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<bkdv3 n="3316"><f t="rl">AN EXHORTATION<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="3317"><f t="i">against the feare of Death.<f t="bk">


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<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-1"><bkdv3 n="3318">I<f t="bl">T is not to bee maruelled that worldly
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-2"><bkdv3 n="3319">men doe feare to die. For death depri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-3"><bkdv3 n="3320">ueth them of all worldly honors, riches,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-4"><bkdv3 n="3321">and possessions, in the fruition whereof,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-5"><bkdv3 n="3322">the worldly man counteth himselfe hap{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-6"><bkdv3 n="3323">py, so long as hee may enioy them as his
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-7"><bkdv3 n="3324">owne pleasure: and otherwise, if he bee
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-8"><bkdv3 n="3325">dispossessed of the same, without hope
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-9"><bkdv3 n="3326">of recouery, then he can none otherwise
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-10"><bkdv3 n="3327">thinke of himselfe, but that hee is vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-11"><bkdv3 n="3328">happy, because he hath lost his worldly
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-12"><bkdv3 n="3329">ioy and pleasure. Alas thinketh this
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-13"><bkdv3 n="3330">carnall man, shall I now depart for e{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-14"><bkdv3 n="3331">uer from all my honours, all my treasure, from my countrie, friends,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-15"><bkdv3 n="3332">riches, possessions, and worldly pleasures, which are my ioy and heartes
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-16"><bkdv3 n="3333">delight? Alas that euer that day shall come, when all these I must bid
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-17"><bkdv3 n="3334">farewell at once, and neuer to enioy any of them after. Wherefore it is
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-18"><bkdv3 n="3335">not without great cause spoken of the Wise man, O death, how bitter
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-19"><bkdv3 n="3336">and sowre is the remembrance of thee to a man that liueth in peace and

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3337"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 41.1"><f t="r">Eccle.41.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-20"><bkdv3 n="3338">prosperitie in his substance, to a man liuing at ease, leading his life af{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-21"><bkdv3 n="3339">ter his owne minde without trouble, and is therewithall well pampered
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-22"><bkdv3 n="3340">and fedde? There bee other men, whom this world doeth not so greatly
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-23"><bkdv3 n="3341">laugh vpon, but rather vexe and oppresse with pouertie, sickenesse, or
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-24"><bkdv3 n="3342">some other aduersitie, yet they doe feare death, partly because the flesh
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-25"><bkdv3 n="3343">abhorreth naturally his owne sorrowfull dissolution, which death doeth
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-26"><bkdv3 n="3344">threaten vnto them, and partly by reason of sickenesses and painefull
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-27"><bkdv3 n="3345">diseases, which be most strong pangues and agonies in the flesh, and
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-28"><bkdv3 n="3346">vse commonly to come to sicke men before death, or at the least accompanie
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-29"><bkdv3 n="3347">death, whensoeuer it commeth.
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-30"><bkdv3 n="3348">Although these two causes seeme great and weightie to a worldly
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-31"><bkdv3 n="3349">man, whereupon hee is mooued to feare death, yet there is an other
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-32"><bkdv3 n="3350">cause much greater then any of these afore rehearsed, for which indeede
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-33"><bkdv3 n="3351">he hath iust cause to feare death, and that is the state and condition where{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-34"><bkdv3 n="3352">vnto at the last end death bringeth all them that haue their hearts fix{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-35"><bkdv3 n="3353">ed vpon this world, without repentance and amendment. This state
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-36"><bkdv3 n="3354">and condition is called the second death, which vnto all such shall ensue
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-37"><bkdv3 n="3355">after this bodily death. And this is that death, which indeed ought to

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<bkdv3 n="3357"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">60</fw> <fw t="header"><f t="r">The I. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-38"><bkdv3 n="3358">be dread and feared: for it is an euerlasting losse without remedy of the
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-39"><bkdv3 n="3359">grace and fauour of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and of euerlasting ioy, pleasure, and felici{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-40"><bkdv3 n="3360">tie. And it is not onely the losse for euer of all these eternall pleasures,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-41"><bkdv3 n="3361">but also it is the condemnation both of body and soule (without either
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-42"><bkdv3 n="3362">appellation, or hope of redemption) vnto euerlasting paines in hell. Vnto

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3363"><cit work="NT. Luke 16.19-23"><f t="r">Luke 16.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-43"><bkdv3 n="3364">this state death sent the vnmercifull and the vngodly rich man (that <f t="r"><name t="ps">Luke</n><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-44"><bkdv3 n="3365">speaketh of in his Gospel) who liuing in all wealth and pleasure in this
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-45"><bkdv3 n="3366">world, and cherishing himselfe dayly with dainty fare, and gorgious ap{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-46"><bkdv3 n="3367">parell, despised poore <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lazarus</n><f t="bl"> that lay pitifull at his gate, miserably pla{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-47"><bkdv3 n="3368">gued and full of sores, and also grieuously pined with hunger. Both
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-48"><bkdv3 n="3369">these two were arrested of death, which sent <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lazarus</n><f t="bl"> the poore miserable
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-49"><bkdv3 n="3370">man by Angels anon vnto <name t="ps">Abrahams</name> bosome, a place of rest, pleasure,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-50"><bkdv3 n="3371">and consolation: but the vnmercifull rich man descended downe into
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-51"><bkdv3 n="3372">hell, and being in torments, he cryed for comfort, complaining of the in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-52"><bkdv3 n="3373">tolerable paine that he suffered in that flame of fire, but it was too late.
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-53"><bkdv3 n="3374">So vnto this place bodily death sendeth all them that in this world haue
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-54"><bkdv3 n="3375">their ioy and felicity, all them that in this world be vnfaithfull vnto
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-55"><bkdv3 n="3376"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and vncharitable vnto their neighbours, so dying without re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-56"><bkdv3 n="3377">pentance and hope of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> mercy. Wherefore it is no maruaile, that
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-57"><bkdv3 n="3378">the worldly man feareth death, for hee hath much more cause so to doe,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-58"><bkdv3 n="3379">then he himselfe doeth consider. Thus wee see three causes why worldly

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3380"><f t="i">The first. <f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-59"><bkdv3 n="3381">men feare death. One, because they shall loose thereby their worldly ho{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-60"><bkdv3 n="3382">nours, riches, possessions, and all their hearts desires: Another, because

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<bkdv3 n="3383"><f t="i">Second. <f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-61"><bkdv3 n="3384">of the painefull diseases, and bitter pangs, which commonly men suffer,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-62"><bkdv3 n="3385">either before, or at the time of death: but the chiefe cause aboue all other,

