Preface to the First Edition.

The volume which is now before the reader consists of a course of lectures delivered in London during a brief part of this summer, and, after an interval of other work, which delayed the needful revision, printed from the shorthand writer’s report. Few, perhaps, will be more sensible of its defects than the author is. Nevertheless the need of souls is so urgent on the one hand, and the broad outline of the truth is so plain and momentous on the other, that he does not hesitate to commit the work to the mercy and the blessing of the Lord, who loves His own that are in the world, and loves them unto the end.


November, 1867.