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RIGHT REV. EDWARD REYNOLDS, D.D.
LORD BISHOP OF NORWICH;
Now first Collected,
WITH HIS FUNERAL SERMON, BY B. RIVELEY,
ONE OF HIS LORDSHIP'S CHAPLAINS.
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED
A MEMOIR OF THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,
BY ALEXANDER CHALMERS, F.S.A.
IN SIX VOLUMES.
Oportet Ecclesiasticum, quando suadet aliquid quod agendum est, non so-
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THE FIFTH VOLUME.
SION'S PRAISES. Psalm cxlvii. 12-15. Praise ye the Lord, O
Praise is due unto God for his absolute greatness; and for his relative
goodness to his church and people. In these claims to our praise,
we must adore the excellencies of God, 9; rejoice in him as our
only good, 9; prefer him above all things, acknowledge his free
grace, invoke his name, 10, and obey his commands, 11.
Glory results unto God from his creatures, in a way of general pro-
vidence, 11; in a way of judgement, 11; and in a way of obe-
The ingemination in the text, Praise, Praise, teaches us our indisposition
to this duty, 13; David's zeal for God's honour, 14; the necessity
of the duty, 13; the manner and measure of it, 14.
Application of the text to the more immediate occasion of the ser-
USES OF HUMAN LEARNING. Acts vii. 22. And was learned in
Observations on the learning of Moses, 29–32.
True learning is desirable as an ornament to the mind, 34; for the uses
whereunto it may be applied, in regard of evil men, 35; in regard of
holy men, 36; in regard of the truth of religion, 37, 38.
Human learning must not be used unnecessarily, 39, vain-gloriously, 40,
proudly, heretically, profanely, 40; but with humility, 41, and with
Teachers and learned preceptors should be honoured. Funeral eulogy of
CROWN OF GREAT ACTIONS. Nehemiah xiii. 31. Remember
Merits and excellencies of Nehemiah, 51-56.
The text may be considered, 1. as the comfort of Nehemiah; and, II. as
I. A knowledge of duty performed is a comfort; since a godly life hath
pardon of failings, 59; is God's own work, 59; honours God and
benefits man, 59; and brings a happy death, 60.
II. Good men, who have done service unto the church, may pray that
God would approve their deeds and pardon imperfect services, 61;
preserve from misconstruction; impart counsel, 62, assistance, and
A sound faith in God is the great principle to quicken us in great un-
dertakings, 65-67, and a source of comfort in reviewing them, 67.
An interest in God as our God is a notable argument in prayer, for ob-
To the Right Honourable SIR RICHARD CHIVERTON, Lord
IT is truly resolved by learned men, that theology is
not a bare speculative science, which ultimately terminateth
a Aquin. part. 1. Qu. 1. Art. 4. et Scholastici in Prolog. Sent.
healing in them. The doctrine of religion is like the pro-
Though therefore we dare not ascribe unto good works
These considerations moved me, when I was invited to
4. c. 3.
* Ezek. i. 8, 13, 16, 18.