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<bkdv3 n="3386"><f t="i">Third. <f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-63"><bkdv3 n="3387">is the dread of the miserable state of eternall damnation both of body and
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-64"><bkdv3 n="3388">soule, which they feare shall follow, after their departing from the world{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-65"><bkdv3 n="3389">ly pleasures of this present life.
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-66"><bkdv3 n="3390">For these causes be all mortall men, (which be giuen to the loue of this
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-67"><bkdv3 n="3391">world) both in feare, and state of death, through sin (as the holy Apostle

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3392"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 2.15"><f t="r">Heb.10.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-68"><bkdv3 n="3393">saith) so long as they liue here in this world: But (euerlasting thankes
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-69"><bkdv3 n="3394">be to Almightie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for euer) there is neuer a one of all these causes,

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3395"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 3.16"><f t="r">1.Cor.3.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-70"><bkdv3 n="3396">no nor yet them altogether, that can make a true Christian man afraid to
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-71"><bkdv3 n="3397">die (who is the very member of <name t="ps">Christ</n>, the Temple of the holy Ghost, the
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-72"><bkdv3 n="3398">sonne of God, and the very inheritour of the euerlasting kingdome of hea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-73"><bkdv3 n="3399">uen:) but plainely contrary, hee conceiueth great and many causes vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-74"><bkdv3 n="3400">doubtedly grounded vpon the infallible and euerlasting trueth of the
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-75"><bkdv3 n="3401">word of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which mooueth him not onely to put away the feare of
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-76"><bkdv3 n="3402">bodily death, but also for the manifold benefits and singular commodities
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-77"><bkdv3 n="3403">which ensue vnto euery faithfull person by reason of the same, to wish,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-78"><bkdv3 n="3404">desire, and long heartily for it. For death shall bee to him no death at all,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-79"><bkdv3 n="3405">but a very deliuerance from death, from all paines, cares, and sorrowes,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-80"><bkdv3 n="3406">miseries, and wretchednesse of this world, and the very entry into rest,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-81"><bkdv3 n="3407">and a beginning of euerlasting ioy, a tasting of heauenly pleasures,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-82"><bkdv3 n="3408">so great, that neither tongue is able to expresse, neither eye to see, nor eare
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-83"><bkdv3 n="3409">to heare them: nor any earthly mans heart to conceiue them. So
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-84"><bkdv3 n="3410">exceeding great benefits they be, which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> our heauenly Father by

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<bkdv3 n="3412"><fw t="header"><f t="r">against the feare of Death.</fw><fw t="pag">61</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-85"><bkdv3 n="3413">his meere mercy, and for the loue of his Sonne <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</n>, hath laid
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-86"><bkdv3 n="3414">vp in store, and prepared for them that humbly submit themselues to
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-87"><bkdv3 n="3415"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> will, and euermore vnfainedly loue him from the bottome of
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-88"><bkdv3 n="3416">their hearts. And wee ought to beleeue that death being slaine by <name t="ps">Christ</n>,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-89"><bkdv3 n="3417">cannot keepe any man that stedfastly trusteth in <name t="ps">Christ</n>, vnder his perpe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-90"><bkdv3 n="3418">tuall tyrranie and subiection: but that hee shall rise from death againe
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-91"><bkdv3 n="3419">vnto glory at the last day, appointed by Almightie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, like as <name t="ps">Christ</n>
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-92"><bkdv3 n="3420">our head did rise againe, according to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> appointment, the thirde
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-93"><bkdv3 n="3421">day. For S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</n><f t="bl"> saith, The head going before, the members trust
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-94"><bkdv3 n="3422">to follow and come after. And S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</n><f t="bl"> sayth, If <name t="ps">Christ</name> be risen from the
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-95"><bkdv3 n="3423">dead, we shall rise also from the same. And to comfort all Christian per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-96"><bkdv3 n="3424">sons herein, holy Scripture calleth this bodily death a sleepe, wherein
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-97"><bkdv3 n="3425"><app>man<rdg resp="1844>mannes</rdg></app> senses be (as it were) taken from him for a season, and yet when hee
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-98"><bkdv3 n="3426">awaketh, he is more fresh then he was when he went to bed. So al{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-99"><bkdv3 n="3427">though we haue our soules separated from our bodies for a season, yet at
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-100"><bkdv3 n="3428">the generall Resurrection we shall be more fresh, beautifull, and perfect
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-101"><bkdv3 n="3429">then we be now. For now we be mortall, then shall we be immortall: now
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-102"><bkdv3 n="3430">infected with diuers infirmities, then clearely void of all <app>immortall<rdg resp="1844>mortall</rdg></app> infir{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-103"><bkdv3 n="3431">mities: now we be subiect to all carnall desires, then we shall be all Spi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-104"><bkdv3 n="3432">rituall, desiring nothing but <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> glory, and things eternall. Thus
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-105"><bkdv3 n="3433">is this bodily death a doore or entring vnto life, and therefore not so much
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-106"><bkdv3 n="3434">dreadfull (if it be rightly considered) as it is comfortable, not a mischiefe,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-107"><bkdv3 n="3435">but a remedy for all mischiefe, no enemy, but a friend, not a cruell tyrant,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-108"><bkdv3 n="3436">but a gentle guide leading vs not to mortality, but to immortality, not to
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-109"><bkdv3 n="3437">sorrow and paine, but to ioy and pleasure, and that to endure for euer, if
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-110"><bkdv3 n="3438">it be thankefully taken and accepted as <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> messenger, and patient{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-111"><bkdv3 n="3439">ly borne of vs for <name t="ps">Christs</name> loue, that suffered most painefull death for our
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-112"><bkdv3 n="3440">loue, to redeeme vs from death eternall. According hereunto S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</n><f t="bl"> saith,

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3441"><cit work="NT. Colossians 3.3-4"><f t="r">Colos.3.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-113"><bkdv3 n="3442">our life is hid with <name t="ps">Christ</name> in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: but when our life shall appeare, then
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-114"><bkdv3 n="3443">shall we also appeare with him in glory. Why then shall we feare to die,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-115"><bkdv3 n="3444">considering the manifold and comfortable promises of the Gospel, and of
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-116"><bkdv3 n="3445">holy Scriptures? <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father hath giuen vs euerlasting life (saith

