higher Walks of Life. 292

Memoir of a Faithful Servant 366

Practical Religion

295

The Farmer's Daughter

Beneficial Effects of District

296

Visiting Societies.

376

Mary Edith

. 301

Various Recollections . . 377

On glorifying God in Public

Worship.

305 | Genuine Prayer . .

383

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The following Publications for the use of District Visitors are sold at the Office of the General Society for promoting

District Visiting, No. 19, E.ceter Hall.

Surveyor's Register

each 9d. Visitor's Journal

do. 8d. Visitor's Monthly Reports

per 100 23. 3d. Provident Tickets

do. 4s. 6d. Plan of Operations, Instructions to Visitors, &c. 2d.

A SERMON,
PREACHED AT ST. MARY-LE-STRAND CHURCH,

On the 22nd of May, 1836,
IN BEHALF OF THE GENERAL SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING DISTRICT VISITING,

BY THE REV. C. BENSON, M.A.,

MASTER OF THE TEMPLE.

JOHN xiii. 12-15. So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments and

was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord : and ye say well ; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye ought also to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an

example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Among the various incidents which are recorded by the Evangelists, as having occurred during the night which immediately preceded the crucifixion of our Lord, there is not one which is introduced with more solemnity than the washing of the apostles' feet. “ Now before the feast of the Passover,” says St. John,

6 when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. And supper being ended (the devil having now put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him), Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God and went to God; he riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments, and took a towel and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded."

Such is the impressive manner in which the Evangelist brings before our consideration this simple action of our Saviour, and the minute particularity with which he describes the circumstances that accompanied it. Nor is this all. We may remark, as equally singular, the importance which our Lord himself appears to have attached to the transaction, and the mysterious remonstrance which he addressed to Peter,

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