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will be brought to devout reflection; some who were dead in trespasses and sins, will be quickened to a spiritual life; and others who seemed to be only like a bruised reed, or as the smoaking flax, will be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man, and shine forth as lights in their generation. In this world, probably, we shall never be apprized of the full effect of our labours; the seed which we cast into the ground may not for the present appear to take root; but who can say that it shall not eventually bring forth, perhaps when we are in the grave, the blade, and the ear, and the full corn in the ear? It
may be our duty to sow in tears; but we shall reap in joy: He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.*
* Psalm cxxvi. 6.
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