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3446"><cit work="NT. 1 John 5.11"><f t="r">1.Iohn 5.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-117"><bkdv3 n="3447">S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</n><f t="bl">) to you that beleeue in the Name of the Sonne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3448"><cit work="NT. 1 John 5.12-13"><f t="r">1. Iohn.5.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-118"><bkdv3 n="3449">you may know that you haue euerlasting life, and that you doe beleeue
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-119"><bkdv3 n="3450">vpon the Name of the Sonne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> saith,

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3451"><cit work="NT. John 6.40"><f t="r">1.Iohn.5.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-120"><bkdv3 n="3452">He that beleeueth in me hath life euerlasting, and I will raise him from
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-121"><bkdv3 n="3453">death to life at the last day: S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</n><f t="bl"> also saith, that <name t="ps">Christ</name> is ordained and
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-122"><bkdv3 n="3454">made of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> our righteousnesse, or holinesse and redemption, to the in{\-}

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3455"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 1.30-31"><f t="r">1.Cor.1<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-123"><bkdv3 n="3456">tent that he which will glory should glory in the Lord. S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</n><f t="bl"> did con{\-}

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3457"><cit work="NT. Philippians 3.8-9"><f t="r">Phil.3.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-124"><bkdv3 n="3458">temne and set little by all other things, esteeming them as doung which
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-125"><bkdv3 n="3459">before he had in very great price, that he might be found in <name t="ps">Christ</n>, to haue
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-126"><bkdv3 n="3460">euerlasting life, true holinesse, righteousnesse, and redemption. Finally,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-127"><bkdv3 n="3461">S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</n><f t="bl"> maketh a plaine argument in this wise. If our heauenly Fa{\-}

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3462"><cit work="NT. Romans 8.32"><f t="r">Rom.8.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-128"><bkdv3 n="3463">ther would not spare his owne naturall Sonne, but did giue him to
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-129"><bkdv3 n="3464">death for vs: how can it bee, that with him hee should not giue vs all

<bkdv3 n="3465"><fw t="sig">F</fw><fw t="catch">things?</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="3466"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">62</fw> <fw t="header"><f t="r">The II. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-130"><bkdv3 n="3467">things? Therefore if we haue <name t="ps">Christ</n>, then haue we with him, and by
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-131"><bkdv3 n="3468">him, all good things whatsoeuer wee can in our hearts wish or de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-132"><bkdv3 n="3469">sire, as victorie ouer death, sinne, and hell: wee haue the fauour of
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-133"><bkdv3 n="3470"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, peace with him, holinesse, wisedome, iustice, power, life, and
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-134"><bkdv3 n="3471">redemption, wee haue by him perpetuall health, wealth, ioy, and blisse
<ttdv4 n="I.9.1-135"><bkdv3 n="3472">euerlasting.


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<bkdv3 n="3473">&leaf; <f t="r">The second part of the Sermon against
<bkdv3 n="3474"><f t="i">the feare of Death. <f t="bk">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-136"><bkdv3 n="3475">I<f t="bl">T hath beene heretofore shewed you, that there be three
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-137"><bkdv3 n="3476">causes wherefore men doe commonly feare death. First,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-138"><bkdv3 n="3477">the sorrowfull departing from worldly goods and plea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-139"><bkdv3 n="3478">sures. The second, the feare of the pangs and paines that
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-140"><bkdv3 n="3479">come with death. Last and principall cause is, the hor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-141"><bkdv3 n="3480">rible feare of extreame misery, and perpetuall damnation
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-142"><bkdv3 n="3481">in time to come. And yet none of these three causes troubleth good men,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-143"><bkdv3 n="3482">because they stay themselues by true Faith, perfect Charitie, and sure
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-144"><bkdv3 n="3483">Hope of the endlesse ioy and blisse euerlasting.
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-145"><bkdv3 n="3484">All those therefore haue great cause to be full of ioy that be ioyned to
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-146"><bkdv3 n="3485"><name t="ps">Christ</name> with true Faith, stedfast Hope, and perfect Charitie, and not to
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-147"><bkdv3 n="3486">feare death nor euerlasting damnation. For death cannot depriue them
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-148"><bkdv3 n="3487">of <name t="ps">Iesu Christ</n>, nor any sin can condemne them that are graffed surely in
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-149"><bkdv3 n="3488">him, which is their onely ioy, treasure, and life. Let vs repent our sinnes,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-150"><bkdv3 n="3489">amend our liues, trust in his mercy and satisfaction, and death can nei{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-151"><bkdv3 n="3490">ther take him from vs, nor vs from him. For then (as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</n><f t="bl"> saith)
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-152"><bkdv3 n="3491">whether we liue or die, we be the Lords own. And againe he saith, <name t="ps">Christ</n>
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-153"><bkdv3 n="3492">did die, and rose againe, because hee should be Lord both of the dead and
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-154"><bkdv3 n="3493">quicke. Then if we be the Lords owne when we be dead, it must needs
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-155"><bkdv3 n="3494">follow that such temporall death, not onely cannot harme vs, but also
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-156"><bkdv3 n="3495">that it shall be much to our profite, and ioyne vs vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> more per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-157"><bkdv3 n="3496">fectly. And thereof the Christian heart may surely be certified by the in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-158"><bkdv3 n="3497">fallible or vndeceiuable trueth of holy Scripture. It is <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> (saith
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-159"><bkdv3 n="3498">S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</n><f t="bl">) which hath prepared vs vnto immortalitie, and the same is hee
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-160"><bkdv3 n="3499">which hath giuen vs an earnest of the Spirit. Therefore let vs be al{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-161"><bkdv3 n="3500">wayes of good comfort, for we know that so long as we be in the body, we

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3501"><cit work="NT. 2 Corinthians 5.5"><f t="r">2.Cor.5.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-162"><bkdv3 n="3502">be (as it were) far from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in a strange countrey, subiect to many pe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-163"><bkdv3 n="3503">rils, walking without perfect sight and knowledge of Almightie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-164"><bkdv3 n="3504">only seeing him by Faith in holy Scriptures. But we haue a courage and
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-165"><bkdv3 n="3505">desire rather to be at home with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</n>, farre
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-166"><bkdv3 n="3506">from the body, where we may behold his Godhead as he is, face to face,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-167"><bkdv3 n="3507">to our euerlasting comfort. These be S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Pauls</n><f t="bl"> words in effect, whereby
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-168"><bkdv3 n="3508">we may perceiue, that the life in this world, is resembled and likened to a
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-169"><bkdv3 n="3509">Pilgrimage in a strange countrey, farre from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and that death, de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-170"><bkdv3 n="3510">liuering vs from our bodies, doth send vs straight home into our owne

