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JOY AND PEACE.
I feel truly thankful, my dear Friend, that my last letter afforded you comfort. It is indeed the very highest privilege to be employed in our Lord's service, and surely we are so employed when we endeavour to comfort those of his dear children who are cast down through temptation, or sorrow. I anticipate the observation you will make on reading this; 66 Oh! that I were indeed but one of his dear children ! then, I should not feel temptation, or suffer sorrow.” Yes, dearest, “ the joy of the Lord is ” indeed “ strength,” it blunts the edge of temptation, and extracts the thorn from every sorrow;