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power, and might, be unto our God for ever and
“ And there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world, are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever.
“And I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying ; Alleluia : Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power unto the Lord our God, for true and righteous are his judgments.
“ And again they said : Alleluia. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God, that sat on the throne, saying, Amen-Alleluia.
“ And a voice came out of the throne, saying: Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
“And I heard, as it were, the voiee of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of many thunderings, saying, Alle. luia, for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad, and rejoice, and give honour to him, for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
“ And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying; Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said ;
Behold, I make all things new.
And he said unto me, write;--for these words are true and faithful. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst, of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he shall be my son."
O glorious Revelation of our ever-gracious God! And are these blessings about to be revealed in all the faithful servants of Christ ?—Well might the enraptured Apostle declare : “ To me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Can we wonder that he had such a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, when he knew assuredly, that there was laid up for him a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge would give him in that day, and not to him only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
With what delight should we soar above all earthly things. How anxious should we be, to have our station near the throne. “He which testifieth these things, saith, SURELY I COME QUICKLY." Oh! that every heart may reply: “AMEN—EVEN 80, COME, LORD JESUS."
A. PICKARD, PRINTER, LEEDS.