<bkdv3 n="3511"><fw t="catch">countrey,</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="63" sig="F2r" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="3512"><fw t="header"><f t="r">against the feare of Death.</fw><fw t="pag">63</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-171"><bkdv3 n="3513">countrey, and maketh vs to dwell presently with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for euer, in euer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-172"><bkdv3 n="3514">lasting rest and quietnesse: So that to die, is no losse, but profit and win{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-173"><bkdv3 n="3515">ning to all true Christian people. What lost the theefe that hanged on
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-174"><bkdv3 n="3516">the Crosse with <name t="ps">Christ</n>, by his bodily death? yea, how much did he gaine
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-175"><bkdv3 n="3517">by it? Did not our Sauiour say vnto him, This day thou shalt be with
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-176"><bkdv3 n="3518">me in Paradise? And <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lazarus</n><f t="bl"> that pitifull person, that lay before the

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3519"><cit work="NT. Luke 16.22"><f t="r">Luke 16.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-177"><bkdv3 n="3520">rich mans gate, pained with sores, and pined with hunger, did not death
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-178"><bkdv3 n="3521">highly profit and promote him, which by the ministery of Angels sent him
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-179"><bkdv3 n="3522">vnto <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abrahams</n><f t="bl"> bosome, a place of rest, ioy, and heauenly consolation?
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-180"><bkdv3 n="3523">Let vs thinke none other (good Christian people) but <name t="ps">Christ</name> hath prepa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-181"><bkdv3 n="3524">red and made ready before, the same ioy and felicitie for vs, that he prepa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-182"><bkdv3 n="3525">red for <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lazarus</n><f t="bl"> and the theefe. Wherefore, let vs sticke vnto his saluation,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-183"><bkdv3 n="3526">and gracious redemption, and beleeue his word, serue him from our
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-184"><bkdv3 n="3527">hearts, loue and obey him, and whatsoeuer we haue done heretofore con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-185"><bkdv3 n="3528">trary to his most holy will, now let vs repent in time, and heereafter study
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-186"><bkdv3 n="3529">to correct our life: and doubt not, but we shall find him as mercifull vnto
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-187"><bkdv3 n="3530">vs, as he was either to <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lazarus</n><f t="bl">, or to the theefe, whose examples are writ{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-188"><bkdv3 n="3531">ten in holy Scripture for the comfort of them that be sinners, and subiect
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-189"><bkdv3 n="3532">to sorrowes, miseries, and calamities in this world, that they should not
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-190"><bkdv3 n="3533">despaire in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> mercy, but euer trust thereby to haue forgiuenesse
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-191"><bkdv3 n="3534">of their sinnes, and life euerlasting, as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lazarus</n><f t="bl"> and the thiefe had.
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-192"><bkdv3 n="3535">Thus I trust euery Christian man perceiueth by the infallible or vnde{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-193"><bkdv3 n="3536">ceiueable word of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that bodily death cannot harme nor hinder
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-194"><bkdv3 n="3537">them that truely beleeue in <name t="ps">Christ</n>, but contrarily shall profit and promote
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-195"><bkdv3 n="3538">the Christian soules, which being truely penitent for their offences depart
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-196"><bkdv3 n="3539">hence in perfect Charitie, and in sure trust, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is mercifull to
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-197"><bkdv3 n="3540">them, forgiuing their sinnes, for the merits of <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> his onely na{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-198"><bkdv3 n="3541">turall Sonne.
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-199"><bkdv3 n="3542">The second cause why some doe feare death, is sore sickenesse and grie{\-}

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3543"><f t="i">The second
<bkdv3 n="3544">cause why
<bkdv3 n="3545">some doe
<bkdv3 n="3546">feare death. <f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-200"><bkdv3 n="3547">uous paines, which partly come before death, and partly accompanie
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-201"><bkdv3 n="3548">or come with death, whensoeuer it commeth. This feare is the feare
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-202"><bkdv3 n="3549">of the fraile flesh, and a naturall passion belonging vnto the nature of a
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-203"><bkdv3 n="3550">mortall man. But true faith in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> promises, and regard of the
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-204"><bkdv3 n="3551">paines and pangs which <name t="ps">Christ</name> vpon the crosse suffered for vs miserable
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-205"><bkdv3 n="3552">sinners, with consideration of the ioy and euerlasting life to come in hea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-206"><bkdv3 n="3553">uen, will mitigate and asswage lesse those paines, and moderate or bring
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-207"><bkdv3 n="3554">into a meane this feare, that it shall neuer bee able to ouerthrow the
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-208"><bkdv3 n="3555">hearty desire and gladnesse, that the Christian soule hath to be separated
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-209"><bkdv3 n="3556">from this corrupt body, that it may come to the gracious presence of our
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-210"><bkdv3 n="3557">Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</n>. If we beleeue stedfastly the word of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, we
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-211"><bkdv3 n="3558">shall perceiue that such bodily sickenesse, pangs of death, or whatsoeuer
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-212"><bkdv3 n="3559">dolorous pangs we suffer, either before or with death bee nothing else in
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-213"><bkdv3 n="3560">Christian men, but the rod of our heauenly and louing Father, where{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-214"><bkdv3 n="3561">with hee mercifully correcteth vs, either to trye and declare the faith of
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-215"><bkdv3 n="3562">his patient children, that they may bee found laudable, glorious, and
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-216"><bkdv3 n="3563">honourable in his sight, when <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> shall be openly shewed to bee
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-217"><bkdv3 n="3564">the Iudge of all the world, or else to chastice and amend in them whatso{\-}

<bkdv3 n="3565"><fw t="sig">F 2</fw> <fw t="catch">euer</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="64" sig="F2v" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="3566"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">64</fw> <fw t="header"><f t="r">The II. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-218"><bkdv3 n="3567">euer offendeth his Fatherly and gracious goodnesse, lest they should perish
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-219"><bkdv3 n="3568">euerlastingly. And this his correcting rodde is common to all men that
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-220"><bkdv3 n="3569">bee truely his. Therefore let vs cast away the burden of sinne that lieth
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-221"><bkdv3 n="3570">too heauie in our neckes, and returne vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> by true penance
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-222"><bkdv3 n="3571">and amendment of our liues, let vs with patience runne this course
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-223"><bkdv3 n="3572">that is appoynted, suffering (for his sake that dyed for our saluation) all
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-224"><bkdv3 n="3573">sorrowes and pangs of death, and death it selfe ioyfully, when <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-225"><bkdv3 n="3574">sendeth it to vs, hauing our eyes fixed and set fast euer vpon the head and

