Table of Contents: 1. The Loss of Connexions 2. The Hand of God in Afflictions 3. Friendship in Death 4. Consolation in Death 5. Death of Children 6. The Funeral of a Widow’s Son 7. The Design of Affliction 8. How We Are to Honor God in Trouble 9. Acquiescence in the Will of God 10. The Christian in Death 11. The Christian in Heaven He has therefore endeavored to preform the service, and hopes it will meet the approbation of those for whom it is designed. The kind, tender, and scripturally affectionate style of Mr. Jay cannot fail to sooth the wounded heart. Aside from the immediate teaching and awakening convictions of the Holy Spirit, perhaps no event more powerfully impresses the mind with the certainty of an invisible world that the death of friends. We cannot believe that the minds with which we have enjoyed happy communion and intercourse have become extinct with the dissolution of the body. We have seem the light of intelligence beam from their eye, we have felt their sympathies in our adversities, and we have known that their hearts have rejoiced with us in the various seasons of our prosperity. Whilst we have witnessed the ravages of disease, impairing their tenement of clay, whilst we have noticed the fatal fever, or the pinings of desolating consumption, or observed with anxiety the last, unrelenting grasp of death, we may yet have found in all these seasons of affliction the clearest indications of a vigorous mind, sometimes inexpressibly happy in the prospect of a world of minds with which they felt the certainty of a delightful and never ending intercourse of holiness and love. What dignity is there in the exhortation of an apostle, “Brethren, be followers of them, who through faith and patience inherit the promises!” Who would not desire to trace the steps of this innumerable company of the redeemed, who are now.