Excerpt from A Discourse Delivered at the Ordination of the Rev. David D. Field, to the Pastoral Care of the Church and Society in Haddam, April 11, 1804
Gracious affeelions are holy, and have God for their objee't. Thole who exercife them, entertainjult and honorable views of the divine charae'ter. They confider the moll-bigh'as a being infinitely perfeel and exalted, and rejoice in all the difplays, of his perfec tions. The excellencies of his nature, and the won: ders of his worksruhis greatnefs, condefcenfion and love, appear to them exceedingly glorious and amia ble, and they defire that they may appear to others in the, fame light, and be approved and admired by all intelligent creatures. The foundation of an holy ar dor, that his prailes lhould be celebrated and his name every where glorified, is laid, in this glorious andjufli view of his charaeter and perfeelions. His own glory 'is his highell and ultimate end in all his conduel, and in proportion as his creatures are enlightened in their underfiandings and alliniilated to him, in holy views and exercifes, they difcover the propriety andjufiice 'that this lhould be their greatell concern.
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