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3575"><cit work="NT. Philippians 2.8"><f t="r">Philip.2.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-226"><bkdv3 n="3576">Captaine of our faith, <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</n>: who (considering the ioy that hee
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-227"><bkdv3 n="3577">should come vnto) cared neither for the shame nor paine of death, but wil{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-228"><bkdv3 n="3578">lingly conforming and framing his will to his Fathers will, most patient{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-229"><bkdv3 n="3579">ly suffered the most shamefull and painefull death of the crosse, being inno{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-230"><bkdv3 n="3580">cent and harmelesse. And now therefore hee is exalted in heauen, and e{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-231"><bkdv3 n="3581">uerlastingly sitteth on the right hand of the throne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father.
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-232"><bkdv3 n="3582">Let vs call to our remembrance therefore the life and ioyes of heauen,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-233"><bkdv3 n="3583">that are kept for all them that patiently doe suffer here with <name t="ps">Christ</n>, and
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-234"><bkdv3 n="3584">consider that <name t="ps">Christ</name> suffered all his painefull passion by sinners, and for
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-235"><bkdv3 n="3585">sinners: and then wee shall with patience, and the more easily suffer such
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-236"><bkdv3 n="3586">sorrowes and paines, when they come. Let vs not set at light the chasti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-237"><bkdv3 n="3587">sing of the Lord, nor grudge at him, nor fall from him, when of him wee
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-238"><bkdv3 n="3588">bee corrected: for the Lord loueth them whom he doeth correct, and bea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-239"><bkdv3 n="3589">teth euery one whom he taketh to his childe. What childe is that (sayth

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3590"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 12.6, 8"><f t="r">Hebr.12.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-240"><bkdv3 n="3591">S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</n><f t="bl">) whom the Father loueth, and doeth not chastice? If ye be with{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-241"><bkdv3 n="3592">out <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> correction (which all his welbeloued and true children
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-242"><bkdv3 n="3593">haue) then bee you but bastards, smally regarded of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and not his
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-243"><bkdv3 n="3594">true children.
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-244"><bkdv3 n="3595">Therefore seeing that when we haue in earth our carnall fathers to be
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-245"><bkdv3 n="3596">our correctours, we doe feare them, and reuerently take their correction:
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-246"><bkdv3 n="3597">shall we not much more be in subiection to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> our spirituall Father,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-247"><bkdv3 n="3598">by whom we shall haue euerlasting life? And our carnall fathers some{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-248"><bkdv3 n="3599">time correct vs euen as it pleaseth them, without cause: but this Father
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-249"><bkdv3 n="3600">iustly correcteth vs, either for our sinne, to the intent wee should amend,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-250"><bkdv3 n="3601">or for our commoditie and wealth, to make vs thereby partakers of his
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-251"><bkdv3 n="3602">holinesse. Furthermore, all correction which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> sendeth vs in this
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-252"><bkdv3 n="3603">present time, seemeth to haue no ioy and comfort, but sorrow and paine,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-253"><bkdv3 n="3604">yet it bringeth with it a taste of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> mercy and goodnesse, towards
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-254"><bkdv3 n="3605">them that be so corrected, and a sure hope of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> euerlasting conso{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-255"><bkdv3 n="3606">lation in heauen. If then these sorrowes, diseases, and sickenesses, and
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-256"><bkdv3 n="3607">also death it selfe bee nothing els but our heauenly Fathers rod, whereby
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-257"><bkdv3 n="3608">hee certifieth vs of his loue and gracious fauour, whereby hee trieth and
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-258"><bkdv3 n="3609">purifieth vs, whereby hee giueth vnto vs holinesse, and certifieth vs that
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-259"><bkdv3 n="3610">we be his children, and he our mercifull Father: shall not wee then with
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-260"><bkdv3 n="3611">all humilitie, as obedient and louing children, ioyfully kisse our heauenly
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-261"><bkdv3 n="3612">Fathers rod, and euer say in our heart, with our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</n>,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-262"><bkdv3 n="3613">Father, if this anguish and sorrow which I feele, and death which I see
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-263"><bkdv3 n="3614">approch may not passe, but that thy will is that I must suffer them, thy
<ttdv4 n="I.9.2-264"><bkdv3 n="3615">will bee done.


<bkdv3 n="3616"><fw t="catch">The</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="65" sig="F3r" side="outer" forme="3">

<ttdv3 n="3" t="part">

<bkdv3 n="3617"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">65</fw>

<bkdv3 n="3618">{P} <f t="r">The third part of the Sermon of
<bkdv3 n="3619"><f t="i">the feare of Death. <f t="bk">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-265"><bkdv3 n="3620">I<f t="bl">N this Sermon against the feare of death, two causes
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-266"><bkdv3 n="3621">were declared, which commonly mooue worldly men to
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-267"><bkdv3 n="3622">be in much feare to die, and yet the same do nothing trou{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-268"><bkdv3 n="3623">ble the faithfull and good liuers when death commeth,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-269"><bkdv3 n="3624">but rather giueth them occasion greatly to reioyce, consi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-270"><bkdv3 n="3625">dering that they shalbe deliuered from the sorrow and mi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-271"><bkdv3 n="3626">serie of this world, and be brought to the great ioy and fe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-272"><bkdv3 n="3627">licitie of the life to come. Now the third and speciall cause why death in

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3628"><f t="i">The third
<bkdv3 n="3629">cause why
<bkdv3 n="3630">death is to
<bkdv3 n="3631">be feared. <f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-273"><bkdv3 n="3632">deede is to bee feared, is the miserable state of the worldly and vngodly
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-274"><bkdv3 n="3633">people after their death: but this is no cause at all, why the godly and
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-275"><bkdv3 n="3634">faithfull people should feare death, but rather contrariwise, their godly
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-276"><bkdv3 n="3635">conuersation in this life, and beliefe in <name t="ps">Christ</n>, cleauing continually to his
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-277"><bkdv3 n="3636">mercies, should make them to long sore after that life, that remaineth for
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-278"><bkdv3 n="3637">them vndoubtedly after this bodily death. Of this immortall state,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-279"><bkdv3 n="3638">(after this transitory life) where wee shall liue euermore in the presence
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-280"><bkdv3 n="3639">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, in ioy, and rest, after victorie ouer all sicknesse, sorrowes,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-281"><bkdv3 n="3640">sinne, and death: there be many plaine places of holy Scripture, which
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-282"><bkdv3 n="3641">confirme the weake conscience against the feare of all such dolours, sicke{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-283"><bkdv3 n="3642">nesses, sinne, and bodily death, to asswage such trembling and vngodly
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-284"><bkdv3 n="3643">feare, and to encourage vs with comfort and hope of a blessed state after
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-285"><bkdv3 n="3644">this life. S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</n><f t="bl"> wisheth vnto the Ephesians, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3645"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 1.17-18"><f t="i">Ephes.1.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-286"><bkdv3 n="3646">of glory would giue vnto them the Spirit of wisedome and reuelation,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-287"><bkdv3 n="3647">that the eyes of their hearts might giue life to know him, and to perceiue
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-288"><bkdv3 n="3648">how great things he had called them vnto, and how rich inheritance hee
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-289"><bkdv3 n="3649">hath prepared after this life, for them that pertaine vnto him. And S.
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-290"><bkdv3 n="3650"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</n><f t="bl"> himselfe declareth the desire of his heart, which was to bee dissolued

