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THE

W OR K S

OF THE REVEREND

GEORGE WHITEFIELD, M. A.

Late of Pembroke-college, Oxford,
And Chaplain to the Rt. Hon. the Countess of Huntingdon.

CONTAINING

All his SERMONS and TRACTS

Which have been already published:
WITH

A Select COLLECTION of LETTERS,

Written to his most intimate Friends, and Persons of Distinction, in
England, Scotland, Ireland, and America, from the Year 1734, to
1770, including the whole Period of his Ministry.

ALSO

Some other Pieces on Import Ant Subjects,

never before printed.; prepared by Himself for the Prese.
To which it prefixed,

An ACCOUNT of his LIFE,

Compiled from his Original Papers and Letters.

5*

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VOL. V.

sA'FAV^ LONDON

Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, in the Poultry;
and Messrs. Kincajd and Creech, at Edinburgh.

MDCCLXXII. :.

CONTENTS*.

SERMON I. The Seed of the Woman, and the Seed
of the Serpent. . ■

Gen. iii. 5. And I will put enmity between thee and the womanr

and between thy seed and her seed j it jhall bruise thy head, and

thou shalt bruise his heel. — «— Page 3

SERM. II, Walking with God.

Gen. v. 24, And Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for

God took him. . *— — — p. 21

SERM. III. Abraham's offering up his Son Isaac.

Gen. xxii. 12. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad,

neither do thou any thing unto him ; for now I know that thou

fearest God, seeing thou hajl net withheld thy son, thine only

son from me. — — «*- p. 38

SERM. IV. The great Duty of Family-Religion.

Joshua xxiv. 15. At for me and my house, we will serve the

Lord. —. — p. 52

SERM. V. Christ the best Husband: or, an earnest Invita-

tion to Young Women to come and see Christ. Preached

to a Society of Young Women, in Fetter-Lane.

Psalm xlv. 10, H. Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and

incline thine ear: forget also thine own people, and thy father's

house : so shall the King greatly desire thy beauty ; for he is thy

Lord, and worship thou him. — — P- 65

SERM. VI. Britain's Mercies, and Britain's Duty. Preached

at Philadelphia, on Sunday, August 24, 1746. and occa-

sioned by the Suppression of the late unnatural Rebellion.

Psalm Cv. 45. That they might observe his statutes and keep

his laws. •— — -I- . p. 79

* The Seamons marked with a *, are now siist publiflied from the Author's own

Manuscripts.

Vol. V. a SERM.

SERM. VII. Thankfulness for Mercies received, a necessary Duty. A Farewel Sermon, preached on board the Whitaker, at Anchor near Savannah, in Georgia, Sunday, May 17, 1738. Psalm cvii. 30, 31. Then are they glad, because they are at rest, and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be. O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness, and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of

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Eccles. iv. 9, 1o, 11, 12. Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labour... For if they fall, the one will lift up his follow ; but woe be to him that is alone when he falleth ; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat; but how can one be warm alone *. And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. p. IoT

SERM. IX. The Folly and Danger of not being righteous

enough.

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