00235cock crowing, or in the morning, we can bid him enter as a welcome guest, and go with him and leave this world of affliction and our souls be carried to that world above where pleasure banish pain, what a blessed exchange from a world of troubles and trials to a world of happiness and peace, to dwell in those bright realms above with all the [illegible] of the Lord, and to sing hallelujahs to him that sits upon the throne, for evermore, Oh, that we may reach that happy land, where all rest in the bosom of Gods where all behold the Redeemer's face, where all are singing that wondrous ,"new song" which fills heaven with joy, and eternity with undying melody as it ascends in peaking notes from the mansions of Glory, unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood and hath made us kings and priests unto God, to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. we have only a short time here on earth to live , therefore let us be patient in well doing, having our eyes fixed on the prize, leaning on that right arm that is able to uphold us and keep us from falling relying on the merits of a dying Saviour for we have nothing of our own to make us [illegible] heaven, we are sinful creatures, our hearts are prone to wander from the God that made us, and to go into by and [forbidden?] paths, it is our duty then to pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead and guid us in the ways of all truth, to lead us in that narrow way that lead to everlasting life and to point us to Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the world, dear John I hope this will find in good health, I must bid goodby for the present, from your friend write soon [Reid?] William
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