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3651"><bibl NT: Philippians 1.23-24><f t="i">Phil.1. <f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-291"><bkdv3 n="3652">and loosed from his body, and to be with <name t="ps">Christ</n>, which (as hee said, was
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-292"><bkdv3 n="3653">much better for him, although to them it was more necessary that hee
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-293"><bkdv3 n="3654">should liue, which he refused not, for their sakes. Euen like as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Martin</n><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-294"><bkdv3 n="3655">said, Good Lord, if I be necessary for thy people to doe good vnto them, I
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-295"><bkdv3 n="3656">will refuse no labour: but els for mine owne selfe, I beseech thee to take
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-296"><bkdv3 n="3657">my soule.
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-297"><bkdv3 n="3658">Now the holy Fathers of the olde law, and all faithfull and righte{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-298"><bkdv3 n="3659">ous men which departed before our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christes</name> ascension into
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-299"><bkdv3 n="3660">heauen, did by death depart from troubles vnto rest, from the handes
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-300"><bkdv3 n="3661">of their enemies, into the handes of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, from sorrowes and sick{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-301"><bkdv3 n="3662">nesses, vnto ioyfull refreshing in <name t="ps">Abrahams</name> bosome, a place of all com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-302"><bkdv3 n="3663">fort and consolation, as the Scriptures doe plainely by manifest words
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-303"><bkdv3 n="3664">testifie. The booke of wisedome saith, that the righteous mens soules

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3665"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 3.1, 3"><f t="r">Wisd.3.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-304"><bkdv3 n="3666">bee in the hand of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and no torment shall touch them. They see{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-305"><bkdv3 n="3667">med to the eyes of foolish men to die, and their death was counted mise{\-}

<bkdv3 n="3668"><fw t="sig">F 3</fw><fw t="catch">rable,</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="66" sig="F3v" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="3669"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">66</fw> <fw t="header"><f t="r">The III. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-306"><bkdv3 n="3670">rable, and their departing out of this world wretched, but they be in rest.

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3671"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 4.7"><f t="r">Wisd.4.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-307"><bkdv3 n="3672">And an other place sayth, That the righteous shall liue for euer, and
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-308"><bkdv3 n="3673">their reward is with the Lord, and their mindes bee with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, who
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-309"><bkdv3 n="3674">is aboue all: therefore they shall receiue a glorious Kingdome, and a
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-310"><bkdv3 n="3675">beautifull crowne at the Lords hand. And in another place the same
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-311"><bkdv3 n="3676">booke sayth, The righteous, though hee bee preuented with sodaine
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-312"><bkdv3 n="3677">death, neuerthelesse hee shall bee there where hee shall bee refreshed. Of
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-313"><bkdv3 n="3678"><name t="ps">Abrahams</name> bosome, <name t="ps">Christs</name> wordes bee so plaine, that a Christian man
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-314"><bkdv3 n="3679">needeth no more proofe of it. Now then, if this were the state of the ho{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-315"><bkdv3 n="3680">ly Fathers and righteous men, before the comming of our Sauiour,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-316"><bkdv3 n="3681">and before hee was glorified: how much more then ought all we to haue
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-317"><bkdv3 n="3682">a stedfast faith, and a sure hope of this blessed state |&| condition, after our
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-318"><bkdv3 n="3683">death? seeing that our Sauiour now hath performed the whole worke
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-319"><bkdv3 n="3684">of our redemption, and is gloriously ascended into heauen, to prepare

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3685"><cit work="NT. John 17.24"><f t="r">Iohn 17.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-320"><bkdv3 n="3686">our dwelling places with him, and said vnto his Father, Father, I will
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-321"><bkdv3 n="3687">that where I am, my seruants shall bee with mee. And we know, that
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-322"><bkdv3 n="3688">whatsoeuer <name t="ps">Christ</name> will, his Father will the same, wherefore it cannot
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-323"><bkdv3 n="3689">bee, but if wee bee his faithfull seruants, our soules shall be with him,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-324"><bkdv3 n="3690">after our departure out of this present life. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Steuen</n><f t="bl"> when he was
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-325"><bkdv3 n="3691">stoned to death, euen in the middest of his torments, what was his
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-326"><bkdv3 n="3692">minde most vpon? when hee was full of the holy Ghost (sayth holy

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3693"><cit work="NT. Acts 7.55, 59"><f t="r">Acts. 7.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-327"><bkdv3 n="3694">Scripture) hauing his eyes lifted vp into heauen, hee saw the glory of
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-328"><bkdv3 n="3695"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and Iesus standing on the right hand of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. The which
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-329"><bkdv3 n="3696">trueth, after hee had confessed boldly before the enemies of <name t="ps">Christ</n>, they
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-330"><bkdv3 n="3697">drew him out of the Citie, and there they stoned him, who cryed vnto
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-331"><bkdv3 n="3698"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, saying, Lord <name t="ps">Iesu Christ</n>, take my spirit. And doeth not our

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3699"><cit work="NT. John 5.24"><f t="r">Iohn 6.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-332"><bkdv3 n="3700">Sauiour say plainely in Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohns</n><f t="bl"> Gospell, Verily, verily I say
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-333"><bkdv3 n="3701">vnto you, Hee that heareth my word, and beleeueth on him that sent
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-334"><bkdv3 n="3702">mee, hath euerlasting life, and commeth not into iudgement, but shall
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-335"><bkdv3 n="3703">passe from death to life? Shall wee not then thinke that death to bee
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-336"><bkdv3 n="3704">precious, by the which we passe vnto life?

