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THE

FAMILY SANCTUARY;

A FORM OF

DOMESTIC DEVOTION

FOR

EVERY SABBATH IN THE YEAR:

CONTAINING

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY;

A PORTION OF SCRIPTURE;
AN ORIGINAL PRAYER AND SERMON ;

AND THE BENEDICTION.

"A Church in the House makes it a little Sanctuary."

REV. MATTHEW HENRY.

LONDON:

SMITH, ELDER AND CO., CORNHILL.

MDCCCXXXVIII.

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PREFACE.

"ENTER into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise." "Be merciful unto me, O Lord, for I cry unto thee daily." These are expressions of the Bible, which is God manifest in the Word, and they contain the most obvious duties of true religion. Regular attendance on the public worship of God is implied in the first sentence, a constant reverence for, and dependence upon God, is included in the second. Persons who attend the public worship of God in the great congregation do well; they fulfil a scriptural command, and present an excellent example: but it will be admitted, that as long as they thus limit their religious duties, the man is more advanced on the road to Zion than they, who continues instant in prayer, who is ever aspir

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