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an overflowing fountain of all good, from which all the millions of his people have ·been constantly supplied, and which has been even more abundant the more it has been communicated.
His riches in glory are unsearchable, and the riches that he has to bestow on his
people in that happy state cannot be described; but he has said-—" Father, I will that they also whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory which thou hast given me:” and, “Thine eyes shall see the King in his beauty: thou shalt behold the land that is very far off.” It is a state of uninterrupted and perfect happiness, where they shall go no more out-a place, where “they have no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God doth lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.* The Lord Jesus himself is the Heaven of heavens. His smile is the bliss, the heaven, the all, to saints and angels. This is the heaven on earth: but here it is frequently interrupted, and this interruption makes those who have tasted of his love, and enjoyed his smiles, to long for the heaven above-the uninterruption of fellowship and communion with him. There they will see him as he is, and drink in immortal vigour. With his “many crowns, ** he will then appear to them rich indeed; and at the same time that they gaze on him, tuneful alleluiahs will arise from the ten thousand times ten thousand tongues, in boundless rapture, and in one universal hymn of praise.
* Rev. 21.