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3705"><cit work="OT. Psalms 116.15"><f t="r">Psal. 116.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-337"><bkdv3 n="3706">Therefore it is a true saying of the Prophet, The death of the holy
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-338"><bkdv3 n="3707">and righteous men, is precious in the Lords sight. Holy <f t="r"><name t="ps">Simeon</n><f t="bl">, after
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-339"><bkdv3 n="3708">that he had his hearts desire in seeing our Sauiour, that he euer long{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-340"><bkdv3 n="3709">ed for in his life, hee imbraced, and tooke him in his armes, and sayd,

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3710"><cit work="NT. Luke 2.29, 31"><f t="r">Luke 2.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-341"><bkdv3 n="3711">Now Lord, let mee depart in peace, for mine eyes haue beholden that
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-342"><bkdv3 n="3712">Sauiour, which thou hast prepared for all Nations.

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3713"><cit work="OT. Psalms 116.7"><f t="r">Psal.111.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-343"><bkdv3 n="3714">It is trueth therefore, that the death of the righteous is called peace,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-344"><bkdv3 n="3715">and the benefite of the Lord, as the Church sayth, in the name of the
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-345"><bkdv3 n="3716">righteous departed out of this world: My soule turne thee to thy rest,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-346"><bkdv3 n="3717">for the Lord hath beene good to thee, and rewarded thee. And wee see
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-347"><bkdv3 n="3718">by holy Scripture, and other ancient hystories of Martyrs, that the
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-348"><bkdv3 n="3719">holy, faithfull, and righteous, euer since <name t="ps">Christes</name> ascension, or going vp,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-349"><bkdv3 n="3720">in their death did not doubt, but that they went to <name t="ps">Christ</name> in Spirit,

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3721"><cit work="NT. Revelations 14.4, 13"><f t="r">Apoc.14.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-350"><bkdv3 n="3722">which is our life, health, wealth, and saluation. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</n><f t="bl"> in his holy Re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-351"><bkdv3 n="3723">uelation, saw an hundred forty and foure thousand virgins and inno{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-352"><bkdv3 n="3724">centes, of whom he sayd, These follow the Lambe <name t="ps">Iesu Christ</name> where{\-}

<bkdv3 n="3725"><fw t="catch">soeuer</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="67" sig="F4r" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="3726"><fw t="header"><f t="r">against the feare of Death.</fw><fw t="pag">67</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-353"><bkdv3 n="3727">soeuer hee goeth. And shortly after in the same place hee sayth, I heard
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-354"><bkdv3 n="3728">a voyce from heauen, saying vnto mee, Write, happy and blessed are the
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-355"><bkdv3 n="3729">dead, which die in the Lord: from henceforth (surely sayth the spirit) they
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-356"><bkdv3 n="3730">shall rest from their paines and labours, for their works doe follow them:
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-357"><bkdv3 n="3731">so that then they shall reape with ioy and comfort, that which they so{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-358"><bkdv3 n="3732">wed with labours and paines.
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-359"><bkdv3 n="3733">They that sowe in the spirit, of the spirit shall reape euerlasting life.
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-360"><bkdv3 n="3734">Let vs therefore neuer bee weary of well doing, for when the time of
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-361"><bkdv3 n="3735">reaping or reward commeth, wee shall reape without any wearinesse
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-362"><bkdv3 n="3736">euerlasting ioy. Therefore while wee haue time (as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</n><f t="bl"> exhor{\-}

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3737"><cit work="NT. Galatians 6.8-10"><f t="r">Galat.6.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="3738"><cit work="NT. Matthew 6.19">Matth.6.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="3739"><cit work="NT. James 5.3">Iames 5.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-363"><bkdv3 n="3740">teth vs) let vs doe good to all men, and not lay vp our treasures in earth,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-364"><bkdv3 n="3741">where rust and mothes corrupt it, which rust (as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</n><f t="bl"> saith)
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-365"><bkdv3 n="3742">shall beare witnesse against vs at the great day, condemne vs, and shall
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-366"><bkdv3 n="3743">(like most burning fire) torment our flesh. Let vs beware therefore (as
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-367"><bkdv3 n="3744">wee tender our owne wealth) that wee bee not in the number of those
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-368"><bkdv3 n="3745">miserable, couetous, and wretched men, which Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</n><f t="bl"> biddeth
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-369"><bkdv3 n="3746">mourne and lament for their greedy gathering, and vngodly keeping of
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-370"><bkdv3 n="3747">goods. Let vs bee wise in time, and learne to follow the wise example of
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-371"><bkdv3 n="3748">the wicked Steward. Let vs so wisely order our goods and possessions,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-372"><bkdv3 n="3749">committed vnto vs here by <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for a season, that wee may truely
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-373"><bkdv3 n="3750">heare and obey this commandement of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</n>: I say vnto
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-374"><bkdv3 n="3751">you (saith hee) make you friendes of the wicked Mammon, that they

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3752"><cit work="NT. Luke 16.9"><f t="r">Luke 16.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-375"><bkdv3 n="3753">may receiue you into euerlasting tabernacles, or dwellings. Riches bee
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-376"><bkdv3 n="3754">called wicked, because the world abuseth them vnto all wickednesse,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-377"><bkdv3 n="3755">which are otherwise the good gifts of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and the instruments wher{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-378"><bkdv3 n="3756">by <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> seruants doe truely serue him in vsing of the same. Hee
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-379"><bkdv3 n="3757">commanded them not to make them rich friends, to get high dignities
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-380"><bkdv3 n="3758">and worldly promotions, to giue great gifts to rich men that haue no
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-381"><bkdv3 n="3759">neede thereof, but to make them friends of poore and miserable men, vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-382"><bkdv3 n="3760">to whom, whatsoeuer they giue, <name t="ps">Christ</name> taketh it as giuen to himselfe.
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-383"><bkdv3 n="3761">And to these friends <name t="ps">Christ</name> in the Gospel giueth so great honour and pre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-384"><bkdv3 n="3762">heminence, that he sayth, They shall receiue them that doe good vnto
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-385"><bkdv3 n="3763">them into euerlasting houses: not that men shall bee our rewarders for
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-386"><bkdv3 n="3764">our well doing, but that <name t="ps">Christ</name> will reward vs, and take it to bee done
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-387"><bkdv3 n="3765">vnto himselfe, whatsoeuer is done to such friends.
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-388"><bkdv3 n="3766">Thus making poore wretches our friends, wee make our Sauiour
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-389"><bkdv3 n="3767"><name t="ps">Christ</name> our friend, whose members they are: whose misery as hee taketh
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-390"><bkdv3 n="3768">for his owne misery, so their releefe, succour, and helpe, he taketh for his
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-391"><bkdv3 n="3769">succour, releefe, and helpe, and will as much thanke vs and reward vs
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-392"><bkdv3 n="3770">for our goodnesse shewed to them, as if he himselfe had receiued like bene{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-393"><bkdv3 n="3771">fit at our hands, as he witnesseth in the Gospell, saying, Whatsoeuer yee

<note t=rmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3772"><cit work="NT. Matthew 25.40"><f t="r">Matth. 25.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-394"><bkdv3 n="3773">haue done to any of these simple persons, which doe beleeue in mee, that
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-395"><bkdv3 n="3774">haue ye done to my selfe. Therefore let vs diligently foresee, that our
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-396"><bkdv3 n="3775">fayth and hope which we haue conceiued in Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and in our
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-397"><bkdv3 n="3776">Sauior <name t="ps">Christ</name> waxe not faint, nor that the loue which we beare in hand
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-398"><bkdv3 n="3777">to beare to him, waxe not cold: but let vs study dayly and diligently to
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-399"><bkdv3 n="3778">shew our selues to be the true honourers and louers of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, by keeping

<bkdv3 n="3779"><fw t="catch">of</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="68" sig="F4v" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="3780"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">68</fw> <fw t="header">The III. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-400"><bkdv3 n="3781">of his commandements, by doing of good deedes vnto our needy neigh{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-401"><bkdv3 n="3782">bours, releeuing by all meanes that wee can their pouerty with our a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-402"><bkdv3 n="3783">bundance and plenty, their ignorance with our wisedome and learning,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-403"><bkdv3 n="3784">and comfort their weakenesse with our strength and authority, calling
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-404"><bkdv3 n="3785">all men backe from euill doing by godly counsaile and good example, per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-405"><bkdv3 n="3786">seuering still in well doing, so long as we liue: so shall wee not neede to
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-406"><bkdv3 n="3787">feare death for any of those three causes afore mentioned, nor yet for any o{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-407"><bkdv3 n="3788">ther cause that can be imagined: but contrarily, considering the manifold
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-408"><bkdv3 n="3789">sicknesses, troubles, and sorrowes of this present life, the dangers of this
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-409"><bkdv3 n="3790">perillous pilgrimage, and the great encumbrance which our Spirit hath
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-410"><bkdv3 n="3791">by this sinfull flesh and frayle body subiect to death: considering also the
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-411"><bkdv3 n="3792">manifold sorrowes and dangerous deceits of this world on euery side, the
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-412"><bkdv3 n="3793">intolerable pride, couetousnesse, and lechery, in time of prosperity, the
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-413"><bkdv3 n="3794">impatient murmuring of them that bee worldly, in time of aduersity,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-414"><bkdv3 n="3795">which cease not to withdraw and plucke vs from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, our Sauiour
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-415"><bkdv3 n="3796"><name t="ps">Christ</n>, from our life, wealth, or euerlasting ioy and saluation: considering
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-416"><bkdv3 n="3797">also the innumerable assaults of our Ghostly enemy the Diuell, with all
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-417"><bkdv3 n="3798">his fierie darts of ambition, pride, lechery, vaine glory, enuie, malice, de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-418"><bkdv3 n="3799">traction, or backbiting, with other his innumerable deceits, engines,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-419"><bkdv3 n="3800">and snares, whereby he goeth busily about to catch all men vnder his
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-420"><bkdv3 n="3801">dominion, euer like a roaring Lion, by all meanes searching whom hee

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3802"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 5.8"><f t="r">1.Pet.5.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-421"><bkdv3 n="3803">may deuour. The faythfull Christian man which considereth all these
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-422"><bkdv3 n="3804">miseries, perils, and incommodities (whereunto he is subiect so long as
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-423"><bkdv3 n="3805">he heere liueth vpon earth) and on the other part considereth that blessed
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-424"><bkdv3 n="3806">and comfortable state of the heauenly life to come, and the sweet conditi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-425"><bkdv3 n="3807">on of them that depart in the Lord, how they are deliuered from the con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-426"><bkdv3 n="3808">tinuall encumbrances of their mortall and sinnefull body, from all the
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-427"><bkdv3 n="3809">malice, crafts, and deceits of this world, from all the assaults of their
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-428"><bkdv3 n="3810">Ghostly enemy the Diuell, to liue in peace, rest, and endlesse quietnesse,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-429"><bkdv3 n="3811">to liue in the fellowship of innumerable Angels, and with the congrega{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-430"><bkdv3 n="3812">tion of perfect iust men, as Patriarches, Prophets, Martyrs, and Con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-431"><bkdv3 n="3813">fessours, and finally vnto the presence of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and our Sa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-432"><bkdv3 n="3814">uiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</n>. Hee that doeth consider all these things, and belee{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-433"><bkdv3 n="3815">ueth them assuredly, as they are to be beleeued, euen from the bottome of
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-434"><bkdv3 n="3816">his heart, being established in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in this true fayth, hauing a quiet
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-435"><bkdv3 n="3817">conscience in <name t="ps">Christ</n>, a firme hope, and assured trust in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> mercy,
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-436"><bkdv3 n="3818">through the merits of <name t="ps">Iesu Christ</name> to obtayne this quietnesse, rest, and
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-437"><bkdv3 n="3819">euerlasting ioy, shall not onely bee without feare of bodily death, when

<note t=lmargin>
<bkdv3 n="3820"><cit work="NT. Philippians 1.23"><f t="r">Philip. 1.<f t="bl"></cit>

<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-438"><bkdv3 n="3821">it commeth, but certainely (as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</n><f t="bl"> did) so shall hee gladly (according
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-439"><bkdv3 n="3822">to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> will, and when it pleaseth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to call him out of this
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-440"><bkdv3 n="3823">life) greatly desire in his heart, that he may be rid from all these occasions
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-441"><bkdv3 n="3824">of euill, and liue euer to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> pleasure, in perfect obedience of his
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-442"><bkdv3 n="3825">will, with our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</n>, to whose gracious presence the
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-443"><bkdv3 n="3826">Lord of his infinite mercy and grace bring vs, to raigne with him in life
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-444"><bkdv3 n="3827">euerlasting: to whom with our heauenly Father, and the holy Ghost, be
<ttdv4 n="I.9.3-445"><bkdv3 n="3828">glory in worldes without end. Amen.